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Black IvoryFeel It ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Sweet mellow soul meets the burgeoning east coast club soul sound – and the results are incredible! Leroy Burgess arranged the rhythms and Patrick Adams arranged the strings and horns – both masterfully – but it's this warm, emotionally resonant and supremely soulful Black Ivory vocal arrangements that shoot this one so high into the stratosphere. Feel It was the first album in a few years from the group, marking a bit of transition in styles from the earlier, more ballad-heavy approach, but it carries that genuinely emotional vibe really, really well. An album we've always dug, but love even more after revisiting it – we think you'll love it, too! Includes the vocal and instrumental versions of "Daily News", plus the cuts "Warm Inside", "Feel It", "Will We Ever Come Together", "You're What's Been Missing From My Life", "Love, Won't You Stay" and "All In A Day's Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the lyric insert. Cover has wear, a split top seam, center split spine and a promo sticker in the bottom left corner.)

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Detroit EmeraldsI'm In Love With You/Feel The Need ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
The Detroit Emeralds' last two albums for Westbound – back to back on a single CD! I'm In Love With You is maybe our favorite album by this Detroit soul group. Why? Well maybe it's because of the great lime-green suits they're wearing on the cover, but probably because they've really got their act together on this one, and lay down a tight set of soul cuts, that have all the great harmonies of yesteryear, mixed with a sweet funky sound that's right on the Westbound tip! The album features the great breakbeat track "You're Getting a Little too Smart", which begins with some excellent drums – and it also includes the cuts "Shake Your Head", "You Control Me", "Without You Baby", and "Heaven Couldn't Be Like This". Feel The Need is an excellent bit of modern soul from The Detroit Emeralds – one of the few older Westbound groups who successfully made the transition to the label's smoother sound of the mid 70s! The feel here is really great – smooth, slinky, and seductive grooves – often done in a midtempo way that still lets the group's harmonies come through nicely. Titles include the monster groover "Set It Out", which has a killer hook, and a tasty midtempo groove that's about the best thing you'll hear from Westbound after 1976! Other titles include "Take It Or Leave Me", "Sexy Ways", "Love For You", and "Love Has Come To Me". CD

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George DukeFeel ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $23.99
Sweet keyboards and lots of funky grooves – one of the best of George Duke's seminal albums for MPS – and a record that captures him at a key middle point in his growth! The sound here is tighter than the trippier records of before, but also never too smooth or commercial – still with plenty of cosmic influences in the funk, and a wealth of great keyboard work that rivals some of Herbie Hancock's best from the same stretch. George sings a bit himself – in a warmly compressed mode that's simply wonderful, and which further expands the grooves – and although much of the album's instrumentation comes from the keyboards, the record also features guest appearances from Airto on percussion and Ndugu on drums – as well as a bit of guest vocals from Flora Purim. Titles include "The Once Over", "Tzina", "Statement", "Love", "Feel", "Funny Funk", "Rashid", and "Cora Joberge". (Jazz, Soul) CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering pressing!)

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Vaughan Mason & Butch DayoFeel My Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
An obscure second set from the man who gave the world "Bounce Rock Skate Roll" – but a great one too! The album's got Vaughan Mason paired with Butch Dayo, in a way that brings a nice sort of back/forth feel to his usual roller skating groove – with results that are even more partyful than the first time around! The pair have a great sort of street soul energy to their groove – not really breakdance or electro, but not that far off – and served up with a much deeper soul conception than you'd usually find in this sort of project! We'd even go so far as to note a bit of hip hop influence in the music – even though the overall approach is definitely clubby soul – and titles include the great "Party on the Corner", plus "Rollalong Songs", "Feel My Love", and "You Can Do It". CD features the bonus tracks "Party On The Corner (orig Shep Pettibone 12" master dub)", "You Can Do It (orig 12" radio)", and "You Can Do It (orig 12" inst)". CD

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Stephanie MillsI Feel Good All Over (voc, suite) ... 7-inch
MCA, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear.)

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OdettaSometimes I Feel Like Cryin ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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Ben SidranFeel Your Groove ... LP
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A rare Capitol Records outing from Ben Sidran – and one of his best from the early years! The album's a quirky batch of tracks that also gets nice and funky at times – and some of the best cuts have a tightly snapping feel with plenty of breaks – so much so that the album's been a beathead classic for years! But even the cuts without the breaks are great – straighter jazz, but with a really nice edge – and really in the frontiers of jazz vocal work – hardly the stuff that might have been recorded a few years before. Most instrumentation is small combo, with a mixture of electric and acoustic instrumentation – and titles include the sublime groover "About Love", plus "Poor Girl", "Leo's My Name", "Spread Your Wings", "My Wife", and "That Fine Day". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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SOULCan You Feel It ... LP
BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
Incredible work from a group who've definitely earned their name! Naming a group SOUL might be suicide for a band that can't carry off the groove – but these guys are funky monsters, with a real talent for a hard heavy sound that was rarely matched by other combos. The band have a great drummer, with a good talent for the funky break, but also a jazzy flourish that works well on SOUL's mellower numbers – and apart from the usual bass and guitar riffing, the album also features some great funky flute, in a mode that's similar to some of Jeremy Steig's excellent early work. Some tracks have vocals and some have instrumentals – but the whole album's great, and is an undisputed funky classic. Titles include "Can You Feel It", "Do What Ever You Want To Do", "Peace Of Mind", "Love, Peace & Power", and "My Cherie Amour". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SOULWhat Is It/Can You Feel It ... CD
Musicor/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Incredible work from a group who've definitely earned their name! Naming a group SOUL might be suicide for a band that can't carry off the groove – but these guys are funky monsters, with a real talent for a hard heavy sound that was rarely matched by other combos. The band have a great drummer, with a good talent for the funky break, but also a jazzy flourish that works well on SOUL's mellower numbers – and apart from the usual bass and guitar riffing, the album also features some great funky flute, in a mode that's similar to some of Jeremy Steig's excellent early work. Some tracks have vocals and some have instrumentals – and both albums are great! ACE put together both these masterpieces of heavy funky grooves and laid them back to back on one CD of super-heavy funky tracks. The set's a great deal, and both albums are winners all the way through! Tracks include "Down in the Ghetto", "Burning Spear", "Soul", "Tell it Like It Is", "Peace Of Mind", "My Cherie Amour", and "Sleeping Beauty". CD

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✨✧ Eddie TaylorI Feel So Bad ... CD
Hightone, 1972. Used ... $9.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil UpchurchWay I Feel ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Good+ ... $9.99
One of the greatest moments ever from guitarist Phil Upchurch – and one of the best from legendary arranger Charles Stepney too – a set that uses Upchurch's guitar in the same way that Stepney was using the piano of Ramsey Lewis in the late 60s! The record has full arrangements that are in the best late 60s Chess/Cadet style – rich, but never sleepy – with undercurrents of funk down at the bottom, and sweet backing vocals from a small group that includes Cash McCall and Kitty Haywood. But the real difference is Phil's guitar – which has some fuzzier, trippier elements – which make for a nice contrast with the smoothness of the Stepney backings, at a level that creates one of the most compelling Chess albums of the time! Titles include "Elektrik Head", "Peter Peter", "Way I Feel", "Bacn' Chips", and "You Don't Have To Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & initial in marker on the back.)

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✨✧ VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – Can You Feel It (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $12.99
A host of soul tracks, and a few pop tracks too – all taken to the next level, in the best 80s 12" remix mode! This set's a great entry in this well-priced, overstuffed series – full of lost mixes from those great days with an LP-sized single offered up plenty of room for extended versions, dancefloor mixes, and tricked-out takes on some of the bigger cuts of the time – a good deal of which are collected in this 30 track set! This volume's a bit more heavy on soul music than some of the others – and titles include "Can You Feel It" by The Jacksons, "The Slightest Touch (Pettibone touch rmx)" by Five Star, "Deep In Vogue (Banjie realness)" by Malcolm McLaren, "Lost In Emotion (FF rmx)" by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, "Let's Hear It For The Boy (ext)" by Deniece Williams, "Body Talk" by Imagination, "Inside Out (12" version)" by Odyssey, "Indestructible (ext version)" by Four Tops with Smokey Robinson, "Who's Zooming Who (dance mix)" by Aretha Franklin, "Seasons Change (12" mix)" by Expose, "Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car (ext version)" by Billy Ocean, "What Can Say To Make You (hateful club mix)" by Alexander O'Neal, "She Won't Talk To Me (12" ext)" by Luther Vandross, "Blame It On The Boogie (PWL mix)" by Big Fun, "Love Pains (Steve Hurley's rmx)" by Liza Minnelli, "Get On Your Feel (pop voc)" by Gloria Estefan, "This Is The Right Time (ext)" by Lisa Stansfield, and "Together Forever (lover's leap extended)" by Rick Astley. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Kathi BakerFeel The Heat ... LP
Deco, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a throwaway disco album – not bad in most parts, but also without a real dose of soul to keep it interesting over the longer tracks. Kathi's got kind of a porn star voice – and titles include "Movie Queen", "Disco Jam", "Fa La La (Feel The Heat)", and "Dancin Shoes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner.)

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✨✧ Nikki GiovanniWay I Feel ... CD
Collectables, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nikki lays down some of her righteous poetry over a backing provided by the Sweet Inspirations and a host of Atlantic studio musicians. The groove is pretty soulful, and this is probably one of her most successful albums from the 70s – with a blend of music and poetry that really works nicely. Titles include "A Certain Peace", "The Women Gather", "The Way I Feel", "Just An NY Poem", and "My House". CD

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✨✧ Billy OceanNights (Feel Like Getting Down) ... LP
Epic, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those bright, charismatic Billy Ocean records from a couple years before his massive pop soul crossover – just a sublime 80s club groover that pumps along at a nice mid tempo clip – a real favorite around these parts! This was Billy's debut for Epic and there's plenty of signposts here of his potential to bust out in a big way commercially – it's hooky and insistent, but still plenty soulful, less steeped in pop gloss and with fewer ballads – lean, danceable soul that holds up very, very well. Also includes "Stay The Night", "Are You Ready", "Whatever Turns You On", "Don't Say Stop", "Another Day Won't Matter", and "Taking Chances". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousCan You Feel The Funk ... CD
Soul Patrol (France), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky madness all over the place! This tasty set from Soul Patrol is one of their most solid collections of funky 45s in years – and it's got a slightly different bent than usual, going for a tight bass-heavy groove that reminds us of early Kool & The Gang, and which has a great little old school sound! As always, the cuts are super-rare – not the kind you'd find easily, either on original wax or reissues – and titles include "Scorpio" by Kashmere Stage Band, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill's Family Affair, "Slapping Some Soul Upon Me" by Little Jimmy Edwards, "Party Time" by Brown Sugar Band, "Can You Feel The Funk" by Mixed Emotions, "Psychedelic Hot Pants" by York Wilburn & The Psychedelic Six, "My Mind Set Me Free" by House Guests, "It's A Rat Race" by The Leaders, "Sling Shot" by The Second Thought, and "Jazz OD" by Musicians From The Supper Program For Youthful Musicians. CD version contains 2 more tracks than the vinyl version – by Lito Orquesta and Robbie Hill – both issued on vinyl by Soul Patrol on a 7" single! (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ FruitIf You Feel It Say Yeah (full length mix)/Say It (full length mix) ... 12-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic Miami funk from Fruit – two great cuts, presented here in extended full length versions! "If You Feel It" has this bassline that's completely heavy – bad-stepping right down into this deep groove, right from the start – while hard piano, riffing guitars, and the group's call/response vocals really set fire to the tune! "Say It" has this really cool spacey bass part at the bottom – dominating that whole half of the cut, while fast percussion, floating piano, and very catchy vocals take over on the top! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Billy OceanNights (Feel Like Getting Down) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of those bright, charismatic Billy Ocean records from a couple years before his massive pop soul crossover – just a sublime 80s club groover that pumps along at a nice mid tempo clip – a real favorite around these parts! This was Billy's debut for Epic and there's plenty of signposts here of his potential to bust out in a big way commercially – it's hooky and insistent, but still plenty soulful, less steeped in pop gloss and with fewer ballads – lean, danceable soul that holds up very, very well. Also includes "Stay The Night", "Are You Ready", "Whatever Turns You On", "Don't Say Stop", "Another Day Won't Matter", and "Taking Chances". CD features bonus tracks – "Are You Ready (12" version)", "Stay The Night (12" version)", "Another Day Won't Matter (single)", and "Nights (single)". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Lamar ThomasFeel So Good Inside (original, extended)/Take To Me (New York City) ... 12-inch
MCA/Favorite (France), 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer club cut from Lamar Thomas – fast keyboards that move wonderfully along with the groove, while Lamar sings a sweeter lead vocal that soars beautifully over the top! The original mix is already great enough – and the extended Waxist edit is even cooler – fleshed out in a really great way, with an expansive vibe to the vocals and keyboards. "Take Me To New York City" is equally wonderful – very upbeat, but never too much so – and with a sweet keyboard solo right at the start, before Lamar's great vocals send the whole thing home! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ CameoCameosis/Feel Me ... CD
Casablanca/Robinsongs (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of killers from Cameo – back to back on a single CD! Cameosis is full-on frenetic funk from Cameo – one of the group's tightest albums, yet still without any of the too-slick sounds of later years! The sound here is amazing – and we always find ourselves wondering how a group of guys can hit such perfect grooves with just a bunch of basses, guitars, and keyboards – a totally on-the-money style that vamps, leaps, and jumps with energy throughout. The vocals are great too – bubbling up in the mix almost like another instrument – and the album's got a depth that so many other copycat funk records from the time just couldn't touch. Wonderful throughout – with tracks that include "Shake Your Pants", "Cameosis", "On The One", "We're Goin Out Tonight", and "Please You". Also features a bonus 7" mix of "Shake Your Pants". Feel Me is a great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the warmly collaborative look of the group on the cover, who really sound like they're having a hell of a lot of fun making the record! The rhythms have a razor-sharpness that just about nobody else can touch – and there's all these cool little instrumental flourishes that sneak into the mix and really keep things interesting – odd sounds on familiar instruments, moogy moments on keyboards, and even some vocal inflections that come as a nice surprise. There's two nice mellow cuts – "Feel Me" and "Is This The Way", which have a sweetly compressed harmony sound on the lyrics – and funky numbers include "Better Days", "Keep It Hot", "Roller Skates", and "Is This The Way". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 23 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soulful set of 80s grooves from the Nighttime Lovers series – with nice cuts by Khemistry, Midnight Star, Cherrelle, Con Funk Shun, Dayton and more – finding the right balance between funky dancefloor and breezy mainstream soul! As we've always loved about the series, the set's got more of a funky, but still kind of easygoing dance vibe than you might expect from the Nighttime Lovers title – which suggest bedroom slow jams. All good, though! Tightly grooving cuts that really sound fresh again after all these years – with "Can You Feel My Love" by Khemistry, "Like I Will" by Cherrelle, "Playmates" by Midnight Star, "Show A Little Love" by Mission, "We Can't Miss" by Dayton, "Just The Way You Like It" by Leon Bryant, "Love Bandit" by Klymaxx, "You Can't Keep Breaking My Heart" by Arlana, "Mighty Fine" by Peter Jacques Band and "Firestarter" by Tease. 13 tracks in all. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – Mar-V-Lus Records ... CD
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest labels on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s – part of the larger One-Der-Ful family of imprints, and equally important as the flagship company! Mar-V-Lus cut some of the hippest work in the Windy City at the time – deeply soulful singles that were really at the cusp of the scene, and which also had a fair bit of funk in the mix as well – the grittier side of Chicago soul that really represented the true sound of the underground! And although some of the Mar-V-Lus label material has been reissued over the years, this package uncovers 10 never-issued tracks, and mixes them with 15 more gems that only ever came out as rare indie singles – making for over two dozen Chicago soul treasures, packaged here with a very detailed set of notes. The package is another great step in this six-volume series – and completely essential listening, even to long-trained Chicago soul ears like ours! Unreleased tracks include "For You My Love" by Josephine Taylor, "Sad Souvenirs" by The Ulti-mations, "I Feel Good All Over" by Baby Miracles, "I Want A Man" by Josephine Taylor, "If You Need Me" by The Du-Ettes, "Sweatin" by Alvin Cash, "Stop Call The Cop" by The Du-Ettes, and "Your Love Picks Me Up" by Josephine Taylor – and other titles include "Love Is A Good Thing Goin" by The Blenders, "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" by Johnny Sayles, "I Still Can't Get You" by Joseph Moore, "Joey" by The Young Folk, "Philly Freeze" by Alvin Cash, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by Cicero Blake, "Would I Do It Over" by The Ulti-mations, "Lonely Girl" by Miss Madeline, and "Whole Lot Of Lovin" by Johnny Sayles. CD

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✨✧ VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – Mar-V-Lus Records ... LP
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest labels on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s – part of the larger One-Der-Ful family of imprints, and equally important as the flagship company! Mar-V-Lus cut some of the hippest work in the Windy City at the time – deeply soulful singles that were really at the cusp of the scene, and which also had a fair bit of funk in the mix as well – the grittier side of Chicago soul that really represented the true sound of the underground! And although some of the Mar-V-Lus label material has been reissued over the years, this package uncovers 10 never-issued tracks, and mixes them with 15 more gems that only ever came out as rare indie singles – making for over two dozen Chicago soul treasures, packaged here with a very detailed set of notes. The package is another great step in this six-volume series – and completely essential listening, even to long-trained Chicago soul ears like ours! Unreleased tracks include "For You My Love" by Josephine Taylor, "Sad Souvenirs" by The Ulti-mations, "I Feel Good All Over" by Baby Miracles, "I Want A Man" by Josephine Taylor, "If You Need Me" by The Du-Ettes, "Sweatin" by Alvin Cash, "Stop Call The Cop" by The Du-Ettes, and "Your Love Picks Me Up" by Josephine Taylor – and other titles include "Love Is A Good Thing Goin" by The Blenders, "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" by Johnny Sayles, "I Still Can't Get You" by Joseph Moore, "Joey" by The Young Folk, "Philly Freeze" by Alvin Cash, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by Cicero Blake, "Would I Do It Over" by The Ulti-mations, "Lonely Girl" by Miss Madeline, and "Whole Lot Of Lovin" by Johnny Sayles. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousPrivate Wax Vol 2 – Super Rare Boogie & Disco ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare grooves that go way way past the usual disco and club you might know from the end of the 70s – music pulled from the farthest reaches of the American underground, and which is often quite different than more familiar soul that you might know from the time! The tracks here mostly circulated through the hands of hip DJs and discerning collectors of 12" singles – and they're brought back wonderfully here in this fab second volume of the Private Wax series! Styles are plenty soulful, and nicely avoid common disco modes – and instead move between early boogie and uptempo modern soul, with a fair bit of mellower groovers in the mix too. Titles include "Say You Want To Party" by The N Cee, "Live Today" by Moods, "Love Affair" by Starvue, "I Feel Good (Sean P edit)" by Wes Black & The Star West Orchestra, "Funk Power (Sean P Edit)" by Royal Flush, "Stay & Dance" by Nina Dunn, "Land Of Stuphph" by Sneak E, "Queen Of My Universe" by Infinity, "Dance It Off (Sean P edit)" by Rena, "Drop That Body" by Executive Force, "Groove With Me" by Larry Bailey, "Burning Flame" by Enlightenment, and "Keep That Fire Burning (Sean P edit)" by Lou Johnson. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ VariousPrivate Wax Vol 2 – Super Rare Boogie & Disco ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare grooves that go way way past the usual disco and club you might know from the end of the 70s – music pulled from the farthest reaches of the American underground, and which is often quite different than more familiar soul that you might know from the time! The tracks here mostly circulated through the hands of hip DJs and discerning collectors of 12" singles – and they're brought back wonderfully here in this fab second volume of the Private Wax series! Styles are plenty soulful, and nicely avoid common disco modes – and instead move between early boogie and uptempo modern soul, with a fair bit of mellower groovers in the mix too. Titles include "Say You Want To Party" by The N Cee, "Live Today" by Moods, "Love Affair" by Starvue, "I Feel Good (Sean P edit)" by Wes Black & The Star West Orchestra, "Funk Power (Sean P Edit)" by Royal Flush, "Stay & Dance" by Nina Dunn, "Land Of Stuphph" by Sneak E, "Queen Of My Universe" by Infinity, "Dance It Off (Sean P edit)" by Rena, "Drop That Body" by Executive Force, "Groove With Me" by Larry Bailey, "Burning Flame" by Enlightenment, and "Keep That Fire Burning (Sean P edit)" by Lou Johnson. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ VariousSoldier's Sad Story – Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1966 to 1973 ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great little set – with a very unique take on soul music! As the title indicates, the package documents the African-American response to the Vietnam War that emerged in soul singles during the late 60s and early 70s. The feel here is quite different than the raw, ragged protest of American rock at the time – and has a more helpless, disenfranchised feel that really gets at the true spirit of what most of America was going through in dealing with the war. The range of material is really great – and includes soul from the south, Chicago, LA, New York, and Philly – with a number of tunes that you may know, but have never identified strongly as anti-war, plus other great ones that you've most likely not heard! Titles include "While I'm Away" by Eddy G Giles, "POW MIA" by The Whispers, "Mail Call Time" by Mel & Tim, "Let's Face Facts" by James Carr, "Going To Viet Nam" by Big Amos, "Lonely Soldier" by Mike Williams, "He'll Be Back" by The Players, "Greetings" by The Monitors, "Christmas In Vietnam" by Johnny & Jon, "There's Someone Waiting Back Home" by The O'Jays, and "I Can't Write Left Handed" by Bill Withers. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul On The Real Side – LP #1 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), 2015. Used ... Out Of Stock
Contemporary cuts mixed with rare soul nuggets – all in a blend that goes way beyond the usual soul compilation! The Real Side team have issued a number of underground tracks on their own during the past decade – but they've also got ears that are really tuned towards a unique slice of soul from the 70s – those tracks that might have a deep soul feel in the vocals, but a modern soul element in the rhythms – a blend of rough and smooth that really sparkles strongly on the older tracks on this set! This first LP in the series is a combination of tracks from all 3 CD volumes – with maybe a slightly stronger focus on recent material – and titles include "On The Real Side" by Larry Saunders, "Favour" by Jacqi Williams, "This Girl" by Cookin On 3 Burners with Kylie Auldist, "Love's Journey" by Mebus, "Keep On Pushing Love" by Al Green, "The Walk" by Jesse Gomez & TCB, "Born To Break My Heart (Carolina rmx)" by Roy G Hemmings, and "Hold On To The Blues" by Lonne Givens. (Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSources – The Sam Records Anthology (3LP set) ... LP
Harmless (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from the mighty Sam Records – a New York indie that was born in the disco generation, but continued to keep great sounds going long after the crash! Sam started in the underground, and always kept a great ear to that scene, even when scoring big with hits – and the label's work often had all the polish of bigger companies, but a bit more bite as well – with all the right elements in all the right places, which has kept its music mighty strong over the years! There's no throwaway trash here, or easy dancefloor cuts – and instead the sound of Sam stays plenty strong from the earliest burst of disco through the big wave of indie club and old school in the early 80s. Most mixes are the original 12" mix – and 2LP set features 13 titles that include "Don't Let Go" by Mike & Brenda Sutton, "Don't Stop" by KID, "Up Jumped The Devil" by John Davis & Monster Orchestra, "This Beat Is Mine" by Vicky D, "Feel Alright" by Komiko, "Dreamin" by Greg Henderson, "I've Got The Hots For You" by John Davis & Monster Orchestra, "Hold On" by Kremcicle, "Under The Wear" by Webboes, "Rock Shock" by BBCS & A, "Hupendi Muziki Wangu" by KID, "Keep On Dancin" by Gary's Gang, and "I Can't Stop" by John Davis & Monster Orchestra. (Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... About December 1, 2016 (delayed)
Pivotal Afro Funk tracks from Tony Allen – a masterpiece! Allen is recording here as the leader of the Afrika 70 group, but with Fela in the band, and handling production chores as well. The groove is very similar to Fela's, but with the drums higher in the mix, and a bit more of an instrumental feel. A tremendous record, one that really signifies what the immense talent of Tony Allen as a leader! And as with Fela's work, the album features 2 long tracks – "No Accommodation For Lagos" and "African Message". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available No Accommodation For Lagos (Japanese version) ... CD 14.99

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos (Japanese version) ... CD
Coronet (Japan), 1979. Used ... $14.99
Pivotal Afro Funk tracks from Tony Allen – a masterpiece! Allen is recording here as the leader of the Afrika 70 group, but with Fela in the band, and handling production chores as well. The groove is very similar to Fela's, but with the drums higher in the mix, and a bit more of an instrumental feel. A tremendous record, one that really signifies what the immense talent of Tony Allen as a leader! And as with Fela's work, the album features 2 long tracks – "No Accommodation For Lagos" and "African Message". (Global Grooves, Soul) CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Herb AlpertBeyond ... CD
A&M, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
An incredible later record from Herb Alpert – working in a soulful funky fusion mode that really is well beyond the style that made him famous in the 60s! We love the easy breezy 60s sound of Herb & The Tijuana Brass too, but he really stepped up his game in exciting ways on records like Rise, and he takes some even further, previously unexplored creative steps on Beyond, this aptly titled set! Plenty of smoothed out funky fusion grooves, especially on the first half of the record, but by the midway point he's also dabbling in Spanish guitar inflected melodies, bringing in some spacey electronics and sequencing, and other daring twists – but never compromises on the consistently groovy feel overall. Includes "Kamali", "The Continental", "Reach For The Stars", "Red Hot", "Beyond", "Keep It Goin'", "The Factory" and more. CD

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Astors/NewcomersAstors Meet The Newcomers – Sweet Soul From Memphis ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
An excellent CD that brings together some hard to find tracks recorded by two of the few vocal groups to record for the legendary Stax label! The Astors recorded during the mid 60's, and their work has a sound that's similar to some of the classic Stax recordings during the Atlantic years, but with a feel that's a little bit rootsier. The CD includes 11 tracks by them, including "Candy", "Mystery Woman", "More Power to You", and "In the Twilight Zone". The Newcomers recorded for the label during the early 70's, but they never recorded a full album, and were lesser-known than groups that did, like the Dramatics or the Soul Children. On this CD, they lay down some tracks with a youthful, Jackson 5-type sound, and others with a more mature group soul sound. Tracks by them include "Pin The Tail On The Donkey", "The Whole World's A Picture Show", "Keep An Eye On Your Close Friends", and the great "(Too Little In Common To Be Lovers) Too Much Going On To Say Goodbye". CD
(Out of print. Punch through barcode.)

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Atlantic StarrAtlantic Starr ... LP
A&M, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
The first album by Atlantic Starr – a tight set of modern soul tunes with a very different feel than their later work! Part of the credit goes to Bobby Eli – who arranged and produced the set, giving it a feel that's almost late Philly – tight, sophisticated, and right on the money at all the best points! There's a number of sweet mellow ballads with lead vocals by Sharon Bryant, and other tracks that groove in an uptempo way that points towards more of the group's 80s work – a great mix of modes that makes for a really well-developed album right out of the gate. Titles include "Gimme Your Lovin", "The Love I Never Had", "Visions", "Keep It Comin", "Stand Up", "Where There's Smoke There's Fire", "We Got It Together", and "Being In Love With You Is So Much Fun". LP, Vinyl record album

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Atlantic StarrStraight To The Point ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
Atlantic Starr definitely get straight to the point on this set – bursting out strongly with an upbeat groove from the very first note – all produced to perfection by maestro Bobby Eli, in the same manner as some of his other great late 70s work for other artists! The group's a big one, but they've got a lean focus here – a groove that has plenty of space for both male and female vocals, as well as a lot of instrumentation – yet never gets bogged down at all. Rhythms have a bit of boogie, and some older ensemble funk modes – and the vocals of Sharon Bryant are especially nice, cutting with a slight feminine edge against the more masculine leanings of the combo. Titles include "Kissin Power", "Straight To The Point", "Bullseye", "What'Cha Feel Inside", "Losin You", "Fallin In Love With You", and "Let The Spirit Move Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Erykah BaduLive ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... $1.99
A surprising second album from Erykah Badu – a live recording, coming right on the heels of her first studio set – and showing that the girl's equally great without any added production work! The feel is warm, earth, and wonderful – intimate, and richly spiritual – as Erykah reprises a few tracks from the Baduizm set, and runs through a few newer numbers as well! Titles include "Rimshot", "Otherside Of The Game", "Boogie Nights", "Stay", "Tyrone", and "Searchin". (Neo Soul, Soul) CD
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LaVern BakerLet Me Belong To You ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
Brilliant later work from Lavern Baker – material recorded years after her bigger fame at Atlantic Records, but with vocals that are still equally sublime! The set's got a very different feel than the blusier styles of before – and features wonderful Chicago soul production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record, but mixed with more uptown New York-styled arrangements from Teacho Wiltshire and Bert DeCoteaux – who mix strings and a bit of backing vocals with the harder rhythmic punch you'd expect from Brunswick. Some of the best cuts have a groovy groovy sound that really points the way to a whole new direction for Lavern – and titles include "Born To Lose", "Play It Fair", "Love Is Ending", "Pledging My Love", "I'm The One To Do It", and "Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a stain with wrinkles along the bottom, and clear tape on the seams.)

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". (Brazil, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene BargeDance With Daddy G ... LP
Checker, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A pretty hard rocking set of soul instrumentals from Gene Barge – a sax soloist with a honking King Curtis type sound, and a talent who was also doing a fair bit of producing and arranging for Chess during the 60s! This set is one of the few that Gene cut on his own, and is a loping set of tunes with his sax up front, and larger group grooving in different modes based around teen dances of the time. Titles include "The Monkey Time", "Twine Time", "Fine Twine", "The Jerk", "The In Crowd", "I Feel Fine", "It's All Over Now", and "Come See About Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label "checker piece" label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Invictus/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. Used ... $19.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – as the group's got a deeper, more solid sound than some of the more fragile outfits of their era. Production is very strong – thanks to the Holland-Dozier-Holland powerhouse sound of the time – and the group's vocals are supported on a full groove that really helps send the whole thing over the top! The title cut "Livin High Off The Goodness Of Your Love" is a stone classic – and other nice tracks include "Rain", "I Had it All", and "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Carl BeanI Was Born This Way (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wonderful disco groover – recorded for Motown by Carl Bean, who we think never got a chance to issue a full album for the label! The real strength of the cut lies with Norman Harris – who produced the cut with a warm bubbling Philly finish – one that really makes the most of Bean's gospel-drenched vocals, and brings out the righteous, positive feel of the tune! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a printed Motown sleeve, with an old price sticker.)
 
 
 



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