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XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!

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Joe Sample featuring Lalah HathawaySong Lives On ... CD
PRA, 1999. Used ... $9.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD

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BeyonceLemonade (CD/DVD) ... CD
Columbia, 2016. Used CD & DVD ... $9.99
It's a long long way from Destiny's Child – as Beyonce comes on here with a righteous power she's never had before – much more message-oriented, and with larger agenda than the catchy pop of her youth! The album got quite a buzz before release, and definitely lives up to that promise – certainly darker, and deeper than anything we've heard before from the singer – almost her own move into some of the territory that D'Angelo hit in recent years, although with a more mainstream R&B construction to some of the tunes. The record features guest work from Jack White, Kendrick Lamarr, The Weeknd, and James Blake – but Beyonce is clearly the main focus throughout – on titles that include "Pray You Catch Me", "Daddy Lessons", "Forward", "6 Inch", "Don't Hurt Yourself", "Hold UP", "Freedom", "All Night", and "Formation". Deluxe CD includes a DVD with the Lemonade companion film! CD
(Deluxe CD includes a DVD with the Lemonade film!)

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Bionic BoogieHot Butterfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/FTG, 1978. Used ... $9.99
A dancefloor classic! The album's the second by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie, and head and shoulders above the rest – a sublime blend of soul and club that's hardly been matched again! Diamond manages to make things groove, but never loses sight of the soulful styles that make the record so great – and works here with key contributions from a young Luther Vandross, who gives the album some of the same strong vocal arrangements he brought to his own first two albums on Atlantic! Luther sings lead on the album's legendary track "Hot Butterfly", and works in a group with Cissy Houston on other tracks – sweetly soaring with vocals that go far beyond most disco efforts of the time. Simply sublime, and with classics that include "Hot Butterfly", "Paradise", "Cream (Always Rises To The Top)", "Chains", and "When The Sh*t Hits The Fan (Rocket Pocket)". Includes 4 bonus cuts too – "Hot Butterfly (Jim Burgess disco rmx)", "Chains (Gregg Diamond spectacular rmx)", "Fess Up To The Boogie (Gregg Diamond disco rmx)", and "Chains (Jim Burgess disco rmx)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cool NotesHave A Good Forever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1985. Used ... $14.99
80s R&B from UK combo The Cool Notes – their '85 album Have A Good Forever – with a shiny clean club soul and a sometimes fusiony groove – underneath sweet male & female vocals! The fact that the Cool Notes were a bonafide band, with earlier roots in more of a Lovers Rock inspired style, gives this one a shiny gold star as far as 80s grooves go – there's a warmth that goes beyond the more mechanized club soul of the period, and the tunes are sweet! Titles include "Look What You've Done To Me", "My Love Is Hot", "Why Not", "Come On Back To Me", "Have A Good Forever", "Spend The Night", "You're Never Too Young", "All I Wanna Do", "I Love You" and "In Your Car". CD includes 4 bonus tracks, including "Natural Energy", "I Forgot" (12" version) and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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KliqueTry It Out ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... $5.99
A wicked set of electro soul from Klique – a trio who've got a lot more to offer than some of their 80s groove contemporaries! The backings are a bit more electric than the funk of their roots, but the overall groove is graced with very strong vocals from the trio of Howard Huntsberry, Debbie Hunter, and Isaac Suthers – who alternate lead and backgrounds, in a way that gives the record the fuller feel you might hear from a group like One Way! The trio get some great help on production and arrangements from Thomas McClary of The Commodores – who brings in all that group's best early modes here – on titles that include "Try It Out", "Burning Hot", "Honey", "Stop Doggin Me Around", "Flashback", "Inside Me", and "Tender Footed". CD

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Nellie LutcherReal Gone/Our New Nellie ... CD
Capitol/Collectables, Early 50s/Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
A bit jazz, a bit R&B, and swingin all the way through – the great Nellie Lutcher was one of the better singers of her generation, and it's a darn shame that she's not as well remembered as some of her other postwar musical contemporaries. This long-overdue set brings together two different albums of Nellie's – Real Gone, cut for Capitol during the early 50s, and sort of a collection of singles based around her hit "He's A Real Gone Guy"; and Our New Nellie, cut a few years later for Liberty, and which is a more unified album of jazzy material, cut with backings by the great Russ Garcia. Both albums have been out of print for years, and together, they make up a 24-track retrospective of Nellie's career that finally gives her her due. Titles include "Have You Ever Been Lonely", "Hurry On Down", "Come & Get It, Honey", "That's A Plenty", "So Nice To See You", "Do You, Or Don't You Love Me", "Fine Brown Frame", "Rose Colored Glasses", and "You Made Me Love You". (Vocalists, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny MathisI'm Coming Home (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Beatball (Korea), 1973. Used ... $14.99
Johnny Mathis gets a great new sound here – thanks to Philly production and arrangements from the great Thom Bell! Thom had quite a hand in the songs, too – as almost all numbers were written by the team of Bell and Linda Creed – really sensitive songwriters who've got an adult, mature approach to the music – one that still respects Mathis' roots in other vocal territory, but which also gives him a bit more soulful depth, too. The setting is wonderful, and the record's a real standout in Johnny's 70s career – one that helped reignite interest in the singer at a time when so many folks had left him behind. Titles include "I'm Coming Home", "Foolish", "I'm Stone In Love With You", "A Baby's Born", "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "I Just Wanted To Be Me", and a classic version of "Stop Look & Listen To Your Heart". (Vocalists, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby Mitchell & The ToppersI'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday (2CD box set) ... CD
Imperial/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CDs/book ... $26.99
A wonderful collection of work from this hip New Orleans singer – a set that brings together his full work from the R&B years – with classic Imperial Records material from the 50s, plus later sides for the Sho-Biz, Ron, and Rip Records labels! The package features 47 songs in all, in a really great box set – which, along with the big booklet of notes, finally gives Bobby his due! CD

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Prince4Ever ... CD
Warner, 1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
The music of Prince lives on – in this beautiful collection that features a number of mixes that appear here on CD for the first time ever, and an unreleased track as well! The unreleased "Moonbeam Levels" may well be the prize here for longtime Prince completitsts – but the set also includes a number of never-seen photos from Herb Ritz, and marks the CD debut of "Let's Go Crazy (single edit)", "Take Me With U (single edit)", "Let's Work (single edit)", "Alphabet Street (single edit)", "Girls & Boys (single edit)", "Glam Slam (single edit)", and "Little Red Corvette (single edit)". The 2CD set features a whopping 40 tracks in all – and other titles include "Kiss", "Sign O The Times", "Cream", "Mountains", "Batdance", "Thieves In The Temple", "I Would Die 4 U", "Paisley Park", "Pop Life", "Purple Rain", "When Doves Cry", "Raspberry Beret", "7 (album edit)", "My Name Is Prince", "Sexy MF", "Gett Off", and "Nothing Compares 2 U". CD
Also available 4Ever ... CD 19.99

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Otis ReddingOtis Blue – Otis Redding Sings Soul ... CD
Volt/Atco, 1965. Used ... $2.99
Otis Redding Sings Soul – plenty of truth in that – but on this sweet little set, he somehow does it even better than before! The album's got a tightness that's totally great – but it's light years from the smoother soul of Motown, and still has plenty of the gritty Memphis edges that helped Otis rise to the top in the 60s – that burning-under sort of groove that pushes up from the earth along with his vocals, and gives the album a push that most other singers never got! Redding's vocals are as perfect as usual – deeply personal, and free from cliche – even from all of those laid down by Otis' copycats of the time. Titles are a near-perfect mix of numbers too – and include the raw groovers "Respect", "Shake", and "Satisfaction", then hits a wonderfully warm soulful ballad style the classic "I've Been Loving You Too Long", and really sparkles on southern soul tributes like "You Don't Miss Your Water" and "Down In The Valley". Very solid stuff all the way through – and one of the best-conceived albums of his career! CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. Used ... $3.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a strong kick that keeps things moving along nicely – in a way that points towards the direction Nina would take in the 70s, and which makes this album a fair bit hipper than some of her Philips work! Nina's not as over the top as on other records, but still lays it out quite hiply – and tracks include "Consummation", "Go To Hell", "Love O Love", "It Be's That Way Sometime", "Turn Me On", and "Some Say". CD features bonus tracks "Save Me" an d"Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry". (Vocalists, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Bobby WomackLookin' For A Love Again ... CD
United Artists, 1974. Used ... $6.99
A stone classic from Bobby Womack – one of those records that has all his best elements firmly in place, put forward at a level that's sophisticated and polished, yet never too commercial at all! Bobby's voices are still incredible – that raspy, personal feel that's rooted in country and deeper soul modes, yet ready to take on the mainstream as well – and the tracks also still feature lots of his wonderful guitar work, which inflects the music with these deeper feelings that really holds strong – and definitely lives up to the initial charm of Womack's first few records on Minit. Most of the set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, but as a place where Womack was travelling from LA – a fact that definitely shows in the mix of rootsy elements and tighter construction – yet still handled here without any of the cliches that so many other artists might hit when recording on that scene. Titles include the killer funky stepper "You're Welcome Stop On By", which has been sampled and covered many times over the years – plus "I Don't Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again", "Let It Hang Out", "Lookin For A Love", "Doing It My Way", and "Don't Let Me Down". CD

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VariousBest Of Melron Records – The Early Philly Sound ... CD
Philly Archives, Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
Great early soul from Philly! The set takes a look at the rare Merlon Records label – home to many strong groups who mixed doo wop and an early harmony group soul sound. There's a total of 25 cuts in all – most of which have an excellent raw harmony soul feel that really sends us! Titles include "Big Butters (parts 1 & 2)" by Bobby Eli & The Del Rios, "May I Have The Next Dance" by Colly Williams, "One Kiss" by The Pheasants, "All Because Of Us" by Essau, "Den Of Love" by Emerson Brown & The Del Rios, "Coming Home To You" by The Philadelphians, "Earthquake" by Lori Ann, "Bells Should Be Ringing" by Hoard Churchill & The Radars, and "Too Young" by The Sweethearts. Nice raw early 60s group soul! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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