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✨✧ VariousSpotlite On Colpix Records – Doo Wop & Rhythm & Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Colpix/Collectables, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by the Marcels, the Skyliners, Tony & the Twilights, Eddie Friend & the Empires, the Alvans, Ronnie & the Relatives, the Alvans & Tommy Reagan & the Halos. CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Bootsy's Rubber BandAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $3.99
Massive work from Bootsy Collins – one of his best-ever solo albums, and a perfect summation of the P-Funk groove – focused strongly through Bootsy's own sense of stardom! George Clinton worked with Collins on production, and the album's as tight as the best Parliament or Funkadelic work of the time – particularly the latter on their killer 70s sides for Warner, which was also the home for Bootsy. The Horny Horns are helping out on this one, which gives the album a strong instrumental drive – but the real star is Bootsy, whose sexy vocals and good sense of soul keep things firmly on track throughout. Features the cuts "What's A Telephone Bill?", "Munchies For Your Love", "We Want Bootsy", "The Pinocchio Theory", and "Rubber Duckie". CD

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D'AngeloBlack Messiah ... CD
RCA, 2014. Used ... $4.99
D'Angelo comes back after many years awol from the studio – and the result is a stunning new step in his music! We've loved the man from day one – and some folks could well say that he really helped reinvigorate soul back in the 90s – and all his time away from the studio has definitely been formative, as he comes back here with a righteous power that really blows away all his previous work! D'Angelo still loves the slow beat and mellow approach to funk – but he's also picked up a lot more fuzz and freak, too – righteous energy that more than lives up to the Black Messiah promised by the title, as do the lyrics. Instrumentation includes work by Questlove on drums, Roy Hargrove on trumpet, and Jesse Johnson on guitar – and the grooves have these tripping, slow-percolating elements that really give the lyrics a great sort of crackle. More than worth the wait – as you'll hear on titles that include "Back To The Future (parts 1 & 2)", "Sugah Daddy", "Really Love", "1000 Deaths", "Ain't That Easy", "Betray My Heart", "The Door", and "Till It's Done (Tutu)". (Neo Soul, Soul) CD
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Black Messiah ... LP 22.99

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HiroshimaHiroshima ... CD
Arista, 1979. Used ... $6.99
The classic first album from Hiroshima – a group who took the 70s experiments in Japanese fusion right into the American mainstream – with a wonderful blend of jazz and soul, and a production style that was never too polished or commercial! The group's led by reedman Dan Kuramota – who plays both sax and flutes, including a bit of Japanese wooden flute – which gives the record a few slight "Eastern" touches a times, although the overall vibe is strongly in the best soulful fusion of the period! In keeping with that approach, there's a bit of vocals on the record – sung in English with a soulful vibe – on titles that include "Lion Dance", "Da Da", "Taiko Song", "Holidays", "Never Ever", and "Kokoro". (Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Luther IngramAbsolutely The Best Of Luther Ingram – If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right ... CD
Koko/Fuel 2000, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
Genius work from Luther Ingram – a singer who helped take southern soul to a whole new level during the 70s! This sweet collection of material definitely lives up to its title promise – as it pulls together nearly every important cut by Luther, all produced by Johnny Baylor with this low-burning flame that works beautifully for Ingram's sophisticated vocal approach. Luther's got a great way of balancing personal pain with positive energy – as you'll hear on cuts like "Ain't That Loving You", "Pity For The Lonely", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right", "Missing You", "I'll Love You Until The End", "Let's Steal Away To The Hideaway", and "Do You Love Somebody". CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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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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Pat LundyOnly Love Spoken Here ... CD
RCA/P&C, 1973. Used ... $4.99
A great little album from Pat Lundy – an enigmatic talent who crops up a number of times over the years – but always on different record labels, and always with a slightly different sound and style! This album's one of Pat's best – and has her working in a sophisticated soul style that's a lot like Marlena Shaw, with but some deep soul undercurrents too – a really great blend that was way ahead of its time when first issued back in 1973 – and a set that's still unlike most other records we can think of! Burt Keyes handles the arrangements, and he gives the whole thing a great sense of class right from the start – but also knows how to hit some funkier moments too, which really let Lundy unlock the bolder side of her vocals. Titles include "Only Love Spoken Here", "What Is Love", "Friend Of Mine", "Love Child", "He's The Father Of My Children", "No More Tears To Cry", and "I've Never Been A Woman Before". CD

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Nellie LutcherReal Gone/Our New Nellie ... CD
Capitol/Collectables, Early 50s/Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
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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✨✧ 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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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. Used ... $7.99
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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VariousBest Of Del Val Records Vol 1 – Philly Soul 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Philly Archives, Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
Excellent set of group and solo soul tracks from Philly – featuring nice mix of tracks that hits a strong northern soul groove! The sound is hard and raw, and all cuts are pulled from Joe Stevenson's tiny Del-Val label – which ran from the late 60s through the mid 70s. Titles include "You Said Yea" and "The Grit" from The Dynamic Three, "I Bear Witness" by The Del Valians, "Ever Again" and "Next To You" by Bernie Williams, "Calling Your Name" and "You May Not Be A Miss America" by Joe Adams, "I'll Be Glad" and "That's Not Half Bad" by Gene Woodbury, and "Everybody Can't Be Pretty" and "If I Told You" by The Casinos. 26 tracks in all – with the same high quality as the other excellent titles in the Philly Archives series! CD
(Out of print.)

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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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VariousBest Of Wally O Productions ... CD
Philly Archives, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Hard Philly soul from the hands of Wally O – aka Wally Osborne, one of the the best independent producers working in Philly during the late 60s. This set of 22 tracks digs through some of Wally's best work – mostly male group sides, done in a mixture of styles that includes uptempo groovers and sweet harmony ballads – and all either issued as rare singles on labels like Toxsan or Womar, or never issued at all, and appearing for the first time on this CD. The harmony tracks are incredible – the kind of late night slow tracks that always send us scrambling for the liner notes to see who's blowing our mind – and overall, the quality of work on this CD matches the best of any of our other sweet soul or harmony classic titles. Tracks include "Dear One", "A Nicer Girl", and "Tears Tell The Story" by The Topics; "I'm So Glad", "Tell Me So", and "I Found True Love" by Herb Johnson & The Impacts; "Kisses & Roses" and "When I'm With You" by The Four Thoughts; "You Can't Have Your Cake" and "I Wish I Knew" by Bobby Holland; "Without You Babe" and "Cold Cold Love" by Jeri & Joe; "Cement Plaster & Gold" by The Natural Soul Brothers; "It Wasn't A Lie" by Topaz; and "My Life Depends On You" by The Passionettes. CD

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VariousFabulous Groups Vol 1 – A Compilation Of The Rarest ... CD
Regency (Canada), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes material from The Uptones, The Pretenders, The Reflections, Lugee & The Lions, Bobby Rydell, The Vespers, The Explorers, The Hi-Fives, Johnny Greco, Tommy Regan, Gerry Granahan, The Boyfriends, and The Fascinators. A total of 29 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHe Digs Doo Wop Vol 4 ... CD
Juke Box, Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
25 tracks from artists such as the Hi Fives, the Five Shillings, the Flamingos, Bobby Carle & Blendaires, the Gum Drops & Gloria Mann. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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