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✨✧ Dandeliers & OthersDandeliers & Other Great Groups On States – Chop Chop Boom ... CD
States/Delmark, Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
Seminal vocal group work from the Chicago scene of the 50s – and a wonderful collection of some of the lesser-known acts working in the Windy City at the time! All the cuts here were recorded for the United and States labels – and at the time, got a lot less circulation than work on labels like Chess, Vee Jay, and even Parrot – even though the material here easily rivals some of the best doo wop sides for those imprints. The Dandeliers head off the set, and are featured on a third of the tracks – and they're an amazing group who easily rival The Moonglows or Flamingos at their early best – with a similar sort of heavenly harmony approach. Other groups here are great too – some nicely rough around the edges – and titles include "My Love", "She's Mine", "Shu Wop", "Loving Partner", "Chop Chop Boom", and "Little Man" by The Dandeliers; "In Your Dreams" and "Go Where My Baby Lives" by The Strollers; "Lonesome Baby", "Ridin & Rockin", and "Big City Bound" by The Hornets; "Sugar Lips" and "Gloria" by The Five Chances; "Mellow Daddy" by The Drakes; and "Girl Of Mine" and "I Knew I Had A Chance" by The Palms. CD features a good number of unreleased tracks, too! CD

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Eddie HoranI'm Gonna Speak Out ... CD
HDH, 1979. Used ... $8.99
A surprising moment of greatness from Eddie Horan – a set recorded at the end of the 70s, but with the same feel as mainstream funk work from the middle part of the decade! The bass is definitely leading the tunes on most numbers, but there's also a more complicated vibe going on at times, too – especially when Eddie gets a bit more socially conscious – another element that gives the album more of a mid 70s vibe overall. Arrangements are by James Carmichael and Ray Jackson – both of whom keep things tight, but without ever getting too commercial – and the songs have a fresh feel that works perfect for Eddie's vocals. Titles include "I'm Gonna Speak Out", "The Ups & Downs Of A Love Affair", "Losing You", "City Life", "Twice As Nice", and "Who's Slipping Who Out The Back Door". CD

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Debbie JacobsUndercover Lover ... CD
MCA/Get Disconnected, 1979. Used ... $9.99
The debut album from singer Debbie Jacobs – a soulful vocalist who flourished briefly during the late disco years! Debbie's working here alongside production help from Paul Sabu – who gives the album a tightly focused groove that's great for Debbie's really belting vocal style – a mix of small combo rhythms and larger strings, all wrapped around some fiercely snapping rhythms that augment the catchier hooks of the album's best tunes. Titles include the single "Don't You Want My Love", plus "Undercover Lover", "Burnin Desire", "All The Way", and "Think I'm Fallin In Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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RelativesElectric Word ... CD
Yep Roc, 2013. Used ... $3.99
The magnificent return of The Relatives – the group's first new recording since the 70s – hot on the heels of their rediscovery on the Don't Let Me Fail compilation! The lineup features some younger members alongside leader Reverend Gean West – but the sound here is very much in the spirit of the early recordings – with a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies, served up in the righteous blend of soul and gospel roots that made the group so great in the first place! Other instrumentation is mostly funky, and pretty darn respectful – some sharp-edged guitar and tight drums that often sit out and let the vocals take center stage. Titles include "Revelations", "We Need Love", "Say It Loud", "Trouble In My Way", "Things Are Changing", and "Bad Trip". CD

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RufusRufus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MCA (Japan), 1973. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
The first album by Rufus – and an archetypal bit of jazzy rocking soul that would forever change the face of 70s pop! Chaka Kahn and the band are still working things out at this point, but the record's got some excellent sweet funky moments, and some great LA production that drives the whole thing home nicely. Titles include "Haulin Coal", "Satisfied", "Feel Good", "Keep It Coming", "Slip N Slide", and "There's No Tellin". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWhere The Girls Are Vol 8 – Rare & Collectable US Girl Group Sounds From The 60s ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Glorious girl group pop, solo and group soul singles from the heart of the 60s – beautiful stuff that might have made a splash in their time, but didn't enter the eternal pop culture canon like some of the bigger hits of the day – and we couldn't be happier to have them in our lives all these years later! Where The Girls Are 8 features tunes by The Blossoms, The Orlons, The Sherrys, Dee Dee Sharp, The Four Havens, The Del-Phis, The Bonnetts, The Darlenes, The Pussycats and more – with absolute top shelf craft behind them – but as grand as the productions are and as legendary as the songwriters are – and we're talking about Lou Alder, Ashford & Simpson, Lee Hazlewood, Gamble & Huff and others behind the scenes – nothing outshines the lovely ladies' voices! Includes "Cry Like A Baby" by The Blossoms, "Comin' Home Baby" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Baby It Hurts" by Kelly Garrett, "Stand By Me" by Little Eva, "My Little Baby" by The Witches, "You Don't Have A Heart" by The Bunnies, "I Ain't Comin' Back" by The Orlons, "Come On And Ska" by The Pussycats, "Let's Be Sweethearts" by The Cinnamon Angels and more. 25 tracks in all. CD
Also available Where The Girls Are Vol 8 – Rare & Collectable US Girl Group Sounds From The 60s ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ HB BarnumFive On The Black Hand Side ... CD
Beyond/Soul Cinema, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky blacksploitation soundtrack – issued here for the first time! The score was written and performed by HB Barnum, the great soul arranger who was responsible for some of the funky work that David Axelrod did at Capitol Records during the late 60s – and this set features him working in a hipper mode of wah-wah funk, jazzy instrumentals, and a few more full-on soul numbers. The CD features a total of 18 tracks lifted from the original film, and remastered for mainstream release for the first time ever – and the album's filled with great short numbers that are a must for any fan of the sound of 70s funky action films! Titles include "Freedom", "Kung Fu Funk", "They Keep Comin", "Black Star Barber Shop", "Playin Numbers", "Fun Lovin Arrives", and "Roof Top Fight". CD
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✨✧ Chocolate MilkWe're All In This Together/Milky Way ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1977/1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heavy 2-fer – featuring a pair of 70s gems from Chocolate Milk! First up is We're All In This Together – an overlooked funky classic from Chocolate Milk – and a set that still preserves the tight grooves of the group's earliest work! Allan Toussaint is still on hand this time around to help with both production and songwriting – and his touches can definitely be felt on the record – a tight funky undercurrent that's definitely rooted in New Orleans soul, but has some warmer, more contemporary elements too – just like that mid 70s change Toussaint was bringing to his own grooves. Standout cuts include the funky numbers "Grand Theft" and "America" – plus the groover "Girl Callin" – although there's some mellower numbers we like pretty darn well too. Other tracks include "Help Me Find The Road", "Thinking Of You", "That's The Way She Loves", and "Fertility". Milky Way is tight, funky, and plenty groovy – a set that has Chocolate Milk sounding a lot smoother than at their start, but still pretty darn great overall! Allan Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn are still around to help the group on production, but the sound is more LA than New Orleans – a well-crafted set of grooves that almost seems to have the group's Crescent City roots shaking hands with the sunnier sound of California soul in the late 70s. That latter aspect adds in some nice jazzy touches – ala Fantasy Records – and almost gives the record a Wayne Henderson-styled groove at points, especially on some of the mellow steppers and midtempo numbers. Titles include "Milky Way", "You're The One", "Hurry Down Sunset", "Groove City", "Say Won'tcha", and "Paradise". CD

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✨✧ Geater DavisLost Soul Man ... CD
Sound Stage 7/Aim (Australia), Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the south's greatest soul singers, but sadly overlooked at the time of his original recordings, Geater Davis still lives on in the hearts (and ears!) of collectors as one of the purest interpreters of sweet southern soul music. Although some of his work has cropped up on compilations over the years, this sweet 2CD collection brings together his rare sessions for the Luna/Sound Stage 7 label – including some unissued numbers. Geater's got a beautiful voice, right up there with Memphis singers like James Carr – and the backing he gets on these sessions is nice and pure, with small-combo playing on guitar and organ, in a beautiful mellow style. CD features 25 tracks in all – including "I Ain't Worried About Jody (parts 1 & 2)", "Will It Be Me Or Him (parts 1 & 2)", "I've Got To Pay The Price", "I'm Gonna Change", "Two That Sticks Together", "A Whole Lot Of Man", "Sad Shade Of Blue", "Hot Buttered Love (versions 1 & 2)", "Heavy On My Mind (parts 1 & 2)", "Don't Walk Off", and "I'm So In Love With You". CD

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