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VariousJim Lounsbury Presents Blasts From The Past ... LP
BLAST, Early 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
Some great rare soul here – work by The Spaniels, Harptones, Ike & Tina Turner, The Videos, desires, Three Friends, and The Slades! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Bama – The Village PoetGhettos Of The Mind ... LP
Aware, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A lost classic in the funky poetry mode of the 70s – and right up there with the best work from the time by the Last Poets, Jim Ingram, or Gil Scott Heron! Bama's got a rough-edged voice that works very well with the funkier backings of the set – handled by a team that includes Bernard Purdie on drums, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Cornell Dupree on guitar – and this rough vocal style also fits the themes of the tunes, which are still as political and righteous as other work in the genre, but a bit more down to earth as well. The music itself was arranged and composed by Jimmy Wizner and Billy Jackson – and titles include "Ghettos Of The Mind", "The Right To Be Wrong", "Nothingness", "Drunken Sister", "I Got Soul", "Welfare Slave", "Social Narcotics, and "Blackman, My Brother". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jose FelicianoFeliciano! ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record! By all rights, this shouldn't be so good – but it's an incredible album of haunting tracks that really has us coming back again and again over the years. The formula is simple: Jose plays late 60s pop tunes on acoustic guitar, and sings them in his spacey soulful voice. Backings are by George Tipton, plus a jazz combo made up of Jim Horn, Ray Brown, and Milt Holland – but it's Jose that really makes the whole thing amazing! His style of presentation is like anything else we can describe – filled with sadness and soul, but enough joy to keep moving forward. He takes tracks like "Light My Fire", "In My Life", "Sunny", and "California Dreamin", and transforms them into an amazing document of the darkness hidden behind the sun of southern California. "California Dreamin" is especially amazing – and Jose's version is one of the best soul songs of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Shirley & CompanyShame Shame Shame ... LP
Vibration, 1975. Sealed ... $4.99
The political overtones of Shirley's hit "Shame Shame Shame" are made clear on the album's cover – a drawing that shows her wagging a finger at Nixon. Other tracks include "Cry Cry Cry", "Jim Doc Kay", "Love Is", "Disco Shirley", "Keep Rolling On", and "I Gotta Get Next To You". Sylvia Robinson produced, with a smooth late New Jersey sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousGreatest Twist Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $18.99
Don't be put off by the "twist" in the title – as this is a killer collection of R&B work from Atlantic Records – with some rare soul singles too! The cover claims that this album contains "the 16 best twist numbers by the world's most authentic performers" – and titles include "How Many Times" by Solomon Burke, "Rock & Roll Machine" by Tee Tucker, "Jam Up Twist" by Tommy Ridgely, "Mr Lee" by The Bobbettes, "I Want To Know" by Lloyd Sims, "Twist & Shout" by the Top Notes, "Do The Hully Gully" by King Coleman, "Bootie Green" by the Clovers, and "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousHenry Stone's Miami Sound – The Record Man's Finest 45s ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the legendary TK Records in Miami – a company that was a powerhouse of 70s hits and disco classics – but which also cut some wonderful underground soul at the time! This sublime set looks at that great lesser-known legacy of TK – the hipper, more sophisticated music they cut in between the chart numbers and boogie singles – often by soul artists who had some involvement with bigger acts, but who really got a chance here to shine on their own! There's a surprising amount of funk in the mix – that deeper current that made Miami a key heir to 60s funky styles from Memphis and New Orleans – and there's some equally great modern soul, but served up with a complexity that goes way past the usual – both in the songwriting and arrangements. If you've only heard TK hit collections, you'll find plenty to love here – and even for deeper diggers like us, there's still plenty of new bits to be discovered! Titles include "Confusion" by Leno Phillips, "You Knock Me Out" by Wildflower, "Hey There Jim" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Tears Of The World" by Robert Moore, "I Got Bills To Pay" by Johnny K, "I Want To Be Loved" by Stevens & Foster, "Sleep On Dream On" by Raphael Munnings, "Life Is A Beautiful Feeling" by Formula 1, "Bahama Soul Stew" by Funky Nassau, "Lay It On Me" by Willie Johnson, "The Silence That You Keep (version 1)" by Milton Wright, and "There Must Be Something" by Friday Saturday & Sunday. (Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Henry Stone's Miami Sound – The Record Man's Finest 45s ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Everything Is EverythingEverything Is Everything Featuring Chris Hills ... LP
Vanguard, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent batch of trippy tunes – kind of a blue-eyed soul/funk project spearheaded by guitarist Chris Hills, and featuring sax work by Jim Pepper! The feel here is clearly inspired by late 60s soul and more open-ended funk bands – and although Chris and crew could make the record sound a bit more rock-oriented if they wanted to, the record's actually got a really solid approach that quite soulful on most numbers. Pepper's work on sax and flute is some of his best, and really makes the album great – and tracks include "Witchi Tai To", "Gemini", "Get Clean", "Funkey Monkey", "Jo Jo", and "Naima Rainbeaux". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinLearning To Love ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rodney Franklin's learning to love – and he's learning to groove, too – by adding in just a bit more vocals to his music than before, but still holding onto all the best keyboard strengths of the past! Franklin was really one of the leading lights of the Columbia Records jazz scene of the time – an exceptionally strong artist, and very much his own spirit – yet sadly not as remembered these days as contemporaries like Lonnie Liston Smith or Herbie Hancock. Yet Rodney's got all the range of both of those artists – the same ability to mix jazz, funk, fusion, and soul – the last of which he does here wonderfully, with help from singers Jim Gilstrap, Howard Smith, and Darryl Phinnessee. Yet at the heart of all the tracks are Rodney's nice soulful keyboards – which have the same smooth feel as Bobby Lyle's from the same time – and the same ability to blend wonderfully with lyrics and other instrumentation. The record was produced by Stanley Clarke – and titles include the great "Enuff Is Enuff" – the theme from the early 80s blacksploitation flick One Down Two To Go – plus "Sonshine", "Learning To Love", "Don't Wanna Let You Go", "Sailing", and "That's The Way I Feel Bout Your Love". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and light ringwear.)
Also available Learning To Love ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ LaVern BakerLaVern Baker – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rockin soul from the legendary LaVern Baker – a killer collection of classic 50s work for Atlantic Records – tunes that went on to have an undeniable influence on the sound of female soul in the 60s! Baker's vocals are amazing right from the start – raw, but with a vocal range that's really impressive – able to soar, dip, and turn on a dime – even when Atlantic's giving her some larger backings, the sorts of sounds that might hold back another singer – but hardly slow LaVerne at all! The package is the first full LP to bring together Baker's classic singles for Atlantic – with titles that include "Jim Dandy", "Tra La La", "Bop Ting A Ling", "Tweedle Dee", "Still", "Soul On Fire", "I Can't Love You Enough", and "Get Up Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing! Cover is very nice.)

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✨✧ Labi SiffreRemember My Song ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Easily the best-remembered album by Labi Siffre – thanks to some well-used sample tracks over the years! But over and above the fame of the funky tunes "The Vulture" and "I Got The", the record's a key part of Siffre's 70s catalog – a record that's as great for its complex songwriting and deeply personal lyrics as it is for its Fender Rhodes lines, and tight musical backings from the combo of Big Jim Sullivan. All titles here are originals, and even when the groove slows down there's a depth that clearly marks Labi as one of the best singer/songwriters of the 70s – a talent who's been finally rediscovered in recent years, although sometimes only remembered for a few jazzy hooks from these tunes, and not the strength of the whole magilla! Here's your chance to dip into the Siffre sound at its fullest – on tracks that include "The Vulture", "I Got The", "Another Year", "Down", "Old Time Song", "Sadie & The Devil", "Remember My Song", and "Turn On Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy-cover vinyl reissue!)
 
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Curtis Knight & The Squires feat Jimi HendrixYou Can't Use My Name – The RSVP/PPX Sessions (with bonus download) ... LP
Legacy/Experience Hendrix, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
A brilliant presentation of this standout material from the early years of Jimi Hendrix – work done with the group of soul singer Curtis Knight – often issued in poor formats over the years, and finally brought out in all of its stunning glory! The recordings feature a young Hendrix on guitar – really wailing alongside Knight's combo The Squires – so much so that Jimi's often way out in the lead, with this raw, fuzzy power that really hints at his greatness to come – but which already has plenty of punch in this hard-hitting soul setting! Knight's a great singer too – kind of raw and raspy – and his use of Jimi's guitar in the combo often recalls some of the great guitar-driven work of Ike Turner during the early 60s. This stunning package remasters all the material, presents it with notes, and finally sheds real light on this stretch of Jimi's career that's always come out in shadier versions. Titles include the never-heard "Station Break" – plus "How Would You Feel", "Gotta Have A New Dress", "Fool For You Baby", "No Such Animal", "Strange Things", and "Knock Yourself Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes free download with bonus tracks!)

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Jimmy ReedBest Of Jimmy Reed Vol 2 (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/EMI (Japan), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic Jimmy Reed material for Vee Jay – presented here in a Japanese album that has a different track list than the original Vee Jay "best of" album. Titles include "Roll & Rhumba", "High & Lonesome", "I Told You Baby", "Oh John", "Shame Shame Shame", "Bright Lights Big City", "Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth", "Close Together", "Good Lovers", and "Jimmy's Boogie". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! Bottom cover seam has a slight split, but rest is great.)

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Jimmy RuffinSunrise ... LP
RSO, 1980. Sealed ... $4.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker and small hole. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousYesterday Of Our Love – The Soul Of Challenge Records (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Challenge/Archives Of America, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little set of rare soul singles from the Challenge label – recorded and released from 1963-1968 – with wonderful, too long forgotten numbers by Jimmy Seals, Ron Holder, Charles Lamont & The Extremes, Yvonne Carroll, Johnny Wyatt, Jimmy Walker and Jerry Fuller! Challenge was formed in the late 50s in partnership with country/cowboy singer Gene Autry, but soon enough branched out stylistically, resulting in lots of cool, diverse records in the 60s! Nothing but great overlooked soul tunes here, mostly in an uptempo mode, with "The Yesterday Of Our Love", by Jimmy Seals, "I'll Forgive And Forget" by Ron Holden, Drown In My Broken Dreams" by Jimmy Walker, "Laugh Or Cry" by Yvonne Carroll, "Turn To Me" by Jerry Fuller (who also penned by back cover notes), "I've Got To Keep Moving" by Charles Lamont & The Extremes and more. 12 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition clear vinyl pressing.)

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FunkadelicStanding On The Verge Of Getting It On (180 gram marbled vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... About January 20, 2017
A blistering little set from Funkadelic – one that features the return of Eddie Hazel's guitar, finely honed to the leaner, more soul-based sound of the group in the mid 70s! The title is prophetic, as the group are really "standing on the verge" here – working hard to tighten up their sound from the more rock-based years, and moving into a catchier funk groove that would put them over the top for many records to come! The title cut "Standing On The Verge" is one of the most anthemic funk tracks you'll ever find – with a chorus and groove that will stay in your head for years after you first hear the song – and there's lots of other tasty tracks like that on the set, really honing the Funkadelic approach down into an incredibly powerful sound! Titles include "I'll Stay", "Standing On The Verge", "Good Thoughts Bad Thoughts", "Red Hot Mama", "Jimmy's Got a Little Bit of Bitch In Him", and "Sexy Ways". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don Gardner QuintetRhythm & Blues Dance Party ... LP
Fonet (UK), 1965. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
A blazing live set from The Don Gardner Quintet – recorded live a Stockholm's Dans In in August of 1965 – and a pretty great mix of drums and organ-heavy jazz and the Rhythm & Blues Dance Party promised by the titles! The group is fantastic – with Gardner holding down on the drums and Dee Dee Ford really standout out strongly on organ – and the two also contribute some vocals. Other players include Bill Leslie and Jimmy Ricks on saxes and Nat Stokes on guitar. Guest singer Beverly Glenn contributes some great, almost show-stealing soul vocals on "Shotgun" and "Heatwave", and other numbers include "Walkin'", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Watermelon Man", "Shiny Stockings", "Julep". "I Don't Need You Anymore" and "Last Dance". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Topper HeadonWaking Up ... LP
Mercury (UK), 1986. Very Good+ ... $6.99
What an oddity! Clash drummer Topper cut this album of older soul-oriented material way back in the mid 80s – clearly inspired by 60s work on Stax and Atlantic, and featuring a cover of "Time Is Tight", plus a whole bunch of other tunes that have that Brit soul 80s sound, ala The Redskins. Jimmy Helms is on vocals, and tracks include "Got To Keep On Going", "Leave It To Luck", "Hope For Donna", and "Monkey On My Back". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Janet JacksonControl ... LP
A&M, 1986. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A breakout album for Janet, with prime New Jack, or should we say New Jill, Swing production from the then unstoppable Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Flyte Tyme production team. Includes "Control", "Nasty", "What Have You Done For Me Lately", "The Pleasure Principle", "When I Think Of You" and "Funny How Time Flies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Maceo & All The King's MenFunky Music Machine ... LP
Excello, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A rare gem from Maceo Parker – the second album cut with his King's Men group in the short time he was away from James Brown in the early 70s! The set was done for the Excello southern soul label, and it's got a bit of a different groove than his work for House Of Fox with the same group – a style that's got a bit more conventional southern production overall, and grooves that run towards soul a bit more than funk – although the whole record is still pretty darn funky overall! Players in the group include Charles Sherrell, Melvin Parker, and Jimmy Nolen – and titles include "Funky Music Machine", "Dreams", "TSU (Aristocrat of Bands)", "Funky Tale To Tell", and "Born to Wander". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funky Music Machine ... CD 8.99

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Ellen McIlwaineWe the People ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good- ... $3.99
Wonderful work from the great Ellen McIllwaine! Ellen's certainly not a soul artist – but she's got a particularly soulful approach to folk rock – one that's made her a favorite of groovers worldwide in the past few decades, thanks to a big push from Gilles Peterson, and the club scene in Tokyo and Germany! The approach on this record is kind of like a mixture between Chaka Khan and Joni Mitchell – lots of upbeat grooves, mixed with jazzy acoustic guitar and some wonderfully soaring vocals – in a style that needs to be heard to be fully understood. The standout cut is the amazing "Jimmy Jean", a soaring jazzy dance cut with unbelievable vocals – and other nice ones include "Sliding", "Ain't No Two Ways", and "All To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen.)

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Jackie MittooJackie Mittoo – The Keyboard King At Studio One ... LP
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique Jamaican instrumental style during his early years with the Skatalites, and on his later solo recordings for Studio One. This set's probably the first time Mittoo's work has been properly packaged and remastered – and the folks at Soul Jazz have done an amazing job of selecting just the right tracks for such a project. The whole thing wails along with a stone rocksteady groove – with plenty of nice drum parts and funky rhythm bits underneath Jackie's soulful organ. If you dug the label's 100% Dynamite series, you'll really dig this one – and the whole thing's very much in the same vein. Tracks include "Drum Song", "Reggae Rock", "Hot Tamale", "Killer Diller", "Black Organ", "Stereo Freeze", "Wall Street", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Juice Box", and "Killer Diller". (Reggae, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jackie Mittoo – The Keyboard King At Studio One ... CD 19.99

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Dan PennFame Recordings – 24 Gems From The Writer's Mid 60s Apprenticeship At Fame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fame/Ace (UK), 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A tremendous discovery in soul music – previously unreleased demos from the legendary Dan Penn – one of the key songwriters in the Fame Studios/Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s! Dan's tunes had an undeniable impact on southern soul for decades to come – yet Penn hardly issued any singles himself – just sang on these in-house recordings as a way of demonstrating the strength of his songs! Yet Penn's vocals are amazing – as raspy and soulful as any of the big names who recorded his work – and backed here by superb Fame support by the core combo of Spooner Oldham on piano and organ, Jimmy Johnson on guitar, and Roger Hawkins on drums. Oldham co-wrote most of the tunes with Penn, and really gives them a slow-burning, all-soul feel with his keyboard lines – and although demo recordings, the production here is every bit as great as commercially-released material from Fame – making the collection sparkle like the lost album (or albums!) that Dan Penn never had at the time. Titles include "Keep On Talking", "Feed The Flame", "Strangest Feeling", "I Do", "It Tears Me Up", "Uptight Good Woman", "Far From The Maddening Crowd", "The Puppet", "Long Ago", "Slippin Around With You", and "Do Something". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram mulberry colored vinyl.)

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Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, Ray Ellis, and Jimmy Wisner handle the arrangements – and they all have a very nice blend of fragile orchestrations that are just right for Esther's raw pain-filled voice. Titles include "Taste Of Honey", "Crazy He Calls Me", "He Touched Me", "Just Say Goodbye", and "As Tears Go By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear and pen.)

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Ready For The WorldReady For The World ... LP
MCA, 1985. Sealed ... $6.99
Classic post-Prince commercial 80s soul! Even though Prince, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and even Andre Cymone are nowhere in sight, this classic 80s LP could just as well have come out of Minneapolis as Flint, Michigan, and we mean that in the best possible way. "Oh Sheila" has deservedly reached classic status, and the rest of the set's just as great, jheri curls and all! Also includes "Tonight", "Digital Display", "Ceramic Girl", "Deep Inside Your Love", "Human Toy", "Slide Over", "Out Of Town Lover" and "I'm The One Who Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Vivian ReedVivian Reed ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Very Good ... $13.99
Vivian Reed was an obscure soul singer who cut a few equally obscure albums for Epic, of which this is the first. Given that she was a new discovery by the label, it's not surprising that the record was handled in the way that it was – she was produced in 2 different styles, one with arrangements by Jimmy Wisner that have a rootsier soul quality, the other with nice Philly touches by Thom Bell and Bobby Martin. The Philly stuff's the best, and the Bell/Martin team really knows how to get the best out of Vivian – especially on tracks like "Let's Fall In Love All Over Again", "Look The Other Way", "Down Here On The Ground", and "Walk On My Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Epic pressing. Cover has some wear. Label has a small name in pen.)
 
 
 



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