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Jimmy McCracklinSame Lovin' ... LP
Eve Jim, 1989. Sealed ... $2.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Luther AllisonLove Me Mama ... LP
Delmark, 1969. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Raw early work from the great Luther Allison – with the man himself on guitar and vocals, plus a bit of extra guitar from Jimmy Dawkins – and tenor on two tracks from Jim Conley too! (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing – in nice shape!)

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Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves that have more of a heavy slap bass sound, punchier horns and guitars! There are lotes nice moments that are a bit more restrained than the comparably full-on funk approach – and these have a spacey fusiony soul quality that reminds us of similar work that Byrd was doing with The Blackbyrds at the time. One of the best cuts is "Your Life Is My Ecstasy", which has some great bubbling Moog behind it, which creates a sound that you've heard sampled famously by Tribe Called Quest. Other nice ones are "Loving You", which features vocals by Jim Gilstrap, and a remake of Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor", a big hit for Don in the 60s, which is redone here in an excellent slow funk mode that feels like Bob James' work on CTI. Others include "Have You Heard The News", "In Love With Love" and "Close Your Eyes And Look Within". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jimmy Castor BunchPhase Two ... LP
RCA, 1972. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Probably Jimmy's second best album of the 70s – one with many of the same elements as his legendary It's Just Begun record. The band is grooving hard – with plenty of heavy conga, fuzzed out guitar, and trippy grooves that serve as a perfect foil for Jimmy's super-dope sense of humor. The record features a remake of Jimmy's earlier "Hey Leroy", still done with a Latiny groove, but also with many elements of "It's Just Begun" thrown into the funky mix. The album also features Jimmy's guitar-heavy "Tribute To Jim [Hendrix]", and "Luther The Anthropoid", which was a follow-up to "Troglodyte", with similar stoner caveman lyrics! Another tasty cut is "Party Life", a 7 minute Latin funk number with a very War-like groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ben E KingLet Me Live In Your Life ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Ben E King in a few different modes – all of them great, and a great demonstration of the continuing strengths he brought to his work at Atlantic Records in the 70s! The album features the work of three different production forces – Lamont Dozier, who serves up some sweet warm grooves that further King's great move to modern soul at the time; the team of Jim Stewart and Bettye Crutcher, who add in some deeper Stax-styled roots; and underground club genius Patrick Adams, who really makes some magic on one number! King holds strong in all these settings, and really rises to the top throughout – on titles that include "Wonder Woman", "Let Me Live In Your Life", "I See The Light", "Fly Away", "Fifty Years", "Spoiled", "Sweet Rhapsody", and "Dark Storm On The Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Gladys KnightMiss Gladys Knight ... LP
Buddah, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Gladys Knight steps out on her own – in her very first solo album, after years of recording with The Pips! The change has maybe a bit more focus on Knight's incredible vocals in the lead, but the approach is also strongly similar to the best work with The Pips at the same period – with the Jim Gilstrap singers providing backup vocals, but at a lighter level, with less harmonies that soar out – so that Knight really carries the tunes in a wonderful way. Most tracks are in that mellow mode that Gladys was really doing so well in the 70s – and titles include "I'm Coming Home Again", "I'm Still Caught Up With You", "The Way It Was", "I'll Take a Melody", "Love Gives You The Power", and "Sail Away/Freedom For The Stallion". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian & Brenda RussellWord Called Love ... LP
Rocket, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Partly a soul set, and partly an adult contemporary one – and almost a precursor to the male/female duet style that would play into pop more fully a decade later – one that takes a bit of familiar emotion and spins it out over relatively time-tested themes. Brian and Brenda sing all lead vocals, and they've got some all-star help from Elton John and members of his band – plus Steve Cropper, James Newton Howard, Jim Horn, and others. Titles include "Please Pardon Me", "Livin With You", "You'll Never Rock Alone", "A Player In The Band", "Tell Me When The Whistle Blows", and "Highly Prized Possession". LP, Vinyl record album

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Retta YoungYoung & Restless ... LP
All Platinum/Expansion (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A fantastic sweet soul album – and one of our favorite records ever from the New Jersey soul empire of All-Platinum Records! The set's got a spacey soul sound that's really wonderful – quite different than some of the clubbier modes that other female singers were using at the time – and the record features both production and songwriting work by Harry Ray and Al Goodman of The Moments, who give Retta Young the same sweet touch they brought to their own excellent records for the label! The album's one of those really special female soul sets that goes way beyond expectation or familiar modes – a record we'd put right up there with other rare classics by singers like Ann Sexton or Gloria Scott. Titles include "I Love My Jim", "Now Or Never", "We're So In Love", "Really Really", "My Love Is On His Way", and "Let's Make Up For Lost Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Young & Restless (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur ... LP
Warner, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark record from Maria Muldaur – quite different than the rougher folsky work she cut in the 60s – and done with a really warm studio sound that's pure 70s all the way through! Maria's working here with some older folksy contemporaries – like David Grisman, Ry Cooder, and Jim Keltner – but much of the album has a warm glow overall, and some jazzy inflections that really help change the sound from before. The mighty Nick DeCaro did some great string arrangements on a few tracks – including the sublime "Midnight at the Oasis", one of the best pop tracks to come out of the seventies, and a jazzy ditty that still sounds amazingly fresh today. Other tracks include "Any Old Time", "Mad Mad Me", "Long Hard Time", and "Three Dollar Bill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Archie James CavanaughBlack & White Raven (180 gram pressing) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Celeste (Japan), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer set from Archie James Cavanaugh – sweetly soulful, with a groove that easily rivals some of the best west coast efforts of the 70s! Archie's a Native American, and the album's gotten some attention for that fact over the years – but honestly, it's got a warm glow and gliding groove that's much more like some of the best soul crossover work coming out of the Bay Area scene in the mid 70s – a wonderful feel that goes way beyond any simple cultural identifications or political agendas! Jim Pepper plays some great sax on the set, and the overall approach is a blend of jazzy instrumentation and soulful vocals – very much in the Fantasy Records style of the time, with perhaps a few nice Boz Scaggs touches thrown in for good measure. Titles include "Make Me Believe", "Just Being Friends", "Take It Easy", "High Rise", "Jail Cell Door", and "Stay With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl by QRP!)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesJust Between Us ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features some solo tracks by Ray – plus duets with BB King, Gladys Knight, Jim Johnson, Lou Rawls, and Kenny Carr. Titles include "Nothing Like A Hundred Miles", "I Wish I'd Never Loved You At All", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Over The Top", "I'd Walk A Little More For You", and "Stranger In My Own Hometown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ DramaticsDramatic Experience ... LP
Volt, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic early work from The Dramatics – an amazing blend of sweet soul harmony vocals, Memphis soul production, and some other-worldly songwriting that far surpasses later work of the group. This album's one of the band's most righteous, with a mixture of Curtom-type message cuts and sweeter love songs – and it includes the cuts "The Devil is Dope", "Beware of the Man (With The Candy In His Hand)", "Jim, What's Wrong With Him?", and "Hey You! Get Off My Mountain". Stellar soul sound, with a vibe that's unlike a lot of other stuff on the Stax/Volt label! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 1 (5LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5LP ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. Vinyl part 1 features five different records, all with lots of space for the tunes to stretch out – and titles include "I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo rmx)" by Leon Collins, "What About Love (Tony Gioe rmx)" by Marboo, "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Double Exposure, "Inside America (Rick Gianatos disco queen acetate edit)" by Juggy Murray Jones, "Dancing Free (John Luongo rmx)" by Hot Ice, "Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by The Sunshine Band, "Magic Bird Of Fire (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)" by Double Exposure, "Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing rmx)" by Fay Hauser, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese rmx)" by Love Symphony Orchestra, "The Beat Goes On & On (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Ripple, "I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Ruby Andrews, "I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos rmx)" by Lake Shore Drive, "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, and "Janice (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Skip Mahoney. (Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD 28.99

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✨✧ VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs – Part 2 (5LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5LP ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. Vinyl part 2 features five full records – all with lots of space for the tracks to stretch out – and titles include "My Number's Up (Tee Scott rmx)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "The Love Bug Done Bit Me Again (David Todd rmx)" by Skyliners, "LA Sunshine (Robert Ouimet rmx)" by Aura, "Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Tony Valor Sound Orchestra, "Handsome Ma (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Sparkle Tuhran & Friends, "Love Thang (Tee Scott rmx)" by First Choice, "Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez edit)" by Kay Gees, "Love Is The Message (Tee Scott rmx)" by Brooklyn Express, "Changes (Jellybean Benitez rmx)" by Chain Reaction, "J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito rmx)" by John Gibbs & The Jam Band, "By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro rmx)" by Bunny Sigler, "It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons disco madness version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. (Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Men In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD 28.99
 
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Jimmy CastorJimmy Castor (The Everything Man) & The Jimmy Castor Bunch ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
Goofy record featuring the saxophone skills of Jimmy Castor. Mr. C blows away on a number of covers of 70's soul hits like "Love Train", "Love's Theme" and "All In Love is Fair", plus a few pop hits like "Walk on the Wild Side". Also with two originals, "The Everything Man" and "Heaven Kissed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, cutout notch, and edge wear.)

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Jimmy CobbSo Nobody Else Can Hear ... LP
Contempo Vibrato, 1983. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A fantastic album of mellow soul by jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb! Yes, that's right, the same Jimmy Cobb who played with Miles Davis in the 50s. This album's very different than Cobb's jazz work – and is a smooth album of jazzy soul, with a wonderfully warm vibe that sounds like some of the material on the Capitol Rare compilations. Nearly every track has vocals – either by the lovely Marilyn Redfield or by Gregory Hines – and the players on the album include jazz greats like Freddie Hubbard, Dave Liebman, Walter Booker, Larry Willis, Pee Wee Ellis, and others. Includes the jazzy stepper's classic "So Nobody Else Can Hear", plus "Pistachio", "Little Girl", "Remembering The Rain", "Spotlight", and "Cute". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy Holiday, Homer Banks, Bobby Womack, etcSomebody Special – Minit Singles Collection Vol 2 – 1966 to 1969 ... LP
Minit/King (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A killer collection of soul from the Minit label in the US – issued here in a rare Japanese package from 1980, with tracks by The Odd Squad, hermon Hitson, The Young Hearts, Bobby Womack, Gloria Jones, Jimmy Holiday, Eddie Forehand, Homer Banks, and Jimmy Lewis! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Jimmie & VellaHeartbeat ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Lost male/female duet record, with a sing song soul sound that's a bit like Peggy Scott and JoJo Benson, or other pop soul duets of the time. A bit sweet, and a bit pop/soul, but with some nice moments. Bobby Womack plays guitar and contributes the track "People Make the World", while Jimmie wrote most of the rest, including "Hey Boy Over There", "Such a Mystery", "Picking a Flower or Two", and "Love is Everywhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy McGriff & Junior ParkerGood Things Don't Happen Every Day (aka Dudes Doin Business) ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Sweet funky blues from the team of Junior Parker and Jimmy McGriff – coming together here in a way that's even groovier than some of their previous work! Junior's got a sweet approach to the lyrics that grooves nicely with Jimmy's Hammond – and the set's got some full and soulful arrangements by Horace Ott that really tighten things up nicely – getting past any of the blues cliches that might ruin things, and instead going for that lean groove that McGriff was really hitting at the end of the 60s! There's more of a soul vibe than a blues one going on most of the time – and titles include "Workin", "Inner Light", "Losing Battle", "Drownin On Dry Land", and "It Ain't What'cha Got". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jimmy ReedDown In Virginia ... LP
Bluesway, 1969. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Great later work from Jimmy Reed – recorded with a small combo that includes Eddie Taylor on bass and Wayne Bennett on guitar! Titles include "Ghetto Woman Blues", "Big Boss Lady", "Jump & Shout", "Don't Light My Fire", and "Sugar Sugar Woman". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy ReedJust Jimmy Reed ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Not just Jimmy Reed – as the album features work by Phil Upchurch on bass and Al Duncan on drums, plus some great uncredited organ too – but the album's still a great chance to hear the great one at all his stripped-down best! Jimmy really dominates on vocals and guitar, and some harmonica too – and most of the tunes have that seductively vamping style that made Reed's music such a huge influence on the 60s generation. Titles include "Good Lover", "Take It Slow", "Let's Get Together", "I'll Change That Too", "In The Morning", "Oh John", and "Back Home At Noon". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy ReedT'Aint No Big Thing – But He Is ... LP
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Plenty big work from the great Jimmy Reed – just the kind of rough and ready material that made him one of the most influential bluesmen of his time! Reed really sparkles on this early Vee Jay session – almost redefining the sound of urban blues with his raw guitar and soulful lyrics – all spun out over 11 original compositions that had a tremendous influence on countless 60s rockers! Includes his classic "Shame Shame", plus "Mary Mary", "Ain't No Big Deal", "Mixed Up", "There'll Be A Day", "Up Tight", and "Up Side The Wall". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove and Audio Matrix stamp. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Jimmy RicksTell Her You Love Her ... LP
Jubilee, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
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(Cover has tape along the top & bottom seams and some light wear.)

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Mitty CollierAtlanta Session ... LP
Peach Tree/Vivid (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $46.99
The only full length album ever issued of the Peachtree sessions that Chicago singer Mitty Collier cut with William Bell in Atlanta! Most material here features excellent songs written by either Bell or Collier – and the album also features a few other Bell productions of material by Jimmy Church and Emory & The Dynamics! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light aging.)

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Sam CookeUnforgettable Sam Cooke ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $6.99
A posthumous collection of material that Sam recorded for RCA before his untimely death – not really a greatest hits collection, but a lot better than the usual "house cleaning" type of record that gets issued in this sort of situation! Arrangements are by Stan Applebaum, Jimmie Haskell, and Rene Hall – and titles include "Feel It", "One More Time", "Soothe Me", "I'm Gonna Forget About You", "That's All", "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More", "Sugar Dumpling", and "Wonderful World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in an alternate cover – with split seams & some wear.)

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Sammy Davis JrSomething For Everyone ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
A pretty great record from Sammy – one that has a groovier feel than most of his other work from the time! The cover has Sammy hanging out with a bunch of hippies, and that feel is certainly carried through to the music – arranged by Billy Strange and George Rhodes, with bouncy production by Jimmy Bowen that takes Sam way past his years at Reprise. Kicks off with a great version of "Spinning Wheel", and includes the tracks "You Better Sit Down Kids", "For Once In My Life", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "In The Ghetto". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DramaticsDramatically Yours ... LP
Volt, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
We've got to admit that we're such big fans of the first two albums by the Dramatics that we're always hard pressed to love any other albums of theirs as much – but this one's still a strong effort that retains many of the best elements of the earlier records, particularly the mellow soul side of the group. Arrangements are by Jimmy Roach and Wade Marcus, and the record's got a sweet Detroit harmony sound on nearly all the cuts – handled in a way that's not nearly as baroque as before, with the kind of tightness that you might hear from The Manhattans during the same period. Titles include "And I Panicked", "I Made Myself Lonely", "Toast To The Fool", "You've Got Me Going Through A Thing", and "It's So Hard Trying To Get Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Free MovementI've Found Someone Of My Own ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good- ... $5.99
Righteous soul from The Free Movement – a mixed male/female harmony group with a feel that's similar to The Fifth Dimension or The Friends Of Distinction, but a bit hipper! The group have a sunny feel that's quite nice – soaring harmonies reaching to the top of the groove on the best cuts, rolling around in a positive, soulful style that still holds up strongly over the years. Arrangements are by Michael Omartin, Jimmie Haskell, and Toxey French – and the record includes their hit "I've Found Someone Of My Own", plus "Son of The Zulu King", "Where Do We Go From Here", and "The Harder I Try (The Bluer I Get)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FunkadelicStanding On The Verge Of Getting It On (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
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
(Limited edition of 500 – on seashore blue vinyl!)

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Gwen GuthriePadlock – Special Mixes By Larry Levan ... LP
Island, 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A mini-LP, but one that packs more punch than most full length sets – thanks to a top-shelf lineup all the way through! The set's a project put together by Sly & Robbie, and recorded at Compass Point Studios – all with a groove that's kind of a dubbier take on the sound of New York dancefloors a the time – nicely bassy, slightly beaty, and topped with some really wonderful vocals from Gwen Guthrie! Larry Levan mixed the whole thing to perfection, giving it a real Paradise groove – and instrumentation is by Wally Badarou on synth, Harry Whitaker on keyboards, Darryl Thompson on guitars, and Jimmy Maelin on percussion. The set's kind of a mini-suite, based around a few key musical themes – and titles include "Padlock", "Hopscotch", "Seventh Heaven", "Peanut Butter" and "Getting Hot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Syl JohnsonIs it Because I'm Black ... LP
Twinight, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $399.99
One of the best-ever soul albums to come out of Chicago – and it may well be one of the best soul albums ever! The set's the deepest that Syl Johnson ever recorded – and it takes all the hard, raw soul he forged on previous funky 45s – and spins it out in longer album format – with some wicked backings that more than keep up the funk from before, but which also help Johnson deepen the message of his tunes! The political vibe of the album comes through right away in the striking cover and title – and the title track is a 7 and a half minute gem – one of the boldest songs ever about disempowerment. Backings are by Jimmy Jones & The Pieces Of Peace – who really keep the sound deep throughout – and in addition to the classic title track "Is It Because I'm Black", other tunes include "Right On", "Together Forever", "Concrete Reservation", "Walk A Mile In My Shoes", "Black Balloons", and "I'm Talkin About Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Record and cover are great!)

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BB KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... LP
ABC/Elemental (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About June 20, 2017
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set's very much in BB's own spirit – mostly focused on his vocals and guitar work, and still mostly including original compositions. A few tunes get nice and funky on the rhythms, although still very much in a blues-based way – and Jimmie Haskell contributes a few larger arrangements from time to time. Titles include "King's Special", "Until I'm Dead & Cold", "You're Still My Woman", "Hummingbird", "Go Underground", and "Chains & Things". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Maceo & All The King's MenDoing Their Own Thing ... LP
House Of The Fox, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Fantastic album of hardcore funky cuts, with a great jazzy tip on the righteous solos laid down by Maceo and the band. Recorded in the time that Maceo was away from James' band, with a crack lineup of players including Melvin Parker, Jimmy Nolan, Bernard Odom, and L.D. Williams. Nearly every cut is a lost funky gem, with funky bass, hard drums, and cool horn solos with a large sense of humor. Highlights include "Southwick", "Got to Get 'Cha", "Maceo", and the fantastic "Funky Women". This one was even hard to find in the old days – just another reason to be glad you're living in this reissue-happy time! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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