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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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✨✧ Lizzy Mercier DesclouxPress Color (colored vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
A brilliant and overlooked gem from the glorious post-disco years of the New York scene – the first album recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, a French native who'd relocated to America in the late 70s, and soaked up a huge array of influences from the scene at the time! The album's a really unique blend of funk, punk, reggae, and disco – done in the playful, genre-crossing spirit of the best Ze Records projects of the period – moving full steam ahead in a blend of infectious rhythms and dancefloor grooves, with nary a care for genre or classification! Titles include great versions of "Fire" and "Mission Impossible", plus "No Golden Throat", "Torso Corso", "Jim On The Move", and "Wawa". Special package also comes with loads of bonus tracks – including "Decrypted", "Herpes Simplex", "Larousse Baron Big", "Birdy Num Num", "Hard Boiled Babe", and "Morning High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Loggins & MessinaFull Sail ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
A great mix of sophisticated pop and lighter, more tropical numbers – and one of the best albums ever to emerge from the union of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina! The album's got a special place in our heart, thanks to the classic tune "Pathway To Glory" – an extended, slow-building number that's bee a huge stepper's favorite here in Chicago over the years – and a great illustration of the genre-crossing nature of the stepping scene at its best. Other tunes have a style that's right up there with the best LA mainstream approach of the early 70s – never too slick or too smooth, and still with enough sensitivity to make you buy into the whole thing. Other tracks include "Pathway To Glory", "Lahaina", "My Music", "A Love Song", "Coming To You", "Watching The River Run", and "Didn't I Know You When". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sly & The Family StoneLife (white cover) ... LP
Epic, 1968. Sealed ... $28.99
Killer work from Sly & The Family Stone – hard-grooving, fast-funking, and really setting the scene for countless groups to come! The album's a messed-up funky party, with plenty of short little tracks that have a mix of funk, soul, and rock – perfect for the crossover crowd from whence Sly sprang, and who would become his biggest supporters into the 70s. And almost best of all, there's hardly any hits here – just tight little numbers that are as fresh today as they were back at the end of the 60s – all the kind of righteous funk the group could do better than anybody else! Titles include "Fun", "Plastic Jim", "Dynamite!", "Chicken", "Into My Own Thing", "Life", "Love City", "I'm An Animal", and the seminal "Jane Is A Groupee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn.)

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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 some wear and a small peeled spot.)
 
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Roy AyersVirgo Red ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers – a very funky record that's almost all instrumental all the way through! The sound is a bit in the vein of Roy's Live At Montreux set – but funkier overall, thanks to some very heavy rhythms on the bottom – and an approach to the tunes that's short, tight, and very much on the money! In addition to Roy's great vibes, the set also features Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Jimmy Owens and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Garnett Brown on trombone, and Dennis Davis on drums and percussion – all very hip players who really help Roy find the mix of jazz and funk he was going for at the time. Dee Dee Bridgewater sings a bit of vocals on the record, joining Roy on the sublime spiritual track "Love From The Sun" – but most other tracks on the album have a more instrumental approach. The record includes a great remake of Leroy Hutson's track "Giving Love", sung more famously by Voices of East Harlem, and it's also got a nice funky cover of the hit "Brother Louie" – plus the tracks "The Morning After", "Des Nude Soul", "Virgo Red", "Love From The Sun", and "I Am Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Poor ... $0.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other music of the time – and which sports reeds from Sahib Shihab, tenor from Paul Quinichette, trumpet from Buck Clayton, and trombone from Jimmy Cleveland! Baker's voice is in fine form in this comfortable setting – and really works magic with tracks that include "After You've Gone", "Preaching The Blues", "Empty Bed Blues", "Back Water Blues", and "Gimme A Pigfoot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – This copy is in POOR condition, with numerous deep marks, most likely with skips. Cover has a half split top seam, corner wear, with discoloration and a torn corner on the back paste-on.)

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Mary J BligeBreakthrough ... LP
Geffen, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $13.99
Mary J Blige broke through well over a decade ago, but Breakthrough is an apt title for her eighth album – as it not only busts up the morass of mid 00s urban radio fodder – it also breaks through MJB's own creative doldrums – adding up her best work in years! It's certainly not a flawless listen (we could have lived without the U2 appearance) but the production is crisp and sparkling, leaning towards the seamless hip hop soul feel that Mary built her name upon – and remarkably consistent given the long list of contributors – including 9th Wonder, Will I Am, Raphael Saadiq, JUSTICE League, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and others. Tracks include "No One Will Do", Enough Cryin'" feat Brook, "About You" feat Will I Am, "Be Without You", "Can't Hide From Luv" feat Jay-Z, "MJB Da MVP", "I Found My Everything" feat Raphael Saadiq, "Father In You", "Alone" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease on one corner.)

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Ray CharlesJazz Number II ... LP
Tangerine, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A great little follow-up to Ray's funky My Kind Of Jazz album – and like that one, a session that's all instrumental, and in a soul jazz mode that's quite different than most of Ray's vocal albums from the time. Tracks are all a bit longish, and feature some striking arrangements by Teddy Edwards, Jimmy Heath, and Al Clausen – bristling with energy in a nicely updated big band mode, in a way that almost recalls some of the best MPS sessions of this type, or maybe some of the hippest work by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis group. Players are unfortunately not listed on the cover, but the sound is great – and titles include "Going Home", "Brazilian Skies", "Kids Are Pretty People", "Morning Of Carnival", "Our Site", "A Pair Of Threes", and "Togetherness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Dave Baby CortezDave Baby Cortez In Orbit ... LP
Roulette, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Smoking Hammond work from the young Dave Cortez – sounding grittier here than on some of his other albums of the time – less pop, and almost with a soul jazz vibe overall – especially given some of his snakey solos! The record may be the closest that Cortez ever came to sounding like Jimmy McGriff – and the backings are tight and soulful, very similar to McGriff at Sue Records – handled by Henry Grover, who also produced. There's an uncredited tenor player on the record who's mighty nice – and a few cuts feature cool female backing vocals – and titles include "Belly Rub (parts 1 & 2)", "In Orbit", "Countdown (parts 1 & 2)", "Sticks & Stones", and "Peg Leg". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker mark.)

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Jimmy Preacher EllisStory Of Jimmy Preacher Ellis 1963 to 1972 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
Heavy funk from the great Jimmy Ellis – billed here with a "preacher" in his name, which is a great indication of the spiritual soul going on in the music! Jimmy's grooves here are definitely secular, but there's a depth that definitely echoes some gospel roots too – mixed nicely with some sharp jazzy changes in the instrumentation, and given a sweet funky 45 twist throughout! Some of the best cuts here are in that great space between late R&B and early soul – but often still have the funkier bite of later years too – a perfect blend that makes the music here really stand out, and which makes the set essential for fans of all things funky. Titles include "Cry No More", "Go Head On", "Kiddio", "Looking Through The Eyes Of Love", "Tough Competition", "Puttin It On Your Mind", "Work With What You Got", "Baby I Love You", "Happy To Be", and "Don't Tax Me In". LP, Vinyl record album

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5th DimensionMagic Garden ... LP
Bell, 1968. Very Good ... $2.99
Brilliant work – arguably the best album the 5th Dimension ever cut! The reason for this is Jimmy Webb – who arranged and conducted the album, which is comprised entirely of his own work. Gone are the simple pop tunes of earlier years, and in their place are some incredibly dark tunes that ride the razor edge between love and sadness in the best mode of Bacharach's genius work from the same time. Includes the sublime "The Girls Song", a track that out-Bacharachs Burt himself – plus "Requiem 820 Latham", "The Worst That Could Happen", "Paper Cup", and "Carpet Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some splitting on the seams, a spot of tape residue, and a marker squiggle.)

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good- ... $6.99
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
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Lady Soul ... CD 3.99

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Carolyn FranklinIf You Want Me ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Excellent work by Carolyn Franklin – a heavy album of female soul with a sound that should have made it huge! Carolyn is the less-famous sister of Aretha Franklin – but she's got a voice that keeps the family proud, and she's a lot hipper than Aretha on this album – with a very badass groove that mixes deep soul and funk! The set features arrangements by Sonny Saunders, Wade Marcus, Franklin & Spear, and Jimmy Radcliffe, who also produced the set with Carolyn – and this range of studio help really keeps things fresh, while Franklin's massive vocals are nicely up front to hold the whole thing together. Features the great funky track "Deal With It" – which has a sublime funky intro, and a great groove that puts it right up there with the best of the heavy soul sister tracks from the early 70s! Other tracks include "Dead Man", "Song Man", "If You Want Me", "Can't Help My Feeling So Blue", "Too Many Roads", and "Sunshine Holiday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape along the top seam.)

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FunkadelicStanding On The Verge Of Getting It On (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
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

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✨✧ Janet JacksonControl ... LP
A&M, 1986. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout & some light wear.)

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Jimmy JacksonRollin' Dice ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
A bit of a hit-or-miss smooth soul album from Buddah, but when it hits, it hit! The best cuts have a great East Coast early 70s sound, and nice arrangements by Gene Page with a broad, sweeping feel to them. Jimmy's voice falters a bit from time to time, which gives some of the numbers a bit of a rawer edge we like, but on the best tracks, he's right on the money. Titles include "Rollin Dice", "Romeo & Juliet", "Footsteps (In the Shadows)", "What Is?", and "Jukie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a hype sticker and a bit of marker on the front;)

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✨✧ Jay & The TechniquesLove Lost & Found ... LP
Smash, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Tight swinging soul from Jay & The Techniques – very much in the style of their biggest hits, with that sparkling Jerry Ross production sound that always kept everything above the belt, nice and clean, with a smooth 60s groove! Arrangements are by Joe Renzetti and Jimmy Wisner, and the sound of this one makes us want to head out to the Carolina beaches on a hot hot summer night – grooving to tracks like "Strawberry Shortcake", "I Want You So Bad", "If I Should Lose You", "You Gave Me Somebody To Love", and "Girl I Want To Marry You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, a streak of marker, and a crease on one corner.)

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Maceo & All The King's MenDoing Their Own Thing ... LP
House Of The Fox, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Jimmy McCracklinNew Soul Of Jimmy McCracklin ... LP
Imperial, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Raw hard soul by this great bluesy soul singer. Jimmy produced and arranged the whole thing, and he lays down a great batch of originals like "Come On Home", "Just Let Me Cry", "Self Experience", and "Thinking Back". Also with a cover of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". LP, Vinyl record album
(Audition Record pressing. Cover has light wear, with a bit of aging on the back.)

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Jimmy McCracklinYesterday Is Gone ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Very Good ... $9.99
Pretty great stuff from Jimmy McCracklin – easily one of his best albums! The record takes the raw soul of earlier years, and gives it a bit more sophisticated sound, adding in some strong arrangements by Willie Mitchell and Al Jackson, ones that blend together bits of Memphis styles, such as those used behind Al Green or Isaac Hayes, stripped down a bit more by Jimmy's bluesy vocals. Titles include "Like My Mama", "Would Man Be Satisfied?", "Double Dealing", "Just Got To Know", "Stay Away From That Monkey", and "The Love Money Can't Buy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the bottom seam.)

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Ellen McIlwaineWe the People ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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 light wear.)
 
 
 



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