Soul — LPs

XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!

$



Items/page

Jim  Edit search Phrase match

 
Sort by
Close matches: 1
Close matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy McCracklinSame Lovin' ... LP
Eve Jim, 1989. Sealed ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
Possible matches: 12
Possible matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy Castor BunchPhase Two ... LP
RCA, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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

Possible matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gladys KnightMiss Gladys Knight ... LP
Buddah, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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

Possible matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Al WilsonSearching For The Dolphins ... LP
Soul City, 1968. Very Good- ... $1.99
A wonderful early album from soul singer Al Wilson – a well-crafted mix of modes that really stands out in late 60s pop – and which showed that Al was quite different than most of his contemporaries! The album's got some very hip production by Johnny Rivers – who was really stretching out his own sound at the time – and arrangements are by Gene Page and Marty Paich, who create a sublime blend of jazz, soul, and strings – plus a slight undercurrent of more righteous modes from the late 60s post-folk underground! In addition to straighter soul, Wilson sings a mix of hip contemporary compositions by Fred Neil, Jimmy Webb, and others – showing a depth of sound that's really wonderful. Instrumentation's by a small combo that includes Hal Blaine on drums, Larry Knechtel on keyboards, and some especially great flute from Jim Horn – whose sound here really brings some dark moments to the record. Titles include a classic version of Oscar Brown Jr's "The Snake" – which has gone onto become something of a dancefloor stormer over the years – plus the cuts "Shake Me Wake Me", "I Stand Accused", "Who Could Be Lovin You", "Brother Where Are You", "Summer Rain", "Do What You Gotta Do", and a groovy cover of Fred Neil's "The Dolphins". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine & mostly split bottom seam.)

Possible matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

Possible matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousHenry Stone's Miami Sound – The Record Man's Finest 45s ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
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

Possible matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jose FelicianoFeliciano! ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ James GilstrapLove Talk ... LP
Roxbury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album by Jim Gilstrap – a singer who did an awful lot of studio work for other folks during the 70s, and who scored a minor hit with his own "Swing Your Daddy", which was on the first album. This set's a bit more far-reaching, with arrangements by Gene Page that are kind of in a Barry White/Van McCoy expanded soul mode, which pushes Jim past the sweet soul of earlier days. Side one features the extended "Love Talk", a 13 minute number with lots of strings and grooves – not disco, but more of the baroque soul of Isaac Hayes or Barry White. Side two features three shorter cuts – two in a similar mode, "Never Stop Loving Me" and "Move Me", plus a great mellow soul remake of Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & half split top & bottom seams.)

Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Brian & Brenda RussellWord Called Love ... LP
Rocket, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and an ink stamp.)

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ 5th DimensionJuly 5th Album ... LP
Soul City, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
This record features an array of familiar tunes done in that breezy 5th Dimension style. Most of the songs were arranged by Bones Howe, Bob Alcivar and Bill Holman but Marty Paich, Jim Webb and Johnny Rivers, who ran the Soul City label, get arranging and producing credits as well. Lots of great session musicians perform like Larry Bunker, Hal Blaine and Pete Jolly. Songs include "Lovin' Stew", "The Sailboat Song", "California My Way", Rivers' "Poor Side of Town", and "It'll Never Be the Same Again." LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousGreatest Twist Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Mono pressing.)

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousRoots Of The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the great documents Alan Lomax put together for Atlantic records in the 60s in his Southern Folk Heritage series, featuring ethnographic recordings of rural black music. While the title of this album says it's the "roots" of the blues, there's no shortage of straight up country blues on here, and some great raw documents at that. 13 numbers in all, including "Jim & John","Chevrolet" and "Oree" by Lonnie Young, "The Wild Ox Moan" by Vera Hall, "Been Drinkin' Water Out Of A Hollow Log", "Shake 'Em On Down" and "Freight Train Blues" by Fred McDowell, "All Night Long" by Miles Pratcher, "Levee Camp Reminiscence", "Train Time" and "Drink On Little Girl" by Forest City Joe and "Levee Camp Holler" and "Eighteen Hammers" by Johnny Lee Moore. (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing – nice and clean! Cover has a small cutout hole, but is nice overall.)

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ 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!)
 
Partial matches: 27
Partial matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jimmy CastorJimmy Castor Bunch ... LP
Cotillion, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Not one of Jimmy's strongest – kind of a batch of smooth tunes going for that bass-heavy early 80s approach to funk. Jimmy, as usual, plays a host of instruments and sings lead vocals – and he's got backup vocals on the album by The Chantels, who almost do a kind of Parlet kind of thing on the faster tracks. Titles include "Psych Out", "Goodbye", "I Just Wanna Stop", "Party People", and "Don't Do That". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

Partial matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jimmy CastorLet It Out ... LP
TK, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Jimmy Castor's a cat who's tried many styles in music – and handled them all surprisingly well – from sweet soul to heavy funk, to Latin grooves, and even the funky club style of this late 70s album for TK Records! The set has Jimmy giving a nod to the disco generation – no surprise, given that TK was a disco powerhouse – but the overall approach is maybe tied more to his mid 70s records for Atlantic – with all the warm humor and funk of those albums! On some tracks, it almost feels like Castor's trying to be a one man answer to the P-Funk army – but other tracks are more personal overall. Titles include "Time", "The Mystery Of Me", "Sweetooth", "The Real McCoy", "Future Place", "Let It Out", and "Bertha Butt Encounters Vadar". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let It Out ... CD 22.99

Partial matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just Begun ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Wickedly fuzzy funk! Jimmy Castor recorded in a lot of different styles during the 70s – but the one he used on this album is still his best! The record's a non-stop guitar-heavy batch of classic funk tracks – and it features the storming break track "It's Just Begun", the funky goofy "Troglodyte", and plenty other nice moments like "Bad", "LTD", "I Promise To Remember", and "Psychee". Fuzzy guitar meets heavy drums meets some of the most insane lyrics ever on a mainstream funk album! One of our most requested records – and for good reason! If you've ever bought a lousy Jimmy Castor album – throw it away, and buy this one! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy CobbSo Nobody Else Can Hear ... LP
Contempo Vibrato, 1983. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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.)

Partial matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy HolidayTurning Point – The Exciting Voice Of Jimmy Holiday ... LP
Minit, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Dang, who is this guy? Jimmy's got a really wonderful voice (the title wasn't kidding!), with the mix of rootsiness and intensity that you'd find in the best mid 60s sides by Ben E King, inflected by some of the harder soul sound of the Minit label. Calvin Carter's producing the set here – working during the post Vee Jay years in LA – and arrangements are by Rene Hall and Jimmy Gordon. The set's a treasure, the kind of lost soul album that keeps you hitting these pages every week – and it's filled with great tracks like "I'm Gonna Move To The City", "The Turning Point", "In The Eyes Of My Girl", "I Don't Want To Hear It", and "I've Got To Live While I Can". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing! Vinyl is great – and cover has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

Partial matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy HolmesJimmy Holmes Live ... LP
JW, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An obscure live album from Jimmy Holmes – onetime singer in the Ink Spots! Titles include "Sunrise Sunset", "My Way", "Catch The Sun", and "Blueberry Hill". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Bonus – comes with a vintage promotional photo!)

Partial matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy Bo HorneGoin Home For Love ... LP
Sunshine Sound, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wicked set of groovers from Jimmy Bo Horne – produced with a snapping KC & The Sunshine Band groove, and proof that the Miami sound could still burn strong at the end of the 70s! The tunes are a mix of mellow numbers and funkier tracks that have a snapping "spank" sort of rhythm – that percolated approach to rhythm that TK first started laying down in the mid 70s, but which was given a bit more of an open-ended sound here. Jimmy's vocals are much better than the usual singer for this sort of set – sweetly crackling on the mellow tunes, but hitting with a deeper soul on the groovers. Titles include a long remake of "I Get Lifted", "You Get Me Hot", "Goin Home For Love", "Spank", and "Without You". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmie & VellaHeartbeat ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
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.)

Partial matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy McGriff & Junior ParkerGood Things Don't Happen Every Day (aka Dudes Doin Business) ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
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 hole.)

Partial matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Justo AlmarioFamily Time ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A smooth little set from reedman Justo Almario – the player who cut some great work with Roy Ayers, and who's also been a key force in Latin jazz on the west coast! The set's got a sound that's a bit more mainstream fusion than some of Justo's other work – but a groove that's still pretty nice overall, and which still definitely allows plenty of space for Almario's work on tenor, soprano sax, and flute. Alex Acuna plays a bit of percussion on the record, but the main rhythm tracks are electric – and done by arranger/producer Jimmy Tanaka. Titles include "Seventh Avenue", "Morning Goddess", "Jugando", "To The Max", "Abrazos Y Besos", "Smiles Ahead", "Quiet Wind", and "Rumbon". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

Partial matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good- ... $7.99
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

Partial matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Joe Cain & The Red Parrot OrchestraJoe Cain & The Red Parrot Orchestra ... LP
Zoo York, 1981. Very Good- ... $0.99
Joe Cain conducted the big band Red Parrot Orchestra and shares credit for production and arranging with Lou Toby of this early 80s album. The record is mainly a tribute to various genres and the artists who made these particular musical moments famous. For instance side one is divided into "Perez Prado/Tito Puente Latin Medley", "Big Band Be-Bop For Dancing", "Roseland Days" and "Boogie Woogie Big Band Medley". Side two presents the "Stan Kenton Medley", "Al Jolson Big Band Medley", "Palladium Days" and "Big Band Dixieland Medley". Some of the artists they pay tribute to are Jimmy Dorsey, The Andrew Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman and Gene Krupa. (Latin, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ray CharlesJazz Number II ... LP
Tangerine, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
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 some wear, tape along the top seam, and a name in marker.)

Partial matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sam CookeUnforgettable Sam Cooke ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $4.99
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.)

Partial matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sammy Davis JrSomething For Everyone ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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

Partial matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Don DowningDoctor Boogie ... LP
Roadshow, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A killer classic from grooveman Don Downing – the kind of indie disco record that really broke big in the 70s – but which hardly ever got the longer-term fame it deserved! The grooves here are straight and simple – the best early east coast club modes of the mid 70s – more tight funk than commercial disco, especially when topped by some of the deeper soul moments of Don Downing – who can come across like Johnny Taylor on his Columbia cuts in a similar setting! Backings are great – handled by studio giants like Pat Rebillot on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, and Jimmy Maelen on congas – and titles include "Dream World", "Sugar & Spice", "Doctor Boogie", "Love Doctor", and "Half Past Love". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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 light wear & a promo stamp.)

Partial matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Billy EckstineIf She Walked Into My Life ... LP
Enterprise, 1974. Very Good ... $1.99
Extremely compelling stuff – and you've really got to give Billy credit for reinventing himself like this! The album features Billy's deep deep voice amidst arrangements by Artie Butler, Jimmy Jones, Mike Melvoin, and Billy Byers – sort of a blend of Grady Tate sophisti-jazz, and Scott Walker baroque, with a moody mellow sound that would make either of them proud. Titles include "The Taste Of My Tears", "I Am Yours", "Maybe This Time", "The Very Thought Of You", and "All In Love Is Fair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

Partial matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Heath BrothersIn Motion ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
Great work by The Heath Brothers – a lot slicker and smoother than their earlier album for Strata East, but still filled with a soulful jazzy approach that befits their rich talents! By the point of this set, Jimmy Heath, once a rougher talent on the tenor, had emerged as one of the smooth soul maestros on the instrument – ranking next to Grover Washington Jr and Stanley Turrentine for a mellifluous sound and well-timed approach to the solo. Heath's written some great tracks here that are underpinned nicely by brother Percy's strong work on bass – still acoustic amidst some added electric instrumentation on some of the tracks. Titles include "Passion Flower", "Move to The Groove", "Feelin Dealin", "Project S", "The Voice Of The American Saxophone (from Afro American Suite of Evolution)", and "A Time & A Place (There's)". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker and a thin stain at the bottom.)

Partial matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jackie JacksonJackie Jackson ... LP
Motown, 1973. Sealed ... $9.99
A great solo album from Jackie Jackson – one that we'd rank right up there with work from the time by The Jackson Five, or his brother Michael. This one's got a sweet soul sound that's really great – arranged by The Corporation and Gene Page in the mode of some of the best early 70s work by groups like The Delfonics, The Miracles, and Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers. Includes the great cut "Is It Him Or Me", which begins with a great break, and an excellent monologue. Other tracks include "Do I Owe", "Bad Girl", "It's So Easy", "Thanks To You", and "You're The Only One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top