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✨✧ BB KingGreatest Hits Of BB King Vol 1 (Kent) ... LP
United Superior, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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George JacksonFame Sessions (colored vinyl) ... LP
Fame/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
What the what?!? Soul sides so great they'll blow your mind – even though none of them have ever been issued before! George Jackson is one of the great lost talents of southern soul – an artist who often stayed in the background, lending his talents to others in the studio, or as a writer – but a hell of a strong artist on his own – as you'll hear in this package of 24 recordings done at the legendary Fame Studios! Jackson's vocals are great – nice and gritty, plain and honest, and with just the right sort of focus to perfectly serve up the poetry of his lyrics. And the backings are wonderful, too – that simple, soulful groove that Fame did so well – often slow-burning on the rhythm tip, with production that lets George shine right out front in the mix. Why these cuts were never issued at the time is a mystery to us – as they could have made George and a few other folks a nice little fortune and a good deal of fame. But as with most discoveries like this, the obscurity of the tracks also makes for a freshness that we love too – as if we've taken a time machine back to a period we love, and found a way to hear the "real deal" right up close! Special LP version – featuring a dozen tracks from the Fame CDs – including "Greedy Over You", "Double Lovin", "Don't Count Me Out", "Save Me", "That From The Heart", "Add A Little Sunshine", "Let The Best Man Win", "I Bit Off More Than I Can Chew", and "Bite The Hand That Feeds You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeanette JonesDreams All Come True (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
The first-ever full length collection of work from Jeanette Jones – a San Francisco singer who's only been slowly discovered over the years, thanks to the efforts of the folks at Kent Records! Back in the day, Jones got one single on the market – the excellent "Darling I'm Standing By You/The Thought Of You" – but during the same stretch, she recorded some amazing work that never saw the light of the day – really powerful soul that almost feels more like work that should have been coming out on Stax Records, given the deep soul approach that Jeanette brings to her vocals! Those tracks were unearthed by Ace/Kent, and appeared on various CD compilations over the past decade or so – but are collected here together for the first time on vinyl, along with one never-issued track – making for a killer set that includes "Cut Loose", "Jealous Moon", "Darling I'm Standing By You", "What Have You Got To Gain By Losing Me", "You'd BE Good For Me", "Break Someone Else's Heart", and "I Want You Mine". LP, Vinyl record album

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BB KingFrom The Beginning ... LP
Kent, 1950s/1960s. Very Good 2LP ... $11.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMasterpieces Of Modern Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
Ultra-hip soul from the 70s – a brilliant collection of underground tunes that represents some of the best of the decade's indie scene! The title says "modern", but the groove here is also pretty darn deep – as many of the tracks on the set have nice touches of southern soul, despite the smoother 70s production overall. Vocals are extremely heartfelt, and most tracks are in a mellow or midtempo pace – making for a really wonderful batch of tunes that moves away from the more uptempo and clubby sounds you might hear on other modern soul compilations. This special LP pressing brings together tracks from the CD series – a number of which were never issued on vinyl, even back in the day – and two unreleased tracks appear here for the first time ever! Titles include "Gotta Be Loved (part 2)" by Herman Davis, "Never Felt This Way Before" by The New Experience, "Go Away" by The Hestitations, "Momma Had A Baby" by Street People, "Do You Really Love Me" by Darondo, "I Don't Play Games" by Nightchill, "Just A Little Ugly" by Gail Anderson, "It's The Same Old Story" by Act 1, "Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right" by The Mayberry Movement, "Shake Off That Dream" by Eddie Billups & The CCCs, and "If There Were No You" by The Natural Resources. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPied Piper – The Pinnacle Of Detroit Northern Soul ... LP
Kent (UK), New Copy ... About September 30, 2016
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VariousThis Is Fame – 1964 to 1968 ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... About September 30, 2016
(Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rudy Ray MooreEat Out More Often ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Classic stuff – Rudy's first album, and a fitting launch to his famous career of party records and live club performances! The cover's got Rudy in front of a nude black model, laying back on the couch, and encouraging him to do the thing that's implied by the title – but the record itself is far more creative than just a bit of nasty words and sexy references. Rudy's at the top of his game here, bad rapping over a bit of music in a landmark effort that set the stage for countless other party records to come – but which is still presented here in one of its strongest examples. The set kicks off with an extended take on "Dolemite", with other tracks that include the funky groover "You Could Be Ugly Too", plus "Pimpin Sam", "So Glad I Could Come", and "Ballad Of A Boy & Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the "censored" cover – with a "rated XX" bar over the naughty bits! Cover has a split spine & bottom seam. Back cover paste on is unglued in a few spots.)

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✨✧ ZZ HillDues Paid In Full ... LP
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Kent collection of vintage work from ZZ Hill! The sound here is more southern soul than his later blues – with material from his earliest sessions on Kent Records, when ZZ was working in a style that mixed southern soul with some funky blues, and which stands along with some of the best deep soul of the late 60s. Titles include "Happiness Is All I Need", "Hey Little Girl", "I Found Love", "What More", "That's It", "Everybody Has To Cry", and "If I Could Do It All Over". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rudy Ray MooreThis P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rudy Ray Moore's second album, and almost hipper than the first – thanks to some key musical backings from The Fillmore St Soul Rebellion! The vibe here is as rough and raw as you'd expect – a no-holds-barred version of party records, with Rudy using plenty of language hardly heard this strongly on record again until the hip hop generation. The music's often mixed a bit lower than the vocals, but is still present enough to make things sound funky – and titles include the classic "Mr Big Dick", plus "The Gorillas Are Coming", "California Poetry", "Hurricane Anne Meets Dolemite", and "40 Pounds of Chitlings". Language is raw – so be warned! LP, Vinyl record album
("Underground Series" pressing.)

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✨✧ Jerry Walker with Rudy Ray MooreFairy Godmother ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the crazy messed-up party comedy albums issued by Kent during their big years with Rudy Ray Moore. The Jerry Walker material is pretty decent, and is the kind of raunchy material you'd expect from titles like "Eat Where You Want To", "Let's Take It Upstairs", and "I'm Coming". But the real highlight is a nice funky instrumental from Rudy and the Soul Rebellion orchestra entitled "Put Your Weight On It". The track's extra-tasty, with a good hard funk sound, and we don't think it's on any other album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and spine, with splitting on the bottom seam too.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerPlease Please Please (aka Festival Of Live Performances) ... LP
Kent, Mid 60s. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A smoking festival of live performances from the team of Ike & Tina Turner – recorded here at the height of their mid 60s powers! The tracks are all plenty gritty throughout – with a sound that makes you feel like you're catching the pair at some small club in the south – really letting loose before a very enthusiastic audience, who almost seem to get equal billing in the mix at times! Tina's vocals are wonderful – just the sort of soul that makes you realize why she was raising so many eyebrows back in the day – and the rest of the group backs her up beautifully, with a style that's far from later cliches. Titles include "Am I A Fool In Love", "He's Mine", "The Wedding/Please Please Please", "It's Gonna Work Out Fine", "I Know You Don't Love Me No More", and "Treat Me Right". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonHit The Highway ... LP
Kent, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer collection of raw early work from Johnny Guitar Watson! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHot Chills & Cold Thrills ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer early release on the UK Kent Records – already at the top of their game with their choice in rare soul! The set's overflowing with gems – and features work by Garland Green, Lee Charles, Jeanette Williams, Diane Newby, The Blue Notes, Lenny Welch, Shirley Lawson, The Marriots, Patti Austin, Trends, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one slightly bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Jimmy HughesSteal Away (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/Kent (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stellar work by Jimmy Hughes – one of those southern soul talents whose name you've heard, but can't always find on record! Jimmy's best known for his classic Muscle Shoals tune "Steal Away" – and that great number, plus many other similar ones, are presented on this obscure Vee Jay release – issued at a time when both that label and Chess were licensing a number of titles from Rick Hall's Fame studios. The sound is great – a key link in the southern scene of the 60s, and one that's often lost because it wasn't recorded for a bigger label, like Atlantic. Titles include "Steal Away", "Try Me", "I Want Justice", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Neighbor Neighbor", "I'm Getting Better", and "I'm Gonna Rise Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl.)
 
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Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismIsis Voyage ... LP
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
A great counterpart to the rare Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism album – and a set that was recorded right around the same time, with a number of previously unreleased tracks! The spiritual energy of that group has been well-loved by collectors for years – and enjoyed by others thanks to a recent reissue – and this sweet batch of rare cuts really augments that rare musical moment, by offering up a further set of completely cosmic grooves! The style is spacey jazz funk with some deeper elements in the mix – all recorded and arranged with an indie vibe that reminds us a lot of the classic Oneness Of Juju albums on Black Fire, but without as much vocals – just a strong focus on the sweet keyboard lines and soaring horn passages. Some tracks are brand new, others are different versions of themes from the Brighter Days album – and titles include "Delta Six/Brighter Days", "Isis Voyage", "Odwalla", "Things Can Not Stop Forever (Al Kent version)", "High Jazz (reprise – alt mix)", "Things Cannot Stop Forever (inst mix)", and "Funky Fried Tofu (alt inst version)". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Max Greger JrThursday Night ... LP
Morning, 1980. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A sweet sweet groover from Max Greger Jr – the younger member of the famous jazz family, working here in a style that's a lot lighter than his dad's music! The album features Greger's piano tippling out nicely over some warm studio grooves – a mix of soul and strings that takes plenty of cues from the American soul world of the the late 70s – with echoes of Love Unlimited Orchestra or some of the work of Webster Lewis, too. Sigi Schwab plays some hip guitar in the background, and Roy Kent handles arrangements – on tracks that include "Snowflowers", "Sister Jane", "Dancing", "Max In Town", "Flight To Rio", "Very Busy", and "Summer Samba". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesBest Of Etta James (Crown) ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Raw and raunchy R&B by Etta James – cut for Kent in the years before she recorded for Chess, and with a much harder-hitting approach than her later more famous work! The set's a 60s LP that compiles tunes from the late 50s – and tracks include "I'm A Fool", "Tough Lover", "Be Mine", "Crazy Feelin", "We're In Love", "If It Ain't One Thing", and "You Know What I Mean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label pressing.)

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VariousDisco Love 4 – More More More Disco & Soul Uncovered ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 27.99
There's plenty to love here, and the groove is way more than just the disco promised in the title – and instead this sublime array of funky soul, modern soul, and lots other soul styles too! The tunes are definitely upbeat, but they're not slavishly tied to disco – and instead really represent the great array of groove-centric work that was bubbling in the American underground in the late 70s and early 80s – as soul singers worked with a variety of different rhythms to come up with the kind of cuts that still sound plenty fresh all these many years later! Legendary collector/DJ Al Kent put the package together – and also contributed a few re-edits to a few tracks, to help extend their best elements. Titles include "I Found Love" by Lee Edwards, "Call Me" by Symbol 8, "If It Feels This Good" by Barbara Jean English, "Things Got To Get Better" by Genobia Jeter, "I'd Rather Leave On My Feet" by Emanuel Lansky, "Prophesy" by Betty Everett, "A Slong For You" by Fresh Fruit, and "Looking Over My Shoulder" by Marva Hicks – and the set also features Al Kent re-edits of "Equal Love Opportunity" by Clear, "Love Is Gone" by Mary Mundy, "I Wanna Give You Everything" by Hazel Rambaransingh, "Running Away From Love" by Skip Mahoaney & The Casuals, and "Keep On Loving You" by Perfect Touch. (Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Disco Love 4 – More More More Disco & Soul Uncovered ... CD 15.99

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VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent years – right up there with the deepest funk you'd get from labels like Ace/Kent or Jazzman on their best compilations! And although other volumes have all been great, there's a special sort of magic this time around – an edge that really shows the evolution of Tramp's ear for picking a groove – and deep notes that also show their growing knowledge of the most obscure cuts from back in the day. We can guarantee there's plenty here you don't already have in your record collection – and titles include "Funky Screw" by Lee Fields, "Soul Chicken" by Bobby Allen & The Exceptions, "Ease It On In" by Sunrize, "Deepest Sympathy" by Theodis Ealey, "Tend To Your Business (parts 1 & 2)" by Wildfire, "Pat's Rubber Band" by Alley Pat, "Puttin It On Your Mind" by Jimmy Ellis, "Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby" by Jimmy Gilford, "99/44 100 Pure Love" by Al Reed, and "Monkey In A Sack" by Lil Buck & The Top Cats. (Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWVON Good Guys Album (1st version) ... LP
WVON/Chess, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice compilation album of harmony soul tracks, put together by the staff of Chicago radio station WVON, which was owned by Chess records. The front of the album jacket is covered with photos of the DJs – including Herb "Kool Gent" Kent and Bill "Doc" Lee – local legends, as well as historic figures in Black radio nationwide. A great selection of tracks, not just pulled from Chess' stable, but other leading label's of the day like Roulette & Scepter. 12 tracks in all, including "The Watusi" by the Vibrations, "Dedicated to the One I Love" by the Shirelles, "Stay" by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, "Tonight I Fell In Love" by the Harptones and "Tears on My Pillow" by Little Anthony & the Imperials. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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ParliamentClones Of Dr Funkenstein (3D lenticular cover) ... LP
Casablanca/Mercury, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
An oft-overlooked gem from Parliament – released during the year 1976, and sometimes hidden between monster LPs like Funkentelechy and Mothership Connection – but every bit as great as those two classics! The album's got that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at the time – still with all the fuzzy haired elements of earlier years, but presented with a bit more focus – and a powerhouse swing that really drives the tracks home with a funky groove on the bottom! There's a flowing sort of energy here that almost makes you think that the whole thing just emerged naturally from the brain of George Clinton – but all ensemble players have a strong hand in the action, and really get some great moments in on the set. Cuts include "Gamin' On Ya", "Do That Stuff", "Children Of Production", and "I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful package – with this amazing 3D cover!)
Also available Clones Of Dr Funkenstein ... CD 4.99

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ParliamentFunkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Very Good ... $12.99
By this point, George Clinton and the P-Funk team were on top of the world! The record is a masterful dose of slick mothership jamming – perfectly woven together with that tightly compressed style that really served Clinton's production work well. The tracks are long, but never too loopy – and thanks to help from the Bernie Worrell, Jerome Brailey, Gary Shider, and the Horny Horns, the album stays very tight instrumentally all the way through! Loads of Parliament classics, including "Bop Gun", "Funkentelechy", "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk", and the massive "Flash Light", which we've heard a million times, but which never ceases to amaze us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the comic, but missing the poster.)

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✨✧ ParliamentFunkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Ahhhhh . . . By this point, George Clinton and the P-Funk team were on top of the world! The record is a masterful dose of slick mothership jamming – perfectly woven together with that tightly compressed style that really served Clinton's production work well. The tracks are long, but never too loopy – and thanks to help from the Bernie Worrell, Jerome Brailey, Gary Shider, and the Horny Horns, the album stays very tight instrumentally all the way through! Loads of Parliament classics, including "Bop Gun", "Funkentelechy", "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk", and the massive "Flash Light", which we've heard a million times, but which never ceases to amaze us! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome ... LP 12.99
 
 
 



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