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✨✧ Tyrone DavisLet's Be Closer Together ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good- ... $1.99
The cover has Tyrone Davis in a very diverse crowd, but the record is pure Davis all the way through – that great blend of bluesy roots and classier soul that made most of his 70s records so wonderful! The approach here is even more careful and well put-together than some of Tyrone's last records at the indie label Dakar – a new step forward on Columbia, where songwriter/producer Leo Graham gave Davis some great material to work with – helping him to find a strong new voice, just as most of his audience was doing the same. Titles include "In The Sand", "This I Swear", "I Got Carried Away", "Let's Be Closer Together", "You Need Love", "All You Got", and "If That's What It Takes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Let's Be Closer Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Allen ToussaintLife, Love & Faith (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/4 Men With Beards, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – and a set that may well be his funkiest album ever! The set features 12 tracks from the early 70s – a time when Toussaint was mixing a bit of funk into the heavy soul mix that he'd had from his early days in the Crescent City scene – coming up with a blend that's even darker, and more powerful than all his famous production and projects of the 60s! And while some of Allen's later work tended towards cliche, this record captures him right at that perfect point when all of this was totally fresh – delivered with a razor-sharp edge, and with great instrumental help from New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, Zig Modeliste, and George Porter Jr – all of whom make the album groove harder than most of the other soul albums on Warner at the time. Titles include "Soul Sister", "Victims Of The Darkness", "Am I Expecting Too Much", "Out Of The City", "Goin Down", "Electricity", "Fingers & Toes", and "On Your Way Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Allen ToussaintSouthern Nights (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/4 Men With Beards, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he'd really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, "Southern Nights", is a perfect illustration of this fact – as it was written by Toussaint, but became a big hit for Glen Campbell, who recorded a very soppy version of the number. Yet here, Allen turns it into a weird trippy tune – produced with great Sansu production, and backing by New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, and Art Neville – all of whom help the tune bristle with new energy, and a really sinister groove. The rest of the record continues in a similar vein – with a spacey LA mellow sound that actually works great for Toussaint's vocals, and gives them a wild flanged-out sound that's pretty amazing – and downright spooky at points! Titles include "Southern Nights", "Basic Lady", "Last Train", "Worldwide", "You Will Not Lose", "When The Party's Over", and "What Do You Want The Girl To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Southern Nights ... CD 13.99
 
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Roy AyersChange Up The Groove ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great little album from Roy Ayers' early years with Polygram – often overlooked amidst some of the bigger records in the catalog, but a very soulful set that's got some wonderful funky numbers! There's a really jazzy feel going on here – Roy's nod back to his older roots in music, touched with some of the sharper styles of the 70s generations – especially in the rhythms, which are starting to have that snapping sound that was the Ayers trademark in the 70s. Vibes ring out wonderfully throughout – often getting more space than vocals – and other instrumentation includes soprano sax from George Braith, keyboards from Harry Whitaker and Leon Pendarvis, and drums from Bernard Purdie. Bits of strings slide in nicely, showing a deeper sound to Roy's arranging skills – and titles include the funky break classic "The Boogie Back", a sweet reading of "Feel Like Makin' Love", with all the right electric effects to get the best out of the song's mellow righteous vibe – and the great cuts "Fishika", "Sensitize", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "When is Real Real?", and "Change Up The Groove". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon BibbFoment, Ferment, Free . . . Free ... LP
RCA, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $5.99
Less straight soul than a mix of jazz, folk, and show influences – similar to some of the more ambitious work of Oscar Brown Jr., and with a similarly righteous quality. Bibb's vocals are at the forefront of the album, but he's backed by a choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson, the man who crafted so many great moments on Donald Byrd's "with voices" albums for Blue Note. The whole thing's performed as a slightly theatrical suite of tracks – and titles include "Slaves", "Last Letter To The Western Civilization", "Angry", "Helpless, What I Was Through", "All Hid", and Brown's "Brother Where Are You?". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Coke EscovedoCoke ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An incredible fusion of all the greatness that was going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s – put together by Coke Escovedo – the brother of Pete and Sheila E, former leader of Azteca, and onetime member of Santana! Yet this set sounds like none of that previous work at all – and instead is great grooving soul, infused both with the sophistication of fusion and some of the Latin elements of Escovedo's roots – all produced to perfection by Patrick Gleeson – who most folks know for his own spacey keyboard work with Bennie Maupin and others! The mix of elements going on is really complex, but comes across with effortless ease – one of those rare fusions that could happen at a bigger label when all the right talents were brought together. The record kind of "out-Fantasys" the best of Fantasy Records in the Bay Area at the time – and makes great use of singers Linda and Calvin Tillery, plus the great Harvey Mason on drums. Titles include wonderful covers of Lamont Dozier's "Why Can't We Be Lovers" and Leon Ware's "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" – plus the tracks "What Are You Under", "No One To Depend On", "Easy Come Easy Go", and "Make It Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Coke ... CD 12.99

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Garland GreenLove Is What We Came Here For ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Tougher to find than his classic on UNI, believe it or not. Leon Haywood produced this, and it's got a much smoother feel than Garland Green's UNI hits, which is a great way to hear the smooth soul of Chicago's second (or third) Iceman. Lots of nice ones here, like "I've Quit Running the Streets", "Moody Woman", and the great title cut, plus "I Found Myself When I Lost You", "Lovin You Baby" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is heavily stained and wrinkled on the bottom half, with a promo stamp on back, and a large radio station sticker on front.)

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Leon HaywoodIntimate ... LP
CBS/KG, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An intimate record from Leon Haywood, but one that's still got his sense of groove nicely in place – at a level that has the singer really warming up to a new sort of modern soul style in the process! There's still some of the elements of Haywood's earlier records in place – but overall, Leon's pushing forward into more mature soul territory – a mode that's getting him out of the west coast underground, and which should have made this set a lasting 70s classic. Leon handled all the arrangements himself, but also gets some badass assistance on strings from Gene Page – whose sense of sophistication really sharpens up the focus of the record – and titles include "Let's Get It On", "Strokin", "Dream Dream", "Let Me Make It Good To You", and a remake of Leon's classic, "It's Got To Be Mellow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Leon HaywoodIt's Got To Be Mellow ... LP
Decca, 1967. Very Good ... $14.99
A wonderful early record by Leon Haywood – very different than any of his later work! The album showcases both sides of Haywood's talent – as side one features Leon singing in a sweet soulful style, and side two's all-instrumental, with Leon atop the Hammond B-3, grooving away with a sound that's better than you'd expect! The instrumental side includes a funky version of "Ode to Billy Joe", a tasty groover called "Cornbread & Buttermilk", and recording of "Round Midnight" that has the organ whomping so deep it'll blow your speakers! The vocal side is just as nice – with Leon's mini-hit single "It's Got To Be Mellow", plus the tracks "I Can't Stop Loving You", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", and "Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has adhesive remnants, masking tape on the seams, and a sticker on the spine. Labels have marker.)

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Joey Jefferson BandJoey Jefferson Band ... LP
Mutt & Jeff, 1975. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Killer lost funky record from the mid 70s – and one that feaures the great Cal Green on guitar, plus Leon Haywood on organ and James Gadson on drums. The sound is funky soul with guitar in the lead – in a style that's similar to Green's legendary "Trippin" album, which also appeared on the same label. The album includes the funky classic "Revolution Rap", the funky original "Hot Lips", and versions of "Hot Fun In The Summertime" and "Walk On By". A great one for fans of 70s funky guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Ronn MatlockLove City (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cotillion/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $33.99
The one and only album from Detroit underground legend Ronn Matlock – but a modern soul classic through and through! By the time of this late 70s set, Matlock had spent nearly a decade working under Motor Town legends like Norman Whitfield and the Holland-Dozier-Holland team – and he emerges here fully formed as a wonderful soul songwriter with a really mature approach to his music! The album's more mellow soul than the uptempo disco you might expect for the time – and Matlock's very much in the spirit of Leroy Hutson or Leon Ware here – hitting gentle grooves that are never too sleepy, and which come off with a really mature, sophisticated feel. Production and arrangements are by Michael Stokes, but we're guessing that it's Matlock's talents that are still the main guiding light on the set – and titles include the sublime stepper "I Can't Forget About You", plus "Take Me to the Top (Of Your Mountain)", ""Back Street", and "You Got the Best of Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronnie McNeirLove's Comin' Down ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the greatest lost treasures on Motown – the rare third album from Ronnie McNeir, an artist who did plenty for the label back in the 70s, but only managed to ever get this one record released! The set's a gem – arguably his best record ever – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of his RCA and Prodigal sets. And like those records, this one's a sweet soul spectacular – written, arranged, produced, and performed by Ronnie – with the tight, warm, all-together quality that makes him an equal to Leon Ware back in the day – and which makes this record almost a great counterpart to Ware's Musical Massage set for Motown – another one-off album that's become the stuff of legend! The songs are amazing – totally fresh and deeply personal, but never in a cloying or commercial way – perfectly balanced on top of some gently grooving rhythms, spare keyboards, and soulful undercurrents that are a perfect example of the maturity that Detroit soul was hitting in the 70s. A young Ray Parker Jr plays lead guitar, but most other instruments are by Ronnie – and titles include "My Love Is Coming Down", "Funky Situation", "Selling My Heart To The Junkman", "Say You Will", "Goodbye After Sunday", and "It Won't Be Long". Brilliant stuff from one of the 70s' greatest artists! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a light stain.)

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Ohio PlayersObservations In Time ... LP
Capitol/Cleopatra, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A really unusual album from the mighty Ohio Players – their first full length set, and a record that's very different than their better-known work on Westbound and Mercury – but every bit as great! The band is tight and funky, but in a sort of deep soul 60s way – with arrangements and playing that have a hard edge, and with nice guitar rhythm tracks – a bit trippy and fuzzy at times, but also with a style that's got more of a 60s vintage than the headier styles they hit at Westbound. The group are great in this format – and the album includes lots of great original tracks – like "Bad Bargain", "Lonely Street", and "Street Party" – plus very cool covers of "Summertime" and "Mother In Law". Other titles include "Here Today & Gone Tomorrow", "Stop Lying To Yourself", "Over The Rainbow", "Find Someone To Love","Cold Cold World", and "The Man That I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Observations In Time ... LP 89.99

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OriginalsAnother Time, Another Place ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the greatest records ever cut by The Originals – a shift from Detroit group soul to a smoother California mode, one that really works great for their harmonies! The record was produced by Freddie Gorman and the group – and it's got some great smooth tracks that really sparkle, with hooks and a flourish that we would never have guessed, given the group's earlier work! The backings are great too – so great too that the best cut on the album might well be the instrumental opener "Fantasy Interlude", which has a crackling smooth Leon Ware type sound. Other tracks include "Temporarily Out Of Order", "Don't Put Me On", "Ladies We Need You", and "Take This Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some light wear.)

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Shuggie OtisHere Comes Shuggie Otis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A classic album of bluesy funk – one that features the guitar of Johnny Otis' young son Shuggie, in a slightly tighter setting than he'd been getting on some of Johnny's own LPs! Shuggie here is still very much under the guidance of his dad – working in a mode that really emphasizes the fuzzier side of his guitar, in a style that was clearly an attempt to hook Shuggie up with the Hendrix audience. Not that that's a problem, though – as the record also features some stone funky playing too, as well as organ work by Leon Haywood, sax by Preston Love, and some other great studio work by members of The Crusaders! Tracks include "Hurricane", "Shuggie's Boogie", "Bootie Cooler", "Funky Thithee" and "The Hawks". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene PageLove Starts After Dark ... LP
Arista, 1980. Sealed ... $9.99
A wonderfully well-rounded set from superstar arranger Gene Page – quite possibly his most fully-formed album as a lead act on his own! The set's got some great standout groovers – the kind of club cuts that have the vibe that Gene was doing well for so many others – and it's also got some mellow moments served up with a depth that's almost unexpected – thanks partly to some great vocals from Merry Clayton, Phyllis St James, and Charmaine Sylvers – all of whom help the album shine. Tracks are penned by Leon Ware, Leon Sylvers, Ray Parker Jr, and Joe Sample – and titles include "With You In The Night", "Second Time Around", "Put A Little Love In Your Lovin", "Love Starts After Dark", "You Are The Meaning Of This Song", and "I Wanna Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has old price stickers and some tears.)

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Minnie RipertonAdventures In Paradise ... LP
Epic, 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
Maybe our favorite-ever album from Minnie Riperton during the 70s – a sweet, smooth jazzy gem that really makes some of the best use of her vocals! There's a sophistication here that's a great 70s counterpart to Minnie's earlier work with Charles Stepney – served up here in a very different style, but one that really sets Riperton apart from any of her contemporaries – in a unique blend of soul, jazz, and much deeper spirits – all handled with the sense of pride and style you'd expect from Minnie's image on the cover! All tracks were co-written by Riperton and Richard Rudolph – and a few get some great help from Leon Ware too. Titles include the massive track "Baby, This Love I Have" – a slow funk number that's be sampled many times over the years – plus the spacey tunes "Minnie's Lament", "Inside My Love", and "Alone In Brewster Bay", remade from Minnie's first LP – and the titles "Simple Things", "Feeling That Your Feeling's Right", and "Don't Let Anyone Bring You Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Epic pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Leon WareInside Is Love ... LP
Fabulous/TK, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great moment in the career of the mighty Leon Ware – a set recorded after his famous 70s work for Motown, and before his return to fame at Elektra – but still with a super-tight quality that shows that Leon was always great, no matter what the setting! Leon's warm, mellow, and totally right on the money here – serving up some wicked midtempo grooves that sparkle way more than most of his contemporaries – and which even rise above most of the other work on TK records at the time! Ware wrote and produced the whole set himself – with that masterful studio approach that first rose to prominence on Marvin Gaye's album I Want You – and like that classic set, the whole thing here is great – never a clunker or a bit of filler at all. Titles include the great "What's Your Name" – an extremely catchy two-step number, with a hook that will ring in your head long after the track is over – and other cuts include "Inside Is Love", "Try It Out", "Club Sashay", "Inside Your Love", and "Love Is A Simple Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness & a cutout notch.)

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VariousLa Noire Vol 4 – Glory Is Coming ... LP
Doghouse & Bone (France), 1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A bit of a departure in the soul roots-digging La Noire compilation series – taking a turns towards early 60s gospel soul on this volume – with rollickingly soulful, spiritually resonant singles by Madame Nellie Robinson, The Pilgrim Travelers, Marie Knight, Reverend Charlie Jackson, The Gospelaires and more! It's wonderful stuff, released as 45s back then on Savoy, Nashboro, Booker, Peacock and other labels. They've got the raw rhythms of the best independent rootsy soul of the period, paired with passionate lead and glorious harmony vocals – great stuff all the way. 14 tunes in all, including "Mini-Your-Dress is Too Short" by Madame Nellie Robinson, "I Can See So Much" by Reverend Cleophus Robinson, "Take Me By The Hand" by Ray Crume, "Who Rolled The Stone Away" by Marie Knight, "Glory Is Coming" by Sunset Travelers, "Morning Train" by Reverend Charlie Jackson and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ralph GrahamWisdom ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tough one to peg. The album's got a sort of heavily orchestrated sound (instrumentation includes guitars, brass, strings, ARP 2600, Fender Rhodes, congas, etc.), in the same vein as some other RCA soul albums from the same time (most notably those by Jon Lucien), and some lyrics that are a little bit more cerebral than the usual soul release. Clarice Taylor of Defunkt is also on the album, and Leon Pendarvis did the arrangements (most of them) in a very baroque style. Tracks include "Wisdom", "I Never Had It So Good", "Song About Nothing", "Through The Eyes Of A Child", and "Live For Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a fully split top seam, a gold promo stamp, radio station promo paper taped to the back and some wear.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsThree The Hard Way ... LP
Curtom, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not only a great soundtrack – but one of the best 70s albums by The Impressions! The set was written, arranged, and produced by the Curtom super-team of Rich Tufo and Lowrell Simon – and it's got a super-dope feel that reminds us of the work by Natural Four from the same time, with sweet harmonies over funky backings, in a hip 70s groove that's totally great! All cuts are vocal, but they have plenty of funky moments – and in a way, the whole album's as great as the lead track, which is normally the best one in a blacksploitation soundtrack like this. In other words, if you dig hit soundtrack theme songs like "Across 110th Street" or "Theme from Cleopatra Jones", you'll dig this entire album! Tracks include the great "Having A Ball", plus "Make A Resolution", "Something's Mighty Mighty Wrong", and "Three The Hard Way (Chase & Theme)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ David RuffinGentleman Ruffin ... LP
Warner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
David Ruffin at Warner Brothers – a very good thing, thanks to some sublime production from Detroit soul legend Don Davis! As with other key productions in the 70s, Don pitches Ruffin with a sound that's smooth, but still has a great sense of humanity – a style that's a bit like late 70s Marvin Gaye and Leon Ware, and which proves to be a perfect fit for David – giving him a new sense of focus here that's totally great! Those classic Ruffin vocals sound wonderful here – flowing, glowing, and getting a sense of warmth without getting too slick. A few cuts feature backup vocals from Leon Ware and Ronnie McNair, and female singer Laverna Mason brings in some great duets that really help deepen the sound of the record! Titles include "Love Supply", "I Wanna Be With You", "I Got A Thing For You", "Don't You Go Home", "Can We Make Love One More Time", and "All I Need". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Leon & Mary RussellWedding Album ... LP
Paradise, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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