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VariousSouthern Soul Classics Of Malaco – Warm & Tender ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99
Warm and tender sounds from the legendary Malaco Records – one of the few labels to carry the southern soul torch after Atlantic and Stax dropped the ball in the 70s! The cuts here are the cream of the crop of Malaco – and showcase their great way of pushing older deep soul modes forward with a nice dose of modern elements – a style that was never slick or commercial, but which brought a new level of sophistication to the music that kept things going strong well into the 80s. Most of the tracks here are in a midtempo or mellow mode that fits with the "warm" in the title – and tracks include "Gonna Stay In Love" by The Duncans, "Friend Of Mine" by Tommy Tate, "Body English" by King Floyd, "Seeing You Again" by Ruby Wilson, "I Want You Back" by Fern Kinney, "This Is Your Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Night Like This In Georgia" by GC Cameron, "I Can't Stop" by Power, and "Think About It Baby" by Margaret Reynolds. CD

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✨✧ Chuck Brooks/Joe Wilson/George SouleMalaco Soul Brothers Vol 1 ... CD
Malaco/Soulscape (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Deep southern soul from vocalists Chuck Brooks, Joe Wilson and George Soule – a both gritty and and some sweeter material cut at Malaco Studios, mostly in the early-to-mid 70s – with some rare 45 numbers, and others that were never issued at all! The Chuck Brooks tracks are wonderful and show a real range, from funky, stripped down numbers to bigger productions that still have plenty soulful grit to them! The Joe Wilson tunes are just as strong – with a heavy bottom end to the rhythms, organ and vamping soul guitar in the mix, and uniquely emotive vocals from Chuck. The set's closed out by a trio of tunes by George Soule, solid, moody, a mix of soul, a bit of southern rock & pop, and Motown ballad influences. Really incredible stuff! Includes "Loneliness (Is A Friend Of Mine)", "Baby Please Don't Set Me Free", "You Can't Be In Two Places At The Same Time", "Once Up A Love Affair" and more by Chuck Brooks, "(Don't Let Them) Blow Your Mind", "Sweetness", "When A Man Cries", "Our Love Is Strong", "Don't Look Back", "Go On And Live", "Walking Away From True Love" and more by Joe Wilson, "Talking About Love", "The Easiest Think I've Ever Done" and "That's Why I'm A Man" by George Soule. 25 tracks in all! CD
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Shirley BrownFire & Ice ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $19.99
A great later set from Shirley Brown – an artist you might know best for her Stax work of the 70s, but who sounds wonderful here in a completely different mode! The album was done for Malaco at the end of the 80s, but it's got a vibe that's much more contemporary R&B than some of the label's other offerings – less bluesy soul, and more this cool, classy approach to soul music that really offers a new showcase for Shirley's great vocals. A number of tracks have a sweet new jack groove – which works surprisingly well for Brown – and titles include "King Size Love", "Silent Treatment", "What Cha Gonna Do When The Money Runs Out", "Tell Me Something Good", "Take Me To Your Heart", and "Anticipation". CD

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GC CameronGive Me Your Love ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderful later album from GC Cameron – a singer you might know best as the early lead in The Spinners – sounding quite different here in a Malaco Records setting! The album's got Cameron slow-stepping through some great mellow soul cuts – warm, sensuous tunes that work perfectly with his vocal approach – produced with just a few southern soul inflections by the team of Tommy Couch and Wolf Stevenson. The overall approach is light years from Detroit – and titles include "Let's Share", "Hearts & Flowers", "Give Me Your Love", "No Lovin Til Friday", "Love Trap", and "Night Like This In Georgia". CD

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✨✧ DuncansGonna Stay In Love ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $19.99
A real charmer from The Duncan Sisters – a set that's got a cool, classy vibe right from the start – and this great mode that mixes some older female harmony styles with more contemporary grooves – creating a nice sense of balance throughout! Our favorite cuts are the mellow numbers – which have the duo hit this kind of glow as they come together over gentle grooves – but their style seems equally well suited to the album's more upbeat cuts, too – which still echo some of the best female disco styles of the 70s. Production is tight, but never in a commercial way – and the album's a bit different than the usual Malaco outing of the time – but in a good way. Titles include "Gonna Stay In Love", "Let Me Be", "Communication", "Take The Heat", "If This Ain't Love", and "Lovin You Baby". CD

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FreedomFarther Than Imagination (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
An amazing, unjustly obscure bit of southern funky soul – played with kind of a club oriented groove, and a strong nod towards middle-period Earth, Wind, & Fire – a far different vibe than a lot of the southern soul on the Malaco label! The band has some nice harmony vocals over a jazzy bass-heavy style – and the record mixes uptempo funky tracks with smoother mellower ones. Includes the dancefloor cuts "Dance Sing Along" and "Get Up And Dance" – plus great mellow numbers like "Summer Memory" and "Wake Up Your Mind". Other titles include "Farther Than Imagination", "Know You Better" and "You've Just Got To Be The One". This CD version is loaded with bonus tracks – including the extended 12" mixes of "Dance Sing Along" and "Get Up And Dance" – plus rare singles "The Funktionary", "Come On And Dance", "At The Party", "Whodat" and "All For You". CD

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ZZ HillZZ Hill ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the lasting classics on the Malaco label – and a key album in helping the company take control of the southern soul market in the 80s! ZZ Hill sounds just as great here as he did on earlier records – amazing vocally, with that trademark rasp that comes in at just the best moments – and working with some relatively traditional instrumentation overall. There's few of the contemporary touches that Malaco would later bring to their music – and most of the backings feature just organ burning along nicely in the background with a quality inherited from Memphis and Muscle Shoals. Titles include "Bring It On Home To Me", "Separate Way", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Rolling Stone", "Bump & Grind", and "Please Don't Make Me". CD

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Fern KinneyFern ... LP
Malaco, 1981. Very Good ... $3.99
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Fern KinneyGroove Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
A standout classic from Fern Kinney – and a set that not only marked a big moment of evolution for southern soul, but also for the Mississippi scene as well! The set was recorded at the Malaco studios in Jackson, but has a vibe that's much closer to some of the TK Records material from Miami – that maturation of southern soul during the disco era – as warmer, more modern touches came into play with rootsier styles of vocals! Mike Lewis handled the string arrangements – giving the record the same disco vibe as some of his other work of the time, including Anita Ward's big debut – and Fern's vocals have this higher range than usual for a southern singer – almost more innately tuned towards clubby rhythms. Titles include a big hit remake of King Floyd's "Groove Me" – really marking the change from the original version – plus "Baby Let Me Kiss You", "Pillow Talk", "Sun Moon Rain", "Angel On The Ground", and "Under Fire". CD features bonus tracks "Let's Keep It Right There", "I Want You Back", "Movie Show", "Baby Let Me Kiss You (single)", "Sweet Life", "Tonight's The Night", and "Groove Me (single)". CD

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✨✧ Dorothy MooreDefinitely Dorothy ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
Dorothy Moore just keeps on getting better and better as the 70s move on – stretching past the more familiar southern soul modes of her earliest records, and picking up this hipper, more sophisticated style that should have easily gotten her much more widespread acclaim at the time! This late 70s album is filled with wonderful touches – some smooth LA-style arrangements at some moments, and some more stripped-down sweet soul styles at others – all at a level that shies away from all the traps that other soul singers were getting stuck in at the time – like soppy adult contemporary ballads or throwaway disco numbers. The record's got this really special, personal feel that seems to bring out a new depth in Moore's approach – and titles include "Lookin For A Lovin", "Rain", "Once Or Twice", "How'd We Ever Get This Way", "Can't Keep A Good Love Down", and "Sleeping Single In A Double Bed". CD

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Dorothy MooreDorothy Moore ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A great little record from Dorothy Moore – a singer who was to the emerging southern soul Malaco Records what Aretha Franklin was to Atlantic a few years before! Moore was one of the first really strong talents to emerge on the label – a great singer with a style that works equally well on deep soul, smooth soul, and uptempo material – all of which is brought into play here, with a well-rounded blend that makes for an extremely thoughtful outing. Moore's approach takes the hard soul diva approach into a more sophisticated vein, a bit like Jackie Moore a few years before, but pushing things even more strongly with a timeless vibe that never ges old. Titles include "Love Me", "I Believe In You", "Too Blind To See", "Loving You Is Just An Old Habit", and "For Old Time's Sake". CD
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✨✧ Dorothy MooreDorothy Moore ... LP
Malaco, 1977. Very Good ... $0.49
A great little record from Dorothy Moore – a singer who was to the emerging southern soul Malaco Records what Aretha Franklin was to Atlantic a few years before! Moore was one of the first really strong talents to emerge on the label – a great singer with a style that works equally well on deep soul, smooth soul, and uptempo material – all of which is brought into play here, with a well-rounded blend that makes for an extremely thoughtful outing. Moore's approach takes the hard soul diva approach into a more sophisticated vein, a bit like Jackie Moore a few years before, but pushing things even more strongly with a timeless vibe that never ges old. Titles include "Love Me", "I Believe In You", "Too Blind To See", "Loving You Is Just An Old Habit", and "For Old Time's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam, light wear and a bit of pen.)
Also available Dorothy Moore ... CD 19.99

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Dorothy MooreOnce Moore With Feeling ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
Mighty Malaco recordings from Dorothy Moore – one of the leading torch-bearers of the southern soul sound at the end of the 70s – and an artist who definitely knows how to keep things real! Backings are full, but never overdone – and although there's a slightly modern soul feel to some of the arrangements, they're never too slick or urban – more in that new level of sophistication that was hitting some of the southern singers of the time. Titles include "Special Occasion", "What Am I To Do", "Being Alone", "He Knows Just Where To Touch Me", "We Need More Loving Time", and "The Going Ups & The Coming Downs". CD

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Margaret ReynoldsThink About It Baby ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $19.99
Maybe the only full length set we've ever seen from Margaret Reynolds – a singer we know for deep soul work in the 70s, but who's coming across here with a bit more of a contemporary R&B vibe! The approach is filled with some strong 80s touches in the rhythms, which work especially well on the mellow tracks as they set a stepping pace that lets Reynolds then soar over the top in her own sort of way. The album's also got some upbeat numbers with lots of bass pedal riffs next to the keyboards – almost 80s clubby, but a bit more restrained – and titles include "Think About It Baby", "Keep In Touch", "Still In Love", "Natural Love", "Get Ready", "I Want You", and "I'll Do Anything". CD

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Sho NuffTonite (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A southern funky nugget from Sho-Nuff – issued at an early 80s point when the Malaco label was open to other modes besides just blues and deep soul! The record's got a tight clubby crackle that feels like something from the New York indie scene of the time – a lean groove that's very post-disco – and which has snapping basslines and keyboard bits mixing well with the group's use of two different lead singers, each with a different range! These two voices rise together in a great way, then trade off too – which creates a playful lyrical vibe that really matches the upbeat spirit of the music. Titles include "Tonite", "It's Alright", "Smile", "Let's Love", "What Am I Gonna Do", and "Dancin Funn". CD

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Tommy TateHold On ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A real killer from Tommy Tate – perhaps the greatest record ever from this overlooked southern soul singer – and a real lost gem in the Malaco Records catalog! Tommy wrote most of the songs himself – and he turns out to be a hell of a writer, too – very much on a par with folks like George Jackson or Sam Dees on the scene at the time – and the production of the album is very laidback and open – allowing Tate's vocals to really grow, flow, and find their own sort of space – the kind of stripped-down deep soul session that was hardly being recorded at the time. The whole thing's great – a real feather in Tommy's cap, and the kind of record that could easily stand next to southern soul classics on Atlantic – and titles include "A Thousand Things To Say", "All A Part Of Growing Up", "Little Boy", "My Wife", "Friend Of Mine", "Do You Think There's A Chance",a nd "Hold On". CD

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorGood Love ... CD
Malaco, 1996. Used ... $3.99
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Ruby WilsonRuby Wilson ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $19.99
A great one from Ruby Wilson – a lesser-known soul singer from Texas, sounding great here in an early 80s set recorded at Malaco! Wilson's got this full, rich approach that's right up there with classic deep soul divas – and it's a perfect fit for the mix of modern and southern styles that Malaco was laying down at the times – full on the groovers, which almost feel like late run club tracks that would have hit bigger a few years before – and even more powerful on the straighter soul tracks, which include numbers by George Jackson and Jackie Verdell. Titles include "Love Has Come", "Bluer Than Blue", "Seeing You Again", "Why Not Give Me A Chance", "The Feelin's Still There", and "I Thought I Would Never Find Love". CD

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✨✧ Eddie FloydEddie Floyd Experience ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked later set from Stax Records giant Eddie Floyd – a Malaco records album that has Eddie transforming his sound nicely for the time – picking up a slightly clubby groove while he still keeps his vocals right on the money! Arrangements are by Wardell Quezerque, who keeps plenty of southern soul roots at the core – while also bringing in a modern soul approach that's quite different than the Eddie Floyd sound of a decade before. Production is by Floyd and Mack Rice – and the pair also wrote most of the songs on the set, some great original material that really helps strengthen this new voice of Eddie's. Titles include "Prove it To Me", "Feel My Body", "Take A Chance On Me", and "You're Gonna Walk Out On Me". CD

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✨✧ Greens IIIRazor ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Three gals – all named Greene – coming together in a sweet 80s update of girl group modes! There's a style here that's definitely in the same territory as the Mary Jane Girls – lots of catchy lyrics and sweet bubbling electro rhythms – but the girls also have this really stripped-down style that's very much their own – and which makes the whole album feel like finding a batch of obscure indie soul 45s from the period – filled with tunes that might have made the big time, had they gotten a little more push and polish. Yet it's that lack of polish we like the best about the record, and which sets it apart from the mainstream pack – and titles include "Be Mine", "You Want My Body", "3D", "Falling In Love", and "Burn This Place". CD

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✨✧ LatimoreI'll Do Anything For You ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Latimore was one of those singers who never stopped being great – and even here, on a small release that never got him the fame of his 70s albums, he still sounds wonderful! His voice is sublime – easily one of the most distinct in southern soul, with an ability to be raspy and nasty one minute, and warm and smooth the next – set up here in backings that showcase the newer modes of soul that Malaco were forging at the time – which seems to work perfect for Latimore. Titles include a smooth stepping version of "Let's Straighten It Out", plus "We Don't Make Love Anymore", "Take Me Down", "I'll Do Anything For You", and "Hell Fire Lovin". CD

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✨✧ David St. GeorgeVoices Of Dr Dave ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure electro set from the Malaco family of labels – one recorded in Philly, not down in Jackson – with a vibe that's a nice mix of southern styles and more contemporary 80s grooves! Dr Dave has this surprisingly rich vocal style that steps along nicely over keyboards and electric rhythms – catchy, upbeat, but still nicely down to earth – and kind of an indie reflection of some of the bigger soul modes of the time. The lean keys are especially nice – and often bubble along with their own warmth before David's vocals come into the mix – and his deeper soul approach grounds the tunes in this wonderful way on the midtempo numbers, with more class and care than you might guess. Titles include "Lovers & Strangers", "Urban Girls", "Be My Girl", "Since You've Been Gone", "Love Stimulation", and "24 Hour Love Affair". CD
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✨✧ Roger HatcherR&Better (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Guiness/KTI (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Really great work from Roger Hatcher – the much lesser-known brother of Motown singer Edwin Starr – and a Detroit artist with a much more down to earth vibe! This rare album is one of the few ever recorded for the short-lived Guiness Records label – who also gave the world Newban – and it's got a sweet, laidback sort of groove that's almost in a hip southern soul mode – a bit of the best Malaco style, mixed with maybe some of the wonderful Don Davis modes that were coming from Detroit at the time. Hatcher's voice has this wonderful crackle that's even more wonderful on some of the album's more righteous tracks – but it also works well on the mellower ones too – and titles include "I'm A Junkie For Your Love", "Daylight Savings Time", "Struttin", "My Thang", "Kung Fu & You Too", "You Must Have Come From Heaven", and "Your Love Is A Masterpiece". CD

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David HudsonTo You Honey – Honey With Love ... CD
Alston/Warner (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A great collection of work by singer David Hudson – a great vocalist who recorded for TK during the end of the label's hit years, and in a mode that was quite different than other artists on the Miami scene at the time! The groove here is sweet and smooth modern soul – done with a great mellow approach that clearly draws from the styles forged by Latimore for TK during the earlier part of the 70s, but which also borrows nicely from some of the work going on up north at the time. There's still some great Miami soul touches in the work – especially in the guitar lines and the way the rhythms flow out in a mellow and warm mode – but the album's also got a mature, sophisticated groove that we really love – and which is a nice contrast to the way that southern soul was changing over at the Malaco studios at the time. Titles include "I Have Never Loved A Woman", "When I'm Loving You", "Let Me Wrap You In My Love", "Scratch My Back", "Ease Up", and the hit "Honey Honey". CD

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Syl JohnsonSyl Johnson With Melody Whittle ... CD
Twinight, 2013. Used ... $4.99
Syl Johnson, back in action and sounding great – and working here with key help from the younger generation too! As the title indicates, Johnson's singing here with up-and-coming vocalist Melody Whittle – a contemporary artist, but one with deep soul touches that work perfectly with Syl's classic approach – all wrapped up here with a style that's partly old school, and partly that modern evolution of the southern soul style you might find on a label like Malaco – further proof that Johnson just keeps on growing after all these years! Daughter Syleena makes an appearance on the set, and shades things in with some of her own flavors too – and titles include a few remakes of old tracks too. Tracks include "Mr Invisible", "I'm With You Too", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "Is It Because I'm Black 2006", "Ms Fine Brown Frame", "Loving On The Run", "Baby I'm Scared Of You", "Goodie Goodie Good Times", "Mellow Down Easy", "I'm Just A Freak For You", and "Just Make Love To You". CD

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King FloydKing Floyd ... CD
Cotillion (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the best-remembered moments from the mighty King Floyd – a southern soul singer who came into the game slightly later than some of his Atlantic Records contemporaries, but who still packs a punch that's right up there with the best of them! The album's best known for the huge hit "Groove Me" – a slinky, catchy tune that's gotten King plenty of play over the years – but the whole thing is pretty darn great, and shows a new sound and style of southern soul coming into play – as Floyd's working in Jackson, at the Malaco Studios, with Wardell Quezergue producing – in a sound that's a bit free of some of the more obvious Memphis and Muscle Shoals modes, yet without any of the cliches that would later hold some folks back too. King balances things perfectly throughout – and in addition to "Groove Me", the set also features "Let Us Be", "Messing Up My Mind", "What Our Love Needs", and "Don't Leave Me Lonely". CD

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✨✧ King FloydWell Done ... CD
Chimneyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from King Floyd – post-Stax, post-Atlantic, but still sounding great here – with that undeniable charm that always makes his records sound so great! Floyd's got a way of singing that's deep, but also a bit effervescent too – this crackling sort of energy in the way he puts over a lyric, even bluer one – which really gets some great support here from a small backing combo at Malaco, who can really hit the right sort of "Groove Me" mode at times! The set's a great example of the way that Malaco easily picked up the torch when those other two labels were starting to lose their coverage of the south – and King's very much at home on a sweet set of tunes that include "I'm Gonna Fall In Love With You", "I Don't Think I Could Face It", "I Feel Like Dynamite", "Movin' On Strong", "So True", "Can't Give It Up", and "Try Me". Nice photo of some ribs on the cover, too! CD

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Natural HighNatural High 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chimneyville/Clinck (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
An obscure little modern soul groover – with a jazzy funk touch that you wouldn't expect from a record cut at Malaco Studios and released on the southern soul heavy Chimneyville imprint – usually home to much rootsier material! The group's got a soaring groove – with a lot of uptempo moments and few mellower ones – always exuberant, and filled with a sense of joy and power that really comes through right away! The groove is upbeat, and has the same sense of positive energy you'll find in the lyrics and tight instrumentation – and titles include "Dance To The Funk", "Come & Go Away With Me", "You Make Me So Happy", "Reachin Out", "Time Is Wasting", "Don't Be Lonely", and "Trust In Me". CD features 4 bonus tracks – "Flying Too High", "I Don't Love Nobody But You", "The Whole World Is Dancin'" and "That's Why". CD

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Irma ThomasFull Time Woman – The Lost Cotillion Album ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A full album's worth of material from the legendary Irma Thomas – most of it never heard before! Irma got her start as one of the most important female soul singers from New Orleans in the 60s – but the music here was all recorded for Atlantic Records at the start of the 70s – at a time when Irma was really ready to explore new ideas and stretch out creatively! All the depth of her older vocals is very much in place – and the collection features this really surprising range of settings for Thomas to groove on – dates recorded in Detroit, Philly, Miami, and at the Malaco studios in Jackson – each of which showcase another side of the singer, and almost act like a roadmap for the directions of soul music at the start of the 70s. Two tracks here were issued on a single – "Full Time Woman" and "She's Taken My Part" – but it's all the other unreleased tracks we really love, especially some of the more urban-styled material that makes a nice change from more southern soul modes we usually hear from Irma. Titles include "Try To Be Thankful", "Shadow Of The Sun", "Waiting For Someone", "Our Love Don't Come That Easy", "Time After Time", "Tell ME Again", "Could It Be Differently", "A Song For No Name", and "Adam & Eve". CD

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Marva WrightDo Right Woman – The Soul Of New Orleans ... CD
Skyranch/Shout (UK), 1993. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Down home soul from New Orleans vocalist Marva Wright – an album that was recorded in the early 90s, but with music styles that stretch many years back! Overall, the production and instrumentation is relatively modern – a bit in the Malaco Records mode of later years – but most of the numbers have a R&B approach that's great for Marva's gospel-trained vocals – as full and rich as you might expect from her picture on the cover, and recorded here with a nice sense of grit amidst the more professional arrangements. Titles include "What's Wrong", "Three Times", "Can't Nobody Love You", "It's Gonna Be All Right", "Before I Met You", "Born With The Blues", "The Glitter Queen", and "Been & Gone". CD

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✨✧ Soul ChildrenWhere Is Your Woman Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In their post-Stax years, the Soul Children became a trio, and were trying for a smoother group soul sound on the Epic label. Sometimes this meant that the tracks got a little uptempo, in hopes of a crossover hit – but mostly, it meant that they were taking advantage of some of the changing sounds of the south, and turning from a raw soul group into a smoother one. This session features production by David Porter at Malaco studios, with the kind of mellow slightly funky vibe that the studio was perfect at for a few years. Titles include "Take Me Make Me", "Head On Collision", "Where Is Your Woman Tonight", "There Always", and "You Don't Need A Ring". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jesse JamesI Lost My Baby On Facebook ... CD
Gunsmoke, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The great Jesse James keeps on going – with a sound that's every bit as good as the old days, even though he's updated his lyrics to include the world of Facebook! James is part of a great deep soul underground – an artist who was a soul singer back in the 60s, but who's moved into more of a bluesy vibe over the decades – but in a style that still has plenty of southern soul in the mix, like some of the excellent 80s material on the Malaco label. The album's issued on the tiny Gunsmoke label, but has a great sound that rivals the bigger indies – as well as a hell of a lot of charm, as you might guess from the cover. Titles include "Can I Still Be Your Friend", "You're All In My Dreams", "Hate Will Destroy The World", "Why Do U Have 2 Lie", "It Doesn't Seem Like Xmas 2 Me", and "I Lost My Baby On Facebook". CD

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✨✧ King FloydThink About It ... CD
Chimneyville/Atco (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album from King Floyd – possibly his best, and proof that the harder side of southern soul sound was still alive and well in the 70s! The record was one of the first few big ones to come out of the Malaco studios in Jackson – which would soon become one of the biggest hubs of southern soul production after the slowdown at Memphis and Muscle Shoals – and Floyd's kicking it hard in a way that would make Otis Redding or Arthur Conley proud. The backings are mighty tight, but in a way that's much fresher than some of the bigger southern studios of the time – and titles include a great cover of Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle", which begins with a great breakbeat – plus "Here it Is", "Woman Don't Go Astray", "Do Your Feeling", "You've Got Me", and "Think About It". CD

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