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✨✧ CP Love/Jimmy DobbinsMalaco Soul Brothers Vol 2 – Rare & Previously Unissued Tracks ... CD
Malaco/Soulscape (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two rare soul brothers back to back – presented here with rare and previously unissued tracks, all pulled from the Malaco Records archive! First up is CP Love – an artist who never got much circulation up north, but whose talents easily rank with the best of the 70s southern soul generation – a singer with a great way of putting over a mellow tune by often moving with a slightly gentle groove, and doing a good job of avoiding any overdone cliches. Love only ever issued one single with Malaco, but the set features 9 cuts in all – a huge amount of rare material, on titles that include "I Found All These Things", "Never Been In Love Before", "Your Life Without Her", "So Glad You're Gone", "These Uncertain Years", "Every Man's Dream", "Coming Down With Another Heartache", and "You Make Me Feel Like A Man In Love". Jimmy Dobbins is a singer with a nice sort of bite in his vocals – bluesy undercurrents at the bottom, but a bit of a punch on the top – almost a Chicago west side soul approach, which works very well for the Malaco grooves here. A few singles were issued in the 70s, and these are mixed with other unissued cuts on this set – 8 numbers that include "Sweet Love", "Try It Again", "Sugar Bear", "Finally", "Teasin You", "Understanding", "A Quitter Never Wins", and "Wrong Road". CD
 
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Bobby Blue BlandMidnight Run ... CD
Malaco, 1989. Used ... $9.99
(Blues, Soul) CD

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Tyrone DavisRelaxin' With Tyrone ... CD
Malaco, 2000. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Please note that the spines are missing from the traycard artwork.)

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Bebe & Cece WinansStill ... CD
BC/Malaco, 2009. Used ... $3.99
(Gospel, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Bobby BlandMemphis Monday Morning ... CD
Malaco, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Blues, Soul) CD

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✨✧ PowerPower ... CD
Malaco, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from the early 80s Malaco catalog – a set that's got more of a mid 70s funky soul feel overall, with just the right mix of upbeat cuts and ballads! These guys can actually harmonize wonderfully on the mellow numbers – with a compelling approach that's right up there with the best male groups of a few years before – but they're also tight enough to step out strongly on the groovers, all without losing their sharpness on the vocal tip – with a warm feel that's more indie club from the 70s than you'd guess from the label or the date. Titles include "Hott", "Groovin", "Old Fashioned Girl", "Betcha Didn't Know That", "I Can't Stop", and "My World". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ ZZ HillDown Home ... LP
Malaco, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Produced by Tommy Couch, with tracks that include ZZ's classic "Down Home Blues" – plus "Givin It Up For Your Love", "Woman Don't Go Astray", "When It Rains It Pours", and "Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Little MiltonLittle Milton's Greatest Hits ... CD
Malaco, 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Blues, Soul) CD
 
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William BellRelating ... LP
Stax, 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great return to basics for William Bell – and an album recorded with a warm, intimate quality that we really love! The vibe here is almost in the style of some of the growing Malaco work coming out of the Jackson scene – with a sound that's smooth, but somehow even more deeply soulful than before – lots of room up top for the lead vocals to come across with a sense of personal commitment – but also some full, rich backings that include organ, guitars, and even a bit of strings. Rhodes Chalmers Rhodes back William up on most tracks – and titles include "Lovin On Borrowed Time", "Getting What You Want", "Such A Fever", "Drinkin & Thinkin", and "Nobody But You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Willie ClaytonCrossroad Of The Blues ... CD
KES, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
Always-great work from Willie Clayton – a blues singer in scene, but one who often works with a sound that's equal part southern soul – especially that late 70s moment when some of the older southern soul singers moved onto the Malaco Records blues scene! Willie's recorded with Otis Clay in the past, and you can definitely hear a level of vocal phrasing that lives up to Clay's legacy – set to instrumentation that's a bit more Chicago electric blues overall, but well-crafted, without any sense of cliche. Titles include "We Had A Good Thang", "Keep On Loving Me", "Two Wrongs Don't Make It Right", "Backside Of Fifty", "Bartender Blues", and "Sneaking & Creeping". (Blues, Soul) CD

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Thelma HoustonSummer Nights EP ... CD
Preservation/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
Fantastic work from Thelma Houston – material recorded in 1980, but never issued at the time – and maybe even better than most of Thelma's own records from the period! The tracks were recorded at Muscle Shoals, with tight production by Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford – in a way that's nice and lean, but still very professionally done (these definitely aren't demo tracks!) – and which really showcase the deeper currents of Thelma's vocals! Most tracks have a midtempo groove, and a slight current of southern funk in the mix – nicely less commercial than some of Houston's bigger hits, and with a richness that feels more like some lost modern soul gem recorded for a southern label like TK or Malaco. The vinyl-only EP features 5 tracks in all – "Summer Nights", "Touch Me While I'm Dancing", "No Love In The Morning", "Slippin Up Slippin Around", and "Regrets". CD
Also available Summer Nights EP (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Thelma HoustonSummer Nights EP (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Preservation (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $23.99 25.99
Fantastic work from Thelma Houston – material recorded in 1980, but never issued at the time – and maybe even better than most of Thelma's own records from the period! The tracks were recorded at Muscle Shoals, with tight production by Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford – in a way that's nice and lean, but still very professionally done (these definitely aren't demo tracks!) – and which really showcase the deeper currents of Thelma's vocals! Most tracks have a midtempo groove, and a slight current of southern funk in the mix – nicely less commercial than some of Houston's bigger hits, and with a richness that feels more like some lost modern soul gem recorded for a southern label like TK or Malaco. The vinyl-only EP features 5 tracks in all – "Summer Nights", "Touch Me While I'm Dancing", "No Love In The Morning", "Slippin Up Slippin Around", and "Regrets". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Summer Nights EP ... CD 19.99

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Bettye LavetteTell Me A Lie ... CD
Motown/Reel Music, 1982. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A rare set from legendary southern soul diva Betty Lavette – recorded as a one-off for Motown in the early 80s, but done in a deep soul style that has plenty of 70s touches! The feel here is almost in the Malaco mode – southern soul, but with some more sophisticated modern touches – an approach which takes Betty's great vocals and makes them come across with a warm, sensuous glow that's really great. And if you've got any doubts about the date of the record, or the label it's on, shelve them now – because this is a great record with plenty of wonderful mellow soul numbers that display a whole new side of Betty's talents – every bit as great as her earlier work for rootsier labels, and proof that she was always a shining star in the deep soul scene, no matter what the setting! Titles include "I Like It Like That", "Tell Me A Lie", "Right In The Middle", "Either Way We Lose", "Suspicions", and "Before I Knew Your Name". CD

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Bobby RushSue ... LP
LaJam, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
One of Bobby's greatest albums – a mix of electric blues and southern soul, forged in the heat of the Malaco studios in Jackson! The album's titled after Rush's incredible 8 minute track "Sue" – a tale of young love that has a hilarious monologue in the middle about this "high stool/low stool" trick that's worth the price of the album alone. Other tracks include "Think (parts 1 & 2)", "Talk To Your Daughter", "In The Morning", "Straddle The Fence", and "Be Still". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on front.)

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeHomeland ... CD
Bizarre, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A near-lost comeback effort from Solomon Burke – recorded at the start of the 90s for the mostly-rock Bizarre label, but a surprisingly well-done set overall! The mode here is often in that southern soul revival style used by Malaco heavily in the 80s and 90s – an approach that sounded a bit unusual for Solomon at the time, but which has a nicely aged appeal here. Instrumentation is sometimes modern – at least for the time – but given that Burke was hardly recording secular soul albums in the 80s, the record's kind of like the one he never got to make from that decade, with instrumentation that's sometimes a bit electric, but vocals that haven't faltered a bit! Titles include "Baby Please Don't Cry", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Make It Up To You", "Stayin Away", "Home Land", "I'll Be There", and "Love Ain't No Easy Place To Be". CD

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✨✧ Mississippi Fred McDowellI Do Not Play No Rock N Roll (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Mississippi Fred McDowell – a set that was issued on a big label, but which has a wonderfully rootsy feel throughout – in a way that almost out-does any work from the indie blues labels of the time! The package was put together by Tommy Couch as an early Malaco production – but it's even more stripped-down than later blues work from those studios – as it features mostly just Fred on vocals and guitar, introducing himself and his music – then working through these incredible inflections on electric guitar, which are as far from the rockish sound of all the crossover blues that McDowell promises he won't provide in the title! Really timeless stuff, brilliantly recorded – with cuts that include "Red Cross Store", "61 Highway", "Jesus Is On The Mainline", "Kokomo Me Baby", and "Good Morning Little School Girl". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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