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Jewel Bass/Dorothy MooreMalaco Soul Sisters ... CD
Malaco/Soulscape (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Incredible material from a pair of underappreciated queens of Mississippi soul – 70s Malaco material from Jewel Bass and Dorothy Moore – together on this excellent compilation from Soulscape! Jewel Bass started as a session singer in her teen years, and recorded precious little material as a solo star, making these Malaco singles all the more precious! She pulls off a number of styles on a dozen tracks here equally well, from soaringly soulful ballads to funkier numbers, raw groovers to more polished gems. In contrast, Dorothy Moore made a bigger impact sales wise in the mid 70s, but still overlooked by history – and she's another versatile singer who could pull of perfect female southern soul with big choruses and achingly soulful melodies, tearful ballads, and more uptempo numbers. Jewel Bass songs include "All Good Things Must Come To An End", "Sugar Britches", "Let Your Love Rain Down On Me", "It's Been A Long Time Coming", "Seeing You Again", "I'm Worried" and more. Dorothy Moore tracks include "See How They've Done My Love", "Same Old Feeling", "Cry Like A Baby", "Two Of A Kind", "I Know", "Diamonds" and more. 21 tracks in all, plus a cool unlisted track with Dorothy Moore plugging the US Navy, with her hit "Misty Blue" in the background! CD

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CP Love/Jimmy DobbinsMalaco Soul Brothers Vol 2 – Rare & Previously Unissued Tracks ... CD
Malaco/Soulscape (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
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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✨✧ VariousMalaco Deep Soul Collection – Rare & Unreleased Singles ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heavenly set of southern soul – a package that pulls together a wealth of rare and unreleased singles from the Malaco label – that important Jackson, Mississippi imprint that took on the deeper sounds of the 70s – after the Memphis and Muscle Shoals scenes were losing steam! Some of the artists here are ones who would have ended up on Stax or Volt, had the labels still been going at the time – and instead found a great home on Malaco, a company who also had a great legacy of work in southern blues, and really knew how to bring out the best in a strong-voiced singer! Yet despite that side of the label, the music here is all-soul all the way through – not some of the soul/blues hybrids that Malaco could do well, and instead amazing deep soul, handled with a new sort of sophistication for the 70s! The sound is wonderful throughout – and the set features loads of cuts we'd never heard before – 18 titles that include "Overflowing" by Jewel Bass, "Ain't No Love For Sale" by Tommy Tate, "Sour Love Bitter Sweet" by Joe Wilson, "Lovin On Borrowed Time" by Anita Mitchell, "Got To Find The Nerve" by Hank Sample, "Two Of A Kind" by Dorothy Moore, "Once Upon A Love Affair" by Chuck Brooks, "That's How Much I Love You" by Eddie Houston, and "Talkin About Love" by George Soule. CD

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✨✧ VariousAmerica's Most Wanted Vol 1 – Malaco Soul Fugitives ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant little compilation – despite the title – one that showcases some of the best work from the legendary Jackson scene of the 70s! As the Memphis and Muscle Shoals scenes were beginning to slow down after years of great soul records in the 60s, Jackson, Mississippi picked up the slack – thanks to the mighty might Malaco Studios! And while the Malaco name later became more associated with the label of the same name – and put out some great blues and soul albums in the 80s – back in the early years, the studio was more of an overall crossroads for many different styles of southern soul, and opened its gates to loads of excellent talent that wasn't getting recorded elsewhere. The depth of the set will really surprise you, as there's some tracks that have a straighter southern soul, but others with styles that are a bit more modern, sophisticated, and at times, even sound a bit like work coming out from east coast indie labels of the period. The set's got 21 tracks in all – filled with sublime work that represents some of the best of the indie scene of the south at the time, most of which you've probably never heard before, plus a few more modern numbers that are equally great! Titles include "Don't Matter To Me" by Billy Cee, "Calling For Your Love" by The Enticers, "All The Way In Love With You" by Ray Crumley, "Standing In The Wings Of A Heartache" by Ted Taylor, "I'm Gonna Love You More" by Richard Caiton, "Foot Loose & Fancy Free" by Carolyn Hudson, "Last Minute Plans" by Chuck Brooks, "Get Some Understanding" by Patrick Green, "When We Touch" by Floyd Taylor, "Kiss & Tell" by Stan Mosley, and "What Do We Have To Lose" by Sam Dees. CD
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✨✧ Bobby BlandAfter All ... LP
Malaco, 1986. Good+ ... $0.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Denise LaSalleLove Me Right ... LP
Malaco, 1992. Very Good ... $0.99
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✨✧ Denise LaSalleStill Trapped ... LP
Malaco, 1990. Very Good ... $2.99
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Dorothy MooreDefinitely Dorothy ... LP
Malaco, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorIn Control ... LP
Malaco, 1988. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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Ruby WilsonRuby Wilson ... LP
Malaco, 1981. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ LatimoreEvery Way But Wrong ... LP
Malaco, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
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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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Ralph Soul JacksonAlabama Love Man ... LP
Rabbit Factory, 2012. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The return of a legend – or maybe more accurately, the first time this legend's ever really gotten his due! Ralph Jackson's been working in the Alabama soul underground for decades – yet this smoking album may well be the first time he's ever really gotten out front, and able to do his thing – working with a tight group of younger musicians who really respect the southern soul vibe that Ralph's going for – and help him hit a really great sound in the process! The set's a soul record through and through – not one of these modern funk workouts with an old singer thrown into the mix – but the kind of old school album you'd hear from Malaco or Criteria Studios – particularly during that point when deep soul was growing up in the 70s. Production and arrangements are right on the money – and all tunes are written by Jackson, save for one totally great cover of The Ides Of March classic "Vehicle"! Other titles include "You've Been Very Good To Me", "Searching", "For Just One Second", "I Can't Leave Your Love Alone", "I'll Take Care Of You", and "There Must Be A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby RushSue ... LP
LaJam, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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

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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)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Bettye LavetteTell Me A Lie ... CD
Motown/Reel Music, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Joyce LawsonJoyce Lawson ... LP
Mutt & Jeff, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums we've ever seen on Joey Jefferson's Mutt & Jeff label – and a smooth bit of southern soul from Joyce Lawson. The set was recorded in LA, but it's got a feel that's very similar to work coming out of the Malaco scene in Jackson at the time – older southern soul styles infused with some of the more modern production techniques of the time. Titles include "Love Uprising", "Passion", "Stop Dogging Me", and "Try Me Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album

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