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MazeLive In Los Angeles ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
If you've ever wondered why Maze cut so many live albums in their career, listen to this one and wonder no further. This great live set recorded in LA is filled with the kind of tight, yet mellow soul grooves that made the group huge in the late 70's and early 80's. The live performances add new life to older favorites, and they open up the songs a bit more than other live albums by contemporary soul performers. With (of course) "Joy And Pain", plus "Running Away", "Happy Feelings", "We Are One", and "I Wanna Be With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ MazeGolden Time Of Day ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Frankie Beverly and Maze! The record is one of the group's best, and has a wonderful mellow groove that's totally on the money on nearly every cut – a mature, sophisticated approach to soul that really made Maze a standout act at the end of the 70s! There's a slight jazzy vibe running through most of the record, supported with warmly flowing grooves, impeccable songwriting, and great vocals from Frankie all the way through. Titles include the excellent track "Golden Time Of Day", one of those slinky modern soul midtempo numbers that were one of the best things about the late 70s soul years – plus the tunes "I Need You", "I Wish You Well", and "Travelin Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a few creases.)

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✨✧ MazeInspiration ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work from Frankie Beverly and Maze – smooth, mellow, and perfectly put together, with a level of care and class that you'd be hard pressed to find in many of the group's contemporaries! The album's not one of the group's most famous, but that makes it even more of a treat, as you'll find some nice lesser-known cuts on here that really sparkle. Features the cut "Lovely Inspiration", in vocal and instrumental versions, plus "Woman Is A Wonder", "Ain't It Strange", and "Call On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
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✨✧ Con Funk ShunCon Funk Shun/Secrets (plus bonus track) ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A super-funky set – two vintage albums from Con Funk Shun – back to back on a single CD! The self-titled Con Funk Shun album is quite different than their later, better known hits! The group sure knew how to slap that bass, even back on this first album for Mercury – but then again, they – along with other big Mercury groups like The Ohio Players – were pioneering the bass-heavy sound that would influence countless bands over the next decade in soul. This first album's actually one of the group's best, with some nice rough edges that we like even more than the smoother sound of later albums. And oddly, some of our favorite cuts are the mellower ones – like the smooth jazzy instrumental "Foley Park", which has a nice moogy solo in the middle. Other good mellow cuts include "Another World", which almost has a "Summer Madness" quality to it, plus "Forever Just Ain't Long Enough" and "Never Be The Same". Secrets is a great early album from Con Funk Shun – a mix of funkier tunes and some excellent smooth modern ones in step with the mellower work by Cameo or Maze – done with more soaringly emotional sounds that moves beyond their peers! A love for earlier 70s styles might be what pushes Secrets above and beyond – honest, intimate, and at times just more focused in the vocals department than both the funky soul groups of the time and the quiet storm singers of the approaching early 80s – and still doesn't spare the bass, horns and funky interplay! High points include the closing instrumental "Indian Summer Love" and funky centerpiece "Ffun" –plus "Doowhachawannadoo", "Who Has The Time", "Secrets", "Tear In My Eye" and "I'll Set You Out OK". CD also features a bonus track – "Ffun (12" version)" – a clubby killer! CD

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✨✧ SwitchBest Of Switch ... CD
Motown, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Motown's leading hopes in the early 80s soul scene, and for good reason too! These guys have a wonderfully well-rounded approach – great on ballads and even more compelling on groovers – a balance here that puts them proudly in the company of contemporaries like Maze or Slave, with a sound that's sometimes right in the middle of both. Titles include "Don't Take My Love Away", "There'll Never Be", "I Wanna Be Closer", "Best Beat In Town", "I Call Your Name", "You & I", and "My Friend In the Sky". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SwitchReaching For Tomorrow ... CD
Gordy (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Switch – one of Motown's leading hopes in the early 80s soul scene, and for good reason too! These guys have a wonderfully well-rounded approach – great on ballads and even more compelling on groovers – a balance here that puts them proudly in the company of contemporaries like Maze or Slave, with a sound that's sometimes right in the middle of both. We love the mellow cuts especially, as they really give the group a chance to show off their vocal chops – and singers include both Bobby and Tommy DeBarge. Titles include "Keep Movin On", "Get Back With You", "Don't Take My Love Away", "I Finally Found Someone New", and "My Friend In the Sky". CD

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✨✧ Con Funk ShunSecrets ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great early album from Con Funk Shun – a mix of funkier tunes and some excellent smooth modern ones in step with the mellower work by Cameo or Maze – done with more soaringly emotional sounds that moves beyond their peers! A love for earlier 70s styles might be what pushes Secrets above and beyond – honest, intimate, and at times just more focused in the vocals department than both the funky soul groups of the time and the quiet storm singers of the approaching early 80s – and still doesn't spare the bass, horns and funky interplay! High points include the closing instrumental "Indian Summer Love" and funky centerpiece "Ffun" –plus "Doowhachawannadoo", "Who Has The Time", "Secrets", "Tear In My Eye" and "I'll Set You Out OK". CD
 
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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and Afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth, Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid-70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Shining Star (future star)", "All About Love (first impressions)", "Happy Feelin (anatomy of a groove)", "Caribou Chaser (jazzy jam)", and "That's The Way Of The World (Latin expedition)". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World ... LP
CBS, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and Afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth, Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid-70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Also available That's The Way Of The World (Japanese pressing) ... CD

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✨✧ ParliamentFunkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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

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✨✧ VariousSoul Vocal Group Delights 9 – Dancer's Choice ... CD
Soul Time, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet harmony soul – and a great little set, whether you're a dancer or not! The package picks up the pace from the series' mellower "Lovers" line – and pushes the groove up a bit, but not into total Northern Soul mode. The result is a great sound that lies nicely between 60s dancefloor soul and late 70s disco – the cream of the sweet and mellow group grooves that we love so much from the early 70s! Titles include "I'm So Glad" by The Fuzz, "Shadow Of A Memory" by 21st Century, "Do You Have The Time" by The Younghearts, "Ain't It Baby" by Kenny Gamble & The Romeos, "I've Been Trying" by The Soul Chants, "I'm So Afraid" by The Opals, "It's Been A Long Time Between Kisses" by Bob Brady & The Concords, "I've Got Love For You Baby" by The Commands, and "Without A Warning" by The Amazers. 22 tracks in all! CD
(Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid 70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Shining Star (future star)", "All About Love (first impressions)", "Happy Feelin (anatomy of a groove)", "Caribou Chaser (jazzy jam)", and "That's The Way Of The World (Latin expedition)". CD
Also available That's The Way Of The World (Japanese pressing) ... CD

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✨✧ William Smoke HowardGive Me Your Heart ... CD
Swing City, 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet surprise from William Smoke Howard – once known as the lead singer of The Ebonys, now stepping out as a great solo act on his own! Given the span of years since we last heard Smoke with The Ebonys, we're amazed how great his vocals are – tight, focused, but with that nicely human quality that always made his former group so great – a way of being together, yet never too smooth – which really works well for the approach of the backings. The style is definitely contemporary, but with enough classic touches too – and just like the old days for pure Philly soul, the set's got a nice balance of uptempo groovers and mellow ballad tracks. Titles include "Backin Up", "Give Me Your Heart", "Treasure", "Deeper", "I Love Your Melody", "Say It", and "What Did You Do Today" – plus a few remix tracks too. CD
 
 
 



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