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✨✧ Crown Heights AffairThink Positive ... LP
De-Lite, 1982. Near Mint- ... $29.99
It's past the disco years, and Crown Heights Affair have emerged nicely – with a sweet modern soul style that's got a bit of 80s groove, and which shows a lot more soul than some of their earlier work! The band's singing in a sweet harmony style that works very well with the music – and we might be tempted to compare this one to some of the great early 80s Philly International work by The Stylistics and The Futures! Titles include "Heart Upside Down", "Somebody Tell Me What To Do", "Let Me Ride On The Wave Of Your Love", and "I Got Somethin For Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
Also available Think Positive (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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Crown Heights AffairThink Positive (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $22.99
It's past the disco years, and Crown Heights Affair have emerged nicely – with a sweet modern soul style that's got a bit of 80s groove, and which shows a lot more soul than some of their earlier work! The band's singing in a sweet harmony style that works very well with the music – and we might be tempted to compare this one to some of the great early 80s Philly International work by The Stylistics and The Futures! Titles include "Heart Upside Down", "Somebody Tell Me What To Do", "Let Me Ride On The Wave Of Your Love", and "I Got Somethin For Ya". CD features three bonus tracks – "Let Me Ride On The Waves Of Your Love (orig 12" version)", "Somebody Tell Me What To Do (single version)", and "Wine & Dine You (single version)". CD
Also available Think Positive ... LP 29.99

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Detroit EmeraldsI Think Of You – The Westbound Singles 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Westbound (UK), New Copy ... About September 25, 2017
... CD

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Satisfaction UnlimitedThink Of The Children ... LP
Hot Wax, 1972. Good ... $14.99
A really compelling little set from Satisfaction Unlimited – a group we only know from this one corker of a record on the Hot Wax label! The style's a bit in some of the harmony modes of the east coast scene of the time – yet like most Hot Wax/Invictus work, there's also a bit of an odd twist too – a quality that's hard to peg in words, but which is sometimes slightly trippy, other times warmly soulful – almost a Cali indie sort of vibe – with a bit of sunshine that breaks through amidst some of the darker, heavier themes of the record. There's plenty of great numbers with a catchy vibe that could have almost gotten these guys the radio play of some of the RCA groups of the time – and titles include "Time For Us", "Think of The Children", "Bright City Lights", "Let's Change The Subject", "Come On Back", and "Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear with splitting seams & a cutout hole. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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R Dean TaylorI Think, Therefore I Am ... LP
Rare Earth, 1970. Sealed ... $5.99
A strange little album to come out on Motown at the beginning of the 70s. Dean was a studio fixture who worked for the label, and slowly got a chance to cut his own material for them. The tracks on here are kind of a country soul pop blend of styles – and Dean's not a bad singer, although we can't help thinking that the original tracks on the album wouldn't have been better sung by another artist. Titles include "Gotta See Jane", "Woman Alive", "Indiana Wants Me", "Back STreet", and "Love's Your Name". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Soul SearchersWe The People/Think ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A excellent stretched-out groover from the Soul Searchers! The cut is the title cut from their first album – and it's got some very nice open-ended drumwork that makes it kick around in a great funky way, while a riffing guitar chugs away over the groove! "Think" is a remake of the James Brown classic – but done in a way that's totally different – with much looser rhythms that create a surprisingly righteous vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousJust Think About – Rock & Rhythm – Rare Rhythm Tracks ... CD
Still, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
26 tracks from Nyles Jones, Joy Palmer & the Don Manning Orchestra, Mad Mel Sebastian, Herb Cooper, the V Notes, Jimmy Norman, Arvella Gray, Thomas & the Tomcats, Bobby Long, Big Charles Smith & more. CD

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✨✧ BlackstreetThink About You (album, inst) ... 12-inch
Interscope, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Satisfaction UnlimitedThink Of The Children ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really compelling little set from Satisfaction Unlimited – a group we only know from this one corker of a record on the Hot Wax label! The style's a bit in some of the harmony modes of the east coast scene of the time – yet like most Hot Wax/Invictus work, there's also a bit of an odd twist too – a quality that's hard to peg in words, but which is sometimes slightly trippy, other times warmly soulful – almost a Cali indie sort of vibe – with a bit of sunshine that breaks through amidst some of the darker, heavier themes of the record. There's plenty of great numbers with a catchy vibe that could have almost gotten these guys the radio play of some of the RCA groups of the time – and titles include "Time For Us", "Think of The Children", "Bright City Lights", "Let's Change The Subject", "Come On Back", and "Why". CD
Also available Think Of The Children ... LP 14.99
 
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Funky Drive BandFunky Drive Band ... CD
R $ J Recordz & Tapes/Think (Japan), 2011. New Copy ... $22.99
These guys may look they they're living at the start of the 80s, but they're actually a contemporary combo – although one with a very old school approach in their music! The Funky Drive Band have a perfect mid 80s style to their music – upbeat funky soul with plenty of keyboards and basslines – handled with arrangements and production that make the whole thing feel just like some lost indie side, from the cover right down to the sound of the tunes! Lots of the instrumentation appears to be vintage – which makes for some great electro soul touches – and vocals are really catchy and playful, and really augment the midtempo rhythms that keep the record moving strongly along. Titles include "Fizzcal Attraction", "Love Suspect", "Dance Or Die", "Funky Drive'z Me Crazy", "Pimp", "First Love Never Die", and "Lover Forever Together". CD also features two bonus tracks – the unreleased "She's On My Mind", and "Funky Drive'z Me Crazy (ext version)". CD

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Patterson TwinsLet Me Be Your Lover (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Commercial/Think (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $26.99
A rare soul treasure from the duo of Estrus and Lester Patterson – a pair who recorded in virtual obscurity during the late 70s, but managed to come across with the strengths of the bigger soul acts of the time! The album was recorded in Nashville and Fort Wayne, Indiana – but has a vibe that's maybe like the better Cali soul of the period – not the indie sides, but the bigger label sets – with really well-formed songs penned just for the date, and instrumentation that moves easily between upbeat groovers and slower-stepping tracks that really fit the vocals nicely! These guys manage to pack in plenty over the course of the album – and in addition to the catchy title cut "Let Me Be Your Lover", and the funky "Funk Machine", other cuts include "A Good Thing", "Disco Dream", "Gonna Find A True Love", "You Give Me Someone To Love", and "He's A Loser". CD also features a bonus track – "Gonna Find A True Love (single version)". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Pate/Four TopsShaft In Africa (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest blacksploitation soundtracks ever – a massively beautiful record that goes beyond any cliches of the genre, and serves up a fantastically unique batch of tracks! Chisoul arranger Johnny Pate did the music for the film – and (dare we say it?) it's even greater that Issac Hayes' work for the first Shaft film – with a depth, sensitivity, and soul that's really amazing – and which has kept the record at the top of our crates for many years. The 4 Tops turn out a great later vocal on the album's theme tune "Are You Man Enough" – and Johnny himself does stellar work on the tracks "Shaft In Africa", "Headman", "You Can't Even Walk In The Park", "El Jardia", "Jazar's Theme", and "Truck Stop"! CD
 
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✨✧ Chuck BerryConcerto In B Goode (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
If you think that Chuck Berry only hit his heights at Chess Records, then get ready to change your mind – as this late 60s record for Mercury is quite a cooker! Side one has Berry working in a cool hybrid of blues and soul, but with some very weird production – handled by Chuck himself, with almost a nod towards the way that the younger generation was messing up electric blues a bit with their rock experiments. Chuck uses a bit of unusual echo here and there, but still nicely avoids any cliched attempts to cash in with a rock blues mode – and then on side two, he really gets crazy – by offering up a side-long song that runs for over 18 minutes in length – the mighty "Concerto In B Goode", which is one hell of a guitar-heavy jam! Other shorter titles include "Good Looking Woman", "It's Too Dark In There", "Put Her Down", and "My Woman". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blue MagicMagic Of The Blue ... LP
Atco, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Was there ever a better harmony soul group than Blue Magic? Hearing a record like this, it's hard to think so – and the album's pure east coast magic all the way through! The group still manage to keep the fragile quality that made their first work so great, but they've also got a wonderfully confident approach too – using arrangements from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and Vince Montana to soar with a Philly proudness that's totally great – never disco or club, but with a full, rich quality that's totally great. Tracks include their big hit "Three Ring Circus", a nice follow-up to the earlier "Sideshow", and other titles include "Let Me Be The One", "Looking For A Friend", "When Ya Coming Home", and "You Won't Have To Tell Me Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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BohannonStop & Go ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Very Good+ ... $59.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some ring & edge wear, and a bit of marker on front. Labels have some marker.)

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BoscoeBoscoe (with download) ... LP
Kingdom Of Chad/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of the hippest records ever to come out of Chicago – the sole recording by Boscoe, a group who was even more obscure and experimental than contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Like those groups, Boscoe has a very unique, very visionary approach – one that's not content just to echo the standard post-Coltrane modes that other spiritual jazz groups around the country were hitting – but which instead moves into territory that touches on the darker sides of funk, soul, and spoken word of the time – all with a message that's incredibly powerful, and conception that's wonderfully fresh throughout! The group's lineup features tenor, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, and drums – but they way they're put together is often far different than other funky combos – and it's clear that the group had as much of a sensibility about the overall sound of their record as they did their freer grooves. At times, there's a righteousness here that recalls the best of the early Westbound Records scene from Detroit – but there's an even higher agenda too, which is more in keeping with the spiritual aspriations of their Chicago contemporaries, and which really show up in the lyrics. The whole album's a masterpiece from start to finish – unlike anything that we can think of, still ripe for rediscovery today, and just the kind of set that makes us prouder than ever of our Chicago heritage! Titles include "We Ain't Free", "Money Won't Save You", "Now and Den", "He Keeps You", "I'm What You Need", and "Writin' On The Wall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Elaine BrownElaine Brown ... LP
Black Forum, 1973. Very Good- ... $11.99
The second of two albums that Elaine Brown cut while part of the Black Panther Party – and a lot more trippy dippy than the first one. Despite the fact that Motown had a hand in releasing this one, the overall style is fairly folksy – sort of a mix of Jean Ritchie and Joan Baez, with lots of songs about lost men, dead soldiers, and helpless babies. Kind of creepy, and even liner notes by Huey Newton don't make us think this is hip! Titles include "Can't Go Back", " All The Young And Fine Men", "Child In The World", "Little Baby", and "Until We're Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, split seams, and a small sticker at the bottom.)

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James BrownLive At The Apollo (1962) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Polydor, 1962. Used ... $12.99
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – the sort of show that really set his fans on fire – but they also went out of their way to record and re-record the audience, creating a wonderful interplay on the record between James and the crowd. The result is the stuff of legend – and the record's filled with loads of nice tracks like "I'll Go Crazy", "Try Me", "I Don't Mind", "Lost Someone", "Think", "Night Train", and the massive medley featuring "Please Please Please/You've Got The Power/I Found Someone/Why Do You Do Me/I Want You So Bad/I Love You Yes I Do/Strange Things Happen". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Live At The Apollo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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James BrownLive At The Apollo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – the sort of show that really set his fans on fire – but they also went out of their way to record and re-record the audience, creating a wonderful interplay on the record between James and the crowd. The result is the stuff of legend – and the record's filled with loads of nice tracks like "I'll Go Crazy", "Try Me", "I Don't Mind", "Lost Someone", "Think", "Night Train", and the massive medley featuring "Please Please Please/You've Got The Power/I Found Someone/Why Do You Do Me/I Want You So Bad/I Love You Yes I Do/Strange Things Happen". CD features four bonus tracks – the mono single mixes of "Think", "Lost Someone", "I'll Go Crazy", and a shorter version of the medley. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Live At The Apollo (1962) (Japanese pressing) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1968. Used ... $17.99
James Brown's great second album recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem – a set we like even better than the first famous volume – because it's much more stretched-out, harder-hitting, and full of fire! You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of Brown's showmanship on record – as James urges the band through these triple-time takes on some of his classics, and turns in some amazing work in the process! The set includes a killer long version of "There Was A Time" – almost the blueprint of the James Brown funk sound to come – and other titles include "Bring It Up", "Let Yourself Go", and a wonderful duet version of "Think" – plus "Prisoner Of Love", "Out Of Sight", "Try Me", "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World", "Lost Someone","Thanks", "Cold Sweat", "I Feel Alright", and "Please, Please, Please". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier ... LP
Prestige, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesGenius + Soul = Jazz ... CD
Impulse/Dunhill, 1960. Used ... $4.99
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you can't contest the fact that this one's a classic treat, and a legendary attempt to class up Ray's bluesy style for the masses. Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns handled the arrangements, and given that the record was issued by ABC a few years before they brought Ray into a country mode, it's interesting to think what might have happened had his career continued this way. There's only a small number of vocal tracks on the record, and most of the rest feature Ray at the organ, grooving away very nicely! Titles include "One Mint Julep", "Moanin", "I've Got News For You", "Mister C", and "Stompin Room Only". CD
(Out of print.)

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CitiRoller Disco (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
Were there ever two words that improved the qualities of each other than "roller" and "disco"? We think not – and this album's more than proof of that! Most of this set is more straight disco than the "roller" version implied by the title – but a few of the best cuts have that slower-than-disco groove that we love from the roller skating years, a slightly funky approach that's always quite infectious – and which has just the right amount of boogie to make us bounce! The group's a trio – with Lee Genesis on lead vocals, and two supporting female singers – and titles include the straight soul number "Good Enough For You", plus the cuts "Power Play", "Disco Strut", and "Can You Do It On Skates". CD features two bonus tracks – original single versions of "Roller Disco" and "Heart Attack". CD

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Crown Heights AffairDream World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A tasty little disco album that's a lot better than you might think! In some ways, this might be Crown Heights Affair's most perfectly realized album – as it's got lots of long tracks that mix the group's always-tight instrumental style with a spacey soul sensibility that's quite captivating. None of the cuts are standout slammers, but the album's pretty nice as a whole, and the songwriting gives the group plenty of good lyrics to work with. Titles include "Galaxy Of Love", "Dream World", "Things Are Going To Get Better", "I'm Gonna Love You Forever", and "Say A Prayer For Two". CD features a huge amount of bonus mixes too – including "Say A Prayer For Two (orig 12" version)", "Galaxy Of Love/I'm Gonna Love You Forever (original promo 12" medley)", "I Love You (unreleased 12" version)", and original 7" single versions of "Dream World", "I Love You", "Galaxy Of Love", and "Say A Prayer For Two". CD

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DefunktThermonuclear Sweat ... LP
Hannibal, 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
While part of us wants to identify Joseph Bowie's avant jazz background and the links to the downtown early 80s scene, we think it's more than fair to just put Defunkt into a class of their own as horn driven modern funk. This time out the group is made up of John Mulkerin, Kelvyn Bell, Kim Clarke and Kenny Martin, with some help from Vernon Reid, Richard Martin, Dave Hubbard and Clarence Taylor but the groove is very much in the vein of their earlier efforts, seamlessly melding jazzy riffs and tight grooves with some occasional nods to the black rock movement and their off kilter post punk peers. 8 tracks in all, including "Illusion", "I Tried To Live Alone", "Cocktail Hour (Blue Bossa)", "Ooh Baby", "Avoid The Funk", "Big Bird (Au Private)", "For The Love Of Money" and "Believing In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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DelfonicsDelfonics ... LP
Philly Groove, 1970. Very Good- ... $9.99
The third album in an amazing early run from The Delfonics – the kind of work that set a whole new standard for group soul in the 70s! A number of the tracks here had already risen to fame before the album's release as singles – and these are mixed with some additional tracks that are woven together in a near-perfect symphony of sound! The mighty Thom Bell arranged most of the numbers here – save for 2 by Anthony Dorsey – and the group's heavenly harmonies are in amazing form on both mellow ballads and a few more righteous numbers. Titles include "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time", "Funny Feeling", "Over & Over", "Baby I Love You", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Delfonics Theme", "Trying To Make A Fool Of Me", "I Gave To You", "Down Is Up Up Is Down", and "Think About Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy waviness on the back, with staining and a split spine. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ DelfonicsTell Me This Is A Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly Groove/FTG, 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Delfonics just kept on getting better and better! The longer the group recorded, the more they picked up this strange spacey quality that pushed them past some of their contemporaries of the early 70s. And on an album like this, they prove that they're way more than just Thom Bell puppets by showing that they have a rich talent for a wide variety of complicated arrangements that really push the vocal group sound of the 70s. They take many stylistic risks, coming up with really sinister new harmonies, and always managing to stay clear of the cliches that buried some of their mates on the charts. Bell still arranges some of the material, but the record also features work by Norman Harris and Caldwell MacMillan, who did the real genius work on the record. This masterpiece includes the sublime "Hey, Love", plus "Walk Right Up to the Sun", "I'm A Man", "Too Late", "Love You Till I Die", "Looking for a Girl", and "Round & Round". CD features bonus tracks – 7" versions of the tracks "Think It Over", "Don't Throw It All Away", "Baby I Miss You", and "I Don't Care What People Think". CD

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✨✧ Ned DohenyProne ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe our favorite record ever from 70s mellow rock maestro Ned Doheny – thanks to production from Steve Cropper and arrangements from Jimmie Haskell – both of whom give the record a super-soulful sound! Ned's always had this blue-eyed style that's gotten him equal play on both sides of the 70s fence – respect from the crowds that love his smooth AOR approach, but also nods from the modern soul scene – given how many great midtempo grooves he's offered us over the years. This set's the perfect delivery on all his great promise – and is filled with wonderful cuts that include "Think Like A Lover", "Labor Of Love", "Sweet Friction", "To Prove My Love", "If You Only Knew", "Funky Love", and "Guess Who's Looking For Love Again". (Rock, Soul) CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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✨✧ ExposeWhat You Don't Know (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Cherry Pop (UK), 1989. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
The female pop soul trio was alive and well in the 80s – morphed strongly from its 60s girl group roots and 70s disco chorus mode – to the point where a group like Expose was perfectly poised to take over the top of the charts! That catchy, poppy style is very firmly in place here – mixing the balance of voices with beats in a very nice way – never out to challenge the soul music establishment, but certainly out to win a few new ears, thanks to the upbeat Miami beats in the music. Titles include "Stop Listen Look & Think", "Let Me Down Easy", "What You Don't Know", "When I Looked At Him", "Tell Me Why", "Still Hung Up On You", "Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue", "Didn't It Hurt To Hurt Me", "Walk Along With Me", "Love Don't Hurt Until You Fall", and "Now That I Found You". 3CD set is filled with a HUGE amount of bonus material – 34 alternate versions, mixes, remixes, and more – some from the many 12" single releases from the album, but a number of previously unissued tracks too! CD

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ExumaExuma ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $44.99
A landmark first album from Exuma – one of a handful of early 70s classics that really worked hard to break down musical genres! At some level, the set's got a Caribbean feel, but at others it's quite funky – a great mix of Exuma's Bahamian roots and some of the headier sounds that Mercury Records was serving up at the time – all hinted at strongly by the rootsy psychedelia of the cover! And given Exuma's appeal to wider audiences, it's almost tempting to think of him as sort of a tripped-out Richie Havens – with similar acoustic elements, yet a lot more percussion and groove in the end. Titles include "Seance In The Sixth Fret", "You Don't Know What's Going On", "The Vision", "Mamma Loi Papa Loi", and "Dambala". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the insert. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Fania All StarsQue Pasa – The Best Of The Fania All Stars ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches of soul, club, and fusion – all of which were worked nicely to tighten up their groove. And while you might think that after playing side-long jams, these shorter cuts could represent a more commercial side for the group – to us, this shift is an important one that has the ensemble taking the old energy of the Latind descarga and bringing it nicely into focus for a huge crossover audience. The cuts here sparkle and glisten with the best non-Latin funk and club of the time – and the CD features 13 tracks from the albums Spanish Fever, Rhythm Machine, Cross Over, and Delicate & Jumpy – titles that include "Coro Miayre", "Ella Fue", "Fania All Stars Cha Cha Cha", "Los Bravos", "Peanuts", "Prepara", "Que Pasa", "Sin Tu Carino", "Isadore", and "Foofer Soofer". (Latin, Soul) CD
 
 
 



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