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✨✧ Four TopsFour Tops On Top ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The Four Tops are definitely on top with this sweet early set – a record that not only shows them sparkling away from some of their big singles of the time, but also handling some other wonderful material in their sublime soul group style! The set includes some lesser-known Motown tracks, like "There's No Love Left", "I Got A Feeling", "Shake Me, Wake Me", "Until You Love Someone", and the hit "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" – all mixed with some more standard tunes from the time, but all given a special Motown mix of soul and class, on tracks that include "Matchmaker", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", and Toots Thielemans' great jazzy number "Bluesette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Back cover has a name in pen.)

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Willie MitchellOn Top ... LP
Hi Records, 1969. Very Good ... $6.99
Willie Mitchell's definitely on top with this smoking little set – a record that seems to allow even freer interplay between the members of his group – in ways that make the album one of Mitchell's jazziest efforts of the 60s! The players of the group are getting a bit of credit on the back cover this time around – a great revelation that the smoking tenor on the record comes from Willie's brother James Mitchell, and that the cool tight guitar lines are from Mabon Teenie Hodges – who we don't think we know from anywhere else! Most tunes are familiar songs, but reworked with hip Memphis instrumental arrangements – on titles that include "30 60 90", "Big Power House", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Come See About Me", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Who's Makin Love", and "Take Five". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a name in marker.)

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Phillip WalkerBottom Of The Top ... LP
Playboy, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Funky blues with a heavy guitar sound, played by Phillip Walker, who played with a number of New Orleans and southern players in the 50's, then moved to LA in the 60's. The album's one of the few rare ones on the Playboy label, and it was recorded in LA with a smooth 70's feel. Titles include "Hello Central", "I Can't Lose", "Crazy Girl", and "It's All In Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangKool & The Gang Spin Their Top Hits ... LP
De-Lite, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Way more than "top hits" from Kool & The Gang – as the classic package focuses on material from their funkiest years – that great early De-Lite period of the early and mid 70s! There's a lot more funk here than hits – and the titles show Kool & The Gang evolving from the kings of the funky 45 scene to the tight ensemble funk act that would storm the charts at the start of the 80s – yet still quite free of any of the sweeter sounds from those years too! Titles include the classics "Open Sesame", "Hollywood Swinging", "Jungle Boogie", "Kool & The Gang", "Funky Stuff", "More Funky Stuff", "Summer Madness", and "Spirit Of The Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
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Earl KingSexual Telepathy ... LP
Black Top, 1990. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Neville BrothersNeville-ization ... LP
Black Top, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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✨✧ David BarrettoPara Mis Hermanos ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, half split top seam, and sticker remnants.)

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William BellRelating ... LP
Stax, 1973. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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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Chuck BerrySt Louie To Frisco To Memphis ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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(Cover has split top seams.)

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BlowflyBlowfly's Freak Party ... LP
Oops, Late 80s. Sealed ... $6.99
It's the 80s, and Blow's really gone over the top! He's working with some tinny arrangements here that are more Prince-like than his 70s funky grooves – and probably to compensate for that, he's turned up the porno language even more than usual, going to town with the bad words on tracks like "F*ck & S*ck Train", "F*ck Like A Zombie", "Cum Of A Lifetime", and "Latin Pussy Slam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Willie BoboHell Of An Act To Follow ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
Nice stuff from Willie – maybe not as hard and funky as his early 70s work, but very nice in kind of a Latin Club mode, thanks to some great production by Wayne Henderson! Includes his classic take on "Always There" – which is a great dancefloor jazz jammer – plus Henderson's groovy stepper "Keep that Same Old Feeling", and the tracks "Together", "Dindi", and "Pisces". (Latin, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and some wear. Top seam has tape residue & splitting.)

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Willie Bobo & the Bo-GentsDo What You Want To Do ... LP
Sussex, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Incredible work by Willie Bobo – a slamming record of hard funky instrumentals, one that sounds different than any of his other albums! The record's a killer all the way through – a mixture of Latin and deep 70s funk, one of the few perfect fusions of the styles, held up beautifully all the way through the set. We've always liked Willie a lot, but honestly, we don't know how he managed to make a record this funky – but we're also not arguing, just enjoying the grooves with tremendous delight and surprise. Great all the way through, and includes the break cuts "Do What You Want to Do", "Broasted or Fried", and "Soul Foo Young" – plus a version of "Dindi", which, for some reason, Willie seemed to record every chance he got! Other titles include "Shut Up & Pay Attention", "Come Together", and "Never You Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam & spine, with a taped bottom seam.)
Also available Do What You Want To Do ... LP 9.99

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Brothers JohnsonRight On Time ... LP
A&M, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
A funky classic from the Brothers Johnson – sweet funky soul, done with a polish few could match! The pair are still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and the record's filled with lots of tight jazzy grooves that certainly show Quincy's touch – and which set the record apart from a number of similar mainstream funk records flooding the market at the time. The standout cut on the album is their great reading of "Strawberry Letter 23" – originally done by Shuggie Otis in a stoner version, but nicely stripped down here by the Bros, and given a very nice pop psychedelic soul twist! Other tracks include "Right On Time", "Q", "Free Yourself, Be Yourself", and "Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Keni BurkeYou're The Best ... LP
RCA, 1981. Sealed ... $24.99
A really wonderful album from Keni Burke – recorded around the same time as his classic Changes set, and in some ways even better than that record! The set's got a fantastic mellow soul feel – lots of tracks that are uptempo, but which manage to hang onto a soulful finish that really sends the whole set home – a groove that's never too forced, and which has keep this one at the top of list of classics over years! Burke's hitting a rare space that we'd only allow to a few – like Leroy Hutson or Webster Lewis. Keni's come a long long way from the 5 Stairsteps by this point – and he's never sounded so great! Titles include "Let Somebody Love You", "You're the Best", "Night Riders", and "Gotta Find My Way Back In Your Heart". Keni produced, wrote, and arranged the whole thing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jerry ButlerJust Beautiful ... LP
Kent, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a center split spine, and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdPlaces & Spaces ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good- ... $14.99
An incredible record that was one of the highest points of Donald Byrd's career! The album's the third one he cut with producer/arranger Larry Mizell – and of all Byrd's work with Mizell, this one's the funkiest, the tightest, the most soulful, and the most perfectly realized vision of the smooth jazz funk sound that the team was aiming at. Every track is a winner – and the album glides along with a slippery sinewy groove, never pausing for a weak moment or a misplaced note, shimmering with pride in its own genius. Byrd's trumpet soars over the top, banking gracefully over waves of funky drums, spacey keyboards, and extremely well-placed vocals – all brought together perfectly by Mizell, with a tightly fused style that few people have ever been able to match in the studio since! Tracks include "Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)", "Dominoes", "Wind Parade", "Places & Spaces", and "Night Whistler". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has split seams and some marker.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Castor Bunch Featuring The Everything ManButt Of Course ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good- ... $9.99
A funky funky classic from Jimmy Castor – a set that kicked off a tight run of records for Atlantic – and which firmly established his rep as a master of 70s funk! The sound of the set follows nicely from Jimmy's work on RCA – some of the fuzzy "Troglodyte" guitar work of those years, lots of earthy rhythms on the bottom, and Castor's trademark sense of wit – which was firmly in place even during his Latin Soul years! There's a few smoother, sweeter moments too – but these all come off nicely – and as always, Castor's a one-man soul music machine – able to handle plenty of sounds and styles with effortless ease! Titles include "Bertha Butt Boogie", "E Man Boogie", "Hallucinations", "Let's Party Now", "Potential", and "One Precious World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Chambers BrothersLove Peace & Happiness ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A 2LP set of work by The Chambers Brothers – one studio disc, and one live one, recorded at the height of their fame before a very lively audience! Disc one features Love Peace & Happiness – a set that features a number of original tracks, played with a harder soul feel than some of their other records at the time. Includes the extended "Love Peace & Happiness" suite, plus the funky "If You Want Me To", and "Have A Little Faith", "Wake Up", and "Let's Do It". Disc two features a live set at the Fillmore East – with Chambers-y versions of tunes like "People Get Ready", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Bang Bang", and "You're So Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)

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ChameleonChameleon ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A group that you may not know by name – but which features some top-shelf production at the helm – work by both Fred Wesley and Azar Lawrance, plus supervision from one of the Mizell brothers! With all that talent on board, the record's way more than just another obscure one-off funk set on a major label – as some cuts echo the sharp funk that Wesley was using with the Horny Horns at the time, and others have a bit of the cosmic currents from Azar's own records – a blend of jazz funk and fusion, honed into razor-sharp grooves with a bit of an 80s vibe! The whole thing's great – a real lost gem from that brief stint when Elektra Records was putting out some real killers in the soul department – and titles include "Unfair Affair", "We'll Be Dancin", "Mysteryoso", "Game Of Life", "Come Into My Life", "For You", and "Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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CloversClovers ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Seminal Atlantic Records work from The Clovers – one of those groups who were already great on their own, but then really took off once they hit the label! There's a rawness to these sides that rivals the early Drifters at their best – the Clyde McPhatter years of that group – with vocal interplay that virtually invents the group harmony sound for years to come, mixed with raw rhythms that often feature lots of The Clovers' trademark guitar from Bill Harris! Easily one of the top 10 group soul albums of the 50s – with tracks that include "Love Love Love", "I Played The Fool", "Devil Or Angel", "Little Mama", "Crawlin", "Here Goes A Fool", "Lovey Dovey, "Yes It's You", "Ting A Ling", and "Hey Miss Fanny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Vinyl has a click on the last 3 songs on side 2.)

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✨✧ Albert CollinsThere's Gotta Be A Change ... LP
Tumbleweed, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster! Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Bootsy CollinsBootsy? Player Of The Year ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
What can we say? Bootsy's on top of the world here – not only The Player Of The Year, but also the most soulful artist in the P-Funk stable, and a master of the smooth, sly, slinky groove that would forever be taken up by bands from LA – both in the immediate soul years and in later sampling hip hop ones. The record's got a sophisticated soul approach that moves the music way past slapped basslines and funny glasses – and thanks to top-line musicianship, including some help from Fred Wesley, Bootsy avoids any cliches that might have buried this one under the mountain of P-Funk albums hitting the market at the same time. Includes the monster track "Hollywood Squares" – plus "May The Force Be With You", "Very Yes", "Bootsy?", and "Bootzilla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the die-cut glasses.)

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsMr C ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good ... $14.99
A stunner from the wonderful Norman Connors – an artist who just seemed to get better and better at soul music the farther he moved away from jazz! Make no mistake, there's still plenty of jazz in the mix here – as backings are by Connors' great Starship Orchestra, with Marion Meadows on most tenor and soprano sax solos – but the overall groove is totally great, too – and really sets up the excellent vocals throughout! The album's the sort that put Connors on equal footing with Roy Ayers or Wayne Henderson – two other soul talents who'd moved in from jazz – and Norman's almost got more confidence himself with the lyrics than on some of his previous records. Jean Carn guests on one track, Glenn Jones on another – and titles include "Love's In Your Corner", "She's Gone", "Stay With Me", "Keep Doin It", "Anyway You Want", and "Sing A Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Bill CosbyDisco Bill ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good- ... $0.99
One of the more obscure Bill Cosby soul albums – not nearly as "disco" as the title implies, more in a smoother soul vein, almost a bit like Barry White. Stu Gardner does the backings, and Bill either sings or talks over the top, in a deep sexy voice that's his comical rendering of some of the more sensual soul artists of the time. Titles include "Section 9", "A Simple Love Affair", "Boogie On Your Face", "Happy Birthday Momma", "That's How I Met Your Mother", and "One Two Three". Also includes the oddly-titled, but great track "What You Think About Lickin' My Chicken?" LP, Vinyl record album

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James Cotton Blues BandTaking Care Of Business ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good ... $11.99
Produced and arranged by Todd Rundgren and Mark Moogy Klingman – with appearances by both! Titles include "Can't Live Without Love", "She Moves Me", "Goodbye My Lady", "Georgia Swing", "Nose Open", and "Kiddy Boy". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a split top & bottom seam.)

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Danny CoxBirth Announcement ... LP
Together Records, 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Very weird bit of stoner rock with a slight soul edge, and kind of a rock version of the Isaac Hayes baroque approach to pop covers. Danny Cox performs a number of Dylan and Beatles tunes – like "Dear Prudence", "My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Baby Blue", "Hey Jude", "Just Like A Woman", and "Day In The Life" – all with small group backing on guitars and steel guitar, and kind of a "back to the country" rock approach. Not really a soul record, or really our bag, but an obscure oddity, and produced and arranged by Gary Usher. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split top seams.)

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