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Choice FourOn Top Of Clear ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of their nice albums for RCA, with a sound that's a mix of ballads and up-tempo cuts, in the same style as a lot of other East Coast groups from the time. Van McCoy arranged and produced, and the LP includes their single "Hey, What's That Dance You're Doing", plus "Two Different Worlds", "Mysterious Lady", "Beautiful Glow", "Come Down To Earth", and "Everybody's Got A Story". LP, Vinyl record album

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PhalonRising To The Top ... LP
Elektra, 1990. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jimmy RuffinJimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten (color photo cover) ... LP
SOUL, 1966. Very Good ... $7.99
A great full length album from Motown's mighty Jimmy Ruffin – and a set with a lot deeper soul sound than you'd guess from the "top ten" in the title! The music's not commercial, but some of the sharpest Motown soul of the time – the kind of work that made the young Jimmy as important a solo male act to Motown as Marvin Gaye – thanks to a wonderfully crackling, raspy style of singing that makes any tune really stand out strongly. Some of the numbers here are originals associated with Ruffin, and others are 60s hits by others – but completely remade by Jimmy with his wonderful approach – and titles include the classic "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted", plus "I've Passed This Way Before", "Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got", "World So Wide Nowhere To Hide", "Black Is Black", "Bless You", "How Can I Say I'm Sorry", and "As Long As There Is Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousJobete – Top Ten Story In Sound ... LP
Jobete, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $2.99
A rare vinyl outing from the publishing arm of Motown – designed to push the songs of Motown! Most tracks are hits, banded together in medley format – very unusual! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Four TopsAt The Top ... LP
ABC, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of their great ABC albums – with Philly soul production by Norman Harris, and titles that include "Bits & Pieces", "Help", "This House", "Inside A Brokenhearted Man", "When Your Dreams Take Wing & Fly", and "Put It On The News". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, cutout notch, and sticker spot. Label has marker.)
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Roy Ayers & Wayne HendersonPrime Time ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
A funky classic from the team of Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson – both at the top of their game here, and effortlessly mixing together jazz, funk, and soul! The record really seems to embrace the best of both artists' styles – some of the bassy groovers that Wayne did so well himself, and while producing for other artists – and those snakey, soulful numbers that we love so much in the late 70s work from Roy Ayers – ultra-sophisticated, but still plenty darn grooving – and some of the most sensual soul you'll ever hope to hear. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Weekend Lover", "Thank You Thank You", "Can You Dance", "It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind", "You Make Me Feel Like Rockin With Ya", "Have Your Way", and "Million Dollar Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of sticker residue, a tiny rip at the opening, and some pencil scratches on the back.)

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✨✧ Brass ConstructionBrass Construction ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good- ... $4.99
A classic set that goes "slam" from the very first note – and which helped to set the pace for countless ensemble funk acts to come! Brass Construction had a wonderful sound that was the best-realized version of the east coast indie club combos of the mid 70s – funky at the bottom, but polished at the top, in a style that was equally appreciated by fans of disco and more classic funky soul! The "brass" in their title was certainly strongly supported – as the group used a brace of horns on the top of the mix, smoothly gliding over the choppier rhythms at the bottom. And while there's certainly some vocals on the set, they often take second stage to the tight instrumentation of the group! The set includes the classic "Movin" – virtually a blueprint for mainstream funk at the time – plus the tracks "Changin", "Love", "Talkin", "Dance", and "Peekin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edgewear.)
Also available Brass Construction ... CD 11.99

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction III ... LP
United Artists, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
Another killer from Brass Construction – served up in that fantastic Randy Muller groove! The group's a bit one, but they've got a tightness that's really incredible – horns, bass, keys, and drums all focused together perfectly – hitting a pulsating rhythmic line that's perfect for the dancefloor, yet still funky enough to keep up with their roots. The vocals crackle nicely on the best cuts – sung together in an ensemble mode that's not really harmony, but has a fullness that supports the themes of the lyrics nicely. Titles include "Celebrate", "Get It Together", "Love", "Top Of The World", "Happy People", and "Wake Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownCold Sweat ... LP
King, 1967. Good+ ... $12.99
A stone classic from Brother James – a wonderful 60s album built around the incredible track "Cold Sweat", served up here in a massive two-part version, and surrounded by a good range of material that really show James in a great variety of styles! The Godfather's vocals burst out nicely with some wonderfully soulful overtones, no matter what the tune – and titles include "Fever", "Good Rockin Tonight", "Back Stabbin", "Mona Lisa", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Nature Boy" and "I Want To Be Around" – as well as "Cold Sweat (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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James BrownSuper Bad ... LP
King, 1971. Good ... $9.99
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the bottom to James' on-fire vocals on the top – heard beautifully on the extended 10 minute version of the title cut "Super Bad" – which rolls through parts 1, 2, and 3 of the song! The album also includes another 10 minute funky cut – "Giving Out of Juice" – plus the classic "A Man Has to Go Back to the Crossroads", and three mellower ballads, but even they end up sounding kind of hip! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Brown SugarBrown Sugar Featuring Clydie King ... LP
Chelsea, 1973. Very Good- ... $1.99
Rootsy soul from Brown Sugar – a group that features singer Clydie King, who also cut one pretty great album on her own during the 70s! The set's got a bit of a southern soul touch – lots of burning underneath the rhythms, and horns compressed over the top – in a style that's a bit Muscle Shoals, but more restrained overall, and with a few moments that go for more of an east coast feel. Titles include "Soul Asylum", "Love Can Bring You Down", "Weep For Me", "Don't Hold Back", "Real Love", and "Moonlight & Taming You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks two and three. Cover has ring & edge wear, a tracklisting guide printed on the front, staining on the bottom half, a bit of seam splitting, and some bits of paper stuck on the back.)

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Dave BrowningForever Young ... LP
New Image, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has some wear, splitting on the top seam, and appears to have been signed by the artist on front, with an additional signature on back.)

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Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The beautiful full scale duets set from Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – a record that's no doubt defined by it's biggest hit – but the rest is just as great! Born To Love kicks off with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" – a song that's doubtlessly one of the most inescapable slow dance classics ever – and if its ubiquity overshadows the rest of the record, that's not because it's any less excellent! Peabo's affectionate style is in top form here, and Roberta is such a perfect duet partner – with plenty of lead moments of her own. It definitely feels like a perfectly balanced partnership. The record's got some lovely slow jams on par with the aforementioned pop soul standard, plus some great ones that up the tempo a little bit. Other titles include "Blame It On Me", "Born To Love", "Heaven Above Me", "Comin' Alive", "Can We Find Love Again", "You're Looking Like Love To Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and razor mark.)

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✨✧ Vernon BurchLove-A-Thon ... LP
Chocolate City, 1978. Very Good- ... $1.99
Excellent smooth modern soul from Vernon Burch – perhaps with lyrics that are a bit corny at times, but also with some monster hooks that keep the songs grooving nicely! The record's got some of the better production you'll hear on Vernon's albums, and the best tracks have a smooth midtempo groove that's in a classic 70s vein. Titles include the anthemic "Let's Make Love", "Love Is", "Mama", and "Baptized In Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Includes lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear, an unglued top seam and a gold foil promo stamp on the back.)

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Keni BurkeKeni Burke ... LP
Dark Horse, 1977. Very Good ... $7.99
The first great solo album from Five Stairstep Keni Burke – really recreating himself as a completely different sort of artist – one who's all grown up, and able to work in this jazzy approach to modern soul that's completely great all the way through! Keni produced the record himself – and he gives things a sound that's tight, but never commercial – kind of a precursor to his "Rising To The Top" groove at RCA, but a bit more personal – with a Cali soul vibe that's very different than Burke's Chicago roots, with a quality that's a bit more indie than you might expect from the major label status of the record. The whole thing's great – and titles include "You Are All Mine", "Give All You Can Give", "Day", "From Me To You", "Shuffle", "Tell Me That You Love Me", and "Keep On Singing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear, and some light staining.)

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CadillacsTwisting With The Cadillacs ... LP
Jubilee, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $24.99
Despite the "twisting" tag in the title – designed to cash in on the hit dance craze at the time the album was issued – this album's actually a nice batch of classic doo wop tracks by one of the craziest groups to come out of New York! The Cadillacs, despite having some mellow hits, were also a wild group who were sort of like an East Coast answer to the Coasters. This album's got some of their best crazy stuff – and titles include "Dum Dee Dum Dum", "My Girl Friend", "Sugar Sugar", "Speedo", and "Shock A Doo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split spine, and marks from tape, plus more tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Bobby CaldwellBobby Caldwell ... LP
Clouds, 1978. Very Good- ... $5.99
Bobby was one of the more unlikely soul acts of the late 70s – but thanks to some skillful keyboard playing and smooth vocals, he scored huge with the track "What You Won't Do For Love", a nicely compressed mellow soul cut that almost feels like ballad-style Earth, Wind & Fire circa 1975, and which has remained a perennial favorite. The cut's included here on Bobby's first album, along with "Special To Me", "Can't Say Goodbye", "My Flame", "Love Won't Wait", "Come To Me", "Down For The Third Time", "Take Me Back To Then" and "Kalimba Song", another nod to Maurice White and crew, to be sure! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, an unglued top seam and some edgewear.)

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✨✧ CheckersCheckers ... LP
King/Sing, 1950s. Sealed ... $6.99
One of the greatest vocal groups of the 50s – an quartet with a sound to rival that of The Drifters or The Dominoes at their best! That comparison is no accident, as The Checkers featured members from both groups – although the overall strength of the vocal work on this set is more in line with the hard-wailing Clyde McPhatter Drifters years on Atlantic than it is some of the better-known Dominoes work for King. There's a vocal range and confidence here that's really amazing – a dipping, turning, soaring quality that shows up on nearly all the tunes – and which makes us wonder why the group wasn't at the top of the charts during the years. Songs include "House With No Windows", "Don't Stop Dan", "Night's Curtains", "Let Me Come Back", "Trying To Hold My Gal", "Mama's Daughter", "I Promise You", "You've Been Fooling Around", "White Cliffs Of Dover", and "Without A Song". There are a total of 16 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(This is a Swedish release.)

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Checkmates LtdWe Got The Moves ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A decent enough album by the Checkmates – like many of their records, one that's done in very very good form vocally, but which lacks a certain something to really send it over the top. Fortunately, Phil Hurtt arranged the vocals on the set, and he brings a smooth modern feel to the record that's a bit like his own work from the time – a factor that really helps push Sonny Charles and the group to the next level. Titles include "Take All The Time You Need", "Greedy For Your Love", "Falling In Love", "Let's Do It", and "That's How It Feels". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Con Funk ShunTouch ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
A killer from Con Funk Shun – one of the few mainstream funk groups who actually managed to sound better and better with each new record – and on this set, they really seem to come into their own! The group's sound was always suited better to a smoother groove than a rougher one – and for the set, their tight brand of funk is topped off by vocals that seem even better crafted than before – harmonizing surprisingly well at the funkiest moments, then stepping back to let Michael Cooper take the lead on the ballads. There's also some great moogy keyboard bits that keep things interesting, but which never go over the top in an electro way – and titles include "Too Tight", "Lady's Wild", "Give Your Love To Me", "Kidnapped", "Welcome Back To Love", "Touch", and "Play Widit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
Also available Touch ... CD 13.99

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Carol DouglasMidnight Love Affair ... LP
Midland, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Carol's at the top of her game in this set of full-sounding disco numbers arranged and conducted by John Davis – singing with that heartfelt tone that still has plenty of great traces of AM radio soul, but which also slides nicely into the smoother, sophisti-club arrangements of the set. There's no real standout singles on the set, but a few of the tracks have some nice hooks – and titles include "Lie To Me", "Life Time Guarantee", "Crime Don't Pay", "Headline News", and "Midnight Love Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Lamont DozierPeddlin' Music On The Side ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good- ... $8.99
Great Lamont Dozier grooves from the 70's! This one has Lamont building on the full sound of earlier solo releases, adding in more musical elements to create an expanded style that worked well both in the clubs, and for straight soul listeners. Proof of this is the massive crossover track "Goin' Back to My Roots", a beautifully well-done piece of work that pushes Lamont's groove over the top, yet still stays very soulful on the vocals. Loads of other tracks, too – like "Peddlin Music On The Side", "Family", "Tear Down The Walls", "What Am I Gonna Do 'Bout You", and "Break The Ice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, ring & edge wear, and a partially split bottom seam.)

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DramaticsNew Dimension ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Very Good ... $3.99
The Dramatics definitely hit a new dimension here on Capitol Records – a new home for the group in the early 80s – and a label who really helped them find some new energy in their music! The placement's no surprise – given that singer LJ Reynolds was also working for Capitol during the early 80s too – and the sound here's a bit different than before, more in an 80s groove mode at points, but still plenty darn great on the vocals! Ron Banks produced, and did some of the arrangements with Ray Johnson, Tom Tom, and Leon Mitchell – and the best tracks here have wonderfully smooth harmonies – soaring over the top with a deftness that's pure Dramatics all the way through – and perhaps even better than the sound of the group's few previous albums. There's a few more electric moments at points, but these are more than warmed away by the great vocals on the other numbers – and tracks include "She's My Kind Of Girl", "Treat Me Right", "I Can't Stand It", "Night Life", "I Believe In You", "It's Dramatic Music", "I Don't Want To Lose Your Love", and "Live It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, some stickers, splitting on the spine, and some pen on the back.)

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8th DayI Gotta Get Home (Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely) ... LP
Invictus, 1973. Very Good- ... $19.99
A bit confused at points, but one of the funkiest albums on Invictus! The 8th Day group was a loosely conceived batch of Detroit soul talents designed to cash in on a concept of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team – but fortunately, they also included some wonderful talents that could make some great music when they wanted to. One of these was the vastly under-discovered Detroit organist Lyman Woodard –who contributed the fantastic track "Cheba" to the album, an incredible organ groover that's unlike anything you've ever heard, rolling on with this pinched Hammond sound over congas, all-instrumental, and completely seductive! Another was Melvin Davis, who had recorded the song "Good Book" as a solo artist – but which was released here as if it was by the group. There's also a great guitarist in the group – unnamed due to the lack of liner notes – but who really shines on the funky tracks "Anythang", "Rocks In My Head", and "Heaven Is There To Guide Us", all with a fuzzed-out Detroit 70s groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, pen on the back, a mostly split bottom seam, and some splitting on the other seams, with some pieces of tape along the top.)

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EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued at the time – and most tracks are free from the too-commercial sounds that other female artists were shouldered with at the time – styles that oddly were often inspired by The Emotions' big successes of the late 70s. The vocals are great throughout – mixing leads and harmonies nicely – and arrangements are handled by Benjamin Wright, Billy Osborne, and Wayne Vaughn. Most tunes have a mellow or midtempo groove – with definite 80s instrumentation on keyboards and beats, but never in a way that's too over the top. Titles include "All Things Come In Time", "Sincerely", "Can't Blow Out The Candle", "You're The One", "Are You Through With My Heart", "Never Let Another", and "I Can Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album

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