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Choice FourOn Top Of Clear ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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VariousJobete – Top Ten Story In Sound ... LP
Jobete, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
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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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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New Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Although Archie Bell & The Drells had recorded earlier with Gamble & Huff on Atlantic, this is their first album for the team's own label – and it's a killer! In a way, Archie and group were sort of responsible for getting Gamble & Huff their own famous imprint in the first place – because their work with the team on Atlantic yielded some instant hits that really pointed the way towards the hit Gamble & Huff style of the 70s, and that sound is brought up-to-date nicely on this LP. The record really retains the strong vocal sound of earlier years – and has some of the best harmonies the band ever recorded, very much in the mode of The O'Jays or Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. McFadden & Whitehead and Bunny Sigler wrote most of the material, backing is by the Instant Funk group, and the Gamble & Huff team handled production on all cuts. Titles include "Let's Groove", "I Won't Leave You Honey, Never", "Let's Groove", "The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, unglued top seam, some peeling from sticker removal, and some creases.)

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New Brass Construction6 ... LP
United Artists, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
Six albums in, and these guys still aren't losing their groove – and if anything, they seem to be getting even tighter and funkier with the 80s groove generation! Randy Muller's still the main man making things happen here – giving the group their trademark horn sound, and that fantastically tight approach to rhythm – one that's very much inherited from the early BT Express groove, but which is almost sharper and more mature. There's a lean quality to these tracks that's quite surprising, given the nine piece lineup of the group – but that's very much the Muller touch, and its in full force here. Titles include "Do Ya", "Working Harder Every Day", "We Can Do It", "I'm Not Gonna Stop", "Don't Try To Change Me", and "We Are Brass". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, an unglued top seam, and a small sticker on back.)

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New Brass ConstructionRenegades ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Very Good ... $3.99
Brass Construction stayed great long after their early hits kept coming – and this mid 80s set still has the ensemble very much at the top of their game! The album's the sort that you might easily pass up, given its dated cover image – but it's a real standout in the 80s groove scene, and packs every bit the same sort of punch we've come to expect from the group. The sound's a bit leaner than before – a bit more keyboards than brass, but still very tight overall – arranged and produced by the mighty Randy Muller, often with a snapping sort of 80s groove! Titles include "International", "We Can Bring It Back", "What Is The Law", "Fascinating You", "Dangerous", and "Partyline". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label on front and a piece of masking tape on the top seam.)

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James BrownAin't It Funky ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good ... $24.99
A killer from James Brown – and one of his best instrumental albums of the King years! The record has James working with the pre-JBs James Brown Band – a tight assemblage of players who really know how to craft an off-kilter groove. The guitar's popping on the beat here as much as the horns, making for a syncopated groove that's utterly fantastic – as tight as a drum, and as funky as one too! Includes some great long cuts – like the 9 minute, two-part versions of "Ain't It Funky" and "Fat Wood" – plus some great shorter funky 45 type material, like "Nose Job", "Use Your Mother", "Give It Up Or Turnit Loose", and a version of "Cold Sweat". All the work here is tremendous – the kind of inspirational funky material that makes the album a lasting classic decade after decade! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click a bit on Side 1. Cover has a split top seam and half split bottom seam.)
Also available Ain't It Funky ... LP

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Brown SugarBrown Sugar Featuring Clydie King ... LP
Chelsea, 1973. Very Good- ... $3.99
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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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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New ChampaignHow Bout Us ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
A wonderful treasure from the early 80s soul scene – the first album from Champaign, and an instant winner right from the start! The group may not have been one of the bigger names of their time, but they really won a lot of favor with soul listeners over the years – and this album's one that turns up often in collections of top-shelf soul from the period – no surprise, given the classy, careful production – and the mix of jazzy riffing, tight rhythms, and well-crafted vocals – almost enough to put Champaign at the level of Earth Wind & Fire! The sound is just right – very soulful, with less of the too-commercial modes of some of their contemporaries – and titles include "Party People", "Whiplash", "I'm On Fire", "How Bout Us", "Can You Find The Time", "Dancin Together Again", "If One More Morning", and "Lighten Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a few creases.)

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CheckersCheckers ... LP
King/Sing, 1950s. Sealed ... $5.99
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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New Merry ClaytonGimme Shelter ... LP
Ode, 1970. Good+ ... $19.99
A classic from Merry Clayton – and a record whose title follows from her big fame of singing on the original version of "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones! The sound here is a lot more soul-based, as you'd guess – arranged beautifully by Gene Page, with a really righteous feel that's perfect for Merry's deeply soulful vocal approach – and produced to perfection by Lou Adler, with some surprising help from Curtis Amy – one of our favorite saxophonists ever. Music is by a hip cast of top-shelf talents from the coast – including Billy Preston on organ, Joe Sample on piano, David T Walker on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums – all nice and tight, but totally right in the pocket with their grooves. Titles include Merry's classic version of "Gimme Shelter", plus "Tell All The People", "I've Got Life", "Here Come Those Heartaches Again", and "Good Girls". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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Wayne Cochran & The CC RidersWayne Cochran! ... LP
Chess, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Wild stuff! White singer Wayne Cochran looks like he should be a rockabilly star – right down to his big ol' pompadour haircut – but this early album of his for Chess is actually a tight batch of groovers that holds a nice appeal to fans of late 60s funk! Cochran's got a raw Wilson Pickett-ish sound to his voice, and the CC Riders vamp behind him in a nice tight way that's similar to a lot of the mixed race groups backing up other southern soul stars from the time. Includes the breakbeat version of "Little Bitty Pretty One", plus "Big City Woman", "Get Down With It", "Boom Boom", and "Get Ready". Nice gatefold, too – filled with wild pictures of Wayne, and a recommendation from Jackie Gleason! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, two cutout holes, and some light wear.)

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New Con Funk ShunFever ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has edge wear, a few creases, and some pen.)

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New Norman ConnorsInvitation ... LP
Arista, 1979. Very Good ... $0.99
Norman Connors at the top of his game – working here with backing from his own Starship Orchestra, in a groove that's completely funky, deeply soulful, and touched with a fair bit of jazz as well! The album's a great summation of all the sounds that Connors had crafted on previous records with a wider range of players – but really comes into sharp focus here with help from lead vocalist Adaritha – a singer who's got this sublime range that rivals Minnie Riperton on Capitol Records, but which also carries some of the deeper tones of Jean Carn's previous work with Norman. The album's well-balanced between mellow moments and jazzy groovers – all handled with the classic Connors sense of sophistication and class – and titles include the great groover "Be There In The Morning", the slow jamming "Handle Me Gently", plus the tracks "Your Love", "I Have A Dream", "Disco Partido", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bent corner, a partially unglued top seam, and a couple of small stains.)

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New DellsFace To Face ... LP
ABC, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A later effort from the Dells, cut around the time ABC was having some great luck with the Detroit soul of The Dramatics – and also recorded in Detroit, with production work by the likes of Al Perkins, Rudy Robinson, and Calvin Carter, the Dells' old boss at Vee Jay. The tunes have a smoother approach than the group's work at Chess/Cadet – but their vocals are still top notch, with that raspy soul quality that has made them sound consistently strong over the years, no matter what the setting. Includes "Face To Face", "Thought I Could", "Face To Face", "Hooked On Loving You", "Love Me", "Wrapped Up Tight", and "Changed Man". Lots of nice ballads! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Dozier & the BrotherhoodBlues Power ... LP
Minit, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Nice album of funky organ instrumentals, recorded for the legendary Minit label by Gene Dozier, who went onto arrange some monster funk cuts in the 70s! As might be expected, a number of the cuts on here are covers of contemporaneous soul standards – like "Watermelon Man", "Soul Stroll", and "Cold Sweat" – but there's a few originals on here that really smoke – like "One for Bess", and the excellent "Hunk of Funk", which has a totally great intro just ripe for sampling! LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks on tracks one through four. Cover has some wear, a light bend, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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Lamont DozierPeddlin' Music On The Side ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good ... $14.99
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 bottom seam, a cutout notch, wear, and aging.)

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New 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.)