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BB KingBlues On Top Of Blues ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
There's some bigger arrangements here than you'd usually get on a BB King album of the 60s – but they're used in a really great way that makes the album one of our favorites by King from his years at ABC! Johnny Pate arranged and produced, and he gives the whole thing a Chicago soul punch that's mighty nice – a mix of blues and soul that's not unlike some of the best Bobby Blue Bland work at Duke a few years before – and a blend that's really a lot like some of the best indie soul coming out of Chicago's west side in the late 60s too. The album's a killer all the way through, and it's great to hear BB in such a setting – on cuts that include "Dance With Me", "Heartbreaker", "I'm Not Wanted Anymore", "Having My Say", "That's Wrong Mama", "Now That You've Lost Me", "Until I Found You", and "Worried Dream". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue rim stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Phillip WalkerBottom Of The Top ... LP
Playboy, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Prince Phillip MitchellTop Of The Line ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of smooth 70s soul from an under-recognized genius! Phillip Mitchell is a bit like his Atlantic Records contemporary Sam Dees – in that he wrote a lot of material for other singers, recorded a handful of singles, and worked mostly in the southern scene – but he also had a sophisticated, modern style that sounded a lot more like work coming out of New York, Philly, or Chicago. This lost album for Atlantic is a great example of that fact – as it was recorded at Muscle Shoals, but also features some Philly elements too – creating a great mix of modes that's wonderfully unique! There's a feel here that's just like some of the best work from Leroy Hutson, Johnny Bristol, or Leon Ware at the same time – a majestic, mature approach to soul that's simply tremendous. Titles include "In Between Lovers", "Top Of The Line", "I'm So Happy", "Let's Get Wet", "Paying The Price", and "If It Ain't Love It'll Go Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Choice FourOn Top Of Clear ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the best of their mid 70s records for RCA, in a similar style tp a lot of other East Coast groups from the time who had bigger hits and more mainstream popularity, even if few of their peers were truly as wonderful as the mighty Choice Four! On Top Of Clear is a close to perfect mix of uptempo cuts and ballads, with some of the sweetest lead and harmony vocals of the 70s! Van McCoy arranged and produced, and titles 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
(Cover has a promo stamp & light wear.)
Also available On Top Of Clear (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99
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Earl KingSexual Telepathy ... LP
Black Top, 1990. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Also available Sexual Telepathy ... CD 0.99
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✨✧ Muhammad Ali & FriendsAli & His Gang Vs. Mr Tooth Decay ... LP
St. Johns, 1976. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Muhammad Ali's in for the biggest fight of the decade – as he tries to knock out tooth decay! Fortunately, he's got some help from famous friends like Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Ossie Davis, and Jayne Kennedy – so the going isn't too tough. Supposedly, this is volume 1 of the series – as if the world could have stood for any more volumes! Howie Cosell sits in for some special announcing, too! (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small hole near the top seam.)

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Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaHerb Alpert & Hugh Masekela ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Two top trumpet talents – coming together beautifully on this groovy late 70s set! Both Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela had a big rise to fame in the 60s – Herb, for his Tijuana Brass albums on A&M – and Hugh, for the way that he brought South African jazz currents to the American soul mainstream! Given that both had strong presence on the Cali scene in their time, the pairing here is a great one – and works well with some larger jazz backings that color things out in a mix of soul, fusion, funk, and some slight South African touches. Other players on the set include Lee Ritenour and Arthur Adams on guitars, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion, James Gadson on bass, and Hotep Cecil Bernard on piano – and titles include "Skokiaan", "Moonza", "Lobo", "African Summer", "Ring Bell", and "Happy Hanna". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela ... CD 10.99

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Ruby AndrewsEverybody Saw You ... LP
Zodiac, 1970. Very Good- ... $58.99
An excellent bit of Chicago female soul, performed by the great Ruby Andrews, and with arrangements by some of the best local talents in the city. Ruby sang with a voice that was pure deep soul, but she was often set up in more sophisticated arrangements – in a style that worked perfectly in a "double-edged sword" model that was often employed by other Chicago singers, like Barbara Acklin or Patty Drew. The album was issued as a follow-up to Ruby's massic cut "Casanova", which is a perfect example of this style – with Ruby's raw vocals over the top, some loping string arrangements underneath, and the whole thing working perfectly together in an amazing blend of styles! The whole album's incredibly strong, and other tracks include "Casanova 70", "You Made A Believer Out Of Me", "Tit For Tat", and "Can You Get Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has light marks, but most are relatively light.)

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Reverend Bernard Avant & The St James Gospel ChoirReverend Bernard Avant & The St James Gospel Choir ... LP
Truth, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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Average White BandSoul Tattoo ... LP
Irma (Italy), 1997. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
Recent recording by this classic 70s funk band that updates their style to more of a modern soul sound, with good acoustic backing, and a number of tracks with soulful vocals. The album's not an over-the-top funk excursion, like some of their other records, but it is a good reminder of what a good soul group they can be, and the tracks on here have a good acid jazz/contemporary R&B vibe that sits well with some of the Brand New Heavies recent recordings, or some of the other modern soul coming out of the UK. Tracks include "Soul Mine", "Livin' On Borrowed Time", "When We Get Down To It", "Oh, Maceo", and "Back To Basics". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo – and the amazing energy of the rest of the group too. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo! Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a partially unglued top seam & light surface wear.)
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... LP
LC, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue Note or Fantasy in the mid 70s – a quality that's especially strong on the vocal tracks on the set – one of which features Lew Kirton in the lead! The players are all totally top-shelf – and include Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff on keyboards, John Faddis and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – and the set's got a beautiful balance that few other records like this can match. Lew Kirton sings on "It's Where You're Coming From", and "Dreamer" features Gene Scott – and instrumental tracks include the funky classic "Snowblower", plus "Carousel" and "Spirit Level". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and edge wear.)

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BlackbyrdsUnfinished Business ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
There's nothing unfinished about this business – as The Blackbyrds are at the top of their game here – working in a sweet blend of jazz, funk, and soul – all produced to perfection by their mentor Donald Byrd! The groove is quite similar to some of Byrd's best from the time – a bit fuller than the first few records by The Blackbyrds, thanks to the addition of larger horns – and put together in ways that really has them soaring towards the skies on waves or righteous soul! There's vocals on most tracks, but they really take equal place next to the group's wonderful instrumentation – especially the heady keyboards of the mighty Kevin Toney, still a key member of the combo at this point. Titles include "Party Land", "In Life", "Time Is Movin", "Lady", and "You've Got That Something". LP, Vinyl record album

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BlowflyBlowfly's Freak Party ... LP
Oops, Late 80s. Sealed ... $9.99
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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Sheree BrownStraight Ahead ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Very Good- ... $6.99
A wonderful album of breezy jazzy soul from the sweet voiced Sheree Brown! The record is one of two that Brown cut for Capitol, and it was produced by Richard Rudolph – husband and collaborator of the late Minnie Riperton – in the immediate years after Minnie's death, leading us to wonder if Rudolph was trying for another hit with a different female vocalist. This LP's got a bit of a Minnie Riperton-ish feel, but Sheree also brings a lot more to the session – including some nice guitar work, and a sophisticated soul style that's kind of in a Jean Carn mode. Features the wonderful jazzy stepper "It's A Pleasure", which has a compressed jazz funk groove, and bouncy vocals over the top. Other trakcs include "I Wanna Be By Your Side", "Happiness Flows", and "Everything You Do". Very nice stuff, and a lot harder to find than it should be! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Keni BurkeKeni Burke ... LP
Dark Horse, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Keni BurkeYou're The Best ... LP
RCA, 1981. Sealed ... $9.99
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! Shrinkwrap is slightly open in one corner.)

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Jerry ButlerJust Beautiful ... LP
Kent, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(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 ... $24.99
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 printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and some seam splitting.)

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CerroneCerrone's Paradise (French pressing) ... LP
Malligator (France), 1977. Very Good ... $7.99
Cerrone's second album – a swirling mix of disco beats and strings that follows very clearly on the spirit of his landmark first one! Like that album, this one's got a title track that runs well over 15 minutes long – building in a slowly dancing way that says everything about European disco styles that one track could ever hope to do! Other tunes on the album are shorter and tighter – with soulful vocals dancing in and out, and some nice keyboard work that makes the tunes sparkle with a sweet electric groove. Titles include "Take Me", "Time For Love", and "Cerrone's Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, unglued seams, some peeling near the top, and an index label.)

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Chambers BrothersLove Peace & Happiness ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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- ... $9.99
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.)
Also available Chameleon (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ ChampaignHow Bout Us ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Gene ChandlerLive On Stage In 65 (aka Live At The Regal) ... LP
Constellation, 1965. Good ... $4.99
This landmark live recording by the great Chicago soul singer Gene Chandler is one of the first-ever true live sets by a soul star, and a record that rival's James Brown's Live At the Apollo for true energy and excitement. Recorded live at Chicago's Regal Theater for the long-gone Constellation Records, this set's an amazing batch of tracks performed with more emotion and soul than Gene ever had in the studio, and the crowd's a wild batch of kids who are totally over the top with enthusiasm. The classic version of "Rainbow '65" on here is enough proof of that, what with it's stretched out harmonies, mind-blowing falsetto, and crazy crowd screaming – but there's lots more on here that will prove that Gene was one of the best-ever Chicago singers, including "Song Called Soul", "Just Be True", and "What Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ ChangeThis Is Your Time ... LP
RFC/Atlantic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group with a definite ear for a groove – particularly the tight, lean sort of rhythms that percolated in the post-Chic era – making a perfect fit for the slightly jazzy production of the record. Bassbits and beats drive most of the rhythms, but there's still a nice degree of warmth – and vocals are handled by Deborah Cooper, James Robinson, Rick Brennan, and Timmy Allen – who each seem to get their moment in the spotlight, furthering the well-rounded sound of the record. Titles include "Magical Night", "Angel", "This Is Your Time", "Stay N Fit", "Tell Me Why", "Got To Get Up", and "Don't Wait Another Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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