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✨✧ VariousColumbia's 21 top 20 ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
(Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)
 
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✨✧ Neville BrothersNeville-ization ... LP
Black Top, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Anthony & The ImperialsPayin Our Dues ... LP
Veep, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Sublime uptown soul from Anthony & The Imperials – here working without the "Little" in their name, which is a good indication of the nature of the material! The tracks are all wonderfully composed original numbers from Teddy Randazzo – who also arranged and produced the set, in the hip New York sophistisoul mode of his best 60s work. Titles include "Better Use Your Head", plus "Call Me The Joker", "Lost Without You", "Your Own Little World", "Gonna Fix You Good", "The Wonder Of It All", and "You Better Take It Easy Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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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

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✨✧ Black HeatBlack Heat ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $39.99
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main focus here is definitely instrumental – with a strong emphasis on choppy guitar, sweet organ licks, and cooking horn solos on trumpet, tenor, and flute – the last two of which are played by David Newman – not normally a member of the combo, but a great guest for this session! The sound is very tight, but never slick – and often recorded with an earthiness that recalls some of the best indie label funk of the period – like the kind of grooves you might find over at Perception/Today – with all the trippiness that might imply. Titles include "Chip's Funk", "Wanoah", "Barbara's Mood", "Chicken Heads", "The Jungle", "Send My Lover Back", "Honey Love", and "Time Is Gonna Catch You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split in the top seam.)

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Genie BrownWoman Alone ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good ... $49.99
Tasty stuff from Genie Brown – a strong vocalist with a deep soul voice, of the sort you'd normally hear on a southern soul album, but which is set up here in a pretty tasty LA milieu! Dee Ervin put together the whole set and also wrote a fair number of the songs – and the record reminds us of some of the deeper work that Dee was doing for indie soul labels in the late 60s, with tight instrumental backings providing counterpoint to a rawer sounding vocalist. In a way, the album's quite similar to the classic Gloria Scott LP cut around the same time in LA – but the songs aren't as totally over the top great as that one, although they're still pretty nice. Titles include "Can't Stop Talking", "My First Night Alone Without You", "Let Me Stand In Your Shadow", "Wrapped In Love", "It's Gotta Be That Way", and "You & Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, light aging and a name in pen on the back.)

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✨✧ ChangeMiracles ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw – and titles include "On Top", "Paradise", "Hold Tight", "Your Move", "Stop For Love", and "Heaven Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dee ClarkYou're Looking Good ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good- ... $14.99
Dee Clark cracked the charts big with a few crossover hits – but he's an excellent soul singer with a raspy tone that almost set the stage for some of the deeper soul acts to come in the 60s! The style here is very much in the mode of some of Jackie Wilson's best for Brunswick from the early days – tracks recorded in a mode that's often heavy on the voice, letting Dee step out with strong flourishes that change in style from track to track – sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle – but always impeccably phrased with Clark's stunning vocals! Titles are a nice batch of numbers that go way past Dee's hits – and include "Just Like A Fool", "What I Say", "Come To California", "24 Boyfriends", "I Just Can't Help Myself", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Gloria", and "Baby What You Want". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with a deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Kangaroo Hop". Cover has a small piece of clear tape on the top seam.)

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Linda CliffordI'll Keep On Loving You ... LP
Gold Coast/Capitol, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Great post-Curtom work from Linda Clifford – an album that has her nicely shaking off the excesses of the disco years, and going for a warmer, more sophisticated sound! The style here is almost a bit like the Jones Girls at the time – full modern soul, often grooving in a midtempo mode – but not nearly as over the top as late 70s club. Linda's really nicely laidback on the vocals – rolling warmly with most of the grooves – and the arrangements are by Leon Pendarvis and James Mack, with some especially great vocal arrangements by Luther on some of the best numbers – done in a way that buoys Clifford's vocals up with just the right bit of backing! Titles include "Build A Fire", "Never Say Never", "Let It Ride", "I Lied", "Don't Come Crying To Me", "Ain't You Glad", "Only The Angels Know", and "All The Man I Need". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a cutout hole.)

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CoastersCoasters Greatest Hits ... LP
Atco, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
A classic full length set from The Coasters – and as much of a full album that brings together their best for Atlantic, as it is a collection of earlier material from singles! There's a really unified approach here – thanks to the group's really dynamic, surprisingly soulful vocal interplay – and to the top-shelf production and presentation of the material throughout. And sure, they were hitmakers – but we love these guys, and find them to be one of the most radical vocal groups of all time! Under the impeccable guidance of Lieber & Stoller, the group recorded some of the fiercest vocal numbers of the 50s – mixing incredibly soulful vocals with an almost cartoonish ability to conjure up little pictures with words. A dozen great numbers in all – "Poison Ivy", "Along Came Jones", "Down In Mexico", "The Shadow Knows", "I'm A Hog For You", "Charlie Brown", "Yakety Yak", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "That Is Rock & Roll", "Young Blood", "Sweet Georgia Brown", and "Searchin'". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray & Yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Con Funk ShunTouch ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $3.99
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.)

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William DeVaughnBe Thankful For What You Got ... LP
Roxbury, 1974. Very Good- ... $29.99
One of the undisputed masterpieces LPs of 70s soul! William De Vaughn may never be remembered for anything else – and the poor guy will always be mistaken for Curtis Mayfield by record shoppers everywhere – but he really out-Curtised Curtis on the super-dope original version of "Be Thankful For What You Got", one of those righteous soul tunes that everybody knows, everybody loves, but which was recorded by an artist that nobody can remember. Get this one, and you'll remember William De Vaughn as a genius for the rest of your life – not only for the full 7-minute version of "Be Thankful", which has a great conga breakdown in the middle, but also for other original tunes like "Blood is Thicker than Water", "You Can Do It", and "Give the Little Man a Great Big Hand". Very righteous, and with a deep soul groove that was hardly matched by other albums of the era! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a half split top seam.)

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Lee DorseyNew Lee Dorsey – Working in the Coal Mine – Holy Cow ... LP
Amy, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
If this is the New Lee Dorsey – we forgot all about the old one! The album's one of Lee's best early records – a killer batch of soul tracks that struts out of the New Orleans scene with some amazingly jagged production from Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, very much in the best style of the Crescent City scene at the time. Lee's vocals are amazing, very pyrotechnic – and the tracks on the set are all original numbers that crackle with a uniquely earthy kind of electricity. Titles include "Working In The Coal Mine", "Ride Your Pony", and "Get Out of My Life, Woman", which has been sampled by so many people off this and other versions. Lots of other great stuff, too, like "A Little Dab a Do Ya", "Mexico", "A Mellow Good Time", "Neighbor's Daughter" and "Holy Cow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a worn top seam, and cutout hole.)

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Carol DouglasMidnight Love Affair ... LP
Midland, 1976. Very Good ... $0.99
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

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George DukeLiberated Fantasies ... LP
MPS, 1976. Very Good ... $6.99
Solid soul from the amazing George Duke – a record with a fair bit more focus than some of his previous efforts for MPS, but still done with a free and righteous vibe overall! The album's one of the last before Duke moved into smoother soul territory for his US albums of the late 70s – and it's still got plenty of the best hallmarks of the MPS years – especially on the keyboards, which are always warm and mellow, used with a great sense of space and inherent rhythm. There's a bit more vocals than before, but they're fused in nicely with the instrumentation – and players in Duke's group include Airto on percussion, Emil Richards on marimba, and Ndugu Chancler on some very heavy drums! Vocals are by Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and Bonnie Bowdon Amaro – and titles include "Back To Where We Never Left", "I C'n Hear That", and "Liberated Fantasies", all of which are nice jazz funk numbers – plus "Don't Be Shy", "Seeing You", "Tzina", and "After The Love". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a split top seam, wear, and some pen.)

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Faze-OGood Thang ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A definite good thang from Faze-O – easily the masters of snakey funk at the end of the 70s! The set's got loads of great elements that echo the group's Riding High debut – a groove that never goes too far over the top, and which kicks back at a pace that so many others would copy a few years later – a vibe that's a bit Ohio, a bit Cali, yet crafted here with a vision that's totally unique to the band! Horns are a bit heavier than before, but there's still plenty of great keyboards too – and the vocals definitely recognize that they're the second star of the record, and usually defer to the rhythms on most numbers. Tracks include "Good Thang", "Party Time", "Space People", "Who Loves You", and "Funky Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some sticker residue & a promo stamp.)

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Talya FerroLook At Me ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Nice bit of soulful late 60's pop recorded under the baton of Clyde Otis. She sang with Walter Wanderley for a bit before this recording, and some of this stuff has a sort of bossa Latiny feel to it. Other tracks are more 60's soul sounding, but with a pop diva twist. Tracks include "Look at Me", "The Magic Door", "On Top of the World", and "We Could Learn Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Gap BandGap Band II ... LP
Total Experience, 1979. Sealed ... $9.99
Mean, lean grooves from The Gap Band – a legendary batch of mainstream funk from the end of the 70s – and a record that really has the trio working at the top of their game! There's a wonderful balance here between funky numbers and mellow ones – the latter of which really help pace the record nicely, giving it a depth that takes the group way beyond the cliches of some of their contemporaries, and firmly establishing the Gap Band as one to watch for the 80s! Titles include the massive "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up & Dance" – with its classic "Oops Upside Your Head" refrain – plus "Who Do You Call", "No Hiding Place", "Steppin Out", "You Are My High", and "Party Lights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Nikki GiovanniLike A Ripple On A Pond ... LP
Niktom/Atlantic, 1973. Very Good ... $0.99
Beautiful righteousness from poet Nikki Giovanni – a wonderfully put together session that features her reading her own poetry over musical backings, plus some added choral bits from the New York Community Choir! The sound is completely right on – never too over the top, and never too cliched – and the backings are often lifted from older jazz and gospel tunes, but feature Nikki's own words over the top. Titles include "Conversation", "Prison Poem", "Mothers", "Straight Talk", and the great "Scrapbook", set to Duke Pearson's "Christo Redentor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Al GreenExplores Your Mind ... LP
Hi Records, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
Al Green explores your mind – then moves onto your heart, your soul, and everything in between! The album's a classic in the best Hi Records tradition – and features Al moving into a style that's even more spiritual than before – serving up the sublime tracks "Take Me To The River" and "God Blessed Our Love", both of which seem to point strongly at the direction he would take in later years – but also managing to mix the secular with the spiritual, in a way that's as sexy as ever! Other tracks include the hit "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)", plus "One Nite Stand", "The City", "I'm Hooked On You", and "Stay With Me Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small strip of tape on the top seam.)

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Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple musical elements, slowly adds more instrumentation, then builds the whole thing up subtly and slyly while Hayes is talking rapturously over the top! There's a feel here that's nicely dramatic, but never in a kitschy, cloying way – a new statement of male soul masculinity, just right for the sophistication of the 70s. Titles include Ike's 12 minute covers of "Something" and "I Stand Accused", plus "One Big Unhappy Family", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael HendersonGoin' Places ... LP
Buddah, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Massive work from Michael Henderson – exactly the kind of record we point to when people ask us what all the fuss is about! Michael perfectly blends funky jazz, mellow fusion, and his own warm style of vocals here – in a sophisticated mix that puts him right at the top of the 70s intelligentsia of soul – with artists like Roy Ayers or Norman Connors – the latter of whom gave Henderson his start as a singer! Yet the album's definitely Michael's own – filled with beautiful original compositions that take his work on bass as their starting point, but move into a sublime array of jazzy elements shaped to suit the spirit of each tune. Titles include the classic mellow stepper "Let Me Love You" – plus other great tracks "I Can't Help It", "Won't You Be Mine", "Whip It", "Goin Places", and "I'll Be Understanding". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



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