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MaloLatin Bugaloo – Warner Brothers Singles ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, New Copy ... On July 6, 2018
(Latin, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Girl Group Nuggets Vol 8 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About August 18, 2018
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 5 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About August 18, 2018
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 6 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About August 18, 2018
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 7 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About August 18, 2018
(Rock, Soul) CD

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✨✧ MetersMessage From The Meters – Complete Josie, Reprise, & Warner Singles 1968 to 1977 (3LP black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Real Gone, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy soul by one of the funkiest groups of all time – New Orleans mighty Meters, a group who forever set a new standard with the classic singles featured in this package! The Meters are an instrumental group at their core – with a moody blend of heady basslines, bubbling organ, and scratchy guitar – made famous by their early singles on the Josie label, then taken to new heights as they moved to Warner/Reprise in the 70s, and came up with some even more complicated grooves! And while the group's albums are all great, it's definitely their singles that put the money where their funk is – creating these cool, compact, mostly-instrumental modes that pack a hell of a lot of punch in just a short space. The collection features 40 of these massive numbers – titles that include "Joog", "Sassy Lady", "No More Okey", "Trick Bag", "Mister Moon", "Find Yourself", "Chug Chug Chug (parts 1 & 2)", "The Flower", "Smiling", "Do The Dirt", "Africa", "People Say", "Running Fast (long version)", "Disco Is The Thing Today", "Hey Pocky A Way", "Stretch Your Rubber Band", "This Is My Last Affair", "Chicken Strut", "Sophisticated Cissy", "Cissy Strut", "Here Comes The Meter Man", "Ease Back", "Ann", "Dry Spell", "Little Old Money Maker", "Hey Last Minute", and "The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather Doodle Oop". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerVery Best Of Tower Of Power – The Warner Years ... CD
Warner/Rhino, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)
 
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✨✧ Arthur AlexanderArthur Alexander (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great little comeback album for southern soul godfather Arthur Alexander! It was recorded during a period when Warner Brothers was really committed to cutting heavy soul albums, with singers like Lorraine Ellison and Paul Kelly, and Alexander sounds great in this setting. The record's got some rootsy southern production by Tommy Cogbill – rootsier, in fact, than some of Arthur's earlier work, but Arthur reprises his famous "Rainbow Road", and other originals with a stronger emotional sensibility that works amazingly well – including "In the Middle of It All", and "Go On Home Girl", plus other cuts by Donnie Fritts, Dennis Linde, and Dan Penn. Some great bonus tracks on this CD version from Omnivore, too – including the never before released "I Don't Want Nobody" and "Simple Song Of Love", plus "Mr John", "You Got Me Knockin'", "Lover Please" and "They'll Do It Every Time". CD

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ApolloniaApollonia (deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 18.99
Solo work from Apollonia – working here past her time with both Apollonia 6 and her association with Prince – but still showing an equally strong talent for catchy 80s pop! The music is handled by a host of producers, and most numbers are in a beat-heavy mode that follows on her previous material – funky, but not always in a Prince-ish way – but always tuneful and heavy on the hooks! Titles include "Help Wanted", "Mismatch", "Sychronize", "The Same Dream", "Since I Fell For You", "You Can't Win", and "Your Eyes". This 2CD version features lots of bonus tracks – 14 more selections that include a big number of remixes of the tracks "Mismatch", "The same Dream", and "Since I Fell For You". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonGimme Something Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of our favorite albums from this legendary duo – Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson's first album for Warner Brothers, and compared to the numbers moved by biggest hits, you could call this one a hidden gem – filled with near perfect mellow soul jams and more sweetly soaring groovers alike! There are moments that steer it into more of a rootsy style, kind of an intimate take on the LA soul sound with easy going, elegant backings and production that's nicely tailored to voices, particular Valerie's lovely vocals – but those lead to bigger emotional payoff that hit you deep! This is an underappreciated early effort from the duo as a headlining act, and finds them setting up to change the sound of R&B to come! Titles include "Can You Make It Brother", "Bend Me", "Gimme Something Real", "I'm Determined", "I Need Your Light", "Anywhere", and "Have You Ever Tried It". CD features bonus tracks – the never-issued "Have You Ever Tried It (long version)" and 'I'd Know You Anywhere (single version)". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the unstoppable duo, mixing intimate numbers with more sweeping sounds – some that borrow the soaring elements of gospel soul, others more mellow and delicate. Ashford & Simpson wrote terrific soul songs as often as many of us wash our hair, and this record's a prime batch! Titles include "Ain't That Somethin", "Don't Fight It", "Ain't Nothin But A Maybe", "Spoiled", "Everybody's Got To Give It Up", and "Main Line". CD features the bonus track "Main Line (long version)" – issued here for the first time ever! CD

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Ashford & SimpsonLove Will Fix It – The Best Of Ashford & Simpson ... LP
Warner/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A great selection of work by the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The pair started out doing some excellent work at Motown during the early 70s – but it wasn't until they moved to Warner in the middle of the decade that they began to emerge as the powerhouse act they became for the rest of their career. Nick and Valerie changed the face of duet soul forever – taking it past the simple boy/girl themes of 60s work by artists like Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell or Maxine Brown & Chuck Jackson, into a soaring, adult, hard-grooving mode that forever changed the way male and female voices interacted in soul music. Titles include a few 12" cuts on LP for the first time – "Is It Still Good To Ya (long version)", "Love Don't Make It Right (long version)", "One More Try (long version)", and "Ain't It A Shame (long version)". Other tracks include "Found A Cure", "It Seems To Hang On", "Don't Cost You Nothing", "Over & Over", "Nobody Knows", "It Shows In The Eyes", "Bourgie Bourgie", "Send It", "Somebody Told A Lie", "I'd Know You Anywhere", "Stay Free", "Main Line", "So So Satisfied", and "Have You Ever Tried It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between chart soul, ensemble funk, and disco – taking all the best elements of each, and really sending the whole thing home with some incredible vocals and impeccable production and arrangements! Titles include "Rushing To", "Love Don't Make It Right", "We'll Meet Again", "Get Out Your Handkerchief", and "I Ain't Asking For Your Love". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Love Don't Make It Right (single)", "Love Don't Make It Right (Jimmy Simpson mix – long)", and "Happy Endings (single)". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonSend It ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good- ... $1.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! The album includes their original reading of "Top Of The Stairs", a great sexy soul duet that was later done by Collins & Collins – and it's also got a fantastic instrumental reading of "Bourgie Bourgie", a track that you may know from a more famous John Davis disco version. Other tracks include "By Way Of Love's Express", "Let Love Use Me", "Send It", and "Waited Too Long". More proof that leaving Motown was a great move for them! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear & an index sticker.)

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Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco than most of the competing albums on major labels at the time – a perfect summation of the care and craft that Ashford & Simpson had always put into their music right from the start! The pair handle all production on the record, and also contributed all the songs too – and the whole thing's so wonderfully tight, right, and on the money, the album soars to the top even before the vocals come into the mix. Titles include more than a few club classics, like "Found A Cure", "Stay Free", and "Nobody Knows" – plus the cuts "Dance Forever", "Crazy", "Follow Your Heart", and "Finally Got To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Atlantic StarrAll In The Name Of Love ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... $4.99
A mid 80s classic from Atlantic Starr – at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in so many other younger groups in the earlier part of the 80s – although it's also a bit more polished too. Most instrumentation is electric, and tunes are mostly written by the team of David and Wayne Lewis – both of whom sing on the record. Barbara Weathers also handles female vocals, and titles include "Once Lover At A Time", "Let The Sun In", "My Mistake", "I'm In Love", "Always", "Don't Take Me For Granted", and a version of Sam Dees' "All In The Name Of Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George BensonGeorge Benson Collection ... LP
Warner, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $5.99
All the 70s classics – "On Broadway", "Give Me The Night", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Breezin", "This Masquerade", and lots more! (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with an index sticker & light wear. Includes booklet.)

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George BensonLivin Inside Your Love ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $4.99
Includes "Hey Girl", "Nassau Day", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Welcome Into My World", "Before You Go", "Unchained Melody", "Love Ballad", "Prelude To Fall", and "Soulful Strut". (Jazz, Soul) CD
Also available Livin Inside Your Love ... LP 1.99

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✨✧ George BensonLivin Inside Your Love ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Includes "Hey Girl", "Nassau Day", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Welcome Into My World", "Before You Go", "Unchained Melody", "Love Ballad", "Prelude To Fall", and "Soulful Strut". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Livin Inside Your Love ... CD 4.99

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Jocelyn BrownOne From The Heart ... CD
Warner, 1987. Used ... $7.99
A classic groover from Jocelyn Brown! One From The Heart was a big mainstream moment for Jocelyn Brown – the crowning realization of all the great work she'd done in the club underground in the early part of the 80s – presented here with a slightly more crossover vibe, but a sound that's still pretty darn great in the end, thanks to Brown's tremendous vocals. Jocelyn's really keeping an older style of female soul alive here – amidst some beats and more programmed rhythms – belting things out with the pipes that first rose her to fame in the disco years, pretty proud and unabashed here. Rhythms are better than usual for a major label record like this – thanks to help from Hubert Eaves and Jellybean – and titles include "Love's Gonna Get You", "Ego Maniac", "True Love", "Caught In The Act", "I Cry Real Tears", and "Living Without Your Love". CD
(Out of print original pressing. Tray card has a small cutout notch.)

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CadillacsCrazy Cadillacs ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. Used ... $11.99
A killer from the legendary Cadillacs – maybe our favorite group on the east coast scene of the late 50s, and one of the few we can really depend on for a wonderful sense of range! The Cadillacs have a power that matches some of the bigger names of the time, especially The Drifters on Atlantic – and although the group were best known for their upbeat gimmicky tracks, they're also tremendous on ballads – of which there are a good number here! Production is nice and raw – with an especially noteworthy lack of instrumentation when things get mellow – and titles include "Gloria", "Don't Be Mad With My Heart", "Window Lady", "Carelessly", "Let Me Explain", "My Girl Friend", "Shock A Doo", "Zoom Boom Zing", and "Broken Heart". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ChangeGlow Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. The set's filled with sharp rhythms and sweet jazzy changes – and titles include the classics "The Glow Of Love" and "Searching", both with Luther, plus "Lover's Holiday", "Angel In My Pocket", and "The End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bootsy CollinsBack In The Day – The Best Of Bootsy ... CD
Warner, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
A funky trip through the classic Warner Brothers recordings of P-Funk maestro Bootsy Collins! The set's a pretty great introduction to Bootsy's work, and includes some of his best numbers, plus a great set of notes that will really help you navigate his rich career. There's a total of 14 tracks, and titles include "Bootzilla", "Ahhh The Name Is Bootsy, Baby", "Stretchin Out (In A Rubber Band)", "Hollywood Squares", "Jam Fan (Hot)", "Vanish In Our Sleep", "Can't Stay Away", "I'd Rather Be With You", and a live version of "Psychoticbumpschool". CD

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✨✧ Bootsy CollinsBootsy? Player Of The Year ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
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
(Die-cut glasses are intact.)

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Bootsy CollinsOne Giveth, The Count Taketh Away ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
Bootsy Collins steps strongly from the shadow of George Clinton here – and wrote, arranged, and produced most of the album himself! Of course, George was having plenty of his own troubles at the time – but that only allowed Bootsy to take the helm even more, and step out with a batch of grooves that still keeps his star power plenty high. Of course, he's got some great help here too – from Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, Midnight Star, Godmomma, and P-Funk regulars Bernie Worrell and Gary Shider – all of whom help contribute some classic elements to grooves that include "Shine O Myte", "#1 Funkateer", "So Nice You Name Him Twice", "Take A Lickin & Keep On Tickin", and "Countracula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Bootsy CollinsTakes A Lickin' And Keep On Kickin' (extended version, single version) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1982. Used (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides & a spot of tape residue along the opening. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Bootsy CollinsUltra Wave ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good- ... $4.99
Bootsy's tightening things up a bit from before, but still sounding plenty darn great – that classic Collins groove in all its P-Funk glory! All the best elements are certainly in place – production by George Clinton and Bootsy, horn arrangements by Fred Wesley, and the slinky soulful sound that made Bootsy's albums some of the most enduring of the P-Funk posse. The album shows a bit of the transformation in soul bass playing that Bootsy helped to foster during the late 70s – but it's still not as "whompin" as some of the many groups that were springing up in his wake – a good thing, to us, because so many of Bootsy's imitators had a way of playing their bass way too much! Titles include "Mug Push", "Is That My Song", "It's A Musical", "Sound Crack", and "Fat Cat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides with some stains and waviness. Label has some pen.)

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Morris DayOak Tree (extended dance, single edit, inst danc) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DeodatoNight Cruiser ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A key record in Deodato's move from funky jazz in the 70s to modern soul in the 80s – and one that showcases the best of his talents in both genres! The approach here is more tightly arranged and produced than that of his earlier CTI sides – but in a mode that's still plenty nice to our ears – as Deodato's uncanny sense of rhythm and timing is still very firmly in place, making the set way way more than just a smooth jazz album – and pushing it strongly into the realm of soulful spacey fusion! There's some really great tracks on the set – like the amazing "Skatin", a sweet keyboard number that's a perfect roller skating jam (in case you couldn't guess from the title) – plus "Love Magic", "Uncle Funk", "East Side Strut", and "Night Cruiser". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Lamont DozierBittersweet ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good- ... $4.99
It's hard to find fault with Lamont Dozier – even on one of his lesser albums, like this one! Lamont's best quality has always been his way with a song – and he's working here with a good batch of original tunes that all have sharp hooks and some very catchy choruses, perfect for his sweetly soulful vocal style, which is handled just right on the album. There's a few throwaway numbers on here, but the best material is head and shoulders above that of most of Lamont's contemporaries – and it's always amazing to us that he never was a bigger hit act during the 70s. The whole album's pretty nice – and titles include "I Got It All With You", "We're Just Here To Feel Good", "Fly Away Little Birdsong", and "Tough Act to Follow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, ring & edge wear, splitting on the spine, and a bit of pen on back. Label has an old price sticker.)

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Earth Wind & FireNeed Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the two early Earth Wind & Fire LPs recorded for Warner – and the one that shows their amazing roots in the avant-garde jazz scene in Chicago. At the forefront, the record's a righteous soul album with an ensemble funk sound – but deeper in, there's a lot of jazz-based playing, and a number of moments that almost get "out" in the solos! Surely this one couldn't have been made without the spiritual advancements in jazz made by the AACM – and EWF couldn't have helped rubbing shoulders with those players, considering that they all often gigged together in the Chicago studio scene, and that they'd also shared some time together in groups like The Pharoahs and Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble. Titles include "Energy", "Beauty", and a nice remake of Donny Hathaway's "Everything is Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has some marker on front.)

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Michael FranksOne Bad Habit ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Warm vocals, jazzy keyboards, and a wonderfully laidback set from Michael Franks – a perfect illustration of the kind of music he could make better than anyone else! Although recorded at the end of the 70s, the set's got a simplicity that few other records of the time could match – a stripped-down and honest quality that really sparkles, even amidst the top-shelf production and studio work supplied by Warner Brothers Records. Arrangements here are by Larry Williams, Clare Fischer, and others – but as before, the main focus is usually on the sweet vocals and keyboards – gliding out warmly over Michael Franks' well-penned and unique compositions. Titles include "One Bad Habit", "Still Life", "Loving You More & More", "Baseball", "Inside You", "Lotus Blossom", "He Tells Himself He's Happy", and "On My Way Home To You". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some marker on front.)

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Michael FranksSkin Dive ... LP
Warner, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
(Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Michael FranksSleeping Gypsy ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
A really brilliant little record – one of those gems that you've probably passed by so many times because it's ubiquitous, but which never fails to please over the years! Forget any pre-conceived notions you might have about Michael Franks, because at this early point in his career the man is a genre unto himself – working in a unique blend of jazz, pop, and a bit of soul – always served up sparely and with a great deal of understatement, but still filled with plenty of personal spirit on the lyrics. Franks' voice is beautifully compressed into the rest of the instrumentation by Tommy LiPuma – in a style that still holds up wonderfully over the years, and which is set to Claus Ogerman arrangements that make plenty great use of keyboards from Joe Sample of The Crusaders! Tunes are all originals by Franks – and there's some especially great Brazilian touches on the numbers "Antonio's Song" and "Down In Brazil". Other titles include "The Lady Wants To Know", "I Really Hope It's You", "Chain Reaction", and "In The Eye Of The Storm". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry GrahamJust Be My Lady ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A classic set of ballads and mellow soul numbers from Larry Graham – quite a change from some of his funkier work, and a nice step forward in his growth as a singer! Larry's voice is deep and round on most tunes – a classic baritone approach that almost goes back to jazz vocalists of the postwar years at times. But at other points, there's more of a contemporary feel to the work – a sound that helped Graham cross over big with this record, and reach audiences who might not have picked up some of his more groove-based sets. Instrumentation is sometimes full, but often laidback – and titles include "No Place Like Home", "Feels Like Love", "Remember When", "Just Be My Lady", "Guess Who", "Our Love Keeps Growing Strong", "Can't Nobody Take Your Place", and "Baby You Are My Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Graham & Graham Central StationMy Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
Larry Graham's opening his sound up a fair bit for this one – bringing in a bit more of a rock influence than before, and letting the guitars fly all over the tunes! The style's one that's almost got a bit of a pre-Prince influence – more tightly poppy in the construction of the soul, and with a good crossover sound that might have earned Graham some of the "radio" in the title. Tracks include the tightly stepping groover "Is It Love", which has a great west coast slow funk approach, the P-Funky "Are You Happy", and the jazzy "Turn It Out", which has some particularly nice bass work. Other tracks include "Pow", "Boogie Witcha Baby", and "Mr Friend". LP, Vinyl record album

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Graham Central StationMirror ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Larry Graham and crew are definitely going for a fuller sound on this set – starting off the record with a funky marching band, in Tusk-like fashion – then rolling into some bass-heavy funk that tops even their previous records for tightness! The groove is a key element in the growth of west coast funk in the 70s – bass in the lead, but keyboards percolating in all over the place, in a style that's almost got touches of jazz – and which sets the stage for many of the Zapp-sounding projects of the future. Titles include "Love", "Mirror", "Entrow", "Do Yah", "Save Me", and "I Got A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Graham Central StationNow Do U Wanta Dance ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Larry Graham's still burning strong here – resisting the temptation to go disco that you might guess from the "dance" in the title, and if anything, pulling up the bass-heavy funk even more! The set's got a super-tight feel that's kind of a distillation of the successful Graham Central Station sound of earlier albums, but still comes together perfectly overall – in a mode that's clearly having a huge influence on the rest of west coast funk. Titles include "Lead Me On", "Crazy Chicken", "Now Do U Wanta Dance", "Last Train", "Earthquake", and "Love & Happiness". LP, Vinyl record album

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Graham Central StationNow Do U Wanta Dance/My Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me/Star Walk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
A trio of classic late 70s funk records from Larry Graham & Graham Central Station! Now Do U Wanta Dance is their 1977 LP and they're still burning strong here – resisting the temptation to go fully into the disco sound you might guess from the "dance" in the title, and if anything, pulling up the bass-heavy funk even more! The set's got a super-tight feel that's kind of a distillation of the successful Graham Central Station sound of earlier albums, but still comes together perfectly overall – in a mode that's clearly having a huge influence on the rest of west coast funk. They they open up sound up a fair bit on My Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me – a set that really feels like it might've influenced Prince pretty strong, given the tightly poppy vibe in the construction of the soul sound. Star Walk has a great, bass heavy funk like the the earlier work – but here he's moving into the solo spotlight a bit more than before, but it's still got an unstoppable Graham Central Station groove! 27 tracks on 2CDs – including "Lead Me On", "Crazy Chicken", "Now Do U Wanta Dance", "Last Train", "Earthquake","Love & Happiness", the tightly stepping groover "Is It Love", which has a great west coast slow funk approach, the P-Funky "Are You Happy","Turn It Out", "Pow", "Boogie Witcha Baby", and "Mr Friend", "Sneaky Freak", "Star Walk", "Foxy Lady", "Tonight", "Scream", and "The Entertainer". Also includes a pair of bonus single edits as bonus tracks! CD

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Hollywood BeyondIf (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A classic bit of crossover soul from the British scene of the 80s – a record that's unabashedly poppy, but in a way that's held up nicely over the years! Hollywood Beyond seem to borrow plenty of production and instrumentation from the bigger acts of the period – especially the new romantics, whose influence by American soul is taken back here on some of the ballads – leaving the upbeat tracks to have more of a club music approach, but in that pre-house style that was big in the UK at the time. Titles include "Vision Of Love", "After Midnight", "Save Me", "No More Tears", "Metal On Glass", "Hollywood Beyond", "Opening Scenario", and "Crimes Of Passion". 2CD version features 11 more bonus tracks from singles – including "What's The Color Of Money (12" version)", "What's The Color Of Money (go ask Alice rmx)", "No More Tears (passion play dance mix)", "Save Me (ext mix)", "No More Tears (ext mix)", "Gift To The Innocent (Paw Pay in Nassau)", and "After Midnight (quiet moment)". CD

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Isley BrothersMasterpiece ... LP
Warner, 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
A hard title to carry for most groups, but just about any release by the Isley Brothers is a masterpiece in our book! Even at this mid 80s point, the Brothers sound great – sliding along in some warm mellow tracks that make the album really worth owning – the kind of laidback soul tunes they first started crafting so well in the previous decade, and which continue to sparkle here – even amidst some more programmed rhythms. The group do a surprisingly wonderful job on a Phil Collins tune – "If Leaving Me Was Easy" – sliding along in really spare space that's just like the old days – and other cuts include the smooth stepper "Colder Are My Nights", plus "Release Your Love", "The Most Beautiful Girl", "Come To Me", "You Never Know When You're Gonna Fall In Love", and "May I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersSmooth Sailin' ... LP
Warner, 1987. Very Good ... $0.99
Classic 80s work from the Isley Brothers – a set that has the duo of Ronald and Rudolph getting some great help in the studio from Angela Winbush! Angela helped produce the record, and she also wrote many of the songs – and she plays keyboards on the set too, giving the tracks the upbeat, bouncy style you might find in her own recordings of the time. As usual for the duo, the vocals are wonderful – every bit as great as that classic Isley sound first forged in the 70s – warm and magical here, even wrapped around some heavier 80s rhythms. Titles include "Somebody I Used To Know", "I Wish", "Smooth Sailin Tonight", "Come My Way", "Everything Is Alright", "Dish It Out", and "Send A Message". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersSmooth Sailin' Tonight (extended, dub) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Warner sleeve.)

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Jamaica BoysJamaica Boys ... LP
Warner, 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesDeep In The Night ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Titles include "Laying Beside You", "Only Women Bleed", "Lovesick Blues", "Piece Of My Heart", "Strange Man", and "Blind Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al JarreauBreakin' Away ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Sublime sounds from Al Jarreau – exactly the kind of record that made him a unique superstar at the time of its release, and which still continues to fly Al's flag strongly all these many years later! Jarreau's got that perfect blend between jazz roots and soulful expression here – set up in backings that are a few shades hipper than AOR, and just as perfectly polished – the kind of superb setting that could take a singer like Al and really make him into something new – opening up his sound to a huge audience who might never have tapped into the singer otherwise. Titles include the killer classic "We're In This Love Together" – a cut that's almost a genre unto itself – plus "Closer To Your Love", "My Old Friend", "Roof Garden", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Teach Me Tonight", and "My Old Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Al JarreauHigh Crime ... LP
Warner, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A big one for Al Jarreau – a record that has a groove that's a bit more mainstream than some of Al's previous records, but which still leaves plenty of space for his amazing vocals! Jarreau's working again with producer Jay Graydon, who pitches the instrumentation towards more electric-sounding levels than before – more of the rhythms and keyboard parts you'd guess from the album's date, although still at a level that's warmer than some of Al's more commercial contemporaries. Titles include "Raging Waters", "Imagination", "Murphy's Law", "Tell Me", "After All", "High Crime", and "Let's Pretend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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Al JarreauJarreau ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A massive set from Al Jarreau – a set that gave the singer one of his smoothest hits of all time, yet still kept him very firmly in the sort of sophisticated territory that set him apart from most of his contemporaries! The sound here is often a lot more understated than you'd expect – mellow jazz, with light instrumentation, and less of the too-commercial modes that other singers were being hung with at the time – an approach that preserves all the wonderful lightness in Al's vocals – that mix of jazzy scatting roots and warmly flowing soul that makes most of the early Jarreau albums well worth tracking down. The set leads off with the classic "Mornin" – and other cuts include "I Will Be Here For You", "Step By Step", "Black & Blues", "Not Like This", "Love Is Waiting", and "Trouble In Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al JarreauLook To The Rainbow – Live In Europe ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a split top seam.)

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✨✧ JJ Johnson, Joe Simon, Millie JacksonCleopatra Jones – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Spring/Warner, 1973. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the best of the blacksploitation scores of the early 70s – a masterpiece of music that we rate every bit as high as Shaft or Superfly – maybe even higher! The music here is incredible – a surprising funky turn for JJ Johnson, who most folks know for his straighter jazz work – and like Marvin Gaye, Barry White, and others who were surprising the world with their ability to score music for a full film during the early 70s, JJ really knocks it out of the park with this one – coming up with a batch of tunes that are a wonderful mix of sophisticated scoring, creative instrumentation, and some damn funky grooves! The title cut features Joe Simon on vocals, and Millie Jackson sings on the cuts "Love Doctor" and "It Hurts So Good". The rest of the set is instrumental, and other cuts include an instrumental take on "Cleopatra Jones", plus "Go Chase Cleo", "Goin To The Chase", "Wrap Up", and "Airport Fight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... CD
Quest/Warner, 1989. Used ... $1.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". (Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby KeysBobby Keys ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A really cool album from saxophonist Bobby Keys – a record with no vocals at all, just Bobby's solos – but a set that's maybe better tagged as instrumental rock than jazz, given the heavyweight guest musicians in the lineup! Keys blows with an all-star array of talent from the rock scene of the time – including Jack Bruce and Felix Pappalardi on bass, Leslie West and Dave Mason on guitars, Nicky Hopkins on keyboards, and Ringo Starr on drums – plus a bit more guitar from George Harrison, too! Yet what's great about the record is that all these talents put aside their ego and follow Bobby's lead – in a groove that's maybe a bit southern soul, a bit down-home rock – with some definite currents of Memphis and Muscle Shoals in the music. Titles include "Crispy Duck", "Steal From A King", "Bootleg", "Smokefoot", "Altar Rock", "Command Performance", and "Sound & Foam". (Rock, Soul) CD

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Chaka KhanDestiny ... LP
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label on front and a bit of marker on back.)

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Chaka KhanI Feel For You ... LP
Warner, 1984. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Chaka Khan steps off her smoother sets from the early 80s here – into a groove that's a bit chunkier, funkier, and with some key 80s groove touches! Arif Mardin's still in charge of the whole project here, but he's opened the door to a host of other producers to update Chaka's sound for the dancefloor – including John Robie, Russ Titelman, James Newton Howard, and others. The title hit – "I Feel For You" – is a vocoder bumping classic from back in the day – and other tracks include "Chinatown", "This Is My Night", "La Flamme", "My Love Is Alive", "Hold Her", "Through The Fire", and "Stronger Than Before". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Chaka KhanLife Is A Dance/Some Love ... 12-inch
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great little dancefloor anthem from Chaka Khan – pulled from her self-titled album, and one of the strongest tunes on the set! "Life Is A Dance" is a cut written by Gavin Christopher – but one that really gets its joy and vibrancy from Chaka's excellent vocals! "Some Love" is pretty funky too – with lots of bass that trips around wah wah guitar as strings soar up – almost in a blacksploitation groove, and a perfect setting for Chaka's magnificent voice! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Warner sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Ben E KingDon't Play That Song ... CD
Atlantic/Warner (Japan), 1962. Used ... $9.99
A stellar record from Ben E King – and one of a few early 60s gems that really have him leaving a longstanding mark on soul music! There's a balance here that's unbelievable – a quality that's emotive right from the start, yet also perfectly put together too – with Ben's tremendous vocals backed by some tight Atlantic backings – in a style that's virtually the blueprint for lots more uptown soul singers to come in the 60s. The song choice is impeccable too – numbers from Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, and Phil Spector which perfectly straddle the lines of soul music at the time – tunes that include classics like "Here Comes The Night", "Don't Play That Song", "Young Boy Blues", and "Stand By Me" – plus lesser-known gems like "Brace Yourself", "I Promise Love", "Yes", "First Taste Of Love", and "Show Me The Way". CD
(Out of print.)

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Earl KlughSoda Fountain Shuffle ... LP
Warner, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Smooth, soulful work from the great Earl Klugh – a set that's got plenty of electric elements in the rhythms, mixed with lots of acoustic interplay from Earl over the top! Klugh's touch on the strings has only gotten better over the years, and he dances magically amidst some light rhythms and keyboard lines – warming things up a lot more than on similar fusion albums by some of his contemporaries, with that classic Klugh touch that's made him a lasting favorite over the decades! Titles include "Baby Cakes", "Incognito", "One Night", "April Love", "Close To Your Heart"," Just Pretend", and "Rainbow Man". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LaBelleMoon Shadow ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy riffing, tasty conga, and a weird monologue by Patti that runs through different parts of the body and why you should appreciate them! The cut was lost on American audiences of the 70s, but became a huge one in the European jazz dance scene of the late 80s, probably because most of them couldn't understand how silly Patti's vocals were! The cut's nice and funky, though – and there's some other nice ones on the record, too, including "Sunday News", "Touch Me All Over", and "Peace With Yourself". Much more interesting than most of their stuff, with a hip mixture of jazz, soul, and hard grooving! CD
(Out of print.)

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MadonnaDie Another Day (dirty vegas main, thunderpuss club, thee retrolectro mix, deepsky remix, dirty vegas dub) ... 12-inch
Warner, 2002. Near Mint- 2x12" ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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MaloEvolution ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
Malo may be evolving a bit, but they're still right in the pocket as far as we're concerned! This excellent west coast Latin ensemble mixes together jazz, funk, soul, and slight touches of Chicano rock – into a heavy groove that was one of the best-conceived at the time. Jorge Santana lays down lots of heavy guitar licks, Francisco Aguabella's on percussion and congas, and Ron DeMasi plays plenty of hot lines on the Hammond organ and electric piano. Titles include "Moving Away", "I Don't Know", "Merengue", "Street Man", and "Entrance To Paradise". (Latin, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcus MillerSuddenly ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Big ol' bass from Marcus Miller – but also some sweet keyboards and great vocals too – all wrapped up in a set that's really got Miller at the height of his powers! Marcus wonderfully skirts the worlds of soul and fusion for the record – and mostly creates a tight groove on his own, even the vocals – but sometimes brings in key help from artists who include Mike Mainieri on vibes, David Sanborn on alto, and Ralph McDonald on percussion. A few other singers come into the mix to support Marcus' lead – including Luther Vandross and Yvonne Lewis – but he's got a warmth that grooves right alongside his instrumentation, even without any help. Titles include "Just For You", "Much Too Much", "Suddenly", "Just What I Needed", and "Be My Love". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides & hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Label has some pen.)

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Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
A landmark record from Maria Muldaur – quite different than the rougher folsky work she cut in the 60s – and done with a really warm studio sound that's pure 70s all the way through! Maria's working here with some older folksy contemporaries – like David Grisman, Ry Cooder, and Jim Keltner – but much of the album has a warm glow overall, and some jazzy inflections that really help change the sound from before. The mighty Nick DeCaro did some great string arrangements on a few tracks – including the sublime "Midnight at the Oasis", one of the best pop tracks to come out of the seventies, and a jazzy ditty that still sounds amazingly fresh today. Other tracks include "Any Old Time", "Mad Mad Me", "Long Hard Time", and "Three Dollar Bill". LP, Vinyl record album

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New BirthBehold The Mighty Army ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
An overlooked chapter in the New Birth sound of the 70s – one that has the group still working with all that joyous, righteous ensemble energy of their previous records – but with a slightly different vibe as well! There's been a few changes since before – no more leadership from Harvey Fuqua, and instead some excellent arrangements and production from Frank Wilson – plus some vocal leads at points from Leslie Wilson. All the new elements mix together nicely to create a sound that's almost a second chapter to New Birth that's similar to the Whitfield label recordings of Undisputed Truth – all the core elements still in place, but more of a late 70s funk group presentation overall. There's a few nice moogy elements in the mix, too – and titles include "Up Against The Wall", "The Mighty Army", "Your Love Is In My Veins", "Squeezing Too Much Living", and "How Will I Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker & light wear.)

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New BirthLove Potion ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Great later work from New Birth – quite different from their earlier albums, and much tighter overall – done with a smooth sophisticated modern soul groove that's light years ahead of their early party soul! The group's a lot more unified here – with less of the traded vocals and changing ensemble style of the RCA albums – and throughout the set, they emerge as a solid soul act to rival some of the bigger ensembles of the time! The album features some really strong extended tracks done in a sweet, mellow, midtempo groove – and titles include "I Never Felt This Way Before", "We Are All God's Children", "Fallin In Love", "Sure Thing", and "Hurry Hurry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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New York Rock & Soul RevueNew York Rock & Soul Revue – Live At The Beacon ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
A collision of generations – as giants of the world of 70s and 80s AOR come together to pay tribute to the soulful styles of the years before! At the time, the album was the sort that really made us cringe – since we were such soul purists back in the 90s – but over the years, we've really come to accept the whole thing both as a well-meaning effort, and more importantly, as a lost chapter of the Donald Fagan/Steely Dan genius – as Fagan produced the set, and really brings a lot of his older music into play! Other artists include Boz Scaggs, Phoebe Snow, and Michael McDonald – but the set also features work from older bluesman Charles Brown – and titles include remakes of "Madison Time", "Knock On Wood", "Shakey Ground", "Lonely Teardrops", "Downing In The Sea Of Love", "Groovin", and "People Got To Be Free" – plus nice takes on "Chain Lightning", "Pretzel Logic", and "Green Flower Street". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. Double LP pressing with etched vinyl!)

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OsibisaHappy Children ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $8.99
This UK Afro Funk group is slicking things up a bit for this 1973 album – but not in a bad way, because it actually kicks up the groove considerably. In fact, it almost sounds like they've been listening to a bit of War – because the the best tracks on the album have lots of that funky clavinet and stepping bass that you get in War's best moments, filtered through the group's own dubby brand of African rhythms, vaguely like the work of Cymande, but a bit more straight ahead. Titles include "Somaja", "Fire", "Kotoku", "We Want To Know", "Take Your Trouble Go", "Bassa Bassa", and "Adwoa". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Prince1999 ... CD
Warner, 1982. Used ... $4.99
Here begins the period that Prince went from a fascinating, genre defying hitmaker to an unstoppable cultural force – bringing a bit of a new wave pop punch to the funky synth soul – and somehow crafting some of the most irresistible singles of the 80s! We can't imagine anyone being able to convince us that 2 better singles than "Little Red Corvette" and "1999" came out of the 80s, and both of those are on here – enough said. Titles include "Let's Pretend We're Married", "Lady Cab Driver", "All The Critics Love U In New York", "International Lover", "DMSR", and "Delirious". CD

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✨✧ Prince1999 (single version)/Free/Automatic ... 12-inch
Warner, 1982. Used (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Early promo single – featuring the single version of "1999" at 3:35, plus "Free" and "Automatic". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a printed promo sleeve, with a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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Prince4Ever (4LP set) ... LP
Warner, 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $50.99 54.98
The music of Prince lives on – in this beautiful collection that features a number of mixes that appear here on LP for the first time ever, and an unreleased track as well! The unreleased "Moonbeam Levels" may well be the prize here for longtime Prince completitsts – but the set also includes a number of never-seen photos from Herb Ritz, and marks the full length debut of "Let's Go Crazy (single edit)", "Take Me With U (single edit)", "Let's Work (single edit)", "Alphabet Street (single edit)", "Girls & Boys (single edit)", "Glam Slam (single edit)", and "Little Red Corvette (single edit)". The 4LP set features a whopping 40 tracks in all – and other titles include "Kiss", "Sign O The Times", "Cream", "Mountains", "Batdance", "Thieves In The Temple", "I Would Die 4 U", "Paisley Park", "Pop Life", "Purple Rain", "When Doves Cry", "Raspberry Beret", "7 (album edit)", "My Name Is Prince", "Sexy MF", "Gett Off", and "Nothing Compares 2 U". LP, Vinyl record album
(Also features exclusive photo art prints by Herb Ritts!)

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PrinceBatdance (batmix, vicki vale mix)/200 Balloons ... 12-inch
Warner, 1989. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99 12.98
Well, the single maybe wasn't the thing that put the first Batman movie over the top – but as a sidebar, it is a well-remembered moment in the Prince catalog – and the 12" features some compelling help from William Orbit and Mark Moore on both of the remixes! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ PrinceBlack Album ... CD
Warner, 1987. Used ... $29.99
Recorded in 1987, but never officially released until 1994, when Prince was trying to get out of his Warners contract. Prince's attempt to return to his more funky side after flirting with more straight pop songs was a Holy Grail amongst collectors for a time, and though we don't like it as much as his first couple of albums, there are more than a few good moments on here, and it certainly stands up better than most of what came after. 8 songs: "Le Grind", "Cindy C", "Dead On It", "When 2 R In Love", "Bob George", "Superfunkycalifragisexy", "2 Nigs United 4 West Compton" and "Rockhard In A Funky Place". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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PrinceControversy ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Classic Prince – an album that signaled an end to the first part of Prince's storied career, leaning heavily on his fascination with new wave, mixed with the r&b grooves and 70s funk of his earliest LPs. Prince is definitely in a transitional mode here, the easy politics of the punk era – "Ronnie Talk To Russia", "Controversy" – are less controversial than Prince's frank sexuality on the record – best heard on tracks like "Jack U Off", "Do Me, Baby", and "Sexuality" – but the unbeatable pop groove of the title cut definitely points the way to Prince's big chart success to come. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker, including the poster! Cover has some sun bleaching on the seams.)

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PrinceKiss/Love Or Money ... 12-inch
Paisley Park/Warner, 1986. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $11.99
Classic! Although folks had been saying for years that Prince was funky, "Kiss" was the first tune to really have him going to town on the instruments – in a way that we always expect from a true funk act, but not so much for the pop charts – reason alone to adore this one! The track snaps along with an intensity that makes it an instant classic groover – and flip side "Love Or Money" is a pretty nice track too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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PrinceLet's Go Crazy (special dance mix)/Erotic City ... 12-inch
Warner, 1984. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99 12.99
One of the most romping tunes ever recorded by Prince – the kind of cut that was an instant dancefloor stormer back in the day, and still sounds mighty groovy all these many years later! The song is featured here in it's very extended version – and is backed by the fantastic non-LP cut "Erotic City" – a masterpice of slinky funk! The track grooves for over 7 minutes – and if you were to ask us the one Prince tune we remember most fondly from the 80s dancefloor, this would be it! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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PrincePartyman (purple party mix, partyman music mix, video mix)/Feel U Up (short stroke) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
Hard to imagine the Michael Keaton Batman being any sort of a "partyman" – but Prince's sweet little Bat-tune really does a great job of evoking that fantasy! There's just a slight hint at the old Batman theme in the background – but overall, the whole thing feels more like one of those great 80s soundtrack soul tunes – usually when a famous guest is on stage in the background of a scene – adding a little funk to an otherwise staid moment in the drama! There's plenty of mixes here to keep the tune going – and the short stroke version of "Feel U Up" too. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has an index label on one corner.)

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PrincePrince ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good- ... $14.99
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second album, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you can really hear the seeds of his later efforts – a really remarkable, unique, and fascinating record that stands up with some of his best work, and bucks all late 70s trends and cliches in pop, soul and funk! In some ways this is one of our favorite Prince records, as it has a kind of intimacy that was lacking on later sets – or maybe because the hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" has such a mad groove! "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" has the sly sound that would run throughout the rest of Prince's better work for years to come – and Chaka Khan would later cover "I Feel for You", and hit large with it in the 80s. Also includes "Sexy Dancer", "With You" and "When We're Dancing Close & Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and some minor staining on the bottom left corner.)

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PrincePurple Rain (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner, 1984. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly catchy tunes that are still delivered with a nice funky undercurrent. The whole Prince family is at the top of their game at this point – and titles include "Darling Nikki", "Let's Go Crazy", "I Would Die 4 U", "When Doves Cry", "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". This fantastic 2CD version features a completely new 2015 Paisley Park remaster of the album, done by Prince – plus a full CD that features unreleased songs and tracks from the vaults – with titles that include "Katrina's Paper Dolls", "We Can F**k", "Father's Song", "Possessed", "Computer Blue (hallway speech version)", "Love & Sex", "The Dance Electric", "Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden", "Wonderful Ass", "Velvet Kitty Cat", and "Electric Intercourse (studio version)". CD
Also available Purple Rain (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 14.99

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PrincePurple Rain (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner, 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 20.98
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly catchy tunes that are still delivered with a nice funky undercurrent. The whole Prince family is at the top of their game at this point – and titles include "Darling Nikki", "Let's Go Crazy", "I Would Die 4 U", "When Doves Cry", "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". This fantastic 2CD version features a completely new 2015 Paisley Park remaster of the album, done by Prince – plus a full CD that features unreleased songs and tracks from the vaults – with titles that include "Katrina's Paper Dolls", "We Can F**k", "Father's Song", "Possessed", "Computer Blue (hallway speech version)", "Love & Sex", "The Dance Electric", "Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden", "Wonderful Ass", "Velvet Kitty Cat", and "Electric Intercourse (studio version)". CD
Also available Purple Rain (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 9.99

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PrincePurple Rain/God ... 12-inch
Warner, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $19.99
A great release of the song that really put Prince over the top – a song that got him maybe more play on rock and pop stations than he was ever getting on soul radio – and which for years became an anthem for folks who never would have touched his music in years before! The version here is the very long 8 minute take – which builds and builds – and "God" is a very cool non-LP b-side, which has this gentle vibe that's really beautiful – with lots of room for Prince's vocals to step out slowly into space! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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PrinceSign O The Times ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 29.98
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s epic Sign O The Times as his What's Going On – which was never really fair to Prince, or to Marvin Gaye for that matter – but it's filled with great cuts – including the minimalist funky groover of a title track, with its superficial social consciousness that's very much of its 80s era, and all the more fascinating for that – plus massive hit "U Got The Look", "If I Was Your Girlfriend", "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", "The Cross", "Hot Thing", and "Starfish & Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric RobersonMoon (radio, acapella, single, inst) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1994. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A rare glimpse at the earlier years of singer Eric Roberson – a promo-only single, issued during his very brief stay at Warner Brothers! The track's a bit more mainstream than Roberson's solo work of the 21st Century – but still plenty darn great, and the kind of real soul track that certainly would have grabbed our attention at the time – had it gotten any radio play! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Roger (Roger Troutman)Many Facets Of Roger ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good ... $5.99
There's many facets of Roger – and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones in some secret So Cal laboratory! Whatever the case, though, the record's a classic in the Troutman/Zapp catalog – and features a sparkling west coast take on electro – offered up with lots of popping basslines, snapping electric kickdrums, and a truckfull of vocoder! There's also some pretty nice guitar in the mix – especially on the good jazzy groover "Chunk Of Sugar", which sounds like it's from a completely different record. Other tracks include "Maxx Axe", "Do It Roger", "So Ruff, So Tuff", and "Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brenda RussellTwo Eyes ... LP
Warner, 1983. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Slyly seductive work from Brenda Russell – a singer who's clearly in a class of her own here, and sounding wonderful on this classic album from the early 80s! Brenda's style is nicely diverse – part balladry, part sophisticated soul, part modern mellow groove – all wrapped up in arrangements that are very well suited to the moment, and which allow Russell's strong songwriting to unfold naturally through the course of the record – with warmly jazzy elements that reflect her hipper talents in the mainstream soul spectrum. Titles include "Hello People", "I Want Love To Find Me", "Jarreau", "New York Bars", "I'll See You Again", and "Look Down Young Soldier". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marc SadaneExciting ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The second Warner Brothers album from Marc Sadane – every bit as great an 80s groove classic as the first! Like Marc's debut, this set's produced by the team of James Mtume and Reggie Lucas – with all the warm touches they were bringing to their own work at the time, and a similar blend of bassy 80s grooving with just the right jazz undertones to give the music a more soulful depth. Titles include "One Minute From Love", "Exciting", "Forever", "Baby Won't Cha", "Believe Me Girl", "Promise I'll Never", "Never Had A Love Like You", and "Love You Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides & some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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SherrickSherrick ... LP
Warner, 1987. Very Good ... $6.99
Percolating 80s soul from Sherrick – set to some catchy arrangements of keyboards, bass pedals, and synth drums! The approach here is surprisingly strong for the time, with a groove that's a bit more in the initial 80s groove style of the earlier part of the decade, and quite unusual for Warner Brothers at this point. The mellow cuts are nice, too, with a sweetly seductive quality that lingers long after the lyrics have left. Titles include "All Because Of You", "Baby I'm For Real", "Just Call", "Tell Me What It Is", "This Must Be Love", and "Let's Be Lovers Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album

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ShriekbackLined Up (voc, inst)/Hapax Legomena ... 12-inch
Warner/Y Records, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(US pressing. Cover has some pen on front.)

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Sisters Of GloryGood News In Hard Times ... CD
Warner, 1995. Used ... $3.99
(Gospel, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Staple SingersUnlock Your Mind ... LP
Warner, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Darn nice work from The Staple Singers – a record that seems to take the leaner, meaner sound learned by the group during their soundtrack years, and turn it back towards the fuller, more righteous sound of the Stax years! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with very solid production and instrumentation throughout – a top-shelf effort that shows that even at this later date, a group like The Staples can still get some good sounds out of the studio. A few tracks are a bit mis-stepped, especially when Mavis steps out a bit too strongly in the lead – but overall, there's plenty of nice surprises on the record – and tracks include "Chica Boom", "Don't Burn Me", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Mystery Train", "I Want You To Dance", "Love Being Your Fool", "Showdown", "Unlock Your Mind", and "Leave It All Up To Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mavis StaplesOh What A Feeling ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Overlooked solo work from Mavis Staples – a set recorded around the time the Staple Singers were making their move into more clubby and modern soul modes – both of which Mavis handles here! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals, and still has a deep soul core – but it also experiments with some more uptempo modes and sophisticated soul elements – a bit like the shift that Candi Staton was also making at the same time with Warner Brothers. Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett produce, and find a way to be respectful both of the Muscle Shoals lineup, and Mavis' vocals – and Staples really seems to hit some new territory in the process. Titles include "Oh What A Feeling", "If I Can't Have You", "Loving You", "I've Been To The Well Before", "We Got Love", and "You're Made That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Candi StatonCandi Staton (1980) ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A new day for Candi Stanton – kicking off the 80s with a tighter grooving modern soul sound – and she nails it! Of course, Candi started as a sweet southern soul singer, hit big with her LA single "Young Hearts Run Free", and is here reinventing herself as a sophisticated modern diva. Includes some uptempo material – which she'd cut more of later on for dance labels – but she'seven better on the mellower tracks, especially the spacey "Halfway To Heaven", and the moody "Living Inside Me". Other tracks include "Looking For Love", "It's Real", and a remake of "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some marker on front.)

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Candi StatonWhen You Wake Up Tomorrow/Rough Times ... 12-inch
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Patrick Adams wrote the a-side, and Ashford & Simpson wrote the flip! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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Al B SureIn Effect Mode ... LP
Warner, 1988. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover is still in the shrink with a hype sticker.)

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Al B SureSexy Versus ... CD
Warner, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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TimeIce Cream Castle ... CD
Warner, 1984. Used ... $3.99
Classic! The third LP from the Time, and last before Morris Day went off and started his solo career – though by this point Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis had departed the group. Nonetheless, the sound is still tight modern funk, with Jesse Johnson and crew keeping things in the great post-Prince Minneapolis pop-funk sound, including some nice dance numbers like "Jungle Love" and "The Bird" – and Morris just being Morris on cuts like "My Drawers", "Chili Sauce" and "If The Kid Can't Make You Come". CD

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Allen ToussaintMotion ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A bit of a change for Allen Toussaint – the kind of an album that makes good use of all the connections he was making during the early 70s, when he was becoming the darling of the Warner Brothers scene in LA. Overall, Allen's getting pretty smooth by this point – so smooth that even some rootsy production by Jerry Wexler still makes it hard to remember that he got his start in the raw New Orleans soul scene – but at its heart, the album's still got a good talent for the kind of rolling groove that Toussaint brought to his own work, and that of so many other artists, in earlier years. This album features lots of LA studio backing, with players like Richard Tee, Victor Feldman, Paulinho Da Costa, Larry Carlton, and others of that ilk. Titles include "Motion", "Night People", "Just A Kiss Away", "Declaration Of Love", and "Viva La Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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Tower Of PowerIn The Slot ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
The groove's getting a bit smoother than on some of the group's early funk classics, but T of P still come across quite well on the set – working in their trademark blend of jazz, funk, and soul. Arrangements are by funky keyboardist Charles Thompson and trumpeter Greg Adams – and tracks include "The Soul Of A Child", "Ebony Jam", "Just Enough And Too Much", "Treat Me Like Your Man", and "On The Serious Side". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickThen Came You ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A surprise mid 70s hit for Dionne Warwick – a warm and bubbling bit of soul, done with uptown maestro Jerry Ragovoy in a perfect AM pop style! The centerpiece of the album is the super-hit tune "Then Came You" – a duet with The Spinners produced and arranged by Thom Bell at Sigma Sound, and one of those tunes that sounded instantly great, and stayed on the airwaves for years. Ragovoy expands on this style for the rest of the album – moving past the easy hit hook to show Dionne as a maturing singer of her time, working in a variety of moods that stretch way past the early Bacharach hits. Titles include "Move Me No Mountain", "How Can I Tell Him", "Getting In My Way", "Who Knows", "Take It From Me", and "We'll Burn Our Bridges Behind Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandIn The Jungle, Babe ... LP
Warner, 1969. Very Good ... $18.99
Killer funky stoner soul from LA! This album is one of the best by Charles Wright and his legendary funky group – and it features some straighter soul material, like the big hit "Loveland", or their mellow take on "Light My Fire" – plus some great heavy funk numbers, like "Till You Get Enough", "Everyday People", and "Must Be Your Thing". The record's a huge testament to the strength of the group – as they handle the soul material just as well as they do the funky stuff that they're more famous for – and we really dig this one for its tightness and straight ahead positive soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Top seam has a small split.)

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandExpress Yourself ... LP
Warner, 1970. Very Good ... $24.99
A masterpiece of messed-up LA funk – and one of the crowning moments in the career of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Charles and crew do an excellent job with all the tracks – most of which are more open ended than some of their earlier ones, and run on for longer than usual with some good trippy instrumental moments that really stretch out the groove from their funky 45 days. The album includes the stoner funk classic "High As Apple Pie", done here in two "slices", plus the classic "Express Yourself", a monster number that still sounds great every time we hear it – even though it's been used on commercials and sampled plenty of times over the years! Other tracks include "I'm Aware", "Love Land", and "I Got Love" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moisture stains and a rip along the bottom seam.)

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BanBest Of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band ... CD
Warner/Varese, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Heavy funk from one of the coolest, grooviest bands on the LA scene at the end of the 60s – a freewheeling ensemble who were almost to that city what Sly & The Family Stone were to San Francisco! Yet unlike Sly Stone, Charles Wright was never as concerned with crossing over to the mainstream – and throughout the early run of his group, documented here, he really kept things sharp and gritty – music that was as important an influence on funky sounds to come as the 60s work of the James Brown Band, but maybe even more open and freewheeling overall. This collection brings together some key hits and other great nuggets too – and titles include "Do Your Thing", "Comment", "Love Land", "Express Yourself", "I Wake Up Crying", "Till You Get Enough", "Must Be Your Thing", "Your Love Meands Everything To Me", "I Got Love", "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do", "Spreadin Honey", "Nobody", and "Keep Saying" – plus bonus new recordings of "Happiness" and "Remember That Thing". CD
 
 
 



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