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Allen ToussaintComplete Warner Recordings (Life Love & Faith/Southern Nights/Motion – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Rhino, 1970s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
Allen Toussaint's complete recordings for Warner – a trio of classic albums from one of the greatest forces in Crescent City soul, plus rare live tracks – in a perfect 2CD set! Includes the complete Life Love & Faith, Southern Nights and Motion albums – from a creatively fruitful 70s period when Toussaint was mixing a bit of funk into the heavy soul mix, and even some mellow LA soul touches – coming up with a blend of styles without ever betraying his New Orleans roots! New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, Zig Modeliste, Art Neville and George Porter Jr factor in to the Life Love & Faith and Southern Nights sessions, along with LA sessions all stars like Richard Tee, Victor Feldman, Paulinho Da Costa, Larry Carlton and producer Jerry Wexler on the Motion sessions – this this excellent Rhino CD anthology also include 10 previously unreleased live records! Titles include Soul Sister", "Victims Of The Darkness", "Am I Expecting Too Much", "Out Of The City", "Goin Down", "Electricity", "Fingers & Toes", Southern Nights", "Basic Lady", "Last Train", "Worldwide", "You Will Not Lose", "When The Party's Over", Motion", "Night People", "Just A Kiss Away", "Declaration Of Love", "Viva La Money" and more from the studio recordings, plus "Touch Of Love", "Brickyard Blues", "What Is Success", "Shoo-Ra", "Last Train" and more live tracks! CD

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Dionne WarwickWarner Brothers Recordings (The Complete Warner Brothers Singles/We Need To Go Back – The Unissued Warner Brothers Masters) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $29.99 32.98
A great double-pack – featuring two sweet collections of work from Dionne Warwick! First up is The Complete Warner Brothers Singles – a long-overdue anthology of Dionne Warwick's 70s Warner Bros singles – really great music that doesn't always get its proper due! This is a terrific snapshot of a somewhat overlooked era for Dionne – working in a number of stylistic modes – and by pulling together the singles, this set has some of her most immediately appealing work of the decade. The highlights include some of the best of her later collaborations with Bacharach and David – and her surprising and rewarding turns into more soul-centric productions with Thom Bell and Holland-Dozier-Holland – that shift into bolder 70s soul that really made the Warner years a nice change from her early days! Titles include "If We Only Had Love", "Close To You", "I Think You Need Love", "(I'm Just) Being Myself", "Gonna Need Me", "Sure Thing", "Once You Hit The Road", "His House And Me", "Ronnie Lee", "I Didn't Mean To Love You", "He's Not For You", "Do I Have To Cry", and "Don't Ever Take Your Love Away". Next is We Need To Go Back – wonderful work from Dionne Warwick's years at Warner Brothers records – an amazing batch of unissued tracks that are every bit as great as any of the full albums or singles that Dionne issued with the label! The quality here is all completely top-shelf – no novelty numbers, studio filler, or other sort of junk – just really great material that has Dionne singing at her 70s best – really moving past the familiar sounds of the Scepter years, yet losing none of her poise, grace, and soulful sense of class – thanks to work from producers who include Holland Dozier Holland, Ashford & Simpson, Thom Bell, Jerry Ragavoy, and even Burt Bacharach too. The set's more like a "lost" Dionne Warwick album than anything else – of the sort that makes it an instant standout in her catalog – and titles include "It Hurts Me So", "We Need To Go Back", "Too Far Out Of Reach", "I Found Someone Else", "Am I Too Late", "Keep Me Warm", "Room Enough", "Plastic City", "Meant To Be", "One Last Memory", and "You Are The Sunlight I Am The Moon". CD

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WatersWaters (Warner Bros) ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Wicked work from the Waters – a wonderful 70s vocal group – one with roots in jazz, but a sound that's plenty soulful overall! Their style is a lot like Side Effect or Creative Source (especially on their Polygram records) – a mode that's perfect for the mellow grooves and midtempo rhythms on the set – all beautifully blended with the lyrics! The group sports two guy singers, and two gals – and arrangements are by Michael Omartin, who really gets the right vibe for the whole thing – tight LA, but never uptight or commercial. Tracks include "The Other Side of Midnight", "One Good Reason", "Could it Be the Magic", and "Peace at Last". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker & a small rip on the opening.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerIke & Tina Turner's Greatest Hits (Warner Bros) ... LP
Warner, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ike and Tina go hard and loud on this 10 track set of some of their great soul work for the Loma label! The set may not be their ultimate greatest hits, but it does offer some strong highlights from one of their best periods ever – when they were really tightening up the act, but not yet hitting the cliches of later years. Titles include the sublime "Something's Got A Hold On Me", plus "It's All Over", "Tell The Truth", "A Fool For You", "Early In The Morning", and "All I Can Do Is Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Atlantic StarrAll In The Name Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1986. Sealed ... $2.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". (Brazil, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Banks & HamptonPassport To Ecstasy ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Modern soul, but with a bit of a southern twist – a sweet set recorded in Muscle Shoals by the team of Homer Banks and Carl Hampton – and produced by Brad Shapiro with all the great mix of modes he was bringing to records with Millie Jackson and others! The album's got a nice sort of groove – almost with an undercurrent of funk at points, bubbling along nicely with the vocals of Banks and Hampton in a way that's almost similar to some of Tyrone Davis' great work for Columbia – a great update of older southern soul modes, but in ways that still hold onto some of the best roots too. There's a great blend of smooth groovers and mellow midtempo tracks on the set – and titles include "Let's Make Up", "I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her", "Passion & Promises", "Passport to Ecstasy", "Believe", "Loving You", and "We're Movin' On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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George BensonBreezin ... LP
Warner, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A super huge hit for George – the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar! The album features George playing and singing over arrangements by Claus Ogerman – some of Ogerman's best of the 70s, ones that mix together his trademark pillow of sound with a slightly funky bounce. The result is incredible – and the album is filled with loads of great songs – including George's excellent version of Bobby Womack's "Breezin", the hit version of "This Masquerade", and the cuts "So This Is Love", "Six To Four", and "Affirmation". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with RIAA logo.)

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George BensonI'll Be Good To You (edit, album) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1993. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ George BensonIn Flight ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Benson plays his guitar and also sings on some of these tracks. He is joined by Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar, Ronnie Foster on electric piano & mini-moog, Jorge Dalto on clavinet & acoustic piano, Stanley Banks on bass, Harvey Mason on drums and Ralph MacDonald. Claus Ogerman arranged and conducted the orchestra. Tracks include "Nature Boy", Foster's "The Wind & I", "The World Is A Ghetto", "Gonna Love You More", Donny Hathaway's "Valdez In The Country", and "Everything Must Happen". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonWhile The City Sleeps ... LP
Warner, 1986. Sealed ... $3.99
This one's far more of a straight soul album than most of George Benson's earlier vocal sets – but as usual, the work is pretty high caliber throughout – and George is definitely on top of his game here, effortlessly beating others at the style they'd all started to cop from Benson by the time! Production is mostly by Narada Michael Walden, with that mix of warmth and depth that graced most of his soul sides from the time – but other tracks also get production from Kashif and Tommy LiPuma, who definitely up the pop quotient on the set. Titles include "Teaser", "Shiver", "While The City Sleeps", "Kisses In The Moonlight", "Too Many Times", and "Did You Hear Thunder". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Bootsy's Rubber BandStretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Bootsy Collins' first solo album as a leader – and a masterpiece of slow bassy funk that set the tone for countless other groups to come! Bootsy steps into the spotlight with a tremendous amount of confidence and personality on the record – emerging as the one real star that could shine brightly on its own in the P-Funk galaxy – oozing personality, sexuality, and super-funky grooves throughout! George Clinton's helping Bootsy out on production a bit, and the rest of the P-Funk regulars are in the group as well – but the album's clearly Bootsy's own, and takes mainstream funk into a whole new sound – one that would really set a high bar for much of the west coast scene in years to come! Includes the massive "I'd Rather Be With You" – plus "Physical Love", "Love Vibes", and "Psychoticbumpschool". LP, Vinyl record album

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CarmelDrum Is Everything ... LP
Warner, 1984. Very Good ... $5.99
Overlooked grooviness from the UK scene of the early 80s – and the best album ever from this jazzy pop combo! Carmel existed in the post-punk scene that saw a number of UK groups exploring the jazzier side of the spectrum – using a range of acoustic instruments with a fresher, younger flair that pushes the music way past its jazz roots. The album's got a heavily percussive sound that's really great – often building simple driving rhythms out of acoustic bass and drums – then topping them off by lead vocals from singer Carmel McCort. Titles include the groovers "Drum Is Everything" and "I Thought I Was Going Mad" – plus "The Prayer", "Rockin On Suicide", "More More More", "Rue St Denis", and "Bad Day". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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CrackinMakings Of A Dream ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Even better than the first Warner album from Crackin – a sweet little cooker with loads of subtle charm! The group have a really great feel – tight, but never commercial – and never too AOR, as well – a careful balance that's probably one of the reasons why they never charted as big back in the day – although, from our crate-digging experience, we can say that we always seem to turn up their albums in all the hippest collections from the 70s! Leslie Smith sings vocals with the group, adding in the same soulful currents you'll know from his later solo work – and the overall feel is somewhere in the same sort of jazzy funk sound that you'd find on the best records by Rufus from the time. Titles include "I Want To Sing It To You", "You're Winning", "There's A Better Way", "Take Me To The Bridge", "Feel Alright", "What Goes Around Comes Around", and "Beautiful Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Randy CrawfordEverything Must Change ... LP
Warner, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The sublime first album from Randy Crawford – a set that's got a very strong jazzy vibe throughout – and which really shows the great place from which Randy started! There's a careful and classy mix of jazz, soul, and modern R&B throughout – never overdone, but often filled out with just the right sort of larger charts to match that incredible range of Crawford – that singing style that few other artists could match! Arrangements are by William Eaton and Larry Carlton – both with lots of jazzy undercurrents – and titles include a killer live version of "Everything Must Change", plus the tracks "I Had To See You One More Time", "I've Never Been To Me", "I Let You Walk Away", "Something So Right", and "Don't Let Me Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Randy CrawfordRaw Silk ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A really wonderful little album from Randy Crawford – a lot jazzier than previous work, and done in a style that has Randy's vocals backed by small electric combo work on most cuts! Players on the set are a great batch of top-shelf fusion players – and include Don Grusin, William D Smith, Leon Pendarvis, and John Tropea – all playing in different combos from track to track, but keeping things nicely together to match Randy's increasingly soulful vocals. The sound's a real hint at the greatness Randy would hit with The Crusaders – but in a mellower mode – and titles include "Endlessly", "Declaration Of Love", "Blue Mood", "Love Is Like A Newborn Child", "Nobody", and "Just To Keep You Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ DeodatoKnights Of Fantasy ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Smooth jazzy work from Deodato – a record that takes off from his electric keyboard work of the early 70s, and shows his growing interest in modern soul and R&B a the time! Deodato's still a few years way from some of his famous soul production work, but he's already got a great ear for a groove – and works in a style that's tight, but never too slick – the best Joe Sample or Crusaders territory, but even more groove oriented too. You can definitely hear Deodato's growing taste for modern soul here – especially on the seminal club jammer "Whistle Bump", which is a tight keyboard-driven groove, with some sweeping strings underneath wah wah guitar. The cut's the real standout on the album – although there's a few other nice moments, like "Space Dust" and "Lovely Lady", which has a great mellow Bob James-ish sound. (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Doobie BrothersWhat A Fool Believes (special disco mix)/Don't Stop To Watch The Wheels ... 12-inch
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Easily one of the Doobies' biggest pop moments of the 70s – presented here in a promo-only single with a special "disco mix" that really just seems to improve the sonic quality of the tune, and not change up the overall song at all. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Warner Disco sleeve.)

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Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire ... LP
Warner, 1971. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Earth Wind & Fire ... LP 29.99

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Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good- ... $29.99
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Earth Wind & Fire ... LP 19.99

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Esso Trinidad Steel BandEsso ... CD
Warner/Minky, 1971. Used ... $8.99
A classic album of steel band grooving – a sound that made a surprising crossover in the American soul market in the early 70s! This album's one of the most famous of the genre – a session that was originally produced by Van Dyke Parks for Warner Brothers, and which has a nice blend of Caribbean and American soul styles. From our end, the highlight seems to be a cover of "I Want You Back", a cool groover that's done in a nice jangly way that works well with the steel drums. Other tracks include "Come To The Sunshine", a wonderful Van Dyke Parks composition that actually seems to be mixed here with some bits of the original recording – plus "Ride On Sammy", "Aquarium", "Sabre Dance", and an insane version of The Kinks' "Apeman". (Global Grooves, Soul) CD

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First ChoiceSo Let Us Entertain You ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A strong move into disco by First Choice – the group whose earlier Philly work had an undeniable impact on the genre! The sound here is smoother and more mature than the group's first few albums – a bit more in the fuller mode of the disco years, less pop overall – and done with some stone Philly production by Norman Harris and Stan Watson – and loads of great arrangements by Harris, Bobby Eli, and Vince Montana. Wonderful work all the way through – with none of the disco filler of other groups' albums from the time – and a deeply-crafted vocal sound that belies the trio's strong history in soul! Tracks include "Ain't He Bad", "Gotta Get Away (From You Baby)", "Yes, Maybe No", "I Got A Feeling", "Don't Fake It", and "Let Him Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Timmy GatlingHelp ... LP
Tommy Boy/Warner, 1989. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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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 ... $14.99
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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