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Ashford & SimpsonSend It (Warner pressing) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $6.99
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! CD
(Out of print Warner pressing.)
Also available Send It (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Sly & The Family StoneWho In The Funk Do You Think You Are – The Warner Bros Recordings ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1979/1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The complete Warner Brothers recordings of Sly Stone – and a much-needed look at an oft-ignored side of his career! The set features the full tracks from the albums Back On The Right Track and Ain't But The One Way – as well as 5 previously unissued demos, which have a rough and ready feel that almost makes them the best of the bunch! The work on the albums is surprisingly great – not classic early Sly, but with this warmly compressed groove that extends his sound nicely – and which has a really great mainstream funk appeal. Sly's using the studio as an instrument more than ever before – getting some great sounds out of the way he brings the vocals, drums, and guitars all together in the mix – and reinventing himself a bit, without losing his groove. Titles include "The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)", "Shine It On", "It Takes All Kinds", "Who's To Say", "Sheer Energy", "LOVINU", "One Way", "High, Y'All", "Ha Ha Hee Hee", "You Really Got Me", "Sylvester", "You're The One (inst demo)", "In Other Words (demo)", "Hand Of Love (demo)", and "Get Back (backing track takes 2 & 3)". CD

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Allen ToussaintComplete Warner Recordings (Life Love & Faith/Southern Nights/Motion – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Rhino, New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 24.98
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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VariousWarner Girl Group Nuggets Vol 4 – Some Kind Of Wonderful ... CD
Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
A totally great collection of girl group material from Warner Brothers and related labels – and a set that definitely lives up to the "nuggets" promised in the title! Most of these tracks aren't hits, or overplayed oldies – and instead are these sweet little gems that lay nestled deep in the mighty holdings of Warner – brought forth for this special Japanese-only series, in a sublime selection of cuts that features both solo female singers, and some excellent girl groups too! There's a few soul acts in the mix, but most of the material is in the rock and pop vein – with the kind of super-sparkly production you'd get on labels like Warner, Roulette, Josie, and Jubilee. This fourth volume has a bit more soul than some of the other volumes – and titles include "Opportunity" and "Smokey Joe" by The Jewels, "Stranger In My Arms" and "Softly In The Night" by The Cookies, "Time Will Tell" by The Storytellers, "Makin With The Magilla" and "Takin Back What I Said" by Little Eva, "Playin With Fire" by Patty Livingston, "Steam" by Caroline Day, "He's A Bad Boy" by Carole King, "My Heart Crieds For You" by The Lullabyes, and "Please Don't Wake Me" by The Cinderellas. (Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Girl Group Nuggets Vol 5 – Boy Like You ... CD
Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
A totally great collection of girl group material from Warner Brothers and related labels – and a set that definitely lives up to the "nuggets" promised in the title! Most of these tracks aren't hits, or overplayed oldies – and instead are these sweet little gems that lay nestled deep in the mighty holdings of Warner – brought forth for this special Japanese-only series, in a sublime selection of cuts that features both solo female singers, and some excellent girl groups too! There's a few soul acts in the mix, but most of the material is in the rock and pop vein – with the kind of super-sparkly production you'd get on labels like Warner, Roulette, Josie, and Jubilee. This fifth volume features 20 tracks that include "A Girl Is Not A Girl" by Toni Wine, "They're Jealous Of Me" by Earl Jean, "His Lips Get In The Way" by Bernadette Castro, "For My Sake" by The Girlfriends, "Big Star" by Shelly Fabares, "My Boyfriend's Coming Home For Christmas" by Toni Wine, "Down Our Street" by Jackie & The Raindrops, "I'm Gonna Quit While I'm Ahead" by The Ronettes, and "I'm Into Something Good" by Earl Jean. (Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Girl Group Nuggets Vol 6 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About March 23, 2016 (delayed)
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Girl Group Nuggets Vol 7 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About March 23, 2016 (delayed)
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 1 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About March 23, 2016 (delayed)
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 2 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About March 23, 2016 (delayed)
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 3 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About March 23, 2016 (delayed)
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 4 ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... About March 23, 2016 (delayed)
(Rock, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Arthur AlexanderRainbow Road – The Warner Bros Recordings ... CD
Warner, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
15 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Linda JonesComplete Atco/Loma/Warner Brothers Recordings ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning run of music from one of the greatest female soul singers at the end of the 60s – a voice we'd easily rank right up there with better-known greats like Aretha Franklin or Fontella Bass! But Linda Jones is something really special, too – very much her own woman, especially in the way she blends together deep soul vocals with the sort of heartbreaking touches you'd usually find in male soul singers from the east coast – especially harmony groups – a mode that's handled here by the wonderful producer George Kerr, who'd also done excellent work over at Stang/All-Platinum with groups like The Moments and Whatnauts! Linda's music here is more pointed – brassy and bold one minute, but deeply heartfelt the next – and arrangements really get at that balance well, with work by Richard Tee, Robert Banks, and others. This wonderful collection is the first to bring together all this great music – and not only features Linda's famous Hypnotized album for Loma, but also other singles for Loma, Warner, and Atco – with titles that include "Take The Boy Out Of The Country", "I'm Taking Back My Love", "Yesterday", "My Heart", "It Won't Take Too Much", "I Who Have Nothing", "My Heart Needs A Break", and "Fugitive From Love". CD

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✨✧ Linda JonesComplete Atco/Loma/Warner Brothers Recordings ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stunning run of music from one of the greatest female soul singers at the end of the 60s – a voice we'd easily rank right up there with better-known greats like Aretha Franklin or Fontella Bass! But Linda Jones is something really special, too – very much her own woman, especially in the way she blends together deep soul vocals with the sort of heartbreaking touches you'd usually find in male soul singers from the east coast – especially harmony groups – a mode that's handled here by the wonderful producer George Kerr, who'd also done excellent work over at Stang/All-Platinum with groups like The Moments and Whatnauts! Linda's music here is more pointed – brassy and bold one minute, but deeply heartfelt the next – and arrangements really get at that balance well, with work by Richard Tee, Robert Banks, and others. This wonderful collection is the first to bring together all this great music – and not only features Linda's famous Hypnotized album for Loma, but also other singles for Loma, Warner, and Atco – with titles that include "Take The Boy Out Of The Country", "I'm Taking Back My Love", "Yesterday", "My Heart", "It Won't Take Too Much", "I Who Have Nothing", "My Heart Needs A Break", and "Fugitive From Love". CD
 
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Ashford & SimpsonCome As You Are (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A mid 70s winner from Ashford & Simpson – one of their earlier efforts, and a record that finds them fleshed out as a top notch act of their end – even if it'd be yeas before they'd net the kind of huge chart success that they deserved! Come As You Are is filled with solid soul with a sophisticated, expertly spun approach to production and arranging around the duo vocals – and the first rate songwriting that they'd provided for huge Motown stars like Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. A couple tracks move more towards a dancefloor soul vibe that's pretty wonderful, and doesn't compromise the intimate soul vocals at the center. Titles include "It'll Come, It'll Come, It'll Come", "One More Try", "Believe In Me", "Caretaker", "Somebody Told A Lie", "Tell It All", "Sell The House" and "It Came To Me". CD features bonus tracks – "One More Try (12" disco mix)", "One More Try (Dimitri From Paris re-edit)",a nd "Somebody Told A Lie (single)". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonGimme Something Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
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 ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1974. Used ... $8.99
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
Also available I Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
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
Also available I Wanna Be Selfish ... CD 8.99

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Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Ashford & Simpson don't need to ask at this point – their in full 70s soul stride here, and it's not good, it's great! By this point in the late 70s, Nick and Valerie are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul and R&B hitmakers – writing, singing, and producing their own work in a now-established tradition of sophisticated soul and uptempo grooves! What they had not done to this point was produce a number of big hits for themselves, and that tide started to turn this this excellent album that's among their best ever! Includes a number of singles that would help them begin to break through to later huge chart success, which was by now richly earned. Titles include "Is It Good To You", "Ain't It A Shame", "It Seems To Hang On", "Flashback", "The Debt Is Settled", and "Get Up And Do Something". CD features bonus tracks – "It Seems To Hang On (12" disco)", "Flashback (12" disco)", "Depth Is Settled (alt mix)", "Is It Good To Ya (alt mix)", "It Seems To Hang On (Mike Marro mix)", "Flashback (single)", and "It Seems To Hang On". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Musical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
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
Also available Musical Affair ... LP 3.99

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Ashford & SimpsonSend It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! Send It twists, turns and grooves with all the elements we love most about Ashford & Simpson in the mid-to-late 70s – memorable songs with the right mix of sultry intimacy and funk touched modern soul, those intuitive dual lead vocals we love so much, and peak production values. The album includes their original take on "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! Bonus tracks include "Bourgie Bourgie (Joe Claussell's classic rmx)", "Don't Cost You Nothing (single)", "Don't Cost You Nothing (12" disco mix)", and "Send It (single)". CD
Also available Send It (Warner pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Ashford & SimpsonSo So Satisfied (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Sublimely satisfying work from Ashford & Simpson – a stone killer from the height of their late 70s glory days on Warner Brothers! The pair are working together wonderfully at this point – wrapped up in that blend of upbeat soul and righteous undercurrents that made them a real cut above in mainstream soul – getting great help from arrangers William Eaton, Paul Riser, and Al Gorgoni – all of whom know how to hit that perfect Ashford & Simpson balance between tightness, class, and soulful spontaneity! Backings are always filled with lots of jazzy touches, too – the kind of sophisticated soul elements other would cop from the pair in years to come – and titles include "Over & Over", "It's You", "If You're Lying", "Couldn't Get Enough", "Destiny", "So So Satisfied", and "Tried Tested & Found True". CD features bonus tracks – "Over & Over (12" disco mix)", "Over & Over (single mix)", "Tried Tested & Found True (single mix)", "So So Satisfied (single mix)", and "Tried Tested & True (Mike Maurro unreleased mix)". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Sealed ... $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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Stay Free (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Ashford & SimpsonStay Free (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
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". CD features bonus tracks – "Found A Cure (single)", "Nobody Knows (single)", "Stay Free (Mike Maurro groove mix)", and "Found A Cure (Tom Moulton mix)". CD
Also available Stay Free ... LP 3.99

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AtkinsWe Gon Make You Feel Good/Easy Street ... 12-inch
Warner, 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ George BensonGeorge Benson Collection ... CD
Warner, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $1.99
All the 70s classics – "On Broadway", "Give Me The Night", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Breezin", "This Masquerade", and lots more! (Jazz, Soul) CD

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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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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George BensonLove X Love/Dinorah Dinorah ... 12-inch
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $24.99
George Benson was a well established star of the jazz world by this point, but teaming up with Quincy Jones helped push him further into the mainstream eye, with this great crossover single of soulful jazziness! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ George BensonOn Broadway (edit) (mono, stereo) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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George BensonWhile The City Sleeps ... LP
Warner, 1986. Very Good ... $1.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CadillacsFabulous Cadillacs ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $9.99
Totally wonderful work from one of our favorite doo wop groups of all time – easily one of the most dynamic outfits on the east coast at the time – able to spin off complicated harmonies with effortless ease! These guys are best known for their upbeat, catchy tunes – especially those with a bit of a trick or gimmick in the concept – but they're equally great on straighter group material, which often has a raspy lead nicely contrasting with sweeter backup. Production is great – very raw and stripped-down, with a very strong focus on the vocals upfront – and titles include "Zoom", "I Wonder Why", "That's All I Need", "Speedo", "You Are", "No Chance", "Sympathy", and "Sugar Sugar". CD

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ChangeGlow Of Love ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... $7.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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ChangeSearching/Angel In My Pocket ... 12-inch
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $14.99
"Searching" may well be the group's biggest hit – a quirky bit of pop that steps along nicely with vocals by Luther Vandross – but still sparkles years later with a great hook! "Angel In My Pocket" is a bit more conventional club – fuller and more in a disco mode, with female vocals that soar over the top in club diva style! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a WB sleeve.)
 
 
 



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