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Great music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!




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Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Classic funky soul from Five Special – tightly crafted throughout, and clearly with an eye on the charts – but also the kind of work that plays nicely on the dancefloor too! The record's got a groove that fits in nicely with some of the lesser-remembered groovers on Elektra at the time ... read more CD

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Five StairstepsFirst Family Of Soul – Best Of The Five Stairsteps ... CD
Buddah, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Killer work by this fab Chicago soul group – a bunch of young kids, ala The Jackson Five, with sweet soul sound that actually predates the work of Jermaine and Michael and Tito, and which paved the way for countless 70s groups to come! The Five Stairsteps were first discovered by Curtis ... read more CD

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FlairsUltimate Flairs ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Stormin 50s material by one of our favorite west coast 50s groups – the mighty Flairs, a key group in the pre-soul sound of R&B – and one that featured some stunning vocals by Cornel Gunter, Richard Berry, and Young Jessie Belvin! This well-done compilation is the best collection ... read more CD

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FlamingosRequestfully Yours ... CD
End/Warner (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
Heavenly work by The Flamingos – material recorded in their amazing second period, when they took their already-great harmonies and forged them with a new sense of sound and sophistication! The approach is wonderful throughout – with these sublime backings from Sammy Lowe – who ... read more CD

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FlaresFoot Stompin' ... CD
Ram/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Hard rockin party soul from the legendary Flares – a sock-soul west coast group who flourished briefly in the early 60s! The group's classic "Foot Stompin" is one of the most recognizable (and most catchy!) tunes of its era – and it's packaged here in a 26 track set that ... read more CD

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4th ComingStrange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A stunning batch of tracks from a very unusual LA group of the early 70s – a funk combo at the core, but one that was also equally comfortable with bits of psych and redneck rock as well! The music here was all recorded within a short span of years, and mostly issued on the small Alpha label ... read more CD

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FoxyFoxy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dash/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
The first album from Foxy – and maybe the best from the group, too – given that the whole thing's put together with some wonderfully funky and jazzy touches! The enigmatic Ish Ledesma is at the helm of the group, but he gets some great help from Ray Martinez on the production and ... read more CD

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FoxyHot Numbers (with bonus track) ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $21.99
Way more than disco, a bit different than funk, and a lot cooler than you might guess from the image on the cover – a stone classic from Miami groovers Foxy, and easily one of their best records ever! The set's nice and tight right from the start – not really disco, but more of a ... read more CD

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FoxyLive ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $21.99
A live take on the Foxy sound of the clubs – served up here without any studio support at all, at a level that really showcases their talents as a funk band! There's still a strong sense of compression in the grooves – that Foxy way of laying down the lyrics right along with the guitar ... read more CD

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FoxyParty Boys ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $21.99
Ish and the Foxy crew still going strong at the end of the 80s – although here, they seem to have dropped some of their Miami disco approach and are going for a sound that's got more of a New York new wave influence overall! There's almost some Ze Records touches on a few numbers – ... read more CD

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group ... read more CD
Also available Lady Soul ... LP 8.99

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Aretha FranklinWho's Zoomin Who (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 15.98
A huge hit for Aretha Franklin – and a record that brought her famous vocals to a whole new generation of listeners! The sound is definitely different than before – a change from both the deep soul of Atlantic years, and the initial classy approach of her time at Arista – and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Carolyn FranklinIf You Want Me (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Excellent work by Carolyn Franklin – a heavy album of female soul with a sound that should have made it huge! Carolyn is the less-famous sister of Aretha Franklin – but she's got a voice that keeps the family proud, and she's a lot hipper than Aretha on this album – with a very ... read more CD

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Rodney FranklinLearning To Love ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Rodney Franklin's learning to love – and he's learning to groove, too – by adding in just a bit more vocals to his music than before, but still holding onto all the best keyboard strengths of the past! Franklin was really one of the leading lights of the Columbia Records jazz scene of ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
Also available Learning To Love ... LP 4.99

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Rodney FranklinYou'll Never Know ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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FreeezGonna Get You (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Beggars Banquet/SFE (UK), 1983. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Early 80s clubby funk & soul from Freeez – a pretty sweet mix of period synth and boogie soul with far richer, live instrumentation and solid, hooky songwriting! Freeez recorded Gonna Get You in Manhattan – and you can certainly hear the NYC culture of the time flowing nicely in ... read more CD

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Johnnie FriersonHave You Been Good To Yourself ... CD
Light In The Attic, Early 90s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.98
Raw and riveting gospel-folk-soul from Johnnie Frierson – only ever issued as a self-released cassette before this vital re-discovery by Light In The Attic! Johnnie is one of the vital, though relatively unknown voices in the Stax/Volt universe, working with a his sister Wendy Rene and in the ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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Lowell FulsomFinal Kent Years (Lowell Fulsom Now/Lovemaker/bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1978. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Two sweet slices of work from the great Lowell Fulson – plus some bonus tracks too! The set begins with late 60s recordings that made up the album Lowell Fulson Now – very nice work from Lowell Fulsom – strongly in the mode of his Tramp album for Kent, with a mix of blues and ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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Lowell FulsomTramp/Soul ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
2 classic Lowell Fulsom albums – back to back on one CD! Tramp is one of THE all time classics of funky blues – a record built around Lowell's huge single "Tramp" – a massive tune that spawned a whole generation of answer tunes! "Tramp" kicks off the set with ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Funk IncHangin' Out/Superfunk ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Two excellent albums from Funk Inc on one CD! Superfunk is one of the band's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more ... read more CD
 
 



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