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✨✧ Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on ... read more CD

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsDurand Jones & The Indications ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years – new work by a singer who hails from Indiana, but who's able to give the best from Memphis and Muscle Shoals a real run for their money! Durand Jones isn't one of these cats who's trying to fake it with a few retro touches – ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more CD
(Dead Oceans pressing.)

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsDap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... CD
Daptone, 2002. New Copy ... $12.99
A stunner – the first full album by deep funk singer Sharon Jones, and an instant soul masterpiece! The album's right up there with the best work by James Brown divas like Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Lyn Collins – and overall, we might dare say that the album's even better than ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate setting for Sharon's incredible voice – as it features both her longtime core combo, the Dap-Kings – as well as additional backings from the ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more CD
Also available Soul Of A Woman (with download) ... LP 14.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman (3CD set – with Give The People What They Want & I Learned The Hard Way) ... CD
Daptone, 2010/2014/2017. New Copy 3CD ... $15.99 23.99
A triple-pack of soulful sounds from Sharon Jones – three albums together at a very nice price! The header of the set is Soul Of A Woman – the fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more CD

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Thelma JonesThelma Jones (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
The first album from Thelma Jones – and a real standout set from mid 70s Columbia! The record is a sweet blend of southern and modern soul, with some fantastic arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux, who also produced the set in a wonderful way that lets Jones retain the deeper qualities of her ... read more CD

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✨✧ JunieJunie – The Complete Westbound Recordings 1975/1976 (When We Do/Freeze/Suzie Super Groupie – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Westbound/Ace (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 19.98
A trio of albums from Junie Morrison, plus bonus tracks too – all to document the genius of the guy who really helped the Ohio Players find their groove! First up is When We Do – the solo debut of Junie – a crazy little album recorded for Westbound in the time after he split ... read more CD

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Kimiko KasaiKimiko Kasai Golden Best – Singles 1976 to 1984 ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
Classic work from Kimiko Kasai – a Japanese singer who started in jazz, but ended up recording in a much more soul-based style in the second half of the 70s! In some ways, Kimiko's a bit like Marlena Shaw or Jean Carn in the US – someone who could bring the class and careful phrasing ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Kimiko KasaiRound & Round ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A rare set from Japanese vocalist Kimiko Kasai – one recorded in America, but only issued in Japan – and featuring a set of tunes with English language lyrics, all done in a great mix of jazz, disco, and R&B! Herbie Hancock makes a great guest appearance on the set's funky remake ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Kashmere Stage BandExpo 75 Concert Tour Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kashmere Records/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
Rare Japanese live material from the legendary Kashmere Stage Band – a southern group made up from very young musicians – but one that comes across with a wickedly funky vibe! Despite their roots in Texas, Kashmere got the chance to play a live set in Okinkawa in 1975 – quite an ... read more CD

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Kashmere Stage BandOut Of Gas But Still Burning (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kashmere Records/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A stunning batch of funky big band tracks from the Kashmere Stage Band – sounding a lot fuller than on their first LP – thanks to an expanded lineup that gives them a whole new sound! The group are grooving here in a mode that's a lot like classic 70s blacksploitation soundtrack work ... read more CD

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Kay-GeesKeep On Bumpin & Masterplan/Find A Friend/Kilowatt (bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
Three full funky albums – and bonus tracks too! First up is Keep On Bumpin & Masterplan – the Kay-Gees' funkiest record ever – a set that's harder and sharper than anything else they'd ever record in years to come! Grabbing this one up is like finding a lost Kool & The ... read more CD

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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 ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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Ben E KingRise Of Ben E King – 1959 to 1963 ... CD
Atlantic/Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
A set that does a great job of opening up the early years of this wonderful soul singer – a collection that not only features Ben E King's initial solo classics, but also his incredible lead work with The Drifters – plus a pair of rare duets with Atlantic Records' R&B powerhouse ... read more CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingComplete RCA Hits & More ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 19.99
A fantastic run of music – all tracks recorded by Evelyn Champagne King for RCA in the late 70s and early 80s – a time when she was continually advancing her groove, thanks to help from studio talents like T Life, Kashif, and Leon Sylvers III! The music here starts in the early days of ... read more CD

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Evelyn KingGet Loose (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet electric soul from Evelyn King – and a set that features lots of contributions from a young Kashif! Kashif both wrote some of the songs, and plays keyboards on the record – helping to give King that tightly focused sound that would really be her strongest suit in the early 80s! ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Freddy KingLet's Hide Away & Dance Away With Freddy King ... CD
King, Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Killer early material from Freddy King – a blues album, but one that's also got a strong resonance with instrumental soul and early funk! The record is "Strictly Instrumental" – as the cover says – and a nice batch of short bluesy groovers that feature Freddy's great ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
Also available Let's Hide Away & Dance Away With Freddy King (colored vinyl) ... LP 18.99

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Jerry KnightLove's On Our Side ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
Brilliant work from Jerry Knight – an artist who often lent his talents to others as an arranger or producer, but who could also really shine in the spotlight on his own! Knight spent time with Raydio, and that vibe definitely shows through here – on tunes that are the perfect ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)
Also available Love's On Our Side ... CD 13.99

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LabelleLabelle – The Anthology ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99
A wonderfully-done look at the legendary soul trio Labelle – plus solo work as well! The collection doesn't feature the full range of Labelle's music – you might need a box set for that – but it does pick up the group when they really hit their stride on RCA in the early 70s ... read more CD

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✨✧ LabelleNightbirds ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A 70s crossover classic, and the album the put LaBelle over the top! The mighty Allen Toussaint is at the helm for this first Epic album to feature the trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash – and he really helps the group find an amazing new sound after their somewhat rougher, ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Patti LabelleBel Hommage ... CD
GPE, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
A great little jazz album from Patti Labelle – and that's right, we did say "jazz" and not soul – as the whole thing's got a wonderful old school style that really suits the singer's voice perfectly! There's a classic presentation to the record, but also one that's never ... read more CD

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Patti LabelleIt's Alright With Me ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A late 70s gem from Patti Labelle! Although the album's recorded right in the height of the disco years, Patti's really shining on the mellower cuts – hitting a serious soulful side that shows that her move to a solo act really let her move into more sophisticated material. There are ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Denise LaSalleI'm So Hot ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite a different record than most of Denise's other southern blues sides – and a great little set with a warm clubby feel! The album's got arrangements by David Van DePitte, and a warm flowing dancefloor style that shows Denise as a whole new sort of singer than we might have expected from ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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LatimoreMore More More Latimore – Let's Straighten It Out (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Glades/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $7.99
Pure genius from the legendary Latimore – and a record that's a perfect illustration of the way the man could effortlessly mix blues roots, southern soul, and a whole new Miami groove for the 70s! The record is easily one of Latimore's best – and has these vocals that grab us right ... read more CD

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LavaPrime Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Preservation (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $8.99
A Norwegian group from the start of the 80s, but one who are completely enamoured of the AOR sound from the American west coast time – so much so, they turn out a record here that could easily slide in right alongside the classics! Tunes are tight, catchy, and have English language lyrics ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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Betty Lavette/Carol FranBluesoul Belles – The Complete Calla, Port, & Roulette Recordings ... CD
Calla/Music On Vinyl (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Sublime 60s soul – and a motherlode of rare work by 2 singers that we totally love! Betty Lavette's one of those voices who's finally getting her due after all these years – a great singer who recorded some incredible work for a variety of labels over the years – and who steps ... read more CD

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Eloise LawsAin't It Good Feeling Good (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic deep soul set from Eloise Laws – an early album recorded for Invictus Records, and done with stellar production from Brian Holland! The title cut's a monster, one of the best tracks on the label from the 70s – with some wonderfully spacey keyboards, funky drums and bass ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)
Also available Ain't It Good Feeling Good ... LP 19.99

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Laura LeeTwo Sides Of Laura Lee (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A standout set from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer with power to rival the greatness of Aretha Franklin, but one who's also got a funkier punch to her music too! The album's a great blend of late 60s female southern and tight 70s bad sister funk – a style that's a bit like ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Laura LeeWoman's Love Rights (plus bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent batch of hard soul grooves from the great Laura Lee! This one was her first for the Hot Wax label – and it's got the raw quality of her earlier singles for labels like Chess, with a hard vocal style that's very much in the Aretha Franklin/Fontella Bass camp – plus some ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Lazy LesterI'm A Lover Not A Fighter ... CD
Excello/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Lazy Lester's a lover, not a fighter – and a hell of a bluesman too, as you'll hear on these excellent sides cut for the Excello Records label at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s! Some numbers are instrumental, and focus strongly on Lester's incredible harmonica lines – blues ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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LevertFamily Reunion – The Levert Anthology ... CD
Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A great overview of the work of Levert – the trio who helped find a whole new range for male group expression in the 80s – while also providing the launching pad for the solo career of Gerald Levert as well! Both sides of that legacy are showcased here – in a set of tracks that ... read more CD

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Smiley LewisMama Don't Like It! – 1950 to 1956 ... CD
Imperial/Rev-Ola (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the first big stars to rise from the New Orleans scene in the 50s – the mighty Smiley Lewis, an early rocker who was every bit as important as Fats Domino back in the day! Smiley's got a groove-heavy approach to all tunes here, even the mellow ones – which are filled with those ... read more CD

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Lil AlbertMovin In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Silver Cloud/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
A sweet mellow stepper from Lil Albert – a singer who first got things going in the Hawaiian group Society Of Seven – but who hits some completely different, completely great territory here! The set was recorded in mid 70s LA, with arrangement and production by Ernie Freeman – ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Diggers series!)

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✨✧ Lipps IncMouth To Mouth ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic bit of club from Lipps Inc – an album that's got the group nicely stretched-out and extended – taking them way past the simpler sounds you might know from their hit single work! Tracks here are all quite long, and feature lots of instrumental workouts over very tight rhythms ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Little RichardHere's Little Richard (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Specialty/Craft, 1957. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 19.99
A landmark album of hard-rocking soul – and a record that broke open both genres for a generations to come! The set's about as classic as you can get for Little Richard – filled with killer numbers that jump around boldly in some heavy New Orleans piano-led grooves – all topped ... read more CD
Also available Here's Little Richard (with bonus tracks & videos) ... CD 9.99

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Little RichardRill Thing/King Of Rock & Roll/Second Coming ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A trio of revival albums from the legendary Little Richard – all of them pretty darn great! First up is the funky Rill Thing – a stunning comeback session from the start of the 70s – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a heavy funk component in the mix! Richard arranged and produced ... read more CD

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✨✧ LTDLove Magic ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
LTD without Jeffrey Osborne, and sounding pretty darn great – moving here in a boogie-centrist groove that's heavy with bass on the bottom! In a way, the group's almost freer to work here as a funky ensemble without their former spotlight star – and the record's got a really wicked ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ LTDSomething To Love ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little groover from LTD – and a set that's got everything coming together perfectly in the mix! The set features arrangements from Philly Soul maestro Bobby Martin – who brings together this wonderful blend of styles – funk, smoother soul elements, and the kind of upbeat, ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Something To Love (Japanese pressing) ... CD 22.99

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Bobby LyleNight Fire ... CD
Capitol/Soul Brother (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A stone classic from Bobby Lyle – and a record that really has him stepping out strongly, both as a keyboardist and a singer! Bobby's strength at this point is undeniable – and he's got a perfect sense of balance that rivals contemporaries like Roy Ayers or Webster Lewis – both ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Cheryl LynnCheryl Lynn (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive work from the great Cheryl Lynn – and a key bridge between late 70s disco and the newer grooves of the 80s club scene! The album's a mix of midtempo groovers with a few mellower tracks – and it's got a tight, slightly jazzy sound that was very fresh at the time, and which still ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Cheryl LynnIn The Night (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Cheryl Lynn's early killers for Columbia – an album of tight, bouncy, joyous soul all the way through – free from any of the too-commercial touches that sometimes slowed Cheryl's later work! Ray Parker Jr produced the set – and he as well is free from the slicker sounds of ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Cheryl LynnIt's Gonna Be Right (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Cheryl Lynn's punching up her sound a bit here – working with Hubert Eaves, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and even some of her own productions – in a style that's got a heavier sort of 80s groove than earlier albums, but still mighty nice – and a great change from the disco of her ... read more CD

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Galt MacDermot & Angela OrtegaGhetto Suite ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
One of the coolest records ever issued on Galt MacDermot's legendary Kilmarnock label – a selection of songs and poems by Harlem school children, set to music by Galt, and sung by vocalist Angela Ortega! Given that Galt's handling the music, you can bet that there's plenty of nicely funky ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Ralph MacDonaldCalypso Breakdown – Sound Of The TK Years ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Killer tracks from legendary percussionist Ralph MacDonald – an artist who played on countless jazz, soul, and funk sessions of the 70s – but really came into his own with a handful of late 70s recordings for the TK Records label! The best of those tracks are wonderfully compiled here ... read more CD

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Ralph MacDonaldPath ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
One of percussionist Ralph MacDonald's best albums of the late 70s – and one of the few on his own, given how many other records he played on! The set's a complicated mix of jazz, soul, and a variety of rootsier elements – and MacDonald shows a lot of sides of his personality here ... read more CD

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Maceo & All The King's MenFunky Music Machine ... CD
Southbound (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
A rare gem from Maceo Parker – the second album cut with his King's Men group in the short time he was away from James Brown in the early 70s! The set was done for the Excello southern soul label, and it's got a bit of a different groove than his work for House Of Fox with the same group ... read more CD

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Tim MaiaDisco Club ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not the throwaway disco you might expect – and instead, an excellent album in the 70s run of Brazilian soul giant Tim Maia – and one that provides a bit of a link to the legacy of his nephew Ed Motta in later years! The album's filled with uptempo tunes – as you'd expect from the ... (Brazil, Soul) read more CD
Also available Disco Club ... LP 23.99

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1977) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
70s soul from Brazil – and a tremendously strong effort from the legendary Tim Maia! This record was Tim's first after an initial run on Polydor – and it shows Maia tightening up his groove even more, but still avoiding the slicker sounds of later years. There's a really focused sound ... (Brazil, Soul) read more CD

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Main AttractionAll The Way ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99
A pretty sweet soul group from the mid 80s scene – one that's been a bit overlooked over the years, but who have a sound that's right up there with the best of their big name contemporaries! At some points, these guys have a way of harmonizing along with electro funk that reminds us a lot of ... read more CD

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Main IngredientRolling Down A Mountainside/Music Maximus ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $9.99
Double greatness from The Main Ingredient – two full albums on a single CD! Rolling Down A Mountainside is mid 70s magic from The Main Ingredient – a set that has the trio working with even more sophistication than on previous records, yet still holding onto all the harmonies that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Carlos MalcolmBustin Outta The Ghetto ... CD
AJP/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Funky madness – and one of the greatest funky instrumental albums ever! This one's so rare that only a few funk collectors have it in their collection – but it's a totally massive bit of funk that's way more than just plain "rare" (which can sometimes also mean snoozy for ... read more CD

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MarleneIt's Magic ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
Catchy 80s soul from Marlene – a Japanese singer, but one who works here in a groove that's right up there with some of the crossover American work of the time – especially some of the more pop-oriented material coming out on Columbia Records, for whom she works overseas! The tunes are ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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MarleneLooking For Love ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Marlene's look on the cover might give you an idea of the sound of the set – a vibe that's maybe more 80s soul than some of her previous records, although still with a bit of fusion touches around the edges! Marlene never caught much attention on these shores, save for a rare project with ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Marlene & SeawindSummer Nights ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet soulful pairing of talents – the lovely vocals of Marlene and the warm fusion talents of Seawind – coming together here in a way that's mighty nice! You'll know Seawind for their albums on CTI from the mid 70s, and this rare Japanese-only set is equally nice, but in a very ... read more CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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MarzMake It Right ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
Warm harmony soul from Marz – sometimes sweet and mellow, sometimes upbeat and grooving – but always done in a tight style that's right on the money all the time! Marz echo a bit of the sound of LA soul in the early 80s – particularly some of the bassier modes of the Solar ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $27.99 29.99
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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Harvey MasonEarth Mover (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Legendary drummer Harvey Mason in sweet jazz funk groove at Arista – a way stronger record than we remembered! Harvey played on some of our favorite jazz funk records of all time – including the massive Gears LP by Johnny Hammond among so many other great albums – and on his on ... read more CD

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MaxaynMaxayn Reloaded – The Complete Recordings 1972 to 1974 (Maxayn/Mindful/Bail Out For Fun) (3CD set) ... CD
Capricorn/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
The legendary music of Maxayn – finally given its due, and presented here in a great 3CD box, with all albums in tiny LP-styled sleeves! First up is Maxayn – the debut album from a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! ... read more CD

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George McCraeRock Your Baby (with bonus tracks) ... CD
TK/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $11.99
The record that forever put George McCrae on the map – and a crossover bit of Miami soul from the 70s with all the key elements of the TK sound firmly in place! George's vocals are nicely flanged out in that cool production mode that TK was using with its big acts of the time (an approach ... read more CD

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McCrarysLoving Is Living ... CD
Portrait/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
The first secular album by The McCrarys – the start of a great run for this group who started in gospel, then really blossomed even more strongly in soul music! The record's got an endorsement from Stevie Wonder, who also plays harmonica and does a small bit of vocalizing – but the ... read more CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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McFadden & WhiteheadMcFadden & Whitehead ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stone Philly classic – and a record that gave the world one of the most positive, upbeat tunes ever! The team of McFadden & Whitehead were not only one of the best songwriting duos in the Philly International stable – they were also a great soul combo who really knew how to work ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Zara McFarlaneArise ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Zara McFarlane is looking a lot more righteous on the cover of this one – and the sound is a lot more righteous too, as you might guess from the title! Zara's vocals have always been a tremendous instrument of power, but this time around she's directing them towards a great sense of social ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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Timothy McNealyFunky Movement ... CD
Shawn/Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The first-ever full length collection of work by the mighty Timothy McNealy – the Texas funk genius who only issued a few rare funky 45s back in the day – but has gone onto achieve legendary status over the years! McNealy's music is completely unique right from the start – funky ... read more CD

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Ronnie McNeirLove's Comin' Down (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Expansion (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the greatest lost treasures on Motown – the rare third album from Ronnie McNeir, an artist who did plenty for the label back in the 70s, but only managed to ever get this one record released! The set's a gem – arguably his best record ever – and that's saying a lot, given ... read more CD
Also available Love's Comin' Down ... LP 19.99

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlack & Blue ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic Philly soul from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – a killer batch of studio tracks, despite the live image of the group on the cover! The album's got a slightly more expansive feel than some of the other Teddy Pendergrass-era albums by The Blue Notes – almost a mini-symphony ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Black & Blue ... LP 6.99

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MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ MFSBMFSB – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Philadelphia International/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Massive work from this legendary group – a studio ensemble who started out backing some of the best soul singers on the Philly scene of the 70s – but who soon got the chance to shine in the spotlight on their own! The musicians are all the cream of the crop of the city's scene – ... read more CD

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MFSBMFSB The Gamble-Huff Orchestra ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Great grooves from MFSB – a set that shows the continuing sophistication that Gamble & Huff were bringing to their music – even at a time when they could have just laid back and kept on churning out the same sort of sound! The style here is similar to the early MFSB – an ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available MFSB The Gamble-Huff Orchestra ... LP 2.99

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MFSBUniversal Love ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer stuff from this legendary Philly soul instrumental combo – with funky soul horns, unstoppable dancefloor ready rhythms and those soul-stirring strings – and right up there with their best ever! Bobby Martin arranged almost every track – and the record's a great example of ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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MiamiNotorious Miami ... CD
Drive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Heady funk from the glory days of the Miami soul scene in the 70s – the second smoking album by the group named after the city! The sound here is a bit tighter than before, but in a good way – a style that has the group's core funk energy mixed with some added strings and horns from ... read more CD

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Eleanore MillsThis Is Eleanore Mills (with bonus tracks) ... CD
All Platinum/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
The only album ever cut by Eleanor Mills – and a female soul treasure from the 70s that we've totally loved for years! Eleanor has a style that's partly deep soul, but she often works with some of the sweeter soul tendencies of the east coast scene at the time – no surprise, as she ... read more CD
Also available This Is Eleanore Mills ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ MiraclesLove Crazy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
The Miracles move to Columbia Records – and pick up a whole new groove in the process – a much richer sound than previous records on Motown, with a soaring style that really works great for the harmonies! Billy Griffin's vocals are really coming into their own – as is his ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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MiraclesMiracles ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked groover from The Miracles – a late 70s set for Columbia Records, and one that's got a sparkling sound throughout! The album really has the group hitting some great modern soul modes for the set – arrangements by David Foster that push them forward even more, and which ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Rocky MizellRocky Mizell & The Sugar Rock Band ... CD
Drive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive Miami grooves from Robert "Rocky" Mizell – not one of the Mizell brothers from the west coast, but a Florida artist with a sound that's equally nice! The album's the only one we've ever seen from Rocky, and it's got a sweet TK Records groove all the way through – ... read more CD

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Janelle MonaeDirty Computer ... CD
Bad Boy, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Janelle Monae knocks it out of the park here – sounding every bit as great as before, but also hitting this righteous mode that really takes the singer to incredible new territory! If you loved Janelle's previous records, don't worry – she's still as catchy and playful as ever – ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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MoodsMoods ... CD
Soiree/BBQ (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
A sublime lost group soul album – featuring The Moods, who we presume to be from St Louis (although we're working on second-hand information, so we're not sure!) The group have a harmony style that's a bit like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – but with rougher touches, and none of ... read more CD

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Jackie MooreI'm On My Way/With Your Love ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Overlooked Columbia Records work from Jackie Moore – two great albums on a single CD! First up is I'm On My Way – a real standout album from Jackie, and a noteworthy comeback after some mellower southern soul recordings in the mid 70s! Jackie's recording here in a style that worked ... read more CD

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Melba MooreMelba (Epic) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Melba Moore gets some great help here from the Philly soul duo of McFadden & Whitehead – whose soaring styles proves to be a perfect fit for her amazing voice! Melba had cut some great work before this set, but here things really seem to come together – her amazing range, her ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Melba (Epic) ... LP 4.99

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Melba MooreThis Is It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A real stormer from Melba Moore – brilliantly-arranged dancefloor soul with beautiful lead vocals by Melba – on one of her best records of the 70s! Melba is straight-up amazing here, bringing genuine soul to feverish dancefloor gems and otherwise soaring numbers. This Is It was ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Mother's FinestIron Age ... CD
Atlantic (France), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
An album with a very metallic cover image and title – and one that also may well have the most metal-like guitars from Mother's Finest! Back in the 70s, the group were a mix of rock, funk, and soul – but here, they really seem to step out strongly with their guitars, at a level that ... read more CD

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MotivationMotivation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
With those aerobic clothes on the cover, the girls definitely look motivated – but they're not actually the group on the album, as Motivation is a tight little male soul sextet! The group have all the right funky currents to fit into the De-Lite Records label approach – a bit clubby at ... read more CD

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Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic middle period work from drummer Idris Muhammad – a set recorded after his initial run of lean funk recordings for the jazz scene – with a bit more soul in the mix, and definitely a bit of boogie in the groove! Arrangements are by David Matthews – the maestro of the soul-st ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Meshell NdegeocelloVentriloquism ... CD
Naive (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A fantastic project from the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello – one that has her taking on the tunes of others, hence the title of the album – but completely transforming them with her own unique approach to bass and vocals! Most of the numbers won't be recognized at the start, as the ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD
Also available Ventriloquism (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP

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New CensationNew Censation ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
The only full album we've ever seen from this obscure 70s soul group – an ensemble who work here with plenty of help on production, arrangements, and songwriting from the great Van McCoy! Van's still a bit shy of his bigger disco fame here – and instead, he showcases that ... read more CD
(Part of the Original Pride Breaks & Beats Collection!)

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New York Port AuthorityThree Thousand Miles From Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the funkiest groups on the Invictus label – a tight combo who've got some wonderful energy throughout! The group may well be the same combo that recorded earlier as the Port Authority Band for the US Navy (we've never been sure of that) – and this album's definitely got the same ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)
Also available Three Thousand Miles From Home ... LP 8.99

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Nite-LitersA-Nal-Y-Sis ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A masterpiece of hard and heavy funk – from one of the best bands of the early 70s! The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available A-Nal-Y-Sis ... LP 9.99

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Freddie NorthWhat Are You Doing To Me – The Complete A-Bet Recordings Plus ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
The best work ever recorded by Freddie North – one of the most sophisticated singers on the southern scene at the end of the 60s – and an artist who really helped move deep soul past some of the more overdone cliches! The presentation and arrangements here are wonderful – ... read more CD

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Brooks O'DellI'm Your Man – The Anthology 1963 to 1972 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A tremendous singer – finally getting his due! Brooks O'Dell may not be one of the best-known names in 60s soul, but he's got a really incredible voice – one we'd rank right up there with Walter Jackson, Garnet Mimms, and other shining stars of that generation. His approach often has ... read more CD

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Billy OceanInner Feelings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
Great early work from Billy Ocean – a smooth album of understated groovers, all done in a style that's nicely retrained, and which places a good focus on Billy's great vocals! Most of the record skips along in a warm mellow groove – never too over the top, and in a way that makes us ... read more CD

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OdysseyOdyssey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A crossover classic from the late 70s – a record that was born in the clubs, but bred in the mainstream – and the start of a very good relationship between Odyssey and RCA! The album will forever be known for its classic cut "Native New Yorker" – a seminal groover that ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Danny Offia & The FriksFunk With Me ... CD
PMG (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
An early 80s set from the Lagos scene – and one that's about as far from the Afro Funk sound of the 70s as that city is from New York! Instead of full-on ensemble styles, Danny Offia has this nice lean groove – basslines that bump with a wickedly catchy sound, laced with keyboard solos ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
Also available Funk With Me ... LP 22.99

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Ohio PlayersFire ... CD
Mercury/Elemental (France), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Fire ... LP 6.99

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Ohio PlayersOhio Players – The Definitive Collection – Plus (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
The first collection we've ever seen to truly get at all the genius of the Ohio Players – not just their big hits of the mid 70s, but also their trippy early work, and a range of later projects too! The package features 44 tracks on 3CDs – and draws from every label the group worked ... read more CD

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Oliver (Oliver Cheatham)Boss ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
Oliver Cheatham sounds wonderful here – in that best bouncy style that made him a big favorite on the dancefloors in the early 80s – a groove that's still pretty darn great all these years later! The set features key songwriting help from Al Hudson and Kevin McCord, both of whom help ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)
Also available Boss ... CD 14.99

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OmarLove In Beats ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
Omar's been blowing our minds for years now – turning out some of the freshest soul music on the global scene – from his tremendous debut at the start of the 90s, to a range of crucially-overlooked albums that should have made the singer huge! The man's a hell of a singer, and a really ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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100 Proof Aged In Soul100 Proof Aged In Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone burner from 100 Proof Aged In Soul – a group who really take off with this tight second record! The album's a classic from the days when soul music ruled AM radio on both sides of the tracks – and the rest of the album is equally great – packing that tight post-Motown ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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100 Proof Aged In SoulSomebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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OrmDiscofil (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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Pacific Gas & ElectricGet It On – The Kent Records Sessions (Get It On plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Beat/Bright Orange (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The long buried first album by Bay Area rock & soul combo Pacific Gas & Electric – cut for the Bright Orange label in 1968! PG&E cut some great little numbers in the late 60s & early 70s, and we're thinking they MUST have kicked some serious arse live – and there are ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD
 
 



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