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Otis ReddingSoul Manifesto – 1964 to 1970 (12CD set) ... CD
Stax/Atlantic, Mid 60s. New Copy 12 CDs ... $64.99 69.98
Every single album from the legendary Otis Redding – presented here in a single box, with each record in a tiny LP-styled sleeve – almost as if you've bought an entire Otis Redding collection at once! The late, great Otis hardly needs any introduction around these parts – simply ... read more CD

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Martha ReevesRest Of My Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Great solo work from Motown legend Martha Reeves – a singer who managed to keep on going strongly after parting ways with the Vandellas! The set's got Martha's wonderful voice set up in a very different way – on a mix of mellow, sophisticated ballads that are somewhere between Marlena ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kenny RiceHouse Party ... CD
Jam Jar, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
In case you're wondering, they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least when it comes to classic-styled soul records, like this St Louis effort from Kenny Rice! Kenny comes from a world that might be more blues than soul, but there's definitely a lot of southern soul styles at play on ... read more CD

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Tommy Ridgley/Bobby MitchellIn The Same Old Way – The Complete Ric, Ron, & Sho-Biz Recordings ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Two great early New Orleans soul singers – presented here in one of the best collections of their music we've ever seen! The first large chunk of the package is dominated by the wonderful Tommy Ridgley – a singer who's never gotten the longer-term due of artists like Lee Dorsey or ... read more CD

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RippleSons Of The Gods (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $3.99
A really rich second album from Ripple – a group who took awhile to return to the studio, but really developed a lot in the process! The combo started out as a straight funk act – but here, they really take off with a tight approach to their instrumentation – razor-sharp work on ... read more CD

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Ritchie FamilyAll Night All Right ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweet dancefloor soul from an early 80s line-up of The Ritchie Family – this one featuring Linda James, Jacqui Smith-Lee and Vera Brown – going All Night All Right on a strong batch of synth flavored grooves! The bigger hits of the commercial disco boom were well behind them by this ... read more CD

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Ritchie FamilyI'll Do My Best ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
The Ritchie Family do their best to remain relevant after the glory days of commercial disco – and succeed strongly on I'll Do My Best – thanks to the sweetly soulful trio vocals and a nicely updated dancefloor soul sound! The songs are great, and groove on just long enough – ... read more CD

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JP RobinsonWhat Can I Tell Her ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful work from the overlooked JP Robinson – a killer soul singer on the Miami scene at the end of the 60s – finally given his due in this overstuffed set! Robinson's got a voice that's quite compelling – still in the deep soul mode you might expect, but with this slightly ... read more CD

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RogerBridging The Gap ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99
Roger Troutman's definitely trying to bridge a few different gaps in soul music with this later solo effort – some of his earlier funk, his mid-period electro, and even a bit more mature ballad work – which rounds out the album nicely! Given that Roger initiated so many modes that ... read more CD

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Roger (Roger Troutman)Many Facets Of Roger ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
There's many facets of Roger – and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones ... read more CD
Also available Many Facets Of Roger (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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Roger (Roger Troutman)Saga Continues ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Crisply popping grooves from Roger – a great solo record from the voice of Zapp! The Saga Continues finds Roger still rocking his trademark effects laden vocals and vamping guitar work into the middle of the decade – with even tighter syncopated percussion, funky keys, and sharp synth ... read more CD
Also available Saga Continues ... LP 4.99

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Roger (Roger Troutman)Unlimited! ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
Plenty of beats here from Roger Troutman – going for a sound that's maybe even more electro than some of his earlier solo work, at a level that really seems to be pushing the Zapp sound further for the 80s! The style is funky, but touched with lots of elements that have wended their way from ... read more CD

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Roger & The Human BodyRoger & The Human Body – Introducing Roger (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Troutman/KTI (Japan), 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
The birth of the Troutman sound – an early example of Ohio funk at its best, recorded years before Roger and company started having such a bit influence on the west coast scene! The groove here is filled with plenty of the bass you'd expect from Troutman – but given that the date of ... read more CD

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Rose BrothersEverything's Coming Up Roses ... CD
Muscle Shoals Sound/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Everything's coming up for the Rose Brothers here – sounding better on this second set than on their debut, with a style that really shows the group coming into their own! The quartet have an approach that takes an older 70s group style, and finds a way to make it work within a contemporary ... read more CD

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Rose RoyceFresh Cut ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked 80s moment from Rose Royce – a set recorded after the group had stepped away from their famous association with Norman Whitfield, but were still very much at the top of the modern soul game! The production here is maybe a bit more 80s than before, but the group continue to keep ... read more CD

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Rose RoyceIn Full Bloom (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Whitfield/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A big one for Norman Whitfield – who found in Rose Royce what he'd been lacking for years – a hit group ready to handle a number of styles, all well, and all with an adventurous style that would break them past the legions of lackluster funky soul groups of the late 70s. The record ... read more CD

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Rose RoyceJump Street ... CD
Whitfield/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
An overlooked later gem by Rose Royce – a funky Norman Whitefield production released shortly after the similarly strong Golden Touch – a mix of funky numbers, more spaced out cosmic keys inflected grooves and a couple of mellow jams! The funkier numbers come earlier in the set, and ... read more CD

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Rose RoyceRainbow Connection – Rose Royce IV ... CD
Whitfield/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
An overlooked late 70s set from Rose Royce – not as hitmaking some of their other albums, but actually pretty darn great – thanks to some rock-solid production from Norman Whitfield! The album's a perfect illustration of the way that Whitfield expanded his earlier funky sound with the ... read more CD

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Rose RoyceRose Royce Strikes Again (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
The third album from the mighty Rose Royce – working here in perfect hit formation – with older styles of harmony soul wrapped around some of the best late 70s mainstream funk modes – all produced to perfection by the mighty Norman Whitfield! Whitfield's guidance of the group is ... read more CD
Also available Rose Royce Strikes Again ... LP 1.99

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Diana RossLast Time I Saw Him ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Fully mature work from Diana Ross – a set that really breaks free from the styles of her roots, and which has her emerging as a full-formed solo act on her own! There's a range of modes here that's quite surprising – strong, sophisticated ballads at the core, but also echoes of jazz, ... read more CD
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