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VariousBig Fun In The Big Town – Music That Inspired The Film – 1986 Hip Hop Classics ... CD
Five Day Weekend, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
Classics from the mid 80s east coast hip hop master class – BDP, Just-Ice, T La Rock, Skinny Boys, Tricky Tee and Mantronix – benchmark singles, circa '86! This compilation was put together by Five Day Weekend as a soundtrack inspired by Big Fun In The Big Town – the little seen documentary by Dutch filmmaker Bram Van Splunter. Includes "South Bronx" and "9MM Goes Bang" by Boogie Down Productions, "Cold Getting Dumb" by Just-Ice, "Breaking Bells" and "Back To Burn" by T La Rock, "Jockbox" by Skinny Boys, "Leave It To The Drums" by Tricky Tee and "Bassline" and "Ladies" by Mantronix. (Hip Hop, Funky Compilations) CD

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VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 4 – 1964 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1964. Used 6CD ... $64.99
An incredible year for Motown Records – beautifully documented in a complete run of singles from 1964! This may be the heaviest-hitting volume in the Complete Motown Singles series so far – as 1964 was a real breakthrough time for the label, a point when they exploded into mainstream consciousness with some landmark hits – but were also still trying their hand at a variety of unusual work with lesser-known artists! And as you've probably found out from the other volumes, looking at Motown through the full range of its singles, you get a far different picture of the label than their overplayed hits – because amidst the famous classics there's plenty of unusual sounds and rare soul moments – an amazing range of greatness that never fails to please! This package features a whopping 6CDs in all (plus a bonus 45 packaged in the cover!) – 165 songs in all, presented in a completely great hardcover package – with 136 pages of notes on each track, plus essays, color photos, and loads of cool images from the 60s! Includes music by Earl Van Dyke, Mary Wells, The Supremes, The Majestics, The Headliners, The Four Tops, Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye, Ray Oddis, The Miracles, The Contours, Carolyn Crawford, Howard Crockett, The Velvelettes, Choker Campbell, Lee Alan, R Dean Taylor, Howard Crockett, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, Bruce Channel, and many others! (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
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VariousHey Ho Guaguanco – Rare & Unissued Salsa Jams From The Speed & Fonseca Catalog 1968/1969 Vol 1 ... LP
Speed/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.98
Fantastic tracks from two ultra-rare labels from the New York scene – the Latin Soul empire Speed Records, and the super-tight Fonseca label – which provided a real mainline to Puerto Rican grooves at the time! Both labels cut some of the hardest-hitting Latin tracks of the time – music that was often rawer and more unbridled than material for other indies, like Tico or Fania – and the tracks here are from some of the obscure albums issued by both imprints, and some even-rare 7" singles – all with an upbeat groove, and a sound that's much more the Latin groove of the streets uptown, instead of the bigger ballrooms down in midtown. Titles include "Descarga Los Bravos" by Kent Gomez, "Asi Asi Descarga" by Mike Hernandez & Su Sonora Casino, "El Bembe" by Terrible Frankie Nieves, "Milton's Jala Jala" by Milton Zapata, "Palos Bravos De St John" by Orquesta Oliveri, "Yemaja" by Kent Gomez, "Palacio Descarga" by Danny Palacios, and "Melao Melaito" by Orquesta Oliveri. (Latin, Funky Compilations) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHome Schooled – The ABCs Of Kid Soul ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Jackson 5, move over – because the folks at Numero Records have uncovered a whole host of rare kid soul acts from the 70s – most of them a fair bit funkier than their Motown contemporaries! The tracks here all clearly follow the lead started by Michael and his brothers at the end of the 60s – but the music is way more than just a simple copycat of Jackson modes – as each of these artists have a really individual approach, and a heck of a lot of personality in their music – despite their youthful years. In true Numero fashion, most of the cuts here are from tiny little labels – issued only as singles back in the day, but produced with a great deal of enthusiasm for the music – and a confident, competent sound that's quite striking, given the age of the performers. The package comes with complete notes on the music – opening up a whole world of lesser-known kid soul acts – and titles include the amazing "Trust Your Child" by Patrizia & Jimmy, plus "I'm Not Ready For Love" by Promise, "One Is Enough For One" by Jack & the Mods, "Now That School Is Through" by Cindy & The Playmates, "Jersey Slide (part 1)" by 3 Stars, "You Are My Dream" by 3 Simmons, "Can't Let You Break My Heart" by Quantrells, "If You're Looking For Love" by Triads, "Yellow Ribbons" by Atons, "Sweet Pea" by Altyrone Deno Brown, "Time After Time" by Step By Step, "Time" by Otis The 3rd, and "Little Girl" by Michael Washington. CD

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VariousIn-Kraut 2 – Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Marina (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
The second fab volume of one of our favorite compilation series ever – a brilliant document of funky and groovy tunes recorded in Germany at the end of the 60s! The sound here is way different than most other collections we've stocked – a weird mix of funky jamming, psychedelic production, mod soundtrack moments, and other unusual bits – most of which are given a slightly unusual German twist! The sheer brilliance of the set is hard to sum up in words – but take it from us, the collection is one of freshest and most unusual you'll ever hear – and it's put together beautifully, with great graphics and full notes on each and every track! Titles include "Black Night" by Hugo Strasser, "This Is Soul" by Paul Nero, "Get It On" by Klaus Weiss, "Soul March" by James Last, "Pealed Tomato" by Tommy Haggard, "Wildkatze" by Christer Bladin, "Swingle Beat" by Ambros Seelos, "Holiday Time" by Hildegard Knef, "Rock In" by Dometown Gang, "No No No" by Dieter Reith, "Run Away" by Joy &The Hit Kids, "Blauer Montag" by Mary Roos, and "Kamera Song" by Inner Space. CD
Also available In-Kraut 2 – Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1967 to 1974 ... CD 11.99

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VariousIn-Kraut 2 – Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Marina (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
The second fab volume of one of our favorite compilation series ever – a brilliant document of funky and groovy tunes recorded in Germany at the end of the 60s! The sound here is way different than most other collections we've stocked – a weird mix of funky jamming, psychedelic production, mod soundtrack moments, and other unusual bits – most of which are given a slightly unusual German twist! The sheer brilliance of the set is hard to sum up in words – but take it from us, the collection is one of freshest and most unusual you'll ever hear – and it's put together beautifully, with great graphics and full notes on each and every track! Titles include "Black Night" by Hugo Strasser, "This Is Soul" by Paul Nero, "Get It On" by Klaus Weiss, "Soul March" by James Last, "Pealed Tomato" by Tommy Haggard, "Wildkatze" by Christer Bladin, "Swingle Beat" by Ambros Seelos, "Holiday Time" by Hildegard Knef, "Rock In" by Dometown Gang, "No No No" by Dieter Reith, "Run Away" by Joy &The Hit Kids, "Blauer Montag" by Mary Roos, and "Kamera Song" by Inner Space. CD
Also available In-Kraut 2 – Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1967 to 1974 ... CD 15.99

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VariousJack Ashford – Just Productions ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge legacy of Detroit soul – all from the masterful hands of onetime Motown maestro Jack Ashford and his Just Productions team! Ashford's had his hands in countless great records over the years – early work with Motown, key Detroit Pied Piper Productions material, and all these excellent cuts from later years – done by Jack in a mix of Northern Soul styles, and some even funkier modes for the 70s! Almost all these tracks only got released on tiny little labels, mostly as singles – and the set also includes a few never-heard tunes from the Ashford vaults – although overall, most of this music is still pretty darn obscure. Yet that never stops it from being great – as, similar to Detroit contemporary Dave Hamilton, Ashford was always working at a top level – and always found a way to bring his A-game to the table, even if he wasn't going for a hit. CD features 24 tracks in all – and titles include "Let's Do It Again" by Billy Sha-Rae, "Where Are You" by The Four Sonics, "Love You Baby" by Eddie Parker, "Sweet Baby" by Al Gardner, "Don't Take Your Love" by The Magnificents, "Deserted Garden" by Sandra Richardson, "Don't Worry" by The Smith Brothers, "Did She Do It To You" by Ray Gant, "Do The Choo Choo" by Jack Ashford & The Sound Of New Detroit, "After You Give Your All" by Softouch, and "I Need Your Love" by Lee Rogers. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD

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VariousJukebox Jam – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A treasure trove of raw soul and rough-edged R&B – a killer collection of material that originally appeared on the ultra-limited series of Juke Box Jam singles from Jazzman – sweetly collected into one nicely-priced package! The grooves here are totally great – and represent a step backwards in the funk scene – a move back to the 50s and early 60s from the previous focus on later years' soulful sounds – a much-needed dig back into the R&B that first inspired all the soul and funk of the 60s and 70s – but with a very fresh ear, so that the collection's way different than any set of music like this you would have heard a decade ago! The sounds are plenty gritty, and a great illustration that there's still loads to be discovered in these crucial years of music – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Lula" by Mike Robinson, "Country Boy" by Big Tiny Kennedy, "Mr Hound Dog's In Town" by Roy Brown, "I Can't Takit No Longer" by Ben Harper, "Shorty" by Vernon Dilworth, "Geechie Goomie" by Marga Benitez, "Crazy Do" by Jack Tucker, "I Say No No More" by Frances Burr, "Baby You Were Meant For Me" by Ervin Rucker, and "Hot Weather Blues" by Mr Sad Head. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNorthern Soul Weekender – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Socking soul from the 60s and early 70s – brought together here in a mighty tribute to the lasting power of the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Other volumes of this collection have focused on sounds that played big in British clubs in the early days of the scene – but this set showcases cuts that have gotten a lot of play in more recent years – including some that weren't even discovered back in the day, and have taken years to finally get their due from soul fans! The groove is upbeat – with a vibe that begins in Motown, but soon takes off into all of the great new territory the scene has embraced over the years – including some strands of deep soul that are especially welcome here. Titles include "I Hurt On The Other Side" by Sidney Barnes, "You'll Always Be In Style" by The Adlibs, "Gone With The Wind Is My Love" by Rita & The Tiaras, "I Still Love You" by Ann Sexton, "Lonely For You Baby" by Sam Dees, "Just Loving You" by Ruby Andrews, "Baby" by Ellie Greenwich, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, "Just Another Heartache" by Little Richie, "Under Your Powerful Love" by Joe Tex, "I'm A Big Man" by Big Daddy Rogers, "Better" by Ruby Winters, and "Baby What Has Happened To Our Love" by The Ringleaders. Great CD package – a book-styled cover, with lots of notes and rare label shots! (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD

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VariousPied Piper – The Pinnacle Of Detroit Northern Soul ... LP
Pied Piper/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Stunning soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s – a treasure trove of gems that literally grew up in the shadows of Motown – given that the work here was spearheaded by the Pied Piper Productions team of Jack Ashford, Mike Terry, Joe Hunter and Herbie Williams of the legendary Funk Brothers! There's a tighter, more energetic vibe to the material than on some of the more grandly soaring sounds of Detroit's bigger hits of the time – and we really love the unfussy, driving soul essence at play here – a gritty, groovy, and really hard-burning sound that makes just about every number here a gem – and a real change, if you only know the bigger hits from Motown! The track selection is wonderful – and even includes a number of never-issued tracks from the time, plus singles issued on Kapp and some smaller labels too. Titles include "Just Can't Leave You" by Tony Hester, "I Can't Hold On" by Lorraine Chandler, "We Go Together (alt with rap intro)" by The Cavaliers, "Voo Doo Madamoiselle" by September Jones, "More Than A Memory" by Nancy Wilcox, "That's When I Need You" by Freddy Butler, "This Heart Is Lonely" by Rose Batiste, "I'm Not Built That Way" by The Hesitations, You Only Live Twice (original take)" by Lorrane Chandler, "Ooh It Hurts Me" by The Cavaliers, and "Set My Herat At Ease" by Mikki Farrow. (Soul, Funky Compilations) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRecord Box #1 – TLP (aka Troubleman) ... LP
541 (Belgium), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
You may know Troubleman from a number of records issued under his own name – including some great work for the Far Out label – but as the image on the front cover also indicates, he's a hell of a record collector – with crates that are plenty big enough to give us some wonderful tunes on this set! As with his own sounds, Troubleman does a great job of mixing the classic and the contemporary – serving up deeper funk next to crackling cosmic cuts – sometimes more hip hop-oriented, sometimes straighter R&B! Titles include "Party Hard" by Donae'O, "Assistant's Rag" by Mother Freedom Band, "Ghetto Heaven (Soul II Soul rmx)" by The Family Stand, "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJs, "Out Deh" by Chronixx, "Sometimes A Song" by Bill Withers, "I'm Gonna Have My Cake & Eat It Too" by Teena Marie, "Funkbox Party" by Masterdon Committee, "Casanova" by Levert, "Games" by Chuckii Booker, "Gimme" by Jill Scott, "Hello Y'All" by Shinehead, and "Cornbread Fish & Collard Greens" by Anthony Hamilton. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoulful Side Of GME & Musette Records ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
An untapped legacy of rare soul music from the California scene of the 60s – all issued by the GME and Musette labels in San Diego – the latter of which was operated only as a tax writeoff for a small group of doctors! That status didn't stop the companies from putting out some wonderful sounds, though – and there's a vibe here that almost seems to trace a westward path from Texas to the west coast – with some of the deep soul and blues currents that you'd hear in work from Oakland at the time! Some of these tracks are nice and funky, others are mellower with a really hard-burning approach that's great – and the singers are wonderful throughout – proof that even in the smallest of settings, a true soul star will always deliver their best. Titles include "Steppin Stone" by Little Mary Staten, "You Gotta Give Up Some Money" by Dede Copland, "Sunset Strip" by Garnett Scott & Lani Groves, "Just Do Your Thing" by Big Daddy Rucker, "Duck All Over Town (parts 1 & 2)" by Arlene Williams, "Sweet Sixteen" by Lani Groves, "Jealous Man" by Big Daddy Rucker, "The Price I Had To Pay" by Dede Copeland, "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You" by Lenni Groves, "She's Alright" by Ervin Rucker, and "Xmas In The Ghetto" by Big Daddy Rucker. CD
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VariousSoulful Side Of GME & Musette Records ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
An untapped legacy of rare soul music from the California scene of the 60s – all issued by the GME and Musette labels in San Diego – the latter of which was operated only as a tax writeoff for a small group of doctors! That status didn't stop the companies from putting out some wonderful sounds, though – and there's a vibe here that almost seems to trace a westward path from Texas to the west coast – with some of the deep soul and blues currents that you'd hear in work from Oakland at the time! Some of these tracks are nice and funky, others are mellower with a really hard-burning approach that's great – and the singers are wonderful throughout – proof that even in the smallest of settings, a true soul star will always deliver their best. Titles include "Steppin Stone" by Little Mary Staten, "You Gotta Give Up Some Money" by Dede Copland, "Sunset Strip" by Garnett Scott & Lani Groves, "Just Do Your Thing" by Big Daddy Rucker, "Duck All Over Town (parts 1 & 2)" by Arlene Williams, "Sweet Sixteen" by Lani Groves, "Jealous Man" by Big Daddy Rucker, "The Price I Had To Pay" by Dede Copeland, "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You" by Lenni Groves, "She's Alright" by Ervin Rucker, and "Xmas In The Ghetto" by Big Daddy Rucker. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soulful Side Of GME & Musette Records ... CD 13.99

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VariousRecord Box #1 – TLP (aka Troubleman) ... CD
541 (Belgium), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... About March 1, 2017 (delayed)
You may know Troubleman from a number of records issued under his own name – including some great work for the Far Out label – but as the image on the front cover also indicates, he's a hell of a record collector – with crates that are plenty big enough to give us some wonderful tunes on this set! As with his own sounds, Troubleman does a great job of mixing the classic and the contemporary – serving up deeper funk next to crackling cosmic cuts – sometimes more hip hop-oriented, sometimes straighter R&B! Titles include "Party Hard" by Donae'O, "Assistant's Rag" by Mother Freedom Band, "Ghetto Heaven (Soul II Soul rmx)" by The Family Stand, "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJs, "Out Deh" by Chronixx, "Sometimes A Song" by Bill Withers, "I'm Gonna Have My Cake & Eat It Too" by Teena Marie, "Funkbox Party" by Masterdon Committee, "Casanova" by Levert, "Games" by Chuckii Booker, "Gimme" by Jill Scott, "Hello Y'All" by Shinehead, and "Cornbread Fish & Collard Greens" by Anthony Hamilton. CD

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✨✧ VariousLegacy Of R' N' B Slow Jamz (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of laidback tracks that still have a nicely funky core – great work from that time when soul music really found a way to get mellow, but still hold onto a groove – often using some of the production styles of hip hop to fuse in a heavier bottom end to ballads and late nite love songs! The result is a perfect groove for the contemporary world – one that really sounds great in this overstuffed batch of tracks that showcase the modern approach to a slow jam – served up here in a collection of 36 cuts that includes some well-known classics, mixed with other numbers that we'd almost forgotten about! Titles include "Don't Wanna Be A Playaer (Joe Big Baby rmx)" by Joe, "Can U Get Wit It (gangsta lean edit)" by Usher, "5 Miles To Empty (Cutfather & Joe rmx up)" by Brownstone, "Reason For Breathing" by Babyface, "Keep Tryin (wet mix)" by Groove Theory, "Show You The Way To Go" by Men Of Vision, "In The Hood (rmx with rap)" by Donell Jones, "I Really Wanna Sex Your Body" by Link, "I Apologize" by Ruff Endz, "Kiss The Sky" by Tatyana Ali, "Holler (full crew smoove mix)" by Tyrese, "Shorty (Got Her Eyes On Me)" by Donell Jones, "Come Over Here" by Toni Braxton, "Days Like This" by Kenny Lattimore, "Naked Without You (full crew mix)" by Roachford, "Somebody Already Broke My Heart" by Sade, "Are You Still Down" by Jon B feat 2Pac, "They Like It Slow" by H-Town feat Roger Troutman, and "Sweet Lady" by Tyrese. CD

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✨✧ VariousHome Schooled – The ABCs Of Kid Soul ... LP
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Jackson 5, move over – because the folks at Numero Records have uncovered a whole host of rare kid soul acts from the 70s – most of them a fair bit funkier than their Motown contemporaries! The tracks here all clearly follow the lead started by Michael and his brothers at the end of the 60s – but the music is way more than just a simple copycat of Jackson modes – as each of these artists have a really individual approach, and a heck of a lot of personality in their music – despite their youthful years. In true Numero fashion, most of the cuts here are from tiny little labels – issued only as singles back in the day, but produced with a great deal of enthusiasm for the music – and a confident, competent sound that's quite striking, given the age of the performers. The package comes with complete notes on the music – opening up a whole world of lesser-known kid soul acts – and titles include the amazing "Trust Your Child" by Patrizia & Jimmy, plus "I'm Not Ready For Love" by Promise, "One Is Enough For One" by Jack & the Mods, "Now That School Is Through" by Cindy & The Playmates, "Jersey Slide (part 1)" by 3 Stars, "You Are My Dream" by 3 Simmons, "Can't Let You Break My Heart" by Quantrells, "If You're Looking For Love" by Triads, "Yellow Ribbons" by Atons, "Sweet Pea" by Altyrone Deno Brown, "Time After Time" by Step By Step, "Time" by Otis The 3rd, and "Little Girl" by Michael Washington. LP also contains a bonus track – part 2 of "Trust Your Child" by Patrizia & Jimmy! LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Dreams ... CD
Essential, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual set of Northern Soul material – as the set moves past the iconic sounds of cities like Detroit or Chicago, the usual hotbeds for the music – and widens the scope to pull together tracks that might have been missed otherwise – from indie producers like Dee Erwin, Ed Townshend, Fred Bridges, George Kerr, and Paul Kyser! These cats all have plenty of experience in the studio – and may be better-known for work from earlier or (mostly) later years – but are here represented by some great obscure cuts they recorded in a variety of settings – music that may not carry the club history or label imprint of other Northern Soul collections, but which definitely lives up to the groove at a musical level. Titles include "I Know That He Loves Me" by Theola Kilgore, "Summer's Gone" by Eddie Day & The Nitetimers, "The Airplane Song (inst)" by George Kerr, "I Can't Turn You Loose" by Jimmy Chandler, "My Ship Is Coming In" by The Pace Setters, "A Dream" by Roy Butler, "Be Happy" by Sugar Pie DeSanto, "Bottomless Pit" by Chuck & The Daylighters, "You Won't Say Nothing" by Tamala Lewis, "What Happened To Yesterday" by Al Scott, "Wonderful Night" by Candace Love, "Footsteps" by The Creations, "Where Have You Been" by The Whispers, "Accidental Love" by Roy Handy, "I Can't Turn You Loose" by Jimmy Chandler, and "Wrong Wrong Wrong" by Ray & Dave. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD

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✨✧ VariousUptown Soul & Funk From The Nashville Indies ... CD
Superbird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We're not sure where "uptown" is in the Nashville scene – but the location hardly matters, given the strength of the grooves on this set! The package brings forth a whole host of Music City soul gems we've never heard before – lots of work from the Ref O Ree and Tee Jay labels, some of which has the care and class to match the uptown soul sound that was coming from New York in the 60s, although overall, the set's got even more charm as a southern-styled soul collection! You can definitely hear echoes of other Tennessee soul of the time – bits of Sound Stage Seven and Stax – yet the work here also has its own flavor, too – and is a welcome rediscovery in a world of familiar reissues. Titles include "I Still Remember You" by Gene Allison, "Sugar (alt)" by Thomas Henry, "Sweet Way Of Living" by Peggy Gaines, "Clean With Your Dirty Work (alt)" by Rufus Hunter, "I Hear A Melody" by Spice Of Life, "I'd Like To Try It One More Time" by Larry Birdsong, "Let The Funk Get Next To You" by Eddie & Freddie, "You're Still The One" by Roscoe Shelton, "It Has To Be Love" by Freddie Waters, and "Love Is A Wonderful Thing" by Levert Allison. CD

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✨✧ VariousMFSB – Muthafunkinsonofabitch – The Truth Behind The Philly Legend ... CD
Funkadelphia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The roots of the 70s sound of Philly International – served up here in a host of earlier tracks that have a wickedly funky sound! All numbers here are instrumentals – and all are played by some formation of players who'd later end up working for Philadelphia International Records in the MSFB studio group – but who record here under a variety of names used for obscure funky 45s! Much of the work here was cut at Sigma Sound Studios back when the label was first cutting Philly soul – and the collection features early work by artists who include Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, Earl Young, Vince Montana, Ronnie Baker, Leon Huff, Larry Washington, Ron Kersey, and others – all jamming in a way that's more hard-edged and funk-based than the Philly hits of the 70s. Titles include "Nickol Nickol" by Brothers Of Hope, "Vibrations" and "Bo Did It" by Hidden Cost, "Trippin" and "Jason Pew Mosso (part 2)" by Interpretations, "Egg Foo Wa Wa" by Race Street Chinatown Band, "Squeeze Your Knees" by Cupit, "I Can Dig It" by Daley Diggers, "Cupid's Holding" by Alliance", "Ambassador's Theme" & "Jimmy Bishop Theme" by Sam Reed Band, "Keem O Sabe" by Electric Indian, "Monte Carlo" by French Connection, and "Ando's Theme" by Ando Orchestra. CD

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✨✧ VariousGWP – NYC – TCB ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue tribute to one of the hippest labels in 60s soul – the short-lived but excellent GWP label, home to a flurry of great indie singles at the end of the decade! GWP was a key precursor to styles that would show up more strongly in later years on east coast indies like All Platinum/Stang and Perception/Today – and the company also employed some great studio talents who would emerge even more strongly on these other labels – like Ed Bland, George Kerr, and Ray Dahrouge, all key figures in soul production at the start of the 70s. The CD does a great job of pulling together the richness of the GWP sound – a mix of uptown soul, sock-soul, sweet soul, and some deeper soul numbers that really round out the sound of the set nicely. 24 tracks in all – including "He's What I Need" by Little Rose Little, "I've Been Down For So Long" by Benny Gordon, "Let's Prove Them Wrong" by Debbie Taylor, "I Don't Know How" by The Persians, "No Defense" by Bobby Penn, "Gotta Find A Way" by The Hesitations, "Heaven's Will" by Alice Clark, "Keep Your Love Warm" by Lilly Fields, "Doin The Gittin Up" by The Devonnes Band, and "I'm Ready" by Milton Bennett. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
 
 
 



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