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VariousChange Is Gonna Come – The Voice Of Black America 1963 to 1973 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A brilliant testament to the righteous power of soul music in the civil rights era – and key proof that even a subtle message could do a lot back in the day! The package presents the work in roughly chronological order – starting from a time when politics had to be peddled softly, and moving towards a time when things could be a bit more explicit – showing a great evolution of themes of pride and power, offered up in tunes both familiar and obscure. The collection is way more than a "hip hits of the 60s" sort of set – and acts almost as a mini-documentary of the contributions of soul music to civil rights – supported by a great set of notes and photos in the booklet. We're especially happy to see the track "Have You Ever Seen The Blues" by Yaphet Kotto – alongside 22 more titles that include "Blues For Mr Charlie" by Lou Gosset & Joe Lee Wilson, "The Ghetto" by Homer Banks, "We're A Winner" by The Impressions, "When Will We Be Paid" by The Staple Singers, "Oh Lord Why Lord" by Parliament, "Message From A Black Man" by The Spinners, "Run Charlie Run" by The Temptations, "Cryin In The Streets (parts 1 & 2)" by George Perkins & The Silver Stars, "Free At Last" by Jackie Day, "Someday We'll All Be Free" by Donny Hathaway, and "The Prayer" by Ray Scott. CD

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 2 – 1962 (limited edition 4CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1962. Used 4 CDs ... $69.99
The second volume in Hip-O's Complete Motown Singles series – and arguably even more amazing than the first! This set focuses on the pivotal year of 1962 – and captures Motown at a time when the label was really solidifying its groove, and starting to record work that would help it rise to the top in the 60s. 1962 was a year that Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, The Temptations, The Miracles, The Supremes, The Marvelettes, and The Contours all recorded classics for Motown – alongside other lesser-known soul, jazz, and R&B artists that include Earl Washington, The Vells, The Creations, The Wright Specials, Hank & Carol Diamond, The Valadiers, The Downbeats, and Henry Lumpink. All of these artists are included in the set on a variety of singles from 1962 – both a-sides and b-sides, on a total of 4 CDs that include a whopping 112 songs in all – all packaged in an amazing hardcover book done up in 7" record graphics, featuring nearly 90 pages of notes on every tune in the set! And if that's not enough, you also get a bonus 7" single by Mary Wells – packed nicely in a sleeve on the cover! (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD

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VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 5 – 1965 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1965. Used 6CD ... $99.99
More great soul music than we ever hoped to find in a single place – and a massive 6CD collection that looks at the key year of 1965 at Motown Records! The package is every bit as wonderful and thorough as the others in this series – with a whopping 166 songs collected in a lavish, full-color book that features nearly 150 pages of notes, photos, and wonderful images from the 60s! And as with other sets, the ultra-cool package even features a replica 45 stuck inside the front cover – a rare vinyl treasure that's almost as great as the CDs. But over and above the packaging, the music's the real thing to rave about here – as 1965 has Motown growing into even new levels of maturity and quality – as demonstrated by the work here by artists who include Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Chris Clark, Frank Wilson, The Elgins, The Miracles, Earl Van Dyke, The Marvelettes, Barbara McNair, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin, The Dalton Boys, The Four Tops, Brenda Holloway, Little Lisa, Richard Anthony, The Lewis Sisters, Danny Day, The Contours, The Vows, The Hit Pack, Kim Weston, The Freeman Brothers, JR Walker, and many others! All singles offered up with both a and b-sides! (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
(Limited edition. Still sealed!)

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✨✧ VariousEasy Christmas Now – Groovy Carols For A Cozy Winter ... CD
Bureau B (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderfully groovy set of Christmas tracks – one done in a style very similar to the Get Easy Snow compilations – as you might guess from the title! The selection here is great – with a few perennial favorites, a few rare gems, and a great middle stretch of wonderful bits from some of the grooviest artists of the 60s and 70s – a great antidote to some of the too-played holiday music you might hear during the 12th month of the year! Titles include "Santa Claus Is Definitely Hear To Stay" by James Brown, "Close Your Mouth It's Christmas" by Free Design, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Jimmy McGriff, "Snow" by Claudine Longet, "Black Christmas" by The Emotions, "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" by The Temptations, "Christmas Gift" by Margie Joseph, "Winter Warm" by Bob Crewe Generation, "Snow Flakes" by The Ventures, "Winter Symphony" by The Beach Boys, "This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway, "Children Go Where I Send Thee" by Kenny Burrell, "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" by Ray Anthony & His Bookends, "Swinging Christmas" by Helmut Zacharias, and "Jingo Jango" by Bert Kaempfert. (Holiday Music, Funky Compilations) CD

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Lyn Taitt/Skin, Flesh & Bones/Generation Gap/KingFunky Trip EP – Out On A Funky Trip/Having A Party/War/Knock Three Times (10'' single) ... 12-inch
Motion (UK), 1970s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Hey Boss, here's your musical sauce! The left jab in Motion's 1-2 punch off their smoking Out On A Funky Trip CD compilation. Lynn Tait gets set to pop your speakers on the uptempo funk blast "Out On A Funky Trip", a nice break laden number with no shortage of moog over top, before Skin, Fesh & Bones rip into "Having A Party", a chugging funky reggae number with quacking wah guitar and a b-boy friendly bassline. Generation Gap delivers the message on their version of the Temptations' "War", given a nice dose of reggae flavor, and King Cole does the same on his take of "Knock Three Times". (Reggae, Funky Compilations) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousMotown Remixed – Hot Remixes Of Motown Classics ... CD
Motown/Universal, 2005. Used ... $3.99
We gotta admit, we kinda like this one! We were a bit suspicious at first – as the genius of Motown hardly needs any messing with – and we had fears that a remix project might just sound silly, goofy, and filled with easy tricks and gimmicks. But the choice of remixers on the set is really great – and includes enough of a range of talents to keep things interesting, but also a small enough group to unify the sound of the album, and still really respect the original vibe of the tunes. Most of the work here is very subtle – and just extends the best core elements, and expands on a few of the strongest musical references – in a way that's really different than the over-done approach of the Verve Remixed project. Titles include "ABC (Salaam Remi Krunk-a-delic party mix)" by Jackson 5, "Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique rmx)" by Smokey Robinson, "Let's Get It On (Producers MPG groove mix)" by Marvin Gaye, "Papa Was A Rollin Stone (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma solefull rmx)" by The Temptations, "War (King Britt rmx)" by Edwin Starr, "Keep On Truckin (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Eddie Kendricks, "Smiling Faces Sometimes (Futureshock Main Ingredient mix)" by Undisputed Truth, "My World Is Empty Without You (Tranzition rmx)" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, and "I Just Want To Celebrate (Mocean Worker rmx)" by Rare Earth. CD
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VariousSpirit Of Philadelphia 4 Ever ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A totally great entry in one of our favorite-ever collections of Philly Soul – a series that goes way past the obvious, to uncover the kind of underground gems that made the Philadelphia scene interesting – even when they were turning out hits! Make no mistake, these aren't clunky cuts from half-baked labels – but instead represent the massive amount of talent on the surface in the city – the "extra" work that was being cut in all the studios alongside the hits – sometimes only issued on 45s, sometimes buried on albums alongside the bigger tracks – but really wonderful material overall. Many of these cuts feature the same arrangers, producers, and session musicians as some of the bigger Philly tracks of the time – but most are also more obscure, too – and show the deepening sophistication of the city's style as the 70s moved on. Titles include "How Have You Been" by Earl Blood Hollins, "Love You Just As Long As I Can (Tom Moulton 12" mix) by Free Spirit, "I'm Ready To Give Up My Love" by Final Touch, "Day After Day" by The Reflections, "All You Ever Wanted To Know About Love" by The Tymes, "Keep In Touch" by Choice Four, "Life Is What You Make It" by Tapestry, "Ready Willing & Able" by The Temptations, "No Danger Ahead" by Ben E King, "Don't Close The Book" by The Futures, "Keeping Up With The Joneses" by Billy Proctor & Love System, "All I Need" by Anacostia, "Fancy Meeting You Here Baby" by Lennie Welch, and "I Was A Lonely Man" by The Philly Devotions. CD

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 9 – 1969 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1969. Used 6CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Motown at the end of the 60s – hipper and much more righteous than anyone would have expected a few short years before! The scope of work on this 1969 volume of the Complete Motown Singles set is really amazing – not just the straighter Detroit soul of their roots, but a complex blend of styles that includes heavier funk, sweeter soul ballads, smoking instrumentals, and even a taste of the label's future to come as part of the California scene. As with other volumes, the packaging and presentation here is sublime – way more than just a standard CD collection – and instead, a book-like package that features 140 full color pages, plus 6CDs that feature over 140 songs in all – a-sides, b-sides, and even some rare alternate mixes. Artists include Stu Gardner, The Marvelettes, Monk Montgomery, Jr Walker, Stevie Wonder, Arthur Adams, The Spinners, The Jackson 5, Chuck Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Four Tops, The Rustix, Smokey Robinson, Edwin Starr, The Temptations, Shorty Long, Gladys Knight, The Originals, Jonah Jones, The Fantastic Four, Earl Van Dyke, The Honest Men, and even Soupy Sales! (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
 
 
 



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