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✨✧ Dennis EdwardsDon't Look Any Further ... LP
Gordy, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The Temptations' former lead singer's first solo record with a huge 80s groove album, especially considering the mighty title track – the duet with Siedah Garrett and it's sly reggae influenced bassline and crisp popping beat. This is one of those records we appreciate a lot more with the passing of time and with a late appreciation for that bubbling 80s vibe. Era production notes aside, the songs here are quite solid and Dennis's voice brings the true soul! Also includes "(You're My) Aphrodesiac", "Another Place In Tie", "I Thought I Could Handle It", and "Just Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesBustin Out Of L Seven ... LP
Gordy, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think what you might about Rick James, this is actually a pretty darn funky album – with lots of tight bass-heavy grooves! Rick's working here with the Stone City Band, in a style that's leaner and less commercial than some of his later work – going for a mainstream funk approach, but still leaving enough roughness around the edge to make the album appealing to our ears. In a way, the sound here is kind of a tightening up of Fantasy Records funk, given a few P-Funk twists – slick, but never too slick to groove soulfully! Titles include "Bustin Out", "Love Interlude", "High On Your Love Suite", "Spacey Love", "Cop N Blow", and "Fool On The Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesFire It Up ... LP
Gordy, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Rick James fires it up at the end of the 70s – stepping out at full star power that has him rivaling the strength of Bootsy Collins at Warner, and paving the way for the rise of Prince in the early 80s! As with Prince, James' version of funk here is a bit offbeat – lots of riffing guitars in the mix, and a bad-strutting groove that's still conventional mainstream funk of the time, yet with some edgier elements that led Rick to label his music as "punk funk" (or was it "funk punk"?) Given the end-of-70s spirit, you might also say that some of the cuts were aimed at the dancefloor – although James was never really one to storm the discos as much as others. Titles include "Love Gun", "Fire It Up", "Come Into My Life", "Lovin You Is A Pleasure", and "Stormy Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Rick JamesGlow ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Sealed ... $9.99
Rick James hits a smoother sort of style here – one that's almost a compressed take on the mainstream version of funk first crafted on his earlier records, fused into a more radio-friendly approach for the Prince generation! The sound's actually not that bad – and the record has an appeal (albeit a dated one) as a relic of crossover soul from a time that's fading more and more from the collective memory. Rick's still writing, arranging, and producing the whole set – and titles include "Glow", "Melody Make Me Dance", "Can't Stop", "Spend The Night With Me", "Somebody", "Moon Child", "Sha La La La La", and "Rock & Roll Control". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesStreet Songs ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and commercially – and actually got over far better than his more blatant attempts at crossover material on other records! The mix here is perfect – a true summation of all that made Motown great at the time, and the special sort of energy that made Rick one of the freshest mainstream talents at the end of the 70s! The record put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets, and for good reason too – given that the set includes the classic hit "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup up for the masses! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing.)

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✨✧ Martha & The VandellasWatchout! ... LP
Gordy, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Motown's best girl groups, caught here on a classic batch of album tracks with a great mix of material. Includes their classic reading of "Jimmy Mack", plus "I'll Follow You", "Let This Day Be", "I'm Ready For Love", "He Doesn't Love Her Anymore", and "What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove, including Motown inner sleeve. Cover has nicely taped top seam and spine, some surface wear, sticker remnant, aging.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasRidin' High ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Near Mint- ... $16.99
After a few years a Motown's big crossover chart star, how could Martha not be Riding High? This album keeps the groove right on rolling, with a strident batch of girl soul tracks that includes a mixture of pop and Motown tunes – including "Forget Me Not", "Honey Chile", "I Promise To Wait My Love", "I'm In Love", and "Show Me The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner and minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Edwin StarrWar & Peace (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Gordy/Anagram, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A real breakout album for Edwin Starr – and the kind of full-on set that really helped give his music a bold new focus! Starr had already scored nicely on some playful tracks from the Motor City scene of the late 60s – but here, he emerges as a singer with a lot more depth than before – not only on the righteous tunes, like the classic title track – but also on some of the warmer ones too, which showcase a new adult style of singing we might not have expected a few years before! Unlike other Motown efforts of this level, there doesn't seem to be any core arranger and producer – which means that Edwin himself did an even greater job of pulling the whole thing together – a great run of tracks that includes the classic "War (What Is It Good For)", a killer version of "California Soul", one of the best Motown-penned tracks from the time – and the tracks "Time", "I Just Wanted To Cry", "All Around The World", "At Last I Found A Love", "I Can't Replace My Old Love", and "She Should Have Been Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!)

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TemptationsBack To Basics ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Sealed ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ TemptationsMeet The Temptations ... LP
Gordy, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Meet The Temptations – a group who already sound great at this early point in their career! There's a nicely dark edge to most numbers here – a sound that's more early 60s than you might guess from The Temps' 60s reputation – almost a transitional Motown mode that has equal parts doo wop and harmony soul coming into play on the tracks. Production is by Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and a bit by Norman Whitfield – but there's almost an under-produced feel to the record too – a style that really focuses on the group's strengths as a vocal ensemble, and which features a bit less Motown sweetening than in later years. The album leads off with the hit single "The Way You Do The Things You Do", then rolls into a batch of numbers that are pure vocal harmony heaven – including "Just Let Me Know", "Farewell My Love", "Slow Down Heart", "Check Yourself", "Dream Come True", "May I Have This Dance", and "Isn't She Pretty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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TemptationsPuzzle People ... LP
Gordy, 1969. Very Good ... $16.99
A classic set of psychedelic soul from this fantastic 60s group! The record is one of the groundbreaking albums the Temps cut with producer Norman Whitfield – and it's a landmark session that perfectly showcases what Whitfield's full-on, guitar-heavy, bassy-bottom style could do for the group! A few mellow cuts hearken back to earlier days – but there's some excellent moments that really let the new sound shine – soaring out with trippier touches that are totally great! Highlights include the storming cut "I Can't Get Next To You", a trippy remake of "Hey Jude", the original "Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down", and the haunting "Message From A Black Man" – one of the most righteous moments ever in late 60s Motown! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a partial bottom seam split, light surface wear & aging.)

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✨✧ TemptationsTruly For You ... LP
Gordy, 1984. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great 80s set from The Temptations – one of the few Motown acts who managed to deliver great work again and again over the years! The production has some 80s traces that are slightly dated, but the vocals are still top-shelf all the way – strongly moved much more into a mellow and modern mode than the group's righteous 70s years, but still plenty darn soulful for our ears – and proof that no matter what the lineup, or the setting, The Temptations could always come out with some top-shelf work! The record's got a nicely balanced feel that most younger groups of the time would have done well to consider – and titles include "Running", "Treat Her Like A Lady", "My Love Is True", "Set Your Love Right", "I'll Keep My Light In The Window", and "Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch and bumped corners.)
Also available Truly For You ... CD 11.99

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TemptationsWith A Lot O' Soul ... LP
Gordy, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The Temptations pick up a lot of soul on this classic Motown set – a deeper, darker groove than ever before – the start of that fuzzy psychedelic soul style that made them one of the most inventive Motown acts of the late 60s! Deep basslines roll out strongly right from the start of the set – bringing a new richness to the grooves that's matched by those incredible harmonies that made The Temptations one of the most dynamic groups of the time – incredible harmonies that are often matched by a sense of lyrical intensity too! The set kicks off with the classic "I Know I'm Losing You" – a perfect illustration of this shift – and other titles include "Save My Love For A Rainy Day", "All I Need", "Two Sides To Love", "Don't Send Me Away", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "No More Water In The Well", and "You're My Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Gordy pressing. Cover has a tiny punch-hole and light aging, but is nice overall.)

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Undisputed TruthUndisputed Truth ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good+ ... $26.99
The amazing debut of Undisputed Truth – one of the coolest new Motown groups of the 70s – and one of the few that really continued the experimental legacy of the label in the late 60s! As with the Temptations during their psychedelic years, Undisputed Truth are handled by superproducer Norman Whitfield – who does a fantastic job of mixing deeper ideas and righteous themes with some of the soaring soul that was the Motown stock in trade – a wonderful blend that made these guys one of the best groups poised to push the label into the new decade! Titles include the huge hit "Smiling Faces Sometimes", plus lots of covers of cool tracks like "California Soul", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Ball Of Confusion", and "You Got The Love I Need". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes Motown inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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✨✧ Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has light edge wear. Labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Martin Luther KingGreat March On Washington ... LP
Motown, 1963. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Although Malcolm X, John Kennedy, and other 60s heroes were always unfortunately being bootlegged, and served up in weak packages, Dr. King was fortunate enough to get representation from Motown, who did a great job putting together his albums of speeches with clarity and quality. This one from 1963 features moments from the March On Washington, with speeches by King, Whitney Young, and Roy Wilkins. Also features Liz Lands singing "We Shall Overcome". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Gordy pressing, still sealed with a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bonnie PointerBonnie Pointer (1978) ... LP
Motown, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great Motown set from the 70s – a record that grooves with the new styles the label was exploring at the time, yet still has a rock-solid quality that links back to its 60s heritage too! The main strength here comes from Bonnie Pointer – whose vocals have an instantly classic sound that really fits the grooves – but the record also has killer help from top to bottom, too – including production from Berry Gordy and Jefrey Bowen, songs penned by Bowen, Smokey Robinson, Angelo Bond, Lamont Dozier, and Truman Thomas, and top-shelf help from California Motown studio giants. Titles include "When I'm Gone", "Free Me From My Freedom/Tie Me To A Tree", "Heaven Must Have Sent You", "Ah Shoot", "I Wanna Make It", and "My Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes the insert. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonReet Petite – The Best Of Jackie Wilson ... LP
Brunswick/CBS, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic soul from Jackie! The record's an 80s CBS collection of some of his best singles for Brunswick from the 60s – seminal Windy City soul numbers that include quite a few that were penned by Berry Gordy back in Jackie's early days. 12 numbers in all, with titles that include "Lonely Teardrops", "Reet Petite", "To Be Loved", "I'll Be Satisfied", "That Is Why (I Love You So)", "Baby Workout", "Whispers (Getting' Louder)", "I Get The Sweetest Feeling", "You Better Know It", "Talk That Talk" and "Doggin' Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue, still sealed with a cutout hole.)

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VariousMotown Collected (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $37.99 41.99
They're not lying with the title – as this heavy set collects plenty of gems from Motown Records – some of the earliest Berry Gordy productions that set the tone for the label, through later tracks that still have the Motown flag flying strongly into the 80s! There's 33 tracks on the double-length set – and titles include "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Come To Me" by Marv Johnson, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Temptations, "How Sweet It Is" by Marvin Gaye, "Please Mr Postman" by The Marvelettes, "Do You Love Me" by The Contours, "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5, "War" by Edwin Starr, "Same Old Song" by The Four Tops, "Uptight" by Stevie Wonder, "Get Ready" by Rare Earth, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston, "Tears Of A Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "It Will Come In Time" by Billy Preston & Syreeta, "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson, "Don't Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards with Siedah Garrett, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, "Where Did Our Love Go" by The Supremes, "Shotgun" by Jr Walker & The All Stars, "My Guy" by Mary Wells, and "This Old Heart Of Mine" by The Isley Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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