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✨✧ Luther AllisonLuther's Blues ... LP
Gordy, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only blues records you'll ever find on Motown – and a mostly straight blues affair with a hard electric sound to it. The album's mostly in the early Alligator Records camp – but there's a few nice funky cuts, like "Now You Got It" and "Into My Life", which both have strong rhythm backing, and a smoother groove that kind of cuts the blues quotient a bit. That's a good thing for us, in case you couldn't tell! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light corner bump.)
Also available Luther's Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Rick JamesCome Get It ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy, that was to provide the blueprint for his later success. James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this stuff has a good bit more substance than some of the other commercial R & B of the day. "Mary Jane" & "You & I" were the 2 big hits of this album, which also includes "Be My Lady", "Hollywood" & "Sexy Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a bent corner.)

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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. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(Canadian pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasRidin' High ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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 StarrSoul Master ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mod soul classic from the great Edwin Starr – a set that bridges his years in the Detroit underground and his sudden rise to fame at Motown! The tracks here have a really deep basement grooving sort of vibe – catchy, but less poppy than the usual Motown – and more with the kind of grit you'd find on some of the smaller indies of the time – not just in Edwin's vocals, but in the overall rhythms as well! There's loads of dancefloor soul cuts here, mixed with some overlooked gems – and the whole thing's wonderful, especially if you only know Edwin's later hits. Titles include "Agent Double O Soul", "I Am The Man For You Baby", "Stop Her On Sight", "I Want My Baby Back", "Soul Master", "Headline News", and "My Weakness Is You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Scorpio reissue.)

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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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✨✧ SwitchThis Is My Dream ... LP
Gordy, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the last records Switch recorded before Philip Ingram went solo, and the rest of the guys broke off into DeBarge – and an album with some surprisingly sweet soul moments! The funky side of Switch is still stringly in place, but this record has some great little ballads ballads too – with the band singing in a solid harmony style that's right upfront in the mix, unencumbered by the harder instrumentation of the funkier numbers, showcasing a soulful side that almost reminds us of the mid 70s east coast indie scene! Titles include "Love Over & Over Again", "All I Need Is You", "You & I", "Without You In My Life", and "Just Imagine". LP, Vinyl record album

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TemptationsBack To Basics ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Sealed ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ TemptationsPower ... LP
Gordy, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Power", "Struck By Lightning", "How Can I Resist Your Love", "I'm Coming Home", "Can't You See Sweet Thing", and "Go For It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and some peeled patches on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ TemptationsPsychedelic Shack ... LP
Gordy, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A late 60s Motown classic – with a deep heavy soul sound that mixed psychedelic elements into a rolling righteous groove – with a style that was perfect for the political tenor of the times! The formula worked extremely well for The Temps, and shifted them from being just a regular Motown vocal group into a super soul power that shaped soul music heavily in the next few years. Of course, a good deal of the credit goes to producer Norman Whitfield – who's really in his element on the set, and gives the group a sublime blend of heavy bass, fuzzy guitar, and tripped-out production on the vocals. Includes the classic "Psychedelic Shack", plus "Friendship Train", "Take A Stroll Thru Your Mind", "Hum Along And Dance", and "It's Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing, includes the Motown inner sleeve.)

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TemptationsPuzzle People ... LP
Gordy, 1969. Very Good ... $13.99
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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✨✧ TemptationsTemptations Live! ... LP
Gordy, 1967. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Motown live albums of the 60s – a really wonderful set from The Temptations, and one that explodes with even more energy than their studio sides of the time! The recording quality is great – in a way that really brings an edge to the music, and seems to sharpen the group's harmonies even more. There's still a Motown sound in the backings, but the live presentation shows just how much power the group had on their own without any heavier arrangements or production – and the crowd response indicates that the audience certainly feels the same way! Titles include "What Love Has Joined Together", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", "I Wish You Love", "Get Ready", "You'll Lose A Precious Love", "Don't Look Back", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", and a medley that includes "I'll Be In Trouble". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo purple label pressing with deep groove, including Motown inner sleeve. Cover is great- except for a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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TemptationsWings Of Love ... LP
Gordy, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
After influencing countless groups of the 70s with their righteous funky soul of the late 60s, the Temps end up sounding kind of silly trying to hit a funk groove like the rest of the other 70s bands. This is the case on side one, where the group's getting some keyboards and funky horn arrangements from Truman Thomas – on tracks that include "Up The Creek (Without A Paddle)", "China Doll", and "Sweet Gypsy Jane". Side two is completely different, and has them doing some sort of "china and lace" fragile soul work, set to arrangements by Donald Baldwin that are more appropriate for adult contemporary radio than Motown soul. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ TemptationsWish It Would Rain ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A pivotal moment for The Temptations – a set that has the group hitting even more of a deep soul sound than before – at a level that really sets them apart from some of the other groups on Motown at the time! There's a richer, fuller sound going on here – as the group work with producer Norman Whitfield in a style that's not entirely psychedelic soul, but instead places a strong focus on the emotional power of their harmonies! Tracks are shorter than some of the funky Temps jams, but they pack a hell of a lot in a very small space – as the lyrics bristle with open, honest emotion throughout. Titles include the perennial classic "I Wish It Would Rain" – a song that opens up a whole new level of emotional depth – plus "I Truly Truly Believe", "Why Did You Leave Me Darling", "No Man Can Love Her Like I Do", "Fan The Flame", and "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and minor splits on the spine.)

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✨✧ Undisputed TruthFace To Face With The Truth ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful album from one of the hippest groups on Motown at the start of the 70s – the mighty Undisputed Truth, a group who really took up the psychedelic soul style of The Temptations, and gave it a real run for its money! The record was produced by Temptations maestro Norman Whitfield – and is a perfect example of the rumbling funky soul sound that he was developing at the time – a mixture of heavy bass, rumbling percussion, fuzzy guitars, and a stone righteous sound that pushed soul music firmly into the 70s! The songs are mostly all originals written by him and Barrett Strong – and the band is filled with great players like Dennis Coffey, Earl Van Dyke, Johnny Griffith, and the great Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin. Titles include "Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) Friendship Train", "What It Is?", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "What's Going On", and "You Make Your Own Heaven & Hell Right Here On Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
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 an unglued seam, cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Marv JohnsonMarvelous Marv Johnson ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Early Detroit soul – by the great Marv Johnson, one of the first talents to be supervised by a young Berry Gordy! In fact, it could be said that everything Berry put into his work with Marv led to the formation of Motown – as Marv's mixture of smooth vocals and swinging soul really prefaces a lot of the work to come out of the motor city during the 60s, no surprise, since he's got some of the Motown crew writing songs for him! This set features a mix of standards, plus some better originals including "September In the Rain", "You Got What It Takes", "Summertime", "Come To Me", "Let Me Love You", "I'm Coming Home" and "Don't Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black rainbow label pressing with deep groove! Cover has seam splitting on the top and bottom seams, but looks great on the front.)

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Martin Luther KingGreat March On Washington ... LP
Motown, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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. Cover has a cutout notch, light ring impression, and light staining on bottom corner- due to moisture.)

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Jackie WilsonReet Petite – The Best Of Jackie Wilson ... LP
Brunswick/CBS, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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