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VariousCollection Of 16 Tamla Motown Big Hits ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), 1964. Near Mint- ... $23.99
A cool UK-only collection – filled with early Motown gems that include "My Guy" by Mary Wells, "The Man In You" by The Miracles, "Baby Love" by The Supremes, "Why You Wanna Make Me Blue" by The Temptations, "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Brenda Holloway, "Needle In A Haystack" by The Velvelettes, "You're A Wonderful One" by Marvin Gaye, "Hey Harmonica Man" by Stevie Wonder, "Try It Baby" by Marvin Gaye, "You're My Remedy" by The Marvelettes, "Heat Wave" by Martha & The Vandellas, and "Baby I Need Your Loving" by The Four Tops. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK pressing – in flipback cover!)

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✨✧ VariousMotown Memories – 16 Non-Stop Tamla Hits ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A really cool collection – one that features a side each of Motown gems mixed together! There's a nice mix of unusual Motown moments here – and titles include "This Old Heart Of Mine" by Tammi Terrell, "I Can't Help Myself" by Earl Van Dyke, "Agent Double O Soul" by Edwin Starr, "6 By 6" by Earl Van Dyke, "Helpless" by Kim Weston, "Festival Time" by San Remo Strings, "Back Street" by Edwin Starr, and "Little Darling" by Marvin Gaye. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Marvin GayeI Heard It Through The Grapevine (aka In The Groove) ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marvin's definitely in the groove on this set – cooking on all burners with a host of late 60s Motown hits – bad-stepping his way towards some of the more mature moments to come in the 70s! The album's probably best remembered for the cut "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" – easily one of Marvin's biggest moments of the 60s, and a track whose popularity led to the album's title change from In The Groove to later incarnations as Heard It Through The Grapevine! Other cuts are equally great, and show Gaye really stretching out with mature, masculine confidence – pushing the envelope nicely on cuts that include "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "There Goes My Baby", "Change What You Can", "You're What's Happening", "Tear It Down", "You", and "Some Kind Of Wonderful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown and yellow label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging and a mostly split top seam. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeI Want You ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very much on the mind of Marvin during his troubled years of the mid 70s. The whole thing's beautifully put together – superbly orchestrated with just the right funky touches, and even a sweet bit of electronics to give the set a nice edge. An amazing album – one of those soul records that goes deeper and deeper than you ever thought pop music could go – filled with great tracks that include "I Want You", "After the Dance", "Come Live With Me", and "Since I Had You". Genius – pure genius! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, a slightly bent corner and initials in marker on the front and labels.)
Also available I Want You ... CD 6.99

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Marvin GayeIn Our Lifetime ... LP
Tamla, 1981. Very Good ... $14.99
Marvin Gaye's last album for Motown – and a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of his earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's right out of the I Want You era, with touches of Let's Get It On too. But there's also a slightly more mature approach too – a bit more cautious, even when confident – no doubt informed by the struggles of his Here My Dear album, which also echoes somewhat in this set. The record's more proof that even when not coming across with a classic hit, Marvin's still very much at the top of his game – an artist that stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries – with none of the too-commercial or too-dated modes that held other folks back! Titles include "Life Is For Learning", "Praise", "Funk Me", "Far Cry", "Love Party", and "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has general wear.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Live! ... LP
Tamla, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful 70s live album from Marvin Gaye – a set that was as expansive, ambitious, and sophisticated as his studio work from the time! The album's put together almost like a 3-sided portrait of Marvin – in that it begins with a long section of current work, moves into a "fossil medley" of older hits, then returns to "now" to showcase two of his biggest his of the time. The orchestrations are sublime – wonderfully carried off in a live setting amidst some very frantic screams from the females in the audience – and Marvin's vocals are incredible too – floating out magically amidst the crowd, and easily some of his best on record from the decade. Titles include the album's hit reading of "Distant Lover" – plus "Let's Get It On", "What's Going On", "Trouble Man", "Inner City Blues", "Distant Lover", "Keep Getting It On", and "Jan". Packaged in a cool gatefold, with a die cut image of Marvin's big silver boots! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the die-cut gatefold cover, with light wear and some aging.)

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Marvin GayeSoulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye (Natural Resources) ... LP
Tamla/Natural Resources, 1961. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Amazing early work from Marvin Gaye – a set that's more jazz than soul, with a really unique sort of sound! Marvin's vocals are sublime, but in a completely different way than on his later hits – almost a bit broken at times, next to some very broken-down piano lines used in the album's spare instrumentation – an off-tune keyboard that makes for a very heartfelt feel to the record, one that's more indie charm than Motown polish! Gaye's got a hint of Nat Cole at times, Sam Cooke at others – although without the poise of either – and although we'd love the record on its own, it's even more amazing as a key starting point for one of the most soulful evolutions of the 60s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Love For Sale", "Always", "Easy Living", "Witchcraft", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "Never Let You Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing on Natural Resources. Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corners.)

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Marvin GayeSuper Hits ... LP
Tamla, 1960s. Sealed ... $19.99
Kind of an ultimate Marvin Gaye hits compilation – issued in 1970, with one of the most badass Motown covers of the time! The album's got a famous image of Gaye as a black Superman – flying high on the cover of a set that's filled with some of his best 60s work for Motown – and for some reason, there seems to be a few more cuts in the package than you might get in the usual hits collection of the time. Every title's a classic – and tunes include "Pride & Joy", "That's The Way Love Is", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", and "Hitch Hike". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing, still sealed with hype sticker! Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeTrouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". Very funky, very sophisticated, and very soulful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE – Cover is missing the front panel, and has ring and edge wear, bent corners, and wide clear tape and masking tape holding the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (80s pressing) ... LP
Tamla/Motown, 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Canadian pressing, M 339. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Also available What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 6.99

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Marvin Gaye & Kim WestonTake Two ... LP
Tamla, 1966. Very Good ... $24.99
Beautiful work from Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston – done in a style that's perhaps a bit more intimate, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Marvin's other duets, but still in the great Motown tradition of the 60s! On the set, Weston seems to bring out the sweeter sound of Marvin's voice – almost unlocking the warmer, more sensual tones that would flow from Gaye most strongly in the 70s – kind of a great hint at the genius to come, and proof that Weston was always a great match for Marvin. Titles include "It Takes Two", "Love Fell On Me", "I Want You 'Round", "When We're Together", and "What Good Am I Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 Globes pressing with deep groove. – nice and clean overall! Cover has a bit of light wear, and some aging on the back – but is nice too.)

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellEasy ... LP
Tamla, 1969. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The last set of duets from the team of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – and a sublime set of tracks that really stretches their partnership even further than before! It's no secret that Terrell was Marvin's favorite partner in the studio – and you can really hear his strong feeling for her in the quality of the work here – upbeat and joyous one minute, tender and sensitive the next – all put together with that growing range that Gaye was showing so strongly at the end of the 60s. This one goes way past the standard Motown duo mode – and it's filled with great tracks that include "California Soul", always a favorite round these parts – plus "I'm Your Puppet", "The Onion Song", "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", "What You Gave Me", and "Satisfied Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s promo pressing in a barcode cover, with a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersDoin' Their Thing – Best Of The Isley Brothers ... LP
Tamla, Mid 60s/1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The Isley Brothers at Motown – a perfect place for the groove they crafted on earlier RCA singles to blossom with some of the more sophisticated soul styles that would make the group huge in the 70s! The set's overflowing with gems – big hits like "This Old Heart Of Mine" and "Take Me In Your Arms" – plus "Take Some Time Out For Love", "There's No Love Left", "That's The Way Love Is", "One Too Many Heartaches", "I Hear A Symphony", "Why When Love Is Gone", "Got To Have You Back", and "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Isley BrothersSuper Hits ... LP
Tamla (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A sweet collection of Motown recordings by the Isley Brothers – 16 tracks in all, including "It's Out Of The Question", "Behind A Painted Smile", "That's The Way Love Is", "Little Miss Sweetness", "Got To Have You Back", "Tell Me It's Just A Rumor Baby", "Just Ain't Enough", "I Guess I'll Always Love You", and their classic "This Old Heart Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with heavy inner sleeve!)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersThis Old Heart Of Mine ... LP
Tamla, 1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The Isley Brothers on Motown – a really key step forward for the group, who find a whole new level of soul with help from the Holland Dozier Holland team! There's a warmth here missing from previous Isleys material – that rough edge that was more part of their rocking years, softened a bit to let the vocals really take off with straightforward power – that mix of raw energy and sublime precision they'd explore later on the T-Neck years – helped strongly here by the Motown influence. Titles include the massive hit "This Old Heart Of Mine", plus "Take Some Time Out for Love", "Baby Don't You Do It", "Nowhere To Run", "Put Yourself In My Place", "Seek & You Shall Find", and "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A legendary album from the great Eddie Kendricks – a set that not only has the singer soaring on the kind of sublime old school vocal numbers he always did so well – but one that also has Eddie stepping out into some great dancefloor modes that would have a huge impact for years to come! Kendricks really scores big with the classic "Keep On Truckin" – a tune that's virtually the blueprint for boogie, and which is echoed here by a few other great numbers that really stand out – tunes that preface disco to come, but which also still bear a very strong link to the richest styles of Motown soul! Northern soul legend Frank Wilson had a great hand in the record – penning some of the best cuts, co-producing with Leonard Caston, and handling arrangements with Caston and James Carmichael – and in addition to "Keep On Truckin", other titles include "Darling Come Back Home", "Not On The Outside", "Any Day Now", "Where Do You Go (Baby)", "Each Day I Cry A Little", and "Only Room For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a small split on the top seam, a name in pen, and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksHit Man ... LP
Tamla, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
Eddie certainly was the "hit man" on this one – a tight album of hard stepping soul tracks, mostly cut in Eddie's famous "boogie" mode of the mid 70s! The cuts mix wonderful soul vocals with some tight jazzy instrumentation – laid down by players like Wah Wah Ragin, Harvey Mason, Ray Parker, and Leonard Caston, who produced the album with Frank Wilson. The record's got swirling strings around harder instrumentation – in a mode that's perfect for Eddie's sweet vocal style – and the sound is right up there with classic work by Marvin Gaye or Barry White. Includes the nice long cut "Body Talk", plus "Happy", "If Anyone Can", "Fortune Teller", "I've Got To Be", and "Skippin' Work Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, partially unglued seams and some peeling along the bottom on the back.)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksPeople Hold On ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A truly amazing album – unlike anything Eddie Kendricks ever did before, or since – and one of those records that really helped shape the sound of soul in the 70s! The music is as rich and powerful as the image on the cover – with some righteous undercurrents that really mark the time and place of the record, yet also help it transcend so many other standard soul modes of the period too! Arrangements are wonderfully complex – as you'll hear on the classic groovers "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" and "Date With The Rain" – each very different numbers, but both a showcase for Kendricks' wonderful vocal approach. Other titles include the progressive "People Hold On" – plus "I'm On The Sideline", "Day By Day", "If You Let Me", "Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart", and "Someday We'll Have A Better World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks nice overall, but has a few peeled patches on the back from tape removal.)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksSlick ... LP
Tamla/Motown, 1977. Sealed ... $16.99
Smooth mellow grooves, in the style that Eddie pioneered, and which he still did better than most. The album's a great batch of tracks with production by Leonard Caston, who also produced some of Eddie's earlier works, and the set's pretty darn great all the way through. With the cuts "Something Shady", "You Got It", "Intimate Friends", "Diamond Girl", and "California Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Shrink is lightly shopworn and has a price in marker. Cover has a cutout notch and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ MarvelettesSophisticated Soul ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Classic girl group soul by one of Motown's best uptown groups. Tracks include "My Baby Must Be A Magician", "Your Love Can Save Me", "What's Easy For Two Is Harder For One", "Here I Am Baby", and "You're The One For Me Bobby". Nice stuff, and unlike a lot of other Motown LPs from the time, this one's not filled with covers of other tracks, and has a lot of nice original material. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, a bumped corner, and a stained corner.)

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MiraclesRecorded Live On Stage ... LP
Tamla, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
Smokey and the gang hit the stage with a good set of live material that has them performing longer versions of tracks before a very pumped up crowd. Tracks include "I've Been Good To You", "Way Over There", "You've Really Got A Hold On Me", "Mighty Good Lovin", and "Happy Landing". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Motown reissue, still sealed with a bent cutout notch.)

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Smokey RobinsonEssar ... LP
Tamla, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Smokey's a little bit off course here – heading into a range of mellow pop soul styles that are clearly inspired by artists who were inspired by Smokey's own majestic solo turn in the 70s – but who never manage to match his quality. And since Smokey's taking inspiration from the uninspired, there's also a quality to this set that feels the weight of that choice. The vocals are fine enough, but perhaps a bit too overly emotive on the ballads – especially for smooth Smokey. The more upbeat numbers have a feel that's trying too hard for a crossover – and even the title (which is a play on Smokey's initials, "SR") is kind of a deal-breaker. Titles include "Train Of Thought", "I Can't Find", "Gone Forever", "Close Encounters of The First Kind", "Little Girl Little Girl", "Girl I'm Standing There", and "Driving Thru Life In The Fast Lane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and a bent corner.)

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Smokey RobinsonLove Breeze ... LP
Tamla, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Love Breeze finds Smokey effortlessly cutting back and forth from a funky 70s dancefloor soul mode to more delicate, classic soul steeped numbers and slow jams. He does it all very well on a set we overlooked for too many years! Titles include "Why You Wanna See My Bad Side", "Feeling You, Feeling Me", "Shoe Soul", "Daylight & Darkness", "I'm Loving You Softly" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Smokey RobinsonYes It's You Lady ... LP
Tamla, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A slightly more-grooving record than some of Smokey's others from the time – done in a style that rolls around in a mostly-midtempo mode. There's almost a gentle 80s groove approach at times, although some of the tunes on the set are definitely in that stone mellow love song style that was Smokey's biggest trademark of the time. Titles include "Are You Still Here", "Tell Me Tomorrow", "Yes It's You Lady", "The Only Game In Town", "International Baby", and "Merry Go Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesGoing To A Go Go ... LP
Tamla, 1965. Very Good ... $49.99
Legendary stuff from Smokey Robinson and his wonderful group – a killer set from the second all-male version of The Miracles – recorded with some wonderfully soaring harmonies! The group's got a nice bite on the bottom here – a groove to go with the "go go" promised in the title – at a level that made these Miracles really take off on Motown dancefloors, yet still also have the late nite appeal of the earlier group too. The album includes the big hit dance number "Going To A Go Go", the classic ballad "Tracks Of My Tears", and loads of other wonderful numbers like "Ooo Baby Baby", "Let Me Have Some", "All That's Good", and "My Girl Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 globes pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface and edge wear, moderate aging and clear tape along the top seam.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesGreatest Hits – From The Beginning ... LP
Tamla, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Like the sticker on the cover says – 2 record album, 22 hit songs! This one's got just about all you'd need from the early days of Smokey & The Miracles – perfect falsetto harmony soul that shaped a generation of singers, and which was some of Motown's greatest work in the early days. Titles include "Got A Job", "I Need A Change", "Who's Lovin You", "Would I Love You", "Mickey's Monkey", "Shop Around", "(I Need Some) Money", "Bad Girl", "I Cry", "Way Over There", "I Love Your BAby", "What's Good About Goodbye", "A Love She Can Count On", "You've Really Got A Hold On Me", "I Like It Like That", "That's What Love Is Made Of", and "I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing on Motown. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesSmokey Robinson & The Miracles Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Tamla, 1967. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Lots of great ones – from that period when Smokey was making the group an all-male one, with a harmony sound that was a bit harder than earlier days. Titles include "Going To A Go Go", "Tracks Of My Tears", "Ooo Baby Baby", "I Second That Emotion", "Save Me", "Choosey Beggar", "Whole Lot Of Shakin In My Heart", and "Come On Do The Jerk". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Motown reissue pressing.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesTime Out ... LP
Tamla, 1969. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Kind of a mixed bag of numbers from Smokey and the group – who are clearly searching around here for a new sound that will take them into the 70s, working in a number of different modes – all of them still pretty nice, thanks to the always-great vocal talents of the group. Titles include "Doggone Right", "The Hurt Is Over", "You Neglect Me", "Abraham, Martin, & John", "The Composer", "For Once IN My Life", and "I'll Take You Any Way That You Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the Tamla inner sleeve. Cover has light aging and a small corner cut.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderFor Once In My Life ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title tune on this one should be enough – as it was a key track in the transformation of Stevie Wonder from a younger novelty act at Motown to the adult powerhouse that would take the world by storm in the 70s! The album's got a soaring, almost righteous quality that grabs you from the very first note – vocals that shine and sparkle, and which are still also touched by a bit of Stevie's work on harmonica as well. Titles include the seminal "For Once In My Life", a great cover of "Sunny", and the tracks "I Don't Know Why", "You Met Your Match", "I'm More Than Happy", and "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later brown and yellow label Tamla pressing. Includes the Tamla inner sleeve, with a bit of marker. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, a small sticker spot, and some marker at the inside of the opening.)

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Stevie WonderHotter Than July ... LP
Tamla, 1980. Sealed Gatefold ... $33.99
A bit smoother than early days, but still very nice and soulful – and did we expect any less from Stevie? The record's got a nicely flanged-out soul groove – with a style that kind of expands on the vocal and keyboard production of the early 70s, taking the groove towards a sound that many other bands would cop in the 80s. Proof of this is the cut "Master Blaster (Jammin)", which many bands would cover at the time – plus lots of nice LP cuts, like "Did I Hear You Say You Love Me", "Cash In Your Face", "All I Do", and "I Ain't Gonna Stand For It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn with some sticker remnants. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Hotter Than July ... CD 4.99

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Stevie WonderIn Square Circle ... LP
Tamla, 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Mid 80s, and while never that bad (nothing Stevie does is ever terrible – well, except for "Don't Drive Drunk"!), the record lacks that certain greatness that you'll find on even the lesser Stevie Wonder albums. Titles include "Stranger On The Shore Of Love", "Spiritual Walkers", "Land Of La La", "Overjoyed", and "Part-Time Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderInnervisions ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the best Stevie Wonder albums ever! Stevie's moving into god-like territory here – handling a multitude of styles, all well, and crafting some of the most sophisticated soul of his generation. The album's got the same jazzy references you'll find on the best work by Donny Hathaway – best heard on the sublime track "Golden Lady", which gets our clear vote for one of the best songs ever! Just about every track is great, though – and the album features the big hits "Living For The City", "All In Love Is Fair", "Higher Ground", and "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" – plus "He's Misstra Know It All", "Jesus Children Of America", and "Too High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tamla pressing, T 326V1, with black text and Kendun stamp. NOTE: Cover has a split bottom seam and some staining and waviness on the bottom half.)
Also available Innervisions ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Stevie WonderJourney Through The Secret Life Of Plants ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Very high concept work from Stevie Wonder! The record is, in fact, about the "secret life of plants" – partially used as a soundtrack for a film of the same name, but also acting as kind of a storybook in itself! Stevie's exploring a wide range of plant life and plant themes on the set – often in a way that has his keyboards taking center stage in little symphonies of soul that unfold like the petals of a flower in the morning sun – and which stand out as quite different from some of his vocal work, marking him as a talented electronic musician in his own right. Many tracks do have lyrics, too – often with themes of growing, seeding, and other garden metaphors that are easily translated to the human experience. Titles include "Secret Life Of Plants", "Outside My Window", "A Seed's A Star", "Race Babbling", "Black Orchid", "Send One Your Love", "Tree", "Come Back As A Flower", and "Ai No Sono". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the trifold braille cover, with light surface wear and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderLittle Stevie Wonder Recorded Live – The 12 Year Old Genius ... LP
Tamla, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing early record from Stevie Wonder – the kind of set that shows what raw power and starmanship he had even at a wee wee age! The set was recorded live, in a style that lets Stevie really open up on the full range of his talents – including harmonica, bongos, and drums – as well as vocals, which are a bit fragile and unformed, but still pretty great. There's an undeniable magic to the whole thing that really knocks us flat – and which couldn't have been caught better by Motown if they tried, making the album a key live recording for its time! The album includes a monster 7 minute version of "Fingertips", which was issued as a hit 2-part single – plus the groovy "Soul Bongo", the track "La La La La La", and a few nice Ray Charles covers like "Hallelujah I Love Her So" and "Drown In My Own Tears", showing Stevie still under the shadow of uncle Ray. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 2 globes pressing with deep groove. Cover has partially split seams, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderMusic Of My Mind ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album from Stevie Wonder – one of his first really heady records, and a tremendous little set from start to finish! The Wonder heard here is light years from the simple pop of the early days – really stretching out both as a songwriter and musician – coming up with a richly spiritual sound that's completely amazing. Stevie also produced the record himself – and takes his talents to the next level in the effort – layering sounds together beautifully, and making them come out with a crystal clear realization of his new musical vision. A wonderful place to start digging Stevie Wonder – with the killer classics "Superwoman" and "I Love Every Little Thing About You" – plus "Love Having You Around", "Seems So Long", "Girl Blue", and "Happier Than The Morning Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface and edge wear.)
Also available Music Of My Mind (remastered) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Stevie WonderOriginal Musiquarium I ... LP
Tamla, 1970s/Early 80s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A classic testament to the genius of Stevie Wonder – a collection that brings together some of his most important work of the 70s, plus a few new tracks too – all graced with a back cover note that proudly states "written, arranged, and produced by Stevie Wonder"! That note is key to the strength of the set – as it documents Wonder's rise from child soul phenomenon to adult American composer – a voice that was one of the strongest of the 70s in finding a new sense of pride and power for the generation. The whole thing's great – as you'd expect – and even after all these years, the set stands as one of the best ways to jump into Stevie's work of the 70s. Titles include "Living For The City", "Superstition", "Front Line", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Superwoman", "I Wish", "Sir Duke", "Higher Ground", "Boogie On Reggae Woman", "Do I Do", "Ribbon In The Sky", "Master Blaster (Jammin)", and "Isn't She Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with an unglued seam.)
Also available Original Musiquarium I ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Stevie WonderSongs In The Key Of Life ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet little double LP – one that had some folks saying that Stevie should have stayed away from the "2LP syndrome", but for us a real treasure with lots of hidden gems. Besides the hits "Isn't She Lovely" and "Sir Duke", which were more than enough to carry the set in the record shops, the record's got lots of other nice cuts, including many that have that complicated jazzy feel of Stevie's work on the Inner Visions album. Titles include "Ngiculela – Esa Una Historia", "Ordinary Pain", "Black Man", "Village Ghetto Land", and "Love's In Need Of Love Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet, which has some light stains on the back. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderTalking Book ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the classics, and an album that's filled with a sense of majesty and power that will knock you dead – despite the kind of silly cover of Stevie sitting on a hill, playing in the dirt! By this point, Stevie knows he's on top of the world as well he should – and he's honing the sophisticated experiments of the previous few albums into a tightly woven pop sound that would pay Motown a huge dividend for letting him take chances with his music! Includes the big hits "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and "Superstition", plus the amazing mellow synthesizer classic "You've Got It Bad Girl" and the fuzzy funky "Maybe Your Baby". Great stuff, and one that won't let you down! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Spanish pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Cover is lightly stained and wavy, with light ringwear, and some edge wear.)
Also available Talking Book ... CD 6.99
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Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits Volume 2 ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Given how much you hear this sort of stuff on the radio, you could easily forget that the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This second volume of hits has 12 tracks, including "In These Changing times", "Still Water (Love)", "Still Water (Peace)", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "What Is A Man", "You Keep Running Away" and "Yesterday's Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(German black label Tamla pressing. Cover has a partially unglued seam and light wear.)

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Jr Walker & The All StarsSoul Session ... LP
SOUL, 1966. Very Good ... $14.99
Hard heavy stuff – and some of Jr's earliest work for Motown, only the second album to be issued on the small Soul subsidiary! The groove is nice and hard, with lots of original tracks done in the tenor-heavy instrumental style that was Jr's calling card during the time. Titles include "Mark Anthony Speaks", "Hewbie Steps Out", "Everybody Get Together", "Satan's Blues", "Brainwasher", and "Eight Hour Drag". With titles like that, you can guess how it sounds! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Tamla Motown pressing with black label. Cover has light staining, some wear, and a small peeled patch on the back.)

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