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Five StairstepsFirst Family Of Soul – Best Of The Five Stairsteps ... CD
Buddah, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Killer work by this fab Chicago soul group – a bunch of young kids, ala The Jackson Five, with sweet soul sound that actually predates the work of Jermaine and Michael and Tito, and which paved the way for countless 70s groups to come! The Five Stairsteps were first discovered by Curtis ... read more CD

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Five StarCollection ... CD
Sony/Demon (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... $7.99
A key collection from British 80s soul heroes Five Star – a group who always seem to have an upbeat, catchy sort of vibe – one that holds strong in their music from the early 80s years up through all the changes in R&B at the start of the 90s! CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Five StarLuxury Of Life ... CD
RCA/Tent (UK), 1985. Used ... $5.99
Nice mid 80s UK pop soul from Five Star – sweet family act that's kind of in the mode that's a bit of an unofficial British answer to the cheery family pop soul vibe of groups like DeBarge and New Edition at the time – and a sweet one! Lean, lightly thumping synth soul backdrops and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Five StarStay Out Of My Life/If I Say Yes (lew hahn us dub remix)/(How Dare You) Stay Out Of My Life ... 12-inch
RCA (UK), 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an RCA sleeve.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller label pressing.)

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Roberta FlackOasis ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1988. Used ... $4.99
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Roberta FlackRoberta Flack ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
Roberta Flack in her 70s prime – maybe a bit mellower than some of her earliest records, but still head and shoulders above the rest! The set features arrangements and production by Joe Brooks, who also wrote some of the tunes – and tracks include "What A Woman Really Means", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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FlairsUltimate Flairs ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... $9.99
Stormin 50s material by one of our favorite west coast 50s groups – the mighty Flairs, a key group in the pre-soul sound of R&B – and one that featured some stunning vocals by Cornel Gunter, Richard Berry, and Young Jessie Belvin! This well-done compilation is the best collection ... read more CD

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Flaming EmberBest Of Flaming Ember ... CD
HDH, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FlamingosFlamingo Favorites ... LP
End, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the great End LPs by The Flamingos, who at this point were at their peak, and were recording with these amazing studio arrangements by Sammy Lowe. Lots of cool stuff in the same vein as "I Only Have Eyes For You", like "Besame Mucho", "You Belong To My Heart", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s "Division Of Roulette" pressing.)

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FlamingosSound Of The Flamingos ... LP
End, Late 50s. Very Good ... $18.99
A totally hard to find harmony vocal set on the End label, with nothing but pure heavenly east coast harmonies. Unlike other groups, who added a lot of filler to their LPs, the Flamingos always sang top notch material, so this set plays more like an album than the collection-of-singles type sets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label stereo pressing, matrix ending in 1A/1B.)

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FlamingosTheir Hits Then & Now ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
A great, if a bit obscure, mid 60s LP that has the Flamingos doing a fantastic batch of soul tracks, over arrangements by Leroy Glover. Some of the cuts are 60s soul updates of their older vocal pop hits the groove along quite sweetly – like "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "A ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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FlightExcursion Beyond ... LP
Motown, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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FloatersFloat Into The Future ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1979. Used ... $11.99
Smooth stepping grooves from The Floaters – still very much in the nicely compressed mode of their more famous debut, and getting some nice production help here from Eugene McDaniels! There's a righteous punch to the record that really shows the influence of McDaniels – a way of ... read more CD

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Eddie FloydI've Never Found A Girl ... LP
Stax, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Tremendous late 60s work from Eddie Floyd – a great date from the post-Atlantic years of Stax Records – material that really shows the hipper, more righteous sound of the label at the time! Eddie's moving way beyond the standard southern soul of his roots – recording with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Eddie FloydVery Best Of Eddie Floyd ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
20 tracks of Eddie's classic Stax sides, with a range of material that runs from 1966 through 1974. Cuts include "Knock on Wood" (of course), "Big Bird", "Check Me Out", "Soul Street", "Blood Is Thicker Than Water", and "Baby Lay Your Head ... read more CD
(Out of print, tray card has a small cutout hole.)

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Force MDsChillin' ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1985. Used ... $9.99
An early crossover classic from Tommy Boy – and one of the first albums to mix together hip hop and mainstream R&B! As you can guess from the cover, there's more of the latter going on than the former – as Force MDs were really more of a sweeter soul group than a crew from the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Pennye FordDangerous (remix)/Change Your Wicked Ways (remix no 1) ... 12-inch
Total Experience (UK), 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Pennye FordDangerous/Change Your Wicked Ways ... 12-inch
Total Experience, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Billy FosterPortrait ... CD
Equistar, 2005. New Copy ... $11.99
An overlooked set from the Gary scene – one of a handful of albums by pianist Billy Foster – a musician, radio host, and educator – with a legacy that almost makes him the Ramsey Lewis of his hometown! Billy cut some more keyboard-heavy albums in the 80s, but this record's a ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Billy FosterReflections ... CD
Equistar, 1989. New Copy ... $11.99
Overlooked genius from pianist Billy Foster – a player who only issued a handful of records on his own label – which was run out of the city of Gary, Indiana! This date's far more obscure than similar efforts on labels like Muse, Strata East, or Black Jazz – and has a similar ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Ronnie FosterLove Satellite ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Wicked late 70s work from Ronnie Foster – a rare Columbia outing that's arguably better than his earlier sides for Blue Note! There's more of a soul vibe than before in the music – but in a way that's really foregrounded, and without some of the back/forth wavering that Foster had in ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Four KnightsMillion Dollar Baby ... LP
Coral, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the few full albums ever cut by this postwar vocal group – with arrangements by Charles Bud Dant! LP, Vinyl record album

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Four M CompanyFour M Company ... LP
Family Groove, 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare set of work from the Chicago scene of the late 70s – never issued at the time, and a great addition to the legacy of Windy City soul! The group was formed by David and Wendel Sudduth of the Eight Minutes – a kiddie-soul band who'd recorded earlier in the decade for Perception ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 hand-stamped copies.)

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Four TopsBest Of The Four Tops ... LP
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Very Good 2LP ... $6.99
A massive 70s 2LP set! Titles include "Something About You', "It's All In The Game", "Still Water", "7 Rooms Of Gloom", "Shake Me Wake Me", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I'll Turn To Stone", "If I Were A Carpenter", "Walk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Four TopsComplete ABC/Dunhill Singles ... CD
ABC/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 23.99
You might normally associate the Four Tops with Motown – and the famous quartet certainly rose to fame in Detroit – yet during the 70s, the group also moved to ABC Records, where they cut some completely sublime material too! At some level, the move might have been warranted – as ... read more CD

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Four TopsKeeper Of The Castle ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Killer Four Tops material from the early 70s – and a record that proved that they didn't need to be on Motown to still keep churnin' out the hits! The sound is sophisticated, and pushes past the standard format of the group's good-selling records for Motown – hitting a classic AM Radio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Four TopsNature Planned It ... CD
Motown/Elemental (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Why did Motown ever let the Four Tops get away? This album was their last for the label – and it's an excellent one, filled with soul, sweetness, and some of the best arrangements the group had in their later years! The soul component is super-high – with tight group instrumentation ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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Four TopsShow Must Go On ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Titles include "Runnin From Your Love", "Candy", "See The Real Me", "Love Is A Joy", "The Show Must Go On", and "I Can't Live Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... CD
Motown/Elemental (France), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the last albums the Four Tops ever issued on Motown – but also one of the best, and a set that really has the group taking off in a strong new direction for the 70s! Frank Wilson's at the production helm, and the set has all these cool little twists and turns that work perfectly with ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Still Waters Run Deep ... LP 4.99

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the last albums the Four Tops ever issued on Motown – but also one of the best, and a set that really has the group taking off in a strong new direction for the 70s! Frank Wilson's at the production helm, and the set has all these cool little twists and turns that work perfectly with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)
Also available Still Waters Run Deep ... CD 14.99

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Four TopsYesterday's Dreams ... LP
Motown, 1968. Sealed ... $7.99
A mix of pop and soul – but in the hands of the Four Tops, just about any song takes on a new soulful life! The record features their minor hit "Yesterday's Dreams" – plus groovy versions of "Sunny", "Never My Love", "Daydream Believer", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a bumped corner and a cutout hole.)

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Charlie & Inez FoxxMockingbird – The Best Of Charlie & Inez Foxx ... LP
EMI/Stateside (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great collection of work from this rocking soul duo! Includes the hit "Mockingbird" – plus lots more lesser-known gems from their Sue Records years. LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a small promo stamp.)

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Redd FoxxLaff Of The Party – Vol 7 (photo cover) ... LP
Dooto, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Comedy, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Redd FoxxPass The Apple Eve Part 2 ... LP
King, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the handful of blue comedy records Foxx cut for King before making it big and getting into it with Lamont, Grady and Esther on TV. Recorded live at his own club in Hollywood, and as you can imagine, the humor is pretty raw, and we wouldn't have it any other way. (Comedy, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Gusto pressing.)

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Redd FoxxRedd Foxx At The Jazzville USA ... LP
Dooto, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Early Foxx on Dootoo, delivering his classic blue standup, including "Drinking During Christmas", "Fugg","Our Tennis Shoes", "The Sex Pill", "The In Zipper", "Discharge In Paris", "Eating Little Red Riding Hood", "Looks Like ... (Comedy, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Redd Foxx/Quincy JonesSanford & Son – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $14.99
A hard to find soundtrack for this famous TV show – featuring Quincy Jones' great theme to the show, offered up here in a 50 second version, plus lots of little bits taken straight off the TV. Titles include "Lamont's Wedding", "That's Poor", "Fred's Birthday", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FoxyFoxy ... LP
Dash, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The first album from Foxy – and maybe the best from the group, too – given that the whole thing's put together with some wonderfully funky and jazzy touches! The enigmatic Ish Ledesma is at the helm of the group, but he gets some great help from Ray Martinez on the production and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FoxyHot Numbers (with bonus track) ... CD
Dash/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Way more than disco, a bit different than funk, and a lot cooler than you might guess from the image on the cover – a stone classic from Miami groovers Foxy, and easily one of their best records ever! The set's nice and tight right from the start – not really disco, but more of a ... read more CD

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Frankie & The SpindlesCount To Ten – The Complete Singles Collection 1968 to 1977 ... CD
Playback, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest groups to ever hit the Baltimore scene – and one who've never fully gotten their due, given that they recorded for a variety of different labels, on a career that never saw them issuing a full length LP! This set nicely corrects that fact, as it brings together cuts by ... read more CD

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Aretha FranklinAfter Hours ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha – The First 12 Sides (aka Aretha) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used ... $9.99
Aretha's first album for Columbia! Aretha sings hard jazz tracks with Ray Bryant and his combo, and although the album doesn't have the deep southern feel of her early Atlantic sessions, it's got a beautiful jazzy tinge that you don't really hear in her other recordings. Tracks include "Won't ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Sealed ... $19.99
Aretha Arrives in great style – and a mixture between her earlier vocal jazz years at Columbia, and her later southern soul sides of the 60s! Arif Mardin is already arranging Aretha's work at this point, and the backing group includes southern soul studio giants like Spooner Oldham, Tommy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing – mono version on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin's Greatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Despite the title, this isn't really Aretha's greatest hits – as it includes no numbers from the Atlantic years – but it is a pretty good selection of Aretha's earlier work for Columbia, and features some real gems that should have been bigger hits than they were. Titles include "R ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha Gospel ... LP
Checker, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s promo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha In Paris ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $8.99
Aretha Franklin sings it loud and proud, in front of a classy crowd at the Olympia Theater in Paris – a move that would have made Berry Gordy proud, but which is carried off here in a classic Atlantic mode throughout! Given the tight studio handling of Aretha during these early Atlantic ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha's Greatest Hits ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A well-done showcase of Aretha's best early work for Atlantic Records – a collection that really gets at the deepest soul side of her style, and focuses on the transformation of sound that occurred when Franklin moved over to the label from Columbia. The set's overflowing with greatness ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinAtlantic Singles 1967 (5 X 7 inch box set) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy 5 x 7 inch set (reissue)... $49.99
A wonderful document of a crucial year in the life of Aretha Franklin – 1967, the year in which she really found her wings, and took off in the company of Atlantic Records! Atlantic really helped Aretha find just the right sort of setting for her magnificent vocals – kind of a more ... (Funky 45's, Soul) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – in a hardcover book!)

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Aretha FranklinBest Of Aretha Franklin ... CD
Arista/BMG Heritage, 1980s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mostly 80's cuts from the Arista years including "Freeway of Love", "Jump To It", "A Rose Is Still A Rose", and "Who's Zoomin' Who", rounded out with a couple of early Atlantic tracks. CD

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Aretha FranklinHere We Go Again (album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Aretha FranklinHey, Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Aretha Franklin's greatest records – and a complicated batch of jazzy tunes that features arrangements and production by Quincy Jones! The record breaks way past the stock southern soul style of some of Aretha's earlier work for Atlantic – and it features a more sophisticated ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
Essential work by Aretha Franklin – one of her best albums for Atlantic in the late 60s, with tracks that virtually define the sound of hard soul during the late 60s! The album's filled with excellent material – featuring 2 killer tracks recorded in Muscle Shoals ("Do Right Woman, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Aretha FranklinIn The Beginning – The World Of Aretha Franklin 1960 to 1967 ... LP
Columbia, 1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A sweet overview of the early years of Aretha Franklin's career – her formative days at Columbia Records, when she was working in a variety of styles before heading over to bigger fame at Atlantic! Even at this early stage, Aretha's one hell of a singer – and, despite what folks who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge and ring wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinJump To It (cj's master mix, gorda dub, orig extended version) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1994. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Aretha FranklinLaughing On The Outside ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
Hey, we love this record! It's jazzy, and not at all like Aretha's soul sides for Atlantic – but Aretha's vocals sound wonderful on the record, in a completely different way than on later albums. Arrangements are by Robert Mersey, and they've got a feel that's similar to some of the classic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinSparkle – Music from the Original Motion Picture ... CD
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... $16.99
A classic 70s soul soundtrack – and a dream of a combination! Curtis Mayfield wrote the soundtrack and produced the album – and the result is a killer batch of 70s soul tracks that matches Aretha's strong vocals with the hip Curtom sound of Chicago! Aretha was still doing pretty well ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Aretha FranklinTender Moving Swinging Aretha Franklin ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $13.99
Hip stuff from Aretha's early years – mostly jazzy, and sung to arrangements by Robert Mersey. Tracks are mostly standards – including "Don't Cry Baby", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Just For A Thrill", "God Bless The Child", "How Deep Is The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU Wax Time pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinThis Girl's In Love With You ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Given that Atlantic's big claim to fame with Aretha was that they took her from being a supper club jazz singer and made her a hard soul act, we've always been a bit surprised at the way they chose to hook her up with some Bacharach tunes after her first few sides – giving her a classier ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Canadian pressing.)

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Aretha Franklin with Whitney HoustonIt Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be (extended radio, house radio, hip hop radio, New Jack Swing dub)/Think (1989) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Carolyn FranklinI'd Rather Be Lonely ... LP
RCA, 1973. Sealed ... $19.99
Classic soul from Aretha Franklin's hip sister – and quite possibly the most unified of all the Carolyn Franklin albums for RCA! This set's got some great arrangements from Wade Marcus – who blends together strings and soul in that solid way that Arif Mardin was using with Aretha at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a small crack in the shrink. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Erma FranklinSoul Sister (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Lost funky work from one of the soulful sisters of Aretha Franklin! Erma's got a hard-hitting style that's right up there with Aretha's best for Atlantic – and on this album, she's working in Chicago with Johnny Pate, Sonny Sanders, and Willie Henderson – for a harder-hitting sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rodney FranklinYou'll Never Know ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael FranksObjects Of Desire ... CD
Warner, 1982. Used ... $6.99
(Vocalists, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael FranksOne Bad Habit ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... $6.99
Warm vocals, jazzy keyboards, and a wonderfully laidback set from Michael Franks – a perfect illustration of the kind of music he could make better than anyone else! Although recorded at the end of the 70s, the set's got a simplicity that few other records of the time could match – a ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Michael FranksSleeping Gypsy ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $5.99
A really brilliant little record – one of those gems that you've probably passed by so many times because it's ubiquitous, but which never fails to please over the years! Forget any pre-conceived notions you might have about Michael Franks, because at this early point in his career the man ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael FranksTiger In The Rain ... CD
Warner, 1979. Used ... $5.99
Another slice of late 70s genius from the amazing Michael Franks – one of the few mainstream artists who was able to hold onto his own voice and course amidst the overwhelming force of the music industry! There's a beautifully mellow feel to the record – jazzy, warm, personal, and ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Alan Freed with King Curtis & Sam "The Man" TaylorAlan Freed Rock & Roll Big Band – A Stompin' Good Time ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A hip assortment of hard-wailing tunes all put together by New York DJ Alan Freed – part of his brief recording career for Coral Records, where he worked with some surprisingly hip artists! Most of the material here was originally issued under the names of Alan Freed Rock N Roll Big Band or ... read more CD

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FreedomFarther Than Imagination ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
An amazing, unjustly obscure bit of southern funky soul – played with kind of a club oriented groove, and a strong nod towards middle-period Earth, Wind, & Fire – a far different vibe than a lot of the southern soul on the Malaco label! The band has some nice harmony vocals over a ... read more CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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FreshFresh Out Of Borstal ... LP
RCA, 1970. Sealed ... $11.99
A pretty rough and rugged set of rock tracks – performed by a trio who were all prisoners at London's legendary Borstal! The title makes you think this might be some sort of Clash-type record, but the date belies the difference – and the overall approach is kind of in the Rolling ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fresh StartWhat America Needs ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Despite the political overtones of the title, this funky rock band sticks mostly in conventional pop territory. The themes of the songs don't really belie any sort of fresh start for the USA, but the drummer's pretty tight, and he grooves it well with the guitarist on the best tracks. There's not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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FridaSomething's Going On ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Sealed ... $11.99
Solo work from this lovely lady from ABBA – with production by Phil Collins – who also plays drums! (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Friends Of DistinctionBest Of Friends ... LP
RCA (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Friends Of DistinctionWhatever ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Some nice little groovers from the enigmatic Friends Of Distinction – and a record recorded right after their big "Grazin In The Grass" fame. The album features lots of cool arrangements from Jerry Peters – whose handling of the group pushed them past a simple pop-soul vocal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Full ForceDon't Sleep ... CD
Capitol, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Full ForceLegendary ... CD
Sony, 1980s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lowell FulsomLowell Fulson – Chess Blues Masters Series ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Is it Fulsom or Fulson? We're not going to try and present ourselves as the authority, but what we can tell you is this collection features 27 tracks from the man, mostly raw blues, though a number of cuts are more produced, with full horn section and piano complementing Fulsom's guitar and vocals ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in the textured cover, with a split bottom seam and some aging.)

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Funk IncChicken Lickin' ... LP
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Funky organ, hard tenor sax, and plenty of choppy guitar make this another jazz funk gem in the crown of the legendary Funk Inc! The group are still totally at the top of their game here – stepping out with a deep, soulful Indy-bred blend of jazz and funk – a groove that was easily one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1973/1996. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FunkadelicBest Of Funkadelic – 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FunkadelicFunkadelic (remastered with bonus tracks) ... CD
Westbound, 1970. Used ... $9.99
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a ... read more CD

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FunkadelicFunkadelic Live – Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971 ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1971. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
An insane treat for any fan of the early years of the P-Funk empire – that time when George Clinton and crew were taking in plenty of trippy influences from the heady Detroit scene of the time – and fusing it all into their own really unique blend of soul! The set features the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FunkadelicMusic For Your Mother – Funkadelic 45s ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
Essential 2 CD set that brings together 33 rare funky 45s from this classic Detroit group! There's loads of great stuff that you won't find that easily – and all tracks are the original 45 mixes, some of them quite different from the LP ones! Titles include "Stuffs & Things", ... read more CD

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FunkadelicOne Nation Under A Groove (deluxe CD mediabook edition) ... CD
Charly (UK), 1978. Used 2CD ... $11.99
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP ... read more CD
(Out of print, and packaged in a cool hardcover book format!)

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FunkadelicStanding On The Verge Of Getting It On ... CD
Westbound, 1974. Used ... $6.99
A blistering little set from Funkadelic – one that features the return of Eddie Hazel's guitar, finely honed to the leaner, more soul-based sound of the group in the mid 70s! The title is prophetic, as the group are really "standing on the verge" here – working hard to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (remastered with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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FunkadelicStanding On The Verge Of Getting It On (remastered with bonus tracks) ... CD
Westbound, 1974. Used ... $8.99
A blistering little set from Funkadelic – one that features the return of Eddie Hazel's guitar, finely honed to the leaner, more soul-based sound of the group in the mid 70s! The title is prophetic, as the group are really "standing on the verge" here – working hard to ... read more CD
Also available Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ FuturesCastles in the Sky ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Soaring soul from The Futures – a Philly group who'd already worked for years in the underground before cracking the racks with this debut LP in 1975 – schooled strongly in their best vocal modes from previous singles, and ready to unleash the best side of their sound on the world! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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Slim GaillardGroove Juice – The Norman Granz Recordings & More ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Fantastic material from the great Slim Gaillard – one of the most unique singers of all time, and a key link between jazz and the growing wave of R&B in the postwar years! Long before singers like Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Joe Turner, and others started making offbeat, uptempo material ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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GallifreChicago Boogie Rhythm Tracks – 117 Beat/House Beats/Night Beats (beats, house rhythm)/Faces (beats) ... 12-inch
Danica, 1987. Very Good- ... $6.99
Nice early jazzy Chicago house, very much in the vein of Mr Fingers, though this single is a bit more stripped down and tracky than some of Gallifre's releases on Gherkin. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has moderate peeling)

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✨✧ Leata GallowayNaked Truth ... LP
CBS, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A sweet late 80s soul set from Leata Galloway – a great singer with a strong musical theater background! Leata's voice is naturally deep, but her range is incredible – which allows her to bring both heavy strength and fragile delicacy, plus these incredible little vocal embellishments ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Gap BandGap Band 8/Straight From The Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Total Experience/BGO (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A pair of late 80s gems from the Gap Band – back to back, with bonus tracks too! First up is Gap Band 8 – very sharp work from The Gap Band – working confidently in a mid 80s boogie soul mode with a couple of solid slow jams and that funky synthesizer groove which they had pretty ... read more CD

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Gap BandGap Band VI/Gap Band VII (with bonus tracks) ... CD
BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Electro-steeped funky soul from The Gap Band – a pair of mid 80s classic LPs in a 2CD set with bonus tracks! They're already past the "V" in their classic run of 80s albums at this point, and still very much at the top of their game. The core trio work with sweet production from ... read more CD

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Gap BandLive & Funky ... CD
Prestige Elite, 1996. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gap BandY2K – Funkin Till 2000 Comz (extended, inst, main, acapella) ... 12-inch
Big Trax, 1999. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Joanna GardnerJoanna Gardner ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $8.99
A rare lost modern soul gem, which we too rarely come across! Recorded in 1985 for the Philly World label as Gardner's debut LP, the story as we understand it is that this record never really hit the shelves – for some reason it was pulled at the last minute by the label. We can't figure ... read more CD

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✨✧ Taana GardnerHeartbeat (club mix, party version) ... 12-inch
West End, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An undisputed classic! The funky grooves of this early 80s single by Taana make it our favorite by her – and it's a non-stop killer that's served up here in a 9 and 6 minute version. Used as the sample for "Buddy" by De La Soul, and for a whole bunch of other tracks too! A ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing, in a West End sleeve, which has some light wear.)

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GaryChilling Out ... CD
Alive/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
Sweet 80s funk from Gary – an artist who's got a great way of crafting lean, mean grooves that offer up a compact take on the ensemble funk mode of the 70s! The album's got a relatively homemade cover, but the sound here is super-tight – not mainstream or commercial, but really right ... read more CD

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Marvin GayeFunky Space Reincarnation (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1978. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The closest that Marvin ever came to a disco single – a 12" version of this long funky track from the Here My Dear album, expanded to 8 minutes for the single, and featuring an instrumental version too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Motown sleeve, with a cutout notch.)

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Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing. Cover has a cutout mark in the corner.)

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Marvin GayeIn Our Lifetime ... LP
Tamla, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (Original Master Recording SACD) ... CD
Motown/Mobile Fidelity, 1973. Used Gatefold ... $36.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his ... read more CD
(Out of print Limited edition hybrid SACD.)
 
 



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