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XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!

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UnificsSittin' In At The Court Of Love ... LP
Kapp, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The one and only album by The Unifics – and a beautiful precursor to the solid group sounds of the east coast early 70s. The group's got some wonderful harmonies – still raw, but showing the strength of smooth production to hit some very strong moments. Arrangements are by Richard ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a very small split in the bottom seam.)

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Phil UpchurchDarkness, Darkness ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Plenty of darkness here from Phil Upchurch – those great tones and notes he worked so well back in the 70s – all with that near-perfect quality that made him one of the most in-demand players of his day! The style here is a bit different than some of Phil's previous work in Chicago ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining and peeling along the bottom seam, a cutout hole, and some light surface wear.)

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Phil UpchurchLovin' Feeling ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
One of Phil Upchurch's best records – and one that's a no-nonsense batch of funky instrumentals that feature some really great guitar! Phil's dropped the Hendrix fuzz of some of his Cadet sides of the late 60s – and instead, he's working in a stretched-out chromatic mode that has bits ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain inside the gatefold, a cutout hole, and some light surface wear.)

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Phil UpchurchPhil Upchurch ... LP
Marlin, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the sweetest fusion sets ever recorded from guitarist Phil Upchurch – a set that's less trippy than his earlier albums, but one that more than makes up for that with a tightly soulful groove! Production is by John Tropea and George Benson – and you can definitely hear their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Phil UpchurchUpchurch ... LP
Cadet, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible album from one of the greatest talents on the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s – guitarist Phil Upchurch, a player with an amazing sound! Phil could work in worlds that were equal parts soul and psychedelia – making his guitar a perfect accompaniment for the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Upchurch ... LP 8.99

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Phil UpchurchUpchurch ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An incredible album from one of the greatest talents on the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s – guitarist Phil Upchurch, a player with an amazing sound! Phil could work in worlds that were equal parts soul and psychedelia – making his guitar a perfect accompaniment for the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Also available Upchurch ... LP 9.99

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UpsettersNew Orleans Connection ... LP
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Not the Jamaican combo who worked with Lee Perry – but instead a very cool New Orleans combo from the 50s – pulled together here from some rare recordings for Vee Jay! The set features some great vocals by Larry Birdsong on a number of cuts – and others include work by Leonard ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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UsherCaught Up (main, inst, remix explicit, remix acapella) ... 12-inch
LaFace, 2004. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Usher & Alicia KeysMy Boo (main, inst) ... 12-inch
LaFace, 2004. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Valentine BrothersFirst Take ... LP
Bridge, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Easily the greatest album ever from brothers John and Billy Valentine – a seminal 80s groove classic, produced with a sweet jazzy touch from keyboardist Bobby Lyle! The record's a real standout from the time – a solid soul effort that still manages strong dancefloor appeal – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Promo in a plain sleeve. Labels have some marker.)

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Valentine BrothersValentine Brothers ... LP
Source, 1979. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Very nice midtempo 80's groove material, with a sound that's just right for the steppers here in Chicago, and pretty darn nice anywhere else! This is the VB's first LP, and it's got lots of nice tracks like "We Belong Together", "Let Me Be The One", "I'm In Love", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a sticker spot.)

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ValentinesBest Of The Valentines – The Rama Recordings 1955 to 1957 ... LP
Murray Hill, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby ValentinoSpecial Occasion ... LP
DTP/Def Jam, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Marker through barcode.)

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Earl Van DykeEarl Of Funk ... CD
SOUL (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Fierce funky instrumentals from Motown keyboardist Earl Van Dyke – a set that's overflowing with great original tracks, plus some sweet funky covers too! The style here is quite different than Earl's previous work – and quite different from most of Motown too – with a hard-edged ... read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Earl Van Dyke & The Soul BrothersThat Motown Sound ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A heavy batch of Motown soul instrumentals – headed up by Funk Brother Earl Van Dyke! The set features backings that are often very similar to the vocal versions on Motown – but are topped with sweet organ solo work from Earl – who has this lean, mean style that's mighty nice ... read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Melvin Van PeeblesSweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song ... LP
Stax, 1971. Sealed Gatefold ... $16.99
One of the most fantastic soundtracks of the 70s – and maybe even of all time – thanks to a non-stop blast of insane styles and grooves – all quite different than other blacksploitation records of the time! For this, his masterpiece film, Melvin Van Peebles composed a non-stop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)

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Luther VandrossHeaven Knows (classic 12" mix, classic radio, album, work mix, classic inst, momo's beats) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Luther VandrossI Know ... CD
Virgin, 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gino VannelliBrother To Brother ... LP
A&M, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A really standout bit of blue-eyed soul from Gino Vannelli – the kind of record that shouldn't be so great, but really holds up well over the years! The style is tight and studio-oriented – somewhere in the mode of Bobby Caldwell and some of Gino's other cross-over contemporaries ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VelonsRemember When... ... LP
Maxi, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VeloursRemember With The Velours – The Best Of The Velours ... CD
Onyx, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
Great work from this smooth vocal group – a total of 20 vintage tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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VelvelettesOne Door Closes ... LP
Motorcity (UK), 1990. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur VerocaiArthur Verocai ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Sweet and jazzy pop from early 70s Brazil – a great little album that we'd rank with our favorites by Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo! Arthur Verocai isn't nearly as well-known as those two, but he works in a similar territory – taking jazz, large arrangements, and nice touches of electric ... (Brazil, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles VickersCharles Vickers Album ... LP
Tropical, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Village PeopleCruisin ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
A real breakout album for The Village People – thanks largely to the hit "YMCA", which had surprising play at the time – and has gone onto become one of those ballpark hits that everyone seems to sing completely un-self-consciously! The group are still working here in a New ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Cruisin ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Village PeopleCruisin ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A real breakout album for The Village People – thanks largely to the hit "YMCA", which had surprising play at the time – and has gone onto become one of those ballpark hits that everyone seems to sing completely un-self-consciously! The group are still working here in a New ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mail order form.)
Also available Cruisin ... CD 8.99

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Village PeopleGo West ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
The only "west" these guys have gone is the West Village – the home of their aesthetic, and a post-Stonewall playground that was getting very firmly noticed by the mainstream by this point! The album's their last big one for Casablanca – and features arrangements from Horace ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Village PeopleMacho Man ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
The macho aesthetic gets redefined for a whole new audience – as The Village People play with a pastiche of masculine images from daily life, all recast for the post-Stonewall generation! The group bring camp back firmly for the 70s – and are still one of the best-remembered mainstream ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Eddie Vinson/Jimmy WitherspoonBattle Of The Blues Vol 3 ... LP
King, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Wonderful early work from Eddie Cleanhead Vinson and Jimmy Witherspoon – both singers who had a strong connection to jazz over the years, but who work here in a nicely raw mode that befits the album's King Records placement! Vinson's a genius – a really overlooked singer who can ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80 Danish pressing on Sing.)

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ViolinairesGroovin With Jesus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Damn funky gospel from The Violinaires – easily one of the hippest spiritual albums you could ever hope to find on Chess! The groove here is gritty Chicago funk, put together by Gene Barge with lots of heavy bass on the bottom – in a blend that's somewhere between the Cadet/Concept ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VisualSomehow, Someway (voc, dub, edit) ... 12-inch
Prelude, 1983. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label Rams Horn pressing)

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VocaleersIs It A Dream? ... LP
Relic, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Voices Of East HarlemCan You Feel It ... LP
Just Sunshine, 1974. Sealed ... $13.99
Amazing work from The Voices Of East Harlem – a group with roots in gospel, but working here in a wonderfully soaring secular soul style – complete with arrangements and production from the legendary Leroy Hutson! The style here is similar to some of Leroy's best work, and that of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK reissue on Soul Brother.)

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Voices Of East HarlemVoices Of East Harlem ... LP
Just Sunshine/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A masterpiece of sweet group soul! This was the first secular record cut by The Voices Of East Harlem – a group who'd had an earlier gospel-tinged album on Elektra, but who are soaring out here in a brilliant mix of righteous mainstream soul styles – courtesy of the Curtom power team ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VoyageVoyage ... LP
Marlin, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A standout classic of the French disco scene of the 70s – and a record that found a perfect way to bridge the gap between spacier grooves and tighter rhythms for the mainstream! The 70s French scene was often known for plenty of great keyboards – kind of an offshoot of earlier prog, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Narada Michael WaldenI Cry, I Smile ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Sealed ... $6.99
One of Narada Michael Walden's best albums from the late 70s – a sweet blend of jazz funk and soul, done with a slightly spiritual sound, and lots of nice touches on keyboards! Walden's a bit subtler than some of his contemporaries, but that makes for a album that opens itself up more and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a torn corner. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jr Walker & The All StarsWalk In The Night – The Motown 70s Studio Albums (A Gasssss/Rainbow Funk/Moody Jr/Peace & Understanding/Jr Walker & The All Stars/Hot Shot) (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
6 Motown albums from Jr Walker & The All Stars – all long overdue for reissue! First up is A Gasssss – a gas of a record from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that has the magical Johnny Bristol producing – giving the group this really warm, soaring sound that's ... read more CD

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Phillip WalkerBlues ... LP
Hightone, 1988. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Phillip Walker plays guitar and handles lead vocals – working mostly in a quartet, but with some backing by the Memphis Horns too! Titles include "90 Proof", "How Many More Years", "Big Rear Window", "I Had A Dream", "Her Own Keys", "Don' ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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T Bone WalkerFly Walker Airlines ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good ... $14.99
Messed up electric blues from T Bone's later years – recorded in Montreux around the same time as Walker's participation on the Super Black Blues sessions! Like those records, this one's got an open feel that lets in soul and funk, and which features some nice 70s touches on instrumentation. ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ T Bone WalkerNatural Blues ... LP
Black & White/Charly (UK), Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Seminal sounds from the legendary T Bone Walker – early 78rpm recordings for the Black & White label – and material that not only helped set the tone for electric guitar for years to come, but which also helped bridge a space between jazz, blues, and R&B! The set even features ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has partially unglued seams.)

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T Bone WalkerT Bone Blues ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Later work from T-Bone, but very much in the style of his best R&B work! The album features small group backings that do the best to bring out the jazzier side of T-Bone's style – one that was a direct influence on countless jazz funk guitarists in later years – and players include ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Mercy Dee WaltonGI Fever ... LP
Crown Prince (Sweden), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Great work from Mercy Dee Walton – a blues singer and pianist who cut some excellent sides on the LA scene in the postwar years! (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter WanselCaptured (with bonus track) ... CD
Virgin/Cherry Red (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
An overlooked gem from Dexter Wansel – a mid 80s set recorded after his famous albums for Philly International, and a record that offers a nice transition of his earlier groove! The set's got a keyboard-heavy vibe – similar to the mode that Wansel brought to the studio in the late 70s, ... read more CD

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WarAll Day Music ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Very Good ... $13.99
A sweet sweet set from the mighty War – and maybe the record that really has the group coming into their own! The record's got a stronger vocal presence than earlier War efforts, which is a really great thing – kind of a blend of sweet soul, heavy funk, and Chicano modes – all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster! Cover has a light crease on the bottom right corner and a cutout hole.)

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WarLove Is All Around ... LP
ABC, 1969/1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A selection of tracks culled from the days when War were working with Eric Burdon – during the years 1969 and 1970, when the ex-Animal tried to show the world that he actually had some real soul cred, and hooked up with this hip funky combo from LA to lay down his groove. The tracks are very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and some pencil marks.)

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WarMusic Band ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
Titles include "Good Good Feelin (orig un-cut disco mix)", "All Around The World", "I'm The One Who Understands", "The Music Band", and "Corns & Callouses". LP, Vinyl record album

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WarOutlaw ... CD
Avenue, 1982. Used ... $6.99
A sweet snapping groove from War – a set that has the group picking up a bit more boogie in their bounce than before, but at a level that helps keep their funk fresh for a whole new generation! The album's a heck of a lot warmer and more live than most of their contemporaries – and ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a gold promotional stamp on the back.)

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WarVery Best Of War (2CD Set) ... CD
Avenue/Rhino, 1970s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
This one comes packaged with a slogan that says "As Seen On TV" – but we think it should read "As Seen In The Crates" – given how important the LA funk sound of War has been to DJs over the years! This 2CD set spans the gamut of the group's work – including ... read more CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ WarWar ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A wonderful first solo album from War – a set that has them breaking away from their early partnership with singer Eric Burdon – and finding an even better groove in the process! The vibe here is hipper, and even more righteous than before – some of those great jazz currents on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WarWar Live! ... LP
United Artists, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
War live, a perfect step forward – especially given that the group had already been so jamming on all their previous work in the studio! This classic double-length set may well be one of the best soul live albums of the 70s – right up there with similar 2LP packages from Curtis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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WarWhy Can't We Be Friends? ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good ... $11.99
A huge moment for War – maybe the group's biggest album of the 70s, but a set that still has them holding onto everything that makes the great! Like Earth Wind & Fire at their best, War have this way of staying strong and righteous, while still able to hit a hook – jamming one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining on the bottom left corner and light surface wear.)

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WarWorld Is A Ghetto ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a split top seam.)

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WarYoungblood ... LP
United Artists, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
War did the music for this funky soundtrack to an early Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs film, and although most of the stuff on here is just typical War stuff, there's one track called "Flying Machine" that's a long funky chase scene-type track that's worth the price of the album alone! Other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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War & Eric BurdonBlack Man's Burdon ... LP
Far Out/MGM, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A surprisingly great pairing of talents – the post-Animals Eric Burdon on vocals, and early grooves from Cali funk legends War – coming together here in a blend that still holds up beautifully after all these years! Burdon was already getting pretty soulful on the last few Animals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Left seam has a 1 inch split.)

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War & Eric BurdonSpill The Wine (aka Eric Burdon Declares War) ... LP
MGM/LA International, 1970. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
War became so popular on their own in later years that it's easy to forget how they first sprung onto the soul charts – here, in an album of many styles that was put together by the wayward Eric Burdon after the dissolution of The Animals. We have to admit that Burdon was a genius to hook ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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War/Lonnie JordanGalaxy/Junkie To My Music ... 12-inch
MCA, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
A split single from War, and lead singer Lonnie Jordan. "Galaxy" is a later funky classic by the group – strutting out with some sweet funky riffing, ensemble vocals, and a powerful groove that's always been a dancefloor pleaser! "Junkie To My Music" has a syncopated ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an MCA Disco sleeve.)

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Billy Ward & The DominoesSixty Minute Men – The Best Of Billy Ward & His Dominoes ... CD
Rhino, Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy Ward & the DominoesVery Best Of Billy Ward & The Dominoes ... CD
King/Collectables, 1950s. Used ... $8.99
25 tracks. CD

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Leon WareInside Is Love ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1979. Used ... $34.99
A great moment in the career of the mighty Leon Ware – a set recorded after his famous 70s work for Motown, and before his return to fame at Elektra – but still with a super-tight quality that shows that Leon was always great, no matter what the setting! Leon's warm, mellow, and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Inside Is Love ... LP 24.99

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Leon WareInside Is Love ... LP
Fabulous/TK, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great moment in the career of the mighty Leon Ware – a set recorded after his famous 70s work for Motown, and before his return to fame at Elektra – but still with a super-tight quality that shows that Leon was always great, no matter what the setting! Leon's warm, mellow, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Test pressing in a plain sleeve. Labels have ink stamps.)
Also available Inside Is Love ... CD 34.99

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Leon WareMusical Massage (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware's greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70's! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye's I Want You album, which was written and conceived by Ware, then taken at the ... read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Leon WareRockin' You Eternally ... LP
Elektra/Be With (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A modern soul masterpiece! Leon Ware had always been cutting great records, but the quality of this one's so high, it almost feels like he'd been waiting his entire life to record it! Leon gets some crucial help on the session – as the great Brazilian artist Marcos Valle joins in on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dee Dee WarwickFoolish Fool (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Excellent work from Dee Dee Warwick – Dionne's more soulful sister, and a heck of a singer! The record's got a mix of uptown soul production and deeper soul styles, with a sophisticated style that reminds us of Chicago work by singers like Joann Garrett, Marlena Shaw, or Ruby Andrews – ... read more CD

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Dionne WarwickBest Of Dionne Warwicke (Scepter Citations Series) ... LP
Scepter, 1960s/1970s. Sealed ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Dionne WarwickDionne (Warner) ... LP
Warner, 1972. Sealed ... $4.99
A great post-Scepter album by Dionne Warwick – one that still has her working with Burt Bacharach, but at a level that's somehow more mature, more adult than even before! There's a gentle quality here that gets beyond the straighter pop of Warwick's 60s hits, and moves into the realm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dionne WarwickDionne Warwicke Story – A Decade Of Gold ... LP
Scepter, Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
Although this one looks like a greatest hits set, it's actually a live show that features Dionne running through most of her big Bacharach hits during the Scepter years. The set features impersonations by Dionne on tracks like "Baby Love", "Bill Bailey", and "Falling In ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the smooth cover, with a small cutout hole.)

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Dionne WarwickGreatest Hits – Live In Concert ... CD
Double Play, 2003. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Dionne WarwickLove Songs ... CD
Warner, Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Dionne WarwickThen Came You ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A surprise mid 70s hit for Dionne Warwick – a warm and bubbling bit of soul, done with uptown maestro Jerry Ragovoy in a perfect AM pop style! The centerpiece of the album is the super-hit tune "Then Came You" – a duet with The Spinners produced and arranged by Thom Bell at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is still in the shrinkwrap, with a hype sticker.)

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Dionne WarwickValley Of The Dolls ... LP
Scepter, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Not really the soundtrack for the movie – but a sweet batch of tracks that feature the lovely Dionne Warwick singing the title tune – and stretching out on a host of other great 60s numbers too! The album was recorded in two different sessions, mostly with backings by Burt Bacharach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and light surface wear.)

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Martha WashCollection ... CD
Logic, 1980s/1990s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lalomie WashburnMy Music Is Hot (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Robinsongs (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
The freaky hair on the cover might be a tipoff to the sound of the set – but the great Lalomie Washburn also has a depth to her music that you might not expect! The album is Washburn's only full set as a lead act – but one that comes after a good stretch of the 60s and 70s working in ... read more CD

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Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (180 gram pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release!)

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Baby WashingtonBest Of Baby Washington ... CD
Collectables, Mid 60s. Used ... $7.99
Baby Washington had one of the best soul voices of the late 60s, with a sweet little girl style that was never cloying, but always kind of innocent and pretty. This LP's a reissue of her classic sides for Sue – and it includes, of course, her classic "That's How Heartaches Are Made" ... read more CD

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Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
An incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Grover Washington JrSecret Place ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Nothing too secret about this record – given that it was one of Grover Washington's biggest hits of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album features four long tracks – all stretched out and layered together with washes of funky, yet subtle sounds – in a perfect blend that let ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Leroy WashingtonWild Cherry – The Legendary Jay Miller Sessions Vol 25 ... LP
Flyright (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Rare material from Leroy Washington – who issued only a small number of singles back in the day! The set features unreleased material, plus single cuts for Excello, Zynn, and Rocko – some of which feature piano by a young Katie Webster! (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Muddy WatersChess Masters Vol 2 ... LP
Chess/PRT (UK), 1950s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing, in a non-gatefold cover with a cutout notch.)

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Muddy WatersFathers & Sons (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cadet (Japan), 1969. Used Gatefold ... $39.99
One of the biggest albums of Muddy Waters' career – a key crossover effort that has Waters as the "father" working with "sons" Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield! The style here is still quite rootsy overall – and the double-length session features one album ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print. Comes in a beautiful, die-cut sleeve – just like the original album!)

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Muddy WatersKing Bee ... LP
Blue Sky, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Muddy WatersMuddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy ... LP
Chess, 1959. Very Good ... $11.99
The Big Bill in the title is Big Bill Broonzy – a key influence on midcentury bluesmen all over the US, and paid tribute to nicely here by Muddy Waters! Given this tribute approach, the sound's a bit rootsier than some of Waters' other work for Chess at the time – a bit more emphasis ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Chess Masters pressing.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersReal Folk Blues ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A classic packaging of Muddy Waters' famous early work for Chess Records – brought together with a cover and title that pitch him strongly towards the growing folk movement of the time! And, although most of these tracks were recorded in Chicago, with some electric guitar in the mix, there's ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing on Vogue.)

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Jody WatleyGreatest Hits ... CD
MCA, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jody WatleyJody Watley ... CD
Universal, 1987. Used ... $1.99
The debut album from Jody Watley – an instant hit that became one of the biggest soul albums of the mid 80s! Jody stepped out from soul group Shalamar to work with producer Andre Cymone on a this set of tracks that set the blueprint for slick soul at the time – still very much in the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jody WatleyLarger Than Life ... LP
MCA, 1989. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is still in the shrinkwrap, with a hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Johnny Guitar WatsonAin't That A Bitch ... LP
DJM, 1976. Very Good ... $9.99
Maybe the best album that Johnny Watson cut during his DJM years – a totally tight, totally soulful set that avoids any fake funk cliches! The record's got some wonderful trippy numbers – cut in that slow g-funky mode that was Johnny's huge legacy to the west coast scene – best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Johnny Guitar WatsonBlues Soul Of Johnny (Guitar) Watson ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Good+ ... $14.99
An insanely wonderful early session by Johnny Guitar Watson – recorded for Chess in the early 60s, and featuring Johnny on piano, not guitar! The album was dropped out quickly – but has resurfaced over the years in a number of different versions, which may be why it always gets lost in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black shield Chess logo. Cover has some wear with masking tape along all seams.)

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Johnny Guitar WatsonBow Wow ... CD
Wilma, 1994. Used ... $5.99
One of the last full recordings from Johnny Guitar Watson – and a surprisingly great little set that still stands strongly with some of his last funky records from the early 80s! The vibe is slightly contemporary – with some touches of 90s R&B in the production – but Watson's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny Guitar WatsonFunk Beyond The Call Of Duty/Giant ... CD
DJM/Cherry Red (UK), 1977/1978. Used ... $11.99
Heavy funk from the mighty Johnny Guitar Watson – with two full albums on a single CD! Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty is filled with tripped-out funk from Johnny – very much in his "I Got To Ta Ta Ya Baby" mode, with the guitar skipping around keyboards in a mellow Bay Area ... read more CD

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Johnny Guitar WatsonReal Mother For Ya ... LP
DJM, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Johnny Guitar Watson at the top of his game – working here in a sublime mix of funk, blues, and soul – all crafted into a groove that was uniquely Watson's own! Johnny may have started the 70s in relative obscurity – down from some hit work in the 50s and 60s – but by the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Guitar WatsonVery Best Of Johnny Guitar Watson – Gangster Of Love – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Collectables, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny WatsonI Cried For You ... LP
Cadet, Early 60s/Late 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic Johnny "Guitar" Watson album, and one that features him playing no guitar at all! Instead, he plays piano, and with a nice bluesy style that sounds great. He sings mostly standards, but in a fantastic way that twists them inside out, and that gives them all these great soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Watson SistersGlory Train ... LP
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
The Watson Sisters, a gospel vocal quartet, perform twelve songs many of which were written by Andrae Crouch but some of which were written or adapted by Betty Watson, one of the sisters. The original tracks include "He Lives", "Mount Olive", and "No Other Man Like The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some edge wear, clear tape on the seams, and some pen and a radio station stamp on back. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Watsonian InstituteMaster Funk ... LP
DJM, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A great Johnny Guitar Watson side project – a set not billed directly to his name on the front, but which has all the great hallmarks of the best Watson albums from the 70s! Johnny produced, wrote songs, played, and sung on the record – but there's also an equal focus on his backing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a few spots of sticker residue.)

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✨✧ Maxine WeldonChilly Wind ... LP
Mainstream, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Fully righteous work from singer Maxine Weldon – working here with bigger backings from Ernie Wilkins that mix in a bit of blues, soul, and funk! The style's never too polished, and almost has a similar feel to some of Esther Phillips' work on the Kudu label during the early 70s – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light marks from sticker removal.)

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Junior WellsComing At You ... CD
Vanguard, 1968. Used ... $6.99
A great early album from Junior Wells – and one that really opens up that more soulful side of his talents that was becoming a Chicago hallmark at the time! The set was produced by Samuel Charters, but has none of the rootsy vibe of his earlier work on Folkways – and instead matches ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
Also available Coming At You ... LP 19.99

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Junior WellsComing At You ... LP
Vanguard, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great early album from Junior Wells – and one that really opens up that more soulful side of his talents that was becoming a Chicago hallmark at the time! The set was produced by Samuel Charters, but has none of the rootsy vibe of his earlier work on Folkways – and instead matches ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Also available Coming At You ... CD 6.99

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Mary WellsBye Bye Baby – I Don't Want To Take A Chance ... LP
Motown, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very early Motown work – recorded by Mary Wells, one of the labels best singers at the time, and featuring a stellar batch of original tunes written by Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and others! Includes Mary's big hit "Bye Bye Baby", plus "Please Forgive Me", "I'm So ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Mary WellsDear Lover – The Atco Sessions 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Atco/Soul Classics, Mid 60s. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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