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A Certain RatioForce (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Factory/Mute, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of the tightest albums ever from A Certain Ratio – a set that has them drawing on their 70s funk inspirations even more than before – and really finding a way to focus the soulful side of their talents! In a way, the sound here is a bit like that taken by Gang Of Four over the ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl – with download!)

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A Certain RatioSextet (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Quite possibly the funkiest album ever by the groundbreaking British group A Certain Ratio – filled with lots of heavy post-disco bass and percussion, all rattling away with the energy of some of the best work on Ze Records a the time! The group's dark moody feel is still largely in place, ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition orange vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Sextet ... CD 13.99

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Peter AbdulGet Down With Me ... LP
EMI/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Aaron AbernathyDialogue ... LP
Aaron Abernathy, 2017. New Copy ... $21.99
Aaron Abernathy really grabbed us with his debut – and on this second set, he's maybe even tighter and more his own self than before – moving past the guests who helped draw attention to the previous record, and really standing strongly in the spotlight on his own! Aaron composed, ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Available again after a a few years out of print!)

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Ruby AndrewsEverybody Saw You ... LP
Zodiac/Everland (Austria), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the greatest female soul records ever to come from Chicago – a killer set of work from the legendary Ruby Andrews! Ruby's a hell of a talent that should have been huge at a national level – possessed with a deep soul style that matched the best from Betty Lavette or Mavis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
One of the grooviest Dorothy Ashby albums of the 60s – a set that has her already-great jazz work on harp backed by Chicago soul arrangements from Richard Evans – all in a blend that's somewhere in the territory of the Soulful Strings, but even groovier! And as an added bonus, Odell ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack AshfordHotel Sheet ... LP
Magic Disc/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the coolest club records ever cut – and one with a great gimmick too! That gimmick is the "hotel sheet" – an instrument created by percussionist Jack Ashford, which is a light piece of metal that's snapped back and worth to create these cool wibbly, wobbly waves of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonLove Will Fix It – The Best Of Ashford & Simpson ... LP
Warner/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A great selection of work by the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The pair started out doing some excellent work at Motown during the early 70s – but it wasn't until they moved to Warner in the middle of the decade that they began to emerge as the powerhouse act they became for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AtmosfearEn Trance ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Some of the greatest club tunes ever cut for the UK scene – a sublime album of jazzy spacey instrumentals by the legendary Atmosfear! The group were almost a UK equivalent of the sounds coming out of New York from the P&P camp at the end of the 70s – as they worked in the shadows ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available En Trance (with bonus tracks) ... CD 10.99

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AuraSpiritual Connection (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A funky little combo from 70s Nigeria – one who could easily give most American funk bands of the time a good run for their money! The approach here is nice and lean – lots of heavy basslines and tight drums, run through with riffing wah-wah guitar licks, and plenty of sweet touches on ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersSilver Vibrations ... LP
Uno Melodic/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A fantastic lost chapter in the career of genius soul/jazz/funk maestro Roy Ayers – a set that was only ever issued in the UK, and which is a great second part to his Lots Of Love album on the Uno Melodic label! This album features a few tracks from that gem, but in longer versions – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... LP
Motown, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A millennial classic from Erykah Badu – a record that came along right as the current century was starting up, to show a soulful path that would keep things strong for many years to come! The album grabbed a bigger audience than Erykah's first, but still kept things strong – really ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mama's Gun – limited edition dj's only sampler (2x12") ... 12-inch 24.99

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker – Rock & Roll (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1957. New Copy ... $20.99
Rockin soul from the legendary LaVern Baker – a killer collection of classic 50s work for Atlantic Records – tunes that went on to have an undeniable influence on the sound of female soul in the 60s! Baker's vocals are amazing right from the start – raw, but with a vocal range ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Amiri BarakaIt's Nation Time ... LP
Black Forum/Motown, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
An amazing record that's as powerful as the political message of the title – the hippest record ever cut by Amiri Baraka, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Baraka delivers a long and complex set of poetic reflections on the state of Black America, spiritual awakening, and political ... (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed ... (Hip Hop, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau ... LP
Alston/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
A monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – because instead of being a Caribbean cliche, they took the best part of the island rhythms, and used them to forge an incredible approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New vinyl edition – remastered from the original master tapes!)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tighten Up ... LP 28.99

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BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)

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Bob & GeneIf This World Were Mine (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Modo/Daptone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 18.99
A previously-unreleased sweet soul treasure – now finally getting its due! Bob & Gene were an obscure duo from Buffalo at the end of the 60s – recording briefly together under the guidance of Bob's father, who recorded the young pair in his home studio with the help of some great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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David BowieChanges One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Parlophone, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Almost a "greatest hit" of "greatest hits" collection – given the importance of this album to the David Bowie catalog! Sure, it compiles tracks from other releases – but it also was the album that gave the world the killer cut "John I'm Only Dancing" ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Changes One ... LP 19.99

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Bobby BoydRock On (main, Bob Blank rmx) ... 12-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
A sweeeeeet electro groover from Bobby Boyd – one that has splashy beats, percolating drum machine bits, and warm keyboard washes that provide a great contrast to the kind of deeper soul vocals we know from Bobby's earlier work! The main mix is great enough – but the Bob Blank mix ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Charles BradleyBlack Velvet ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download!)
Also available Black Velvet ... CD 12.99

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Charles BradleyBlack Velvet (limited edition box set with bonus EP, slipmat & book) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $44.99 47.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing – with bonus EP, "Black Velvet" slipmack, business card, book and download – all in a black velvet covered box!)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyChanges (with download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Brief EncounterWe Want To Play (with bonus track) ... LP
Dream/Athens Of The North (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An obscure bit of boogie from Brief Encounter – a southern soul group known best for their mid 70s sides for the Sound Stage Seven label, stepping out here in a completely different 80s groove! Most tracks are upbeat and dancefloor funky – plenty of bass on the bottom and some sweet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Want To Play (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Barbara BrownGot To Be Somebody – The XL Sessions – 60s Memphis Gold ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great full length collection of work by Memphis singer Barbara Brown – a vocalist who appeared both as a solo act, and with her sisters – on a variety of singles for labels like Cadet, Atlantic, Tower, and MGM in the late 60s and early 70s! Barbara's got a deep, rich voice that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elaine BrownElaine Brown ... LP
Black Forum/Motown, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A very unusual musical moment in Motown – a set that was issued by their Black Forum label, and which was the second of two albums that Elain Brown recorded while part of the Black Panther Party! This one's even more radical than the first – a very interesting mix of modes, with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownGet On The Good Foot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A really great double-length set from James Brown – maybe slightly less iconic than some of his other classics from the early 70s, but a record that really shows the man stretching out and finding his groove! The whole thing is a great example of the new freedoms that Brown was experiencing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownHey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Hey America ... CD 14.99

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownSay It Live & Loud – Live In Dallas 1968 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Polydor, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
An amazing James Brown live set from the crucial year of 1968 – the show that marked the debut of "Say It Loud I'm Black & I'm Proud" – a cut that would become an anthem for much of America in the years to come! The feel here is somewhat similar to Brown's famous Boston ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/Now Again, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruth BrownMiss Rhythm (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Pure Pleasure (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
If anyone deserved the name of Miss Rhythm in the 50s, it was the great Ruth Brown – as the singer was one of the most hard-hitting, sock-solid talents around – and really helped pave the way for the deeper styles of soul to come in the 60s! This album's filled with great Atlantic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Brown SugarI'm In Love With A Dreadlocks – Brown Sugar & The Birth Of Lovers Rock 1977 to 1980 (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
The first collection we've ever seen to do justice to the Brown Sugar trio from the UK reggae scene of the late 70s – a group who do a fantastic job of merging older sweet soul styles with a new lovers' vibe, all in a mode that's completely sublime! The group's noteworthy as the starting ... (Reggae, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... LP
Fat Possum, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
The first album in decades from Memphis soul legend Don Bryant – a singer who hardly even gave us any recordings back when he was in his prime! Don was one of the lesser lights at the famous Hi Records – not as successful as Ann Peebles or Al Green, but steeped in the same wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BuariBuari (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Funky soul from Buari – a native of Ghana, working here in a tight slick funk mid 70s American mode. There's less heavy Afro grooves than you'd hear on a Fela album from the time – but the album does a great job of mixing American style raw funk (by a group that includes Bernard Purdie ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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Junior ByronTrying To Hold On (original, version, Gerd Janson megamix) ... 12-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 12.98
A slow-grooving boogie number from Junior Byron – one that's got a catchy sort of back/forth rhythm, which Junior uses to nice advantage with his swinging vocals on the tune! The version brings up the riffing guitar in the rhythms, in a way that's even cooler than the original mix – ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Calendar/Braxton Holmes Presents Cabrini Greens & CornbreadComin On Strong (Jamie 3:26 edit)/Stomps & Shouts (Jamie 3:26 edit) – A Taste Of Chicago Sampler ... 12-inch
BBE (UK), 1979/2003. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Two very different songs – both given a fantastic remix by Jamie 3:26 as part of his Taste Of Chicago project! "Comin On Strong" is a killer long funky cut from Calendar – more tight combo than mainstream disco, with a great sound that was a huge influence on the early ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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California Flight ProjectCalifornia Flight Project ... LP
Preservation (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $26.99
Rare work from a Bay Area group of the late 70s – but one who never issued any of their music at the time! Two of these cuts appeared in recent years on a PPU 7" single release – but this is the first and only album these guys have ever given us – great funk with some nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love ... LP
Cadet/Verve, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ChangeLove 4 Love ... LP
Original Disco Culture (Italy), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Wonderful new work from Change – the international soul combo who made some classic cuts back at the start of the 80s – still sounding great all these many years later, but in a slightly different way! The balance between all elements here is fantastic – as the music has all the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesGenius After Hours (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A later Atlantic Records set from Ray Charles – a record that does a lot more to show off the jazz side of his talents than some of his earlier work! Ray plays piano, and works in a few different small combos – with players who include Joseph Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
Later Atlantic Records material from the legendary Ray Charles – a set that definitely lives up to the genius of the title, in that it shows a real sense of development in Ray's music! Charles has moved from the shorter R&B of his early Atlantic singles, to embrace some greater jazz-based ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)
Also available Genius Of Ray Charles ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius Sings The Blues (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
Ray Charles in a nicely maturing mode – on a record from later in his Atlantic Records years, definitely paving the way forward for his 60s classics on ABC! The tunes are blues, but not in the way that Charles first started recording on earlier singles for Atlantic – as there's a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 28.

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGreat Ray Charles (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
More of a jazz album than the early vocal singles of Ray Charles – but a set that definitely is as great as promised by the title! Ray's in the lead on piano – taking some strong solos, and showing us what a sensitive phraseologist he can be when needed – really showcasing that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 28.
Also available Great Ray Charles ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles – Rock & Roll (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A host of early classics from the young Ray Charles – tracks that were some of his most important singles for Atlantic Records, from a time when Ray was really finding his groove – issued here as a full length set in the classic Atlantic "rock & roll" series in the late ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 28.

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Ray CharlesWhat'd I Say (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A pivotal album for Ray Charles – one that features the sweet electric piano jammer "What'd I Say" – offered up here in 2 parts, and a track that would become the prototype for so many funk songs in years to come! There's a vibe here that really takes off from the R&B of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesYes Indeed! (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
Yes indeed – a mighty early classic from the great Ray Charles – one of his first full length albums, and a set that brings together the searing sort of work he was doing for Atlantic Records in the 50s! Ray's completely confident and at the top of his game here – and a lot more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 28.

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✨✧ CharmainesI Idolize You – The Fraternity Recordings 1960 to 1964 ... LP
Fraternity/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A long-overdue collection of work by this sublime Ohio soul group of the 60s – a trio of lovely ladies with a really tremendous sound! The Charmaines – also known as Gigi & The Charmaines – are hardly the girl group cliche you might think from their sweet name and the image ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ChasmanSynth-E-Fuze ... LP
Numero, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
Sweet electric soul from Charles Grossman – aka Chasman – served up here with a sound that really fits the look of the cover! Chasman cut the set at the end of the 80s, but it's got a vibe that feels like the best electro material from earlier in the decade – lots of beats, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ChicChic ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 40 years later, the album's a real gem – set up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Half-speed mastering by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios!)

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Carrie ClevelandLooking Up – The Complete Works (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Kalita, New Copy Gatefold ... $30.99
The complete recordings of Carrie Cleveland – a lesser-known soul singer from the Bay Area scene of the late 70s – and one whose style is a bit different than some of her contemporaries! Had Cleveland lived in Philly or New York, she might have found her way to some of the bigger disco ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7 inch with "Make Love To Me (7" promo version)" and "I've Got A Feeling".)

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✨✧ Cloud OneSpaced Out – The Best Of Cloud One ... LP
P&P, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 28.99
Classic work from the legendary P&P Records label – created by one of the "P" talents who gave them their name – studio genius Patrick Adams, who mostly works here on his own under the name of Cloud One! Adams already had great success working with east coast soul groups ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spaced Out – The Best Of Cloud One ... CD 14.99

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Sam CookePortrait Of A Legend 1951 to 1964 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Abkco, 1950s-Mid 60s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A massive collection of work by the great Sam Cooke – featuring 30 tunes in all, and spanning the range of his full career – from his early roots in gospel music, to the incredibly powerful soul tunes he cut shortly before his untimely death. The set's got most everything you'd ever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Portrait Of A Legend 1951 to 1964 ... CD 6.99

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Ruth CopelandSelf Portrait (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A surprisingly groovy little set – one of a few outings cut by singer Ruth Copeland – kind of an enigmatic figure in the early P-Funk years! The approach here is more rock than soul, but there's definitely some funky undercurrents too – of the sort that have always made Copeland ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CortexTroupeau Bleu ... LP
Trad Vibe (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A legendary bit of funky fusion from the French scene of the 70s – the standout set from Cortex, a combo who's very heavy on the keyboards! The tunes have a feel that's quite different than American electric work of the time – funky, but also a bit breezy too – with a strong ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DarondoLet My People Go (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.98
Mad homegrown soul from the enigmatic Darondo – a brief Bay Area star back in the 70s, and also host of TV comedy and children's shows! Darondo only ever saw release of 3 singles, but they're all pretty darn great – a weird mix of funk, soul, and sly slinky grooves – very unique ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing on 180 gram vinyl – with download!)
Also available Let My People Go ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Gary Davis/Chocolate StarChocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... LP
Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
Incredible work from Chocolate Star – less a group than a record label or project name used for some excellent underground club recordings from the late 70s and early 80s! Gary Davis is the real brainchild here – keyboardist, songwriter, and main spiritual force behind the music – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... CD 14.99

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Geater DavisLost Soul ... LP
House Of Orange/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99 24.98
An incredible collection of work from the vastly-overlooked Geater Davis – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! Geater Davis is a tremendous singer from the south – but one who barely ever got his due back in the 70s – even though these recordings for the tiny House ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Dianne & CaroleFeeling The Pain ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the weirdest, coolest Latin Soul albums we've ever heard – the only offering ever from the duo of Dianne & Carole – two female singers who come off with a great deal of enthusiasm on the set! That's our way of saying that the ladies are a bit rough on the vocals – but ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Disco Space Funk BandJourney Through The Night ... LP
Baby Grand/Everland (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A sweet little record that's way better than you might ever guess from the title – almost more of a jazz funk effort overall, with excellent work on guitar, trumpet, saxes, and keyboards! There's vocals on the album, but maybe more in a backup sort of way – and although the cuts could ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ Spun & Dhyan MollerAcid Experience (3LP set) ... LP
Still Music, Mid 90s. New Copy 3LP ... $33.99
The sound of Chicago acid house, all filtered through the energy of the west coast rave scene – which was home to DJ Spun and Dhyan Moller when they recorded these tracks! The music was originally done straight to cassette – which creates this nicely compressed sound that takes us back ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee DorseyYes We Can (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Massive work by Lee Dorsey – recorded years after his classics in the 60s, and even funkier overall! Lee's really cooking on all burners here – working with the production team of Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, and getting some incredible backing from The Meters – who are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered, limited edition of 1000 – on 180 gram green vinyl!)

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Down To The BoneBrooklyn Heights EP (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Dome (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
A very cool little single – one that brings back the DTTB groove in a mighty nice way! In addition to featuring the songs "Concrete Jungle" and "Deja Vu", the set also features two great remakes – a 2019 live studio recording of their classic "Staten Island ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Lamont DozierLove & Beauty (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.99
A massive album by Lamont Dozier – probably his best ever! Every cut's a winner, and the LP shines with a sharpness and tightness that's missing from some of Lamont's other LPs from the 70s. The songwriting is impeccable – and as the album progresses, you get that eerie "deja ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dr JohnGris Gris (mono version – on colored vinyl) ... LP
Atco/Jackpot, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The great Dr John at his freaky deaky best – working here in a mindblowing mix of New Orleans roots and late 60s psych – all served up in some heady studio space and instrumental touches! The sound's unlike anything that ever went before – and is way better here than on some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered from the original 1968 mono mix, and pressed at RTI on colored vinyl!)

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Drums Music ShowSexy Banana EP ... LP
Mondo Groove (Italy), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
The title, artist, and cover name are all a bit enigmatic – but take it from us, the whole thing definitely lives up to its promise! The set brings together some obscure tunes from that great moment when Italian club music was hitting a very unique vibe – not really disco, even though ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George DukeAura Will Prevail (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
The aura here is spreading wide – as George Duke really grows his sound strongly from the early years, and takes hold of a whole host of cosmic influences! The record's one of Duke's biggest for MPS – a beautiful balance between jazzy fusion and spacey soul – served up with help ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George DukeFaces In Reflection (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
Killer keyboards from the legendary George Duke – and one of his most righteous albums for the MPS label! The album's a spectacular set that showcases both sides of Duke's genius at the time – his spacey, soulful approach to a laidback tune – and his more jamming styles on the ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George DukeFeel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS/BASF, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
Sweet keyboards and lots of funky grooves – one of the best of George Duke's seminal albums for MPS – and a record that captures him at a key middle point in his growth! The sound here is tighter than the trippier records of before, but also never too smooth or commercial – still ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nancy DupreeGhetto Reality ... LP
Folkways/Mississippi, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 21.99
Kind of silly – but also pretty darn hip! Nancy Dupree was one of the most righteous music teachers you could ever have – and here, she's working with some young kids from the rough side of Rochester, in an album of simple tunes that have a surprisingly soulful edge to them. Nancy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl and cover – feels a lot like the original!)

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EliminatorsLoving Explosion (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BRC/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A rare funky soul classic! This one was originally issued on Brunswick in 1974, and it's darn impossible to find in the original, probably because Brunswick was having a great deal of financial trouble at the time. Whatever the case, the record's a great one – and it's got a tight ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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En VogueFunky Divas ... LP
Atlantic, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Funky Divas is right – as this classic album by En Vogue is one that had the group really redefining the sound of girl group soul for a whole new generation! The girls do a wonderful job of blending together hip hop beats and warmer mainstream soul – at a level that marked one of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ESGCome Away With ESG ... LP
99 Records/Fire (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.98
The only real full length album that ESG ever cut back in the day – and a great little set that's filled with tightly-snapping funk all the way through! The vibe here is one that strongly continues the groove laid down by the first ESG EP – a hypnotic blend of simple basslines, vocal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Susana EstradaAmor Y Libertad ... LP
Divucsa/Espacial (Spain), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A slinky soulful groover from Susana Estrada – a Spanish singer, but one with a great ear for American club – as you'll hear on this classic set from the start of the 80s! Given her looks, and her legacy on screen, Susana's somewhat in the mode of the "porn star singing disco" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Susana EstradaSexadelic Disco Funk Sound Of Susana Estrada ... LP
Sauce/Espacial (Spain), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet sexy sounds from Spanish singer Susana Estrada – a performer known for her famous erotic work of the 70s, stepping out here in a set of clubby tracks for the disco generation! The early 80s date of these tracks mark Susana as maybe being a bit later than some of the porn stars turned ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Evans PyramidEvans Pyramid ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Rare grooves from Evans Pyramid – a sweet set of cosmic disco from the end of the 70s – recorded with a lean, almost spiritual vibe – quite similar to some of the great tracks reissued in the Soul Cal series! There's a definite ear for the dancefloor here – lots of upbeat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000!)

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Exile OneExile One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Disques Debs/Tidal Waves, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 29.98
The fantastic first album from Exile One – a group who recorded more mainstream work in Paris later in their career – but who really sound fierce and funky here right at the start! The sound is lean, stripped-down, and a lot more aimed towards American soul than you'd guess from their ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Fatback BandKeep On Steppin' ... LP
Event/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Quite possibly the last really hard-hitting funk album from The Fatback Band – and although their first record on the Event label, a set that cooks every bit as hard as their first few for Perception! The style here is funky 45 soul at its best – lots of hard crackling drums, funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Fela's London Scene (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A great batch of rare tracks from the legendary Fela Kuti – unreleased for many years after their recording – which was done in London in 1971, when EMI sent Fela to the UK for a special session at their Abbey Road studios! The set benefits from the great production values of that ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70He Miss Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A gem of a set from the legendary Fela Kuti – a classic set of Nigerian grooves produced by Ginger Baker – who was already a frequent musical partner of Fela! The set's got a sharp groove right from the start, and possibly some slighty darker elements than some of Kuti's other records ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsIt Rains Love ... LP
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
We've loved the music of Lee Fields for many many years – but these days, he seems to be sounding even better than ever – taking all of his decades of experience in soul music, and blending his deep soul roots with an even more mature, open sort of style! And even though Lee's early ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available It Rains Love ... CD 12.99

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Eddie FisherEddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years ... LP
Cadet, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Madly tripped out guitar funk – and a real turning point in the career of guitarist Eddie Fisher! Eddie began his career as a straighter guitarist on the St Louis scene – and although his first album for Cadet was a relatively traditional soul-jazz outing, this one's a wild batch of ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace – The Complete Recordings (180 gram pressing) (4LP set) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1972. New Copy 4LP ... $92.99 99.99
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha's Gold (gold colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
It's hard to believe that after just a few short years of recording for Atlantic records, Aretha Franklin could come up with enough gold records to warrant a full album of hits for the label – but that's definitely the case with this classic collection from 1969! The fantastic evolution of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – on gold colored vinyl!)
Also available Aretha's Gold ... LP 9.99

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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 FranklinBrand New Me – Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... LP
Atlantic, 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Vocals by Aretha Franklin – taken to whole new territory in this unique mixing of modes! The set brings together core elements from classic Atlantic Records songs by Aretha – classics recorded during her late 60s/early 70s heyday for the label – and adds in these larger charts by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brand New Me – Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... LP 16.99

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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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GatursWasted ... LP
Tuff City/Funky Delicacies, Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
An essential bit of funkiness from this obscure New Orleans funk combo! The Gaturs' frontman was keyboardist Willie Tee – who went on to greater fame as a jazz and session player – but we like him best at this early point, when he was wailing away on organ in a tight choppy small group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin GayeYou're The Man ... LP
Motown, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
A mindblowing collection of work from Marvin Gaye – tracks recorded in the space right after What's Going On – many of which were never issued at the time! All this incredible material from 1972 has been brought together to create a stunning double-length album – one that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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