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Orlando Julius & His Afro SoundersOrlando's Afro Ideas 1969-1972 ... CD
Ekosound (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic batch of Nigerian funk from the great Orlando Julius – some of the most dynamic Afrobeat recordings ever made! These recordings document Orlando's years with his band the Afro Sounders, which evolved from his earlier band the Modern Aces in the mid 60s, and following his titanic ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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Orlando Julius & The Afro SoundersOrlando Julius & The Afro Sounders ... CD
Philips/Voodoo Funk, 1973. Used ... $8.99
An uber-rare album from Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – recorded at Ginger Baker's studio in Lagos and originally (apparently quite scarcely) released by Philips in 1973 – wonderful stuff and on par with the excellent material the group recorded in the handful of previous years! ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
(CD version comes with a great hardcover book-like package that includes liner notes by Orlando Julius.)

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Kac-TiesGreatest Hits ... CD
Kape, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
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KainaNext To The Sun ... CD
Sooper, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A soaring effort from Kaina – one we're sure to remember as a major creative statement from a versatile singer and as a vital snapshot of a burgeoning era in Chicago's indie soul scene! Kaina's triumph here is the way she sets up a dreamy mood that holds throughout the album – wherein ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD
Also available Next To The Sun (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Aleke KanonuAleke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A really unique project from the end of the 70s – a set that takes some of the Afro Funk energy that was bubbling in West Africa during the decade, then mixes it with some funky jazz touches arranged by the great William S Fischer! The mix of cultures comes out perfectly – with no ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ KapingbdiBorn In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trikont/Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Fantastic work from Kapingbdi – a group who hail from Liberia, but who recorded all of these tracks for a label in Germany – all at a level that makes for a wonderfully open, criss-crossing sort of sound! These tracks aren't cleaned up or polished world music for the post-colonial ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
Also available Born In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years ... LP 24.99

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KashifKashif (1983) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1983. Used ... $6.99
A monumental bit of 80s soul – the first solo album from Kashif – issued hot on the heels of a few years spent penning and producing work for a range of bigger artists! Given his experience with the pros, Kashif's emerging here as a very fully-formed talent in soul – a singer ... read more CD
(FTG pressing – with great bonus tracks!)
Also available Kashif (1983) ... LP 14.99

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Kay-GeesKeep On Bumpin & Masterplan/Find A Friend/Kilowatt (bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Three full funky albums – and bonus tracks too! First up is Keep On Bumpin & Masterplan – the Kay-Gees' funkiest record ever – a set that's harder and sharper than anything else they'd ever record in years to come! Grabbing this one up is like finding a lost Kool & The ... read more CD

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Kelenkye BandMoving World ... CD
Emporium/PMG (Austria), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wicked bit of funk from Ghana – a record that's as amazing and wonderful as it is rare! The set's one of the best African 70s rarities we've ever heard – filled with massive grooves that offer up a take on funk that's far different than American grooves – but which also comes ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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AC KellySlammer ... CD
Columbia, 1989. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Herman Kelly & LifePercussion Explosion! (with bonus track) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily ... read more CD

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Key & ClearyLove Is The Way ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.98
Some of the most unique soul music you'll ever hope to hear – recorded by a pair of artists who mostly worked in Buffalo, New York during the 70s – with a very odd style that's completely their own! We'd quickly place the duo of Jesse Key and Sylvester Cleary in territory that would ... read more CD

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Amy KeysLover's Intuition ... CD
Epic, 1989. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Chaka KhanCK ... CD
Warner/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1988. Used ... $6.99
A sweet 80s groover fro Chaka Khan – one that features a fair bit of beats and bassline – thanks to tight production from Prince, Chris Jasper, and Russ Titelman! Russ is actually the man behind most of the set – and he really shows off his great talent for a hook-heavy soul tune ... read more CD

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Chaka KhanHello Happiness ... CD
Island, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
A record that's as upbeat as its title – and a set that returns Chaka Khan to the classic club territory of her 80s solo classics! The music is contemporary, but has lots of old school flavors underneath – hints of strings around the edges, and a warmth next to the beats – all ... read more CD

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✨✧ Junior KimbroughAll Night Long ... CD
Fat Possum, 1995. Used ... $4.99
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Albert KingLive Wire/Blues Power (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Stax/Mobile Fidelity, 1968. Used ... $28.99
Plenty of blues power here – a searing live set recorded by Albert King before a very enthusiastic crowd at the Fillmore in the late 60s! The album's filled with lots of King's sharp-edged guitar lines – searing with a bit more soul than your usual bluesman, possibly in part because ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BB KingBlues Summit ... CD
MCA, 1993. Used ... $1.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben E KingRise Of Ben E King – 1959 to 1963 ... CD
Atlantic/Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
A set that does a great job of opening up the early years of this wonderful soul singer – a collection that not only features Ben E King's initial solo classics, but also his incredible lead work with The Drifters – plus a pair of rare duets with Atlantic Records' R&B powerhouse ... read more CD

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Evelyn Champagne KingSmooth Talk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1977. Used ... $10.99
Wonderfully smooth soul from Evelyn Champagne King – one of her real standouts from the early days, and a tremendous collaboration with producer/arranger T Life! The sound here is upbeat and catchy, but never too poppy – done with a slight hint of that groove that King would hit more ... read more CD
Also available Smooth Talk ... LP 4.99

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Sonofa KingStand By Me – A Tribute To My Father Ben E King ... CD
Society Hill, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
The title says it all – as the son of Atlantic Records soul legend Ben E King turns out a tribute to his late pop! The set's got songs that you'll know from Ben's classic 60s recordings – both on his own and with The Drifters – but the vibe here is different – more modern ... read more CD

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King CurtisInstant Groove/Get Ready ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A pair of classics from one of the best saxophonists in soul music – back to back on a single CD! First up is an Instant Groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping ... read more CD

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King CurtisSoul Of King Curtis ... CD
Enjoy/Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Searing sax instrumentals from the great King Curtis – plus a lot more too – as this package not only brings together the King's records as a leader for Enjoy Records, but also digs up lots of performances as a sideman for that famous Harlem record label too! The grooves here are raw ... read more CD

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King Curtis with Al CaseyLive In New York Session/Tribute To King Curtis ... CD
JSP (UK), 1961/1985. Used ... $6.99
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KleeerSeeekret (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Finesse (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The triple "e" here is the key to the album's sound – as Kleeer are still very much at the top of their game, and opening up nicely with that string "wheeet" sound they get on their keyboards! The album's one of their key 80s partnerships with Deodato – who really ... read more CD

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Earl KlughWishful Thinking ... CD
Capitol/Blue Note, 1984. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Smooth fusion from one of the greats – and although an 80s set, a record that still holds onto most of the best warmth of Earl Klugh's earlier years! The production is surprisingly laidback at points – never too many 80s gimmicks or easy attempts at a hit – and Earl plays with ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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KlymaxxMeeting In The Ladies Room ... CD
Constellation/Universal, 1984. Used ... $4.99
A classic set from this big 80s group – and given the work that must have gone into the doos on the cover of this one, it's no surprise Klymaxx are in the Ladies Room – most likely still waiting for their hair to dry! The album's a batch of tightly-crafted mid 80s crossover soul – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frederick KnightI've Been Lonely For So Long (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Stax/Culture Factory (France), 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
A lasting 70s classic from Frederick Knight – easily his best-remembered album, thanks to the legendary title track! The set's got a slow-burning, deeply soulful feel all the way through – one that takes Knight's high-end vocals, and backs them with some bottom-burning instrumentation ... read more CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsCollections ... CD
Sony/BMG, 1970s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsImagination (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah, 1973. Used ... $11.99
A pivotal album for Gladys Knight and group – as the record features their super-huge hit "The Midnight Train To Georgia", a landmark track that not only had a catchy pop hook, but which spoke volumes about African-American migration in the postwar years. The track's one of those ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsNeither One Of Us ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A key moment in the career of Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a record that opens the group up to a whole new sound for the 70s! When Gladys Knight started out as a raw R&B-ish singer in the early 60s, nobody would have expected her to have such staying power – and to become one ... read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsVery Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips ... CD
Buddah, 1970s. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsVisions ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Sweet 80s groove from Gladys Knight & The Pips – just the kind of record that shows why the group kept going strong for so many years! The classic approach is still very firmly intact – Gladys' wonderful lead, soaring out over the Pips' warm harmonies – a vocal power that so ... read more CD

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KonkSound Of Konk – Tales Of The New York Underground 1981 to 88 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s. Used ... $11.99
One of the greatest New York groups of the early 80s – and a key link in the post-disco, post-punk, and no wave scenes of the time! Konk had an incredible sound that featured a stripped down blend of bass, live percussion, and horns – all grooving together in a style that sat somewhere ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Kool & The GangAs One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $12.99
Solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great ... read more CD

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Kool & The GangAs One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great ... read more CD
Also available As One (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Kool & The GangCelebrate ... CD
De-Lite/Universal (Japan), 1980. Used ... $6.99
A super-huge album for Kool & The Gang – and for good reason too! The set features their massive hit "Celebration" – a cut that firmly planted the group in the mainstream, and which keeps getting countless play over the decades – probably still earning them a ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Kool & The GangLadies Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $12.99
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played ... read more CD

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Kool & The GangNew York City Cool ... CD
Music De Luxe/Magnum (UK), 1991. Used ... $8.99
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La LaLa La (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1987. Used ... $9.99
Catchy 80s soul from La La – an artist with a groove that's right up there with some of the bigger Columbia acts of the time, even if she never hit their heights! The production work here really helps set the scene nicely – as La La gets support from Full Force, Jon Morales, Lenny ... read more CD

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✨✧ Patti LabelleBest Of Patti Labelle ... CD
Epic, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Laid BackLaid Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brother Music (Denmark), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
The first album from Laid Back – the Danish duo who would soon dominate the world of breakdance with their electro-pop groove! This set has Laid Back sounding maybe a bit more rock at the core, but still with plenty of electronic touches around the edge – maybe a catchier version of ... read more CD

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LakesideFantastic Voyage ... CD
Solar/Right Stuff, 1980. Used ... $8.99
A crowning achievement from Lakeside – one of the key albums to link Ohio funk roots with a smoother LA groove – all served up in a way that had limitless influence for years to come! Bass is definitely at the head of these arrangements, but there's plenty of great guitar too – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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LakesideRough Riders ... CD
Solar/Right Stuff, 1979. Used ... $8.99
Nothing rough about these riders – as the album's a sweet second effort from Lakeside – Ohio funk given a sweet LA glow, thanks to the Solar Records power duo of Leon Sylvers and Dick Griffey! The Midwest/Cali bridge is perfect here – as there's lots of raw roots given a tight ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Major LanceBest Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Killer work from one of the best 60s soul talents of the Windy City! Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – thanks to some great tunes penned by Curtis Mayfield, and ... read more CD

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Major LanceVery Best Of Major Lance ... CD
Okeh/Epic, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
Major Lance was one of Chicago's first big soul stars – crossing over big on the charts with huge hits for the Okeh label during the early and mid 60s – and really helping to define the Chicago sound that would rise to even greater heights later in the decade! This 16 track set is a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Denise LaSalleRight Place, Right Time ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
A really great back to basics set from Denise LaSalle – returning to her deep soul roots after some bigger, clubbier records for major labels! There's a nicely down-home vibe to the record – the start of LaSalle's presence on the bluesier underground of the aging chitlin circuit – ... read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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Last PoetsOh My People ... CD
Celluloid, 1985. Used ... $4.99
A later album from the Last Poets – recorded after their classic run in the 70s, but still pretty nice overall! The record's a bit of an unusual one, in that it shows a bit of the creeping "street" element that the Poets would absorb into their work after being dubbed as the "G ... read more CD

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Cyndi LauperAt Last ... CD
Epic/Daylight, 2003. Used ... $0.99
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Paul LaurenceHaven't You Heard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. Used ... $6.99
A nice mid 80s groover from Paul Laurence for Capitol – whose biggest successes, arguably, were in his services as a songwriter and producer for other artists – making a pretty great case for his own work as a headline act on Haven't You Heard! May may not have heard it, actually, but ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ronnie LawsFriends & Strangers ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
A stone classic from reedman Ronnie Laws – and an album that really helped set a whole new standard for funky fusion in the 70s! Laws works here with great Wayne Henderson production – which gives the album an even sharper sound than other Blue Note sets of this vintage – and ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The massive debut of reedman Ronnie Laws – a groundbreaking set of funky fusion tracks that set the standard for years to come! Ronnie's the kid brother of Hubert Laws – who was already having great fame at CTI – but here, the younger Laws works with producer Wayne Henderson ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Jackie LeeMirwood Records Masters – All Of Jackie Lee's Legendary Mid-60s Mirwood Recordings ... CD
Mirwood/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Heavy soul from Jackie Lee – one of the most hard-grooving singers to record on the west coast scene in the 60s! The package pulls together all of Lee's legendary sides for the Mirwood label – the classic Northern Soul album The Duck, and lots of equally great singles that have the ... read more CD

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Jimmy LeeLovely Day ... CD
Society Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A tribute to 70s soul, as you might guess from the Bill Withers title – served up here by Philly vocalist Jimmy Lee, with help from Society Hill producer/arranger Butch Ingram, and instrumentation from the whole Ingram Family! The style's got lots of contemporary elements in the mix – ... read more CD

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Julia LeeThat's What I Like – A Proper Introduction To Julia Lee ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s. Used ... $4.99
A bit of boogie, a bit of swing, and a key figure in the early R&B years – the mighty Julia Lee, heard here in a great set of early 78rpm recordings for Capitol Records! Lee's been a bit forgotten over the years, but in the late 40s, she brought the sound of Kansas City blues into the ... read more CD

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Laura LeeTwo Sides Of Laura Lee (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A standout set from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer with power to rival the greatness of Aretha Franklin, but one who's also got a funkier punch to her music too! The album's a great blend of late 60s female southern and tight 70s bad sister funk – a style that's a bit like ... read more CD

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Webster LewisTouch My Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Webster Lewis takes off wonderfully here – finding a completely unique groove that's equal parts club, soul, and fusion! The album's almost as sublime as Roy Ayers' best from the time – and has a similar balance that's perfectly done – a depth of thought that goes way beyond ... read more CD

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LinxGo Ahead (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1981. Used ... $6.99
Full steam ahead from Linx – a duo who could easily come up with some of the catchiest soul of their generation! The set's got a sparkling feel that follows strongly from the previous Intuition album – bouncy grooves that take a clubby groove, and trim it down nicely – making for ... read more CD

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Lisa Lisa & Cult JamLisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force ... CD
Columbia, 1985. Used ... $1.99
An 80s pop soul classic from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force – insistent and irresistible to this day – and a solid album full of tunes that stand up strongly with their unstoppable hit singles of the period! Yes, the sound would get a bit too cutesy and played out by the end ... read more CD

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Lisa Lisa & Cult JamSpanish Fly ... CD
Columbia, 1987. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)
Also available Spanish Fly ... LP 0.99

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsWe Are The Imperials ... CD
Collectables, 1959. Used ... $5.99
Incredible work from one of the greatest groups on the east coast scene at the end of the 50s – a wonderful harmony combo, but one with a hell of a lead singer too! Anthony's voice is hardly "little" here – as he belts it out with this raw soul power that's years ahead of its ... read more CD
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✨✧ Little Anthony & The ImperialsWe Are The Imperials/Shades Of The 40's ... CD
West Side (UK), Late 50s. Used ... $7.99
UK reissue that brings together 2 of Little Anthony's hard to find early End LPs – one based around contemporary singles and hits, the other featuring the group running through material from the 40's. The sound is stellar harmony all the way through – in that really fragile style that ... read more CD

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Little BeaverBeaver Fever ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
It's easy to get Beaver Fever when things sound this great – a wonderful modern soul take on the sound of Little Beaver from the 70s – serve up with plenty of warm tones, and a nicely matured version of Beaver's styles! All the bluesy bits from the start are gone, and some of the ... read more CD

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Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
Incredible funky guitar – an all-instrumental gem from the legendary Little Beaver – quite different than his other vocal albums of the 70s, and a fair bit funkier too! The sound here is amazing – lots of snakey compressed guitar parts, nice wah wah moments, and a dope laidback ... read more CD

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Little BeaverWhen Was The Last Time ... CD
Cat/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... read more CD

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Little Esther (Esther Phillips)Memory Lane – The Best Songs Little Esther Ever Recorded ... CD
King, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $7.99 9.99
Fantastic early work from Esther Phillips – recording here as a young girl, under the name of Little Esther – but with a voice that's every bit as great as on her 60s recordings for Atlantic, or her 70s hits on the CTI/Kudu label! The music is a mixture of R&B and blues – the ... read more CD

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Little MiltonWelcome To The Club – The Essential Chess Recordings ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print. Columbia House pressing.)

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Little RichardVery Best Of Little Richard ... CD
Specialty, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
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Little WalterHate To See You Go ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s. Used ... $8.99
Killer 50s work from the great Little Walter – tracks that show that he was of the greatest blues acts working for Chess Records at the time! Many of the numbers here are heavy on Walter's classic harmonica style, but they also feature plenty of rough-edged vocals with a nicely soulful ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ LoggLogg ... CD
Salsoul/Unidisc (Canada), 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A club classic on Salsoul – with a soaring sound that's still grooving dancefloors today! The record was arranged and conducted by Leroy Burgess – who also sang lead vocals and wrote all the material – and it's got a sound that's similar to some of the later uptempo grooves that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny LogginsBack To Avalon ... CD
Columbia, 1988. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Lost GenerationSly, Slick & The Wicked (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest harmony soul albums to ever come out of Chicago – a sublime batch of tracks that showed that the mighty talents of The Lost Generation could easily match the best vocal group work coming out of the east coast at the time! The sound here is somewhere in the moody, mellow ... read more CD

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Lost GenerationSly, Slick & The Wicked/Young, Tough, & Terrible ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1970. Used ... $24.99
A harmony soul dream! The Lost Generation were one of the masterpiece groups of the Chicago soul scene of the late 60's, and they only cut 2 albums – both of which are darn rare, and both of which (thankfully!) are on this CD! The records are great harmony soul – with a sound that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lost GenerationYoung, Tough & Terrible (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
They're young and tough – and especially wonderful too – easily one of the most compelling harmony soul groups to ever hail from the Windy City! The set's a Chicago soul gem from the early 70s – recorded with a laidback, slightly tripped-out vibe that's different than the tighter ... read more CD
Also available Young, Tough & Terrible (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Louisiana RedLouisiana Red – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1977 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
Well-recorded material from Louisiana Red – a blues musician who really hit his stride in the 70s, but with a style that feels a lot more vintage overall! Red works here with just vocals and guitar – and a bit of harmonica – in a mode that's like the 60s albums on Arhoolie, but ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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Ronnie LovejoyNobody's Fault But Mine ... CD
Avanti, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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LTDFor You ... CD
Montage/Hot Productions, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An 80s groover from LTD – one that has the group working strongly on both groovers and ballads, the latter of which may well be the strongest suit here! Jeffery Osborne's long gone from the group, but his warmly soulful legacy lives on in the vocal style of the love songs – kind of a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Carrie LucasCarrie Lucas – The Solar & Constellation Albums (Simply Carrie/Street Corner Symphony/In Danceland/Portrait Of Carrie/Still In Love/Horsin Around) (3CD set) ... CD
Solar/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978/1979/1980/1982/1984. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
A huge collection of work from Carrie Lucas – one of the biggest stars of the legendary Solar Records during the late 70s – a really sweet-voiced singer, best known for her catchy dancefloor groovers! At one level, Carrie was a west coast disco diva who rivaled the strengths of New ... read more CD

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Jon LucienBelieve In Me – The Essential Selection – Original RCA & Columbia Recordings 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Decision, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
A wonderful compilation of some of Virgin Islands-raised soul jazz great John Lucien's better material – culled from his ever-fresh records for RCA and Columbia throughout the 70s – really incredible stuff that works it's magic every time we hear it, yet has never been particularly easy ... read more CD

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Jon LucienI Am Now/Mind's Eye/Rashida ... CD
BMG (Germany), Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Brilliant stuff – all 3 of Jon Lucien's landmark RCA albums on one 2CD set! Lucien cut his best work for RCA – but sadly, the albums were under-discovered for years, and are only now recently getting credit as the soul jazz landmarks they've come to be! On these albums, Jon's style is ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jon LucienLove Everlasting – The Very Best Of Jon Lucien (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
BMG (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
An excellent Jon Lucien compilation that's way way better than the one that came out on Razor & Tie! This one features only work from Jon's RCA years – which were easily his best-ever. Plus, it's also got 4 previously unissued tracks that were recorded during the early 70s – but ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Frankie LymonVery Best Of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers ... CD
Rhino, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cheryl LynnGood Time ... CD
Avex (Japan), 1995. Used ... $19.99
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(Out of print.)

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Gloria LynneGolden Classics ... CD
Collectables, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Magic SamGive Me Time ... CD
Delmark, 1968. Used ... $9.99
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✨✧ Magic SamLate Great Magic Sam ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
Mostly 60s recordings from Chicago – but the set does feature a few from London too – all around the same time as Sam's famous work for Delmark! The group features Magic Sam on vocals and guitar – with Mack Thompson on bass and other unknown personnel. (Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print, includes obi!)

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Taj MahalMo' Roots ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used ... $3.99
A well-titled album – given that Taj Mahal's music is always pretty darn rootsy – and this time around, he's also adding in a bit of Jamaican roots too, thanks to production help from Bob Marley and Aston Barrett of The Wailers! The pair help Taj out on a few numbers, mixing in some ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mo' Roots ... LP 9.99

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Mai TaiMai Tai (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Critique/FTG, 1985/1986. Used ... $19.99
Rare 80s grooves from female soul trio Mai Tai – carrying an effervescent post disco soul groove well into the mid 80s on this self-titled album from 1985 – plus a handful of bonus tracks! Mai Tai never really got over in the States, but made a pretty pronounced impact in the Dutch ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Main IngredientAfrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Koch, 1973. Used ... $8.99
Essential reissue of one of the best of the early Main Ingredient albums, and probably the one we sell for the most on vinyl when it shows up – which is almost never! The record's got a bunch of smooth sexy Stevie Wonder compositions – like "Superwoman", "Where Were You ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Main IngredientQuiet Storm ... CD
RCA, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
A totally great set for fans of harmony soul – way better than just a greatest hits by the group! The Main Ingredient are probably best remembered for their bouncier pop tunes – but we've always loved the group best for their sweet mellow tunes, the kind of late nite harmony tracks ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Miriam MakebaPata Pata – The Hit Sound Of Miriam Makeba (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Reprise/Strut (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A huge breakthrough moment for Miriam Makeba – a South African singer who'd been bringing her music to the American scene for a number of years, but really took off in new soulful directions with this album! Previously, Makeba was maybe more confined to the world of folk – mostly ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
(Double-length package – with both mono and stereo mixes of the album!)
Also available Pata Pata – The Hit Sound Of Miriam Makeba (mono & stereo mixes) ... LP 26.99

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ManhattansKiss & Say Goodbye – Best Of The Manhattans ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more ... read more CD

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ManhattansManhattans (expanded – with unreleased bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony, 1976. Used ... $12.99
A Philly soul classic from The Manhattans – one of their best 70s albums, and a record that showed that they were firmly out of the indie ghetto, and totally on top of their game! The record features arrangements and production by Bobby Martin and Bert DeCoteaux – bubbling along in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Teena MarieUltimate Collection ... CD
Motown/Hip-O, 1980s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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MarioDancing Shadows ... CD
Empire, 2018. Used ... $6.99
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Mary Jane GirlsMary Jane Girls ... CD
Motown, 1983. Used ... $14.99
The great first album from The Mary Jane Girls – easily their best, and an 80s pop soul delight all the way through! Rick James is firmly at the helm of the quartet for this release – and although the sound has elements of James' own crossover funk of the time, there's also an approach ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mary Jane Girls ... LP 11.99

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Vaughan Mason & CrewBounce, Rock, Skate, Roll (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive! This is probably the best-ever album of rollerskating grooves – and is the most famous entry into a short-lived funk genre that sprung up around the rollerskating craze of the late 70s and early 80s. The rollerskate sound took a tight stepping funk groove from earlier years, and ... read more CD

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Masters At Work & OthersHouse Masters – Masters At Work Vol 2 (4CD set) ... CD
Defected (UK), 1990s/2000s. Used 4 CDs ... $17.99
The title definitely gets it right – as the team of Kenny Dope and Louie Vega are certainly masters of house – as you'll hear in this overstuffed 4CD set! The package brings together 40 tracks that really span the gamut of the duo's genius – from their important early house ... (New Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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Johnny MathisDifferent Kinda Different (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1980. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A tremendous start to the 80s for Johnny Mathis – and a set that really continues that strong shift into soul-based territory he begun in the 70s! Gene Page handles a lot of the arrangements here, and gives the whole thing that strong blend of strings and soul that he worked on other 70s ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Johnny MathisI Only Have Eyes For You/Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1976/1977. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Two key 70s albums from Johnny Mathis – back to back on a single CD! I Only Have Eyes For You is a great little record – one that has Johnny Mathis still holding onto the majesty of his vocals from the early years, but really finding a new sort of groove with arranger Gene Page! Page ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
 
 



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