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House Guests & OthersMy Mind Set Me Free – House Guests Meet The Complete Strangers & Bootsy, Phelps & Gary ... LP
Shake It, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 20.98
Fantastic funk from the Cinncinnatti scene – by a group with ties to both the James Brown Band and the P-Funk empire of George Clinton! Most of the work here was recorded at a time when a young Bootsy Collins and brother Catfish Collins had left the employ of James Brown, and returned back ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie HutchFoxy Brown ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 24.99
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonFeel The Spirit ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Pure genius from the great Leroy Hutson – a set that's maybe got a funkier feel than some of his previous albums – and all of the completely charming vocals that we've always loved from Leroy over the years! There's plenty of messages in the grooves – and in a way, at this point ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Feel The Spirit ... LP 14.99

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Leroy HutsonMan! ... LP
Curtom, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A killer early album by the great Leroy Hutson – the first set that has him stepping out as a true soul genius for the 70s! Hutson had originally been a later member of The Impressions – replacing Curtis Mayfield briefly after he'd gone solo – but he also had spent a fair bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leroy HutsonUnforgettable ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A great little set from Leroy Hutson – proof that he was still going strong through all his years at Curtom! The vibe here is a bit different than his first few records, and you might be suspicious with Leroy wearing a disco shirt on the front – but the sound is wonderful, and only ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ImaniOut Of The Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mad About Records (Portugal), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
A really fantastic little record – one that's an equal blend of jazz and soul, with a sound that's very much in the most righteous side of the spectrum for both! These guys are maybe a bit like James Mason on his classic album – in that they've clearly got deeper ideas going on, and a ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000!)

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ImpressionsTimes Have Changed ... LP
Curtom/Love Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A post-Curtis Mayfield album by The Impressions – but one that crackles with the raw righteousness of Curtis' first few solo albums on Curtom! Mayfield's place here is held by the amazing Leroy Hutson – one of our favorite soul talents of the 70s, really sparkling here in the trio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary reissue – on the same mirror-style cover as the original, with heavy tip-on cover!)

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✨✧ InternetHive Mind (with bonus download) ... LP
Columbia, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Stunning soul from The Internet – a group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – to the point where we fell in love with this set after hearing just the first few notes! The sound is wonderful – warm, but funky – bottom-heavy, but soaring to the skies ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Weldon IrvineSpirit Man ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Massively funky work from the mighty Weldon Irvine – sublimely cosmic and filled with soul throughout! The vibe here is a bit more focused than on some of Weldon's earlier albums – a moody blend of electric keys, heavy percussion, and some slight bits of jazzy solo work by trumpeters ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice new reissue from Nature Sounds – with updated artwork, created using rare photos from the original album cover shoot!)

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Weldon IrvineTime Capsule (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nodlew/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
One of the most beautiful records to come out of the early 70s – a tremendous indie effort from a young Weldon Irvine! Irvine put this album together as sort of a musical "time capsule" of his generation – an effort to capture the era's thoughts, feelings, and emotions ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Ayumi IshidaOur Connection ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
Ayumi Ishida's a great singer with an unusual style – a sweet vocal approach that takes an older Japanese style of pop and pushes it forward to the smoother, more soulful styles of the 70s – served up here with all the best jazzy touches in the instrumentation and production! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nicely-done reissue – with textured cover and obi!)

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Janet JacksonVelvet Rope ... LP
Virgin, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Janet Jackson's not straying too far from the past, but she's also really emerging here as an artist with more strength and maturity than anyone might have guessed in the decade before! Janet's still recording with help from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, but both they and she have really found a way ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the hidden track "Can't Be Stopped"!)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.98
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thriller ... LP 8.99

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Jackson 5Jackson 5 Greatest Hits (Quad mix) ... LP
Motown, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
The unusual mix of this classic album – produced originally for the Quad market, and different than the standard versions of these tunes! A testament as to how many hits the Jacksons produced in a short amount of time – this Greatest Hits was compiled only three years after the group's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare Quad mixes – alternates of all the original tunes – and issued in the US for the first time ever!)

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Jackson 5Jackson 5 In Japan! (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Motown/Culture Factory (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
Early Jacksons in all their glory – presented here in a rare Japanese-only live album from the 70s! The set is great – totally kicking with all the best power of the early Jackson 5 – and served up with a spontaneous live quality that shows a whole new side of the group from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition with original poster and booklet!)

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JBsMore Mess On My Thing (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $27.99
A fantastic slice of lost work from the legendary JBs – including the track that first got Bootsy Collins and company the job as James Brown's backing band! The set leads off with that gem of a groove – the fast funky "More Mess On My Thing" – a tune that's got the sort ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet of notes, too!)
Also available More Mess On My Thing ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ JBsThese Are The JBs ... LP
Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
A stunner of a record – the first-ever album by The JBs, never issued back in the day – and lost for years until it recently resurfaced on a test pressing! The set features a leaner, more stripped-down version of the group – one that features Bootsy Collins on bass, and which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Also comes with a great book – detailing the album and its rescue from obscurity!)

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General JohnsonGenerally Speaking (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A great solo album by this member of Chairmen of the Board – done with some wicked Holland Dozier Holland production, at a level that almost makes Johnson sound heavier here than in his work with his more famous group! The vocals have that same sort of crazy pinched sound that he had with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JJ Johnson/Martha ReevesWillie Dynamite – Original Soundtrack ... LP
MCA/Geffen, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 24.99
One of the greatest soundtracks of the blacksploitation era – served up with some incredible grooves from maestro JJ Johnson! The album's got a non-stop, hard-hitting groove that ranks it with the best of its time – and which is arguably even better, because most of the record isn't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... $68.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonIs It Because I'm Black (50th Anniversary edition – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Twinight/Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
One of the best-ever soul albums to come out of Chicago – and it may well be one of the best soul albums ever! The set's the deepest that Syl Johnson ever recorded – and it takes all the hard, raw soul he forged on previous funky 45s – and spins it out in longer album format ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... LP
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep on getting better – and this time around, Durand Jones & The Indications deliver a record that's way more than just another funk band with a lead singer! Instead, there's a depth and complexity to this set that takes us back to our favorite indie soul albums at ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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KainaNext To The Sun (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sooper, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pink vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Next To The Sun ... CD 12.99

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KapingbdiBorn In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years ... LP
Trikont/Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Born In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Kay-GeesKeep On Bumpin' & Masterplan ... LP
Gang, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 Gang album from the early years – which is no surprise, since Ronald Bell of the group produced, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Harrison KennedyHypnotic Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
An amazing solo effort from Harrison Kennedy – a record that's quite different than his work with Chairmen Of The Board, and a set that's easily one of the most compelling albums ever issued on the Invictus Records label! The set's nice and funky at times – the heaviest expression of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior KimbroughFirst Recordings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1966. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Wicked early work from Junior Kimbrough – sides that are quite different than some of his better-known recordings over the years! The material was cut in Memphis in 1966 by producer Quinton Claunch – and it's got a spare, rootsy quality that's totally great – slow moving drums ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Clydie KingRushing To Meet You ... LP
Tiger Lily/Everland (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The rare second album from Clydie King – recorded at a time when she was lending her backing vocals to artists like The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, and Humble Pie – but a set that firmly puts Clydie in the lead! King's got an amazing style of singing – deep and raspy at one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elizabeth King & The Gospel SoulsD-Vine Spirituals Recordings ... LP
D-Vine/Bible & Tire, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 17.98
A fantastic collection of work from Elizabeth King – a gospel singer who never reached the same sort of fame as singers who moved into the secular world – but one who's got a vocal power that would have made her a star, had she chosen such a move! The tunes here all feature King ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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King HannibalTruth ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Mad funky soul from King Hannibal – a down and dirty singer from the Atlanta scene of the 70s! The notes on the back say "He's black, he's proud, he's arrogant – the combination is powerful" – and we've gotta say that we agree with that assessment, because King really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael KiwanukaKiwanuka (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Interscope, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
Michael Kiwanuka works in a genre that's all his own – definitely soulful, but wrapped around so many other influences too – all with this proud, positive vibe that's gotten the singer a lot more ears than we might have expected just a few short years ago! The record's got plenty of ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kiwanuka ... CD 11.99

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Lafayette Afro Rock BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LaRombeFrom Philly ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $24.99
LaRombe Baker hails from Philly, but he's best known for his late 70s work on the LA scene – a place where he was continually bubbling under, but never fully got the chance he deserved! Hearing this set, it's clear that LaRombe was one of the great almost-rans of his generation – an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available From Philly ... CD 12.99

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Latin SoulsBoogaloo & Shingaling ... LP
Kapp, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the grooviest groups of the Latin Soul scene – but they'd have to be, given their name! The Latin Souls are a vocal group with a really soulful feel – a great link between the earlier harmony sounds that were bubbling under in Spanish Harlem, and some of the hipper rhythms that ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lightnin' RodHustlers Convention ... LP
Celluloid, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Fantastic stuff – incredibly hard and incredibly funky, and a masterpiece all the way through! Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Little BeaverParty Down (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cat/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A funky classic from Little Beaver – one of the best albums to come out of the Miami scene of the mid 70s! Little Beaver lays down some righteous guitar and heavy vocals over a cool spare backing groove on this one. It's a party, alright, but it's got the feel of the smoldering, latenight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on metalic gold vinyl!)

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Love UnlimitedFrom A Girl's Point Of View ... LP
Uni/Mercury, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Great stuff – the beginning of the Love Unlimited dynasty! As we're sure you know, Barry White produced this little gem of a record, and the album was a key proving ground for many of his stone cold soul production ideas before he went off and started doing the lead vocals himself. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mahotella QueensMeet The Mahotella Queens (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motella/Umsakazo (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The earliest work we've ever seen from this legendary South African group – and music that's got a much rawer, more stripped-down vibe than the albums that made them famous in the 80s! These tracks are mostly just group vocals with a bit of percussion and guitar – billed as "zulu ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1973) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
A great step forward for the legendary Tim Maia – working here in a style that's even tighter and more sophisticated than before – yet still equally filled with funk and soul! The arrangements are a bit bigger than before, and the production a bit more professional – but that ... (Brazil, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – with lyric insert!)
Also available Tim Maia (1973) ... CD 9.99

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1977) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
70s soul from Brazil – and a tremendously strong effort from the legendary Tim Maia! This record was Tim's first after an initial run on Polydor – and it shows Maia tightening up his groove even more, but still avoiding the slicker sounds of later years. There's a really focused sound ... (Brazil, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tim MaiaWorld Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 23.98
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – ... (Brazil, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MajeksGreen Leaves (180 gram pressing) ... LP
NCF/Superfly (France), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Sheila and Desmond Majek work here with support from the Nigeria Conservation Foundation – whose message really comes across in the album's earth-minded grooves! The rhythms are a blend of 80s soul modes, with maybe a bit of a Caribbean vibe at times too – and the spirit of the vocals ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Jeff MajorsFor Us All (Yoka Boka) ... LP
Glass Wing/Invisible City Editions (Canada), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A very unusual shift for spiritual jazz in the 80s – a set that combines the acoustic energy of the 70s with some newer electric touches – all in a way that takes off with some soulful elements in the mix! Jeff Majors handles a harp – ala Dorothy Ashby – but the music mixes ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited reissue – with a nice booklet of notes!)

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Miriam MakebaPata Pata – The Hit Sound Of Miriam Makeba (mono & stereo mixes) ... LP
Reprise/Strut (UK), 1967. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Double-length package – with both mono and stereo mixes of the album!)

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✨✧ Richard MarksLove Is Gone – The Lost Sessions 1969 to 1977 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s-Mid 70s. New Copy ... $44.99 55.98
Never-issued work from underground Atlanta soul genius Richard Marks – an artist who never got much exposure back in the day, but who kept on producing and recording funky soul nuggets on his own! Marks' later years were covered in a previous set by the Now Again label – and this time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 1000 copies – with download!)
Also available Love Is Gone – The Lost Sessions 1969 to 1977 ... CD 13.99

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Billy MartinStrawberry Soul ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A stunning little instrumental set from trumpeter Billy Martin – a player from the New York scene of the 60s, but who recorded this standout record way up in Canada – where it forever became one of the funkiest records to ever get issued north of the border! Every cut's an instrumental ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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James MasonRhythm Of Life ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of our favorite albums ever – and every track is a masterpiece! The album was originally cut for the tiny Chiaroscuro label in 1977 – and it's got a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – soaring, soulful, jazzy, and righteous – wrapped up in a blend that's ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MaxaynMaxayn ... LP
Capricorn/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
The debut album from Maxayn – a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Maxayn ... LP 39.99

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Curtis MayfieldCurtis ... LP
Curtom, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
A mindblowing solo set from Curtis Mayfield – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Curtis ... CD 6.99

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Curtis MayfieldKeep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4LP box set) ... LP
Curtom/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 4LPs ... $66.99 69.98
A massive package of greatness – the first four solo albums from Chicago soul genius Curtis Mayfield! First up is Curtis – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Keep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4CD box set) ... CD 32.99

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Donna McGheeMake It Last Forever ... LP
Red Greg/We Want Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A holy grail – and one of the only records ever cut by Donna McGhee, an incredibly soulful club singer who worked with both Patrick Adams and Roy Ayers! This album's her legendary side for the team of Adams and Greg Carmichael – and it's got a sweet and mellow groove that's unlike ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Make It Last Forever ... CD 18.99
Make It Last Forever ... CD 11.99

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James McKenzieJames McKenzie & The McKenzie Brothers ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
James McKenzie looks a bit down to earth on the cover, but he sounds a lot more high-end on record – a budding blue-eyed soul singer, with a strong penchant for AOR production – but always served up in a homegrown style that's nice and lean! Were he working in LA in the late 70s, James ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available James McKenzie & The McKenzie Brothers ... CD 12.99

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Mel Production Band (Mel Waiters)Trying To Get Out Of Here ... LP
Marvel/Everland (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Rare grooves from the Mel Production Band – an early project from soul singer Mel Waiters – who most people know for his more recent albums in a blues-based vein! Here, the young Mel is much looser, and groovier – with a strong current of 70s funk, played by a super-sharp band ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Trying To Get Out Of Here ... CD 14.99

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MetersCabbage Alley ... LP
Reprise, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A really cool cooker from The Meters – recorded during their post-Josie run for Warner Brothers, but with this tight vibe that still holds all their funky New Orleans roots intact! The sound is a bit more expanded here – not in a commercial way, but just in a style that has the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mighty RyedersHelp Us Spread The Message (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A funky treasure from the 70s – a record that hardly made waves at the time, but which has lived on strongly for years – thanks to a great sample history and key interest from generations of groove diggers! Mighty Ryeders have a sound that's clearly influenced by Earth Wind & Fire ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing on 180 gram vinyl!)
Also available Help Us Spread The Message ... CD 12.99

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MoodsMoods (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soiree/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
A sublime lost group soul album – featuring The Moods, who we presume to be from St Louis (although we're working on second-hand information, so we're not sure!) The group have a harmony style that's a bit like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – but with rougher touches, and none of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray MooreStep It Up & Go (10 inch LP) ... LP
Crashing The Party, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Think Rudy Ray Moore was only the king of 70s raunch? Think again – as Rudy has a heck of a long career, one that stretches back to the R&B years of the 50s! This set does a great job of looking back at that under-documented period of Rudy's career – and features a wonderful batch ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing!)

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Morning Echoes Of DetroitEchoes Of The Gospel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nashboro/Third Man, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A gem of a gospel set from the legendary Nashboro catalog – crafted by a very hip male sextet from Detroit – one who are clearly open to letting a lot of blues and soul influences into their music! One of the key elements from those styles here is spare but strong use of guitar or ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New BirthNew Birth ... LP
RCA, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Way more than just another soul group – as The New Birth are almost big enough to be their own sort of soul music village – complete with different neighborhoods along the way! Vocals are handled by the combined groups of The Mint Juleps and Now Sound – gals and guys that soar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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9th CreationBubble Gum ... LP
Rite Track/Past Due, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bubble Gum ... CD 15.99

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9th CreationLove Crime EP ... LP
Track/Past Due, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A rare later set from 9th Creation – done after their funk classics in the 70s, and with a nicely updated sort of groove! Side one is the "dance side" – and has the group working with more beats and basslines than before, but still finding a great way to keep all their charms ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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9th CreationSuperheroes ... LP
Hilltak/Past Due, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Fantastic funk from 9th Creation – a group who really tighten up their sound for this record, but still stay as wonderful as before! There's a totally right-on-the-money vibe to the whole thing – like the best Wayne Henderson/At Home productions from the late 70s – or maybe that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Superheroes ... CD 15.99

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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversRim Arrives/International Funk ... LP
BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.98
A damn soulful album from Ghanaian percussionist Rim Kwaku Obeng – recorded in LA at the end of the 70s, with loads of sweet clubby touches in the mix! Rim gets in plenty of tight percussion – lots of which showcases his rim-heavy approach to the drums – and also plays keyboards ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersAngel (180 gram white colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the last great album in the Ohio Players run for Mercury in the mid 70s – a set that's every bit as smooth, sexy, and funky as their other major label efforts from the time – and one that continued to refine the grittier funk of their roots! While the Players might be remembered ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight (180 gram brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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100 Proof Aged In SoulSomebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Wax/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OptimisticsOptimistics ... LP
Turbo/Be With (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic album from this young Baltimore group – and one of the most obscure records on the All-Platinum label at the start of the 70s! The company was home to harmony soul heavyweights The Moments and The Whatnauts – and The Optimistics follow in very similar territory – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael Orr & The Book Of LifeLove Will Rise ... LP
Birthright/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.98
Stunning sounds from Michael Orr – a singer you might know from his secular work in the duo of Harris & Orr – and who still sounds incredible here in a more spiritual-styled set from the start of the 80s! As with Michael's earlier music, there's a cool, cosmic vibe going on in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shuggie OtisFreedom Flight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The second album from Shuggie Otis – a wild and wooly batch of grooves that really stretches out the sound from the first! Shuggie's got much more of a hand in the arrangements here – and the tunes are grooving in a sweet blend of funk, rock, and soul – really drenched in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve ParksMovin' In The Right Direction ... LP
Solid Smoke/Luv N' Haight, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
A completely unique little set from singer Steve Parks – a set cut in the Bay Area scene of the early 80s – but done with a righteous 70s vibe that mixes jazz, soul, and bits of Latin influences as well! The overall approach is definitely soul, but there's plenty of jazz inflections in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ParliamentOsmium (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.99
An insane bit of fuzzed-out funk! This is Parliament's rare first album – a trippy batch of tunes that come off of Clinton's experimentation in the Detroit soul scene, infused by the rock-heavy energy of the city at the time, and probably a heck of a lot of cannabis, too! The record is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny PateBucktown – Original Soundtrack ... LP
American International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
A funky treasure – finally unleashed! Bucktown was one of the best of the mid 70s indie blacksploitation films – thanks to some great starring work from Fred Williamson and Pam Grier – but for years, the soundtrack's never been available as an individual release. Now, this tasty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby PattersonIt's Just A Matter Of Time (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Paula/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
One of the best soul records to come out on the Paula label in the early 70s – one with a number of beautifully soulful moments – and a few surprisingly funky ones, too! Although Bobby Patterson did a lot of work for other singers, this is one of the few albums he actually cut under ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 700 – on pruple vinyl!)

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Bobby PattersonStoryteller (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Proud/Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.98
A late rare gem from southern soul genius Bobby Patterson – the Texas talent who's best known for his work of the late 60s and early 70s, but who's featured here on a self-released album from the start of the 80s! The approach is a bit like the shift that Malaco Records was making in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)
Also available Storyteller (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 27.99

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Bobby PattersonStoryteller (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Proud/Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.98
A late rare gem from southern soul genius Bobby Patterson – the Texas talent who's best known for his work of the late 60s and early 70s, but who's featured here on a self-released album from the start of the 80s! The approach is a bit like the shift that Malaco Records was making in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl limited to just 100 copies!)
Also available Storyteller (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Freda PayneBand Of Gold (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A landmark album from Freda Payne! Freda had been knocking around a bit as a more jazz-oriented singer, and had cut one album for Impulse and one for MGM before this one – but when she hooked up with the hitmaking Holland-Dozier-Holland team for this record, her career really went over the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Band Of Gold ... CD 13.99

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Freda PayneReaching Out (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
It's a few years after Freda's big hit "Band of Gold", and she's recording here in a very different mode! The record is produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, with arrangements by a number of different talents, like McKinley Jackson, Tony Camillo, and Michael Smith – and the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reaching Out ... LP 34.99

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Scherrie PayneIncredible ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A late solo set from ex-Supreme Scherrie Payne, and nicely different than the 70s work she did after leaving that famous group! The set's got this great bubbling bounce – part 80s soul, part 80s club – and the record's put together by a host of top-shelf talents – from producer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Incredible ... CD 14.99

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PeddlersSuite London (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Philips/Glam O Rama (Italy), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
A really fantastic final album from The Peddlers – the UK trio who effortlessly mixed jazz and soul in the 60s, but who work here in a more expanded format! All the best elements of the group's sound are still nicely in place – those raspy vocals, strong use of keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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People's Pleasure with Alive & WellDo You Hear Me Talkin To You ... LP
Brownstone/Athens Of The North (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A very cool combo from the LA scene of the 70s – a tight funky group, topped with two female soul singers – all working together in a style that's got a wonderful mixture of warmer edges and grittier sounds at the core! The two female singers really give the set a unique vibe – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PoliticiansPoliticians Featuring McKinley Jackson (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Wax/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Incredibly messed-up funk – a 70s instrumental classic that's delighted our ears for years! The set's got a cosmic sound that mixes together conventional guitar-based funky with some weird electronic touches at times – going for a fuzzed-out moogy quality that really deepens the groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Judy Pollak Featuring 33 1/3In Togetherness ... LP
Chatsford/Athens Of The North (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An underground mellow soul gem from the 70s – recorded on the Detroit scene with lead vocals by Judy Pollak, and backings by a very hip soul trio! 33 1/3 are way more than just an instrumental group – as they also harmonize behind Judy a fair bit – really elevating the soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David PorterVictim Of The Joke? (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enterprise/Craft, 1971. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Probably the best-remembered solo album from David Porter – one half of the famous Hayes/Porter team that ruled Stax Records in the 60s, although not as successful as an artist on his own as Isaac Hayes! Porter's style is a lot more adventurous – and this album's a wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PortraitAfro Trees ... LP
Soul Japan (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
The first new album in many years from Portrait – and a great little set that shows a strong evolution of their early 90s groove! The group here just features original members Michael Angelo Saulsberry and Phillip Johnson – working with help from some new members and associates, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Positive ForcePositive Force With Denise Vallin ... LP
Liston/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A great set of mellow soul from the start of the 80s – not the Positive Force of "We Got The Funk" fame, but a different groove that has a nicely smooth groove! The style here is halfway between soul and AOR, but handled with an indie charm that really keeps things compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PreachermanUniversal Philosophy – Preacherman Plays TJ Hustler's Greatest Hits ... LP
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 20.99
Wild work from one of the more compelling artists of the Cali soul scene – an Oakland singer/keyboardist who issued a rare album under the name of TJ Hustler in 1979, then kept on making his own sounds away from the mainstream! The vibe here is very very 80s underground – lots of Casio- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Universal Philosophy – Preacherman Plays TJ Hustler's Greatest Hits ... CD 4.99

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Prince1999 (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1982. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $33.99 34.98
The record that forever put Prince on the map – a legendary set that took him from being an under-appreciated soul singer to a lasting pop music legend! Prince had been around for a few years before 1999 – but the double-length set was the first to really win over the masses to his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered for the first time ever! Limited edition heavyweight purple vinyl – with download!)
Also available
1999 ... CD 2.99
1999 (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 22.99
1999 (4LP 180 gram deluxe edition) ... LP 76.99

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Prince1999 (4LP 180 gram deluxe edition) ... LP
Warner, 1982. New Copy 4LP ... $76.99 79.98
The record that forever put Prince on the map – a legendary set that took him from being an under-appreciated soul singer to a lasting pop music legend! Prince had been around for a few years before 1999 – but the double-length set was the first to really win over the masses to his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(4LP deluxe edition – original recordings remastered for the first time ever!)
Also available
1999 ... CD 2.99
1999 (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP 33.99
1999 (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 22.99

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Purple ImagePurple Image ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 29.99
A key album in the post-Hendrix tradition of funky black rock – and the only album ever recorded by Cleveland's Purple Image! The approach here follows nicely in the same territory worked by Funkadelic and Fugi in the early days – a heady, fuzzed-up blend of trippy guitars, heavy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Asha PuthliAsha Puthli ... LP
CBS, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Asha Pulthi's first album – an excellent set of funky soul tunes, recorded in Germany with backings that are a mixture of spacey electric, smooth funk, and campy easy grooves. Asha's voice is very weird – a bit in the "love to love you baby" mode, and with a range of sounds ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dakar/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & OthersInterplanetary Melodies – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 1 ... LP
Norton, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Doo wop era spaceways travel from Sun Ra and soulful mid 50s vocal recruits – including The Cosmic Rays, Crystals, Nu Sounds and Juanita Rogers – a motherlode of rarities and never before issued recordings! Interplanetary Melodies includes doo wop numbers of earthly concern, and space ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ziad RahbaniAbu Ali ... LP
Relax In/We Want Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A rare "disco suite" from late 70s Lebanon – but one that's way more sophisticated than you might expect! Each side of the record features one long track – building on a melody that's catchy, but spread out with a mix of jazz instrumentation, and "oriental" ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RampCome Into Knowledge ... LP
Blue Thumb/Verve, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the greatest albums of all time – a masterpiece of moody soul, spacey vocals, and jazzy vibes – all produced by the legendary Roy Ayers! Ramp take their name from the anagram Roy Ayers Musical Productions – and in a way, the group's the summation of all the genius that Roy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Real ShooBeeDoo (Reggie Fields)Reminiscing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wenha/Tidal Waves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure set from the Detroit scene of the early 80s – a jazz record, but one with a nice current of soul – thanks to work on both bass and vocals from Reginald "ShooBeeDoo" Fields! Wendell Harrison recorded the record, and also plays tenor on the record – but the set' ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RealityReality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dureco/Pseudonym (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Massive grooves from a very unique group! These guys play guitar and percussion all at once – in a flurry of fast grooves that rip away tremendously, but with a style that's still plenty darn earthy! There's definitely a bit of a global influence in the music overall, but the sound comes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James Reese & The ProgressionsWait For Me (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
A fantastic lost legacy of soul from the South Carolina scene at the end of the 60s – the first-ever full length release of material by James Reese & The Progressions – a fantastic package that brings together all their rare material issued on funky 45s back in the day! Reese was a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing of 1000 – includes download!)

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Rikki AaronSay What's On Your Mind ... LP
Cordial (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Rare tracks from Rikki Aaron – a Connecticut soul singer who's few singles on the market are already pretty darn rare! Rikki worked in the early 80s, but has a style that's often more like sweet soul from the decade before – at least on the ballads, which have this really heartbreaking ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Say What's On Your Mind ... CD 11.99
 
 



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