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Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. Very Good ... $59.99
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & orange label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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Mary J BligeLove & Life – Limited Edition Picture Disc ... LP
Geffen, 2003. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The queen of hip hop soul takes it back to the gutter with guest spots by Jay-Z and P-Diddy on "Love & Life", 50 Cent on "Let Me Be The One", and Method Man on "Love @ 1st Sight", but overall this one has Mary in a better mood than the last album! You've probably ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)

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Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A stone classic from Blood Sweat & Tears – and a record that went onto have a tremendous impact in jazz, rock, funk, and soul! The group's format is plenty darn famous – adding a lot of horns to hip riffing grooves – but despite countless plays on oldies stations over the ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, matrix ending in 1G/1B. Cover has wear and aging.)
Also available Blood Sweat & Tears ... CD 5.99

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Blue SystemWalking On A Rainbow ... LP
Hansa, 1987. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a hype sticker.)

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Bluesman Willie with Yolanda BriggsFix My Rooster ... LP
Energy, 1988. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Willie Bobo & the Bo-GentsDo What You Want To Do ... LP
Sussex, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work by Willie Bobo – a slamming record of hard funky instrumentals, one that sounds different than any of his other albums! The record's a killer all the way through – a mixture of Latin and deep 70s funk, one of the few perfect fusions of the styles, held up beautifully ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Angela BofillTeaser ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An album that further cements Angela Bofill's relationship with Narada Michael Walden – as Walden produced almost every track in the set, and does a fair bit of songwriting too! The style is electric 80s soul, with a fair bit of keyboards and beats in the mix – but as usual with Bofill ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ed Bogas/Sonny Stitt/Merl SaundersBlack Girl – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A killer little soundtrack – and one that's quite different than the usual blacksploitation set, but still pretty funky overall! The film Black Girl was a surprisingly sensitive movie directed by Ossie Davis in the early 70s – not as much about action as it was about the everyday life, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light discoloration along the opening.)

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✨✧ BohannonGoin' For Another One ... LP
Phase II, 1981. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Gary US BondsBest Of Gary US Bonds – From The Original Session Tapes ... LP
MCA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary US BondsDance 'Til Quarter To Three ... LP
Legrand, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
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Gary US Bonds, Jimmy Soul, & OthersRock's World Revolution – The Roots ... LP
Legrand, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Titles include "Quarter To Three", "Dear Lady Twist", "School Is Out", and "New Orleans" by Gary US Bonds, "If You Wanna Be Happy" and "Twisting Matilda" by Jimmy Soul, "High School USA" by Tommy Facenda, "Working For My ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Boogie BoysCity Life ... LP
Capitol, 1985. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Break Dancer", "A Fly Girl", "Do Or Die", "Shake & Break", and "Party Asteroid". 8 tracks total. (Hip Hop, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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James BookerLost Paramount Tapes ... LP
Paramount/General General, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A great little set from New Orleans legend James Booker – a previously unissued session from 1973 – recorded in LA with a great array of well-matched players! Booker's on piano, playing with a chunky, rough-edged groove – pretty funky at times, thanks especially to the great John ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker T & PriscillaBooker T & Priscilla ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Memphis goes to California – with surprising results! The album's one of a few that Booker T cut after splitting with the MGs – of legendary Stax Records fame – and it's completely different than his earlier sides, and not in a bad way! Book recorded the set in California with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and half split seams.)

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Booker T & Priscilla JonesChronicles ... LP
A&M, 1973. Very Good- ... $7.99
Booker T's definitely into a great new groove here – one that really extrapolates his Memphis roots through the haze of early 70s California – coming up with some wonderful sounds along the way! There's a definite A&M vibe to the record – that mix of rootsy modes and hipster ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a promo imprint and some surface wear. Label has an ink stamp.)

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has a stained and wrinkled corner.)

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Booker T & The MGsMcLemore Avenue ... LP
Stax, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
The Beatles had Abbey Road – and Booker T & The MGs had McLemore Ave, the main street running outside the Stax studios, and a fitting title for the album that has them playing tunes from The Beatles' incredible Abbey Road album. If you've ever thought that Abbey Road was a soft-rock ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Bootsy's Rubber BandAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Massive work from Bootsy Collins – one of his best-ever solo albums, and a perfect summation of the P-Funk groove – focused strongly through Bootsy's own sense of stardom! George Clinton worked with Collins on production, and the album's as tight as the best Parliament or Funkadelic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)
Also available Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... CD 9.99

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David BowieChanges One ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Almost a "greatest hit" of "greatest hits" collection – given the importance of this album to the David Bowie catalog! Sure, it compiles tracks from other releases – but it also was the album that gave the world the killer cut "John I'm Only Dancing" ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing AQL1 -1732. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Alex BradfordLifetime Believing ... LP
Cotillion, 1971. Near Mint- ... $7.99
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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

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

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

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

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BrandyAfrodisiac ... LP
Atlantic, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Brecker BrothersBack To Back ... LP
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Soulful fusion from The Brecker Brothers – a set that's one of their standout efforts from the 70s – and a record that went onto influence a whole generation of jazz musicians too! The album features the twin horns of Randy & Michael Brecker, along with alto by David Sanborn, ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brenda & The TabulationsBrenda & The Tabulations ... LP
Top & Bottom, 1971. Very Good- ... $29.99
Great stuff – and possibly the best album ever by this classic harmony soul group! The style is wonderful – with Brenda's sweet voice in the lead, and backing by the all-male Tabulations. The overall approach was used by Gladys Knight & The Pips for years, but we've always liked ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has heavy edge wear, split bottom seam held with clear tape, and some aging.)

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Brenda & The TabulationsDry Your Eyes ... LP
Dionn, 1967. Sealed ... $43.99
Incredible early work from Brenda & The Tabulations – one of the best male/female soul groups of their era, yet one that's often sadly overlooked! This album will more than display why the group are so great – as they have a unique quality that's soft and sweet, yet also deeply ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)
Also available Dry Your Eyes ... CD 7.99

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Jackie BrenstonRocket 88 – Jackie Brenston & His Delta Kings Featuring Ike Turner ... LP
Chess/P-Vine (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the only full sets we've ever seen to document the great run of singles cut by Jackie Brenston in the early 50s – work initially done in Memphis, as a real precursor to that city's soul scene – and later cut also in Chicago, with a really hard-wailing approach! The set's titled ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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BrickStoneheart ... LP
Bang/CBS, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
Damn fine work from Brick – a group who's even tighter here than before – yet all without ever sounding too slick or commercial! Brick's one of that rare breed – a combo who can groove with an edge, even while cracking the mainstream – never hitting the biggest spots in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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

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John Brim/Little HudsonJohn Brim/Little Hudson – Classic Early 1950s Chicago Blues ... LP
Flyright (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Early 50s material recorded for the JOB label – including some unissued tracks! Side one features John & Grace Brim, side two has solo John, plus more by Little Hudson. (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Briscoe & The Little BeaversMy Ebony Princess ... LP
Pi Kappa, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
An east coast harmony classic from Jimmy Briscoe & The Little Beavers – a sweetly-voiced young soul group with a really positive sound! Jimmy and the group have a groove that's more mature than some of the other young soul acts to emerge in the wake of the Jackson Five – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, on P-Vine – with obi!)

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Julius BrockingtonSophisticated Funk ... LP
Today, 1972. Very Good- ... $29.99
Funky keyboard tracks from Julius Brockington – a mad early 70s figure who not only cut some wild funk, but who also ended up doing a fair bit of gospel work in later years. This set's a good bit of stoner funk tracks – in the wilder mode of the Perception/Today label – and it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, with clear tape along the seams and a sticker on the back.)

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Bronski BeatAge Of Consent ... LP
MCA, 1984. Very Good+ ... $6.99
(Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(In shrinkwrap with hype sticker.)

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Calvin BrooksSmooth Flight ... LP
Brooks Burgess Brooks, 1989. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brother To BrotherBrother To Brother 2 ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has unglued seams and some surface wear.)

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BrothersDon't Stop Now ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good- ... $8.99
Great stuff – and the kind of group that would be easy to overlook if the tracks weren't so good! The Brothers were clearly some sort of a studio project designed to cash in on the disco craze – and they included Bhen Lanzaroni on keyboards, who'd also recorded a bit on his own as a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Brothers JohnsonLight Up The Night ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
More hit magic from the Brothers Johnson – still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and virtually setting up the blueprint for jazzy soul in the 80s! Backings are by an all-star team, and Rod Temperton's helping out Quincy with arrangements – going for that snapping groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Charles BrownBlues 'N' Brown ... LP
Jewel, Early 70s. Good+ ... $9.99
By this point in his career, Charles has come a long way from his "Drifting Blues" hit of earlier years – but he's still one heck of a singer, and in a modern soul/blues format like this, it's interesting to hear him sound like singers like Mose Allison, on whom he had an undeniable ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck Brown & The Soul SearchersBustin' Loose ... LP
Source, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Chuck Brown and his Soul Searchers group are past the arch jazzy funk of their days on Sussex Records – and they're heading more towards that ensemble sound that would drive the DC Go Go scene in the early 80s. The formula is heard to best effect on the big hit "Bustin Loose", an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownBlack Caesar ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
James Brown gets even better than before – working here in the setting of a blacksploitation soundtracks – which makes the album a doubly funky outing from the 70s! James is a master throughout – beating Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield at their own games – as he works with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some edge wear and a promo sticker.)

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James BrownDead On The Heavy Funk 1974-1976 ... LP
Polydor, Mid 70s/1985. Sealed ... $24.99
Nice 80s comp of some of James' best funky tracks from the mid 70s with a lot of post-Payback gems that often get lost in the shuffle. Tracks include "Future Shock Of The World", "Funky President", "Bodyheat", "Your Love", "Get Up Offa That Thing", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Sound Savers sticker.)

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

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✨✧ James BrownHell ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record is a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)

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James BrownHey America (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Hey America ... CD 9.99

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James BrownI Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... LP
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue crown label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks just a bit on "Get It Together". Cover has light wear and a 2 inch split in the bottom seam.)
Also available I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me ... CD 13.99

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James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with split top and bottom seams.)

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP
King, 1970. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)
Also available It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD 13.99

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James BrownJames Brown At The Garden ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
Not as well-known as James Brown's live albums from the Apollo, but a really cooking set from the 60s that keeps up a plenty hard groove all the way through! As with most of James' live dates, the tracks here move at a clip that's often even faster than the studio work – played to perfection ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – still in shrink!)

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Out Of Sight (white cover) ... LP
Smash, 1964. Very Good ... $69.99
One of the stranger James Brown albums from the 60s! The record is one of the only vocal albums he cut for the Smash label – and it was issued during a time when James was strangely contracted to two labels – King and Smash. His dual contract situation was that he couldn't record any ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, in the rare withdrawn cover. Labels have some pen. Cover has a cutout hole, some waviness along opening, and a name in pen.)

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing, still in the shrink!)

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James BrownJames Brown's Greatest Hits (German pressing) ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1960s. Very Good ... $14.99
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James BrownLive And Lowdown At The Apollo – Vol 1 ... LP
King/Solid Smoke, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Later reissue of this landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – but they also went out of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownMotherlode – Unreleased Original Recordings (expanded version) ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest albums ever from James Brown – even if it wasn't issued during his classic run of funk records in the early 70s! Yet the material here is all from that time – recorded by Polydor when James and the JBs were completely kicking ass in the studio – turning out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownMutha's Nature ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A fantastic late 70s album from James Brown – maybe one of his last true classics of the decade! The vibe's shifted a bit since the Payback era, but the sound is still totally great – as James is working closely here with Charles Sherrell (aka Sweet Charles) – in a style that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
King, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black crown label pressing, still in the shrink with vintage price sticker!)

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James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Sterling stamp. NOTE – Cover is stained and wrinkled on the bottom 4 inches, with a cut corner and some splitting in the top seam.)

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James BrownPlays New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo) ... LP
Smash, 1966. Very Good- ... $6.99
Possibly the best instrumental album that James Brown cut for Smash! Unlike some of the other albums, this one features a set list that's mostly originals – and a number of tracks have a longer groove than usual, which lets James and the band stretch out instrumentally. Titles include " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Missing the portrait. Cover has ring & edge wear and some seam splitting.)

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reality ... LP 9.99

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Reality ... LP 11.99

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

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James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Vinyl has a press flaw on the title track and a mark that clicks a bit on "Licking Stick". Cover has unglued seams, light creases in the front panel, and a peeled spot on back at the bottom of the spine.)

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James BrownSex Machine ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing. Cover has light wear and some ink stamps inside the gatefold.)
Also available Sex Machine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... LP
King, 1971. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and small promo sticker.)
Also available Sho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 27.99

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/Now Again, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sho Is Funky Down Here ... LP 49.99

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James BrownThinking About Little Willie John & A Few Nice Things ... LP
King, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
James' moving tribute to the late Little Willie John – a big influence, and a fellow label mate at King. There are some great deep soul tracks on here, and lots of groovy instrumentals. Plus, the cover's got a picture of James holding a Little Willie John album, and looking very touched. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a bent corner, and small peeled spots from sticker removal.)

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Maxine BrownAll In My Mind & Funny – Maxine Brown Sings Her greatest Hits ... LP
Guest Star, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Miquel BrownManpower ... LP
TSR, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Plenty of Manpower from Miquel Brown– the Canadian club singer who scored big with the classic "So Many Man So Little Time" club cut in the early 80s – then followed it up with this full album of late disco grooves! Brown's vocal approach is in the higher side of the spectrum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Nappy BrownThat Man ... LP
Mr R&B (Denmark), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Rare work from this key figure in the pre-soul years – all small group sessions, with musicians who include Budd Johnson and Sam Taylor on tenor, Mickey Baker on guitar, and Panama Francis on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Sweet 70s funk from the great Oscar Brown – quite a change from his jazz-based work of the 60s, but a great new sitting for all of his wonderful wit and warmth! Brown's still a hell of a songwriter, and one with a very socially-conscious eye – sharper here than before, with lots of ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven & Hell ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks by Brown, including ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing.)

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Oscar Brown Jr.Sin & Soul ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $3.99
Trend-setting vocal work from Oscar Brown Jr – one of the hippest singers of his generation, and a vocalist who really took things to the next level in the 60s! Brown's got a sound that's partially influenced by the vocalese of Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, and other singers of the 50s ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Ruth BrownMiss Rhythm (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Pure Pleasure (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 44.99
If anyone deserved the name of Miss Rhythm in the 50s, it was the great Ruth Brown – as the singer was one of the most hard-hitting, sock-solid talents around – and really helped pave the way for the deeper styles of soul to come in the 60s! This album's filled with great Atlantic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Brute ForceBrute Force ... LP
Embryo, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The one and only album by this righteous funky combo from Ohio! Although Brute Force were an American group of the late 60s, they've got a sound that brings in traces of the African rhythms that were bubbling under at the time – similar to some of the best London groups of the post-colonial ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... LP
Fat Possum, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
The first album in decades from Memphis soul legend Don Bryant – a singer who hardly even gave us any recordings back when he was in his prime! Don was one of the lesser lights at the famous Hi Records – not as successful as Ann Peebles or Al Green, but steeped in the same wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BryantMadison Time ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
An incredible album – a super-hit for Ray, and unlike anything else he ever did! The album's based around the groove of the classic Madison dance – a darkly turning rhythm that's laid down by Ray with some heavy-handed work on piano that's really outta site! The group on the set's a ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Peabo BrysonDon't Play With Fire ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Very Good- ... $0.99
Tremendous work from Peabo Bryson – and a record that really has him coming on strong, and staying long! Bryson's vocals are sublime – rooted in gospel depth, but turned towards some warmer secular modes – all wrapped up in a style that's tight, but never slick – perfect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Peabo BrysonPeabo ... LP
Bullet, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
Early work by Peabo – smooth soul with a sophisticated feel, but not as stiff and stodgy as his later work, which could sometimes verge on the adult contemporary side. Peabo's voice has an honest soulful quality, and the album's got arrangements by Gene Page that move along nicely – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and staining.)

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✨✧ Peabo BrysonQuiet Storm ... LP
Elektra, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great little record from Peabo Bryson – recorded at the height of his mainstream fame, but still with plenty of the best elements from the early days too! The album's definitely got a polished feel, but it's not nearly as sleepy as you might expect from the Quiet Storm title – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BT ExpressShout! ... LP
Roadshow/Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An overlooked gem from BT Express – the group's 5th album, but still very much in the tightly-crafted ensemble mode of earlier years! The guitar and bass interplay on the set is amazing – handled by arranger/guitarist Billy Nichols, with a chromatic edge that really brings a lot of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Buckwheat ZydecoOn A Night Like This ... LP
Island, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a promo stamp.)

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Keni BurkeYou're The Best ... LP
RCA, 1981. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A really wonderful album from Keni Burke – recorded around the same time as his classic Changes set, and in some ways even better than that record! The set's got a fantastic mellow soul feel – lots of tracks that are uptempo, but which manage to hang onto a soulful finish that really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Solomon BurkeBest Of Solomon Burke – Got To Get You Off Of My Mind ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $11.99
Way more than just a greatest hits collection – as the record is one of the few albums from Solomon's years that you can ever find on vinyl, and it's a stellar collection of hard and deep soul tracks that no collection should be without! Every cut on here is a classic – or should be ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2010 Friday Music pressing. Cover has some wear and minor staining.)

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeChange Is Gonna Come ... LP
Rounder, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Solomon BurkeI Have A Dream ... LP
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Surprisingly nice work! Like the rest of Solomon's post-Atlantic LPs, this one has a sound that's different than his classic work, but which also exposes a whole new side of his talent, and range of vocals that didn't always show up for Atlantic. Solomon arranged and produced here, and the sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Solomon BurkeSoul Alive! ... LP
Rounder, 1981. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Solomon BurkeWe're Almost Home ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
Rootsy soul album from Solomon, and perhaps his most stripped-down recording from the old days. In a way, these MGM recordings uncover more of his soulful vocals than the Atlantic albums did, although the setting's a little bit less traditional for Solomon. Includes a number of original cuts, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Solomon Burke, Don Covay, Ben E King, & OthersSolid Gold Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great collection of classic 60s soul from Atlantic Records – served up in a cover that's almost iconic! There's 2 tracks here by each of the greats recording for the label at the time – with tunes that include Solomon Burke "Got To Get You Off My Mind" and "Just Out Of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Jerry ButlerGolden Hits Live (second cover) ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The wonderful thing about this one is that the album allows you to hear how great Jerry could be in any setting – even without the fabulous studio work that graced most of his classic hits. Jerry emerges here as a masterful entertainer, with a rich command of both his talents, and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerIce On Ice ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good ... $2.99
Killer stuff – as Jerry's getting the full early Philly treatment here, with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Roland Chambers, and production by a young Gamble and Huff! The sound isn't nearly as icy as the old Vee Jay days – but that's fine with us, as Jerry is nice and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jerry ButlerVery Best Of Jerry Butler (Buddah) ... LP
Buddah/Vee Jay, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of a number of similarly titled compilations of tracks that features some of Jerry's finest (and famous) moments for the Vee Jay label. There's more than a few numbers here that have become pretty hard to find on vinyl, and the package doesn't appear to be all that special, the music is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee EagerLove We Have ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Duets between Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager – done as serious, adult oriented soul tracks, one side of the album in an optimistic "The Love We Have" setting, the other in a sadder "The Love We Had" setting – both of them handled in a mode that's far far different ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Donald ByrdPlaces & Spaces ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... $34.99
An incredible record that was one of the highest points of Donald Byrd's career! The album's the third one he cut with producer/arranger Larry Mizell – and of all Byrd's work with Mizell, this one's the funkiest, the tightest, the most soulful, and the most perfectly realized vision of the ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a split top seam.)
 
 



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