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AaliyahAge Ain't Nothing But A Number ... CD
Jive, 1994. Used ... $3.99
Her first LP, produced by R Kelly. 11 tracks, plus the intro and a bonus remix of the single "Back & Forth", also includes the title track, "No One Knows How To Love Me Quite Like You Do", 'Street thing", "Old School" and "I'm Down". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Colonel AbramsColonel Abrams (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Mid 80s soul from Detroit's Colonel Abrams – One of the first artists to take the then burgeoning house sound into the mainstream – paired up with nicely grooving modern soul vibe! Includes the his "Trapped" and "I'm Not Gonna Let", with those bright and bumping ... read more CD

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Johnny AceMemorial Album ... CD
Duke/MCA, Early 50s. Used ... $4.99 6.99
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Memorial Album ... LP 11.99

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AcesChicago Beat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970/1973. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Great work from this Chicago group – material recorded in France, but which wails with the best sound of the small blues clubs on the south side at the time! The core group features Louis Myers on guitar and harmonica, Dave Myers on bass, and Fred Below on drums – joined by Eddie ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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Barbara AcklinLove Makes A Woman (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... read more CD

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Barbara AcklinSeven Days Of Night ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
An excellent second album by Barbara Acklin – and a perfect demonstration of her really unique Chicago soul talents! Acklin's really at the cusp of two generations here – at one level still with some of the sweetness of the earlier style of 60s girl soul, but at another full of the ... read more CD

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Act One (Act 1)Act One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – ... read more CD

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Active ForceActive Force (with bonus track) ... CD
A&M/Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A sweet 80s groover throughout – the only album we've ever seen by this keyboard-heavy quintet, served up in a flurry of catchy catchy tunes! Keys on the set are handled by producer/arranger Michael Stokes – who's very clearly in charge of the voices of the group – giving them ... read more CD

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Johnny AdamsVerdict ... CD
Rounder, 1995. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Tony Aiken & Future 2000Unity – Sing It Shout It ... CD
Kimsha/Boom Shot, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A mindblower – and the kind of record we only come across once in a blue moon! Tony Aiken & Future 2000 were an obscure mid 70s group from New York – all players skilled in the burgeoning club scene of the time, but who also had their roots in Caribbean music – coming ... read more CD
Also available Unity – Sing It Shout It ... LP 19.99

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Gerald AlbrightSmooth ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features vocals from Lalah Hathaway and Will Downing. (Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AlfonzoAlfonzo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Larc/P-Vine (Japan), 1982. Used ... $28.99
Alfonzo's kicking back on the cover – posing a bit like Michael Jackson on the cover of Thriller – a record that's maybe a pretty good comparison for the sound of this rare set too! The tunes are upbeat, catchy, and perfectly fit for the lightly crackling style of Alfonzo's vocals ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Tony AllenHere Comes The Night Owl – West Coast R&B & Doo Wop 1954 to 1961 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s-Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
West coast r&b, doo wop and all around fantastic numbers from the mid 50s to the dawn of the 60s – fantastic stuff from Tony Allen – not the Afrobeat legend, but the unjustly overlooked singer! Tony had a bunch of excellent singles on the important r&b labels of the day, but ... read more CD

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Luther AllisonLuther's Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1974. Used ... $9.99
One of the only blues records you'll ever find on Motown – and a mostly straight blues affair with a hard electric sound to it. The album's mostly in the early Alligator Records camp – but there's a few nice funky cuts, like "Now You Got It" and "Into My Life", ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, ... read more CD

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Vicki AndersonWide Awake In A Dream – James Brown Productions From The Pre-Funk Years ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Pre funk, perhaps, but mightily storming soul singles from Vicki Anderson – James Brown productions from the mid 60s to the end of the decade – incredible stuff that's been a bit underappreciated in a world of funky compilations, yet no less incredible and even more diversely soulful ... read more CD

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Lee Andrews & the Hearts/CaprisLee Andrews & The Hearts Meet The Capris ... CD
Collectables, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jo ArmsteadStone Good Lover ... CD
Collectables, 1968. Used ... $11.99
Jo Armstead was one of the best talents working in the Chicago soul scene of the old days, and even if you don't know her individual records by name, you're bound to find her name as a writer or arranger on some of your favorites from the old days. This nice 18 track CD brings together some of her ... read more CD

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Cesar AscarrunzCesar 830 ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
Lost Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and an album that may well blow away better-known work by groups like Malo, Azteca, or El Chicano! The album's near-perfect right from the start – and brings in plenty of New York elements to the groove, thanks to the inclusion of a ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD

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Ashford & SimpsonSolid (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, ... read more CD

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Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the biggest albums in the great early 80s run of Atlantic Starr – the group who mastered a mean, lean style of funk for the decade – with plenty of basslines, snapping beats, and sweet keyboards to send the whole thing home! Barbara Weathers joins the group here on lead vocals ... read more CD

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Atlantic StarrAtlantic Starr (with bonus track) ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
The first album by Atlantic Starr – a tight set of modern soul tunes with a very different feel than their later work! Part of the credit goes to Bobby Eli – who arranged and produced the set, giving it a feel that's almost late Philly – tight, sophisticated, and right on the ... read more CD

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Atlantic StarrYours Forever ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A groovy little classic from Atlantic Starr – and a great example of the group's wonderfully catchy way of hitting a groove! The music's never pop, but has some captivating hooks all the way through – sweet little bits mixed in with the funky soul approach of the ensemble – made ... read more CD

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Average White BandShine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Great later grooves from Average White Band – a real gem from the point when the group was settling nicely into a mellow soul vein! By this point, the combo wisely realized that they couldn't keep things going forever as a funky group – so they laid back and fell into their second ... read more CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersBest Of Roy Ayers – Soul Essential Series ... CD
Polydor, 1970s. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
Roy's so great, we'd be hard pressed to sum up his genius in a simple greatest hits set – but we love his work so much, that any sort of collection is always a treat! The set brings together 15 of Roy's hippest numbers for Polydor – including some early funk tracks that have now become ... read more CD

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Roy AyersFeeling Good ... CD
Polydor/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Stellar sounds from the great Roy Ayers – an early 80s album for Polydor, but a set that's still got the wonderfully tight, wonderfully groovy feel of his late 70s albums for the label! Roy's really perfected his sense of balance by this time – and does a great job of balancing ... read more CD

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Roy AyersFever ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A great little album by Roy Ayers – one that features none of his hits, which means lots of fresh material – and which has great examples of both sides of Roy's talents at the time! The dancefloor side of Roy kicks in with "Love Will Bring Us Back Together", an extremely ... read more CD

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Roy AyersLifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was ... read more CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersLive At Ronnie Scott's (CD/DVD DualDisc pressing) ... CD
Castle (UK), 1988. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent live set by Roy Ayers – recorded back in 1988, but with a sound that's right up there with his classic work! Roy's working here in front of a very appreciative crowd at London's Ronnie Scott's night club – and there's clearly plenty of British rare groovers in the audience ... read more CD

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Roy AyersLove Fantasy ... CD
Polydor/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
One of our favorite Roy Ayers albums of all time – and an overlooked gem from Roy's late 70s years at Polydor! This set's a bit more laidback and less clubby than some other Ayers work of the period – which means it's got this wonderful jazzy groove throughout – a sweet mix of ... read more CD

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Burt Bacharach (composer)Always Something There – A Burt Bacharach Collector's Anthology 1952 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Rare Bacharach galore – an assortment of under-reissued tracks all penned by the mighty Burt – most of which are from the heyday of 60s uptown soul! Despite the 1952 in the date range on the title, almost all the tunes here are from the mid 60s – that time when Bacharach was ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Erykah BaduBaduizm ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... $4.99
A landmark debut from the mighty Erykah Badu – a record that really set the world on fire when it first appeared – and which continues to blow our minds all these many years later! There's a simple, straightforward grace to the album that comes through immediately – as Erykah ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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Erykah BaduLive ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... $3.99
A surprising second album from Erykah Badu – a live recording, coming right on the heels of her first studio set – and showing that the girl's equally great without any added production work! The feel is warm, earth, and wonderful – intimate, and richly spiritual – as ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... CD
Motown, 2000. Used ... $1.99
A millennial classic from Erykah Badu – a set that came along right as the current century was starting up, to show a soulful path that would keep things strong for many years to come! The album grabbed a bigger audience than Erykah's first, but still kept things strong – really ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD
(NOTE: final track list varies from what is printed on the back or in the booklet – correct sequence is printed on the CD.)

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. Used ... $6.99
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of ... read more CD
(Booklet appears to be signed by the artist.)

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✨✧ Anita BakerRapture ... CD
Elektra, 1986. Used ... $5.99
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new ... read more CD

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Anita BakerRhythm Of Love ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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Ginger Baker's Air ForceGinger Baker's Air Force 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
Fantastic solo work from Ginger Baker – a musician who only seemed to get better and better the farther he moved away from Cream and Blind Faith! A set like this really gives Ginger a chance to open up and explore all the many musical currents that were grabbing his interests – served ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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Mickey BakerBlues & Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Really great later work from Mickey Baker – a guitarist who first rose to fame during the 50s years of R&B, but who just kept on maturing over the years, and really opened up a much stronger blues style in his music! Here, Mickey sings and plays guitar – the latter with a voice ... read more CD

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Mickey Baker & OthersMickey Baker In Session – Ain't No Strain 1951 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A great overview of the guitar talents of Mickey Baker – an artist who's maybe best remembered during this time for an album on Atlantic, or his duets with the young Sylvia Robinson (as Mickey & Sylvia) – but a player who also worked on countless sessions during the years of R&B ... read more CD

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BalladsConfessing The Feeling ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet harmonies and soaring vocals – a sublime collection of 70s work by The Ballads! The group here are a bit more polished than on their earlier singles – but still sounding wonderful overall, and miles from some of the more commercial soul of the time! The rhythms have picked up a ... read more CD

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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersHank Ballard & The Midnighters Rock ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
Hank Ballard was one of the greatest singers in the pre-soul generation – the kind of vocalist who provided inspiration for so many others to come in the 60s – a raw lead singer who really drove his group to great heights – as you'll hear here in this hard-rocking collection of ... read more CD

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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersUnwind Yourself – The King Recordings 1964 to 1967 ... CD
King/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Some of our favorite work ever from the legendary Hank Ballard – a key figure in early R&B, and a singer who cut some big hits with his group The Midnighters – but one who also continued to do some wonderful work for King Records long after his hits – most of which is included ... read more CD

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Darrell BanksI'm The One Who Loves You – The Complete Volt Recordings (Here To Stay/bonus tracks) ... CD
Volt/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
An incredible package from the great Darrell Banks – a set that brings together his sublime Stax Records album, plus lots of rare bonus tracks too! The core record – Here To Stay – is incredible work from the great Banks – one of the few albums this genius Detroit soul ... read more CD

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Bar-KaysToo Hot To Stop/Flying High On Your Love ... CD
Mercury/Superbird (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A pair of Mercury Records gems from the Bar-Kays – back to back in a single set! First up is Too Hot To Stop – a pivotal album from The Bar-Kays – a key post-Stax set, but one that's still very firmly grounded in Memphis funk! The groove definitely shows a bit more polish than ... read more CD

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Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... CD
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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Nathan BartellNathan Bartell ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Fantastic funky soul from a very mysterious figure – Georgia's Nathan Bartell, a singer with a deep soul style, and an under-exposed legacy that mostly involves a few indie label singles, and countless work in the smaller clubs of his state! The blend of music here is a bit different than ... read more CD

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BB & Q BandGenie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
The last true classic from the masters of the 80s groove genre – a post-Capitol effort for Elektra, but one that's still awash in great keyboards and snapping electro beats! Some of the jazzier sound from the past is gone here, but in its place is a leaner, cleaner sound that's still a fair ... read more CD

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Beats InternationalLet Them Eat Bingo ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $1.99
A big one for Norman Cook – caught here in his post-Housemartins, pre-Fatboy Slim years – working here in a playful blend of beats and samples that really point the way towards his later chart fame to come! The tracks here have a simple elegance that might have sounded dated a few ... read more CD

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Beggar & CoBeggar & Co – Revisited, Remixed, & Remastered ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The cover looks a bit vintage, but the set features more contemporary tracks from this legendary UK soul group – the combo who gave birth to Incognito at the end of the 80s, and touched a fair bit of other acts as well! Over the decade, Beggar & Co have kept going strong – with a ... read more CD

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Beggar & CoSleeping Giants ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Maybe the greatest record we've ever heard from Beggar & Co – a set that sparkles strongly from a host of excellent guest work – not just from Incognito, but also from some key American musicians as well! The groove is tighter than ever – and very much in the 70s-inspired ... read more CD

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End (with bonus track) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... read more CD

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau – The Definitive Collection (Beginning Of The End/Funky Nassau/bonus tracks) ... CD
Alston/Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.99
A great collection – the rare two albums by Beginning Of The End, plus bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Funky Nassau – s monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – ... read more CD

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Archie Bell & The DrellsLet's Groove – The Archie Bell & The Drells Story ... CD
Big Break (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A great great group who never lost their groove – featured here on a set that's the first-ever label-spanning collection of their genius! The set begins with a huge amount of tracks from the Atlantic Records years of Archie Bell & The Drells – records that start with their raw ... read more CD

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Bill BellJazz Professor ... CD
Professor, 1995. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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George BensonBreezin ... CD
Warner, 1976. Used ... $2.99
A super huge hit for George Benson – and the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar – opening up sides of his talent that first emerged on his 50s R&B recordings as Little George Benson, but taken here into some very hip 70s territory! The ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
Also available Breezin ... LP 9.99

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George BensonWeekend In LA ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... $6.99 9.99
Titles include "Ode To A Kudu", "We As Love", "Lady Blue", "Windsong", "Weekend In LA", "It's All In The Game", and his classic take on "On Broadway". With Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Jorge Dalto ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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George BensonWhile The City Sleeps ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... $9.99
This one's far more of a straight soul album than most of George Benson's earlier vocal sets – but as usual, the work is pretty high caliber throughout – and George is definitely on top of his game here, effortlessly beating others at the style they'd all started to cop from Benson by ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Original 1986 Japanese CD pressing!)
Also available While The City Sleeps ... LP 3.99

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Brook BentonBrook Benton ... CD
Beautiful Music Company, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $2.99
Includes 25 songs on 2 CD's. CD

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Buster BentonFirst Time In Europe ... CD
Blue Phoenix/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A set that might have been recorded during Buster Benton's first time in Europe – but with a quality that makes him feel right at home – stretching out with some soulful vocals that are even better than his excellent guitar! There's an easygoing quality to the record – not lazy ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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Chuck BerryJohnny B Goode – His Complete 50s Chess Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, Mid/Late 50s. Used ... $64.99
Chuck Berry at Chess – as monumental as anything recorded by anyone in the 1950s with an importance that can't be overstated – but even if you put the historical relevance and cultural cache aside, you're still left with some of the most exhilarating blasts of high octane rock, blues ... read more CD
(Out of print. In great shape overall, but one of the tie "buttons" on front is missing. Everything else is great.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryOne Dozen Berrys/Juke Box Hits ... CD
BGO (UK), 1958/1960. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two classic Chess albums from Chuck Berry – issued here on a single CD! First up is One Dozen Berrys – the fresh fruits of the labors of a young Chuck Berry – heard here at his raw, early best! The sound here is stunning – a version of Chuck that gets way past any oldies ... read more CD

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Big MaybelleSaga Of The Good Life & Hard Times (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Rojac/Traffic, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
A great set that may well be Big Maybelle's best record ever – really rare work that's quite different than her famous work of the 50s! The set was recorded in the Criteria studios in Miami – and it's got a cool southern soul sound that's part Bobby Blue Bland bluesy soul, and part ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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Rupa BiswasDisco Jazz ... CD
Numero, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A record that's got to be one of the coolest recorded in Calgary during the early 80s – as it offers up a really unusual blend of modes that definitely lives up to its title, and which also borrows a bit from Indian music as well! Singer Rupa Biswas fronts a group that's equally strong on ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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Black IceBlack Ice ... CD
HDM, Late 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A heavy groover from Black Ice – an old school harmony act at the core, but working here in a sweet clubby mode for the 70s! The approach is quite similar to the best group soul coming from Philly at the time – with some wicked upbeat numbers that step along beautifully – not ... read more CD

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Black IvoryBaby, Won't You Change Your Mind (with bonus track) ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Fantastic ballad soul from one of the greatest groups from the east coast 70s scene! Black Ivory may not have scored as big as some of their contemporaries on the charts – but to fans of harmony soul, they'll always be kings, and this record is the sort that forever gave them keys to the ... read more CD

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick ... read more CD

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Black MerdaFolks From Mother's Mixer ... CD
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Heavy duty fuzzy soul from Black Merda (aka Mer-Da) – the massive Black Merda and Long Burn The Fire LPs back-to-back on one CD! The Black Merda album has a distinct batch of influences that run from Funkadelic, to Hendrix, to Chicago electric blues – but since the recording (from ... read more CD

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Black PearlBlack Pearl (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Heavy drums and a good dose of soul – both of which make Black Pearl stand out a bit from many of their late 60s contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to the group's music, but the riffs are also pretty hard and fast too – almost a bit funky at times, and delivered ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $6.99 17.98
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records ... read more CD

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✨✧ Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... read more CD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)

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Bobby BlandCome Fly With Me/I Feel Good I Feel Fine/Sweet Vibrations/Try Me I'm Real ... CD
ABC/BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 22.99
Four fantastic albums from Bobby Bland – all brought together in a single package for the first time! First up is Come Fly With Me – great work from Bobby Blue Bland – one of the few artists to rise up at the end of the 50s, and still find a way to chart their own path forward in ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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Blood Sweat & TearsWhat Goes Up – Best Of Blood, Sweat & Tears ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
(Rock, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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BlushOut Of This World ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A rare Euro disco set from Blush – a group who manage to mix French-styled grooves with Abba-styled vocals – all in a way that's completely catchy throughout the six long tracks on the set! This is definitely pop disco – but it's also pop disco at its finest, with a vibe that's ... read more CD

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Eddie BoHook & Sling ... CD
Tuff City, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A great collection of funky New Orleans genius from the legendary Eddie Bo – an artist who made music in many different modes over the years in Nola, but who comes across here with a sound that's definitely in the funkiest side of his spectrum! There's lots of cuts on the collection that ... read more CD
Also available Hook & Sling ... LP 18.99

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BohannonGittin Off (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – ... read more CD

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BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few ... read more CD

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✨✧ BohannonSummertime Groove ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of the biggest and best albums ever for Hamilton Bohannon – filled with quirky rhythms and really unusual grooves! Bohannon was one of the key forces in setting the scene for disco in the early 70s – and by the time the rest of the country was hitting the dancefloor in the middle ... read more CD
Also available Summertime Groove ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Booker TI Want You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
An early 80s gem from Booker T – and continuing proof that he made some mighty nice music after he split from the MGs! This set's got Book grooving in a sweet Cali mode all the way through – a vibe that's warm, yet never sleepy at all – and blended with just the right touches of ... read more CD

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Booker T & The MGsGreen Onions & Other Hits ... CD
Atlantic/Flashback, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsThat's The Way It Should Be ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $2.99
A surprising mid 90s comeback for Booker T & The MGs – a session that reunites Booker T on Hammond, Steve Cropper on guitar, and Donald Duck Dunn on bass – with additional drums from either Steve Jordan or James Gadson! The sound is somewhat in the classic Stax mode of years back ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at ... read more CD

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Bootsy's Rubber BandStretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band ... CD
Warner (Germany), 1976. Used ... $12.99
Bootsy Collins' first solo album as a leader – and a masterpiece of slow bassy funk that set the tone for countless other groups to come! Bootsy steps into the spotlight with a tremendous amount of confidence and personality on the record – emerging as the one real star that could ... read more CD
(Booklet and tray card have name and notes in pen.)

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Boyz II MenEvolution ... CD
Motown, 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Boyz II MenII ... CD
Motown, 1994. Used ... $1.99
Smooth, chart R&B and new jack slow jams from one of the iconic groups of mid 90s urban radio. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, Babyface and the Darp Inc crew provide syrupy backing for the Boyz's sweet 90s soul harmonies. Includes "On Bended Knee", "Vibin'", ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Boyz II MenNathan Michael Shawn Wanya ... CD
Motown, 2000. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Brides Of FunkensteinComplete Atlantic Records – Funk Or Walk/Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A prime pair of late 70s classics on Atlantic Records from Brides Of Funkenstein – a funky female group from the P-Funk empire – back-to-back with bonus tracks! The Brides are one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than ... read more CD

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Brighter Side Of DarknessLove Jones ... CD
20th Century/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
A tremendous bit of harmony soul from Chicago – one of the few cases where the Windy City really gave the east coast a run for its money – and the landmark album from teen soul quartet Brighter Side Of Darkness! Although young, Brighter Side managed to bring a depth to their work that ... read more CD

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Julius BrockingtonSophisticated Funk ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Organist Julius Brockington did plenty of work in the church – but he's really at his best in a secular setting like this – where his work on keyboards is able to really open up and groove! The album's got a cool and groovy style that's a bit like the Rueben Wilson albums of the early ... read more CD

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Brothers Of SoulI Guess That Don't Make Me A Loser ... CD
Collectables, Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Good domestic reissue of some very obscure sides by one of the great unsung soul groups of the early 70s. We're not sure if these guys ever put out a full album, but the tracks on here are among some of are great lost soul singles, including "You Better Believe It", "Hurry, Don't ... read more CD

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Charles BrownBlues 'N' Brown ... CD
Jewel/Paula, Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
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 CD

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Chuck Brown & The Soul SearchersFunk Express (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Source/Raw Venture, 1980. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A great lost moment from seminal DC funk artist Chuck Brown – a set done after his mid 70s Sussex albums with the Soul Searchers, but before his bigger shift to GoGo modes in the 80s – all with a surprisingly jazzy vibe at times, thanks to sharp production from the great Wayne Henderson! ... read more CD

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James Brown50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Features 50 tracks on two CDs – including "Think", "Try Me", "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's, Man's World", "Prisoner Of Love", "Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud, Pt 1", "Ain't It Funky Now, Pt 1", "Super Bad, Pt 1", and ... read more CD

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James BrownJames Brown – Live At Home With His Bad Self ... CD
Polydor, 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A rare lost treasure from James Brown – the full, unedited version of a live concert that was cut up and butchered for the Sex Machine album – presented here for the first time ever, with a huge amount of never-issued tunes! Sex Machine was one of those "fake" concert albums ... read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownJB40 – James Brown 40th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Polygram/CRC, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownLive At The Apollo (1962) (remastered & expanded) ... CD
Polydor, 1962. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A 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 their way to record and ... read more CD
Also available Live At The Apollo (1962) (remastered & expanded) ... CD 3.99

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James BrownLive At The Apollo (1962) (remastered & expanded) ... CD
Polydor, 1962. Used ... $3.99
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! 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 – the sort of show that ... read more CD
(2004 pressing.)
Also available Live At The Apollo (1962) (remastered & expanded) ... CD 6.99

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James BrownLove Power Peace – Live At The Olympia Paris 1971 ... CD
Polydor, 1971. Used ... $4.99
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live ... read more CD

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James BrownReality ... CD
Polydor/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
A fantastic 70s album from James Brown – one of those sets in which he refines and tightens up the longform funk he'd created with the JBs on double-length sets like Payback and Hell – then finds a way to make the same sort of righteous power hit strongly on shorter songs too! ... read more CD

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James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... CD
Polydor/Now Again, 1971. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
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 CD
 
 



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