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XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!

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A Certain RatioForce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Factory/Mute, 1986. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
One of the tightest albums ever from A Certain Ratio – a set that has them drawing on their 70s funk inspirations even more than before – and really finding a way to focus the soulful side of their talents! In a way, the sound here is a bit like that taken by Gang Of Four over the ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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Barbara AcklinI Did It ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Barbara Acklin's beautiful albums for Brunswick, and one of the hardest to find of the bunch! This might be because the record features a few cuts from other albums – in a style that was sometimes oddly used by Brunswick when issuing albums on its big stars – but don't let that ... read more CD
Also available I Did It ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Barbara AcklinSeven Days Of Night ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Barbara AcklinSomeone Else's Arms ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful, beautiful Chicago soul from one of the women who did it best – the always-amazing Barbara Acklin, a singer who managed to mix the raw and the smooth in a really unique way! The record's a mix of some sweet originals, plus covers that Barbara handles with her usual poise and class ... 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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Johnny AdamsAbsolutely The Best ... CD
Fuel, 1969/1970. Used ... $18.99
A great collection of southern soul tracks from Johnny Adams – a lesser-known singer who recorded for SSS International at the end of the 60s, and who has had quite a career as an underground blues singer in recent years. To be honest, it's this early material of Johnny's that we really dig ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny AdamsHeart & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
SSS/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost southern soul classic – recorded by Johnny Adams in Nashville, and done in a great blend of country and soul styles! Johnny's career initially began in New Orleans, where he recorded a number of indie singles – but this was the record that really pushed his career into the ... read more CD

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Oleta AdamsMoving On ... CD
Mercury/Fontana, 1995. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Luther AllisonSoul Fixin' Man ... CD
Alligator, 1994. Used ... $4.99
(Blues, Soul) CD

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Justo AlmarioPlumbline ... CD
Meadowlark (Canada), 1987. Used ... $4.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Herb AlpertRise ... CD
A&M, 1979. Used ... $8.99
A whole new level of genius for Herb Alpert – a record that's light years away from his earlier work with the Tijuana Brass, and which has the trumpeter stepping strongly into the world of smooth jazzy fusion! The title track here went platinum the minute it was released – and became ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Rise ... LP 4.99

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Ruby AndrewsBlack Ruby ... CD
Zodiac/Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A hell of a great record from Ruby Andrews – a Chicago soul singer who started out sweet, but comes on hard and heavy on this righteous classic from the start of the 70s! The record's got a badass vibe you never would have expected from Andrews a few years before – with tremendous ... read more CD
Also available Black Ruby ... LP 23.99

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Ruby AndrewsJust Loving You – The Zodiac Sessions 1967 to 1973 ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A masterful set of recordings from Chicago soul chanteuse Ruby Andrews – tunes she cut for Zodiac Records between 1967 and 1973! Ruby could handle any soul style her producers threw her way, be it driving dancefloor stompers or pure torch balladry, but she had a way of infusing everything ... read more CD

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ApolloniaApollonia (deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1988. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 18.99
Solo work from Apollonia – working here past her time with both Apollonia 6 and her association with Prince – but still showing an equally strong talent for catchy 80s pop! The music is handled by a host of producers, and most numbers are in a beat-heavy mode that follows on her ... read more CD

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✨✧ Art Of NoiseBest Of The Art Of Noise ... CD
Polydor, 1980s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You/The Articulate Artistics ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 rare albums by this great Chicago soul group! The Artistics were one of the city's first big soul groups after the Impressions, and they honed their skills on the Okeh label, then moved over to Brunswick for some bigger hits. This nice set brings together 2 of their rare Brunswick albums – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AshantiChapter II ... CD
Murder Inc, 2003. Used ... $1.99
The Murder Inc. chanteusse returns with another tight batch of chart soul/r&b, with the same sorta rough edges that made the first one stand out. Tracks include "Shany's World", "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)", "Breakup 2 Makeup", "I Found Lovin'", "Carry ... (Hip Hop, Soul) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Ashford & SimpsonCome As You Are (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1976. Used ... $12.99
A mid 70s winner from Ashford & Simpson – one of their earlier efforts, and a record that finds them fleshed out as a top notch act of their end – even if it'd be yeas before they'd net the kind of huge chart success that they deserved! Come As You Are is filled with solid soul ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ashford & SimpsonGimme Something Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of our favorite albums from this legendary duo – Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson's first album for Warner Brothers, and compared to the numbers moved by biggest hits, you could call this one a hidden gem – filled with near perfect mellow soul jams and more sweetly soaring ... read more CD

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Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the ... read more CD

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Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between ... read more CD
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Musical Affair ... LP 2.99
Musical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... $7.99
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between ... read more CD
Also available
Musical Affair ... LP 2.99
Musical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Ashford & SimpsonSend It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... $9.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! Send It twists, turns and grooves with all the elements we love most about Ashford & Simpson in the mid-to-late 70s – memorable songs with the right mix of sultry ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Send It ... LP 4.99

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Ashford & SimpsonSo So Satisfied (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... $9.99
Sublimely satisfying work from Ashford & Simpson – a stone killer from the height of their late 70s glory days on Warner Brothers! The pair are working together wonderfully at this point – wrapped up in that blend of upbeat soul and righteous undercurrents that made them a real cut ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available So So Satisfied ... LP 3.99

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Ashford & SimpsonStreet Opera ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Dang, these guys could never miss! Even in later years, Ashford and Simpson were still going strong – working here in a wonderfully mellow style that's as soulful for the moment as their mid 70s groovers were for that time. The album's got a sweet modern style that's pretty much in the ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Atlantic StarrStraight To The Point ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Atlantic Starr definitely get straight to the point on this set – bursting out strongly with an upbeat groove from the very first note – all produced to perfection by maestro Bobby Eli, in the same manner as some of his other great late 70s work for other artists! The group's a big one ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Patti AustinIntimate Patti Austin ... CD
Mosaic, 1980s. Used ... $1.99
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Average White BandAverage White Band ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. Used ... $3.99
AWB's first for Atlantic – and a nice slice of funk that proves that they can mix it up with the best groups of the 70s! The record's got plenty of sweet electric keyboards over smooth funky basslines – and as the years go by, the band's white boy vocals don't sound nearly as bad as we ... read more CD

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Average White BandCut The Cake ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1975. Used ... $4.99
If you need to own one album by Average White Band, this is it! The album features the band at their funky best – playing hard and chopping away with a strong crossover sound that put them firmly on the map during the early 70s. The record includes their funky classic "School Boy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Average White BandFree Soul – The Treasure Of Average White Band ... CD
Atlantic/Victor (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
All the great cuts by Average White Band – on one CD! The Average White Band are a perfect choice for the Japanese Free Soul series – as their unique blend of funk, soul, and rock is very much in the spirit of tracks that appear on the other Free Soul various artists compilations. And ... read more CD

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David AxelrodSeriously Deep ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1975. Used ... $19.99
An amazing slice of music from the legendary David Axelrod – quite different than his better-known sides for Capitol and Reprise Records – and plenty darn funky overall! Axelrod is at his studio best here – stepping off the funky jazz modes he produced for Cannonball Adderley, ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy AyersStoned Soul Picnic ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
An early album as a leader from the great Roy Ayers – a set that captures the vibes man at a time when he'd been working on the west coast soul jazz scene, and was stepping into even greater fame in the group of Herbie Mann! Yet this set is definitely Roy's own – kind of an ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Wally BadarouEchoes ... CD
Island/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A tough record to peg – but a great one too! Wally Badarou plays a range of spacey keyboards that include synclavier, mini moog, and prophet 5 – all over some beats that are a mix of electro and Carribean rhythms – in a style that's part jazzy, part new agey, and part 80s groove! ... read more CD

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Pearl BaileyBest Of Pearl Bailey ... CD
Roulette, 1960s. Used ... $8.99
(Vocalists, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Best Of Pearl Bailey ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Philip BaileyBest Of Phil Bailey – A Gospel Collection ... CD
Word/Epic, Mid 80s. Used ... $6.99
(Gospel, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Philip BaileyChinese Wall ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $6.99
A big breakthrough for Philip Bailey – and a record that was kind of a second-level explosion for the Earth Wind & Fire sound in the 80s! There's a definite crossover feel to the record – a style that takes Bailey's soulful vocals, and mixes them with lots of catchy hooks – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anita BakerRapture ... CD
Elektra, 1986. Used ... $1.99
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 BakerSongstress ... CD
Beverly Glen/Elektra, 1983. Used ... $2.99
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy ... read more CD

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Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays ... CD
Stax, Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Compilation put together in the late 80s, of Bar Kays' tracks, originating from the mid to late 70s, issued as singles on Stax and Volt. 13 tracks in all: "Son Of Shaft", "Montego Bay", "Humpin'", "Sang & Dance", "Midnight Cowboy", "AJ ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays – 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection ... CD
Mercury, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
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(Digipack pressing.)

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Bar-KaysInjoy ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Injoy ... LP 3.99

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Bar-KaysPropositions ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Tightly grooving work from The Bar-Kays – a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul ... read more CD

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy 13 ... $13.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Dave BartholomewIn The Alley ... CD
Charly R&B (UK), Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bas NoirAh . . . Bas Noir ... CD
Atlantic, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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BasiaTime & Tide ... CD
Epic, 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal work from the lovely Basia – and an album that's a wonderful hybrid of jazz, soul, and pop – all put together at a level that really goes beyond most of her contemporaries! There's a vibe here that's almost like Swing Out Sister at their best – catchy, but never cloying ... read more CD

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Count BasieBasie's In The Bag ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Count Basie's definitely in the bag on this one – not so much as strong of a jazz bag as in classic years, but instead this very cool blend of soul and funk styles with his Kansas City roots! The record should be thought of more as a hip instrumental album – kind of in the jaunty 60s ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Joe BataanSalsoul (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Charly (UK), 1973. Used ... $9.99
A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BB & Q BandBrooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (aka BB & Q Band) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
One of THE 80s groove classics – an excellent album that never gets old! The BB&Q Band had a tight outta site style that was the best small combo 80s version of 70s mainstream funk – sweetly jazzy, thanks to some really spacious production, and filled with lots of hard-stepping ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (aka BB & Q Band) ... LP 7.99

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Alston/Creole Stream (Japan), 1976. Used ... $32.99
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
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Beginning Of The End (2LP pressing) ... LP 26.99

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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 2CD ... $14.99 15.99
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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Regina BelleReachin' Back ... CD
Columbia, 1995. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jesse BelvinBlues Balladeer ... CD
Specialty, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
Wonderful early work from the great Jesse Belvin – one of the key singers on the way to soul, heard here in some great recordings before his smoother sounds for RCA! CD
(Out of print.)

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BenetBenet (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1992. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A pretty sweet batch of early 90s R&B from Benet – which is the brother and sister duo of Eric and Lisa Benet – a couple years before Eric would conquer the charts as a solo act! It's a nice little record that's warm and good-natured, and produced with a bright and smooth, but not ... read more CD

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Eric BenetLose In Time ... CD
Reprise, 2010. Used ... $7.99
(Neo Soul, Soul) CD

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Eric BenetLove & Life ... CD
Reprise, 2008. Used ... $1.99
(Neo Soul, Soul) CD

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David BenoitCan You Imagine ... CD
AVI/Blue Moon, 1980. Used ... $8.99
Early work by David Benoit – and a record that features him recording with help from the Rinder & Lewis team, in a mode that's a bit like their own disco funk for AVI, but done in a smoother mode that's more in keeping with Benoit's own keyboard styles. The album's not a bad one in a ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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David BenoitStages ... CD
AVI/Blue Moon, 1982. Used ... $8.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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George BensonBreezin ... CD
Warner, 1976. Used ... $2.99
A super huge hit for George – the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar! The album features George playing and singing over arrangements by Claus Ogerman – some of Ogerman's best of the 70s, ones that mix together his trademark pillow of sound ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Breezin ... LP 4.99

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George BensonWitchcraft ... CD
Park South, 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Brook BentonFor My Baby – The Brook Benton Collection ... CD
Spectrum/Universal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brook BentonForty Greatest Hits ... CD
Mercury, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Brook BentonRainy Night In Georgia ... CD
Slam (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
Includes 25 tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Chuck Berry with Steve MillerLive At The Fillmore Auditorium (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $19.99
The cover's a bit trippy, but the sound is anything but – and instead stands as a strong tribute to the way the early work of Chuck Berry continued to influence a generation of rockers well through the 60s! Berry's the frontman, and gets plenty of chance to sing and sear on guitar – ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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BeyonceLemonade (CD/DVD) ... CD
Columbia, 2016. Used CD & DVD ... $6.99
It's a long long way from Destiny's Child – as Beyonce comes on here with a righteous power she's never had before – much more message-oriented, and with larger agenda than the catchy pop of her youth! The album got quite a buzz before release, and definitely lives up to that promise ... read more CD
(Deluxe CD includes a DVD with the Lemonade film!)
Also available Lemonade (180 gram colored vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP 29.99

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Big MaybelleComplete Okeh Sessions 1952 to 1955 ... CD
Okeh/Sony, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
A bit blues, a bit jazz – and a singer with a style unto her own – the amazing Big Maybelle, one of the greatest artists to record for Okeh Records in the 50s! This well-done collection pulls together every single Maybelle recorded for the R&B powerhouse back in the day – a ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Edwin BirdsongEdwin Birdsong (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A breakout solo moment from the great Edwin Birdsong – an artist who participated in some of Roy Ayers great albums of the 70s, and who cut some great underground records of his own – but who finally got the chance to step into the limelight on this set for Philadelphia International! ... read more CD

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Bill Black's ComboSmokie + More Solid & Raunchy ... CD
Hi Records/Cream (UK), 1961/1965. Used ... $8.99
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Black HippiesBlack Hippies ... CD
Academy, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 15.98
Hardly the kind of hippies that were always hanging around when we were growing up – as these guys are super tight, super funky, and right on the money throughout – grooving hard in one of the most searing styles of Afro Funk we've ever heard! Older psych modes are turned towards the ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Black Ivory/Odds & EndsBattle Of The Bands Round 1 (Black Ivory vs Odds And Ends) ... CD
Sequel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Hardly a battle of the bands – as both groups here are great, and bring a sublime harmony soul sound to the set! The first half of the CD features some of the best early work from Black Ivory – killer group soul tracks recorded for the Perception/Today label in the early 70s, when ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Black Knight (James Knight & The Butlers)Black Knight ... CD
Cat/Virgorian, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An excellent bit of southern funk – very much in the early mode of Little Beaver, but with a sound that's even harder! James Knight is The Black Knight – leading a tight little combo with a raw funky 45 sound, heavy on the horns for backing, but with James' guitar right up front in the ... read more CD

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Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... CD
Duke/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bleu LightsBleu Lights Forever ... CD
Gumption, 1998. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Mary J BligeGrowing Pains ... CD
Geffen, 2007. Used ... $3.99
The grand dame of hip hop soul returns – and it's hardly a growing effort, it's got some of her best work of the decade! Growing Pains is a restless set of tracks that roll from hard hitting funky soul, to laidback sophisticated jams – working with a number of producers who are all ... read more CD

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Mary J BligeStronger With Each Tear ... CD
Geffen, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Mary J Blige has grown from a symbol of resilience to an unstoppable force in contemporary r&b over the years – and Stronger With Each Tear is tight cap on another decade of strength and success from the queen of hip hop soul! Mary J is as sharp as they come, both embracing and bucking ... read more CD

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BloChapters & Phases – The Complete Albums 1973 to 1975 (Chapter One/Phase II) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BloodstoneEssentials ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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Eddie BoBest of Eddie Bo ... CD
Hubbub (UK), Late 60s/1997. Used ... $14.99
Finally, someone's gone and recognized the genius of Eddie Bo, the unsung genius of New Orleans funk! His "Hook and Sling" has been reissued a lot on other comps, but this collection contains loads of other stuff, all of which has the same hard instrumental sound as the more famous cut. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob & GeneIf This World Were Mine ... CD
Modo/Daptone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
A previously-unreleased sweet soul treasure – now finally getting its due! Bob & Gene were an obscure duo from Buffalo at the end of the 60s – recording briefly together under the guidance of Bob's father, who recorded the young pair in his home studio with the help of some great ... read more CD
Also available If This World Were Mine (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP 13.99

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Willie BoboHell Of An Act To Follow/Bobo ... CD
Columbia/Soul Brother (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $9.99
2 late 70s gems from Willie Bobo – 1978's Hell Of An Act To Follow and 1979's Bobo – on a single CD! Hell Of An Act To Follow is really nice stuff from Willie – maybe not as hard and funky as his early 70s work, but very nice in kind of a Latin Club mode, thanks to some great ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD

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Willie BoboNew Dimension (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1968. Used ... $9.99
Latin soul percussionist Willie Bobo hits a new dimension here – singing as well as playing timbales, hitting a groovy groove that's perfect for his rough and ready vocals! The track list is a mix of 60s soul covers and a few very tasty original tunes – all done in a mod style that's ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, which has a cutout mark.)

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Angela BofillIntuition (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A great late 80s comeback for Angela Bofill – and the kind of record that shows that she was still head and shoulders above most of her contemporaries! There's a richness here that most of Angie's contemporaries couldn't muster at the time – a style that stretches back to her deeper ... read more CD

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✨✧ Angela BofillAngie/Angel Of The Night ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A pair of soulful gems! Angie is Angela Bofill's sublime first album – a mixture of jazzy soul and soulful jazz, all put together with a sound that's really a cut above most of her contemporaries! As with Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman, there's a sophistication to Angela's sound here that ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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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BohannonVery Best Of Bohannon – Funky, Wicked, & Smooth ... CD
Rhino, Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Hamilton Bohannon was completely unique in the world of soul and funk. He had a tight uptempo style that was sort of pre-disco and club oriented, yet which also had lots of choppy elements that made the groove a lot different than other artists of his time. Hard to pin down, but this selection of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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James BookerClassified – Remixed & Expanded ... CD
Rounder, 1982. Used ... $8.99
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BoscoeBoscoe (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Kingdom Of Chad/Asterisk, 1973. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the hippest records ever to come out of Chicago – the sole recording by Boscoe, a group who was even more obscure and experimental than contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Like those groups, Boscoe has a very unique, very visionary approach – one that' ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BrainstormFunky Entertainment (with bonus track) ... CD
Tabu (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
They're not lying with the title of this album from Brainstorm – because this classic late 70s set has the group moving into some very funky territory – stepping up the basslines even more than before, and really finding a great way to focus on the groove! The approach is right on the ... read more CD

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Bill BrandonOn The Rainbow Road – The Muscle Shoals & Birmingham Sessions ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Incredible southern soul work from Bill Brandon – a wealth of rare singles from the years before his better-known album on Prelude – all handled by landmark producers Sam Dees, Spooner Oldham, and Quin Ivy! With help like that in the studio, you can imagine that these singles are just ... read more CD

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✨✧ BrandyeCrossover To Brandye ... CD
Kayvette/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A killer bit of female soul by a very short-lived group – one with a great sound that comes out of some real criss-crossing of styles – some deep soul currents, but some hipper modern soul touches at the top! The set was produced by Brad Shapiro, and has a good blend of his modern and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Brass ConstructionGolden Classics ... CD
United Artists/Collectables, Mid 70s. Used ... $4.99
A dozen classic tracks from Brass Construction – one of the better large dancefloor combos of the 70s, a group who could mix equal parts funk and disco into one tasty blend! Includes their big hit "Movin", plus "Right Place", "Party Line", "Walkin The ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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Brecker BrothersHeavy Metal Be Bop (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. Used ... $11.99
No heavy metal here – just tight and funky jamming from the mighty Brecker Brothers! There's a bit more guitar here than on some of their other records – hence, possibly, the title – but the whole thing's still very much in that mix of soulful fusion and jazzy soloing that the ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Brecker BrothersStraphangin ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
It's our bet that the Brecker Brothers probably weren't straphanging on their way to work in this point in their careers – given the classy, professional sound of this set – which was more likely to earn them a ride in a limo than a place in the subway! But we certainly don't hold that ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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BrickGood High ... CD
Bang/Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Leon BridgesGood Thing ... CD
Columbia, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A soaring set from Leon Bridges – a full length second album that's every bit as classic as his debut, but in a completely different way! Where Coming Home was maybe Leon's answer to the generation of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke, Good Thing is more of a nod to the era of Maxwell and D'Angelo ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD
Also available Good Thing (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 20.99

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Dee Dee BridgewaterMemphis – Yes, I'm Ready ... CD
Okeh, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautiful turn in direction from the legendary jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater – a return to some of the soul-based modes she used in the 70s, but served up here as a tribute to Memphis soul of an earlier generation! The set was recorded in that fine southern city, at the Royal Studios ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Jimmy Briscoe & The BeaversFlame Still Burns ... CD
Soulscape (UK), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
Sublime sweet soul from Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers – a group who started young, but really matured over the space of a few short years in the 70s! The Beavers were one of the best indie phenomena of the east coast sweet soul stretch of the early 70s – a group that instantly won ... read more CD

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Brit Funk AssociationFull Circle ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
An all star section of the Brit funky soul scene comes Full Circle – with members of Beggar & Co, Incognito, Hi Tension, Central Line and more – on a sweet batch tunes with an upbeat, jazzy groove, too! The opening "BFA Theme (Let The Music Blow Your Mind)" kicks the set ... read more CD
 
 



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