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✨✧ 10dBSteppin' Out ... LP
Crush, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cut corner and a partially removed promo sticker.)

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A Certain RatioForce (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Factory/Mute, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl – with download!)

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✨✧ A Certain RatioGraveyard & The Ballroom (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Mute, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Some of the punkiest funk ever recorded – the legendary first recordings by A Certain Ratio, originally issued only on cassette! The group hailed from the same Manchester scene as Joy Division and other famous Factory Records groups – so they have a sound that's filled with fast and ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on orange colored vinyl and with download! In a cool orange slipcover too!)

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A Certain RatioSextet (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Quite possibly the funkiest album ever by the groundbreaking British group A Certain Ratio – filled with lots of heavy post-disco bass and percussion, all rattling away with the energy of some of the best work on Ze Records a the time! The group's dark moody feel is still largely in place, ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition orange vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Sextet ... CD 13.99

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Peter AbdulGet Down With Me ... LP
EMI/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Aaron AbernathyDialogue ... LP
Aaron Abernathy, 2017. New Copy ... $21.99
Aaron Abernathy really grabbed us with his debut – and on this second set, he's maybe even tighter and more his own self than before – moving past the guests who helped draw attention to the previous record, and really standing strongly in the spotlight on his own! Aaron composed, ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny AdamsTan Nightingale ... LP
Charly (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great collection of Johnny Adams' late 60s material for SSS International – including a few unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Yasuko Agawa (Yasuko Love-Bird)Sunglow ... LP
Invitation (Japan), 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A classic groover from Yasuko Agawa – proof that the Japanese scene had an ear for soul in the years before Monday Michiru! The early 80s set is made up from equal parts jazz, soul, and Brazilian influences – all used nicely with tight, fusiony production that really works nicely with ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi & insert.)

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Ray AgeeTin Pan Alley ... LP
Diving Duck (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Obscure LA blues by the equally obscure Ray Agee – including some tracks issued on his own Krafton label! Titles include "Open Up Your Heart", "You Hit Me Where It Hurts", "We're Drifting Apart", "Mr Clean", "Faith", "Tough ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lorez AlexandriaDeep Roots ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good+ ... $39.99
One of the greatest records ever recorded by vocalist Lorez Alexandria – and a perfect summation of her rich talents as a singer! Backing is by a small Chicago trio that includes John Young on piano, Vernel Fournier on drums, and George Eskridge on bass – but the arrangements of the ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Back cover has some aging around the edges, but front is nice.)

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Lorez AlexandriaFrom Broadway To Hollywood ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $89.99
An ultra-hip record from Lorez Alexandria – one of her grooviest albums ever, and a set that was only ever issued in Japan! The set features Lorez hitting some of the hippest, most rhythmic modes of her career – working with jazzy backing arranged by Gildo Mahones and Art Hillery, ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Art Union pressing from 2011 – with obi!)

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Ernestine AllenLet It Roll ... LP
Tru Sound, Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Tasty R&B material, recorded on Prestige's short-lived Tru-Sound subsidiary. Ernestine had some earlier fame under the name Anisteen Allen, and this record's got a similar sound to her late 40s work – with lots of smoky vocals, touched by a warm jazz sensibility that gives the material a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has some edge wear and small seam splits.)

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✨✧ Lee Allen, Big Jay McNeely, Hal Singer, Sam TaylorHonkers & Screamers – The Roots Of Rock N Roll Vol 6 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/1954/1961. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The cover says "roots of rock n roll" – but the set features some killer tenor work from Savoy Records – late 40s sides by Paul Williams, Hal Singer, and Big Jay McNeely – a 1954 date by Lee Allen – and obscure 1961 recordings by the great Sam Taylor! (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Rance Allen GroupAin't No Need Of Crying (aka A Soulful Experience) ... LP
Stax, 1975. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Reissue and repackaging of the Rance Allen Group LP A Soulful Experience, their first LP for Stax's Truth subsidiary. The sound is prime early Rance Allen, with a beautiful mix of gospelly soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rance Allen GroupStraight From The Heart ... LP
Stax, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A return to Stax by Rance Allen – his first album for the label after a stellar set for Capitol, and a much smoother set than before! Rance has learned from his work with Larry Mizell on Capitol, and is using a warmer glide on his tracks on this set – arrangements mostly done by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vee AllenAll About Love ... LP
MCA, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Luther AllisonBad News Is Coming ... LP
Gordy, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Not a bad bit of funky blues, and a very strange record to appear on Motown! The production style and presentation are very rootsy – right down to the photo of Luther on the front cover, who's smoking a cigarette, but trying to pretend it's a joint! The style is electric blues of the ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry AlltopLarry Alltop ... LP
Patriot, 1977. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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(Cover has some wear and contact info written in pen on front.)

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AmbianceEbun (with bonus download) ... LP
Da Mon/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A soulful gem from reedman Daoud Abubakar Balewa – head of the Ambiance Fusion Ensemble, who cut a few really great albums back in the day! This set is definitely one of them – and it's got a unique approach that's rooted in spiritual jazz, but delivered with some fusion touches too ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Amanda AmbroseAmazing Amanda Ambrose ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Features great backing and arrangements from Bobby Scott! (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Available again after a a few years out of print!)

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✨✧ AnchorsSoul Upstairs ... LP
Dee (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic little instrumental combo – one who come across with a sound that makes the whole album feel like listening to a stack of funky 45s! The group have massively heavy drums and rock-solid bass – but its real charmer is the organ, which wails away with the unbridled frenzy of a ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 75 hand numbered copies.)

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Carl AndersonProtocol ... LP
Epic, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A great set in the short run of classics that Carl Anderson cut for Columbia Records in the 1980s – albums that never cracked the charts that strongly at the time, but which have gone on to be remembered well over the years! On this record, Anderson nicely balances a tight groove with some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and a sticker spot.)

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Ernestine AndersonBig City ... LP
Concord, 1983. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Ernestine Anderson at the height of her powers – caught during a very successful run at Concord Records, where she was easily one of the hippest things going down at the time! The group here is a trio, and very tight – Hank Jones on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ernestine AndersonNever Make Your Move Too Soon ... LP
Concord, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A key moment in the career of vocalist Ernestine Anderson – a record that not only returned her to the public eye after a flurry of initial sides in the late 50s and early 60s, but which also finally helped Anderson find a sound that worked! The album's done with backing by the Monty ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruby AndrewsKiss This ... LP
Ichiban, 1991. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner and sticker spot.)

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✨✧ ApolloApollo ... LP
Motown, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
We always think that it's unusual that after years and years of success in the early 70s with strong single solo artists, Motown really seemed to bank its hope for the 80s on a group soul sound that was part funk, part dancefloor, and part harmony soul. Fortunately, the label did a pretty good job ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Aquarian DreamChance To Dance ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working here for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Vanessa Bell ArmstrongFollowing Jesus ... LP
Muscle Shoals Sound, 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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ArtisticsWhat Happened ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A stunning early set from The Artistics – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were one of the best Chicago soul groups at the end of the 60s! The harmonies are wonderful – smooth, but with a rough undercurrent too – balanced at a level that few groups could touch ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration from age, light wear, and splitting in the spine.)

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✨✧ Okyerema AsanteSabi ... LP
Atumpan/Kalita (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A lost set from percussionist Okyerema Asante – an African percussionist, but one who made some great music as part of the Black Fire/Oneness Of Juju collective on the DC scene in the 70s! This album follows with a spirit that's a bit like the later work of Oneness – and in fact, the ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus notes, photos, and interview insert.)

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Ashford & SimpsonLove Will Fix It – The Best Of Ashford & Simpson ... LP
Warner/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A great selection of work by the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The pair started out doing some excellent work at Motown during the early 70s – but it wasn't until they moved to Warner in the middle of the decade that they began to emerge as the powerhouse act they became for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonPerformance ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
An expanded double-length set from Ashford & Simpson – one that features three sides of live material, plus some great studio work as well! The concert material makes up the core of the album – a really wonderful demonstration of the genius of Nick and Valerie away from the studio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and sticker spot.)

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AtmosfearEn Trance ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Some of the greatest club tunes ever cut for the UK scene – a sublime album of jazzy spacey instrumentals by the legendary Atmosfear! The group were almost a UK equivalent of the sounds coming out of New York from the P&P camp at the end of the 70s – as they worked in the shadows ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available En Trance (with bonus tracks) ... CD 10.99

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AuraSpiritual Connection (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A funky little combo from 70s Nigeria – one who could easily give most American funk bands of the time a good run for their money! The approach here is nice and lean – lots of heavy basslines and tight drums, run through with riffing wah-wah guitar licks, and plenty of sweet touches on ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Patti AustinBody Language ... LP
CTI, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
A sweet blend of jazz and soul from Patti Austin – and a set that's a bit different than some other CTI albums of the 70s – given that it was recorded down south, at deep soul powerhouse Muscle Shoals! The sound is surprisingly rootsy on a few numbers – and warmly jazzy on others ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Average White BandPerson To Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Their classic double live set from the mid 70s, and as tight a batch of grooves as you'll find on their studio albums! In fact, this one might even be tighter, as it's got a good set of classic tracks performed live, with a sound that's a little bit more uptight and open than the studio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Average White BandShine ... LP
Arista, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coffy – Original Soundtrack (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Roy AyersComin' Home Baby – Herbie Mann Presents The Roy Ayers Quartet ... LP
Columbia (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Damn! This is an amazing rare album from Roy Ayers, and one that, we believe, was only ever issued in Japan! The whole session is made up of 4 tracks, and they were recorded during the time when Roy was playing with Herbie Mann, and recording on Atlantic. This session was cut Direct-To-Disc, and ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Denon pressing, with obi and insert!)

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersFever ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed innner sleeve.)

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersVibrations ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy AyersWake Up ... LP
Ichiban, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Proof that Roy Ayers is always great, no matter what the setting! Even in a low-budget, later album like this, there's an Ayers genius that really shines through – a way of inflecting the rhythms, jazzily tuning the instruments, and soulfully setting the whole thing up that gets way past the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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AztecaPyramid Of The Moon ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker.)

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Baby RayWhere Soul Lives ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Obscure bluesy soul, recorded for Imperial, but sounding more like something that should have been on their Minit subsidiary. Oddly, there's no picture of Baby Ray on the cover, leaving us to find him even more mysterious than before – especially since we've never seen any other records by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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BabyfaceLovers (balloon cover) ... LP
Solar, 1986. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The beginning of an empire! This was the first solo album cut by the now-famous Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds – cut after years of work in the music business that included stints in the groups Manchild and The Deele, and lots of production work for other LA soul acts. The record's kind ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Victor BachBach Gammon 'S Easy ... LP
Nerucci (Canada), 1977. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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(Cover has light wear with a peeled spot.)

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Ginger Baker's Air ForceGinger Baker's Air Force ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Out of the wreckage of Cream came some very hip grooves! Ginger Baker was the hippest of the group's 3 members – and although he's often credited by soul fans for his work with Fela, he should also get hats off for his work with the group Air Force. At its base, the group's in the jazz rock ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Very Good ... $3.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing. Cover has light wear and some notations in pen on back.)
Also available LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... CD 4.99

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Hank BallardHank Ballard & The Midnighters Vol 2 ... LP
King, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Unusual work from Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – a set that goes way past the hits! Titles include "E Bosta Cosi", "Oh So Happy", "Open Up The Back Door", "Daddy's Little B", "Is Your Love For Real", "Early One Morning", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Hank BallardLet's Go Again ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $28.99
One of the more obscure Hank Ballard albums on King – with the great title track "Let's Go Again" – plus "Oo Wow Oo Wee", "Come On & Get It", "Rock Granny Roll", "Looka Here", "Don't Change Your Pretty Ways", "I Like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, mostly split bottom seam, and some wrinkling on back.)

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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersHank Ballard & The Midnighters Sing Their Greatest Jukebox Hits ... LP
King, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A classic set of hard rockin R&B from Hank Ballard and the legendary Midnighters – as raw a batch of vocal group tracks you'd be hard pressed to find! The album features plenty of tunes from their "Annie" cycle of songs – including "Work With Me Annie", "Ann ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Patryce Choc'let BanksShe's Back & Ready ... LP
T-Electric, 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A nice album of smooth sophisticated soul tracks from Patryce Banks, a singer who'd worked with Graham Central Station during their classic years, and who also guested a bit on jazz sides during the 70s. Patryce has a voice that's leaning towards the Minnie Riperton camp – a heavenly sweet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp and light wear.)

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Ron BanksTruly Bad ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the original Dramatics, singer Ron Banks strikes out here on his own – a slept on gem from the early 80s! The set's in a similar modern soul mode to LJ Reynolds, who also worked with him in the group, and was having a bit of a solo career of his own at the time. It's got sort of a D-T ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a strip of tape on the top seam, a name in pen, and some wear. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)
Also available Truly Bad ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Bar-KaysAs One ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The Bar-Kays definitely groove as one on this tight little set – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm production! The group have come a long way from their fuzzier funk roots by this time, but they're still sounding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Bar-KaysBlack Rock ... LP
Volt, 1971. Very Good ... $19.99
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has split seams and surface wear.)

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Bar-KaysDo You See What I See? ... LP
Volt, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A tasty bit of political funk by one of the best groups on Stax! The record's got that heavy guitar-driven funk sound that was the group's calling card at the time – but it's also infused with a righteous sense of social consciousness, clearly influenced by Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam and some aging.)

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✨✧ Bar-KaysInjoy ... LP
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Injoy ... CD 9.99

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Gloria BarnesUptown ... LP
Maple/Remined, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the few rare albums on the Maple label – a 70s imprint that's known for some incredible funk and soul! Despite the title, the set's a record that sounds a lot more down-home than uptown – thanks to hard-wailing vocals from Gloria Barnes herself, and a nicely rough-edged quality ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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BarrabasBarrabas ... LP
Atco, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Although Barrabas began their career mostly as a soulful rock band, by this album, they're sort of heading in an uptempo funky club style – not really funk, or disco, but kind of an early blend of both, along with some of their older rock leanings. The record includes the funky tracks "S ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish gatefold pressing on Ariola with the title "!Solidad A Barrabas!".)

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BarrabasPower (blue cover) ... LP
RCA, 1973. Sealed ... $19.99
Funky rocking sounds from this hip Spanish group – with a bit of a tribal sound that's pretty sweet! The bass is pretty thundering, the drums are strong, and there's some cool piano and flute in the mix that give the cuts a bit of a Latin flourish. Most cuts have vocals, kind of in a rock-so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing.)

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Chris BartleySweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven ... LP
Vando, 1967. Very Good ... $14.99
A sweet soul classic from late 60s Philly – the one and only album recorded by vocalist Chris Bartley – arranged and produced by Van McCoy! The style's really great – with a host of original tunes by Van that follow nicely in the style of Chris' hit title cut, and which show him ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate waviness and wear.)

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Gary BartzBartz ... LP
Arista, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
Sweet jazzy soul from Gary Bartz – proof that he always sounds great, no matter what the setting! Production is by the team of Mtume and Reggie Lucas – in a style that has all the jazzy sophistication of their own work – a nice extension of Gary's work at Capitol with Larry ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a cutout notch.)

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Fontella BassFree ... LP
Paula, 1972. Near Mint- ... $43.99
Very righteous work from Fontella Bass – an album done after her time at Chess Records, and after her work in Paris with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – in a heartfelt, southern soul mode that's totally great! Fontella's back working with producer Oliver Sain, who first brought her fame ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging, some pen on front, and a DJ Copy stamp on back.)

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BazukaBazuka ... LP
A&M, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A pretty nice little album of soulful instrumental tracks – arranged, composed, and produced by Tony Camillo, who'd done some fine work in previous years for hit artists like Honey Cone, Freda Payne, and Chairmen Of The Board. These tracks have much more of a funky electric approach – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some notes in pen on back.)

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BB & Q BandGenie ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, and hype sticker.)

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Willis Earl BealNoctunes ... LP
Tender Loving Empire, 2013. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed ... (Hip Hop, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau ... LP
Alston/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
A 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 – because instead of being a Caribbean cliche, they took the best part of the island rhythms, and used them to forge an incredible approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New vinyl edition – remastered from the original master tapes!)
Also available Funky Nassau ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsHard Not To Like It ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the strong Philly LPs by Archie Bell and the Drells (and they really did make the transition to Philly pretty well). Side one has some of their more blatent attempts to appeal to the then hot disco crowd, but side two has them back in a great easy soul two-step sound, like "It's Hard ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsI Can't Stop Dancing ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Fantastic work from Archie Bell & The Drells – an important record that bridges their earlier and later sounds! It's a key transitional album for the crew – as most of the album's in the harder rawer Texas funk groove of earlier year, but some of it features newer production by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tighten Up ... LP 19.99

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Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label pressing. Cover has some wear with clear tape over a partially split top seam.)
Also available Tighten Up ... LP 12.99

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Madeline BellI'm Gonna Make You Love Me ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A nice album of soul tracks that was Madeline's follow up to the big hit of the title. Recorded in the UK, with a pretty good backing, and a good mix of originals and obscure pop stuff. Tracks include Bacharach & David's "Last One to Be Loved", plus Ashford & Simpson's "Baby ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in a black border cover, with some ring & edge wear, a piece of clear tape on the top seam, and a small cutout hole.)

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Reuben BellBlues Get Off My Shoulders ... LP
Port City, 1983. Very Good+ ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William BellBest Of William Bell ... LP
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ William BellBound To Happen ... LP
Stax, 1969. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Killer work from William Bell – a record that has him really unfolding and growing at the end of the 60s – taking off with a new sort of energy that we hardly would have expected a few years before! The sound here is nicely deep and mature – still in a classic Memphis mode, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and is bent at the top left corner.)

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William BellDo Right Man ... LP
Stax/Charly (UK), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great (and now out of print) collection of stunning Stax soul sides by the legendary William Bell! Although now often overlooked, Bell was one of the label's first great vocal talents – and his landmark recording of "You Don't Miss Your Water" is still one of the best ever sides ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ William BellIt's Time You Took Another Listen ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
It's clearly long after his Stax years at this point, but the album's still got some nice enough soul moments, and was still all recorded in the south. Tracks include "Yesterday I Lied, Today I Cried", "Morning Glory", "Your Love Keeps Me Going", "Let it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William BellOn A Roll ... LP
Wilbe, 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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William BellSurvivor ... LP
Kat Family, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Jesse BelvinBut Not Forgotten ... LP
United, Early 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
Jesse was one of the greats – and he would have been as huge as Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, or Ray Charles, had he not died a tragic early death in the late 50s. This album collects some of his great polished R&B tracks from the early and mid 50s, recorded in LA, and a perfect progression ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Connie Bennet, Bill Smyth, & The Harlem-AiresRhythm & Blues In The Night ... LP
Hollywood, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Obscure west coast R&B from the postwar years – with titles that include "Mister Blues", "Stead Roll", "I Want To Rock Till I Drop", "Rain Rain Rain", "Honey Love", "Come To Me Darlin", "I'm Gonna Live For Today", and ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Front cover has a few songs marked in pen, a small mark from an old sticker, and tape on the spine.)

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Brook BentonGospel Truth ... LP
Cotillion, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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✨✧ Chuck BerryChess Box (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 6LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal work from one of the greatest guitarists of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has some splitting on one seam at the bottom, in great shape otherwise!)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry In London ... LP
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the most continually inventive musicians from the rock years on Chess – stepping out here for a UK performance! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Golden Decade Vol 2 ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Titles include "No Money Down", "Mad Lad", "Run Rudolph Run", "Let It Rock", "Sweet Little Rock & Roller", "Go Go Go", "I'm Talking About You", "Jaguar & The Thunderbird", "Guitar Boogie", "The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry's Golden Decade Vol 3 ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
It's the third installment in this series, but the Chess Records classics are still going strong – and are maybe even better, given that the music's getting more obscure, and also features some instrumentals too! Players include Willie Dixon on bass, Johnny Johnson on piano, Matt Murphy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chuck BerryFresh Berrys ... LP
Chess, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A mid 60s album by Berry, and unlike a lot of other Chess full lengths at the time, this set features more new tunes than those pulled from 45s. 12 tracks in all, including "It Wasn't Me", "Run, Joe", "Every Day We Rock & Roll", "One For My Baby (And One For ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue shield label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $22.99
Chuck Berry makes the same London move as some of his other Chess Records contemporaries – and the result is one of Chuck's best albums from the later years! The set's not as star-studded as other efforts of this nature – but that's fine with us because Chuck really shines as the lead ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Cover has light light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Chuck BerryMore Chuck Berry ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The title's certainly straightforward and to the point – but then again, there's not a lot to say about this one except that it's pure Chuck Berry all the way through! The album may well be one of Chuck's most -hit filled, as it's overflowing with classics like "Rock & Roll ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue fade label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Chuck BerryOne Dozen Berrys ... LP
Chess, 1958. Good+ ... $19.99
One dozen "berrys", all of them great – 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 cliches – and which reminds us that at the start, his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & splitting.)

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Eric Bibb & Needed TimeGood Stuff ... LP
Opus 3 (Sweden), 1997. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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Biddu OrchestraBiddu Orchestra ... LP
Epic, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Big MaybelleBig Maybelle – The Okeh Sessions ... LP
Okeh/Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Sings ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $14.99
A great collection of Maybelle's big early hits for Savoy – all featuring backings directed by Ernie Wilkins, with a nice jazzy undercurrent. Maybelle's got a robust voice that was one of the first key attempts to bridge gospel, R&B, and jazz – and the album features 10 tracks that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has clear tape holding the seams, some wear and aging, and a streak of pink highlighter on back.)
 
 



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