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Clyde McPhatterWelcome Home ... LP
Decca, 1970. Near Mint- ... $49.99
An excellent comeback album from the great Clyde McPhatter! The record was recorded in 1970, after Clyde had spent some time in Europe, kicking about and getting his head together. Clyde's vocals are as great as ever – and the backings are sublime, some of the best he ever received! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MD ConnectionTracks That Move Ya Again (part I, part II) ... LP
Muzique, 1989. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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Mel Production Band (Mel Waiters)Trying To Get Out Of Here ... LP
Marvel/Everland (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Rare grooves from the Mel Production Band – an early project from soul singer Mel Waiters – who most people know for his more recent albums in a blues-based vein! Here, the young Mel is much looser, and groovier – with a strong current of 70s funk, played by a super-sharp band ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Memphis SlimBorn With The Blues ... LP
Jewel, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An unusual US issue of material that Memphis Slim recorded in Paris – with work by Carey Bell on harmonica, Lowell Fulsom on guitar, and SP Leary on drums! Titles include "Grinder Man Blues", "Misery", "I Wanna Dance", "Chicago Bounce No 2", "Born ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Memphis SlimMemphis Slim ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Really tremendous work from Memphis Slim – a set of early 50s recordings for Chess Records, most of which have a style that mixes equal parts jazz and blues! Slim's definitely got some bluesy phrasing in his piano, but he also echoes an older generation of jazz pianists too – ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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MenaceDoghouse ... LP
Jump Street, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Eric MercuryGimme A Call Sometime ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Sealed ... $6.99
Pretty nice modern soul material from Eric Mercury – and a record that's a lot smoother than some of his earlier efforts. Eric's vocals are still pretty raw, and have a definite southern soul component – but the backing is pretty jazzy, and kind of in that Capitol mode of the early 80s. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MetersCabbage Alley ... LP
Reprise, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A really cool cooker from The Meters – recorded during their post-Josie run for Warner Brothers, but with this tight vibe that still holds all their funky New Orleans roots intact! The sound is a bit more expanded here – not in a commercial way, but just in a style that has the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cabbage Alley (plus bonus cuts) ... CD 6.99

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MetersLook-Ka Py Py ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Seminal work from The Meters – and an album that's essential for just about any collection of old school funk! The record's a blueprint for grooves that have been copied for generations to come – yet nobody does it better than these Crescent City kings – working here with a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Look-Ka Py Py (plus extra tracks) ... CD 8.99

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MetersStruttin' ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The Meters are struttin plenty here – stepping out with those hard, tight New Orleans grooves that practically changed the way funk sounded in the 60s! The album's one of their classic trio for Josie Records – all of which are sublime – and like the others, it's got this massive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Struttin' ... LP 24.99
Struttin' (plus extra tracks) ... CD 9.99

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MetersStruttin' ... LP
Josie, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The Meters are struttin plenty here – stepping out with those hard, tight New Orleans grooves that practically changed the way funk sounded in the 60s! The album's one of their classic trio for Josie Records – all of which are sublime – and like the others, it's got this massive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Struttin' ... LP 14.99
Struttin' (plus extra tracks) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Mighty Clouds Of JoyLive & Direct ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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Eleanore MillsThis Is Eleanore Mills ... LP
All Platinum/Soul Brother (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The only album ever cut by Eleanor Mills – and a female soul treasure from the 70s that we've totally loved for years! Eleanor has a style that's partly deep soul, but she often works with some of the sweeter soul tendencies of the east coast scene at the time – no surprise, as she ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Stephanie MillsStephanie ... LP
20th Century, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
Another winner from Stephanie Mills and the hitmaking team of Reggie Lucas and Mtume – two musical partners who really helped Mills find her groove! The sound here is classic mainstream soul from the start of the 80s – upbeat and catchy, but without any of the too-clunky commercial ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy MiltonRM Blues ... LP
Specialty, 1930s/1940s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Vintage recordings with his Solid Senders. LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy Milton & His Solid SendersBig Fat Mama ... LP
Jukebox Lil (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Early R&B from one of the true greats of the genre! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Garnet MimmsRoll With The Punches ... LP
Charly (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer collection of work by Garnet Mimms – one of our favorite soul singers of the 60s, and a talent that we'd rank in the highest of the high in our soul book! The set is a well-done batch of tunes with a focus on groovers by Garnet – and includes some sock-hard numbers from his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mind & Matter1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.98
Brilliant early sounds from Jimmy Jam – rare late 70s material that has a very different sound than his slicker 80s work with Terry Lewis! The style here is a wonderful blend of sweet soul and righteous jazzy funk – a lot warmer than Jimmy's later beat-heavy style – and served up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Missy ElliottUnder Construction – Edited Version ... LP
Atlantic, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $5.99
Missy and Timbaland (and the usual cast of guest stars) are back and hotter than ever before on Missy's fourth full length, much more of a hip hop record this time, with tons of old school party shouts and new school neo-electro production! Under Construction is kind of a concept album (don't ... (Hip Hop, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vernessa MitchellThis Is My Story ... LP
Command, 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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Willie MitchellIt's Dance Time ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 15.99
It's Dance Time, Memphis style – thanks to a hip album of instrumentals from the great Willie Mitchell! This one's actually a bit rougher around the edges than some of Willie's other work, with strong guitar and groovy organ, very much in a Booker T & The MGs mode! The tracks groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie MitchellSoul Serenade ... LP
Hi Records, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Raw Memphis style soul instrumentals from trumpeter/arranger Willie Mitchell and the Hi Records crew – a pretty fascinating chapter in the prime Hi Records story! Originally issued as Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On, it's really a showcase for some great tight short instrumental tracks, with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dorothy MooreDorothy Moore Album (aka Misty Blue) ... LP
Malaco/CBS (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A pivotal moment in the development of southern soul – as the album was one of the first really big hits to come out of the growing Malaco scene in Jackson, Mississippi. The style of the record is a mix of older female southern soul styles, plus some of the warmer mellow production that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray MooreDolemite For President ... LP
Kent/Dolemite, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 24.98
Rudy Ray Moore takes the white house – or at least tries to – in this cool 1972 album that must have been a great antidote to the campaigns of Richard Nixon and George McGovern! The set starts with Rudy running his way through a whole bunch of campaign issues – including "Fre ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rudy Ray Moore & The MadamSensuous Black Man Meets The Sensuous Black Woman ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
Hilarious! This is one of the raunchiest of the Rudy Ray Moore albums on Kent – and it's no surprise that it was issued on the label's "sensuous series"! Rudy and The Madam meet up on wax, and give sexual advice to the uninitiated. Side one lays it on the line directly, and side ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging, with a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Harry MoscoCountry Boy ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Sweet grooves from Harry Mosco – once the leader of The Funkees, but stepping out here with some wicked work from the London scene at the end of the 70s! The album's got a snapping electric vibe – sometimes clubby, but with more of a funk feel overall – thanks to some heavy ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mosley & JohnsonMosley & Johnson ... LP
Muscle Shoals Sound, 1987. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great southern soul duo who were perhaps born a decade or two too late – working here in a modern soul groove, but with a style that still echoes some deep soul roots! The album was recorded in Muscle Shoals and Tupelo, with instrumentation that's decidedly modern – more keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MountainNantucket Sleighride ... LP
Windfall, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Solid jamming from Mountain – one of the tightest guitar-based groups of their day, and hard rockers that could serve up a nice dose of soul! Tunes have a great mix of tight rhythms and fierce guitars – a bit dated at times, but with some nice production overall by Felix Pappalardi. ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Musical YouthYouth Of Today ... LP
MCA, 1982. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A novelty group if there ever was one, but they still had their day with the big hit "Pass the Dutchie", not that any of them were even old enough to know what they were singing about, or should have been. Beyond that track there's not a whole lot that's remarkable about their commercial ... (Reggae, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MustangOrgan Freakout – A Happening With The Mustang ... LP
Somerset, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great little album – even if it tries to promise too much! The set bills itself as "the swinginest Hammond organ album since the birth of psychedelia" – and while that sort of a claim is so high that nobody could ever match it, the album is a great batch of offbeat soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NajeeNajee's Theme ... LP
EMI, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Feel So Good To Me", "For The Love Of You", "Can't Hide Love", "We Are Family", "Sweet Love", "Betcha Don't Know", and "Mysterious". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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Naked EyesFuel For Fire ... LP
EMI, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Sweet electro pop from Naked Eyes – a record issued late in their early 80s run, but one that actually brings together lots of bits from earlier years! There's some alternate versions and remixes on the set – and the whole thing is actually more beat and bassline-heavy than most of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny NashHold Me Tight ... LP
JAD, 1968. Very Good ... $0.99
Titles include "Groovin", "Love", "Cupid", "You Got Soul", "People In Love", "Don't Cry", "You Got To Change Your Ways", "Hold Me Tight", and "Lovey Dovey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian stereo pressing. Cover has a sticker in the top right corner.)

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Johnny NashJohnny Nash's Greatest Hits ... LP
CBS (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ Johnny NashLet's Get Lost ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Paul NeroSoul Party – 28 Sensational Soul Hits ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A record with a hokey cover and an unassuming title – but a wicked little set that's filled with funky soul throughout! Paul Nero's a German artist, and he's working here in a style that was common to Euro recordings of the time – a medley-heavy approach that stacked together a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Robbie NevilRobbie Nevil ... LP
Manhattan, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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New BirthComing Together ... LP
RCA, 1972. Good ... $9.99
Excellent early album by New Birth – with a good straight ahead soul style, and some nice arrangements by Vernon Bullock, Harvey Fuqua, and Bert De Coteaux. The tracks are a mix of originals and covers, and the band is great throughout – grooving hard in a souful way that makes the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New King James VersionThis Joy ... LP
Light, 1987. Very Good ... $6.99
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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New MexicoNew Mexico ... LP
Decade, 1980. Very Good+ ... $28.99
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Phil & Brenda NicholasMore Than Music ... LP
Command/A&M, 1990. Sealed ... $4.99
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9th CreationBubble Gum ... LP
Rite Track/Past Due, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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9th CreationSuperheroes ... LP
Hilltak/Past Due, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Fantastic funk from 9th Creation – a group who really tighten up their sound for this record, but still stay as wonderful as before! There's a totally right-on-the-money vibe to the whole thing – like the best Wayne Henderson/At Home productions from the late 70s – or maybe that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ike NobleAngie ... LP
Connowil, 1984. Very Good- ... $29.99
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✨✧ Laura NyroNew York Tendaberry ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Laura Nyro's second album in her legendary early run for Columbia Records – and an effort that's a bit more dramatic than the first! Laura's handling all arrangements herself this time, and they're conducted by Jimmy Haskell – but the overall sound is almost as spare as if Nyro were ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alexander O'NealMy Gift To You ... LP
Tabu, 1988. New Copy ... $3.99
A real standout Christmas soul session from the 80s – a decade when the soul Christmas album seemed to almost fall by the wayside! Alexander O'Neal is working here with classic production help from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – who help O'Neal update an older Christmas soul mode for a ... (Holiday Music, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available My Gift To You (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversToo Tough/I'm Not Going To Let You ... LP
Sum Sum/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
Wonderfully groovy work from Rim Kwaku Obeng – an artist with African roots, but working here in the San Francisco scene of the early 80s – where he's clearly picked up a very international vibe in his music! Rim definitely plays some traditional percussion on the tracks, but there's ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Too Tough/I'm Not Going To Let You ... CD 8.99

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Billy OceanLove Zone ... LP
Jive, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A big one for Billy Ocean – a set that's got some catchy beats on the bottom and plenty of sweetly crafted vocals over the top! The style's smooth, but never too much so – thanks to a nicely percolated sense of rhythm on most of the numbers – and in a way, the record represents a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Loren OdenAdrian Younge Presents Loren Oden – My Heart My Love ... LP
Linear Labs, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
The first we've ever heard of Loren Oden – a singer with a falsetto style that's perfect for the sweetly soulful backings of Adrian Younge – a mix of modes that's almost in the same territory as Adrian's record with The Delfonics a few years back! Yet the style here is also more ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Odyssey 5First Time Around ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A lost set of female soul tracks – recorded in the waning years of the Brunswick label, when they were really experimenting with some great obscure groups, most of whom got lost in the tax shuffles of the label's demise! Odyssey 5 hail from North Carolina, and they've got an ensemble female ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersGreatest Hits ... LP
Westbound, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Great gatefold compilation of their funky Westbound tracks, with such faves as "Pain", "Walt's First Trip", "Funky Worm", "Varee is Love", "Climax", and more. Slightly different track listing than the "Best of the Early Years" comp, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersPain ... LP
Westbound (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
Mindblowing funk from The Ohio Players – the group's debut album for Westbound Records, and a landmark batch of tracks that never gets old! The sound here really has the group stretching out a lot – working on tunes that are extended, but never as overindulgent as their labelmates ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ohio PlayersPleasure ... LP
Westbound (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
A true pleasure indeed – easily one of the greatest records ever by the Ohio Players, and a perfect summation of all things great in their groove! The album's a landmark effort – even for the heady days of the early 70s – as the Players manage to bring together a fair bit of jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ O'JaysO'Jays (Bell pressing) ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
This is the second version of an album that was first pressed under the title Back On Top – repackaged here with a slicker cover during the early 70s, to cash in on the fame that the O'Jays were having at Phily International. Although the group's Philly recordings are always touted as some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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O'Jays & The MomentsO'Jays Meet The Moments ... LP
Stang, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Hard funky soul album that features half Moments tracks and half O'Jays tracks. The O'Jays stuff is the stuff that they recorded before going to Philly International, like "Peace" and "Be My Girl" – real sweet soul gems, if you don't know them. Our fave, though, is the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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112Pleasure & Pain ... LP
Def Soul, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
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OrlandoOrlando! – Harp, Voice & Tears ... LP
Super Star, 1970. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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OrlonsBest Of The Orlons ... LP
Cameo/London (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Three girls and a guy – and one of the greatest 60s soul groups to ever come out of Philly! Although they started out mostly in a girl group mode, The Orlons soon expanded their sound into a harder range of soul-based work – really picking up steam on the Philly scene, and pushing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OrlonsWah-Watusi ... LP
Cameo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A soulful classic from The Orlons – a wonderful vocal group that mixed together the sweet harmonies of three female singers, and one bass-heavy male! The result is a hip take on both girl group soul and some of the male modes of the time – given the way that the lead singer varies on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Orlons/DovellsGolden Hits ... LP
Cameo, 1964. Very Good ... $3.99
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OsibisaBlack Magic Night – Osibisa Live At The Royal Festival Hall ... LP
Bronze/Trading Places (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99
A surprisingly strong set from Osibisa – one that's got a full, rich, soulful feel – much better than we might have expected for an album recorded at the Royal Festival Hall! The venue's no surprise, though, given that Osibisa were clearly on top of their game at the time – and ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny OtisJohnny Otis! Johnny Otis! – The 1984 Johnny Otis Show ... LP
Hawk Sound, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny Otis & OthersJohnny Otis Show Live At Monterey ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Johnny's very much in his "revival" mode here – dipping back to his earlier R&B roots, and working with a host of famous older blues singers. The set's got vocals by Roy Milton, Roy Brown, Esther Phillips, Mighty Mouth Evans, Ivory Joe Hunter, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Margie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting with a cutout hole in the top right corner, includes poster!)

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

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OvationsHaving a Party ... LP
MGM, 1973. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A slightly deeper vibe than previous work from The Ovations – but in a great way too! The set begins with the Sam Cooke remake of the title track, but after that things pick up a bit more – using more bass in the backings for a groove, and a bit more keyboards too – not exactly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OvationsHooked On A Feeling ... LP
MGM, 1972. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Some of the warmest Memphis soul ever recorded – a really classic set from The Ovations, done in a style that's really unique! The vibe here is different from the sound of Stax, as lead singer Louis Williams has a lot of Sam Cooke in his style – a warmly bubbling quality that's as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank OwensOliver! Ole! ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Insanely wonderful Latin soul album recorded by Frank Owens that has the surprising (and goofy) bonus of being a Latiny rendition of the hit musical Oliver! Don't be put off by that cockney musical aspect of the source material, though – because the sound here is great New York Latin Soul, ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a name in pen, and some aging on the back.)

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Ray Parker JrChartbusters ... LP
Arista, 1985. Sealed ... $2.99
A very fitting title – not just because of Ray's big fame for the theme of the film Ghostbusters, but also because Parker was really hitting the charts at the time! The album's something of a compilation – one that features a few moments from earlier in Parker's career, mixed with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray Parker JrOther Woman ... LP
Arista, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Ray Parker steps out here with the other woman – with a groove that's somewhat different than his earlier sound with Raydio! There's a slightly sharper edge than before – almost a rockish influence in some of the instrumentation, which is a key factor in helping Parker's crossover in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray Parker JrSex & The Single Man ... LP
Arista, 1985. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Ray Parker's definitely a single man at this point in his career – leaving behind his earlier role in the Raydio group, and working here as writer and producer on a string of 80s hits! The album follows strongly in the catchy, crossover mode of Parker's work from the middle part of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Parliaments, Precisions, Al Kent, Sandpebbles, & DebonairesBacktrack 6 ... LP
Track (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The cover looks punk rock, but this is a GREAT UK collection of rare soul material – work by Al Kent, The Sandpebbles, Parliaments, Precisions, and Debonaires! LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Johnny Pate & His OrchestraSet A Pattern ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Fantastic funky orchestral stuff from this great Chicago soul arranger! Johnny was working with The Impressions during these years, but ABC gave him a chance to cut some instrumental sides on his own – and the record's a wonderful groover with some complicated numbers that remind us a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Pate/Four TopsShaft In Africa ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good+ ... $39.99
One of the greatest blacksploitation soundtracks ever – a massively beautiful record that goes beyond any cliches of the genre, and serves up a fantastically unique batch of tracks! Chisoul arranger Johnny Pate did the music for the film – and (dare we say it?) it's even greater that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon PatilloLove Around The World ... LP
Myrrh, 1985. Sealed ... $1.99
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Bobby PattersonMy Thing Is Your Thing – Jetstar Strut From Bobby Patterson (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jet Star/Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
Funky Texas soul from the mighty Bobby Patterson – a singer who also recorded for the Jewel/Paula label in the early 70s, but who's heard here on earlier work for Jetstar Records, plus a few never-issued tracks! Bobby's voice has this great raw style – one that crackles even more as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Maiden Voyage ... LP 11.99
Maiden Voyage ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Maiden Voyage ... CD 12.99
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✨✧ Billy PaulOnly The Strong Survive ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
Although Jerry Butler had the first hit with "Only The Strong Survive" – way back in the late 60s, when Gamble & Huff were using his career to first forge their new ideas of Philly soul, Billy Paul does a great job with the cut here, taking it into a smooth modern mode that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker and gold promo stamp on the back.)

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

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Freda PayneBands Of Gold ... LP
HDH/Demon (UK), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A great UK compilation, filled with gems from Freda's years at Hot Wax – including "Band Of Gold", "Unhooked Generation", "The Easiest Way To Fall", "Deeper & Deeper", "Bring The Boys Home", "Odds & Ends", "I Shall Not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Freda PayneReaching Out (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
It's a few years after Freda's big hit "Band of Gold", and she's recording here in a very different mode! The record is produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, with arrangements by a number of different talents, like McKinley Jackson, Tony Camillo, and Michael Smith – and the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reaching Out ... CD 13.99

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

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Peaches & HerbRemember ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A sweet, upbeat set from Peaches & Herb – definitely picking up where their other early 80s efforts left off on the contemporary dancefloor-ready soul tip – but still focused squarely on the great Peaches & Herb duo vocal chemistry! The sound balances timelessly catchy hooks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Peaches & HerbTwice The Fire ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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PegasusPegasus ... LP
Sunshine, 1977. Very Good ... $11.99
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Teddy PendergrassHeaven Only Knows ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Teddy Pendergrass' last album for Philly International – showcasing a warmer Teddy than ever before – one who glides along with a majestic, mature approach to his music – in a way that shows that Pendergrass was as good an interpreter of ballads and mellow cuts as he formerly was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy PendergrassJoy ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A definite joy from the legendary Teddy Pendergrass – a late 80s album, but one that manages to still stay in all the best territory of his classic early solo work! Like a rare few from his generation, Teddy never gets overwhelmed by some heavier R&B production – that more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassTeddy ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
Proof that Teddy Pendergrass was a fantastic solo act – and some of the most godlike work that he ever recorded! The record shows Teddy moving into territory all his own – with wonderfully smooth quiet storm arrangements offsetting the deeply soulful vocals he forged with Harold Melvin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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Teddy PendergrassWorkin It Back ... LP
Asylum, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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✨✧ People's ChoiceBoogie Down USA ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the most successful albums cut by People's Choice during the 70s – and a record that shows them making the same progression from funk to disco as other groups of the time, like BT Express. Yet despite the easily imagined disco that the title might indicate, the album's actually got ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Peoples ChoiceStrikin ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A sweet bit of Mercury soul from Peoples Choice – served up in a style that's quite different than the group's earlier work! The combo have dropped the apostrophe from the "Peoples" in their name – perhaps indicating that they're moving more under their own direction, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PeppersPeppers (aka Pepper Box) ... LP
Event, 1974. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A full album of The Peppers' quirky moogy soul, with loads of funky instrumental tracks that have a cool little moog sound running through the top and a funky groove on the bottom. Some cuts have chorus vocals, but the album's mostly instrumental – a mix of moog and some funky and soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Perry & The HarmonicsIntrigue With Soul ... LP
Mercury/Monkey Dog (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A unique little record – unlike anything else we can think of – one that combines the hippest side of the 60s soul jazz vibe with that decade's popular love of spy culture too! The set's mostly instrumental, but has a few dropped-in vocals that really open things up – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PharaohsAwakening (with download) ... LP
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 20.98
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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PhilarmonicsMasters In Philadelphia ... LP
Capricorn, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Very much in the "Fifth Of Beethoven" mode – as a host of themes from classical composers get the Philly Disco treatment. Despite the title, though, the record was actually recorded in Europe, and really only earns its Philly tag through an adherence to a Sigma Sound style of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him (pink cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The classic Atlantic LP that turned Esther from a rough-hewn, junkie, juvenile R&B singer into a sensitive interpreter of ballads, standards, and pop tracks. Her version of the Beatles title track is amazing, and she sings it with a fragility and sensitivity that Lennon and McCartney could ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsBurnin' – Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $2.99
A key moment in the career of Esther Phillips – and a record that really has her shaking off the rougher bluesy styles of the earlier years, and pointing the way towards strong jazz success in the 70s! The album's definitely burnin, but with a sophisticated vibe too – as Esther works ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
A 70s album, issued at a time when Esther Phillips was really riding high with her records on the Kudo label – but a set that brings together unissued sides recorded for Atlantic in the 60s! The style is a great mix of rootsy soul and hipper jazz – arranged by Onzy Matthews on side one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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