Swamp's 6th album – and one that shows him firmly moved from indie soul to territory that was more appealing to the white hipsters who were his audience for much of the 70s. Tracks are a mix of blues themes and political ones – handled in a mixture of ersatz funk and weak blues – ... read moreCD
This is the real deal for Screamin Jay Hawkins – the seminal 50s recordings done for the Okeh label, all of which are a lot harder and heavier than some of his later work! The format is simple R&B, but Screamin Jay brings a heck of a lot of himself to the sessions – singing in a ... read moreCD
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a classic set that takes her deeply soulful vocal approach, and sets it to some sweet jazz funk backings – served up by guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal credit on the album cover! The rest of the lineup is equally ... read moreCD
Early 70s albums from Ike & Tina Turner – later material from the together years – 1970's Come Together & '71's Nuff Said in a single package! Come Together includes the title high profile cover and others in "Honky Tonk Women" "I Want To Take You Higherr", ... read moreCD
Music Makers Band —
You Can Be ... CD Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ...
On December 11, 2020
An excellent mix of soul, jazz, and funk from Bernard "Pretty" Purdie – and a record that's kind of the summation of the entire Flying Dutchman groove of the early 70s! By the time of this 1971 recording, Purdie had played on a host of classic soul and jazz sides from the 60s ... (Jazz, Soul)read moreCD
A great expanded version of this classic from Tina Charles – one that brings in 8 more bonus tracks from her pre-disco years! These tunes are really wonderful – titles that show a style of female pop that still has the soul-influenced quality that was picked up by the British scene in ... read moreCD
A great little batch of jazzy soul by Vince Andrews – a vocalist and sax player from Columbus, Ohio – which is where he recorded this obscure early 80s set. The record's actually pretty darn great – stridently swinging, in kind of a Charles Earland vocal mode. Bobby Floyd plays ... (Jazz, Soul)read moreCD
The never-issued full length album from Philly funk combo Nat Turner Rebellion – a group led by Joseph Jefferson, who'd later write great songs for others – but who here is standing strong at the head of a very righteous group! Nat Turner Rebellion issued a few singles on the Philly ... read moreCD
Aretha Franklin —
ARETHA (4CD set) ... CD Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 4CD ...
On July 30, 2021
A collection of classics, rare material, live recordings, and alternate tracks! CD
Aretha Franklin —
ARETHA ... CD Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy ...
On July 30, 2021
A collection of rare material and alternate tracks! CD
T Bone Walker —
Funky Town ... CD Bluesway/Octave (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ...
About November 30, 2020 (delayed)
Not as all-out funky as some of the funky blues albums on Chess at the time – but still nicely funky, and a very different album than usual for T Bone! The record has Walker's vocals and guitar backed by some larger arrangements that have a nice little bounce – lots of electric bass ... (Blues, Soul)read moreCD
The first-ever collection to really do justice to the music of Johnny Nash – despite the fact that the man himself racked up a few global hits back in the 70s! Nash is a heck of an interesting singer – born in Texas, and able to croon both deep soul and jazz – which he did on a ... read moreCD
Patrick Cowley —
Some Funkettes ... CD Dark Entries, Mid 70s. New Copy ...
About October 23, 2020 (delayed)
Unreleased soul, funk & disco era covers by Patrick Cowley in the mid 70s! CD
A deep dive into the early 70s Bay Area funk and soul genius of songwriter and session heavy George Semper – and an uber-rare private press compilation with vocals by Lewis Flourney, Jimmy Hayes and groups The Love Affair & The George Semper Orchestra – reissued by Gilles Peterson's ... (Funky Compilations, Soul)read moreCD