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Soul — LPs

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Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... LP
A&M, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Freak A Ristic", "Cool Calm Collected", "Silver Shadow", "Let's Start It Over", "Thank You", and "If Your Heart Isn't In It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Manu DibangoMakossa Man (Atlantic LP) ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of Manu Dibango's that was released after his big hit "Soul Makossa", but which was actually recorded before, in a very heavy Afro Funk mode! Manu plays organ and piano, as well as his usual soprano sax, and the tracks include "Weya", "Tom Tom", "Pepe Soup", "Senga", "Moni", "Essimo", and "Mwasa Makossa". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some surface wear near the bottom, and a section of black marker on back.)

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✨✧ Barbara LynnAtlantic Years – 1968 to 1973 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Run Out Groove, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
A killer collection of Barbara Lynn's records for Atlantic – a set that includes many of her 45-only tracks, which weren't on her full album for the label – plus one song that was only first issued in recent years! Lynn's a real standout in 60s soul music – a singer with a style that's as deep and personal as any of the best southern soul artists of the time, but also a way of putting over a tune that's maybe even more forthright and confident – partly because Barbara composed a good deal of her own material! A good deal of the work was produced by Huey P Meux in Mississippi – with a vibe that's both different from more familiar southern styles of the time, and even some of Huey's later material in the 70s – one more quality that really makes the work sound quite fresh. A few more tracks were recorded by the great Spooner Oldham – who brings in some sweet Muscle Shoals elements – and titles include the unreleased "Soul Deep", plus "This Is The Thanks I Get", "He Ain't Gonna Do Right", "You Make Me So Hot", "You'll Lose A Good Thing", "I'm A One Man Woman", "Sufferin City", "Maybe We Can Slip Away", "You're Gonna See A Lot More Of My Leavin", "You're Too Hot To Hold", and "Nice & Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – extremely limited and individually numbered!)

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VariousAtlantic Family Live At Montreux ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A host of great talents from Atlantic Records all coming together in a really unique set of performances – some extended jazz and soul jams that go way beyond any studio work by the artists at the time! No single artist gets the spotlight at once – so that the even really is the "Atlantic Family" promised in the title – a richly collaborative performance that features full arrangements put together by Arif Mardin, with work from Herbie Mann on flute, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Michael Brecker on tenor, Richard Tee on keyboards, Dick Morrissey and Klaus Doldinger on tenor, Sonny Fortune and David Newman on alto, and Barry Rogers on trombone – plus a good chunk of Average White Band as well, ensuring a sweet funky groove throughout! Most moments are instrumental, but the set also features some vocals from Ben E King, Hamish Stuart, and Alan Gorrie on lead – plus backup from a group that includes Luther Vandross as well. Titles include a 21 minute version of "Pick Up The Pieces" – plus "One To One", "McEwan's Export", "Jadoo", "Bahia", and "Everything Must Change". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a trtacklist sticker with some moisture stains and a gold promo stamp.)

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VariousSoul Years 1948 to 1973 – Atlantic Records 25th Anniversary ... LP
Atlantic, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Not just soul, but lots of R&B too – work by Betty Wright, Joe Turner, Joe Tex, Sam & Dave, Stick McGhee, Ray Charles, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Ruth Brown, The Chords, Solomon Burke, and lots of others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousThis Is Soul (Atlantic) (UK pressing) ... LP
Atlantic (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A killer collection of deep soul from the Atlantic Records catalog – including a few tunes that they'd snatched from Stax in the early days of the label! The package here is one that was issued for overseas markets in the 60s – partly as a calling card for the new genius of Atlantic, and maybe also as a demonstration of the style of "soul" – which was a pretty new musical term at that point! Titles include "Land Of A Thousand Dances" by Wilson Pickett, "BABY" by Carla Thomas, "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley, "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)" by Otis Redding, "I Got Everything I Need" by Sam & Dave, "What Is Soul" by Ben E King, "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge, "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett, "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "Keep Looking" by Solomon Burke, "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You" by Aretha Franklin, and "Warm & Tender Love" by Percy Sledge. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Steve ArringtonSteve Arrington – Way Out 80 to 84 ... LP
Atlantic/Tummy Touch, Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
Fantastic funky soul from Steve Arrington – the drummer who got his start in Slave, then really exploded on his own with a host of great records in the 80s! This batch of tracks is from those key initial solo years – and the set not only features some of the key cuts that Steve recorded for Atlantic, but also includes a number of never-heard jams that are from the same vintage, and issued here for the first time ever! Arrington's music has been out on the reissue market before, but never in a format that's as well-chosen, well-packed, and well-thought out as this one. Previously unreleased tracks include "Funk & Roll Junky", "Why", and "Mysterious Woman" – and other tracks include "Special FX From Mras", "The Message", "Tribute To John Coltrane", "Without Your Love", "Summertime Lovin", "Hyperspace", and "Crazy About You". 10 tracks in all on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Arrington's Hall Of FamePositive Power ... LP
Atlantic, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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(Cover has light surface wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Average White BandAverage White Band ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 remember them. And besides, when they play their instruments so nicely – how can you hold the singing against them? Includes the killer classic "Pick Up The Pieces", sampled more times than we can remember – plus "You Got It", "Just Wanna Love You Tonight", "Person To Person", and a nice remake of the Isley Brothers' "Work To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Average White BandSoul Searching ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime mid 70s work from The Average White Band – and a record that really has the group deepening their groove a bit – moving past the heavier funk of their roots, into some mellower grooves that are totally great! There's a great undercurrent of jazz in some of the playing here – a real consciousness for clever changes, hip instrumental flourishes, and some other fusion-inspired moments – although all delivered with an understated quality that's mighty nice. The feel's a bit like The Headhunters on their second album, or some of the great Wayne Henderson groups on Fantasy – a great mix of jazz funk and soul that makes the record one of our favorites by the group. Titles include "Sunny Days", "Digging Deeper", "Love Your Life", "Queen Of My Soul", and the stellar mellow "A Love Of Your Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsI Can't Stop Dancing ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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 Gamble & Huff, in that excellent smooth dancing style that took Archie light years from his roots. The Gamble & Huff tracks are the most obvious – the singles "I Can't Stop Dancing" and "Do The Choo Choo" – and the album's got other great cuts like the original tunes "Do You Feel It?", "You're Such A Beautiful Child", "Jammin In Houston", and "Love Will Rain On You", plus versions of Curtis Mayfield's "I've Been Trying" and "Sometimes I Wonder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Black HeatKeep On Runnin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third album from Black Heat – and quite possibly the funkiest of the bunch – thanks to an even tighter sound than before, and lots of emphasis on the bottom of the groove! The group's got a few more members than before, but their sound is somehow even leaner – a really tight approach to ensemble funk that really sits proudly with the best of the Kool & The Gang/Fatback generation – with some sweet Afro-inspired touches as well! The organ on the set is especially nice – played by Johnell Grey, and bubbling up nicely underneath the horns – and the drums from Esco Cromer have a wicked kick too, even on some of the album's mellower cuts. Titles include the killer break cut "Zimba Ku", plus "Questions & Conclusions", "Love", "Prince Duval", "Feel Like A Child", "Keep On Runnin", and a nice funky version of "Drive My Car". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Black HeatNo Time To Burn ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their razor-sharp rhythms! There's a slight hint of Afro Funk in some of the rhythms – and the keyboards cook with lots of sweet clavinet lines – mixed with a production style that features some bubbling electronic elements that remind us a lot of that crazy "magic bag" that was used by the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band. That group might be a good point of comparison, but the band also shares a lot of Kool & The Gang's ensemble funk style – especially on their cover of "Love The Life You Live" – which they burn here beautifully! Other tracks include "Super Cool", "M&M's", "Rapid Fire", "You Should Have Listened", "Times Have Changed", and "Check It All Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name in pen on the back.)

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Booker T & The MGsBest Of Booker T & The MGs ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
What can we say? Booker T and crew are always tops in our book – and this album's as strong a batch of their classic singles as you'll ever find! Book's organ is the sound of a generation, and Steve Cropper's sinister vamping on guitar gives even the poppier tracks a hard edge that still sends shivers down our spine! Includes the breakbeat track "Hip Hug Her", plus "Green Onions", "Boot Leg", "Tic Tac Toe", "Red Beans & Rice", and "Jellybread". Smoking! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & red label Broadway pressing.)

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✨✧ BrandyBrandy – The Album ... LP
Atlantic, 1994. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeIf You Need Me (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from Solomon Burke – and a record that already has the young singer hitting the full heights of his greatness! There's a vibe here that's unlike anything else – even any of Burke's heavy-hitting contemporaries on Atlantic Records – and the album's key proof that Solomon's easily one of the greatest soul singers who ever lived! His vocals have roots that go very deep, but the strength of his vocals also help bring a new focus to 60s soul as well – a raw power that so many others would try to emulate, yet maybe never hit as well as Burke. A number of cuts here are great originals penned by Solomon, and every number's a gem – with titles that include "Stupidity", "Words", "If You Need Me", "Home In Your Heart", "Tonight My Heart She Is Crying", "I Really Don't Want To Know", and "Send Me Some Loving". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jenny BurtonJenny Burton ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from Jenny Burton – only the singer's second album as a solo act, but already a set that has Jenny hitting on all burners! The mellow numbers are great – never sleepy or too commercial, but pushed into just the right blend of polish and soul – and the groovers have some electro touches that hint back and Burton's start working with John Robie – modes that are underdone here in ways that hold together a lot more strongly than the usual electro dancefloor cut. Some production is by Maurice Starr – and cuts include "Dancing For My Love", "Bad Habits", "Once In A Lifetime Love", "Load It Up", and "Love Runs Deeper Than Pride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and a promo stamp. Label has marker.)

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Clarence CarterBest Of Clarence Carter ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Most of Clarence's best early tracks on one LP – all tied together by stone soul production from Rick Hall and the Muscle Shoals crew! Titles include "Slip Away", "I Smell A Rat", "Patches", "Snatching It Back", "Funky Fever", "The Feeling Is Right", "Too Weak To Fight", and "Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some marker and a sticker. Vinyl plays with a click on side 2, tracks 2 & 3.)

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Clarence CarterDynamic Clarence Carter ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Seminal southern soul from the legendary Clarence Carter – one of his early killers for Atlantic Records, all of which really stand out from most of his work to come in later years! There's a raw, raspy brilliance here that's undeniable – the blind singer stepping out with incredible confidence on a host of tunes that really run the gamut – numbers of love and loss, mixed with a few more contemporary pop tracks – but all given a unique Muscle Shoals twist that really transforms them. Carter wins our heart from the start with his version of "I'd Rather Go Blind" – then keeps on soaring through cuts that include "Think About It", "Steal Away", "Look What I Got", "That Old Time Feeling", "Let Me Comfort You", "Weekend Love", "Light My Fire", and "Too Weak To Fight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, some staining on the opening, and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Castor BunchMaximum Stimulation ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's the late 70s, so you know things are beginning to wind down a bit for Jimmy Castor, but even though this doesn't pack the same funky punch as It's Just Begun, it's still a solid effort, if a bit polished for our taste. As the title implies, it's full-on funk from the get go, with the bass heavy sound that was predominant at the time, cuts like "E Man Par-tay", "Maximum Stimulation", and "Mind Power" shooting straight for the funk mode, the nice Latiny number "The Return Of Leroy (parts 1 & 2)" and the disco-y "TR7". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesGreat Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Sealed ... $11.99
More of a jazz album than the early vocal singles of Ray Charles – but a set that definitely is as great as promised by the title! Ray's in the lead on piano – taking some strong solos, and showing us what a sensitive phraseologist he can be when needed – really showcasing that side of his talents even more strongly away from his vocals. The album's got some great sidemen, too – David Newman on alto and tenor, Joe Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and even a bit of guest work on bass from Oscar Pettiford. Newman and Bridgewater get in some nice solos – and titles include "Black Coffee", "The Ray", "Doodlin", "There's No You", and "Sweet Sixteen Bars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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Ray CharlesLove & Peace ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has a tracklist sticker and a promo stamp.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A great live album, with a definite jazzy feel – thanks to work from David Newman on tenor sax and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet! Titles include "The Right Time", "I Got A Woman", "Blues Waltz", "Hot Rod", "Sherry", and "Talkin Bout You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple pinwheel label pressing with deep groove. Cover is nice.)

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✨✧ ChicLes Plus Grands Succes De Chic – Chic's Greatest Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Leave it to Chic to come up with a fancy title for their greatest hits collection! English would have been enough, thank you – but with all that choppy guitar riffing, we can excuse the pretention. Includes "Good Times", "Le Freak", "Dance, Dance, Dance", and a few other nice ones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Dalton & DubarriChoice ... LP
Hilltak/Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A free soul classic from the Dalton & Dubarri team – smooth and sweet soul with a nice slick finish, and a real talent for coming up with a catchy hook! A few cuts get a bit disco, in a bad way, but there's plenty of great midtempo numbers that sound as great as the earlier work by the pair – possibly even better, due to increased production values. Titles include "Caught In The Act", "How I Hate The Nightime", "Sweet Sweet Sweet Thang", "Flyin Free", and "Keepin It Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam DeesShow Must Go On ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only full album ever recorded by the legendary Sam Dees – an artist who's probably best known for his songwriting skills on other records, but who really shines here as a lead star on his own! Dees' approach is wonderful – a bit rootsy, with some slight southern soul elements – but also righteous and progressive, with a bit of a Curtom vibe in the mix – a perfect blend for Dees' upfront presentation of the lyrics, and the powerful message in his music! And the lyrics are sublime – really thoughtful words that go way past any standard cliches – mixing the personal and politics in ways that few other records did this well – a quality that's made this one a lasting treasure for years. Titles include "Child of the Streets", "Claim Jumpin", "Troubled Child", "So Tied Up", and "Good Guys". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Detroit SpinnersLove Trippin' ... LP
Atlantic (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
For too long we dismissed Roberta Flack out of hand because of her currency as a soft rock radio favorite, but her mid 70s output had more than its share of sublime, soulful moments, and this album is no exception. Of course, a generous helping hand from the left reverend Eugene McD and co-producer Leon Pendarvis doesn't hurt either. 9 tracks in all, including the title track, plus "Feelin That Glow", "I Can See The Sun In Late December", "Mr Magic" and "Early Ev'ry Midnite". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $9.99
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the sound is incredibly spare – with vocals that are much more soulful than any of Roberta's other records, and a sound that hints at Nina Simone, but which has it's own jazzy groove and deep sense of feeling. Includes the classic funky version of "Compared To What", plus "Angelitos Negros", "Our Ages Our Our Hearts", and "Tryin Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & Green label record club pressing. Cover and label have small pen notations.)
Also available First Take ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a lead singer – and really knocks it out of the park here alongside the mighty James Cleveland, and the Southern California Community Choir! While it might have been nice to record the set back home in Detroit, the California setting for the material works perfectly to elevate Franklin to a special place in the heavens – tying together her heritage in beautiful ways, and making for another great stride forward in her career during the 70s. One of the best ideas ever for a soul music concept album – with titles that include "Mary Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", "Amazing Grace", and Climbing Higher Mountains". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing. Cover has a name in pen and light wear.)
Also available Amazing Grace (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 29.99
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a lead singer – and really knocks it out of the park here alongside the mighty James Cleveland, and the Southern California Community Choir! While it might have been nice to record the set back home in Detroit, the California setting for the material works perfectly to elevate Franklin to a special place in the heavens – tying together her heritage in beautiful ways, and making for another great stride forward in her career during the 70s. One of the best ideas ever for a soul music concept album – with titles that include "Mary Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", "Amazing Grace", and Climbing Higher Mountains". LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $7.99
Aretha Arrives in great style – and a mixture between her earlier vocal jazz years at Columbia, and her later southern soul sides of the 60s! Arif Mardin is already arranging Aretha's work at this point, and the backing group includes southern soul studio giants like Spooner Oldham, Tommy Cogbill, and Roger Hawkins – but there's also a number of tracks that have mellow strings and horns by Ralph Burns, very much in the lush style of Burns' work for other vocalists – and a bit different than some of Franklin's other Atlantic work. The Sweet Inspirations back up Aretha on "Ain't Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)", and a few other tracks feature backings by sisters Erma and Carolyn – who are always a welcome addition! Titles include "Prove It", "Never Let Me Go", "I Wonder", "Going Down Slow", and "Night Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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FridaSomething's Going On ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Sealed ... $1.99
Solo work from this lovely lady from ABBA – with production by Phil Collins – who also plays drums! (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisThat Is Why You're Overweight ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Eddie continues the funky groove begun on Instant Funk, and smoothed out over albums like I Need Some Money – and although jazz fans probably gave him hell for going this way, we think this is actually a pretty darn great album! The record takes all of Eddie's experimentation with groovy styles from the early 70s, and filters it through some tighter playing that actually makes the groove a lot more compelling than before. A number of the tracks have vocals, almost in a humorous Bill Cosby mode – but in a way that also preserves the party feel of the cuts. Players include Bobby Lyle, Paul Humphrey, Buck Clarke, and Bradley Bobo – and one Chicago-recorded track features a great assortment from older years that includes Muhal Abrams, Odell Brown, Marshapp Thompson, Willie Henderson, and Richard Evans. Titles include "Tryin Ain't Dyin", "Ooh", "Exempt", "Live Again", "Flowers", "Why Do You Hurt Me", and "It's All Right Now". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams.)

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Margie JosephFeeling My Way ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Margie Joseph's working here with 70s smooth soul maestro Johnny Bristol – and the resulting album is every bit as great as Bristol's own work from the time! Johnny's in perfect form here – coming up with those slightly funky, slightly polished backings that were his best stock in trade in the years after he parted company with Motown – a way of hitting the rhythms that was partially learned from Detroit, but which grew into even warmer, more sophisticated territory in the California sun. Margie's deeply crafted vocals are a great match for Bristol's music – searching, soaring, and digging in nicely when the lyrics really need it. The album's a wonderful treasure – especially given that Joseph easily could have been turning out weaker work at this point in her career! Titles include "You Turned Me On To Love", "He Came Into My Life", "I Feel His Love Getting Stronger", "Come On Back To Me Lover", "Love Takes Tears", "Discover Me", and "All Goodbyes Aren't Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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KleeerIntimate Connection (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Tight 80s soul from Kleeer – one of the group's standout classics, and a set that's produced with kind of a jazzy finish by Deodato, who also plays some nice keyboards on the record! The Kleeer sound is at its height here – tight, warm, and filled with great harmonies on the vocals – which are then underpinned by a lot of keyboards and bass pedal work, yet in a way that never overwhelms the vocals. The balance is beautiful – at a level that few other groups ever seemed to reach – and there's plenty of hooks that keep things catchy throughout. Titles include "Go For It", "Intimate Connections", "Next Time It's For Real", "Tonight", "Do You Want To", and "Break". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "Red Telephone" vinyl!)

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Barbara LewisBest Of Barbara Lewis ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s/1971. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Some of the best non-Motown soul to ever come out of Detroit, and a brilliant example of the uptown soul sound of the 60's! Nearly every track's a winner, and this comp of Barbara's best 60's stuff includes lots of classics like "Baby, I'm Yours", "Hello Stranger", "Stop That Girl", "Come Home", "It's Magic", and more! Heavenly soul, and stuff that we never tire of! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker and light wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie Mann & Tamiko JonesMann & A Woman ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique collaboration between fluteman Herbie Mann and soul singer Tamiko Jones – a vocalist who's always a really special talent, and who has an equally great ear for jazz as well! That style works perfectly here – as the vibe is somewhere between Herbie's Latin and Brazilian-styled sets for Atlantic, and some of the groovier jazz of the 60s – particularly the styles influenced by hip soundtracks of the time. Arrangements are very fresh, and even make familiar tunes pop nicely – thanks to work on the charts from Joe Zawinul, Melba Liston, and Jimmy Wisner. But the really special talent here is Tamiko – who sometimes sings lyrics, sometimes works wordlessly in a really cool mode – on titles that include "A Man & A Woman", "O Barquinho", "It's Time That You Settled Down", "Sidewinder", "Day Tripper", "Sunny", and "How Insensitive". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has light aging.)

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Mar-KeysLast Night ... LP
Stax/Atlantic, 1961. Very Good- ... $9.99
The birth of the Memphis instrumental sound – a classic album from The Mar-Keys, who were one of the leading early groups on Stax! The group was a unique assemblage of musicians from both sides of the Memphis tracks – coming together in the studio with a hard-wailing mix of soul, rock, and R&B – a great bridge between Memphis Stax and the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s. Titles are all pretty playful, and feature lots of sax and organ lines – on tunes that include "Night Before", "Morning After", "About Noon", "Hold It", "Last Night", "Sticks & Stones", and "One Degree North". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing. Cover has a bit of seam splitting, and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Eugene McDanielsOutlaw ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible step forward for 60s soul singer Gene McDaniels – so much so, that most folks hearing this album can't believe he's the same guy who recorded for Liberty Records a few years before! The album's incredibly righteous right from the start – and has a genre-busting quality that isn't quite soul, but isn't rock or anything else either – and instead, the kind of progressive, "years ahead of its time" sort of set that guys like David Axelrod were cutting in the same stretch. Apart from the title, the whole record's got a strong political message that's probably best embodied in the statement on the back – "Under conditions of national emergency, like now, there are only two kinds of people – those who work for freedom, and those who do not – the good guys vs the bad guys". With words like that, you can definitely bet that Eugene is on the side of the good guys – really pushing a social agenda with some wonderfully-penned tunes on the album – set to cool musical backdrops from the equally-righteous William S Fischer. Titles include "Love Letter To America", "Black Boy", "Outlaw", and "Sagittarius Red". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s UK pressing in a barcode cover.)
Also available Outlaw (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Eugene McDanielsOutlaw (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
An incredible step forward for 60s soul singer Gene McDaniels – so much so, that most folks hearing this album can't believe he's the same guy who recorded for Liberty Records a few years before! The album's incredibly righteous right from the start – and has a genre-busting quality that isn't quite soul, but isn't rock or anything else either – and instead, the kind of progressive, "years ahead of its time" sort of set that guys like David Axelrod were cutting in the same stretch. Apart from the title, the whole record's got a strong political message that's probably best embodied in the statement on the back – "Under conditions of national emergency, like now, there are only two kinds of people – those who work for freedom, and those who do not – the good guys vs the bad guys". With words like that, you can definitely bet that Eugene is on the side of the good guys – really pushing a social agenda with some wonderfully-penned tunes on the album – set to cool musical backdrops from the equally-righteous William S Fischer. Titles include "Love Letter To America", "Black Boy", "Outlaw", and "Sagittarius Red". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 700 – on nean red vinyl!)

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Jack McDuffChange Is Gonna Come ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
A sweet Atlantic soul groover from Brother Jack McDuff – and a set that has him tightening up his Hammond sound from his earlier years at Prestige Records! The tunes here are short and punched-up – almost instrumental soul numbers in their construction, but still filled with plenty of jazz – thanks to Jack's mad solos on organ, and some killer drums from Joe Dukes and Bernard Purdie! Other players include George Coleman on tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Buddy Lucas on baritone sax – and arrangements are by JJ Jackson and Jack himself. Titles include "Hotcha", "Down In the Valley", "Same Old Same Old", "No Tears", "What'd I Say", "Gonna Hang Me Up A Sign", and "Minha Saudade". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Record and cover are nice!)

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Clyde McPhatterClyde ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Poor ... $0.99
We'll be the first to admit that for years, we never forgave Clyde McPhatter for leaving The Drifters – but as time has gone on, hearing records like this really have made us appreciate his greatness on his own! The record's a non-stop testament to McPhatter's vocal talents – a perfect display of his unique way of singing, and the way that it helped pave the way for countless soul artists to come in the 60s. Backings are all in the best Atlantic Records R&B mode of the 50s – rough sometimes, a bit warmer at others – and titles include the classics "A Lover's Question", "Since You've Been Gone", "Lovey Dovey", "The Way I Feel", "My Island Of Dreams", and "Hot Ziggity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover a split spine and bottom seam, a cutout hole, general wear, and aging. NOTE – Vinyl condition is POOR.)

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✨✧ Clyde McPhatter & The DriftersBip Bam ... LP
Atlantic/Edsel (UK), Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Some of the best early singles by The Drifters – material cut at a time when the legendary Clyde McPhatter was at their lead – plus solo material by McPhatter too, singing with a style that set the tone for countless soul artists in the 60s, and which is a sublime blend of gospel roots, bluesy overtones, and the sweeter side of R&B – all supported by incredible harmonies from the rest of the group on the Drifters numbers. Titles include "Money Honey", "Let the Boogie Woogie Roll", "Warm Your Heart", "The Way I Feel", "Honey Love", "Bip Bam", "There You Go", "Try Try Baby", "Everyone's Laughing", "Three Thirty Three", "Such A Night", and "Gone". 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 worry, not in the Jethro Tull kind of way) with a theme that celebrates the hip hop golden age of the mid-to-late 80s but with a modern, probably timeless flavor. The status quo R&B that Missy can't seem to get out of her system is here only at a minimum – this is a hip hop record! Past guests like Method Man (turning in a great remake of "Bring The Pain"), Ludacris, and Jay Z show up as well as 50 Cent, Ms. Jade, Beyonce Knowles, and TLC – but as usual, no one steals the show from Mis and Tim. No one would claim Missy is the most scholarly of lyricists, but as a conduit for attitude and a spicy groove she can't be beat, plus her topical and scatological rhymes and choruses fit these hip hop party bumpers like a Kangol & a gold chain. Tons of shout outs to and samples of the old schoolers that are just way too true to be nostalgic, plus strong production from Timbaland that isn't afraid to risk his reputation as an innovator by referencing his influences. The duo may have produced more astoundingly great singles in the recent past, but this is Missy and Timbaland's magnum opus, as far as full lengths go. 13 tracks including "Work It", "Go To The Floor", "Bring The Pain" featuring Method Man, "Funky Fresh Dressed" featuring Ms Jade, "Slide", "Play That Beat", "Ain't That Funny", and more. (Hip Hop, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo version in a stickered sleeve, with Clean Version written in marker.)

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Gene PageLovelock ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
Gene Page at the height of his 70s powers – using all the talents he forged as a background artist for other soul talents, and all the majesty he added to his soundtrack work – all focused nicely into a sweet set of warmly soulful grooves! The style's a bit clubby, but also has some wider depth too – maybe an undercurrent of fusion that comes from players like Lee Ritenour and David T Walker on guitar, Joe Sample and Sonny Burke on keyboards, and Oscar Brasher on trumpet – who find a way to work wonderfully alongside the albums vocals from singers Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Jim Gilstrap – all with a style that's not unlike some of the best Quincy Jones material of the time! As with Quincy, there's a sense of care and confidence that really holds the album together – on titles that include "Higher My Love", "Organ Grinder", "Into My Thing", "Wild Cherry", "Fantasy Woman", "Straw In the Wind", and "Together Whatever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, a cut corner, and light wear. Vinyl has a click on "Escape To Disco".)

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Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him (pink cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 only dream of. There's loads of other great cuts on here too – like "If You Love Me, Really Love Me", "Too Soon To Know", and "Make Believe Dreams" – and the arrangements are by Ray Ellis and Mort Garson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Esther PhillipsBurnin' – Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
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 with backing from a small combo that includes Jack Wilson on piano, Richard Tee on organ, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Cornell Dupree on guitar – a lineup that almost hits the same vibe as her later work on CTI/Kudu – and which brings out a new depth in Esther's vocals that's simply amazing! There's a heartbreaking quality to most of the numbers – a mix of roots and class, depth and poise – all served up in a style that's unlike any other singer before or since. Titles include "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream", "And I Love Him", "Shangri-La", "I'm Getting Long Alright", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway pressing.)

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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, with a care and quality that almost rivals Capitol jazz vocal sessions of the time – and performed live at Freddie Jett's Piper Club on side two – in the same mode as her classic Burnin album from the time locale! Philips is wonderful in both settings – with that distinct approach that's unlike any other singer we know – quite versatile, and at a critical point between her R&B work of the 50s, and her smoother Kudu jazz of the 70s. Titles include include "Cherry Red", "In The Evenin", "I Wonder", "Romance In The Dark", "I Love Paris", and "I'm Gettin' Long Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, Ray Ellis, and Jimmy Wisner handle the arrangements – and they all have a very nice blend of fragile orchestrations that are just right for Esther's raw pain-filled voice. Titles include "Taste Of Honey", "Crazy He Calls Me", "He Touched Me", "Just Say Goodbye", and "As Tears Go By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Wilson PickettFunky Situation ... LP
Atlantic/Big Tree, 1978. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Fame production – by Rick Hall and Don Daily! Titles include "Lay Me Like You Hate Me", "Groovin", "Funky Situation", "Time To Let The Sun Shine On Me", "Who Turned You On", "Dance With Me", and "She's So Tight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Percy Sledge2 Originals Of Percy Sledge (When A Man Loves A Woman/Warm & Tender Soul) ... LP
Atlantic (Germany), 1966. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
An overseas collection from the 70s, one that brings together two early gems from deep soul singer Percy Sledge! First up is When A Man Loves A Woman – a stone classic from Percy Sledge – and a set that really put southern soul on the map! Along with the familiar title hit – one of those tunes you'll recognize instantly – the album's a treasure trove of deep soul numbers – done under the supervision of Quin Ivy, in Sheffield, Alabama – with a sound that's a bit different than the more familiar Memphis and Muscle Shoals styles of the 60s – yet equally great! There's a slow-burning vibe here that virtually set the tone for a whole generation – energy that's more even-keeled than Otis Redding, with a subtle power that will haunt you for years – thanks to Percy's sweet crackling vocals. Titles include "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Love Me Like You Mean It", "You're Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "Put A Little Lovin On Me", "Love Me All The Way", and "You Fooled Me". Next is Warm & Tender Soul – a beautiful illustration of the sound that made Percy Sledge one of the deepest soul singers to record for Atlantic in the 60s! Sledge has this raspy power that grabs us right from the start – that quality that made his music resonate strongly with Otis Redding at the time, yet with a very different personality too – suffused in warm southern soul production by the great Quinn Ivy, who turns in some of his best work ever with the album! There's a rawness here that makes you feel like Sledge is going to break down at any moment – yet the album's held together perfectly too – with that special sort of magic you only find in a rare few albums this great. Titles include a great version of Dan Penn & Lindam Oldham's "It Tears Me Up", plus "I Stand Accused", "Oh How Happy", "Love Me Tender", "Warm And Tender Love", "Oh How Happy", "Sweet Woman Like You", "So Much Love", and "Heart Of A Child". LP, Vinyl record album

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Percy SledgePercy Sledge Way ... LP
Atlantic/Bear Family (Germany), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 31.99
In case you're not hip, the Percy Sledge Way is a deeply soulful one – rooted in the best 60s southern soul traditions, and carried off to perfection on this near-lost Atlantic set! The album's better even than Percy's debut for the label – recorded by Quin Ivy at his legendary Quinvy studios – with session players that include Muscle Shoals legends Spooner Oldham, Roger Hawkins, and Jimmy Johnson. The style is prime Muscle Shoals at its best – pure, simple, and uncomplicated – served up in a full sound that features backing vocals on a number of tracks, and a great set list that includes the tracks "Dark End Of The Street", "I Had A Talk With My Woman", "My Special Prayer", "Drown In My Own Tears", "You Don't Miss Your Water", and "What Am I Living For" – all redone nicely by Percy. LP, Vinyl record album

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SpinnersCan't Shake This Feeling ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Very Good ... $0.99
The Spinners really sparkle here – thanks to some tight 80s groove production from the team of James Mtume and Reggie Lucas – a pair who really help the group find some great new territory on the record! All the soaring soul of the group's 70s Philly work is still in place – but the overall sound is a bit more adult at points – kind of hitting that 80s modern soul mode that some of the other east coast artists were going for as the disco years died down – a great move for The Spinners, even if it kept them away from the charts a bit (and in fact, maybe that's the strongest aspect of the album – a great sleeper that really begs for rediscovery all these many years later!) Hubert Eaves and Harry Whitaker both play some great keyboards on the set – and titles include "Can't Shake This Feelin", "Knack For Me", "You Go Your Way", "Love Connection", "Didn't I Blow Your Mind", and "Got To Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker, a promo stamp, some wear, and staining.)

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SystemPleasure Seekers ... LP
Mirage/Atlantic, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Wow! This record takes all the directions that soul was heading towards in the early 80s, and wraps them into one record! System has it all – geri curls, bass pedal riffing, tinny synth drums, over-produced flanged-out vocals, and tinny but catchy little tunes that were designed to cross over with the "hot mix" crowd in a big way. Tracks include "It Takes 2", "Big City Beat", "I Don't Run From Danger", "My Radio Rocks", and "Did In By A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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SystemSweat ... LP
Mirage/Atlantic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The big breakout record for The System – one of the key soul crossover duos of the 80s! By the time of the record, electric instrumentation and studio technology had evolved to a point where a team like Mic Murphy and David Frank could put together a whole mainstream funk record like this on their own – and audiences too were a bit more open to accepting a world of overdubs and multi-track recording, and didn't need the 10-piece lineup of some of those late 70s groups to help them find their groove! The standout number here is the huge single "You Are In My System" – a cut that's wonderful in its simplicity, and somehow even better all these many years later, which it seems like less of a commercial crossover track than it did before. Other tracks follow a similar groove, and titles include "Sweat", "It's Passion", "Now I Am Electric", "Stand Up & Cheer", and "I Won't Let Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Carla ThomasGee Whiz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Warner/Music On Vinyl (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The first album from Carla Thomas – and one of the first full statements from the burgeoning Stax Records scene of the early 60s! Carla was part of the Stax scene almost from the start – thanks in part to the fact that her father was Rufus Thomas – and she scored big with her own original composition "Gee Whiz, Look At His Eyes" – a single so successful that Stax let Atlantic handle the first full album by Carla, instead of issuing it themselves. The record's got a much sweeter sound than some of Carla's later work – with an approach that's almost uptown soul, and which sets Carla's little girl vocal style amidst fuller arrangements that have a lot of "classy" overtones. The result is a classic bit of 60s soul – and the album features some great original tracks that include "Gee Whiz", "It Ain't Me", "For You", and "A Love Of My Own" – plus versions of "Your Love", "To The Aisle", and "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening". LP, Vinyl record album

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TrammpsTrammps III ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Sealed ... $7.99
The record's so hot, it set fire to the model's shoulder on the cover – and for good reason, too – given the strengths of the Trammps on the Philly Groove scene of the 70s! Many acts tried to copy their sound, but few did it this well – a legendary Philly group who were first out of the gate with the new club style of the 70s – a perfect blend older east coast harmonies and all the best instrumentation that Sigma Sound had to offer – work by the core quintet of Earl Young, Harold Wade, Robert Upchurch, Jimmy Ellis, and Stanley Wade – but a true collaborative effort between wonderful musicians, the production team of Baker Harris & Young, and even master mixer Tom Mouton. There's plenty of great groovers in a Philly disco mode – but our favorite track is the mellowest – "Seasons For Girls", which is a beautiful smooth mellow stepper, one that runs for 8 minutes long, with some excellent harmony vocals. Other titles are great, and include "Love Per Hour", "The Night The Lights Went Out", "People Of The World, Rise", and "Living The Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe TurnerJoe Turner – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $49.99
A really well-titled album, given that Joe Turner was a key force in the birth of rock and roll in the 50s – not to mention a strong link between jazz, soul, and R&B as well! At the time of these recordings, Turner was already a relatively old singer – at least compared to some of his Atlantic contemporaries – a vocalist with roots in Kansas City jazz of the 30s, but able to really reinvent himself with a raw, rocking sound that was completely out of sight – as hard-hitting on Atlantic as work by Wynonnie Harris over at King Records – and maybe even more important overall, given the number of folks who covered Joe's tunes. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "Flip Flop & Fly", "Honey Hush", "Crawdad Hole", "Chicken & The Hawk", "Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop", "Corrine Corrina", "Well All Right", "Boogie Woogie Country Girl", 'Shake Rattle & Roll", "Feeling Happy", and "Midnight Special". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some light surface wear on the back, but looks nice overall.)

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VariousBeach Beat Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer collection of rare 60s soul – very different than you might expect from the title and cover! Remember Beach music? Once upon a time we might have argued that was a more contemporary term for an older genre, like northern soul, but this mighty fine collection from the late 60s on Atlantic shows you the sound's been around for quite some time! A great soundtrack for the beach from the Carolina scene – sweetly loping grooves that got heavy play at summer resorts on the southern shores of the Atlantic! While not all the groups originated in the south, the music's gained a special place in the hearts of folks in the Carolinas, who've come to consider the music their own because of it's slightly stepping beat and gentle kind of groove! A dozen numbers in all, including "Searching For My Love" by Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces, "Teasin' You" by Willie Tee, "Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis, "Fat Boy" by Billy Stewart, "Memphis Soul Stew" by King Curtis, "May I" by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, "Across The Street" by Lenny O'Henry, "Without Love (There Is Nothing)" by Clyde McPhatter, "Idol With The Golden Hand" by the Coasters, "The Entertainer" by Tony Clarke, "Nip Sip" by the Clovers, and "I (Who Have Nothing)" by Ben E King. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue and green label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some adhesive residue along the opening.)

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VariousHeavy Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
20 heavy tracks of soul from Atlantic's early 70s roster: King Floyd "Groove Me" and "Baby Let Me Kiss You", Brook Benton "Shoes", Little Sister "Somebody's Watching You", Jackie Moore "Precious Precious", Wilson Pickett "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" and "Don't Knock My Love - Part 1", Garland Green "Plain & Simple Girl", Tyrone Davis "Could I Forget You", Aretha Franklin "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Spanish Harlem", The Beginning Of The End "Funky Nassau - Part 1", Dede Warwicke "Suspicious Minds", Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway "You've Got a Friend", Barabra Lynn "(Until Then) I'll Suffer", the Persuaders "Thin Line Between Love & Hate", Clarence Carter "Slipped, Tripped & Fell In Love", King Curtis "Changes - Part 2", Sam & Dave "Don't Pull Your Love" and Betty Wright "Clean Up Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 6 – On Broadway 1963/1964 ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Classic work by Barbara Lewis, Doris Troy, Chris Kenner, Nat Kendrick & The Swans, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Don Covay, Otis Redding, and Solomon Burke! LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousRoots Of The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the great documents Alan Lomax put together for Atlantic records in the 60s in his Southern Folk Heritage series, featuring ethnographic recordings of rural black music. While the title of this album says it's the "roots" of the blues, there's no shortage of straight up country blues on here, and some great raw documents at that. 13 numbers in all, including "Jim & John","Chevrolet" and "Oree" by Lonnie Young, "The Wild Ox Moan" by Vera Hall, "Been Drinkin' Water Out Of A Hollow Log", "Shake 'Em On Down" and "Freight Train Blues" by Fred McDowell, "All Night Long" by Miles Pratcher, "Levee Camp Reminiscence", "Train Time" and "Drink On Little Girl" by Forest City Joe and "Levee Camp Holler" and "Eighteen Hammers" by Johnny Lee Moore. (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some staining on the bottom few inches.)

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VariousSoul Deep Vol 2 (UK issue) ... LP
Atlantic (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Includes "Living It Down" by Sam & Dave, "Be Strong Enough To Hold On" by Bettye Swann, "Call Me" by Aretha Franklin, "Wings Upon Your Horns" by Tami Lynn, "She's Gone Again" by Ben E King, "Cloudy" by Tamiko Jones, "Asking For Truth" by Reuben Bell, "Signed Ms Heroine" by Sam Dees, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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AutumnArrival ... LP
Compleat, 1984. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An obscure group that we only know from this album, but one who's got some top-shelf production by 70s soul maestro Skip Scarborough, working here in more of an 80s styled blend of beats and keyboards! The style's a fair bit like more mainstream work on labels like Capitol and Atlantic – tight bass pushing most tracks along in a highly rhythmic mode, while keyboards and drum machine bookend the grooves, but allow plenty of space for the vocals! The group get a bit mainstream funky at times, but kick back more nicely at others – letting their softer vocals echo out with a sweeter style than you might expect. Titles include "Creepin", "Culture Shock", "In Time", "Hopscotch", "Come Walk My Way", and "Living Free". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbara BrownGot To Be Somebody – The XL Sessions – 60s Memphis Gold ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great full length collection of work by Memphis singer Barbara Brown – a vocalist who appeared both as a solo act, and with her sisters – on a variety of singles for labels like Cadet, Atlantic, Tower, and MGM in the late 60s and early 70s! Barbara's got a deep, rich voice that's clearly schooled in gospel, but pointed towards more secular ends – an approach that's very much in keeping with the best late 60s wave of soul from Atlantic Records, and which is carried off here with a sharpness and precision that's simply mindblowing! Why Brown never scored bigger is a real mystery to us, because these tunes come off like the cream of the crop of southern soul at the end of the 60s – not just obscurities for obscurity sake, but some of the highest level of soul a female soul singer could hope for at the time! Titles include "Can't Find No Happiness", "Plenty Of Room", "A Great Big Thing", "Things Have Gone To Pieces", "Man Around The House", "Play Thing", "I'm Gonna Start A War", "I Don't Want To Have To Wait", "It Hurts Me So Much", "Got To Be Somebody", "There's A Look On Your Face", and "If I Can't Run To You I'll Crawl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Solomon BurkeI Have A Dream ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Surprisingly nice work! Like the rest of Solomon's post-Atlantic LPs, this one has a sound that's different than his classic work, but which also exposes a whole new side of his talent, and range of vocals that didn't always show up for Atlantic. Solomon arranged and produced here, and the sound is mellow and a bit modern, but still with excellent southern soul touches. Most of the tracks are new, and are dedications to Martin Luther King Jr., who was the inspiration for the album. The stuff's a lot more political than most of Solomon's work, as you might guess by titles like "I Have A Dream", "Now Is The Time", "Social Change", and "Mountain Top". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a cutout hole.)

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Chambers BrothersShout ... LP
Vault, 1968. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Plenty of echoes of Chess, King, and Atlantic Records here – a late 60s live performance by the Chambers Brothers – but one that's already retro-styled towards modes from earlier in the decade, and styles from the R&B years of the 50s! As with all the group's Vault LPs, the sound here is much rougher than the more psychedelic soul of their Columbia albums – a mode that's plenty darn righteous, and which is presented on live tracks for side one, but which also features more studio material and a few original compositions on side two. Titles include "Blues Get Off My Shoulder", "I Got It", "Shout", "There She Goes", "Seventeen", "Rained The Day You Left", and "So Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Neneh CherryRaw Like Sushi (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP
Virgin, 1988. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $34.99 75.99
Maybe the crowning moment of genus from the great Neneh Cherry – a record that's a huge evolution from her post punk funk of just a few short years before – and one that really helped her bridge the Atlantic and find a huge following over here at the time! There's a great mix of hip hop inspiration and electro soul styles going on here – but also fused with the chunkier modes that were coming out of the UK soul scene right at the end of the 80s – maybe a new love of the depth of classic soul, which is used to really amplify the spirit of the great lyrics that Neneh delivers throughout. Titles include the megahit "Buffalo Stance" – plus "Manchild", "Kisses On The Wind", "Inner City Mama", "Heart", "The Next Generation", "So Here I Come", "Outre Risque Locomotive", and "Love Ghetto". Beautiful 3LP version – packaged in a heavy slipcover – with loads of bonus materials! Titles include "Buffalo Stance (1/2 way 2 house rmx)", "Buffalo Stance (sukka mix)", "Manchild (Smith N Mighty rmx)", "Manchild (Massive Attack mix)", "Manchild (old school mix)","Kisses On The Wind (Dynamic Duo + Latin Rascals mix)", "Next Generation (rap one mix)", "Heart (it's a demo)", "Kisses On The Wind (David Morales a little more Puerto Rico mix)", "Inner City Mamma (cold blooded rmx)", "Buffalo Stance (Kevin Sanderson's techno stance rmx one)", and lots more. Also comes with a very cool 12" square, 48 page full color booklet of notes! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Raw Like Sushi (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD 29.99

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Neneh CherryRaw Like Sushi (remastered – with bonus download) ... LP
Virgin, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 24.99
Maybe the crowning moment of genus from the great Neneh Cherry – a record that's a huge evolution from her post punk funk of just a few short years before – and one that really helped her bridge the Atlantic and find a huge following over here at the time! There's a great mix of hip hop inspiration and electro soul styles going on here – but also fused with the chunkier modes that were coming out of the UK soul scene right at the end of the 80s – maybe a new love of the depth of classic soul, which is used to really amplify the spirit of the great lyrics that Neneh delivers throughout. Titles include the megahit "Buffalo Stance" – plus "Manchild", "Kisses On The Wind", "Inner City Mama", "Heart", "The Next Generation", "So Here I Come", "Outre Risque Locomotive", and "Love Ghetto". LP, Vinyl record album
(30th Anniversary pressing – remastered at Abbey Road!)

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Don CovayFunky Yo Yo ... LP
Versatile/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Some of the rootsiest work ever cut by Don Covay – done for Versatile Records in the late 70s, but a fair bit rougher and more down home than his sides for Mercury or Atlantic in years past! Covay really returns to his roots for the record – and the backings are often spare, subtle, and stark – used with burning perfection on the mellower and sadder numbers on the set, and with a nice funky kick on the more uptempo tunes! The real standout here is "Yo Yo (parts 1 & 2)" – probably the closest to a funky 45 that Covay ever cut – and other tracks include "Your Love Has Got To Me", "An Ugly Woman", "Three Time Loser", "Love Is Sweeter", and "I Don't Think I Can Make It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lorraine EllisonStay With Me ... LP
Warner, 1969. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Deep deep soul from Lorraine Ellison – a record that already shows quite a bit of growth from her earlier Warner Brothers recordings – and a new sense of hipness as well! There's definitely an influence here of the sound of Stax and Atlantic Records at the end of the 60s – all focused through the excellent production and songwriting of Jerry Ragovoy, who's a key influence on the record – and who really helps make it one of Lorraine's greatest moments ever! If you've ever wanted to dig Lorraine Ellison, this is definitely the place to start – as it's an album we'd easily stack next to the best from any of our favorite female deep soul singers. Tracks include the classic "Stay With Me", plus "I Want To Be Loved", "Heart Be Still", "You Don't Know Nothing About Love", and "The Hurt Came Back Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lorraine EllisonStay With Me (UK pressing) ... LP
Warner/Blue Moon (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Deep deep soul from Lorraine Ellison – a record that already shows quite a bit of growth from her earlier Warner Brothers recordings – and a new sense of hipness as well! There's definitely an influence here of the sound of Stax and Atlantic Records at the end of the 60s – all focused through the excellent production and songwriting of Jerry Ragovoy, who's a key influence on the record – and who really helps make it one of Lorraine's greatest moments ever! If you've ever wanted to dig Lorraine Ellison, this is definitely the place to start – as it's an album we'd easily stack next to the best from any of our favorite female deep soul singers. Tracks include the classic "Stay With Me", plus "I Want To Be Loved", "Heart Be Still", "You Don't Know Nothing About Love", and "The Hurt Came Back Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing.)

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FuturesCastles in the Sky ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
Soaring soul from The Futures – a Philly group who'd already worked for years in the underground before cracking the racks with this debut LP in 1975 – schooled strongly in their best vocal modes from previous singles, and ready to unleash the best side of their sound on the world! The set's got a perfectly put-together style that's much more like some of the Philly vocal work on Atlantic of Philadelphia International at the time – although also not as commercial, thanks to a righteous undercurrent in the group's presentation and overall aesthetic – hinted at by their image on the cover! Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Wade Marcus, who also echo a bit of Detroit styles too – particularly the righteous blend of The Temptations towards the end of their Motown years. The Futures are equally great on mellow cuts and stormers – and titles include Castles", "Do Unto Others", "Ninety Days (In The House Of Love Correction)", "I Had A Dream", "Love Will Be Around Forever", and "Super Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a peeling on the bottom few inches, surface wear, split seams, and a cutout hole.)

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Donny Hathaway/Quincy JonesCome Back Charleston Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atco/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 33.99
An unusual album in the Atlantic career of Donny Hathaway – and a unique collaboration with the legendary Quincy Jones! The music here is Hathaway's sole entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack genre of the 70s – penned for film version of a Chester Himes novel, and scored in a mix of funky 70s modes and other more standard jazz styles. Quincy's on board as the "musical supervisor" – and clearly helps Donny focus his energies towards the hipper side of the soundtrack spectrum, especially on the more contemporary styled tracks. And although most of the work here is instrumental, Hathaway also sings a bit too – most famously on the classic "Little Ghetto Boy" – which is easily one of Donny's greatest tracks ever! Other titles include "Come Back Charleston Blue", with vocals by Margie Joseph, plus "Bossa Nova", "Tim's High", "Hearse To Graveyard", "Harlem Dawn", "String Segue", "Furniture Truck", and "Liberation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Loleatta HollowayCry To Me (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A wonderful album of southern soul from Loleatta Holloway! The record was her last in the deep soul mode – and it's a gem that should have made her as big as her later disco records – a really well-crafted extension of styles that Stax and Atlantic had done in the 60s, but given a smoother, more sophisticated vibe for the 70s! The record was produced by Floyd Smith, and it's got some of the most sophisticated production we've heard on a southern diva album from the 70s – with instrumentation that still boggles us with its brilliance. Case in point is the amazing cut "Cry To Me", which has these insane banks of "weeping" guitar that send chills down our spine! The cut was written by Sam Dees, who also penned some other fine material for the album – and titles include "I Know Where You're Coming From", "Just Be True To Me", "Something About The Way I Feel", and a cover of Ruby Andrews' "Casanova". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – on clear heavyweight vinyl!)

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Hot ChocolateHot Chocolate ... LP
Big Tree, 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A killer set from one of the most unique acts of the 70s – the legendary Hot Chocolate, a group with a sound unlike anyone else at the time! Hot Chocolate's groove was a bit soul, a bit rock, and often nicely funky underneath – and the British group really won lots of new ears on this side of the Atlantic with their bad-stepping approach to 70s pop! This self-titled album's one of the greatest ever from the group – and the cool compressed production further pushes their sound into really great territory – mushing the guitars up alongside the keyboards, squeezing the hip vocals of Errol Brown into a badass edge, and glamming things up ever so slightly. Arrangements are by the great John Cameron – a talent we've loved since his late 60s work with Donovan – and production is by the legendary Mickie Most, who's still burning strong here in the 70s. The album features the group's huge hit "You Sexy Thing", plus "Lay Me Down", "Amazing Skin Song", "Hello America", "The Street", "Call The Police", and "A Child's Prayer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole)

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Johnny JenkinsTon-Ton Macoute! (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Atco/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
An excellent bit of raw funky southern soul from Johnny Jenkins – recorded in Macon, GA, and one of the last relics of the relations that Atlantic Records had with all of the little local scenes in the south! Ton-Ton Macoute is one of those records that manages to blend funk, blues, and southern rock & soul way, way better than so many pretenders from the time – just a damn near perfectly realized set ! Johnny Jenkins sings, stomps, plays guitar and blows harp (with some extra help from Duane Allman on the guitar front), and he runs through tracks like "Blind Bats & Swamp Rats", "Sick & Tired", "Voodoo In You", "Rollin' Stone", "Bad News", "Down Along The Cove", and the absolute classic, classic breakbeat track "I Walk On Guilded Splinters". Features the bonus tracks "My Love Will Never Die" and "I Don't Want No Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Margie JosephMargie Joseph Makes A New Impression ... LP
Volt, 1970. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A great early album from Margie Joseph – and a real standout in the post-Atlantic Stax Record scene! The sound here isn't as standard Memphis as some of the other records on the label at the time – more a blend of southern soul, Detroit styles, and a few other bits – pulled together tightly through the strength of Margie's vocals! There's some fairly expansive backings at times – a great mix of sweet strings and deeper soul that's totally great – and which really should have made the record a better-charting classic at the time. The Bar Kays provide backing on a number of tracks – and the album includes a great 8 minute remake of "Stop In The Name Of Love" that begins with a nifty spoken part, in which Margie's talking to her man about hearing his name spoken by someone else on the bus! Titles include "How Beautiful The Rain", "Sweeter Tomorrow", "Medicine Bend", "Come Tomorrow", and "I'm Fed Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Ben E KingBeginning Of It All ... LP
Mandala, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
A strange little record by Ben – recorded after leaving Atlantic, originally issued by the small Mandala label in the early 70s, a short-live subsidiary of King Records in its last years. The sound here is hard to describe – rougher than Ben's uptown soul from the 60s, but still with a proud and free vocal style. There's definite influences from soul-inspired rock of the time – as can be shown by covers of work by Elton John, Dave Mason, and Van Morrison – and titles on the set include "Take Me To The Pilot", "Into The Mystic", "White Moon", "She Does It Right", "Love Is Gonna Get You", "All Of Your Tomorrows", "Travellin Woman", and "I Guess It's Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, a cutout hole, light wear, and some aging. Vinyl has a short click on "Love Is".)

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Ben E KingHere Comes The Night ... LP
Edsel (UK), Mid 60s/1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An excellent compilation that brings together some of Ben's harder to find "uptown soul" singles from his middle period Atlantic recordings. This one's way better than any of the "best of" comps of Ben's work, and it really shows how great a soul singer he was apart from his hit material – and it's filled with gems like "River Of Tears", "The Record", "Here Comes The Night", "On The Horizon", and "Yes". The notes are great, too, and the whole thing's the sort of priceless UK soul reissue that we'd love to see more of these days! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clyde McPhatterWelcome Home ... LP
Decca, 1970. Near Mint- ... $59.99
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 album's produced by the team of Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Earl Young – and the trio also handled most of the arrangements, in that sweet late 60s style that was working such magic with Archie Bell & The Drells over at Atlantic. The standout cut on the album is "The Mixed Up Cup", a great soul number that begins with an excellent drumbreak that then goes into the sound of a cup being filled with water! Apart from that sound effect, though, the real strength is Clyde's voice, which is sweet, soulful, and honest on just about every track. Titles include "I'll Belong To You", "If You Only Knew", "Mr Heartache", "A Mother's Love", "Book Of Memories", "Someone To Believe In", and "Please Give Me One More Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, with a promo ink stamp and some writing in pen on back.)

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StormersLovers Song (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG/Tabansi (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the four piece combo seem to take all the best elements from the bigger American funk ensembles, then fuse them down to a wickedly sharp core – with basslines, guitar, and keyboards all working with an amazing edge – and none of the too-commercial elements that might have been showing up on the US scene at the time! Vocals are in English – which should have made this record a crossover international funk hit – and the whole thing can kick the ass of just about any early 80s funk album on the planet. Titles include "Sexy Woman", "Atlantic Breeze", "Be A Lover", "Super D Jay", and "Love Or Money". (Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Joe TexYum Yum ... LP
Koala, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An unusual one from Joe Tex, issued on the obscure Koala label, who always had a bit of a mystery about them! The material is most likely early 60s vintage – more R&B, pre-Atlantic/Dial – and titles include "Charlie Brown Got Expelled", "Competition", "Put Your Confidence In Me", "Yum Yum", "Just You Just Me", and "You Little Baby Faced thing". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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