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Soul — LPs

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrAll In The Name Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mid 80s classic from Atlantic Starr – at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in so many other younger groups in the earlier part of the 80s – although it's also a bit more polished too. Most instrumentation is electric, and tunes are mostly written by the team of David and Wayne Lewis – both of whom sing on the record. Barbara Weathers also handles female vocals, and titles include "Once Lover At A Time", "Let The Sun In", "My Mistake", "I'm In Love", "Always", "Don't Take Me For Granted", and a version of Sam Dees' "All In The Name Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... LP
A&M, 1985. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Steve ArringtonJammin National Anthem ... LP
Atlantic, 1986. Sealed ... $4.99
A bit more pop than some of Steve Arrington's earlier work, but proof that Mr Slave could still come up with a groove when he wanted! The record's got a quirky approach that's almost in line with later versions of P-Funk – but Arrington's never as goofy, and mostly lets the gimmicks come out in the titles and choruses, while keeping things relatively straight on the rest of the tune. Craig Cooper plays a fair bit of guitar and keyboards on the set, and titles include "Jammin National Anthem", "Holiday", "Teenage Jazz", "One Of A Kind Paradise", "Everybody's Got To Be Free", "Homeboy", and "Like It Loud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a vintage price sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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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✨✧ Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... $48.99
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit throughout the set – but all cuts feature Herbie Hancock on piano, who helps give the record a solid modal groove that works great with the sound of Roy's vibes – and other players include Buster Williams and Ron Carter on bass, Sonny Sharrock on guitar, and Freddy Waits and Bruno Carr on drums. There's a bit of added strings and woodwinds at points – already showing Ayers' ear for larger, more ambitious sounds – and the whole record's arranged by the ultra-hip William Fischer. Titles include the classic "Daddy Bug", plus "Bonita", "I Love You Michelle", "Emmie", "Shadows", "It Could Only Happen With You", and "Look To The Sky". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – white label promo – with promo sticker on front cover.)

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other music of the time – and which sports reeds from Sahib Shihab, tenor from Paul Quinichette, trumpet from Buck Clayton, and trombone from Jimmy Cleveland! Baker's voice is in fine form in this comfortable setting – and really works magic with tracks that include "After You've Gone", "Preaching The Blues", "Empty Bed Blues", "Back Water Blues", and "Gimme A Pigfoot". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Boney MNightflight To Venus ... LP
Atlantic/Hansa, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A nice bit of space age disco fantasy from Boney M – a set that's got a few more electronic touches than some of the group's other records, but which still continues in a straight ahead poppy vein! There's a sound here that's arguably a bit more sophisticated than before – especially on some of the rhythms, which almost hint at Bohannon like complexity at the bottom. There's almost a bit more club appeal than you might expect – although other tunes are definitely more the stuff of hotel lobby dancefloors than warehouse parties in New York. Titles include "King Of The Road", "Nightflight To Venus", "Voodoonight", "Brown Girl In the Ring", "Heart Of Gold", and the hit version of "Rivers Of Babylon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small hype sticker.)

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Booker T & The MGsBest Of Booker T & The MGs ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Pink & tan stereo pressing. Cover has staining and waviness on the bottom half.)

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✨✧ Brides Of FunkensteinNever Buy Texas From A Cowboy ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendously soulful session from the late 70s P-Funk empire – sung by a group who were George Clinton's answer to Three Degrees, First Choice, and other female club trios of the time! The sound here is hardly as disco as those other groups, though – and there's plenty of funky Clinton touches in the mix – including rumbling basslines, raspy guitars, and a tightly focused groove that has the singers Dawn Silva, Sheila Horn, and Jeanette McGruder working equally with the larger group of musicians on the record. Production is by Bootsy Collins and Clinton, with horn arrangements by Fred Wesley – which makes for some great Horny Horns funk touches on most tracks! The title cut – "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" – runs on as a long P-Funk groove for about 15 minutes, but other tracks are shorter, and titles include "I'm Holding You Responsible", "Smoke Signals", "Party Up In Here", and "Didn't Mean To Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Johnny BristolBristol's Creme ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent smooth soul groover from Johnny Bristol! The album has Johnny stepping into a more sophisticated groove than he used on his early 70s albums for MGM – mixing together styles that sound a lot like those used by artists like Leroy Hutson or Leon Ware at the time, a mix of well-produced backings with just the right touch of strings, keyboards, and tight rhythms. Johnny's voice has a bit rootsier quality than you might be used to for this sort of album – which makes for an even more unique sound, especially on the mellower cuts. Tracks include "Do It To My Mind", "Have Yourself A Good Time Thinkin' Bout The Good Times", "You Turned Me On To Love", "I Sho Like Groovin' With Ya", and "She Came Into My Life". Nice one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Bristol's Creme (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Sweet 70s funk from the great Oscar Brown – quite a change from his jazz-based work of the 60s, but a great new sitting for all of his wonderful wit and warmth! Brown's still a hell of a songwriter, and one with a very socially-conscious eye – sharper here than before, with lots of comments on the changes in society in the 70s, mixed with a few more heartfelt, personal moments too. There's still a bit of jazz in the mix – thanks to work from Seldon Powell on reeds, and Joe Sample on keyboards – and arrangements are by old friends Floyd Morris, the underground Chicago soul genius – and Sivuca, best known for his Brazilian music, but a great choice here to expand the groove. Brown wrote all the tunes on the record – and titles include "From My Window", "Like A Flower", "Brother Where Are YOu", ""The Lone Ranger", "If You Come Back", and "The Joneses". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the spine.)

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✨✧ Clarence CarterPatches (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album that very firmly put Clarence Carter on the mainstream soul map – thanks to his brilliant version of the title tune! By the time of this set, Carter was already one hell of a soul singer – and really brought amazing sounds to play with classic production from Rick Hall and the Fame Studios gang. But when he pointed those talents towards the country soul story "Patches", he really found his groove – mixing southern roots from both sides of the fence into one really unique groove – and following it up with a host of other well-chosen tunes that really helped establish Carter's unique place in music. George Jackson co-wrote a number of the best tunes – a few with Clarence – and titles include "Patches", "I'm Just A Prisoner", "Till I Can't Take It Anymore", "Changes", "Say Man", "Willie & Laura Mae Jones", "CC Blues", and "Getting the Bills (But No Merchandise)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGreat Hits Of Ray Charles – Recorded On 8 Track Stereo ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Green & blue label stereo pressing. Cover has an album review affixed to the front, some wear, and yellowing from age.)

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Ray CharlesGreat Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray Charles & Milt JacksonSoul Meeting ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Fairly decent jazz session, and one in which Ray plays alto sax and electric piano, along with his usual acoustic piano. Milt Jackson is on vibes, of course, and the rest of the group includes Kenny Burrell, Percy Heath, and Art Taylor. Titles include "Soul Meeting", "X Ray Blues", "Blue Genius", and "Bags Of Blues". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing with AT etch. Cover is in nice shape, with just a bit of wear on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ ChicChic ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 30 years later, the album's a real gem – set up with a simple focus on the rhythms that's made even better by the choppy guitar of Nile Rodgers, and his superbly soulful work on production alongside Bernard Edwards. Vocals are by Luther Vandross, Norma Jean, and Edwards – and titles include "Dance Dance Dance", "Strike Up The Band", "You Can Get By", and "Sao Paolo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ChicLes Plus Grands Succes De Chic – Chic's Greatest Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... 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.)

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Company BGotta Dance ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, and hype sticker.)

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DriftersDrifters' Golden Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A dozen of the biggest numbers from the seminal vocal group, including "There Goes My Baby", "(If You Cry) True Love, True Love", "Dance With Me", "This Magic Moment", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "I Count The Tears", "Some Kind Of Wonderful", "Up On The Roof", "On Broadway","Under The Boardwalk", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes" and "Saturday Night At The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good- ... $0.99
A sweet 70s classic from Roberta Flack – recorded with a mellow jazzy undercurrent that really fits the spirit of the title! The set's a bit more varied in moods than some of Flack's previous Atlantic efforts – showing a stretching of wings from Roberta, but still very much in some righteous territory overall – given that Eugene McDaniels is overseeing the record on production. Arrangements are by Harry Whittaker, Hugh McCrackin, Leon Pendarvis, and Roberta herself – and instrumentation is warmly electric, yet never too slick to wash away the deeper soul of Flack's vocals. Titles include "The Closer I Get To You", "Why Don't You Move In With Me", "Love Is The Healing", "Soul Deep", "Where I'll Find You", "25th Of Last December", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", and "Fine Fine Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackChapter Two ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $3.99
Mindblowing work from Roberta Flack – an album that should be in the collection of any fan of righteous soul music! Forget all the wimpier modes of Flack's later years – because here, the young Roberta is a vision of positive power and spiritual soul – a singer with roots in jazz, which helps to transform some of the album's very surprising song choices – and a depth and sensitivity that goes way past the usual female soul modes of the time. Donny Hathaway handled half the arrangements for the record – a perfect choice for Flack – and Deodato handles the other, with some large arrangements that still have just the right sort of gentleness to go with her voice. Titles include a version of "Reverend Lee", penned by Eugene Daniels – and the great "Gone Away", written by Curtis Mayfield, Leroy Hutson, and Hathaway – plus the tracks "Just Like A Woman", "Do What You Gotta Do", "Business Goes On As Usual", and "Until It's Time For You To Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has split seams.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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
(Red and green Broadway label pressing. Cover has splitting in the top seams, split bottom seams, and names written several times in pen on front.)
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
Also available Amazing Grace ... LP 24.99

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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 a cutout notch and a small center split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a handful of crucial early Aretha Franklin albums for Atlantic – and a key example of her genius pairing with arranger Arif Mardin! Instrumental backing is by a hard burning Memphis/Muscle Shoals lineup that includes Spooner Oldham on electric piano and organ, Tommy Cogbill on guitar, Andrew Love and Charles Chalmers on tenor, Wayne Jackson on trumpet, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and even Aretha herself gets to play a bit of piano on the set. But the really amazing thing here is the way that this core live mode of backing is also given some airier, loftier overtones by Mardin and co-arranger Tom Dowd – in a way that lifts up the tunes a bit more, and pushes them away from straight indie southern soul – into the range of greatness that made Franklin stand apart from most of her contemporaries. A key example of this is the album's seminal reading of "I Say A Little Prayer" – but all cuts are great, and other tunes include "Think", "A Change", "You're A Sweet Sweet Man", "I Take What I Want", "See Saw", "Hello Sunshine", and "You Send Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinHey, Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
One of Aretha Franklin's greatest records – and a complicated batch of jazzy tunes that features arrangements and production by Quincy Jones! The record breaks way past the stock southern soul style of some of Aretha's earlier work for Atlantic – and it features a more sophisticated style that hits a number of different moods, and which shows off Aretha's strong commitment to growth as an artist. Features a semi-hit reading of King Pleasure's old classic, "Moody's Mood For Love", plus "Sister From Texas", "Somewhere", "Angel", and "That's The Way I Feel About Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & red Broadway label pressing. Vinyl has marks that click a bit on "Somewhere" and "Mister Spain". Cover has some surface wear and a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinSpirit In The Dark ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $29.99
Aretha's tour of the south continues – recording here at Atlantic's new home in Miami, with studio work from The Dixie Flyers, Dave Crawford, Roger Hawkins, Duane Allman, and Eddie Hinton – all very much in the tradition of the Muscle Shoals work that supported Aretha on earlier recordings. Aretha's playing piano on all tracks – and titles include her remake of "Don't Play That Song", plus "You & Me", "Pullin", "Spirit In The Dark", "Try Matty's", "Oh No Not My Baby", and "One Way Ticket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has mostly split seams.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinWith Everything I Feel In Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mellow sexy Aretha – with warm arrangements by Arif Mardin, and plenty of nice electric piano by the great Richard Tee. Includes a great version of Stevie Wonder's "I Love Every Little Thing About You", plus the tracks "You Move Me", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Without Love", and "All Of These Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout notch and some marker. Label has some pen.)

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FridaSomething's Going On ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has staining and peeling along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Albert KingKing Of The Blues Guitar ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Stax blues by the king of the Memphis blues scene of the late 60's. Production's handled by Stax, even though the LP was released on Atlantic, and the set includes "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Overall Junction", "Laundromat Blues", "Cold Feet", and "You're Gonna Need Me". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Rockefeller pressing – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ KleeerI Love To Dance ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever album from Kleeer – and a set that's already got them head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! The set's got just a bit of the keyboards that would later really define the Kleeer sound – and has some surprising disco elements, too – used by the quartet as a way to step away from the overblown mainstream of the time, into a groove that's leaner and cleaner for the next generation! The great Woody Cunningham is at the lead of the group – singing, drumming, arranging, and writing a good portion of the work – and the group members have already had plenty of experience as The Jam Band, Pipeline, and Universal Robot Band – years of background practice that's really helped them forge some very strong grooves. And while the title may reference the danceability of the times, there's also some nice deeper elements going on too – on titles that include "I Love To Dance", "To Groove You", "Kleeer Sailin", "Amour", "It's Magic", "Keep Your Body Workin", and "Tonight's The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, hype sticker, 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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LevertJust Coolin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Very Good+ ... $2.99
If you'd told us years ago we'd be digging this sort of late 80s commercial soul, we'd have laughed in your face. But nostalgia has taken hold, and we can't argue with the songcraft here, even if the production (and band's fashion sense) is a bit dated. Not a classic, by any means, but not as objectionable to us as it once was. Includes "Pull Over", "Just Coolin" and "Let's Get Romantic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bobby LyleIvory Dreams ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
It's a bit too far into the 80s for Bobby to sound as great as he did on his earlier Capitol albums – with keyboards that are a bit stiff, and not enough acoustic playing next to the electric, in order to give the album a bit of heart. There's some decent enough numbers in a smooth jazz mode, though – and even in this style, Bobby's still one of the best at mixing soul and fusion. Titles include "Ivory Dreams", "Loco Motion", "Tropical", "88 Ways", "Nova", and "Save It For A Rainy Day", which features vocals by Helena Springs. (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, cutout notch, hype and Play It Say It stickers, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannSurprises ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A record that's full of many surprises – one of which is the sweet lead vocals of Cissy Houston! Houston works here in a style that merges nicely with the jazzy currents of Herbie Mann – at a level that's different than other soul/fusion sets of the time – like work on CTI or Columbia – drawing a lot of freshness from the inventive arrangements of Pat Rebillot! Pat graced other of the best Herbie Mann records from the time – and his keyboards provide just the right sort of slinky bridge between Mann's flute and the vocals – almost a Bob James-ish sensibility that keeps things laidback and open. Titles include "Draw Your Breaks", "Cajun Moon", "Creepin'", "Easter Rising", "Asa Branca", "The Sound Of Windwood", "Cricket Dance", "The Butterfly In A Stone Garden", and "Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me)". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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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 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 PhillipsConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
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- ... $19.99
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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Otis ReddingBest Of Otis Redding ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
A well-selected batch of work from one of the greatest soul singers of all time – and cuts that are presented here in rare mono mixes, all taken from the original mono tapes! The work includes important early sides that Redding cut at Stax Records – where he was the reigning star – plus a few issued after his untimely early death by Atlantic Records, who got their hands on Redding material that was still unreleased – and which gave Otis some of his biggest chart success in the years after he left the planet. The set list is fantastic throughout – the blueprint for so much deep soul to come from later generations – and the package features 16 titles that include "Mr Pitiful", "Stand By Me", "Pain In My Heart", "These Arms Of Mine", "That's How Strong My Love Is", "Respect", "My Girl", "Satisfaction", "Dock Of The Bay", "Hard To Handle", "I've Got Dreams To Remember", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Shake", and "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $14.99
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 SledgeWhen A Man Loves A Woman – The Ultimate Collection ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s/1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Titles include "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Dark End Of The Street", "Take Time To Know Her", "Love Me Tender", "What Am I Living For", "Cover Me" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a trace of a price sticker and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Spinners8 ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Eight Atlantic albums, and The Spinners are still going strong – sounding really wonderful here, thanks to Philly backings from the great Thom Bell! The album's not filled with hits, but that's a big part of its charm – as the group still sounds great, with smoother than smooth vocals – and the tunes move nicely between the soaring style the group discovered in Philly, and some of the mellower moments we've grown to like even more in their work over the years. Most players are Sigma Sound regulars, and titles include "I'm Tired Of Giving", "You Got The Love That I Need", "Painted Magic", "Easy Come Easy Go", "Love Is One Step Away", "Back In The Arms Of Love", and "Heaven On Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)

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SpinnersGrand Slam ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a name in pen.)

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TelexLooney Tunes ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, hype sticker, and lightly bent corner.)

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Joe TexHappy Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Joe Tex is always great – but this Late 60s album is one of our favorites by him! Recorded in Memphis with a hip southern edge that makes Joe less of the meek guy he was on other albums, with more of a clever, confident style. This one's bursting out of the box with power, and Joe wrote a great batch of original tracks that range from funky soul numbers to mellower more righteous ones. 10 tracks in all, including "Go Home & Do It", "Baby Be Good", "Take The 5th Amendment", "You Can Tell" and "Keep The One You've Got". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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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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✨✧ TrammpsDisco Inferno ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album from The Trammps – and a record that broke the group firmly out of the Philly ghetto, yet still carried all the best touches of the Sigma scene! Sure, the title track was a super-huge hit – thanks to a plug in Saturday Night Fever – but the record itself is Philly club soaring high, with key arrangements and production from the team of Norman Harris, Ronald Baker, and Earl Young – all of whom provide tremendously mighty grooves to soar the multi-voiced sound of the group well over the top of the clubs! Titles include an 11 minute version of "Disco Inferno", plus "Starvin", "Don't Burn No Bridges", "You Touch My Hot Line", and "I Feel Like I've Been Livin (On The Dark Side Of The Moon)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ TrammpsMixin It Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the most dancefloor-oriented efforts from the Trammps – and that's saying a lot, given the sound of their other records! This set brings the beats up a bit more than before – almost a boogie groove, or an 80s-styled sound at points – but still with strong roots in the Philly club of earlier albums. Baker/Harris/Young produced – and mixes are by Ron Kersey, Ron Baker, and Earl Young – all of whom are trying to give the group a leaner, cleaner sound than in the disco years. Titles include "Hard Rock & Disco", "Music Freek", "Dance Contest", "VIP", "Wake Up From Yesterday", and "You Can Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ TrammpsSlipping Out ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Breathtaking New", "Mellow Out", "Trained Eye", "Loveland", "Groove All Mighty", and "I Don't Want To Ever Lose Your Love'. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ TrammpsTrammps III ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ TrammpsWhere The Happy People Go ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the best record ever by The Trammps – halfway between their roots in the early 70s east coast indie club scene, and the smoother approach of their later disco hits! The set is prime Sigma Sound disco – with strong harmonies by the group in a post-Spinners mode, and plenty of help from Philly regulars like Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, and Ron Baker – who maintain a core rhythm that really help the record groove! The whole thing is great – with long tracks, but still a great focus – and titles include "Can We Come Together", "Soul Searchin Time", "Love Is A Funky Thing", and "Hooked For Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ TrammpsWhole World's Dancing ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The Trammps are still burning strong at the end of the 70s – never losing their Philly groove despite a run on the charts and much bigger fame than most of their contemporaries – and in a way, the album's almost a back-to-basics affair that's pure Philly all the way! Arrangements here are by Norman Harris, Ron Kersey, and Ron Baker – who've taken the group into a mode that's perhaps got some of the new club touches being explored more at Salsoul than Philly International – but which still works tremendously well for the group. Tracks are all full, flowing, and and aimed at the dancefloor – and although there's not really any standout hits or hooks here, that aspect of the album is almost a welcome relief, given that the group could be going for easy hits at this point. Titles include "Love Insurance Policy", "Whole World's Dancing", "My Love It's Never Been Better", "Soul Bones", "Love Magnet", and "More Good Times To Remember". LP, Vinyl record album
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Young RascalsGroovin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Possibly the biggest album ever by The Rascals – a wonderfully tight batch of tunes that has the group hitting perfectly on all their best fronts! Blue eyed soul mixes wonderfully with some rougher garage-styled rock – and the execution here is perfect enough to please listeners on both sides of the fence. Perhaps most noteworthy is the presence of Arif Mardin arrangements on some of the album's key tracks – a factor that really helps the group find their groove, and sparkle even more brilliantly than before. Titles include "Groovin", "If You Knew", "A Girl Like You", "Find Somebody", "I'm So Happy Now", "Sueno", "How Can I Be Sure", and "It's Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has some wear and a hype sticker.)

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VariousBeach Beat Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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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VariousGreatest Twist Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Don't be put off by the "twist" in the title – as this is a killer collection of R&B work from Atlantic Records – with some rare soul singles too! The cover claims that this album contains "the 16 best twist numbers by the world's most authentic performers" – and titles include "How Many Times" by Solomon Burke, "Rock & Roll Machine" by Tee Tucker, "Jam Up Twist" by Tommy Ridgely, "Mr Lee" by The Bobbettes, "I Want To Know" by Lloyd Sims, "Twist & Shout" by the Top Notes, "Do The Hully Gully" by King Coleman, "Bootie Green" by the Clovers, and "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 1 – The Roots 1947 to 1952 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Classic early work from Atlantic Records – tracks by The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Edna McGriff, Joe Turner, The Cardinals, Leadbelly, Frank Cully, Stick McGhee & His Buddies, The Ravens, The Orioles, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 2 – The Golden Years 1953 to 1955 ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 5 – The Beat Goes On 1961 to 1962 ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Classic work on Atlantic Records – selections by The Coasters, Bobby Darin, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, The Drifters, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, and Carla Thomas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 6 – On Broadway 1963/1964 ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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+ ... $9.99
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- ... $11.99
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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VariousSuper Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
While this is the sort of collection labels churn out as a loss leader, to spark interest in their artists, this set actually shows off the depth of talent in the Atlantic catalog throughout the 60s. Mostly soul and R&B, but with a few pop numbers too, the twelve song set plays great as sampler of some of the top sounds of the late 60s: Wilson Pickett "Funky Broadway", Aretha Franklin "Baby I Love You", The Rascals "Groovin", Sam & Dave "Soul Man", Te Bar-Kays "Soul Finger", Joe Tex "Skinny Legs And All", Aretha Franklin "Chain Of Fools", Otis Redding "Dock Of The Bay", Sonny & Cher "The Beat Goes On", The Bee Gees "To Love Somebody", Buffalo Springfield "For What It's Worth" and The Fireballs featuring Jimmy Gilmer "Bottle Of Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a peeled spot on the back.)
 
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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 BurkeBack To My Roots (180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Chess/Anagram, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A really great record from Solomon Burke – and one that's quite different than his early work on Atlantic Records! Solomon's not going for his roots, and instead works with help from Sylvia Robinson and the team over at All-Platinum Records – to get kind of a pre-Sugarhill dose of mellow soul and New Jersey hipness that really sets this one apart! Unlike so many other 70s acts, Solomon never made the trip to Philly to record during the decade – but this album is maybe the closest we'll get – with that slightly rawer edge that always made the New Jersey records so great! Case in point is a tasty track by Ray and Goodman of the Moments, called "Over and Over", which is a wonderful mellow modern soul track – very different than anything Solomon ever recorded – heard here alongside other cuts that include "Life Has Its Ups & Downs", "Everybody's Got To Cry Sometime", "I'm Going Back To My Roots", "Burning For Your Love", "Night and Day", "Precious Flower", and "I'll Never Stop Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing – first time reissue – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Solomon BurkeI Have A Dream ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... $13.99
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
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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!)
Also available Raw Like Sushi ... CD 2.99

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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 (UK pressing) ... LP
Warner/Blue Moon (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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Donny Hathaway/Quincy JonesCome Back Charleston Blue ... LP
Atco, 1972. Near Mint- ... $26.99
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
(Original pressing! Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Johnny JenkinsTon-Ton Macoute! ... LP
Atco, 1970. Sealed ... $59.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Capricorn pressing, CPN 0136, still sealed, with a Gift That Keeps On Giving sticker.)
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Ton-Ton Macoute! ... CD 12.99
Ton-Ton Macoute! (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 19.99

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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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Ton-Ton Macoute! ... LP 59.99
Ton-Ton Macoute! ... CD 12.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
The fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate setting for Sharon's incredible voice – as it features both her longtime core combo, the Dap-Kings – as well as additional backings from the Bushwick Philharmonic – a small ensemble of strings who really help elevate the music to classic status! If you're worried that the strings might soften the sound, the very first note of the record will put your mind at rest – as will the heavy drums that mark just about every track, and keep things hard and funky throughout. If anyone ever doubted that the Daptone label was our modern equivalent of Stax Records or Atlantic, this will certainly be the set to change their mind – and will also stand forever as a bittersweet reminder of all the greatness that Sharon Jones gave us over the years. Titles include "Searching For A New Day", "Rumors", "Matter Of Time", "Sail On", "Just Give Me Your Time", "Come & Be A Winner", "Call On God", and "These Tears". (Deep Funk, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Margie JosephMargie Joseph Makes A New Impression ... LP
Volt, 1970. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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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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 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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David PorterSweat & Love ... LP
Enterprise, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A nice batch of grooves that has David Porter singing in a fairly funky Stax style, and recording with backup by the group Ebony Web. The overall sound is a lot rootsier than the work that Isaac Hayes did after his partnership with Porter broke up – and the album's a great example of the way that the post-Atlantic Stax artists were trying to push the Memphis sound. Tracks include "Funny Money", "Falling Out, Falling In", "I Can Live With My Conscience", "All The Way", and "This Song Has No Title". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear on the top seam, light surface wear, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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Rasputin's StashStash (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Family Groove, 1976. New Copy ... $25.99
Never-heard music from the legendary Rasputin's Stash – a funk group who recorded famously on Atlantic and Curtom in the early 70s, then created this gem of an album that appears here for the first time ever! The quality of the work is fantastic, and even seems better than their Curtom album – as they're still as gritty and funk as before, but have this more complex sense of interplay – both in their instrumentation, and in their vocals, which are filled with all these cool harmonic twists and turns – as if The Notations had teamed up with Curtis Mayfield, to create one of the greatest Chicago funk albums of all time! The group produced the whole thing themselves – and although this one never made it to the history book, it's going right to the top of our list of 70s funk classics. Titles include "Make Up Your Mind", "Tarantula", "Children Of The Lord", "Cool When You Don't Know It", "Paradise", "You've Got To Face It", and "TLC". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000!)

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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+ ... $9.99
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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