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Soul — LPs

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrStraight To The Point ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Atlantic Starr definitely get straight to the point on this set – bursting out strongly with an upbeat groove from the very first note – all produced to perfection by maestro Bobby Eli, in the same manner as some of his other great late 70s work for other artists! The group's a big one, but they've got a lean focus here – a groove that has plenty of space for both male and female vocals, as well as a lot of instrumentation – yet never gets bogged down at all. Rhythms have a bit of boogie, and some older ensemble funk modes – and the vocals of Sharon Bryant are especially nice, cutting with a slight feminine edge against the more masculine leanings of the combo. Titles include "Kissin Power", "Straight To The Point", "Bullseye", "What'Cha Feel Inside", "Losin You", "Fallin In Love With You", and "Let The Spirit Move Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Ray CharlesAtlantic Years – In Mono (7LP Box Set) ... LP
Rhino, Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed 7LP Box Set ... $84.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues – Vol 3 – 1955-1958 ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Culled from the rich history of the Atlantic records label, and lovingly put together with great notes and everything! 28 tracks in all, including "Ruby Baby" and "Fools Fall In Love" by the Drifters,"In paradise" by the Cookies, "The Chicken & The Hawk" by Joe Turner, "Devil Or Angel" by the Clovers, "Drown In My Own Tears" and "Lonely Avenue" by Ray Charles, "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker, 'Down In Mexico", "Searchin'" and "Yakety Yak" by the Coasters, "Treasure Of Love" by Clyde McPhatter, "Since I Met You Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter, "Lucky Lips" by Ruth Brown, "Midnight Special Train" by Joe Turner, "Cc Rider" and "Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes" by Chuck Willis and "Mr Lee" by the Bobbettes. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues – Vol 4 – 1958-1962 ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Culled from the rich history of the Atlantic records label, and lovingly put together with great notes and everything! 28 tracks in all, including "I Cried A Tear" by LaVern Baker, "What'd I Say (parts 1 & 2)", 'Let The Good Times Roll" and "Just For A Thrill" by Ray Charles, "There Goes My Baby" and "This Magic Moment" by the Drifters, "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy" by the Coasters, "Spanish Harlem", "Stand By Me" and "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" by Ben E King, "Gee Whiz" by Carla Thomas, "Just Out Of Reach" by Solomon Burke, "Last Night" by the Mar-Keys, "I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)" by the Ikettes, "You Don't miss Your Water" by William Bell, "I Found A Love" by the Falcons, and "Green Onions" by Booker T & The MG's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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VariousThis Is Soul (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 21.98
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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VariousWhatever's Fair! – Atlantic Soul Explosion '72 ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
We'd be hard pressed to put together a better compilation than this promo sampler of 16 choice tracks from the Atlantic family of label's early 70s roster of soul and jazz greats: "Young, Gifted & Black" by Aretha Franklin, "Don't Knock My Love, pt 1" by Wilson Picket, "Groove Me" by King Curtis, "Poor Make Believer" by Brook Benton, "If This Is Love Then I Don't Want Any Part Of It" by the Persuaders, "I'm Gettin' Tired Baby" by Betty Wright, "She's A Burglar" by Howard Tate, "My World Tumbles Down" by the Patterson Singers, "Little Ghetto Boy" by Donny Hathaway, "That's Understanding" by Tami Lynn, "Patutu" by Richard Evans, "Lonely Avenue" by David Newman, "I Just Want To Make Love To You/Rock Me Baby" by Isaac Hayes, "What's Goin' On/Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Nubian Lady" by Yusef Lateef and "Beauz J Poo Boo" by Les McCann. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has split bottom seams and some discoloration from age.)
 
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Ace SpectrumInner Spectrum ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous debut from Ace Spectrum – a harmony quartet who never cracked the charts as much as some of their east coast contemporaries, but who were every bit as great as the bigger names on the east coast scene! The album's got a soaring sound that's strongly influenced by Philly, but recorded in New York – a warmly compressed style that's professional and focused, and beautifully put together with arrangements from Bert DeCoteaux and production by the team of Tony Silvester and Ed Zant. We love the group the best on the mellower cuts – which have a quality that's deeply personal amidst the smoothness – but even the more upbeat tracks are plenty darn great too! Titles include the sublime slow numbers "Moving On" and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" – plus "Don't Send Nobody Else", "If You Were There", "Pickup", "I Don't Want To Play Around", and "Me & My Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Average White BandAverage White Band Vol VIII ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 70s/1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The notes to this one say "This album gives the listener a rare opportunity to taste the past and present of the Average White Band." What does that mean? Well, it means that the band only came up with 4 new songs for the record – including "Kiss Me", "Love Won't Get In The Way", and "Growing Pains" – which means that Atlantic filled all of side two with older tracks from earlier albums. Fortunately, the cuts are all great – which means that the real value of this one is as a greatest hits comp, featuring funky classics like "Pick Up The Pieces", "Person To Person", "Cut The Cake", and "Love Of Your Own". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Average White BandSoul Searching ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... 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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Average White BandWarmer Communications ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
In case you don't get the joke, the title's a play on the fact that Atlantic Records had just been acquired by Warner Communications – now fully a major label at the end of the 70s! That fact doesn't stop the album from being a good one, though – and AWB work here with Arif Mardin on a set of tunes that still have a fair bit of the funky touches of earlier records, but which also go for a few mellower tunes too – of the sort that were becoming the group's strongest suit at the time. "She's A Dream" is a great example of this style – a nicely gliding number that still has a nice groove at the bottom – and while the set doesn't include any standout hits, it's still a great example of why AWB could pull off this sort of record a lot better than most of their contemporaries! Titles include "She's A Dream", "Warmer Communications", "Price Of The Dream", "Sweet & Sour", "One Look Over My Shoulder", "Your Love Is A Miracle", and "Same Feeling Different Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has some wear with marker on the front.)

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✨✧ Chuckii BookerChuckii ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes inner sleeve.)

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Brides Of FunkensteinFunk Or Walk ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A funky female duo from the P-Funk empire – one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than Parlet! Vocals are by the duo of Lyn Mabry and Dawn Silva – but the main sound of the set comes from the tightly crafted rhythms served up by a cast of well-known P-Funk regulars – all hitting a spaciously snapping vibe that reminds us a lot of the best energy of late 70s Parliament albums on Casablanca! Tracks are longish, but nicely focused – with less of the disco that you might expect, and more of a slow-stepping groove overall! Titles include "Disco To Go", "Just Like You", "When You're Gone", "Nappy", and "Birdie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Ruth BrownRockin' With Ruth ... LP
Atlantic/Charly (UK), 1950s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 50s Atlantic R&B from Ruth Brown! Titles include "Oh What A Dream", "Don't Deceive Me", "Papa Daddy", "I Can't Hear A Word You Say", "Daddy Daddy", "5 10 15 Hours", "Teardrops From My Eyes", and "Love Contest". 16 classics in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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Solomon BurkeBest Of Solomon Burke – Got To Get You Off Of My Mind ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Way more than just a greatest hits collection – as the record is one of the few albums from Solomon's years that you can ever find on vinyl, and it's a stellar collection of hard and deep soul tracks that no collection should be without! Every cut on here is a classic – or should be for you, if you haven't heard them all yet! Titles include "Words", "Cry To Me", "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Got To Get You Off My Mind", "The Price", "Down In The Valley", "If You Need Me", "Just Out Of Reach", and "Home In Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing.)

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Solomon BurkeI Almost Lost My Mind ... LP
Atlantic/Clarion, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great collection of some of the best early work by Solomon Burke – issued on Atlantic's short-lived Clarion subsidiary from the 60s! The album sports a great cover with a photo of Solomon in his prime, and is filled with classic soul tunes that helped define the Atlantic sound of the 60s! Titles include "Down In The Valley", "Words", "Cry To Me", "How Many Times", "Home In Your Heart", "You're Good For Me", "Beautiful Brown Eyes", and "Can't Nobody Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing on super heavy vinyl. Cover has a name in pen on back. Label has a name in pen.)

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Jenny BurtonSouvenirs ... LP
Atlantic, 1986. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Clarence CarterPatches ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Clarence CarterTestifyin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent early work from Clarence Carter – recording here with production and arrangements by Rick Hall – in that sweet Muscle Shoals style that never sounded better than it did with Clarence! Carter had a way of working with Hall that was really beyond some of the cliches that crept into the scene at the time – a blend of bluesier roots and leaner soul that was totally great – and which was always touched by Clarence's keen sense of wit and personality! The record's got a slightly funky sound in parts – especially on the great cut "Snatching It Back" – and the rest of the titles are all killer southern soul material, with classics that include "Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)", "Soul Deep", "Doin' Our Thing", "I Smell a Rat", and "I Can't Do Without You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Castor BunchSupersound ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Jimmy Castor bursts forward here with a definite supersound – a groove that's different than his fuzzier work for RCA Records, but still equally funky throughout! Castor's still quite the multi-instrumentalist on the record – as in addition to singing lead, he plays plenty of soprano sax and timbales – the latter of which have this great skittish energy that really pushes the grooves forward strongly! And although the timbales are quite different than in Jimmy's earlier Latin work from the late 60s, there's a definite Latin-izing element in the way they're used – kind of an "it's not heavy enough – let's add more percussion" approach to the core 70s funk styles of the combo! Tunes are nicely quirky, and have a sense of humor in keeping with the cover – and titles include "Magic In The Music", "Supersound", "Bom Bom", "King Kong", and "A Groove Will Make You Move". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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CerroneCerrone V – Angelina ... LP
Malligator/Atlantic, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
Cerrone's going for a bit more of a rock-like sound here – stepping up the guitars in the mix, recording in LA, and including some distinct lead vocals that travel in more hook-heavy territory. There's still some nice smooth disco grooves on the set, touched here with some sweeter LA instrumentation and a bit of a sunny CA finish. Titles include "Call Me Tonight", "Living On Love", "Not Too Shabby", and "Rock Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a tracklist sticker and a gold promo stamp. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ ChangeMiracles ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Very Good ... $3.99
A brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw – and titles include "On Top", "Paradise", "Hold Tight", "Your Move", "Stop For Love", and "Heaven Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ ChangeSharing Your Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet geniunely soulful production a constant. This record is made all the better for the beautifully soulful dual lead vocals of James Robinson and Deborah Cooper. The tracks have deeply layered live instrumentation – keyboards, guitar, percussion, horns and strings – blended seamlessly with early 80s production touches. Includes the hits "The Very Best In You" and "Hard Times (It's Gonna Be Alright)", and others that are just as sweet: "Take You To Heaven", "Oh What A Night", "Promise Your Love","Keep On It", "You're My Number One" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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ChangeThis Is Your Time ... LP
RFC/Atlantic, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group with a definite ear for a groove – particularly the tight, lean sort of rhythms that percolated in the post-Chic era – making a perfect fit for the slightly jazzy production of the record. Bassbits and beats drive most of the rhythms, but there's still a nice degree of warmth – and vocals are handled by Deborah Cooper, James Robinson, Rick Brennan, and Timmy Allen – who each seem to get their moment in the spotlight, furthering the well-rounded sound of the record. Titles include "Magical Night", "Angel", "This Is Your Time", "Stay N Fit", "Tell Me Why", "Got To Get Up", and "Don't Wait Another Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesBrother Ray Is At It Again! ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Ray CharlesGenius After Hours ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A later Atlantic Records set from Ray Charles – a record that does a lot more to show off the jazz side of his talents than some of his earlier work! Ray plays piano, and works in a few different small combos – with players who include Joseph Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, David Fathead Newman on alto and tenor, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. The record features some nice originals – like "Genius After Hours", "Hornful Soul", "Joy Ride", "Dawn Ray", and "Charlesville" – all showing a different side of Ray's talents than you'd know from his singles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)
Also available Genius After Hours ... CD 3.99

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Ray CharlesGenius After Hours (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A later Atlantic Records set from Ray Charles – a record that does a lot more to show off the jazz side of his talents than some of his earlier work! Ray plays piano, and works in a few different small combos – with players who include Joseph Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, David Fathead Newman on alto and tenor, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. The record features some nice originals – like "Genius After Hours", "Hornful Soul", "Joy Ride", "Dawn Ray", and "Charlesville" – all showing a different side of Ray's talents than you'd know from his singles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)
Also available Genius After Hours ... LP 7.99

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Ray CharlesGenius After Hours (Jazzlore) ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A later Atlantic Records set from Ray Charles – a record that does a lot more to show off the jazz side of his talents than some of his earlier work! Ray plays piano, and works in a few different small combos – with players who include Joseph Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, David Fathead Newman on alto and tenor, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. The record features some nice originals – like "Genius After Hours", "Hornful Soul", "Joy Ride", "Dawn Ray", and "Charlesville" – all showing a different side of Ray's talents than you'd know from his singles! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Later Atlantic Records material from the legendary Ray Charles – a set that definitely lives up to the genius of the title, in that it shows a real sense of development in Ray's music! Charles has moved from the shorter R&B of his early Atlantic singles, to embrace some greater jazz-based sophistication – served up here with players who include Paul Gonsalves and Zoot Sims on tenor, Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Melba Liston and Al Gray on trombones, and Freddie Greene on guitar – all players who really shift things towards a richer, fuller sound – setting the stage for Charles 60s growth at ABC Records, but with less of the country modes. Titles include Charles takes on classics like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You" – and the record also features a young Marcus Belgrave delivering a trumpet solo on "Alexander's Ragtime Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius Sings The Blues (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ray Charles in a nicely maturing mode – on a record from later in his Atlantic Records years, definitely paving the way forward for his 60s classics on ABC! The tunes are blues, but not in the way that Charles first started recording on earlier singles for Atlantic – as there's a bit more class, care, and a strong current of jazz that Ray was bringing more and more to his music as the years went on. Titles include the Charles originals "Hard Times", "I Believe To My Soul", "Mr Charles Blues", "I Wonder Who", "Some Day Baby", and "Nobody Cares" – plus nice takes on "I'm Movin On" and "The Midnight Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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Ray CharlesGreat Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
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
(Original green label "long playing unbreakable", deep groove pressing! Cover has some staining on the top seam and light wear.)
Also available Great Ray Charles (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 17.99

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Ray CharlesGreat Ray Charles (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
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
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)
Also available Great Ray Charles ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGreatest Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1950s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title says it all – as the set features 9 of Ray's greatest cuts for Atlantic, a mixture of early soul and harder R&B numbers, wrapped up in a very classic cover! Titles include "Heartbreaker", "Tell Me How Do You Feel", "What'd I Say", "Talkin Bout You", "You Be My Baby", "I'm Movin On", "Leave My Woman Alone", and "Tell The Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has some wear and a small sticker.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $33.99
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
(Mono black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Ray CharlesWhat'd I Say (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A pivotal album for Ray Charles – one that features the sweet electric piano jammer "What'd I Say" – offered up here in 2 parts, and a track that would become the prototype for so many funk songs in years to come! There's a vibe here that really takes off from the R&B of the earlier years – showing Charles as a pivotal force in the move towards soul music – both from an instrumental and vocal standpoint! The Raelettes back Ray up on most tracks – and other tracks include "Rockhouse (parts 1 & 2)", "Roll With My Baby", "You Be My Baby", "Jumpin In The Mornin", and "What Kind Of Man Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesYes Indeed! (original cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yes indeed – a mighty early classic from the great Ray Charles – one of his first full length albums, and a set that brings together the searing sort of work he was doing for Atlantic Records in the 50s! Ray's completely confident and at the top of his game here – and a lot more raw than if you only know him from his later country-tinged material. Tracks include "What Would I Do Without You", "It's All Right", "Get On The Right Track", "Blackjack", "I Want A Little Girl", and "Heartbreaker". LP, Vinyl record album
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ChicChic ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
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 40 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
(Half-speed mastering by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios!)

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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
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Chic ... LP 17.99

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CloversClovers ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Good+ ... $11.99
Seminal Atlantic Records work from The Clovers – one of those groups who were already great on their own, but then really took off once they hit the label! There's a rawness to these sides that rivals the early Drifters at their best – the Clyde McPhatter years of that group – with vocal interplay that virtually invents the group harmony sound for years to come, mixed with raw rhythms that often feature lots of The Clovers' trademark guitar from Bill Harris! Easily one of the top 10 group soul albums of the 50s – with tracks that include "Love Love Love", "I Played The Fool", "Devil Or Angel", "Little Mama", "Crawlin", "Here Goes A Fool", "Lovey Dovey, "Yes It's You", "Ting A Ling", and "Hey Miss Fanny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label "Long Playing Unbreakable" pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues BandHouse Of Blue Lights ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A cool step sideways for the great Don Covay – a set that still holds onto all the soul of his earlier work for Atlantic – but one that also has Don hitting a rootsier, bluesier mode too! The combo's definitely a blues group at their core, but apart from some harmonica and a bit more twang in the guitar, they come across more like a rough soul combo behind Covay's lead – a quality that comes through especially strong on some of the points where the drums step out a bit more than usual. Our hat's off to Don for making this move – as the record really shows a whole new side of his vocal talents, and has a deeper vibe than he'd go for in his later crossover soul of the 70s. Titles include "Homemade Love", "Steady Roller", "Four Women", "Mad Dog Blues", and "Shut Your Mouth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has promo stickers and light wear.)

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Wayne DavisView From Another Place ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from early 70s Atlantic Records – a set from singer/pianist Wayne Davis – who was brought to the label by Roberta Flack, who also handled most of the arrangements! Davis is a lot like Flack at this early point in her career – a unique talent with a style that's all his own – somewhere in a space between soul and jazz, but deeply personal, and never content to just try to hang on anyone else's expectations! That individuality is what really makes the record great – and which also, since Davis never got the hit status as Flack, has also made it a bit hard to peg by the larger music market – who've maybe helped keep the set buried a bit over the course of time. Many of the tunes have this sort of gentle flow that's a bit like Robert's first two Atlantic albums – but a few more have some of the quirkier approach to arrangements that you'll find in Eugene McDaniel's work for the label – no surprise, maybe, as McDaniels helps out on one track. Flack also sings and plays a bit of keyboards – and titles include "Joel 2:28", "How's Mama's Baby", "I Like The Things About Me That I Once Despised", "I Love You So", and a cover of Sly Stone's "Somebody's Watching You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, bumped corner, and an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Dr JohnIn The Right Place ... LP
Atco/Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the coolest, funkiest records we've ever heard from Dr John – thanks to lots of guest help from The Meters! The vibe here is a bit tighter than some of Mac's previous records – not as trippy as his first few for Atco – but the sound is still nice and sharp, and Allen Toussaint provides production and arrangements with a style that would be right at home on some of his work for the indie Sansu label. The title cut – "Right Place Wrong Time" – was a huge hit, but has a great funky break – and the album also features loads of other nice numbers too – including "Life", "Traveling Mood", "Same Old Same Old", "Just The Same", and "Shoo Fly Marches On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing with PR etch. Cover has light wear.)
Also available In The Right Place (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Dr JohnIn The Right Place (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atco/Atlantic, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the coolest, funkiest records we've ever heard from Dr John – thanks to lots of guest help from The Meters! The vibe here is a bit tighter than some of Mac's previous records – not as trippy as his first few for Atco – but the sound is still nice and sharp, and Allen Toussaint provides production and arrangements with a style that would be right at home on some of his work for the indie Sansu label. The title cut – "Right Place Wrong Time" – was a huge hit, but has a great funky break – and the album also features loads of other nice numbers too – including "Life", "Traveling Mood", "Same Old Same Old", "Just The Same", and "Shoo Fly Marches On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice reissue – with the original fold-out cover style too!)
Also available In The Right Place ... LP 29.99

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DriftersI'll Take You Where The Music's Playing ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The Drifters' last full album for Atlantic Records – and a rock-solid set that may well be one of their best for the label in the 60s! The album's heavy on those lightly loping tunes that the group virtually invented a few years before – that slightly-sweetened approach to soul that became known as the uptown sound and which still had The Drifters as one of its key proponents at the time of this set. Production is by the great Bert Berns, who really knows how to balance all elements perfectly – and many of the lead vocals are by Johnny Moore, whose crackling vocals bring in a nice sense of feeling, even when the tunes are pretty darn catchy. But possibly the best thing about the record is the songs – as they're mostly pretty fresh tracks that move past some of the overplayed Drifters hits – but which still resonate with similar themes about live and life in the big city. Titles include "I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes", "At The Club", "He's Just A Playboy", "Follow Me", "Far From The Maddening Crowd", and "Come On Over To My Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover is still in the shrinkwrap.)
Also available I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing (jukebox EP) ... 7-inch 29.99

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En VogueBorn To Sing ... LP
Atlantic, 1990. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Wonderful work from the ladies who helped redirect R&B during the 90s! Sure, En Vogue were chart toppers for many years – but they also were some of the first female singers to really use the changes in hip hop production to work out a more solid approach to soul music – heavy beats at the bottom that make their music a perfect fit for a younger soul audience who were raised on equal parts hip hop – but more than enough of the class and care to still appeal to an older audience as well. The vocals are wonderful – strong and proud – and titles include the huge hits "Hold On" and "Lies" – plus "Time Goes On", "Strange", "You Don't Have To Worry", "Don't Go", "Luv Lines", "Part Of Me", and "Party". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Born To Sing (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Faze-OGood Thang ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A definite good thang from Faze-O – easily the masters of snakey funk at the end of the 70s! The set's got loads of great elements that echo the group's Riding High debut – a groove that never goes too far over the top, and which kicks back at a pace that so many others would copy a few years later – a vibe that's a bit Ohio, a bit Cali, yet crafted here with a vision that's totally unique to the band! Horns are a bit heavier than before, but there's still plenty of great keyboards too – and the vocals definitely recognize that they're the second star of the record, and usually defer to the rhythms on most numbers. Tracks include "Good Thang", "Party Time", "Space People", "Who Loves You", and "Funky Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $6.99
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 Broadway label pressing.)

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Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Roberta Flack at her most masterful – balancing righteous soul at it's most spiritually resonant and more mainstream accessible melodies – from her classic years at Atlantic when she was forging a whole new sound that was a unique blend of soul, jazz, and spiritualism. Each of Roberta's preceding albums on Atlantic were increasingly incredible – and this one caps of a pretty incredible late 60s to early 70s run of top quality work. Includes the ever-fresh title cut, remade later by The Fugees in a version that cemented it's status with the next generation – plus a great version Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", "River", "No Tears (In The End)", "I'm The Girl", "When You Smile" and "Conversation Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway pressing in the die-cut cover.)

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Roberta FlackQuiet Fire ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great small combo work by Roberta Flack, recorded early in her career, when she was still one of the hippest things around – and it's among her best records! Roberta's really come into her own as vocalist at this point and solidifying here personal style – with that clear tone and perfectly controlled style and phrasing – balancing a jazzy sensibility with the emotions of her gospel roots. A few tracks have some large arrangements by Arif Mardin, William Eaton, or Deodato – but most tracks feature a core group of studio jazz players that includes players like Joe Farrell, Richard Tee, Chuck Rainey, Hubert Laws, and Bernard Purdie. Includes a version of Eugene McDaniels' "Sunday & Sister Jones", plus "Go Up Moses", "To Love Somebody", "Let Them Talk", and "Sweet Bitter Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
An amazing record from the team of Flack & Hathaway – one of the hippest duos in soul! Individually, each had taken the music to new heights and new audiences, through the use of jazzy phrasing and sophisticated lyrics, while never selling out in the way that earlier pop soul acts had been reduced to. Flack's somber folksy style is a perfect match for the warm spirituality of Hathaway – and the pair work beautifully in counterpoint on hits like "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love", as well as on more obscure numbers like "Be Real Black For Me", "When Love Has Grown", and "For All We Know". The album also features a 7 minute spare acoustic/electric piano instrumental called "Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace – The Complete Recordings (180 gram pressing) (4LP set) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1972. New Copy 4LP ... $92.99 99.99
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". This package really expands past the original album – and adds in all these other tracks recorded during the proceedings, which were done over the course of two different nights in November of 1972 – with a mighty set of long tracks that quadrupalizes the original double album! LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha In Paris ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good- ... $7.99
Aretha Franklin sings it loud and proud, in front of a classy crowd at the Olympia Theater in Paris – a move that would have made Berry Gordy proud, but which is carried off here in a classic Atlantic mode throughout! Given the tight studio handling of Aretha during these early Atlantic years, the live setting is a nice surprise – and shows that the Jerry Wexler touch could still hold strong, and present a concert version of Franklin's new groove that was every bit as great as the studio one. Aretha's vocals are right up front in the mix, and gets a bit of backing support from a trio that includes her sister Carolyn. Titles include "Baby, I Love You", "Soul Serenade", "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream", "Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Respect", and "Come Back Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(180 gram 4 Men With Beards pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha's Gold (gold colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
It's hard to believe that after just a few short years of recording for Atlantic records, Aretha Franklin could come up with enough gold records to warrant a full album of hits for the label – but that's definitely the case with this classic collection from 1969! The fantastic evolution of Franklin's genius is very much on display here – with arrangements by Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd – on tunes written by Otis Redding, Dan Penn, Steve Cropper, Don Covay, and even Aretha herself! Titles include "I Never Loved A Man", "Do Right Woman", "Respect", "Dr Feelgood", "Think", "Chain Of Fools", "Natural Woman", "Ain't No Way", "Since You've Been Gone", "The House That Jack Built", "See Saw", "Baby I Love You", and "I Say A Little Prayer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – on gold colored vinyl!)

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Aretha FranklinAretha's Greatest Hits ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A well-done showcase of Aretha's best early work for Atlantic Records – a collection that really gets at the deepest soul side of her style, and focuses on the transformation of sound that occurred when Franklin moved over to the label from Columbia. The set's overflowing with greatness – a total of 14 tracks in all, with killer arrangements by Arif Mardin, and landmark production from Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler, and Mardin. Titles include "Spanish Harlem", "Chain Of Fools", "I Say A Little Prayer", "Dr Feelgood", "Respect", "Baby I Love You", "I Never Loved A Man", "Call Me", and "You're All I Need To Get By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has some small stains and pen.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinBest Of Aretha Franklin ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Chain Of Fools", "Say A Little Prayer", "A Natural Woman", "Think", "Rock Steady", "Respect", "Spanish Harlem", "Dr Feelgood", and more. 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinHey, Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
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
(Red and green label Broadway pressing.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential work by Aretha Franklin – one of her best albums for Atlantic in the late 60s, with tracks that virtually define the sound of hard soul during the late 60s! The album's filled with excellent material – featuring 2 killer tracks recorded in Muscle Shoals ("Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "I Never Loved A Man"), plus lots of other great hard soul groovers done with Aretha's guiding light, Arif Mardin, in Atlantic's New York studios – including the tracks "Respect", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Save Me", and "Dr. Feelgood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label mono pressing.)

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Aretha FranklinLet Me In Your Life ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Aretha Franklin and electric piano – a really great combination that makes for a whole new level of soulfulness in the 70s! The album's one of Franklin's greatest of the decade – a deepening of the sound she first brought to Atlantic in the 60s, and a maturation of that groove – in a way that pushes Aretha strongly past cliches, and into some really great new territory! Arrangements here are by Arif Mardin and William Eaton – and most numbers feature small combo instrumentation at the core, with electric piano played by Aretha, Richard Tee, and Donny Hathaway. Titles include "If You Don't Think", "Oh Baby", "With Pen In Hand", "Let Me In Your Life", "I'm In Love", and "Every Natural Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinLive At Fillmore West ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A completely cooking little live set from Aretha Franklin – and a crowning moment not just in her career, but for Atlantic Records soul in general! Aretha's working here before a very enthusiastic crossover crowd at the Fillmore West in San Francisco – getting tight backing from the combo of King Curtis (Memphis Horns, Billy Preston, and Pretty Purdie in tow!) – and hitting a groove that's often rawer, grittier, and more deep-soul tuned than some of her studio sides from the time! The recording quality is totally great – and goes out of its way to preserve the presence of the audience, and showcase Aretha's own interaction and strong sense of personality. Ray Charles makes a surprising guest appearance on one track, but the whole show is really Franklin's own – a majestic little live date that features the tunes "Spirit In The Dark", "Respect", "Make It With You", "Don't Play That Song", "Dr Feelgood", and "Love The One You're With". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Aretha FranklinSparkle – Music from the Original Motion Picture ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good- ... $6.99
A classic 70s soul soundtrack – and a dream of a combination! Curtis Mayfield wrote the soundtrack and produced the album – and the result is a killer batch of 70s soul tracks that matches Aretha's strong vocals with the hip Curtom sound of Chicago! Aretha was still doing pretty well at this point, but the album really gave her a push – and the super-hip setting let her record some of her best work of the 70s. If you own only one Aretha Franklin album from the 70s, it should probably be this one – as the mixture of soul, funk, and soundtrack grooves is great, and a refreshing change from some of the cliches that could show up on other records. Features the sublime "Something He Can Feel", plus "Loving You Baby", "Look Into Your Heart", "Sparkle", and Jump". LP, Vinyl record album
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Aretha FranklinSpirit In The Dark ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- ... $11.99
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 is worn and near fully split, with a few small spots of tape.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinSweet Passion ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Aretha's sadly overlooked 70s gems – a great little session produced by Lamont Dozier, with a mix of smooth soul, driving rhythms, and just the right amount of rough edges to keep things real, very much in the tone of Lamont's own strong work for the ABC label at the same time. Lamont also wrote a fair number of the tunes – and titles include "Sunshine Will Never Be The Same", "Touch Me Up", "A Tender Touch", "No One Could Ever Love You More", and "When I Think About You". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Aretha FranklinThis Girl's In Love With You ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Given that Atlantic's big claim to fame with Aretha was that they took her from being a supper club jazz singer and made her a hard soul act, we've always been a bit surprised at the way they chose to hook her up with some Bacharach tunes after her first few sides – giving her a classier uptown sound to mix with the deeper southern style that broke her out big. This album's a great example of how Aretha can mix the two styles – as it features the title rendition of "This Girl's In Love With You", and great versions of "Dark End Of The Street" and "Sit Down & Cry", and the sublime "Call Me", which is a perfect blend of the two styles in one song. And oddly, the "classier" material was recorded down in Miami, Atlantic's new home for soul in the south. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing. Cover has light wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Aretha FranklinWith Everything I Feel In Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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.)

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Aretha FranklinYou ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
A great little record from Aretha – and on that always seems to get overlooked! The album's arranged by Gene Page, and it's got a sweet slightly funky electric side that opens up a whole new side of Aretha's style. Includes the nice groover "Mr DJ (5 For The DJ)", plus the cuts "It Only Happens When I Look At You", "Without You", "The Sha-La Bandit", "You",a nd "Walk Softly". LP, Vinyl record album
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Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted & Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- ... $14.99
A beautiful album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha – the earlier hard-hitting soulster, and the developing vocalist with a rich talent for more sophisticated material. The album features the anthemic title cut in Aretha's famous version – plus the sample favorite "Rock Steady", the mellow groover "Day Dreaming", the hit "Brand New Me", and the strangely compelling "First Snow In Kokomo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing.)

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Guitar SlimAtco Sessions ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A great collection – rare 50s singles on Atco, mixed with previously-unreleased tracks – all with Eddie Guitar Slim Jones on vocals and guitar! Titles include "The Cackle", "If I Had My Life To Live Over", "Plenty Good Room", "Along Came Midnight", "Hello How Ya Been Goodbye", and "Down Through The Years" – plus two takes of "Guitar Slim Boogie". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hall & OatesAbandoned Luncheonette ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
A wonderful step forward for the team of Hall & Oates – and a set that has them moving more into soul than ever before! The album's a tremendous collaboration with the legendary Arif Mardin, who takes the pair's well-crafted vocals into territory that's much more slinkily soulful than some of their previous records – that sound that was always lurking in the background, never quite right, but which emerges here fully in that classic 70s Hall & Oates mode. Daryl and John seem to harmonize more here than before, and the backings are still somewhat rockish, but have a warmth that really suits their singing. We can't argue with the sublime brilliance of "She's Gone", one of those tracks that we've heard a bazillion times, but never cease to respect – and other titles include "Everytime I Look At You", "Had I Known You Better Then", "When The Morning Comes", and "Laughing Boy". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Hall & OatesNo Goodbyes ... LP
Atlantic, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy little collection that features a few previously-unissued tracks from the great early years of Hall & Oates at Atlantic Records – plus a few tracks from other label releases as well! The unissued numbers are all from 1973, and done with Arif Mardin's help in the studio – in this warmly swirling groove that really illustrates the way that Hall & Oates were able to pick up the best aspect of Philly soul production, and turn them towards their own blue-eyed lyrics and vocals. These cuts include "It's Uncanny", "I Want To Know You For A Long Time", and "Love You Like A Brother". The set then features some great material from the early Atlantic albums – including "Las Vegas Turnaround", "Can't Stop The Music", "She's Gone", "Lilly", "When The Morning Comes", and "70s Scenario". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisThat Is Why You're Overweight ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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 an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Isaac HayesIn The Beginning (aka Presenting Isaac Hayes) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s/1972. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Isaac Hayes' first album as a solo act – and a much more stripped down record than his later baroque symphonic sides! Ike's working here in trio mode – playing piano and singing, alongside bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from the great Al Jackson – who brings in a warmly rhythmic approach, especially at moments where we really wouldn't expect it! The tunes are all standards, but they're expanded by Ike in a unique style of singing and rapping – similar to that which would be used with more force on later albums, but done here in a really personal, intimate, and super-sexy way. Tunes include "When I Fall In Love", "Misty", "Precious, Precious", and "You Don't Know Me Like I Know" – and 2 tracks are done in nice extended medley modes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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✨✧ Steve Silk HurleyWork It Out Compilation ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
8 tracks, including a couple of certified Chicago house classics, on this major compilation that took the Chicago club sound and delivered it to the masses: "Work It Out", "Cold World", "Love Baby", "I Can't Let Go", "Chain Of Fools", "Think!", "Drive Me" and "A Bit Of Jazz". Features Jackson & Moore, Jamie Principle and M Doc alongside Steve Silk Hurley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ben E KingI Had A Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great one from Ben E King's "Supernatural" comeback years in the mid 70s – recorded at Sigma Sound with a really stellar approach on both the groovers and the mellow tunes! Ben's really letting his vocals open up on the set – going for that richness that was sometimes held back in the more uptown arrangements of the 60s, but which really flowers here in a fuller, richer, smooth soul mode. Arrangements are by Norman Harris, Bert De Coteaux, Ron Kersey, and Ron Baker – and the album's a great example of how the Sigma approach could take a great singer and make them even better! Titles include the Sam Dees tracks "I Betcha Didn't Know That", "Standing In The Wings Of Heartache", "No Danger Ahead", and "Tower Of Strength" – plus a great cover of Ashford & Simpson's "I Had A Love", and the cuts "Smooth Sailing", "We Got Love", and "Everybody Plays The Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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KleeerI Love To Dance ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $12.99
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 cutout hole.)

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Klein & MBOFirst . . . ... LP
Atlantic, 1983. Very Good- ... $19.99
Weirdo electro pop from the early 80s – with a groove that's right in the beatbox mode, adding in plenty of linn drums and keyboard riffs that sound like they're lifted right off an instrumental side by Newcleus! The vocals are the weakest link – but they back off nicely for extended periods, and the track "MBO Theme" has no vocals at all! A nice one for the poppin' and breakin' crowd – and with the tracks "The Big Apple", "I Love You", and "Dirty Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a worn and splitting spine with a sicker in one corner.)

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Donal LeaceDonal Leace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
Donal Leace was one of a few hip soul acts that Roberta Flack brought to Atlantic during her strongest period with the label – and he's a soulful folk singer whose work reminds us of certain folksy moments on Flack's first few albums. There's less of a Terry Callier sound than a Tim Hardin one – and the backing is filled with jazzy inflections laid down by players like Keith Jarrett, David Spinozza, Ray Lucas, Bernard Purdie, and Ron Carter. Flack produced – and again, you can definitely hear her love of folk music on the LP. Titles include "Andrea", "Midnight Cowboy", "Shimaree", "Sad Lisa", "What Does It Take", and "Today Won't Come Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker. Label has an ink stamp.)

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Barbara LewisBaby, I'm Yours ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Near-perfect work from Barbara Lewis – one of our favorite female talents of the 60s – and an artist whose blend of soul and sophistication went onto influence a huge generation of singers in years to come! The album's a key collaboration with Detroit producer Ollie McLaughlin – who keeps things in a different mode from the usual Motor City style – balancing out the rhythms a bit more, going for some great mellow and midtempo numbers that really help unlock the best qualities in Barbara's amazing voice! She's got a style that's high, yet never "little girl" – as might be said of some of her contemporaries – and this approach is heard to great effect on the album's two classics "Baby I'm Yours" and "Hello Stranger". But like all McLaughlin work of the time, the whole thing's wonderful – not a bit of filler at all – and other cuts include "Snap Your Fingers", "Someday We're Gonna Be Lovers Again", "My Heart Went Do Da Dat", "Come Home", and "Think A Little Sugar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing.)

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MandalaSoul Crusade ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Wild eyed organ soul from Mandala – a mix of raw and heavy R&B and fuzzed out garagey sounds from the Toronto combo – bringing their legendary approach to fiery performance to this lone rare studio set pretty well! It's not a soul set by a purist's definition, with raw funk, psychedelia and even rave up gospel revival feverishness in their sound – with very excitable lead vocals, thick layers of organ, some vibes and raw percussion. Typical of Atlantic Records of the era, a couple cuts have grander arrangements courtesy Arif Mardin, but this is quite an atypical album overall! Titles include "World Of Love", "One Short Year", "Every Single Day", "Mellow Carmello", "Palumbo", "Stop Cryin' On My Shoulder" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has unglued seams, a cutout notch, and light surface wear.)

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Herbie MannDiscotheque ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Herbie Mann hits the discos – but given the flute player's roots in jazz, the set's more of an electric funk outing overall! Herbie's working here with his Family of Mann group – that cool combo that features lots of work on keyboards from Pat Rebillot, who also handled the arrangements for the set – in a wicked blend of Mann's flute and his own keyboard lines – supported with some nicely funky rhythms from Steve Gadd on drums and Tony Levin on bass! Disco touches are added by a bit of congas from Ray Barretto, and some sweet female soul vocals that come in on the choruses – in a mode that's a bit like the work on Kudu Records at the time. Titles include "Pick Up The Pieces", "Guava Jelly", "High Above The Andes", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Mediterranean", "Lady Marmalade", and "Hi-Jack". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Arif MardinJourney ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A wicked little solo set from one of Atlantic Records' hippest talents in the 70s! Arif Mardin's best known for his work supporting some of Atlantic's best soul starts – Aretha Franklin most famously, and a host of others – but here, he steps out as a maestro on his own – working in a great space that's somewhere between blacksploitation funk and electric jazz – all with a groove that's totally great! Mardin's wonderful sense of space and timing come even more to the forefront here than on his records with singers – and he does an amazing job of bringing the players together with the tightness of a soul session, but the freedom of expression of a jazz date. Musicians include Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Seldon Powell on tenor, Richard Tee and Pat Rebillot on electric piano, Gary Burton on vibes, and Hubert Laws on flute. Urszula Dudziak makes a few appearances on voice – dropping in some wordless elements to the tunes – and drums are heavy throughout, played by either Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, or Grady Tate. Titles include "Dark Alleys", "Love On A Rainy Afternoon", "A Sunday Afternoon Feeling", "Strollin", "Journey", "Flight", and "Forms". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Clyde McPhatterClyde (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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. This is an unusual Japanese pressing, part of an 80s series which used original covers, but added estra tracks – so this one features 14 titles that include "A Lover's Question", "Since You've Been Gone", "Lovey Dovey", "Bip Bam", "Come What May", "Love Has Joined Us Together", and "No Love Like Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Clyde McPhatterRock & Cry ... LP
Atlantic/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Classic Clyde McPhatter work from the post-Drifters years – 16 great Atlantic recordings! Tracks include "Thirty Days", "Treasure Of Love", "Just To Hold My Hand", "Come What May", "A Lover's Question", "You Went Back On Your Word", and "Deep Sea Ball". LP, Vinyl record album

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Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him (pink cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 Broadway labelpressing.)

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Esther PhillipsBurnin' – Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $6.99
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 label pressing.)

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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

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Esther PhillipsSet Me Free ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A collection of tracks that Esther recorded for Atlantic between the years 1964 and 1970, many of which continue the feeling of the Country Side album. Titles include "Hello Walls", "Double Crossing Blues", "I'm In Love", "Catch Me I'm Fallin", "All God Has Is Us", "Woman Will Do No Wrong", and "Crazy Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wilson PickettDon't Knock My Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
There's no knocking Wilson Pickett here – as his funky groove is still right on the money, set up in some sweet Muscle Shoals arrangements, at a level that's right up there with his first recordings for Atlantic Records! Production is by Brad Shapiro and Dave Crawford, who bring in a few slight 70s southern soul touches – but overall, the whole thing's got all the raw, heavy-grooving energy you'd expect from The Wicked Pickett on Atlantic. Some cuts slide into each other nicely – which makes for an album that's really unified – and Dennis Coffey plays some great guitar on the set, alongside keyboards from Crawford and Barry Beckett, drums from Roger Hawkins, and percussion from Jack Ashford. Titles include "Don't Knock My Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Fire & Water", "Call My Name I'll Be There", "Hot Love", "A Mighty Long Way", and "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing.)
Also available Don't Knock My Love ... CD 18.99

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Wilson PickettMidnight Mover ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $11.99
Stone soul from Wilson Pickett – the kind of all-great Atlantic album that had Wilson standing above most of the filler-heavy soul acts of the time! The album's overflowing with great original tunes written by Pickett and a young Bobby Womack – wonderful work that revels in the raspy soul style of both writers, and which set a new standard for southern-flavored soul at the time – going way beyond simple covers, and offering a fresh voice that really helped deepen Wilson's career. Pickett even had a hand in the studio, producing 2 of the album's tracks – the rest were done by Tom Dowd – tracks include the title classic "I'm A Midnight Mover" – a 60s party tune if there ever was one – plus "Down By The Sea", "Trust Me", "Let's Get An Understanding", "Remember, I Been Good To You", "I'm Gonna Cry", "I Found A True Love", and "It's A Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen in the top right corner.)

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Wilson PickettWicked Pickett ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
A breakout record that forever put Wilson Pickett at the top of the heap for mainstream 60s soul – thanks to the oft-covered, endlessly played "Mustang Sally" single that leads off the set! And although the groove established by that track helped Pickett establish an audience on both sides of the fence, the full album itself is much deeper stuff – a searing album of southern-styled soul recorded with some great Muscle Shoals production – Rick Hall and Tom Dowd at the helm – and key session players who include Charlie Chalmers, Chips Moman, Tommy Cogbill, Spooner Oldham, and Roger Hawkins – all of whom help give the record the intimate, earthy feeling that helped Pickett step out with a stronger sound than earlier recordings. (And in fact, this album's perhaps a key pre-Aretha Franklin example of the way that Atlantic's vision could majestically change the sound of an already-known soul artist – bringing them far deeper than ever before.) Titles include "Mustang Sally", "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Nothing You Can Do", "Three Time Loser", "Sunny", "She Ain't Gonna Do Right", "Knock On Wood", "Time Is On My Side", and "You Left The Water Running". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Label has a small piece of tape.)
Also available Wicked Pickett ... CD 5.99

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Wilson PickettWilson Pickett's Greatest Hits ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A sockin soul collection that features most of the best work that Wilson recorded for Atlantic Records in the 60s – much of it classic southern material, recorded in Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and a few other choice locations. The set's got a total of 24 tracks on 2LPs – and titles include "Don't Fight It", "Mustang Sally", "I Found A Love", "If You Need Me", "In The Midnight Hour", "Funky Broadway", "Soul Dance Number Three", "Ninety Nine & One Half (Won't Do)", "Hey Jude", "Don't Knock My Love", "She's Lookin Good", "I'm In Love", and "Get Me Back On Time Engine Number 9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Otis ReddingRecorded Live – Previously Unreleased Performances ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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(80s pressing.)

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Otis RushMourning In The Morning (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
A funky bit of blues from Otis Rush – the guitarist's debut album, and a surprisingly great batch of tracks recorded at Fame Studios! Production is by Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites, who are clearly going for more of a crossover sound than Rick Hall might have given the set – but that approach is a strong one, as it really brings a hard focus on Rush's guitar, and sets his slyly sliding vocals a bit more back in the mix. Sweet electric Chicago blues before it got over-Alligatorized – with tracks that include "Feel So Bad", "Baby I Love You So", "Me", "Working Man", "You're Killing My Love", and "Can't Wait No Longer" – the last 4 of which were written by Bloomfield and Gravenites. (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam & DaveSoul Sister Brown Sugar ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great Japanese collection – with a mix of hits and lesser-known numbers from this great soul duo! Titles include "Don't Pull Your Love", "One Part Love Two Parts Pain", "This Is Your World", "Soul Sister Brown Sugar", "I'm Not An Indian Giver", "If You Got The Loving", "Goodnight Baby", "Soul Man", and "If I Didn't Have Girl Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Percy SledgeBest Of Percy Sledge ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Seminal work from one of Atlantic's best soul singers of the late 60s! Features Percy's huge hit "When A Man Loves A Woman", plus "Out Of Left Field", "Warm & Tender Love", "Cover Me", "Sudden Stop", "You're All Around Me", "My Special Prayer", "It Tears Me Up", "Baby Help Me", and "The Dark End Of The Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway pressing.)

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Percy SledgePercy Sledge Way ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Percy SledgeTake Time To Know Her ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
It's hard to imagine a more perfect 60s southern soul album – the legendary vocals of Percy Sledge mixed with classic Muscle Shoals production from Quin Ivy – all wrapped around a host of hip tunes that go way past the easy 60s soul hits! The formula here is similar to that cooked up by Otis Redding on Stax, but it goes perhaps a few steps more – relaxing into its own confidence, and hitting an easy, open approach to the material that's neither too "stock", nor too slick. And although Otis first started the groove, Percy really helps push it forward strongly on this record – by bringing a deepening spirit and new sophistication to the music that would help it thrive greatly into the 70s. Many tracks are written by the team of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, including "I Love Everything About You", "Out Of Left Field", and "Feed the Flame" – and other titles include "Sudden Stop", "Baby Help Me", "Cover Me", "Between These Arms", and "High Cost Of Leaving". LP, Vinyl record album
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Percy SledgeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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