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✨✧ Atlantic StarrAll Because Of You ... CD
Soundasia EX (Japan), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... LP
A&M, 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... CD
A&M/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is relatively lean – a very focused balance of basslines, keyboards, and some tightly snapping 80s groove rhythms – served up with vocals that warmly cascade over the tops of the tunes, but usually take a second seat to the extremely compelling instrumentation. The sound is polished, but never too slick – and the group are a great example of how well soul from this time could sound when done just the right way! Titles include "Love Me Down", "Sexy Dancer", "Circles", "Love Moves", "Your Love Finally Ran Out", and "You're The One". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Brilliance ... LP 2.99

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Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... LP
A&M, 1982. Very Good ... $2.99
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is relatively lean – a very focused balance of basslines, keyboards, and some tightly snapping 80s groove rhythms – served up with vocals that warmly cascade over the tops of the tunes, but usually take a second seat to the extremely compelling instrumentation. The sound is polished, but never too slick – and the group are a great example of how well soul from this time could sound when done just the right way! Titles include "Love Me Down", "Sexy Dancer", "Circles", "Love Moves", "Your Love Finally Ran Out", and "You're The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)

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Atlantic StarrMy First Love (extended, 7" edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Atlantic StarrSecret Lovers – The Best Of Atlantic Starr ... CD
A&M, Early/Mid 80s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Atlantic StarrSilver Shadow (specially remixed version, dub) ... 12-inch
A&M, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Ray CharlesAtlantic Years – In Mono (7LP Box Set) ... LP
Rhino, Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed 7LP Box Set ... $79.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesBest Of Ray Charles – The Atlantic Years ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "Hard Times", "Rockhouse", "Sweet Sixteen Bars", "Doodlin", "How Long Blues", and "Blues Waltz". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesBirth Of Soul – The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings 1952 to 1959 (3 CD box set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s. Used 3 CDs ... $14.99
You know, over the years, you get exposed to so many cliches about Ray Charles that it's easy to forget how great he is – but you won't after hearing this set! This totally essential box pushes way past any other collection to pull together the raw early R&B sides by Ray – much harder stuff than any of his later country soul work, and way more rockin than even his instrumental sides that show up more as "jazz" efforts. No, this stuff kicks ass – and is right up there with the best 50s R&B work by artists like Tiny Bradshaw, Wynonie Harris, or Ray Brown. Plus, a huge amount of the cuts on here never really appeared on full LPs, so it's not like you'll be able to track them down that easily on other reissues. There's a wealth of excellent material here that will open up a whole new side of Ray for you – and which will fill in loads of holes if you've already got some of his work. There's a total of 53 tracks in all, plus a great set of notes and a very handsome box – and titles include "What Kind Of Man Are You", "Get On The Right Track", "Leave My Woman Alone", "Roll With My Baby", "Jumpin In The Morning", "It Should Have Been Me", "Feelin Sad", "Mess Around", "I Wonder Who", "Blackjack", "Greenbacks", "A Fool For You", "Hard Times", "A Bit Of Soul", "I Want To Know", "It's Alright", "Ain't That Love", and "That's Enough". All cuts are vocal – and this is some of the most satisfying Ray Charles you could ever buy! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Outer box has some light edgewear, noting major.)

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Ray CharlesPure Genius – The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1952 to 1959 (7CD box set with DVD & book) ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s. Used 7CDs ... $74.99
A massive suitcase full of classic soul from one of the world's most legendary artists – the complete Atlantic Recordings of the great Ray Charles, from 1952-1959 – including a wealth of rare material, a bonus DVD, and an 80 page booklet/historical account! The first 6 discs feature an amazing assemblage of tracks by Ray Charles proper, plus a number of tunes Ray recording backing Milt Jackson and David Newman. Tracks include "The Sun's Gonna Shine Again", "Ray's Blues", "Drown In My Own Tears", "It's All Right", "Lonely Avenue", "Hornful Soul", "That's Enough", "I Want A Little Girl", "How Long Blues" (Milt Jackson & Ray Charles), "Cosmic Ray" (Milt Jackson & Ray Charles), "Bag's Guitar Blues" (Milt Jackson & Ray Charles), "The Spirit Feel" (Live, 1958), "Talkin' 'Bout You" (Live, 1958), "Sherry" (Live, 1958), "Tine Tin Deo" (David Newman), "Sweet Eyes" (David Newman), "Mean To Me" (David Newman), "I'm Movin' On", "I Believe To My Soul" and tons more! Disc 7 features a disc-long rehearsal session with Ahmet Ertegun from 1953, with the tracks "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand", "Nobody Cares", "Worried Life Blues", "Mess Around" and more, including studio banter & dialogue! Disc 8 is a DVD featuring Ray On Voice Of America, 1960 ( Live At The Newport Jazz Festival) featuring the tracks "Lil Darlin'", "Blues Waltz", "Drown In My Tears", "I Believe To My Soul" and more, plus a bonus interview with Ahmet Ertegun before Ray passed away in 2005. A big testament to The Genius!!! CD
(Still sealed – never played!)

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Aretha FranklinAtlantic Singles 1967 (5 X 7 inch box set) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy 5 x 7 inch set (reissue)... $49.99
A wonderful document of a crucial year in the life of Aretha Franklin – 1967, the year in which she really found her wings, and took off in the company of Atlantic Records! Atlantic really helped Aretha find just the right sort of setting for her magnificent vocals – kind of a more sophisticated take on the southern soul styles of the time, served up here majestically on her five key singles for the year! The set is book-style, and features both the a- and b-sides of the singles – titles that include "I Never Loved A Man", "Do Right Woman", "Respect", "Dr Feelgood", "Baby I Love You", "Going Down Slow", "A Natural Woman", "Baby Baby Baby", "Chain Of Fools", and "Prove It". (Funky 45's, Soul) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – in a hardcover book!)

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Aretha FranklinAtlantic Singles 1968 (4 X 7 inch box set) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy 4X7inch ... On November 29, 2019
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 30. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Black Friday, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) (Funky 45's, Soul) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tommy Ridgely, Guitar Slim, Al King, & OthersAtlantic Blues Special ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very cool Japanese-only collection – one that brings together rare Atlantic singles by Guitar Slim, Al King, Ray Agee, T-Bone Walker, Stick McGhee, and Tommy Ridgeley! (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 3 – 1965/1966 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965/1966. New Copy 2CD ... $49.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. Volume 3 is overflowing with amazing sounds from the heart of the 60s – rare 45rpm tracks by Atlantic stars, Stax artists, and a few lesser-knowns too. Titles include "Hello Stranger" by The Capitols, "Help Me (parts 1 & 2)" by Ray Sharpe, "Long Distance Love" by Ted Taylor, "Lonely Soldier" by Mike Williams, "How Can You Babysit A Man" by Ned Towns, "Keep Looking" by Solomon Bourke, "I'm Sorry" by Fred Lowrey, "Please Uncle Sam" by The Charmels, "Share What You Got" by William Bell, "Reputation" by The Four Shells, "Me & My Baby" by Mary Wells, "Got No One" by The Delcardos, "Weak Spot" by Ruby Johnson, "Good Love Bad Love" by Eddie Floyd, "Bingo" by Ned Towns, "I Had A Dream" by Johnny Taylor, "I Can't Take It" by Ray Sharpe, "You Can't Love Them All" by The Drifters, "Believe It Or Not" by Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers, "Patch My Heart" by The Mad Lads, "She's The One I Love" by The Delcardos, "Find Me Somebody" by Bobby Womack, "Hello Stranger" by The Capitols, "So Much Love" by Ben E King, "Help The Bear" by Ted Taylor, and "I Feel A Sin Coming On" by Solomon Burke. CD

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 4 – 1966/1967 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966/1967. New Copy 2CD ... $49.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. Volume 4 is filled with 50 rare tracks – loads of uncommon Atlantic singles, including some from their 50s partners – with cuts that include "Bye Bye Baby" by Ella Washington, "Sleep Good Tonight" by Sam & Dave, "What Am I Gonna Do" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Book Of Memories" by Percy Wiggins, "I've Got That Feelin" by Darrell Banks, "Let's Go Steady" by Arthur Conley, "Let Me Down Slow" by Bobby Wilson, "These Simple Reasons" by The Mad Lads, "Cool Pearl" by The Capitols, "Happiness" by The Ambassadors, "That Man Of Mine" by Jean & The Darlings, "One Plus One" by William Bell, "Left Over Love" by Mable John, "Get Down" by Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds, "All On A Sunny Day" by Deon Jackson, "Sentimental Reasons" by Percy Wiggins, "Feels Good" by Bobby Wilson, "Bigger & Better" by Mable John, "I'll Be Loving You" by Soul Brothers Six, "Greasy Spoon" by Rufus Thomas, "Don't Say Maybe Baby" by The Capitols, "I'm So Proud Of My Baby" by The Ambassadors, "She Knows What To Do For Me" by Ben E King, "I Gotta Have My Baby's Love" by Sir Mack Rice, "Loveitis" by Harvey Scales, "Love Comes & Goes" by Arthur Conley, "The Grass Always Seems Greener" by Ella Washington, and "Behind Every Great Man There's A Woman" by Percy Sledge. CD

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 5 – 1967 to 1968 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967/1968. New Copy 2CD ... $49.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. Volume 5 is overflowing with goodies – titles that include "Soul Power" and "Sly Girl" by Derek Martin, "Tryin To Reach My Goal" and "Sufferin City" by Johnny Copeland, "What's Going To Happen To Me" by Jeanne & The Darlings, "Thank You Baby For Loving Me" and "I Can't Live Without You" by Soul Brothers Six, "That Kind Of Lovin" and "She's About A Mover" by Otis Clay, "The One You Can't Have All By Yourself" by Shirley Walton, "Can't Find No Happiness" and "A Great Big Thing" by Barbara Brown, "Somebody Needs You" and "Baby What You Got" by Darrell Banks, "Please Operator" by Tony & Tyrone, "Ain't Got No Girl" by William Bell, "Let Me Down Easy" by Alvin Robinson, "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" by Ben E King & Dee Dee Sharp. "Don't Get Caught" by Mable John, "Here I Am" by Linda Lyndell, "It's You For Me" by The Amazers, and "Need Your Love So Bad" by Solomon Burke. CD

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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 6 – 1968 to 1969 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968/1969. New Copy 2CD ... $49.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. This 6th volume is overflowing with funk and soul goodies – and titles include "Baby Hold On (part 1)" and "Sound Of The Witch Doctor" by The Mohawks, "Getting The Corners" and "What Good Am I" by TSU Tornadoes, "He Ain't Gonna Do Right" and "Love Ain't Never Hurt Nobody" by Barbara Lyn, "You Got Quality" and "Have A Heart Girl" by Willie Hatcher, "Night After Night" and "The Love That I Needed" by The Blendells, "I Want A Home In The Country" and "I Don't Want To Play No More" by The Demotrons, "Where Did I Go Wrong" by The Embers, "Shipwrecked" and "Sock It To Yourself" by Jerry Williams, "I've Fallen In Love" and "You Are The Circus" by C & The Shells, "Gambler's Blues" by Otis Rush, "Standing On The Mountain" by Percy Sledge, "Crying Won't Help Me Now" and "No Other Girl" by Delorise Berry, "Stone Soul Candidate" and "Don't Be No Drag" by Tony Alvon & The Belaires, "Til I Can't Take It Anymore" by Ben E King, "Soul Sister Brown Sugar" by Sam & Dave, "Part Time Lover" by Clarence Reid, and "Twenty Four Hours" and "Shake A Hand" by Toby Lark. CD

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VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues – Vol 3 – 1955-1958 ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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
(Sealed!)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues Vol 7 – 1969 to 1974 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Culled from the rich history of the Atlantic records label, and lovingly put together with great notes and everything! 18 tracks inall, including "The Ghetto" by Donny Hathaway, "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" by Tyrone Davis, "Compared To What" by Les McCann & Eddie Harris, "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" and "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin, "Groove Me" by King Floyd, "Patches" by Clarence Carter, "Funky Nassau (parts 1 & 2)" by the Beginning Of The End, "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" by the Persuaders, "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love?" by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, "Clean Up Woman" by Betty Wright, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", "Mighty Love" and "I'll Be Around" by the Spinners, "Killing Me Softly" and "Feel Like Makin' Love" by Roberta Flack and "Lo9ve Won't Let Me Wait" by Major Harris. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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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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✨✧ VariousThis Is Soul (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
A nice selection of late 60s soul and R&B titles off the Atlantic roster: Aretha Franklin "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)", Wilson Pickett "Land Of 1000 Dances", Joe Tex "Hold What You've Got", Arthur Conley "Sweet Soul Music", Esther Phillips "Release Me", the Capitols "Cool Jerk", Percy Sledge "When A Man Loves A Woman", Solomon Burke "If You Need Me", Ray Charles "What'd I Say", Don Covay "Mercy, Mercy", Ben E King "Spanish Harlem" and the Drifters "On Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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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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AaliyahOne In A Million (album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1996. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Produced by Timbaland. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with some light wear.)

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Ace SpectrumLow Rent Rendezvous ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The second chapter in a mighty 70s trilogy from Ace Spectrum – a killer set recorded for Atlantic Records, and easily some of the best group soul issued by the label in the decade! Ace Spectrum change things up a bit here from the obvious – hitting a variety of modes that move between tightness you might expect from The Spinners to some of the looser styles bubbling up in the indie underground at the time. Some tunes get a bit funky – almost with a blacksploitation undercurrent, which really comes as a nice surprise – and arrangements are by Patrick Adams and Bert DeCoteaux, trading back and forth throughout the album to keep things fresh! Titles include "Low Rent Rendezvous", "I Just Want To Spend The Night With You", "Beautiful Love", "Do You Remember Yesterday", "Without You", "Trust Me", and a surprisingly compelling version of "Laughter In The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Aleem featuring Leroy BurgessLove's On Fire (club, dub, edited) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1986. Very Good (pic cover)... $3.99
A great post-disco track from the Aleem brothers, with a some very 80s production with heavy Linn drums and electro touches, and some nice soulful vocals courtesy Leroy Burgess, which are a bit buried too in the mix for our tastes. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Aleem featuring Leroy BurgessShock ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Very Good ... $2.99
The great Leroy Burgess is still going strong on this later album from Aleem – shifting his sound to hit more of an 80s street soul groove, but one that's also got the tighter elements you'd expect from a major label set at the time! Burgess has a voice that's schooled in disco and indie club, but which turns out to be even better for chunkier, more synopated styles – provided by the heavier beats here, at a level that almost makes the set a precursor to later new jack modes. Titles include "Searchin", "Love Shock", "Jackpot", "Sweet Treat", "Lonely Tears", "Burn It Up", and "Genuine Love Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Amuzement Park BandAll Points Bulletin ... LP
Atlantic, 1984. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The major label debut of Amuzement Park – almost more obscure than the indie set that preceded it, and kind of in a different mode altogether! There's still a boogie groove to most of the set, but the group are also funking things up a bit more – possibly following a Minneapolis influence, and bringing some new wave basslines and sharper-edged keyboards into the tunes. Tracks are catchy, and often a bit poppy – and titles include "Gotta Dance", "Music Makers", "This Love", "APB", "Didn't You Know", and "Squeeze Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Steve ArringtonJammin National Anthem ... LP
Atlantic, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, and hype sticker.)

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Steve ArringtonJammin National Anthem (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Average White BandAverage White Band ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. Used ... $4.99
AWB's first for Atlantic – and a nice slice of funk that proves that they can mix it up with the best groups of the 70s! The record's got plenty of sweet electric keyboards over smooth funky basslines – and as the years go by, the band's white boy vocals don't sound nearly as bad as we remember them. And besides, when they play their instruments so nicely – how can you hold the singing against them? Includes the killer classic "Pick Up The Pieces", sampled more times than we can remember – plus "You Got It", "Just Wanna Love You Tonight", "Person To Person", and a nice remake of the Isley Brothers' "Work To Do". The CD includes the bonus track "Pick Up The Pieces (the Atlantic Family Live At Montreux). CD
(Out of print.)

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Average White BandEssentials ... CD
Atlantic, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Average White BandPerson To Person ... CD
Atlantic, 1976. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Their classic double live set from the mid 70s, and as tight a batch of grooves as you'll find on their studio albums! In fact, this one might even be tighter, as it's got a good set of classic tracks performed live, with a sound that's a little bit more uptight and open than the studio versions– and which is especially freewheeling on the instrumental solos. Many tracks go for a lot longer than on the original versions – and there's a version of "Pick Up The Pieces" that runs for 18 minutes, a version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" that grooves for 8 minutes, a version of "School Boy Crush" that jams for 7 minutes, plus nice takes on the cuts "Cut The Cake", "Love Your Life", and "Cloudy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Average White BandPickin' Up The Pieces – The Best Of Average White Band ... CD
Rhino/Atlantic, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
One of the biggest crossover funk groups of all time – and when the smoke finally cleared, they were actually pretty darn good musicians! AWB's right up there with Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire for sheer pop 70s funkiness – and despite what you might think about a bunch of white guys noodling around like they're soul stars, you can't argue with classics like "Pick Up The Pieces", "Person To Person", "Cut The Cake", "Schoolboy Crush", "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Cloudy", "A Love Of Your Own", and "Work To Do" – all of which are on this set! There's a total of 18 cuts in all, and other titles include "You Got It", "Queen Of My Soul", "Got The Love", "Soul Searching", and "Your Love Is A Miracle". CD
(Out of print.)

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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
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✨✧ Anita BakerNight Of Rapture – Live (Enhanced CD W/Bonus Video Material) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1987/1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Live material from Anita Baker – recorded during her early classic years, with a backing group that includes smooth jazz greats Bobby Lyle and Gerald Albright! Anita sounds wonderful in this context – stepping forth with all the class and poise of her studio recordings, yet also loosening up a bit with an intimate and personal approach. Tracks on the set are pulled from Sweet Love, a Japanese-only set from 1989 – as well as the Video release One Night Of Rapture, and an Elektra UK single – making for a first US appearance for many of the recordings! Titles include "Caught Up In The Rapture", "Watch Your Step", "Moondance", "Sweet Love", "You Bring Me Joy", "Same Ole Love", "No One In The World", and "Been So Long". CD

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LaVern BakerSaved ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
Beautiful stuff from LaVern – and a record that combines the mellow hit "Saved", with some more Beautiful stuff from LaVern – and a record that combines the testifying hit "Saved", with some more great R&B material as well as some grandly accented vocal tunes – great stuff all around! LaVern's talent was great enough that she could slip between a number of styles and pull it all off beautfully – so the set may not have so coherent of of a flow, but as a batch of great songs by a wonderful vocal diva it's hard to beat. Titles include "Shake A Hand", "Bumble Bee", "Senor Big & Fine", "Must I Cry Again", and "For Love Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... LP
Atlantic/Fania, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, and add in some of their instrumental help as well – which helps Ray find this bouncy, sometimes funky sort of groove – a sublime blend of LA fusion and New York Latin! There's still loads of great percussion from Barretto – but the set also has some wicked keyboards, guitar, and lots of jazzy inflections too. Titles include the killer cut "Here We Go Again" – a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove – plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso". (Latin, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blue Magic/Major Harris/Margie JosephLive! ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
Philly soul magic – recorded in New Jersey! This unique little set offers a wonderfully different look at the hit Philly sound that was bubbling strongly on Atlantic Records during the 70s – as it features 3 of the label's best acts in the genre, caught live in a special performance at New Jersey's Latin Casino – often singing together on the same songs, in really special combinations that make the album way more than just a typical live set! Although backings were handled by Vince Montana, and production is by Norman Harris, the overall sound of the record is much earthier, more open, and spontaneous than any of the artists' work coming from Sigma Sound studios – and the album's a great illustration of the "real" world in which these singers lived and performed, which is somewhat different than the near-perfect Sigma studio albums. Blue Magic, Major Harris, and Margie Joseph join together on a version of "I Love Music" at the start – then Margie steps off for solo versions of "Ridin High", "My Love", and "Feelings" – followed by a duet with Major Harris on "You're A Special Part Of Me". Harris then sings solo on "Loving You Is Mellow", "Love Won't Let Me Wait", and "I Got Over Love" – and Blue Magic take over with a great run of tunes that includes a few medley numbers of other 70s soul hits, plus versions of "Haunted", "Bad Luck", "Sideshow", and "Chasing Rainbows". Margie Joseph then comes back to duet with the group on the numbers "What's Come Over Me", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", and "Funny Guy Funny Girl Funny Love". Phew! That's a heck of a lot of music – and all of it great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker, and light wear.)

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Chuckii BookerTouch (extended remix, house remix, dub) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1989. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsBest Of Booker T & The MGs (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... $1.99
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! Also includes 4 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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BrandyWhat About Us (lp mix, inst, radio, acapella) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 2002. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterDee Dee Bridgewater (1976) ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Dee Dee Bridgewater's first album as a soul singer – recorded a few years after she first broke on the scene as a righteous jazz vocalist on hip early 70s classics! The sound here is different than the material Bridgewater started with, but still plenty great from a soul perspective – tightly-crafted, sophisticated work that features both uptempo and mellow cuts – in a mode that's quite similar to the Columbia work of Marlena Shaw – another former jazz vocalist who made a 70s shift to soul. Production is by Gene Page, Jerry Wexler, and Stephen Scheaffer – and the set was recorded in a variety of different setting that spin out over the course of the tracks. We're most partial to the mellow cuts – which trip along with some great spacey edges – and titles include a great version of "He's Gone", plus "My Prayer", "You Saved Me", "Goin Through The Motions", "It Ain't Easy", and "Every Man Wants Another Man's Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a sticker spot, and some marker.)

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Ruth BrownRockin' In Rhythm – The Best Of Ruth Brown ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Solomon BurkeI Almost Lost My Mind ... LP
Atlantic/Clarion, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Clarence CarterPatches ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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 CarterThis Is Clarence Carter/Testifyin ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1968/1996. Used ... $13.99
US CD that brings together 2 classic albums of Atlantic southern soul, recorded at the Fame studios in Muscle Shoals by a young Clarence Carter. Both records are masterpieces of the southern soul genre, and there's a motherlode of 23 great tracks between them, with mostly originals that you're sure to recognize – including "Slippin' Around", "Soul Deep", "Snatching It Back", "Slip Away", "Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)", and "I Smell A Rat". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy CastorE-Man Groovin ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Jimmy Castor's looking mighty butch on the cover of this one – what with the leather and motorcycle in the photo – and he's bringing all that energy to play strongly on the album's heavy heavy funk tracks! The record's a great extension of the funky style that Castor first started forging at RCA – touches with plenty of Jimmy's multi-instrumental touches on tenor, alto, and timbales – and given that great monster-inspired approach to lyrics – which ensures that the whole thing stays plenty vivid throughout! Vocals are nice and rough, and the instrumentation is heavy on basslines and clavinet – on titles that include the two part "Dracula", plus "Super Love", "I Love A Mellow Groove", "E Man Groovin", "I Don't Want To Lose You", and "Space Age". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and promo sticker.)

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CerroneCerrone V – Angelina ... LP
Malligator/Atlantic, 1979. Very Good ... $3.99
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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Changing FacesThat Other Woman (ext album, inst, joe remix ext, joe remix inst) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 2000. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Ray CharlesA Life In Music (5 LP box set) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 5LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
A enormous amount of Ray Charles, that should satisfy the most ravenous of Ray Charles fans – it's all here! Tracks include "The Sun's Gonna Shine Again", "What Would I Do Without You", "Ain't Misbehavin", "Love On My Mind", "Swanee River Rock", "I Got A Woman", "How Long Blues", "Yes Indeed", "Just For A Thrill", "Sinner's Prayer", "Lonely Avenue", "Greenbacks", "It Should've Been Me", "What'd I Say","Losing Hand", "A Bit Of Soul", "Cosmic Ray", "This Little Girl Of Mine", "BlackJack", "Ain't That Love", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Hard Times", "It's All Right", "Heartbreaker", "Bag Of Blues", "Tell Me How You Feel", and "I Believe To My Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has split corners and some splitting in the spine.)

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Ray CharlesGenius After Hours ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good+ ... $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
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)
Also available Genius After Hours (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 17.99

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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 5.99

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Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing, in a barcode cover, with a cutout notch.)

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

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Ray CharlesIn Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good- ... $6.99
Features smoking work from David Newman on tenor and Hank Crawford on baritone – plus a bit of trumpet from Marcus Belgrave! Titles include "Frenesi", "Drown In My Own Tears", "Tell The Truth", "The Right Time", "What'd I Say", and "The Spirit Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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Ray CharlesLive ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CharlesLove Songs ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $28.99
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 CharlesTrue To Life ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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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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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✨✧ ChicDance, Dance, Dance – Best Of Chic Vol 1 ... CD
Atlantic, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
11 tasty numbers by Chic, all filled with the lively guitar work and tight production of Nile Rodgers – and the group's own strong talent for delivering a hook that won't miss. Sure, it's pop disco for the masses, but most of these cuts still sound surprisingly good these days. Includes the oft-sampled "Good Times", plus "Dance, Dance, Dance", "Le Freak", "I Want Your Love", "Everybody Dance (12" mix)", "Soup For One", "Chic Cheer", and "My Forbidden Lover". CD

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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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Company BFascinated (radio, isnt, club, dubinated, fascidubed) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1986. Very Good ... $2.99
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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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✨✧ Dalton & DubarriChoice ... LP
Hilltak/Atlantic, 1979. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A free soul classic from the Dalton & Dubarri team – smooth and sweet soul with a nice slick finish, and a real talent for coming up with a catchy hook! A few cuts get a bit disco, in a bad way, but there's plenty of great midtempo numbers that sound as great as the earlier work by the pair – possibly even better, due to increased production values. Titles include "Caught In The Act", "How I Hate The Nightime", "Sweet Sweet Sweet Thang", "Flyin Free", and "Keepin It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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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.)

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Dr JohnRemedies/Desitively Bonnaroo ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Two funky classics from Dr John – back to back in a single set! First up is Remedies, one of the records that made Dr John a legend back in the day – a set that steps off from New Orleans roots into a world of weird funk, tripped-out sounds, and lots and lots of super-heavy grooves! The album's got a nicely exploratory vibe – as the first side features shorter funky cuts, but the second half really stretches out, and features a side-long track that has the Doctor at his most freewheeling – mixing deep currents from soul and blues with all the great ear for studio techniques he'd developed over the years – fused into a sound that's almost a fantasy of a soulful subculture in the swamps. Titles include "Loop Garoo", "Wash Mama Wash", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Mardi Gras Day", and "Chippy Chippy" – plus the side-long "Angola Anthem". Desitively Bonnaroo is filled with tight funky work from Dr John – a second collaboration with producer Allen Toussaint, and a set that follows strongly on their Right Place record of the year before! The groove's not as messed-up as on the first few Atlantic records by the Doctor – but in it's place is a sweet electric funk mode, kind of an update on 60s New Orleans grooves – handled here by The Meters and a host of other key players from the Crescent City scene! Toussaint's production and arrangements are tight, but never slick at all – still much earthier than the later work, especially that on Warner Brothers, that was handled by the producer. And the tunes have a good focus that keeps Dr John on track lyrically – even though we'll admit that our main love of this record comes from the keyboards, bass, and funky drums! Titles include "Stealin", "What Comes Around (Goes Around)", "Mos' Scocious", "Rite Away", "R U 4 Real", "Let's Make A Better World", "Sing Along Song", "Go Tell The People", "Quitters Never Win", and "Can't Git Enuff". CD

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✨✧ DriftersDrifters' Golden Hits ... CD
Atlantic, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
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". CD

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✨✧ DriftersDrifters' Golden Hits ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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.)
Also available Drifters' Golden Hits ... CD 1.99

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DriftersI'll Take You Where The Music's Playing ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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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DriftersLet The Boogie Woogie Roll – Greatest Hits 1953 to 1958 ... CD
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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DriftersRuby Baby (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Lots of classics from the second version of The Drifters – including some great tunes when they picked up a bit of swing in their step! Tracks include "Lonely Winds", "Oh My Love", "I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing", "Ruby Baby", "Adorable", "It Was A Tear", and "I Don't Want To Go On Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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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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✨✧ En VogueBorn To Sing (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Cherry Red (UK), 1990. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
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". 2 CD version is overflowing with bonus tracks – including "Waitin On You", "Silent Nite (Holiday edit)", "Mover", "National Anthem", "You Don't Have To Worry (radio)", "Lies (avant garde edit)", "You Don't Have To Worry (UK edit)", "Hold On (ext version)", "Lies (extended avant garde)", "Strange (house rmx)", "Silent Nite (long holiday mix)", "Hold On (hip hop rmx)", "Time Goes On (dance rmx)", "Lies (Kwame's bone age rmx)", "Hold On (dub)", "Lies (new jack rmx)", and "You Don't Have To Worry (lo cal mix)". CD
Also available Born To Sing ... LP 11.99

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En VogueHold On (ext, inst, dub) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
One of the first strong R&B cuts to go hip hop, with beats that are great, and which mix together perfectly with so many other tracks from the time. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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En VogueRemix To Sing ... CD
East West/Atlantic, 1991. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Everything But The GirlWalking Wounded (180 gram pressing – half speed master) ... LP
Atlantic/Buzzin' Fly, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A seminal set from Everything But The Girl – even if the record has them leaving behind everything that made them so unique back in the 80s! Gone are the jazzy riffs and retro elements – and instead, the lovely vocals and impeccable songwriting of Tracey Thorn are tied to more contemporary beats and rhythms – the real flowering of Ben Watt as a producer, as he mixes together spare, subtle elements into grooves that turn out to fit the EBTG aesthetic every bit as well as before! Titles include "The Heart Remains A Child", "Single", "Wrong", "Before Today", "Good Cop Bad Cop", "Mirrorball", and "Big Deal". (New Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed mastering!)

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Family StandChain ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... $4.99
The Family Stand came into this world after Soul II Soul – and had a sound that was remarkably similar, which was probably both their strength and their downfall! Whatever the case, though, they were a refreshingly real soul act in the early 90s – and even if they only ever had one great moment – the sublime "Ghetto Heaven", included on this album – that was ok for us! This first album was once a cut-out classic on CD, but it's always been pretty hard to find on vinyl. Other tracks include "Only", "Oversaxed", "Sweet Liberation", "Little White, Little Black Lies", and "The Last Temptation". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackBest Of Roberta Flack ... CD
Atlantic, 1981. Used ... $3.99
A nice collection of some of Roberta's finest moments: 'Killing Me Softly With His Song", "The Closer I Get To You", "You've Got A Friend", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Where Is The Love", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Back Together Again", "You Are My Heaven" , "If I Ever See You Again" and "Jesse". CD

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✨✧ Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
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 a cutout notch and some wear.)
Also available Blue Lights In The Basement (remastered edition) ... CD 11.99

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Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement (remastered edition) ... CD
Atlantic, 1977. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed!)
Also available Blue Lights In The Basement ... LP 1.99

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Roberta FlackChapter Two ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Sealed ... $18.99
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
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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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+ ... $6.99
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 FlackRoberta ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Roberta FlackRoberta Flack ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Roberta Flack in her 70s prime – maybe a bit mellower than some of her earliest records, but still head and shoulders above the rest! The set features arrangements and production by Joe Brooks, who also wrote some of the tunes – and tracks include "What A Woman Really Means", "Independent Man", "Come Share My Love", "Knowing That We're Made For Each Other", "You Are Everything", "If I Ever See You Again", "And The Feeling's Good, and "When It's Over". 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+ ... $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.)

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Aretha FranklinAretha In Paris ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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 Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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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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