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Soul — Vinyl

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... LP
A&M, 1982. Very Good ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, a piece of stuck on paper and slight waviness from moisture.)

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RJ's Latest ArrivalRJ's Latest Arrival (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Sealed ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Tasha ThomasShoot Me (With Your Love) (voc, inst) (Atlantic pressing) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal groover from Tasha Thomas – her most-remembered track and a catchy club number that glides along nicely! The disco groove is offset by some nice spacey production on the vocals, a good pop-styled hook, and some vamping guitar and nice percussion bits that are our favorite aspect of the tune! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic/Atco Disco sleeve, with light wear. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic – The Total Black Experience In Sound ... LP
Atlantic, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great compilation from Atlantic, culled from their early 70s releases with some tracks from subsidiary labels like Alston, Atco and Niktom. Unlike a lot of promotional compilations, this set goes less for the big names and more for artists who ended up getting relegated to the sidelines, but who are sought after today. We're not going to try and tell you this is the total black experience in sound, but it's still a pretty darn nice collection. 13 tracks in all: "Angel" and "Sister From Texas" by Aretha Franklin, "Sweet Bird Of Youth" and "Mixed Up Guy" by Wayne Davis, "I Am A Woman" and "Gimme Back My Man" by Betty Wright, "Come Little Children" and "Love, Love, Love" by Donny Hathaway, "Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart" and "Like Running Water" by Clarence Reid, "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles, "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett and "Conversation/How I Got Over" by Nikki Giovanni. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Blues – Guitar/Piano/Vocalists/Chicago (8LP Box Set) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vintage blues from Atlantic Records, with a good dose of soul and R&B too – 83 tracks in all! Music from Blind Willie McTell, Johnh Lee Hooker, Stick McGhee, Chuck Norris, BB King, Albert King, Jimmy Yancey, Jack Dupree, Joe Turner, Li; Green, Otis Clay, ZZ Hill, Koko Taylor, Otis Rush & more. (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(CRC pressing. NOTE: Piano record 2 is missing. Interior covers are in great shape. Outer box has surface and edge wear, a split bottom seam held with tape, and some aging.)
 
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✨✧ Anglo Saxon BrownSongs For Evolution ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $14.99
Tremendous work from Anglo Saxon Brown – a Philly group who started out their recording career as Ujima on Epic, where they issued a handful of well-remembered singles – then changed their name and cut this one and only full length set for Atlantic! The album's a stunner all the way through – one of those sets that should have been much bigger at the time – and which, like the Ujima singles, has only gotten the group more and more attention over the years – as collectors and DJs have spread the word about its sublime soul sound! These guys are big – as you'd guess from the image on the cover – but they've got a tightness that's made even better by the Sigma Sound recording of the set – which merges their smooth blend of male voices and a female singer with some classic 70s Philly sounds. The album excels on both mellow cuts and groovers – and is still plenty darn fresh after all these years – a real under-discovered gem! The "Call On Me" is a nice smooth stepper, in a mellow pace that we really like – and "ASB Theme" and "The Grizzly" are some good funky club cuts – and other tracks include "Gonna Make You Mine", "Straighten It Out", "I'll Keep Lovin You", and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... LP
Atlantic/Fania, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Label has initials in marker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Brook BentonIn South Africa ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In a textured flip-back cover, with some edge wear, lightly bent corners, center splits in the spine and bottom seam, and small stains at the opening on back.)

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

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✨✧ Brides Of FunkensteinFunk Or Walk ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Original pressing – nice and clean overall.)

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Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Sealed ... $14.99
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
(Sealed original pressing, with hype sticker! Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ ChangeMiracles ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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 light staining on the opening.)

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Ray CharlesGreat Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Mono Mexican pressing with red labels – titled "The Great Ray Charles Plays Jazz". Cover has some surface wear and a mostly split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
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
(Original green label stereo pressing, with deep groove! Cover is nice.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles Story Vol 1 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Ray CharlesTrue To Life ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear, light aging, and a cutout notch.)

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ChicC'est Chic ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A massive set from the legendary Chic – and a set that has the dancefloor combo coming down perfectly throughout! Riffing Nile Rodgers guitars really make the tunes cook – as does the superb production – and although the record played plenty in discos and radios of the mainstream, it's still got a raw funky power that holds up brilliantly over the years! The set features the legendary "Le Freak" – a classic cutting track from the old school – plus "I Want Your Love", "Sometimes You Win", "Savoir Faire", "Happy Man", and "(Funny) Bone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rockefeller label pressing with RI suffix. Cover has surface and edge wear, center splits on the spine and bottom seam and a lightly bent corner.)

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ChicGood Times/Warm Summer Night ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the blueprints of hip hop! At the time, Chic's "Good Times" just seemed like a wickedly funky pop tune – but who knew that that bass and guitar groove would inspire a whole generation of hip hoppers, bouncing along in a groove that was at once at home on the roller rink or the wheels of steel! This original single features a key version that's over 8 minutes long, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic sleeve.)

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ChicLe Freak/Savoir Faire ... 12-inch
Atlantic/Atco, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Ahhhhhhhhhh . . . Freak Out! What can we say? The cut's a monster – silly to be sure, but still with a choppy dancefloor groove that gets 'em every time! Nile Rogers, if you'd only stuck to guitar riffing like this, you'd have become President! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic Disco sleeve, with some wear.)

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

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✨✧ Dr JohnIn The Right Place ... LP
Atco/Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 and AT/DK etches.)

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DriftersDrifters' Golden Hits ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
The golden hits of The Drifters, but a set that mostly features on the group's great second chapter at Atlantic Records – a time when original singer Clyde McPhatter had left the group, and Ben E King and Rudy Lewis came in with a very different style in the lead! Lieber & Stoller were strongly behind the group at this point, really making magic with the rhythms of the tunes too – those unusual rhythms that really set the early 60s Drifters apart from the pack – as you'll hear on cuts that include "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
(RCA Record Club pressing, still sealed with a cutout notch.)
Also available Drifters' Golden Hits (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Family StandGhetto Heaven (Soul II Soul rmx, Soul II Soul acapella, ext, dub) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1990. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What a cut! This was the only truly great one that Family Stand ever cut – and coming out in 1990, it was as direct a rip of the Soul II Soul style as you could ever have – but it was also sort of a return of righteousness to the soul charts, and since Jazzie B remixed it for this single, you know he probably wasn't too mad about the stylistic rip! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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 some ring and edge wear, lightly bent corners, and some small stains on back.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackChapter Two ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Sweetness from the legendary Roberta Flack – on this mid 70s set that really finds her settling into our laidback style that managed have massive across-the-board appeal without compromising on the soul! For too long we dismissed Roberta Flack out of hand because of her currency as a soft rock radio favorite, now that wizened up, we see that her mid 70s output had more than its share of sublime, soulful moments, and this album is no exception. Roberta's irresistible vocals are front and center, but the songwriting, arrangements and musicianship are outstanding, too – with contributions from Eugene McDaniels, Alphonze Mouzon, Bob James and other greats! 9 tracks in all, including the title track, plus "Feelin That Glow", "I Can See The Sun In Late December", "Mr Magic" and "Early Ev'ry Midnite". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $16.99
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 Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 label pressing in the die-cut cover. Vinyl has a short click on "Suzanne". Cover has light surface wear.)
Also available Killing Me Softly ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Roberta FlackQuiet Fire ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Green and red Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackRoberta Flack ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(Cover has some pen on front and back, in nice shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayBack Together Again (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Back Together Again" is one of the best tunes from the team of Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – more upbeat than some of their other work together, and with a nice dancefloor styled groove that includes plenty nice bass! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
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
(Broadway label pressing with RI suffix. Cover has light wear and a small sticker on one corner.)

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light surface wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Peabo BrysonLive & More ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double album from Roberta & Peabo – with some nicely recorded tracks from a gig at The Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, IN (not too far south of Chicago) in the dawn of the 80s – and some tight studio material, too! It's got a some terrific live versions of some of the biggest hits from both singers – plus their great duets. Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long", a nice version of "Back Together Again" – which was originally done by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, "Killing Me Softly", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Feel The Fire", and "Only Heaven Can Wait/You Are My Heaven". 14 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeves. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $59.99
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a lead singer – and really knocks it out of the park here alongside the mighty James Cleveland, and the Southern California Community Choir! While it might have been nice to record the set back home in Detroit, the California setting for the material works perfectly to elevate Franklin to a special place in the heavens – tying together her heritage in beautiful ways, and making for another great stride forward in her career during the 70s. One of the best ideas ever for a soul music concept album – with titles that include "Mary Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", "Amazing Grace", and Climbing Higher Mountains". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha Arrives ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
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
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has a hype sticker, a cutout hole, lightly bent corners and some staining and moderate wear along the opening.)

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

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinHey, Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Aretha Franklin's greatest records – and a complicated batch of jazzy tunes that features arrangements and production by Quincy Jones! The record breaks way past the stock southern soul style of some of Aretha's earlier work for Atlantic – and it features a more sophisticated style that hits a number of different moods, and which shows off Aretha's strong commitment to growth as an artist. Features a semi-hit reading of King Pleasure's old classic, "Moody's Mood For Love", plus "Sister From Texas", "Somewhere", "Angel", and "That's The Way I Feel About Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $39.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue and green label pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl is nice and clean, save for a mark that causes a short click on "Groovin'" and "Ain't No Way".)
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✨✧ Aretha FranklinSoul '69 ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Fair ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
'69 was certainly Aretha's year – as the success of her initial round of Atlantic recordings had pushed her fully into the limelight, making her one of the most exposed, most reported-on artists in soul music! This album was cut during the height of that time, with Arif Mardin handling all of the arrangements, and Aretha singing a mix of soul, blues, and pop tunes, all nicely reworked in her own famous style. Titles include "Tracks Of My Tears", "So Long", "I'll Never Be Free", "Gentle On My Mind", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "Crazy He Calls Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label stereo pressing. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition, but cover still looks nice, with a small cutout hole.)

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Aretha FranklinSpirit In The Dark ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... $44.99
Aretha's tour of the south continues – recording here at Atlantic's new home in Miami, with studio work from The Dixie Flyers, Dave Crawford, Roger Hawkins, Duane Allman, and Eddie Hinton – all very much in the tradition of the Muscle Shoals work that supported Aretha on earlier recordings. Aretha's playing piano on all tracks – and titles include her remake of "Don't Play That Song", plus "You & Me", "Pullin", "Spirit In The Dark", "Try Matty's", "Oh No Not My Baby", and "One Way Ticket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has small splits on the corners of the opening, but looks nice overall.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinThis Girl's In Love With You ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... 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 Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinWith Everything I Feel In Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Green and red Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear, a small cutout notch, light staining along the top inch and a slightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted, & Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha Franklin's talents – the hard-edged soul singer who first flourished at Atlantic records in the late 60s, and the artist who was growing even more as a vocalist – really reaching out her wings to more sophisticated material! There's a balance here that makes the record one of the deepest that Franklin ever recorded for Atlantic – lots of larger Arif Mardin touches, but also some raw moments that really round things out – on titles that include Aretha's classic take on the Weldon Irvine/Nina Simone tune "Young Gifted & Black", the funky classic "Rock Steady", the wonderful mellow groover "Day Dreaming", the hit "Brand New Me", and the strangely compelling "First Snow In Kokomo" – plus other titles that include "All The King's Horses", "Oh Me Oh My", "Border Song", "Didn't I Blow Your Mind", "April Fools", "I've Been Loving You Too Long", and "The Long & Winding Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing with RI suffix. Cover has light wear and a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieYou're No 1 - In My Book (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Jazz, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Hall & OatesAbandoned Luncheonette ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Rockefeller label pressing with MO suffix.)

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Major HarrisJealousy ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the best 70s mellow soul talents at Atlantic Records – sounding completely sublime here in a full set of Philly arrangements! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound – and is a great reminder that even during the disco years, the studio was still a great place to cut a heartbreaking ballad – the sort of number that younger Philly groups would have done for indie labels at the start of the 70s – polished up and given some real maturity here by The Major! There's also a few great groovers on the record too – but with that Philly poise that also still holds onto all the personality of the singer – and the arrangements are great throughout – handled by Norman Harris, Ron Kersey, and Bobby Eli – a perfect Philly team. Titles include "Walkin In The Footsteps", "Jealousy", "I Got Over Love", "Tynisa", "It's Got To Be Magic", and "What's The Use In The Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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George Hines & The Gospel WindsPresenting George Hines & The Gospel Winds ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $13.99
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Includes the Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Miki HowardLove Confessions ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Miki Howard at the top of her game – just the sort of record that had her standing out as one of the best new vocalists in soul during the second half of the 80s – and one of the few who could draw on the classic styles of earlier divas like Patti Labelle or Phyllis Hyman! Like both of those two, Howard's got a great range, but never pushes things to far – just effortlessly taps into the right modes at the right moments – and opens up with a flow that's a lot more timeless than some of the other soul albums of the time. There's certainly a few crossover numbers that are a bit pop, but there's also lots of the mellower, more serious numbers that Miki does so well. Titles include a duet with Gerald Levert on "That's What Love Is", a nice reading of Earth Wind & Fire's "Reasons", an update of the standard "You've Changed", and the tracks "Baby Be Mine", "In Too Deep", "I Wanna Be There", and "Bitter Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Miki HowardMiki Howard ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album that may well have forever put Miki Howard on the map – and a great match of her old school vocals with some of the more contemporary soul modes that were bubbling big at the time! Beats are used a bit more strongly than before – never too much, or in a way that's clunkily chartbound – but maybe with that same sort of bottom-up push that worked so well for Sybil, and which is balanced out by Howard with some warmer, mellower moments that keep her strongly in the classic soul firmament! Titles include "Until You Come Back To Me", "I'll Be Your Shoulder", "Love Under New Management", "Love Me All Over", "Mister", "Ain't Nuthin In The World", and "If You Still Love Her". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ivory Joe HunterIvory Joe Sings The Old & The New ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic Atlantic album from the great Ivory Joe Hunter – much more obsure than his "Rock & Roll" album for the label, and maybe even a bit more mature and jazzy overall! Hunter's still got that wonderful blend of blues and country, given a sophisticated postwar polish – at a level that made him such a huge influence on 60s soul singers to come – and titles include the originals "One More Memory", "I Could Fall In Love With You", "To Lose You", and "Someone" – plus versions of "I'll Be Faithful", "Worried Mind", and "There Goes My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove – a nice copy! Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting in a bottom corner, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ KleeerIntimate Connection ... LP
Atlantic, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight 80s soul from Kleeer – one of the group's standout classics, and a set that's produced with kind of a jazzy finish by Deodato, who also plays some nice keyboards on the record! The Kleeer sound is at its height here – tight, warm, and filled with great harmonies on the vocals – which are then underpinned by a lot of keyboards and bass pedal work, yet in a way that never overwhelms the vocals. The balance is beautiful – at a level that few other groups ever seemed to reach – and there's plenty of hooks that keep things catchy throughout. Titles include "Go For It", "Intimate Connections", "Next Time It's For Real", "Tonight", "Do You Want To", and "Break". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ KleeerWinners (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo, in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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✨✧ Klein & MBOMBO Theme (long, short) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1983. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kraftwerk move over! This excellent electro theme is an early 80s standout – excellent spare drum machine rhythms, with some warm washes of keyboards over the top, slinkily sliding around, never getting too hokey or over the top, keeping things on the downlow for a very classic sound! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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LinaIt's Alright (mike rizzo club mix, mk mix, mk dub, mike rizzo dub, kelly g late night disco mix, kelly g late night inst) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 2001. Near Mint- 2x12" ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Herbie Mann & Tamiko JonesMann & A Woman ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A really unique collaboration between fluteman Herbie Mann and soul singer Tamiko Jones – a vocalist who's always a really special talent, and who has an equally great ear for jazz as well! That style works perfectly here – as the vibe is somewhere between Herbie's Latin and Brazilian-styled sets for Atlantic, and some of the groovier jazz of the 60s – particularly the styles influenced by hip soundtracks of the time. Arrangements are very fresh, and even make familiar tunes pop nicely – thanks to work on the charts from Joe Zawinul, Melba Liston, and Jimmy Wisner. But the really special talent here is Tamiko – who sometimes sings lyrics, sometimes works wordlessly in a really cool mode – on titles that include "A Man & A Woman", "O Barquinho", "It's Time That You Settled Down", "Sidewinder", "Day Tripper", "Sunny", and "How Insensitive". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo! Cover has light wear and aging, with a sticker spot and some marker on front, and a bent corner at the back paste-on.)

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Arif MardinJourney ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $14.99
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 some aging. Vinyl has a short click on "Strollin'" and "Dark Alleys".)

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Les McCannHustle To Survive ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Sweet funky soul from Les McCann – one of the best of his 70s albums that bring in a lot of vocals with the keyboards – and served up in some tight tunes that really pack a nice sort of punch! The album doesn't have the long jammers of some of McCann's other records from the time – but the shift to shorter, focused tunes is a nice one – thanks to Bert De Coteaux, who keeps things carefully poised to bring out all the best in Les' talents – even his vocals, which seem to sound even more moving on the mellow cuts here than the more upbeat and righteous ones! McCann plays a range of different keyboards – including Fender Rhodes – and the CD's got two great instrumental cuts, "Us" and "Butterflies" – plus the tracks "Well Cuss My Daddy", "Why Is Now", "Changing Seasons", "Says Who Says What", and "Let Your Learning Be Your Eyes". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Michael McGloiryLove Every Inch Of Me/My Heart Says Yes ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic sleeve. Label and sleeve have initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Prince Phillip MitchellLet's Get Wet (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent modern soul track from the great Prince Phillip Mitchell! Mitchell was a great unsung southern soul singer, but on this cut lifted from his Top Of The Line album on Atlantic, he's in great form as a smooth mellow single – hitting a surprisingly soulful vocal on this nice self-produced club track with slight Latin touches. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Atlantic sleeve. Sleeve and label on Side B have some marker.)

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✨✧ MontanaDance Fantasy Inspired By Close Encounters Of The Third Kind/Warp Factor II ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget the hokey concept of this one, and dig the grooves! This single's got two sublime spacey disco cuts, with solid Philly instrumentalizing, all directed by Vince Montana, who arranged, produced, and conducted the session! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic/Atco Disco sleeve, with some pen and marker. Label on Side B has an X in marker.)

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Nu ShoozPoolside ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsBurnin' – Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, LA ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 and green Broadway pressing.)

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✨✧ Suzy QGet On Up (voc 5:20, voc 3:51) ... 12-inch
Atlantic/RFC, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty catchy groover from Suzy Q – slightly cold, with a thumping dancefloor groove that's got some nice European touches! A bit quirky, but with a stomping approach that's compelling. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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✨✧ RevancheYou Get High In NYC/Music Man ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic sleeve. Label and sleeve has initials in marker.)

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✨✧ SpinnersCross Fire ... LP
Atlantic, 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SpinnersDancin' & Lovin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
There's plenty of lovin here, but even more dancin too – thanks to production and arrangements from disco maestro Michael Zager! The album's a real standout club effort from The Spinners – one that grooves along with a fair bit of energy from the start, yet which is also still quite strong on the vocal tip – thanks to great leads from John Edwards, and warm support from the rest of the group! Tracks are all a bit longer than typical pop ditties – and the set includes an extended medley of "Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl" – plus "With My Eyes", "Disco Ride", "Body Language", "Let's Boogie Let's Dance", and "One One Two Two Boogie Woogie Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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SpinnersHappiness Is Being With The Spinners ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
An album in the kind of "between the hits" years for The Spinners featuring lead vocalist Phillipe Wynne. The sound here isn't as right-on or soaringly confident as in earlier years – but there are some nice moments. Titles include "You're All I Need In Life", "Toni My Love", "The Clown", "The Rubberband Man", "If You Can't Be In Love", and "Four Hands In The Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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SpinnersYesterday Today & Tomorrow ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Sealed ... $4.99
A sweet sweet set from The Spinners – and a record that's more "today" than "yesterday", given the tight 70s arrangements from Thom Bell! Bell's Philly approach is still perfect for the group – unlocking their harmonies in very different ways than back in their Motown roots – and the set's got a wicked balance between these sublime slow ballads and some uptempo numbers that bubble like the best of the group's clubby contemporaries. And in the best Philly style, the set even features a few longer tracks that push the 8 minute mark – kind of soul symphonies, of the sort you'd be much more likely to hear from Gamble & Huff – and which really work well with the group's maturing vocal approach. Titles include "I'm Riding Your Shadow (Down To Love)", "You're Throwing A Good Love Away", "Honey I'm In Love With You", "I Must Be Living For A Broken Heart", "Just To Be With You", "Me & My Music", "You're The Love Of My Life", and "I Found Love (When I Found You)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with a cutout notch.)

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SystemPleasure Seekers ... LP
Mirage/Atlantic, 1985. Sealed ... $7.99
Wow! This record takes all the directions that soul was heading towards in the early 80s, and wraps them into one record! System has it all – geri curls, bass pedal riffing, tinny synth drums, over-produced flanged-out vocals, and catchy little tunes that were designed to cross over with the "hot mix" crowd in a big way. Tracks include "It Takes 2", "Big City Beat", "I Don't Run From Danger", "My Radio Rocks", and "Did In By A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ TrammpsBest Of The Trammps ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Sealed ... $3.99
A sweet collection of crisp, uptempo Philly disco, from the Baker Harris Young production team, with a thumpin' Tom Moulton mix. Nine party and club groovers, with some nice ensemble harmonies over the top, a few that you've heard a million times, but if nothing else, they'll bring back memories of those great roller skating days! Includes 'Disco Inferno", "The Night The Lights Went Out", "That's Where The Happy People Go", "Hooked For Life", "Soul Searchin' Time", "I Feel Like I've Been Livin' (On The Dark Side Of The Moon" and "Seasons For Girls". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a hype sticker and cutout notch. Shrinkwrap is shopworn with slight seepage. Cover has light staining and edge wear.)

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

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✨✧ TrammpsHard Rock & Disco (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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✨✧ TrammpsSlipping Out ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Breathtaking New", "Mellow Out", "Trained Eye", "Loveland", "Groove All Mighty", and "I Don't Want To Ever Lose Your Love'. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a bent corner and light staining at the corners.)

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✨✧ Narada Michael WaldenAwakening ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Sealed ... $3.99
This successful late 70s outing from Walden is one of his most all-star records – stuffed with great guest appearances by singers and musicians that include Bobby Lyle, Greg Phillinganes, The Brecker Brothers, Carlos Santana, Hiram Bullock, The Pointer Sisters, and Angela Winbush! The sound's a bit tighter and more professional – in keeping with the sound you'd expect from such an elite bunch – but Walden's jazzy approach to smooth soul is still nicely in place on the best cuts. Titles include "Listen To Me", "The Awakening", "They Want The Feeling", "Love Me Only", and "Will You Ever Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker, but with fraying at the spine.)

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✨✧ Narada Michael WaldenVictory ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Sealed ... $3.99
A definite victory for Narada Michael Walden – a record that has him pulling all the best elements of previous albums into really sharp focus – all to serve up some of the most soulful grooves of his career! Walden's miles from his jazzier roots here – but that previous training also puts him in great shape for the buoyant 80s groove styles of this set – a tight blend of beats, bass, and keyboards that snaps along with some mighty rhythms at the bottom! There's less of the superstars here than on previous albums from Narada – which is a good thing, because it lets him and the core group really focus on getting their sound right for the set. Titles include "Take It To The Bossman", "Get Up", "Lucky Fella", "You Will Find Your Way", "The Real Thang", and "I Want You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but with fraying at the spine and a cutout notch.)

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Clarence Wheeler & the EnforcersLove I've Been Looking For ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Sealed ... $14.99
The second fantastic album from Chicago saxophonist Clarence Wheeler and his hard-hitting Enforcers combo – a group who were one of the brightest lights in soul jazz at the start of the 70s, really helping to keep the genre fresh and exciting! The groove here is in the tenor/organ mode first popularized in the 60s – but the overall sound is a lot more expansive, and filled with unusual time changes, complicated rhythms, and inventive solo work that go way beyond more familiar albums of this nature on Prestige or Blue Note! Sonny Burke is the organist in the group, and he's got a touch on the keys that's a lot like Jack McDuff at his best – filled with great sounds and unusual notes that always keep things interesting. Added to that is trumpet from Sonny Covington, guitar from Eric Gale, and tenor from Wheeler – all vamping and grooving in an amazing way! There's a bit of the Charles Earland sound from the same period going on here – and like Earland, the group have a great way of keeping things slightly funky, even when mellow! Titles include a great version of "Broasted or Fried", Charles Earland's "Mighty Burner", Jack McDuff's "The Heebie Jeebie Dance", plus "We've Only Just Begun" and "The Love I've Been Looking For". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Shrink is slightly open in the middle, and cover has a very light stain near the bottom – but shrink is tight overall, and cover is nice too.)
Also available Love I've Been Looking For (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Harold Wheeler/Charlie SmallsWiz – Original Cast Album ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The original first recording of The Wiz – the super-soul musical that remade Wizard Of Oz for the 70s! The hits here are familiar, but the music is actually pretty great – handled by hip Harold Wheeler on most numbers, and really stepping forth with a nice mix of soundtrack grooves and bigger orchestrations! Stephanie Mills sings the parts of Dorothy here, but the best vocal numbers are usually the more ensemble ones – which come across with a bit of the badass feel of Melvin Van Peebles' musicals. Titles include the sweet instrumental "Tornado", plus "So You Wanted To See The Wizard", "What Would I Do If I Could Feel", "Ease On Down The Road", "Slide Some Oil To Me", "Home", and "Y'all Got It". (Soundtracks, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Marion WilliamsStanding Here Wondering Which Way To Go ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the hippest gospel albums recorded by Atlantic – and in many ways, more of a secular set than other sides by Marion Williams. The album was co-produced by Roberta Flack, and features a core group of players that includes David Spinozza on guitar, Keith Jarrett or Ray Bryant on piano, and Paul Griffin on organ – plus backings by the Dixie Hummingbirds on a number of tracks. The sound is a mixture of southern soul and urban rootsy – with a few numbers arranged by Flack, and a mixture of secular and spiritual tunes that includes "My Sweet Lord", "He Ain't Heavy", "Turn Turn Turn", "This Generation Shall Not Pass", "Heaven Help Us All", "Make Peace With Yourself", and "Danger Zone". (Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, promo stickers, and some aging.)

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Chuck WillisKing Of The Stroll ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Fair ... $2.99
Chuck Willis is billed as "the king of the stroll" on the cover of this classic Atlantic album – but that title only gets at just a small part of his genius! The set's one of a rare few Chuck cut in his too-short life – and it may well be his greatest, as it's really got Willis stepping out with a strong degree of focus – on a batch of all-original tunes sung in that amazing crackling voice of his! The style is R&B, but really points the way towards soul music – thanks to a personal presentation of the music, and some deep roots that really come through in the overall sound. Titles include the classic original versions of "CC Rider" and "Betty & Dupree" – both numbers that sound better in Chuck's own hands than any later incarnations – and other titles include "That Train Is Gone", "Juanita", "It's Too Late", "My Life", "Ease The Pain", and "There's Got To Be A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has some wear and aging, split bottom seam, a name in pen on front and back, and stained and separated corners in back.)

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✨✧ Flip WilsonCowboys & Colored People ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Hip work from Flip Wilson – an early album on Atlantic Records, issued before his bit TV fame – and a set that's got exactly the kind of edgey vibe you might expect from the title! The set was captured live in a small club, and Wilson's got a very wide appeal in his presentation – that kind of warmth and charisma that made him a very important force in breaking the boundaries between audiences at the time – able to keep things interesting enough with maybe a wider societal range of topics than the personal humor of Bill Cosby, on routines that include "Staying On Too Long", "Midget", "Riot Suit", "Confidential Survey", "Cheap Hotel", and "Kids". (Comedy, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red label Broadway pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Young RascalsGroovin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
Possibly the biggest album ever by The Rascals – a wonderfully tight batch of tunes that has the group hitting perfectly on all their best fronts! Blue eyed soul mixes wonderfully with some rougher garage-styled rock – and the execution here is perfect enough to please listeners on both sides of the fence. Perhaps most noteworthy is the presence of Arif Mardin arrangements on some of the album's key tracks – a factor that really helps the group find their groove, and sparkle even more brilliantly than before. Titles include "Groovin", "If You Knew", "A Girl Like You", "Find Somebody", "I'm So Happy Now", "Sueno", "How Can I Be Sure", and "It's Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, a hype sticker, and a name in pen on the front and back.)

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VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 3 – Rock & Roll 1956 to 1957 ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Features Joe Turner, Robins, Clovers, Drifters, Clyde McPhatter, Ivory Joe Hunter, La Vern Baker, and Chuck Willis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has notes in pen.)

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VariousI'll Take You There – The 2nd Rosko Show ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A mid 70s compilation of soul and R&B artists on Atlantic. Nothing earth shattering here, just a solid collection of tracks. 13 tracks in all, including "The Ghetto" and "Love Love Love" by Donny Hathaway, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" by the Detroit Spinners, "Cool Jerk" by the Capitols, "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin, "Memphis Soul Stew" byKing Curtis, "Rainy Night In Georgia" by Brook Benton, "Warm & Tender" by Percy Sledge, "I'll Take You There Where The Music's Playing" by the Drifters, "Fire & Water" by Wilson Pickett and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a cut corner and unglued seams.)

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VariousRocking 50s ... LP
Atlantic, 1950s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A sweet collection of vintage R&B from Atlantic Records – with selections by Ruth Brown, Joe Turner, The Clovers, Clyde McPhatter, La Vern Baker, Ray Charles, Ivory Joe Hunter, The Bobbettes, Chck Willis, and The Drifters! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple pinwheel pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging and some scrapes on front.)
 
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Ruth BrownSoftly (aka Ruth Brown 65) ... LP
Mainstream, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A very unusual setting for the legendary Ruth Brown – the singer who first rose to fame singing raw-edged R&B tracks for Atlantic Records in the 50s – but who works here in a much jazzier mode overall! The set features backings from Peter Matz – who often accompanied the classier singers of the time – and Ruth really does a great job of mixing her bold vocals with his jazzy charts – soaring to new heights in a way that swings nicely, and makes for much deeper soul than most of Matz's other projects. Musicians include Hank Jones on piano, Clark Terry on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Urbie Green on trombone, and Richard Davis on bass – and there also seem to be some female backup singers in a few spots too. Titles include two from Nellie Lutcher "Hurry On Down" and "He's A Real Gone Guy" and Dick Hyman's "Watch It", "Whispering Grass", "I Know Why", "Here's That Rainy Day", and a very interesting interpretation of "On The Good Ship Lollipop" – which almost makes the whole tune sound like a sad ballad. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and a company sticker.)

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✨✧ CapitolsDance The Cool Jerk ... LP
Atco, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark set of grooves by this excellent Detroit group – a trio who recorded for the local indie Karen, but got a much bigger boost towards fame when their record was picked up by Atlantic! The set's one of the killer 60s Motor Town sets produced by Ollie McLaughlin – and like the rest, it's got a really special edge – music that goes way past any simple 60s soul cliches, and which will make the set one of the real standouts in your collection. Arrangements are by Dale Warren, Riley Hampton, and Mike Terry – and titles include The Capitols' big hit "Cool Jerk", and also includes loads of other great tracks written by Donald Storball of the group – like "Dog & Cat", "Zig Zaggin", "The Kick", and others – plus versions of "Hello Stranger", "Love Makes The World Go Round", and "Good Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & blue label mono pressing. Cover has surface and edge wear, a cutout notch, a partially split top seam, light aging, a bit of marker and a lightly bent corner.)

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Arthur ConleyShake, Rattle, & Roll ... LP
Atco, 1967. Very Good ... $29.99
The second Arthur Conley album for Atlantic – and like the first, a record that really cooks with some great Otis Redding production! The sound and style is very similar to Otis' work for Stax during the 60s – but the album was recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, with engineering by Jimmy Johnson, and it's got a bit of a different sound from the Memphis soul of Otis' records. There's more horns, and less organ and guitars, and Conley's vocals are produced in a raw style that brings out the best of his work. Includes versions of the Otis Redding tracks "Ha Ha Ha" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long", plus Conley's own "Love's Got Me", "Hand & Glove", and "I'll Take The Blame". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s purple and tan label stereo pressing. Cover has splitting on the seams, light surface wear, and some aging. Vinyl has a short click on "Baby What You Want Me To Do".)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinElectrifying Aretha Franklin ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty great stuff by Aretha – despite what the pro-Atlantic Records books say! The record is one of the first she cut with John Hammond at Columbia, and although it's not in the classic soul mode of the Atlantic sessions, it's a darn nice batch of bluesy jazz tracks that would still stand the test of time well if people weren't so hung up on the propaganda that plays down the Columbia years. Backings are by Richard Wess on most tracks, and at times Aretha's voice is recorded with a nice echoey touch that gives the material almost an R&B-ish feel. Titles include "Rough Lover", "You Made Me Love You", "It's So Heartbreakin", "Nobody Like You", "I Told You So", and "Just For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with white text. Cover has some aging and worn corners.)

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Aretha FranklinGospel Soul Of Aretha Franklin ... LP
Checker, 1972. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A collection of earlier work by Aretha Franklin – issued by Chess after her fame on Atlantic, but featuring tunes cut when a younger woman, working with famous father Reverend CL Franklin! Given that CL was one of the biggest stars of Chess' gospel recordings, there was plenty of material recorded back in the day – and Aretha's heard here on some great live tunes that mostly just feature piano backings. Nice raw energy here – 9 tracks in all, including 'Precious Lord", "You Grow No Closer", "The Day Is Past And Gone" and "He Will Wash You White As Snow". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, in a black and white cover. Cover has a cutout mark, and is slightly bumped in one corner.)

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Aretha FranklinWho's Zoomin Who? ... LP
Arista, 1985. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A huge hit for Aretha Franklin – and a record that brought her famous vocals to a whole new generation of listeners! The sound is definitely different than before – a change from both the deep soul of Atlantic years, and the initial classy approach of her time at Arista – and working with lots of help from Narada Michael Walden, Aretha gets an 80s groove that turns out to be a perfect platform for her sound – one that lets her vocals really take off, while still getting plenty of great hooks as well – all in a mode that somehow sounds far less commercial than we remember at the time. Includes the massive hits "Freeway Of Love" and "Who's Zoomin Who" – plus "Ain't Nobody Every Loved You", "Push", "Integrity", "Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves", and "Sweet Bitter Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ RB GreavesRB Greaves (Atco) ... LP
Atco, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The amazing debut of RB Greaves – a soul singer with a difference! RB struck big with this album on late 60s Atlantic Records – yet despite production at Muscle Shoals, and arrangements from Arif Mardin, the sound here is quite different than most of his contemporaries – and certainly not the southern soul you'd expect! Instead, Greaves goes for a crackling quality that really showcases his trans-American roots – a vibe that's almost like Johnny Nash at points, and has a similar way of embracing a whole host of different sounds at one time – not just late 60s soul, but some other undercurrents of pop, and even some occasional folksy or island flavors as well. The album's standout hit is the legendary "Take A Letter Maria" – a cut that broke big on both sides of the tracks, and which is one of the most compelling story songs of the time. Other tunes include "This is Soul", "Ballad Of Leroy", "Ain't That Good News", "Home To Stay", and "Birmingham Alabama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Loleatta HollowayCry To Me ... LP
Aware, 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
A wonderful album of southern soul from Loleatta Holloway! The record was her last in the deep soul mode – and it's a gem that should have made her as big as her later disco records – a really well-crafted extension of styles that Stax and Atlantic had done in the 60s, but given a smoother, more sophisticated vibe for the 70s! The record was produced by Floyd Smith, and it's got some of the most sophisticated production we've heard on a southern diva album from the 70s – with instrumentation that still boggles us with its brilliance. Case in point is the amazing cut "Cry To Me", which has these insane banks of "weeping" guitar that send chills down our spine! The cut was written by Sam Dees, who also penned some other fine material for the album – and titles include "I Know Where You're Coming From", "Just Be True To Me", "Something About The Way I Feel", and a cover of Ruby Andrews' "Casanova". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, a bit of pen on front, and is bent a bit at the top right corner.)
Also available Cry To Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Jimmy James & The VagabondsCome To Me Softly ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Jimmy James and his Vagabonds were a UK group, but they scored nicely in the US with this classic Atlantic side, which was licensed from Pye UK. The record includes their own big hit "Come To Me Softly", plus a number of other soul covers – like "I'm Just A Fool For You Girl", "This Heart Of Mine", "People Get Ready", "The Entertainer", "Ain't No Big Thing", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple and tan label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a split top seam, and light surface wear.)

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Robin KenyattaEncourage The People ... LP
Wolf, 1976. Very Good- ... $4.99
Post-Atlantic work from Robin Kenyatta – but an album that follows in a very similar mode! This date was done for the Wolf subsidiary of TK Records, but it's got a very hip New York groove – one that's almost even more righteous than some of Robin's earlier work, with some excellent arrangements from Arthur Jenkins – who's managed to fill the set with a great sense of soul! Kenyatta's alto and soprano sax are set up with keyboards from Jenkins and Richard Tee, plus bass, guitar, percussion, and some great backing vocals at points – used sparingly, but in ways that almost remind us of Oneness Of Juju at some of their smoother moments. Kenyatta's reeds have a Plunky-like feel too – more inside than the Juju work of the mid 70s, but pointing towards Plunky's smoother sounds to come. Given that the vocal group features Gwen Guthrie, Vivian Cherry, and Patti Austin, you can bet they sound pretty sweet – and titles on the set include "Love Me", "Oh Oh Oh", "You", "Bluebird", and "Of Life & Love". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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MomentsSharp ... LP
Stang, 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
The Moments' last album for Sylvia Robinson, and kind of a mish-mash of styles and approaches – but also a record with some really nice moments! The group's harmony style is as smooth as ever – heading towards the more polished approach the trio would take as Ray Goodman & Brown – and the best cuts on the record have them moving in a tight east coast harmony sound that feels more like The Spinners or some of the other Atlantic groups than it does The Moments' rougher earlier approach. Nice numbers include the catchy "Jack In The Box", the strange "Dolly My Love", the mellow "I Could Have Loved You", and the wonderfully groovy "Rain In My Backyard", with a sexy feel that reminds us a lot of Leon Ware. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Shrink has "The Moments" in marker – but cover is fine.)

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Dorothy MooreDorothy Moore ... LP
Malaco, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
A great little record from Dorothy Moore – a singer who was to the emerging southern soul Malaco Records what Aretha Franklin was to Atlantic a few years before! Moore was one of the first really strong talents to emerge on the label – a great singer with a style that works equally well on deep soul, smooth soul, and uptempo material – all of which is brought into play here, with a well-rounded blend that makes for an extremely thoughtful outing. Moore's approach takes the hard soul diva approach into a more sophisticated vein, a bit like Jackie Moore a few years before, but pushing things even more strongly with a timeless vibe that never ges old. Titles include "Love Me", "I Believe In You", "Too Blind To See", "Loving You Is Just An Old Habit", and "For Old Time's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Munich MachineWhiter Shade Of Pale ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An electric classic from Munich Machine – one of the key records that helped break the German club sound on this side of the Atlantic! The album's the second from the studio group helmed by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte – and features vocalist Chris Bennett making her Munich Machine debut – a singer who really helps give the long tracks on the record a nice sort of focus – and, perhaps, just a slight touch of humanity – although that's not necessarily the groove the group were going for, as you'll guess from the icy look of the cover! The set holds up quite well over the years – perhaps even more so than a few decades back – given new appreciation of this sort of scene, with much wider acceptance of Italian and Canadian styles that were often dismissed by US disco purists. The reissue does a great job with notes – and titles include "It's For You", "It's All Wrong", "La Nuit Blanche", "In Love With Love", "Love Fever", and "A Whiter Shade Of Pale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and a lightly bent corner.)

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Wilson PickettIt's Too Late (Up Front) ... LP
Up Front, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
Early work by Wilson – recorded before his years at Atlantic, for Lloyd Price's short-lived Double L label! The album's got a New York hard soul approach – with styles that might have been used by Ben E King or Solomon Burke, depending on the track – and the overall quality of the album is very high, although in a very different mode than Wilson's later work. Titles include "Peacebreaker", "RB Special", "Baby Don't You Weep", "If You Need Me", "I Can't Stop", and "Baby Call On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s issue, still sealed. Cover has a small stain under the shrink on back.)

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✨✧ Wilson PickettMiz Lena's Boy ... LP
RCA, 1973. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Surprisingly nice work from Wilson Pickett – hard and a bit funky, with a sound that's almost stronger than his late work for Atlantic! The album was co-arranged with Brad Shapiro – who was one of the best southern soul talents of the time, and really brings out the best in Wilson's hard-hitting style. Titles include "Take A Closer Look At The Woman You're With", "Memphis Tennessee", "Soft Soul Boogie Woogie", "You Lay'd It On Me", "Is Your Love Life Better", and "Take The Pollution Out Your Throat". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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