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Soul — Vinyl

XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!

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Soul II SoulKeep On Movin (club mix, big beat acapella, Nellee Hooper 7 inch, Teddy Riley' rubba dub & bonus beats, first movement) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
A great moment in chart soul – when the legendary Soul II Soul were restoring our faith in modern music again! This US 12" single features 2 Teddy Riley new jack remixes (to pop into the charts), plus the Caron Wheeler 12" version and that Nellee Hooper 7" version. All that and extra beats, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 4 – The Big Beat 1958 to 1960 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Classic work from Atlantic Records – tracks by The Coasters, Bobby Darin, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, The Drifters, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, and Carla Thomas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Changing FacesAll Of My Days (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Big Beat, 1997. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Featuring Jay-Z. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Vinyl has stickers on the deadwax.)
 
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Zoot MoneyZoot! (aka All Happening Zoot Money's Big Roll Band At Klook's Kleek) ... LP
EMI (UK), 1966. Sealed ... $19.99
Excellent "a go-go" soul from Brit beat group phenom Zoot Money – recorded in a style that was very faithful to his roots in US soul and R&B, but with the usual UK touches. The record was recorded live at the Klook's Kleek nightclub in London – and it's got some of the best work we've heard in this mode from the time. Side two features a tasty "James Brown Medley" with some of James' best funky numbers from the time – plus a funky instrumental reading of "Mashed Potato USA". Other tracks include "Florence Of Arabia", "Chauffer", and "Barefootin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU reissue on Repertoire.)

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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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Reynald Crazy Frenchman DeschampsDJ Breaks Classics Vol 3 ... LP
Underworld, 1991. Very Good ... $3.99
The label says mixed and produced by the Crazy Frenchman, but Pal Joey had a big hand in this one too. 6 tracks of popping jazzy house, early 90s NY style: "Earth people Dance Party Mix", "Eurofunk", "Philly Mix 1891", "House Master Groove (tonight)", "2 Soul Bonus Beat" and "Earth People Party Mix (inst)". LP, Vinyl record album
(In an Apexton sleeve.)

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Ray Goodman & BrownRay, Goodman, & Brown ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
Sweet silky harmony soul from the trio of Harry Ray, Billy Brown, and Al Goodman – the group's first album under a new name – after some previous indie work as The Moments! The album's got the group really stepping up with a rich new sound – drawing on all the best elements of their New Jersey roots, but hitting harmonies that are even more sublime – and put together perfectly by Lou Toby's arrangements. This debut from the trio's a real classic – proof that the indie group soul sound can make it to the big time – and although the lyrics are a bit off-beat, but that's always part of the charm of the group. Titles include "The Way It Should Be", "Inside Of You", "Treat Her Right", "Deja Vu", "Another Day", and "Special Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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GuyGroove Me (ext, radio, dub, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Uptown/MCA, 1988. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
One of Guy's first big hits, and proof that Teddy was setting his crossover sights on the right target! The extended mix shows the way that Riley was determined to get R&B back onto the dancefloor in a big way – and the bonus beats are nice too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sharon ReddBeat The Street (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Prelude, 1982. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the biggest classics from Sharon Redd's early 80s run on Prelude Records – a beat-heavy tune that's also got some sweet electric touches! There's a nice hook running through the whole tune – made even nicer by Sharon's vocals – and the single also features a mix by Francois K! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some marker and a small sticker.)

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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that situation – kind of a quickie project issued by Mainstream Records to cash in on the hit – but it's also an amazing bit of lost funk, and a record that's lasted for years in the hearts of beatheads! The group's a studio combo headed by Richard Fritz – and includes funky drummer Paul Humphrey, organist Charles Kynard, and guitarist David T Walker – all players we can trust to keep things groovy. The record does include a version of "Soul Makossa" that's pretty great – but even better is the breakbeat classic "House Of The Rising Funk", apparently the same version of the track that was issued on a 45 under the name The Chubukos. Other nice ones include "Kissing My Love", "Hot Mud", "Get It", "Hot Doggin", and "Let Me Do My Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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LTDFor You ... LP
Montage, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An 80s groover from LTD – one that has the group working strongly on both groovers and ballads, the latter of which may well be the strongest suit here! Jeffery Osborne's long gone from the group, but his warmly soulful legacy lives on in the vocal style of the love songs – kind of a mellow-flowing way of putting over a tune that hints at the bigger 80s quiet storm years to come. The upbeat tracks have an 80s groove mix of funky bass, beats, and keyboards – not as warm as the LTD funk of earlier years, but still handled with a bit of flair. Titles include "Caught In The Middle Of Goodbye", "Is It Over", "Slick", "Stop On By", "For You", "Whatcha Gonna Do", and "Party With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available For You ... CD 11.99

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Curtis MayfieldGot To Find A Way ... LP
Curtom, 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
A great album that's often overlooked amidst the flurry of early 70's releases on Curtom, but which stands as one of Mayfield's greatest from the 70s! In fact, we'd say that the album's one that we enjoy putting on more than most – because the songs are less familiar, and not nearly as played-out as some of Curtis' bigger hits. The production style's still the same – with plenty of rumbling funky soul, arranged by Rich Tufo in that classic Curtom mode – and you can't beat Curtis' vocals on songs like "Mother's Son", "Love Me (Right In the Pocket)", "A Prayer", and "Ain't No Love Lost". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and cutout notch.)

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Billy OceanLove Zone ... LP
Jive, 1986. Sealed ... $4.99
A big one for Billy Ocean – a set that's got some catchy beats on the bottom and plenty of sweetly crafted vocals over the top! The style's smooth, but never too much so – thanks to a nicely percolated sense of rhythm on most of the numbers – and in a way, the record represents a nice transition for Billy – a set that pushes him even further past his Caribbean roots into the mainstream of American soul. There's a bit of a quiet storm vibe on here, but one that's never too heavy or forced – and titles include "Love Zone", "Without You", "There'll Be Sad Songs", "Bitter Sweet", "It's Never Too Late To Try", "Showdown", "Promise Me", and "Love Is Forever". LP, Vinyl record album

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WarWhy Can't We Be Friends? ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good ... $14.99
A huge moment for War – maybe the group's biggest album of the 70s, but a set that still has them holding onto everything that makes the great! Like Earth Wind & Fire at their best, War have this way of staying strong and righteous, while still able to hit a hook – jamming one minute, but finding sharp focus the next – and balancing it all out over the course of an album so that there's a sense of depth that really keeps on going once the familiar cuts draw you in. In this case, the familiar cuts are giants – the stunning Latin funk gem "Low Rider", which became an anthem for a generation, and the radio hit "Why Can't We Be Friends" – mixed with other nuggets like the jazzy "Don't No One Get You Down", the funky "Heartbeat", and the cuts "Lotus Blossom", "Smile Happy", "So", and "Leroy's Latin Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moisture stains along the opening.)

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Anita WardRing My Bell/Make Believe Lovers ... 12-inch
TK, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
What can we say? "Ring My Bell" was one of the biggest crossover disco tracks of the late 70s – with a cool electronic groove on the beat, and lyrics and production by Frederick Knight, making the southern soul singer one of the more unlikely disco forces of the time. This 12" single features the full 8 minute version – with the "Midnight Mix" by Richie Rivera. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo with some pen.)

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Viola Wills AshmunSpace ... LP
RVA, 1983. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure indie set from club diva Viola Wills – but a set that's got all the professional polish of early 80s soul from much bigger names! Wills isn't just going for disco on the set – as she also throws in a few catchy cuts that hit a midtempo range – tightly arranged by Viola, with a captivating feel that might have made her a much bigger crossover act, had she recorded for a bigger label at the time. Instrumentation is mostly keyboards and beats, and titles include "Space", "This Is Your Life", "Ain't Nobody Like Me", "Walls", "Desperately", "I Ain't Through Yet", and "When Will It Be My Turn/Maybe This Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) ... LP
Scepter, 1974. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Eugene McDanielsHeadless Heroes Of The Apocalypse ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster album that's gone on to influence a generation – but which was barely recognized at the time! Singer Eugene McDaniels had scored big with some pop hits in the 60s under the name Gene McDaniels – but here, he steps out in a righteous batch of offbeat funk tunes – filled with politics, offbeat rhythms, and some very weird instrumentation. The whole thing's awash in moody, jazzy changes – of the style that showed up often in samples by Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, and other artists who drew keen inspiration from this record. Titles include the massive "Jagger the Dagger" – plus "The Lord Is Back", "Lovin Man", "Headless Heroes", "Freedom Death Dance", and "Supermarket Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ OceanPut Your Hand In The Hand ... LP
Kama Sutra, Early 70s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ok, so these goofy guys got us all a bit annoyed when they hit the charts big in the early 70s – but this album also includes a monster breakbeat: a totally great spare drum riff that happens right at the beginning of their big hit "Put Your Hand In The Hand". The break is worth the price of the entire album – and it ensures that this one's still turning up in DJ crates worldwide, even those belonging to DJs who don't remember how terrible it was to hear the song on the radio! (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover.)

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✨✧ GeminiGemini Rising ... LP
M&M, 1981. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A classic boogie groover from the early 80s – the one and only album from Gemini, and one of the few albums issued on the tiny M&M label! Although an indie effort, the album's got a tightness that matches the best 80s groove on bigger labels from the time – especially the excellent work coming out of Capitol, which would be a good match for the upbeat rhythms and well-crafted grooves going on here. Production is right on the money – very together without sounding slick – and the album's got a wonderfully soulful charm, served up by two male vocalists who sound great on both the upbeat and mellower tunes in the set. Titles include "Everytime I See A Pretty Lady", "You've Got Something Special", "Ain't No Love", "My Love For You Keeps On Growing", "The Power Of Your Love", and the great mellow soul ballad "I Don't Want To Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover as light wear.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangEmergency ... LP
De-Lite, 1984. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s sounds from the legendary Kool & The Gang – one of the key classics from the second chapter of the group – when their lineup and sound were a lot leaner than before, and they managed to cross over big to a much wider audience than before! The upbeat cuts show that the group were still kings of the funky dancefloor – and the mellower ones are equally great too – showing a rising ballad style that proved to be the group's big crossover card at the time – a way of putting over a laidback track, but with plenty of soul. This approach is heard to great effect on the album's great single "Cherish" – and other tracks include "Bad Woman", "Surrender", "Emergency", "Misled", "Fresh", and "You Are The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Act One (Act 1)Act One ... LP
Spring, 1974. Sealed ... $16.99
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – because some tunes are spare, simple, and heartbreaking – really building off the best qualities of 60s harmony soul, but with a lot more sophistication – while others are bolder, more upbeat, and positive – really using the new studio modes of the time to send a few tunes really over the top! The mix is quite similar to Black Ivory at their best – although the album's more under-discovered treasure – and although it's the only record ever by the group, it's got a solidity that should have made them as big as any of the 70s stars on Atlantic or Philly International! Titles include "Goodbye Love", "Friends Or Lovers", "Tom the Peeper", "Party Hardy People", "I Don't Want To Know What You Do To Me", "Still Waters", "It's The Same Old Story", and "Love's Got Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dennis CoffeyEvolution ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Very Good ... $14.99
A groundbreaking little record – and one that set a whole new standard for guitar funk in the 70s! By the time of this set, Dennis Coffey had been playing, arranging, and producing all over the Detroit soul scene for many years – so it wasn't like he really needed a hit to get paid or anything – but the record forever marked him as a guitar player to be reckoned with, and is a perfect showcase for Coffey's fuzzed-out funky style – instantly recognizable and still extremely popular today! The album contains the monster breakbeat cut "Scorpio" – kind of a seminal text of hip hop – plus plenty of other groovers like "Getting It On", "Garden Of The Moon", "Big City Funk", and "Sad Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and masking tape on the top seam.)

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5th Dimension5th Dimension Live! ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A groovy little live album from The 5th Dimension – not nearly as smoothly polished as their studio albums, in a way that really makes the set stand out nicely! The vocals are still completely top-shelf – a heavenly sound that's hard to believe comes from five mere mortals – but the musical backings are a bit more rough-edged and soul-based – a harder groove than the group gets on their full albums, in a way that provides a great contrast to the harmonies on the lyrics! There's also a great sense of "liveness" to the set – patter from the group before the tunes, and some upbeat medleys of some of their bigger hits – strung together in ways that are a lot nicer than just simple live remakes of familiar songs. Titles include "I Just Want To Be Your Friend", "Eli's Coming", "Never My Love", "Shake Your Tambourine", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Want To Take You Higher", and two longer medleys of hits! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownLove Over-Due ... LP
Scotti Bros, 1991. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
James Brown going strong into the 90s – and almost hitting a mode that's a bit like some of his first few records of the 80s! James is firmly at the helm here – producing, arranging, and writing most numbers – and while the sound is definitely more contemporary than on his classics, there's also still a definite Godfather-ness that always shines through. Most of the upbeat numbers have that peppy, bouncy sort of vibe that James was laying down on his bigger post-disco groovers – and a few other tracks hit a mellower, bluesier mode that's in keeping with his image on the cover. Titles include "Dance Dance Dance To The Funk", "Teardrops On Your Letter", "Later For Dancing", "Standing On Higher Ground", "Show Me", "Move On", and "It's Time To Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SpaceMagic Fly ... LP
United Artists, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary cosmic disco from Space – a group who really live up to their name with a trippy use of electronics and keyboards over clubby rhythms! The album's a landmark from the time when previous prog ideals were finding a great new space in the discos – and although a few cuts here are upbeat and groovy, there's also some mellower, more spacey moments too – all a great showcase for the group's leader, keyboardist Didier Marouani! The record played big on both sides of the fence, on both sides of the Atlantic – and continues to win over new generations with its futuristic grooves. In addition to the big title cut "Magic Fly", other tracks include "Velvet Rape", "Tango In Space", "Fasten Seat Belt", and "Ballad For Space Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cloud label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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



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