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Soul — LPs

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Stanley ClarkeHideaway ... LP
Epic, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Hideaway makes a move towards more delicate synth soul for Clarke – who assembles an impressive guest list that includes Stanley Jordan, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Copeland. Titles include a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed", plus "My Love, Her Inspiration", "Where Do We Go", "Old Friends" and "When It's Cold Outside". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and is bent around the edges.)

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Natalie ColeI'm Ready ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A great re-launch for the sound of Natalie Cole in the 80s – an album that represents a shift from Capitol Records to Epic, but which also still features work from Cole's best collaborators – the soulful team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy! The Chicago duo help out on most of the best tracks here – and revamp the Cole sound of the 70s with a style that's a bit leaner, and more suited to 80s soul arrangements – but which also still has a fullness that suits Natalie best! Instrumentation is never too electric or stiff, and there's a nice use of strings – in a subtle way that's never too dated, but which underscores the classier elements in Cole's approach. Stanley Clarke produced a bit on the set, too – and titles include "Too Much Mister", "I Won't Deny You", "Where's Your Angel", "I'm Your Mirror", "Straight From The Heart", "Keep It On The Outside", and "Time Heals All Wounds". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George DukeReach For It ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A real breakthrough album for George Duke – one of his earliest for the Epic label, and an album that took him from the space funk underground to the top of the jazz charts! The album's got a great sound that mixes together all of Duke's influences – Latin rhythms, electric keyboard funk, and some of the freer jamming styles he picked up in the Bay Area scene – and he's joined here by strong crossover fusion players like Ndugu Chancler, Raul De Souza, and Stanley Clarke, all of whom help him forge a groove that's nice and tight. Includes the hit title track "Reach For It", plus the cuts "The End", "Diamonds", "Watch Out Baby", "Lemme At It", "Just For You", "Omi", and "Searchin My Mind". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddy GrantKiller On The Rampage ... LP
Epic/Ice, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unlikely contender to the throne of king of electro, this early 80s effort from Eddie Grant helps to prop him up there quite nicely. Heavy synth driven grooves bubble along nicely with that crisp Linn Drum sound, and though this album benefited from some wider pop appeal, there's more than a bit of Eddie's reggae side showing through too! Includes the massive "Electric Avenue", plus "Killer On The Rampage" and "Latin Love Affair", 10 tracks in all. (Reggae, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear.)

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HeatwaveCandles ... LP
Epic, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Killer soul from Heatwave – a tight little group who definitely made the UK proud at the end of the 70s! The album's a bit more obscure than the group's first few, but the sound is very much the same – a warmly grooving approach that's neither too disco, nor too sleepy – always catchy on the hooks, and recorded with a nicely flanged style on the vocals – so that they're compressed a bit, and slide nicely in alongside the beats and keys! The mighty Rod Tempterton's still handling a good deal of the arrangements on the set, and some of the backings are orchestrated by Johnny Cameron – almost in a late 70s update of his earlier funky style. Titles include the funky cut "Gangsters Of The Groove", plus "All I Am", "Dreamin You", "Party Suite", "Posin Til Closin", "Turn Around", and "Where Did I Go Wrong", a sweet little ballad. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes the insert.)

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Wayne HernandezTelepathic ... LP
Epic, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Bobbi HumphreyGood Life ... LP
Epic, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent later work from Bobbie Humphrey – working here in a style that's different than her early albums for Blue Note – but still equally great! Bobbi's a bit more of a singer here, but the record still features loads of great work on flute as well – in these tight, full arrangements put together by Ralph MacDonald and William Eaton, both of whom really know their way around a groove! At some level, the shift is similar to that made by Patrice Rushen on her first few Elektra albums – a style that's more compressed than before, yet still every bit as soulful – and a great evolution for Bobbi Humphrey as an artist. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Say The Word", "Sweet n Low", "Living For The Music", "Love When I'm In Your Arms", "Year From Now", and "The Good Life". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Ivory Joe HunterReturn Of Ivory Joe Hunter ... LP
Epic, Late 60s. Sealed ... $5.99
One of a number of later comeback sides from older bluesman Ivory Joe Hunter – recorded with arrangements from Charlie Chalmers and Sandra Rhodes, with backing by a small combo that includes keyboards from Isaac Hayes, who gives Joe a big endorsement on the back cover! The style here is a mix of Hunter's older polished modes, complete with strings and slight country touches, plus other tracks that go for a much rootiser blues feel – clearly trying to sell Hunter to the college crowd as the "real thing", even though Joe was always a key crossover artist in the way he put things together back in the day. Titles include "Heartbreak & Misery", "Since I Met You Baby", "Your Love Is Needed So Badly", "I Need You So", "I Almost Lost My Mind", and "We All Like That Groovy Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonBad ... LP
Epic, 1987. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third great album in the trilogy that includes Off The Wall and Thriller – and a set that still has Michael Jackson running strong at the height of his solo powers! Quincy Jones is still at the helm, and Michael more than proves that he can still come up with a pop tune without going too far over the top – catchy, compelling numbers that played well all over the world of pop – but which still hang onto just a little part of his soul roots too! That balance is a key factor to the success of this set – a record that helped re-ignite interest in Jackson's music, and introduce him to a whole new generation – while still keeping most of the older fans plenty pleased too. Titles include "Just Good Friends", "Smooth Criminal", "Bad", "Another Part Of Me", "Man In The Mirror", and "Speed Demon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonOff The Wall ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of his best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really stunning – clubby, yet plenty darn soulful, with a wickedly sly groove that others would try to copy for years, but never fully match. Titles include seminal groovers like "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Working Day And Night", "Girlfriend", "Off The Wall", "Burn This Disco Out" and more. Amazing amazing amazing work from the to-be-coronated King Of Pop! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jacksons2300 Jackson Street ... LP
Epic, 1989. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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JAMMJAMM ... LP
Epic, 1988. Very Good ... $3.99
Lead vocals by Freddy Boy, keyboards by Keecho – and production by both! Titles include "Up Down", "Ready For Love", "So Fine", "One & Only", "Deja Vu", and "Don't Try To Read My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JebadiahRock N Soul ... LP
Epic, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album features soul/disco versions of songs by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards – including "Brown Sugar", "Ruby Tuesday", "Under My Thumb", and "Get Off My Cloud". Oddly enough, the great 60s soul singer Phil Flowers sings vocals on a number of tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Lorraine JohnsonFeed The Flame ... LP
Epic (UK), 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ King Biscuit BoyKing Biscuit Boy ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An unlikely bit of southern funk! Richard Newell – aka King Biscuit Boy – is a white Canadian blues performer, and not the kind of guy we'd normally rate – but on this album, he's lucky enough to get production from Allen Toussaint, who goes full-out to make this a fine fine funky session! The record's got plenty of nice snapping bass and drum parts, very much in the tradition of Toussaint's own best funky work – and it really grooves along nicely with a heavy New Orleans sound. Titles include "The Bum Is Mine", "Mean Old Lady", "Mind Over Matter", "Lovers & Leapers", and "Deaf Dumb Crippled & Blind". LP, Vinyl record album

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LabelleChameleon ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A stone classic in the genre of bad-rapping female soul – and one of the key albums cut by the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash! The arrangements and production are handled by David Rubinson, who gives the set a nicely polished feel that gets a bit past some of the slight cliches that had been creeping into the girls work – a style that shows them equally well skilled at mellower numbers than at the funkier rockier tunes that were their more familiar stock in trade. Titles include "Come Into My Life", "A Man In A Trenchcoat (Voodoo)", "Get You Something New", "Going Down Makes Me Shiver", "Gypsy Moths", and "Who's Watching The Watcher?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Chameleon ... CD 16.99

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Patti LabelleBest Of Patti Labelle ... LP
Epic, 1990. Sealed ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Nice Price sticker.)

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✨✧ Teena MarieStarchild ... LP
Epic, 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A stunning solo effort – Teena's second on Epic, and proof that she could still put out the goods on her own! Don't worry about the absence of Rick James here – as things are mighty tight, and right on the money – that wicked blend of funk and soul that got Lady T a great start right out of the box – still undeniably one of the most powerful one-woman moments in soul music! Teena wrote, arranged, and produced the whole thing – and tracks include "Light", "Jammin", "Out On A Limb", "Alibi", "Youngblood", "Lovergirl", and "My Dear Mr. Gaye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Lou RawlsLove All Your Blues Away ... LP
Epic, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The voice of Lou Rawls is wonderful in so many different settings – in early gospel work with the Pilgrim Travelers, in 60s soul with HB Barnum and David Axelrod, and even hitting a Philly groove in the late 70s! Here, Lou takes on a whole new sound – working with more of an 80s soul approach set up by Jay Gradon and David Foster – smooth, but never soppy – and with nicely punctuated rhythms that have a midtempo stepping quality on most numbers – all to open up a new sort of groove for that magical Rawls vocal sound! Lou also brings some jazzy styles to play – almost previewing his work to come in the next few years – and titles include "Change Your Mind", "Are You With Me", "Love All Your Blues Away", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Learn To Love Again", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear at the opening.)

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✨✧ SadeStronger Than Pride ... LP
Epic, 1988. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Another nice one from Sade – perhaps not as edgey as some of her earlier work, recorded in a slightly smoother style, but still quite nice to our ears – as Sade's always been a pleasure, no matter what the setting! Includes the nicely grooving "Nothing Can Come Between Us", plus "Turn My Back On You", "Haunt Me", "Love Is Stronger Than Pride", "Give It Up", "Keep Looking", and "I Never Thought I'd See The Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charlie Singleton & Modern ManNothing Ventured, Nothing Gained ... LP
Epic, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Late 80s boogie funk from Cameo guitarist and keyboardist Charlie Singleton & Modern Man, though Charlie himself may very well be Modern Man, as he also wrote and produced the record – with all star assistance from his Cameo partners, Peabo Bryson and others! Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained is his first for Epic, in a similar pop funk mode as Cameo's work of the time, though a bit leane and with Charlie's personal touches right out front. Thumping programming, some electro touches and some some blazing guitar by Charlie when the mood strikes! Includes "I Wanna Be With You", and 80s groove cover of "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)", "Spending Money", "Over My Head" with Peabo and a nice bit of sax, "Love Machine", "Vain", "Almost Over You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Sly & The Family StoneLife (black cover) ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
Killer work from Sly & The Family Stone – hard-grooving, fast-funking, and really setting the scene for countless groups to come! The album's a messed-up funky party, with plenty of short little tracks that have a mix of funk, soul, and rock – perfect for the crossover crowd from whence Sly sprang, and who would become his biggest supporters into the 70s. And almost best of all, there's hardly any hits here – just tight little numbers that are as fresh today as they were back at the end of the 60s – all the kind of righteous funk the group could do better than anybody else! Titles include "Fun", "Plastic Jim", "Dynamite!", "Chicken", "Into My Own Thing", "Life", "Love City", "I'm An Animal", and the seminal "Jane Is A Groupee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing.)

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Sly & The Family StoneSly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Almost a "greatest hits" of greatest hits albums – one of those collections that almost sold more copies than all the full albums by the artist – forever earning Sly & The Family Stone a place in record collections around the globe! All the hits are here, laid out back to back in all their righteous goodness – never a single spot of filler, and all-classics, all the way through! Titles include "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin", "Life", "Everyday People", "I Want To Take You Higher", "Everybody Is A Star", "Dance To The Music", "Hot Fun In The Summertime", and "Sing A Simple Song". All funky – all classic! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has wear and aging.)
Also available Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits ... CD 3.99

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Sly & The Family StoneTen Years Too Soon (promo 3LP box set) ... LP
Epic, 1979. Near Mint- 3LPs ... $19.99
An odd little album in which Sly's classic funky tunes are remixed and extended by John Luongo – ostensibly for play on the dancefloors of the late 70s. Unlike recent remix projects, this one keeps most of the original song intact, and the real changes are in added rhythmic elements – designed to open up and extend the groove a bit. The overall feel is kind of in a TK funk mode, with longer bass and keyboard solos, and some percussion that occasionally breaks down. Remixed tracks include "Stand", "Everyday People", "I Get High On You", "Dance To The Music", and "Sing A Simple Song". This is the rare promo version – featuring 3 singles in a box set! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo version – in great shape!)

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✨✧ Sly & The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On ... LP
Epic, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from Sly and crew – moving way past the straight funk approach of earlier records, into a complicated crossover soul style that's filled with warmth and righteousness. Despite the political tone implied by the "riot" in the title and the co-option of the American flag on the cover, the album's strongest suit is its warmth and personal soul message – sometimes filled with politics, sure, but always sounding like a sexy love song, no matter how hard it tries to get righteous. Who cares, though – just get with the flow on great cuts like "Family Affair", "Luv N Haight", "Brave & Strong", "You Caught Me Smilin", and "Thank You For Talkin To Me Africa". Also features "There's A Riot Goin' On" – which runs for "0:00" minutes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, including the insert. Cover has light edge wear.)

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Sly & The Family StoneWhole New Thing (black cover) ... LP
Epic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A Whole New Thing, indeed – the first album ever from Sly &The Family Stone – and a record that would forever change the face of pop, funk, and soul music! Even at this early point, all the group's best energy is firmly in place – a mad mix of raw funky roots with righteous late 60s energy – all served up with a lot more focus than most of the indie acts of the time, with enough of a punch to cross the group over to a much wider audience! Most tunes are short, hard, and tight – and the album features few familiar hits – which almost makes it a new discovery if you've only ever heard Sly's work from a "greatest hits" perspective. Titles include "Dog", "Bad Risk", "Underdog", "Run Run Run", "Turn Me Loose", and "That Kind Of Person". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sundazed reissue.)

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✨✧ Sweet ObsessionSweet Obsession ... LP
Epic, 1988. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Joe TexBumps & Bruises ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Joe Tex bumps with the best of his contemporaries in the 70s – but at a level that still holds onto all the warmth and humanity of his earlier recordings too! There's definitely a bit of a dancefloor groove to the record, but it never dampens the spirit in Joe's vocals – and in a way, the approach is somewhat similar to that used by Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor for some of their own albums at Columbia in the late 70s. Joe's longtime producer Buddy Killen is on deck, to ensure that the spirit is just right – and some of the best tracks are more midtempo funky than out and out club numbers. The set's gotten a lot of new attention in recent years, after the great track "I Almost Got To Heaven Once" was sampled to great effect by Ice Cube – and titles also include the funky "Ain't Gonna Bump No More", which was Joe's big disco hit – plus "Be Cool", "We Held On", "Hungry For Your Love", and "Leaving You Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear and a cut corner.)

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Three DegreesCollection Of Their 20 Greatest Hits ... LP
Epic (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp and a center split in the top seam.)

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Three DegreesGold ... LP
Epic (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Adam WadeAdam Wade's Greatest Hits ... LP
Epic, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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VariousAce Of Clubs ... LP
Prelude/Epic (UK), 1981. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A nice UK collection – with cuts from the Prelude collection by Bobby Thurston, Hi Gloss, Conquest, Hot Cuisine, Empress, The Strikers, and Nick Straker Band! (Funky Compilations, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLost Soul Vol 1 ... LP
Epic, Late 60s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great collection from the early 80s – featuring rare CBS/Epic soul cuts from Essence, Jackie Moore, Gwen McCrae, Bill Coday, Brenda & The Tabulations, Soul Children, Betty LaVette, and The Vibrations! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLost Soul Vol 2 ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Featuring Chairmen Of The Board, Brenda & The Tabulations, Joe Tex, Roger Hatcher, Howard Tate, Gwen McCrae, Don Covay & The Goodtimers, Bobby Womack & The Brotherhood, Philly Devotions, and Essence. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
 
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Angela ClemmonsAngela Clemmons ... LP
Portrait, 1982. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Soaring vocals from Angela Clemmons – a set that really has an amazing range, and a depth of sound that goes way past the usual from Epic Records at the time! Angela's got a way of stretching out right from the start – inflecting the lyrics with a rich power that easily matches or beats some of her bigger-name contemporaries at the time – and which really help give an extra something special to the record. Production is by Paul Leka, and a number of songs were written by Michael Brown – and the pair really help give the whole thing a personal feel, and keep the set from being just another run of the mill mainstream soul album from the early 80s. Titles include "Giving It Away", "Fill You Up", "Uneasy", "When You're Through I'll Be Waiting", "Mine", and "Sure Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and promo bio. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ ShotgunShotgun ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The first album by Shotgun – one of the many major label funk groups who flourished briefly at the end of the 70s. The group have a harder sound than most of this nature – with plenty of guitars in the mix, and an overall heavier sound than you'd expect from an effort of this type. In fact, there's almost a rock/funk kind of groove going on – one that would be more typical of early 70s crossover efforts on Epic, in the wake of Sly Stone and other artists like that. Tracks include "Concrete Jungle", "Get Down with the Get Down", "Mutha Funk", "Hot Line", "Dynamite (The Bomb)", and "Good Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and unglued bottom seam.)
 
 
 



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