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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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✨✧ Melba MooreMelba (Epic) ... LP
Epic/CBS, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Melba Moore gets some great help here from the Philly soul duo of McFadden & Whitehead – whose soaring styles proves to be a perfect fit for her amazing voice! Melba had cut some great work before this set, but here things really seem to come together – her amazing range, her ability to be expressive without going over the top, and her maturing role as a soul singer – which would take her to great territory in years to come! There's almost an indie soul vibe to the record at times – never too overtly commercial, and sophisticated but not hitting you over the head either – on titles that include "You Stepped Into My Life", "Happy", "Pick Me Up I'll Dance", "There's No Other Like You", "Together Forever", and "It's Hard Not To Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)
 
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Carl AndersonOn & On ... LP
Epic, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A sweet second set from 80s singer Carl Anderson – a date that's got poise, class, and a heck of a lot of soul! Although a mainstream effort, there's a nice sort of depth to the record – one that shows that Columbia wasn't pitching Anderson as much towards a crossover artist as they were some of their other mid 80s acts – instead, letting him really hang back and do his own thing – in a warmly-swinging mode that still holds up beautifully over the years! The record's a real standout in 80s mainstream male soul – and thanks is certainly due to producer/arrangers John Skip Anderson and Steve Williams, who carefully avoid the commercial side of the spectrum. Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait", "Try", "Keep It Alive", "On & On", "Lately", and "Time To Win". LP, Vinyl record album

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BabyfaceDay ... LP
Epic, 1996. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Stanley ClarkeHideaway ... LP
Epic, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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

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George DukeDon't Let Go ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
A sweet bit of modern funk from George Duke – working here in a mode that's definitely tighter and more soul-based than his trippier albums of the early 70s – but also in a groove that's pretty darn sweet! George wonderfully blends together his jazz roots and some of the wider soul styles he'd helped forge on the California scene – keeping things smooth, but never slick – bringing in some nice acoustic percussion alongside the album's overall electric sound. A number of cuts have vocals, and George handled both production and arrangements – on tracks that include the P-Funky "Dukey Stick", an old sample from way back – plus "Movin On", "The Future", "We Give Our Love", and "Percussion Interlude". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ George DukeDream On ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solid 80s grooving from George Duke – a really tightly-crafted set, done in the sweet mix of jazz and soul that he virtually helped to invent during the 70s! There's a gentle soulfulness to the record that we really like – a quality that's surprising, given the date, and the fact that so many artist like Duke were really pushing things over the top at the time – while George could still lay back, and keep things very nicely paced. Many of the tunes on the set are mellow groovers and ballads – stepping along at a sweet pace with lead vocals from Duke, and some larger backings conducted by Charles Veal. Titles include "Shine On", "You", "Dream On", "Framed", "Ride On Love", "Son Of Reach For It", and "Positive Energy". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear at the opening.)

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FrankieIf I Had You (chucky thompson remix, remix radio edit, lp, remix inst, remix acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1997. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner and lightly wear.)

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Eddy GrantKiller On The Rampage ... LP
Epic/Ice, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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.)

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Bessie GriffinOh Glory Hallelujah! ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Label has a promo sticker. Cover has some marker on back.)

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✨✧ Groove TheoryGroove Theory ... LP
Epic/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The only album ever from Groove Theory – but the set that introduced the world to Amel Larrieux – whose vocal talents alone are worth the price of admission! The feel here is a bit more mainstream soul than some of Amel's later work – but given the mid 90s date of release, the sound is still plenty underground – and filled with the warmer tones and deeper soul styles that wouldn't be that common until years later when the Neo Soul scene rose to prominence. The overall package is the work of former Mantronix member Bryce Wilson – who plays some keys, and ensures that the rhythms are never too bombastic to overwhelm Amel's vocals. Titles include the massive stepper's cut "Tell Me" that hit huge here in Chicago – plus "Baby Luv", "Didja Know", "Come Home", "Hello It's Me", "Hey U", "Good 2 Me", "You're Not The 1", and "Boy At The Window". (Neo Soul, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy HamiltonYou'll Never Walk Alone ... LP
Epic, 1954. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)

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HeatwaveCandles ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good ... $5.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Candles (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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HeatwaveCentral Heating ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $8.99
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together wonderfully! The album hits equally well on all burners – with some key mellow cuts, and a few funkier upbeat numbers. Titles include loads of classics – like "Mind Blowing Decisions", "Star Of A Story", "Groove Line", "Send Out For Sunshine", and "Leavin For A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul stations played album side specials the way that classic rock stations do, side one would be in heavy rotation – as it kicks off with the funky title cut, rolls into the hit "Boogie Nights", cuts to the sample classic "Ain't No Half Steppin" (forever made famous by Big Daddy Kane), and steps into the moody ballad "Always & Forever". It's hard to beat that lineup, but side two does a pretty good job – and includes a similar mix of titles like "Super Soul Sister", "All You Do Is Dial", and "Sho'nuff Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the top seam and a light stain along the spine.)
Also available Too Hot To Handle ... CD 4.99

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Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes (1975) ... LP
Epic, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner and tracklist sticker.)

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Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit of an influence from Minnie Riperton that really warms up the set. Arrangements are by Cleveland Eaton, with a bit of help from Art Jenkins – and production is by Ralph MacDonald, who clearly has a great ear for the blend of jazz and soul that Bobbi's going for on the set. And although Larry Mizell's not on board, some of the cuts here still have that stepping/sliding sort of groove from Bobby's Mizell-produced Blue Note years – a really wonderful sound that's a perfect showcase for her uniquely jazzy talents on the flute! Tracks include "Freestyle", "Home Made Jam", "Sunset Burgundy", "Good Times", "My Destiny", "I Could Love You More", and "If You Want It". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a split bottom seam.)

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Michael JacksonBad ... LP
Epic, 1987. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
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. Cover has some staining.)
Also available Bad (special edition) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Michael JacksonBillie Jean (long, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1982. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
We know, this huge hit got well overplayed in its heyday, not to mention still getting thrown into rotation a bit more than some other deserving MJ cuts, but you can't argue with the solid Quincy Jones production that gave this track its top of the charts status! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Michael JacksonInvincible ... LP
Epic, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $39.99
Well, it turned out that the man himself wasn't invincible – but his music has had surprising durability over the years – to a point where even later material like this sounds pretty darn great over the passing of time! The rhythms and production are more contemporary than some of Jackson's classics, but that also maybe gives the whole thing a crackle that keeps it interesting too – partly because so many of these songs were a bit under-discovered when the set was released. The song titles themselves give some idea of where Jackson's headspace was at during the creation of the album – and tracks include "Invincible", "Break Of Dawn", "Butterflies", "Threatened", "Heaven Can Wait", "2000 Watts", "Cry", "The Lost Children", "Unbreakable", "Heartbreaker", "Whatever Happens", "Privacy", and "Don't Walk Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeves. Cover has a promo sticker.)
Also available Invincible ... CD 1.99

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Michael JacksonOff The Wall ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
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 an unglued seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonScream (classic club mix, pressureized dub pt. I, naughty main mix, urban remix, single edit #2)/Childhood ... 12-inch
Epic, 1995. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory that's somewhat more poppy, but still quite soulful overall. And yes, the success of the album meant that cuts like "Billie Jean", "Thriller", and "Beat It" got plenty of play – thanks to both heavy radio and video rotation – but a few decades later, there's still a tremendous amount of depth here – on great cuts like "Human Nature", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin", and "PYT" – which all hold up nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonThriller (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear at the opening.)

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JacksonsState Of Shock (dance mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
With Mick Jagger. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ JacksonsTorture (12" dance mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ JacksonsVictory ... LP
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Michael Jackson's last album with his famous family – a set of electric 80s soul that's a bit different than Jackson's well-known solo work! In a way, the later Jacksons albums almost feel like a place where Michael can try out some ideas that don't fit as tightly into the overall sound of his own records – and there's definitely more diversity here than before – a shift between gentle ballads, beat-heavy tunes, and even a few rockish/poppish moments. Of course, we should probably be crediting the other Jacksons for their help in the sound here too – as they're certainly credited on the cover – but there's also less of the "many parts as one" sound than before, so it's hard to tell how they're working together. Titles include "The Hurt", "Wait", "Torture", "One More Chance", "Body", "We Can Change The World", and "State Of Shock", the big single, which features a guest appearance by Mick Jagger. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ JAMMJAMM ... LP
Epic, 1988. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ JaydeePlastic Dreams – Revisited (morales club mix, angel's dream mix, original 12" mix, murk funky green dub) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1997. Very Good (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Alphonso JohnsonYesterday's Dreams ... LP
Epic, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer all-star session of funky fusion tracks – with a nice tight sound produced by Skip Drinkwater! Yesterday's Dreams differs a little from Alphonso's other strong mid 70s efforts in that it's not as spacey as a whole – but the rubbery, cleanly funky grooves are just as strong – and the record as a whole makes for more of a showcase for his excellent group of players! Bassist Johnson leads the session, but there's a huge amount of guests, such as Grover Washington, Patrice Rushen, Mike Clark, and Sheila Escovedo. Plus, Jon Lucien, Diane Reeves, Flora Purim, and Phillip Bailey all sing on the record! Titles include "One To One", "As Little As You", "Scapegoat", "Show Us The Way", "Tales Of Barcelona", and the future soul classic "Love's The Way I Feel 'Bout Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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KrystolLove Is Like An Itchin' In My Heart (voc, edited voc, extended inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Patti LabelleIt's Alright With Me ... LP
Epic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A late 70s gem from Patti Labelle! Although the album's recorded right in the height of the disco years, Patti's really shining on the mellower cuts – hitting a serious soulful side that shows that her move to a solo act really let her move into more sophisticated material. There are definitely some dance tracks like "Music Is My Life" but the real highlights are mellow tunes like "What'cha Doing To Me" and "You & Me". Other titles include "It's Alright With Me", "Love & Learn", "My Best Was Good Enough", and "Deliver The Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and sticker spot.)
Also available It's Alright With Me ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Patti LabelleReleased ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A real standout in the early solo years of Patti Labelle – and a great set that reunites the singer with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who'd previously worked some magic with Patti and the Labelle trio! Toussaint really grounds Patti's vocals wonderfully – giving them a solid footing that moves past the pop and disco of previous records, but which also doesn't just resort to New Orleans cliches, either. Either Toussaint or Labelle wrote most of the songs on the record – and together, they find a fresh batch of material that really helps establish the singers as one of the greatest female voices in soul. The whole album's a classic – well-balanced between mellow and upbeat numbers – and titles include "Find The Love", "Get Ready", "Give It Up", "Release", "I Don't Go Shopping", "Ain't That Enough", and "Don't Make Your Angel Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Patti LabelleTasty ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $0.99
A real classic from the great Patti Labelle – one of the lady's first few albums as a solo act, and a set that definitely marks her step forward into a whole new sort of sophisticated soul! Some of the funkier, grittier touches of the Labelle years are in place – but Patti's also got this new sort of lead confidence, especially on the album's fuller tracks, ballads, and midtempo steppers. At a time when so many other female singers were stepping right into disco with a style that Labelle helped to invent, Patti finds a whole new way to express herself and stand strong for years to come. Titles include the killer Latin groover "Teach Me Tonight" – plus "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Monkey See Monkey Do", "Little Girls", and "Eyes In The Back Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small rip on the opening.)

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✨✧ LaurneaBetta Listen ... LP
Yab Yum/Epic, 1997. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album by Laurnea – recorded during a brief stint on Sony, before taking things into her own hands on her own label! The album's got a sound that's a bit more mainstream than her later work, but still pretty darn great – a smoothly soulful approach with some nice jazzy touches, and a real soul bright spot in the mid 90s scene! 12 tracks in all, including "Happy", 'Infatuation", "Can't Let Go", "Superstar", "Today", "Have You Ever", "Been A Long time" and "Betta Listen". (Neo Soul, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Lil LouisI Called U (the conversation, but u went to the party, the story continues, a series of events, why'd u fall) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1989. Very Good+ ... $29.99
The deep style of the Chicago mix sound of the 80s goes mainstream in this great little 12" of tracks from Lil Louis! "I Called U" is the sort of number that we used to hear endlessly on house mix stations back in the day – with a throbbing spare bassy groove, and very strange voices over the top. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing in a plain sleeve.)

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Jennifer LopezJ To Tha L-O! The Remixes ... LP
Epic, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Teena MarieFix It (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Teena MarieOut On A Limb/Starchild ... 12-inch
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Teena MarieRobbery ... LP
Epic, 1983. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Teena Marie steps out strongly on her own – really knocking it out of the park on this initial album for CBS – entirely written, arranged, and produced by Lady T! The grooves are as funky as before, but possibly have a leaner quality overall – a tighter 80s groove approach to the music, yet always with the fully fleshed-out soul that we love in Teena's handling of the vocals. Basslines are mighty nice –more than enough to hook us in on just about every tune – but the ballads are pretty sweet, too! Titles include "Robbery", "Playboy", "Ask Your Momma", "Dear Lover", "Stop The World", "Midnight Magnet", and "Cassanova Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla OrchestraWaltz Darling (extended version, lp, bootsy's rap)/Deep In Vogue ... 12-inch
Epic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MtumeJuicy Fruit ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Sweet funky work from Mtume – a set that's nicely heavy on the keyboards, and which really set a new standard in 80s groove at the time! The keyboards are great, and the basslines are too – and Mtume's jazz roots are still nicely in place here – bringing a bit more sophistication to the tunes than some of his contemporaries, and keeping things catchy and swinging throughout. The set's one of the mighty Mtume/Lucas productions of the time – and titles include the groovy "Juicy Fruit", plus "Hips", "Would You Like To Fool Around", "Green Light", "Hip Dip Skippedabeat", and "Ready For Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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MtumeYou, Me & He (polygamy mix)/Sweet For You & Me (monogamy mix)/It's Non-Functional ... 12-inch
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The title track of his follow up LP to Juicy Fruit (even though the labels say this is from the LP Prime Time – perhaps a pre-release title for the album), this track is considerably more downtempo, but has the same crisp electronic drums, and nice light synth melodies piano lines floating over the spare, snapped bass. In our minds, this was easily as strong a cut, and though it did well, it never seemed to break like "Juicy Fruit", which we still hear in "old school" mixes today. The tracks on the flip are just different mixes of the a-side. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ New Power Generation feat, SteelesSuper Hero (indasoul mix, silk house mix, hero slow motion, denair old skool, new power hero mix, silk deep house mix) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1994. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Shuggie OtisFreedom Flight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from Shuggie Otis – a wild and wooly batch of grooves that really stretches out the sound from the first! Shuggie's got much more of a hand in the arrangements here – and the tunes are grooving in a sweet blend of funk, rock, and soul – really drenched in the best cross-cultural influences going down on the west coast scene of the time – a kind of color-blind quest for the groove that comes across with a really righteous power! Tracks include the original version of "Strawberry Letter 23" – plus the cuts "Ice Cold Daydream", "Freedom Flight", "Sweet Thang", "Purple", and "Me & My Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ QuickRhythm Of The Jungle (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Minnie RipertonAdventures In Paradise ... LP
Epic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Maybe our favorite-ever album from Minnie Riperton during the 70s – a sweet, smooth jazzy gem that really makes some of the best use of her vocals! There's a sophistication here that's a great 70s counterpart to Minnie's earlier work with Charles Stepney – served up here in a very different style, but one that really sets Riperton apart from any of her contemporaries – in a unique blend of soul, jazz, and much deeper spirits – all handled with the sense of pride and style you'd expect from Minnie's image on the cover! All tracks were co-written by Riperton and Richard Rudolph – and a few get some great help from Leon Ware too. Titles include the massive track "Baby, This Love I Have" – a slow funk number that's be sampled many times over the years – plus the spacey tunes "Minnie's Lament", "Inside My Love", and "Alone In Brewster Bay", remade from Minnie's first LP – and the titles "Simple Things", "Feeling That Your Feeling's Right", and "Don't Let Anyone Bring You Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, including the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel ... LP
Epic, 1974. Very Good- ... $7.99
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest female soul stars! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix of mellow compressed LA styles and slicker funkier numbers that do the same thing for her Chicago-trained vocals that Rufus' backing did for that of Chaka Khan. Of course, it helps that she's got some superbly sensitive writing and arranging help by husband Richard Rudolph – and Stevie Wonder's definitely lurking in the background, too – not credited with production, due to contractual reasons, although he helped put most of the album together. Includes Minnie's huge crossover hit "Loving You", a perfect showcase for her beautiful 5 octave voice, plus the tracks "Our Lives", "Every Time He Comes Around", "Perfect Angel", and "Reasons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with Kendun stamp. In original shrinkwrap with a hype sticker.)

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Lee RitenourCaptain Fingers ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Smooth and funky fusion from Lee Ritenour – top-shelf all the way, and handled with a really soulful groove, thanks to production from the legendary Skip Drinkwater! Lee's all over the top of the guitar in true "Captain Fingers" style, and Skip makes sure he's got plenty going on underneath, too – with an all-star assemblage of players that includes Harvey Mason on drums, Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Dennis Budimir on guitar, Alphonso Johnson on bass, and Ernie Watts on saxes. The keyboards groove as nicely as the guitars (thanks Patrice!), and titles include "Margarita", "Fly By Night", "Dolphin Dreams", "Captain Fingers", and "Sun Song". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in the textured cover, with light surface wear.)
Also available Captain Fingers ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Raphael SaadiqAsk Of You (rmx, inst, acapella, album) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1995. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Remix by Dallas Austin. (Neo Soul, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Sly & The Family StoneSly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
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
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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Sly & The Family StoneStand! ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
Hard to find a stronger early album by Sly – as this one has him still funking hard, but also getting his soul bag together a bit more, hitting some really righteous vibes that mix together politics and partying in an incredibly seductive way. The album's filled with anthemic numbers like "Sing A Simple Song", "Stand", "Don't Call Me N_gger Whitey", and "Everyday People" – classic crossover material for the heady crowd of the late 60s – and it also includes a very cool 13 minute track called "Sex Machine", which is a messed-up stoner funk number that shows Sly's ties to the Fillmore freakout scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Sly & The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On ... LP
Epic, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
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 printed inner sleeve. Cover has a worn corner.)

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Soul ChildrenWhere Is Your Woman Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
In their post-Stax years, the Soul Children became a trio, and were trying for a smoother group soul sound on the Epic label. Sometimes this meant that the tracks got a little uptempo, in hopes of a crossover hit – but mostly, it meant that they were taking advantage of some of the changing sounds of the south, and turning from a raw soul group into a smoother one. This session features production by David Porter at Malaco studios, with the kind of mellow slightly funky vibe that the studio was perfect at for a few years. Titles include "Take Me Make Me", "Head On Collision", "Where Is Your Woman Tonight", "There Always", and "You Don't Need A Ring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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✨✧ TawathaWelcome To My Dream ... LP
Epic, Mid 80s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great side chapter to the legendary Mtume run on Epic Records – an album that features his singer Tawatha as the leading act, but still getting full production support from James Mtume and his band! The set's a great twist on the Juicy Fruit groove – a bit more laidback and intimate, but still with all the classy 80s soul elements that Mtume did so well – that great sound schooled in Philly jazz, taken to more modern moments by the time of his Epic years – perfectly put together, but never in a way that's too commercial or cliched! Titles include "Did I Dream You", "Love Goes Higher", "Welcome To My Dream", "Are You Serious", "More Than Before", "The Waiting's Over", "Thigh Ride", and "No More Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and a name in marker.)

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Joe TexRub Down ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Surprisingly nice funky disco work from Joe Tex – still recording here with classic producer Buddy Killen, but using some warmer arrangements from Bergen White, done in a sweet Nashville take on the 70s sound of Philly! The backings are large, with strings over some electric rhythms – but Joe's proud, warm, and raspy vocals still come through beautifully – stepping out with some funky touches on even the mellower cuts, and still keeping a very strong "Gotcha" groove in the mix. Includes the great monologue track "Be Kind To Old People", plus "You Might Be Digging The Garden", "Rub Down", "You Can Be My Star", "Congratulations", "I Know You You Like Your Lovin", "I Gotcha", and "Get Back Leroy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Luther VandrossNever Too Much ... LP
Epic, 1981. Very Good ... $3.99
You can never get too much Luther Vandross! Never Too Much is his debut album for Epic, and even here in the early 80s, a time when things were getting a little too glossy in a lot of the major label soul sessions, Luther skips it nice and truly soulful here, and managed to ride that realness to huge mainstream popularity. Luther produced, and his style's changed nicely from uptempo clubby to sophisticated soulful, with plenty of warm touches that still sound good today. Titles include "She's A Super Lady", "Never Too Much", "Don't You Know That?", and "A House Is Not A Home", "You Stopped Loving Me" and title title track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Will To PowerDreamin (manhattan mix, inst, new mix, dub) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1986. Very Good ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve, with some wear. Label has a sticker.)

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Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson Story ... LP
Brunswick/Epic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Two dozen tracks from the great Jackie Wilson, documenting some of his finest work for the Brunswick imprint,spanning nearly two decades! Includes "Reet Petite", "To Be Loved", "Lonely Teardrops", "That's Why I Love You So)", "I'll Be Satisfied", "Talk That Talk", "Baby Workout", "Please Tell Me Why", "Doggin' Around","Passin' Through", "A Woman, A Lover, A Friend", "You Don't Know What It Means", "Night", "The Tear Of The Year", "You Better Know It", "I Just Can't Help It", "I'm Comin' On Back To You","Danny Boy", "Am I The Man", "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)", "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher)", "No Pity (In The Naked City)", "She's All Right" and "You Got Me Walking". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson Story Vol 2 ... LP
Brunswick/Epic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLost Soul Vol 4 ... LP
Epic, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)
 
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James BrownHell ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99
JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record is a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)

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George DukeI Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry ... LP
MPS, 1975. Sealed ... $11.99
One of George Duke's best albums for the MPS label – and a set that has a sound that's a little bit more soul than before! The album uses a fair bit of vocals alongside Duke's funky keyboards – but in a way that's not nearly as smooth as some of his albums for Epic, and which still retains all the best spacey and cosmic bits of his roots! The record's got a strong west coast soul feel – with elements of some of the jazzy funk of the Fantasy Records/Bay Area scene, and elements of the electric funk that was starting to come out of LA at the time – and there's a huge host of guest stars on the record, including Johnny Guitar Watson (who sings on one track), Emil Richards (who plays marimba), and Flora Purim (who does her usual thing!) Titles include "Chariot", "Someday", "That's What She Said", "Sister Serene", "Prepare Yourself", "Rokkinrowl", and "Look Into Her Eyes". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram remaster.)

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Eddie HendersonRunnin' To Your Love ... LP
EMI, 1979. Sealed ... $13.99
Great 70s work from trumpeter Eddie Henderson – post-Blue Note, but still in a nicely soulful mode – working with help from Skip Drinkwater, and taking maybe a similar step to that which Bobbi Humphrey took when moving from Blue Note to Epic around the same time! Titles include "Moon", "Hibby", "Sunchaser", "Runnin To Your Love", and "Marlana". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Isley Brothers3 + 3 ... LP
T Neck, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
An amazing little album from the Isley Brothers – one in which the group manage to explore their growing love of the electric guitar, yet somehow sound even more soulful than before! The music is slinky and seductive, with a wonderful style that's never too overly funky – just laidback and flowing, with a vibe that's sometimes mellow, sometimes a bit more upbeat – but never too over the top or rocking. Titles include the group's the monster cut "That Lady" (parts 1 & 2) – a totally righteous groover, even if it has been in a million commercials over the years – and their cover of Seals & Croft's epic "Summer Breeze", which is ten times doper than the original! Other tracks include "Listen To The Music", "If You Were There", "What It Comes Down To", and "Sunshine (Go Away Today)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available 3 + 3 (plus bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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Sly StoneSly Stone – Recorded In San Francisco 1964 to 1967 ... LP
Sculpture, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
Early stuff by Sly – and pretty nice! The mix of styles is mostly hard soul, a bit jazz, and tiny roots of Sly's later funky style – and the record has a lot of cuts that may not be as great as Sly's Epic recordings, but which would sound pretty darn nice if they were on an obscure 45! Includes the heavy organ number "Rock Dirge", plus "Deck Of Cards", "If You Were Blue", "Life Of Fortune & Fame", "Hi Love", "Watermelon Man", and "Take My Advice". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul To Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A legendary concert from 1971 – one that features Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, The Staple Singers, Les McCann & Eddie Harris, The Voices Of East Harlem and others joining forces for an epic concert held in Ghana, West Africa! Tracks include "Land Of 1000 Dances" and "Funky Broadway" by Wilson Pickett, "Soul To Soul" and "I Smell Trouble" by Ike & Tina, "Are You Sure" and "He's Alright" by the Staples, "Heyjorler" by Les McCann & Eddie Harris, "Soul To Soul" and "Runk Shaker Life" by Voices Of East Harlem, and "Freedom Song" and "Tryin Times" by Roberta Flack. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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