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Smokey RobinsonEssar ... LP
Tamla, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Smokey's a little bit off course here – heading into a range of mellow pop soul styles that are clearly inspired by artists who were inspired by Smokey's own majestic solo turn in the 70s – but who never manage to match his quality. And since Smokey's taking inspiration from the uninspired, there's also a quality to this set that feels the weight of that choice. The vocals are fine enough, but perhaps a bit too overly emotive on the ballads – especially for smooth Smokey. The more upbeat numbers have a feel that's trying too hard for a crossover – and even the title (which is a play on Smokey's initials, "SR") is kind of a deal-breaker. Titles include "Train Of Thought", "I Can't Find", "Gone Forever", "Close Encounters of The First Kind", "Little Girl Little Girl", "Girl I'm Standing There", and "Driving Thru Life In The Fast Lane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and a bent corner.)

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Smokey RobinsonPure Smokey ... LP
Motown, 1974. Sealed ... $6.99
Excellent mid 70s work from Smokey, recorded right before his landmark Quiet Storm album, and in a smooth sophisticated style that showed that he was definitely on the right track after splitting from the Miracles! The sound here is totally great – a new level of sophistication for Robinson, and proof that he was one of the key folks who would take soul music to new levels in the 70s! The record includes the excellent "Virgin Man", a loping midtempo track that's not only a great stepper, but also a famous sample riff. Other tracks include "I Am I Am", "Fulfill Your Need", "Just Passing Through", "The Love Between Me & My Kids", and "It's Her Turn To Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Smokey RobinsonSuperstar Series Vol 18 ... LP
Motown, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some general wear.)

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Smokey RobinsonYes It's You Lady ... LP
Tamla, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A slightly more-grooving record than some of Smokey's others from the time – done in a style that rolls around in a mostly-midtempo mode. There's almost a gentle 80s groove approach at times, although some of the tunes on the set are definitely in that stone mellow love song style that was Smokey's biggest trademark of the time. Titles include "Are You Still Here", "Tell Me Tomorrow", "Yes It's You Lady", "The Only Game In Town", "International Baby", and "Merry Go Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesAnthology ... CD
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $12.99
45 tracks on 2 CDs!! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesAnthology ... LP
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Very Good 3LP Gatefold ... $9.99
3LPs – and a heck of a lot of wonderful tracks from The Miracles! Titles include "Ooo Baby Baby", "My Girl Has Gone", "That's What Love Is Made Of", "I've Been Good To You", "Got A Job", "Bad Girl", "Baby Baby Don't Cry", "Abraham, Martin, & John", "I Second That Emotion", "Doggone Right", "Here I Go Again", "Who's Gonna Take The Blame", "Tears Of A Clown", "I Can't Stand To See You Cry", "Satisfaction", "Special Occasion", "Choosey Beggar", "I Like It Like That", "A Love She Can Count On", and "You've Really Got A Hold Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has staining, surface wear, and some splitting on the spine.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesGreatest Hits – From The Beginning ... LP
Tamla, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Like the sticker on the cover says – 2 record album, 22 hit songs! This one's got just about all you'd need from the early days of Smokey & The Miracles – perfect falsetto harmony soul that shaped a generation of singers, and which was some of Motown's greatest work in the early days. Titles include "Got A Job", "I Need A Change", "Who's Lovin You", "Would I Love You", "Mickey's Monkey", "Shop Around", "(I Need Some) Money", "Bad Girl", "I Cry", "Way Over There", "I Love Your BAby", "What's Good About Goodbye", "A Love She Can Count On", "You've Really Got A Hold On Me", "I Like It Like That", "That's What Love Is Made Of", and "I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing on Motown. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesTime Out ... LP
Tamla, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Kind of a mixed bag of numbers from Smokey and the group – who are clearly searching around here for a new sound that will take them into the 70s, working in a number of different modes – all of them still pretty nice, thanks to the always-great vocal talents of the group. Titles include "Doggone Right", "The Hurt Is Over", "You Neglect Me", "Abraham, Martin, & John", "The Composer", "For Once IN My Life", and "I'll Take You Any Way That You Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the Tamla inner sleeve. Cover has light aging and a small corner cut.)

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✨✧ Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesTime Out/Special Occasion ... CD
Tamla/Motown, 1968/1969. Used ... $29.99
... CD
(Out of print. Inside of booklet has small stains and age spots, tray card has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Smokey RobinsonQuiet Storm ... CD
Tamla, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work – a record that should be in every household! Smokey breaks free of the group sound of the Miracles albums – hitting a whole new mode, and inventing the "Quiet Storm" radio format along the way! The title cut – "Quiet Storm" – is a majestic long-building track that's as important to mellow soul as Larry Mizell's work was to jazz funk at the same time, and it's got a similar layering effect that has sounds building and spinning, with a bit of sound effects, great keyboards, and cool moogy touches that recall some of Bobbi Humphrey's best work for Blue Note, but filtered through a mellow ballad style. The whole album's great, and other tracks include "Baby That's Backatcha", "The Agony & The Ecstasy", "Coincidentally", and "Wedding Song". Proof that Motown was still great in the 70s! CD

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✨✧ Smokey RobinsonTouch The Sky ... LP
Tamla, 1982. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smooth Smokey at the height of his powers – gliding along in the quiet storm groove that he helped to invent, and still sounding surprisingly down to earth – thanks to an intimate and relaxed feel to the set! Despite the date of the album, the instrumentation is nicely restrained, and still mostly has an organic feel – with lots of sweet electric piano in the lead from co-producer Sonny Burke, and a jazzy studio feel overall – one that never challenges Smokey's vocals for dominance. Titles include "Touch The Sky", "Even Tho", "Gimme What You Want", "Gone Again", "Sad Time", "All My Life's A Lie", "Dynamite", and "I've Made Love To You A Thousand Times". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Smokey RobinsonSmokey & Friends ... CD
Verve, 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Aretha FranklinARETHA (4CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 4CD ... Just Sold Out!
A really fantastic career-spanning collection of work from Aretha Franklin – the first we've ever seen to start with her earliest years, then follow the greatness of her voice and spirit as it blossomed strongly over the decades! Sure, most folks know Franklin's classic work on Atlantic – but this package features earlier sides for Chess and Columbia, later work from Arista – and a whole host of rare and unreleased material – plus special tracks from side projects that worked together to form a crucial part of Aretha's legacy over the years! This 4CD package is beautiful – a book-style cover, with loads of vintage and rare photos, essays on Aretha by David Nathan and Rochelle Riley, and track-by track notes on the 81 tracks included in the lavish set. In addition to the rare tracks, there's some other great surprises here – and titles include "Until You Come Back To Me (work tape)", "Chain Of Fools (alt version)", "Rock Steady (alternate mix)", "Call Me (alt version)", "How I Got Over (live single edit)", "Chain Of Fools (alt)", "My Kind Of Town (Detroit Is) (demo)", "Try A Little Tenderness (demo)", "Oh Baby (demo)", "Til It's Over (demo)", "Angel (work tape)", "Somewhere (alt version)", "Mr DJ", "Ooo Baby Baby (with Smokey Robinson)", "Share Your Love With Me (live)", "Spanish Harlem (alt mix)", "Bridge Over Troubled Water (long version)", "Young Gifted & Black (alt long version)", "It's Not Unusual/See Saw (with Tom Jones)", "You're All I Need To Get By (work tape)", "Don't Play That Song (live)", "Spirit In The Dark (live reprise with Ray Charles)", "Oh Happy Day (with Mavis Staples)", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "A Rose Is Still A Rose", "Master Of Eyes", "A Change Is Gonna Come (mono)", "One Step Ahead", "Never Grow Old", "Today I Sing The Blues", "You Light Up My Life (unissued)", "Think", "I Knew You Were Waiting (with George Michael)", "Respect", and her version of "Natural Woman" from the 2015 Kennedy Honors ceremony. CD

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TemptationsReunion ... LP
Gordy, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An all-star effort from The Temptations – and a well-titled set that has the group brimming over with classic vocal talent! The group's expanded to a seven-piece outfit for the album – with Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin back in the fold, singing alongside Dennis Edwards, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, and the rest of the group! Motown also culled together some top-shelf production talent for the set too – including Berry Gordy, Rick James, Barrett Strong, and Smokey Robinson – all of whom produce numbers for the record. Some of the tracks are in an 80s groove modes, and others are mellower ballads that offer plenty of space for vocal interplay – and titles include "I've Never Been To Me", "Backstage", "More On The Inside", "Standing On The Top", "Lock It In The Pocket", and "You Better Beware". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Tammi TerrellIrresistible (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Motown, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... On November 26, 2021
An irresistible solo album from the great Tammi Terrell – the Motown singer who's best remembered for her duets with Marvin Gaye, and who hardly ever got a chance to work on her own! Despite that lack, though, this album's a standout classic – a slightly different take on the female Motown sound of the 60s, with production by Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol – in a vibe that's maybe just hinting a bit at the sound to come – which makes us wonder how much Terrell would have given us in the 70s, if she hadn't passed from this planet all too soon! Titles include cuts by Smokey Robinson, Johnny Bristol, and Fuqua himself – with tracks that include "I Can't Believe You Love Me", "Come On And See Me", "What A Good Man He Is", "He's The One I Love", and "Can't Stop Now (Love Is Calling)". (Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Saturday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 26. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Various16 Big Hits Vol 8 – A Collection Of 16 Original Motown Hits ... LP
Motown (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
A cool UK collection, with some nice non-hit material – 16 tracks that include "You" by Marvin Gaye, "The Composer" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, "Here Comes The Judge" by Shorty Long, "I Guess I'll Always Love You" by The Isley Brothers, "Nitty Gritty" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "I Miss You Baby" by Marv Johnson, "Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby" by Jimmy Ruffin, "You Met Your Match" by Stevie Wonder, "Doggone Right" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "What Is A Man" by The Four Tops. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice UK pressing, in a flipback cover!)

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VariousBig Chill – Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1984. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Features soul classics by Marvin Gaye, The Temptaions, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and Aretha Franklin, and The Exciters, plus a few rock hits by The Rascals, Three Dog Night, and Procol Harum. (Soundtracks, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousComplete Motown Singles 12A – 1972 (limited edition 5CD set – with bonus 45) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1972. Used 5 CDs & 45 ... $74.99
The sprawling soul sounds of Motown, circa '72 – with all the amazing singles from January to July of that huge and historic year – collected here in the first of a 2 box set grand finale for the Complete Motown Singles series! Creatively, the first half of '72 was an incredible period. Veterans like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and The Four Tops sound freshly inspired, Marvin Gaye is hitting his peak, Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 are in full stride, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and The Supremes are still cutting gorgeous singles. In other words, there's still a whole lot of distinctively Motown magic happening! But '72 also finds the label branching out into funk, funk rock and both sunnier and grittier material by a variety artists – from Undisputed Truth and Sisters Love, to Frankie Valli and Rare Earth. The label would soon make the move to the west coast, so it's truly the end of an era – therefore as apt of a point as possible for Hip-O Select to begin closing up their beautiful series. Vol 12A has 113 tracks on 5CDs – encased in a hardcover, 130-page full color book with essays and notes on each track – including songs by all the above, plus Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, David Ruffin, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, The Commodores, Syreeta, Edwin Starr, Thelma Houston, The Devastating Affair, Bobby Darin, Blinky, Posse, The Marvelettes, Blue Scepter, GC Cameron, The Originals, Eddie Kendricks, Gladys Knght & The Pips and more! Also includes a bonus 45 by The Blackberries – "Somebody Up There" backed by "But I Love You More" – with the Mowest logo on the inner label! Love this! Can't wait for Vol 12B! CD

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VariousComplete Motown Singles Volume 10 – 1970 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1970. Used 6 CDs ... $199.99
Motown leaps boldly into the 70s – building strongly off the changing grooves during the label's late 60s years, and serving up an amazing array of differently-styled singles! There's a really great blend here of some of the more familiar 60s modes and the hipper grooves to come in the new decade – a sound that's definitely maturing Motown, but still with most of the label's big talent in place, alongside some key younger acts and a few great surprises from left field! As with other volumes in this amazing series, there's a hell of a lot of music here – not just hits, but every single from the year, presented with both a and b-sides – so that you really get an idea of what the label was up to at the time. The whole thing's packaged in a hardcover book-style package, with a bonus 45 in the front cover – and it includes over 150 tracks by artists who include Hearts Of Stone, Hugh Masekela, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Allan Nichols, The Originals, Rare Earth, The Jazz Crusaders, Diana Ross, Arthur Adams, Jimmy Ruffin, Yvonne Fair, Gladys Knight, Bob & Marcia, Buzzie, Blinky, The Jackson 5, Danny Hernandez, Ivy Jo, The Fantastic Four, R Dean Taylor, Chuck Jackson, and lots more! CD
(Out of print, case has some wear and initials in marker on back of case.)

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VariousMotown Collected (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Motown/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $41.99 44.99
They're not lying with the title – as this heavy set collects plenty of gems from Motown Records – some of the earliest Berry Gordy productions that set the tone for the label, through later tracks that still have the Motown flag flying strongly into the 80s! There's 33 tracks on the double-length set – and titles include "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Come To Me" by Marv Johnson, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Temptations, "How Sweet It Is" by Marvin Gaye, "Please Mr Postman" by The Marvelettes, "Do You Love Me" by The Contours, "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5, "War" by Edwin Starr, "Same Old Song" by The Four Tops, "Uptight" by Stevie Wonder, "Get Ready" by Rare Earth, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston, "Tears Of A Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "It Will Come In Time" by Billy Preston & Syreeta, "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson, "Don't Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards with Siedah Garrett, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, "Where Did Our Love Go" by The Supremes, "Shotgun" by Jr Walker & The All Stars, "My Guy" by Mary Wells, and "This Old Heart Of Mine" by The Isley Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition – on heavyweight white vinyl!)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonForever Michael ... CD
Motown (Germany), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great one from Michael Jackson – easy to miss between the pillars of his earlier work with his brothers, and his later stuff with Quincy Jones, but equally great for that reason! The album's got Michael singing in a smooth soul mode that's really nice – almost like Smokey Robinson's Quiet Storm period in its sophistication, but with more of a groove on most tracks. The record sports some great arrangements by James Carmichael that really take Michael into adulthood – and the tracks include "We're Almost There", "Take Me Back", "Cinderella Stay Awhile", "We've Got Forever", "Just A Little Bit Of You", "You Are There", and "I'll Come Home To You". CD
(Out of print. Cover image varies slightly.)

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✨✧ VariousMotown 50 – Fanthology ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Motown gems – chosen by the fans, for the fans – a unique "fanthology" look at this legendary soul label! Given the approach, the 2CD set is overflowing with hits – oft-remembered soul music classics – with a heavy emphasis on the 60s years of Motown, mixed with standout tracks from later years too. There's a whopping 45 tracks in all – and titles include "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, "My Girl" by The Temptations, "Reach Out I'll Be There" by The Four Tops, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "I Want You Back" by Jackson 5, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, "Tracks Of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Got To Be There" by Michael Jackson, "Brick House" by Commodores, "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" by Boyz II Men, "Baby I Need Your Loving" by The Four Tops, "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder, "Fire & Desire" by Rick James & Teena Marie, and "Dancing In The Streets" by Martha & The Vandellas. CD

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✨✧ VariousBritish Motown Chartbusters Vol 2 ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
16 classic Motown tracks, served up here in a special UK package – with cuts that include "You Can't Keep Running Away" and "If I Were A Carpenter" by The Four Tops, "You're My Everything" and "I Could Never Love Another" by The Temptations, "Gotta See Jane" by R Dean Taylor, "Some Things You Never Get Used To" by Diana Ross & the Supremes, "If I Could Build My World Around You" and "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, "I'm Wondering" and "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day" by Stevie Wonder, "I've Passed This Way Before" by Jimmy Ruffin, "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Honey Chile" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and "Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great UK pressing, in flipback cover!)

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✨✧ VariousMotown Rare & Unreleased (blue vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Motown, Mid 60s-Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of rare Motown from some of legendary label's most classic acts – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Four Tops, Brenda Holloway, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, The Originals, Bobby Taylor, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye & The Jackson 5 – prime vintage late 60s to early 70s recordings that have barely if ever seen light of day! Motown recording artists put a lot of work into the recording side of their artistry back in the day, so there was a lot classic level material that didn't come out right away, some finding release on later compilations or on box sets, some STILL just now seeing release. Half of this dozen song collection have never come out in any form until now – including "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" by The Originals and stereo mixes of "For Once In My Life" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, "Pretty Little Brown Skin Girl" by The Temptations and "Touched By Love" by Bobby Taylor and more – plus the rarities "You're Walking Out With My Heart" by Brenda Holloway, "Which Way Is The Sky" by the Four Tops, "Let's Have A Party" by the J5, "The Boy From Crosstown" (Version 1) by The Marvelettes and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Opaque blue colored vinyl.)
 
 
 



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