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Soul

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonWarner Brothers Years – Hits, Remixes, & Rarities ... CD
Warner, Late 70s/2008. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ashford & Simpson may have gotten their start at Motown, but they really found their groove at Warner Brothers – as you'll hear on this massive collection of tracks from their landmark late 70s years at the label! Even many decades later, the strength of this music is undeniable – a careful blend of soulful roots and upbeat rhythms – yet all in ways that never fall into standard disco cliches of the period! The Ashford & Simpson groove is a really unique one – always deeply soulful, even when well polished, and carefully put together with some of the best studio elements the pair could get their hands on – then produced to perfection with a sparkling sound that's years ahead of its time. This 2CD set offers up a full disc of 70s originals that includes some rare 12" mixes from back in the day – and it also includes a second CD of contemporary remixes that really pay tribute to the classics – the sort of modern re-edits and mixes that always keep the original sounds, styles, and rhythms intact. CD 1 features 14 tracks that include "Over & Over (12" disco mix)", "Have You Ever Tried It", "One More Try (12" disco mix)", "Send It", "Top Of The Stairs", "Don't Cost You Nothing (12" disco mix)", "It Seems To Hang On (12" disco mix)", "Found A Cure (12" disco mix)", "Bourgie Bourgie", and "Love Don't Make It Right (12" disco mix)". CD 2 features 9 tracks that include "Stay Free (Dim's club mix)", "Found A Cure (Tom Moulton mix)", "It Seems To Hang On (Tommy Musto re-touch)", "Bourgie Bourgie (Joe Claussell's classic rmx)", "One More Try (Dimitri re-edit)", and "Love Don't Make It Right (Joey Negro mix)". CD
(Out of print, cutout mark through digipack spine.)

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✨✧ AzymuthLatin Essentials From The Warner Archives (aka Aguia Nao Come Mosca) ... CD
Warner, 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible little record – and the set where it really all comes together for this legendary funky jazz group! Azymuth were already great on their debut, although maybe a little experimental at times – but here, they really find the soulful groove that later got them big fame on the US scene – effortlessly blending their tight jazz skills with a dose of samba soul, and turning out some wonderfully groovy music in the process! There's clearly an influence here from the best years of Earth Wind & Fire – but also more of the edge that you'd expect from the young trio – as the amazing Jose Roberto Bertrami blows us away with his wickedly sharp keyboard solos, as Alexandre Malheiros and Mamao create these beautiful rhythms that go way past anything you might have expected from a trio. The whole thing's wonderful – one of the most soulful Brazilian records of the 70s – and titles include the great cuts "Tarde", "Tamborim Cuica Ganza Berimbau", "Falcon Love Call", and "Aguia Nao Come Mosca". (Brazil, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickDionne (Warner) ... LP
Warner, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great post-Scepter album by Dionne Warwick – one that still has her working with Burt Bacharach, but at a level that's somehow more mature, more adult than even before! There's a gentle quality here that gets beyond the straighter pop of Warwick's 60s hits, and moves into the realm inhabited by Bacharach's sublime solo sets for A&M – a style that still has the singer at the forefront, but which is equally concerned with the full spectrum of sound on the set, and which has the whole album flowing together beautifully. Burt and Hal David produced, and arrangements are by Bacharach, Don Sebesky, and Bob James. Titles include a great reading of "Hasbrook Heights", plus "I Just Have To Breathe", "The Balance Of Nature", "If You Never Say Goodbye", "Be Aware", "If We Only Have Love", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 8 – Sh-Boom ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Group soul galore in this mighty series from the Warner/Atlantic vaults – a set that starts with some of the killer 50s doo wop on the latter label, then moves through some of the great changes in pop, rock, and soul styles as the 60s moved in! As with the other volumes, there's a nice mix of unusual tracks here – definitely a few hits, but also plenty of the more obscure nuggets that always make the right sort of group compilation so enjoyable! Titles include "Nobody Loves Me Like You" by The Flamingos, "Speedoo" by The Cadillacs, "Come Back My Love" by The Wrens, "Devil Or Angel" by The Clovers, "Moments To Remember You By" by The Romeos, "A Thousand Miles Away" by The Heartbeats, "A Kiss From Your Lips" by Billy Storm, "Pretty Pretty Girl" by The Time Tones, "Always Late" by The Top Notes, "Lucky Ladybug" by The 4 Seasons, "Shy Girl" by The Cascades, "Roberta" by Barry & The Tamerlanes, "Maybe" by The Chantels, and "Mr Lee" by The Bobbettes. (Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Volume 11 ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About November 27, 2019
(Rock, Soul) CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Volume 12 ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About November 27, 2019
(Rock, Soul) CD
 
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Anthony & The CampSuspense ... LP
Warner, 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Apollonia 6Apollonia 6 ... LP
Warner, 1984. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonCome As You Are ... LP
Warner, 1976. Sealed ... $7.99
A mid 70s winner from Ashford & Simpson – one of their earlier efforts, and a record that finds them fleshed out as a top notch act of their end – even if it'd be yeas before they'd net the kind of huge chart success that they deserved! Come As You Are is filled with solid soul with a sophisticated, expertly spun approach to production and arranging around the duo vocals – and the first rate songwriting that they'd provided for huge Motown stars like Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. A couple tracks move more towards a dancefloor soul vibe that's pretty wonderful, and doesn't compromise the intimate soul vocals at the center. Titles include "It'll Come, It'll Come, It'll Come", "One More Try", "Believe In Me", "Caretaker", "Somebody Told A Lie", "Tell It All", "Sell The House" and "It Came To Me". This CD edition includes a couple remixes of the most club soul styled tune "One More Try" – the 12" disco mix plus a longer Dimitri re-edit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing.)

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish ... LP
Warner, 1974. Sealed ... $7.99
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the unstoppable duo, mixing intimate numbers with more sweeping sounds – some that borrow the soaring elements of gospel soul, others more mellow and delicate. Ashford & Simpson wrote terrific soul songs as often as many of us wash our hair, and this record's a prime batch! Titles include "Ain't That Somethin", "Don't Fight It", "Ain't Nothin But A Maybe", "Spoiled", "Everybody's Got To Give It Up", and "Main Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)
Also available I Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the unstoppable duo, mixing intimate numbers with more sweeping sounds – some that borrow the soaring elements of gospel soul, others more mellow and delicate. Ashford & Simpson wrote terrific soul songs as often as many of us wash our hair, and this record's a prime batch! Titles include "Ain't That Somethin", "Don't Fight It", "Ain't Nothin But A Maybe", "Spoiled", "Everybody's Got To Give It Up", and "Main Line". CD features the bonus track "Main Line (long version)" – issued here for the first time ever! CD
Also available I Wanna Be Selfish ... LP 7.99

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Ashford & SimpsonLove Will Fix It – The Best Of Ashford & Simpson ... LP
Warner/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $15.99
A great selection of work by the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The pair started out doing some excellent work at Motown during the early 70s – but it wasn't until they moved to Warner in the middle of the decade that they began to emerge as the powerhouse act they became for the rest of their career. Nick and Valerie changed the face of duet soul forever – taking it past the simple boy/girl themes of 60s work by artists like Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell or Maxine Brown & Chuck Jackson, into a soaring, adult, hard-grooving mode that forever changed the way male and female voices interacted in soul music. Titles include a few 12" cuts on LP for the first time – "Is It Still Good To Ya (long version)", "Love Don't Make It Right (long version)", "One More Try (long version)", and "Ain't It A Shame (long version)". Other tracks include "Found A Cure", "It Seems To Hang On", "Don't Cost You Nothing", "Over & Over", "Nobody Knows", "It Shows In The Eyes", "Bourgie Bourgie", "Send It", "Somebody Told A Lie", "I'd Know You Anywhere", "Stay Free", "Main Line", "So So Satisfied", and "Have You Ever Tried It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... CD
Warner, 1979. Used ... $9.99
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco than most of the competing albums on major labels at the time – a perfect summation of the care and craft that Ashford & Simpson had always put into their music right from the start! The pair handle all production on the record, and also contributed all the songs too – and the whole thing's so wonderfully tight, right, and on the money, the album soars to the top even before the vocals come into the mix. Titles include more than a few club classics, like "Found A Cure", "Stay Free", and "Nobody Knows" – plus the cuts "Dance Forever", "Crazy", "Follow Your Heart", and "Finally Got To Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Stay Free ... LP 0.99

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good ... $0.99
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco than most of the competing albums on major labels at the time – a perfect summation of the care and craft that Ashford & Simpson had always put into their music right from the start! The pair handle all production on the record, and also contributed all the songs too – and the whole thing's so wonderfully tight, right, and on the money, the album soars to the top even before the vocals come into the mix. Titles include more than a few club classics, like "Found A Cure", "Stay Free", and "Nobody Knows" – plus the cuts "Dance Forever", "Crazy", "Follow Your Heart", and "Finally Got To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Stay Free ... CD 9.99

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Atlantic StarrMy First Love (extended, 7" edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressHappiness Heartaches ... LP
Warner, 1977. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later work from Brian Auger's Oblivion Express group – really pushing the envelope from previous work with a soaring blend of fusion and soul! The keyboards are still very firmly at the front of the sound – stretching out a lot from Brian's original work on organ – and the group features Lenny White on drums, kicking things up a bit nicely, with that outerspace groove he was laying down on some of his own records at the time. Alex Lingenwood sings vocals on a few cuts, and titles include "Spice Island", "Gimme A Funky Break", "Back Street Bible Class", "Got To Be Born Again", and "Never Gonna Come Down". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Patti AustinOn The Way To Love ... CD
Warner, 2001. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ George BensonGeorge Benson Collection ... CD
Warner, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
All the 70s classics – "On Broadway", "Give Me The Night", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Breezin", "This Masquerade", and lots more! (Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George BensonGeorge Benson Collection ... LP
Warner, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
All the 70s classics – "On Broadway", "Give Me The Night", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Breezin", "This Masquerade", and lots more! (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, including the booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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George BensonIn Flight ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good- Gatefold ... $0.99
Benson plays his guitar and also sings on some of these tracks. He is joined by Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar, Ronnie Foster on electric piano & mini-moog, Jorge Dalto on clavinet & acoustic piano, Stanley Banks on bass, Harvey Mason on drums and Ralph MacDonald. Claus Ogerman arranged and conducted the orchestra. Tracks include "Nature Boy", Foster's "The Wind & I", "The World Is A Ghetto", "Gonna Love You More", Donny Hathaway's "Valdez In The Country", and "Everything Must Happen". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonWeekend In LA ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Ode To A Kudu", "We As Love", "Lady Blue", "Windsong", "Weekend In LA", "It's All In The Game", and his classic take on "On Broadway". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Bootsy's Rubber BandAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $6.99
Massive work from Bootsy Collins – one of his best-ever solo albums, and a perfect summation of the P-Funk groove – focused strongly through Bootsy's own sense of stardom! George Clinton worked with Collins on production, and the album's as tight as the best Parliament or Funkadelic work of the time – particularly the latter on their killer 70s sides for Warner, which was also the home for Bootsy. The Horny Horns are helping out on this one, which gives the album a strong instrumental drive – but the real star is Bootsy, whose sexy vocals and good sense of soul keep things firmly on track throughout. Features the cuts "What's A Telephone Bill?", "Munchies For Your Love", "We Want Bootsy", "The Pinocchio Theory", and "Rubber Duckie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bootsy's Rubber BandAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive work from Bootsy Collins – one of his best-ever solo albums, and a perfect summation of the P-Funk groove – focused strongly through Bootsy's own sense of stardom! George Clinton worked with Collins on production, and the album's as tight as the best Parliament or Funkadelic work of the time – particularly the latter on their killer 70s sides for Warner, which was also the home for Bootsy. The Horny Horns are helping out on this one, which gives the album a strong instrumental drive – but the real star is Bootsy, whose sexy vocals and good sense of soul keep things firmly on track throughout. Features the cuts "What's A Telephone Bill?", "Munchies For Your Love", "We Want Bootsy", "The Pinocchio Theory", and "Rubber Duckie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some peeling.)
Also available Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Bootsy's Rubber BandStretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bootsy Collins' first solo album as a leader – and a masterpiece of slow bassy funk that set the tone for countless other groups to come! Bootsy steps into the spotlight with a tremendous amount of confidence and personality on the record – emerging as the one real star that could shine brightly on its own in the P-Funk galaxy – oozing personality, sexuality, and super-funky grooves throughout! George Clinton's helping Bootsy out on production a bit, and the rest of the P-Funk regulars are in the group as well – but the album's clearly Bootsy's own, and takes mainstream funk into a whole new sound – one that would really set a high bar for much of the west coast scene in years to come! Includes the massive "I'd Rather Be With You" – plus "Physical Love", "Love Vibes", and "Psychoticbumpschool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Bootsy's Rubber BandThis Boot Is Made For Fonk-N ... LP
Warner, 1979. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Bootsy's still keeping the P-Funk flag flying high at the end of the 70s – arguably stepping out here with a sound that's got more of the Parliafunkadelicment elements intact than some of George Clinton's other spinoff groups! The tracks are long, and plenty jamming – still with plenty of star power from Bootsy upfront – but also some wonderfully tight rhythms from the rest of the players too, all in that mix of hard-rolling, and light-tripping funk modes that still set the P-Funk groups apart from the pack of imitators who'd cropped up in their wake! Titles include "Jam Fan (Hot)", "Bootsy Get Live", "Under The Influence Of A Groove", "Chug-A-Lug", "Oh Boy", and "Shejam". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Jocelyn BrownEgo Maniac (dance version, acapella, dub)/Love's Gonna Get You (acapella) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ray CharlesMy World ... CD
Warner, 1993. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesWould You Believe? ... LP
Warner, 1990. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Chic/Sister SledgeChic Organization 1977 to 1979 (Chic/C'Est Chic/Risque/We Are Family/mixes) (5CD set) ... CD
Warner, Late 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99 54.98
The full spectrum of Chic magic from back in the 70s – all the group's early albums, rare singles and mixes, and even the Sister Sledge album handled by Nile Rodgers too! First up is the group's self-titled album – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 30 years later, the album's a real gem – set up with a simple focus on the rhythms that's made even better by the choppy guitar of Nile Rodgers, and his superbly soulful work on production alongside Bernard Edwards. Vocals are by Luther Vandross, Norma Jean, and Edwards – and titles include "Dance Dance Dance", "Strike Up The Band", "You Can Get By", and "Sao Paolo". Next is C'Est Chic – a massive set from the legendary Chic – and a set that has the dancefloor combo coming down perfectly throughout! Riffing Nile Rodgers guitars really make the tunes cook – as does the superb production – and although the record played plenty in discos and radios of the mainstream, it's still got a raw funky power that holds up brilliantly over the years! The set features the legendary "Le Freak" – a classic cutting track from the old school – plus "I Want Your Love", "Sometimes You Win", "Savoir Faire", "Happy Man", and "(Funny) Bone". Risque is a massive classic from Chic – a record that's worth it alone for the classic cut "Good Times" – a buoyant groover that was instantly timeless upon release, and went on to transform the sound of disco, hip hop, and many other styles to come! The whole thing's great, though – full of that perfect Nile Rodgers studio genius – with just the right sort of bass, beats, and riffing guitars – all peppered with vocals that really do a heck of a lot with just a little. In addition to "Good Times", other cuts include "A Warm Summer Night", "My Forbidden Lover", "What About Me", "My Feet Keep Dancing", and "Can't Stand To Love You". Next is the album We Are Family – possibly the greatest moment ever from Sister Sledge – a set that has the Philly quartet teaming with the Chic team of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards! Rodgers' guitar brings in a hell of a groove to the record – that choppy, skittish sound that made Chic such a favorite at the time – which makes for a surprisingly great combination with the sweeter vocals of the group. There's a definite sense of groove going on here – heard most famously in the huge hits "We Are Family" and "He's The Greatest Dancer" – and continuing strongly through other numbers like "Thinking Of You", "Easier To Love", "One More Time", and "Lost In Music". The set also features a full extra CD – with bonus cuts that include "Everybody Dance (12" mix)", "Dance Dance Dance (7" edit)", "You Can Get By (7" edit)", "My Forbidden Lover (12" mix)", "My Feel Keep Dancing (7" edit)", "Le Freak (7" edit)", "Good Times (7" edit)", and "I Want Your Love (7" edit)". All CDs newly remastered – and comes with a 40 page booklet too! CD

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✨✧ Club NouveauWhy You Treat Me So Bad (club mix, radio edit, ultimate nouveau mix, LP version) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1986. Very Good- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Bootsy CollinsBootsy? Player Of The Year ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... $4.99
What can we say? Bootsy's on top of the world here – not only The Player Of The Year, but also the most soulful artist in the P-Funk stable, and a master of the smooth sly slinky groove that would forever be taken up by bands from LA – both in the immediate soul years, and in later sampling hip hop ones. The record's got a sophisticated soul approach that moves the music way past slapped basslines and funny glasses – and thanks to top-line musicianship, including some help from Fred Wesley, Bootsy avoids any cliches that might have buried this one under the mountain of P-Funk albums hitting the market at the same time. Includes the monster track "Hollywood Squares" – plus "May The Force Be With You", "Very Yes", "Bootsy?", and "Bootzilla". CD
Also available Bootsy? Player Of The Year ... LP 7.99

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Bootsy CollinsBootsy? Player Of The Year ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
What can we say? Bootsy's on top of the world here – not only The Player Of The Year, but also the most soulful artist in the P-Funk stable, and a master of the smooth, sly, slinky groove that would forever be taken up by bands from LA – both in the immediate soul years and in later sampling hip hop ones. The record's got a sophisticated soul approach that moves the music way past slapped basslines and funny glasses – and thanks to top-line musicianship, including some help from Fred Wesley, Bootsy avoids any cliches that might have buried this one under the mountain of P-Funk albums hitting the market at the same time. Includes the monster track "Hollywood Squares" – plus "May The Force Be With You", "Very Yes", "Bootsy?", and "Bootzilla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Die-cut glasses are missing.)
Also available Bootsy? Player Of The Year ... CD 4.99

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Bootsy CollinsHollywood Squares (orig, rmx/edit, rmx) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1978/1994. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of Bootsy's best tracks from the old days – served up here on a promo 12" single that was issued at the time of the Warner Archives CD release for The Best Of Bootsy. The remix is better than you'd expect, too – and really keeps the original flavor of the song! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Bootsy CollinsOne Giveth, The Count Taketh Away ... LP
Warner, 1982. Sealed ... $19.99
Bootsy Collins steps strongly from the shadow of George Clinton here – and wrote, arranged, and produced most of the album himself! Of course, George was having plenty of his own troubles at the time – but that only allowed Bootsy to take the helm even more, and step out with a batch of grooves that still keeps his star power plenty high. Of course, he's got some great help here too – from Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, Midnight Star, Godmomma, and P-Funk regulars Bernie Worrell and Gary Shider – all of whom help contribute some classic elements to grooves that include "Shine O Myte", "#1 Funkateer", "So Nice You Name Him Twice", "Take A Lickin & Keep On Tickin", and "Countracula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly aged. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bootsy CollinsOne Giveth, The Count Taketh Away (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bootsy Collins steps strongly from the shadow of George Clinton here – and wrote, arranged, and produced most of the album himself! Of course, George was having plenty of his own troubles at the time – but that only allowed Bootsy to take the helm even more, and step out with a batch of grooves that still keeps his star power plenty high. Of course, he's got some great help here too – from Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, Midnight Star, Godmomma, and P-Funk regulars Bernie Worrell and Gary Shider – all of whom help contribute some classic elements to grooves that include "Shine O Myte", "#1 Funkateer", "So Nice You Name Him Twice", "Take A Lickin & Keep On Kickin", and "Countracula". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill CosbyHooray For The Salvation Army Band! ... LP
Warner, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An early funk album by Bill Cosby – with backing by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Bill was pals with Charles Wright and crew in the hip LA of the late 60s, and he was also responsible for bringing the group to Warner Brothers – so the fit here is quite a natural one. The record was also produced by Fred Smith – who handled the Watts Band's albums – and it's got a very similar feel to their classics for Warner from the late 60s – but with Bill Cosby stepping out in front on vocals, in a similar style to Charles Wright. Cosby's singing is often a bit goofy, but works beautifully with the stoned to the bone feel of the group – a madder match than even Charles Wright, especially on the album's "parody soul" cuts. Titles include a classic break version of "Get Out Of My Life, Woman" – plus the titles "Ursalena", "Funky North Philadelphia", "Sunny", and a surprisingly great screaming version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill CosbySilver Throat – Bill Cosby Sings ... LP
Warner, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A weird little record from Bill Cosby – a set that's not as all-out funky as some of his other vocal albums, but still pretty nice overall! The style here is more bluesy than soul-based, but production is still by Fred Smith, of 103rd Street Rhythm Band fame – and the album has a sense of grit that's a lot stronger than you might guess. Many of the tunes are covers from an older R&B era, and Cosby takes them with an approach that's a bit tongue-in-cheek at times – kind of garbling the lyrics and muddying up the sound, even though we know he can sing a bit more clearly from other records! There's certainly a few tracks that have a nice gritty soul sound, and titles include the great "Little Ole Man" which is basically Bill doing a skit over the "Uptight" rhythm – plus "Bright Lights Big City", "Big Boss Man", "Hush Hush", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Mojo Workout", "Doncha Know", and "Place In The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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CrackinSpecial Touch ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1978. Used ... $9.99
Crackin definitely have a special touch on this 70s set – a way of mixing together funk, soul, and jazz influences – all in a groove that's every bit as tight as contemporaries like Rufus or Average White Band, even though Crackin never reached the heights that they did! The core instrumentation is always right on the money, and never too overproduced – letting guitars and keyboards lay out the groove, then bringing in vocals from Leslie Smith and Arno Lucas, both great singers who sound especially nice when they come together. Tunes are wonderfully written – quite memorable, without ever sounding like commercial hits – and titles include "Nobody Else", "Double Love", "Too Young", "I Could Be Anything", "Don't Cha Love Me", "In Between", and "Kalalee". CD

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Randy CrawfordNow We May Begin ... CD
Warner (France), 1980. Used ... $11.99
A great little album cut by Randy during the height of her career! She'd just broken big with her vocals on "Street Life" by the Crusaders – and although that track's not on here, the Crusaders team of Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper, and Joe Sample produced the album, and have given it a very similar sound to that track. There's a few weak moments where Randy's singing in a mellower style that lets her voice wobble a bit too much – but the stronger tracks have a good jazz funk groove, and these include "Blue Flame", "Last Night At Danceland", and "My Heart Is Not As Young As It Used To Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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Randy CrawfordSecret Combination ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Rich, proud work from Randy Crawford – sung with the mature mix of jazz and soul that made her one of the more sophisticated mainstream singers of her generation! The album's heavy on mellower cuts, but it's never too sleepy – thanks to a slow-burning sensibility that Randy uses to keep things cooking on the low burners – a style that brings out some good vocal force even when the backings are somewhat gentle. Production's by Tommy LiPuma, and somewhat slick, and tracks include "You Might Need Somebody", "That's How Heartaches Are Made", "Two Lives", "You Bring The Sun Out", "Rio De Janeiro Blue", "Time For Love", "Trade Winds", and "When I Lose My Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Morris DayDaydreaming ... LP
Warner, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Morris Day at the height of his 80s fame – working away from The Time, but in a groove that's still got plenty of Minneapolis funk! The production's a bit more souped up than before – in that super-tight way that both Day and Prince had of wrapping the basslines around the keyboards, and sending the whole thing over the top – beating the rhythms with a splashy sort of sound that spreads out nicely between the speakers! And Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis help out a bit on production, too – furthering that sound even more – and ensuring that the album's got plenty of hook-heavy numbers for the crossover scene. Titles include "Yo Luv", "A Man's Pride", "Fishnet", "Moonlite Passionlite", "Sally", "Love Is A Game", and "Standing On The Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Sheila EBelle Of St Mark (edit, lp version) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
A nice Prince flavored track from Sheila E. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire ... CD
Warner, 1971. Used ... $6.99
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". CD
(Original Warner pressing.)

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Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire/Need Of Love ... CD
Warner/BGO (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of spiritual soul classics – the rare early Warner Brothers albums from Earth Wind & Fire – back to back on a single CD! Earth, Wind & Fire's first album was recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". Need Of Love is one of the two early Earth Wind & Fire LPs recorded for Warner – and the one that shows their amazing roots in the avant-garde jazz scene in Chicago! At the forefront, the record's a righteous soul album with an ensemble funk sound – but deeper in, there's a lot of jazz-based playing, and a number of moments that almost get "out" in the solos! Surely this one couldn't have been made without the spiritual advancements in jazz made by the AACM – and EWF couldn't have helped rubbing shoulders with those players, considering that they all often gigged together in the Chicago studio scene, and that they'd also shared some time together in groups like The Pharoahs and Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble. Titles include "Energy", "Beauty", and a nice remake of Donny Hathaway's "Everything is Everything". CD

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Earth Wind & FireNeed Of Love ... CD
Warner, 1971. Used ... $11.99
One of the two early Earth Wind & Fire LPs recorded for Warner – and the one that shows their amazing roots in the avant garde jazz scene in Chicago. At the forefront, the record's a righteous soul album with an ensemble funk sound – but deeper in, there's a lot of jazz-based playing, and a number of moments that almost get "out" in the solos! Surely this one couldn't have been made without the spiritual advancements in jazz made by the AACM – and EWF couldn't have helped rubbing shoulders with those players, considering that they all often gigged together in the Chicago studio scene, and that they'd also shared some time together in groups like The Pharoahs and Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble. Titles include "Energy", "Beauty", and a nice remake of Donny Hathaway's "Everything is Everything". Great to have back on reissue! CD
(Out of print Warner pressing.)

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FunkadelicElectric Spanking Of War Babies (deluxe CD mediabook edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Charly (UK), 1980. Used ... $8.99
A surprisingly wonderful record! Back in the day, we remember that we didn't like these later P-Funk albums because they weren't as druggy, trippy, or guitar heavy as the early stuff. Now, though, they sound pretty darn sweet to our ears – especially this one, which has lots of cool pre-electro grooves with sweet keyboards, vocoder vocals, and spacey basslines that blow out in deep rich waves of funky soul. The whole thing's an amazing evolution of the George Clinton groove – and titles include "Electric Spanking Of War Babies", "Funk Gets Stronger", "Shockwaves", "Icka-prick", "Brettino's Bounce", and a bonus instrumental version of "Electric Spanking Of War Babies". Nice Pedro Bell cover, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicOne Nation Under A Groove ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP version runs way over 7 minutes long. Other tracks are equally great, and the whole thing's woven together with the same sort of skill as some of the best Parliament albums from the mid 70s. Tracks include "Into You", "Grooveallegiance", and "Cholly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the inner sleeve but missing the 45. Cover has a crease and a small rip on the opening.)
Also available One Nation Under A Groove ... CD 6.99

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FunkadelicUncle Jam Wants You (deluxe CD mediabook edition) ... CD
Warner/Charly (UK), 1979. Used ... $8.99
One of our favorite Funkadelic albums ever – a tightly grooving classic that never lets up at all! There's a sense of perfection to everything here – one that really gets the group past their tripped-out early years, and firmly into the sublime territory George Clinton hit with Parliament – an amazing sound that's wrapped up perfectly on every single track – grooves that definitely raised the bar for a huge amount of mainstream funk acts who were popping up at the time. Production is never too slick, and there's still lots of tasty guitar licks wrapped up in the mix – and titles include the classics "Freak Of The Week" and "Not Just Knee Deep" – plus "Field Maneuvers", "Holly Wants To Go To California", and "Foot Soldiers". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Uncle Jam Wants You ... CD 9.99

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Gang Of FourI Love A Man In Uniform (rmx, dub)/Producer ... 12-inch
Warner, 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Larry GrahamJust Be My Lady ... CD
Warner/Collectables, 1981. Used ... $8.99
A classic set of ballads and mellow soul numbers from Larry Graham – quite a change from some of his funkier work, and a nice step forward in his growth as a singer! Larry's voice is deep and round on most tunes – a classic baritone approach that almost goes back to jazz vocalists of the postwar years at times. But at other points, there's more of a contemporary feel to the work – a sound that helped Graham cross over big with this record, and reach audiences who might not have picked up some of his more groove-based sets. Instrumentation is sometimes full, but often laidback – and titles include "No Place Like Home", "Feels Like Love", "Remember When", "Just Be My Lady", "Guess Who", "Our Love Keeps Growing Strong", "Can't Nobody Take Your Place", and "Baby You Are My Sunshine". CD
(Out of print.)

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Larry Graham/Graham Central StationBest Of Larry Graham & Graham Central Station ... CD
Warner, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Graham Central StationJam – The Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology ... CD
Warner/Rhino, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A whopping batch of tracks from this funky bass legend! Larry Graham had a huge influence on mainstream 70s funk – both with his group Graham Central Station, and later in his own solo work. This set's a great package that dips through Larry's legacy on both fronts – and it features a total of 33 tracks in all, including some rare single versions, and a few rare bits! The set comes with a nice booklet too – and titles include "Hair", "Can You Handle It?", "Earthquake", "Last Train", "Now Do You Wanna Dance", "Star Walk", "Is It Love?", "Sooner Or Later", "Dear Prudence", "Entrow", "The Jam", "One In A Million Years", and "By Popular Demand". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Graham Central StationMy Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me ... CD
Warner/Collectables, 1978. Used ... $6.99
Larry Graham's opening his sound up a fair bit for this one – bringing in a bit more of a rock influence than before, and letting the guitars fly all over the tunes! The style's one that's almost got a bit of a pre-Prince influence – more tightly poppy in the construction of the soul, and with a good crossover sound that might have earned Graham some of the "radio" in the title. Tracks include the tightly stepping groover "Is It Love", which has a great west coast slow funk approach, the P-Funky "Are You Happy", and the jazzy "Turn It Out", which has some particularly nice bass work. Other tracks include "Pow", "Boogie Witcha Baby", and "Mr Friend". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Graham Central StationNow Do U Wanta Dance ... CD
Warner/Collectables, 1977. Used ... $4.99
Larry Graham's still burning strong here – resisting the temptation to go disco that you might guess from the "dance" in the title, and if anything, pulling up the bass-heavy funk even more! The set's got a super-tight feel that's kind of a distillation of the successful Graham Central Station sound of earlier albums, but still comes together perfectly overall – in a mode that's clearly having a huge influence on the rest of west coast funk. Titles include "Lead Me On", "Crazy Chicken", "Now Do U Wanta Dance", "Last Train", "Earthquake", and "Love & Happiness". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Now Do U Wanta Dance ... LP 4.99

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Graham Central StationNow Do U Wanta Dance ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Larry Graham's still burning strong here – resisting the temptation to go disco that you might guess from the "dance" in the title, and if anything, pulling up the bass-heavy funk even more! The set's got a super-tight feel that's kind of a distillation of the successful Graham Central Station sound of earlier albums, but still comes together perfectly overall – in a mode that's clearly having a huge influence on the rest of west coast funk. Titles include "Lead Me On", "Crazy Chicken", "Now Do U Wanta Dance", "Last Train", "Earthquake", and "Love & Happiness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner and a sticker spot.)
Also available Now Do U Wanta Dance ... CD 4.99

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GuesssGuesss ... CD
Warner, 1994. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway Live ... CD
Atlantic/Warner (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massively beautiful work from the great Donny Hathaway! After two studio albums that had firmly put him on the map as one of the 70s best soul talents, Atco had the genius to have Donny record this live album before very enthusiastic crowds in Hollywood and New York. The result is one of the best soul albums ever – one that shows a totally different side of Donny, and which has him jamming with a smaller, hipper, jazz-oriented group in long versions of some of his best tracks. Features a massive 12 minute version of "The Ghetto", which has loads of excellent instrumental breakdowns, a 13 minute version of "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", a superior version of the track "Little Ghetto Boy", which was only ever on a soundtrack, and covers of "What's Going On" and "Jealous Guy" that really transform them from the original versions. Very similar to the classic Curtis Mayfield 2LP live set on Curtom – and with a similar "Chicago studio soulster goes jazzy and intimate" feel. CD

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✨✧ Isley BrothersSmooth Sailin' Tonight (extended, dub) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1987. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Warner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersSpend The Night ... LP
Warner, 1989. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)

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Al JarreauAll Fly Home ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... $0.99
Classic fusiony jazzy soulful vocals from Al, with the bright kind of LA groove that brought Al into millions of living rooms during the 70s. Tracks include "I'm Home", "Brite & Sunny Babe", "Fly", "I Do", "Thinkin' About It Too", and his groovy version of "She's Leaving Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Al JarreauBreakin' Away ... CD
Warner, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime sounds from Al Jarreau – exactly the kind of record that made him a unique superstar at the time of its release, and which still continues to fly Al's flag strongly all these many years later! Jarreau's got that perfect blend between jazz roots and soulful expression here – set up in backings that are a few shades hipper than AOR, and just as perfectly polished – the kind of superb setting that could take a singer like Al and really make him into something new – opening up his sound to a huge audience who might never have tapped into the singer otherwise. Titles include the killer classic "We're In This Love Together" – a cut that's almost a genre unto itself – plus "Closer To Your Love", "My Old Friend", "Roof Garden", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Teach Me Tonight", and "My Old Friend". CD

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Al JarreauThis Time ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "Distracted", "Never Givin Up", "Gimme What You Got", "Love Is Real", "Alonzo", "Spain", and "Change Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jay DeeCome On In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant lost record from the Barry White side of the 70s soul universe – the one and only album issued by Jay Dee, and a set that's every bit as great as other White side projects with artists like Tom Brock, Danny Pearson, and Gloria Scott! Like all of those, the soulful maestro is very heavily involved here – producing, arranging, and writing most of the tracks – and giving the whole thing that funky soul strings approach he was using with his own wonderful music of the period – which makes for some especially sweet tracks that mix deep soul vocals with kind of a blacksploitation groove! The whole thing's great – and titles include the killer "Strange Funky Games & Things" – which has become a funk and sample classic over the years – plus "Jay's Theme", "Com On In Love", "Thinking Of You", "I Can't Let You Go", and "I Can Feel Your Love Slipping Away". CD features two bonus tracks – single and instrumental versions of "Strange Funky Games & Things". CD

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✨✧ Howard KenneySuper Star ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $0.99
The first album from Howard Kenney – and a set that may not have made him the superstar promised in the title, but a pretty nice record overall! Kenney's got this cool, classy approach to soul – a style you'd guess from his look on the cover, and which comes across without any too-commercial or crossover-y modes – thanks to production help from both Johnny Pate and the great Larry Blackmon of Cameo. The grooves definitely echo the best Cameo modes at times, but also have a wider-ranging quality too – marking Kenney as a modern man who's more than willing to reach out in new ways. Our favorite cuts have that cool compressed style of the best midtempo groovers from Blackmon at the time – and titles include "No Promise Of Tomorrow", "Superstar", "No Fun To Me", "Can't Wait To Make You Mine", and "Between The Lines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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✨✧ Chaka KhanChaka ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as much magic with Chaka here as he'd done with Aretha Franklin a decade before. Includes the original version of "I'm Every Woman", which still sound great to this day – plus "Love Has Fallen On Me", "Roll Me Through The Rushes", the nice "We Got The Love" duet with George Benson, "Some Love", "Life Is A Dance", "A Woman In A Man's World", "I Was Made To Love Him" and "Sleep On It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Chaka KhanCK ... LP
Warner, 1988. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet 80s groover from Chaka Khan – one that features a fair bit of beats and bassline – thanks to tight production from Prince, Chris Jasper, and Russ Titelman! Russ is actually the man behind most of the set – and he really shows off his great talent for a hook-heavy soul tune – keeping things relatively electro overall, but always letting Chaka be the star of the show with her wonderfully warm vocals – still soaring out every bit as much as in her previous work with Arif Mardin, and maybe even more essential in this setting! Titles include "Soul Talkin", "Sticky Wicked", "The End Of A Love Affair", "Make It Last", "I'll Be Around", and "Signed Sealed Delivered". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Chaka KhanDestiny ... LP
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Chaka KhanEpiphany – The Best Of Chaka Khan Vol 1 ... CD
Warner, 1980s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Chaka KhanLove Of A Lifetime (extended dance mix)/Coltrane Dreams (long version) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1986. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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Chaka KhanNaughty ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... $9.99
A great album of mellow modern soul tracks recorded in Chaka's post-Rufus years! The record was produced by the great Arif Mardin, the man who made so many of the 70s Atlantic soul records work so well – and he handled Chaka's voice with a sweet sweet sound that you don't always get on her other albums. The style is great – slightly less funk than in the Rufus years, but still this great groove that unlocks the ebullient quality in Khan's vocals – but often without trying too hard for the dancefloor either. Includes the great "Papillon", her remake of Gregg Diamond's "Hot Butterfly" – plus "Move Me No Mountain", "So Naughty", "Too Much Love", and "Clouds". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chaka KhanNaughty ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album of mellow modern soul tracks recorded in Chaka's post-Rufus years! The record was produced by the great Arif Mardin, the man who made so many of the 70s Atlantic soul records work so well – and he handled Chaka's voice with a sweet sweet sound that you don't always get on her other albums. The style is great – slightly less funk than in the Rufus years, but still this great groove that unlocks the ebullient quality in Khan's vocals – but often without trying too hard for the dancefloor either. Includes the great "Papillon", her remake of Gregg Diamond's "Hot Butterfly" – plus "Move Me No Mountain", "So Naughty", "Too Much Love", and "Clouds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a torn cutout notch, jsmall sticker, and some marker on back. Labels have some marker.)
Also available Naughty ... CD 9.99

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Chaka KhanWhat Cha' Gonna Do For Me (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1981. Used ... $9.99
Damn wonderful solo work from Chaka Khan – a record that holds onto all the best funky elements of her 70s music with Rufus – but also finds a way to put the lady even more strongly out front! There's maybe a bit more of a clubby vibe here than before, but never in a cheesy or commercial way – as the mighty Arif Mardin is at the production helm, and arguably does an even better job with Chaka than on his classic productions for Aretha Franklin! The vocals soar out beautifully, but the grooves are every bit as great – with these warm jazzy touches that make the album instantly seductive – and a level of sophistication that's kept this one strong for many many years. Titles include the wonderful stepper "Any Old Sunday", plus "We Got Each Other", "We Can Work It Out", "Night Moods", "What Cha Gonna Do For Me", and "Father He Said" – plus "I Know You, I Live You", a big Chicago house cut from the old days. CD
(Out of print.)

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LabelleSomething Silver ... CD
Warner, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
An interesting compilation of work by Labelle – in that instead of just dipping into the group's excellent early albums for Warner, it also includes tracks from their years at RCA and Epic. The Warner material is the real highlight here, though – as it shows a side of the group that's rarely remembered in the mainstream, a subtle mix of soul and funk and rock that was a lot hipper than some of their later work, and which was very fitting for the hip LA sound of turn-of-the 70s Warner. Classics from that era include the group's funky classic "Moon Shadow" (sadly edited down to 4 minutes from the original 10), "Time & Love", "Wild Horses", "Touch Me All Over", "Morning Much Better", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Sunday's News", "Shades Of Difference", "If I Can't Have You", and "I Believe That I've Finally Made It Home". Tracks from later include the hit "Lady Marmalade", "Sunshine (Woke Me Up This Morning)", and "Hollywood". CD

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✨✧ MadonnaDie Another Day (dirty vegas main, thunderpuss club, thee retrolectro mix, deepsky remix, dirty vegas dub) ... 12-inch
Warner, 2002. Very Good 2x12" ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing in a stickered sleeve, with light wear and a split top seam.)

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MadonnaSorry (album, man with guitar mix, psb maxi mix, paul oakenfold remix, green velvet remix, paper faces mix) ... 12-inch
Warner, 2006. Near Mint- 2x12" (pic cover)... $24.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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Taj MahalBrothers/Music Fuh Ya/Evolution ... CD
Warner/BGO (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
A trio of Warner Brothers albums from Taj Mahal – all served up as a single collection! First up is Brothers – one of the better records that Taj Mahal cut during in the later 70s – probably because it was a soundtrack, and pushed the groove into some interesting places – with Taj's gruff vocals working over some Caribbean rhythms and modern blues, and more smoothed out moments! The latter moments actually creep near or even cross over the line into kind of a fusiony soul feel, with the tightly thumping electric bass and rolling sax, but Taj keeps the overall vibe as uncommonly diverse as his other records for Columbia. Tracks include "Malcolm's Song", "David & Angela", "Night Rider", "Brother's Doin Time", "Free The Brothers", "Love Theme In The Key Of D", and "Funky Butt". Music Fuh Ya is a sweetly soulful set that has Taj Mahal really trying on some new flavors – yet still keeping things strongly in the bluesy territory of his roots! In addition to the lead vocals and lots of acoustic guitar, the set also features key contributions from Rudy Costa on a range of saxes, plus flute and kalimba too – plus other unusual elements that include steel drums, timbales, and banjo – all of which inflect different moments with freshly playful sounds, and a surprisingly Caribbean vibe at times. Titles include "You Got It", "Sailin", "Truck Driver's Two Step", "Curry", and "The Four Mills Brothers". Evolution is a well-titled set – given that the record really shows an evolution in the style of Taj Mahal! Some cuts are still in an older bluesy mode, but a few others feature some great backings from Leon Pendarvis – who creates this fuller, soaring sort of style that takes off with plenty of power! The approach is a great way to use Taj's vocals in a richer 70s soul setting – and those cuts are balanced by some more stripped-down numbers that include a few that follow in the recent Mahal use of steel drums. Titles include "Sing A Happy Song", "Lowdown Showdown", "Why You Do Me This Way", "Highnite", and "Salsa De Laventille". (Blues, Soul) CD

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✨✧ MaloDos ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the early 70s – the second album from Malo, and an even harder-hitting jam session than the first! The group are really in top form here – taking off with Santana-inspired riffs that are filled with heavy percussion, soaring organ, and guitar from Carlos' brother Jorge – all matched by some incredible horn work from trumpeter Forrest Bachtel and a young Hadley Caliman – sounding especially great here before his solo years as a jazz artist! The legendary Francisco Aguabella is on conga, and tracks include "Momolombo", "Oye Mama", "I'm For Real", "Midnight Thoughts", "Hela", and "Latin Bugaloo". (Latin, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldCurtis ... CD
Curtom/Warner (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mindblowing solo set from Curtis Mayfield – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal masterpiece – to the career of Curtis what the early solo albums of Issac Hayes were to his own genius – a bold, unfettered statement of pride and power – of the sort that would both make Mayfield and the Curtom Records label forces to be reckoned with in the 70s. Every cut is a classic – and titles include "Move On Up", "If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", "Wild & Free", "Give It Up", "The Makings Of You", "The Other Side Of Town", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue". CD
Also available Curtis ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldCurtis/Live! ... CD
Curtom/Warner (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from the legendary soul singer Curtis Mayfield – even though it's different than most of the rest as well! Curtis is captured here in a small club, with a tight band, spinning out these extended readings of some of his best tunes – both tracks he sang with The Impressions, and as a solo act – completely transformed here in the righteous energy of the setting! The vibe is similar to the classic Donny Hathaway Live album from the same time – save for the fact that this set is double-length, and maybe even more powerful as Curtis sings and plays guitar in a small group with additional guitar, bass, and drums – and some very hip percussion from Master Henry Gibson, of Pharoahs fame. Tracks include "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue", "Stare and Stare", "Check Out Your Mind", "Stone Junkie", "I Plan To Stay A Believer", "If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go", "Mighty Mighty", and "The Makings Of You". CD
Also available Curtis/Live! (deluxe edition) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldRoots (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Warner (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a singer, composer, and producer – but he's also got some excellent Chicago soul help from arrangers Riley Hampton and Johnny Pate – both key talents on the 60s Windy City scene, still able to come up with a deeply soulful groove here – and both able to blend together strings and funk in the way that Curtis was going for at the time. Titles include the massive "We Got to Have Peace" – a tune that never gets old – plus "Underground", "Keep On Keepin On", "Now You're Gone", "Get Down", "Love To Keep You In Mind", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine". CD
Also available Roots (no calendar) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ MazeBack To Basics ... CD
Warner, 1993. Used ... $2.99
A really well-titled set from Frankie Beverly & Maze – as the album takes the group right back to the mellow-stepping sound that first made them great back in the 70s! Production's a bit more updated, but still very laidback – and there's a smoothly-grooving glow to the record we totally love – a perfect format for Frankie's always-amazing vocals, updated just slightly for the 90s. The production values are never too polished, and the songwriting is still great – on titles that include "Love Is", "the Morning After", "Laid Back Girl", 'What Goes Up", "In Time", "All Night Long", "Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", and "Twilight". CD
(Out of print.)

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MazeSilky Soul ... CD
Warner, 1989. Used ... $3.99
Silky soul indeed from the great Frankie Beverly – a late 80s album, but one that has the smooth soul genius very much at the top of his game! Frankie's work from the 70s inspired countless imitators in the next decade – but after so many other male singers trying to cop his game, Beverly can still do it better than the rest – with this easygoing, effortless style that's never commercial or cheesy – and which continues to raise the bar for sophisticated soul! Grooves are mostly in that perfect midtempo stepping style that seems to work best for Frankie – and the overall instrumentation and production are far more timeless than some of the other big records of the period – with a style that places the set very strongly in the best Maze tradition. Titles include "Can't Get Over You", "Silky Soul", "Just Us", "Love's On The Run", "Mandela", and "Songs Of Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Michael McDonaldIf That's What It Takes ... CD
Warner, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes "I Keep Forgettin'"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Big Jay McNeelyBig Jay McNeely Recorded Live At Cisco's – Manhattan Beach, CA ... LP
Warner, 1963. Very Good ... $9.99
A really burning live set from tenor giant Big Jay McNeely – a rare chance to hear this 50s jukebox legend doing his thing in a spontaneous setting! The set features Jay's tight combo working before a very appreciative crowd – clearly a bunch of youngsters there to let loose and do their thing, while McNeely blows hard and soulfully on the tenor sax, and gets some great support from organist Fred Thompson and the rest of the group. The sound's surprisingly raw – especially given that the album was issued by Warner Brothers in the 60s (during a time when they were briefly pinching R&B players from the indie scene) – and the record is an essential partner to Big Jay's better-known earlier work on King! Titles include "Deacon's Hop", "Sunset", "Cisco's", "Big Jay's Count", "Big Boy", "Big Jay's Shuffle", "Further On Up The Road", and "Shake It Shake It Baby". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Memphis SlimBlue Memphis ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A great little album from Memphis Slim – recorded with a few rock luminaries (John Paul Jones, Chris Spedding, Peter Winfield, Peter Green), in a sweetly electric mode that has Slim singing some excellent laidback lyrics. There's a bit of jazz to the backings, which gives the album a slick sparkle without dampening its spirit – and tracks include "Youth Wants To Know", "Mason Dixon Line", "Chicago Seven", "Otis Spann & Earl Hooker", and the extended "Blue Memphis Suite". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Memphis SlimSouth Side Reunion ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
Slim may have "Memphis" in his name, but the set's a reunion with southside Chicago players Buddy Guy & Junior Wells – recorded in France in 1970, when the players were backing up the Rolling Stones on tour! The album also features AC Reed and Jimmy Conley on saxes – and has a full modern electric blues sound, of the sort that Guy and Wells would popularize strongly in the 70s. Most titles are originals credited to Peter Chatman – and titles include "Good Time Charlie", "When Buddy Comes To Town", "You Called Me At Last", "You're The One", "No", and "Help Me Some". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo pressing. Cover has some surface wear and a cut corner.)

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Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur ... LP
Warner, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
A landmark record from Maria Muldaur – quite different than the rougher folsky work she cut in the 60s – and done with a really warm studio sound that's pure 70s all the way through! Maria's working here with some older folksy contemporaries – like David Grisman, Ry Cooder, and Jim Keltner – but much of the album has a warm glow overall, and some jazzy inflections that really help change the sound from before. The mighty Nick DeCaro did some great string arrangements on a few tracks – including the sublime "Midnight at the Oasis", one of the best pop tracks to come out of the seventies, and a jazzy ditty that still sounds amazingly fresh today. Other tracks include "Any Old Time", "Mad Mad Me", "Long Hard Time", and "Three Dollar Bill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Mystic MoodsErogenous ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent electric 70s work from The Mystic Moods! The record moves way past the sleepy sexy easy sound of their early albums – and it's got some great keyboard work and a few great funk tracks. "Honey Trippin" is one of these – a great groover with a sound that's almost in a sound library vein! Other tracks include "The Magician", "Midnight Snack", "Your Place Or Mine", and "The Other Side Of Midnight". (Now Sound, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with a bit of pen and an ink stamp on back.)

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OutloudIt's Love This Time (12" remix, dub, club)/KAK (inst) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Dan PennDo Right Man ... CD
Sire/Warner/Blue Horizon, 1994. Used ... $4.99
A great comeback moment for one of the seminal songwriters of 60s southern soul – heard here in a surprisingly faithful setting that really returns Dan Penn to his glory! The tunes include many numbers that Dan wrote, but which were made famous by other singers at the time – and although early demo versions with vocals by a young Penn would circulate over the years, these later takes are quite strong too – produced by Dan himself, on titles that include "Cry Like A Man", "Dark End Of The Street", "Do Right Woman", "You Left The Water Running", "I'm Your Puppet", and "Memphis Women & Chicken". (Rock, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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PhajjaCheckin' For Me (radio, club, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1999. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Prince1999 ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good 2LP ... $16.99
Here begins the period that Prince went from a fascinating, genre defying hitmaker to an unstoppable cultural force – bringing a bit of a new wave pop punch to the funky synth soul – and somehow crafting some of the most irresistible singles of the 80s! We can't imagine anyone being able to convince us that 2 better singles than "Little Red Corvette" and "1999" came out of the 80s, and both of those are on here – enough said. Titles include "Let's Pretend We're Married", "Lady Cab Driver", "All The Critics Love U In New York", "International Lover", "DMSR", and "Delirious". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear and a small index sticker.)

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✨✧ Prince1999 (album, edit) ... CD
Warner, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Promotional release featuring the LP version of "1999", at 6:15, plus the single version, which is 3:35. CD

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PrinceAnotherloverholenyohead/Girls & Boys ... 12-inch
Paisley Park/Warner, 1986. Very Good (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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PrinceBatman – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Warner, 1989. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "The Future", "Electric Chair", "Vicki Waiting", "Partyman", "Scandalous", and "Batdance". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PrinceControversy ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Prince – an album that signaled an end to the first part of Prince's storied career, leaning heavily on his fascination with new wave, mixed with the r&b grooves and 70s funk of his earliest LPs. Prince is definitely in a transitional mode here, the easy politics of the punk era – "Ronnie Talk To Russia", "Controversy" – are less controversial than Prince's frank sexuality on the record – best heard on tracks like "Jack U Off", "Do Me, Baby", and "Sexuality" – but the unbeatable pop groove of the title cut definitely points the way to Prince's big chart success to come. LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing poster and inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ PrinceControversy/Anotherloverholenyohead/Paisley Park/New Power Generation (Part II) (CD single) ... CD
Paisley Park/Warner (UK), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PrinceDirty Mind ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from Prince – really his first full fledged masterpiece! Prince ushered the 80s in with a mix of recognizable influences, but filtered through his unique sensibility – taking taught a funk sound, layered vocals, crisp rhythms, ultra catchy songs and that unbridled, unambiguous, fearless sexuality! Amazing stuff, and an early hint that Prince had a look, sound, style and talent that could, and eventually would pretty much takeover a heck of a lot of cultural space. Titles include the unstoppable classics "Dirty Mind" and "When You Were Mine", plus "Head", "Sister", "Do It All Night", and "Party Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and splitting in the spine.)

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PrinceEye Hate U (edit, voc) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1995. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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PrinceGett Off (extended rmx, houstyle, flutestramental)/Violet The Organ Grinder/Gangster Glam/Clockin' The Jizz (inst) ... 12-inch
Paisley Park/Warner, 1991. Very Good (pic cover)... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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