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AfterbachMatinee ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A distant star in the Earth Wind & Fire galaxy – and the only album by this sweetly grooving group that owed a lot to the EWF sound! The record's produced by Verdine White, executive produced by Maurice White, and even features a bit of guest vocals by Philip Bailey – and the ... read more CD

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✨✧ BallinjackBallinjack ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Includes the excellent "Found A Child". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon BibbLeon Bibb Sings ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 6 eye pressing.)

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✨✧ Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Blood Sweat & Tears – and a record that went onto have a tremendous impact in jazz, rock, funk, and soul! The group's format is plenty darn famous – adding a lot of horns to hip riffing grooves – but despite countless plays on oldies stations over the ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, matrix ending in 1G/1B. Cover has some aging.)

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BMPLoc It Up ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. Used ... $9.99
BMP – the trio of Butch McNeil, Marlon Holland, and Pete DaCosta – certainly not the biggest names in 80s soul, but a great little group that really gets things grooving! The sound here is a wonderful balance between harmony soul and some of the smoother group modes of the time – ... read more CD

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Leon BridgesGood Thing (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A soaring set from Leon Bridges – a full length second album that's every bit as classic as his debut, but in a completely different way! Where Coming Home was maybe Leon's answer to the generation of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke, Good Thing is more of a nod to the era of Maxwell and D'Angelo ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Peabo BrysonThrough The Fire ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BT ExpressEnergy To Burn ... LP
Columbia/Roadshow, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A killer set that's extremely well-titled – as BT Express were one of the hottest ensemble funk acts of their time! The groove here is definitely aimed at a more disco-oriented dancefloor than before – but the overall sound is plenty funky enough for our ears – thanks to some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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BT ExpressFunction At The Junction (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Heavy funk and super-tight horns – all wrapped up in the kind of a groove that made BT Express one of the hottest club acts of the 70s! The group are at the height of their powers here – working with excellent arrangements from Carlos Ward – a jazzman at heart, and a talent who ... read more CD

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✨✧ BT ExpressKeep it Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great later work from BT Express – a record with a sound that's cleaner, leaner, and more stripped-down than some of their earlier records! The style here is still the same as before – mostly soul aimed at the dancefloor, served up with a tremendous sense of bottom rhythm – but ... read more CD

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✨✧ C&C Music FactoryHere We Go Remixes (clivilles/cole house mix, garage mix, red hot dub, reprise) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1991. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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C&C Music FactoryTake a Toke Remix (jeep mix, hip hop junkies mix, boriqua athem, house mix) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1994. Near Mint- 2x12" ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Stanley ClarkeI Wanna Play For You ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wickedly funky album from Stanley Clarke – perhaps his most fully-formed album of the Columbia years, and a set that really brings together his jazz and soul styles! There's a definite R&B vibe going on, but it's also one that's still quite heavy on bass work from Stanley – a ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Terence Trent D'ArbyIntroducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisDo You Feel It? – The Real Soul Of Tyrone Davis ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of our favorite work ever from Tyrone Davis – a massive compilation of his post-Dakar work for Columbia Records! Although Davis first rose to fame on the earlier label, we love his work from this second stretch even more – as Tyrone really changed up his game a lot, and moved past ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisGive It Up (Turn It Loose) – The Very Best Of The Columbia Years ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tyrone Davis on Columbia Records – an incredible combination that makes for music that's quite different than Davis' earlier years on the Dakar label! At Columbia, Tyrone turned his bluesy groove onto a much more sophisticated sound – a smooth-stepping, mellow mature style that was ... read more CD

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Tyrone DavisI Just Can't Keep On Going ... CD
Columbia/Elemental (France), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Tyrone Davis the mellow master – still going strong into the 80s! The album's an overlooked gem from Tyrone's years at Columbia Records – a time when he was changing up his style a bit, and really finding a great new groove – a way of getting past some of the overdone modes of ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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Destiny's ChildSay My Name (12 inch picture disc) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Columbia/Sony, 1999. New Copy (reissue)... On August 29, 2020
(Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Willie DixonI Am The Blues ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue recognition of the blues contributions of Willie Dixon – a set that pulls him out of the indie ghetto and pushes him firmly into the mainstream with this key release on Columbia Records! Yet despite that placement, the style is nicely down home – a strong recreation of ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Charles EarlandEarland's Street Themes (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A great little groover from keyboardist Charles Earland – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! There's plenty of street sounds going on here – lots of modern R&B modes that echo the changing styles of early 80s soul music, especially on the east coast! And as part ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireGreatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, 1970s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireAll 'N All ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... $2.99
Genius, pure genius! It was hard for Earth, Wind & Fire to go wrong at this point – and the album's a stellar blend of jazz, funk, and soul, all done in that perfect style they'd hit by the mid 70s. And even though this one was a monster album, of the type that you see in everyone's ... read more CD
(Out of print original pressing.)
Also available All 'N All (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireAll 'N All ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius, pure genius! It was hard for Earth, Wind & Fire to go wrong at this point – and the album's a stellar blend of jazz, funk, and soul, all done in that perfect style they'd hit by the mid 70s. And even though this one was a monster album, of the type that you see in everyone's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and poster, all in great shape!)
Also available
All 'N All ... CD 2.99
All 'N All (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireAll 'N All (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1977. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
Genius, pure genius! It was hard for Earth, Wind & Fire to go wrong at this point – and the album's a stellar blend of jazz, funk, and soul, all done in that perfect style they'd hit by the mid 70s. And even though this one was a monster album, of the type that you see in everyone's ... read more CD
Also available All 'N All ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireFaces ... CD
Columbia, 1980. Used ... $4.99
The genius of Earth Wind & Fire knows no bounds – and even on this double-length set, the group keep up their groove tremendously! The 2LP scope of Faces might make it seem like an ambitious enterprise, but it's really just an overstuffed package that tries to contain all the genius the ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Earth Wind & FireGratitude ... CD
Columbia, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Great stuff! Although a live album, Gratitude is one of Earth Wind & Fire's greatest from the mid 70s – a very tight batch of grooves that proves that Maurice White & Co. could play just as well on stage as they could in the studio – and the noise of the crowd going wild is ... read more CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireI Am ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A megahit album from Earth Wind & Fire – a record that spawned 2 of their biggest numbers ever – the mellow classic "After The Love Has Gone", and the club classic "Boogie Wonderland"! The rest of the album is equally great to follow in the strength of those two ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FirePowerlight ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Powerlight is burning bright – Maurice White, Philip Bailey, and the rest of the group still very much in classic formation! Even on a post-70s set like this, Earth Wind & Fire still manage to come up with tracks that beat the rest of the ensemble funk groups that grew up in their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireSpirit ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big hit for the group – and a great album of smooth funky soul! Spirit is a perfect example of the way that Earth Wind & Fire could tighten things up, yet still keep them real – holding onto the deeply spiritual side that first made them great – but also focusing their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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EmotionsDon't Ask My Neighbors – The Columbia/Arc Recordings (Flowers/Rejoice/Sunbeam/Come Into Our World/New Affair/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
Amazing box set – five full albums of material, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Flowers – a soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – ... read more CD

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✨✧ EmotionsSunbeam ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey ... read more CD

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Fania All StarsQue Pasa – The Best Of The Fania All Stars ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD

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Aretha FranklinAretha – The First 12 Sides (aka Aretha) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Aretha's first album for Columbia! Aretha sings hard jazz tracks with Ray Bryant and his combo, and although the album doesn't have the deep southern feel of her early Atlantic sessions, it's got a beautiful jazzy tinge that you don't really hear in her other recordings. Tracks include "Won't ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin's Greatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite the title, this isn't really Aretha's greatest hits – as it includes no numbers from the Atlantic years – but it is a pretty good selection of Aretha's earlier work for Columbia, and features some real gems that should have been bigger hits than they were. Titles include "R ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Limited Edition pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam and some wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinTender Moving Swinging Aretha Franklin ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hip stuff from Aretha's early years – mostly jazzy, and sung to arrangements by Robert Mersey. Tracks are mostly standards – including "Don't Cry Baby", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Just For A Thrill", "God Bless The Child", "How Deep Is The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has some wear and light aging.)

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Rodney FranklinIn The Center (double sided promo) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1980. Very Good ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Rodney FranklinIn The Center/You'll Never Know/Rodney Franklin/Endless Flight (bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Four soulful fusion classics from keyboardist Rodney Franklin – all together in a single set! First up is In The Center – wonderful keyboard work from the amazing Rodney Franklin – a player who sounds equally great on acoustic and electric piano! This album does a wonderful job ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Rodney FranklinRodney Franklin/You'll Never Know ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1980. Used ... $10.99
Tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players of the era – and 2 albums back-to-back! The Rodney Franklin album is a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Freedom WilliamsVoice Of Freedom (House of freedom mix, jazzy mix, chant mix, bass hit dub) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Gary's GangGangbusters ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Titles include "Do Ya Wanna Go Dancin", "Rock Around The Clock", "Let's Make Love Tonight", "Round & Round & Round", "Spirits", "The Little Rock Dancer From Dallas", "Dance With Me", and "Midnight Fever." LP, Vinyl record album

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Nina HagenFearless ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A strange and ultimately very fun set from Nina Hagen circa '83 – with production by Giorgio Morodor that's clearly geared towards an 80s mainstream club soul sound – and the record turns out to be all the weirder because of it! Nina's vocals are as anti-pop as they come, and Morodor's ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Herbie HancockFeets Don't Fail Me Now ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Sealed ... $19.99
Sweet keyboard grooves from Herbie Hancock – and a set that has him taking up some of the territory of younger players he'd inspired – like Bobby Lyle, Webster Lewis, or Rodney Franklin! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix here, including some great work on vocoder – blended in ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original!)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockRockit (short, long/album) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Funky breaking madness! Nice 12" single of Herbie's big hit cut with Bill Laswell – which sounds surprisingly better today than it did back in 1983. Lots of nice early electro keyboards – and some nice scratching from Grandmaster D St! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Heath BrothersIn Motion ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work by The Heath Brothers – a lot slicker and smoother than their earlier album for Strata East, but still filled with a soulful jazzy approach that befits their rich talents! By the point of this set, Jimmy Heath, once a rougher talent on the tenor, had emerged as one of the smooth ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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InternetHive Mind (with bonus download) ... LP
Columbia, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Stunning soul from The Internet – a group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – to the point where we fell in love with this set after hearing just the first few notes! The sound is wonderful – warm, but funky – bottom-heavy, but soaring to the skies ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ayumi IshidaOur Connection ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
Ayumi Ishida's a great singer with an unusual style – a sweet vocal approach that takes an older Japanese style of pop and pushes it forward to the smoother, more soulful styles of the 70s – served up here with all the best jazzy touches in the instrumentation and production! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nicely-done reissue – with textured cover and obi!)

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Isley BrothersGo For Your Guns ... CD
T Neck/Columbia, 1977. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A funky album – but one that we love best for the mellow tracks! Sure, the Isleys could wear flashy suits and play some heavy guitar – but honestly, what we really love them for here are the laidback, loving tunes they do so well. The album includes 2 of their greatest ballad tracks ... read more CD

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✨✧ Isley BrothersLive It Up ... CD
T Neck/Columbia, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 70s genius from the Isley Brothers – a record that has them firmly hitting their superstar mode with a fantastic blend of mellow soul and guitar-heavy funk! The record's got a sense of class, care, and poise that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries – an ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Samuel Jonathan JohnsonMy Music ... LP
Columbia/Be With (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of our favorite 70s soul records ever – and a totally unique set as well! To our ears, Samuel Jonathan Johnson belongs in the company of Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, and other spiritual soul heavyweights – even though he only ever cut this one album for Columbia Records back in 1978! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oran Juice JonesTo Be Immortal ... CD
OBR/Columbia, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Dollar & A Dream", "Time", "Street Style", "Money Honey", "Pipe Dreams", and "Never Say Goodbye". CD
(Out of print.)

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KaravanFunk Is Gonna Get You/Never Alone ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1983. Very Good ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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KhemistryKhemistry (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The only album we've ever seen from Khemistry – but a heck of a sweet little set, and one that's always been dear to our hearts! The trio features two gals and one guy, all working with a great sing-song approach on the vocals – and a snapping 80s groove on the rhythms! There's a ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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✨✧ KhemistryKhemistry (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The only album we've ever seen from Khemistry – but a heck of a sweet little set, and one that's always been dear to our hearts! The trio features two gals and one guy, all working with a great sing-song approach on the vocals – and a snapping 80s groove on the rhythms! There's a ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)
Also available Khemistry (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ John LegendLive From Philadelphia (CD& DVD) ... CD
Getting Out Our Dreams/Columbia, 2008. Used CD/DVD ... $2.99
(Neo Soul, Soul) CD
(Please note digipack cover has a 1" tear at the spine that has been patched with clear tape, a small mark from sticker removal, and over all lightwear.)

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✨✧ Kenny LogginsNightwatch ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
(Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jon LucienPremonition ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album from Jon Lucien – one that's been far too neglected over the years! This was Lucien's second album for Columbia – and it's a wonderfully strong effort that fuses together jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles, in a manner that recalls some of his best work for RCA – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Taj MahalHidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal 1969 to 1973 ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A definite treasure from Taj Mahal – especially for fans of his excellent early work for Columbia Records! The first CD in the package features unreleased studio tracks recorded during the glory days for Columbia – not rough cuts or demos, but well-finished gems that offer up the same ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Taj MahalMusic Keeps Me Together ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A bit hipper and less bluesy than some of Taj's other work for Columbia – recorded with his Intergalactic Soul Messengers Band, and a sound that's slyly soulful – and flavored with reggae or otherwise Caribbean influenced rhythms! Music Keeps Me Together has a fairly loose feel, but ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, light surface wear, and a few small stains.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisDifferent Kinda Different ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous start to the 80s for Johnny Mathis – and a set that really continues that strong shift into soul-based territory he begun in the 70s! Gene Page handles a lot of the arrangements here, and gives the whole thing that strong blend of strings and soul that he worked on other 70s ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Different Kinda Different (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Johnny MathisDifferent Kinda Different (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1980. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A tremendous start to the 80s for Johnny Mathis – and a set that really continues that strong shift into soul-based territory he begun in the 70s! Gene Page handles a lot of the arrangements here, and gives the whole thing that strong blend of strings and soul that he worked on other 70s ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisI Only Have Eyes For You/Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1976/1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two key 70s albums from Johnny Mathis – back to back on a single CD! I Only Have Eyes For You is a great little record – one that has Johnny Mathis still holding onto the majesty of his vocals from the early years, but really finding a new sort of groove with arranger Gene Page! Page ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Jessica Mauboy & othersSapphires – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia, 2012. Used ... $8.99
(Soundtracks, Soul) CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Paul McCartney & Michael JacksonSay Say Say (vocal, inst)/Ode To A Koala Bear ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Gwen McCraeLay It On Me – The Columbia Years ... CD
Columbia/Reel Music/P&C, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing rare soul from Gwen McCrae – little-known material recorded for Columbia records in the years before her later 70s fame at TK! The style here is nice and rootsy – very southern soul in its approach, even more so than Gwen's earliest work at TK – thanks, perhaps, to less ... read more CD
(Out of print – and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBe For Real – The PIR Recordings 1972 to 1975 (I Miss You/Black & Blue/To Be True/Wake Up Everybody/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection – four classic Philly International albums from this legendary group – plus a CD of bonus material too! First up is I Miss You – a groundbreaking record that forever changed the course for male soul music in the 70s – a set that has the young Teddy ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jackie MooreThis Time Baby/Let's Go Somewhere & Make Love ... 12-inch
Columbia/CBS (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The a-side to this single is a solid club slammer from Jackie Moore – way different than her earlier southern soul work, and done here with a sweet Philly groove from producer Bobby Eli! The track burns and builds for a full seven minutes – really picking up steam but never going too ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing – a great copy!)

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✨✧ Laura Nyro with LabelleGonna Take A Miracle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ OlatunjiDrums Of Passion ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A classic session of pounding percussion – quite possibly the most successful entry into this earthy genre that hit the recording scene at the end of the 50s! Babatunde Olatunji is joined here by a great assemblage of players – including Montego Joe and Baba Hawthorne Bey on percussion ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ PasadenasTo Whom It May Concern ... CD
Columbia, 1989. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Disc has a plastic stabalizer ring around the outer edge.)

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✨✧ PocketsTake It On Up (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. Used ... $22.99
A killer blend of soul and funk from Pockets – a group with a very jazzy pedigree in their roots, but who stretch forth here with some great studio help from the Kalimba Productions team of the Earth Wind & Fire empire! The groove is very much in the best 70s EWF mode – tight, but ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Process & The Doo RagsToo Sharp (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nearly-lost relic of 80s groove – and a sharp little side project from Rick James! Process and group are clearly going for a sound to rival the Time on this set – working as a well-costumed group ensemble with a bass-heavy funky groove at the bottom of every track – and their ... read more CD

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Sharon Redd, Ula Hedwing, Charlotte CrosseleyFormerly Of The Harlettes ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and a tracklist sticker.)

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Vivian ReedYours Until Tomorrow – The Epic Years ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A much-needed look at the early work of Vivian Reed – a singer who got the chance to release a handful of full length albums in the disco generation, but one who sounds even better here right at the start of her career! The beautiful package brings together rare single sides and LP tracks ... read more CD

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✨✧ Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee ... CD
Columbia, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The deepest, most political album we've ever heard from Raphael Saadiq – a set named after his brother, Jimmy Lee – an addict who died an unfortunate early death! Saadiq takes all the pain from his brother's trauma, and works it into a series of songs that go farther than anything we've ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD
Also available Jimmy Lee ... LP 26.99

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Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee ... LP
Columbia, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
The deepest, most political album we've ever heard from Raphael Saadiq – a set named after his brother, Jimmy Lee – an addict who died an unfortunate early death! Saadiq takes all the pain from his brother's trauma, and works it into a series of songs that go farther than anything we've ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SadePromise ... LP
Portrait, 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Sade's second album, and while it's not totally sublime as the first, it's still a damn great set with a smooth jazzy vibe that will have you coming back again and again! Includes the lovely "The Sweetest Taboo", plus "Is It A Crime", "War Of The Hearts", "Mr ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in a gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Boz ScaggsSilk Degrees ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blue-eyed soul from Boz Scaggs, with a decidedly Philly influenced sound to the production, which we'd hazard a guess comes more from the Hall & Oates side of town than the Sigma Sound axis. Still, this is a solid album with the irresistible hit "Lowdown", still a favorite around ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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Freddie ScottMr Heartache – The Best Of The Columbia Recordings Plus ... CD
Columbia/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Massive soul from Freddie Scott – exactly the kind of set that has us wondering why he wasn't a bigger star back in the 60s! Freddie's style is very mature – never too polished, yet totally put-together – in a way that rivals other 60s male greats like Jerry Butler and Walter ... read more CD

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ShalamarDancing In The Sheets (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Marlena ShawBest Of Marlena Shaw ... LP
Columbia, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A collection of Marlena's work for Columbia – smooth modern soul numbers that opened up a whole new world of styles for female soul singers, and which marked Shaw as one of the classiest singers of the 70s! Includes her great remake of "Go Away Little Boy", plus "Sweet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marlena ShawTake A Bite (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A nice little album from Marlena Shaw – continuing her 70s experiments in updating her jazzy vocal style to a sweet modern soul groove – and a winning effort! As always, Marlena shows that she can handle a wide range of styles – from uptempo dancefloor material to more tender ... read more CD

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✨✧ State Of ArtUnderstanding (work it out, r u ready jeep, one love, one love dub, work it out edit) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1991. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Surface2nd Wave ... CD
Columbia, 1988. Used ... $4.99
Great waves of sound here from Surface – a set that has the trio sounding even tighter and more fluid than ever – perfectly blending midtempo rhythms with their warm and sweet harmony vocals! The vibe's a bit classier than the usual mellow soul of the time – almost with a jazzy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnnie TaylorRated X-Traordinaire – Best Of Johnnie Taylor ... CD
Legacy/Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 7.98
Killer work from Johnnie Taylor – from the amazing period in which he reinvented himself as one of the bigger selling smooth soul acts of the 70s! Johnnie got his start as a solo act at Stax, churning out some great raw bluesy tunes that earned him more than a few hit records – but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorShe's Killing Me/A New Day ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Pure greatness from Johnnie Taylor – two Columbia Records releases back to back on a single CD! First up is She's Killing Me, an obscure 7 track EP from Johnnie Taylor – almost a 12" single, but with more than enough going on to make us think of it as a full album! Johnnie's in ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hitomi Penny TohyamaSexy Robot ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's a sexy robot pictured on the cover, but the real guiding force of this sweet little set might be producer Hikaru Flash Kanematsu – who we can always thank for adding a bit more groove to the mix! The set was issued in Japan, but has a tight 80s soul groove that's like some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Satoshi TomiieInspired (radio, stringstrumental, vinyl, final) ... 12-inch
Columbia (France), 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerYou Ought To Be Havin Fun – The Columbia/Epic Anthology ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Mid 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Two slices of work from Tower Of Power – both recorded for Sony/CBS, but with over a decade between them! First up, the set presents 19 killer cuts from the Columbia Records years of Tower Of Power – a time when the group moved away from Warner Brothers, where they were maybe losing a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Luther VandrossGive Me The Reason ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Luther Vandross at the top of his game – sitting right at the height of that crossover space in soul he virtually owned back in the mid 80s! The work here is certainly more commercial than Vandross albums of the past, but the soul is no less deep – thanks to Luther's amazing vocal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked halfway at the opening, but still intact with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Luther VandrossYour Secret Love ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing secret about Luther Vandross at this point in his career – as the album's part of his huge mainstream run in the 90s – with a strongly crossover sound to match! At points, the record verges on adult contemporary themes and backings – but Luther's vocals remain solidly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wah Wah WatsonElementary ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A funky fusion classic from guitarist Wah Wah Watson – his only album as a leader, despite countless appearances as a sideman on 70s soul, jazz, and pop sessions! The album's got a really wonderful sort of west coast groove – one that takes bits of spacey fusion, bassy funk, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Wendy & LisaFruit At The Bottom ... CD
Columbia/Virgin (UK), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second album from the team of Wendy & Lisa – and a record that nicely gets past some of the more mainstream sounds of the first! The styles here move a bit more away from the mid 80s pop/soul modes the pair first forged with Prince – and there's a bit more variety in the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Deniece WilliamsNiecy ... CD
Columbia/Reel Music, 1982. Used ... $14.99
Totally great work from Deniece Williams – still mostly free from the tinny pop of later years, and done in a solidly soulful style at Sigma Sound, with arrangements and production from the mighty Thom Bell! The groove is almost an update of 70s Philly, with traces of the maturing mellow ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Deniece WilliamsThis Is Niecy (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from Denice Williams – a singer who'd cracked the charts a bit as Denice Chandler, with a little girl soul sound, way back in the 60s – but who's grown up considerably by this essential 70s set! Chandler's voice is still a bit high – almost in a Minnie Riperton sort ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bill WithersBill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A brilliant double live album by Bill Withers – different than his studio work, and every bit as essential! The album's similar to Curtis Mayfield's double live album around the same time – in that it's got Bill in front of a very enthusiastic crowd, playing in a stripped down way that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bill WithersMaking Music ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn! Bill Withers can never do wrong in our book – and this album is definitely case in point! The set marks Bill's big move from Sussex Records to Columbia, and it's the start of an amazing run in the late 70s – completely sublime soul that wraps up all Withers' roots from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and lyric insert.)

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Bill WithersStill Bill ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Bill Withers' second album – even more wonderful than the first! The record's a perfect summation of all that made Bill so great – warm raspy vocals, sweet soulful production, mature songwriting, and just the right use of acoustic guitar to accent all the best elements in the music! ... read more CD

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Paul YoungSecret Of Association ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Titles include "Bite The Hand That Feeds", "Everything Must Change", "I Was In Chains", "Hot Fun", "Everytime You Go Away", and "Standing On The Edge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ ZonkeSoulitary (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
 
 



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