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✨✧ Gregory AbbottShake You Down (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Friday Music, 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A solid modern soul debut from Gregory Abbott – leanly grooving midtempo production on par with some of the biggest stars at the time – with deeply sinking hooks and beautiful vocals from Gregory! He has that way of rolling from laidback, effortless energy to a sweet falsetto and ... read more CD

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Roy AyersI'm The One ... CD
Columbia, 1987. Used ... $9.99
A late 80s effort for Columbia from the legendary Roy Ayers – his third and final album for the label from the early-to-mid 80s – a time that found Roy applying his classic smooth, jazzy soul style to a more profoundly modern vibe – and it works as well on this set as it did on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AztecaPyramid Of The Moon (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD
(Professional CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Regina BelleBaby Come To Me – The Best Of Regina Belle ... CD
Columbia, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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Regina BelleShow Me The Way – The Columbia Anthology ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A great collection of work from Regina Belle – one that features a number of remixes, singles, and collaborations – as well as the album tracks that made her one of the most rock-solid female soul singers at the end of the 80s! At some level, Regina's a singer from another time – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears ... CD
Columbia, 1968. Used ... Temporarily 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 CD

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BT ExpressFunction At The Junction (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
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 ... About December 18, 2019
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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✨✧ ChampaignHow Bout Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful treasure from the early 80s soul scene – the first album from Champaign, and an instant winner right from the start! The group may not have been one of the bigger names of their time, but they really won a lot of favor with soul listeners over the years – and this album's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ChimesChimes ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible debut album from The Chimes – one that really rocked our world back in the day, and which we still go back to again and again over the years! The group sprang forth at a wonderful time when the British scene was bringing back a lot of depth to soul music – the Soul II ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)I Am The Greatest (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1963. New Copy ... $3.99
A great little record – and proof that Muhammad Ali was star material, even in his early years! The record is kind of in the spoken word mode – but has added music by Peter Katz – and features Ali delivering some of his famous poetic "zinger" type material, of the sort ... (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Clifford CoulterBetter Part Of Me ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A damn great little record from Clifford Coulter – a set that's much tighter and more soul-based than his earlier funk albums for Impulse Records – but which comes together beautifully, too – thanks to help from Bill Withers in the studio! Bill produced, and the record has this ... read more CD

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Andre CymoneAC (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. Used 2CD ... $18.99
The best of a handful of albums that the one-time Prince bassist put out in the early 80s – a record that made a splash via the great Prince-penned "The Dance Electric" – possibly a blessing and a curse for AC, as Prince was so huge at the time that the record going public was ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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D TrainMiracles Of The Heart (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1986. Used ... $2.99
James D-Train Williams' first album for a major label – and a really great follow-up to the indie success of his initial recordings for Prelude Records! The style here is very similar to the clubby grooves of D-Train's earlier sides – thanks to strong keyboards, production, and ... read more CD
Also available Miracles Of The Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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D TrainMiracles Of The Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1986. Used ... $7.99
James D-Train Williams' first album for a major label – and a really great follow-up to the indie success of his initial recordings for Prelude Records! The style here is very similar to the clubby grooves of D-Train's earlier sides – thanks to strong keyboards, production, and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Miracles Of The Heart (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Terence Trent D'ArbyIntroducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby ... CD
Columbia, 1987. Used ... $1.99
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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 ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Charles EarlandComin To You Live/Earland's Jam/Street Themes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of great albums from organist Charles Earland – presented here with great bonus tracks too! First up is Comin To You Live – one of Charles Earland's sweet albums from his years at Columbia Records – done in a mode that's much more R&B than his earliest work, but in a ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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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 & FireAll 'N All (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Earth Wind & FireBest Of Earth Wind & Fire Vol 1 ... CD
Columbia, Mid 70s. Used ... $2.99
Fantastic stuff through and through – and almost a "best of" best of collection from the 70s! The album's a key illustration of the genius of Earth Wind & Fire on Columbia Records – because by the time the set was released in 1978, most of the tracks were already well-know ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireBest Of Earth Wind & Fire Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. Used ... $1.99
A great little album of tracks by one of the 70s greatest soul groups – featuring material from mostly their late 70s years at Columbia, plus a few other ringers thrown into mix it up a bit. Features the slow jam classic "After The Love Is Gone", the disco groover "Boogie ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireElectric Universe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. Used ... $9.99
The title's no joke, as Earth Wind & Fire are definitely part of the electric universe of early 80s Columbia Records – the galaxy that also includes Herbie Hancock during his electro years! As a result, there's a lot more keyboards and electric rhythms in the set than before – a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireEternal Dance (3CD box set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1970s/1980s. Used 3CD + Book ... $9.99
Classic work from this amazing group – with 12 previously unreleased tracks, plus rare b-sides! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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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
Also available Gratitude ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireHead To The Sky (SACD pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Audio Fidelity, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendously beautiful album – and a righteous anthem of power and growth that seems to open itself up to us more and more over the years! Earth Wind & Fire are at their height here – mixing together soul and funk with a set of influences that includes African percussion and ... read more CD
(Gold, multichannel, hybrid SACD pressing. Numbered limited edition, includes slipcase.)

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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 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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✨✧ Fania All-StarsRhythm Machine ... CD
Columbia/Discos 605, 1977. Used ... $8.99
One of the proudest moments of the New York Latin underground – a time when some of its best players wound up playing for Columbia, through a brief affiliation between Fania and the larger label! And although you might think that the album would totally sell out the group's best points, it's ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinIn The Beginning – The World Of Aretha Franklin 1960 to 1967 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet overview of the early years of Aretha Franklin's career – her formative days at Columbia Records, when she was working in a variety of styles before heading over to bigger fame at Atlantic! Even at this early stage, Aretha's one hell of a singer – and, despite what folks who ... read more CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinQueen In Waiting ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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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 FranklinLearning To Love/Marathon/Skydance/It Takes Two ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A soulful keyboard maestro – served up here on four 80s albums for Columbia Records! First up is Learning To Love – a set in which Rodney Franklin adds in just a bit more vocals to his music than before, but still holding onto all the best keyboard strengths of the past! Franklin was ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Rodney FranklinMarathon ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1984. Used ... $9.99
Great keyboard work from Rodney Franklin – an artist who was well-trained in the best 70s fusion modes, and really knew how to keep things real on an 80s groover like this! The set's got less acoustic touches than on previous Franklin albums, but the sound is still plenty soulful throughout ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinSkydance ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great example of why we always reach for our Rodney Franklin records time and time again over the years – as there's few other players who could serve up a blend of soul and jazz this well! The album's got a great balance of electric and acoustic, that instantly-warm style that Franklin ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFuture Shock ... CD
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
The future is now! Or at least it seemed to be back in 1983 when Herbie teamed up with Bill Laswell to record this classic album of computer-driven keyboard grooves! Whatever you might think of the music, the record was a genius move for Herbie – who was kind of flopping around in a number ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Future Shock ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Thelma HoustonBreakwater Cat/Never Gonna Be Another One ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1980/1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two early 80s groovers from Thelma Houston – back to back on a single CD! Breakwater Cat is an excellent set – one that has Thelma really reinventing herself after the disco years – stepping back into deeper soul vocals, while still working with full arrangements that push things ... read more CD

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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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JunieBread Alone ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1980. Used ... $5.99
Slicked up funk from Junie – not as crazy has his stoned-out albums on Westbound, but just as great overall! There's plenty of 80s bass pedal whomping in the mix, but production's nice and smooth, with some good doses of soul that keep the record from being a silly throwaway funk effort. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AC KellySlammer ... CD
Columbia, 1989. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Johnny KempJust Got Paid ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1988. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Johnny KempSecrets Of Flying ... CD
Columbia, 1988. Used ... $6.99
A killer second set from Johnny Kemp – and a great showcase for the talents of a young Teddy Riley too! Teddy helped out with the album's leadoff track – the excellent "Just Got Paid", one of those 80s soul numbers that broke big right of the box – and which has gone ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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KhemistryKhemistry (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1982. Used ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsSoul Survivors – The Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips 1973 to 1988 ... CD
Columbia, 1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsVisions ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Sweet 80s groove from Gladys Knight & The Pips – just the kind of record that shows why the group kept going strong for so many years! The classic approach is still very firmly intact – Gladys' wonderful lead, soaring out over the Pips' warm harmonies – a vocal power that so ... read more CD

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La LaLa La (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1987. Used ... $11.99
Catchy 80s soul from La La – an artist with a groove that's right up there with some of the bigger Columbia acts of the time, even if she never hit their heights! The production work here really helps set the scene nicely – as La La gets support from Full Force, Jon Morales, Lenny ... read more CD
Also available La La ... LP 4.99

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Lisa Lisa & Cult JamStraight Outta Hell's Kitchen ... CD
Columbia, 1991. Used ... $1.99
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Kenny LogginsBack To Avalon ... CD
Columbia, 1988. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Kenny LogginsCelebrate Me Home ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... $4.99
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Kenny LogginsKeep The Fire ... CD
Columbia, 1979. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Loggins & MessinaFull Sail ... CD
Columbia, 1973. Used ... $3.99
A great mix of sophisticated pop and lighter, more tropical numbers – and one of the best albums ever to emerge from the union of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina! The album's got a special place in our heart, thanks to the classic tune "Pathway To Glory" – an extended, slow-buil ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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Cheryl LynnGot To Be Real – The Columbia Anthology ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDS ... $15.99
A fantastic selection of work from Cheryl Lynn – a singer who came around in the later years of disco, then helped find a whole new groove for female soul once the 80s began! Cheryl's always been a cut above – a singer with an incredible voice, and one who's also able to sound her best ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cheryl LynnIn Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cheryl Lynn follows things up nicely from her famous debut – mostly sticking in the same upbeat territory as her earliest club hits – a groove that's perfect for her bold, soaring vocals! The album sports a few mellower cuts, but it's the groovers that really keep things together ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cheryl LynnIn The Night (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Cheryl Lynn's early killers for Columbia – an album of tight, bouncy, joyous soul all the way through – free from any of the too-commercial touches that sometimes slowed Cheryl's later work! Ray Parker Jr produced the set – and he as well is free from the slicker sounds of ... read more CD
(From the recent Disco Fever 40 series – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Cheryl LynnInstant Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1982. Used ... $11.99
Cheryl Lynn and Luther Vandross – a tremendous combination that makes for one heck of a great record! Luther arranged and produced the entire set – and he does a great job here of pushing Cheryl Lynn into more upbeat territory without getting too poppy or schmaltzy! In a way, the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cheryl LynnPreppie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to believe that a preppie look could ever be associated with a soul singer, but by the time of this 1983, the preppie craze had spread so much that it actually provided Cheryl Lynn a nice way to update her style! There's nothing preppie about the music, though – and the record's a great ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cheryl LynnReal Thing ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Definitely the real thing from Cheryl Lynn – a collection of classics from her legendary years at Columbia Records – tunes that cracked the clubs, then the charts, and which really put Cheryl at the top of her game! The collection mixes groovers with some of the ballads that would ... read more CD
(Out of print original Sony Music Special Products pressing.)

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Taj MahalReal Thing ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Blues, Soul) CD

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ManhattansGreatest Hits ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more ... read more CD

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ManhattansGreatest Hits ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more ... read more CD
(Please note that the pages from the booklet are stuck together.)

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ManhattansKiss & Say Goodbye – Best Of The Manhattans ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... $1.99
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more ... read more CD

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ManhattansLove Songs ... CD
Columbia/Sony, Late 70s. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ ManhattansManhattans/After Midnight (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1976/1980. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Philly soul classics from The Manhattans – the mid 70s self-titled gem and After Midnight from the dawn of the 80s! The Manhattans album is one of their best of the 70s, and a record that showed that they were firmly out of the indie ghetto, and totally on top of their game! The record ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Mary MarySomething Big ... CD
Columbia, 2011. Used ... $0.99
(Gospel, Soul) CD

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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 MathisHeart Of A Woman/Feelings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweetly soaring mid 70s work from Johnny Mathis - a pair of classic albums plus bonus tracks in a 2CD set! The voice of Johnny Mathis meets the soulful arrangements of Paul Riser and HB Barnum on Heart Of A Woman – all wrapped up with Johnny Bristol production! Johnny's tender voice, the ... (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 ... Temporarily 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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Johnny MathisIn The Still Of The Night ... CD
Columbia, 1989. Used ... $1.99
(Vocalists, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisKilling Me Softly With Her Song/When Will I See You Again ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Johnny Mathis riding high in the early-to-mid 70s – with 2 great albums on one CD! Johnny takes on a mix of sweet & tender and more melancholy tunes on Killing Me Softly, showing a surer hand at making a batch of then contemporary hits his own much more successfully than other veteran pop ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny MathisRaindrop Keep Fallin' On My Head (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great magic from Johnny Mathis at the start of the 70s – a set that has Johnny working through some groovier tunes from the second end of the 60s – all set to some mighty nice backings from Ernie Freeman! Ernie brings in a fair bit of strings, but also gives things that soulful punch ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Maxwellblack SUMMERS' Night ... CD
Columbia, 2016. Used ... $3.99
It's taken us a bit longer than expected to get this second installment in Maxwell's Black Summers' Night series – but it's been well worth the wait, given the greater depth in the music! All that we love about Maxwell's previous records is alive and well here – but there's also kind ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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MaxwellEmbrya ... CD
Columbia, 1998. Used ... $2.99
The second album by smooth soul singer Maxwell – and every bit as great as the first! Although the vibe is modern, the sound is quite classic – with lush warm arrangements that perfectly wrap up Maxwell's sweet and soulful vocals. The record picks up a tradition that was left off by ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ MaxwellLifetime (uncut, Dupri rmx, Dupri rmx inst, Ben Watt Lazy Dog ext rmx, Tim & Jez mix) (CD single) ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The big hit off the Now LP gets a sort of Dirty South mix by Jermaine Dupri, a great house remake courtesy Ben Watt of Everyting But the Girl, and a nice spare version courtesy Tim Easton & Jez Collin. (Neo Soul, Soul) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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MaxwellNow ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $0.99
Maxwell's third album, and he just keeps getting better. His songwriting skills have become more finely honed, and the arrangements and general feel still maintain his warm, retro modern vibe. We never tire of his soulful vocals, and music that references classics like the Isleys, Marvin Gaye, ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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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 ... $24.99
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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✨✧ MiraclesMiracles ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. Used ... $8.99
An overlooked groover from The Miracles – a late 70s set for Columbia Records, and one that's got a sparkling sound throughout! The album really has the group hitting some great modern soul modes for the set – arrangements by David Foster that push them forward even more, and which ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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New HorizonsSomething New/Gonna Have Big Fun ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983/1984. Used ... $6.99
2 classics from New Horizons – back to back on a single CD! Something New is something great from New Horizons – the group's second album, and even tighter than the first! Roger Troutman had a very big hand in the record, lending the group some very Zapp-ish touches in their grooves ... read more CD

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Laura Nyro with LabelleGonna Take A Miracle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
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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✨✧ Shuggie OtisShuggie's Boogie – Shuggie Otis Plays The Blues ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A look at the earliest solo work by Shuggie Otis – tracks cut at a time when he was stepping out of the shadows of his father Johnny, and recording for Columbia both as an emerging star on his own, and as one of the best elements of the larger Otis Show enterprise! The tracks here focus a ... read more CD

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✨✧ PocketsGolden Classics ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vivian ReedYours Until Tomorrow – The Epic Years ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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DJ RogersLove Brought Me Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty DJ Rogers – one of the most positive, powerful voices in 70s soul music! The set's a sublime Rogers showcase all the way through – as DJ wrote, arranged, and produced the whole record – in partnership with the Earth Wind & Fire ... read more CD

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Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee ... CD
Columbia, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Boz ScaggsDown Two Then Left ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... $5.99
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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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Jevetta SteeleHere It Is ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Donna Summer & OthersThank God It's Friday – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Rebound, 1978. Used ... $14.99
A huge disco cash-in moment of the 70s – but a great one too, and a strong illustration of the power that Casablanca Records had in both the clubs and charts at the time! The movie and record were both a bit over-pressed upon release, but they nonetheless stand as a great snapshot of the way ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Surface2nd Wave ... CD
Columbia, 1988. Used ... $2.99
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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SurfaceSurface ... CD
Columbia, 1987. Used ... $4.99
A mellow soul stunner from the mid 80s – the classic debut of Surface, a trio who bring a lot of warm jazzy elements into their unique brand of quiet storm grooves! There's a careful sense of class to the record right from the start – no easygoing commercial ballads, and instead a more ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorEargasm (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Johnnie Taylor – a set that not only gave his career a giant boost, but which also helped shift southern soul into hip new territory in the late 70s! The music's a great change from Taylor's previous work at Stax – and the set features warm production from Don ... read more CD

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorEargasm/Rated Extraordinaire ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Southern soul hits the big time – and the result is these two wonderful late 70s albums from Johnnie Taylor! Eargasm is a landmark album from Johnnie Taylor – a set that not only gave his career a giant boost, but which also helped shift southern soul into hip new territory in the late ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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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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✨✧ Ten CityThat Was Then, This Is Now ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If the early 90s had one major influence on soul music – it was probably the wealth of underground house acts that got a chance to cut full albums on their own, often moving into wider-ranging soul style that had been heard on their earlier singles, and often with great effect! Ten City fit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tower Of PowerAin't Nothin Stoppin Us Now ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... $3.99
No stopping Tower Of Power in the 70s – as the set's a cool Columbia session from the group, and one that features a well-crafted groove throughout! The overall approach is a bit warmer and less jamming than before – but in ways that really show the group hitting some strong notes on ... read more CD

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Tower Of PowerWe Came To Play ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... $2.99
Tight funky work from Tower of Power – produced here by Steve Cropper, but sounding a lot more like Average White Band than on earlier albums – with a great mix of mainstream funk and warmer, mellow cuts! The group takes advantage of the studio work to let the best funky sides of their ... read more CD
Also available We Came To Play ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Luther VandrossBusy Body ... CD
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 80s work from Luther Vandross – the kind of record that catapulted him from the soul music shadows into the major mainstream of the time! The style here is a fair bit more electric than some of Luther's music of the 70s, but the sound is still silky, soulful, and sensuous – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Luther VandrossNever Let Me Go ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used ... $1.99
Mellow magic from Luther Vandross – a mainstream soul set, but a great one too – and a great illustration of the way that Luther could keep going strong with his sound well into the 90s! There's key elements of the Vandross groove here from a decade before – including production ... read more CD

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✨✧ WaldoLove Don't Grow On Trees ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strange cover, but a mighty soulful set from Waldo – a really cool Columbia Records soul group with Tyrone Lester and James Brown on vocals, plus some sweet keyboards from Calvin Brunson too! The sound is tight, with the keyboards and basslines really setting the groove – with some ... read more CD
 
 



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