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AkonTrouble (2CD platinum edition) ... CD
Universal, 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Still sealed with a small cutout hole through the case.)

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✨✧ Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. SHM-CD pressing!)

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... CD
Universal, 2000. Used ... $3.99
A millennial classic from Erykah Badu – a set that came along right as the current century was starting up, to show a soulful path that would keep things strong for many years to come! The album grabbed a bigger audience than Erykah's first, but still kept things strong – really ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed ... (Hip Hop, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker T & PriscillaHome Grown (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1972. Used ... $19.99
Much mellower than the previous duet effort from Booker T & Priscilla Jones – a set that almost echoes Book's Memphis roots, but in ways that are different than the familiar soul of Stax! There's lots of sweet organ lines in the instrumentation – but they're played with a style ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2009 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi, numbered certificate and replica printed inner sleeve!)

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Booker T & Priscilla JonesChronicles (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1973. Used ... $19.99
Booker T's definitely into a great new groove here – one that really extrapolates his Memphis roots through the haze of early 70s California – coming up with some wonderful sounds along the way! There's a definite A&M vibe to the record – that mix of rootsy modes and hipster ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2009 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi, replica inner sleeve, and numbered certificate with close up of the original labels!)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsTime Is Tight (3CD set) ... CD
Stax/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monumental collection of work by the legendary Booker T & The MGs – one that features a huge amount of the group's best recordings – mostly pulled from their early years at Stax Records, and including some rare album tracks, b-sides, and other nice bits! Memphis soul expert ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownGet On Up – The James Brown Story ... CD
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, ... read more CD
(Still sealed with a small coutout hole through the case.)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's a Man's Man's Man's World ... LP
King/Universal, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
James Brown, proud and loud – a smoking 60s album that provides a great link between his earlier styles and his freer roots – with a brilliant blend of funk, soul, and a touch of raw R&B! Given the power of The Godfather at this point, there's no denying that even the older cuts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available It's a Man's Man's Man's World (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 13.99

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling ... read more CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II ... CD
Polydor/Universal, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
James Brown's great second album recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem – a set we like even better than the first famous volume – because it's much more stretched-out, harder-hitting, and full of fire! You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of Brown's showmanship on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownSuper Bad ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... read more CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ Bobby Byrd/Vicki AndersonHot Pants – I'm Coming Coming I'm Coming ... CD
People/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing rare funk by 2 of the hippest artists in the James Brown galaxy of stars – Bobby Byrd and Vicki Anderson – a great match in real life, and on this CD! The first half of the set features rare singles with Bobby in the lead – material that doesn't just include his famous ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2015 pressing – includes obi.)

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Funk BrothersBest Of The Funk Brothers – 20th Century Masters ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
Motown legends finally get their due – in this first-ever collection of work by The Funk Brothers! The group were the backing band for most of the classic Motown recordings of the 60s – and labored for years with hardly any credit, until recently, when their achievements have been ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (UK), 1979. Used ... $4.99
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band IV ... CD
Universal, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Perhaps the ultimate album for The Gap Band – and sure, it was a hit, but the record still sounds great today, and the constant sampling of some of the record has kept it fresh in the crates for years and years. The band have lost the heavier funk sound of earlier years, and working in a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellUnited ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic soul duets between Marvin & Tammi Terrell – a landmark pair in 60s soul music, and easily one of the best male/female duos in pop music ever! Marvin and Tammi have a way of singing together that makes you feel like they're speaking the tunes, not singing them – a personal ... read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Marques HoustonVeteran (CD & DVD) ... CD
Tug/Universal (Japan), 2006. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Japanese pressing, with obi.)

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pride/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangEmergency ... CD
Universal, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s sounds from the legendary Kool & The Gang – one of the key classics from the second chapter of the group – when their lineup and sound were a lot leaner than before, and they managed to cross over big to a much wider audience than before! The upbeat cuts show that the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangGangthology ... CD
Universal/Mercury (UK), 1970s-Mid 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work by Kool & The Gang – one of the first to show their two sides of genius! The set's divided up into 2 CDs – one "Wild", and the other "Peaceful" (after the group's great early track, "Wild & Peaceful"!) The "wild& ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited – The Uni, MCA, & 20th Century Records Singles 1972 to 1975 ... CD
Universal, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic selection of work from one of the hippest girl groups of the 70s – the mighty Love Unlimited trio, three singers who all worked under the genius of Barry White in his prime! Unlike other girl trios of the time, who often used an older soul mode refitted with disco grooves – ... read more CD
Also available Love Unlimited – The Uni, MCA, & 20th Century Records Singles 1972 to 1975 ... LP 16.99

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Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited – The Uni, MCA, & 20th Century Records Singles 1972 to 1975 ... LP
Universal, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 34.99
A fantastic selection of work from one of the hippest girl groups of the 70s – the mighty Love Unlimited trio, three singers who all worked under the genius of Barry White in his prime! Unlike other girl trios of the time, who often used an older soul mode refitted with disco grooves – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love Unlimited – The Uni, MCA, & 20th Century Records Singles 1972 to 1975 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Love Unlimited OrchestraLove Unlimited Orchestra – The 20th Century Records Albums 1973 to 1979 (7CD set) ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 7CD ... Out Of Stock
The essential 70s run of classics by Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra – all their 20th Century Records LPs from 1973 to 1979 in a perfect little 7CD box set! The styles range from soaring soulful sounds that more than earn the usage of the word Orchestra, to funky instrumental ... read more CD

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✨✧ Teena MarieLa Dona ... CD
Cash Money/Universal, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features guest appearances by Rick James, Common, and MC Lyte. CD
(Still sealed, small cutout hole through case and barcode.)

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✨✧ Teena MarieSapphire ... CD
Cash Money/Universal, 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy MilesThem Changes ... CD
Mercury/Universal (UK), 1970. Used ... $11.99
A landmark album of crossover funk – fuzzed out rock, soul, and jazzy licks all coming into play together – held totally tight by drummer Buddy Miles, the undisputed king of his scene! Buddy's drums are super-heavy – holding down his Freedom Express group with a heavy jazz-rock ... read more CD

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✨✧ ParliamentChocolate City (picture disc pressing) ... LP
Casablanca/Universal, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing album that's probably one of the most unified albums that George Clinton ever recorded! The band's rawer style has been firmed up and economized – but a lot of the best elements are still in place, including a strange approach to vocals that has male and female voices interacting ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Smokey RobinsonWhere There's Smoke ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1979. Used ... $18.99
Smooth Smokey at the end of the 70s – an album that has him moving from the Quiet Storm sound into the more hook-based style that would earn him a fair bit of hits in the 80s! The Robinson vocal approach is always sweet, warm, and mellow on the set – especially on the album's more ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rotary ConnectionBlack Gold Of The Sun – The Very Best Of Rotary Connection ... CD
Cadet/Universal (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Some of the trippiest soul music ever recorded – an amazing collection of work by the legendary Rotary Connection – early home to vocalist Minnie Riperton and arranger Charles Stepney! Rotary Connection was a unique late 60s combination of soul, jazz, and rock-based modes – all ... read more CD

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Nina SimoneI Put A Spell On You ... LP
Philips/Universal, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... On November 6, 2020
Captivating work by Nina – working here in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that were perfect for her intimate folksy style. The album's one of her first few for Philips, and it really has her opening things up a bit ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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Nina SimonePastel Blues ... LP
Philips/Universal, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... On November 6, 2020
Wonderful stuff from Nina Simone – working here still with one foot in the jazzier style of early days, but with haunting elements of the later progressive style to come! The "pastel" in the title shouldn't imply any sort of softness on Nina's part, because if anything, she's ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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✨✧ Snoop DoggJust A Baby Boy (radio, dirty, inst, hip hop radio edit, hip hop dirty version) ... 12-inch
Universal, 2001. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Off the Baby Boy soundtrack, featuring Tyrese and Mr Tan. (Hip Hop, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Soul II Soul5 Classic Albums (Club Classics Vol 1/New Dacade Vol 2/Volume 3 – Just Right/Volume 4 – Believe/Time For Change) (5CD set) ... CD
Spectrum/Universal (UK), 1990s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A massive legacy in soul music – served up here in one great little set – with the first five albums by Soul II Soul, all presented in tiny little LP-styled sleeves! It's hard to deny the power of the group at the time – and even all these many years later, we're amazed at how ... read more CD

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Ray TerraceHome Of Boogaloo ... CD
Tower/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)
Also available Home Of Boogaloo ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Tony Toni ToneWho? ... CD
Universal, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first LP from Tony Toni Tone – and a landmark in crossover R&B! The set is a great one throughout – tightly produced, but with a sense of charm that seemed to be missing at the time from other groups – especially male groups who got a bit blown off course during the quiet ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteLove's Theme – The Complete 20th Century Records Singles 1973 to 1979 (3CD set) ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his ... read more CD

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✨✧ Barry WhitePut Me In Your Mix ... CD
Universal, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little record that some folks slept on over the years – a bit of a comeback album for Barry White – an overlooked early 90s session that updates his sound a bit, yet which still continues the charm of his classic years! There's a bit of a new jack groove going on in a few of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Amy WinehouseLioness – Hidden Treasures ... CD
Universal, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
A (sadly) posthumous release from Amy Winehouse – a voice we loved for a couple good years before knowing how troubled she was in real life and now lament the loss of – and this set, largely put together by producer Salaam Remi turned out surprisingly well! It'd be pretty easy to bow ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Stevie WonderDefinitive Collection ... CD
Universal/Motown, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
 
 



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