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✨✧ Average White BandPickin' Up The Pieces – The Best Of Average White Band ... CD
Rhino/Atlantic, 1970s. Used ... $7.99
One of the biggest crossover funk groups of all time – and when the smoke finally cleared, they were actually pretty darn good musicians! AWB's right up there with Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire for sheer pop 70s funkiness – and despite what you might think about a bunch ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Average White BandPut It Where You Want It ... LP
MCA, 1973. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Average White Band are most clearly associated with Atlantic Records during the 70s – and that label's genius move to record white soul acts for the crossover market – but this first album was recorded for MCA, and very much in the same vein as their later work. The record's not as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Average White BandSoul Searching ... CD
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... $6.99
Sublime mid 70s work from The Average White Band – and a record that really has the group deepening their groove a bit – moving past the heavier funk of their roots, into some mellower grooves that are totally great! There's a great undercurrent of jazz in some of the playing here ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Average White BandWarmer Communications (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1978. Used ... $8.99
In case you don't get the joke, the title's a play on the fact that Atlantic Records had just been acquired by Warner Communications – now fully a major label at the end of the 70s! That fact doesn't stop the album from being a good one, though – and AWB work here with Arif Mardin on a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coffy – Original Soundtrack (Japanese pressing) ... CD 12.99

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. Used ... $12.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Roy AyersComin' Home Baby – Herbie Mann Presents The Roy Ayers Quartet ... LP
Columbia (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Damn! This is an amazing rare album from Roy Ayers, and one that, we believe, was only ever issued in Japan! The whole session is made up of 4 tracks, and they were recorded during the time when Roy was playing with Herbie Mann, and recording on Atlantic. This session was cut Direct-To-Disc, and ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Denon pressing, with obi and insert!)

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Roy AyersDestination Motherland – The Roy Ayers Anthology ... CD
Universal (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
An amazing set of tracks from one of our favorite artists ever – a whopping 33 track, 2CD compilation of some of the best of Roy's work for Polydor! Given the title, you can expect a very hip bent to the tracks picked for the set – lots of righteous politics and hip cultural themes ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine (40th anniversary yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy AyersEvolution – The Roy Ayers Anthology ... CD
Polygram, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $10.99
Polygram's totally cool 2 CD anthology of some of Roy's best work for the label, featuring tracks that run from the early 70's through the early 80's, with such stellar cuts as "We Live In Brooklyn Baby", "Coffy is The Color", "Pretty Brown Skin", "Africa, Center ... read more CD
(Slipcover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersFeeling Good ... LP
Polydor, 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Stellar sounds from the great Roy Ayers – an early 80s album for Polydor, but a set that's still got the wonderfully tight, wonderfully groovy feel of his late 70s albums for the label! Roy's really perfected his sense of balance by this time – and does a great job of balancing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersIn The Dark (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1984. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Roy Ayers in a seductive mid 80s mode – his first for Columbia – and a record with some incredibly nice moments that blow away most of his contemporaries! The synth soul and drum machine era might seem like an odd fit for Roy's jazzy vibes, but it actually works really well here! You ... read more CD

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Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed innner sleeve. Cover has some marker on front.)

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, marker, and an index sticker.)

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Roy AyersLove Fantasy ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of our favorite Roy Ayers albums of all time – and an overlooked gem from Roy's late 70s years at Polydor! This set's a bit more laidback and less clubby than some other Ayers work of the period – which means it's got this wonderful jazzy groove throughout – a sweet mix of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good ... $99.99
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has ring & edge wear with some splitting in the spine.)

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Roy AyersRunning Away (long, short) ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $11.99
Doobie-doo doobie-doo! One of the catchiest Roy Ayers dancefloor tracks ever – a bassy bumping thumper that wonderfully skirts the line between clubby and funky! The track's got female vocals singing along with the hook – all in a mode that's quite similar to the most uptempo work by ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roy AyersSmooth Jazz ... CD
AFI, 1999. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print, has some writing in marker on booklet cover.)

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Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $13.99
It's like a dream come true – 13 previously unissued recordings by Roy Ayers, all from the height of his glory years on Polydor! Roy's work from this time is some of our favorite ever – a burning blend of jazz, soul, and funk – handled with impeccable charm, and a level of soul ... read more CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Rapster/BBE (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $18.99
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersYou Might Be Surprised ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Roy Ayers in a tight mid 80s funk mode – commanding a modern vibe really well, especially with his vibes so prominent in the sound! Although the sound's a step or two more modern than the Polydor years, Roy still sounds great – and he grooves nicely on this batch of tracks that mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersYou Might Be Surprised (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
Roy Ayers in a tight mid 80s funk mode – commanding a modern vibe really well, especially with his vibes so prominent in the sound! Although the sound's a step or two more modern than the Polydor years, Roy still sounds great – and he grooves nicely on this batch of tracks that mix ... read more CD

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Roy AyersYou Send Me ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A masterpiece – and don't pass it up! Sure, the date's a bit later than some of Roy's classic work, but the record's got a sound like no other – with a slow mellow jazzy style that shows Roy working at the height of his powers! There's some wonderful spacey production on the record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Roy Ayers & Wayne HendersonStep Into Our Life ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
Talk about a meeting of the minds! At the time of this album, Henderson & Ayers were probably the biggest names in the jazz funk business – both with a smooth soulful style that was pushing the genre onto whole new levels, while still keeping firm roots in jazz – a rare blend that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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AztecaPyramid Of The Moon ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $33.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker.)

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AzymuthMaracana/Dear Limmertz ... 12-inch
Milestone, 1980. Near Mint- ... $43.99
A rare promo pressing of these two excellent Brazilian jazz dance numbers, but with a strong modern flavor that keeps them perennial favorites on the stepper's scene here in Chicago, and on jazz funk dance floors elsewhere! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Fantasy sleeve, with a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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B2KBump Bump Bump (main, radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 2002. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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BabyfaceChristmas With Babyface ... CD
Epic, 1998. Used ... $1.99

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BabyfaceFace 2 Face ... LP
Arista, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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BabyfaceMTV Unplugged – NYC 1997 ... CD
Sony, 1997. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Victor BachBach Gammon 'S Easy ... LP
Nerucci (Canada), 1977. Very Good+ ... $59.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a peeled spot.)

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Erykah BaduBaduizm ... LP
MCA, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A landmark debut from the mighty Erykah Badu – a record that really set the world on fire when it first appeared – and which continues to blow our minds all these many years later! There's a simple, straightforward grace to the album that comes through immediately – as Erykah ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... LP
Motown, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A millennial classic from Erykah Badu – a record 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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Philip BaileyChinese Wall ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A big breakthrough for Philip Bailey – and a record that was kind of a second-level explosion for the Earth Wind & Fire sound in the 80s! There's a definite crossover feel to the record – a style that takes Bailey's soulful vocals, and mixes them with lots of catchy hooks – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Philip BaileyContinuation ... CD
Columbia/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... $9.99
An 80s soul classic from Philip Bailey – stepping out here from Earth Wind & Fire in a set that has him sparkling strongly as a solo act! The vocals still have that trademark Bailey sound – a wonderful range that's never overdone, and which seems to shine especially well on the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Continuation ... LP 0.99

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Philip BaileyContinuation ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... $0.99
An 80s soul classic from Philip Bailey – stepping out here from Earth Wind & Fire in a set that has him sparkling strongly as a solo act! The vocals still have that trademark Bailey sound – a wonderful range that's never overdone, and which seems to shine especially well on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has wear & a promo stamp.)
Also available Continuation ... CD 9.99

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Philip BaileyThank You (extended version, acapella version, inst)/All Soldiers ... 12-inch
A&M, 1986. Sealed (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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Philip BaileyTriumph ... LP
A&M, 1986. Sealed ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker and price sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Anita BakerRapture ... LP
Elektra, 1986. Very Good ... $4.99
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Rapture (Japanese pressing) ... CD 7.99

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Anita BakerRapture (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1986. Used ... $7.99
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Rapture ... LP 4.99

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Anita BakerSongstress ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1983. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on all sides. Label has some pen.)

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Ginger Baker's Air ForceGinger Baker's Air Force ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Out of the wreckage of Cream came some very hip grooves! Ginger Baker was the hippest of the group's 3 members – and although he's often credited by soul fans for his work with Fela, he should also get hats off for his work with the group Air Force. At its base, the group's in the jazz rock ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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LaVern BakerHer Greatest Recordings ... LP
Atco, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued seam, cutout notch, and light wear.)

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... CD
Atlantic, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP 7.99

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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Very Good ... $7.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing. Cover has light wear and some notations in pen on back.)
Also available LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ LaVern BakerSoul On Fire – Best Of Lavern Baker ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
Plenty of fire here – a killer batch of R&B classics from the 50s, all sung by the pre-soul powerhouse Lavern Baker! Baker's material was some of the best Atlantic Records cut back in the day – the kind of genre-defining singles that forever changed the sound of the female voice in ... read more CD

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Terry BaldwinHousemaster (orig, radio mix, club mix) ... 12-inch
Trax, 1987. Sealed ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Hank BallardLet's Go Again ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $39.99
One of the more obscure Hank Ballard albums on King – with the great title track "Let's Go Again" – plus "Oo Wow Oo Wee", "Come On & Get It", "Rock Granny Roll", "Looka Here", "Don't Change Your Pretty Ways", "I Like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, mostly split bottom seam, and some wrinkling on back.)

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Hank Ballard & The Midnighters20 Hits ... LP
King, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A classic set of hard rockin R&B from Hank Ballard and the legendar Midnighters – as raw a batch of vocal group tracks you'd be hard pressed to find! The album features plenty of tunes from their "Annie" cycle of songs – including "Work With Me Annie", "Anni ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bam BamGive It To Me (radio/club, dub, inst, street) ... 12-inch
Westbrook, 1988. Sealed ... $16.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Silver label pressing.)

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Bama – The Village PoetGhettos Of The Mind ... CD
Cadet/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. Used ... $19.99
A lost classic in the funky poetry mode of the 70s – and right up there with the best work from the time by the Last Poets, Jim Ingram, or Gil Scott Heron! Bama's got a rough-edged voice that works very well with the funkier backings of the set – handled by a team that includes Bernard ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BambooBamboo ... LP
WEA (Germany), 1979. Near Mint- (reissue)... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue. Labels have small BPM stickers.)

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BandoleroHot Paris Latino (us version, inst, orig, english version/mix radio) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Bar-KaysAs One/Nightcruising/Propositions/Dangerous ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A quadruple pack of albums from The Bar-Kays – four records on two CDs! First up is As One, a record that definitely has the Bar-Kays definitely grooving as one – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm ... read more CD

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Bar-KaysHoly Ghost/Monster ... 12-inch
Stax/Fantasy, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Earlier funk from The Bar-Kays – recorded back in the earlier part of the 70s when the group were recording for Stax, but issued here to cash in on the group's later fame on Mercury! The sound here is surprisingly like the group's later work – still in the heavy funk mode of their Stax ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Bar-KaysInjoy ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Injoy (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD 9.99

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Bar-KaysInjoy (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Hip-O Select, 1979. Used ... $9.99
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the ... read more CD
(Out of print. Pressed up in a very cool LP-styled cover! Also comes with a small reproduction of the movie poster!)
Also available Injoy ... CD 13.99

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Bar-KaysPropositions ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Tightly grooving work from The Bar-Kays – a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Bar-KaysShine/Give It Up ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $24.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Amiri BarakaIt's Nation Time ... LP
Black Forum/Motown, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
An amazing record that's as powerful as the political message of the title – the hippest record ever cut by Amiri Baraka, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Baraka delivers a long and complex set of poetic reflections on the state of Black America, spiritual awakening, and political ... (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbara & ErniePrelude To ... CD
Cotillion/Fallout (UK), 1971. Used ... $4.99
A folk funk classic from the early 70s – and a weird little record that has a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The arrangements are quite soulful, almost funky at times – with a righteous undercurrent that reminds us of Richard Evans or Charles Stepney at Cadet ... read more CD

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James BardenTheme From Judas/Thirty Pieces Of Silver ... 12-inch
House Top, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gloria BarnesUptown ... LP
Maple/Remined, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the few rare albums on the Maple label – a 70s imprint that's known for some incredible funk and soul! Despite the title, the set's a record that sounds a lot more down-home than uptown – thanks to hard-wailing vocals from Gloria Barnes herself, and a nicely rough-edged quality ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Barons, Dominoes, Queenettes, & OthersRoots – Rhythm & Blues ... LP
Folkways, 1966. Very Good ... $14.99
A weird little album from the Folkways label – one that features a bunch of 50s-sounding R&B tracks, but packaged almost in an ethnographic style – as if commercial American music was being examined from an outside scientific source! Given that the date of the album is 1966, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BarrabasBarrabas ... LP
Atco, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Although Barrabas began their career mostly as a soulful rock band, by this album, they're sort of heading in an uptempo funky club style – not really funk, or disco, but kind of an early blend of both, along with some of their older rock leanings. The record includes the funky tracks "S ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish gatefold pressing on Ariola with the title "!Solidad A Barrabas!".)

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BarrabasDesperately/Broadway Star ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic/Atco Disco sleeve.)

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BarrabasHeart Of The City ... LP
Atco, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
It must have cost Barrabas plenty to make the heart-shaped manhole on the cover of this album – but given the sound of the grooves, the money was well worth it! The set's a fair bit tighter than their earliest work from Spain – but also a great direction for their styles – one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ BarrabasMellow Blow (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $29.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic Disco sleeve.)

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Pastor TL BarrettLike A Ship (Without A Sail) ... LP
Mt Zion/Numero, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A soul record we'd put up there with some of our favorites produced in Chicago during the early 70s – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir, of Mt. ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... LP
Atlantic/Fania, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love ... LP
Invictus, 1973. Near Mint- ... $44.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – blue vinyl, with insert! Hard to find in any format!)
Also available Livin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy 13 ... $13.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)
Also available Livin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love ... LP 44.99

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Keith BarrowPhysical Attraction/Free To Be Me ... 12-inch
CBS, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
While the jam off the album Physical Attraction is the stepper's groove "You Know You Want To Be Loved", CBS chose to push the dance angle with the uptempo title track instead, with super smooth ballad on the flip. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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John Barry/Donna SummerDeep – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Well, it's not Jaws – but it's still pretty darn groovy – a very cool set of tracks that features some long, lush orchestrations from the great John Barry – plus some sublime disco sounds from Donna Summer! The first half of the record features Barry's extended "Return To ... (Soundtracks, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, including the poster.)

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Gary BartzBartz ... LP
Arista, 1980. Very Good ... $6.99
Sweet jazzy soul from Gary Bartz – proof that he always sounds great, no matter what the setting! Production is by the team of Mtume and Reggie Lucas – in a style that has all the jazzy sophistication of their own work – a nice extension of Gary's work at Capitol with Larry ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a cutout notch.)

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Gary BartzLove Affair ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wicked set from the great Gary Bartz – one done after his mid 70s association with Larry Mizell – but still very much in a similar groove! The album's a great blend of Gary's soulful alto work with sweet electric backings – often put together with that angular stepping mode he ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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BasiaBrave New Hope ... CD
Epic, Late 80s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BasiaLondon Warsaw New York ... LP
Epic, 1989. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The huge breakout album from Basia – a set that had the Polish-born singer reaching out to the well-deserved global fame that you might guess from the title! Basia works closely here with Danny White – who gives the record a London-bred blend of pop and soul – one that's a cut ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Fontella BassFree ... LP
Paula, 1972. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Very righteous work from Fontella Bass – an album done after her time at Chess Records, and after her work in Paris with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – in a heartfelt, southern soul mode that's totally great! Fontella's back working with producer Oliver Sain, who first brought her fame ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging, some pen on front, and a DJ Copy stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Fontella BassNew Look ... LP
Checker, 1965. Very Good- ... $11.99
With that whip in her hand, we're not gonna argue with Fontella Bass about her New Look in the photo – and we can definitely say that the whole classic album definitely lives up to her hip, powerful stance on the cover! Fontella's a singer who started in gospel, later sung jazz, but who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Cover and has some wear.)

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Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey Is Really Something ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Funky Shirley Bassey! This is a great set of Shirley's groove-happy work cut in the late 60s – hip tunes arranged by UK easy maestro Johnny Harris, best known for his fantastic work on the Stepping Stones record under his own name, forever a beathead classic! Features the great, funky big ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Joe BataanLing Ching Tong (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Not the famous "Ling Ching Tong" tune of doo wop fame, but a new track by Joe from his Latin disco years. The track's got a Salsoul type beat, but Joe's sticking to his Latin soul approach with the lyrics – despite the modern sound of the production and backings. Marty Sheller ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Salsoul sleeve.)

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BazukaBazuka ... LP
A&M, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A pretty nice little album of soulful instrumental tracks – arranged, composed, and produced by Tony Camillo, who'd done some fine work in previous years for hit artists like Honey Cone, Freda Payne, and Chairmen Of The Board. These tracks have much more of a funky electric approach – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some notes in pen on back.)

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✨✧ BB & Q BandBrooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (aka BB & Q Band) ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of THE 80s groove classics – an excellent album that never gets old! The BB&Q Band had a tight outta site style that was the best small combo 80s version of 70s mainstream funk – sweetly jazzy, thanks to some really spacious production, and filled with lots of hard-stepping ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BB & Q BandGenie ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The last true classic from the masters of the 80s groove genre – a post-Capitol effort for Elektra, but one that's still awash in great keyboards and snapping electro beats! Some of the jazzier sound from the past is gone here, but in its place is a leaner, cleaner sound that's still a fair ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, and hype sticker.)

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BB & Q BandSix Million Times ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the more obscure albums cut by the BB&Q Band – but a great little set that has them still grooving wonderfully in that 80s-styled mixture of keyboards and bass that they virtually helped to invent! The tracks here follow heavily in the "On The Beat" mode – all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides & some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Willis Earl BealNoctunes ... LP
Tender Loving Empire, 2013. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
(Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Carl BeanI Was Born This Way (original, better days version, club) ... 12-inch
Next Plateau, 1985. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wonderful disco groover, reissued by Next Plateau in the 80s, but originally recorded for Motown in 1977 by Carl Bean, who we think never got a chance to issue a full album for the label! The real strength of the cut lies with Norman Harris – who produced the cut with a warm bubbling ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Next Plateau sleeve.)

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Carl BeanI Was Born This Way (original, short, inst) ... 12-inch
Next Plateau, 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful disco groover, reissued by Next Plateau in the 80s, but originally recorded for Motown n 1977 by Carl Bean, who we think never got a chance to issue a full album for the label! The real strength of the cut lies with Norman Harris – who produced the cut with a warm bubbling Philly ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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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BeausoleilBest Of Beausoleil ... CD
Arhoolie, 1980s. Used ... $2.99
(Folk/Country, Soul) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Beautiful BendBeautiful Bend – Make That Feeling Come Again! ... LP
Marlin, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A classic album of stripped-down disco grooves – featuring spacey keyboard work from Boris Midney, and lots of heavy congas by Larry Washington! The real focus here is the instrumental work – those long, stretched-out grooves that seemed to be the trademark of the Miami scene in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End (2LP pressing) ... LP
Alston/Strut (UK), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP pressing – remastered from the original master tapes!)
Also available Beginning Of The End (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Alston/Creole Stream (Japan), 1976. Used ... $28.99
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Beginning Of The End (2LP pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Beginning Of The EndFishman (full length, 45 version)/Funky Nassau (full length) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Strut (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
That's "Fishman", not fisherman – and the tune's a rare b-side from the insanely funky group Beginning Of The End – presented here in a never-issued full length take that runs for nearly 12 minutes in length! Given that Beginning Of The End usually only gave us shorter funk ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau ... CD
Alston/Rhino/Atlantic (Japan), 1971. Used ... $12.99
A monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – because instead of being a Caribbean cliche, they took the best part of the island rhythms, and used them to forge an incredible approach to ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available
Funky Nassau ... CD 7.99
Funky Nassau ... LP 22.99

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau ... CD
Alston, 1971. Used ... $7.99
A monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – because instead of being a Caribbean cliche, they took the best part of the island rhythms, and used them to forge an incredible approach to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Funky Nassau ... LP 22.99
Funky Nassau ... CD 12.99

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau ... LP
Alston/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
A monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – because instead of being a Caribbean cliche, they took the best part of the island rhythms, and used them to forge an incredible approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New vinyl edition – remastered from the original master tapes!)
Also available
Funky Nassau ... CD 7.99
Funky Nassau ... CD 12.99

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau – The Definitive Collection (Beginning Of The End/Funky Nassau/bonus tracks) ... CD
Alston/Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 15.99
A great collection – the rare two albums by Beginning Of The End, plus bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Funky Nassau – s monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – ... read more CD

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Bob BeldenWhen Doves Cry – The Music Of Prince ... CD
Metro Blue, 1994. Used ... $1.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker on booklet cover & stamp on CD.)
 
 



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