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Marlena ShawLive at Montreux (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A classic! This is one of the best-ever albums by the legendary Marlena Shaw – and it's a tremendous live set that really lives up to the righteous promise of her earlier work on Cadet Records! The album was cut with a small combo, and the overall feel is incredibly hip – a mixture of ... read more CD

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Marlena ShawSpice Of Life (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, ... read more CD

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Johnny ShinesMasters Of Modern Blues ... CD
Testament, 1966. Used ... $3.99
(Blues, Soul) CD

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Johnny ShinesStanding At The Crossroads ... CD
Testament, 1970. Used ... $6.99
Johnny Shines isn't standing at the crossroads at the same time as Robert Johnson, but he's still sounding pretty darn great here – recording this stripped-down set in Cali in 1970, with just his own guitar alongside his vocals! Shines is maybe best known for his Chicago recordings of the ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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ShirellesBest Of The Shirelles ... CD
Scepter/Elite/PolyTel (Canada), 1960s. Used ... $2.99
10 songs total. CD
(1991 pressing.)

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Sho-NuffStand Up For Love ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Sho-Nuff deepens their sound nicely for this second set for Malaco Records – still sticking in the lean club funk sound of their debut for the label – but also reaching a bit more on the lyrics and vocals too! Ballads show up a bit more than before, and almost evoke an old school group ... read more CD

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ShoodyTomorrow's Child ... LP
Invitation/Lawson (Japan), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99 54.99
A wicked bit of Japanese soul, and a rare album done by an American singer who was working on the scene at the time! Shoody sings in English throughout, with a soulful style that's wonderful – mixing her own great vocals with jazzy backings in a level that's a bit like some of the Japanese ... (Japanese, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Side EffectWhat You Need ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
Quite possibly the greatest album ever from Side Effect – a wonderful set that mixes their soulful harmonies with some killer jazz funk from Wayne Henderson! The album may be the most perfect realization of the groove that Henderson was going for during his At Home Productions years – ... read more CD

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Bunny SiglerLet The Good Times Roll & (Feel So Good) ... LP
Parkway, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Great uptown early Philly soul album from the late 60's, featuring the talents of a young Bunny Sigler before he got tied up making too many uptempo records. The record features arrangements by Joe Renzetti – in a sweet uptown style that brings out a lot in Bunny's young vocals. Includes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, but is a nice copy!)

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SilkSmooth As Silk ... LP
Prelude, 1977. Very Good+ ... $23.99
A very different album than usual for the Prelude label – not nearly as New York as some of their other albums, and produced by Stax Records legend David Porter in Memphis and Malaco! Also, the record has a lot less of a disco vibe than other Prelude albums – still a bit clubby in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo. Cover has a cut corner – and vinyl is really great overall, but has a very short click right at the start.)

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Horace SilverThere's No Need To Struggle ... LP
Silveto, 1983. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Compelling work from Horace – in the years between his time on bigger labels! The group features Eddie Harris on tenor, Bobby Shew on trumpet, and some vocals by Feather! (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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Silver ConventionGreatest Hits ... LP
Warwick/Magnet (UK), Mid 70s. Sealed ... $5.99 7.99
One of the leading lights of the Munich club scene – the mighty Silver Convention, who topped the charts with a number of disco classics in the mid 70s! Silver Convention took the Philly female style of disco – popularized by First Choice, Three Degrees, and others – and pumped ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Silver ConventionSave Me ... LP
Midland, 1975. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A huge breakout moment for disco in the 70s – the first album from Silver Convention, a very early example of the European power on the club scene! The group's the brainchild of arranger Sylvester Levay and producer Michael Kunze – who come up with some great German disco rhythms for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from sticker removal, a cutout notch, and light wear.)

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Silver ConventionSilver Convention (Midland) ... LP
Midland, 1976. Very Good+ ... $0.99 2.99
A smash hit from Silver Convention – thanks to the dark pop disco hit "Get Up & Boogie", the leadoff tune on this surprisingly strong set! The strength of the album really comes from the masterful blend of strings, beats, and piano from arranger/producer/keyboardist Silvester ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chandra SimmonsNever Gonna Let You Go (club, radio, dub, duet radio) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99 7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Fresh sleeve, with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Afric SimoneRamaya – Baracuda Sound Of Afric Simone ... LP
Barclay (France), 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
(Global Grooves, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(German Hansa pressing. Cover has some edge wear, bent corners, small center split and some gloss separation at the spine, and a name in silver marker in front.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneAmazing Nina Simone ... LP
Colpix, 1959. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Amazing is right – as Nina Simone is really taking off here – showing the world that she's way more than just another jazz singer – able to hit some righteous currents that would only explode even more in years to come! Nina's emotion is subtle, but extremely powerful – ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Nina SimoneAt The Village Gate ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... $4.99
An album recorded relatively early in the career of singer Nina Simone – but a set that already shows the very unique approach that would make her a legend by the time the 60s moved on! Even the very first tune is a stunner – a haunting reworking of the favorite "Just In Time" ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneBest Of Nina Simone (Philips) ... CD
Philips/Polygram, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
Righteous and soulful! The work that Nina Simone did at Philips is among some of her best work ever – and this set features 12 great cuts that aren't always that easy to find on wax. Includes the anthemic feminist classic "Four Women", the slightly-funky "Mississippi ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Nina SimoneBlues ... CD
BMG, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
(Vocalists, Soul) CD

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Nina SimoneBroadway Blues Ballads (UHQCD pressing) ... CD
Philips/Verve (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Don't let the "broadway" or the "blues" or the "ballads" in the title put you off – because this album's way more than any of those – one of those key 60s records that have Nina Simone taking familiar material and investing it with a new sort of righteous ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Nina SimoneFodder On My Wings ... LP
Carrere/Verve, 1982. New Copy ... $16.99 25.99
An overlooked album from the legendary Nina Simone – recorded in Paris in the early 80s, and not circulated as much as some of her records from the 60s and 70s – but every bit as compelling in its own sort of way! Nina's working here with a greater array of global elements than on ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nina SimoneFolksy Nina (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Colpix (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99 24.99
Nina's folsky, but she's also jazzy too – and the album's from a key time in which she was finding a very special way to bring the two modes together! Simone could have been a straight jazz singer if she wanted – but as records like this always remind us, she was always striving for ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneHere Comes The Sun ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Classic RCA work from the great Nina Simone – and an album that definitely shows Nina hitting more of the soul spectrum than some of her folk and jazz work of the 60s! The set's got these wonderful arrangements from Harold Wheeler – a bit electric, and done in a way that takes familiar ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Nina SimoneHigh Priestess Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Verve, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 25.99
Classic work from Nina Simone – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! Nina Simone certainly emerged as the high priestess of soul during her monumental stretch for Philips Records in the 60s – as she moved way past jazz, way past some of the folk she'd begun tapping into, ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available High Priestess Of Soul (UHQCD pressing) ... CD 17.99

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Nina SimoneHigh Priestess Of Soul (UHQCD pressing) ... CD
Philips/Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $17.99 22.99
Classic work from Nina Simone – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! Nina Simone certainly emerged as the high priestess of soul during her monumental stretch for Philips Records in the 60s – as she moved way past jazz, way past some of the folk she'd begun tapping into, ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
Also available High Priestess Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Nina SimoneLet It All Out ... LP
Philips, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 25.99
A set that's a great bridge between the fuller sound of Nina Simone's late 60s material and some of smaller jazz combo work – as the album mostly features Nina working with a smaller group, but already at a level that hints at the righteous rising power in her music! The core combo features ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let It All Out (UHQCD pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Nina SimoneLet It All Out (UHQCD pressing) ... CD
Philips/Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99 23.99
A set that's a great bridge between the fuller sound of Nina Simone's late 60s material and some of smaller jazz combo work – as the album mostly features Nina working with a smaller group, but already at a level that hints at the righteous rising power in her music! The core combo features ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
Also available Let It All Out ... LP 18.99

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Nina SimoneLive In Europe ... LP
Trip, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Titles include "Devil's Workshop", "Just In Time", "Life", "Gin House Blues", "When I Was A Young Girl", "Back Lash", and "See Line Woman". (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface & edge wear, bottom seam splits.)

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Nina SimoneNina Simone At Newport (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Colpix (Japan), 1960. Used ... $14.99 24.99
A key early moment for Nina Simone – recorded live at Newport in 1960, at a time when the festival was one of the most important showcases for groundbreaking jazz – and a perfect setting for Nina to really let loose in that righteous style that would fuel her career during the 60s! ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone At Town Hall ... LP
Colpix, 1959. Near Mint- ... $39.99
An important early live show for Nina Simone – a move from the world of small nightclubs (as mentioned in the title of her first record), to the classy Town Hall venue – working in front of an audience filled with left-leaning listeners who were the perfect crowd to get the unique bag ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with red serif text logo and deep groove. Cover has some ringwear and yellowing from age.)

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Nina SimoneNina Simone In Concert (UHQCD pressing) ... CD
Philips/Verve (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99 23.99
A live set from Nina Simone – and one of those records that has her taking familiar material, but completely transforming it in the process – using tunes that might not seem that political at the start, then mixing them with other righteous numbers, to create this amazingly rich ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone Sings Ellington ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99
Nina sings Ellington – but as always, she makes whatever she sings all her own! The album's a bit straighter than later efforts – with large backings by Stu Phillips that also feature vocals by the Malcolm Dodds Singers – but Nina also conceived the whole thing herself, as an ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
Also available Nina Simone Sings Ellington (red cover) ... LP 23.99

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Nina SimoneNina Simone Sings Ellington (red cover) ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Nina sings Ellington – but as always, she makes whatever she sings all her own! The album's a bit straighter than later efforts – with large backings by Stu Phillips that also feature vocals by the Malcolm Dodds Singers – but Nina also conceived the whole thing herself, as an ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Colpix stereo pressing – a great copy!)
Also available Nina Simone Sings Ellington ... CD 11.99

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Nina SimoneNina's Choice ... LP
Colpix, 1963. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Nina selected a very nice batch of standards and hip jazzy tracks for this classic Colpix release from the early 60s – and the set's a great example of her unique skill for blending folksy material with more sophisticated stuff, in an amazingly haunting style that has endured for decades. ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo gold label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Nina SimoneSingle Woman ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... $1.99
A great later set from Nina Simone – quite sensitive at times, and with a different feel than some of her 70s work – but one that's still pure Simone all the way through! There's a return-to-classic feel going here – the sort of album that Jimmy Scott and others were making in ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Punch through barcode and booklet.)

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Nina SimoneTo Be Free – The Nina Simone Story (3CDs & DVD) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $24.99
A vital box set of both classic and rare Nina Simone! This is much more than just another Nina Simone hits package – and instead, a massive collection of work – one that not only features 8 previously unissued tracks, but also a full bonus DVD, which contains a never-reissued ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Includes the wraparound band!)

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Nina SimoneTomato Collection ... CD
Tomato, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
35 tracks in all from Nina Simone's albums on the Tomato label – much more obscure than her tracks for RCA and Philips! (Vocalists, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneWild Is The Wind (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Verve, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album from Nina Simone – a set that really pushes her far past just the standard realm of jazz vocals, and which also helped really establish her role as one of the most righteous singers of the 60s! The set's maybe extremely noteworthy for Nina's original tune "Four ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Acoustic Sounds series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Nina SimoneYou've Got To Learn ... CD
Verve, 1966. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really fantastic live album from Nina Simone – recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1966, and delivered with that hard-burning energy that always makes Nina's concert performances so mindblowing! There's a lean, mean groove to the record – sharply soulful piano from Simone, and ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
Also available
You've Got To Learn ... LP 21.99
You've Got To Learn (bone vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Nina SimoneYou've Got To Learn ... LP
Verve, 1966. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
A really fantastic live album from Nina Simone – recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1966, and delivered with that hard-burning energy that always makes Nina's concert performances so mindblowing! There's a lean, mean groove to the record – sharply soulful piano from Simone, and ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
You've Got To Learn ... CD 13.99
You've Got To Learn (bone vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Nina SimoneYou've Got To Learn (bone vinyl pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1966. New Copy ... $23.99 25.99
A really fantastic live album from Nina Simone – recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1966, and delivered with that hard-burning energy that always makes Nina's concert performances so mindblowing! There's a lean, mean groove to the record – sharply soulful piano from Simone, and ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited indie exclusive "bone" vinyl pressing!)
Also available
You've Got To Learn ... CD 13.99
You've Got To Learn ... LP 21.99

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Simply RedPicture Book ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Sealed ... $14.99 19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed in clean shrink with hype sticker.)

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Joyce SimsCome Into My Life ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1987. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Sister SledgeWe Are Family ... LP
Cotillion, 1979. Very Good ... $9.99
Possibly the greatest moment ever from Sister Sledge – a set that has the Philly quartet teaming with the Chic team of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards! Rodgers' guitar brings in a hell of a groove to the record – that choppy, skittish sound that made Chic such a favorite at the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SkyySkyy – The Salsoul Albums (Skyy/Skyyway/Skyyport/Skyy Line/Skyylight/Inner City/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Salsoul/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 44.99
The near-complete Salsoul recordings of Skyy – the funky club combo headed by Randy Muller after his work with BT Express and Brass Construction! With Skyy, Muller honed his groove even more than before – creating a really tight focus on bass-heavy bottoms, and focusing all instruments ... read more CD

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SlaveShow Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cotillion/Iconoclassic, 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Wonderful work from Slave – an album that's still got the hard funk of earlier years, yet which also has the group sweetening up their sound in a great sort of 80s groove way! Most tracks kick along with that great rolling bass sound that the group practically invented – and which has ... read more CD

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Percy SledgeHonest As Daylight – Hits & Rarities ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Great later work from this 60s southern soul legend – a set that's maybe more rarities than hits – even though there's some classic Percy Sledge tunes in the mix as well, just served up in later versions! The collection's a great illustration of the way that true soul heroes keep on ... read more CD

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Percy SledgeI'll Be Your Everything ... LP
Capricorn, 1974. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Post-Atlantic work from Percy Sledge, but a set that's still pretty darn great – produced with a newly sophisticated edge in Muscle Shoals by the legendary Quin Ivy, who really seems bent on helping Sledge break out of earlier styles in his music! That undeniably great Sledge vocal approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cxover has wear, aging, and a promo sticker.)

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Percy SledgeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $23.99
A stone classic from Percy Sledge – and a set that really put southern soul on the map! Along with the familiar title hit – one of those tunes you'll recognize instantly – the album's a treasure trove of deep soul numbers – done under the supervision of Quin Ivy, in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing. Back cover has a small bit of marker, but this is a very nice copy overall.)

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Sly & The Family StoneAnthology ... CD
Epic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
A double length collection of Sly's classic work for Epic – featuring the best of the old days, when he was really into a groove! 20 titles: "Dance To The Music", "Everyday People", "Sing A Simple Song", "Don't Call Me N!gger, Whitey", "Stand!" ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sly & The Family StoneDance To The Music (numbered limited deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1968. Used ... $7.99
Classic funkiness from Sly & The Family Stone – an album that really pushed them to the top of their game, and exploded on the late 60s scene like a righteous funky bomb! The title cut's a mega-hit that you'll recognize right away – but the whole album's great, and is filled with ... read more CD
(Numbered edition with 6 bonus tracks!)

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Sly & The Family StoneFresh (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Epic/Legacy, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
Sly's leaping into the air on the cover of this one – and for good reason too, given the overall groove of the set! The album's a bit more stripped-down and upbeat than the previous few – almost more of a return to the simple funky style of the first albums, but with a slightly more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing – on neon orange colored vinyl. Quantities strictly limited!)

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Sly & The Family StoneSly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
Almost a "greatest hits" of greatest hits albums – one of those collections that almost sold more copies than all the full albums by the artist – forever earning Sly & The Family Stone a place in record collections around the globe! All the hits are here, laid out back to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Sly & The Family StoneStand! ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Hard to find a stronger early album by Sly – as this one has him still funking hard, but also getting his soul bag together a bit more, hitting some really righteous vibes that mix together politics and partying in an incredibly seductive way. The album's filled with anthemic numbers like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and is lightly bent at the edges. Labels have ink stamps.)

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Sly & The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On (gold CD deluxe version) ... CD
Epic/Get On Down, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 24.98
A landmark album in a landmark package – a set that takes this gem from Sly & The Family Stone, presses it up on a special hi-fidelity gold CD, then cradles the whole thing in special box with a heavy hardcover book with lots of new notes – and a fabric American flag sewn right onto ... read more CD
(Limited edition boxed set with embroidered flag cover, 24k gold disc, hard cover book & photos.)

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Sly & The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic, 1971. Used ... $7.99
A wonderful album from Sly and crew – moving way past the straight funk approach of earlier records, into a complicated crossover soul style that's filled with warmth and righteousness! Despite the political tone implied by the "riot" in the title and the co-option of the American ... read more CD
(Limited and numbered edition.)

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Sly & The Family StoneWho In The Funk Do You Think You Are – The Warner Bros Recordings ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1979/1982. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
The complete Warner Brothers recordings of Sly Stone – and a much-needed look at an oft-ignored side of his career! The set features the full tracks from the albums Back On The Right Track and Ain't But The One Way – as well as 5 previously unissued demos, which have a rough and ready ... read more CD

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Shira SmallLine Of Time & The Plane Of Now (silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.98
A beautiful lost record from the 70s – recorded by a singer from Harlem, but attending a Quaker school in Pennsylvania – which makes for a wonderfully cool blend of sounds and styles on the set! There's almost an acoustic core to the record, but the set also uses just the right amount ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dick SmithInitial Thrust ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the many Roger side projects recorded during the height of the Zapp era – an album of longer vocal tracks produced by Roger, and featuring singer Dick Smith, with backings by the usual suspects from the larger Zapp posse. 4 of the album's 6 songs are remakes of older hits, given a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light ringwear, and some edge wear.)

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George Harmonica SmithOf The Blues ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1969. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A hip little record – produced by Bob Thiele as pre-Flying Dutchman effort, and with some of the great vibe of the blues records on that label! The set's got an unusual lineup – with jazzman Richard Williams on trumpet, plus Ed Davis on tenor, Marshall Hooks on guitar, Curtis Tillman ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some light staining on the opening.)

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George SmithGeorge Smith Sings & Sings & Sings ... LP
Joelfina, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An obscure one from vocalist Joel Smith – a record that features some pretty hip players, including Richard Wyands on piano and Ernie Hayes on keyboards – both of whom handle arrangements – plus organ from Reuben Wilson, vibes from Vince Bell, and drums from Bill English! (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an autograph.)

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✨✧ Helene SmithI Am Controlled By Your Love (silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An overdue full length set from the great Helene Smith – a Miami singer who recorded for a number of small labels in the 60s, in a style that mixes deep soul leads with some wonderful sweet soul presentation! Helene's best known for the title cut, which has gotten some great play in recent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On "Thrills & Chills" silver vinyl!)

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Huey Piano SmithHavin A Good Time ... CD
Edsel (UK), Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
A classic album of raw New Orleans soul from one of the all-time greats! Huey was a key figure who bridged the gap between the rolling sound of 50s Crescent City R&B, and later funky grooves from the 60s. This album's filled with 12 original tracks by Huey – recorded by Ace Records in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lonnie Liston SmithAstral Traveling (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Bluebird, 1973. Used ... $7.99
One of Lonnie Liston Smith's most spiritual sessions, and the record that most clearly shows his roots with Pharoah Sanders! The vibe here is much more jazz-based than on some of Lonnie's other records for Flying Dutchman – with Smith playing as much acoustic piano as he does electric, using ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Lonnie Liston SmithCosmic Funk & Spiritual Sounds ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Righteous jazz, with plenty of soul – a killer collection of the mid 70s work of Lonnie Liston Smith – all based around his legendary recordings for the Flying Dutchman label! Lonnie got his start on the hippest side of the jazz spectrum – including work with Pharoah Sanders on ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Lonnie Liston SmithReflections Of A Golden Dream ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 29.99
Lonnie Liston Smith grooves it hard here with his Cosmic Echoes group – mixing in a stronger dose of soul than ever before, yet still giving tracks a righteous feel overall! The approach here is a bit like that of Roy Ayers work from the 70s – still jazzy at its core and conception, ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OC SmithDynamic OC Smith ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)

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OC SmithHickory Holler Revisited – Featuring Little Green Apples ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The album that sported his classic "Little Green Apples", which was covered by just about everybody in showbiz at the time. There's a lot of other cuts on here with that same sort of storyteller vibe, and the whole thing's arranged and conducted by H.B. Barnum. Tracks include "Seven ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, name in pen.)

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OC Smith/Jerry Butler/O'Jays and moreHeadliners ... LP
Sunset, 1969. Very Good+ ... $3.99
With Gloria Lynne and Fats Domino. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the spine.)

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SmokeRisin' ... LP
J.Bridge/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
A great record – and the kind of lost soul that has group collectors digging through the used bins year after year! Smoke hailed from Kansas City, and they were sweet harmony group in the mode of many of their east coast contemporaries. The record was recorded in 1976, but has a sound that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Phoebe SnowPhoebe Snow ... LP
Shelter, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Yellow gradient label pressing.)

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Soft RocksDisco Power Play 6 – Record Four – Turkalina/Welcome To The Pleasure Library/Jimmy Dean ... 12-inch
Soft Rocks (France), 2013. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99 6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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SOS BandOn The Rise (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Sweet sweet grooves from the SOS Band – definitely on the rise at the time, but still sounding great, with all the best elements of their early work firmly intact! The core group are very much at home in the studio – and have this cohesive sound that really comes through right away ... read more CD

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SOS BandSands Of Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The mighty SOS Band, still grooving hard well into the 80s – and still showing the world that their sound is way tighter than any of their many imitators! The style here is updated a bit from the group's first few records – given a sharper punch and polish by the Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis ... read more CD

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Soul ChildrenSoul Children/Best Of Two Worlds ... CD
Stax, 1968/1970. Used ... $11.99
Two beautiful albums by one of the greatest soul groups of all time! The Soul Children were a wonderful Memphis vocal group – with a two parts female/two parts male vocal style that just sounded incredible. All the members of the group were great singers, and the overall sound was a mixture ... read more CD
(1995 pressing.)

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✨✧ Soul II SoulKeep On Movin' ... CD
Virgin, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Essential! When this one came out at the end of the 80's, it not only restored our faith in modern soul music, but it also drew the world's attention to the rich, rich talents that had been bubbling under in London's mid 80's rare groove scene. The record's a classic, and most of the tracks still ... read more CD

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Soul LiberationWho Are You ... CD
Rainbow/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
One of those great rare gospel albums from the modern soul generation – a time when the music had some of its strongest secular styles in the grooves – so much so, you might be hard-pressed to imagine these guys singing in a church! In fact, most of these tracks would be right at home ... read more CD
Also available Who Are You ... LP 34.99

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Soul LiberationWho Are You ... LP
Rainbow/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
One of those great rare gospel albums from the modern soul generation – a time when the music had some of its strongest secular styles in the grooves – so much so, you might be hard-pressed to imagine these guys singing in a church! In fact, most of these tracks would be right at home ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Who Are You ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Soul Society feat Roy AyersSmiling Faces ... CD
Soulciety/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
The great Roy Ayers joins Soul Society for this classic 90s set – a record that was really forging deep funk territory years before Daptone, Colemine, and all the contemporary labels got into the game! Soul Society's a German collective of musicians and singers with a great ear for 70s ... (New Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Soul Train GangSoul Train Gang ... LP
Soul Train/RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Although it would be easy to write these guys off as a cheapo product emblazoned with the Soul Train name to cash in on the fame of the TV show, the gang's actually a pretty decent harmony soul act, and they really benefit from strong Norman Harris production on this LP. The ensemble features 2 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Soulful StringsBest Of The Soulful Strings ... LP
Cadet, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
2 LP set compiling some of the greatest tracks by this legendary Chicago studio assemblage led by the great bassist/arranger Richard Evans. The track list is a perfect example of the sound that they did so well, and is more proof that Chicago had one of the most interesting soul scenes in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, light ring wear, tiny split on spine.)

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Soultown SymphonySoultown Symphony Plays The Best Of The Detroit Sound ... LP
Anvil, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A pretty tasty album of instrumentals – all Motown, as you'd expect by the title, and all played by the Soultown Symphony, a side project of Wes Farrell and Joe Renzetti. The band have a similar style to the Jazz Rock Symposium – another Renzetti group on Anvil – with driving ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light surface wear and an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Sounds Of BlacknessJoy (12" version, philly soul mix, album version, momo def version, overjoyed mix)/Soul Holidays ... 12-inch
Perspective, 1992. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Sounds Of The City ExperienceSounds Of The City Experience ... LP
Tiger Lily/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 39.99
Pure genius from this hardly-heard group – a really wonderful little record that mixes soul and funk with some slight Latin touches as well – all in a blend that's as incredible as the record is rare! The group have this really warm vibe on the vocal numbers – a mix of female ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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South Funk Boulevard BandAllison & The South Funk Boulevard Band ... LP
Crazy Cajun/Superfly (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
One of the rarest albums issued on the Crazy Cajun label – and a set that definitely doesn't have any cajun in the music at all! Instead, the South Funk Boulevard Band do a wonderful job of blending southern deep soul roots with some tighter funk ensemble modes – still nice and raw on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ South Shore CommissionSouth Shore Commission (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wand/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Soaring, soulful work from South Shore Commission – one of those great upbeat soul groups who really helped shape the scene in the pre-disco years – effortlessly blending strong vocals and uptempo grooves, and setting the stage for countless others to follow! Like some of their best ... read more CD

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South Side Movement & Jackie RossSouth Side Movement & Jackie Ross (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Golden Ear/P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A great pairing of two Chicago soul talents – as vocalist Jackie Ross gets backing from the funky South Side Movement! The album's an obscure EP put together by producer Jimmy Van Leer – possibly as an attempt to revive the careers of both artists, and possibly only ever circulated as ... read more CD
Also available South Side Movement & Jackie Ross (with bonus tracks) ... LP 29.99

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South Side Movement & Jackie RossSouth Side Movement & Jackie Ross (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Golden Ear/P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
A great pairing of two Chicago soul talents – as vocalist Jackie Ross gets backing from the funky South Side Movement! The album's an obscure EP put together by producer Jimmy Van Leer – possibly as an attempt to revive the careers of both artists, and possibly only ever circulated as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)
Also available South Side Movement & Jackie Ross (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Southern University Jazz Ensemble with Alvin BatisteSouthern University Jazz Ensemble Goes To Africa With Love (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Now Again, 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 32.98
A really incredible spiritual jazz treasure from the New Orleans scene – one that features a student group led by legendary Nola musician Alvin Batiste, but delivered in a style that's much more like some of the hipper jazz collectives in cities like Detroit, Chicago, or Philly at the time! ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – with a huge booklet of notes!)

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Southern University Jazz Ensemble/Alvin BatisteLive At The 1971 American College Jazz Festival ... LP
Jazzstronauts/Now Again, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
A set that's gotta be one of the most righteous school band records ever – way more than just a bunch of students doing big band numbers, and instead a killer batch of spiritual jazz numbers, directed by the legendary Alvin Batiste! The record's one of a rare few 70s sets of this nature ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Southside MovementSouthside Movement (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wand/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
One of the all-time classic funk records from the 70s – a set that grabs you with the very first note, and lets you know that you've really stumbled onto something groovy! South Side Movement have a sinister groove that's very much their own – not like James Brown, The Meters, or just ... read more CD

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SpanielsGoodnite Sweetheart Goodnite ... CD
Charly (UK), 1997. Used ... $6.99
30 cuts of the classic doo wop sides that the Spaniels cut for the Vee Jay label in Chicago, during the late 50's. In contrast to labelmates The El Dorados, The Spaniels were a bit smoother, and added more of a sweet harmony sound to their style – as you'll know from tracks like "Goodnit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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SpanielsHits Of The Spaniels ... LP
Up Front, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Late 60s white label pressing with red text.)

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Otis SpannBlues Of Otis Spann/Cracked Spanner Head (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Decca/BGO (UK), 1964/1969. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 18.99
Two cool UK albums from Otis Spann – back to back on a single set! First up is the album Blues Of Otis Spann – a rare UK session, and one that's sometimes got even more grit than some of his hometown recordings back in Chicago! The vibe is very lean and laidback – an early Mike ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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Otis SpannBottom Of The Blues ... CD
Bluesway/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A raw soul classic from Otis Spann – one of those great late 60s dates from the time when Bob Thiele was producing the Bluesway label for ABC, and really found a way to bring out the best in artists like Otis! Spann had always been great, but there's a bolder, edgier quality here – ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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Melvin SparksMelvin Sparks '75 ... LP
Westbound (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 31.99
A record that moves guitarist Melvin Sparks a bit more into soul territory from the funky jazz of his early 70s years – but still a heck of a great little record overall! The tracks are shorter than before and the backings are bigger – but Melvin's work on the strings still gets plenty ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Special DeliverySpecial Delivery ... CD
Shield/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Late harmony soul from the DC scene – an overlooked gem by a group whose equally great on club cuts and mellower numbers – in a mode that steps off from the Philly sound of the mid 70s, and pitches things with a slightly hipper flair! There's some especially great tracks here that have ... read more CD

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Speed LimitCrusin' ... LP
Oasis (Germany), 1977. Very Good ... $23.99
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(Includes poster! Cover has some edge wear, corner bend.)

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SpiceLet There Be Spice ... LP
TSG/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 46.99
Not a spice girl – as you might think from the cover – but a great male harmony soul group from the 70s, and one who are equally well skilled on ballads and groovers! The album's a lost gem from the New York scene of the disco years – and while some of the tracks definitely have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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