One of the last Ike Turner albums to contain lead vocals by Tina – a set from the start of the 80s, issued right before Tina hit that huge solo career on her own! Tina's vocals come in early and are in very much in fine form – more in the mode she'd use on records to come than her ... read moreCD
A real classic from blues giant Joe Turner – a singer who burst back to the mainstream on 50s Atlantic Records, thanks to a host of R&B singles that burned up the charts – but who here returns to his roots, and lays down a great set of jazzy tunes that get back to his roots in the ... (Blues, Soul)read moreCD
Sleek modern soul from Ruby Turner – her tightly grooving Women Hold Up Half The Sky – a mid 80s set that's very much of the era, but with songs that are far more timelessly structured than many pop soul efforts of the era! Ruby's vocals lovely and wonderful here, on a mix of ballads ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Rinder & Lewis production – with a style that updates older swing grooves for the disco generation! Features titles that include "Rainy Night In Rio", "Moonlight Serenade", "Volga Boatman", "Tuxedo Junction", and "Foxtrot". LP, Vinyl record album
80s groove jazz funk classics byTwennynine with Lenny White, the a-side written by Don Blackman, with his snapping fusion inflected groove, and an equally nice, club friendly cut on the flip, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
An amazing musical discovery – the lost second album from 24 Carat Black – recorded right after the band's legendary debut for Stax Records, but unissued for over 30 years! All the righteous styles of the group's famous Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth classic are fully in place here – ... read moreCD
One of Irma's modern soul combos, and a group that's got a nice urban contemporary sound, and a good smooth R&B feel. The tracks are all originals, and they're all in English – despite the Italian origins of the group. The lead male singer's got a nice raspy soul sound, and the group ... (New Grooves, Soul)read moreCD
A really wonderful trio, and one who are very different than some of the more familiar underground boogie and club acts of their time – as Twylyte 81 seem to be going for a much deeper, more sophisticated style – one that resonates with some of those really unique 70s artists who are ... read moreCD
Some of the greatest harmonies on the Philly scene of the early 60s – sung by a group who really helped soul music find a new sort of sophistication at the time! A few years before, and The Tymes might have been a more rough-edged doo wop act – but here, they hit some sublime vocal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer side project from Roy Ayers – recorded right around the same time as the Ramp album, but with a different feel over all – proof that the Ayers empire was really exploding at the end of the 70s! The vibe here is quite similar to some of Roy's own albums over at Polydor – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, bent corners, and a promo sticker.)
A great bit of Miami funk from Uncle Louie – a tune that begins with snapping conga on the intro, then rolls into a fuller Latinized groove that we totally love! There's plenty of flanged-out touches on the vocals – giving the whole thing a sound that's almost in the KC range, but ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A pair of late Motown albums from Undisputed Truth – both issued here back to back, as they originally appeared for the label! First up is Cosmic Truth – a fantastic 70s album from Undisputed Truth – and the first to fully feature the new version of the lineup, after the ... read moreCD
The amazing debut of Undisputed Truth – one of the coolest new Motown groups of the 70s – and one of the few that really continued the experimental legacy of the label in the late 60s! As with the Temptations during their psychedelic years, Undisputed Truth are handled by superproducer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Post-Motown work by the Undisputed Truth – an uptempo dancefloor burner that still has the group working in a great Norman Whitfield mode – bass bubbling at the bottom, while strings and soul soar over the top! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Excellent! The cut's a dancefloor classic – and it's got this wonderful little moogy instrumentation that's a perfect example of the genius of Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael, who put the whole thing together, and who give the cut a real P&P funky flavor. A real killer, and one that ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A Chicago group who never hit the big time during their short run at the start of the 80s – but one who definitely know how to groove! There's a vibe here that really lives up to the "togetherness" in the group's name – a way of coming together with a tight, sharp sound ... read moreCD
Sweet electro grooving from Unlimited Touch – a record that's a bit more hook-heavy than some of their earlier work, but which also makes best use of the keys and drum machine bits to create a pretty great groove! Audrey Wheeler is on lead vocals, but the vocals are really late to come in ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A tremendous bit of Chicago soul – from a very unlikely source! Dana Valery's an Italian singer by birth, and spent some time on the London scene in the 60s – but she soars out here in the best sort of Windy City groove we've come to love from the Brunswick label – a sound and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked Motown nugget from the early 80s – the smoking debut of Gene Van Buren! Gene's a fully-formed artist right from the get-go – writing and producing the set with a rich, mature groove that's totally great – some of the upbeat funky soul tracks that were Motown's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heavy batch of Motown soul instrumentals – headed up by Funk Brother Earl Van Dyke! The set features backings that are often very similar to the vocal versions on Motown – but are topped with sweet organ solo work from Earl – who has this lean, mean style that's mighty nice ... read moreCD
Great raw vocal group material by the Van Dykes – a southern male vocal trio with a style that covered a number of different areas, from hard post-doo wop harmony, to sweeter Impressions-like soul. We'd only heard a couple of the group's singles for the Mala label, and we're really pleased ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a small cutout hole, in great shape otherwise!)
Very tripped out work from Melvin Van Peebles – the multi-talented artist who had a huge influence on African American film in the 70s! Melvin's working here in a a mode that combines soul, folk, funk, and lots of the more messed-up sounds that you'd hear on his own soundtracks for his films. ... read moreCD
Dutch soul, but with plenty of help from US talents – including Gwen Guthrie on vocals and David Sanborn on saxes! Oattes Van Schaik is actually the duo of Bernard Oattes and Rob Van Shaik – and the album was originally issued under the group name of The Limit in Europe, which was then ... read moreCD
Christmas classics from Luther Vandross – a later album in his career, but one that's still pretty darn tremendous – and a heck of a lot more soulful than other holiday offerings from the 90s! The production's a bit modern, but that amazing Vandross voice really dominates – ... (Holiday Music, Soul)read moreCD
A fantastic 500th release by the BBE label – one that looks back at the past, and soars to the future! This special extended single package is a fantastic return to form for everyone involved – as underground club legends Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess get a whole new groove from ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
An incredible treasure trove of Motown soul – more recordings than we could have imagined by the legendary Velvelettes! The group were one of Motown's first girl groups in the early days – and although they never broke as big as The Supremes or Vandellas, they've got a great sound that' ... read moreCD
Arthur Verocai —
Arthur Verocai ... LP Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Sweet and jazzy pop from early 70s Brazil – a great little album that we'd rank with our favorites by Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo! Arthur Verocai isn't nearly as well-known as those two, but he works in a similar territory – taking jazz, large arrangements, and nice touches of electric ... (Brazil, Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's a battle of the blues, and everyone's winning – as the set's overflowing with killer cuts from the legendary R&B years of King Records! The tracks are from a time when the label did it better than just about anyone else – melding blues, jazz, and all the raw new styles of the ... (Blues, Soul)read moreCD
Damn funky gospel from The Violinaires – easily one of the hippest spiritual albums you could ever hope to find on Chess! The groove here is gritty Chicago funk, put together by Gene Barge with lots of heavy bass on the bottom – in a blend that's somewhere between the Cadet/Concept ... (Gospel, Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a wrinkled corner and some light aging.)
Visions ... LP Polygram, 1987. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
An overlooked gem from the 80s soul scene – a set by a group with all the right hooks and grooves of their bigger contemporaries – yet one who also manage to put things across with their own sort of vibe as well! Some of the standout tracks have a bouncy feel that's going right for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
The landmark first album by this legendary 70s soul group – and one with a feel that's much different than their later work! The style here is much more strongly righteous than their sweeter soul of the mid 70s – with a pronounced gospel influence that focuses most strongly on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, includes the printed inner sleeve and insert, both in nice shape. Cover has split seams, tape remnants at the top, some surface wear, and a small sticker.)
Never-issued material from Australian experimentalist Steve Maxwell Von Braund – best known for his work in the space rock band Cybotron, and working here in relatively similar territory on tracks from a host of lost tapes from the late 70s! Steve plays Arp, Mini Korg, and other keyboards ... (Rock, Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fly Away ... CD Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ...
The second US album from Euro disco outfit Voyage – a group who manage to bring in some nice progressive and jazzy elements to the mix! There's almost a jamming rock-gone-disco approach to a few of the best numbers – thanks to a strong use of heavy guitars and keyboards, and a real ... read moreCD
Two rare albums from Adam Wade – both originally issued by the Co-Ed label in the 60s! First up is And Then Came Adam – great work from Adam Wade – a slightly overlooked singer of the 60s, and one who steps out here in a great mix of soul styles and fuller vocal modes! Wade ... read moreCD
6 Motown albums from Jr Walker & The All Stars – all long overdue for reissue! First up is A Gasssss – a gas of a record from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that has the magical Johnny Bristol producing – giving the group this really warm, soaring sound that's ... read moreCD
An incredible collection of work – way different than any blues material of the time, and beautifully brought together here in the best Mosaic fashion! Features material for the Imperial, Comet, and B&W labels, plus unissued tracks – 144 titles in all! (Blues, Soul)CD
(Out of print, hand-numbered limited edition. Box has just a hint of light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
T Bone Walker —
Truth ... CD Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ...
An overlooked gem from blues legend T Bone Walker – recorded for the Brunswick Records label in Chicago, but cooked up with some gritty swamp production from the great Huey P Meux – who steeps Walker's guitar in lots of Texas and Louisiana elements, which makes for a much heavier record ... (Blues, Soul)read moreCD
Dexter Wansel —
Voyager ... LP Philadelphia International, 1978. Very Good ...
Dexter Wansel keeps up the space jazz funk groove that was begun on Life On Mars – with those fat, thumping bass lines, elastic lead guitar, atmospheric soul vocals and loads and loads of keys – spatial work on Rhodes, Moogs and ARPs! It's all done in a funky style not always heard on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
War is one of those groups that really kept on going greatly, long after folks seem to remember – a group who changed their sound nicely with the times, and never seemed to lose their original sense of soul! This set's light years from their earlier heavy funk, but still wonderful work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic early chapter in the Incognito story – a record put together by Jean Paul "Bluey" Maunick as a follow-up to the earlier Jazzfunk album – and a set that maybe has even more jazz and funk than that set did overall! Although done back in the 80s, the set clearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Dee Dee Warwick – Dionne's more soulful sister, and a heck of a singer! The record's got a mix of uptown soul production and deeper soul styles, with a sophisticated style that reminds us of Chicago work by singers like Joann Garrett, Marlena Shaw, or Ruby Andrews – ... read moreCD
A late 60s collection of groovy tunes fronted by the always gorgeous voice of Dionne Warwick – some from movies she starred in, some from soundtracks she recorded, and others from films that she never had a hand in at all – other than covering the material and completely making it her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lovely early work from Dionne – one of the greatest voices to ever get the support of the great Burt Bacharach, the guiding hand on this tasty batch of early singles! We hardly need tell you about these tracks, because if you know Dionne at all – these are the songs you know! Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dionne Warwick steps out strongly with some great production help from Luther Vandross – who gives the lady a groove that's possibly even tighter than on her other Arista albums, really shaking off some of her more familiar modes, and going for a powerful 80s sound. There's still some good ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dionne's certainly winning the "soulful" tag on this albums – working with Memphis producer Chips Moman, in a mode that's clearly designed to give her more credibility with the hipper soul scene at the end of the 60s! Burt Bacharach's still in the shadows, but Moman's the real ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dionne Warwick makes the spirits bright here – in a great album of holiday duets with a host of unlikely guest stars! Warwick's vocals have aged a bit in recent years, but in a way that brings down her range and makes her a surprisingly good fit for this really unusual mix of vocalists ... (Holiday Music, Soul)read moreCD
Dionne Warwick/Glen Campbell/Burt Bacharach —
On The Move ... LP Chevrolet, 1969. Sealed ...
Music from a Chevrolet special on CBS TV, featuring great photos of the Monte Carlo, Caprice, and Chevelle SS 396 from 1970 on the back cover! LP, Vinyl record album
You may know Dinah Washington as a jazz singer – but at her start, she was also a hell of an R&B vocalist too – a side of her talents that's focused on very strongly in this set! If you love the jazz side of Dinah, don't worry – there's plenty of that here too – but the ... (Vocalists, Soul)read moreCD
A huge package – four full albums by this excellent soul group – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Hand Clappin Foot Stompin Funky Butt Live – filled with sockin soul from Geno Washington – an ex-American marine who recorded to big fame in the UK in the late 60s ... read moreCD
Great work from the second chapter of Grover Washington's career – his post-Kudu run over at Elektra Records! The work here's a bit tighter than the Kudu sides, but still pretty great overall – thanks to that key Washington approach to a solo – a sense of space and soul that few ... (Jazz, Soul)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Grover Washington Jr —
Winelight ... LP Elektra, 1980. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A smooth smooth classic from Grover! Titles include "Winelight", "Let It Flow", "In The Name Of Love", "Take Me There", "Just The Two Of Us", and "Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)". (Jazz, Soul)LP, Vinyl record album
More classic blues than you could hope to shake a stick at – a 2CD set that features 50 tunes from Muddy's famous years at Chess Records! The set's brimming over with good stuff – classic and obscure numbers alike, going way past a simple "greatest hits" set. Titles include ... (Blues, Soul)read moreCD
A classic full album that brings together some of Muddy Waters' earliest recordings for Chess – a great collection of early singles recorded in Chicago between 1950 and 1954 – most originally issued on 78rpm singles, and beautifully presented in this set! The work's relatively spare ... (Blues, Soul)read moreCD
Quite possibly the rarest of all Johnny Guitar Watson albums – and his first from the 70s – a mindblowing batch of trippy soul tunes that sounds far different than much of his later work! Johnny's not yet in the funky mode here – and he's working in a very cool flanged-out ... read moreCD
Wah Wah Watson —
Elementary ... CD Columbia/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy ...
A funky fusion classic from guitarist Wah Wah Watson – his only album as a leader, despite countless appearances as a sideman on 70s soul, jazz, and pop sessions! The album's got a really wonderful sort of west coast groove – one that takes bits of spacey fusion, bassy funk, and ... read moreCD
Really wonderful work from a very overlooked talent – reedman Roscoe Weathers, a player who worked the west coast in the 60s before settling in LA – then led a group with a very strong flute sound in the lead! Roscoe's music here has plenty of echoes of the spiritualism of Yusef Lateef ... (Jazz, Soul)read moreCD
Really wonderful work from a very overlooked talent – reedman Roscoe Weathers, a player who worked the west coast in the 60s before settling in LA – then led a group with a very strong flute sound in the lead! Roscoe's music here has plenty of echoes of the spiritualism of Yusef Lateef ... (Jazz, Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Webb —
Mr Flute ... CD Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ...
A tasty batch of uptempo instrumentals by Art Webb – a lesser-known funky flute player, but one who played on a huge amount of Latin sessions during the 70s (check your session notes, and you'll see his name a surprising amount of times!) This fairly obscure session as a leader was produced ... (Jazz, Soul)read moreCD
A darn anthemic groover from Tracy Weber – one of those tunes that builds slowly, but really grabs you once the hook comes along – and keeps on rolling with a heck of a lot of power! Of course, part of the strength here has to do with the Larry Levan mix work – which steps out ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Very nice spacey soul from the late 70s Columbus, Ohio scene by Norman Whiteside's Wee – a mindblowing mix of jazz funk sophistication, harmony vocals and electric keyboard led psychedelic soul! Whiteside started Wee after the dissolution of Capsoul Records, where he was an important ... read moreCD