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XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!

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✨✧ Hunt's DeterminationThis Is Determination Problems (original pressing) ... LP
Ear Wax/Wonderland, Late 70s. Sealed ... $6.99
An obscure little funky group from Flint, Michigan, one with a tight ensemble sound that's very much in the Earth Wind & Fire mode – complete with a really great horn section, plenty of bass-heavy grooves a the bottom, and a relatively spiritual feel that comes through strongly on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed!)

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✨✧ Ivory Joe HunterIvory Joe Hunter Sings – Sixteen Of His Greatest Hits ... CD
King, Late 40s. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Too Late", "I Like It", "I Have No Reason To Complain", "False Friend Blues", and "Changing Blues". CD

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Howard HuntsberryWith Love ... LP
MCA, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Willie HutchFoxy Brown ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie HutchOde To My Lady ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good- ... $7.99
An excellent soul album from the great Willie Hutch! The record's got more of a vocal focus than some of Willie's other albums – and his rich voice is perfectly set up in some sweet and soulful arrangements that have a full sound and a classy finish, but still a raw edge that keeps things ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, center split in the spine, and is bent a bit around the edges.)

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Leroy HutsonCloser To The Source ... LP
Curtom, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic stuff – and one of the greatest albums ever by Chicago soul maestro Leroy Hutson! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the massive Hutson and Hutson II albums – and is done in a very similar style – with Leroy pushing 70s mellow soul to new heights through his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small cutout mark, and some light wear – but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanOld Friend – The Deluxe Collection 1976 to 1998 (9CD set) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 9CD ... $54.99 74.99
An insane tribute to one of the greatest female soul singers to emerge in the 70s – the magnificent Phyllis Hyman, a vocalist who first began in jazz, then moved to soul music to help chart a whole new sound for the future – a new sort of sophistication that was key to a shift in the ... read more CD

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I-15 featuring FabolousMy Bad (radio, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Platinum Music Group, 2005. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Hip Hop, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ImpossiblesHot Pepper ... CD
Philips/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Funky funky Thailand – just about the only 70s funk group we've ever seen from that part of the globe, and a great one at that! The Impossibles work in a tightly-crafted ensemble funk style that's clearly influenced by Kool & The Gang – but which also has the group hitting some ... read more CD

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✨✧ ImpressionsGreatest Hits ... CD
MCA, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. Columbia House pressing.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsImpressions Chartbusters ... LP
Pickwick/ABC, 1960s. Very Good- ... $1.99
A nice 70s collection of classic 60s ABC work by the early Impressions – not necessarily the group's biggest hits, but a nice batch of work nonetheless! The work is all seminal Chicago soul – recorded mostly with arrangements by Johnny Pate, sung with that sweet crackling harmony style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams, a cutout notch, and light surface wear.)

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ImpressionsVersatile Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Less Curtis Mayfield tunes than usual – but the record still sounds great! The arrangements are by Johnny Pate, who handled the group's best work of the 60s – and he gives all the material a great sound that perfectly matches the smooth raspy harmonies of the trio. Curtis contributed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, minimal wear and aging, and a small name in pen on back.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsWinners ... LP
Up Front, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An assortment of very early work by The Impressions – recorded back during their years at Vee Jay, and featuring Jerry Butler on a number of tracks. The sound's a bit rootsier and doo woppier than you might know from some of their other tracks – and titles include classics like "Yo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Impressions & Jerry ButlerVintage Years ... LP
Sire, Mid 60s/1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Nifty 2LP set that brings together a motherlode of the Impressions' best material from their ABC years – plus some of Jerry Butler's nice solo material for Mercury from the same time, and a few Curtis cuts from the early 70s. Too much to mention here, but titles include "Keep On ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stains along the spine, small dents in front, and a small cutout notch.)

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Incredible Bongo Band/Ollie Nightingale/SylversThing With Two Heads ... LP
Pride, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
We're not sure how much of this music was actually used in the crazy movie about a man with two heads from two races (white and black, natch – and starring Rosie Grier and Ray Miland), but it was produced by Michael Viner (then head of the hip Pride/MGM soul imprint), and includes two great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut out hole in one corner, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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James IngramIt's Your Night (with bonus track) ... CD
Quest/Varese, 1983. Used ... $9.99
Early crossover work as a solo act from James Ingram – and a set that features some stellar production from Quincy Jones! The album's one of the best of Q's pop-styled efforts of the time – and although it played big at the time, it's got a sound that's much better than we remember, ... read more CD

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Ink SpotsGreatest Vol 3 ... LP
Grand Award, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Inner Shade4 Corners ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2000. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
An excellent batch of UK soul tracks – and essentially an Incognito album! Bluey from Incognito produced the set, and the album features vocals by Maysa Leak and Christopher Ballin, plus some tasty reed work by Brit jazz funk players Ed Jones and Chris Demargary. Some of the tracks are ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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Instant FunkInstant Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp ... read more CD

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IntrudersIntruders Greatest Hits ... LP
Gamble, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Great compilation of some of the biggest and best tracks from the early days of this Philly soul group. Groovy East coast soul cuts, with a nice late 60s roots of Philly sound to them. 10 numbers in all: "Cowboys To Girls", "Me Tarzan, You Jane", "Love Is Like A Baseball ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has Light wear, a split top seam, partially split bottom and spine, and a lightly bent corner.)

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Weldon IrvineLiberated Brother (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nodlew/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
Landmark early work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – recorded way back when he was first coming to fame with Nina Simone, but done as an obscure indie effort for his tiny Nodlew label! The set's a wicked batch of keyboard-heavy funk – at a level that's similar to some of the best ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Akira IshikawaBack To Rhythm ... LP
Sony/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
Heavy funk from a hip Japanese combo – one that features lots of drums and percussion from leader Akira Ishikawa, plus plenty of guitar, keyboards, and hard-riffing horns! Akira's taking most of his cues here from American funk of the early 70s – work by Incredible Bongo Band, BT ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Isley Brothers3 + 3 (plus bonus track) ... CD
T Neck/Legacy, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
An amazing little album from the Isley Brothers – one in which the group manage to explore their growing love of the electric guitar, yet somehow sound even more soulful than before! The music is slinky and seductive, with a wonderful style that's never too overly funky – just laidback ... read more CD

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✨✧ Isley BrothersGo For Your Guns ... LP
T Neck/Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A funky album – but one that we love best for the mellow tracks! Sure, the Isleys could wear flashy suits and play some heavy guitar – but honestly, what we really love them for here are the laidback, loving tunes they do so well. The album includes 2 of their greatest ballad tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light surface wear and initials in pen.)

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Isley BrothersHeat Is On (expanded edition) ... CD
T Neck/Epic, 1975. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
A great mix of heavy funk and sweeter ballads from the Isley Brothers – and a record that's filled with two-part tracks that really let them stretch out and groove! The tunes have a bit more bass and keyboards than before – an approach that's even more electric than Isley funk of a few ... read more CD

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Isley BrothersLive ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersTwist & Shout (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hoodoo (Spain), 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes 15 bonus tracks. CD

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Italian Ice (Nicky Fish & Debonaire)Mars Re-Pumped (Medley - Mix 1)/Pizza Boy A Re-Mix (Volume IV) ... 12-inch
Dego, 1988. Very Good ... $2.99
(Hip Hop, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange label pressing. Labels have some marker and a small peeled spot.)

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Terry ItenWhat A Night (radio, inst, dance remix) ... 12-inch
Cedar House, 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck Jackson & Maxine BrownSomething You Got ... CD
Wand/Ichiban, Mid 60s. Used ... $11.99
A great collection of their 60s duo material for Wand Records – 20 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Chuck Jackson/Lee Lovett QuartetGreat Chuck Jackson ... LP
Strand, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An obscure set from the great singer Chuck Jackson – and a record that also features some instrumental tracks from the Lee Lovett Quartet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl and cover are nice!)

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✨✧ Freddie JacksonDon't Let Love Slip Away ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Freddie JacksonRock Me Tonight ... LP
Capitol, 1985. Sealed ... $7.99
Freddie Jackson was certainly one of the biggest new soul stars of the 80s – and this debut LP is still a treasure! Freddie's got a skill that transcends his age – with an approach that's decidedly 80s, but classic enough to last for years and years. The songs on the record are all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Michael JacksonBest Of Michael Jackson ... LP
Motown, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Michael's on lead vocals here – in a set of tracks that's all from the early 70s, when he was starting to break away from The Jackson Five, but was still mostly recording with them. 10 tracks in all: "Ben", "Got To Be There", "One Day In Your Life", "I ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a light stain on one corner, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonFarewell My Summer Love 1984 ... LP
Motown, Early 70s/1984. Very Good ... $9.99
A very strange little album – one that features material recorded by Michael Jackson for Motown in the early 70s, remixed with new instrumental backings to cash in on his fame in the mid 80s! Given that the work is early, the vocals are great – very much in the best Jackson 5 mode of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonOff The Wall ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of his best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & aging, light staining, moderate wear along the spine and a name in pen.)

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Michael JacksonThriller ... LP
Epic, 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Michael JacksonThriller (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Michael JacksonWay You Make Me Feel (dance extended, dance remix radio, dub, acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Michael Jackson & The Jackson 518 Greatest Hits ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $7.99
18 nice tracks including "I Want You Back", "ABC", "I'll Be There", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Lookin' Through Windows", "Dancing Machine", "Got To Be ... read more CD
(BMG Club pressing.)

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Mike Jackson & The Soul ProvidersRevenge Of Mister Mopoji ... CD
Desco/Sam Lung, 1994. Used ... $19.99
A deep funk classic from the early years – an album recorded in the mid 90s, back when few current funk groups were doing their thing – and originally released as the "fake" soundtrack to a 70s Hong Kong film! The actual music is by Mike Jackson & The Soul Providers ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Millie JacksonBy Popular Demand – Millie Jackson's Greatest Hits ... LP
Spring, 1970s/Early 80s. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Millie JacksonCaught Up ... LP
Spring, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Seminal 70s southern soul from Millie Jackson – a record that's head and shoulders above most of what she recorded in later years! Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south – and this album's a work of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and a small cutout notch.)

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Millie JacksonESP (Extra Sexual Persuasion) ... LP
Spring, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Millie JacksonGet It Outcha System ... LP
Spring, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A key album in the evolution of the Millie Jackson sound and style – as she leaves behind the weepy soul of earlier albums, and moves into the fierce, proud-stepping mode that would define the "bad girl" of later, raunchier years! In case you can't figure out where Millie's going ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Millie JacksonImitation Of Love ... CD
Jive, 1986. Used ... $9.99
Sweet 80s groove from Millie Jackson – a set that's got a very different vibe than her famous southern soul work of the 70s – but one that still has the singer very much at the top of her game! The backgrounds are a bit more electric than before – especially the rhythms – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Millie JacksonLoving Arms – The Soul Country Collection ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Classic country soul from Millie Jackson – plus a brand new song as well – all served up in a set that shows yet another side of this legendary singer! Millie's known both for her weepy sad songs of the early years, and her bitchy blues of later ones – but during the 70s, she ... read more CD

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Millie JacksonMoment's Pleasure ... LP
Spring, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A bit of a disco effort from Millie, given the time, but also a record that still has plenty of nice soul touches – thanks to Brad Shapiro, Millie's longtime partner at the production helm! The album features a great 2 parter with a nice monologue, entitled "What Went Wrong Last Night ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some edge wear, small sticker remnants, and some clear tape on the spine.)

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Walter JacksonFeelings (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Chi Sound, 1976. Near Mint- ... $0.99
(Funky 45's, Soul) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo with a small sticker on the label.)

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✨✧ Walter JacksonGood To See You ... LP
Chi Sound/United Artists, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Sophisticated soul from the great Walter Jackson – one of the best voices ever to come out of the Chicago soul scene, and a wonderful interpreter of just about any material! The record's got some wonderful arrangements by Riley Hampton – who worked with Jackson on his earlier sessions ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walter JacksonIt's All Over ... LP
Okeh, 1964. Good ... Just Sold Out!
60s Chicago soul doesn't get any better than this – a sublime debut from the legendary Walter Jackson – done in a smoothly sophisticated style that set a whole new standard for the genre! The record steps off nicely from some of the earliest work by Jerry Butler and The Impressions ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono purple label pressing. Cover has some surface wear, discoloration from age, half split top seam, mostly split bottom seam, and initials in marker on front.)

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✨✧ Jackson 5Anthology ... CD
Motown, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
A stunning set – featuring just about all the best stuff you'd ever want by the young Jacksons! Titles include "I Found That Girl", "Got To Be There", "Goin Back To Indiana", "I Want You Back", "ABC", "Dancing Machine", "I Am ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ JacksonsLive ... LP
Epic, 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 26.98
A great mix of the talents of Michael Jackson and his famous brothers – and a set that's probably got an equal weight on the focus of both! There's a fair bit of Off The Wall-era Michael that informs this set – the kind of upbeat, grooving tracks that made that record so great – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary Edition!)

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Jagged EdgeBallads ... LP
So So Def, 1999. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Promo sampler off "JE Heartbreak". Tracks include "Heartbreak", "Let's Get Married", "Promise", "True Man", "He Can't Love U", "Healing", and "Lace You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Elmore JamesElmore James & His Broomdusters – The Classic Early Recordings 1951 to 1956 (3CD Set) ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99 24.99
A massive 3CD look at the key early years of Elmore James – a package that's overflowing with great work by one of the greatest blues guitarists of the 50s! The set starts way back at James' roots in Mississippi, with some sweetly rough-edged recordings that still sparkle with incredible ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Elmore James & The Broom DustersBlues After Hours ... CD
Crown, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Seminal sounds from Elmore James – a classic album that brings together material recorded in California, New Orleans, and Chicago – all with an amazing focus on Elmore's stunning talents on electric guitar! The music here mixes sides that have tight band backing with some smaller combo ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Etta JamesCome A Little Closer ... LP
Chess, 1974. Very Good ... $18.99
An excellent set of messed-up funky soul from Etta James – one of her killer early 70s sides for Chess! The album mixes together bluesy tracks and straight ahead soul – in a hip, bad-walking style that nicely updates Etta's older style for the 70s. The set includes a great funky cut ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Etta JamesEtta James – The Montreux Years ... CD
BMG, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
Etta James on stage at the Montreux jazz festival – mostly captured in a lean, live setting that recalls some of her club work of previous decades, but with some of the more blues-based modes that Etta was bringing to her studio records in later years! A number of the tracks here are ... read more CD

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Etta JamesHeart Of A Woman ... CD
Private (Canada), 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Etta JamesHer Greatest Sides Vol 1 ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Raw and raunchy R&B by Etta James – cut during her prime years at Chess. 14 tracks in all, including "Tell Mama", "Something's Got A Hold On Me", "Pushover", "Only Time Will Tell", "Stop The Wedding", "Security", "I'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has name in marker, minimal wear, and light aging.)

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Argo/Elemental (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The ... read more CD

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Etta JamesWho's Blue? – Rare Chess Recordings Of The 60s & 70s ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A far-reaching set of hard-to-find 60s & 70s recordings by the great Etta James for Chess/Cadet – ranging from vibrant funk to slow cooking R&B, stripped down brassy blues and string accented jazzy numbers – diverse stuff held together by all around impeccable craft and the flat ... read more CD

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Jimmy James & The VagabondsCome To Me Softly ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Jimmy James and his Vagabonds were a UK group, but they scored nicely in the US with this classic Atlantic side, which was licensed from Pye UK. The record includes their own big hit "Come To Me Softly", plus a number of other soul covers – like "I'm Just A Fool For You ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple and tan label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a split top seam, and light surface wear.)

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Jimmy James & The VagabondsNew Religion ... LP
Atco, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
Although they were a UK soul act, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds were a perfect match for the Atlantic soul stable of the 60s. The group had a smooth group style that was partly uptown, partly northern soul – as clearly illustrated in this album, which is divided up into a "mood red: you ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo! Vinyl has some light surface marks from the old paper sleeve, but is great overall.)

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Rick JamesCome Get It ... CD
Motown, 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy – an effort that was to provide the blueprint for his later success! James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this ... read more CD

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✨✧ Rick JamesGlow ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Rick James hits a smoother sort of style here – one that's almost a compressed take on the mainstream version of funk first crafted on his earlier records, fused into a more radio-friendly approach for the Prince generation! The sound's actually not that bad – and the record has an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and edge wear.)

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JammersJammers (plus bonus tracks) ... LP
Salsoul/Past Due, 1982. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $14.99
A jamming little project from dancefloor maestro Richie Weeks – early 80s club tracks, done with a sweetly soulful approach! The music's still as heavy on the bass as other Salsoul work from the time, but there's a warmer approach to the vocals overall – a style that's as concerned ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Al JarreauAll Fly Home ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
Classic fusiony jazzy soulful vocals from Al, with the bright kind of LA groove that brought Al into millions of living rooms during the 70s. Tracks include "I'm Home", "Brite & Sunny Babe", "Fly", "I Do", "Thinkin' About It Too", and his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Al JarreauJarreau ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A massive set from Al Jarreau – a set that gave the singer one of his smoothest hits of all time, yet still kept him very firmly in the sort of sophisticated territory that set him apart from most of his contemporaries! The sound here is often a lot more understated than you'd expect – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a name in marker.)

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Al JarreauThis Time ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Titles include "Distracted", "Never Givin Up", "Gimme What You Got", "Love Is Real", "Alonzo", "Spain", and "Change Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks great, save for a thin strip of adhesive residue on the bottom seam.)

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JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Scorpio reissue.)

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JBsFunky Good Time – The Anthology ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 29.98
A killer 2CD set of funky grooves by one of the best backing bands ever! The JBs were James Brown's legendary combo during his monster funk years of the early 70s – and this well-selected compilation brings together 30 rare tracks from their best years! The set's got a great set of notes ... read more CD

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JBsHustle With Speed ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's ... read more CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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JBsMore Mess On My Thing ... CD
Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A fantastic slice of lost work from the legendary JBs – including the track that first got Bootsy Collins and company the job as James Brown's backing band! The set leads off with that gem of a groove – the fast funky "More Mess On My Thing" – a tune that's got the sort ... read more CD

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JBsThese Are The JBs ... CD
Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A stunner of a record – the first-ever album by The JBs, never issued back in the day – and lost for years until it recently resurfaced on a test pressing! The set features a leaner, more stripped-down version of the group – one that features Bootsy Collins on bass, and which ... read more CD

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Morris JeffersonSpank Your Blank Blank (vocal, part II inst) ... 12-inch
Parachute, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has an X in marker.)

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✨✧ JeffreeJeffree ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good+ ... $18.99
This nice soulful sleeper was not that recognized in the 70s, but in the 90s, it's become a huge favorite in the Chicago's steppers scene, thanks to the excellent two-step groover "Love's Gonna Last". It's a great cut, with sweet soulful vocals, and a totally catchy midtempo groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later MCA Special Products pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Gus JenkinsToo Tough – West Coast Blues & R&B 1953 to 1963 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
A huge collection of work from the overlooked Gus Jenkins – one of a number of blues musicians who started in the south, then moved out to the west coast during the postwar years – and found a way to change his older style into a great mix of jump blues and raw R&B! Jenkins both ... read more CD

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Terry JenoureGive You This ... CD
Minor Music (Germany), 1987. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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✨✧ Genobia JeterHeaven – Where The Righteous Shall See God ... LP
Savoy, 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, heavy wear at the bottom seam, and a promo sticker.)

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Jewell Gospel TrioMany Little Angels In The Band ... CD
Gospel Friend (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
An essential collection of rare material by this important female gospel trio of the 50s – a group who's not only known for bringing a style to the music that was ever bit as great as male group gospel of the pre-soul years – but who also are the initial early home to later soul ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ General Johnson & Chairmen Of The BoardTimeless ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2002. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Surprisingly great work from General Johnson & Chairmen Of The Board – a new recording, but with a soulful depth that shows they haven't lost it since the 70s! The General's vocals are as great as ever, with that odd little twinge that always made him one of the most distinctive singers ... read more CD

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Howard JohnsonVision ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Solid 80s grooving soul from Howard Johnson – a singer who'd worked often with other, bigger artists – but who only cut a handful of albums under his own name. The set's got a lot of production help from Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who make their presence known in the record's ... read more CD

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LV JohnsonCold & Mean ... LP
Ichiban, 1989. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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LV JohnsonWe Belong Together ... CD
Phono/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
A tremendous little record from LV Johnson – an obscure indie soul effort from the early 80s, but one that's recorded with a really great sound overall! The production is quite professional – full backings done with help from Chicago arrangers Willie Henderson, Floyd Morris, and Sonny ... read more CD
Also available We Belong Together ... LP 24.99

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LV JohnsonWe Belong Together ... LP
Phono/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A tremendous little record from LV Johnson – an obscure indie soul effort from the early 80s, but one that's recorded with a really great sound overall! The production is quite professional – full backings done with help from Chicago arrangers Willie Henderson, Floyd Morris, and Sonny ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Belong Together ... CD 14.99

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Orlando Johnson & TranceTurn The Music On ... CD
Zig Zag/Boogie Times (France), 1983. New Copy ... $7.99
A sweet bit of soul from the Italian scene of the early 80s – one that has a sound that's right up there with the best American boogie of the time! The album's got a really solid burning 80s groove approach – heavy on the bass, nice snapping drum beats, and lots of "wheeet" ... read more CD

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... $68.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough ... LP
Hi Records/London, 1974. Sealed ... $59.99
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly aged and shopworn, with a tear in back. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Syl JohnsonDresses Too Short ... LP
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
The funkiest album that Syl Johnson ever recorded – filled with short, tight cuts that play more like a stack of funky 45s than the standard soul album of the time! The record draws from the great run of singles that Syl cut for Twinight Records at the end of the 60s – some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with great vinyl, and a very heavy cover!)

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Syl JohnsonMs Fine Brown Frame ... LP
Erect/Boardwalk, 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A bit of a comeback for Chicago soul legend Syl Johnson – a set initially recorded for the smaller indie Erect, but picked up for bigger distribution by Boardwalk thanks to a catchy title hit! The sound here is quite different from Syl's Twinight or Hi Records years – still a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Syl JohnsonOtis Redding Medley/Mystery Lady ... 12-inch
Hi Records, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Not the raw Willie Mitchell produced Syl we love, but still a respectable enough southern soul single. On side a Syl runs down a nine minute medley of Otis Redding numbers, including "Respect", "Snatch A Little Love", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa" ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Cream Disco sleeve.)

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Syl JohnsonStraight Up ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2003. Used ... $29.99
A sweet compilation with some nice later recordings from the 80s and 90s. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Billy Jones & The StarsLove Is Gonna Rain On You (180 gram translucent yellow vinyl) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A spectacular soul album from Holland – but one that's got a much more American groove than some other overseas records of its type! The cuts all feel as if they could have been lifted from indie sides of the east coast scene of the early 70s – and Billy shines beautifully both on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary edition – individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight yellow vinyl!)

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Donell JonesShorty (Got Her Eyes On Me) (radio, inst, album, acapella) ... 12-inch
LaFace, 2000. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a LaFace sleeve.)

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Glenn JonesStay (extended version, tuta's 7" edit, inst, brixton bass mix, 7"edit)/It's All In The Game ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Gloria JonesWindstorm ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A later effort from 60s soul singer Gloria Jones – one recorded in England, with a sweeping sophisticated feel! Arrangements are by producer Richard Jones, as well as dancefloor maestro Paul Riser – who helps give the record a similar groove to some of his other great 70s work from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing.)
 
 



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