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✨✧ ABCHow To Be A Zillionaire! ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ ABCLexicon Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing inner sleeve.)

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Four TopsComplete ABC/Dunhill Singles ... CD
ABC/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
You might normally associate the Four Tops with Motown – and the famous quartet certainly rose to fame in Detroit – yet during the 70s, the group also moved to ABC Records, where they cut some completely sublime material too! At some level, the move might have been warranted – as the Tops never got the same sort of special handling in later years that the Temptations were getting – and it's almost as if the move to ABC really helped the group open up and sound a lot more righteous for the 70s! Production on many numbers is by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter – usually working with Steve Barri – and the sound is full and rich, but still a marvelous showcase for the lead vocals of Levi Stubbs, and the backing from the rest of the group. CD features 35 tracks in all – a fantastic introduction to these years – with titles that include "Keeper Of The Castle", "Are You Man Enough", "Am I My Brother's Keeper", "Inside A Brokenhearted Man", "Peace Of Mind", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Main Street People", "Ain't No Woman Like The One I've Got", "One Chain Don't Make No Prison", "Drive Me Out Of My Mind", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "This House", "Strung Out For Your Love", and "The Show Must Go On". CD

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✨✧ Bill HaleyShake Rattle & Roll/ABC Boogie ... 7-inch
Decca, 1954. Very Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label star logo pressing.)

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✨✧ NightsNights (ABC pressing) ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
An obscure vocal group that we know little about – but who have a strong harmony sound that reminds us of the best of the second wave of east coast groups from the mid 70s. HB Barnum produced the album, but it's got more of Philly sound than Barnum's older Detroit soul – with a mix of funky midtempo numbers and sweet ballads, the latter of which are the group's strongest suit. Pretty solid all the way through, with some well written sleepers hiding out. Titles include "Country Girl", "Love Knocked You Down", "Let There Be Love", "Hangin Tough", "Give It To The Needy, Not The Greedy", and "Lovers Can Never Be Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a gold promo stamp.)

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Junior ParkerABC Collection ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a rip in two corners of the die-cut.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Scene At ABC Paramount ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A cool collection of work from the mid 50s jazz years at ABC – one put together as an introduction to the label, and which features some of the best tunes from the time! There's some mighty hip work on here – including "Night In Tunisia" by Vinnie Burke's String Jazz Quartet, "Reminiscent Blues" by Urbie Green, "Walkin" by Jackie & Roy, "Last Night When We Were Young" by Jimmy Raney, "I'm Beginning To See The Light" by Don Elliott, "Speculation" from Oscar Pettiford, "Stockholm Sweetnin" by Quincy Jones, "Quicker Blues" by Zoot Sims, and "The Peanut Vendor" by Candido. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50s pressing. Cover has a split top seam & spine.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesRay Charles Story (ABC) ... LP
ABC, 1970s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Lloyd PriceABC Collection ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Stagger Lee", "I'm Gonna Get Married", "Personality", "Shop Around", "You Need Love", "Why", "Corinna Corinna", and "Have You Ever Had The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued seam & light wear.)
 
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Bobby BlandCome Fly With Me ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a MCA Past Performace stamp.)

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Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby BlandReflections In Blue ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandHis California Album ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
A nice little record from Bobby – quite different from his 60s sides for Duke/Peacock, and recorded in California (as you might guess from the title!) with a smoother more soulful approach. The style works well for Bobby – and kind of gave him a new lease on life during the 70s, as he mixed his rougher bluesy vocals with some hipper arrangements – still quite deep in soul, but with a compressed sound that creates a new mode of expression. Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Up & Down World", "Help Me Through The Day", "Where Baby Went", "Friday The 13th Child", "This Time I'm Gone For Good", and "I've Got To Use My Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light smudges and a small split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandIntrospective Of The Early Years ... LP
ABC/Duke, 1960s. Very Good 2LP ... $6.99
Not a retrospective, but an introspective – get it? Anyway, apart from the annoying title, the set's a great collection of Bobby's classic work from the 60s – 24 tracks pulled from his monumental years at Duke, a sublime blend of soul and blues, handled with a skill unmatched by no other singer! Titles include "Road Of Broken Hearted Ruin", "You're Worth It All", "Ask Me Bout Nothing", "Black Night", "If I Hadn't Called You Back", "That Did It", "Touch Of The Blues", "I Smell Trouble", and "Two Steps From The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Brass FeverBrass Fever ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Nice record by Brass Fever, and a one that was recorded before their more disco-y Time Is Running Out LP. The band includes a host of great horn players like George Bohannon, Jerome Richardson, Oscar Brashear, and John Handy – plus some good solos by Odell Brown on keyboards. Five long cuts, including covers of "Sunshine Superman" and "Lady Marmalade", plus the cuts "Djingi" and "Bach Bone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Brother MatthewBrother Matthew With Eddie Condon's Jazz Band ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Betty CarterWhat A Little Moonlight Can Do ... LP
ABC, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A great set of rare early material by Betty Carter – and just about the only way you'll ever find these titles on vinyl! The set features one album Betty Recorded for the Peacock label, with hip arrangements by Gigi Gryce and Melba Liston, and one that she recorded for ABC, with more mainstream arrangements by Richard Wess. And although both albums don't have Betty singing in the strident style she adopted in later years, they're still pretty darn great, and are filled with a lot of rich emotion and strong jazz vocalizing. Titles include "Jazz Ain't Nothin But Soul", "I Can't Help It", "By The Bend In The River", "Foul Play", "Babe's Blues", "Mean To Me", "Something Wonderful", and "Make It Last". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Clarence CarterHeart Full Of Song ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Titles include "All Messed Up", "Jenning's Alley", "I Thought It Was Over"," Don't Bother Me", and "Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, large name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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Ray CharlesComplete Country & Western Recordings – 1959 to 1986 ... CD
Rhino/ABC, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Mid 80s. Used 4CD & Book ... $28.99
Sublime stuff! Sure, it's easy to sit back and say that you don't really dig Ray Charles albums that mix together country music and soul, and that you prefer his hard raw raunchy Atlantic recordings from the earlier days. But let's be honest, Ray really made his biggest splash with this stuff – and although it became extremely popular over the years, it's also part of a huge country soul tradition that's a very accurate representation of the rich crossover culture going on in southern soul, a tradition that for some reason always gets underplayed by folks who want to carve up the world in easy racial lines. Truth is, Ray was not the only soul artist to embrace country, and we can think of a host of others – including Solomon Burke, Ivory Joe Hunter, Joe Simon, Clarence Carter, Brook Benton, and Bobby Womack who all participated in this rich tradition. This set's essential if you're interested in checking out this side of Ray's career – and the price is pretty nice, considering that you get 4CDs, a great book, and 92 songs in all! Work is pulled from Ray's classic ABC sides in the format, plus others from before and after that generation. Titles include "A Born Loser", "I'm Movin On", "Busted", "Crying Time", "Teardrops In My Heart", "Half As Much", "No Letter Today", "Oh Lonesome Me", "Ring Of Fire", "What Am I Living For", "Let Your Love Flow", "Down In The Valley", and "Take These Chains From My Heart". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesDedicated To You ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A set that features Ray Charles singing tributes to a dozen ladies that are supposedly the "you" in the title! Tracks include "Josephine", "Candy", "Ruby", "Stella (By Starlight)", "Hardhearted Hannah", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has small seam splits.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Hits The Road ... LP
ABC, 1960. Very Good ... $8.99
A stunning standout from Ray Charles' years on ABC Records – and a set that brings in a bit of hard-swinging jazz to the country-styled groove Ray was hitting at the time! Backings are by Ralph Burns, who keeps things pretty hip – not as modern as some of his 50s charts for other singers, but with some great horns that cascade beautifully alongside Ray's raspy vocals in the lead. The "road" title leads to a bunch of travel-themed tunes – but that approach also yields one of Charles' biggest classics – his version of "Georgia On My Mind" – heard here amidst other tracks that include "New York's My Home", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Blue Hawaii", "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny", "Alabamy Bound", and "Mississippi Mud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Ray CharlesGreatest Hits ... LP
ABC, 1959/1960/1961. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, light wear, and staple holes in one corner.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesIngredients In A Recipe For Soul ... LP
ABC, 1963. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has wear & staining.)

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Ray CharlesMan & His Soul ... LP
ABC, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the book.)

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music ... CD
ABC/Rhino, 1962. Used ... $2.99
A classic! What seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius, and the result was the most successful album of his career – and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music ... LP
ABC, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
A classic! What seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius, and the result was the most successful album of his career – and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo pressing in a flip-back cover.)

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music Vol 2 ... LP
ABC, 1962. Very Good- ... $8.99
The second installment of one of Ray's greatest albums – and a landmark in the genre of country soul! As the title implies, Ray's singing a host of tunes best known from the country side of the spectrum – but he's working here with arrangements by LA jazzers Marty Paich and Gerald Wilson, to completely re-cast the tunes into the "modern sounds" mode promised in the title. The result is wonderful – a style that gave Ray's career a whole new boost, and a genre that was a perfect foil for his rich bluesy mode of singing. Titles include "No Letter Today", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Teardrops In My Heart", "Making Believe", and "Hang Your Head In Shame". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Green label pressing on His Masters Voice.)

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Ray CharlesVolcanic Action Of My Soul ... LP
Tangerine/ABC, 1971. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray Charles & Betty CarterRay Charles & Betty Carter ... LP
ABC, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Betty during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is still pretty nice and soulful. Betty's high voice works well with Ray's raspy low one – especially on their classic duet version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Other tracks include "For All We Know", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Side By Side", and "You & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Fats DominoGetaway With Fats Domino ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Very unusual later work from Fats Domino – recorded with a bit of a deep soul vibe by producer Felton Jarvis, who makes for some interesting twists on the usual Domino sound! Titles include "Man That's All", "Wigs", "Monkey Business", "Reelin & Rockin", and "Why Don't You Do Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has some aging on the back.)

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Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets Vol 1 ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic bit of lost hardbop – an obscure ABC album that has Kenny Dorham working with his Jazz Prophets group! The combo's a quintet with a unique lineup that includes Dick Katz on piano, JR Monterose on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and the whole set's got an open-ended sort of approach that's much more like albums of the time on Blue Note or Savoy than it is the usually more staid ABC jazz sides of the 50s! Monterose and Dorham are fantastic, and really open up on the 5 tracks on the album – all of which are long enough to give the players plenty of room to blow. Probably one of the best jazz records ever recorded for ABC – with titles that include "The Prophet", "DX", "Tahitian Suite", and "Blues Elegante". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Lamont DozierOut Here On My Own ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good- ... $2.99
Fantastic soul from Lamont Dozier – his first LP as a solo artist, and one of the best debuts of the 70s! The record has a quality that's impossible to describe accurately – but it's kind of a post-Motown full-on approach to soul that mixes strings, piano, and that wall of sound groove that was one of Dozier's biggest contributions to the Motor City. Surprisingly, the album's produced by McKinley Jackson – leader of The Politicians, who provided regular backing for Dozier's HDH productions of the time. The real strength, though, is Dozier's voice – which is produced here in a compressed way that brings up the better raspy qualities of his style, juxtaposing them with the tightness of the arrangements in a mode that's similar to Bobby Womack's work of the time. However, Dozier's songwriting is way way better than Womack's by this point – and the album's filled with anthemic soul cuts like "Fish Aint' Bitin", "Out Here On My Own", "Take Off Your Make Up", "Trying To Hold Onto My Woman", and "Let Me Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Cover has aged tape on all seams & some wear.)

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DramaticsDramatic Jackpot ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1975. Used ... $7.99
One of the Dramatics' best albums, and a real masterpiece of 70's group soul! The style here is a bit different than the group's previous records for Stax – maybe a bit tighter, with sweet arrangements – but these fantastic vocals that cut through everything and grab you to your core – a bit like the way The Dells could always sound amazing in the 70s, no matter what the setting! The approach really takes the group up to the next level – with fantastic vocals from Ron Banks and LJ Reynolds, and superbly sophisticated sounds from the Detroit Groovesville crew. Titles include "I Dig Your Music", "How Do You Feel", "Thousand Shades Of Blue", "I Cried All The Way Home", and "Good Things Don't Come Easy". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Dramatic Jackpot ... CD 13.99

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DramaticsDramatic Jackpot ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the Dramatics' best albums, and a real masterpiece of 70's group soul! The style here is a bit different than the group's previous records for Stax – maybe a bit tighter, with sweet arrangements – but these fantastic vocals that cut through everything and grab you to your core – a bit like the way The Dells could always sound amazing in the 70s, no matter what the setting! The approach really takes the group up to the next level – with fantastic vocals from Ron Banks and LJ Reynolds, and superbly sophisticated sounds from the Detroit Groovesville crew. Titles include "I Dig Your Music", "How Do You Feel", "Thousand Shades Of Blue", "I Cried All The Way Home", and "Good Things Don't Come Easy". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Dramatic Jackpot ... CD 7.99

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DramaticsShake It Well ... LP
ABC, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Incredibly great work from The Dramatics – the kind of record that hits on all burners instantly, and just keeps on cooking all the way through! The set kicks off with the title funky cut "Shake It Well" – done in a mode that the group handle surprisingly well, thanks to some excellent vocals. These vocals only get better on following tracks, though – as the group kicks back, relaxes, and stretches into some amazing mellow tunes that rank with some of the best harmony soul of the late 70s! Part of the magic of the set is thanks to producer Don Davis – who had a hand in all of the best cuts, using that mix of rough and sweet that was always the best side of his 70s sound. Titles include "Come Inside", "Spaced Out Over You", "That Heaven Kind Of Feeling", "Ocean Of Thoughts & Dreams", "You Make The Music", "I Like Makin You So Happy", and "Music Is Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Rev Roy EasleyNew Man ... LP
ABC/Song Bird, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a split top seam and some marks/remnants from promo sticker removal.)

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Ferrante & TeicherFerrante & Teicher With Percussion ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Another one of their crazy LPs, which are sometimes hard to find amidst the pop stuff they normally did. This one's got them doing some originals and some standards, augmented by a tight little ensemble of three percussionists and one bassist. The added instruments drive their piano stuff – which is already percussive enough, what with weird keys and mallet designs – into a driving new dimension. 12 tracks in all, including "Che Si Dice", "Va Va Voom", "Aflame", "Parade Of The Bobbies", "Cielito Lindo", "Beyond The Blue Horizon", "Three O'Clock In The Morning" and "The Nearness Of You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Four TopsAt The Top ... LP
ABC, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of their great ABC albums – with Philly soul production by Norman Harris, and titles that include "Bits & Pieces", "Help", "This House", "Inside A Brokenhearted Man", "When Your Dreams Take Wing & Fly", and "Put It On The News". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Four TopsHELP (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
ABC, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an ABC Disco sleeve.)

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Four TopsKeeper Of The Castle ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Killer Four Tops material from the early 70s – and a record that proved that they didn't need to be on Motown to still keep churnin' out the hits! The sound is sophisticated, and pushes past the standard format of the group's good-selling records for Motown – hitting a classic AM Radio soul groove that's best summed up by the album's monster hit "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)", one of those tracks that will probably be played around the world for years and years and years. The rest of the record's just as great, and includes loads of tasty numbers – like the excellent title cut "Keeper Of The Castle", plus "Love Music", "Turn On The Light Of Your Love", and "Remember What I Told You To Forget". Soulful and sophisticated, and a nice break from the Motown years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the insert.)

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Four TopsNight Lights Harmony ... LP
ABC, 1975. Sealed ... $2.99
Proof that the Four Tops on ABC was always a good thing – and an overlooked gem that shows the group still working at a higher level than most of their 70s soul contemporaries! The sound here has definitely moved away from the Motown years – into a smoother, sweeter CA groove – with great arrangements by Michael Omartin that wrap up the voices in a lush, warm midtempo mode – yet still let the harmonies come out beautifully. Group member Lawrence Payton Jr co-produced the set with Steve Barri, and also co-wrote most of the songs – and titles include "Is This The Price", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "I've Got What You Need", "I Can't Hold On Much Longer", "Let Me Know The Truth", and "Seven Lonely Nights". LP, Vinyl record album

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Four TopsShow Must Go On ... LP
ABC, 1977. Sealed ... $6.99
Titles include "Runnin From Your Love", "Candy", "See The Real Me", "Love Is A Joy", "The Show Must Go On", and "I Can't Live Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Eydie GormeEydie In Love ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good ... $6.99
Eydie's definitely in love on this one – given the romantic nature of most of the tunes, and the gentle, ballad-heavy approach of the record – and although her longtime paramour Steve Lawrence is pictured in a photo on the back cover, the album's all Gorme's own! Backings are by Don Costa, in that lightly sparkling style he often used to great effect with Eydie over the years – a mode that keeps things simple and direct, but which brings out a personal, honest sort of warmth that cascades over the whole album with a nice sort of glow. Titles include "Love Letters", "In Other Words", "Why Shouldn't I", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Here I Am In Love Again", "In Love In Vain", and "Idle Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Eydie GormeEydie Swings The Blues ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1957. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing.)

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✨✧ John HandyHard Work ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The biggest moment ever for saxophonist John Handy – an album that crossed over big, thanks to a tremendously funky title cut! Handy first rose to fame back in the 60s – playing modernist jazz with Charlies Mingus, and opening up on his own in a stretch of great albums that evolved from hardbop, to modal jazz, to some even freer world jazz experiments in the 70s. Here, though, he's back in very soulful territory – working in a combo that has keyboards and guitar, and plenty of grooves that are somewhere in a space between early 70s CTI/Kudu and similar dates on Cadet or Prestige Records! The style's a great balance of modes – and although electric, the album's never too smooth – thanks to relatively small instrumentation on most numbers, and an approach that still lets most of the energy come from the interaction of the core group members. Players include Hotep Cecil Barnard on keyboards, Mike Hoffman on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and James Gadson on drums – and Handy plays both alto and tenor, and even sings a bit on a few cuts. Titles include the JBs-styled "Hard Work", plus "Afro Wiggle", "Didn't I Tell You", "Love For Brother Jack", "You Don't Know", and "Young Enough To Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a cut corner.)

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Richard HarrisLove Album ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Isaac HayesChocolate Chip ... LP
HBS/ABC, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Slightly later than some of Isaac Hayes' biggest Stax albums – but a great little record that's filled with some excellent smooth soul material! The record shows Hayes really trying to push his style to new levels, and it's got a sophistication that you don't hear on earlier albums – a sound that hints at the Polydor years, but without as much of a disco influence. Ike's also dropped his thing of doing a lot of soul covers of pop tracks – which means that the record's got a lot more original material, served up with a new sort of focus on songwriting! Titles include "Chocolate Chip", a perennial fave on the dancefloor, in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "I Can't Turn Around", "Come Live With Me", and "Body Language". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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Isaac HayesChocolate Chip (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
ABC, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Nice single of one of Ike's biggest hits after his Stax years – a heavy hot buttered groove, and the instrumental is a good take on the club classic! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strip.)

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Roy HeadHead First ... LP
ABC/Dot, 1976. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness from moisture and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerBorn In Mississippi, Raised Up In Tennessee ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good ... $19.99
Born in Mississippi, raised in Tennessee, but recorded in California with some mighty great grooves! The album's a great mix of the rootsy blues of John Lee Hooker and some of the best production modes ABC Records was using at the time – no hoke or attempt to dampen the energy of the core music – but just the key addition of fresh elements from players who include Clifford Coulter on piano, Sugarcane Harris on violin, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Mel Brown on bass, George Bohannon on trombone, and John Klemmer on electrified sax with effects! These players all have a great ear for messing up jazz, blues, soul, and funk – and help Hooker to make the set one of his hippest ever – a record that nods strongly at the new generation, yet never panders to it at all. Titles include "Younger Stud", "King Of The World", "Tell Me You Love Me", and "Going Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and clear tape on the seams.)

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Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersCherish ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good ... $14.99
A great little album of up-tempo soul from Al Hudson – recorded in the years before he formed his One Way group, but with a similar approach that's kind of an answer to disco, putting a bit more funk into the mix for the dancefloor. His group benefits from the talents of Kevin McCord, who plays bass and sings a bit – although Al's doing all the lead vocals on this album. Titles include "Tripped, Slipped, Stumbled, & Fell", "If You Get Caught", "If You Feel Like Dancing", and "I Like Everything About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Al Hudson & the Soul PartnersEspecially For You ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good ... $8.99
Pre-One Way work from Al Hudson – a bit rougher, soul-wise, with a mid 70s Detroit style that reminds us a lot of The Dramatics, and less of the boogie grooves of later albums. The record's got some nice ballad material, plus a few uptempo tracks that don't groove as well as later work – and is an overall solid effort with production by Al Perkins and arrangements by Jimmy Roach. Titles include "Baby Let Me Love You", "I Got A Notion You Got The Motion", "Real Love", "You're So Wonderful", and "Trying To Prove My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersSpreading Love ... LP
ABC, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Excellent early work from Al Hudson – a soulful talent who stood his own in the late 70s, forging an up-tempo funk sound that lived long past disco, and which was sort of a platform for groups of the 80s to build a new dancefloor sound. Hudson relied heavily on bass-y funk to hit his groove, but he also gave strong focus to the good singers who worked with his groups – adding in good ballads that act as a showcase to members like bassist Kevin McCord, who sings some great vocals on this set. The album kicks off with the up-tempo groover "Spread Love", an anthemic dancefloor tune that almost points the way towards soulful house, and it's got some other nice cuts, like the ballads "Lost Inside Of You" and "Love Me Forever", plus the funky numbers "How Do You Do", and "Dance, Get Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, name in marker, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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ImpressionsFabulous Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1967. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A record with a vibe that's way more than you'd expect from the group's supper club style on the cover – as the record features a great set of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, sung by the group in great form, with arrangements by the total genius Johnny Pate! The record is filled with haunting soul tracks like "Isle Of Sirens", "Aware Of Love", "It's All Over", "Love's A Comin", "You Ought To Be In Heaven", and "She Don't Love Me" – all written by Curtis, and all proof that he's always been one of the best soul songwriters! A nice little gem that often gets lost in the band's catalog – but one to seek out, even if you're a bit nervous about a record with "fabulous" in the title! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a split top seam, and a bit of pen on back.)

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ImpressionsImpressions (1963) ... LP
ABC, 1963. Very Good- ... $16.99
Fantastic soul from the Chicago scene of the 60s – the legendary first ABC album by Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions! Although the group first broke big on Vee Jay Records, it was at ABC that their genius really took flight – tightening up the harmonies of the earlier singles, and hitting a mode that was a lot more soul than the doo wop of their roots! The sound here is a great bridge between the two eras of the group's career – and a number of the best tracks here are done in a mellow, gentle sort of way that relies heavily on the harmonies – crackling out with beautifully human sounds throughout. Nearly every tune is an original by Curtis Mayfield – and there's not a spot of filler on the album! Titles include "Minstrel & Queen", "Gypsy Woman", "Never Let Me Go", "It's All Right", "Sad Sad Girl & Boy", "Little Young Lover", "Can't You See", and "I Need Your Love". Nice cover, too – with Curtis smiling the biggest ol' bucktoothed smile you'll ever see! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has aging, som epen on front, splitting in the top seam, and a split bottom seam.)

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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 the group was using at the time, and featuring tracks from the years 1962 to 1967 that include "Little Young Lover", "I Need Your Love", "Can't Satisfy", "Too Slow", "I Can't Stay Away From You", "Meeting Over Yonder", and "You've Been Cheatin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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ImpressionsKeep On Pushing ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good- ... $16.99
There's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a mostly split top seam and some wear.)

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ImpressionsNever Ending Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A major winner from The Impressions! Virtually all of their material for ABC was excellent – and this LP is no exception, as it's got loads of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, and plenty of great arrangements by Chicago soul legend Johnny Pate. The group is extremely soulful at this point – and they sound great on just about every cut. Titles include "Ten To One", "I'm So Proud", "Sister Love", "Little Boy Blue", "Girl You Don't Know Me", "I Gotta Keep Movin", and "A Woman Who Loves Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK reissue on Kent.)

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good- ... $8.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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ImpressionsPeople Get Ready ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the greatest albums ever from The Impressions – and a set that takes their work to a whole new level, by bringing in an even more righteous sound! The core elements of the group's 60s genius are all in place here – compositions from Curtis Mayfield, arrangements from Johnny Pate, and sublime harmonies from the group. But there's also something extra too – a new level of consciousness that's creeping into the music, hinting at the more righteous subject matter of later years – but with a much more subtle approach. All tracks are great – and titles include "See the Real Me", "Woman's Got Soul", "We're In Love", "Can't Work No Longer", and "Emotions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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ImpressionsVery Best Of The Impressions ... CD
ABC/Rhino, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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ImpressionsWe're A Winner ... LP
ABC, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A new level of pride and power for The Impressions – as you might guess from the bold statement of the title track! It may seem hard to believe from the perspective of the 21st Century, but back in the mid 60s, a message like "We're A Winner" was quite a strong one – a new anthem of righteous identity that was one of the first truly political statements from a young Curtis Mayfield, and a great precursor of the genius to come in the 70s! But even at this early state, there's still plenty of genius going on – not just in Mayfield's sublime songwriting, but also in the harmonies of the group, and the beautiful treatment they get in the studio from arranger Johnny Pate. The album's one of their key classics from the ABC years – and titles include "We're A Winner", "Moonlight Shadows", "Nothing Can Stop Me", "I'm Gettin Ready", "Let Me Tell The World", and "Little Brown Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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James Gang16 Greatest Hits ... LP
ABC, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good 2LP ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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James GangThirds ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jamie & The J Silvia SingersEncore ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Don Costa arrangements – and titles that include "Who Am I", "What The World Needs Now", "What Now My Love", and "Goin Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank JonesThis Is Ragtime Now! ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1964. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has GRT stickers on front & back.)

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✨✧ BB KingGuess Who ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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BB KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... LP
ABC, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set's very much in BB's own spirit – mostly focused on his vocals and guitar work, and still mostly including original compositions. A few tunes get nice and funky on the rhythms, although still very much in a blues-based way – and Jimmie Haskell contributes a few larger arrangements from time to time. Titles include "King's Special", "Until I'm Dead & Cold", "You're Still My Woman", "Hummingbird", "Go Underground", and "Chains & Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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BB KingKing Size ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ BB KingLA Midnight ... LP
ABC, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
BB King brings in a sweet dose of jazz to his work – just a touch of the funkier backings that some of his electric contemporaries were getting at the time – maybe not as hard-wailing as some of the Chess funky blues records, but definitely somewhere in that direction! Players on the date include Mel Brown and Jesse Davis on guitars, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Red Holloway on tenor, Plas Johnson on baritone, Clifford Coulter and Victor Feldman on piano, and the great Earl Palmer on drums. Titles include "Help The Poor", "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You", "Midnight", "I Got Some Help I Don't Need", "I've Been Blue Too Long", "Lucille's Granny, and "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You". LP, Vinyl record album

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BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good+ ... $29.99
BB King live at the Cook County Jail in Chicago – and given the amount of great live shows going on in the institution during the early 70s, the jail must have been one hell of a place to be incarcerated! This classic features BB King entertaining the prisoners with a wickedly sharp blues set – done, like most prison live shows, with an edge that's often missing from more conventional concerts – plenty gritty, both on the vocals and guitar, with a sound the Chicago audience must have loved! Titles include "How Blue Can You Get", "Worry Worry", "Sweet Sixteen", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Please Accept My Love", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing in a textured cover.)

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✨✧ BB KingLucille Talks Back ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the most tightly-produced of BB King's albums for MCA, but a set that's still filled with undeniable charm – and which really shows King more than able to step up to some well-deserved superstardom! There's a bit of an LA finish to the backings, but things are never too smooth – and BB's vocals and guitar both really shine in this setting – with inflections and edges that are just wonderful throughout! The balance is great – that rare ability that MCA had to serve up such records at the time – and titles include "A World Full Of Strangers", "Midnight Believer", "Never Make A Move Too Soon", "Hold On", "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone", and "When It All Comes Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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BB KingTo Know You Is To Love You ... LP
ABC/MCA, 1973. Very Good ... $9.99
A set that has BB King teaming up with southern soul maestro Dave Crawford – an arranger/producer who helps BB find a whole new groove! Crawford's approach is wonderfully warm and soulful – almost a Hi Records sort of take on the music, which brings King's traditional blues into much fresher territory – an update of older Memphis modes, with a really great sound for the 70s. In addition to The Memphis Horns, there's also a bit of Philly help on the record too – thanks to Vince Montana's vibes, Norman Harris' guitar, Ron Kersey's keyboards, and Ronnie Baker's bass. Stevie Wonder makes a brief guest appearance on keyboards too – and titles include "Oh To Me", "Love", "Respect Yourself", "I Like To Live The Love", "Who Are You", "I Can't Leave", and "Thank You For Loving The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging.)

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Eloise LawsNumber One/1000 Laughs ... 12-inch
ABC, 1978. Sealed ... $2.99
A Philly-styled groover from Eloise Laws – a tune that's got plenty of rolling clubby rhythms on the intro, then gives way to a great soulful lyric that almost hearkens back to Ella's earlier days! "1000 Laughs" is pretty good too – also upbeat, but somehow just a few notches not as catchy. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC Disco sleeve.)

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Bobby MaderaLook I'm Doing The Cha-Cha ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
Brassy set of Latin sides recorded by Machito's trumpet player from the old days, Bobby Madera, who's probably best known to the world as the man who wrote "Mambo Inn". That track's on here, and so are the tracks "Mambo Pastel", "Basutoland", "Rhythmambo", "Don't Buy A Cat In The Bag", and "Watch Your Step". Tight tracks with ensemble playing, and a lot of mambos and cha cha tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove and serrated edge. Cover has light aging and a vintage store sticker on back.)

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Herbie MannMoody Mann (aka Sultry Serenade) ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1957. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An early record by Herbie Mann, and one that offers a nice treat – bass clarinet! Although Herbie made his fame in the 60s with his Latiny flute playing, he was also a darn good bass clarinetist, and he plays both instruments on this rare early session from 1957. The bass clarinet doesn't dominate the whole recording, but when Herbie uses it, he gets an incedible tone – especially next to the baritone of Jack Nimitz, who also plays on the album. Titles include "Professor", "One Morning In May", "Sultry Serenade", and "When The Sun Comes Out". Late 60s re-titled reissue of Sultry Serenade album – on ABC/Riverside. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesReaching For The World ... LP
ABC, 1976. Sealed ... $4.99
A really great post-Philly International album from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – the group's first after the departure of Teddy Pendergrass, and a set that shows them hardly missing a beat! The group are still recording at Sigma Sound, with Melvin at the production helm – and they've also got that great balance between a deep-voiced lead singer (new arrival David Ebo) and the soaring harmonies of the rest of the group. Tunes are wonderfully written – the right mix of personal and political from the group's biggest years – and the album's got a really great sense of pace and timing overall, maybe even more so than previous records. Titles include "Hostage", "He Loves You And I Do Too", "Stay Together", "Sandman", "Big Singing Star", and "Reaching For The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(With some sticker remnants.)

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Mighty Clouds Of JoyIt's Time ... LP
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A landmark blend of gospel spirit and 70s soul – and one of the greatest moments ever from The Mighty Clouds Of Joy! Like so many other soul artists before them, these guys have voices that are steeped in the best traditions of gospel – but rather than giving up their roots and going secular, they just cut this set with the best Philly soul help of the time – arrangements from Wade Marcus, and a smoking Sigma Sound lineup that includes work from Norman Harris, Vince Montana, Bobby Eli, Ronnie Baker, and Earl Young – all of whom give the record the vibe of the best Philly International material from the time! Dave Crawford produced, but the set almost feels more Gamble & Huff than anything else – as the quintet's vocals really soar on tracks that include "Stoned World", "Time", "Mighty Cloud Of Joy", "The Master Plan", and "Heart Full Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mighty Clouds Of JoyKickin ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good- ... $0.99
Kickin it is – as the album's way more than just the typical gospel you might expect – and is a perfect example of the way the Mighty Clouds Of Joy helped cross the bridge between secular and spiritual sounds in the 70s! The record has a groove that most other mainstream soul acts could ever hope for – served up by stellar southern producer David Crawford, and arrangements from Mike Terry – on an album that almost grooves enough for the clubs, and brings in lots of new energy to the male gospel quintet format! These guys are hardly your grandfather's gospel group – and instead get downright slinky and sexy with the way they approach the music – almost giving Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes a run for their money, on excellent cuts that include "Mighty High", "Leanin", "I Got The Music In Me", "Millionaire", "Touch My Soul", and "Everything Is Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stephanie MillsMove In The Right Direction ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Early work from Stephane Mills – and a killer album with some great arrangements by Bert Keyes! The approach is one that mixes Stephanie's strident vocals with some warm and mellow backings – a bit classy at times, more uptempo at others, almost in the Detroit mid 70s mode (ala work by Don Davis), but with more flowery New York touches. Cuts include "Movin' In The Right Direction", "I Knew It Was Love", "Of All The Things", "Sweet Salvation", and "I Don't Want To Go Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, cutout hole, and light wear.)

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Blue MitchellAfrican Violet ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sweet electric funk from Blue – recorded in a warm, largely arranged style that's reminiscent of the best Freddie Hubbard fusion work from the 70s – but which has an even tighter sound overall! The groove is great – kind of a Kudu Records vibe, and Blue's actually quite good in this format – stepping off with a bit more confidence than on his electric sides from Mainstream, and getting the benefit of some great tenor sax work from Harold Land on a few numbers! Mitchell's always one of those players who actually seems to stretch out more in a set where he's not the leader of a small combo – and his solos here are surprisingly strong, and filled with soul – as are those of Land and tenorist Herman Riley. Titles include "Sand Castles", "Ojos De Rojo", "Mississippi Jump", "As", "Square Business", and "Forget". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Thelonious MonkMighty Monk (aka Brilliant Corners) ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryRound Midnight ... LP
Riverside/ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
2nd pressing of some early material by Wes Montgomery – a tasty trio session cut when he was working with hometown talent from Indianapolis. The set's a real treat because it features organ work by the great Mel Rhyne, an oft-overlooked player who began with Montgomery, but who got left in the dust when he started recording with bigger players. The trio's completed by drummer Paul Parker – and tracks include "Whisper Not", "Ecaroh", "Missile Blues", and "Jingles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small corner cut.)

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Lionel NewmanExciting Hong Kong ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An obscure TV score by Lionel Newman – with some cool arrangements by Marty Paich, Billy May, and Warren Baker – and titles that include "Tully's Bar", "Toast To Joanna", "Blues For Evans", "Jade Empress", "Chop Chop Waltz", "Chinese Cha Cha", and "Number One Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole in the bottom corner.)

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Oscar PettifordOscar Pettiford Orchestra In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good ... $5.99
Despite the fact that bassist Pettiford is much more of a small group player than a large band one, ABC cut him on a very tasty batch of "orchestra" sides during the mid 50s – pretty hard swinging little numbers that feature players like Tommy Flanagan, Gigi Gryce, Art Farmer, Jerome Richardson, and Lucky Thompson, all of whom have a similar talent to Pettiford for standing out well amidst a larger group of jazz players. And despite the size of the groups (about 10 to 15 players), Pettiford's bass really is in the lead – recorded nice and high in the mix, setting the pace with a strong groove, and breaking out for some solos that are kind of rare in a session like this. The tracks are all pretty darn hip, too – many with arrangements by Gryce – and titles include "Two French Fries", "The Pendulum At Falcon's Lair", "Not So Sleepy", "Smoke Signal", and "Speculation". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s UK pressing. Cover has light wear, and a bit of tape around the edges.)

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PlusSeven Deadly Sins ... LP
Probe/ABC, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
A great entry into one of our favorite rock sub-genres – the rock "mass" format! Like others examples of this style, this record works in a structured format that builds and shifts with a progression that recalls a Christian mass – taking as its theme the seven deadly sins ("Lust", "Envy", "Sloth", etc) – and performed with a heck of a lot of guitars, and a pretty heavy sound overall! The group appears to be a trio, but there's also a lot of larger arrangements on the set – and a spooky Coven-ish feel that haunts the whole thing! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the die-cut cover, with some edge wear.)

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Lloyd PriceMr Personality Sings The Blues ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
Lloyd sings a nice little batch of blues tunes – a bit more uptown than some of his earlier R&B work, thanks to arrangements by Sid Feller that bring out the classier side of Lloyd voice. The set feels a bit like a Ray Charles session – with that R&B goes upscale sound – but Lloyd's voice is nice and soulful, keeping the feel of the set quite real. Titles include "Just To Hold Your Hand", "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Talk To Me", "Kidney Stew", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Feeling Lowdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover is lightly stained on the bottom 3 inches.)

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Lloyd PriceOne Hundred Percent/Say, I'm The One ... 7-inch
ABC, 1961. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Della ReeseI Like It Like Dat! ... LP
ABC, 1965. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Rhythm HeritageBaretta's Theme/My Cherie Amour ... 7-inch
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rhythm HeritageDisco Derby (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe one of the most unified albums ever from Rhythm Heritage – a set with a really tight groove, and some of the most soulful vocals the group ever recorded! All the great instrumentation of before is still very firmly in place – a wicked mix of funky jazz and disco rhythms, courtesy of a combo that includes Michael Omartin on keyboards, Paul Jackson and Jay Gordon on guitars, and Victor Feldman on percussion! Arno Lucas is on vocals – and titles include "Life Line", "Come On & Dance", "Face In The Crowd", "Disco House", and "Disco Derby". CD features the bonus cuts "Theme From Rocky", "Last Night On Earth", "Disco Queen", and "Dance The Night Away". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Rhythm HeritageSky's The Limit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
The third in a really great run from Rhythm Heritage – a group who continued to hold up a strong level of instrumental quality, despite the fact that they'd topped the charts, and were smack right in the middle of the LA studio scene at the time! Part of the credit goes to producer/arranger Michael Omartin – who also plays keyboards on the album, giving it one of its best characteristics – but the whole assortment of talents is pretty darn great too, and includes work by Victor Feldman, Ray Parker, and The Waters – who bring in some nice soulful vocals on a few cuts. Keeping their success with TV themes, the group do a great job with "Theme From Starsky & Hutch" on this one – taking the tune in a nice moogy sort of way – and other cuts include "Float On By", "Hedge Hog", "Skippin", "Language Of Love", "Holdin Out", and "Sail Away With Me". CD features great bonus tracks too – "SWAT", "Barretta's Theme", "Disco-Fied", and "My Cherie Amour". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Rufus featuring Chaka KhanAsk Rufus ... LP
ABC, 1977. Sealed Gatefold ... $9.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Rufus and Chaka Khan – a sublime 70s set in which the group's sound totally comes together, and finds a really special sound that's all its own! The blend of elements here is perfect – the group's funky jazz instrumentation, and Chaka Khan's warm vocals – very soulful, but also inflected with plenty of jazz, too – which makes even the mellower tunes here sparkle like nothing else on the market at the time – or all these many years later! There's a strong sense of understatement to the record – the sound is neither too slick, nor too laidback – just totally perfect and on the money – on a set of gems that includes the classic hit "Hollywood", plus "Slow Screw Against The Wall", "Close The Door", "Egyptian Song", and "Everlasting Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Rufus & Chaka KhanStreet Player ... LP
ABC, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Stunning work from Rufus & Chaka Khan – still very much at the height of their powers on this late 70s release – and still doing things at a level that nobody else can touch! The blend of jazz and soul is completely sublime – given a bit of extra help on arrangements by Clare Fischer and Seawind, both talents who are also at their best during this 70s stretch too – but the real power still comes from the core energy of Rufus, and the way they can effortlessly fuse these slinky, soulful grooves – and, of course, from the massive Chaka Khan – every bit the shining jewel in the group's crown, yet still not broken off as a superdiva on her own. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Street Player", "Stranger To Love", "Turn", "Change Your Ways", "Take Time", "Turn", and "Best Of Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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SabicasGypsy Flamenco ... LP
ABC/Paramount, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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SabicasSoul Of Flamenco ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1960. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Zoot SimsPlays Alto, Tenor And Baritone ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the grooviest 50s albums ever from the legendary Zoot Sims – a session that uses overdubbing to let Zoot create a one man horn section – blowing on record at the same time on alto, tenor, and baritone sax! The approach is far from the gimmicky sound that you might expect – and the results are really wonderful – an all Zoot-voiced sax section that has some of the smoother qualities of other 50s sextet dates (including Zoot's for RCA), but which has that great Sims' bite on all the solos! Other players include John Williams on piano, Knobby Totah on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and titles include a great vocal version of "Where You At", plus "Zonkin", "Pegasus", "Noshin", and "Minor Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with ABC Paramount inner sleeve.)

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SmithGroup Called Smith ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
When we were playing this, someone in the office said "What's the deal with these guys? Did they just do sound-a-like versions of other people's hits?" On some of their other records, we might say no – but this one's pretty much a Pickwick-esque remake/remodel of late 60s rockers – like "Who Do You Love", "Last Time", "Let's Spend The Night Together", and "Tell Him No" – all done in kind of a hard rockin, semi-bluesy style. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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