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Gerald AlstonFirst Class Only ... CD
Street Life/Scotti Bros, 1994. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Gerald AlstonOpen Invitation ... CD
Motown, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Rear tray card has a fold. Out of print.)
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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Alston, 1971. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An incredible cut – famous, but one we never tire of! This incredible jammer has one of the maddest rhythms you'll ever hear – bass and drums so fierce that they must have been programmed by robots to be so precise – dancing freely all over the place, yet still coming down "whomp" on the beat! And part 2 is even better than part 1 too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Beginning Of The EndNassau Funk ... CD
Alston/Playback, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Fantastic funk from Beginning Of The End – one of the coolest, grooviest, most unique funk groups of the 70s – and one who've got a real criss-crossing of styles in their sound! As you'd guess from the title, these guys hail from Nassau, in the Bahamas – but their sound is hardly the stale calypso of the earlier generation, or some of the more familiar island hybrids that were playing for the tourists. Instead, these guys completely reinvent funk from the ground up – adding in lots of their own special styles of rhythm and inflection, with elements that were learned from their home scene, but then refitted for a mode that's much more American funk overall – making these guys one of the few island acts to challenge the likes of Fatback or Kool & The Gang! The set's an extremely well-chosen batch of tracks from the group's few recordings – and titles include the classic "Funky Nassau (parts 1 & 2)", plus "Monkey Tamarind", "Super Woman", "Doin The Funky Do", "That's What I Get", "When Se Made Me Promise", "In The Deep Bahamian Boogie", "Fishman", "Pretty Girl", "I've Got The News", "Bluestrain", "Jump In The Water", "Gee Whiz It's Christmas", "Sleep On Dream On", "Trip To Nowhere", and "Come Down Baby". CD

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Herman Kelly & LifePercussion Explosion! ... LP
Alston, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
The percussion-heavy soul gem from Herman Kelly & Life – recorded in both Brazil & Miami – and awash with killer drum work all the way through! The album's a key part of the Miami sound especially – and really shows the way that city's 70s funk scene used congas heavily – really filling up the middle of a cut with even more energy than usual! The album's best known for the classic sample cut "Dance to the Drummer's Beat" – which is offered up here in a nice extended version, with a long percussion break that makes it even tastier than usual – and the record's also got a few other uptempo cuts like "Who's the Funky DJ?" and "Do The Handbone" – plus the tracks "Time After Time", "A Refreshing Love", and "Share Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Pursell & The Nashville Sweat BandBill Pursell & The Nashville Sweat Band & Aides ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
Funky big band work from Bill Pursell – a set that's got some of the disco charm you'd expect from the image on the cover – but one that also has some other jazzy elements too! There's not really a Nashville sound to the record – at least not in country music terms – and if anything, the record really reminds us of the way that some older New York big bands shifted up their groove during the disco generation – blending older jazz and Latin modes with elements more aimed at a contemporary dancefloor – including groovier rhythms, added strings, and female chorus vocals! Titles include "Sandwich Spread" – a nice original worth the price of the record alone – plus "Peter Piper Pumped His Pecks", "Deja Vu", "Now", "Every Day Of The Week", "Bump Me Baby", and "Hold My Hand When We're Going Home". CD

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✨✧ Betty WrightBetty Wright Live ... LP
Alston/TK, 1978. Very Good- ... $4.99
Betty's classic live recording from the mid 70's, and one of her best LPs from the time. She does a whole bunch of cool monologues and routines, many of which she's still using in her live sets today! Includes her 11 minute version of "Clean Up Woman", with impersonations of many famous female soul singers, and her classic 8 minute version of "Tonight Is The Night", with the funny monologue in which she talks about unveiling the song for her mother. The LP also has a cool medley of 70's pop soul hits, including "Midnight At The Oasis", "Pillow Talk", and "Let's Get Married". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Betty WrightClean Up Woman/I'll Love You Forever ... 7-inch
Alston, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Betty's landmark hit – and a tune that never grows old! "Clean Up Woman" is a killer – tight, spare, and funky guitar at the beginning – which you'll recognize instantly from it's many famous samples, and which still gets the song started as right as it ever could! "I'll Love You" is more of a mellow soul tune – but very nice, and different than a lot of Betty's other work. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Betty WrightTravelin In The Wright Circle ... LP
Alston, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Betty's got a smoother sound here than on some of her chunkier, funkier earlier records – but the approach is still a nice one – and we've gotta give Betty credit for pushing her sound into a whole new direction! The album follows nicely in the spirit of the live set issued a few years before – with some nice mellower moments, and a few more tracks that kick up the groove in a clubby approach to southern soul. We really like the spare "You're Just What I Need" and the bluesy "My Love Is" or the midtempo groove of "I Believe It's Love" – and other tracks include "The Child Of The Man", "Open The Door To Your Heart/Love Train", and "Thank You For The Many Things You've Done". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Milton WrightKeep It Up/The Silence That You Keep ... 7-inch
Alston (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
2 fantastic rare soul groovers! Milton Wright's "Keep It Up" is one of the most unique soul songs of its generation – a slyly grooving number with just a touch of funk and a really deeply smooth soulful vocal. A hint of moog and some unusual rhythms really makes the track groove! "The Silence That You Keep" is of similar vintage – a bit mellower overall, but still grooving – with a warmly acoustic undercurrent that reminds us of Bill Withers at his best! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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✨✧ VariousYet More Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1945 to 1951 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not nearly as mellow as you might think from the title – given that most of these tracks have a gritty sort of edge! The work here is all pulled from the vaults of LA's Modern Records during the postwar years – and the collection features a number of previously unreleased tracks, as well as some sublime singles that sound a heck of a lot better here than they must have when initially pressed up as 78s! There's a nicely laidback feel to most numbers – a sound that's not mellow, but just not as all-out wailing as other R&B from the time – in a way that lets plenty of jazzy and bluesy moments creep into the mix. CD features 24 tracks in all – and titles include "I'm Tellin You Baby" by The Nic Nacs, "The Thrill Is Gone" by Ron Hawkins, "No Steppin Down" by Felix Gross & His Orchestra, "Did You Ever Love A Woman" by Al Wichard, "I'm Feeling Fine" by Johnny Alston, "Nursery Rhyme Boogie" by Happy Johnson, "I've Got That Shakey Feeling" by Billy Williams, "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" by Louis Barnett & His Boppers, and "Around The Clock Blues (part 2)" by Pearl Traylor. CD

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Jack McDuffHeatin' System ... LP
Cadet, 1972. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
One of the most amazing, expansive albums ever recorded by Brother Jack McDuff – a session that we'd rank right up there with his classic Moon Rappin for Blue Note – and which has an equally stretched out feel! Although some of Jack's other albums for Cadet in the 70s have a bit more of a keyboard-centric feel, this album's heavy on Hammond all the way through – played by McDuff with sharp edges, soaring solos, and that amazing sense of timing that few other players could match! But possibly even more amazing is the group on the set – a hip batch of cats who include Phil Upchurch and Sam Jones on bass, Don Myrick and Dave Young on tenor and flute, Bobby Alston on trumpet, Marty Roberts on guitar, and Derf Reklaw on percussion – all working wonderfully with McDuff arrangements on some very long tunes! The double-length nature of the 2LP record really lets the group stretch out nicely – and there's a tremendous sense of energy throughout – almost a mode that matches Charles Earland's Leaving This Planet album. Titles include "Ain't No Sunshine", "Radiation", "The Prophet", "The Boiler", "Pressure Gauge", "The Heatin System", "Elmo Tucker", and "Lonesome Is The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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VariousStompin' 6 – 20 Crazed Rhythm' N' Blues Pounders! ... CD
Norton, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
Music from the Carter Bros, Eddie Alston, Garland The Great, Rufus Brown, Homesick James, Finney Mo, Bo Dudley, Shy Guy Douglas, and more – 20 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dorothy MooreMisty Blue ... LP
Malaco, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal moment in the development of southern soul – as the album was one of the first really big hits to come out of the growing Malaco scene in Jackson, Mississippi. The style of the record is a mix of older female southern soul styles, plus some of the warmer mellow production that was coming out of the Alston/Miami scene at the same time. And although Malaco mostly moved into cheesy blues during the early 80s, this one's very much in a popular crossover soul style. Features the title hit "Misty Blue", plus "It's So Good", "Too Much Love", "Ain't That A Mother's Luck", "Enough Woman Left (To Be Your Lady)", and "The Only Time You Ever Say You Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Motown ... CD
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Christmas Motown in all of its glory – a huge collection that features a whopping 46 tracks in all – most of them Holiday classics from the earliest years of the label, plus just a few important Christmas tunes from more recent years too! Almost all the work here is by Motown superstars – and titles include "Silver Bells", "Children's Christmas Song", "Joy To the World", and "My Favorite Things" by The Supremes; "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Frosty The Snowman", "Up On The House Top", "Christmas Medley", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by The Jackson 5; "Let It Snow" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by The Miracles; "The Little Drummer Boy" and "My Christmas Tree" by The Temptations; "Christmas Delight" and "Merry Christmas Baby" by The Four Tops; "Someday At Christmas" and "A Warm Little Home On A Hill" by Stevie Wonder; "Jesus Is Love" by The Commodores, "Little Christmas Tree" by Michael Jackson, "A Joyous Song" by Boyz II Men, "Wish You A Merry Christmas" by Kim Weston, "Give Love On Christmas Day" by Johnny Gill, and "Christmas Presence" by Gerald Alston with Shanice Wilson. CD

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