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Possible matches: 19
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Grandmixer D StCrazy Cuts (long version, long dub) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Island, 1983. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
Herbie Hancock's DJ, who'd go on to change the lives of millions of kids after his historic performance on Saturday Night Live. Though this one's a Laswell Material production, you can here a good bit of the sort of Arthur Baker breakers sort of track creeping in. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some light wear and a bit of sticker residue.)

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Al GreenKeep On Pushing Love/Your Heart's In Good Hands ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1996. New Copy ... $7.99
Later work from Al Green – produced by Arthur Baker, who sets Al up in some surprisingly nice contemporary grooves! "Keep On Pushing" has a nice stepping groove from the start – but Al's vocals still have all that classic style overall – that sublime, spiritual flow that just gets better and better as the tune rolls on! "Your Heart" is great too – a joyous midtempo groover that stands strongly with Greens' classics from the 70s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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King CurtisMusic For Dancing – The Twist ... CD CD format
RCA/Shout (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $8.99
Raw instrumental dance soul from sax great King Curtis – recorded for RCA in 1961 – really great, energetic covers of big band numbers and more in a hard grooving R&B mode! Don Covay and others sing on the "Twist" tunes – "Peppermint Twist", "The Arthur Murray Twist" and a couple more – but the instrumentals are pretty incredible, too. Mickey Baker and Billy Butler are on guitar, and the whole group of musicans really cook! Other tracks include "Jersey Bounce", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "The Fly" and more. CD

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New NairobiFunky Soul Makossa (rap, voc)/Free Beats/Makossa Jam ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Streetwise, 1982. Very Good- ... $5.99
A great Arthur Baker and John Robie electro remake of Manu Dibango's funky global classic, with The Awesome Foursome! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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New EditionCandy Girl ... LP LP format
Streetwise/Get On Down, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
A poppy record, but a great one too – and a surprisingly enduring pleasure from the Streetwise scene of the 80s! This is the album that started it all – the wave of younger groups that would come into play in 80s soul strongly by the latter half of the decade – New Edition with its now-classic lineup that includes a young Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, and the Bell, Biv, Devoe trio! The album's really the brainchild of producer Maurice Starr, who's also working here with a fair bit of help from Michael Jonzun and a bit of guidance from Arthur Baker – all of whom serve up tunes that are sweet and catchy, and which are almost an 80s update of the sound of the Jackson 5 or Five Stairsteps from a decade before – given a hipper, more streetsoul undercurrent. Titles include "She Gives Me A Bang", "Pass The Beat", "Ooh Baby", "Popcorn Love", "Candy Girl", "Should Never Have Told Me", and "Gimme Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New EditionCandy Girl (voc, sing a long) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Streetwise, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An electro pop classic – and one of the greatest tunes by New Edition! The track's got some nice street beats from Arthur Baker, and catchy lead vocals that sound a lot like the Jackson 5 at their best! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Streetwise sleeve.)

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Planet PatrolCheap Thrills (voc, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Tommy Boy, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
Nice electro beats from Arthur Baker and John Robie's glory days. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has the remnants of a sticker.)

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Planet PatrolDanger Zone (voc, inst, acappella) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Tommy Boy, 1984. Very Good ... $4.99
Ok, maybe it's not really hip hop, but electro beats from Arthur Baker and John Robie's glory day. The original Danger Zone was from the "Planet Patrol" LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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Planet PatrolI Didn't Know I Loved You (voc, inst)/Play At Your Own Risk (acapella) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Tommy Boy, 1984. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A Gary Glitter tune's given the Arthur Baker electro treatment for your breaking pleasure, plus the acapella to "Play At Your Own Risk". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

Possible matches10
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TJMTJM (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Casablanca/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A later bit of Philly disco – recorded at Sigma Sound studios with really soaring production from Tom Moulton – and some surprising help on a number of tracks from a young Arthur Baker! The style here has that Instant Funk sort of groove – a bit more bass at the bottom than earlier Philly disco, and a real penchant for instrumental breakdowns in the Salsoul mode – stepping out nicely on a set of longer tracks that really bubble over with energy! Titles include "Put Yourself In My Place", "Small Circle Of Friends", "I Don't Need No Music", and "Am I Dreaming". This Big Break UK remastered edition has 3 bonus tracks: "Storm Warning", "Put Yourself In My Place (Single Version)" and "Am I Dreaming (Single Version)". CD

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New Nolan ThomasYo! Little Brother (voc, dub) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Emergency, 1984. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A track that really takes us back, like any of the Arthur Baker or Johnny Rocca cuts, or Shannon's "Let the Music Play". We're not sure this qualifies for classic status, but it does make us feel a little nostalgic. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Emergency sleeve. Labels have ink stamps.)

Possible matches12
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New C BankOne More Shot (voc, inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Next Plateau, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early 80s electro track, from one of the architects of the sound, John Robie, who had a hand in a number of the early Afrika Bambataa singles as well Arthur Baker's breakdance classics. An uptempo track with loads of synthesizers, electronic drums, and that sort of 80s pop soul vocal that would eventually give way to the Latin freestyle sound. 12-inch, Vinyl record

Possible matches13
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New New EditionCandy Girl ... LP LP format
Streetwise, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A poppy record, but a great one too – and a surprisingly enduring pleasure from the Streetwise scene of the 80s! This is the album that started it all – the wave of younger groups that would come into play in 80s soul strongly by the latter half of the decade – New Edition with its now-classic lineup that includes a young Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, and the Bell, Biv, Devoe trio! The album's really the brainchild of producer Maurice Starr, who's also working here with a fair bit of help from Michael Jonzun and a bit of guidance from Arthur Baker – all of whom serve up tunes that are sweet and catchy, and which are almost an 80s update of the sound of the Jackson 5 or Five Stairsteps from a decade before – given a hipper, more streetsoul undercurrent. Titles include "She Gives Me A Bang", "Pass The Beat", "Ooh Baby", "Popcorn Love", "Candy Girl", "Should Never Have Told Me", and "Gimme Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is slightly wavy from moisture.)
Also available Candy Girl ... LP 16.99

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New Diana RossSwept Away ... LP LP format
RCA, 1984. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprising hit for Diana Ross – a record that really helped the singer shine brightly in the 80s, but with a vibe that's quite different than her years at Motown! The album's got plenty of star power on board – production work from Arthur Baker, Richard Perry, Daryl Hall, Lionel Richie, and Bernard Edwards – and a musical lineup that features half those artistes, plus work from Jeff Beck, Nile Rodgers, and the Brecker Brothers too! Diana's vocals aren't as over the top as during the disco years – and find a nice place to percolate within the warmer 80s grooves – mostly rhythms that have a nice sort of crossover potential, but not in a way that's as clunky or commercial as some of her contemporaries. Title sinclude "Missing You", "It's Your Move", "Swept Away", "Telephone", "All Of You", "Touch By Touch", "Nobody Makes Me Crazy", and "Rescue Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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New John RoccaI Want It To Be Real (vocal, inst)/Englishman In New York ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Streetwise, 1984. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Classic electro from the team of John Rocca and Arthur Baker, one that really takes us back. A bit of on the pop side of things, but still some great early linn drum grooves. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and aging. Labels have ink stamps.)

Possible matches16
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New Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie CalvinHarder They Come (voc, inst, acapella)/Motherlode ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Streetwise, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rockers Revenge seems to be the name Arthur Baker and John Robie used for used for releasing electro covers. For this single, they do an electro version of the the Jimmy Cliff reggae cut. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Will DowningWill Downing ... CD CD format
Universal, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
The debut of greatness from Will Downing – an album that really sparkled in the late 80s musical galaxy, and which strongly updated an older style of richer soul from the 70s! Will's working here with equal parts influence from jazz and soul – inflected by work from talents that include Brian Jackson, Arthur Baker, Doug Wimbush, and Keith LeBlanc – held together mightily by the legendary Downing vocals! In world where so much mainstream soul seemed adrift, Will brought back the power of older male vocalists with a classic presence – one that didn't succumb to the easy cliches of the mid 80s mainstream, and which really helped raise the bar for generations to come. Titles include a great remake of Denice Williams' "Free", a surprising take on John Coltrane's "Love Supreme", and the tracks "Do You Remember Love", "Do You", "In My Dreams", "So You Wanna Be My Lover", "Security", and "Dancing In The Moonlight". CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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New Naked EyesFuel For Fire (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Cherry Red (UK), 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet electro pop from Naked Eyes – a record issued late in their early 80s run, but one that actually brings together lots of bits from earlier years! There's some alternate versions and remixes on the set – and the whole thing is actually more beat and bassline-heavy than most of their other full length sets – showing a good ability to cross over to the clubs when they want to! Titles include "What In The Name Of Love", "Eyes Of A Child", "Sacrifice", "No Flowers Please", "Answering Service", "Me I See In You", "Flying Solo", and "Flag Of Convenience". CD features 7 bonus tracks – including "Two Heads Together", "Sacrifice (Arthur Baker 12" mix)", "What In The Name Of Love (ext)", and demo versions of "Sacrifice", "Babes In Armour", and "Fuel For The Fire". CD

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New Diana RossSwept Away (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
RCA/FTG, 1984. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A surprising hit for Diana Ross – a record that really helped the singer shine brightly in the 80s, but with a vibe that's quite different than her years at Motown! The album's got plenty of star power on board – production work from Arthur Baker, Richard Perry, Daryl Hall, Lionel Richie, and Bernard Edwards – and a musical lineup that features half those artistes, plus work from Jeff Beck, Nile Rodgers, and the Brecker Brothers too! Diana's vocals aren't as over the top as during the disco years – and find a nice place to percolate within the warmer 80s grooves – mostly rhythms that have a nice sort of crossover potential, but not in a way that's as clunky or commercial as some of her contemporaries. Titles include "Missing You", "It's Your Move", "Swept Away", "Telephone", "All Of You", "Touch By Touch", "Nobody Makes Me Crazy", and "Rescue Me". CD 2 features 9 bonus tracks – different mixes of "Swept Away", "Touch By Touch", "Missing You", and "Telephone" – plus the 7" version of "Fight For It". CD
 
 
 



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