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Banana SplitsDoin The Banana Split/I Enjoy Being A Boy/The Beautiful Calliopa/Let Me Remember You Smiling ... 7-inch
Kellogg, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $6.99
What a cool little single! This 4 track ep is presented by Kelloggs, the cereal company, as a tie-in with the Banana Splits TV show. It's got some really great numbers that range in style from trippy to groovy, and maybe a little bit funky. The track "Doin The Banana Split" was purportedly written by Barry White adn features a slightly funky groove, and a hip male soul vocal and heavy instrumentation. We simply cannot believe kid show music was at one point this crazy and incredible! Other cuts have a groovy sunshine pop feel – a bit off-beat, kind of trippy, and almost somewhere near Millenium or Love Generation. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Art BlakeyGolden Boy ... CD
EMI/Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $14.99
An obscure Jazz Messengers session – but a great one! The album is ostensibly a set of jazz versions of tunes from the musical Golden Boy, and the group this time is a larger one than usual – a total of 10 players, led by Blakey – and playing beautifully over arrangements from Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, and Cedar Walton! The style's not any sort of clunky "jazz meets Broadway" mode, though – as the care taken by the artists involved help elevate the tunes, and the performance, to a whole new soulful level – hardly what you'd expect! The group features trumpet work from Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, tenor from Wayne Shorter, alto from James Spaulding, trombone from Curtis Fuller, baritone from Charles Davis, piano from Cedar Walton, and bass from Reggie Workman – all very hip cats, working here with the same sort of large group textures you might hear on Freddie Hubbard's Body & Soul album from the same time, mixed with some more traditionally Blakey-led moments. Titles include "Yes I Can", "Theme From Golden Boy", "Lorna's Here", "This is The Life", and "There's A Party". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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BulljunTheme From Full Time Play Boy ... 12-inch
P-Vine (Japan), 2007. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Larry CoryellBarefoot Boy ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
One of Larry Coryell's greatest albums ever! Barefoot Boy is a much more expansive session than some of Coryell's others, fueled in part by the spiritual intensity of the Impulse Records generation. It's got a momentum that's pretty darn exciting throughout – but the compositions are nice and long, which gives the players plenty of space to explore. Personnel includes Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, Mike Mandel on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and Larry Killian on congas – working with Coryell on long trippy tracks that remind us a bit of 60s work by Chico Hamilton, Charles Lloyd, and Gabor Szabo. Titles include "Call To The Higher Consciousness", "The Great Escape", and "Gypsy Queen". CD

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Larry CoryellBarefoot Boy ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Larry Coryell's greatest albums ever! Barefoot Boy is a much more expansive session than some of Coryell's others, fueled in part by the spiritual intensity of the Impulse Records generation. It's got a momentum that's pretty darn exciting throughout – but the compositions are nice and long, which gives the players plenty of space to explore. Personnel includes Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, Mike Mandel on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and Larry Killian on congas – working with Coryell on long trippy tracks that remind us a bit of 60s work by Chico Hamilton, Charles Lloyd, and Gabor Szabo. Titles include "Call To The Higher Consciousness", "The Great Escape", and "Gypsy Queen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur Big Boy CrudupSunny Road ... CD
Delmark, 1969. Used ... $9.99
A great later set from Arthur Crudup – and one that's still got the powerful vibe of his "That's All Right" classic! Those Crudup vocals come through with an incredible punch – a built-in vibrato that really matches his guitar work on the record (amplified through the same Leslie speaker used by Buddy Guy on another Delmark record from the same time! The Leslie creates a cool Hammond-like quality to the guitar, which really sounds great with Arthur's vocals – and although the recording style is rootsy, the speaker still brings a pretty full feel to the set. Other players include Mark Thompson on bass and Willie Big Eye Smith on drums – and the set also features some guest guitar from Jimmy Dawkins and Mike Thompson. Titles include "All I Got Is Gone", "Trying To Take Me For A Ride", "Sunny Road", and "Please Don't Leave Me With The Blues" – and the CD also features some bonus studio chatter too! CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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El Michels Affair & The ShacksStrange Boy/No Surprise ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
One of the moodiest tracks we've heard from El Michels in a while – and one that gets a nice female vocal in the lead! The core instrumentation has all those great hallmarks of El Michels funk – a slow vibe, and lots of deep currents at the bottom – while the female singer of The Shacks almost recreates a blue-eyed female soul style from years back, but at just the right pace to match the mood of the cut. "No Surprise" is a similar laidback number – and almost has a psychedelic fuzziness – as if Galaxie 500 teamed up with El Michels! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement/Government Chicken Boy ... CD
Celluloid/Barclay, 1985. Used ... $5.99
A richly expanded version of this key Fela album from the 80s – one that adds in a full extra bonus album's worth of material! The CD contains the full 30 minute version of "Army Arrangement", a great mid 80s tune that was one of Fela's strongest political tracks – an extended attack on the military-based "democracy" that led Nigeria during the 70s. Added to the track is the full version of "Government Chicken Boy", another 30 minute long number, one that attacks the complacent political establishment – to the tune of eerie keyboards and funky Afro rhythms! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Fun Boy ThreeFun Boy Three ... LP
Chrysalis, 1982. Very Good- ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a factory sticker.)

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✨✧ Fun Boy ThreeWaiting ... LP
Chrysalis, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Helmet BoyHelmet Boy ... LP
Asylum, 1980. Sealed ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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JobriathLonely Planet Boy ... CD
Attack, 1974. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Alexander KnaifelAmicta Sole – Mstislav Melentieva/Boy Choir Glinka Choral College/State Hermitage Orchestra/Arkady Sheinlukht ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2005. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Punch through slipcover.)

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Little Boy BluesIn The Woodland Of Weir ... LP
Fontana, 1968. Near Mint- ... $49.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small spot of tape in one corner.)

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✨✧ Jeff MackevichBoy Toy ... CD
Jeff Mackevich, 2006. Used ... $2.99
CD

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Rod McKuenBoy Named Charlie Brown ... CD
Columbia/Rambling (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
A surprisingly weird and wonderful little record – one that features Rod McKuen's music for the film A Boy Named Charlie Brown, plus a few other tracks as well – all done in that slightly-broken style of Rod's we love so much! The aging poet McKuen might have seemed a strange choice to use for any sort of Peanuts film, but his raspy take on the title tune is really wonderful – almost a version of Charlie Brown that's an older alcoholic who's smoked most of his life – but still trying to sound slightly upbeat! This approach also follows on some of Rod's vocal work on a few tunes for the film Natalie with Henry Mancini – and even his instrumental work here is nice, with kind of a blue-tinged take on the territory of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include vocal numbers "Failure Face", "We", "Champion Charlie Brown", "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", and "Natalie" – plus instrumental tracks "Something For Snoopy", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Jean", and "Joanna" – as well as instrumentals of a few Charlie Brown tracks too. CD

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Elton MotelloJet Boy Jet Girl/Apocalipstic ... 12-inch
Attic (Canada), 1977. Very Good (pic cover)... $12.99
A killer punky club track from the late 70s – fuzzy, funny, and pretty darn catchy – the lasting legacy of Elton Motello after all these years, and a track that's always being rediscovered by new generations! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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Matsuo OhnoAstro Boy – Roots Of Electronic Sound ... CD
JVC (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $26.99
A very weird and wild little record from Matsuo Ohno – the man who created all those cool electronic effects for the early Astro Boy cartoons! The album's comprised of sounds from those years, but really comes across more as some sort of odd, experimental collage – with short electronic passages, sound effects, and other odd snippets all coming together in really weird and beautiful ways – almost more like some Fluxus sound collage than any sort of animated soundtrack you might expect! The record does begin with the cute vocal "Astro Boy Theme", but then moves into a sublime array of dark, moody analogue electronic sounds and effects. CD

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PuppiesPuppies (Joey Boy) ... LP
Joey Boy, 1992. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Reel 2 RealGo On Move (reel 2 real, more boy, double platinum, underground network, dp dub, bass hit dub) ... 12-inch
Strictly Rhythm, 1993. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Black By DemandCan't Get Enough (voc, inst)/All Rapper's Give Up (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1988. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $7.99
Nice late-80's mid-tempo production, similar to Stezo, and if you look closely enough, you'll see Paul C's name in the credits, though you can probably hear his touch on the console in the mix anyway. One of the many MC's who put out one or two dope 12"'s on Tommy Boy then, unfortunately, just disappeared. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch and is bent along the spine.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (2LP edition with bonus track) ... LP
B-Boy/Traffic, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall prey to the very street violence that BDP documented with such raw brilliance, courtesy the lyricism and delivery of KRS-One. Importance aside, though, Criminal Minded is simply a great, timeless record that no true fan of gritty classic hip hop should be without. The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix. Also includes "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang". LP, Vinyl record album

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded - Hot Club Version ... LP
B-Boy, 1987. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The instrumental/dub versions of all the tracks from the Criminal Minded LP – one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix – plus "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang" LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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BrothersYou Can't Win (voc, inst)/Memories (voc) ... 12-inch
B-Boy, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99 7.98
A rare B-Boy single from Akiek & Narkim, aka The Brothers – with the Boogie Down stamp of approval and an official Boogie Down Production! Nice, raw and thumping hip hop from the dawn of the late 80s golden era. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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CoolioMy Soul ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1997. Sealed 2LP ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ De La SoulRemixes ... CD
Tommy Boy/Sony (Japan), 1998. Used ... $14.99
CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Double Dee & SteinskiPayoff Mix (mastermix of GLOBE & Whiz Kid's Play That Beat Mr DJ)/Lesson Two (James Brown mix)/Lesson Three (history of hip hop mix) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1985. Very Good+ (reissue)... $19.99
Faithful reissue of the classic cut and paste single that sparked off an entire sub genre of hip hop in the early 80s! Double Dee & Steinski mix together dozens of samples of everything from JFK speeches and cartoon bits to movie dialog and even Mae West over a bed of classic break beats and early hip hop tracks. The Payoff mix is based on Whiz Kid's "Play That Beat", Lesson Two uses lots of James Brown, Lesson Three has everything else. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing, with star etch.)

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Eightball & MJGYou Don't Want Drama (album, radio edit, inst)/Don't Make (album, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 2004. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Two of the hardest tracks off of their Living Legends album. Hats off to "Don't Make" for the Screwed-up acid house steez. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Jonzun CrewPack Jam (Look Out For The OVC) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The Jonzun Crew's breakdance classic. No singing on this one, just six minutes of electro perfection and a touch of vocoder effects. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Frank KohlInvisible Man ... CD
Pony Boy, 2013. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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K7Move It Like this (album, ext, dub, acapella) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1994. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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Janelle MonaeElectric Lady (with download) ... LP
Bad Boy/Atlantic, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 22.98
The electric lady is back again – getting great help on this set from Prince, Erykah Badu, Miguel, and Esperanza Spaulding! The set features further chapters in Janelle's Metropolis story – but apart from that overarching structure, and cool notes that situate the singer as some future cultural criminal, the overall vibe is tight funky soul – at a level that not only lives up to all of Monae's sparkling promise from before, but which also finds a great way to bring out the best elements of all the guests! There's plenty of funky numbers here that stand wonderfully well on their own, but the whole thing works even better as a unified set – with titles that include "Primetime", "Givin Em What They Love", "Queen", "Electric Lady", "Look Into My Eyes", "It's Code", "Ghetto Woman", "Victory", "Dorothy Dandrige Eyes", and "What An Experience". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download, too!)

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Notorious BIGBig Poppa (club, inst, radio edit)/Big Poppa Remix (club, inst)/Who Shot Ya? (club, radio edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 1994/1995. Very Good- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Pressure DropRock The House (You'll Never Be) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1987. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An unlikely bit of roller boogie on Tommy Boy, who had thrown their hat firmly into the rap and hip hop ring at this point. Still a great record, and one you don't see much anymore. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some marker.)

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John PrineGerman Afternoons ... LP
Oh Boy, 1986. Very Good+ ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Puff DaddyPE 2000 (radio mix english, club mix english, inst, acapella english, radio mix spanish, club mix spanish, acapella spanish) ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 1999. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Bad Boy sleeve.)

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ShoestringRepresentin' Till The World Ends ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ StetsasonicIn Full Gear ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1988. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The second Stet LP, with the group repping BK in fine style. There's a fair share of Prince Paul niceness here, and Daddy-O's beats are no slouch either, in case the matching sweatsuits aren't enough to get you open. In the time of rappers cobbling together LPs with mix and match producers, it's nice to look back on groups like Stets that did it all, rhyming, DJing, beatboxing. . . Includes the classic title track, "Talkin' All That Jazz", "Float On", "Sally", "This Is It Y'all (Go Stetsa II)", "Miami Bass", "Pen & Paper", "Miami Bass" and "Music For The Stetfully Insane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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WhooliganzPut Your Handz Up (album, inst, acapella, QD III rmx, rx inst)/Hit The Deck feat. Everlast ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1993. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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WhooliganzPut Your Handz Up (radio, inst, acapella, QD III rmx, rmx inst)/Hit The Deck feat. Everlast ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1993. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)
 
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AceyaloneAll Balls Don't Bounce – Revisited (2 CD bonus edition) ... CD
Project Blowed/Decon, 1995. Used 2CD ... $5.99
A dream come true for fans of the best mid 90s hip hop – a massive reissue of Aceyalone's lost classic All Balls Don't Bounce – completed by an hour long bonus disc of remixes and unreleased material! Freestyle Fellow Aceyalone's first solo album is filled with the kind of solid, mellow and jazzy sounds that we love so much about mid-period Tribe and the Jay Dee/De La Soul collaborations – full of those brassy beats, piano and vibes samples. But Aceyalone's mic mastery far outshines that of his peers in many cases – particularly on "Mic Check", one of the greatest and most unsung cuts of the era! Amazing stuff overall – and a thrill to FINALLY see on this long-overdue reissue! Tracks include "All Balls" (another classic single), "Anywhere You Go", "Deep And Wide", "Knowknots", "Arhythamatics", "The Greatest Show On Earth", "I Think", "Makeba", "B-Boy Kingdom" and more. The bonus disc features new, unreleased, and remixed material – plus it's and enhanced CD, with four music videos including "Mic Check" and "I Think"! CD
(Out of print.)

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AkabuWatch Yourself (voc, inst)/Akabu Beats ... 12-inch
Body Rock, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
On the Body Rock imprint, which if we're not mistaken was a side label to Tommy Boy. With a synth heavy production style that's not quite electro, but is definitely 80s, from Adrian Sherwood, on some levels remarkably different from the On-U sound he'd forged, and edits by Double Dee & Steinski! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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AkikoCollage ... CD
Verve (Japan), Early 2000s. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little collection of work from Japanese jazz singer Akiko – pulled from her first few Verve albums, and packaged into one really beautiful set! Unlike other contemporaries on the Japanese scene, who tend to be a bit more soul-based, Akiko goes for a style that's often more classically jazz-based – a mode the echoes back to sounds of the 50s and 60s, yet which is also served up with hipper production and instrumental touches from younger collaborators – especially Sunaga T, who had a hand in some of the best numbers here! The package is almost as beautiful as the music – done in an old Limelight Records style with a booklet in the middle that includes photos of all the album covers. Titles include "Funky Monkey Boy (English version)", "Good Morning Heartache", "Skindo Le Le", "You've Changed (funk version)", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Do You Know", "Far Beyond", "So Tired", and a few cool interludes and intros! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Carol AndersonSad Girl – The Legacy Of Detroit's Lost Soul Sister ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The complete recordings of a wonderful soul singer who never fully got her due – Detroit diva Carol Anderson, best known for a few tracks that broke big on the UK Northern scene – but finally presented here with the full scope of her work in one set! Carol had a great approach that was very much in keeping with changes in the Detroit sound of the 70s – vocals that often shared a sense of personal, heartfelt delivery with southern soul of the period – but a tighter, more swinging approach to instrumentation that was still keeping up the Detroit groove of earlier years. The tunes here nicely skirt a distance between Memphis and Motortown – delivered with a rich, expansive heart that should have made Carol a bigger singer than she was a the time. A few of the tracks on the set are nice dancefloor groovers – both in an older style of Northern soul, and in a late 70s/early 80s boogie-styled groove – and as usual, the folks at Grapevine have done a tremendous job with the notes! CD features every single track ever recorded by Carol – 17 titles that include "Sad Girl", "You Boy", "We've Got Enough", "You've Got It Coming", "Party People", "Holding On", "Taking My Mind Off Love", "You Want It", "Ain't Giving Up", "Tomorrow Is Not A Promise", "Come On Over Tonight", and "Master Plan". CD

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✨✧ Ruby AndrewsJust Loving You – The Zodiac Sessions 1967 to 1973 ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A masterful set of recordings from Chicago soul chanteuse Ruby Andrews – tunes she cut for Zodiac Records between 1967 and 1973! Ruby could handle any soul style her producers threw her way, be it driving dancefloor stompers or pure torch balladry, but she had a way of infusing everything she did with a great sense of emotion. It's the same kind of emotive, deep soul sweep that was buried so heavily in Curtis Mayfield's recordings – perhaps it's the Chicago factor! Whatever the case, this is wonderful stuff – essential to anyone interested in the best late 60s/early 70s female soul! 28 tracks in all: "Uh! Uh! Boy, That's A No No", "Help Yourself (Lover)", "Whatever It Takes To Please You", "Tit For Tat", "Good N' Plenty", "Can You Get Away", "Let's Get A Groove Going On", "Just Loving You", "The Love I Need", "Come To Me", "Wonderful Night", "Away From The Crowd", "Didn't I Fool You", "You Ole Boo Boo You", "All The Way" and lots more. CD

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Paul AnkaWalk A Fine Line ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
Paul Anka may be hiding his balding pate under a hat on the cover, but the album's got the singer being very open with his style – and hitting a great AOR mode for the 80s! Anka may have hit a few clunky spots in the 70s – but he's maturing nicely on this overlooked album from the following decade – working a gentle current of soul with his vocals, amidst arrangements from David Foster, Michael McDonald, and producer Denny Diante – with a smooth vibe that's never trying too hard for any sort of easy crossover fame. Most cuts are originals by Anka – showing his songwriting skills in fine form – and titles include "Second Chance", "Golden Boy", "Gimme The Word", "This Is The First Time", "No Way Out", and "Darlin Darlin". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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Aquarian DreamFantasy/Chance To Dance ... CD
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of great albums from this Norman Connors side project! Fantasy is righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they did benefit a lot from his groundbreaking work in the jazz funk field – getting a level of sophistication in their sound that's really wonderful – and mixed with almost equal parts soul, funk, and jazz in the instrumentation! Vocals are often in a harmony mode – again in the manner of Ramp – and there's a classy yet cosmic sound to the record that we totally love. (And there's also one more Roy Ayers-like connection in the vocal department – since the group features Sylvia Striplin, who later recorded for Roy's Uno Melodic label!) The album's got a number of nice groovers with a strongly off-beat sound – and titles include "Friends", "It Ain't Whatcha Say", "You're A Star", "Play It For Me", and "Gentle Thoughts". On Chance To Dance, Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass Construction, and finds a similar groove here with Aquarian Dream – one in which all the best elements are focused strongly on the rhythms! A few mellower moments round things out nicely with a jazzy vibe – and titles include "Disco Juice", "Gettum Up And Dance", "Big Boy", "Why Can't We Do It Like We Used To", "Dirty Trick", and "Love Slave". CD

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Ginny ArnellMeet Ginny Arnell (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Poker (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
Dreamy 60s pop from Ginny Arnell – a sweet-voiced singer working in a very echoey space! There's a nicely weepy quality to Ginny's music – not in a way that's overly emotive, but which comes from the odd mix of guitar lines, bubbling bass, and heavy echo used to record the music – all with qualities that start feeling sad long before Arnell even sings a word of the lyrics – and which is almost a female equivalent to the best blue modes of Bobby Vinton's work of the same time! Arrangements are by a variety of talents – including Bill McElhieny, Al Gorgoni, and Ray Stevens – but there's a nicely unified feel to the set, thanks to the strong production on the album from Jim Vienneau – clearly an under-acknowledged genius of 60s pop. Titles include "Dumbhead", "I Wish I Knew What Dress To Wear", "I'm So Afraid Of Loving You", "He's My Little Devil", "This Is Mine", "You Pulled A Fast One", "I Don't Want You This Way", and "This Is Mine". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – including "I'm Getting Mad", "Bill Why", "I'm Crying Too", "Trouble's Back In Town", and "Just Like A Boy". CD
 
 
 



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