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Archie Bell & The DrellsHard Not To Like It ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the strong Philly LPs by Archie Bell and the Drells (and they really did make the transition to Philly pretty well). Side one has some of their more blatent attempts to appeal to the then hot disco crowd, but side two has them back in a great easy soul two-step sound, like "It's Hard Not To Like You", "There's No Other Like You" and "Real Good Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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✨✧ Carey Bell/Magic Slim/Johnny WalkerLiving Chicago Blues Vol 2 ... LP
Alligator, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Features a few tracks each by Carey Bell's Blues Harp Band, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and Johnny "Big Moose" Walker! Part of the early Alligator Records effort document the fading Chicago Blues underground. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Monna BellMonna Bell Vol 2 ... LP
Musart, 1968. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has yellowed tape holding the seams and spine.)

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Bill Grant, Delia Bell & The Kiamichi Mountain BoyKiamichi Country ... LP
Kiamichi, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, stickers on the spine, and some notes in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Walter Horton With Carey BellBig Walter Horton With Carey Bell ... LP
Alligator, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with barcode on cover.)

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✨✧ Vincent BellPop Goes The Electric Sitar ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The great studio guitarist Vincent Bell lays down a set of groovy poppy sitar cuts, with a sound that's part Indian pop, part easy groove – and all wild 60s! The album features the Coral Electric Sitar, plus some classic Indian Sitar – and includes tracks like "More", "Quiet Village", and "Eleanor Rigby", played with a large groovy group, with sitar solos out front. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Goodman/Saint SaensBell Drum & Cymbal – Saul Goodman/Leonard Sterling ... LP
Angel, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Large Angel mono pressing. Cover has a small split along the bottom seam.)
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DawnCandida – Knock Three Times ... LP
Bell, 1970. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Latin-steeped pop gem of a title track– and gets even sweeter from there, with easygoing arrangements and charismatic vocals. Includes the hit "Knock Three Times" – plus "Up On The Roof", "Country", "Look At", "Knock Three Times", "Let's Run Away Girl", "The Love In Your Eyes", "Home" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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5th Dimension22 Of Their Fabulous Hits ... LP
Bell, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam.)

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5th DimensionGreatest Hits On Earth ... LP
Bell, Late 60s/1972. Near Mint- ... $1.99
All the genius you'd ever want by this sublime soul harmony group – packed up on one LP! Lots of great songs by Jimmy Webb and Laura Nyro – and titles include "One Less Bell To Answer", "Save The Country", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "Stoned Soul Picnic", and "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Arista.)

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Al GreenAl Green ... LP
Bell, 1972. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Al Green's first LP – with a very different feel than his later work on Hi. The record's got a harder southern soul groove – almost in a Wilson Pickett/Arthur Conley mode, but with some sweeter elements in the backing. Al's voice is still incredible, although different than later, in that he's singing with a really open vibe, letting himself go a bit more, and not keeping in that smooth sophisticated mode of later years. Originally released by the tiny Hot Line label, and issued here by Bell Records when Al started to hit big with Hi Records during the early 70s. Titles include "Back Up Train", "Get Yourself Together", "Don't Leave Me", "Let Me Help You", "Hot Wire", and "Stop & Check Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mark JamesMark James ... LP
Bell, 1973. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Michel LegrandLegrand Ecran ... LP
Bell (France), 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Hard-to-find work by Michel Legrand – screen themes for films that include Maison De Poupee, Le Feux De La Chandeleur, Le Gang Des Otages, L'Impossible Objet, La Vielle Fille, Les Maries De L'An 2, and Un Homme Est Mort! LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam is unglued.)

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Barry Mann & Al GorgoniI Never Sang For My Father ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An unusual soundtrack outing from songwriter Barry Mann! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging and light wear.)

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✨✧ Box TopsDimensions ... LP
Bell, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman – with tracks that include "The Happy Song", "Rock Me Baby", "Sweet Cream Ladies", "I Must Be The Devil", "Midnight Angel", and "Soul Deep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Giovanni FuscoLa Guerre Est Finie ... LP
Bell, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
An evocative soundtrack to Alain Resnais directed film La Guerre Est Finie – with a variety of moods, but often done with a spare touch and a measured, moody melodicism! There's a lot of harpsichord in the arrangements, which bring both gently emotional and sweetly poignant movements – sometimes building up with busier arrangements and wordless vocals bringing some very effective atmosphere. LP, Vinyl record album
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Sandra AlexandraWarm & Wild ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Very nice pop soul session, with production by Calvin Carter, and a sound that's similar to some of the Capitol LA soul sessions from the late 60s. Sandra sings in an easy loungey voice, and covers tracks like "Wedding Bell Blues", "She Will Break Your Heart", and "Ooh Baby I Love You" – but with a hipper sound than you might expect. The set also includes a nice version of "Hold On, I'm Comin", with a good solid groove in the intro – and we should also mention that Sandra plays all the piano on the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some ring & edge wear, and a very small stain on one corner.)

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Burt BacharachSongs From Ross Hunter's Production Of Lost Horizon (demo copy) ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good ... $19.99
Not the Bell Records album of the same name, but an earlier publishing demo album – pressed by Columbia Pictures as a promo-only record! LP, Vinyl record album
(On blue vinyl, too. Cover has some light wear.)

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Bo-KeysGot To Get Back (with download) ... LP
Electraphonic, 2011. Sealed ... $9.99
The great second album from The Bo-Keys – the stellar Memphis combo that's a mix of younger players and veteran session musicians from of the vaunted Hi Records scene of of the classic era – who deliver a straight up knockout with Got To Get Back! We dug the group's earlier work, but this one really raises the bar. It's not so much a throwback to the late 60s and 70s golden era of Memphis and other points southern soul as it is a modern statement on the sound's longevity – committed with the purest authenticity. There's funky and smouldering soul instrumentals and vocal numbers with an incredible lineup of guests – including the great Otis Clay, plus Percy Wiggins, William Bell and Charlie Musselwhite. They work equally great in a number of modes, too. Titles include "Hi Roller", "Jack And Ginger", "Sundown On Beale", "90 Days Same As Cash", "Cauley Flower", "Got To Get Back (To My Baby)" with Otis Clay, "Weak Spot" with William Bell, "Catch This Teardrop" with Percy Wiggins and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterDee Dee Bridgewater (1980) ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of Dee Dee Bridgewater's few truly soul-based records – recorded during a brief break from jazz at the end of the 70s, and done with some sweetly grooving from Thom Bell! The sound here's a bit like that of some of the later Philly International work from the same stretch – a maturing style that still has a bit of the earlier groove in place, yet which also takes on a more sophisticated approach, especially on the mellower cuts and ballads. In a way, the format's a bit like that used for Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman at the time – and like those singers, Dee Dee seems to work best here when she's got a nice gentle groove to bring out the jazzier inflections in her voice! Titles include "When You're In Love", "That's The Way Love Should Feel", "Give In To Love", "Lonely Disco Dancer", "One In A Million Guy", and "Jody (Whoever You Are)". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Label has some pen.)

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Delaney & BonnieHome ... LP
Stax, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
Roots rock but with a strongly soulful undercurrent – thanks to key late 60s Stax production from Donald Duck Dunn and Don Nix, both of whom make the record sound a lot hipper than many other similar sets from the time! The record showcases the singing and songwriting talents of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett – a pair who were hyped heavily by the rock scene of their era, but who also step out here with equally soulful appeal – almost a blue-eyed soul take on the Stax sound of the late 60s! Of course, it helps that the pair get plenty of help on the record from folks like Booker T & The MGs, The Memphis Horns, Isaac Hayes, and William Bell – but their own efforts are pretty great too, as heard on tracks that include "My Baby Specializes", "Things Get Better", "We Can Love", "Just Plain Beautiful", "Everybody Loves A Winner", and "Pour Your Love On Me". CD features 6 bonus tracks – including "A Long Road Ahead", "I've Just Been Feeling Bad", "Dirty Old Man", and "Get Ourselves Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You ... LP
Philly Groove, 1968. Good ... $14.99
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams & some wear.)
Also available La La Means I Love You (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Johnny Griffin & Matthew GeeSoul Groove ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good ... $14.99
A heck of a soul jazz treasure from the 60s – and one of the hardest-hitting jazz albums ever issued by the Atlantic Records label! The vibe here is almost more Prestige Records overall – with very gutbuckety work from Johnny Griffin on tenor and Matthew Gee on trombone – on gritty tunes that snap along beautifully, and have Geen hitting some of the best tones he'd ever record – trombone that's maybe in the spirit of Bennie Green at his best. The combo also features Hank Jones on both piano and organ – plus Aaron Bell on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and titles are nicely unusual, and include "Mood For Cryin", "The Swingers Get The Blues Too", "Twist City", "Oh Gee!", "Here", and "Renee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of gloss peeling at the opening.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisExodus To Jazz ... LP
Vee Jay, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the true hit jazz albums of the 60s, and a record that's still pretty darn incredible today! Who'd have thought that a jazz recording of the theme to the film "Exodus" could have been such a hit? It was, and the way Eddie handled it forever transformed the face of jazz. Eddie was nicely poised between the harder soul jazz camps and the freer spiritual jazz underground that was operating in Chicago and Detroit in the 60s – and with his unique combo that had Joe Dorio on guitar, he transformed the song into a great groove that matched the other excellent material that he was laying down at the time. This record's a gem, which is often rare for such a jazz "hit" – and it includes loads of great tracks like "AM Blues", "Velocity", "Alicia", and "ATC". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with deep groove and Bell Sound/Audio Matrix stamp.)

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Isaac HayesTough Guys ... LP
Enterprise, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
One of Isaac Hayes' richest soundtracks – deeper and more complicated than the groove of Shaft and Truck Turner, and filled with some great tunes that glow with color, life, and imagination – showing an Isaac Hayes that almost seems to be moving beyond the usual blackploitation groove! The album sports 2 really classic tunes – the title theme "Tough Guys", and the classic "Hung Up On My Baby" – both of which have a solidly funky feel that will more than please the usual soundtrack beathead crowd. But overall, the other tunes twist and turn in a delightful mix of modes – expanding on the soulful territory Ike first explored in his original soundtracks, and offering up a great range of moods and emotion. The album's got some especially great chromatic guitar work – and other titles include "Joe Bell", "Randolph & Dearborn", "Buns O Plenty", "Run Fay Run", and "Red Rooster". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small rip on the opening.)

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good- ... $14.99
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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Bob JamesTwo ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A monster – and quite possibly one of the greatest Fender Rhodes albums of all time! Bob James is really at the height of his powers here – stepping out with a sound that's a lot smoother than some of his earlier work, yet in a groove that's never too slick or too overproduced – as happened with some of his later records on the Tappan Zee imprint. Here, James is still a master of space and sound – using the Fender Rhodes with bell-like tones to craft some key grooves that are still having an amazing impact today, more than 30 years after the album was initially recorded! There's a darkness here that we totally love – and tracks include the legendary "Take Me To The Mardi Gras", which has been sampled by Run DMC and loads of others – plus"The Golden Apple", "I Feel A Song", "You're As Right As Rain", "Farandole", and "Dream Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing.)

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Tommy James & the ShondellsCrimson & Clover ... LP
Roulette, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
A sublime pop psych classic from Tommy James & The Shondells – a record that's quite different than some of the janglier work the group was issuing a few years before – and a perfect example of the way that just a few slight studio tricks can really transform a record! The tunes are all short and focused, but produced with lots of cool reverb, echo, and fuzzy touches on the sides – never overindulgent, and still plenty tuneful – but with so many weird little edges that they come through with a sound that's still pretty darn fresh after all these years – even if you think you know these guys from their hits. Titles include "Kathleen McArthur", "Do Something To Me", "I Am A Tangerine", "Smokey Roads", and "Breakaway" – plus the classic hits "Sugar On Sunday", "Crystal Blue Persuasion", and "Crimson & Clover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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Denise LaSalleLady In The Street ... LP
Malaco, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A lady in the streets – and a freak in the bedroom! Hey, that's not us making that claim – it's Denise, on the leadoff track of this excellent early 80s set! Denise really pushes herself for the record – almost reinventing her sound, and coming up as one of the Queens of southern soul at the time – working in that tight blend of deep and bluesy soul that was the crowning achievement of the Malaco scene! The album's a lot rootsier than you'd guess from the date, and titles include "Lady In The Street", "This Bell Was Made For Ringing", "Lay Me Down", "Don't Mess With My Man", "I Was Not The Best Woman", and "I Was Tellin Him About You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street ... LP
Avco, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
Wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album – using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other – both of whom really help take the group to a whole new level! The Thom Bell material fits perfectly with his work with The Stylistics from the same time, and the cuts have a wonderfully mellow east coast harmony style that's quite different than Anthony's earlier work. Teddy Randazzo does a pretty nice job, too – but with a fuller sound too, almost in a Manhattans mode that makes for a nice change from the previous fragility of Anthony's vocals. Titles include "I Don't Have Time To Worry", "That's What Love is All About", "I'm Falling In Love with You", "Heartache Never Entered My Mind", and "The Loneliest House on the Block". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, a name in marker, and tape on all seams.)

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Wynton MarsalisThink Of One ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Wynton Marsalis' second date for Columbia Records, and an album that already has him stretching out from the first! Unlike before, when Wynton was given a few older players to help establish his sound, the group here is all Marsalis' own – with brother Branford on tenor and soprano sax, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Jeff Watts on drums, and either Phil Bowler or Ray Drummond on bass. Tracks are a mix of originals, and well-chosen modern moments from years past – played with a mix of soulful colors and more angular sounds, almost in the manner of VSOP from a few years before. Titles include "Fuschia", "Knozz Moe King", "Later", "The Bell Ringer", "Think Of One", and "Melancholia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbara MasonIf You Knew Him Like I Do ... LP
National General, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Barbara was still going for her "fragile girl" style at this point, but the album was recorded at Sigma Sound, with sophisticated arrangements by Thom Bell and Bobby Martin that take Barbara to the next level. Backing's by a core group of players that includes Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, Leon Huff, and Vince Montana – and tracks include "If You Knew Him Like I Do", "Your Old Flame", "Yes, It's You", "Just A Little Lovin", and "Jean (Gene)", which was arranged by Vince Montana. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, with wide clear tape along all seams.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisI'm Coming Home ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good ... $1.99
Johnny Mathis gets a great new sound here – thanks to Philly production and arrangements from the great Thom Bell! Thom had quite a hand in the songs, too – as almost all numbers were written by the team of Bell and Linda Creed – really sensitive songwriters who've got an adult, mature approach to the music – one that still respects Mathis' roots in other vocal territory, but which also gives him a bit more soulful depth, too. The setting is wonderful, and the record's a real standout in Johnny's 70s career – one that helped reignite interest in the singer at a time when so many folks had left him behind. Titles include "I'm Coming Home", "Foolish", "I'm Stone In Love With You", "A Baby's Born", "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "I Just Wanted To Be Me", and a classic version of "Stop Look & Listen To Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldSuperfly (original die-cut gatefold cover pressing) ... LP
Curtom, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that works as well as a 70s soul album as it does a hip action film score! The track list alone reads as a who's who of 70s funk – filled with gems that include "Pusherman", "Freddie's Dead", "Little Child Runnin' Wild", "Give Me Your Love", and "Superfly" – and the rest of the set is equally great, essential listening throughout! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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Jackie MooreSweet Charlie Babe ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A classic set of 70s crossover deep soul – recorded in the mode of similar work by Betty Wright or Laura Lee, and done with a similar mix of raw southern vocals and tighter production! About half the work was handled by the team of Dave Crawford and Brad Shapiro – working in the Criteria Studios in Miami to give Jackie a sound that's similar to Shapiro's work with Millie Jackson. The other half was produced in Philly, by the Young Professionals team of LeBaron Taylor, Tony Bell, and Phil Hurt – who give Jackie a warm, gliding, sweet 70s Philly groove! And although you might think that this Philly/Miami split would make for a mixed bag of tunes, the album's surprisingly unified – and in a way, does plenty to link together the growing dancefloor scenes in both cities. Titles include "Willpower", "Both Ends Against The Middle", "Time", "Something In A Look", "Clean Up Your Own Yard", "If", and "Darling Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New York CityI'm Doin' Fine Now ... LP
Chelsea, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Man, that east coast harmony sound couldn't miss in the 70s – as proven by the huge AM radio success of New York City! The band wasn't the greatest harmony group in the world – although they did feature John Brown, who'd cut his teeth in the Five Satins – but when you teamed them up with production by Thom Bell, and backing from the Sigma Sound Studios, they created an unstoppable sound that was a perfect pop peddling of the harmony group sound. This album was their biggest – and it includes the classic "I'm Doin' Fine Now", plus lots of other nice tracks like "Hang Your Head In Shame", "Quick, Fast, In A Hurry", "Uncle James", and "Reach Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness from moisture.)

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✨✧ O'JaysBack Stabbers ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio's sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album's overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" – plus "Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People", "When The World's At Peace", "Time To Get Down", "Who Am I" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has splitting on the spine & some wear.)

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Lou RawlsLet Me Be Good To You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of Lou's classics for Philly International – a warm mix of smooth soul and adult vocals, handled with some great arrangements by Dexter Wansel and Thom Bell. There's less standout singles on this set than previous Philly records, but Lou's class and quality makes nearly every track come out wonderfully – a masterpiece of soulful understatement and grace. Titles include "We Keep Getting Closer To Being Further Apart", "Time Will Take Care Of Everything", "What's The Matter With The World", "Bark Bite", and "Lover's Holiday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Bob Riedy Chicago Blues BandLake Michigan Ain't No River ... LP
Rounder, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An obscure set from the Chicago scene – with Bob Riedy on piano, but also with Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Sam Lay on drums, and some guest work by Johnny Young, Johnny Littlejohn, and Carey Bell! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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ShirellesFoolish Little Girl ... LP
Scepter, 1963. Good+ ... $11.99
The girls do it again! On this nice set, the Shirelles mix their deep soul vocals with some sweeter uptown arrangements produced by the great Luther Dixon – for a trademark sound that put the Scepter label on the map. There's a few uptempo numbers that border on the sock radio soul of the time, but most of the stuff's got a right in the pocket groove – much deeper soul than you might expect! The record's also got some nice lesser-known New York tracks that make it well worthwhile – and titles include "Abra Ka Dabra", "Hard Times", "Foolish Little Girl", "I Didn't Mean To Hurt You", "Talk Is Cheap", and "Don't Say Goodnight & Mean Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a hype sticker, with waviness and flaking due to moisture.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithAmazing Jimmy Smith Trio – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Metro/Verve, 1963. Very Good- ... $2.99
A lost bit of work from Jimmy Smith – and one of his most hard-edged sessions from the Verve years! The set was recorded live at the Village Gate in 1963, but was unissued for a number of years – and it features Jimmy really stretching out on the Hammond, almost with an intensity that rivals his early live dates for Blue Note! The group's a stripped down trio – with Quentin Warren on guitar and Billy Hart on drums – and tracks are all nice and long, with plenty of room for Smith to really get things screaming on the Hammond – often with sharper changes and fiercer notes than you'll hear on his more polished Verve studio sides of the time. Titles include "The Champ", "If I Were A Bell", "I Got A Woman", and "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Spinners8 ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... $0.99
Eight Atlantic albums, and The Spinners are still going strong – sounding really wonderful here, thanks to Philly backings from the great Thom Bell! The album's not filled with hits, but that's a big part of its charm – as the group still sounds great, with smoother than smooth vocals – and the tunes move nicely between the soaring style the group discovered in Philly, and some of the mellower moments we've grown to like even more in their work over the years. Most players are Sigma Sound regulars, and titles include "I'm Tired Of Giving", "You Got The Love That I Need", "Painted Magic", "Easy Come Easy Go", "Love Is One Step Away", "Back In The Arms Of Love", and "Heaven On Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
You can't get anymore classic 70s soul than this! Once the Spinners moved to Atlantic, hooked up with the Philly soul of Thom Bell, their career really took off – as you'll hear on this all-hit set of tracks that virtually defines the sound of AM radio soul. Titles include "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)", "Ghetto Child", "Mighty Love", "Sadie", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", and "Rubberband Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in marker.)

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✨✧ SpinnersPick Of The Litter ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Classic Philly Spinners – with Philippe Wynne on lead vocals, and Thom Bell arranging and producing with that hit sound he gave the group during the 70s! The record may not of given the band as many hits as some of the others, but it's got an excellent Philly sound – with backing by MFSB, and work by Bobby Eli on guitar. Tracks include "Honest I Do", "Just As Long As We Have Love", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "Love Or Leave", and "I Don't Want To Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the gatefold cover with fully intact die-cuts. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and an unglued seam.)

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SpinnersYesterday Today & Tomorrow ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Sealed ... $4.99
A sweet sweet set from The Spinners – and a record that's more "today" than "yesterday", given the tight 70s arrangements from Thom Bell! Bell's Philly approach is still perfect for the group – unlocking their harmonies in very different ways than back in their Motown roots – and the set's got a wicked balance between these sublime slow ballads and some uptempo numbers that bubble like the best of the group's clubby contemporaries. And in the best Philly style, the set even features a few longer tracks that push the 8 minute mark – kind of soul symphonies, of the sort you'd be much more likely to hear from Gamble & Huff – and which really work well with the group's maturing vocal approach. Titles include "I'm Riding Your Shadow (Down To Love)", "You're Throwing A Good Love Away", "Honey I'm In Love With You", "I Must Be Living For A Broken Heart", "Just To Be With You", "Me & My Music", "You're The Love Of My Life", and "I Found Love (When I Found You)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ StylisticsCloser Than Close ... LP
TSOP, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
A great later album by this heavenly vocal group! The record is a mix of older sweet-styled harmonies produced by Thom Bell, plus smoother more modern numbers that have a great late Philly sound to them, and which were produced by Dexter Wansel or Darnell Jones. The record includes some excellent smooth steppers cuts – like "Mine All Mine" and "Closer Than Close", both of which are a perfect updating of the breezy soul of "People Make The World Go Round" – and the album has other nice numbers, like "I've Got This Feeling", "Habit", and "Searchin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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StylisticsLet's Put It All Together ... LP
Avco, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
Mid-period Stylistics, recorded after their association with Thom Bell and Linda Creed, and during the time that the group was handled by Hugo & Luigi. H&L do an ok job with them, and they've got Van McCoy handling arrangements to add a bit more soul to the mix – but the record is still down a few notches from the classic years. The album includes one last Thom Bell arrangement – the group's huge "You Make Me Feel Brand New" – plus other cuts like "Love Is The Answer", "I Got Time On My Hands", "I Got A Letter", and "We Can Make It Happen Again", perhaps the group's wish for a bigger hit. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with a click on side 2 tracks 1-3)

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✨✧ StylisticsOnce Upon A Jukebox ... LP
H&L, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The Stylistics pay homage to some of the great vocal classics that came before them – in this set of smooth harmony soul arranged and conducted by Horace Ott. The band's vocals are still top-shelf at this point, even though the overall concept lacks some of the sublime quality of the earlier records with Thom Bell. Titles include "The Great Pretender", "Send For Me", "My Funny Valentine", "Only You", and "After The Lights Go Down Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ StylisticsRockin' Roll Baby ... LP
Avco, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The third album by The Stylistics – and a set that's still very much in the high-harmony territory of their first two classics! Thom Bell's still very firmly on deck this time around – arranging, producing, and writing a good deal of the material too – and the Sigma Sound recording setting ensures plenty of key Philly help in the studio – just the right balance of musicians to get the album's mellow and uptempo tracks sounding their best! This is the kind of set that countless groups tried to copy back in the day, but hardly ever got this right at all – and titles include the sly number "Payback Is A Dog", plus "Love Comes Easy", "I Won't Give You Up", "Make It Last", "Only For The Children", and "Rockin' Roll Baby" – plus the massive crossover number "You Make Me Feel Brand New". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Very Good- ... $9.99
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sweet InspirationsSweet Sweet Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- ... $9.99
The Sweet Sweet Sweet Inspirations get the Gamble Huff treatment – and as it worked with Archie Bell, so it works with these guys – really well! The Philly sound gives the girls the right push that they need to keep from being just another snoozy Atlantic stable band, and it pushes them way past the cliched role they'd had as Aretha's backing group. Bobby Martin handled all the arrangements, Ugene Dozier produced – and cuts are written by the pair of them (among others) and the Gamble & Huff team. Vince Montana sneaks in some tasty vibes, and there's strong bubbling electric piano and organ from Thom Bell and Lenny Pakula. Titles include "Two Can Play The Game", "Shut Up", "That's The Way My Baby Is", "Gotta Find a Brand New Lover", "Ain't Nothin' in the World", and "Them Boys". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Nancy WilsonAll In Love Is Fair ... LP
Capitol, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Hip stuff by Nancy – and a sophisticated album of soul tracks arranged and produced by Gene Page, in a string-heavy, slightly-funky style that reminds us of Gene's work with Barry White at the time. The tracks are all pretty hip – and include titles written by Stevie Wonder, Johnny Guitar Watson, Thom Bell & Linda Creed, Billy Page, and Tennyson Stevens. No standout tracks, but plenty of nice moments, and a good side of Nancy's career that isn't always given that much exposure. Titles include "Tell The Truth", "Try It, You'll Like It", "All In Love Is Fair", "There'll Always Be Forever", and "You're As Right As Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill WithersJust As I Am ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Good+ ... $14.99
A beautiful album by Bill Withers – filled with incredibly well written songs, and an amazing instrumental technique that blended folksy elements with smoother 70s soul, in a sound that would put Bill at the top of the charts for many years, yet still give him cred with soul fans for decades! Booker T Jones arranged, produced, and played electric piano on the album – and we can say without a doubt that the record's one of the few good things to come out of his move to LA! Although the album's not a greatest hits one, given the strength of the tracks, it may as well be, as it includes Withers classics like "Grandma's Hands", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Harlem", and "Hope She'll Be Happier". Also features the nice groover, "Better Off Dead", which has a very tasty intro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Bell Sound pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Just As I Am (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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VariousUnder The Influence – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco ... LP
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $199.99
Massive – and more rare club singles than we might have hoped for in a single package! The set's proof that there's still plenty to dig for in the 12" scene of the late 70s and early 80s – as it features a huge amount of rare grooves we've never heard before – most of them perfectly balanced between boogie, disco, and funky soul modes – and often produced with the sort of raw touches that we'd usually find on the P&P family of labels! There's definitely an east coast vibe running strong in the set – but the collection also features nice contributions from points west, too – including a few especially nice club tracks from the Detroit scene that have been lost to the shifting sands of time for years. The notes feature some surprising details on each number – proving that compiler DJ Red Greg really knows his stuff – and about half of the cuts are presented in sensitive edits that do great things to expand the groove, while still respecting the structure of the original tune. 12 tracks on the 2LP version: "Love Explosion" by Donnell Pitman, "Music Madness (DJ Red Greg Edit)" by Beckie Bell, "Search For Tomorrow" by Chain Reaction, "Love Me For Real (DJ Red Greg Edit)" by Rim & Kasa, "You Don't Want My Love" by KIC, "Right Size (DJ Red Greg Edit)" by Miss Misty, "Rainbows (Jazz Mix)" by Del Richardson, "Can You Dig It" by Lafayette Street, "Why Do I Love You (DJ Red Greg Edit)" by Andy Crown and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DellsFreedom Means ... LP
Cadet, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning set from the mighty mighty Dells – a cool collaboration with the legendary arranger Charles Stepney and songwriter Terry Callier – and a record that shows just how far the group had come since their streetcorner harmony days! The vocals are incredible – that rich blend of deep notes and soaring highs that made The Dells one of the most technically amazing soul groups in the 70s – and Stepney's arrangements follow in the same mode as his work for their Dionne Warwick album, and his music for Minnie Riperton and Ramsey Lewis – with lots of groovy currents on the bottom and soaring strings on the top – sophisticated, but completely soulful too – at a level that nobody else can touch! Terry Callier wrote the original tunes "The Love We Had Stays On My Mind", "Freedom Means", "Melody Man", "Free & Easy", "Rather Be With You", and "It's All Up To You" – and the set also includes great remakes of "One Less Bell To Answer", "Make It With You", and "If You Go Away/Love Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (80s pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Aaron Bell – but Coleman Hawkins gets plenty of space as the main soloist on each number, alongside Duke, who also solos strongly on piano! As with most later records by the players, the writing is great – with a lot more dark moments than you'd expect – and titles include "The Rictic", "You Dirty Dog", "Limbo Jazz", "Wanderlust", and "Self Portrait Of The Bean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonPiano In The Foreground ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the Duke's greatest jazz recordings – and an album that features some incredible solo work on piano – at a level with other modernist small group sessions in the Ellington catalog, like Money Jungle or Live at the Whitney! As the title says, Duke's piano is very much in the foreground – working in spare trio format that includes Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums, both plucked from the larger orchestra, and given some great space to work on the set! Duke's the real star, though, and he sparkles tremendously on tunes that include "Summertime", "A Hundred Dreams Ago", "So", "Springtime In Africa", "Blues For Jerry", and "Fontainebleau Forest". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicHardcore Jollies ... LP
Warner, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sweetest Funkadelic albums from the middle period, and a good batch of tracks that often gets overlooked in the haze of similar Pedro Bell covers! Don't miss this one, though – because it is a very strong album – key in the shift from more guitar-based funk to more groove-oriented rhythms – and a record that's got more than a few tasty numbers. Includes nice ones like "You Scared The Lovin Outta Me", "Comin Round The Mountain", and "If You Got Funk, You Got Style", plus a live version of "Cosmic Slop" that's totally great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesHamp's Piano ... LP
MPS/Saba (Germany), 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare German session by Hampton Hawes – recorded in trio format with backing by two of Europe's best rhythm players, bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Klaus Weiss – and in a groove that's really wonderful! There's a great tone to the record that's evident from the very first note – a warmth, and almost bell-like quality that we don't always remember from other Hawes albums, and which makes this one really special. Backing is by Eberhard Weber on bass and Klaus Weiss on drums – and both players are heard here in rapt reverence to Hampton's work on the keys, but still with enough of a force to color in the record with their presence, especially in the case of Weber's bass. Titles include some tasty originals – like "Hamp's Blues", "Rhythm", "Sonora", and "Black Forest Blues" – plus versions of "Autumn Leaves" and "I'm All Smiles" LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing !)

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonLove Oh Love ... LP
Curtom/Buddah, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer early soul by Leroy Hutson – and a record that really shows him opening up as a vocalist and songwriter! Leroy's style is not as smooth and polished as on later albums, and the record's got a bit of a rougher soul edge and a strong early 70s radio sound. Includes the wonderful soul classic "So In Love With You", a sweet mellow ballad that's extremely catchy, plus the moog-based funky instrumental "Gettin It On", a totally great number that often gets overlooked – and the cuts "Love Oh Love", "As Long As There's Love Around", and "Time Brings On A Change". Solid, mellow soul from Chicago in the seventies, with a sweet soul vibe, and great Curtom production. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Buddah/Curtom pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Eloise LawsEloise Laws ... LP
Liberty, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another soulful member of the great Laws family – sweet modern soul from the great Eloise! The album's a bit in the mode of the Debra Laws album from the same period – warmly done, with rich production touches, but also a bit of a crackling undercurrent. Eloise isn't as modern stepping as Debra – but still great nonetheless – and handled well here by Thom Bell, who does the arrangements, and Linda Creed, who produced most of the set. Ronnie Laws also handled one track, the nice jazzy "Almost All the Way to Love" – and other cuts include "Let's Find Those Two People Again", "Moment to Moment", "If I Don't Watch Out", and "Search, Find". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Philadelphia International All-StarsLet's Clean Up The Ghetto ... LP
Philadelphia International, Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little record that's easily one of the most righteous albums ever from Philadelphia International – a set designed to "give back" to the communities who supported the label strongly in the 70s, as a unique fund-raising effort, done before such records were commonplace! The Philly International roster of stars teamed up to put out this stunning set of tracks aimed at cleaning up the "ghettoes", both physical and mental, that continue to haunt the African-American communities in the US – and the set features key new numbers, plus a few more older tracks pulled from other Philly records that really work well to support the righteous message of the set. The centerpiece is the long title cut – "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" – which has Lou Rawls doing a monologue about the garbage strike in New York, then launches into performances by Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays, Billy Paul, and Archie Bell. Other highlights include "The Big Gangster" by The O'Jays, "Old People" by Archie Bell, "Everybody's Talkin" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and "Now Is The Time To Do It" by Teddy Pendergrass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesFlowers ... LP
London, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby", "Let's Spend The Night Together", "Ruby Tuesday", "Backstreet Girl", "Lady Jane", "Out Of Time", and "Mother's Little Helper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has splitting on the spine and a light stain at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Tom ScottHair To Jazz – A Groovy Jazz & Pop Musical Experience ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Reedman Tom Scott always gives us something groovy – especially in his early years, when he could effortlessly blend together jazz and soul, funk and rock, and really come up with something new and unique! Here, Tom's in the best mode of his early work on Impulse Records – serving up one of our favorite versions ever of Galt MacDermot's music for Hair, done with a wickedly sharp groove all the way through! The combo here is a quartet with a great flair for unusual timings, arrangements, and instrumentation – and in addition to Scott's unusual phrasings on tenor, soprano sax, and saxcello (used with a bit of Echoplex!), Roger Kellaway plays piano with some great bell-like tones, alongside drums from John Guerin and bass from Chuck Domanico. Many numbers are quite jazz-based, with very open and hip solo work that recalls Scott's Rural Still Life album – and titles include "Easy To Be Hard", "Where Do I Go", "Hair", "Be In", "The Flesh Failures", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light wrinkles in the laminate, but is nice overall.)
Also available Hair To Jazz – A Groovy Jazz & Pop Musical Experience ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ SpinnersSpinners ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from The Spinners – one that has the Detroit vocal group making a hip trip to the Philly scene – picking up a whole new sound and rich new energy in the process! A few years later, working in Philly studios would be common for many artists – but this self-titled Spinners set really helped launch the trend – and for good reason, too – given the strength of the production and arrangements from the legendary Thom Bell! Bell's at his best here – helping the group reach whole new territory in their wonderful harmonies – and backing them up with some of the best musicians the Sigma Sound Studios had to offer. The album's overflowing with hits – like "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)" and "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" – but it's also got some excellent lesser-known material too, like the extended "I Could Never (Repay Your Love)" and "We Belong Together". Other cuts include "Ghetto Child", "Just You & Me Baby", "I'll Be Around", and "Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ StylisticsRound 2 ... LP
Avco, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Landmark harmony soul from The Stylistics – a set that's every bit as wonderful as their debut, with the kind of sweet, soulful sound that got played over and over and over and over again back in the day! The album's got a subtle sort of power, though – one that lies not only in its classic cover image, but also in the way that the group mix up the fragile themes of love with some deeper aspects of the human condition – heard to best effect on the classic "Children Of The Night" – a massive 7 minute number that stands nicely next to the shorter singles. Thom Bell produced and arranged the whole thing to Philly perfection – with lots of help from Linda Creed on the songwriting – and titles include "Children of the Night", "Break Up To Make Up", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Stone In Love With You", "It's Too Late", "If You Don't Watch Out", and "Peek A Boo". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the cover without the fists, with a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ WhoQuadrophenia ... LP
Track/MCA, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record we'd never part with – and easily our favorite album ever from The Who! Quadrophenia represents the group at its peak from all perspectives – songwriting, performance, and even studio presence – as the album's got a sonic sensibility that few other albums of the time can match! The set's a concept record – a story, like Tommy – yet it remains incredibly lean, without any overcluttered rock opera feel – so much so that most tunes stand mightily on their own, but also have a dense sense of texture when taken together as part of the double-length album. And we'll also say that the record's one of the few extended sets we always end up breezing through from start to finish – almost surprised by the time it comes to a close – and often hitting repeat to hear the whole thing over again! Titles include "I Am The Sea", "The Real Me", "Cut My Hair", "The Punk & The Godfather", "Sea & Sand", "5:15", "Bell Boy", "Love Rein O'Er Me", and "Is It In My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label MCA pressing.)
Also available Quadrophenia (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Rance Allen GroupSoulful Experience ... LP
Truth/Stax, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful mix of gospel soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's best new artists during the 70s. David Porter produced and arranged, and the album has some great electric keyboard work by Rance that provides a perfect counterfoil for his rich baritone voice. The album's a lot more stripped down than later efforts – with a rootsy sound that should have made Rance even bigger with the crossover crowd. Titles include "Talk That Talk", "The Painter", "Ring My Bell", and "Harlem Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split seams and some wear.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisJazz At The Plaza Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great lost live set – recorded in 1958 during that pivotal time when Miles was working with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The whole thing's a great example of how the group could hold up the perfection of Kind Of Blue in a live setting – and the long tracks include "Jazz At The Plaza", "If I Were A Bell", and "Oleo". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t ... LP
Makossa, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to take a dump for the cops in order to "produce the goods" (which he had cleverly hidden in his stomach). The track has a great choppy funk groove, and is filled with the kind of raw anger you can imagine that the subject matter would produce – rich emotion that not only comes out in the lyrics, but also the sharp instrumental solos! The other track on the album – "Water No Get Enemy" – is another fantastic one, with cool electric piano solos, great tenor work, and a slinkily vamping groove. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has an unglued top seam and a very small tear in the opening.)

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✨✧ Heavy Balloon32,000 Pound ... LP
Elephant V, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Original pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has some corner wear and center splits on the seams.)

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanGoddess Of Love ... LP
Arista, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
The last Arista album from Phyllis Hyman – and a set that really sums up all the genius she expressed at the label! Some tunes are upbeat and catchy – the kind of tracks that had Hyman reaching a much wider audience in the early 80s – while others are more sophisticated and mellow, the kind of all-woman tunes that made Phyllis a genre-defining artist that so many others tried to match in years to come! These latter tracks are our favorites, and are still the type that Hyman can do better than anyone else – couched here in perfect production for the mode by Thom Bell and Narada Michael Walden. Titles include "Why Did You Turn Me On", "Your Move My Heart", "Falling", "Riding The Tiger", "Goddess Of Love", "Just Twenty Five Miles To Anywhere", "Just Me & You", "We Should Be Lovers", and "Let Somebody Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Question Mark & The Mysterians96 Tears ... LP
Cameo, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A garage psych classic from Question Mark & The Mysterians – the kind of once-in-a-lifetime album that still sounds pretty darn great today! The group are known, of course, for their huge hit "96 Tears" – and the rest of the album's done in a very similar mode – with lots of thin guitars, that wild tinny organ sound, and some great rough-hewn vocals from Question Mark himself! Includes some great originals like "I Need Somebody", "You're Telling Me Lies", "Ten O'Clock", "Set Aside", and "Upside" – as well as a great version of "Stormy Monday"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono Bell Sound pressing, in a stereo cover with some splitting & stains.)

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✨✧ SpinnersNew & Improved ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great batch of sophisticated soul tracks, with sweet Philly arrangements by Thom Bell, and nice studio work by the usual suspects. Includes the massive track "Sadie", a longtime fave in Chicago, and recently redone by R. Kelly. Other titles include "Sitting On Top Of The World", "Then Came You", "There's No One Like You", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", and "Lazy Susan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some staining.)

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✨✧ ThemThem – Featuring Here Comes The Night ... LP
Parrot, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp in the "Here Comes The Night" cover, with some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ SpinnersFrom Here To Eternally ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
The group's past the true glory of their early Philly days, but they are still working here with Thom Bell – who's keeping up the strident groove approach that always worked well with the group's harmonies. Includes the tracks "One Man Wonderful Band", "Once You Fall In Love", "It's A Natural Affair", "Don't Let The Man Get You", and "Plain & Simple Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Special Offer sticker and hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)
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✨✧ Belle EpoqueMiss Broadway ... LP
Big Tree, 1977. Very Good- ... $0.99
A wild mix of 70s soul and disco from Belle Epoque – going against the grain in the mainstream disco vibe with some gritty, raspy female vocals – plus uptempo grooves that have fair bit of Euro-disco keyboard work, and some farther reaching elements, too. Includes the gritty soul tune "Miss Broadway", the slow rolling "Me & You" which is smoother in the vocal department, and "Losing You" – and the 14 minute disco grooving medley "Disco Sound/Black Is Back/Why Don't You Lay Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shadybrook pressing. Cover has some wear & splash stains.)

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Louie Bellson/Ray Brown/Paul SmithIntensive Care ... LP
Discwasher, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(PAUSA pressing.)

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Big MaybelleAmazing Big Maybelle ... LP
Up Front, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Big MaybelleBig Maybelle – The Okeh Sessions ... LP
Okeh/Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A bit blues, a bit jazz – and a singer with a style unto her own – the amazing Big Maybelle, one of the greatest artists to record for Okeh Records in the 50s! This well-done collection pulls together every single Maybelle recorded for the R&B powerhouse back in the day – a motherlode of great work that easily puts her right up there with Lavern Baker or Ruth Brown as one of the great female singers of the 50s. The package features a whopping 22 tracks in all – including many bits that get lost between the tracks in some of the too-sifted collections of her work from the time. Titles include "Maybelle's Blues", "Hair Dressin Women", "My Big Mistake", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "So Good To My Baby", "Gabbin Blues", "You'll Never Know", and "New Kind Of Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big MaybelleLast Of Big Maybelle ... LP
Paramount, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
An unusual double-length album of tracks recorded by this bluesy soul singer in the years after she recorded for Savoy, and cut her big hit "Candy". This LP's got a harder rockin' bluesy feel to it, with the sort of R&B revival sound of the late 60/early 70. Maybelle's still great, though, and really manages to belt out tracks like "Cold, Cold Heart", "Your Turn To Cry", "Winnie Widow Brown", "Big Sweet Daddy", "Long Long Journey", and "Blame It On Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a bit of tape on the top seams.)

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Glen CampbellGentle On My Mind ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good ... $5.99
Insanely wonderful stuff from Glenn! The album kicks off with the sublime pop hit "Gentle On My Mind" – one of those jangly tunes that we could listen to forever – and then soars into a beautiful blend of tunes from different sources, including covers of Nilsson's "Without Her", Rod McKuen's "The World I Used To Know", Jimmie Rodgers' "It's Over", and Donovan's "Catch The Wind" – as well as the huge hit "Mary In The Morning". A hell of a voice – and it sounds great on all the tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Dell VikingsCome Go With Me, Whispering Bells, Plus Many More ... LP
Collectables/Fee Bee, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre HodeirAnna Livia Plurabelle ... LP
Philips/Carlyne (France), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A totally cool session of avant Parisian jazz – assembled by the great Andre Hodeir, whose Jazz Et Jazz is one of the best modernist jazz efforts from postwar France. The work attempts to set music to the writings of James Joyce – and it features the voices of Nicole Croisille and Monique Aldebert, plus the musicians Pierre Michelot on bass, Bernard Lubat on vibes, Daniel Humair on drums, Michel Portal and Pierre Gossez on saxes, and Roger Guerin on trumpet. A bit odd – but very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(1980 pressing.)

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✨✧ LabellePhoenix ... LP
Epic, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
A sweet 70s set that has the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash teaming up with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who brings the group some of the chunkier grooves he'd been using in his own great 70s work! The album's got a nicely romping sound throughout – a surprisingly good fit for the rockish soul of the girls – and the heavier use of guitar works really well with some of Toussaint's funky undercurrents – much more so than we'd think in a straighter setting. Titles include "Far As We Felt Like Goin'", "Slow Burn", "Cosmic Dancer", "Black Holes In The Sky", and "Messin' With My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has wear, a cut corner, and a tracklist sticker.)

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Patti LabelleSpirit's In It ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Smooth early 80s work from Patti – a bit over the top at times, but nicely restrained at others. Despite the fact that Patti's in the hands of top Philly International talents like Gamble & Huff, and Dexter Wansel – the effort's still very much her own, in full diva mode over a range of styles, from uptempo to mellow. Titles include "Family", "Boats Against The Current", "Shoot Him On Sight", "Over The Rainbow", "The Spirit's In It", and "I Fell In Love Without A Warning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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LeadbellyHuddie Ledbetter's Best – His Guitar, His Voice, His Piano ... LP
Capitol, 1944. Very Good ... $9.99
Great 40s work from Leadbelly – featuring the man himself on vocals and guitar, caught in a nice raw mode – plus extra odd zither accompaniment on a few tracks too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split spine & top seam.)

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LeadbellyMidnight Special – 16 Historic Blues & Folk Recordings By The Legendary Huddie Ledbetter & His 12 String Guitar ... LP
RCA, 1940. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Mac BandMac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers ... LP
MCA, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Negative ElementShouts Of Rebellion ... LP
Alona's Dream, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Bill NelsonLove That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart)/La Belle Et La Bete ... LP
PVC, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
Special version of the album – packaged in the main cover, but with a bonus LP of La Belle Et La Bete. LP, Vinyl record album

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RavelRavel Plays Ravel – Pavane For A Dead Princess/Valley Of The Bells No 5 From Miroirs/Toccata/Gaspard De La Nuit No 2/Sans Birds No 2 ... LP
Everest, 1920s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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ReblesSecend Rebellion Vol 2 ... LP
Strakers, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelly/Alix CombelleFirst Recordings! – Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France ... LP
Prestige, 1934/1935. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Pete SeegerPete Seeger Sings Leadbelly ... LP
Folkways, 1968. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Sleigh BellsTreats ... LP
Mom + Pop, 2010. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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Strauss (Johann Sr/Johann Jr/Josef)Strauss Family Album – Prince Methuselah Waltzes/1001 Nights/Cha Chu Cha/Up To Date/Celestial Sounds/La Libellule – Valsavetti/London Fest ... LP
Que, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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VariousGreat Soul Hits Of Jackie Wilson/Gene Chandler/Big Maybelle/Barbara Acklin/The Artistics/Young Holt Unlimited ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An excellent compilation that features wonderful material from the second genesis of the Brunswick empire – tunes from the time when they were hitting hard on the Chicago scene, working with Carl Davis to craft some of the best soul to ever come out of the Windy City! With "Love Makes A Woman" and "Just Ain't No Love" by Barbara Acklin, "Wack Wack" and "Soulful Strut" by Young Holt Unlimited, "The Girl Don't Care" and "There Goes The Lover" by Gene Chandler, "I'm Gonna Miss You" and "Girl I Need You" by The Artistics, "Lonely Teardrops" and "Doggin' Around" by Jackie Wilson and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and "Candy" by Big Maybelle. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has yellowed tape on the seams and spine.)

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VariousVision Shared – A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Belles ComboBelles Combo ... LP
Production 3A (France), Mid/Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, unglued bottom seam, and index labels on back.)

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