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Beverly Glenn-CopelandBeverly Glenn-Copeland ... LP
Super Sonic Jazz (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
An underground classic from Beverly Glenn-Copeland – an artist who was later known more as a keyboard player, but who here works in this amazing blend of folk, jazz, and soul! The album's vaguely in the territory of Terry Callier on early 70s Cadet Records, but also has its own special vibe too – deeper, darker sound overall – with subtle blending of acoustic elements that are mixed with Beverly's vocals in a way that's unlike anything we can really describe! The singer has a subtle power – a style that could be too dramatic in the wrong setting, but which is fitted here with musical elements that really help the songs flower in the best sort of way – instrumentation that includes contributions from Jeremy Steig on flute, Don Thompson on piano, and Lenny Breau on guitar. Titles include the fantastic long groover "Erzili", plus "Cumberland Passing", "Song From Beads", "Colors Of Anyhow", "Ghost House", "Swords Of Cold", and "My Old Rag Or Hysterical Virgin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beverly McKaySay It With Feeling/Conscience ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Deep soul from Old Town Records – two overlooked 60s gems from Beverly McKay! "Say It With Feeling" definitely lives up to its title – with a bumping, blasting groove from the horns and drums – which is then given this raspy power by Beverly's lead vocals! "Conscience" is even cooler – a track that has McKay struggling with herself in a monologue that gets a bit interior at times – but which is always given this great vamping groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Beverly KenneyBeverly Kenney Vol 4 – Live At Birdland (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1956/1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from Beverly Kenney – two rare broadcast performances that add plenty to her too-small catalog of recordings! The lady's a hell of a singer from the postwar years in which artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O'Day were issuing countless albums, year after year – one whose talents are equally great, but who hardly ever got her due on record! Beverly's few albums from the time are highly-prized jazz treasures, which have been reissued often over the years – and that interest has brought to light some other rare material like this, from a brief time when Kenney was getting some time in the limelight. The first half of the set features a sweet radio performance from 1956, recorded by NBC and featuring the great Gildo Mahones on piano – working with Tommy Potter on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums – a very hip trio who really bring a lot of bite to the music! The second half of the set features a very cool date from 1960 – a Kenney appearance on the Playboy's Penthouse TV show, along with some cool conversation with Hugh Hefner. Titles include "Makin Whoopee", "Mountain Greenery", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Violets For Your Furs". Also includes a whole Beverly Kenney segment of the All Star Parade of Bands on NBC. CD

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✨✧ Beverly KenneyLonely & Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1952. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by vocalist Beverly Kenny – early 50s sides done before her rise to fame on Roost and Decca, and a much-needed addition to her too-short career! The tracks were originally part of transcription discs done for radio stations, and they've got a surprisingly full, professional feel – not like the quieter material showcased on SSJ's other Kenny collection, Snuggled On Your Shoulder – but recorded with jazzzy backings from arranger Eddie Safranski! The lineup includes tenor, alto, baritone, and trumpet – plus piano by either Dick Hyman and Moe Wexler, and guitar from Mundell Lowe – all to perfectly set the blue mood that Beverly's going for with her vocals. Many of the tracks here are nicely less familiar, and not overdone standards – and titles include "That Pyramid Jazz", "Long Lean & Lanky", "It's A Mean Old World", "Too Bad", "The Stars The Night The Moon", "Yours Sincerely", and "Let's Try It Again". CD

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✨✧ Beverly KenneyWhat Is There To Say? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1954/1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from 50s vocalist Beverly Kenney – a selection of material that stands nicely alongside her commercially-released albums of the time! Kenney first burst on the scene with a flourish, then recorded only briefly before her all-too-soon death in 1960 – so the unreleased gems here really do a lot towards filling in her small catalog of music – and offer up some surprising slices of work pulled from TV and radio performances in 1954 and 1958. Backing is by a group with Roland Hanna on piano and Vinnie Burke on bass on some tracks – and by The Skitch Henderson Orchestra on others – and titles include the Kenney originals "I Hate Rock & Roll" and "I Don't Believe In Love" – the latter of which is sung by Diane Hubka, in a recent performance added to this package. Other vintage songs include "The More I See You", "Swing & Sway", "Charleston Fling", "I'm Ready For The Show", "Tappin Out A Merry Beat", and "What Is There To Say" – plus a short interview with Beverly. CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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✨✧ MazeMaze featuring Frankie Beverly – Greatest Hits ... CD
Capitol/Right Stuff, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overstuffed collection of classics from Frankie Beverly and Maze – 18 tracks that perfectly sum up the mellow-grooving genius of the group at their best! The set brings together hits and key album cuts from the core Maze albums on Capitol – starting out with the group's first few at the end of the 70s, through their long strong run in later years – a time when Frankie's lead was stronger than ever, and even 80s production couldn't dampen their soul! Titles include "Southern Girl", "Workin Together", "Golden Time Of Day", "Before I Let Go", "Never Let You Down", "We Are One", "Back In Stride", "Joy & Pain", "Silky Soul", "Too Many Games", "Happy Feelins (live)", and "Feel That You're Feelin". CD

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✨✧ VariousBeverly Hills Cop ... LP
MCA, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label on one corner.)

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✨✧ Fonzi ThorntonBeverly (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
RCA, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorBest Of The Old & The New ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1984. Very Good ... $4.99
Amazing post-Columbia Records work from Johnnie Taylor – a set that's tighter, better, and more put-together than ever before – and which really takes the singer into some great new territory! The vibe here is warm and sophisticated – a mellow modern soul mode that's carried off by arrangements from Gene Page – who wraps up Johnnie's bluesy vocals in this wonderful setting that really takes off from his best work at Columbia. The album may well be one of our favorite moments ever from Taylor – completely different than his work at Stax, but equally great in a really unique way – and titles include "Seconds Of Your Love", "What About My Love", "I'm So Proud", "Hey For The Winner", "Shoot For The Stars", and "Just Ain't Good Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Melvin Van PeeblesWatermelon Man ... LP
Beverly Hills, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A wild one from Melvin Van Peebles – the soundtrack to his groundbreaking film about a white guy who suddenly wakes up and finds himself to be black! The style is similar to Melvin's work on A&M at the time, with touches of the same sort of mania that he used for the Sweet Sweetback soundtrack too. Music written and produced by Melvin – with arrangements by Bob Matthews, and none of the players listed in the notes. Tracks include "Love, That's America", "Great Guy", "Eviction Scene", and "Where Are The Children". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Anita BakerSongstress ... CD
Beverly Glen, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy sound that was quite refreshing in the face of some of the overly-synthesized soul work of the time. Patrick Moten produced and wrote most of the cuts – but it's Anita's deep vocals that make the record work so well. Titles include "You're The Best Thing Yet", "Feel The Need", "No More Tears", "Will You Be Mine", and "Do You Believe Me". CD
 
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LaMont JohnsonSun, Moon, & Stars ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. Used ... $11.99
A nicely rough-edged blend of spiritual sounds and funky jazz – and definitely one of the more offbeat Mainstream jazz recordings of the early 70s! Keyboardist LaMont Johnson plays a range of different keyboards on the set – but in a way that's always nicely integrated with the larger group – which is heavy on horns, and moves in a mix of funky styles and more modal musings! Other players include the great Charles Owen on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – plus Yusef Rahman on trombone, Sal Marquez on trumpet, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Mike Deasy and Art Johnson on guitars. There's a loosely skittish rhythm to the album that's mighty titles – and titles include the great "M'Bassa" – which has a hard groove that wouldn't sound out of place on a Strata East recording – plus "Andromeda", "Medusa's Meanderings", and "That's Not the Way To Do It Beverly". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Sun, Moon, & Stars ... CD 13.99

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LaMont JohnsonSun, Moon, & Stars ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A nicely rough-edged blend of spiritual sounds and funky jazz – and definitely one of the more offbeat Mainstream jazz recordings of the early 70s! Keyboardist LaMont Johnson plays a range of different keyboards on the set – but in a way that's always nicely integrated with the larger group – which is heavy on horns, and moves in a mix of funky styles and more modal musings! Other players include the great Charles Owen on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – plus Yusef Rahman on trombone, Sal Marquez on trumpet, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Mike Deasy and Art Johnson on guitars. There's a loosely skittish rhythm to the album that's mighty titles – and titles include the great "M'Bassa" – which has a hard groove that wouldn't sound out of place on a Strata East recording – plus "Andromeda", "Medusa's Meanderings", and "That's Not the Way To Do It Beverly". CD
Also available Sun, Moon, & Stars ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ MazeMaze ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
An amazing debut album from Frankie Beverly and Maze – as perfect as the group would ever sound, with an impeccable approach to both funk and ballads that put them at the top of the stack immediately! Of course, Frankie had been knocking around in indie soul obscurity for a number of years before the album came out – which is why he's so perfectly formed at the start. And like Maurice White, another soul star who spent many years woodshedding all over the place before hitting the majors, Frankie has the talent to lead the group to a unique place in the star system of soul – a unique orbit that was important to mellow soul as Earth Wind & Fire's was to funk. The record features some unbelievably amazing numbers, gems that shine again year after year, no matter where you hear them – on an AM radio, a crusty old tape in a car stereo, or bursting out of the grooves of this beautiful LP. Great ones include the sublime stepper "Happy Feelin's", the smooth mellow groover "While I'm Alone", and the tightly compressed "Look At California". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a large name in marker and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ MazeSilky Soul ... LP
Warner, 1989. Very Good ... $2.99
Silky soul indeed from the great Frankie Beverly – a late 80s album, but one that has the smooth soul genius very much at the top of his game! Frankie's work from the 70s inspired countless imitators in the next decade – but after so many other male singers trying to cop his game, Beverly can still do it better than the rest – with this easygoing, effortless style that's never commercial or cheesy – and which continues to raise the bar for sophisticated soul! Grooves are mostly in that perfect midtempo stepping style that seems to work best for Frankie – and the overall instrumentation and production are far more timeless than some of the other big records of the period – with a style that places the set very strongly in the best Maze tradition. Titles include "Can't Get Over You", "Silky Soul", "Just Us", "Love's On The Run", "Mandela", and "Songs Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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MazeWe Are One ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
Frankie Beverly and crew can't miss at this point – and as usual, this album by Maze stands head and shoulders above most of its soul contemporaries from the time. The overall feel is nice and warm, with plenty of focus on Frankie's sweet smooth vocals – and the band grooves behind him in a slightly jazzy style that must have sounded like an instant classic at the time! Titles include "I Wanna Thank You", "Love Is The Key", "We Are One", "Right On Time", "Never Let You Down", and "Metropolis". CD
Also available We Are One ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ MazeWe Are One ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Very Good ... $6.99
Frankie Beverly and crew can't miss at this point – and as usual, this album by Maze stands head and shoulders above most of its soul contemporaries from the time. The overall feel is nice and warm, with plenty of focus on Frankie's sweet smooth vocals – and the band grooves behind him in a slightly jazzy style that must have sounded like an instant classic at the time! Titles include "I Wanna Thank You", "Love Is The Key", "We Are One", "Right On Time", "Never Let You Down", and "Metropolis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a split top seam.)

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Terry MelcherTerry Melcher ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
If Charles Manson had got him instead of Sharon Tate, Terry Melcher would have never given us this wonderful record – so we're tipping our hat to Charlie's mistake for this overlooked gem of the 70s! Despite a rich career in the background of the LA scene of the 60s and 70s, Melcher almost never appeared as a lead act on his own – which makes the record even more of a standout – and kind of a long-awaited musical moment, put together with help from Bruce Johnston on production and support from a wide variety of LA hipsters Melcher had been supporting himself over the years. Terry's got a great ear for songs here – picking hip works by a host of others, and contributing some of his own gems too – and singing them all with a style that's unique, and probably helped a lot by the studio, but which somehow really resonates with us too. Worth it alone for his cover of "These Days" – and other tracks include "Beverly Hills", "Arkansas", "Just A Season", "4th Time Around", and a medley of "Halls Of Justice/Positively 4th Street/Like A Rolling Stone". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Hank MobleyReach Out! ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
An excellent Hank Mobley session – with an unusual twist that takes it past his earlier work! The lineup's great all the way through – with Woody Shaw on trumpet, George Benson on guitar, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the addition of Benson's guitar gives the tracks a groovily swinging edge that really makes them dance nicely! The set's got 4 originals – "Good Pickins", "Up Over & Out", "Beverly", and "Lookin East" – and 2 soul covers – "Reach Out" and "Goin' Out Of My Head" – and Mobley never misses a beat. Mobley was so great during this period, and we always mourn the fact that he hardly recorded much afterward! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear, with a half split top seam, & an ink stamp on the front.)

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Ray Parker JrFor Those Who Like To Groove – The Essential Ray Parker Jr & Raydio ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
For those who like to groove, Ray Parker Jr is often the obvious choice – as the man's got a cool, classy style that helped redefine the role of the male singer in soul for a whole new generation – but also almost always finds a way to make things move! Parker began recording during the height of the disco years, but right from the start he was always looking forward to something new – in territory matched by contemporaries like Frankie Beverly or Teddy Pendergrass, which aimed for a modern soul style that was perfect for the maturing audience of the time – yet which still could come across with an undeniable hook and groove. And while Ray's hits are pretty well known, the many recorded a heck of a lot more great music – both as a solo act, and with his Raydio group too – a good deal of which is included on this set. Like other BBR collections, this one features a fair bit of mixes from singles alongside album cuts – and titles include "Jack & Jill", "A Woman Needs Love", "All In The Way You Get Down (12" rmx)", "Hot Stuff", "Is This A Love Song (single version)", "More Than One Way To Love A Woman (single)", "Two Places At The Same Time", "Honey I'm Rich", "Get Down", "Still In The Groove", "Betcha Can't Love Me Just Once", "Tonight's The Night", "Stay The Night", "After Midnite", "One Sided Love Affair", "Over You", "The People Next Door", "Ghostbusters (12" version)", "The Other Woman (12" vesion)", "Let Me Go (single)", "I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone (12" version)", "Girls Are More Fun (single", and "Bad Boy". CD

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Bruno ZambriniMia Moglie E' Una Bestia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1988. New Copy ... $22.99
A crazy kind of soundtrack for a crazy kind of film – a late 80s Italian comedy about a guy who discovers a cavewoman and brings her back to live in contemporary Italy! The music is about as 80s as you can get – especially in the comedy style – upbeat, and playful – with lots of keyboard work that often leaps around in these colorful ways, usually with rhythm patterns underneath – sometimes slowed down at moments of greater tension or drama. The basslines are pretty bold, too – and the whole thing is definitely one of those film scores from the generation influenced strongly by Miami Vice and Beverly Hills Cop. CD features 25 tracks in all – plus notes in English and Italian. CD

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VariousMainstream Modern Soul 2 – 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Mainstream/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Fantastic soul from Mainstream Records – an imprint that's normally best-known for their work in the field of jazz, but a label that also cut some killer soul singles in the early 70s! Mainstream soul artists almost never got a chance to record a full-length album – so over the years, this soul legacy has been somewhat lost in the shifting sands of time (and shifting piles of funky 45s) – which makes this collection a much-needed resurrection of that material – especially when given the ultra-hip, extra-level presentation of the Kent label! The CD features 23 great tunes from these years – some of them in the modern soul mode promised in the title, lots more in kind of a hip funky soul approach – very early 70s New York, with righteous themes mixed with more familiar soul styles – all set to impeccable instrumentation. Titles include "Oh My Love" by Almeta Latimore, "Come Back With Your Love (part 1)" by Special Delivery, "Grass Ain't Greener" by Charles Beverly, "Love Bug" by Sugar Billy, "You'll Do It" by Calvin Arnold, "I'll Never Trust Love Again" by McArthur, "You've Got A Lot To Give" by Chocolate Syrup, "I'll Never Be The Same (part 1)" by Chapter Three, "I've Been Trying To Love You" by Lenny McDaniel & The Last Nikle, "Slow Down World" by Charles Colbert, "Everyone Has Someone" by Linda Perry, "Your Love Is Like A Rising Sun" by Steptones, "Let Her Know" by Bobby Earl Williams, "Please Don't Set Me Free" by Jeany Reynolds, and "Today Or Never" by Eleventh Commandment. CD

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VariousSoul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... CD
Expansion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge festival of 70s soul – not the big hits of the time, but a wealth of underground gemes that show us there's still plenty to discover in that magical decade! The artists here are all big, but the tunes are sometimes more obscure – lesser-known gems from familiar names – mixed with other rare singles, and presented together in this soaring wave of soul that's completely sublime! Many cuts have a warm modern soul groove, but there's also some funkier numbers too – and the package has all the care, class, and quality we've come to love from the Expansion label over the years. Titles include "Never Felt Love Before" by Felix Cavaliere, "Free & Easy" by Satyr, "Spoiled Like A Baby" by TSU Tornadoes, "Are We Ready For Love" by Patti Austin, "Can We Share It" by Rick Sheppard, "You're My Main Squeeze" by Crystal Motion, "Just Ask Me" by Bobby Thurston, "What's Your Name" by Leon Ware, "Takin My Time With You" by Maureen Bailey, "Funny How We Change Places" by Dede Schwartz, "You'll Never Be Sorry" by Gerald Sims, "We Got To Stick Together" by Beverly & Duane, "Caught Up In A Whirlwind" by Richard Stepp, "March Across The Land" by Linda Clifford, and "Temptation's Bout To Get Me" by Ed Robinson. CD
Also available Soul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... LP 18.99

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VariousSpace, Energy, & Light – Experimental Electronic & Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 to 1988 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A deep look at the electronic music underground in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – not the academic theoreticians who were slaving away in university laboratories, but the more independent, freewheeling talents who were using the initial analogue moment to open up their own boundaries in time and space! The work ranges from unusual 60s instrumentals, through 70s hippie electronics, to some 80s recordings that might have been termed new age by the uninitiated – but which instead, all these years later, stand as some lost moments of cosmic expression! There's few folks we trust to lead us down a musical path as much as the guys at Soul Jazz – and this time, they've definitely taken us in the right direction – with cuts that include "Midnight" by Tim Blake, "Gang (For Rock Industry)" by JB Banfi, "To The Other Side Of The Sky" by Michael Garrison, "By Water" by Stratis, "Improvisation On A Concerto Generator" by Laurie Spiegel, "Starborn Suite (part 1)" by Steven Halpern, "Ceres Motion" by Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company, "As Above So Below" by Carl Matthews, "In The Beginning" by Michael Stearns, "Ever New" by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, "Variations VII Sur Le Theme Des Bene Gesserit" by Richard Pinhas, and "Ancient Stars" by Kevin Braheny. CD

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VariousWarner Soft Rock Nuggets Vol 2 – It's A Happening World ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
There's nothing "soft" about the nuggets in this great little collection – as all the tracks here are the cream of the crop of the late 60s pop scene in the US – not super-huge hits, but instead some overlooked gems that definitely warrant the "nuggets" in the title! Most of the work here is from the Warner/Atlantic catalog – but there's also some nice bits from other labels too – and the collection focuses on the warm, breezy, completely sublime sounds that have come to be known as Sunshine Pop over the years – music that's well-produced, but very personal too – and which often has a quality that's a bit deeper than the usual oldies radio material from the time. As usual with most Japanese collections we love so much, the track selection is ultra-hip, and also includes some rare 45-only titles – with two dozen tracks in all, a good number of which we might not have heard otherwise. Titles on this second volume include "It's A Natural Thing" by The Congregation, "No One Was There" by The Gates Of Eden, "Hung Up On Love" by The Other Voices, "Tell Someone You Love Them" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Beverly Hills" by Uncle Sound, "Many Are The Times" by Lee Mallory, "I Believe In Her" by The Tradewinds, "All" by James Darren, "Love In" by The Morning Glories, "My World Fell Down" by Sagittarius, "Happy" by Blades Of Grass, "If You Know What I Mean" by The Gas Company, "Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me" by The Critters, "Me Japanese Boy" by Harpers Bizarre, "Time To Love" by The Addrisi Brothers, "Don't Run Away" by Bruce & Terry, "I Could Be So Good To You" by Don & The Goodtimers, and "Will You Be Staying After Sunday" by Peppermint Rainbow. CD

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✨✧ MazeJoy & Pain ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic modern soul from the legendary Frankie Beverly! The record's perhaps one of their best remembered – most likely for the killer cut "Joy & Pain", which has a great hook that's been sampled many times over the years. The record also features the wonderful "Southern Girl", an excellent smooth cut that's a great example of the kind of solid soul that Frankie was bringing to the charts in the early 80s. Other tracks include "Roots", "Changing Times", and "The Look In Your Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(In original shrinkwrap with hype sticker, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ MazeLive In New Orleans ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's always a sign of how huge Frankie Beverly was during the 80s that Capitol let him cut not one, but two double live albums during the early part of the decade. This one, his first, has the band grooving wonderfully before a crowd going mad in the Crescent City! The songs retain all the charm of the studio renditions – and are stretched out a bit more in the live setting, with some really nice interplay with the crowd. The set is heavy with early Maze classics – including "Southern Girl", "Look At California", "Before I Let Go". "We Need Love To Love", "The Look In Your Eyes" the big sample track "Joy & Pain" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label on one corner.)

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✨✧ VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 4 – The Ultimate Collection – NYC Classic Underground Anthems & Previously Unreleased Remixes (4CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Morales has a wonderful talent for taking a funky track and making it sound even funkier – which he does beautifully here in this killer collection of old school tunes! Many of the numbers are vintage clubby soul from the late 70s and early 80s – and Morales has this great way of crystalizing all the best elements in the songs, and pulling them to the forefront – but all without ever ruining the integrity of the tracks that sounded so great in the first place! In other words, the work here isn't the imprint of some young DJ trying to overstate his presence – but a true music maestro who really knows what makes a club track great – a vibe that takes us back to the brilliant edits of the early NYC scene. All titles here are previously unreleased – and the massive 4CD set features titles that include Morales mixes of "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" by Barry White, "You Got Me Running" by Lenny Williams, "Mind On You" by Level 42, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman, "Lovergirl" by Teen Marie, "Standing Right Here" by Mannix, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "Let The Music Play" by Barry White, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Funkin For Jamaica" by Tom Browne, "All Night" by Katzuma, "Hi Tension" by Hi Tension, "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" by Eddie Kendricks, "Before I Let Go" by Frankie Beverly, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Star Love" by Three Ounces Of Love", "You Stepped Into My Life" by Melba Moore, "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Walk Away From Love" by David Ruffin, "Life Goes On" by The Jones Girls, "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, "Turn Me Up" by Keith Barrow, "Circles" by Atlantic Starr, "Joy & Pain" by Maze, "Stay" by The Controllers, "Take Me Home" by Cher, and "Can't Live Without Your Love" by Tamiko Jones. CD

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✨✧ VariousMainstream Modern Soul – 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Kent/Mainstream (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge array of soul tracks from the Mainstream label – an imprint that was probably best known for its jazz work of the early 70s, and as the launching pad for a few key rock groups – but one who also cut some killer soul tracks in the best New York and Philly styles of the period! Mainstream only ever issued most of its soul material as singles – 45s issued on their own label, and under the IX Chains, Brown Dog, and New Moon imprints too – spread out in an array of under-circulated, poorly-distributed releases that never fully got their due at the time – partly because much of the music was years ahead of its time! There's a groove here that reminds us of the hippest sounds from bigger labels – including Philly International or All-Platinum – with a similar blend of sweetness, honest vocal performances, and some top-shelf studio work that gives the lyrics a hell of an instrumental push, but all without ever sounding slick or commercial. The package is a much-needed look at this scattered legacy – and brings together 24 rare cuts that include "These Memories" by Almeta Lattimore, "I'm The One Who Loves You" by JG Lewis, "Come Back (part 1)" by The Fantastic Puzzles, "I Can't Give You Up" by Linda Perry, "It Ain't Like It Used To Be" by Randolph Brown & Company, "No Rebate On Love" by The Dramatics, "You're A Friend Of Mine" by Words Of Wisdom, "Satisfy My Woman" by Calvin Arnold, "Plain Out Of Luck" by Nia Johnson, "We're Not Too Young To Fall In Love" by Jackey Beavers Show, "Let The People Talk" by The Steptones, "To Whom It May Concern" by Ellerine Harding, "It's So Real" by McArthur, "Stop & Think A Minute" by Charles Beverly, and "That's The Way She Is" by Bobby Earl Williams. CD

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✨✧ VariousMainstream Modern Soul 2 – 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Mainstream/Kent (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic soul from Mainstream Records – an imprint that's normally best-known for their work in the field of jazz, but a label that also cut some killer soul singles in the early 70s! Mainstream soul artists almost never got a chance to record a full-length album – so over the years, this soul legacy has been somewhat lost in the shifting sands of time (and shifting piles of funky 45s) – which makes this collection a much-needed resurrection of that material – especially when given the ultra-hip, extra-level presentation of the Kent label! The CD features 23 great tunes from these years – some of them in the modern soul mode promised in the title, lots more in kind of a hip funky soul approach – very early 70s New York, with righteous themes mixed with more familiar soul styles – all set to impeccable instrumentation. Titles include "Oh My Love" by Almeta Latimore, "Come Back With Your Love (part 1)" by Special Delivery, "Grass Ain't Greener" by Charles Beverly, "Love Bug" by Sugar Billy, "You'll Do It" by Calvin Arnold, "I'll Never Trust Love Again" by McArthur, "You've Got A Lot To Give" by Chocolate Syrup, "I'll Never Be The Same (part 1)" by Chapter Three, "I've Been Trying To Love You" by Lenny McDaniel & The Last Nikle, "Slow Down World" by Charles Colbert, "Everyone Has Someone" by Linda Perry, "Your Love Is Like A Rising Sun" by Steptones, "Let Her Know" by Bobby Earl Williams, "Please Don't Set Me Free" by Jeany Reynolds, and "Today Or Never" by Eleventh Commandment. CD
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✨✧ VariousSpace, Energy, & Light – Experimental Electronic & Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 to 1988 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A deep look at the electronic music underground in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – not the academic theoreticians who were slaving away in university laboratories, but the more independent, freewheeling talents who were using the initial analogue moment to open up their own boundaries in time and space! The work ranges from unusual 60s instrumentals, through 70s hippie electronics, to some 80s recordings that might have been termed new age by the uninitiated – but which instead, all these years later, stand as some lost moments of cosmic expression! There's few folks we trust to lead us down a musical path as much as the guys at Soul Jazz – and this time, they've definitely taken us in the right direction – with cuts that include "Midnight" by Tim Blake, "Gang (For Rock Industry)" by JB Banfi, "To The Other Side Of The Sky" by Michael Garrison, "By Water" by Stratis, "Improvisation On A Concerto Generator" by Laurie Spiegel, "Starborn Suite (part 1)" by Steven Halpern, "Ceres Motion" by Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company, "As Above So Below" by Carl Matthews, "In The Beginning" by Michael Stearns, "Ever New" by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, "Variations VII Sur Le Theme Des Bene Gesserit" by Richard Pinhas, and "Ancient Stars" by Kevin Braheny. LP, Vinyl record album
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