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✨✧ Beverly KenneyBeverly Kenney Sings For Playboys ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1957. Used ... $18.99
A rare Decca album lead by the smoky vocals of Beverly Kenney – a really unique late 50s/early 60s jazz girl who once worked for the Dorsey brothers, the Count Basie Orchestra and others, and only ever cut a handful of albums under her own name! Sings for Playboys is an intimate, sultry batch of tunes that have a really unique feel thanks to the super spare accompaniment of just Ellis Larkins on piano and Joe Benjamin on bass. That approach does a great job of transforming your senses to the smoky, boozy after hours cabaret that must have been in mind when the recordings were conceived. The album only ever appeared briefly in the late 50s before now (possibly because of the unauthorized and quite obvious reference to Playboy Magazine in the title and in the cover photo) but it's sure great to see it reappear – they didn't make a lot records like this in the big band dominated recordings of the era! 12 tracks including "Do It Again", "A Woman's Intuition", "Mama, Do I Gotta?", "A Lover Like You", "A Summer Romance", "It's Magic", and more. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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MassenetThais – Beverly Sills/Sherrill Milnes/Nicolai Gedda/John Alldis Choir/Lorin Maazel/New Philharmonia Orchestra ... CD
EMI (UK), 1976. Used 2CD ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Beverly KenneyBeverly Kenney Sings For Playboys ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Around May 20, 2015
A rare Decca album lead by the smoky vocals of Beverly Kenney – a really unique late 50s/early 60s jazz girl who once worked for the Dorsey brothers, the Count Basie Orchestra and others, and only ever cut a handful of albums under her own name! Sings for Playboys is an intimate, sultry batch of tunes that have a really unique feel thanks to the super spare accompaniment of just Ellis Larkins on piano and Joe Benjamin on bass. That approach does a great job of transforming your senses to the smoky, boozy after hours cabaret that must have been in mind when the recordings were conceived. The album only ever appeared briefly in the late 50s before now (possibly because of the unauthorized and quite obvious reference to Playboy Magazine in the title and in the cover photo) but it's sure great to see it reappear – they didn't make a lot records like this in the big band dominated recordings of the era! 12 tracks including "Do It Again", "A Woman's Intuition", "Mama, Do I Gotta?", "A Lover Like You", "A Summer Romance", "It's Magic", and more. CD
Also available Beverly Kenney Sings For Playboys ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Beverly BremersDon't Say You Don't Remember/Get Smart Girl ... 7-inch
Scepter, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Multi-color label pressing.)

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✨✧ MazeMaze featuring Frankie Beverly – Greatest Hits ... CD
Capitol/Right Stuff, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of classics from Frankie Beverly and Maze – 10 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! Titles include "Southern Girl", "Golden Time Of Day", "Before I Let Go", "Back In Stride", "Joy & Pain", "Happy Feelins", and "While I'm Alone". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Beverly KennySnuggled On Your Shoulder – 11 Previously Unreleased Recordings (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real musical discovery from vocalist Beverly Kenney – rare session material from 1954, recorded even before her first few albums on the Roost label! The sound here is very spare – with Bev on vocals and Tony Tamburello on piano – in a style that might be called "demo" during later years, when singers always expected more instrumentation to be added later on – but which comes off perfectly here in a late nite, intimately jazzy mode! Beverly's vocals are wonderfully strong, but never overdone – really holding the record with a presence that's breathtaking, and almost more so than any of her later work with bigger groups. Titles include "Gay Chicks", "Tea For Two", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Moe's Blues", "Can't Get Out Of This Mood", "Snuggled On Your Shoulder", and "That's All". CD
(CD sleeve has a few small spots of sticker residue.)

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✨✧ VariousBeverly Hills Cop ... LP
MCA, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Vinyl has a few short clicks on side 1.)
 
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Bill LooseCherry & Harry & Raquel ... LP
Beverly Hills, Early 60s. Very Good ... $46.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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PortinhoSamba O Melhor Do Brasil ... LP
Beverly (Brazil), 1973. Near Mint- ... $13.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby WomackPoet II ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1984. Sealed ... $1.99
One of Bobby's biggest albums of the 80s – and a smooth soulful set that features some nice guest work from the likes of George Benson, Patti Labelle, and Wilton Felder. We're a bit more partial to Bobby's earlier work, but his voice is always a treasure, with a raspy soulful edge that never goes away, no matter how smooth the production. Titles include "Tryin To Get Over You", "Through The Eyes Of A Child", "Love Has Finally Come At Last", "Who's Foolin Who", and "I Wish I Had Someone To Go Home To". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby WomackPoet/Poet II ... CD
Beverly Glen/Abkco, 1982/1984. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Bobby's 2 groovy and highly successful Poet albums from the 80s – back to back on CD! The original Poet album showed the world that he was still very much on top of his game at the time. The sound here is great – still with that older Womack rasp and warmth, but also done in a slightly smoother mode that grooves things up with some modern soul touches, yet never loses Bobby's charm! Tunefully, the record is one of his best in years – with some wonderful mellow soul groovers that never fail to delight – all produced with a warm California sound, and featuring some great backing vocals by The Waters and a host of other Womacks. Titles include "So Many Sides Of You", "Lay Your Lovin On Me", "Secrets", "Just My Imagination", "Games", "If You Think You're Lonely Now", and "Where Do We Go From Here". Poet II is another smooth soulful set that features some nice guest work from the likes of George Benson, Patti Labelle, and Wilton Felder. Bobby's voice is always a treasure, with a soulful edge that never goes away, no matter how smooth the production! Titles include "Tryin To Get Over You", "Through The Eyes Of A Child", "Love Has Finally Come At Last", "Who's Foolin Who", and "I Wish I Had Someone To Go Home To". CD

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Chapter 8This Love's For Real ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1985. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure later album from west coast soul group Chapter 8 – recorded after Anita Baker had left the group to move out on her own, but done for the mid 80s Beverly Glen indie, where Baker had also gotten her start as a solo act! The set's got a feel that's smooth and sophisticated – tighter even than the group's 70s album on Mercury – and most of the tracks focus on mellow modern and more adult-styled soul numbers that showcase the vocals of singers Valerie Pinkston and Gerald Lyles. Titles include "How Can I Get Next To You", "Don't Stop Loving Me", "How Is It Possible", "Love Loving You", "It's My Turn", and "Don't You Think It's Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large patches of stuck-on paper at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorWhat About My Love/Reaganomics ... 12-inch
Beverly Glen, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chapter 8How Can I Get Next To You/Tell Me ... 12-inch
Beverly Glen, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Don Gardner QuintetRhythm & Blues Dance Party ... LP
Fonet (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A blazing live set from The Don Gardner Quintet – recorded live a Stockholm's Dans In in August of 1965 – and a pretty great mix of drums and organ-heavy jazz and the Rhythm & Blues Dance Party promised by the titles! The group is fantastic – with Gardner holding down on the drums and Dee Dee Ford really standout out strongly on organ – and the two also contribute some vocals. Other players include Bill Leslie and Jimmy Ricks on saxes and Nat Stokes on guitar. Guest singer Beverly Glenn contributes some great, almost show-stealing soul vocals on "Shotgun" and "Heatwave", and other numbers include "Walkin'", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Watermelon Man", "Shiny Stockings", "Julep". "I Don't Need You Anymore" and "Last Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie MannFlamingo – Herbie Mann Quartet Volume 2 ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $9.99
An early showcase for the cool, compressed flute work of the young Herbie Mann – a style that created a great bridge to jazz for so many later players on the instrument! The Mann heard here isn't the overblown, soul-drenched Herbie of the 60s – but a player who's very careful with his tone and timing, yet still able to swing incredibly well! Herbie's solos are a masterpiece of economy – and set up strongly in a hip quartet that features some equally careful work from Joe Puma on guitar – plus Charles Andrus on bass and Harold Granowsky on drums. There's a number of strong original tunes on the set – numbers written with a bit of wit and angular finish – and titles include "Jasmin", "Woodchuck", "One Way Love", "Sorimao", "The Influential Mr Cohn", and "Beverly". CD

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✨✧ MazeGolden Time Of Day ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
Excellent work from Frankie Beverly and Maze! The record is one of the group's best, and has a wonderful mellow groove that's totally on the money on nearly every cut – a mature, sophisticated approach to soul that really made Maze a standout act at the end of the 70s! There's a slight jazzy vibe running through most of the record, supported with warmly flowing grooves, impeccable songwriting, and great vocals from Frankie all the way through. Titles include the excellent track "Golden Time Of Day", one of those slinky modern soul midtempo numbers that were one of the best things about the late 70s soul years – plus the tunes "I Need You", "I Wish You Well", and "Travelin Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Hank MobleyReach Out! ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
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 pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting on the seams, and some clear tape on the top seam.)

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Fonzi ThorntonLeader ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1983. Used ... $11.99
The debut album from Fonzi Thornton – a singer who didn't even need to cop a Happy Days name to get our attention! The style here is tight 80s groove at its best – lots of keyboards and basslines driving the tunes right from the start, and a sound that's pretty lean overall – and never too overproduced or slick! Fonzi keeps things cool throughout – sliding into the vocals, but really letting the groove take hold first – and there's some occasional little electro touches that keep things interesting, without ever sounding like cheap gimmicks. Titles include "The Leader", "There Goes My Heart", "Sha N Da (Happy Love Song)", "Beverly", "Be My Baby", "Perfect Lover", and "Sayin Goodbye". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Leader (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Fonzi ThorntonLeader (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The debut album from Fonzi Thornton – a singer who didn't even need to cop a Happy Days name to get our attention! The style here is tight 80s groove at its best – lots of keyboards and basslines driving the tunes right from the start, and a sound that's pretty lean overall – and never too overproduced or slick! Fonzi keeps things cool throughout – sliding into the vocals, but really letting the groove take hold first – and there's some occasional little electro touches that keep things interesting, without ever sounding like cheap gimmicks. Titles include "The Leader", "There Goes My Heart", "Sha N Da (Happy Love Song)", "Beverly", "Be My Baby", "Perfect Lover", and "Sayin Goodbye". CD features bonus tracks – "Beverly (12" inst)", "Beverly (7" version)", "There Goes My Heart (12" inst)", "There Goes My Heart (7" mix)", and "Sayin Goodbye (7" version)". CD
Also available Leader ... CD 11.99

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VariousCatch Action – The Sophisticated Boogie Funk Of Sheridan House Records (6LP box set) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 6LP ... $62.99 79.98
A stunning set of funky club tracks from Sheridan House Records – a later effort from Cali maestro Kent Harris – who'd previously given us some excellent soul singles in the 60s and 70s! The style here is less disco than it is an update of Harris' earlier soul music approach – served up with a similar emphasis on female singers, who get a really earnest, honest setting for their music – way more than just the usual disco diva modes! And the set's way more than just a compilation, too – as it's got these great notes, way more detailed than usual for Luv N Haight – which really tell the tale of the label, and the LA scene in the 70s as well. Features a huge amount of tracks – and titles include "Whip It On Me" by Deborah Foster, "Real Love" by Back To Back, "This Feeling Between Us" by Something Unique, "I'm Gonna Be Your Lover" by Jeanette Renee, "High School Love Affair" by Right Connection, "It Takes Money" by Deborah Foster, "Love Me" by Beverly Cason, "Tell Me How It Is" by Towana, "So Weak" by Tammy Hanson, "Sex" by Big Bundy, "It Takes Money" by Ty Karim, "Suspicion" by King James, "Keep On Doin Whatcha Doin" by Ty Karim & George Griffin, "Jungle Animal" by 2 Ana, and lots lots more! Very cool vinyl version – a special box set, with oversize book, and 6 albums in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMid Century Minx – Female Vocal Seduction From The Fifties & Sixties ... CD
Cherry Red/Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest sets of female vocal jazz we've ever heard – a package that goes way past the overdone torch song cliches or the bluer-toned weepies – and reminds us that at the heart of the matter, all the best singers from the time still had an undeniably sexy appeal! The collection features a few bigger names, but most are relatively lesser-known – the kind of singers who were more than happy to stick to the underground and just get the odd recording date here and there – because it meant that they never had to go pop or try to sacrifice their craft in the hopes of a hit record. Titles include "Off Shore" by Ethel Ennis, "For Heaven's Sake" by Anne Phillips, "Beyond The Next Hill" by Beverly Kenny, "Blue City" by Shirley Horn, "A Stranger In Town" by Lurlean Hunter, "Shangri-La" by Dolores Gray, "Baltimore Oriole" by Barbara Lea, "Can't We Be Friends" by Toni Harper, "Along With Me" by Jane Fielding, and "Travlin Light" by Marcy Lutes. CD

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VariousNo Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $10.99
That's not a baby floating in the water on the cover, and the set's not a batch of familiar Nirvana or Sub Pop sounds – but instead a very well-done collection that gets at the much deeper scene in the Pacific Northwest during the late 80s and early 90s! Make no mistake, there's still plenty of fuzzy guitars and balls-out action on most of these tracks – but the overall execution is less standard, more unusual, and has a gritty, garagey intensity that so many of the bigger Seattle acts lost right away. And even though we lived through that time (and yes, bought our share of the records, too), there's still plenty here we'd never heard before – which is really saying a lot to the archive-digging crew at Soul Jazz! Titles include "This Town" by Starfish, "Windyy" by Nubbin, "Jail Ain't Stoppin Us" by Saucer, "Same 18" by Hitting Birth, "Beverly" by Medelicious, "Blind Man's Holiday" by Machine, "Woodstock Unvisited" by Crunchbird, "123" by Pod, "Take Me For A Ride" by Yellow Snow, "The System" by Attica, "Run Around" by Starfish, "Wench" by Bundle Of Hiss, "Fields" by Chemistry Set, "Bleed" by Thrillhammer, "AM FM" by Shug, "It's Getting Late" by Small Stars, "It Smiles" by Soylent Green, and "Debbie Had A Dream" by Treehouse. CD
Also available
No Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 – Part 1 (with download) ... LP 21.99
No Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 – Part 2 (with download) ... LP 21.99

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VariousNo Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 – Part 1 (with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
That's not a baby floating in the water on the cover, and the set's not a batch of familiar Nirvana or Sub Pop sounds – but instead a very well-done collection that gets at the much deeper scene in the Pacific Northwest during the late 80s and early 90s! Make no mistake, there's still plenty of fuzzy guitars and balls-out action on most of these tracks – but the overall execution is less standard, more unusual, and has a gritty, garagey intensity that so many of the bigger Seattle acts lost right away. And even though we lived through that time (and yes, bought our share of the records, too), there's still plenty here we'd never heard before – which is really saying a lot to the archive-digging crew at Soul Jazz! Titles include "This Town" by Starfish, "Windyy" by Nubbin, "Jail Ain't Stoppin Us" by Saucer, "Same 18" by Hitting Birth, "Beverly" by Medelicious, "Blind Man's Holiday" by Machine, "Woodstock Unvisited" by Crunchbird, "123" by Pod, and "Take Me For A Ride" by Yellow Snow. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes downoad code.)
Also available
No Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 ... CD 10.99
No Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 – Part 2 (with download) ... LP 21.99

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VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – One-Der-Ful Records ... CD
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
An unassuming cover, but a set that's got a really colorful batch of rare Chicago soul – including a number of never-issued tracks from the legendary One-Der-Ful Records! The label was one of the true indie greats in Chicago back in the 60s – almost as much a force for local soul as bigger imprints like Chess, Okeh, and Brunswick – and home to an equally great array of artists – including a few who'd later hit big on different labels! The work here is all the handiwork of the Leaner brothers, who not only recorded most of the cuts here – but also helped distribute One-Der-Ful and a host of other midwestern indies – which really gave them a great ear for the best sounds coming from the underground, and the new trends that were breaking big way before the rest of the country picked them up. And although there have been other collections of One-Der-Ful material before, this one may well be the most thoughtful – from the detailed notes on the label and each artist, to the research that uncovered never-issued tracks that include "Happy Times" by Beverly Shaffer, "Enjoy Yourself" by The Five Du-Tones, "I'm Guilty" by Liz Lands, "Thank You Love" by Otis Clay, "Now That You're Gone" by McKinley Mitchell, "Meet Me Halfway" by Beverly Shaffer, "Take Me To Your Leader" by The Sharpees, "When You Get That Feeling" by The Five Du-Tones, "Got To Find A Way (alt)" by Otis Clay, "Seventh Hour" by Liz Lands, and "Here Comes My Baby" by Mary Silvers. The set features lots more great cuts too – including "Who Is She" by Lucky Laws, "The Prettiest Girl" by Joe & Mack, "The Sock" by The Sharpees, "All For You" by the Admirations, and "The Man Of The Town" by Jay Jordan. CD
Also available One-Derful Collection – One-Derful Records ... LP 23.99

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VariousOne-Derful Collection – One-Derful Records ... LP
Secret Stash, 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
An unassuming cover, but a set that's got a really colorful batch of rare Chicago soul – including a number of never-issued tracks from the legendary One-Der-Ful Records! The label was one of the true indie greats in Chicago back in the 60s – almost as much a force for local soul as bigger imprints like Chess, Okeh, and Brunswick – and home to an equally great array of artists – including a few who'd later hit big on different labels! The work here is all the handiwork of the Leaner brothers, who not only recorded most of the cuts here – but also helped distribute One-Der-Ful and a host of other midwestern indies – which really gave them a great ear for the best sounds coming from the underground, and the new trends that were breaking big way before the rest of the country picked them up. And although there have been other collections of One-Der-Ful material before, this one may well be the most thoughtful – from the detailed notes on the label and each artist, to the research that uncovered never-issued tracks that include "Happy Times" by Beverly Shaffer, "Enjoy Yourself" by The Five Du-Tones, "I'm Guilty" by Liz Lands, "Thank You Love" by Otis Clay, "Now That You're Gone" by McKinley Mitchell, "Meet Me Halfway" by Beverly Shaffer, "Take Me To Your Leader" by The Sharpees, "When You Get That Feeling" by The Five Du-Tones, "Got To Find A Way (alt)" by Otis Clay, "Seventh Hour" by Liz Lands, and "Here Comes My Baby" by Mary Silvers. The set features lots more great cuts too – including "Who Is She" by Lucky Laws, "The Prettiest Girl" by Joe & Mack, "The Sock" by The Sharpees, "All For You" by the Admirations, and "The Man Of The Town" by Jay Jordan. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available One-Der-Ful Collection – One-Der-Ful Records ... CD 15.99

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 2 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Blazing R&B, slightly more simmering soul, and some rollicking wildcard tunes that split the difference – all on this fantastic second volume in the R&B Singles series from Outta Sight! It's a great collection, culled mostly from the fertile early 60s period when the sound was still strongly rooted in mid-to-late 50s rhythm & blues, yet beginning to lay the groundwork for gritty southern soul and tighter Northern Soul sounds to come. A nice mix of legendary names and lesser known stars alike, with 30 great tracks in all: "Feelin' Kind A Lonesome" by Willie J Charles with Lionel Hampton, the eternally amazing "Cry To Me" by Solomon Burke", "Earthquake" by Roy Hamilton, "Come On Baby" by Marie Knight, "The Snake" by Oscar Brown Jr, "How Many More Times" by HB Barnum, "Shake It Up And Go" by John Lee Hooker, "A Three Dollar Bill" by Beverly Ann Gibson, "I See Your Face" by Joe Simon, "Betty Mae" by Rodger Green and more. CD

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✨✧ IjahmanAre We A Warrior/Haile I Hymn ... CD
Island (Japan), 1978/1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 great lost roots albums from the underrated I Jah Man Levi. At the cusp of the 80s he appeared poised to achieve the level of dominance over the Jamaican scene like Burning Spear held in the early 70s, only to leave us with these 2 monumental recordings and labor quietly for the rest of his career. Contrary to the style of most reggae LPs, both of the albums in this set feature longer tracks – extended devotional roots numbers, crisply produced by Ijahman and Geoffrey Chung, tracked at Joe Gibbs' with Errol Thompson on board, and featuring a crack band loaded with heavies like Willie & Earl Wire Lindo, Ossie Hibbert, Lloyd Parks, Sly & Robbie, and percussive help from the Sons Of Negus. 9 numbers in all: "Are We A Warrior", "Moulding", "The Church", "Miss Beverly", "Two Sides Of Love", "Jah Heavy Load", "Jah Is No Secret", "Zion Hut" and "I'm A Levi". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ MazeCan't Stop The Love ... LP
Capitol, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frankie Beverly and crew can't miss at this point – and as usual, 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 and still sounds great today. With the classic "Back In Stride", plus "Reachin Down Inside", "Can't Stop The Love", "Too Many Games" and "Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ MazeInspiration ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work from Frankie Beverly and Maze – smooth, mellow, and perfectly put together, with a level of care and class that you'd be hard pressed to find in many of the group's contemporaries! The album's not one of the group's most famous, but that makes it even more of a treat, as you'll find some nice lesser-known cuts on here that really sparkle. Features the cut "Lovely Inspiration", in vocal and instrumental versions, plus "Woman Is A Wonder", "Ain't It Strange", and "Call On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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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 New Orleans. The tracks retain all the charm of the studio renditions – and are stretched out a bit more, with some nice interplay with the crowd. Includes early Maze classics – like "Happy Feelins", "Southern Girl", "Look At California", and the big sample track "Joy & Pain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ MazeWe Are One ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Serendipity SingersLove Is A State Of Mind ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful sounds from a very groovy group – a mixed male/female ensemble who come off here with a surprisingly cool sound – kind of a mix of Sunshine Pop with some surprisingly dark undercurrents that definitely nod at the psych image on the cover! A few years earlier, these guys might have sounded all bright and squeaky – the kind of group you'd hear singing on airline commercials – but here, they lay back and get all nice and moody, while still letting their harmonies stay strong – mixing the lighter and deeper vocals with some orchestrations that have lots of nice jazzy undercurrents too! Titles include a great version of "It Ain't Necessarily Byrd Avenue", plus "Rain Doll", "I'd Stumble & Fall", "Signs Of Love", "The Boat That I Row", and "Beverly Believer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some splitting and tape on the seams, and a bit of pencil on the back.)

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✨✧ VariousDanny Krivit Introduces P&P Records – Killer Underground Funk, Soul, Rap & Disco Breaks From New York's Legendary P&P Records ... CD
P&P/Suss'd (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the greatest look at the P&P family of labels we've heard so far – but that's really no surprise, given that the man at the helm of the project is legendary DJ and club collector Danny Krivit! Krivit's look at the label goes deeper than any we've heard before – and really goes out of its way to bring together the full range of P&P related material from the 70s and early 80s – not just the better-known club tracks, but also some excellent soul and funky numbers too – really fleshing out our understanding of the mighty talents of Peter Brown and Patrick Adams! The work here was originally spread over a large number of indie labels – including a few that weren't P&P related, but simply licensed their productions – and Krivit's really done his homework in pulling the tracks together, as have the folks at Suss'd, who manage to come up with track-by-track notes that further illuminate the music. Styles run from uptempo club to funky soul – and most numbers here are presented in their full original 12" mixes! 2CD set features 27 tracks in all – including "I Just Want To Spend My Life With You" by Caress, "Ain't It Time" by Queen Yahna, "Everything Man" by Daybreak, "Rock Spank Freak" by High Voltage, "It Ain't No Big Thing" by Rainbow Brown, "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction, "Johnson Jumping" by Johnson Products, "Mr Blindman" by Donna McGhee, "The Groove I'm In" by Florence Miller, "Love Fantasy" by Reason To Live, "Guardian Angel Is Watching" by Golden Flamingo Orchestra, "Pound For Pound" by Le'o Roy, "God's Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman" by Margie Lomax, "Feel The Spirit" by Foster Jackson, "New York's Movin" by Ahzz, "Let's Just Stay Away" by Louise Murray, "Superstition" by Dennis Mobley & Fresh Taste, "Funk Rap" by Ikim & Bacardi, "Moan For Love" by Tony Gray & Beverly Lee, and "Stereo Funk" by Darrow & Stereo. CD
(Out of print, edgewear to digipack case.)
 
 
 



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