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Beverly GlennCopeland Keyboard Fantasies ... LP
Invisible City Editions (Canada), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A weird little record that's a bit hard to peg – not really jazz, but also not really anything else as well – kind of it its own special category that fits the "keyboard fantasies" title! Beverly Glenn-Copeland plays Yamaha and Roland keyboards, with a definite 80s sound – but also a bit more warmth than you might expect – on these spare, tuneful tracks that often feature a bit of her own vocals, but layered in ways that still mostly seem to have the keyboards in the lead. The whole thing's maybe on the sweeter side of Suzanne Ciani's spectrum – but about as unique as and Beverly's own thing too. Titles include "Slow Dance", "Ever New", "Winter Astral", "Let Us Dance", and "Sunset Village". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beverly KellyBeverly Kelly Sings ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1957. Very Good ... $39.99
An early date from vocalist Bev Kelly – working here with a backing from a piano trio led by Pat Moran, with support on bass by a young Scott LaFaro! Kelly's vocals are intimate and warm – with qualities that remind us a bit of Chris Connor on Bethlehem, but without as much of a sense of darkness – beautifully supported by Moran's combo with a light and gentle swing! The tunes are mostly familiar ones, but they're recorded with some nice elements that keep things interesting – thanks especially to the work of Moran and LaFaro – and the album may well be the best that Kelly ever recorded. Titles include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "The Man I Love", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "But Not For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Beverly KenneyLonely & Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1952. New Copy ... $22.99
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 ... $24.99
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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John & Beverly MartynStormbringer ... LP
Island, 1970. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The first album John Martyn cut with wife Beverly – a nicely laidback effort that has the two of them sharing vocal chores, trading off from tune to tune in a really great way! We like John's work so much we're surprised how much we welcome Beverly here – but she really keeps the spirit of the set up well, and offset's John's more traditional folk approach with a slightly raspier, gravelier approach to her lyrics. Instrumentation is relatively light, with spare arrangements from Paul Harris and production from Joe Boyd – and tunes are all originals by the pair, with titles that include "Go Out & Get It", "Sweet Honesty", "Woodstock", "Traffic Light Lady", "The Ocean", "Tomorrow Time", and "Would You Believe Me". CD features 4 bonus demos of tracks from the album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on 4 Men With Beards.)

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✨✧ Beverly KenneyBeverly Kenny Sings With Jimmy Jones & The Basie-ites ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bev Kenny sounds surprisingly great in this Basie-styled setting – one that has Jimmy Jones handling the keys instead of the Count – with added support from players who include Joe Newman on trumpet, Frank Wess on tenor and flute, and Freddie Green on guitar! Like most of Kenny's sessions of the 50s, there's a quality here that really goes beyond standard vocal jazz – a real feel for the material, and a relaxed command of the small combo setting that must have made Beverly a hell of an act to catch in the clubs. Her natural sweetness is a nice contrast to the deeper tones of the Basie players – and titles include "I Never Has Seen Snow", "The More I See You", "The Charm Of You", "My Kind Of Love", "Who Cares What People Say", and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Beverly KennyCome Swing With Me ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early work by singer Beverly Kenny – a great 50s jazz vocalist who never got her due, but who managed to make some pretty fine records at the time! This album's one of them, and features backings from Ralph Burns – not as dark and moody as some of his other work of the 50s, and in a lightly, sprightly swinging style that really works well for Bev – often with a nice gentle swing that works well with the jazz modes of her vocals. Titles include "If I Were A Bell", "This Can't Be Love", "Give Me The Simple Life", "You Make Me Feel So Young", and "You Go To My Head". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Henry Cowell/Wallingord Riegger/John J Becker/RuthQuartet Romantic/Wind Quintet/The Abongo/Three Songs – Beverly Morgan/Paul Dunkel/Speculum Musicae/Raymond DesRoches/New Jersey Percussion ... LP
New World, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of sticker residue and an old sticker.)

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VariousBeverly Hills Cop ... LP
MCA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ VariousOld Town & Barry Soul Survey ... CD
Old Town/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of 60s soul from New York – rare singles from the Old Town and Barry labels, most of which are making their debut here on CD! Both companies were owned by producer Hy Weiss – and together, the tunes on the set really trace an evolution in soul styles at the time. Old Town was probably best known for its mellow work by singer Arthur Prysock, and its vocal group hits at the beginning of the 60s – but the label was also a key force in the uptown soul style of the time, and really brought a great degree of class to the genre without losing the punch of the sound. Barry was a bit more of an indie singles outfit – and worked in modes that included a bit more socking soul and northern numbers – often done with the same sort of care as Old Town, but a bit more freewheeling overall. The package features full histories on both labels and their artists – and a 26 track set list that includes "If I Had Known" by Freddie Houston, "Could This Be Love" by Rosco & Barbara, "Souvenirs Of A Heartbreak" by Thelma Jones, "You Can't Trust Your Best Friend" by Donald Height, "Let Your Love Shine" by Lester Young, "Think Smart" by The Fiestas, "Hold It Baby" by King Ernest, "Lonely Man" by John Standberry Jr, "Things Have More Meaning Now" by Peggy Scott, "Stop & Take Another Look" by The Divine Men, "Slowly I Turn" by Billy Profit, "I Gotta Have Love Too" by Bobby Long & The Dealers, "Left Out" by Jesse Johnson, and "Say It With Feeling" by Beverly McKay. CD

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Gordon JenkinsComplete Manhattan Tower ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A beautiful testament to the glory of New York in the postwar years – a concept album penned and conducted by Gordon Jenkins, as kind of a musical tribute to the city and its apartment culture! The core narrative is about a guy who moves to, discovers, and falls in love with and in New York City – and the whole thing's done with vocals by a male and female lead, plus a full supporting cast of players! This 1956 recording updates Jenkins' concept somewhat from the original Decca recording – and it updates the music as well, making things a bit leaner and cleaner to fit the modernist mood of New York apartment living in the 50s. Elliott Lewis plays Steven, Beverly Mahr is Julie, and some tracks feature some larger backing singers as well. Titles include "Happiness Cocktail", "Never Leave Me", "Repeat After Me", "The Magic Fire", "Married I Can Always Get", "New York's My Home", and "This Close To The Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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MazeGolden Time Of Day ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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MazeLive In New Orleans/Live In Los Angeles ... CD
Capitol/Robinsongs (UK), 1981/1986. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A pair of classic live albums from Frankie Beverly & Maze – Live In New Orleans from 1981, and Live In Los Angeles from 1986 – originally 2LP sets, perfectly paired here as a 2CD set! First up is Live New Orleans, in which the band grooves 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. Live In Los Angeles was issued a half decade later cut during the 80s – and is even more proof that the Maze style of soul music was not only thriving, but succeeding strongly outside the studio, regardless of air play and album sales! The general groove is very similar to the band's classic work from the late 70s – with tight modern soul grooves, all graced by the magnificent vocals of Frankie Beverly, one of the generations best singers! Includes the cuts "Happy Feelins", "We Are One", "Back In Stride", "Freedom", "I Wanna Be With You", "When You Love Someone", and "Running Away". CD

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Terry MelcherTerry Melcher ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... About June 28, 2017
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

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VariousBoy Trouble – Garpax Girls ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
No boy trouble here – as the music's so great, you'll hardly miss the males – because this cool collection of 60s gems from Hollywood producer Gary Paxton is totally outta site all the way through! Along with folks like Brian Wilson and Jack Nietszche, Paxton was one of the key studio geniuses on the LA scene in the 60s – with a great ear for putting together tunes that are tight, groovy, and very catchy – yet which are also filled with lots of offbeat twists and turns, and some pretty wonderful themes as well! The music here spans a nice spectrum – from girl group pop, to rawer rockers, female soul, and some numbers that mark that special moment when folks like Gary were helping to unfurl the Sunshine Pop sound that would then lead to a huge amount of west coast changes to come. The package is great – 26 tracks, with detailed notes and great sound – and titles that include "Boy Trouble" by The Revlons, "Losin Control" by The Fashionettes, "Big City Guy" by Mary Saxton, "Would She Do That For You" by Mary Saenz, "They Say Big Girls Don't Cry" by Beverly Williams, "I'll Know Better" by Sandi Shore, "Plain Simple Ordinary Wonderful Guy" by Darlene McKinney, "Keep A Hold On Him" by Beatrice Kay, and "He's The Most" by Doris Webb. CD

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VariousCatch Action – The Sophisticated Boogie Funk Of Sheridan House Records ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 18.98
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 – 27 on 2CDs – 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! CD

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ VariousDe-Liteful & Soulful – Deep Mover ... CD
De-Lite/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A slice of soul you might never expect – early work from the De-Lite label, a company better-known for their famous club hits of the late 70s – but starting out here with an amazing array of deep soul 45s! The music is a wonderful contrast to the disco and club of the label's fame – and showcases an immediate commitment to singers who could really knock it out of the park – with vocals that rival the sounds coming from southern labels like Stax, or some of the more famous productions on Atlantic – which is a huge surprise if you only know the De-Lite recordings by Kool & The Gang or The Kay-Gees! 25 tracks in all – all super-rare – and titles include "Keep Away" by The Appointments, "Look What You Done For Me" by Contributors Of Soul, "Oh Girl" by Johnny Washington, "Need You Girl" by Fred Cole, "I Wish It Would Rain" by Beverly Hammonds, "Say So" by La Jay Alexander, "Everlasting Love" by Johnny Washington, "I Saw You There" by The Appointments, "I Smell Trouble" by Johnny De'Vigne, "I'll Always Love You" by Felton Burks, "Send Her Back" by Sammy Taylor, "When A Woman Loves A Man" by Jean Battle, "Tender Loving Care" by Joe Kennedy, and "I Got To Get Close To You" by Yvonne Daniels. CD

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VariousMainstream Modern Soul – 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Kent/Mainstream (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
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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VariousNorthern Soul Floorfillers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Demon (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
The call 'em floorfillers for a reason – as the tracks are so great, so groovy, you can't help running out to the dancefloor! This collection's a brilliant batch of the kind of cuts that first earned the term on the UK scene back in the day – obscure American soul cuts from the 60s, which got heavy spins at the important underground British clubs that really helped give soul music a wider global audience! These tracks go way past familiar Motown numbers and oldies – and titles include "Right Track" by Billy Butler, "Out On The Floor" by Dobie Gray, "Love Makes A Woman" by Barbara Acklin, "I Can't Help Lovin You" by Paul Anka, "Since I Found My Baby" by The Metros, "Love On a Mountain Top" by Robert Knight, "Soul Time" by Shirley Ellis, "Hold On To My Baby" by The Cavaliers, "He's Coming Home" by Beverly Ann, "Trying To Find My Woman" by Lou Courtney, "Sliced Tomatoes" by The Just Brothers, "The Snake" by Al Wilson, "Who Who Song" by Jackie Wilson, "The Chase Is On" by Johnny Howard, "Blowin Up My Mind" by The Exciters, "Love Factory" by Eloise Laws, and "Time Will Pass You By" by Tobi Legend. LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy vinyl package!)

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VariousRockin The Groove – When Groove Was More Than Just A Habit ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.99
A massive amount of great groovers from the Groove Records subsidiary of RCA in the 50s – home to a hotbed of R&B, early soul, and other killer cuts from the postwar underground of the 45 rpm single! Nobody's ever dug so deeply into the Groove catalog before – and Bear Family have done a wonderful job of unearthing rare nuggets we've never heard before, and mixing them with other Groove gems that are still mostly on the obscure side of the 50s R&B spectrum – all to make a killer assortment that has plenty of greatness to offer, even if you've already got lots of jump blues and R&B in your collection! The music is as lively as the look of the package – and the booklet features over 60 pages of track by track notes on the selections – 35 titles that include "Charmaine" by Frank Brunson, "Big Foot Mammy" by Paul Williams, "Where Is Joe" by Emmett Hobson, "Doo Ba Dee" by Maymie Watts, "Shake Till I'm Shook" by Beverly Wright, "Love Ya Like Crazy" by Chris Powell & The Blue Flames, "A Little Boy's Dream" by George Benson, "Bye By Baby" by Clayton Love, "Hoodoo" by Roy Gaines, "Right Now" by Zilla Mays, and "My Head Goes Round" by Oscar Black. CD

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VariousSilky Soul Music – An All-Star Tribute To Maze ... CD
Silky Soul, 2009. Used ... $19.99
Silky soul galore – and a great tribute to the genius of Frankie Beverly & Maze! Back in the late 70s, Maze really set a whole new standard for adult, mature soul – taking the genre to some great heights with their classic Capitol Recordings – all of which still sound as perfect today as when they were recorded. This set really recaptures the brilliance of those years beautifully, while adding a slight contemporary touch as well – pulling together performances from a host of newer artists who are clearly inspired by Frankie Beverly's work. Instrumentation has a really classic approach – very Maze-like in its sweet midtempo grooves – and titles include "Happy Feelins" by Ledisi, "Can't Get Over You" by Joe, "Silky Soul" by Musiq Soulchild, "Golden Time Of Day" by Kem, "Joy & Pain" by Avant, "Never Let You Down" by Kevon Edwards, "Before I Let Go" by Mary J Blige, and "We Are One" by Raheem Devaughn. CD
(Promotional CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousSoulful Kinda Ladies Volume 1 ... CD
Popcorn (Belgium), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Fab 60s soul from a wealth of lesser-known gals – mostly artists who never cracked it big on the soul charts, but who really knew how to belt out a tune! The styles here run the gamut from uptown soul to Northern soul to bluesy soul – but the set's nicely united in a keen awareness for an unusual cut, and by a love of female vocals that crackle with honest intensity. 25 tracks in all – including "As Long As You're Mine" by Bette McLaurin, "Jackie Bobby Sonny Billy" by Linda Carr, "I Just Don't Understand" by Marcene Harris, "He'll Never Change" by Beverly McKay, "Hey Lover" by Debby Dovale, "Straighten Up" by Connie Questell, "The Headshrinker" by Johnnie Mae Matthews, "Sweet Talk" by Linda Carr, "Never" by Bette McLaurin, and "Lying Awake" by Benice Swanson. CD
(Out of print. CDr pressing. Please note: tracks appear to have been mastered from vinyl sources and may not play well on all players.)

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✨✧ MazeMaze ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousCome To The Sunshine – Soft Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults (marble colored vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rhino Handmade, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible set of Sunshine Pop gems – all pulled from the glory days of the Warner Brothers hipster years! The set does an amazing job of offering up obscure numbers by bigger names, and great work from obscure names – all pulled together with a real thought of the criss-crossing of songwriters, arrangers, and producers that made the scene so great! There's lots of wonderful post-folk, post-harmony pop on the collection – pulled together with incredible notes that really document the under-discovered genius of the period – a situation that's certainly due to be corrected by the 24 sparkling tunes in the set! Titles include "Candy Apple Cotton Candy" by Pat Shannon, "A Whole Lot Of Rainbows" by The Salt, "Love-In" by The Morning Glories, "Our Dream" by The Munx, "Take My Hand" by Lee Mallory, "No One Was There" by Gates Of Eden, "Someday Man" by The Monkees, "Tell Someone That You Love Them" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Summer Days Summer Nights" by Street Corner Society, "Discrepency" by Bonniwell Music Machine, "Scorpio Red" by Holy Mackerel, "Beverly Hills" by Uncle Sound, "Time To Love" by The Addrisi Brothers, "Silver & Sunshine" by The Looking Glass, "Happiness" by Anita Kerr Singers, and "For All That I Am" by The Tokens. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition orange & yellow vinyl in a die cut sleeve!)

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✨✧ VariousDeep & Gritty – The Sound Of The City Vol 1 – New York ... CD
Sounds Good To Me, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Oscar Brown Jr, Ronnie Mitchell, Wilson Pickett, Frank Beverly, Lily Fields, The Appointments, Don Gardner, Junior Lewis, and Titus Turner. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFor Connoisseurs Only Vol 3 – Kent/Modern Soul Collectables ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
No need to be a connoisseur to enjoy this set – because the tunes here are all plenty darn groovy – rare soul numbers with an instant appeal to our ears, thanks to their freshness and the quality of the work! The package features rare singles and a bunch of previously unissued tracks from the vaults of the Kent/Modern labels – most recorded at the end of the 60s, in a range of soulful styles! Some numbers have a sweeter feel, but many echo the headier sounds of the times – bringing in some funkier or psychedelic soul influences, even when the themes might be a bit more conventional, or the grooves a bit more mellow. As always with Kent, the package features loads of notes on the music – enough to help even a novice become a connoisseur after a few listenings – and the CD features 24 titles that include "Cut Me Loose" by Gene Taylor, "Beverly" by Billy Watkins, "If I'd Lose You" by Jackie Day, "That Righteous Feeling" by Marvin Phillips & The Spinners, "My Name Is Misery" by Al King, "I've Gotta Get You Back" by Mary Love, "I'm Guilty" by Vernon Garrett, "Can't Count The Days" by Jeb Stuart, "Baby Baby Baby" by Leon Peterson, "The Ta Ta Song" by Little Henry & The Shamrocks, and "It's OK" by Esther Williams. CD

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✨✧ VariousMr Joe's Jambalaya/Loaded Down With The Blues ... CD
Snapper (UK), Late 50s/1960s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A triple-length set – one that brings together two classic Charly Records compilations! The bulk of the set is from the great 2LP collection Mr Joe's Jambalaya – an amazing collection of New Orleans soul from the legendary Minit and Instant labels – both imprints under the guidance of producer Joe Banashak – the "Mr Joe" in the title! The work here includes a good number of lesser-known gems from the Crescent City – mixed in with a few key classics that are really well-chosen numbers that illustrate the kind of important influence that New Orleans would have on soul music for generations to come! Grooves are mostly gritty, with more than a few hints of funk in the mix – and there's plenty of tracks that are filled with that tripling rhythmic mode that was quite specific to New Orleans at the time. Titles include "I Need Money" by Lee Dorsey, "The Sad One" by Eddie Lang, "The La La Man (part 1)" by Oliver Morgan, "Go Back Home" by Allen Toussaint & The Stokes, "Pass The Hatchet (part 1)" by Roger & The Gypsies, "It Will Stand" by The Showmen, "I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You" by Raymond Lewis, "In The Night" by Chucik Carbo, "Green Door" by Eskew Reeder, "Something You Got" by Barbara George, and "Beverly Baby" by Allen & Allen. The remaining third of the package is from the collection Loaded Down With The Blues – another compilation of Joe Banashak recordings, but one that focuses a bit more on gritty, bluesy material – mostly from the late 50s and early 60s. Titles include "Tight Like That" by Edgar Blancahrd, "Loaded Down" by Matthew Boogie Jake Jacobs, "Way In The Middle Of The Night" by Nolan Pitts, "Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry" by Polka Dot Slim, "Moanin & Screamin" by Diamond Joe, and "Nervous Condition" by The Pitter Pats. 2CDs, and 46 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Living BluesIssue 248 – Vol 48, No 2 ... Magazine
Living Blues, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The feisty Beverly Guitar Watkins is on the cover this time around – with an image that certainly sums up the Living Blues spirit – as does the long inside article on her music! The issue also features a look at the legendary Antones' in New Orleans, plus articles on Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mr Sipp, and Ben Hunter – as well as a look at the advertising and promotional materials for 78rpm powerhouse Paramont Records, and a guide to blues festivals in 2017! There's lots more, too – including blues news and reviews! Magazine

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