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Brothers JohnsonGet The Funk Out Ma Face (special disco version – double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
A&M, 1976. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Bass heavy funk from the Brothers Johnson and Quincy Jones. This track was the heavier b-side to their "Strawberry Letter 23" single, but is issued here as a double a-side promo, and while not as completely sublime as that track, it's a mighty commercial funk groove in its own right! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Brothers JohnsonRight On Time ... LP
A&M, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A funky classic from the Brothers Johnson – sweet funky soul, done with a polish few could match! The pair are still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and the record's filled with lots of tight jazzy grooves that certainly show Quincy's touch – and which set the record apart from a number of similar mainstream funk records flooding the market at the time. The standout cut on the album is their great reading of "Strawberry Letter 23" – originally done by Shuggie Otis in a stoner version, but nicely stripped down here by the Bros, and given a very nice pop psychedelic soul twist! Other tracks include "Right On Time", "Q", "Free Yourself, Be Yourself", and "Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet.)

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Brothers JohnsonThe Best Of The Brothers Johnson ... CD
Spectrum, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ Brothers JohnsonBlam ... LP
A&M, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but a bit more Johnson-tuned (if we can say that in mixed company) – with the bass upfront on some of the best numbers, and a surprisingly strong male ballad approach on some of the gentler tunes. There's a slightly jazzy undercurrent at times, and tracks include "Rocket Countdown/Blastoff", "Ride-O-Rocket", "Streetwave", "Blam", "So You Won't Stay", "Ain't We Funkin Now", and "Mista Cool". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brothers JohnsonLight Up The Night ... LP
A&M, 1980. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
More hit magic from the Brothers Johnson – still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and virtually setting up the blueprint for jazzy soul in the 80s! Backings are by an all-star team, and Rod Temperton's helping out Quincy with arrangements – going for that snapping groove approach he worked to best effect with Heatwave. The sound is tight, but never too slick – and The Brothers keep a nice funky undercurrent on the bottom of most tracks. Titles include "Smilin On Ya", "You Make Me Wanna Wiggle", "Light Up The Night", "Stomp", "This Had To Be", and "Closer To The One You Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brothers JohnsonStrawberry Letter 23/Get The Funk Out Ma Face ... 12-inch
A&M, 1976/1977. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Completely sublime! Shuggie Otis first wrote and recorded "Strawberry Letter 23", but it took The Brothers Johnson, and some smooth Quincy Jones production to make it a hit! The track loses none of it's original trippy soul in this version – and if anything, the better vocals really take it over the top! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing in the printed sleeve.)
 
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✨✧ Miguel De Deus/Boogaloo ComboBlack Soul Brothers/Hot Pants Roads ... 7-inch
Odeon/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer funky soul from Brazil! "Black Soul Brothers" begins with this massive break, and an "uhhhh" exclamation that would have made Syl Johnson proud – all before the tune then rolls into these heavy horns and a sweet female chorus singing the lyric! "Hot Pants Road" is a wicked remake of the James Brown classic – maybe even funkier than the original! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousGrasso Brothers Present – We Know How To Boogie ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The Grasso Brothers definitely know how to boogie – and they more than prove themselves with a wicked selection of rare tracks from the deepest years of the underground! The set's a killer collection right from the start – pulled from vintage 12" singles, albums, and even some funky 45s – with a groove that begins in the best boogie modes of the indie club scene, then soars to the skies in a range of fresh, creative styles – new variations on funky club modes of the 70s, taken to newer heights in the freedom of the post-disco years. There's some wicked cuts here we never would have discovered otherwise – and titles include "A Better Day" by Sharon Johnson, "Done Been" by Kenny Pierce, "We Know How To Boogie" by Those Good Intentions, "Dance To Freedom" by Sherman Hunter, "Stone Luv" by Roller Disco, "Plastic People (G&D edit)" by Living Color, "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Gospel Seekers, "Love Ain't Just A Physical Thing" by Carol Meriwether, and "Ain't No Doubt About It" by William Barlak. LP, Vinyl record album

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Coleman Hawkins/Zoot Sims/Phil WoodsSaxes Inc (plus Trombone Scene) ... CD
Warner/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1959. Used ... $6.99
2 rare large group sets – back to back on one CD! First up is Saxes Inc – a unique sax-heavy session done by Warner Brothers, and a blaring batch of tracks played by an all-star all-sax group that includes Herb Geller, Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Hal McKusick, and Georgie Auld! Bob Prince arranged and conducted, and the approach is surprisingly modernist, with the saxes carrying the bulk of the rhythm and melody, as well as the solos – a really great approach that makes for plenty of unique moments – all handled with a sound that's a lot more fluid than you might expect! Titles include "Four Brothers" (of course!), "The Gypsy", "Night In Tunisia", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Axmobile". The second album here is the even rarer 1956 set Trombone Scene – a session done with a much smaller group arranged by pianist Elliot Lawrence, and featuring the talents of four key trombonists – Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, and Jimmy Knepper. The sound isn't nearly as full or wide as other records of the type – and there's almost a style that's similar to the JJ Johnson/Kai Winding four trombone project for Debut – except that this one's a bit more tightly arranged. Tracks are shortish, but feature plenty of personality from all players – and titles include "Plungin In", "Hackin Around", "Slim Jim", "Sorta Rumbish", "Hambone", "Sonny's Side", and "Up & Out". CD

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Thomas MarriottFlexicon ... CD
Origin, 2009. Used ... $4.99
A pretty great little set from trumpeter Thomas Marriott and his crew – working dexterously between sharp, and fairly energetic kind of post bop numbers, as well as some more laid back and measured material that nicely keep in the some rough edges – solid all the way! The set features a couple of fine originals, takes on classics by Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter, a Rodgers & Hart standard and a couple of sly, surprising covers – with the players given plenty of space shine. The band includes Marriott on trumpet & fluegelhorn, Mark Taylor on sax, Bill Anschell on piano & Rhodes, Jeff Johnson on bass, Matt Jorgensen on drums, and vibes by Joe Locke on a couple tunes. Titles include "Take It To The Ozone", "Masqualero", "Spring Is Here", "Little Francis", "Detours Ahead", "Brothers & Sisters", "You Only Live Twice", "Circadian Rhythms" and "Almost Blue"/ CD

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Kenny WellingtonFree Spirit ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic album from trumpeter Kenny Wellington – one that shows us that the 70s spirit of artists like Roy Ayers and the Mizell Brothers is alive and well – as long as you know where to look! The record's contemporary, but has a really classic blend of jazz and soul – one that still allows plenty of space for Kenny's soaring solo work, but also has a wonderful focus on sharp rhythms and a righteous overall sound! The balance is no surprise – given that Kenny's got a legacy that goes back to classic work in the groups Central Line, Light Of The World, and Beggar & Co – but this album's way deeper and more powerful than anything Washington gave us back in the day – and features some especially nice work on vocals, by a quartet that's headed up by Augie Johnson, who brings in a vibe that's similar to his music with Side Effect and the LA Boppers. The whole thing's wonderful – righter than most folks sound when they go for a groove like this – and titles include "Heading Home", "Dreaming Of Futures Bright", "Fat Cherry", "Kings For A Day Masters Of The Night", "You Can Run", "E3 Symphony", and "Miles 2 Go". CD

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✨✧ Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 2 – 1965 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $48.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles – including some on the other imprints associated with the company – some by names we never even knew recorded for the label, others by bigger names, but represented here by obscure material that goes way past their hits – and which is ultra cool because of that. There's also a fair bit more deep soul than you might expect from the usual Atlantic mix – tremendous vocals, and often in less hit-heavy modes – which makes the whole thing a great revelation – and just one more reason to bow down and give even more expect to one of the key companies who helped soul music find a home in the 60s. Plus – as if that's not enough – the whole thing comes in a very cool 7" gatefold package – which emphasizes the from-singles nature of the collection. This volume features a whopping 50 tracks – with titles that include "King Of Love" by The Admirals, "Let Our Love Go On" by Music City Soul Brothers, "More Of The Jerk" by Bobby Harris, "Free For All" by The Barracudas, "Can't See You When I Want To" by David Porter, "Sweet Thing" by Gorgeous George, "Peepin" by Solomon Burke, "Ad For Love" by Lee Jackson, "The Record" by Ben E King, "Give You What I Got" by Wendy Rene, "Thank You John" by Willie Tee, "My Lover" by Barbara & The Browns, "It's Just A Matter Of Time" by Merle Spears, "Fancy Free" by Mary Wells, "You Make A Strong Girl Weak" by The Premiers, "Don't Stop Now" by William Bell, "Let's Go Get Stoned" by The Coasters, "Thank You For Helping Me See The Light" by Ted Taylor, "Just One More Day" by Otis Redding, "Do The Duck" by The Autographs, "Boss" by King Curtis, "Try Me Again" by Ted Taylor, "Every Night I See Your Face" by The Music City Soul Brothers, "I Don't Want Trouble" by Barbara & The Browns, "Keep Your Mouth Shut" by Lee Jackson, "It's Nice To Know You" by Rosetta Johnson, and "Dedicated To You" by Willie Tee. CD

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VariousDisco Train 3 ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $9.99
A sweet ride on the Disco Train – served up in a non-stop mix, built from a selection of classic cuts from the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – all of them some well-remembered gems from the dancefloor! Despite the "disco" in the title, the series also features some great tracks from the years beyond Studio 54 – including a few choice import groovers that played big on American dancefloors, the sort of shifting sounds that took over once the second wave of British invasion hit US clubs after the decline of disco – as well as some big crossover pop tracks that continued the groove well into the 80s. The result is a batch of tracks that's familiar, but presented in a nicely fresh way – and this third volume features a mix of 30 surprising cuts that include "Light Up The Night" by Brothers Johnson, "Word Up" by Cameo, "She's A Super Lady" by Luther Vandross, "Miss Me Blind" by Culture Club, "Upside Down" by Diana Ross, "Dancing Queen" by Abba, "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D & The Boyz, "Conga" by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, "She Talks To Me With Her Body" by The Bar-Kays, "Let The Music Play" by Shannon, "Fascination" by Human League, "Samba De Janeiro" by Bellini, "Mr Saxobeat" by Alexandra Stan, "Telephone Operator" by Pete Shelly, and "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran. CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousStax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really started getting down and dirty, and hitting on all burners in the funk department. This tasty set features 21 tracks from those exiting years –many of them only ever issued on singles, and a few of them by some of the label's more famous LP artists – but all of them with a nice Memphis funky groove! Titles include "Turn Your Damper Down" by Rufus Thomas, "Broadway Freeze" by Harvey Scales, "Life Is Funky" by Round Robin Monopoly, "The Dryer" by Roy Lee Johnson, "She's My Old Lady Too" by Lee Sain, "Slipped & Tripped" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Brothers & Sisters" by Kim Weston, "Movin Dancer" by Bobby Holley, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "A Man Never Knows" by Chris & Shack, "Grab A Handful" by Art Jerry Miller, "I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man)" by Hot Sauce, "Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone" by Inez Foxx, "Sock Soul" by The Bar Kays, and "Getting Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSuper Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 22.99
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the best of both worlds – vintage funk from the late 60s and early 70s – brought together in a great collection – and work that's gone onto form the blueprint for contemporary urban sounds as well – which means you'll probably recognize some or part of most of these songs from their use in more contemporary recordings. Nearly every cut's been sampled at least more than once – and titles include "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Chick A Boom" by Pazant Brothers, "Eva" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson, "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, "Thinking Single" by The Counts, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene. Funky funky! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWVON Good Guys Holiday Package ... LP
WVON, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
A classic around these parts! The record's more of a straight soul compilation than a record of Holiday music – but it's packaged in a Santa Claus cover, as a gift from the radio station it's named after. The Chess brothers owned WVON, a massive soul station in Chicago, and for this set, they called on a number of favors from other labels – getting tracks that include Chicago soul favorites and a few more national numbers. Titles include "For Your Precious Love" by Oscar Toney Jr, "Get On Up" by The Esquires, "Funky Broadway" by Dyke & The Blazers, "Respect" by Aretha Franklin, "Forget It" by The Sandpebbles, "Shout Bamalama" by Mickey Murray, "Open The Door To Your Heart" by Darrell Banks, "Casanova" by Ruby Andrews, "Come On Sock It to Me" by Syl Johnson, "Soul Finger" by the Bar-Kays, and "Nothing Takes the Place of You" by Toussaint McCall. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover and labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesI Heard That! ... LP
A&M, Late 60s/1970s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This set is divided into three parts – new songs recorded with a vocal group called Wattsline, the Award Winning Jones and the Grammy Winning Jones. The personnel involved with all of these songs is huge and they include George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Preston, The Johnson Brothers, Toots Thielemans, Stevie Wonder, Billy Cobham, Grady Tate, Milt Jackson and many, many others. Tracks include "I Heard That!", "What Good Is A Song", "There's A Train Leavin", "Superstition", "Summer In The City", "Body Heat", "Killer Joe", "Theme From The Anderson Tapes" and "Walking In Space". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Pure EssenceThird Rock/Wake Up (part 1) ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massively funky disco break cut – stretched out over two spacey parts, and served up with a really really wonderful sound! "Wake Up" clicks in from the very first note – snapping drums that let you know the tune's going to be a winner – followed by spacey keys, rough-edged bass, and some wispy lyrics that float around the tune beautifully before the harmonies come into the mix! Think of this one as a funky 45 for the disco crowd – then flip it over to hear the equally-great "Third Rock" – which has more amazing bass, and a tighter, jazzier groove that sounds like Shuggie Otis jamming with Brothers Johnson! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousPhat Trax – The Best Of Old School Vol 4 ... CD
Rhino, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work by The JBs, One Way, Cameo, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Junior, Brothers Johnson, Lyn Collins, and Roy Ayers! CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ VariousStax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really started getting down and dirty, and hitting on all burners in the funk department. This tasty set features 21 tracks from those exiting years –many of them only ever issued on singles, and a few of them by some of the label's more famous LP artists – but all of them with a nice Memphis funky groove! Titles include "Turn Your Damper Down" by Rufus Thomas, "Broadway Freeze" by Harvey Scales, "Life Is Funky" by Round Robin Monopoly, "The Dryer" by Roy Lee Johnson, "She's My Old Lady Too" by Lee Sain, "Slipped & Tripped" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Brothers & Sisters" by Kim Weston, "Movin Dancer" by Bobby Holley, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "A Man Never Knows" by Chris & Shack, "Grab A Handful" by Art Jerry Miller, "I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man)" by Hot Sauce, "Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone" by Inez Foxx, "Sock Soul" by The Bar Kays, and "Getting Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty! CD
Also available Stax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousStrictly Britxotica – Palais Pop & Locarno Latin ... LP
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That couple on the cover's looking pretty darn groovy – and the sound of the record is definitely one to match – the sound of postwar Britain starting to let its hair down, and open up to a lot of new musical ideas! Like the previous volumes of Britxotica, this collection offers up tracks recorded in England, but which draw strong musical inspiration from points around the globe – a bit of Cuba in some rhythms, touches of other Caribbean instrumentation at points, a dash of Pacific exotica, and even some heavier African elements too – all served up in tight, jazzy numbers that never would have been recorded in the London of the previous decade. Titles include "Mambo In Old Lisbon" by Joe Loss, "Dream Talk" by John Warren Orchestra, "Papa Loves Mambo" by Johnson Brothers, "Cha Cha Charlie" by Martinas & His Music, "Besame Mucho" by John Graven Quintet, "Goodness Gracious Me" by Dave Lee, "Americano" by Eddie Calvert, "Cerveza" by Victor Silvester, and "Green Turtle" by Phil Tate. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCole Slaw Music Club – A Rhythm & Blues Revue ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard-grooving R&B from a host of hip talents from the 50s – music that's a bit blues, a bit jazz, and which goes past the obvious tunes you'd usually find on a collection like this! The cuts were chosen by the folks at the Cole Slaw Club in Germany – a specialist spot to step to old school grooves like these – and the sounds are a very cool mix of jukebox jive, groovy instrumentals, and some deeper-voiced tunes that really give the collection a lot of depth! The collection's not afraid to step between different genres in search of a swinging groove – in the best Bear Family/Cree Records style – and titles include "I Changed My Mind Jack" by Jo Ann Campbell, "Spider In The Web" by The Dooley Sisters, "Big John" by Richard Berry, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver's Orchestra, "Salome Twist" by The Carroll Brothers, "Talk About Me" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Sugar Diabetes" by Eddie Banks, "Stolen Love" by Miss Lavell, "Sweet Little Love Like You" by Al Brown & The Tune Toppers, "Dance Of The Goony Bird" by Pat Miller, "Summertime" by Sylvia Mora, and "My Old Man" by Buddy & Ella Johnson. CD
 
 
 



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