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BrickDazz/Music Matic ... 12-inch
Bang, 1976. Very Good ... $12.99
Great stuff! "Dazz" is the group's super-huge hit, and a stone classic! The track's got a percolated funky groove that's ensured the tune a long long life – and which has lead to more than a few samples over the years! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Bang sleeve.)

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Dazz BandKeep It Live ... LP
Motown, 1982. Very Good- ... $0.99
Dazz Band keep it plenty live on this early 80s gem – a killer set from the group's hit run for Motown! The set's got a bouncy groove that's very much in the best Motown funk style at the time – lots of bass at the bottom, and plenty tight on production – but never as smooth or commercial as work from a few years later. The group balance things out well with a few mellower cuts – numbers that still have some sort of a groove, but one that's a bit more laidback, and which shows they're not just a funk-driven outfit. Titles include the massive hit "Let It Whip" – plus "Gamble With My Love", "Just Can't Wait 'Till The Night", "Shake What You Got", "Keep It Live", and "Let Me Love You Until". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen.)

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Kinsman DazzKinsman Dazz/Dazz ... CD
20th Century/Expansion, 1978/1979. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of killers – back to back on a single CD! First up is the killer debut from the Dazz Band – issued way back when they were named Kinsman Dazz, and when "dazz" was a reference to the fact that the group could play both dance music and jazz! That jazzy element is definitely in place here – as the set's got lots of hip instrumental touches over the core funky grooves – produced with some great help from Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson, who bring in a bit of Earth Wind & Fire vibe – and set to some larger arrangements from Patrice Rushen, who ups the jazzy quotient too! But the core sound of the group is what really drives the album – a well-crafted batch of Ohio funky numbers that step along with the best of their generation – on titles that include "Makin Music", "Forget About Lovin You", "Get Down With the Feelin", "Stand In Your Way", "And I Mean", and "Dazzberry Jam". On the Dazz album, Kinsman Dazz are even funkier here than before – showing off their Ohio roots, and pointing the way towards the classic Dazz Band sound they'd forge in the 80s! Rhythms are very tight throughout – but still often touched with the jazzy elements that made the group so great in their early years – echoing a bit of an Earth Wind & Fire sound, as Philip Bailey's on board to help a bit with arrangements and background vocals. The whole thing's great – a super-tight record without any filler at all – and titles include "I Searched Around", "Love Design", "Keep On Rockin", "Can't Get Enough", "Dancin Free", and the wonderful "Catchin Up On Love", a spacey harmony track with a really anthemic sound! CD

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✨✧ Dazz BandLet It Whip (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
Arguably the biggest hit of the Dazz Band's career – and a monster crossover funk track from the mid 80s! A super fat 80s groove pervades – laid down by plenty of bass pedal riffing, and touched off with jamming guitars, electro keyboards, and a catchy falsetto vocal hook! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Motown sleeve.)

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✨✧ Dazz BandJoystick/Jukebox ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1983/1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Dazz Band brilliantly modernizes their sound for the early-to-mid 80s – without sacrificing the funk one bit on a pair of later Motown albums – '83's Joystick and '84's Jukebox in a single set! As you might guess from the title, on Joystick, Dazz Band thumps and pulses things into a style that's electro and computer groove aware. That said, their background in midwestern funky 70s soul is hardwired into their systems and they bridge the eras masterfully! Titles include "To The Roof", "Joystick", "Until You", "Rock With Me", "Now That I Have You" and more. On Jukebox, the Dazz Band hit hard with that catchy, synth-heavy groove that marks their other solid Motown work! The album's got all the catchy pop elements you might guess from the time – not as classically funky as the group in their roots, with lots of emphasis on the keyboards and guitar – that crossover Motown soul mode of the mid 80s. Titles include "So Much Love", "Dream Girl", "She's The One", "Heartbeat", "Let It All Blow", "Undercover Lover", and "Main Attraction". CD
 
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BrickBest Of Brick ... CD
Epic, Mid 70s. Used ... $2.99
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves. The group has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a bit hit with the kids of their generation, and hip hop sample heads in years to come. This 12 track greatest hits set includes the classic g-funk number "Dusic", plus "Music Magic", "Dazz", "Good High", "Free Happy", "We Don't Wanna Sit Down, We Wanna Get Down", and "Living From The Mind". CD
(Out of print.)

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Treacherous ThreeTreacherous Three ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Aaahh, back in the day. . .well not quite as far back as we might like, as the Treacherous Three's Enjoy material really takes us back – but this reissue of their Sugarhill LP, cut just after that, has that great mid 80s block party vibe. The Sugarhill house band reworks some of the more popular R&B hits of the day (like the Dazz Band's "Let It Whip") for Kool Moe Dee, Special K & LA Sunshine to get busy over. A nice piece of history for all you young 'uns out there. 6 cuts in all, including "Whip It", "Yes We Can Can", "Action", "Get Up", "Turning You On", and "Turn It Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BrickBest Of Brick ... CD
Epic, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves. The group has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a bit hit with the kids of their generation, and hip hop sample heads in years to come. This 12 track greatest hits set includes the classic g-funk number "Dusic", plus "Music Magic", "Dazz", "Good High", "Free Happy", "We Don't Wanna Sit Down, We Wanna Get Down", and "Living From The Mind". CD
Also available Best Of Brick ... CD 2.99
 
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Joshua AbramsNatural Information ... CD
Eremite, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99
Some of the most meditative, spiritual sounds we've ever heard from the great Josh Abrams – a record that goes way past his more familiar work on bass – even though that's pretty darn great! For this set, Abrams reaches out to a host of different instruments – including the harmonium, dulcimer, and guimbiri – as well as additional percussion, and acoustic bass as well – all instruments he uses in this really rich, textured way – layring the organic sounds with contributions from Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Emmett Kelly on guitar, and Frank Rosaly on drums. The record also features a few more really compelling instruments – a bit of Arp from Jim Baker, harmonium from Lisa Alvarado, and autoharp from Ben Boye – instruments that come in towards the end of the record, to make things even more hypnotic and mesmerizing. Titles include "Dolphin Cave Dazzling", "Mysterious Delirious Fluke Of The Beyond", "Abide In Sunset", "A Lucky Stone", and "Soul Talisman". CD

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Babyfat100 Watts/Razzle Dazzle ... 7-inch
JEFF, 1997. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsBest Of Little Anthony & The Imperials ... LP
Veep, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Anthony and crew were one of the few groups who actually got better when they moved from the raw indie scene to the slicker major label one – as you'll hear perfectly on this set of some of their best work for the Veep/DCP/United Artists label. Teddy Randazzo handled all the arrangments and production, and his breathy uptown style works perfectly with the band's soulful harmonies. Titles include "Hurt So Bad", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "Our Song", "Get Out Of My Life", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street/Hold On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Avco/Soulmusic.com, 1973/1975. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Harmony heaven – a pair of Little Anthony & The Imperials albums together in a single set, with some sweet bonus tracks too! On A New Street is wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album – using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other – both of whom really help take the group to a whole new level! The Thom Bell material fits perfectly with his work with The Stylistics from the same time, and the cuts have a wonderfully mellow east coast harmony style that's quite different than Anthony's earlier work. Teddy Randazzo does a pretty nice job, too – but with a fuller sound too, almost in a Manhattans mode that makes for a nice change from the previous fragility of Anthony's vocals. Titles include "I Don't Have Time To Worry", "That's What Love is All About", "I'm Falling In Love with You", "Heartache Never Entered My Mind", and "The Loneliest House on the Block". Also features an alternate take on "La La La At The End". Hold On has Little Anthony & The Imperials really hitting some great Philly modes – working with help from Tony Bell and Phil Hurtt, and getting lots of sweet backing from the Sigma Studio team – all in a mode that rivals some of the bigger soul group work of the 70s! The vibe's got a bit of Spinners in the mix, but still also holds on to the more fragile style that made The Imperials so great – especially on the mellower cuts, which have Anthony's voice cracking in that completely wonderful, very human way. But like Eddie Holman on Salsoul, he can also really shine on the clubbier cuts too – and the blend makes for a mighty compelling album from the group! Titles include "Hold On", "You Are The World To Me", "Promise Me", "I've Got To Let You Go", and "Back Where You Belong". CD also features some bonus cuts – "Hold On (stereo single mix)", "I've Got To Let You Go (stereo single)", "I've Got To Let You Go (stereo)", and "I've Got To Let You Go (mono short version)". CD

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsVery Best Of Little Anthony & The Imperials ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Anthony and crew were one of the few groups who actually got better when they moved from the raw indie scene to the slicker major label one – as you'll hear perfectly on this set of some of their best work for the Veep/DCP/United Artists label. Teddy Randazzo handled all the arrangements and production, and his breathy uptown style works perfectly with the band's soulful harmonies. Titles include "Hurt So Bad", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "Take Me Back", "Two People In The World", "Tears On My Pillow", "The Diary", and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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ET Mensah & The TemposAll For You – Classic Highlife Recordings From The 1950s ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s. Used ... $14.99
Great 50s work from the father of highlife, ET Mensah! Starting in the late 40s Mensah took over the helm of Ghana's Tempos and pushed African pop music away from the dominant European model that was popular in urban areas, injecting his music with rhythms from the Caribbean – cha chas, calypsos, boleros, charangas – and the cadences and elegance of American swing. Not only fluent on both saxophone and trumpet, he was a dazzling arranger, giving the horn lines a weightless grace while masterfully using them to reinforce the Afro-Latin rhythms that propelled the tunes. His popularity and influence was broad in West Africa, and regular appearances in Nigeria planted the seed for the country's reappraisal of its own native rhythms. Tracks include "All For You", "Odofo", "Inflation Calypso", "Tea Samba", and "Afi Fro Fro". CD
(Out of print.)

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ET Mensah & The TemposKing Of Highlife Anthology (4CD set) ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $28.99
An incredible collection of work from the legendary ET Mensah – one of the strongest early proponents of highlife on the African scene of the postwar years, and one of the jazziest too! In the late 40s Mensah took over the helm of Ghana's Tempos and pushed African pop music away from the dominant European model that was popular in urban areas, injecting his music with rhythms from the Caribbean – cha chas, calypsos, boleros, charangas – and the cadences and elegance of American swing. ET was fluent on both saxophone and trumpet, and also a dazzling arranger – able to give the horn lines a weightless grace, while masterfully using them to reinforce the Afro-Latin rhythms that propelled the tunes. That approach can be heard to full effect here – on this 69 track collection that never lets up for a minute – filled with lively rhythms and loads of jazzy inflections from the horns – all with a vibe that might have been right at home in late 50s Kingston or London too. The package also includes a beautiful 64 page book, inside a hardcover case that includes the CDs – and titles include "Natsui", "The Tree & The Monkey", "Mucho Mambo", "Bashia", "Because Of Money", "School Girl", "Ghana Freedom", "205", "Comfort", "Kaa No Wa", "Senorita", and "Small Boy". CD

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Dudley Moore30 Is A Dangerous Age Cynthia ... LP
London, 1969. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A very groovy soundtrack from Dudley Moore! Dud starred in the film, and also came up with some fab music – very much in the vein of his excellent score for the film Bedazzled, which was recorded just a bit before this one. The album has loads of great jazzy groovers – some in a lighter piano jazz mode, others with instrumental flourishes like reeds, or electric piano, befitting the swinging 60s mood of the film. There's a few sillier numbers with vocals – pulled from campier scenes in the film – but overall, the feel of the album is in a jazzy mod 60s mode, sexy and tongue in cheek at the same time. Titles include "Rupert Street Concerto", "Head First", "30 Is A Dangerous Age Cynthia", "The Detective", and "Mating Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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North Texas State University Lab BandLab 67! ... LP
NTSU, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Players include Joe Randazzo on trombone and Rich Margolis on vibes! Titles include "Anadge", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Swag's Groove", "Nature Boy", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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O'BryanDoin' Alright/You And I ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy ... $16.99
Smooth and sophisticated 80s soul from O'Bryan – his first two Capitol albums together on one CD – thanks to the classic soul devotees at Expansion UK! Doin' Alight and the follow-up You And I are a great mix of smoothed out modern soul, bits of funk and classic soul touches. Most of it is co-produced with Don Cornelius, of Soul Train fame, who helped O'Bryan get his start. A good bit of the debut Doin' Alright has a kicked back, nice and mellow approach – grooving in a modern Capitol Rare mode, with some pop funk bass and elegant strings for good measure. Tracks include "It's Over", "Love Has Found A Way", "Doin Alright", "Can't Live Without Your Love", and "Still Water (Love)". The follow-up brings in a bit more electro and pop funk into the mix – especially on the first half of the record – before settling in with some nice laidback soul and ballads on the second half. The funky "I'm Freaky" kicks it off, and other tracks include "Dazzlin' Lady", "I'm In Love Again", "Shake", "Soft Touch" and the sweet soul title cut. CD

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Orchestre VeveVintage Verckys ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Totally killing Congolese rumba from the early 70s! Saxophonist and bandleader Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta got his start by contributing grippingly muscular tenor saxophone work with the legendary Franco & OK Jazz during the mid-60s, providing unusual hefty horn work to a style where the guitars typically get the lion' share of the solo space. In 1969, he took the lessons he learned from Franco and started his own band, Orchestre Veve, creating a body of work as good as any of his rivals. American R & B honkers like King Curtis heavily influenced Verckys, but he masterfully adapted this brusque style for the more refined sound of Congolese rumba. While he takes a ton of dynamite solos, there's still a mother lode of sublime guitar playing here, as dazzling lockstep counterpoint keeps the music at a steady boil. Tracks include "Baluti", "Ah Ngai Matinda", "Londende", "Mama Djele", and "Vivita". CD

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✨✧ Elisa RandazzoBruises & Butterflies ... CD
Drag City, 2010. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Rip-ChordsI Love You The Most/Let's Do The Razzle Dazzle ... 7-inch
Abco, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $89.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In nice shape!)

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Sam RiversContrasts ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A beautifully avant session from ECM – and a great late 70s showcase for the reed talents of the great Sam Rivers! The album's got a mixture of focus and freedom that makes it one of Sam's best from this period – a group outing that features Rivers on tenor, soprano, and flute – in a quartet that features exceptional work on trombone from George Lewis, plus Dave Holland on bass and Thurman Barker on drums. And while the music has some of the open, improvised feel of Rivers' other 70s material – it's also got some of the sharper structure that we love in his earliest 60s work too – kind of a redefinition of "new thing" modes via fresh ideas explored in the loft jazz years. The album's a real standout in ECM from the time – and titles include "Circles", "Zip", "Solace", 'Dazzle", "Images", and "Lines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jackie WilsonJackie Sings The Blues ... LP
Brunswick, Early 60s. Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
One of Jackie's greatest records – and one of his most soulful, too! The album features Jackie doing some great soul versions of bluesy tracks, with backing that's sort of in the style of his other Brunswick records, but which also lets Jackie's rich soulful vocals come right to the forefront. Titles include "Passin Thrill", "Doggin Around", "Done Me Wrong", "Sazzle Dazzle", "Please Stick Around", and "Come On & Love Me Baby". Jackie's voice is in great great shape on this one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove, in the original booklet style gatefold sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Leroy Burgess & OthersLeroy Burgess Anthology Volume 2: The Producer ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The genius of Leroy Burgess knows no bounds – as you'll hear on this fantastic set of rare club tracks! Leroy first got his start in the group Black Ivory, but by the end of the 70s he'd left the ensemble to become a producer – working on their own work, as well as records by a host of excellent underground club acts on the east coast. Burgess had a wonderful approach to the music – taking enough of a groove from disco to keep things moving, but using his roots in soul to keep things real. Warm and soulful groovers throughout – with titles that include "Let's Do It" and "Sweet Thing" by Convertion, "Over Like A Fat Rat" by Fonda Rae, "Mainline" and "Hustlin" by Black Ivory, "You Dazzle Me" by Dazzle, "Summertime" by High Frequency, "Fly Girl" by Intrique, "Weekend" by Class Action, "You Can Do It" by Dino Terrell, and "100%" by Caprice. CD

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✨✧ Joshua AbramsNatural Information ... CD
Eremite, 2010. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most meditative, spiritual sounds we've ever heard from the great Josh Abrams – a record that goes way past his more familiar work on bass – even though that's pretty darn great! For this set, Abrams reaches out to a host of different instruments – including the harmonium, dulcimer, and guimbiri – as well as additional percussion, and acoustic bass as well – all instruments he uses in this really rich, textured way – layring the organic sounds with contributions from Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Emmett Kelly on guitar, and Frank Rosaly on drums. The record also features a few more really compelling instruments – a bit of Arp from Jim Baker, harmonium from Lisa Alvarado, and autoharp from Ben Boye – instruments that come in towards the end of the record, to make things even more hypnotic and mesmerizing. Titles include "Dolphin Cave Dazzling", "Mysterious Delirious Fluke Of The Beyond", "Abide In Sunset", "A Lucky Stone", and "Soul Talisman". CD
Also available Natural Information ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Bembeya Jazz NationalSyliphone Years ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An awe-inspiring mother lode of classic Guinean grooves from one of Africa's greatest bands! Senegal's Orchestra Baobab have become the media favorite of Africa's golden era, but it only takes one spin of this fabulous anthology to realize that Bembeya Jazz National were as good as any band the continent ever produced. As the title says, this material is culled from the recordings the band made for the great state-owned Syliphone label, and it reflects an era of dazzling creative potency – sensual Afro-Cuban tropes are blended into a powerful mix of Mande melodies, sashaying grooves, and jaw-dropping solos. Most of this collection features lead vocals by the sweet and soulful Aboubacar Demba Camara, who died in a tragic car accident in 1973, while the prodigiously talented Sekou "Diamond Fingers" Diabate unspools one astonishing lead after another. A still-powerful version of the group reunited in 2001, but nothing can match these recordings. Truly essential stuff! Tracks include "Dembaty Galant", "Waraba", "Super Tentemba", "Fatoumata", and "Sina Mousso". CD
(Out of print early edition.)

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✨✧ HeatwaveHot Property ... LP
Epic, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Man, these guys never seem to miss – and always come up with some great little tunes that snap along in a really compelling way! This album might be easy to overlook in favor of the band's bigger classics, but it's a stone winner all the way through – with a number of tunes that groove on beautifully with tight hooks, skipping beats, warm vocals, and that beautifully compressed production style that always gave Heatwave a sound that slide perfectly into an AM soul radio groove. And sure, there's a few hooks here that feel like they're "borrowed" from some of the bigger hits – but they work wonderfully as a reprise of greatness, and keep us half stepping into the album even more. Titles include "Razzle Dazzle", "Eyeballin", "Raise A Blaze", "First Day Of Snow", "One Night Tan", "All Talked Out", "Disco", and "Therm Warfare". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ RoyalettesElegant Sound Of The Royalettes ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer batch of tracks by this excellent uptown soul group – and one that features loads and loads of original compositions, arrangements, and production work by the great Teddy Randazzo. Teddy did some of his best work with The Royalettes – and forged a style that was sophisticated and classy, yet in different ways than some of the blander attempts by labels like Motown. The record's got a huge amount of tracks for a major label release from the time – with 15 cuts in all, and titles that include "Baby Are You Putting Me On", "It's Better Not To Know", "Can't Stop Running Away", "Rest Of My Life", "Forever More", "Think Before You Act", and "I Don't Want To Be The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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