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Peggy LeeWhy Don't You Do Right ... CD
Past Perfect (Germany), 1946/1947. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mel & TimBackfield In Motion/Do Right Baby ... 7-inch
Bamboo, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
We love these guys – and both cuts are great! "Backfield In Motion" is a huge hit for the duo – with amazingly acrobatic vocals, and a strange little hook that's a lot more enduring than you'd imagine. "Do Right" is just as great, with a jaunty little groove, and the kind of vocal pyrotechnics that always made Mel & Tim so great! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing with red text.)

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Dan PennDo Right Man ... LP
Sire/Blue Horizon/Rhino, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
A great comeback moment for one of the seminal songwriters of 60s southern soul – heard here in a surprisingly faithful setting that really returns Dan Penn to his glory! The tunes include many numbers that Dan wrote, but which were made famous by other singers at the time – and although early demo versions with vocals by a young Penn would circulate over the years, these later takes are quite strong too – produced by Dan himself, on titles that include "Cry Like A Man", "Dark End Of The Street", "Do Right Woman", "You Left The Water Running", "I'm Your Puppet", and "Memphis Women & Chicken". LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. First time on vinyl in the US!)

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✨✧ Dan PennDo Right Man ... CD
Sire/Warner/Blue Horizon, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great comeback moment for one of the seminal songwriters of 60s southern soul – heard here in a surprisingly faithful setting that really returns Dan Penn to his glory! The tunes include many numbers that Dan wrote, but which were made famous by other singers at the time – and although early demo versions with vocals by a young Penn would circulate over the years, these later takes are quite strong too – produced by Dan himself, on titles that include "Cry Like A Man", "Dark End Of The Street", "Do Right Woman", "You Left The Water Running", "I'm Your Puppet", and "Memphis Women & Chicken". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Do Right Man ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Detroit EmeraldsDo Me Right/You Want It You Got It (plus bonus track) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of killers back to back on a single CD – two Westbound albums by The Detroit Emeralds! Do Me Right is a gem of a record from the mighty Detroit Emeralds – a group who are really finding a new 70s vibe here, while still holding onto all the rich harmonies they developed on their early singles! The trio work here together with a fluid sound and the kind of harmonies you might have heard from The Impressions a few years before – but they also get a really unique groove that befits their presence on Detroit's legendary Westbound label – a style that's maybe a bit more heady, and sometimes righteous! Titles include the classic title cut "Do Me Right", the great loping groover "Lee", and the cuts "Holding On", "I Can't See Myself", and "What You Gonna Do About Me". Next up Is You Want It You Got It – an early 70s gem from the group! Detroit had plenty of great harmony groups in the 60s – but by the early 70s, The Detroit Emeralds were right on top – a feat that was easy to do with work this great! The trio have a fantastic approach here – a bit of the psychedelic soul sound of the Norman Whitfield generation, but also some warmer, sweeter harmonies too – a bit of an east coast vibe that really stands out – and which is done by the group at a level that's way better than most of their contemporaries! Arrangements are by group member Abe Tilmon, and very hip – and titles include the group's great take on "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", which has a great sample used by De La Soul – plus "You Want It You Got It", "Feel The Need In Me", "There's love For Me Somewhere", "Till You Decide To Come Home", and "I've Got To Move". CD also features a bonus radio promo spot too! CD
 
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✨✧ Joe TexBaby You're Right/All I Could Do Was Cry (part 2) ... 7-inch
Checker, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Joe Tex from the pre-Atlantic years! "Baby" is a raw number that really gets at the power of Joe's early vocals – mostly just vamping on the instrumentation, with Joe carrying most of the melody in a really heartbreaking mode! "All I Could Do" is the famous part 2 to one of Joe's earliest hits – a seminal monologue number, one that has Joe talking through the track with a landmark sad approach! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Light blue label checker piece pressing, with drillhole.)
 
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BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... About July 18, 2018
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". CD features two bonus tracks – the original 7" single versions of "Express" and "Do It". CD

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BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied)/Function At The Junction ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1974/1977. Used ... $19.99
2 dancefloor classics – back to back on one CD! Do It is the monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". Function At The Junction is from 3 years later, and pretty darn great as well – an updating of the BT Express funky club sound, one that still retains a lot of the best elements of earlier efforts. Horn arrangements are very strong, handled by Carlos Ward with a nice touch of jazz – and the added strings only broaden the sound, never overwhelm it, making for a well-composed batch of tracks that ranks with the best Philly dancefloor. Titles include "Funky Music", "Sunshine", "Star Gazer", "How Big Can You Dream", "Eyes", and "Scratch My Itch". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alvin Cash & The CrawlersBarracuda/Do It One More Time ... 7-inch
Mar V Lus, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Classic hard-grooving Alvin Cash – with that early Mar V Lus sound that feels like it was recorded at the bottom of a well! Not that that's a problem, though, as the approach makes the single bump and groove right off your turntable! "Barracuda" is a funky funky fishy dance – and the "It" in "One More Time" is "The Twine", which gets grooved over again here! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Von FreemanDoin' It Right Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
A classic "discovery" of tenor saxophonist Von Freeman – one that was already relatively late in his career, but a key appearance on Atlantic under the auspices of Roland Kirk! The setting here is as loose and laidback as Von needs to really do his thing – backing by a trio that features fellow Chicagoan John Youn on piano, plus Sam Jones on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – all hanging back nicely to let Freeman dominate the set on tenor. The album's noteworthy for its inclusion of a few original tunes by Von – "White Sand", "Portrait Of John Young", "Doin It Right Now", "Brother George", and "Catnap" – all of which mark a nice contrast from some of the more traditional standards that show up on other Freeman albums of the 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie MannDo The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
A great album of bossa groovers, recorded by Herbie in the early days of the US bossa boom – and with a sound that's right on the money! The backing's very lively, and the tracks have a tight bossa sound that's quite authentic. Herbie's flute is livelier than usual, and on a set like this, you can hear why it's no wonder that he's been so respected by Latin and Brazilian players over the years. Titles include "Voce E Eu", "Bossa Velha", "Blues Walk", "One Note Samba", "Amor Em Paz", and "Deve Ser Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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MaysaAnos 60 (Maysa E Maysa/Voltei/Maysa Canta Sucessos/Maysa Amor E Maysa/Cancao Do Amor Mais Triste) (5CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $48.99
Five full albums by the lovely Maysa – packaged here as a single set, with original artwork too! First up is Maysa E Maysa from 1959 – dramatic work from Brazilian singer Maysa – a set that's nicely balanced between two generations – the later, cooler modes of the bossa generation, and some of the more emotive styles that had come before! Maysa's rich vocal approach makes her a key talent in the latter mode – but the lighter elements on some tracks fit right in with the former – showing the full range of Maysa's talents in a record that really lives up to its title's promise of many sides of the singer! Titles include great versions of "A Felicidade" and "Manha De Carnaval" – plus "Viver Em Paz", "Recado", "Pela Rua", "Castigo", "A Noite De Nos Dois", "So Deus", and "E Dai". Also fetaures a few bonus tracks. Voltei is early work from the lovely Maysa – accompanied here by the RGE Orchestra, in a style that's a mix of bossa and samba modes! The recording is filled with lots of the bluer tones that set Maysa apart from some of her contemporaries – hints of the deeper emotion you might find in Brazilian singers of the 50s, but served up here with a lean quality overall – one that's much more in the spirit of the bossa generation. Instrumentation is often nicely creative – a bit of organ, a touch of tinkling piano, or occasional snakey clarinet line to liven things up – all elements that keep the album lively, even when the tone is a bit melancholy. Titles include "Dindi", "Qualquer Madrugada", "Meditacao", "Alguem Me Disse", "Carinho E Amor", "Voltei", "Vem Conmigo", and "Cheiro De Saudade". Canta Sucessos is a mix of samba numbers and more romantic tunes from Maysa – all recorded in that classic style she used for sides like this with the RGE label! The instrumentation's nicely light on some of the samba numbers – with hints of bossa scoring at points, and mixing that has Maysa's vocals right up front on most tracks. Mellower numbers have a bit fuller backings – some strings, but never used too strongly – and overall, the whole thing's still light years from US or European pop at the time, with an understated beauty that's really wonderful! Titles include "O Menino Desce O Morro", "Ri Samba", "Noite Chuvosa", "O Amor E A Rosa", "Estou Pensando Em Ti", "Um Novo Ceu", and "Diplomacia". Maysa Amor features Maysa doing what Maysa does best – singing a host of blue-tinged love songs, most of which have a pretty melancholy feel! The backings here are pretty great – often a bit leaner than Maysa's vocals, especially on the more upbeat numbers – which have an echoey, samba-based style in the rhythms, and some occasional organ lines that ring out in the background and illuminate things beautifully well underneath Maysa's lead. Some of the mellower numbers bring up the strings a bit more, but with an edge that's nicely unsettling, and quite far from mainstream pop – and titles include "Quizas Quizas", "Chorou Chorou", "Raizes", "Estou Para Dizer Adeus", "Chao De Estrelas", and "Murmurio". Cancao Do Amor Mais Triste features great arrangements from maestro Erlon Chaves – warm, round, and fluid – in a way that mixes leaner bossa rhythms with the more romantic styles of an earlier generation! Maysa's more emotive qualities are nicely kept in check by the approach – and her vocals her flow along beautifully with the blend of strings, piano, and percussion used by Chaves – all presented in ways that remind us a lot of Deodato's best full orchestrations from the same period. The whole thing's nicely compressed, and never overdone – and titles include "Favela", "O Amor Que Acabou", "Mil Flores", "Ah Se Eu Pudesse", "Round Midnight", "Fim De Noite", "Cancao Do Meu Amor", and "Agua De Beber". CD

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Elis Regina & Zimbo TrioO Fino Do Fino ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the first great moments on record from the legendary Elis Regina – a singer with a hell of a voice, and one that had already been winning over huge crowds in Brazil – which is probably why this album, like most of her first, was done in a live setting! The vibe here is different than the rest of those, though – as Elis sings with superb instrumentation from the Zimbo Trio – who themselves are really evolving at this point, and shading in Regina's vocals with just the right mixture of swing and darkness – a bit like Tamba Trio, but without their harmonies. The Zimbo group also get to perform instrumentally in a few spots – and titles include versions of Edu Lobo's "Cheganca", "Zambi", and "Cancao Do Amanhecer", plus "Samba Novo", "Chuva", and a great reading of "Aruanda", with hard bossa lines throughout! CD

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✨✧ Elza SoaresNos Bracos Do Samba (1975) ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Elza Soares grooves things nicely here – working in a samba mode that's relatively traditional, but which is also warmed up by arranger Ed Lincoln! Ed's backings here are different than those used on his famous organ albums of the 60s – but they've got the equal sort of soul and swing – just the right groove to bring out the best qualities of Elza's vocals, even when she's getting support from a larger chorus! The tunes are playful, and plenty compelling – and titles include "Nos Bracos Do Samba", "Lendas E Festas Das Yabas", "Primeiro Eu", "Nem Vem", "Confesso Que Chorei", "Cansanda De Esperar", and "Viagem De Jangada". CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Statik SelektahSpell My Name Right (10th anniversary colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brick, 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
One of the finer neo-classic hip hop debut records of the mid 00s! On this one, Statik Selektah flies the flag for the samples and scratches era at it's most headnodding and exciting– providing a perfect guest rappers to step up and slay – in way the felt freshly inspired on '07, still does years later, and still will in 100 more. Quality materials stand the test of time. Appearances by Talib Kweli, Slum Village, Freeway, Consequence, Termanology, Reks, Big Shug, Royce 5'9, Cormega, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Large Professor & more. Includes the intro with DJ Premier granting his bonafides, an honor for any true school-bred hip hop producer driven LPs, plus "Express Yourself '08", "In The Morning", "What Would You Do!?", "Back Against The Wall", "Big Dreamers", "Punch Out!", "Bam Bam", "Time To Day Goodbye", "No Mistakes Allowed", "Talk To Me", "Did What We Had To Do (Show Off Mix)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Billy TaylorRight Here, Right Now! ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the best Billy Taylor albums of the 60s – thanks to some great big band backing by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's touch was golden at this point, and he could make just about any instrumentalist swing like a hammer – which is what he does with Taylor on this album, taking his normally flowery keyboard style, and holding it in place with some extremely tight orchestrations. Tracks are a mix of soul jazz groovers and jazzy pop tunes – and titles include "Soul Sister", "That's Where It Is", "Stolen Moments", "Freedom", "A Lot Of Livin To Do", and "I Wish I Knew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Dimensions In Jazz pressing. Cover has a Dimensions In Jazz sticker.)

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T-LifeSomething That You Do To Me ... CD
Arista/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the few albums issued by Theodore "T" Life as a leader – right around the time he was handling grooves for a handful of other artists too! The style here is like some of the best modern soul albums coming out on Arista at the time – funky soul, but a cut above – with lots of jazzy elements in the instrumentation, and a fresh style of grooving that's way more than just a post-disco approach! There's some surprisingly strong horn work in the mix – more so than you'd hear on most 80s groove records of the time – and the rhythms and other elements are full of some nice surprises too. T Life wrote, arranged, produced, and handled all the lead vocals – and titles include "For Your Love", "Let Him Go", "Don't Wanna Be Lonely", "Somethin That You Do To Me", "Wouldn't You Know", "Don't Let This Be The Last Time", and "Smokin". CD
Also available Something That You Do To Me ... LP 1.99

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T-LifeSomething That You Do To Me ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of the few albums issued by Theodore "T" Life as a leader – right around the time he was handling grooves for a handful of other artists too! The style here is like some of the best modern soul albums coming out on Arista at the time – funky soul, but a cut above – with lots of jazzy elements in the instrumentation, and a fresh style of grooving that's way more than just a post-disco approach! There's some surprisingly strong horn work in the mix – more so than you'd hear on most 80s groove records of the time – and the rhythms and other elements are full of some nice surprises too. T Life wrote, arranged, produced, and handled all the lead vocals – and titles include "For Your Love", "Let Him Go", "Don't Wanna Be Lonely", "Somethin That You Do To Me", "Wouldn't You Know", "Don't Let This Be The Last Time", and "Smokin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a promo stamp, and large letters in marker on both sides. Labels have some pen.)
Also available Something That You Do To Me ... CD 18.99

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Allen Toussaint & OthersEverything I Do Gohn Be Funky – The Hit Songs & Productions 1957 to 1978 ... CD
Snapper, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
A beautifully overstuffed collection of early work from New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – a set that not only includes many of his key recordings from the scene in the 60s, but also some of his important productions for other artists too! The package begins with Toussaint in the lead on a series of sides on CD one – working either as himself, or as Al Touson, or with The Stones, The Rubyiats, or Allen & Allen – all with these choppy, loping, heavy-grooving rhythms that were Toussaint's huge contribution to New Orleans soul right from the start! Titles include "Whirlaway", "Whipped Cream", "Moo Moo", "Wham Tousan", "Omar Khayyam", "I Don't Need One", "Baby Do Liddle", "Tomorrow", "Fat Cat", "Banana Split", and "Java". CD2 features a series of recordings done for the Minit, Instant, and Sansu labels – all with Toussaint involved either as producer, arranger, or musician – on material that forever shaped the sound of New Orleans – titles that include "A Certain Girl" by Ernie K Doe, "Over You" by Aaron Neville, "I Like It Like That (parts 1 & 2)" by Chris Kenner, "Sophisticated Cissy" by The Meters, "Holy Cow" by Lee Dorsey, "I'm Evil Tonight" by Betty Harris, "Oogsey Moo" by Jessie Hill, "It Will Stand" by The Showmen, "Ruler Of My Heart" by Irma Thomas, "Fortune Teller" by Benny Spellman, and "Hot Tamales (parts 1 & 2)" by The Primemates. 50 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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WaxDo You Believe In Magic ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. Used ... $9.99
A modern soul gem produced by Lenny White! Though White lends a touch of jazzy sophistication to the set, it's a straight up dose of mainstream modern soul, with great ensemble vocals and crisp production over tight songs that should have landed Wax at the top of the radio. Somehow though they managed to only find success with some sought after singles years after the fact, but you can grab the whole album here! It's got all the hallmarks of the best of the era – chirping guitars, tasteful keyboards that sit just right in the mix, and rhythms and tempos on most of the tracks that veer between club oriented grooves and tight pop soul. 9 tracks in all, including "Can't Hide From Love", "Crazy In Love", "Playin' The Part", "The Right Time For Us", "Do You Believe In Magic", "Music's On The One", "When And If I Fall In Love", and "April Lady". CD

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VariousDo The Blues 45s Vol 2 –The Ultimate Blues 45 Collection ... CD
Think (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... $26.99
Blues 45s – but material that's also pretty close to the funky 45 spirit of the 60s too – given that most of these cuts have a pretty raw groove! The blues element usually comes from a guitar or harmonica element, or a way of vocal phrasing – but much of the background instrumentation hits a gritty soul groove that's pretty darn funky overall – a great fusion of modes that must have sounded pretty darn great coming from a jukebox in the back room of some south side nightclub! This second volume is every bit as great as the first – and titles include "Love Is A Serious Thing" by Otis Reed, "Stretchin Out" by Little Sonny, "Lonesome" by Memphis Slim, "Don't Change Your Mind" by TB Fisher, "You Won't Treat Me Right" by TV Slim & His Bluesmen, "Fatten Pin" by Clyde Hopkins, "Dark River" by Freddy Young, "I'm Leaving You" by Bob Reed & His Band, "I Tried" by Larry Davis, "Pickin Heavy" by Joe Scott, "Roll On Train" by Elton Anderson, and "I'm So Tired" by Eddie Bo. CD

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VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 2 – 1964 to 1966 – Get Right ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sweet second chapter of Baltimore's rare Ru-Jac label – a mighty hip imprint that cut some killer soul singles back in the 60s! There's lots of great groovers here – romping tunes that have a hard-edged approach to danceable soul – the kind of groovy, unusual singles that you might have heard in the background in an early John Waters film – but properly collected here, and presented with a huge number of notes and other details too! You might recognize a few names here, but most of the music is pretty obscure – and there's even some great soul jazz moments in addition to the soul vocals – in a set of 22 smoking cuts that includes a fair bit of unreleased titles too. Titles include "It Must Be Love" and "I'm So Afraid" by Brenda Jones, "Where You Lead Me" and "I'm A Stranger" by Harold Holt, "Goose Pimples" and "Here Tis Now" by Butch Cornell's Trio, Hiding Out In Blue Shadows (demo)" and "Whole Lotta Woman (demo)" by Arthur Conley, "C'Est La Vie" by The Neltones, "I Love You Just The Same (demo)" by Winfield Parker, "What More" and "You Don't Really Care" by Shirley Of The Soul Sisters & Brother, "Chicken Wings" and "Love Can Do Wonders" by The Mask Man & Cap-Tans, and "Get Right" by Bobby Sax & His House Keepers. CD

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✨✧ Don GardnerLet's Party/There's Nothing I Want To Do ... 7-inch
TNT, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best cuts we've ever heard from Don Gardner! "Let's Party" is a great bit of funky party jamming – Don on lead vocals, with backing by some tight combo riffing, and some excellent shouting and screaming from a live in studio party crowd to keep the mood right! "There's Nothing I Want To Do" is pretty nice too – more of a midtempo soul tune, with some deep vocals from Don, and a swinging groove that keeps things fresh. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Fabiano Do NascimentoTempo Dos Mestres ... CD
Now Again, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful second album from Fabiano Do Nascimento – and a set that really blows away his debut! This record's got an "instant classic" vibe right from the start – the kind of set that you could easily listen next to 70s gems by artists like Lo Borges, Milton Nascimento, or Edu Lobo – with a sound that hangs between the complexity and soul of all three of those artists – but a presentation that's also very personal and unique! Fabiano plays acoustic guitar throughout, with a cascading vibe that's incredibly compelling – and often offset by light flute and percussion, which skitter alongside his beautiful vocals – in ways that are always upbeat, but never too polished – really preserving this organic core in his music! The sound is sublime – sophisticated, but very organic – and if you know us at all, we're not ones to throw around the term "classic" lightly when it comes to Brazilian music. Titles include "Planalto", "Baiao", "Brasilerinho", "Ja Que Tu", "Oye Nana", "O Tempo", "Canto De Xango", and "Louva A Deus Mantis". CD

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✨✧ Cactus Channel & Sam CromackDo It For Nothing EP (with bonus download) ... LP
Hope Street (Australia), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cactus Channel have a slightly different vibe this time around – working here with blue-eyed singer Sam Cromack, whose vocals really bring a nice sort of focus to the group's trippy brand of funk! The set's got all the offbeat instrumental elements of their previous outings, but Cromack's lead also heightens the tuneful side of the songs, too – with an approach that really seems to grow in strength with each successive track – over the course of the six selections that include "Sorry Hills", "I'm Not Ready To Relax", "Sleep Demon", "Everything Is Right In Front Of Me", "Do It For Nothing", and "Brickwall Hallelujah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Dining RoomsDo Hipsters Love Sun (Ra)? – A Soundtrack Of Cosmic Funk, Abstract Jazz, & Cinematic Avant Garde (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the hippest album we've ever heard from The Dining Rooms – something we probably could have guessed from their evocation of Sun Ra in the title! And while that title seems a bit obtuse – maybe even a joke – the music here is right on the money, and some of the most serious, most spiritual the group has ever given us – quite far from some of the easier dance-styled sounds we know from their early years. There's still a lot of samples and electronics in the mix, but they're used in extremely thoughtful ways – and often sourced with more interesting material, too – so that there's a core of 70s cosmic jazz and fusion that seems to drive the record, which also comes through in the group's own keyboards as well. The approach isn't entirely jazz, but not far off at times – and titles include "Interstellar", "Light Time Tales", "Saturno", "Devil's Moon", "Once Were Warriors", and "Sergio Leone Asteroid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of entire album!)

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✨✧ VariousMasterpieces Of Modern Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ultra-hip soul from the 70s – a brilliant collection of underground tunes that represents some of the best of the decade's indie scene! The title says "modern", but the groove here is also pretty darn deep – as many of the tracks on the set have nice touches of southern soul, despite the smoother 70s production overall. Vocals are extremely heartfelt, and most tracks are in a mellow or midtempo pace – making for a really wonderful batch of tunes that moves away from the more uptempo and clubby sounds you might hear on other modern soul compilations. This special LP pressing brings together tracks from the CD series – a number of which were never issued on vinyl, even back in the day – and two unreleased tracks appear here for the first time ever! Titles include "Gotta Be Loved (part 2)" by Herman Davis, "Never Felt This Way Before" by The New Experience, "Go Away" by The Hestitations, "Momma Had A Baby" by Street People, "Do You Really Love Me" by Darondo, "I Don't Play Games" by Nightchill, "Just A Little Ugly" by Gail Anderson, "It's The Same Old Story" by Act 1, "Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right" by The Mayberry Movement, "Shake Off That Dream" by Eddie Billups & The CCCs, and "If There Were No You" by The Natural Resources. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousOne Way Glass – Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz, & Funky Folk 1968 to 1975 (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collections of grooves you might ever hope to own – a batch of tracks that come from the unlikely prog underground in the UK – but which are full of heavy basslines, riffing guitars, and funky drums! A few years earlier, the UK scene was in love with American soul and blues – which came through in famous straighter recordings of those modes overseas – but by the time of these tracks, the scene had really found its own vibe – stretching out in ways that were famously filled-out, yet still influenced strongly by more soulful modes in all the right ways! The result is a wonderful blend of soaring instrumentation, sometimes trippy production, and very groovy rhythms – sort of the hybrid that you were getting in America by groups like Chicago or Santana, but served up here by some much more obscure underground acts. The 3CD set is a fantastic overview of this wonderful moment – and features 58 tracks, along with a big booklet of notes. Titles include "The Bitch" by Gasoline Band, "Somethin You Got" by Second Hand, "Home Is Where I Belong" by Quicksand, "He's Gonna Step On You Again" by John Kongos, "Bad Times" by Paladin, "Travelling Like A Gypsy" by Hanson, "I'm A Thief" by Juicy Lucy, "So Many People" by Skin Alley, "3D Mona Lisa" by Paul Brett Sage, "One Way Glass" by Trifle, "Wake Up My Children" by Siren, "The Devil Made Me Do It" by Curtis Knight Zeus, "Drinking My Wine" by Hardin & York, "Little Message" by Jody Grind, "Eyeballs" by Blue Mink, "Celebration" by Chillum, "Weren't Born A Man" by Dana Gillespie, "I Saw An Angel" by Pentangle, "Libel" by Hard Stuff, "Pigs Foot" by Pesky Gee, "I'm A Man" by The Web, and "Indian Rope Man" by Noir. CD

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✨✧ VariousVocal Superstars At King Jammy's (4CD set) ... CD
17 North Parade, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A quaret records by reggae vocals heroes produced by King Jammy from the late 70s and early 80s – Dennis Brown's The Exit, Gregory Isaacs's Come Along, Sugar Minnott's Bitter Sweet and Horace Andy's Haul And Jack Up – in a killer box set! This was the period in which Jammy was utilizing modern production touches with more traditionally rooted singers and styles – in a mode that paved the way for digital dancehall hall and modern sounds to come! Dennis Brown's The Exit, alternately released as History, features Brown's rootsy style in the dancehall era, with tracks including "Too Late", "History", "Up-Full One", "The Exit", "Dance All Night" and more. Come Along by Gregory Isaacs is a great later effort from the Cool Ruler, teaming him up with King Jammy on "Take A Look","You're Like An Angel", "Do Your Own Thing", "Kinky Lady", 'Sip Of Wine", "Curfew", "First Class Lover", "Give Love A Try", "Bits & Pieces" and "No Good Girl". Sugar Minott's Bitter Sweet is a sweet set of early 80s dancehall grooves – with I'm Not For Sale", "Give The People", "Never Too Young", "Be Careful", "Right Track", "Can't Get Over", "Save The Children" and "This World". Horace Andy's Haul And Jack-Up includes the groovy title track, "Girl Of My Dream", "Live And Save Life", "Sweet Reggae Music" and more. Each CD comes in a mini-LP replica sleeve. CD

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Ray AnthonyRock Around The Rock Pile ... CD
Capitol/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Plenty of folks jumped on the rock and roll bandwagon in the 50s, and most of them slid right off – but somehow trumpeter Ray Anthony managed to do a better job than most – as you'll hear here on this great collection of Capitol recordings from the postwar years! It might be Capitol to credit as much as Anthony – as the label always did great recordings that helped artists make a slight shift into groovier modes – country singers to rockabilly, vocalists to R&B – and in this case, a jazz leader into romping territory that shared plenty with those modes and the new sound of rock and roll! The tracks here stretch back to the start of the 50s, but mostly cluster together in the second half of the decade – when Anthony's young band more than adapted to rhythms borrowed from the jump blues bands of a few years before – and still found a way of adding some great touches of their own. Tunes are about half vocal, half instrumental – with Anthony providing the lead trumpet solos, and a bit of vocals – but other singing from Med Flory and The Skyliners. Arrangements are pretty great – handled by Don Simpson, George Williams, and Dick Reynolds – and as usual with Bear Family, the package is as great as the music inside. 28 tracks in all – and titles include "Rock Around The Rock Pile", "Be Bop Baby", "Jailhouse Rock", "The Girl Can't Help It", "Mr Anthony's Boogie", "Houseparty Hop", "The Fox", "Night Train", "Twist & Rock Around The Clock", "Rock Umba", and "Peter Gunn Theme". CD

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Hermes AquinoDecencontro De Primavera ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
The only album we've ever seen by Hermes Aquino – a mid 70s singer/songwriter from Brazil, of the same post-bossa generation as Lo Borges and Milton Nascimento! Like those bigger names, Hermes works here in a style that's both personal and more wide-ranging – great songs helped along by backings that bring in a bit of jazz at some points, other acoustic instrumentation at others – all fused nicely with a subtle electric glide. Arrangements are by Wilson Mauro, who does a great job of lifting the songs up to the right level – and titles include "Cuidado", "Nuvem Passageira", "Longas Conversas", "Cavaleiro Do Sul", "2010", "Bola Louca E Colorida", and "Desencontro Da Primavera". CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Azambuja & CiaAzambuja & Cia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A record with an unusual source, but a sound that puts it right up there with some of the most heavenly rare Brazilian albums of the 70s – served up here in a folksy, jazzy mix of acoustic and electric elements – all with help from heavyweights who include Victor Assis Brasil, Mauricio Einhorn, Durval Ferreira, and the Azymuth trio! The songs are based around creations by a Brazilian comedy duo, but they hardly sound anything like that at all – as they're easy-going, mellow-grooving, and have these vocals that flow beautifully amidst percussion, guitar, and keyboards! There are two monologue tracks in Portuguese – both with audience laughter – but all other tracks are sung, and delivered with some wonderful arrangements by Jose Roberto Bertrami and Jose Menezes. Titles include "Negra Brecho", "Ao Billilico", "Tema Do Azambuja", "A Turma", "Verde", "Maristela", and "O Poste Da Rua Jorge De Lima". LP, Vinyl record album

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca ... LP
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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BellsBells ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
The Bells serve up a great blend of garage rock modes and Brazilian elements on this debut album from the 60s – a sweet small combo style that's heavy on swirling organ lines and echoey guitar! As with some of the other jovem guarda groups of the period, these guys lean heavily on influences from America and England – singing songs here by The Beatles, Bobby Darin, and others – but as with the best of this scene, there's also something different special going on too – almost as if the songs are little pop music fantasies of life up north – trying hard, but never getting things entirely right – and therein lies the charm! Titles include "Capri C'Est Fini", "Girl", "O Muro Do Berlim", "Bittersweet Samba", "Don't Bother Me", "Do The Dive", "This Diamond Ring", and "Jailor Bring Me Water". CD

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Jonny Benavidez/Cold Diamond & MinkTell Me That You Love Me (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
One of those singles that lets you know that they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least if you're talking about the kind of moody harmony soul singles that we love so much from the start of the 70s – from the slightly fragile vocals right down to the slow funk of the drums! Those drums are equally great on the flipside – where the Cold Diamond & Mink combo really get to show their stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" with Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" with Barry White. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Binker & Moses (Binker Golding/Moses Boyd)Alive In The East ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Fantastic work from the team of Binker Golding and Moses Boyd – a pair who just seem to get more and more fantastic with each new album – as they do here, with some heavy-hitting help from Evan Parker on tenor and soprano sax, and Byron Wallen on trumpet! Yet the most compelling addition might be drummer Yussef Days – who works alongside the drums of Moses, to create this really dynamic two-drum sound to the group – one that's really explosive right from the start, especially when the tenor of Golding gets wrapped around the horns of Parker and Wallen! Tori Handsley also plays harp on the record, and can really change up the sound when her approach is strong – on titles that include "Children Of The Ultra Blacks", "How Land Learnt To Be Still", "The Death Of Light", "The Discovery Of Human Flesh", and "How Air Learnt To Move". CD
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✨✧ Binker & Moses (Binker Golding/Moses Boyd)Alive In The East ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic work from the team of Binker Golding and Moses Boyd – a pair who just seem to get more and more fantastic with each new album – as they do here, with some heavy-hitting help from Evan Parker on tenor and soprano sax, and Byron Wallen on trumpet! Yet the most compelling addition might be drummer Yussef Days – who works alongside the drums of Moses, to create this really dynamic two-drum sound to the group – one that's really explosive right from the start, especially when the tenor of Golding gets wrapped around the horns of Parker and Wallen! Tori Handsley also plays harp on the record, and can really change up the sound when her approach is strong – on titles that include "Children Of The Ultra Blacks", "How Land Learnt To Be Still", "The Death Of Light", "The Discovery Of Human Flesh", and "How Air Learnt To Move". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alive In The East ... CD 12.99

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BlackbyrdsBetter Days ... LP
Fantasy, 1980. Very Good ... $7.99
Sweet warm grooves from the mighty Blackbyrds – a set that has George Duke working with the group, giving them some of the electric vibe of his own great work! The sound is less sharply funky than the early days of the group, but still mighty nice – and titles include "Do It Girl", "Love Don't Strike Twice", "What We Have Is Right", and "What's On Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records in the 70s – but working for the Bay Area Fantasy label, they really took off into an amazing groove that was all their own – still informed by jazz, but free to open up to lots of funk and soul elements too – sometimes with vocals in the lead, sometimes more focus on the kinds of solos that always set them apart from all their contemporaries! The cuts have some wonderful keyboard work from a young Kevin Toney – who's gone onto a lot of fame over the years – and production on all cuts is either by Larry Mizell, Donald Byrd, or George Duke – key 70s jazz funk forces who keep things mighty tight in the studio! The package features work from all Blackbyrds albums of the 70s – including the Cornbread Earl & Me soundtrack, and the Night Grooves remix set – and the package features 25 titles that include "Enter In", "Party Land", "Do It Fluid", "Gut Level", "Summer Love", "I Need You", "The Baby", "Blackbyrds' Theme", "City Life", "Rock Creek Park", "Walking In Rhythm", "A Hot Day Today", "Wilford's Gone", "One Gun Salute", "Supernatural Feeling", "Mysterious Vibes", and "Soft & Easy". CD

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Blue MagicWelcome Back ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wonderful album – one of the group's best! The album was a "comeback" effort – but it's still got stone Philly production from Norman Harris, with a sound that's right up their with their best Atco sides from the mid 70s. In fact, the harmonies are even better than before, if we do say so ourselves – and the album's proof that sublime harmony soul recordings were still being produced in the 80s! Titles include "The Oscar", "Feelin The Love", "Let There Be Love", "Standin' On the Edge of a Love Affair", "Who Could Ever Leave You", "Land of Make Believe", and "Welcome Back". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob B Soxx & The Blue JeansBob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans – Phil Spector Wall Of Sound Vol 2 ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1963. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the first great projects from genius producer Phil Spector – a soul trio that features one guy and two gals, all working in a style that's a virtual blueprint for countless pop to come! The album updates the older doo wop mode to a sweeter 60s style – focusing mostly on the girls in the lead, and using Bob's vocals mostly to underpin, and create a nice bottom in the harmonies. But while the vocals are great, the overall production is maybe even better – all-star handling at the Gold Star studios, with Phil on production, Jack Nitzsche on arrangements, and sharp backing from the Wrecking Crew at their prime. Titles include "My Heart Beat A Little Faster", "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts", "Dear", "I Shook The World", "Dr Kaplan's Office", and "Everything's Gonna Be All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Brand New HeaviesGet Used To It ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2006. Used ... $1.99
N'Dea Davenport returns to the Brand New Heavies – and the result is one of the greatest records from the group in many many years! The sound's here is totally wonderful – a real return to the classic funk of the Brand New Heavies' roots – and having N'Dea back in the vocal chair, it's almost as if 15 years have fallen off the calendar – taking us back to a time when we had complete and total faith in the group! Production is wonderful too – spare, stripped down, and with the grittier, more soulful edges of the first few records. Drums are heavy, basslines are tight, and we're plenty proud to say that after many years, the Brand New Heavies are very firmly back in the business of funky music! Great stuff all around – no hype, no gimmicks, and a real back to basics set that's probably a decade overdue! Titles include "Sex God", "Let's Do It Again", "We Won't Stop", "Get Used To It", "We've Got", "I Don't Know Why", "Right On", "Music", "All Fired Up", "Love Is", "I've Been Touched", and "I Just Realized". CD

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Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkEinheitsfrontlied (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
FMP (Germany), 1973. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $43.99
A compellingly tuneful track from the free jazz power trio of Peter Brotzmann, Fred Van Hove, and Han Bennink – the group's rendition of a Hanns Eisler tune, "Einheitsfrontlied", done in a way that has the melody started strongly with rhythm – before letting the three group members free to really do their own thing! Van Hove delivers some searing piano right in the middle – and Brotzmann gets some sounds on his horn that are mindblowing at the start – while Bennink has this never-resting percussive energy that really moves the whole thing along! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownRoots Of Revolution – Classic Federal Recordings 1956 to 1960 ... LP
Southern Routes, Late 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 24.99
The "revolution" in the title is certainly well-placed – because right from the start, James Brown was out to forever change the face of music in America! If you only know James from his later funk recordings, or even his big 60s hits, you'll find plenty to be amazed at here – as these early King/Federal recordings have a really raw sound that blends together 50s R&B styles with all those unique vocal, instrumental, and rhythmic twists that James was experimenting with at the time – sometimes with backing vocals from The Famous Flames, sometimes just with the Godfather out front on his own! The collection brings together a few dozen titles from these great early years – with titles that include "No No No No", "Hold My Baby's Hand", "Begging Begging", "I Want You So Bad", "Got To Cry", "Good Good Lovin", "I Know It's True", "I'll Go Crazy", "You've Got The Power", "Wonder When You're Coming Home", "That Dood It", "I Walked Alone", "Love Or A Game", "Chonnie On Chon", "Just Won't Do Right", and the classics "Think" and "Please Please Please". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby ByrdI Need Help ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The stunning only album ever from the great Bobby Byrd – know to many as a longtime associate of James Brown, and finally getting his chance to shine here in the spotlight! Bobby was in the game before James, and always continued to change his groove in all the right ways with The Godfather – so this late 60s recording has Byrd coming across just like the best last James Brown material on King – with production from James, and backing from the same group too! There's loads of classics here that went onto become huge funky 45s over the years – and big sample cuts too – and titles include "I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Soul", "My Concerto", "You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)", and "Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We've Got To Feed)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cher3614 Jackson Highway (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
We're not normally ones to stock a Cher album, but this one's pretty darn hip – recorded in at Muscle Shoals Sound, the studio referenced in the title of the album, and presented in a wonderful cover image that has Cher standing outside the tiny facility with a host of legendary studio players that include Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, and Roger Hawkins! Sonny's also standing in the crowd in the photo, but he's as in the background as he is on this set – as Cher's singing alone in a soul-styled mode that's befits the setting of the album. Titles include a funky take on "I Walk On Guilded Splinters", plus "For What It's Worth", "Cry Like A Baby", "Save The Children", "Do Right Woman", and "Dock Of The Bay". Plus, the CD features a huge amount of bonus tracks – 11 more numbers from a whole second Muscle Shoals album, but which was never issued – with titles that include "Momma Look Sharp", "Chastity's Song", "It Gets Me Where I Want To Go", "Easy To Be Hard", "I Believe", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "The First Time". CD

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Stelvio CiprianiRhythmical Movement (with bonus download) ... LP
Sugar/Cinedelic (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Rhythmical movement is our favorite kind of movement – especially when it's done right, which it definitely is in the hands of Italian soundtrack maestro Stelvio Cipriani – who turns in some wonderful grooves for this rare sound library set! The album's got a funky vibe that matches some of Cipriani's best film score material from the late 70s from the keyboard-heavy cuts that he used in both love and comedy scores, to some of the more upbeat disco sounds he'd bring out for other films – although the album's pretty darn upbeat overall, and definitely lives up to the movement-heavy promise of the title! Most tracks are instrumental, with nice funky currents and keyboards – and titles include "What Can I Do", "Brasil Connection", "Living & Loving", "Don't Tamper With My Things", "Burglar Proof", "Percussion Gun", and "Chicago USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Corner of cover has a very slight bump from shipping – but a very minor issue.)

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Chuck CisselJust For You ... LP
Arista, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
A great debut for singer Chuck Cissel – a vocalist who started on the stage in New York, but made an easy move to records with this late 70s gem! Cissel's got a nicely laidback approach – never as overdone as some soul singers who hail from shows – and that quality is greatly enhanced by producer Skip Scarborough, who's at the height of his modern soul talents here, and balances Cissel between wonderful mellow and midtempo numbers, plus a few occasional groovers. Chuck's got a voice that slides right into the Scarborough grooves with ease – and titles include "Emergency", "River Of Love", "Don't Tell Me You're Sorry", "Do You Believe", "Lady In My World", and "I've Been Needing Love So Long". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lyn CollinsThink (About It) ... CD
People/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
The funkiest album ever recorded by Lyn Collins – a stone solid set that really lives up to the legacy of her funky 45s! Like those gems, this one has Collins working with James Brown on production and the JBs in the background – creating a razor-sharp groove that's probably the closest any female singer ever came in the 70s to matching The Godfather's groove! The album's got Lyn shifting between heavy funk numbers and mellower soul cuts – really pushing things to the max with an incredibly deep take on a few older favorites, plus some killer new numbers – all produced to funky perfection, with just the right sort of balance between the rough and the tight. Titles include her great version of "Think", a funky sample cut that never gets old – plus the cuts "Things Got To Get Better", "Women's Lib", "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Just Won't Do Right", "Wheels Of Life", and the funkiest version ever of "Fly Me To The Moon". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Norman ConnorsLove From The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buddah/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 44.99
A spiritual jazz masterpiece from drummer Norman Connors – one of those unique albums he cut before moving into soul music – done at a level that rivals the early 70s genius on labels like Strata East or Impulse Records! Connors worked with many contemporaries on those labels, and gets a good degree of help from them here, too – in a massive lineup that includes Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Gary Bartz on alto, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Buster Williams on bass, Bill Summers on drums, and even Dee Dee Bridgewater on a bit of vocals too! With a lineup like that, it would be easy to lay back and just do nothing – but you can really hear Connors' musical vision taking the lead – that warmly soulful approach that was there right from the start, given some great focus here by producer Skip Drinkwater. Tracks are all long, and free-flowing – a bit out at times, but always returning to the modal pulse of Connors' soulful rhythms. Titles include "Carlos II", "Kumakucha", "Holy Waters", "Revelation", and "Love From The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Carolyn CrawfordHeartaches ... LP
Motorcity (UK), 1990. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Modern soul magic from Carolyn Crawford – a set that's got some of the older soul modes of other releases on the Motorcity label, but one that also crackles with the more contemporary vibe you might expect from Crawford's other records! There's definitely an upbeat feel to the set, one that matches Carolyn's previous work on clubbier tracks – and the rhythms are strongly soulful, in this kind of late 80s British way – with just the right echoes of classic instrumentation to avoid sounding too clunky or commercial. Titles include "Which Way Do I Turn", "Break The Ice", "Hypnotised", "Cry To Me", "Timeless", and "My Smile Is Just A Frown Turned Upside Down". LP, Vinyl record album
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Sonny CrissSaturday Morning (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A beautiful album from the wonderful reedman Sonny Criss – one of the first albums in his brief stretch of return to recording in the late 70s – and quite possibly the best! Criss has a sound that's completely amazing, right from the start – every bit as sharp toned as in his early years on Imperial, and as full of all the imagination as on his sides for Prestige – but with much deeper feeling, too – this sense of pain and life that makes even the simplest notes extremely powerful – blowing us away like few others players could do with such understated brilliance. The whole thing's perfect – maybe even more so than the Prestige recordings – and backing is by Barry Harris on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lenny McBrowne on drums – a really wonderful group! Titles include the amazing "Saturday Morning" – a track that will really make you fall in love with Sonny all over again – plus "Angel Eyes", "Tin Tin Deo", "Jeannie's Knees", "My Heart Stood Still", and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". Also includes the bonus track "Confusion". CD

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Crown Heights AffairDance Lady Dance/Think Positive/Sure Shot ... CD
De-Lite/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDS ... $12.99
A trio of albums from Crown Heights Affair! First up is Dance Lady Dance – super-tight work from Crown Heights Affair – a group who've added in a bit of strings to their sound, but still have the same fantastic funky sound as their early work! The blend here is really a cut above so many other disco groups of the time – as there's a really strong focus on all the individual elements in the group – so that it never feels like anyone's sleeping during the session, from the rhythms right on up to the horns! The tunes are a bit extended over the group's earlier tunes, but never in a way that's sloppy – as they really make the most of their space – and also have really developed a great way of back/forth vocal interplay between the members of the group. Titles include "Come Fly With Me", "The Rock Is Hot", "Dance Lady Dance", "Number One Woman", "Empty Soul Of Mine", and "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me". Think Positive has a sweet modern soul style that's got a bit of 80s groove, and which shows a lot more soul than some of their earlier work! The band's singing in a sweet harmony style that works very well with the music – and we might be tempted to compare this one to some of the great early 80s Philly International work by The Stylistics and The Futures! Titles include "Heart Upside Down", "Somebody Tell Me What To Do", "Let Me Ride On The Wave Of Your Love", and "I Got Somethin For Ya". Sure Shot is a smooth later groover from Crown Heights Affair – a lot more 80s sounding than the group's classic work, but in a way that's actually totally great! CHA were never shy of hitting a mainstream sound – and early in the group's career, they traded harder funk for smoother disco – making a move that suited them well in later years. This set's got a brilliant sheen that really works wonderful for the group – tight production from Bert DeCoteaux in a style that's almost an update of earlier Philly modes – mature and sophisticated on the vocals and use of strings, but also with a funkier undercurrent at the bottom to keep with a New York De-Lite kind of sound. Titles include "You Gave Me Love", "Sure Shot", "I Don't Want To Change You", "You've Been Gone", "Use Your Body & Soul", and "Tell Me You Love Me". CD

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Dam-FunkInvite The Light (3LP set – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy 3LP ... $24.99 34.98
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – so that everything bristles with this electric energy – even the vocals, which have a way of settling down right next to everything else, but without any too-stiff vocoded modes. And Dam Funk doesn't just do it alone – but invites in some great help here – including Q-Tip and Snoop Dogg on rhymes, plus old school funk legends Leon Sylvers III and Junie Morrison. Titles include "Junie's Transmission", "Virtuous Progression", "Glyde 2Nyte", "OBE", "Missing U", "I'm Just Tryin To Survive", "The Hunt & Murder Of Lucifer", "Surveillance Escape", and "Somewhere Someday". 3LP vinyl version includes 3 bonus tracks: "I'm Just Tryna Survive (Party Version)", "Kaint Let Em Change Me" and "The Acceptance". LP, Vinyl record album
(3LP white vinyl pressing – includes download!)

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Tyrone DavisIn The Mood ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In The Mood (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisIn The Mood (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1979. Used ... $16.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". CD features 2 bonus tracks – single mixes of "In The Mood" and "Ain't Nothing I Can Do". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available In The Mood ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Dazz BandLet The Music Play ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A glorious little album from The Dazz Band – a set that quickly proclaims its intentions with the title – as the group roll into a tight batch of upbeat funky numbers, all graced with their superb sense of musicianship! There's almost a late 70s funk mainstream vibe here than some of the other groups of their generation were hitting in the early 80s – amazing guitar riffs, just the right keyboard elements, and this sense of coming together with a cool, compressed sound that's completely right on the money! A few mellower cuts balance things out nicely – and titles include "Freaky Lovin", "Let The Music Play", "What Will I Do Without You", "I Believe In You", "Everyday Love", and "Satisfying Love". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Joey DeFrancescoProject Freedom (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 34.98
Joey DeFrancesco's been giving us albums for many years now, and he never fails to deliver something that's right on the money – as is the case with this tight quartet session with his People combo! Joey's touch on the keys of the Hammond is amazing – and there are all these unusual inflections and shadings throughout – of the sort that few players can do while still keeping their groove – and as always, Joey's sense of space and timing is what really makes the album sparkle, and set him apart from so many of his contemporaries. At a spot or two, DeFrancesco also picks up the trumpet, which he blows overdubbed over his keys – and the rest of the group features warmly understated work from Troy Roberts on tenor and soprano sax, plus Dan Wilson on guitar and Jason Brown on drums – on titles that include "So Near So Far", "Peace Bridge", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Stand Up", "Project Freedom", and "The Unifier". LP, Vinyl record album

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Delaney & BonnieAccept No Substitute – The Original Delaney & Bonnie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $26.99
Southern rock meets southern soul – all in this groundbreaking set from the team of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett! The quality quotient here is quite high – light years beyond so many later folks who tried for this territory, but then slicked it up for radio airplay – and in another world, both singers might have been just cutting gritty 45s for a colorblind local audience – had Elektra Records not given them such a great shot with this classic! The already great Bramlett core sound gets strong support here from studio stalwarts like Bobby Whitlock, Bobby Keys, and Jim Price – and Leon Russell and Rita Coolidge also lend their talents to the proceedings too – on titles that include "Get Ourselves Together", "Ghetto", "Love Me A Little Bit Longer", "Soldiers Of The Cross", "Dirty Old Man", and a great take on "Do Right Woman". CD
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✨✧ DjavanVaidade ... CD
Luanda (Brazil), 2004. Used ... $9.99
A really wonderful recent album from Djavan – much simpler and personal than some of his other work in the past decade, and delivered with an uncluttered style that's really great. There's a simplicity here that grabs us right away – Djavan's majestic voice still in the lead, but supported by lighter instrumentation, and a slight undercurrent of jazz on some of the tracks. Titles include "Bailarina", "Celeuma", "Flor Do Medo", "Se Acontecer", "Mundo Vasto", "Dorme Sofia", and "Taina Flor". CD

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✨✧ DynastyGreatest Hits ... CD
Solar, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $24.99
Classic clubby grooves from Dynasty – a group that was instrumental to the sound of LA soul at the end of the 70s! The group have a two-female lead vocal style that makes for a really catchy approach to the lyrics – hitting home with plenty of tight pop-driven soul sounds, all supported by the uptempo and tightly-crafted rhythms that were part of the classic Solar records sound! Titles include "It's Still A Thrill", "I Don't Want To Be A Freak", "When You Feel Like Giving Love", "Do Me Right", "Something To Remember", "Your Piece Of The Rock", "I've Just Begun To Love You", "Groove Control", "Love In The Fast Lane", "Check It Out", "Strokin", "The Only One", and "Don't Waste My Time". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ze EduardoZe (8" sleeve edition) ... CD
Por Do Som (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
A really interesting CD package – one that presents the sounds of Ze Eduardo in a 8" square sleeve – which is maybe a nice illustration of the vivid difference in the music as well! Eduardo sings with different arrangers from track to track – and sometimes has a more familiar style with samba elements in the roots, sometimes gets more contemporary inflections that are never overdone – maybe a bit of electronics here, a riffing guitar there – but always in the right way to suit the raspy charm of his vocals! Titles include "Pra Bastar", "Capim Santo", "De Tanto Amor", "Pelo Quarto Anda", "Deixa", "Voce E Eu", "Sem Estrela", and "Quanto Tempo". CD

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EnchantmentJourney To The Land Of Enchantment ... LP
Roadshow, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Great grooves from Enchantment – a set that has the group very much in their dancefloor-oriented mode, but still singing with some incredibly warm harmonies throughout! The backings are a nice blend of late 70s disco elements and softer soul modes – just the right mix to let the group's nicely glowing quality come through strongly – that Enchantment style that was always a bit more subtle than some of the other late 70s soul groups, and which almost hearkened back at times to the earlier indie harmony scene of the start of the decade. Titles include "Love Melodies", "Oasis Of Love", "Journey", "Future Gonna Get You", "Magnetic Feel", "Anyway You Want It", and "Where Do We Go From Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Journey To The Land Of Enchantment (with bonus tracks) ... CD 17.99

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EnchantmentJourney To The Land Of Enchantment (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1979. Used ... $17.99
Great grooves from Enchantment – a set that has the group very much in their dancefloor-oriented mode, but still singing with some incredibly warm harmonies throughout! The backings are a nice blend of late 70s disco elements and softer soul modes – just the right mix to let the group's nicely glowing quality come through strongly – that Enchantment style that was always a bit more subtle than some of the other late 70s soul groups, and which almost hearkened back at times to the earlier indie harmony scene of the start of the decade. Titles include "Love Melodies", "Oasis Of Love", "Journey", "Future Gonna Get You", "Magnetic Feel", "Anyway You Want It", and "Where Do We Go From Here". CD features three bonus tracks – original single versions of "Where Do We Go From Here", "Magnetic Feel", and "Forever More". CD
Also available Journey To The Land Of Enchantment ... LP 1.99

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Georgie Fame & The Blue FlamesFame At Last (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99
Fame at last – and well-deserved fame too, because young Georgie's working here in a style that's unlike anybody else! The album's a brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and R&B – all filtered through a mod sort of London freshness, as early proof that the city could always take some great things from our own musical roots, and feed it back to us with a whole new flavor! Georgie's no copycat here, though – and the sound is instantly Fame-like – a style that's really not the sort that any Americans were doing at the time, and certainly never this well. Hard-burning Hammond colors most of the tunes here – played with a tightly vamping quality – but it's Georgie's charmingly crackling vocals that really win us over! Titles include "Gimme That Wine", "Pink Champagne", "Monkeying Around", "Green Onions", "Let The Sunshine In", "Get On The Right Track Baby", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "I Love The Life I Live". CD also features 9 more bonus tracks – including "Yeh Yeh", "Preach & Teach", "Tom Hark Goes Blue Beat", "Madness", "Bend A Little", "Do Re Mi", and "One Whole Year Baby". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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FatbackBrite Lites Big City ... LP
Spring, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Was there ever a group that was sharper than Fatback? With a record like this, it's hard to imagine that there was – because the groove is right and the sound is tight – served up in a seamless combination of basslines, beats, and riffs! The set follows the pattern of a few of their other gems from the time – and offers up one side titled "The Joint" – which features a few long funk tracks, spinning out with a midtempo vibe that's perfect for the old school rollerskating crew – that second school of funk the group had hit by the end of the 70s. Side two moves into "Mellow 11" – but grooves that are maybe still relatively upbeat, just swinging in a different style than side one – as further illustration of the instrumental genius of these giants. Titles include "Freak The Freak The Funk", "Let Me Do It To You", "Big City", "Boogie Woogie", and "Hesitation". LP, Vinyl record album
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Victor FeldmanVictor Feldman Plays Everything In Sight ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – as Feldman moves from his usual staid jazz mode, to come up with a very groovy LP! In the course of the album, Vic gets his hands on conga, sand blocks, vibes, drums, organ, electric piano, tympani, tambourine, jawbone, novachord, and a lot more – creating some great little tunes with a heavily percussive groove to them. The set's a great mix of jazz and mod – with a sound that would make Verve weep! Titles include "Voce E Eu", "Do The Jake", "Geronimo", "Sunshine Superman", "In The Mood", "Have A Heart", and "This Door Swings Both Ways". LP, Vinyl record album
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Ella FitzgeraldElla At Zardi's ... CD
Verve, 1956. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A previously-unreleased live performance by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald – recorded in a small club in Los Angeles during her first few months with the Verve label – but never issued at the time! The quality here is great, and the set captures Ella at a pivotal moment – stepping from the jazz underground to the huge stage of American fame where she'd shine in the 60s and 70s – with an initial stop at higher-class venues like this, where she could craft her vocal skills into a style that was virtually all her own! Make no mistake, Ella's still plenty jazzy and swinging here – but she's also already matured far past the style she was using at Decca just a few short years before – working with accompaniment from a trio that includes Don Abney on piano, Vernon Alley on bass, and Frank Capp on drums. CD presents material from both the first and second set of the performance – 21 tracks in all – and titles include "Why Don't You Do Right", "S Wonderful", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "It All Depends On You", "Little Boy", "Airmail Special", "Bernie's Tune", "How High The Moon", and "Cry Me A River". CD

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Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday with Carmen McRaeElla Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday At Newport (plus Carmen McRae too!) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Two of the biggest singers who ever worked for Verve Records – captured perfectly at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Ella Fitzgerald steps out with a strong, lively groove on the first half of the set – swinging things with a looser, more upbeat quality than on some of her mellower Verve studio sets of the late 50s – really grooving it up with small combo backing from the trio of pianist Don Abney! Billie Holiday also gets some small combo backing too – a hip trio with Mal Waldron on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – often a bit more laidback than the group on Ella's sides, but in a great way that helps Holiday hit a very intimate sound, even before this large audience. Ella sings "This Can't Be Love", "Body & Soul", "April In Paris", "I Got A Crush On You", and "Airmail Special" – and Billie sings "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "My Man", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Lady Sings The Blues". CD also features 3 more unissued bonus tracks by Ella – "Too Close For Comfort", "Lullaby Of Birdland", and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter". And, added to all of this are 7 more tracks recorded by Carmen McRae at Newport, not issued by Verve in the 50s because Carmen was working for Decca! These sides feature trio backing too – from groups featuring Ray Bryant and Junior Mance on piano – on titles that include "Body & Soul", "Skyliner", "I'll Remember April", "Perdido", and "Love Is Here To Stay". CD

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Sealed ... $14.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $29.99
Essential work by Aretha Franklin – one of her best albums for Atlantic in the late 60s, with tracks that virtually define the sound of hard soul during the late 60s! The album's filled with excellent material – featuring 2 killer tracks recorded in Muscle Shoals ("Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "I Never Loved A Man"), plus lots of other great hard soul groovers done with Aretha's guiding light, Arif Mardin, in Atlantic's New York studios – including the tracks "Respect", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Save Me", and "Dr. Feelgood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Sealed ... $19.99
Great early work from Lowell Fulson – tracks recorded in the 50s for Chess Records – all in Chicago, and a fair bit more obscure than some of Lowell's better-known sides from the 60s! There's still a nicely gritty groove going on here – a style that's rooted in blues, but which often comes across with some of those more sly, more wicked moments that have always made Fulson one of our favorites – almost a slightly jazz or funk undercurrent at points, and a bit different than the regular Chess groove. Titles include "Do Me Right", "Trouble Trouble", "Hung Down Head", "Tollin Bells", "Low Society", "Check Yourself", "That's All Right", and "I Want To Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing, with GRT on back cover. Shrinkwrap is torn corner and is cracked at the opening, held with clear tape. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Tom Glazer & Dottie EvansSpace Songs ... LP
Motivation/Modern Harmonic, 1959. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
A fantastic album that's every bit as cool as it looks – late 50s songs about space, written for kids, but with a completely charming vibe overall! The music's much more interesting than the usual kiddie record – often a bit of jazz and exotica in the background, as singers Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans deliver lyrics that feel like they're right out of some unusual educational cartoon from the time – the kind of hip postwar modern material that was years ahead of its time. The titles give a great idea of the feel of the set – and tunes include "Zoom A Little Zoom", "What Is The Milky Way", "Beep Beep Here Comes The Satellite", "It's A Scientific Fact", "Friction", and "Why Do Stars Twinkle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Golden SmogWeird Tales (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ryko/Rhino, 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
A warm, timeless batch of tunes from Golden Smog – by this point a bonafide late 90s neo-classic Americana (none of these fellows ever seemed all that fond of being tagged as "alt-country" so we won't do that to 'em) supergroup – a loose collective over the years which in this lineup features Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy, Jody Stephens of Big Star, Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and others! The record has a big, vibrant sound even if the songs are fairly unfussy, not too far out of character for the kind of thing on early Wilco or Def American era Jayhawks – really good stuff! Includes "To Call My Own", "Looking Forward To Seeing You", "Jane", "Keys", "White Shell Road", "Fear Of Falling", "All The Same", "Jennifer Save Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. Green colored vinyl with etched vinyl.)

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Grupo UmUma Lenda Ao Vivo – Ao Vivo Na Fabrica ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2016. Used ... $2.99
It's been many years since we heard from Grupo Um – that especially inventive Brazilian combo who gave us some really great records at the start of the 80s! Yet the passage of years hasn't dimmed them at all – and this recent performance almost feels as if it could have been recorded right after their classic first two albums, with a similar far-reaching approach to electric jazz! These are the guys who really set the spark for a new wave of fusion experiments in Brazilian jazz in the 80s – the lineup Lelo Nazario on keyboards, Ze Eduardo Nazario on drums and percussion, and Mauro Senise on saxes and flutes – and all these many years later, they're still sharper than most of the younger players they inspired. The quintet have a way of stretching out and getting complex, but never in the noodly way of other fusion players who go off the deep end – and throughout, they also never let the electric instruments leave the plane of core acoustic spontaneity – which makes for a wonderful performance all the way through. Frank Herzberg plays acoustic bass, and Felix Wagner is on bass clarinet and keyboards – and titles include "Marcha Sobre A Cidade", "A Porta Do Sem Nexo", "Dala", "54754-P(4)-D(3)-0", "Sonhos Esquecidos", "Velho Mundo Novo", and "Fragmentum". CD

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Johnny HammondGambler's Life ... LP
Salvation, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An amazing bit of jazz funk from Johnny Hammond – and one of his greatest LPs! This is the first album that Johnny recorded with Larry Mizell, cut right before the pair of them went onto do the landmark Gears album. While this one never became as famous as Gears, it's got some fantastic moments that are every bit as great – a perfect blend of Mizell's spacey fusion and Hammond's fiercely soulful soloing, with lots of great jazzy changes to keep the pace fresh throughout. Includes the great spacey jazz cuts "Star Borne" and "Yesterday Was Cool", the latter of which is an excellent piece of work by Larry Mizell – plus the cuts "Back To The Projects", "Gambler's Life", "Rhodesian Thoroughfare", and "Virgo Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HammondGears (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up with the mighty Larry Mizell, the genius arranger/producer who'd breathed new life into the careers of Donald Byrd and Bobbi Humphrey. Mizell works with Hammond in the same way he does with other jazz artists – by taking a groove that works best with their solo style, and slowly layering other instrumentation and effects on top of it, so that when the solo kicks in, it's supported on waves and waves of funky sounds and soulful grooves. Mizell and his brother Fonce both play keyboards on the record, and the rest of the group includes monster fusion players like Harvey Mason, Roger Glenn, Hadley Caliman, and Jerry Peters. The real treat is Johnny, though – as his solos are heavenly, the best of his 70s work, stripped mean and lean, laid in at just the right points. Includes the breakbeat classic "Shifting Gears", the house classic "Los Conquistadores Chocolates", and funky numbers "Fantasy" and "Tell Me What To Do". This stunning version adds in some killer bonus tracks – 6 never-heard cuts from the Milestone vaults, including "Song For My Family", "Funky Native", "Detroit Rainbow", "Can't We Smile (alt)", and slow and fast versions of "A Child's Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Derrick Harriott & OthersDerrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966 to 1969 ... LP
Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 32.98
A double-length set that really digs deep into the rich array of sounds that Derrick Harriott brought to Jamaican music in the late 60s – not just cuts he recorded under his own name, but work by some of his contemporaries that were done with Derrick's help – served up here as one of the sharpest documents of the rocksteady years at their best! The tunes are all plenty soulful, and recorded with a tight, core sound – that initial wave of Jamaican production that was feeling its own energy, but never needed to trip out that much – especially since there were so many great guitarists, saxophone players, and rhythm combos to keep things cool. Harriott adds in his wonderfully soulful vocals on key cuts, sharing space with other singers too – and a few of the tracks are hip instrumentals with a great 60s vibe. Titles include "Reach Out I'll Be There", "Do I Worry", "It's All Right", and "The Loser" by Harriott – plus "Step Softly" by Bobby Ellis & The Desmond Miles Seven, "Stop That Train" by Keith & Tex, "Magic Touch" and "Glendevon Special" by Junior Soul, "Heartbreak Girl" by Noel Brown, and "Illya Kuryankin" by Ike Bennett & The Crystalites. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie HarrisThat Is Why You're Overweight ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Sealed ... $11.99
Eddie continues the funky groove begun on Instant Funk, and smoothed out over albums like I Need Some Money – and although jazz fans probably gave him hell for going this way, we think this is actually a pretty darn great album! The record takes all of Eddie's experimentation with groovy styles from the early 70s, and filters it through some tighter playing that actually makes the groove a lot more compelling than before. A number of the tracks have vocals, almost in a humorous Bill Cosby mode – but in a way that also preserves the party feel of the cuts. Players include Bobby Lyle, Paul Humphrey, Buck Clarke, and Bradley Bobo – and one Chicago-recorded track features a great assortment from older years that includes Muhal Abrams, Odell Brown, Marshapp Thompson, Willie Henderson, and Richard Evans. Titles include "Tryin Ain't Dyin", "Ooh", "Exempt", "Live Again", "Flowers", "Why Do You Hurt Me", and "It's All Right Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Factory Sealed sticker. Cover has a cutout notch and a lightly bent corner.)

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Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes Movement ... LP
Enterprise, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Stellar soul from Isaac Hayes – just the sort of overblown masterpiece that made his early solo work on Stax Records so great! The record features only 4 long tracks – all of which go on in that slow-building style that Ike forged at the time – a mode that takes a few simple musical elements, slowly adds more instrumentation, then builds the whole thing up subtly and slyly while Hayes is talking rapturously over the top! There's a feel here that's nicely dramatic, but never in a kitschy, cloying way – a new statement of male soul masculinity, just right for the sophistication of the 70s. Titles include Ike's 12 minute covers of "Something" and "I Stand Accused", plus "One Big Unhappy Family", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". LP, Vinyl record album

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ZZ HillThat's It – The Complete Kent Recordings 1964 to 1968 ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 22.99
Some of the best work ever cut by ZZ Hill – a deep soul singer with roots in Texas, but who really got the chance to shine on these 60s recordings in California! Hill is completely hard-burning here – even more so than on his later, bigger-label material in the 70s – with an intensity that we'd rank right up there with top-shelf standards like early Bobby Blue Bland on Duke Records, or Otis Redding on Stax! Yet ZZ's work is much more obscure than both of those artists, partly because the Kent label never got these tracks out that much back in the day – especially in parts of the country that were maybe even more suited to Hill's style than Cali. Production is wonderful – totally on the money, with arrangements that even surpass the usual greatness of Kent – and as with Bland, there's often a lot of jazz and blues inflections that really help round out the soulful style of the songs. 2CD set features the full album A Whole Lot Of Soul, plus all the Kent Records singles, and even unissued tracks too – a massive 49 titles that include "You Don't Love Me", "Greatest Love", "Have Mercy Someone", "Hey Little Girl", "If I Could Do It All Over", "Steal Away", "What Am I Living For", "You Just Cheat & Lie", "Greatest Love", "Nothing Can Change The Love I Have For You", "Nothing Takes The Place Of You", "You Won't Hurt Me No More", "My Girl Has Gone Away", "Please Take Me Back", "I'm Gonna Love You", and "You Can't Hide A Heartache". CD

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Cissy HoustonPresenting Cissy Houston (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Janus/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Amazing early work from Cissy Houston – arguably her deepest set ever, and put together with a wonderful balance of New York class and southern soul modes! There's no denying that Houston's vocals are great – especially given her family pedigree – but she really gets a chance to shine strongly here – stepping out as a bold, righteous lead – and one with a mature, all-adult feel throughout! Arrangements are by Bert DeCoteaux – who balances things wonderfully – really letting Cissy stand by herself in the front of the arrangements, but also creating just the right sort of swell in the orchestrations when needed. Titles include "I'll Be There", "Any Guy", "This Empty Place", "Didn't We", "Be My Baby", "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself", and "He/I Believe". CD has an insane amount of bonus tracks – 12 more tracks from rare singles – including "I Love You", "Only Time You Say You Love Me", "Midnight Train To Georgia", "It's Not Easy", "Making Love", "Darling Take Me Back", and "Hang On To A Dream". CD

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IndependentsJust As Long – The Complete Wand Recordings 1972 to 1974 ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
One of the best soul groups to come out of Chicago in the early 70s – a quartet that was overflowing with great talent, and who also went on to influence a lot of other 70s soul as well! The group features one gal singer, and three guys – the former the great Helen Curry, who'd recorded a few solo singles before joining up – the latter the team of Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancy, who'd go onto some crucial production work with Natalie Cole and other singers, plus the great Maurice Jackson, who issued some amazing work on his own! The four come together in a style that really sums up all the sophisticated soul currents taking place in the Windy City at the time – a bit of Brunswick group modes, touched with some of the loftier production styles of Curtom, given some of the fuller, warmer touches that you'd hear from The Emotions or Jerry Butler. The group only spent a few years together, and recorded for the Wand/Scepter label in New York – who often repackaged albums with a lot of overlapping tracks – which makes this collection the first true representation of everything they recorded at the time – served up with the usual stellar Kent Records notes and production. Titles include the Independents' amazing version of Leroy Hutson's "Lucky Fellow" – plus "I Just Want To Be There", "Baby I've Been Missing You", "Our Love Has Got To Come Together", "Leaving Me", "Just As Long As You Need Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Here I Am", "It's All Over", "One Woman Do Right Man", "The Same Old Way", "No Wind No Rain", and "I Love You Yes I Do (Tom Moulton rmx)". CD

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsDurand Jones & The Indications ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years – new work by a singer who hails from Indiana, but who's able to give the best from Memphis and Muscle Shoals a real run for their money! Durand Jones isn't one of these cats who's trying to fake it with a few retro touches – and instead, he gets right to the heart of the matter, right from the very first note – with a deep vocal approach that's rivaled by a rare few in the contemporary scene – maybe Lee Fields (and maybe that's it!) The vocals are perfect – never forced or cliched, and really right on the money – and the Indications do a great job, too – with these lean backings that never overwhelm, yet really help keep things funky. Hats off to drummer Aaron Frazier and guitarist Blake Rhein, who wrote most of the songs on the record with Jones – and titles include "Make A Change", "Can't Keep My Cool", "Groovy Babe", "Giving Up", "Now I'm Gone", and "Is It Any Wonder". CD
(Dead Oceans pressing.)

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Kimiko KasaiKimiko Kasai Golden Best – Singles 1976 to 1984 ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
Classic work from Kimiko Kasai – a Japanese singer who started in jazz, but ended up recording in a much more soul-based style in the second half of the 70s! In some ways, Kimiko's a bit like Marlena Shaw or Jean Carn in the US – someone who could bring the class and careful phrasing of the jazz world to the more upbeat world of soul – often recording here with tight production, but still always sounding very much like her own person. Kimiko recorded famously in the mid 70s with Herbie Hancock, and the tunes here really take off nicely from that moment as they move into more modern soul territory too – on titles that include "As", "Chain Reaction", "We Can Fall In Love", "Today Tomorrow & More Than Yesterday", "Give Me Your Heart Tonight (12" version)", "I Thought It Was You", "The Right Place", "Love Is All We Need", "And It All Goes Round & Round", "Everything Must Change", "The Rest Of My Life", "The Things We Do When We're Lonely", and "No way Not Me". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Kool & The GangLove & Understanding ... CD
De-Lite/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing work from Kool & The Gang – from a period when they were pushing past their tight early funky sound, into a super-dope mix of electronics and spacey jamming that is still pretty darn revolutionary today! Although you might think the album would be a bit disco by the date, it's not – and instead has the group moving more towards a style of cosmic righteousness that was undoubtedly influenced by the early work (and success) of Earth, Wind, & Fire. The album has a few live cuts - including an amazing 8 minute long live version of "Summer Madness", with an extended keyboard solo that's just great! Other titles include "Cosmic Energy", "Do It Right Now", "Universal Sound", and a remake of "Hollywood Swinging". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Love & Understanding ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Kool & The GangLove & Understanding ... LP
Dee-Lite, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
Amazing work from Kool & The Gang – from a period when they were pushing past their tight early funky sound, into a super-dope mix of electronics and spacey jamming that is still pretty darn revolutionary today! Although you might think the album would be a bit disco by the date, it's not – and instead has the group moving more towards a style of cosmic righteousness that was undoubtedly influenced by the early work (and success) of Earth, Wind, & Fire. The album has a few live cuts - including an amazing 8 minute long live version of "Summer Madness", with an extended keyboard solo that's just great! Other titles include "Cosmic Energy", "Do It Right Now", "Universal Sound", and a remake of "Hollywood Swinging". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, edge wear, and bent corners.)
Also available Love & Understanding ... CD 13.99

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LatimoreMore More More Latimore – Let's Straighten It Out ... LP
Glades, 1974. Very Good ... $6.99
Pure genius from the legendary Latimore – and a record that's a perfect illustration of the way the man could effortlessly mix blues roots, southern soul, and a whole new Miami groove for the 70s! The record is easily one of Latimore's best – and has these vocals that grab us right from the start – filled with feeling, and mixed with sublime lines on Fender Rhodes that inflect everything with a fresh, new sound – way different than any cluttered cliches of the previous few decades, in a style that few others have ever tried again! And in addition to Rhodes, Latimore also plays a bit of Hammond and melodica on the album too – the latter of which really furthers the laidback, trippy sound of the grooves – and which makes for one of the most unique TK albums of the time. Little Beaver plays guitar on the album – and in addition to the massive long album version of "Let's Straighten it Out", other tracks include "Ain't Nothin' You Can Do", "Put Pride Aside", "I Don't Know", "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", and "That's How It Is". LP, Vinyl record album

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LatimoreMore More More Latimore – Let's Straighten It Out (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Glades/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $7.99
Pure genius from the legendary Latimore – and a record that's a perfect illustration of the way the man could effortlessly mix blues roots, southern soul, and a whole new Miami groove for the 70s! The record is easily one of Latimore's best – and has these vocals that grab us right from the start – filled with feeling, and mixed with sublime lines on Fender Rhodes that inflect everything with a fresh, new sound – way different than any cluttered cliches of the previous few decades, in a style that few others have ever tried again! And in addition to Rhodes, Latimore also plays a bit of Hammond and melodica on the album too – the latter of which really furthers the laidback, trippy sound of the grooves – and which makes for one of the most unique TK albums of the time. Little Beaver plays guitar on the album – and in addition to the massive long album version of "Let's Straighten it Out", other tracks include "Ain't Nothin' You Can Do", "Put Pride Aside", "I Don't Know", "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", and "That's How It Is". CD features the bonus single version of "Let's Straighten It Out". CD

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Ramsey LewisMaiden Voyage ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the key records from the Cadet/Concept scene in late 60s Chicago – a tremendous collaboration between pianist Ramsey Lewis and arranger Charles Stepney – and the kind of record that took soul and jazz to a whole new level! Ramsey on his own is great enough at this point – but add in Stepney's touch, and the record becomes something really brilliant – a blend of soaring strings, groovy rhythms, and spaciously stepping piano lines – all held together with a tremendous amount of creative imagination! The group here features a young Maurice White on drums and Cleveland Eaton on bass – both hitting a groove that's quite different than the Ramsey Lewis Trio sound of years back, with a lot more space, a lot hipper rhythms, and just the right sort of groove to match Stepney's sophisticated touches. The piano gets a bit electric at times, but is mostly acoustic overall – and titles include a great version of Minnie Riperton's "Les Fleur", a funky version of "Mighty Quinn", and the cuts "Afro Boogaloo Twist", "Maiden Voyage", "Ode", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Only When I'm Dreaming", and "Eternal Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing. Cover was misprinted and has the back image on both sides. Cover also has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsWe Are The Imperials ... LP
End, 1959. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Incredible work from one of the greatest groups on the east coast scene at the end of the 50s – a wonderful harmony combo, but one with a hell of a lead singer too! Anthony's voice is hardly "little" here – as he belts it out with this raw soul power that's years ahead of its time – really bold on the upbeat tracks, heartbreaking on the ballads, but still able to slide back and harmonize with the Imperials at all the right moments. The album's one of the best examples of the group's genius at its height – a style that would later go onto become such a big influence on 70s groups like The Delfonics or The Stylistics – and titles include "Tears On My Pillow", "So Much", "The Diary", "Oh Yeah", "Wishful Thinking", "Two People In the World", and "What Did I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Roulette pressing in a black border cover.)

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LuluLulu/Heaven & Earth & The Stars ... CD
Chelsea/Edsel (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A pair of albums from British pop singer Lulu – one of which features a surprising collaboration with David Bowie! First up is the self-titled Lulu from 1972, a soulful set from the singer – one that's not nearly as well-known as her late 60s classics, but a record that shows that she'd really absorbed a heck of a lot of soul music influence from her work in America! The album's got strong production from Wes Farrell – never too polished, but tight enough to give the maturing singer just the right sort of support – as she puts her own touches on tunes from American rock and soul of the previous few years. Titles include a great remake of "Easy Evil", plus "Make Believe World", "A Boy Like You", "I Wish", "Could It Be Forever", "Do Right Woman", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and "Hold On To What You've Got". Heaven & Earth & The Stars is a bit of a mixed bag in terms of content – but a set that holds some great surprises too! Perhaps the greatest of these is Lulu's collaboration with David Bowie and Mick Ronson on versions of "The Man Who Sold The World" and "Watch That Man" – both pretty fantastic, and given maybe a bit more mid 70s polish than the originals, but with more than enough of Ronson's guitar to tie them strongly to the original Bowie recordings. The album also includes the great James Bond theme tune "The Man With The Golden Gun" – which is a real standout, and very much in the best legacy of Bond title tunes. Other titles include "Take Your Mama For A Ride (parts 1 & 2)", "Boy Meets Girl", "Baby I Don't Care", and "Old Fashioned Girl". CD

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✨✧ Carmen LundyThis Is Carmen Lundy ... CD
Justin Time, 2001. Used ... $8.99
An amazing record – and an instant classic that hasn't been off our stereo since we bought it! The record may well be the greatest that Carmen Lundy ever recorded – and it's one of the first in years that really lets this soulful singer really do her thing. Carmen's a lot like Dee Dee Bridgewater in that she's got an amazingly soulful approach to her music when she's right on, but often gets stuck in settings that don't ever let her open up. This album corrects mistakes of other sessions by letting Carmen have full control – writing and arranging most of the record, working with brother Curtis on production, and backed by a host of friendly players that include Curtis Lundy, Bobby Watson, Victor Lewis, Ralph Peterson, Anthony Wonsy, and Onaje Allen Gumbs. The record's an instant classic – a soulful set of jazz vocals that ranks with some of our favorite of the genre, and one that will forever put Carmen at the top of our list! No overwrought standards, no cliches, no other BS – just pure and simple jazz vocals, sung with all the potential that still lurks in the genre, yet which is rarely expressed this beautifully! Titles include "All Day All Night", "This Is The End Of A Love Affair", "Better Luck Next Time", "Now That He's Gone", "Is It Love", and "Seventh Heaven". CD

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MandreMandre ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good ... $12.99
A classic set of spacey club from Mandre – aka Andre Lewis – an artist we'd place right up there with some of the best cosmic sounds from Dexter Wansel at the time, and maybe even some of the more space-bound club artists of the European scene as well! The album's got some wonderful keyboards throughout – heard in a mostly instrumental mode on side one, save for a great track that includes vocals from Maxayn – and as the set rolls along, things get more confident, more groove-oriented, and pick up some bassier rhythms that fit in wonderfully with Mandre's overall conception! The album's got a fuzzy, trippy sound you'd hardly expect from late 70s Motown – and the whole thing's been an underground club classic for years – with cuts that include the sublime "Solar Flight (Opus I)" and "Third World Calling (Opus II)", plus "Keep Tryin", "Masked Music Man", "Wonder What I'd Do", "Money", "Dirty Love", and "Masked Marauder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyDestiny – Rare Ska Sides From Studio One ... CD
Studio One/Heartbeat, Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
Hard, hard, hard to get ska sides from Marley and the Wailers, cut for Coxsone Dodd, and most only ever issued as singles! Finally pulled from the deep Studio One vaults, this early Marley material shocases the best of both Marley and Dodd's prodigous musical talents! 19 numbers in all, including "Destiny", 'Wages Of Love", "Do YoU Feel The Same Way Too", "Your Love", "Don't Ever Leave Me", "I Need You So", "Rock Sweet Rock", "Another Dance", "I Stand Predominant", "Dance With Me", "What's New Pussycat", "Jerking Time", "Do It Right" and "White Christmas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Martha & The VandellasMartha & The Vandellas Live! ... LP
Gordy, 1967. Very Good- ... $4.99
Martha and the girls open up nicely in the live setting on this one – moving past the stock Motown modes of their famous singles, and coming across as a gutsier soul act than we might have expected! The set was recorded live at the 20 Grand club in Detroit, before a very lively crowd – and tunes include "Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone", "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things", "Do Right Woman/Respect", "Jimmy Mack", and "Love Is Like A Heat Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing with deep groove. Cover has a few small peeled spots & some tape on the back.)

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✨✧ Timothy McNealyFunky Movement ... CD
Shawn/Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The first-ever full length collection of work by the mighty Timothy McNealy – the Texas funk genius who only issued a few rare funky 45s back in the day – but has gone onto achieve legendary status over the years! McNealy's music is completely unique right from the start – funky sounds that answer to no other scene or sound at all – not James Brown, not New Orleans soul, not even Detroit or Chicago – completely unique, but every bit as mindblowing as the rest! There's almost a love of muddy production on these numbers – not that the sound is bad, but just that all the core elements seem pushed together in search of a groove – guitar messing with keyboards, basslines bumping the drums – often with the vocals somewhere down in the mix too, so that he whole thing comes out with this raw sonic blast that's really amazing! Some of Timothy's singles have been reissued over the years – but this full set by Now Again is long-overdue – and has the label's usual high quality treatment, right down to detailed notes that tell the surprisingly big tale of McNealy's time in music – much more than we ever knew before. Titles include "Sagittarius Black", "Funky Movement (parts 1 & 2)", "Will You Be There", "KC stomp", "I Am So Glad You're Mine", "Easy Easy Easy", "What Would You Do", and a very cool remake of "What's Going On". CD

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesReaching For The World ... LP
ABC, 1976. Sealed ... $2.99
A really great post-Philly International album from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – the group's first after the departure of Teddy Pendergrass, and a set that shows them hardly missing a beat! The group are still recording at Sigma Sound, with Melvin at the production helm – and they've also got that great balance between a deep-voiced lead singer (new arrival David Ebo) and the soaring harmonies of the rest of the group. Tunes are wonderfully written – the right mix of personal and political from the group's biggest years – and the album's got a really great sense of pace and timing overall, maybe even more so than previous records. Titles include "Hostage", "He Loves You And I Do Too", "Stay Together", "Sandman", "Big Singing Star", and "Reaching For The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a torn corner.)
 
 
 



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