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✨✧ Dells & DramaticsDells Vs The Dramatics ... LP
Cadet, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The Dells meet the Dramatics in this nice set of tracks that sound more like the Dramatics' stuff on Volt than it does the Dells' stuff on Cadet (even though the LP is on that label). The tracks are mostly sung by the groups separately – with the Dells singing "I Wish It Was Me You Loved", "Playin The Love Game", and "Strung Out Over You"; and the Dramatics singing "Tune Up", "Door To Your Heart", and "Choosing Up On You". But both groups join together, and sing two tracks – "Love Is Missing From Our Lives" and "I'm In Love". Nice gatefold package, with a cool Jack Davis basketball drawing on the cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a name in pen.)

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Dramatics10 1/2 ... LP
MCA, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The Dramatics hit an 80s groove mood here – and as on their clubbier sides from the end of the 70s, the vocals are still wonderful – and more than anything, the set's a strong soul-based set that still has the group at the top of their game! Ballads actually sparkle the best here – and showcase that wonderfully full mode that was the best side of The Dramatics harmonies – but the uptempo tunes are good, and have breakout moments that sparkle nicely. Production is by Ron Banks and LJ Reynolds, but Don Davis still oversees the whole thing – and titles include "It Ain't Rainin", "Wecome Back Home", "Love Is Here", "Be With The One You Love", and "Music Is The Peoples Choice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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✨✧ DramaticsBest Of The Dramatics (Fantasy pressing) ... LP
Volt/Fantasy, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $2.99
A killer collection of work by The Dramatics – featuring their greatest tracks from the early Stax years – seminal work that helped redefine the group soul sound of the 70s! There's a great blend of southern and east coast harmony modes here – and the package is filled with the group's best moments from their Stax/Volt albums – mostly from the first two releases. Titles include "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get", "Get Up & Get Down", "Hey You! Get Off My Mountain", "In The Rain", and "The Devil Is Dope". Who could ask for more? LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a large name in marker on both sides.)

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DramaticsDrama V (with bonus track) ... CD
ABC/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Damn great work from The Dramatics – a group who never seemed to miss at all during their massive 70s run – and one who really knew how to hold onto an edge in their vocals, and most of their grooves as well! The main maestro here is Don Davis – one of the few late 70s producers who could still balance things this well – really keeping all the strengths of the group's work for Stax/Volt, and avoiding any of the then-current tendencies to go for easy chart or dancefloor play – a mode that results in a rock-solid album that's a joy to behold with each new track! Michael Henderson helps out the group on a few cuts – and Tony Hester wrote a few tracks as well – really giving Ron Banks, LJ Reynolds, and crew some great material to work with – just the right tunes that mix sublime harmonies with a great balance of funky numbers and mellow moments. Tracks include "She's A Rainmaker", "Things Are Changing", "Treat Me Like A Man", "You're Fooling You", "Just Shopping", and "Come Out Of Your Thing". CD features a bonus track – "You're Fooling You (single mix)". CD

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DramaticsDramatic Way ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Titles include "Get It", "Givin Up My Love", "You're The Best Thing In My Life", "Loving Time", "You Promised To Be My Girl", and "How Can I Be Sure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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DramaticsDramatically Yours ... LP
Volt, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
We've got to admit that we're such big fans of the first two albums by the Dramatics that we're always hard pressed to love any other albums of theirs as much – but this one's still a strong effort that retains many of the best elements of the earlier records, particularly the mellow soul side of the group. Arrangements are by Jimmy Roach and Wade Marcus, and the record's got a sweet Detroit harmony sound on nearly all the cuts – handled in a way that's not nearly as baroque as before, with the kind of tightness that you might hear from The Manhattans during the same period. Titles include "And I Panicked", "I Made Myself Lonely", "Toast To The Fool", "You've Got Me Going Through A Thing", and "It's So Hard Trying To Get Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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DramaticsWhatcha See Is Whatcha Get (2nd cover) ... LP
Stax, 1971. Very Good ... $14.99
A fantastic album by The Dramatics – with a harder funkier sound than you'll find on most of their other records of the time – a gritty gem from the group's early years, and a record that really deserves its placement on the Stax label! The record has the group moving into a post-Temptations style of righteous soul – grooving hard with a really heavy bottom on funky numbers like "Get Up and Get Down" and "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get", and even dropping a bit of a drug reference on the cut "Marry Don't Cha Wanna" – one of those messed-up lyric numbers we'd expect from a Latin Soul group! But the album's also got a sweet side too – as it features the amazing ballad cut "In The Rain", which has some of the most amazing production you'll ever find on the Stax label – harmony work that rivals the greatness of the east coast scene of the time. Other tracks include "Gimme Some", "Thank You For Your Love", and "Hot Pants In The Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ DramaticsBe My Girl – Their Greatest Love Songs ... CD
Hip-O, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ DramaticsDrama V (with bonus track) ... CD
ABC/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn great work from The Dramatics – a group who never seemed to miss at all during their massive 70s run – and one who really knew how to hold onto an edge in their vocals, and most of their grooves as well! The main maestro here is Don Davis – one of the few late 70s producers who could still balance things this well – really keeping all the strengths of the group's work for Stax/Volt, and avoiding any of the then-current tendencies to go for easy chart or dancefloor play – a mode that results in a rock-solid album that's a joy to behold with each new track! Michael Henderson helps out the group on a few cuts – and Tony Hester wrote a few tracks as well – really giving Ron Banks, LJ Reynolds, and crew some great material to work with – just the right tunes that mix sublime harmonies with a great balance of funky numbers and mellow moments. Tracks include "She's A Rainmaker", "Things Are Changing", "Treat Me Like A Man", "You're Fooling You", "Just Shopping", and "Come Out Of Your Thing". CD features a bonus track – "You're Fooling You (single mix)". CD
Also available Drama V (with bonus track) ... CD 11.99
 
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DellsNew Beginnings ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
This Dells LP was cut around the time ABC was having some great luck with the Detroit soul of The Dramatics – so they brought the Dells over to Detroit to record, with production work by the likes of Al Perkins, George Clinton, and Eli Fontaine. The tunes have a smoother approach than the group's work at Chess/Cadet – but their vocals are still top notch, with that raspy soul quality that has made them sound consistently strong over the years, no matter what the setting. Includes versions of Clinton's "I Just Wanna Testify" and "All Your Goodies Are Gone" – plus the tracks "Cherish", "Tripped, Slipped, Stumbled & Fell". Lots of nice ballads! LP, Vinyl record album

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EnchantmentOnce Upon A Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $21.99
Soaring soul from Enchantment – one of the smoothest groups of their generation, and an outfit who could sound equally great on the dancefloor or for more laidback listening! The harmonies here are really great – stepping out strongly, and often breaking with an extra effort that almost seems gospel-inspired, but without the cliches that usually mar work of that orientation. Production and arrangements are by Michael Stokes, and very good throughout – full, but stepping back nicely on the more intimate numbers – so that the voices dominate beautifully, and really send home the tunes – in a way that's almost like that great turn The Dramatics took in their post-Stax years. Titles include "Up Higher", "Angel Of My Life", "Silly Love Song", "You Must Be An Angel", "If You're Ready", "Sunny Shine Feeling", "It's You That I Need", and "You're The One". CD features bonus tracks – original single versions of "It's You That I Need" and "If You're Ready". CD

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EnchantmentSoft Lights Sweet Music (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1980. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The only RCA album from Enchantment – and a great little set that has the group stretching out from their earlier records on United Artists! The groove here is still awash in the great harmonies we've always loved from the group – and production is by Don Davis, who always has a great ear for preserving the core soul of any act like this – while also helping them focus their sound as well! The mix is quite similar to excellent work Don did with the Dramatics at the end of the 70s – and Enchantment really benefit with a similar ear for a bouncy groove, and that great Davis way of knowing just the right point when to slow things down on an album, too. Titles include "Settin It Out", "I Believe In You", "Moment Of Weakness", "You & Me", "I Can't Be The One", "Soft Lights Sweet Music", and "I Can't Fake It". CD features a bonus 12" mix of "Settin It Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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ExportationsMeet The Exportations ... LP
United Artists, 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The Exportations seem to have only popped up for this one album, but they've got a solid harmony soul sound that's right up there with the best groups of the 70s – and which in fact feels a lot more like indie work from the early part of the decade than you'd guess from their placement on United Artists, and the 1978 date of this LP. They appear to be a Detroit group, and they've got a great talent for mixing the rough and the smooth – in the manner of The Dramatics best work of the time. Titles include "Main Ingredient", "You've Been A Long Time Coming", "Kiss Me Love", "Strange Sensations", and "Music". Great harmony soul – and a record you'll treasure as much as any indie session of its type! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and a cut corner.)

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David RuffinSo Soon We Change ... LP
Warner, 1979. Sealed ... $6.99
Warm and wonderful soul from David Ruffin – key proof that the singer could keep on going strong, long after his earlier fame at Motown! The record's got a new sense of sophistication that really breaks David into new territory – a style that's nicely different than the backings Ruffin got from Van McCoy in his later Motown years – and which opens up a more mature sound, courtesy of producer Don Davis – who's casting Ruffin in the same blend of rough and smooth that worked so well for The Dramatics! There's a sophistication here that's completely sublime – a sound that's right up there with Leroy Hutson or Leon Ware – and most tunes hit a mellow or midtempo mode that's totally great! Tracks include "Chain On The Brain", "Break My Heart", "Morning Sun Looks Blue", "Let Your Love Rain Down On Me", "So Soon We Change", and "Sexy Dancer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout mark.)

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VariousSweet Soul Music – The Stax Groups ... LP
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great little set that focuses on the group soul recordings from the Stax/Volt label – a format that wasn't explored that strongly in the early years of the company, but really grew to prominence as the years went on! Despite the title, not all the work here is in the southern soul mode you might expect – and the collection features plenty of numbers that rival the greatness of east coast harmony soul of the time, plus some other rare bits that are beyond description! Many numbers here are relatively obscure – and the 13 track collection features singles that include "Since I've Been In Love" by The Dramatics, "The Echo" by The Epsilons , "All Because Of You" by The Limitations , "Since I Fell For You" by The Lords , "Mannish Boy" and "Too Much Going On To Say Goodbye" by The Newcomers, "Which Way" and "Anyone Can" by The Leaders, "I Love You, You Love Me" by The Temprees, "Let Me Repair Your Heart" by The Mad Lads, "Peaceful Journey" by Fat Larry's Band, and "I'll Be Your Anything" by Ollie & The Nightingales. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cut Chemist/MadlibBunky's Pick (7 Minutes & 48 Seconds Of Funk)/6 Variations Of In The Rain ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2001. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky mad work from Cut Chemist and Madlib – with a sound that's right off of a classic funky 45, filtered through a South Bronx soundsystem! "6 Variations Of In The Rain" is based around Billy Wooten's famous jazz vibes version of The Dramatics cut "In The Rain" – and it takes the tune, turns it around, opens it up, and creates this amazing long tapestry of beats and vibes! "Bunky's Pick" picks its title from the star on the old singles produced by Bill Bunky Sheppard – and it mixes together drum breaks with a classic sound, creating seven minutes and forty eight seconds of heavy funky breaks! Ground breaking stuff – and another feather in the cap of the soon-to-be-legendary Stones Throw label! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ DellsWe Got To Get Our Thing Together ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big move to Mercury for the Dells, after a pretty successful run at Cadet in the late 60s and early 70s – but the group's still in fine form vocal-wise, and on many of these they're still working with the great Don Davis, who gave the band a strong 70s soul groove, similar to his work with The Dramatics. Charles Stepney produced the great "Love Is Missing From Our Lives", which features guest work by The Dramatics, and a great sound that's very much in the classic 70s group tradition. Other nice cuts include "Overnight", "We Got To Get Our Thing Together", "Thank God You're My Lady", and a version of Terry Callier's "You Don't Care". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EnchantmentSoft Lights Sweet Music ... LP
RCA, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only RCA album from Enchantment – and a great little set that has the group stretching out from their earlier records on United Artists! The groove here is still awash in the great harmonies we've always loved from the group – and production is by Don Davis, who always has a great ear for preserving the core soul of any act like this – while also helping them focus their sound as well! The mix is quite similar to excellent work Don did with the Dramatics at the end of the 70s – and Enchantment really benefit with a similar ear for a bouncy groove, and that great Davis way of knowing just the right point when to slow things down on an album, too. Titles include "Settin It Out", "I Believe In You", "Moment Of Weakness", "You & Me", "I Can't Be The One", "Soft Lights Sweet Music", and "I Can't Fake It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWattstax 2 – The Living Word ... LP
Stax, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second volume of live material recorded at Stax's legendary Wattstax concert in LA. Richard Pryor is the MC, and does a lot of comedy material, and titles include "Steal Away" and "Stop Doggin Me" by Johnny Taylor, "Lift Every Voice" by Kim Weston, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by The Dramatics, "Rolling Down A Mountainside" by Isaac Hayes, "Peace Be Still" by The Emotions, and "Can't See You When I Want To" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMainstream Modern Soul – 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Kent/Mainstream (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge array of soul tracks from the Mainstream label – an imprint that was probably best known for its jazz work of the early 70s, and as the launching pad for a few key rock groups – but one who also cut some killer soul tracks in the best New York and Philly styles of the period! Mainstream only ever issued most of its soul material as singles – 45s issued on their own label, and under the IX Chains, Brown Dog, and New Moon imprints too – spread out in an array of under-circulated, poorly-distributed releases that never fully got their due at the time – partly because much of the music was years ahead of its time! There's a groove here that reminds us of the hippest sounds from bigger labels – including Philly International or All-Platinum – with a similar blend of sweetness, honest vocal performances, and some top-shelf studio work that gives the lyrics a hell of an instrumental push, but all without ever sounding slick or commercial. The package is a much-needed look at this scattered legacy – and brings together 24 rare cuts that include "These Memories" by Almeta Lattimore, "I'm The One Who Loves You" by JG Lewis, "Come Back (part 1)" by The Fantastic Puzzles, "I Can't Give You Up" by Linda Perry, "It Ain't Like It Used To Be" by Randolph Brown & Company, "No Rebate On Love" by The Dramatics, "You're A Friend Of Mine" by Words Of Wisdom, "Satisfy My Woman" by Calvin Arnold, "Plain Out Of Luck" by Nia Johnson, "We're Not Too Young To Fall In Love" by Jackey Beavers Show, "Let The People Talk" by The Steptones, "To Whom It May Concern" by Ellerine Harding, "It's So Real" by McArthur, "Stop & Think A Minute" by Charles Beverly, and "That's The Way She Is" by Bobby Earl Williams. CD

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks Presents Stax Breaks ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky breaks from the Stax Records – the legendary Memphis label that's had as much of an influence on the sound of hip hop as any northern company! The set brings together 19 tracks that are immediately recognizable for their use in modern hip hop – all heavy funk numbers with a solid southern groove – filled to the brim with burning horns, searing guitars, rumbling bass, and heavy funky drums! Tracks on the set have been sampled over the years by the likes of Wu Tang, Brand Nubian, Dilated Peoples, De La Soul, and others – but they also stand out equally well as funky tunes on their own, whether or not you've got an ear for who used them later. Great funky southern soul all the way through – with tracks that include "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Black" by The Mar-Keys, "Tramp (inst)" by Otis & Carla Band, "Make This Young Lady Mine" by The Mad Lads, "The Devil Is Dope" by The Dramatics, "In The Hole" by The Bar-Kays, "I'll Play The Blues For You (part 1)" by Albert King, "Soul Girl" by Jeanne & The Darlings, "Itch & Scratch (part 2)" by Rufus Thomas, "Drumbeat" by Jim Ingram, "Crop Dustin" by Steve Cropper, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "Memphis Sunrise" by The Bar-Kays, "Girl I Love You" by The Temprees, and "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels. CD

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✨✧ Astors/NewcomersAstors Meet The Newcomers – Sweet Soul From Memphis ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent CD that brings together some hard to find tracks recorded by two of the few vocal groups to record for the legendary Stax label! The Astors recorded during the mid 60's, and their work has a sound that's similar to some of the classic Stax recordings during the Atlantic years, but with a feel that's a little bit rootsier. The CD includes 11 tracks by them, including "Candy", "Mystery Woman", "More Power to You", and "In the Twilight Zone". The Newcomers recorded for the label during the early 70's, but they never recorded a full album, and were lesser-known than groups that did, like the Dramatics or the Soul Children. On this CD, they lay down some tracks with a youthful, Jackson 5-type sound, and others with a more mature group soul sound. Tracks by them include "Pin The Tail On The Donkey", "The Whole World's A Picture Show", "Keep An Eye On Your Close Friends", and the great "(Too Little In Common To Be Lovers) Too Much Going On To Say Goodbye". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Mel BrownActor Of Music ... LP
ABC, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mel's a long way here from the dirty funk of earlier years – in a richly-arranged style that has some of the touches of the disco years, but which also nicely sets up Brown's vocals in a few gentler ballads that are the real winners of the set. These numbers have a honest, almost earthy feel – with a production approach that's a bit like that of The Dramatics' best mellow work on ABC at the time – and production and arrangements are by James Gadson on most of the album. Titles include "Just Living", "Restless Moments", "Martha's Place", "Call On Me", "Does Anybody Really Care", "I A Man & You A Woman", and "Actor Of Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Jeannie ReynoldsOne Wish (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Expansion (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A solid smoker from the lesser-known Jeannie Reynolds – a hell of a 70s soul singer, and one who should have been huge – especially given the rich vocals on this set! Jeannie's brother LJ Reynolds handles production this time around, and he brings in a nice sharper edge to the set – touches of funk at points, which echo a Dramatics sort of groove – and which really seem to unleash some sharper sounds in Jeannie's vocals at all the right moments. A few other tunes are warmer, and remind us of the soulful charm we discovered on Reynolds' debut – creating a great sense of balance that gives the album a lot more depth than most other Casablanca sets like this from the time! LJ and Jeannie wrote all the tracks save one – and titles include "Guide Me Well", "I Know I'll Always Be In Love With You", "Sexy Man", "I Don't Want To Be Second Best", "I'm Hooked On You", "Come My Way", and "Don't Make A Fool Of Me". CD also features four bonus tracks – "Love Don't Come Easy For Me", "Unwanted Company", "The Phone's Been Jumping All Day", and "Lay Some Lovin On Me". CD
 
 
 



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