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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 1 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
A triple-header of greatness from the Funkytown Grooves label – a well-priced set that really shows off the label's commitment to classic funk and soul! The set brings together a blend of album tracks and rare mixes – some of the best titles from the FTG reissue series of the past few years, but working together here in a 3CD set that's overflowing with grooviness! The set features a total of 41 tracks in all – and titles include "Disco Nights (12" version)" by GQ, "I Can't Fight Your Love (7" version)" by The Modulations, "Stars In Your Eyes (special disco rmx)" by Herbie Hancock, "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain (7" version)" by Billy Griffin, "Heaven Sent (12" version)" by Stanley Clarke, "Juicy Fruit (voc)" by Mtume, "Firestarter" by Tease, "Giving Myself To You (ext east coast version)" by Glenn Jones, "Anything Worth Having (7" version)" by Johnny Kemp, "Love Is Just The Game (Jellybean rmx)" by Peter Brown, "I Just Got To Have You (single version)" by Kashif, "Dazz (Dazz disco mix)" by Brick, "Grand Theft (7" mix)" by Chocolate Milk, "You" by The McCrarys, "All In The Way You Get Down (rmx)" by Ray Parker Jr & Raydio, "Encore (ext version)" by Cheryl Lynn, "Reach Out (12" mix)" by George Duke, "Show Me The Way (ext version)" by Regina Belle, "Risin To The Top (7" mix)" by Keni Burke, and "Mainline" by Black Ivory. CD

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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 3 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CDs ... Just Sold Out!
The vaults are open again, and the folks at FTG have done another amazing job of pulling together rare soul tracks from their massive catalog of reissues! FTG focus here mostly on vintage Sony/RCA material – and the 3CD package features a great mix of 70s and 80s soul – tunes that include a fair bit of classics from back in the day – some of which were hits, some that were only appreciated even more strongly in later years! There's also some remixes and single versions – and the 47 track set features titles that include "Go For It (12" version)" by Herbie Hancock, "Disco Lady (ext version with Johnnie's rap)" by Johnnie Taylor, "Love Brought Me Back (12" version)" by DJ Rogers, "In The Night" by Cheryl Lynn, "Hi How Ya Doin (7" version)" by Kenny G, "Looking Up To You (inst reprise)" by Michael Wycoff, "Between The Sheets" by The Isley Brothers, "I Know Your Hot Spot (12" version)" by Enchantment, "Going Back To My Roots (12" mix)" by Odyssey, "Release The Beast" by Breakwater, "Funkin For Jamaica" by Tom Brown, "I'm In Love (12" mix)" by Evelyn King, "Bourgie Bourgie" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Mystery Lady (ext version)" by Billy Ocean, "Lovergirl (12" dance mix)" by Teena Marie, "Let's Here It For The Boy (extended)" by Deniece Williams, "This Time I'll Be Sweeter" by Angela Bofill, "Shame (12" mix)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Sexual Healing (orig voc version)" by Marvin Gaye, "Put A Little Love On Me (long version)" by Delegation, "Take Good Care Of Yourself" by Three Degrees, "Stone In Love With You" by Johnny Mathis, "Saturday Night (7" version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, and "Got To Find My Way Back To You (12" dance mix)" by Tavares. CD

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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 5 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
A huge amount of great work from the FTG label – one of the most trustworthy soul reissues on the CD market! FTG has reissued lots of 70s and 80s classics over the past decade or so, often with lots of bonus tracks – a fair bit of which are included here, as many selections are remixes or singles, and lots more are reissued from the new versions on their CDs! This volume features a massive 46 tracks – a great deal at this price – and titles include "Love Train (ext)" by The O'Jays, "Boogie Wonderland (12" mix)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "No Limit (ext)" by Breakwater, "I Don't Know If It's Right (12" disco)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Going Back To My Roots (single)" by Odyssey, "The Sweetest Pain" by Dexter Wansel, "Strut Your Funky Stuff (UK 12" rmx)" by Frantique, "You Know How To Love Me (edit)" by Phyllis Hyman, "This Is It (12" mix)" by Dan Hartman, "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis, "Break Your Promise" by The Delfonics, "Stir It Up (single)" by Johnny Nash, "Disco Lady (single)" by Johnny Taylor, "Free (single)" by Denice Williams, "Let's Try Again (ext)" by Surface, "Go On & Cry (7" edit)" by Bloodstone, "Who's Getting It Now (12" version)" by Chocolate Milk, "Can You Feel My Love" by Khemistry, "Get Loose (12" mix)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Keep It Coming" by The Jones Girls, and "Can I Be With You Tonight (12" mix)" by Steven & Sterling. CD

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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 6 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
The vaults are open again, and the folks at FTG have done another amazing job of pulling together rare soul tracks from their massive catalog of reissues! FTG focus here mostly on vintage Sony/RCA material – and the 3CD package features a great mix of 70s and 80s soul – tunes that include a fair bit of classics from back in the day – some of which were hits, some that were only appreciated even more strongly in later years! 3CD set features 39 tracks in all – and titles include "I Love Music (Tom Moulton mix)" by The O'Jays, "Get Away (12" version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Zulu (12" version)" by The Quick, "On Target (12" mix)" by Jones Girls, "Groovin You (7" mix)" by Harvey Mason, "Lay It On Me" by Heatwave, "Dancin" by Grey & Hanks, "I'm In Love (single)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Love Zone (ext)" by Billy Ocean, "Buttercup (rmx)" by Carl Anderson, "Finesse (rmx)" by Glenn Jones, "We Go A Long Way Back (12" mix)" by Bloodstone, "Penny For Your Thoughts (single)" by Tavares, "COD" by Mtume, "Nothing Like A Slow Dance" by Skool Boyz, "Programmed For Love (12" ext)" by Roy Ayers, "It's Over Now (special version)" by Luther Vandross, "Sanctified Lady (ext)" by Marvin Gaye, "Stop To Love (special version)" by Luther Vandross, "Jack Your Body (club your body)" by JM Silk, "So Many Tears (cool mix)" by Regina Belle, "Cry Of The Lonely (club house mix)" by JM Silk, "Happy (12" rmx)" by Surface, and "Star Search (Shep Pettibone mix)" by Mico Wave. CD

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✨✧ VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 2 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of great work from the FTG label – one of the most trustworthy soul reissues on the CD market! FTG has reissued lots of 70s and 80s classics over the past decade or so, often with lots of bonus tracks – a fair bit of which are included here, as many selections are remixes or singles, and lots more are reissued from the new versions on their CDs! The 3CD set features 48 tracks in all – a hell of a deal – and titles include "Sugar Free (DEO radio rmx)" by Juicy, "Your Personal Touch (dance version)" by Evelyn King, "Closer Than Friends (12" version)" by Surface, "Automatic (12" rmx)" by The Pointer Sisters, "Use It Up Wear It Out (edit)" by Odyssey, "I'm So Excited (ext version)" by The Pointer Sisters, "Let's Groove (special rmx holiday version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Give It Up (12" version)" by KC & The Sunshine Band, "Rockit (12" version)" by Herbie Hancock, "Slip N Slide (7" version)" by Roy Ayers, "Betcha By Golly Wow (7" version)" by Norman Connors, "I Do Love You (7" version)" by GQ, "Begin The Beguine (disco version)" by Johnny Mathis, "Gangsters Of The Groove (UK 12")" by Heatwave, "This Is It (12" version)" by Melba Moore, "Rock The Boat" by Hues Corporation, "Insatiable Woman (12" version)" by Isley Jasper Isley, "You Are My Everything (ext version)" by Surface, "No One In The World (alt version)" by Dionne Warick, "Help Yourself To My Love (12" version)" by Kashif, and "Hi How Ya Doin (gravity mix)" by Kenny G. CD

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✨✧ VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 4 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A triple-header of greatness from the Funkytown Grooves label – a well-priced set that really shows off the label's commitment to classic funk and soul! The set brings together a blend of album tracks and rare mixes – some of the best titles from the FTG reissue series of the past few years, but working together here in a 3CD set that's overflowing with grooviness! This volume features 45 tracks in all – and titles include "Fidelity (12" version)" by Cheryl Lynn, "Stone Love" by Kashif, "Crazy (single)" by The Manhattans, "Take A Chance (12" version)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Stay Here With Me (12" version)" by Evan Rogers, "Here & Now" by Luther Vandross, "Runner (7" version)" by James Williams, "Lovey Dovey (long version)" by Tony Terry, "My Life Is Waiting (alt voc mix)" by Marvin Gaye, "I Wantcha Back" by Delegation, "Can You Find The Time" by Champaign, "Too Hot To Handle (single)" by Heatwave, "Let Me Talk (12" long version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "The Groove" by Rodney Franklin, "This Place Hotel (single)" by The Jacksons, "Save The Overtime (12" mix)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "I Know (ext dance)" by Philip Bailey, "Rockit (12" mix)" by Herbie Hancock, "Birthday (12" mix)" by Heatwave, "Heartache No 9 (special remix)" by Delegation, and "Got To Be Real (US single mix)" by Cheryl Lynn. CD
 
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Choice FourOn Top Of Clear (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Maybe the best of their mid 70s records for RCA, in a similar style tp a lot of other East Coast groups from the time who had bigger hits and more mainstream popularity, even if few of their peers were truly as wonderful as the mighty Choice Four! On Top Of Clear is a close to perfect mix of uptempo cuts and ballads, with some of the sweetest lead and harmony vocals of the 70s! Van McCoy arranged and produced, and titles includes their single "Hey, What's That Dance You're Doing (Tom Moulton Mix)", "Two Different Worlds", "Mysterious Lady (Tom Moulton Mix)", "Beautiful Glow", "Come Down To Earth", and "Everybody's Got A Story". 4 bonus tracks on the FTG Soul & Funk Classics edition – "A Time For Celebration" (short version and long version), plus the great, longer 12" versions of "Two Different Worlds" and "Come Down To Earth". CD

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Tyrone DavisCan't You Tell It's Me ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Fantastic mellow soul from Tyrone Davis – a great reminder that his vocals were still some of the burningest in 70s soul – sounding especially great in a record like this! Side one of the album's especially great – an all-mellow side that almost acts like some mini-suite of love songs, with a slinky, sexy, late nite sound! Side two picks up the groove a bit, but never too much – and Davis' warmly crackling vocals come through with a tremendous amount of feeling, even amidst clubby rhythms. Leo Graham produced, and arrangements are by Tom Tom, Gil Askey, and James Mack – on tracks that include "Can't You Tell It's Me", "Be With Me", "Heart Failure", "Burnin Up", "Love You Forever", and "Really Gonna Miss You". CD

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Tyrone DavisEverything In Place (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Great work from Tyrone Davis' under-recognized years at Columbia Records – a wonderful set of mature modern soul numbers that really let the singer find a whole new groove! The whole thing's nicely free of any sort of commercial overtones – and instead, the album has Davis really spinning out this rich, warm groove – arranged throughout by James Mack, who brings in a perfect Chicago balance of soul and sophistication – elements that many of Tyrone's contemporaries cooked up in the past, but hardly did this well at the time! And Davis' vocals somehow seem better than ever – more expressive in more ways, but never overtone – really illustrating that path that deep soul took to the Windy City, while changing up its sound in the process. Titles include a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", plus "Just My Luck", "I Won't Let Go", "You're Heaven Sent", "You Made Me Beautiful", and "Let's Be Closer Together". CD features a bonus 7" mix of "Just My Love". CD
Also available Everything In Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 9.99

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Tyrone DavisI Can't Go On This Way ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A late 70s gem from Tyrone's years on Columbia Records – one that shows both sides of his talents for the label! The set starts out with an extended clubby groover called "Get On Up (Disco)" – a bumping sort of number that's clearly trying to push him into Johnnie Taylor territory, and which comes off surprisingly well. But even better are the rest of the tracks on the set – which update Tyrone's older Brunswick sound with a smoother, more sophisticated sort of style – still recorded in Chicago, and with some southern soul traces – but usually done in a warmer midtempo groove, with excellent lead vocals and great backing from The Haywood Sisters. Titles include "It's You It's You", "Bunky", "All I Ever Need", "I Can't Go On This Way", and "Can't Help But Say". CD

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DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly Groove/FTG, 1968. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". 5 bonus tracks: "Can't Get Over Losing You" (7" version), You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine" (7" version plus a version w/intro), "Loving Him" and "Funny Feeling". CD
Also available La La Means I Love You ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ DelfonicsTell Me This Is A Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly Groove/FTG, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The Delfonics just kept on getting better and better! The longer the group recorded, the more they picked up this strange spacey quality that pushed them past some of their contemporaries of the early 70s. And on an album like this, they prove that they're way more than just Thom Bell puppets by showing that they have a rich talent for a wide variety of complicated arrangements that really push the vocal group sound of the 70s. They take many stylistic risks, coming up with really sinister new harmonies, and always managing to stay clear of the cliches that buried some of their mates on the charts. Bell still arranges some of the material, but the record also features work by Norman Harris and Caldwell MacMillan, who did the real genius work on the record. This masterpiece includes the sublime "Hey, Love", plus "Walk Right Up to the Sun", "I'm A Man", "Too Late", "Love You Till I Die", "Looking for a Girl", and "Round & Round". CD features bonus tracks – 7" versions of the tracks "Think It Over", "Don't Throw It All Away", "Baby I Miss You", and "I Don't Care What People Think". CD
Also available Tell Me This Is A Dream ... LP 19.99

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GlassIntroducing Glass ... CD
HCRC/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The groove here is a lot less fragile than glass – a hard, sharp set of rhythms that's pretty darn heavy on 80s keyboards too! The group have a sound that's almost a distillation of mainstream soul of the Kleeer generation – taken into more stripped-down indie modes that come off with plenty of charm – lots of sweet beats and bassline bits – and a few cool moogy parts too! The group's fronted by John Williams, who wrote, produced, and handles all the lead vocals – but on most tracks he's kind of buried amidst all the electronics and flanged-out production – which we like a lot. Includes the single "Bedrok", plus "Stomp", "You Are The One", "Strung Out By Your Love", and "Pretty Little Thing". CD

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✨✧ Leon HaywoodIntimate (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1976. Used ... $8.99
An intimate record from Leon Haywood, but one that's still got his sense of groove nicely in place – at a level that has the singer really warming up to a new sort of modern soul style in the process! There's still some of the elements of Haywood's earlier records in place – but overall, Leon's pushing forward into more mature soul territory – a mode that's getting him out of the west coast underground, and which should have made this set a lasting 70s classic. Leon handled all the arrangements himself, but also gets some badass assistance on strings from Gene Page – whose sense of sophistication really sharpens up the focus of the record – and titles include "Let's Get It On", "Strokin", "Dream Dream", "Let Me Make It Good To You", and a remake of Leon's classic, "It's Got To Be Mellow". CD

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✨✧ IngramNight Stalkers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mirage/FTG, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Wonderful work from Ingram – an incredibly talented soul family who'd spent more than enough time woodshedding in earlier years, and emerged to become one of the strongest mainstream acts of the 80s scene! There's a solid feel here that goes way beyond commercial soul – a great way with some of the gentler tunes, pointing back to a Philly Soul legacy with ballads – and a hip way with the upbeat numbers, which carefully avoid some of the clunkier 80s soul modes of the period. James, butch, William, John, and Robert Ingram all had a hand in writing the tunes – and titles include "With You", "When You're Hot You're Hot", "Just For You", "Fantasy", and "I Like It". CD has 2 bonus tracks – "With You (ext 12" mix)" and "Girl What's Going On (12" mix)". CD

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IngramWould You Like To Fly (with bonus track) ... CD
Mirage/FTG (France), 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A wicked 80s groove from the mighty Ingram Family! Ingram were one of those groups that actually got better as they got slicker – and by the time of this 1983 release, Butch, James, and William Ingram had had more than enough experience working together and with other artists to really forge a strong sophisticated soul sound. The record's a lot better than many of its group-soul contemporaries' – and it's more of an extension of a 70s harmony group style than it is a throwaway 80s group funk album. The songwriting's a notch above what you'd expect – and the overall soul component is very high. Titles include "Share A Dream", "No One", "Smoothin Groovin", "Spoken Words", and "Groovin On A Groove". CD features the bonus track "Mi Sabrina Tequana". CD

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✨✧ Isley Jasper IsleyCaravan Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1985. Used ... $9.99
A huge 80s moment for the Isley Brothers empire – a set that has Ernie and Marvin Isley stepping away from the main group with Chris Jasper – to reinvent their sound for the 80s! The record still has all the slinky soul and upbeat funk of the Isley material from the late 70s – but also pushes the groove in a slightly different way – often using leaner arrangements that are focused on beats, basslines, and keyboards – which only seem to make the warm vocals of the trio sound even more seductive in the end! There's that subtle sense of majesty that the group always had in their music at their height – an influence that might well come from the presence of Jasper – and the album's noteworthy for the wonderful "Caravan Of Love", a soulful spiritual tune that's kind of to 80s soul what The Impressions "People Get Ready" was to 60s soul! The album's got a good mellow harmony sound, and other titles include "Liberation", "I Can Hardly Wait", "Insatiable Woman", and "If You Believe In Love". CD features bonus tracks – "Caravan Of Love (ext single mix)" and "Insatiable Woman (12" version)". CD
Also available Caravan Of Love ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Louis JohnsonEvolution (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A Johnson Brother, working alone – but in some bassy territory that's right up there with his more famous material! The best cuts here have that jazzy, jaunty undercurrent that made the Brothers Johnson sparkle right from the start – a sound that's hard to describe in words, but which is completely charming on record – and which really makes Johnson-styled grooves stand out from the rest! Other numbers bring in the beats a bit more, and turn up the guitars – showcasing perhaps a bit more of Louis' ego in the music, which is no surprise for a solo set like this – and guest vocals are by Denise Wise, and Tony Haynes – the latter of whom delivers a rap on the cut "Midnight". Other numbers include "Our Love", "Might As Well Make Love", "I Tried", "A Touch Of Class", "I Wanna Take You Away", and "Your Vain & Shallow Love". CD also features the bonus cut "Kinky (extended 12" mix)". CD

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Margie JosephKnockout (with bonus tracks) ... CD
HCRC/FTG, 1982. Used ... $6.99
The rare early 80s club soul set from Margie Joseph – kind of an bubbling, synth and programming era departure of the stunning female southern soul singer! The groove is definitely a left turn for Margie, but it's endearing modern club soul – with the dancefloor gem "Knockout" and others like it, plus more laidback gems that more of a showcase for incredible voice – which is still soaring and beautiful at this point! Titles include "Knockout" (special mix), "Moove To The Groove", "Gonna Get You", "Give It To Me", "Pull The Shade", "The One You Can Trust" and more – plus 3 bonus tracks: a re-edit and an extended mix of "Knockout" plus a previously unreleased remix of "Moove To The Groove". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie KendricksSomething More (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A stunner of a solo album from Eddie Kendricks – a set that has the singer stepping quite far from Motown, and working with east coast indie soul wizard Patrick Adams – a genius on both the albums groovers and ballads! Despite the late 70s date of the record, the vibe here is more like that sort of magic that Adams made during the earliest years of disco – similar to his best work with Black Ivory – as he really allows Eddie to sound heartbreakingly personal, even when the instrumentation is tight – maybe making for the best showcase his vocals had in years, and reminding us how great he can be when he's in the right setting. Things are never too smooth, and the balance of the album is perfect – on titles that include "I Just Want To Be The Only One In Your Life", "I Never Used To Dance", "Pleasure Man", "Your Love Has Been So Good To Me", and "I Can't Let You Walk Away". CD features bonus tracks – 7" single versions of "I Just Want To Be The Only One In Your Life", "I Never Used To Dance", "Your Love Has Been So Good To Me", and "I Can't Let You Walk Away". CD

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Surface2nd Wave (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1988. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
Great waves of sound here from Surface – a set that has the trio sounding even tighter and more fluid than ever – perfectly blending midtempo rhythms with their warm and sweet harmony vocals! The vibe's a bit classier than the usual mellow soul of the time – almost with a jazzy sensibility, although served up in subtle ways – and in a way, there's a vision here that seems to set the tone for some of the group soul to come in the 90s. Titles include the huge "Shower Me With Your Love" – plus "Closer Than Friends", "I Missed", "Hold On To Love", "Where's That Girl At", and "You Are My Everything". CD features bonus tracks – "I Missed (12" version)", "Shower Me With Your Love (inst)", "Closer Than Friends (12" jazz version)", "You Are My Everything (ext)", "I Missed (acappella)", "Closer Than Friends (12" version)", "You Are My Everything (Pic's jazz version)", and "I Missed (dub)". CD

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TawathaWelcome To My Dream ... CD
Epic/FTG, Mid 80s. Used ... $11.99
A great side chapter to the legendary Mtume run on Epic Records – an album that features his singer Tawatha as the leading act, but still getting full production support from James Mtume and his band! The set's a great twist on the Juicy Fruit groove – a bit more laidback and intimate, but still with all the classy 80s soul elements that Mtume did so well – that great sound schooled in Philly jazz, taken to more modern moments by the time of his Epic years – perfectly put together, but never in a way that's too commercial or cliched! Titles include "Did I Dream You", "Love Goes Higher", "Welcome To My Dream", "Are You Serious", "More Than Before", "The Waiting's Over", "Thigh Ride", and "No More Tears". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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TymesTurning Point (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
A sweet set of tracks from The Tymes – a great turning point in their career, and a record that's maybe their strongest from the RCA years! By the time of the set, the group was really rolling along – fitted with 2 new female members, and coming together with a harmonic strength that shows their many years in recording – carried off here by some nice Philly mainstream touches, courtesy of arranger Richie Rome! George Williams' lead vocals are only slightly out front in the set, making it mostly a real group effort – and titles include "The Reader", "Traces Of You", "It's So Good To Be Waking Up With You", "Love's Illusion", "All You Ever Wanted To Know About", "Savannah Sunny Sunday", "Need You & Your Kind Of Loving", and "That's The Breaks Of Love". CD features two bonus tracks too – 7" mixes of "Savannah Sunny Sunday" and "Need You & Your Kind Of Loving". CD

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✨✧ Cool NotesHave A Good Forever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
80s R&B from UK combo The Cool Notes – their '85 album Have A Good Forever – with a shiny clean club soul and a sometimes fusiony groove – underneath sweet male & female vocals! The fact that the Cool Notes were a bonafide band, with earlier roots in more of a Lovers Rock inspired style, gives this one a shiny gold star as far as 80s grooves go – there's a warmth that goes beyond the more mechanized club soul of the period, and the tunes are sweet! Titles include "Look What You've Done To Me", "My Love Is Hot", "Why Not", "Come On Back To Me", "Have A Good Forever", "Spend The Night", "You're Never Too Young", "All I Wanna Do", "I Love You" and "In Your Car". CD includes 4 bonus tracks, including "Natural Energy", "I Forgot" (12" version) and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsDance Of Magic/Dark Of Light ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Righteous early jazz work from Norman Connors – a pair of albums back to back on a single CD! Dance Of Magic is a landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his smoother soul recordings at this point, and coming out of a righteous jazz background that included work with Marion Brown and Archie Shepp. For this initial set, Norman's in incredible company – working with players that include Herbie Hancock on both electric and acoustic keys, plus Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Gary Bartz and Carlos Garnett on saxes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Billy Hart and Airto on percussion – plus a chorus of vocalists on the album's mighty title cut! Tracks are all long, spiritual, and freely exploratory – but never in a style that goes too far outside, or that forgets the joy and love that can spring forth in a forward-thinking session like this one! Titles include "Dance Of Magic", "Give The Drummer Some", "Morning Change", and "Blue". Dark Of Light is a sensational bit of righteous soul jazz – right up there with the best work on Strata East and Black Jazz from the time! The sound here is full, soulful, and spiritual – as Connors heads up a large ensemble that includes luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Carlos Garnett, Buster Williams, and Dee Dee Bridgewater – all working together in a formation that's free spirited, yet tightly unified – often at a level that's even stronger than their own recordings! The album mixes a few longer tracks with shorter numbers – in a mode that reminds us a lot of Garnett's classic Black Love album – and titles include "Song For Rosa", "Black Lightnin", "Dark Of Light", "Butterfly Dreams", and "Laughter". CD
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✨✧ Melba MooreNever Say Never (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Melba Moore at the height of her 80s powers – stepping out here with help from Kashif, who sings a bit and plays keyboards – along with Paul Lawrence Jones, whose keys also shine brightly on the set! There's a nicely jazzy undercurrent to some of the best numbers – that flowing 80s groove style that's never too overdone, and which does a good job of reigning in some of Melba's too-commercial tendencies – and the quality of the record is a great example of the way that Moore could hold things together, even when reaching for a larger audience. Titles include "Lean On Me", "Lovin Touch", "Never Say Never", "Love Me Right", "Keepin My Lover Satisfied", and "Got To Have Your Love". CD also features a bonus track – "Love Me Right (ext rmx)". CD
 
 
 



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