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JuvenileFollow Me Now (clean, dirty, inst)/Back That Azz Up (dirty)/Rich Niggaz (clean)/Ghetto Children (clean) ... 12-inch
Cash Money/Universal, 1999. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Jean Michel PilcFollow Me ... CD
Dreyfus/Video Arts (Japan), 2004. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Steve SpacekFollow Me (vocal, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Eglo, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It's maybe been a bit since we last heard from Steve Spacek, but the man has lost none of his charm – and the blend of heavy beats and spacey touches remind us why we loved his sound so much in the first place! The tune's a bumping, ragged little number – slightly broken, but in the best way possible – and amazingly catchy, even with just a few key elements in the mix! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Willie BoboHell Of An Act To Follow/Bobo ... CD
Columbia/Soul Brother (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $14.99
2 late 70s gems from Willie Bobo – 1978's Hell Of An Act To Follow and 1979's Bobo – on a single CD! Hell Of An Act To Follow is really nice stuff from Willie – maybe not as hard and funky as his early 70s work, but very nice in kind of a Latin Club mode, thanks to some great production by Wayne Henderson! The album's a killer blend of funky fusion and Latin rhythms, very much in the NuYorica mode, especially at that mid 70s point when New York groups were getting a taste of a bit more production. Includes Willie's classic take on "Always There" – which is a great dancefloor jazz jammer – plus Henderson's groovy stepper "Keep that Same Old Feeling", and the tracks "Together", "Dindi", and "Pisces". Bobo is kind of a rare Columbia set from 1979 – with a mix dancefloor ready Latin, bits of fusiony funk & soul, and overall much more of vocals record than was typical for Willie – featuring Errol Knowles' doing the honors, plus a Bobo father & son duet. Really kind of an uptempo dancefloor groover from Willie overall, with a couple more laidback numbers! Includes the opener "Palos", "Comin Over To Me", "Latin Lady (Celia's Song)", "It's Over", "Set You Free", "Father And Son" and more. The Soul Brother Records CD version includes a bonus track remix of "Always There". CD

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MtumeYou, Me & He (polygamy mix)/Sweet For You & Me (monogamy mix)/It's Non-Functional ... 12-inch
Epic, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The title track of his follow up LP to Juicy Fruit (even though the labels say this is from the LP Prime Time – perhaps a pre-release title for the album), this track is considerably more downtempo, but has the same crisp electronic drums, and nice light synth melodies piano lines floating over the spare, snapped bass. In our minds, this was easily as strong a cut, and though it did well, it never seemed to break like "Juicy Fruit", which we still hear in "old school" mixes today. The tracks on the flip are just different mixes of the a-side. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ ManhattansFollow Your Heart ... LP
Solid Smoke, Mid 60s/1981. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Excellent (and out of print) compilation of the Manhattans' incredible early singles on the Carnival label. The tracks are amazing, with harmonies that will make you cry, and arrangements that will make your heart leap. This is about the only way you'll find most of this stuff on vinyl, and the set list includes 15 great ones, including "I Wanna Be (Your Everything)", "Can I", "I Bet'cha (Couldn't Love Me)", "Baby I'm Sorry", and "When We Are Made As One". Nice notes, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Amen CornerRound Amen Corner – The Complete Deram Recordings ... CD
Deram/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Sweet jangle pop from Amen Corner – one of the sunniest UK groups of the late 60s! The group checked in big with their hit "Bend Me Shape Me" – and follow through here with an equally catchy, equally groovy set of tracks – tunes that really let them move past the straighter format of a hit, and work through a whole range of excellent modes in the space of an album! There's a much more expansive style here than we'd expect – as even familiar tunes are handled with playful arrangements and offbeat instrumental flourishes – more than enough to take a core mod pop groove, and push it into some cool pop psych territory. Titles include "Expressway To Your Heart", "Good Times", "Lost & Found", "Gin House", "Something You've Got", "Judge Rumple Crassila", and "Bend Me Shape Me". CD features bonus tracks added to the original Deram album – including "The World Of Broken Hearts", "Nema", "Satisnek The Job's Worth", "Run Run Run", and "High In The Sky". CD

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Blue MagicBlue Magic/Magic Of The Blue ... CD
Atco/Playback, 1974. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99
A pair of classics from Blue Magic – brought together in a single set! First up is the self-titled Blue Magic – the start of a tremendous run from Blue Magic – easily one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s, a quintet we'd place in a rare class with heavy hitters like The Stylistics or The Moments! The album's smooth and sweet, but never slick – perfectly arranged by the great Norman Harris, who makes the vocals sound equally great on mellow tracks and uptempo numbers – setting a new Philly standard with the album, and one that few other groups could match so well! Every piece of the core 70s Philly harmony sound is in place here – from the near-perfect (but wonderfully human) vocals of the group, to the full yet subtle backings by Sigma players who include Vince Montana, Earl Young, Bobby Eli, and Harris himself – and if you've ever needed a record to prove the genius of the east coast harmony sound, this may well be it! Titles include "Look Me Up", "What's Come Over Me", "Tear It Down", "Sideshow", "Stop To Start", "Welcome To The Club", and "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely". Magic Of The Blue is pure east coast magic all the way through! The group still manage to keep the fragile quality that made their first work so great, but they've also got a wonderfully confident approach too – using arrangements from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and Vince Montana to soar with a Philly proudness that's totally great – never disco or club, but with a full, rich quality that's totally great. Tracks include their big hit "Three Ring Circus", a nice follow-up to the earlier "Sideshow", and other titles include "Let Me Be The One", "Looking For A Friend", "When Ya Coming Home", and "You Won't Have To Tell Me Goodbye". CD
Also available Blue Magic ... LP 14.99

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Blue MagicMagic Of The Blue ... LP
Atco, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
Was there ever a better harmony soul group than Blue Magic? Hearing a record like this, it's hard to think so – and the album's pure east coast magic all the way through! The group still manage to keep the fragile quality that made their first work so great, but they've also got a wonderfully confident approach too – using arrangements from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and Vince Montana to soar with a Philly proudness that's totally great – never disco or club, but with a full, rich quality that's totally great. Tracks include their big hit "Three Ring Circus", a nice follow-up to the earlier "Sideshow", and other titles include "Let Me Be The One", "Looking For A Friend", "When Ya Coming Home", and "You Won't Have To Tell Me Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownPlease Please Please ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1959. Used ... $4.99
An incredible early album from James Brown – featuring 16 raw R&B tracks culled from his early years at King – and virtually the blueprint for so many other great things to follow! "Please Please Please" was James' first big hit – and as you probably already know, it's got a sheer raw unbridled screaming sound that forever changed the face of soul music. The rest of the album's in a similar mode – and has plenty of great numbers that evoke a similar sound, including the obvious follow-up "No, No, No, No", plus "That's When I Lost My Heart", "Chonnie On Chon", "Hold My Baby's Hand", and "Tell Me What I Did Wrong". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Cee-LoCee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections ... LP
Arista, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Cee-Lo Green gits up and gets out on his own – without the heavy burden of too many guest appearances – and the result may be the best album to come out of the Dirty South in quite a while! Cee-Lo's raspy, cotton-mouthed speak & sing style has always been one of the strongest attributes of the Goodie crew, and it's great to hear it stretched out over a fully-realized LP that is worthy of his unique talents. Sweaty, deeply funky, and a bit similar to the kind of material we used to expect from the Native Tongues at their strongest, but with Cee-Lo's unmistakable Cameo inspired croon out front. Includes "Bad Mutha", "Big Ole Words (Damn), "Closet Freak", "Live (Right Now)", "El Dorado Sunrise", "A Thug's Concern", "One For The Road", "Let Him Sing If He Wants To (Break)", "Suga Baby" featuring Big Gipp and Backbone, "Gettin' Grown", "Bass Head Jazz", "Microhard" featuring Jahalla and Kirland Underwater, "Under The Influence", "(Follow Me)", "Medieval Times (Great Pretender)", "Country Love", "Awful Thing", "Maintenance Man (Break)" "Young Man (Sierra's Song)", and "Well Damn, Lo (Break)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Dream SyndicateDays Of Wine & Roses ... LP
Ruby, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The essential first album from Dream Syndicate – one of the great rock albums of it's time and the very foundation for many other great ones to follow! Moody and real, this is ranscendent stuff that ignored the rock and pop trends of the early 80s, production wise, and carried stronger influences from the likes of the Velvet Underground and Big Star – and ultimately ended up making a huge impact on the best indie rock to follow in their wake. That's a bit ironic, given that Dream Syndicate recorded for Warner, but speaks volumes for their independent spirit! Titles include "Tell Me When It's Over", "Definitely Clean", "That's What You Always Say", "Wen You Smile", "Until Lately", "The Days Of Wine And Roses" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Slash pressing.)

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Bob DylanReal Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert ... CD
Legacy, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The legendary and for the first time legitimate release of the 1966 Royal Albert Hall performance by Bob Dylan and (most of) The Band! For decades, the bootleg "Royal Albert Hall" performance, infamous for the cagey audience reaction to the newly electrified Dylan ("Judas!") did the rounds before seeing official release in the late 90s – but that concert was actually recorded at Manchester Free Trade Hall on May 17 of '66, when the actual Royal Albert Hall concert is THIS one, recorded on May 29. Same city, same dual and separate acoustic and electric setlists but equally compelling performance, in a different room – and honestly, it's great to listen and get a snapshot of a vitally evolving artist, sans the heavy historical baggage attached to the preceding set's legacy! Includes "She Belongs To Me", "Desolation Row", "Visions Of Johanna", "Just Like A Woman", "Tell Me, Momma, "Baby Let Me Follow You Down", "One Too Many Mornings", "Like A Rolling Stone" and more. CD

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Richard EvansDealing With Hard Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A sublime set of soul instrumentals – very funky work, and sort of a 70s follow-up to the Soulful Strings albums on Cadet Records from the 60s! Maestro Richard Evans is at the top of his game here – stepping out with that hip Chisoul mode he first forged at Chess, tuned here towards some even more sophisticated modes for Atlantic Records! Many of Evan's previous players are on board to make the record great – including Lennie Druss on flute, Paul Serrano on trumpet, Odell Brown on organ, and Phil Upchurch on guitar. Evans himself plays bass for the record – using a very funky bottom sound – and the set also features some wicked vibes from the legendary Billy Wooten, working away from his Nineteenth Hole group on a rare major label date! The sound is blacksploitation soundtrack, part Curtom funk – and titles include the great originals "Pie Daddy's Dream", "Wado City", "Angela My Sister", and the great "Patutu" – which was done by the Soulful Strings – plus a few nice covers like "Mercy Mercy Me" and "Ellie's Love Theme", by Isaac Hayes. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear & a promo sticker.)

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Lowell FulsomFinal Kent Years (Lowell Fulsom Now/Lovemaker/bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1978. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Two sweet slices of work from the great Lowell Fulson – plus some bonus tracks too! The set begins with late 60s recordings that made up the album Lowell Fulson Now – very nice work from Lowell Fulsom – strongly in the mode of his Tramp album for Kent, with a mix of blues and 60s soul, coming together in a sock-hard style that's much better than a lot of Fulsom's other work for other labels! Arrangements are by Rene Hall and Maxwell Davis – the latter of whom does a surprisingly great job on giving up a sharper edge than we remember in his other work. About half the set's straight blues, but the half that's not is nice and funky – including the "Tramp" follow-up "I'm A Drifter", a nice cover of "Funky Broadway", and the cut "Let's Go Get Stoned". Other titles include "Feel So Bad", "I Cried", "The Letter", "Tomorrow", and "Mellow Together". Next up is the obscure 1978 session that Lowell did for the related Big Town label – titled Lovemaker – a bit later than some of Lowell Fulsom's funk work for Kent Records – but a set that's almost more vintage overall! The album's recorded for the short-lived Big Town imprint – a late 70s venue that took older R&B artists back to the sounds of a few decades before – never too rootsy, thanks to the style of production – but with less attempt to crossover to a contemporary audience than the artists might have used on another label. There is a fair bit of heavy guitar in the 70s – a kind of post-blues revival feel that comes on loud and clear, and which sounds especially great on the title track "Lovemaker", which almost has a funky "Tramp" groove at the bottom! Other cuts include "Bending Like A Willow Tree", "Get The Cash & Let The Credit Go", "My Mind Is Trying To Leave Me Too", "When Things Go Wrong", and "I Am Not Worried". CD features detailed notes, and also includes some bonus single and unissued tracks – making for 25 titles in all! CD

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Roy C HammondMore Sex & More Soul ... CD
Mercury/Playback, 1977. New Copy ... $8.99 15.98
Classic 70s southern soul from Roy C – a brilliant follow-up to his excellent Sex & Soul album, but a great little record that more than stands on its own! Although Roy's roots are in New York City, his sound here is one that echoes strongly with the changes going on down in the Memphis, Jackson, and Miami soul scenes at the time – an approach to southern soul that still maintains the rootsiness of the vocals, yet which wraps them up in a warmer, more adult sort of mode – almost inspired by the work of Al Green, but a bit more down home. Titles include "From The Outside Looking In", "Sure Nuff In Love With You", "After Loving You", "Show Me Love, I'll Show You Pain", and "Great Great Grandson Of A Slave". CD

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Johnny HodgesSandy's Gone ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A set that has the sweet alto sax of Johnny Hodges working with great arrangements from Claus Ogerman – a mode that's a bit more groovy and 60s than some of Johnny's previous work – in a setting that offers up a nice change for his sound! Claus is in fine form here – swinging with the same style as his own instrumental records for RCA in the 60s – echoes of his German roots, especially in the use of bass at the bottom – which gives even some of the gentler tunes a nice kick we're not used to hearing in Johnny Hodges material. Johnny's got a sound that's soulful, yet sweet too – almost pop, but still very strongly rooted in jazz – on titles that include "Again", "Sandy's Gone", "Monkey Shack", "Scarlett O'Hara", "Candy's Theme", and "Follow Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has mostly split seams, a streak of marker, and some discoloration from age.)

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Whitney HoustonI Wish You Love – More From The Bodyguard ... CD
Arista/Sony, 1992/2017. New Copy ... $11.99
The Bodyguard soundtrack was one of the biggest moments ever for Whitney Houston – both on screen and on record – so it's no surprise that after all these years, Arista's found a way to make that classic even bigger – by creating this long-overdue follow-up album with plenty of bonus material! Some tracks here are rare alternate versions, some are different mixes, and some are from the film and not the full length album – and there's even a number of live tracks recorded around the same time. All material here is on CD for the first time – and the few vinyl tracks are long out of print – and titles include "I Will Always Love You (alt mix)", "I'm Every Woman (Clivilles & Cole house mix edit)", and "Jesus Loves Me (acapella)" – plus film versions of "I Have Nothing", "Run To You", "Queen Of The Night", "Jesus Loves Me", and "I Will Always Love You" – and live tracks "I Have Nothing", "Run To You", "Queen Of The Night", "I'm Every Woman", "I Will Always Love You", and "Jesus Loves Me/He's Got The Whole World In His Hands". CD

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Whitney HoustonI Wish You Love – More From The Bodyguard ... LP
Arista/Sony, 1992/2017. New Copy ... On January 26, 2018
The Bodyguard soundtrack was one of the biggest moments ever for Whitney Houston – both on screen and on record – so it's no surprise that after all these years, Arista's found a way to make that classic even bigger – by creating this long-overdue follow-up album with plenty of bonus material! Some tracks here are rare alternate versions, some are different mixes, and some are from the film and not the full length album – and there's even a number of live tracks recorded around the same time. All material here is on CD for the first time – and the few vinyl tracks are long out of print – and titles include "I Will Always Love You (alt mix)", "I'm Every Woman (Clivilles & Cole house mix edit)", and "Jesus Loves Me (acapella)" – plus film versions of "I Have Nothing", "Run To You", "Queen Of The Night", "Jesus Loves Me", and "I Will Always Love You" – and live tracks "I Have Nothing", "Run To You", "Queen Of The Night", "I'm Every Woman", "I Will Always Love You", and "Jesus Loves Me/He's Got The Whole World In His Hands". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Wish You Love – More From The Bodyguard ... CD 11.99

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Solomon Ilori & His Afro Drum EnsembleAfrican High Life ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Near Mint- ... $33.99
One of the most roosty albums on Blue Note – and a fairly straight session of African percussion tracks by Solomon Ilori and his Afro Drum Ensemble. Unlike similar albums by Art Blakey, this one lacks any strong sort of jazz component – and really just features fairly straight African tracks, with heavy percussion, and touches of highlife grooves. The record features guitar by Jay Berliner, bass by Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and flute by Hosea Taylor – plus work by Montego Joe, Garvin Masseux, Chief Bey, and Robert Crowder, who often show up on other 60s sessions of this nature. Titles include "Follow Me To Africa", "Tolani", and "Ise Oluwa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)

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ImpressionsCheck Out Your Mind/Times Have Changed ... CD
Curtom/Love Vinyl (UK), 1970/1972. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of Impressions killers – back to back on a single CD! Check Out Your Mind is righteous late 60s soul from The Impressions – the group's last album with Curtis Mayfield in the lineup! The sound here follows heavily from the Young Mods and This Is My Country years – a heavier take on the trio's soul stylings than their work over at ABC in the mid 60s – pushed into more heady political territory, yet still informed with an unmatched approach to harmony soul. Arrangements are by Riley Hampton and Gary Slabo, and they've got some great psychedelic soul touches that are a perfect precursor to Curtis Mayfield's solo work to follow on Curtom – a great groove that steps out wonderfully with an undercurrent of funk in the mix. Henry Gibson plays some great congas on the set – again hinting at the Mayfield sound to come – and titles include "Check Out Your Mind", "Madam Mary", "We Must Be In Love", "Only You", "Say You Love Me", "Turn On To Me", "Do You Wanna Win", and "You're Really Something Sadie". Times Have Changed is a post-Curtis Mayfield album by The Impressions – but one that crackles with the raw righteousness of Curtis' first few solo albums on Curtom! Mayfield's place here is held by the amazing Leroy Hutson – one of our favorite soul talents of the 70s, really sparkling here in the trio before moving onto his own run of classics for Curtom – with a vocal quality that's solidly soulful, and possibly even more progressively pointed than Curtis. Hutson helped co-arrange the album with Riley Hampton – and production is by Curtis Mayfield, who brings in all the right elements of fuzz and funk to really keep the group sounding hip. Titles include the classic peace song "Stop the War", plus "I Need To Belong To Someone", "Love Me", "Our Love Goes On & On", "This Love's for Real", and a cool cover of "Inner City Blues". CD

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Furry LewisWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 17.98
The great Furry Lewis, in exactly the kind of setting that makes him sound his best – working here in a well-recorded, but stripped-down vibe at the end of the 60s – on a record that really allows us to hear all the wonderfully unique qualities of his work on guitar! Lewis has a way of mixing strummed lines with quickly-inflected passages – really matching the energy of his vocals, which at some points are understatedly more focused than his guitar – almost hiding the complexity of his instrumentation. The set features a bit of guest washtub bass from Dewey Corley and some added guitar from Lee Baker Jr – on titles that include "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean", "Judge Boushe", "On The Road Again", "Oh Babe", "I've Got A Bird To Whistle", "Furry's Worried Blues", "If You Follow Me Babe", and "Natural born Eastman". LP, Vinyl record album
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ManhattansDedicated To You ... LP
Carnival, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the greatest indie soul albums of the 60s – a hell of a debut from The Manhattans, who were singing with an incredible style even at this early point in their career! The album cooks seriously on all burners – and features both sweet harmony numbers and more upbeat Northern-styled tracks – all of which are recorded in sublime simplicity, so that the group's vocals dominate with a near doo wop approach to the tracks – yet have a fresh 60s crackle that never sounds hokey! Titles include "Follow Your Heart", "Can I", "The Boston Monkey", "Manhattan Stomp", "Searchin For My Baby", "What's It Gonna Be", and "Teach Me The Philly Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Cover has some very light aging, but vinyl is great.)
 
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David BowieMan Who Sold The World (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Parlophone, 1972. Sealed (reissue)... $29.99
The first truly great David Bowie electric guitar album – an all-out, power-driven set of tracks played by a group that included Mick Ronson and Tony Visconti! Bowie's in prime pre-Ziggy mode here – ripping into tunes that blister with dark energy that are some of the first truly dangerous songs he ever recorded – with this strong undercurrent of mania that follows some of the darker whimsy of his earliest records – set to searing sounds that would forever help Bowie cross over to audiences who might previously have thought him an arty wimp. The set includes classics like "Saviour Machine", "The Width Of The Circle", "All The Madmen", "Black Country Rock", "The Supermen", and the title track, "The Man Who Sold The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Simply Vinyl pressing.)

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DellsFreedom Means ... CD
Cadet/Caroline (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning set from the mighty mighty Dells – a cool collaboration with the legendary arranger Charles Stepney and songwriter Terry Callier – and a record that shows just how far the group had come since their streetcorner harmony days! The vocals are incredible – that rich blend of deep notes and soaring highs that made The Dells one of the most technically amazing soul groups in the 70s – and Stepney's arrangements follow in the same mode as his work for their Dionne Warwick album, and his music for Minnie Riperton and Ramsey Lewis – with lots of groovy currents on the bottom and soaring strings on the top – sophisticated, but completely soulful too – at a level that nobody else can touch! Terry Callier wrote the original tunes "The Love We Had Stays On My Mind", "Freedom Means", "Melody Man", "Free & Easy", "Rather Be With You", and "It's All Up To You" – and the set also includes great remakes of "One Less Bell To Answer", "Make It With You", and "If You Go Away/Love Story". CD

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✨✧ Barry GraySpace 1999 ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
One of Barry Gray's greatest moments – the ultra groovy soundtrack for Space 1999, the short-lived but well-remembered mainstream sci-fi show from the 70s! The title theme has a nice bit of a dancefloor bounce to it – pre-guessing the disco-copy mode that other space soundtracks were facing in the 70s by turning out its own original hit – and other tunes in the set follow a sometimes similar mode that makes the record far funkier than you'd guess for a soundtrack of this type! Some tracks are certainly more straightforward and dramatic, but there's plenty here in that funky Brit Easy mode of the mid 70s – lots of compressed instrumentation and some slight electronic touches – and often rhythms that are a lot harder than you'd expect! Highlights include "Breakaway", "Death's Other Dominion", "Black Sun", and a reprise of the theme. LP, Vinyl record album

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Magic In ThreesAt Jody's/A Breezy Day ... 7-inch
Kings Underground, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
There's a great break at the start of "At Jody's" – the kind you'd have to search hundreds of vintage records to find – and which is also followed by some completely wonderful slow-bumping bassline and wicked wangly guitar – almost like a slow-grooving number from the Shaft soundtrack! "Breezy Day" is a great funk track too – a bit chunkier, with a vibe that almost reminds us of Three Pieces' classic album on Fantasy! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 300 copies!)

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Wilson PickettComplete Atlantic Albums Collection (10CD set) ... CD
Atlantic (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10CD ... $49.99 56.99
A treasure trove of soul from one of the greatest singers to ever work with Atlantic Records – the wicked Wilson Pickett – an artist who's career followed some of the same trajectory as Otis Redding, then took off into great new territory of its own! Like Otis, Wilson started out recording at Stax Records – then went on to work famously with Rick Hall and Fame Studios – crafting this amazingly punchy groove that was one of the greatest things to ever come out of the Muscle Shoals scene! Atlantic also had Pickett record a bit up in Philly, at the young Sigma Sound Studios – and they even handled a few New York productions with Wilson, too – all of which are collected here in a stunning package that includes 10 full albums! Each record comes on its own, in a slim LP-styled sleeve – just like a record cover – and the box features the full albums In The Midnight Hour, Exciting Wilson Pickett, Wicked Pickett, Sound Of Wilson Pickett, I'm In Love, The Midnight Mover, Hey Jude, Right On, In Philadelphia, and Don't Knock My Love – an amazing run of music in one tight package! CD

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Tom PrehnAxiom 1 & 2 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Sonet/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the rarest free jazz albums of the European 60s scene – a set that was originally intended for release by Sonet Records, pressed up in test records for the musicians, then denied release because they felt that they'd already moved past the performance! Yet in the space of over 50 years, the music still sounds remarkably fresh – an early, striking, and stunning example of the way that the European avant jazz scene was not only overtaking the American one, but also providing the kind of energy that would be a key inspiration for artists like Albert Ayler or Cecil Taylor! Pianist Tom Prehn offers up a lot of the latter here – boundless piano lines that leap forward into space with a frenzied, yet tuneful approach – followed by tremendous tenor from Frits Krogh, a player we don't know at all – but who blows powerfully and soulfully, at a level that maybe even prefaces some of John Coltrane's more outside material to come. The rest of the group features Poul Ehlers on bass and Finn Slumstrup on drums – and the album features the full "Axiom (parts 1 & 2)" performance from the Sonet album – plus a more contemplative number titled "Percussive Anticipations", recorded by the same group in 1966, and appearing here for the first time ever! CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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✨✧ Archie SheppTrue Ballads (Gold CD) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Some folks only know Archie Shepp as a hard-blowing avant player, but we're always more than happy to give him his due as a soulful interpreter of ballads – as you'll hear on a record like this, a real gem from his later years! The tunes are all familiar standards, but done the Shepp way, they really transform – used just as rough guides for Archie's openly-blown lines on tenor sax – sometimes following the melody, sometimes camped right outside it – always handled with a hell of a lot more soul than other folks who try coming up with a set like this. Other players here include John Hicks on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – and titles include "The Thrill Is Gone", "Nature Boy", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Violets For Your Furs", and "Everything Must Change". CD
(Out of print Gold CD pressing.)

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Timmy ThomasYou're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing ... LP
Glades, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A Miami soul masterpiece from start to finish – and a lesser-known record from drum machine hit maestro Timmy Thomas! The album's got the feel of Timmy's classic Why Can't We Live Together album – but the overall sound is a bit fuller and richer, with a soulfulness that grabs us right away – and holds on through the entire set! Most of the tracks have that warm percolating early drum machine undercurrent that Timmy virtually pioneered at the time – followed by some great guitar work from Willie "Little Beaver" Hale, and some vocals from Timmy that sometimes have a nice deep soul feel. The album's worth it alone for the title track "You're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing" – but the whole thing's great, and tracks include "Deep In You", "Let Me Be Your Eyes", "I've Got To See You Tonight", "One Brief Moment", "Ebony Affair", and "Deep In You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some tape remnants on the top seam.)
Also available You're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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Timmy ThomasYou're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing (with bonus track) ... CD
Glades/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A Miami soul masterpiece from start to finish – and a lesser-known record from drum machine hit maestro Timmy Thomas! The album's got the feel of Timmy's classic Why Can't We Live Together album – but the overall sound is a bit fuller and richer, with a soulfulness that grabs us right away – and holds on through the entire set! Most of the tracks have that warm percolating early drum machine undercurrent that Timmy virtually pioneered at the time – followed by some great guitar work from Willie "Little Beaver" Hale, and some vocals from Timmy that sometimes have a nice deep soul feel. The album's worth it alone for the title track "You're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing" – but the whole thing's great, and tracks include "Deep In You", "Let Me Be Your Eyes", "I've Got To See You Tonight", "One Brief Moment", "Ebony Affair", and "Deep In You". Features the bonus track "Sexy Woman". CD
Also available You're The Song I've Always Wanted To Sing ... LP 14.99

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David T WalkerDavid T Walker ... LP
Ode, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Sublime grooves from studio guitar genius David T Walker – an album that's a perfect summation of the laidback, yet all-there sound he crafted for so many other artists over the years – finally cast out in the lead, and set up in a sweet set of larger soul instrumental backings! The style's a bit like the Kudu Records mode of the time – with a core instrumentalists grooving out over a larger ensemble – but the overall focus is a bit less jazz, and more in a soul instrumental mode – one that follows the melodies nicely, yet still has Walker bringing in some great chromatic touches on his hollow body electric. There's a similarity here to the sound of O'Donel Levy on Groove Merchant, although a bit tighter overall – and other musicians on the set include Joe Sample on keyboards, Billy Preston on organ, and Paul Humphrey on drums. Titles include "Never Can Say Goodbye", "I've Never Had The Pleasure", "The Real T", "I Want To Talk To You", "Hot Fun In The Summertime", and "What's Going On". LP, Vinyl record album

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ZappZapp ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The classic first album by this legendary funky combo – a group who not only went onto change the sound of funk in the 80s, but also went onto have a huge impact on generations of hip hop as well! The album burns from the very first note – the wicked snapping funk of "More Bounce To The Ounce" – a tune that became the blueprint for a generation, and still sounds way better than the millions of copycat attempts that came out over the years! The record follows with some equally wicked bass/keyboard cuts – often with plenty of electro production touches too – thanks to sweeeet work in the studio from Bootsy Collins and Roger Troutman. Bootsy's presence is key, too – as the set kind of strips down the ensemble P-Funk vibe of the generation before – going for a lean, clean groove that's held up beautifully over the years! In addition to "More Bounce To The Ounce", the record also features the mellow steppers cut "Be Alright", which has a wonderful hook, and a great compressed modern soul sound – and other tracks include "Funky Bounce", "Freedom", and "Brand New Pplayer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousPsyche France Vol 3 – 1960 to 1970 (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Warner (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
Fantastic French funk and psych – a very cool collection that goes way past the obvious hits of the 60s – to bring together some of the trippier tracks of the time! Despite the date range in the title, there's also some cuts here from the early 70s – the kind of wild numbers from a time when France was really breaking from some of the more familiar paths followed by American and British psych acts – as you'll hear on the set. There's loads here we'd never heard before – and titles include "Bungalow" by Triangle, "Mon Chameau" by Les Masters, "La Route" by Guy Skornik, "Wendy" by Rado Testen, "Elle Etait Belle" by Komintern, "La Petite Difference" by Jacques Filh, "L'Air Que Je Chante" by Papillon, "Les Aiguelles Du Temps" by Philippe Farre, "Rituel De Guerre" by Igor Wakhevitch, and "La Dame Deu" by Michel Zacha. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1600 copies.)

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✨✧ Evan Parker/Derek Bailey/Han BenninkTopography Of The Lungs (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Incus/PSI (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album in the British avant garde – the first set ever issued on Incus Records, and a monumental set of improvisations between Evan Parker on saxes, Hank Bennink on percussion, and Derek Bailey on guitar! The album followed from some great energy on the British scene of the previous few years – but went onto set the tone for countless other improvisations in years to come – especially in the way that Bailey's guitar is integrated into the sharper sounds of the saxes and drums. That blend may well be the record's strongest contribution to improvisation – but even without that historic status, it's still a hell of a set from some genius players at their height. Titles include "Dogmeat", "For Peter B & Peter K", "Fixed Elsewhere", and "Titan Moon". CD features two lost tracks from the original sessions – "Found Elsewhere 1" and "Found Elsewhere 2". CD

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✨✧ VariousWelcome To The Club – Tough Blues & R&B Shuffles From Chicago's West Side ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from the underside of the Chicago recording scene of the 60s – tracks from the rougher, bluesier west side scene of the time! The work on the set comes from the Federal/King catalog, and not from Chicago labels – and most of it was produced by Sonny Thompson, in a style that's like his own R&B work, which always played big with Chicago crowds during the period. Most of the tunes date from the early 60s, but follow in modes that have lots of rougher 50s touches – often recorded with some nice echoey production that does a really great job of bringing out the looser spirit of the work. Titles include "I Resign From Your Love" and "Well Oh Well" by Syl Johnson, "Gibble Gobble" and "Got A Feelin" by Willie Wright & The Sparklers, "You're Welcome To The Club" and "When You Move You Lose" by Lee Shot Williams, "Twist Like This" and "I Was Gone" by Eddie Clearwater, "How Long Has It Been" by Jesse Anderson, and "I'm Tired Of Being Tossed Around" by Danny Overbea. CD

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✨✧ James BrownEverybody's Doin' The Hustle & Dead On The Double Bump ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
Forget the "hustle" and "bump" in the title – as the set's not a disco cash-in set by the Godfather – and instead is an overlooked funky gem from the 70s! The set still follows strongly in the best modes of the early 70s – with that sharp JB-styled groove underneath – and in a way, the record's bit like Breaking Bread was to that group's great run – maybe a bit more focused, and slightly more upbeat – but still with a righteous approach to funk overall! David Matthews conducts, and players include Fred Wesley on trombone, Maceo Parker on alto, St Clair Pickney on tenor, and both Charles Sherrell and Leon Pendarvis on clavinet – and a few tracks are remakes of older numbers, nestled next to some newer gems. The set features the standout funky cuts "Your Love", which has a great break at the beginning, and "Superbad Superslick" – and other titles include "Hustle", "Turn On The Heat & Build Some Fire", "Calm & Cool", and a remake of "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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CommonPeople (radio, LP, inst)/Game (radio, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Geffen, 2007. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The first single from Common's top shelf Finding Forever LP – a classy full length that marks back-to-back solid efforts for Com, given this equally solid follow up to his perceived "comeback" BE of 2005! The forthright "People" brings out the best in Kanye West's production. As for Common, he repeats strong verses like mantras, with thick, bottom heavy beats, and a jazz funk sample backdrop. "Game" is the walloping DJ Premier style combat track – with beats by Kanye and scratches by Primo himself. We're always champions of our Chi heroes – but Common's best tracks are transcendent – and we just can't praise those enough. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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Elton Dean QuintetWelcomet – Live In Brazil 1986 ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $14.99
Reedman Elton Dean recorded most famously in the 70s – but in the following decade, he still had plenty to give the world – maybe even more than before, as you'll hear in this beautiful live set from 1986! Dean's working in very open territory here – blowing saxello and alto alongside the trumpet of Harry Beckett and trombone of Paul Rutherford – both players whose sense of timing and shapes really match Elton's own work – on two very long tracks that are relatively free, but have this inherent sense of structure that really seems to come from the energy between the three horns. The drums of Liam Genockey are nicely loose at the right moments, and Marcio Mattos makes some strong contributions to the performance on bass – on two long tracks, titled "Rio Rules" and "Welcomet". CD

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DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You ... LP
Philly Groove, 1968. Good+ ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has splitting on all seams & some wear.)
Also available La La Means I Love You (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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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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George DukeFollow The Rainbow ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About March 20, 2018
One of the great ones from the end of the 70s for George Duke – a ridiculously fertile period for Duke, which is a great thing – because he closed out the decade on a wave of excellent releases! On Follow The Rainbow, George is grooving just a bit more smoothly than before, and it's maybe not as much of a jazz album as some of earlier sets – which is just fine, because this album's also got some great modern numbers that follow in an Earth Wind & Fire-style spiritual soul tradition! Sheila E is in the group, and joins Lynn Davis and Josie James on vocals – and the three of them give the record a strong R&B vibe on the best cuts. Titles include "Festival", "Say That You Will", "Funkin' For The Thrill", "I Am For Real (May The Funk Be With You)", "Pluck", "Corine", "Straight From The Heart" and "Sunrise". CD
 
 
 



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