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Chairmen Of The BoardGive Me Just A Little More Time ... LP
Invictus, 1970. Very Good ... $13.99
A landmark album of 70s soul – and perhaps the most enduring full LP by this enigmatic harmony group! The vocals of General Crook alone are more than enough to win us over – some of the most distinct lead soul singing we've ever heard, pitched perfectly with the backings of the rest of the group. But the overall package is even better – righteous arrangements that really show the new Holland-Dozier-Holland energy for the 70s – more of a punch than most of Motown a few years before, and open to some headier elements that only serve to do even more with the vocals! Titles include the group's huge hit "Give Me Just A Little More Time", a totally compelling number with a scattershot beat, and some wonderful lead vocals from the always-great General Johnson – plus, their cover of Clarence Carter's "Patches" – which was a big single for them – and the tracks "Bravo Hooray", "Since The Days Of Pigtails & Fairytales", "Come Together", "You've Got Me Dangling on a String" and "Tricked & Trapped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonMs Fine Brown Frame ... LP
Erect/Boardwalk, 1982. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A bit of a comeback for Chicago soul legend Syl Johnson – a set initially recorded for the smaller indie Erect, but picked up for bigger distribution by Boardwalk thanks to a catchy title hit! The sound here is quite different from Syl's Twinight or Hi Records years – still a bit bluesy overall, but also going for a much tighter boogie-based groove – in keeping with the sound of Erect at the time. Johnson's vocals still retain that nice kind of pinch that shows his down home roots, but the instrumentation is much tighter than before – often in an electric mode that's a bit like Malaco in the 80s, only slicker. Syl produced the record with General Crook – and titles include the nice groover "Ms Fine Brown Frame", plus "Sweet Thing", "You Don't Have To Go", "It Ain't Easy", "Groove Me", and "Keep On Loving Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen & some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousSound Of Funk Vol 7 – Serious 70's Heavyweight Rarities ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
7th amazing volume in this very cool series of rare funky tracks, most of which only appeared on 45 for a very brief period of time. Cuts include "Super Cool (You're Just A Super Fool)" by Pat Hunt, "Funky Strutt" by The Fabulous Soul Eruption, "Hook & Boogie" by Abraham, "Gimme Some" by General Crook, "Bad Luck" and "Hot Pants" by Hank Carbo, "Do Your Own Thing" by Sam Moultrie, "Soul Chicken" by Bobbie Allen & The Exceptions, and "Boilin' Water" by The Soul Stoppers Band. 19 tracks in all, with a very full cup of funky goodness. CD

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✨✧ VariousSteppin Across The USA – Vol 8 ... CD
Steppin Muzak, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
Mellow soul galore – and a killer set of overlooked tracks, plucked from their recent revival on the always-great Chicago steppers scene! The package has a great late night soul feel that goes back to the late 60s and early 70s – very laidback and chilled out, with lots of ballad tracks and sweet, gentle groovers of the sort that really take us back! There's a few more modern tunes on the set, mostly from the early 80s – but overall, there's a really solid early 70s style to the compilation – with tracks that include "If" by The Lovehorn, "I've Got To See You Right Away" by Jeff Perry, "Tell Me What Cha Gonna Do" by General Crook, "Ain't That Love" by Infernal Blues Machine, "I Bet He Don't Love You" by The Intruders, "There's Another On Your Mind" by The Imaginations, "I Want You" by Wilson Pickett, "Pop" by The Limit, "What More Can I Ask For" by The Star-tels, and "You Know You Want To Be Loved" by Keith Barrow. CD
(Note: Some of the titles here were mastered from vinyl sources – but we've been assured that the collection is legit.)

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✨✧ 5 WagersCome & Ask Me (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Tiara, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little harmony track from Chicago – begins with a horn flourish, and has the group singing together with a little break in their vocals, nice and sweet, soaring up after the hook, and settling down again nicely on the verses. Written by General Crook, who also produced! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 
 



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