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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsAnthology ... LP
Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Although Gladys Knight & The Pips didn't cut their first recordings or their biggest recordings for Motown, they did still do a pretty nice job at the label – as you'll hear on this nice 2LP set that brings together a nice batch of their best tracks. Includes their original version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", plus "The Nitty Gritty", "Tracks Of My Tears", "Every Little Bit Hurts", "Everybody Needs Love", "Neither One Of Us", and "Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet.)

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✨✧ Gladys KnightBefore Me ... CD
Verve, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gladys Knight pays tribute to a range of singers who came before her – Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and others – all the while earning our respect for her new inflections of these classics! The style here is less "torch revival" than you'd expect – and in a surprising turn, Knight doesn't simply revisit the older modes of singing, but works here in a more progressive, more positive approach that's got a really bold sort of sound. Arrangements are by Billy Childs and John Clayton – and instrumentation is a mix of small combo backing and other numbers that feature the fuller Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra. Titles include "This Bitter Earth", "The Man I Love", "Come Sunday", "Stormy Weather", "I'll Be Seeing You", "But Not For Me", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", and "God Bless The Child". CD

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsBaby Baby Don't Waste My Time/If You Ever Need Somebody ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1979/1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great later sounds from Gladys Knight & The Pips – from a great time when the group was hitting some wonderful smooth soul tones! "Baby Baby" has this quick stepping groove that's excellent – with a rich lead by Gladys, perfectly underscored by The Pips! "If You Ever Need Somebody" builds with this spare sung passage by Knight – then grows into a glowing modern soul groove that's completely sublime! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Martha ReevesRest Of My Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Great solo work from Motown legend Martha Reeves – a singer who managed to keep on going strongly after parting ways with the Vandellas! The set's got Martha's wonderful voice set up in a very different way – on a mix of mellow, sophisticated ballads that are somewhere between Marlena Shaw and Gladys Knight – plus some more upbeat, soaring tunes that carry a lot of east coast club touches – a nice trace of Philly groove to help Reeves reach some of the dancefloor heights of before! Production (and we assume arrangements) are by Tony Silvester, Bert De Coteaux, General Johnson, and Tony Camillo – and tracks include "Thank You", "Love Blind", "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin", "The Rest Of My Life", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", "Second Chance", and "Now That We Found Love". CD features 7 more bonus tracks – all different mixes of LP titles! CD

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VariousLove & Affection – More Motown Girls ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $16.99
Stunning soul from the Motown label – a huge amount of tracks that were recorded by the company during their key years in soul music, but which are issued here for the first time ever! The depths of Motown never fail to amaze us – because even though these tracks might have lain in the vaults, they're still better than most of the competition – and not only match some of the bigger cuts by the artists involved, but also shed new light upon the careers of some of the lesser-known female singers in the Motown stable! These aren't throwaway numbers – and instead, the collection's brimming over with wicked Detroit soul groovers from the 60s – 25 tracks in all, supported by some nicely thorough notes on the project and recordings. Titles include "Mr Pride & Mr Gloom" by Connie Haines, "Just Go On Sleeping" by LaBrenda Ben, "Reassure Me That You Love Me" by Brenda Holloway, "Midnight Johnny (early version)" by Liz Lands, "I Can't Make It Without You" by Debbie Dean, "Close My Crying Eyes" by Yvonne Fair, "Forgotten" by Chris Clark, "Lover Man" by Kim Weston, "Check Yourself" by Chris Clark, "The Good Times Are Gone" by Barbara McNair, "Momma Tried To Warn Me" by Oma Heard, "Now That Love Is Gone" by Hattie Littles, "My Love Is Your Love" by Barbara Randolph, "The Things Time Can't Erase" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, and "Mother Tell Me What To Do" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. CD

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✨✧ Wu-Tang ClanCan It Be All So Simple (radio, album, inst)/Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F'wit (radio, album, inst) (CD single) ... CD
Loud, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic early 12", featuring the two sides of Wu-Tang, from the first Wu-Tang LP. On "Can It Be All So Simple", Wu-Tang take a record you'd never expect (in this case Gladys Knight) and make it into pure hip hop niceness, even the if the tales of ghetto survival in Shoulin lean toward the maudlin. On the other side, "Wu-Tang Aint Nothing to F Wit" has that aggressive early Wu-Tang style. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousEnjoy Records Story ... CD
Enjoy/Fuel 2000, Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The Enjoy Records Story – but from the early days, when the label was a powerhouse outlet for R&B, blues, and early soul music – years before they also started cutting hip hop as well! The tracks here are all a great illustration of the keen ear of the imprint, and their strong focus on a few key acts who could really knock it out of the park – music that made Enjoy a key player at the start of the soul years of the 60s – even though some of its best artists went onto later fame at bigger labels. The collection is the best we've ever seen on Enjoy during these seminal years – and features a whopping 36 cuts that include "People Sure Act Funny" by Titus Turner, "Hoop & Holler" by Riff Ruffin, "I Believe To My Soul" by Louis Jones, "What Ya Gonna Do" by Noble Watts & June Bateman, "Get It" by Jay Dee Bryant, "Let's Do The Boston Monkey" by Les Cooper, "Don't Lie" by Sammy Taylor, "Sad Song" by The Channes, "Long Time No See" by Ronnie & The Manhattans, "Hot Potato" by The Rinky Dinks, "Ain't Nobody's Business" by Mary B, "It Hurts Me So" by Elmore James, "Soul Twist" by King Curtis, and "What Shall I Do" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD

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✨✧ War/Curtis Mayfield/Kool & The GangFirst Annual Benefit Concert For The Congressional Black Caucus ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer moment in 70s soul – but kind of a lost gem, too – given that the album was issued by Chess Records, but features a number of big names who mostly recorded for other companies! The live performance was recorded at the first annual benefit for the Black Congressional Caucus – and the tunes have the right sort of righteous energy to match the important political event – really special performances that include a searing 9 minute version of "Wild & Peaceful" by Kool & The Gang, super-heavy versions of "Give Me Your Love" by Curtis Mayfield and the Mayfield-penned "On & On" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. War follows up with a smoking Hammond-heavy take on "Gypsy Man" – and even Jimmy Witherspoon sounds pretty darn great on a take of his classic "Goin Down Slow". CD
 
 
 



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