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Marcos AmorimSea Of Tranquility ... CD
Adventure Music, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Beautifully subtle guitar work from Marcos Amorim – a musician who plays an electric instrument, but can often make it feel as if waves of sound are just cascading out gently into the air – more tone than attack on the strings, with this style that's deft, but very unassuming – and which works especially well with the Fender Rhodes lines used on a good number of tracks on the album! The balance is key to Amorim's talents – as the whole thing would be too smooth or slick in the hands of someone else, but still has that up-close, personal vibe we loved in Marcos' other albums for Adventure. Other instrumentation includes bass and drums – and singer Delia Fischer appears on a few of the album's tracks, although the set is mostly instrumental overall. Titles include "Bolero", "January Ashes", "Dance Of The Five Princesses", "Sea Of Tranquility", "The Further Away The Closer I Get", "Sea Time", and "My African Goddess". CD

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Tyrone DavisTurning Point! ... CD
Dakar/Brunswick, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 10.98
One of Tyrone Davis' last albums for Dakar – and a great one too – issued in 1976 before the demise of that label, and Tyrone's big move to Columbia Records! Tyrone's still working strongly here in that great Chicago mix of smooth and rough – a sound first forged on his early Dakar hits, and carried through strongly here by arrangers Tom Tom and James Mack – who still keep a lot of the indie elements that made Davis' music for Dakar great right from the start. The centerpiece of the album is the title track "Turning Point", and it's situated in a set of other nice tunes, a number of which have that smoothed-out feel that Tyrone brought to his work in the late 70s. Includes a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (done at a nice ballad tempo), plus "It's So Good (To Be Home With You)", "Saving My Love For You", and "I Can't Bump" (parts 1 & 2). CD
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Vernon GarrettI Made My Own World – The Modern & Kent Recordings ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Heavy soul from Vernon Garrett – a part of the west coast underground scene since the 60s, and a heck of a singer with a deep deep style! Vernon moved to LA in the late 50s, and over the course of the 60s, became a key part in that city's indie scene – forging a sound that was tight, yet which also bore traces of his deeper roots in the gospel scene of the plains. The style's a bit bluesy, a bit rootsy – with an overall approach that's most like some of soul work coming out of Louisiana and Mississippi at the end of the 60s. This set's one of the first in English to really do a great job of digging through Vernon's career – and includes a dozen rare singles from the 60s and 70s, a nice chunk of a live set cut with wife Jewel, and even a bonus instrumental reading of one tune! There's a total of 24 tracks in all, compiled with a great set of notes and new mastering – and titles include "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "Those Lonely Lonely Nights", "Baby (You Got What It Takes)", "Slow & Easy", "Shine It On", "I'm Guilty", "You & Me Together", "Going To My Baby's Place", "That's A Rockin Good Way", and "Sail On". CD

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Junior KimbroughDo The Rump (green colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sutro Park, 1980s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
Benchmark early-to-mid 80s recordings by Mississippi blues great Junior Kimbrough – recorded at the University Of Memphis studios and eventually compiled as this great set – his first full length release! Kimbrough is alternately backed by George Scales and Earl Ayers on bass, Calvin Johnson and Allabu Juju/Winston Doxey on drums. Includes "Keep Your Hands Off Her", "I Feel Good, Little Girl", "You Better Run", "My Mama Done Told Me", "Please Don't Leave Me Baby", "Too Late Baby", "Walk With Me", "Done Got Old" and "Do The Rump!". 12 in all. LP, Vinyl record album
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Lack Of AfroHello Baby ... CD
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated under that name – and instead, the album's got this solid soulful vibe that feels more like a deep funk combo, than a set of tracks that come mostly from the hands of producer/instrumentalist Adam Gibbons! Yet while Gibbons plays much of the music on the set, he's also got some help from other funk players, too – and singers who include Joss Stone, Elliott Cole, Emma Noble, and Juliette Ashby – who help emphasize some of the more retro soul elements in the music, but with the collaborative vibe of singers in a soundsystem. Titles include "Hello Baby", "I Got The Rhythm", "Nothing Personal", "Take You Home", "One World", "The Bakery Girl", "Now I Feel Good", "Walk In The Sun", and "Peace & Love". CD
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✨✧ Lack Of AfroHello Baby ... LP
Loa (UK), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated under that name – and instead, the album's got this solid soulful vibe that feels more like a deep funk combo, than a set of tracks that come mostly from the hands of producer/instrumentalist Adam Gibbons! Yet while Gibbons plays much of the music on the set, he's also got some help from other funk players, too – and singers who include Joss Stone, Elliott Cole, Emma Noble, and Juliette Ashby – who help emphasize some of the more retro soul elements in the music, but with the collaborative vibe of singers in a soundsystem. Titles include "Hello Baby", "I Got The Rhythm", "Nothing Personal", "Take You Home", "One World", "The Bakery Girl", "Now I Feel Good", "Walk In The Sun", and "Peace & Love". LP, Vinyl record album
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Cleo LaineIf We Lived On Top Of A Mountain/Portrait ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1968/1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of pivotal albums from British singer Cleo Laine – both of which really have her finding her own groove! If We Lived On Top Of A Mountain is a set that's still got a fair bit of jazz in the mix, but which also has Cleo Laine using that wonderfully deep voice of hers to step into some cool, sophisticated territory of her own! Even the older tunes get this unusual vibe in the hands of arrangers Les Reed and Johnny Dankworth – and Dankworth gets to solo a bit on the record on alto, alongside Tony Coe on tenor, Laurie Holloway on piano, and Derek Watkins on trumpet. Laine's always in the spotlight, though – and this hip late 60s setting really brings on the best in her vocals – on titles that include the sublime title cut "If We Lived On The Side Of A Mountain", plus "Remind Me", "Song Without Words", "Sure As You're Born", and "Who Walks In When I Walk Out". Portrait is one of the groovier sides ever recorded by Cleo Laine – at one level an album that features some of her older approaches to American standards, but at another a record that's showing some key touches of the changes going on in British jazz at the time! The rhythms are much more pronounced than before – leaping around with some great jazzy changes on the best numbers, in a way that makes for inventive arrangements that really transform the tunes – and which seem to allow Cleo's weirdly floating style of singing to resonate more with the hipper, younger generation of jazz vocalists showing up on the European scene. Backings are by John Dankworth, and the album's got a great original called "Bossa Palma Nova", a wicked take on "Feeling Good", an unusual Mike Gibbs number called "Model Cities Programme", a fuzzy guitar take on James Taylor's "Night Owl", and a nicely trippy version of "Aquarius". But even the standards sound nice too – and they include "That Certain Feeling", "I Could Write A Book", and "The Look Of Love". CD

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OdysseyOdyssey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/BBR (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A crossover classic from the late 70s – a record that was born in the clubs, but bred in the mainstream – and the start of a very good relationship between Odyssey and RCA! The album will forever be known for its classic cut "Native New Yorker" – a seminal groover that balances disco rhythms with mainstream 70s soul – but overall, the record's got even more to offer than that gem – including some surprisingly well-done mellower cuts that really make great use of the vocals of Lillian and Louise Lopez. Production is by Sandy Linzer and Charles Calello – the latter of whom is clearly right at home with the groovers – and in addition to "Native New Yorker", other cuts include "Ever Lovin Sam", "You Keep Me Dancin", "Thank You God For One More Day", "Weekend Lover", "Easy Come Easy Go", and "Golden Hands". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Weekend Lover (single rmx)" and "Native New Yorker (12" disco version)". CD

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ShirellesLost & Found – Rare & Previously Unreleased Shirelles ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great re-evaluation of the music of The Shirelles – one that takes us way past their familiar hits, into a range of rare and obscure work from the 60s! The tunes here are a refreshing change from some of the too-compiled material in The Shirelles' career – and offer up a good number of previously unissued gems from the vaults of Scepter Records, plus a few other tunes that saw the light of day over the years – but only briefly, and in limited ways. A good deal of the tracks are really solid 60s soul – not girl-group pop, but tracks done with styles that echo work from the best of the New York uptown and Chi-soul generation – and the vocals go a bit deeper than we expected, in a way that really renews our appreciation of the group! CD features 29 titles in all – including "I Might Like It", "Remember Me", "I'm Yours", "Lonesome Native Girl", "Why Does Every Boy Remind Me Of You", "Hey Rocky", "Hands Off He's Mine", "Groovy Guy", "Go Tell Her", "Crossroads In Your Heart", and "Long Day Short Night". CD
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ShirellesLost & Found – Rare & Previously Unreleased Shirelles ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
A great re-evaluation of the music of The Shirelles – one that takes us way past their familiar hits, into a range of rare and obscure work from the 60s! The tunes here are a refreshing change from some of the too-compiled material in The Shirelles' career – and offer up a good number of previously unissued gems from the vaults of Scepter Records, plus a few other tunes that saw the light of day over the years – but only briefly, and in limited ways. A good deal of the tracks are really solid 60s soul – not girl-group pop, but tracks done with styles that echo work from the best of the New York uptown and Chi-soul generation – and the vocals go a bit deeper than we expected, in a way that really renews our appreciation of the group! CD features 29 titles in all – including "I Might Like It", "Remember Me", "I'm Yours", "Lonesome Native Girl", "Why Does Every Boy Remind Me Of You", "Hey Rocky", "Hands Off He's Mine", "Groovy Guy", "Go Tell Her", "Crossroads In Your Heart", and "Long Day Short Night". CD
Also available Lost & Found – Rare & Previously Unreleased Shirelles ... CD 11.99

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VariousDave Hamilton's Detroit Dancers Vol 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A treasure trove of rare soul from Detroit – rare material from the hands of producer/guitarist Dave Hamilton, a good deal of which was never issued back in the 60s! As you may know from Dave's own recently reissued work, the Hamilton sound is nice and hard – a version of Detroit soul that's got a bit more beat on the bottom than the better known Motown groove – and which was a perfect setting for some of the excellent lesser-known singers that Dave chose to record. Few of the artists here ever broke big on their own, but that doesn't stop the work from being totally great – and the 25 track set is overflowing with great work that shows a whole new side of the almost-infinite Detroit scene of the late 60s. Some material was issued on 45s for the TCB, Topper, and Palmer labels – but much more of the work here is previously unissued in any form – and totally great all the way through! Titles include "Challenge My Love" by Tobi Lark, "The Two Of Us" by Danny Cobus, "Who Are You Trying To Fool" and "One Way Street" by Little Ann, "You Got Me Turned Around" and "That's Enough" by OC Tolbert, "I'll Give You My Love" by Sue Ann Jones, "We're In Love" by The Additions, "Ain't That Groovy" by The Dave Hamilton Band, "All I Want Is You" by JT Rhythm, "Tears Running & Falling From My Eyes" by James Lately, and "My Sweet Baby" by The Mark-Keys. CD

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VariousHearing Is Believing – The Jack Nitzsche Story 1962 to 1979 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The first-ever comprehensive look at the mighty talents of Jack Nitzsche – the arranger, songwriter, and producer who was part of the holy trinity of 60s pop, with a well-deserved place next to Brian Wilson and Phil Spector! Nitzsche first got his start working in the Spector mode – using arrangements that were full, rich, and rhythmic – building a wall of sound in the studio, and rolling around a strong electric bassline to create a "stepping" groove that packed a punch even on simpler pop numbers. The Nitzsche mode often used very full orchestrations behind the singer – not in a way that was syrupy or sleepy, but which really helped to push the full power of the vocals. As proof of that strength, the collection features work from a really wide wide range of artists – voices that you'd never expect to hear on one collection, but who come together beautifully under the godlike hands of Nitzsche. And although the title might imply that the work in the collection is from the 70s, there's really only a handful of tunes from later years, as 22 of the set's 26 numbers are from 1970 or earlier. Titles include "The Heart Of Juliet Jones" by Garry Bonner, "Wild Life's In Season" by Lou Christie, "I Could Be So Good To You" by Don & The Goodtimers, "Cheryl's Goin Home" by Bob Lind, "Rumble" by Jack Nitzsche, "Move Over Darling" by Doris Day, "Not For Me" by Bobby Darin, "Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann" by Round Robin, "Always Waitin" by The Paris Sisters, "Walk With A Winner" by Gene McDaniels, "Ashes The Rain & I" by The James Gang, "Sister Morphine" by Marianne Faithfull, and "It Happens Every Time" by Tim Buckley. CD

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VariousPrivate Wax Vol 2 – Super Rare Boogie & Disco (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Rare grooves that go way way past the usual disco and club you might know from the end of the 70s – music pulled from the farthest reaches of the American underground, and which is often quite different than more familiar soul that you might know from the time! The tracks here mostly circulated through the hands of hip DJs and discerning collectors of 12" singles – and they're brought back wonderfully here in this fab second volume of the Private Wax series! Styles are plenty soulful, and nicely avoid common disco modes – and instead move between early boogie and uptempo modern soul, with a fair bit of mellower groovers in the mix too. Titles include "Say You Want To Party" by The N Cee, "Live Today" by Moods, "Love Affair" by Starvue, "I Feel Good (Sean P edit)" by Wes Black & The Star West Orchestra, "Funk Power (Sean P Edit)" by Royal Flush, "Stay & Dance" by Nina Dunn, "Land Of Stuphph" by Sneak E, "Queen Of My Universe" by Infinity, "Dance It Off (Sean P edit)" by Rena, "Drop That Body" by Executive Force, "Groove With Me" by Larry Bailey, "Burning Flame" by Enlightenment, and "Keep That Fire Burning (Sean P edit)" by Lou Johnson. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShake-A-Leg Vol 2 – Club Night Compilation ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s/1970s/2000s. New Copy ... $8.99
A fresh and funky second Shake-A-Leg compilation from Perfect Toy – chronicling the styles spun at the Shake-A-Leg DJ nights, which shake up the Munich club scene on a monthly basis – with the best rare vintage and contemporary jazzy funk, Afro Beat and deep soul! You know you're in good DJ hands when the setlist plays like a 40 something year history of globetrotting, dancefloor ready jazz and funky soul – spanning the old(er) school styles of Charles Earland, Willis Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers and more, plus contemporary torch carriers such as The Qualitons, Cesar's Salad and Deep Jazz. Compiled by Jerker Kluge and Tobias Kirmayer. Includes a deep funk revisit of "Zulu Walk" by Mighty Mocambos with Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi, "The Mighty Burner" by Charles Earland, "Jive Samba" by Willis Jackson", "Coincidence Of Circumstance" by Deep Jazz, "Sunny" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "Presentations' by Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, "Unicorn" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Branded" by CJ Leach and more. 15 in all. CD

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VariousStrictly The Best Vol 21 ... LP
VP, 1999. Very Good ... $1.99
Volume 21 in the higly recommenced series of reggae dancehall compilations from VP Records. Like the title says, they include the best of the current crop of dancehall singles, including some hard to find titles. Keep in mind that the odd numbered volumes (like this one) feature more uptempo dancehall style with harder beats, with lyrics that range from conscious to gun talk. (The even numbered volumes feature the slower roots and lovers rock songs.) This volume features: Buccaneer "Bruck Out", Innocent Crew "Impossible Mission", Devonte & Tanto Metro "Everyone Falls In Love", Beenie Man "Let Him Go", Lady Saw "Oh Yeah", Shaggy "Sexy Body Gal", Red Rat & General B "Oh Yes, Oh No", Mr. Vegas "Hands Up", Beenie Man "Gospel Time", Degree "Miss Gotti", Sean Paul "Strategy", Culture W/ Tony Rebel "Hungry People", Sizzla "Good Ways", Mr. Vegas "Everywhere I Go" LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSwingbillies – Hillbilly & Western Swing On Modern/Colonial/Flair 1947 to 1952 ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
That's no typo in the title – as the unique phrase "Swingbillies" is a perfect summation of the set – which mixes together rare postwar work from the West Coast scene – cool cuts that are partly western swing, partly early country – and which almost stand as a precursor to the Bakersfield years to come! The music is all from the catalog of Modern Records – an imprint best known for R&B and blues, but one that also really had its ear to the ground for all the new sounds bubbling up in LA after the war – sounds that included a big influx of hillbilly styles that hit the coast in the hands of folks moving westward for jobs and success. Most artists here are relatively obscure, but their work resonates with qualities that both matches the big western swing stars of the period, and some of the excellent early country on Capitol Records – which might be a good comparison to the strength of this set. CD features 28 titles in all – and cuts include "You Just Wait & See" by Chuck Guillory, "Turn That Gun Around" by Rocky Morgan, "Those Wonderful Days With You" by Joe Bean, "I Knew That You Were Foolin All Along" by Jimmie Dolan, "Holiday For Guitar" by Jimmy Bryant, "The Honey Jump (part 1)" by Jody Webb, "Operation Blues" by Homer Clemons, "Big Texas #2" by Papa Cairo, "San Antonio Blues" by Cliff Bruner, and "My Heart Lied To Me" by Ted Shelton. CD

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VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – People Hold On (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $16.99
The 80s were a huge decade for the 12" single – with a shift at the start of the decade to really unlock the possibilities in the format, to a move near the 90s where the format was virtually a standalone record itself – sometimes more important than full length albums by some artists! This set brings together loads of important tracks from that moment – music that begins in early 80s club, and moves through towards that time when a lot more American house was influencing the groove, and when producers had more than enough new technology on their hands to really open up a tune! Titles include "Beat Dis (extended dis)" by Bomb The Bass, "People Hold On (12" version)" by Coldcut with Lisa Stansfield, "Rockit (12" mix)" by Herbie Hancock, "I'll House You (Gee St reconstruction mix)" by Jungle Brothers, "Jump To It (12" mix)" by Aretha Franklin, "Theme From S'Express (12" version)" by S'Express, "Just Be Good To Me (12" ext)" by SOS Band, "I Really Didn't Mean It (12" mix)" by Luther Vandross, "Living In America (ext R&B dance mix)" by James Brown, "System Addict (M&M rmx)" by Five Star, "Lover Boy (12" ext)" by Billy Ocean, "Just An Illusion (ext)" by Imagination, "Lovely Day (88 rmx 12" version)" by Bill Withers, and "Saturday Love (12" version)" by Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal. CD

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VariousUnder The Influence Vol 5 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Sean P ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Fantastic sounds from the club underground of the late 70s and early 80s – material that goes way beyond familiar disco and boogie, even into global grooves, thanks to the talents of the mighty Sean P! Sean's been a record fiend on the London scene for decades – and even back before most folks were paying a fortune for rare cuts, Sean was already getting his hands on the best – thousands of obscure 12" singles that he'd uncovered and brought together, in years that were well-before the more open market of the internet! Given that legacy, the collection is filled with tracks we can promise you haven't heard before – and which represent at very unique, very soulful side of the underground from the time – even a few Afro Funk currents that really set this volume apart from others in the series. Titles include "Y'Shua" by JP Robinson, "Easing" by George & Glen Miller, "Trinidad Rock" by King David, "If You Can't Tell Me Something Good" by Mark IV, "On The One" by World Quake Band, "We Are The Stars" by The Stars, "Superman" by Don & Oli, "Around The World In 80 Seconds" by Nostromo, "Fame (Hi remix)" by Natural Hi, "Rorforofo Fight" by Ed Watson & The Brass Circle, and "Kowree Sambazzi" by Medina & Mensah. CD
Also available Under The Influence Vol 5 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Sean P ... LP 31.99

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VariousUnder The Influence Vol 5 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Sean P ... LP
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
Fantastic sounds from the club underground of the late 70s and early 80s – material that goes way beyond familiar disco and boogie, even into global grooves, thanks to the talents of the mighty Sean P! Sean's been a record fiend on the London scene for decades – and even back before most folks were paying a fortune for rare cuts, Sean was already getting his hands on the best – thousands of obscure 12" singles that he'd uncovered and brought together, in years that were well-before the more open market of the internet! Given that legacy, the collection is filled with tracks we can promise you haven't heard before – and which represent at very unique, very soulful side of the underground from the time – even a few Afro Funk currents that really set this volume apart from others in the series. Titles include "Y'Shua" by JP Robinson, "Easing" by George & Glen Miller, "Trinidad Rock" by King David, "If You Can't Tell Me Something Good" by Mark IV, "On The One" by World Quake Band, "We Are The Stars" by The Stars, "Superman" by Don & Oli, "Around The World In 80 Seconds" by Nostromo, "Fame (Hi remix)" by Natural Hi, "Rorforofo Fight" by Ed Watson & The Brass Circle, and "Kowree Sambazzi" by Medina & Mensah. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Under The Influence Vol 5 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Sean P ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Bill WithersJust As I Am ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album by Bill Withers – filled with incredibly well written songs, and an amazing instrumental technique that blended folksy elements with smoother 70s soul, in a sound that would put Bill at the top of the charts for many years, yet still give him cred with soul fans for decades! Booker T Jones arranged, produced, and played electric piano on the album – and we can say without a doubt that the record's one of the few good things to come out of his move to LA! Although the album's not a greatest hits one, given the strength of the tracks, it may as well be, as it includes Withers classics like "Grandma's Hands", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Harlem", and "Hope She'll Be Happier". Also features the nice groover, "Better Off Dead", which has a very tasty intro! LP, Vinyl record album
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Main IngredientShame On The World/I Only Have Eyes For You ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1981. Used ... $10.99
Two great ones from The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! First up is I Only Have Eyes For You, a great later album from the Main Ingredient – professional, polished, and filled with wonderful harmony vocals! Maestro Patrick Adams arranged and produced the set – and he gives the record a really wonderful sound that's light years from his indie club work of the early 70s – a tight approach to vocal group soul that still lets the harmonies shine wonderfully, but which also takes them into more mature, sophisticated territory. Cuba Gooding's returned to the group, and his beautiful vocals are a very welcome (re)addition to their sound – and the album's got some key midtempo groovers that stand with some of the group's best work. Titles include "Party People", "Only", "Evening of Love", "Just Once", "All Because of You", "Rediscover Me", and a great modern soul remake of "I Only Have Eyes For You". Next up is Shame On The World – an album from 6 years earlier, but a great step forward for The Main Ingredient – a record that's still got all the harmony soul charm of their earlier work for RCA, but with a tighter feel overall – one that has them moving into the same mature group soul mode as The Manhattans over at Columbia! Production and arrangements are by Cuba Gooding and Luther Simmons of the group, with some help from Rene Hall on arrangements too – and the sound is polished, but never slick – a tightening up of the early 70s group soul sound, but in ways that sparkle even more than before! Titles include "Shame On The World", "Let Me Prove My Love To You", "Over You", "Old Greyhound", "Jamaica", "Put Your Love In My Hands", and "Lillian". CD also features the bonus track "Spoiled". CD

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✨✧ Nina SimonePhilips Years (In Concert/Broadway Blues Ballads/I Put A Spell On You/Pastel Blues/Let It All Out/Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul) ( ... LP
Philips/Verve, Late 60s. New Copy 7LP ... $153.99 174.98
A massive document of some of the most important years in the career of Nina Simone – her mid 60s recordings for Philips Records, done at a time when she was really breaking out into a new style! The Philips sides perfectly capture all of the turbulent energy of the times – as Nina, not content to simply be a jazz singer, uses bits of folk, soul, and other American styles to expand her sound tremendously. The work is incredibly righteous – extremely powerful material that forever changed not only the sound of jazz vocals, but also the role of the female singer in American music. This beautiful package features 7 full albums, all with original artwork – and is set in a great slipcase that really looks wonderful. The set contains 75 tracks in all – the entirety of the albums Nina Simone In Concert, Broadway Blues Ballads, I Put A Spell On You, Pastel Blues, Let It All Out, Four Women, and High Priestess Of Soul – with classics like "Sinnerman", "Four Women", "Break Down & Let It All Out", "Work Song", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Feeling Good", "I Loves You Porgy", "Mississippi Goddam", and "Be My Husband". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSources – The Streetwise Records Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
Streetwise/Harmless (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99
An excellent collection of work from one of the coolest labels on the New York scene in the post-disco years – a company who definitely had their ear to the streets, and were able to work in a hip array of cutting edge sounds at the time! The music here all represents the next step that the New York scene took after the slowdown of disco – bits of hip hop, electro soul, boogie, and other new styles of grooves – some still with the warmth of the previous generation, others with some of the leaner, more keyboard and electric modes that were brewing in the mainstream, but always sounded better in the hands of underground talents like these! The package is one of our favorite so far in this excellent Harmless series – and like the rest, it's curated by Bill Brewster – with 33 tracks that include "Walking On Sunshine (12" mix)" by Rockers Revenge, "Funky Soul Makossa (12" mix)" by Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome, "Sucker DJs (12" mix)" by Dimples D, "Bop Til I Drop (12" bop mix)" by Larrice, "IOU (12" mix)" by Freeez, "Confusion (12" mix)" by New Order, "Girls Night Out (12" mix)" by Ladies Choice, "Coldblooded (12" dub mix)" by Al Baby Green, "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend (12" mix)" by Cuba Gooding, "Music Is The Answer (12" mix)" by Colonel Abrams, "Crash Goes Love (12" mix)" by Loleatta Holloway, "It's Yours (radio mix)" by T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, "Who You Stealin From (12" mix)" by Guru, "I Don't Need Your Handouts (12" mix)" by Citispeak with Jeanne Harris, "Funky Breakdown (12" mix)" by Awesome Foursome, "In The Night (12" mix)" by Zenobia, and "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (12" dominant mix)" by Dominatrix. CD

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VariousWarner Girl Group Nuggets Vol 7 – I Want A Boy ... CD
Warner (Japan), New Copy ... $21.99
A totally great collection of girl group material from Warner Brothers and related labels – and a set that definitely lives up to the "nuggets" promised in the title! Most of these tracks aren't hits, or overplayed oldies – and instead are these sweet little gems that lay nestled deep in the mighty holdings of Warner – brought forth for this special Japanese-only series, in a sublime selection of cuts that features both solo female singers, and some excellent girl groups too! There's a few soul acts in the mix, but most of the material is in the rock and pop vein – with the kind of super-sparkly production you'd get on labels like Warner, Roulette, Josie, and Jubilee. This 7th volume features a nicely expanded take on the style – with a bit of soul, and some later gems too – titles that include "Wanna Make Him Mine" by The Emeralds, "The Trouble With Boys" by Little Eva, "I Want A Boy" by Ronnie & The Relatives, "You're Absolutely Right" by The Apollas, "All Of My Life" by Connie Stevens, "Tonight I Met An Angel" by The Parlettes, "You're No Good" by Dee Dee Warwick, "Come Go With Me" by Sugar & Spice, "Tomorrow's Fool" by Marian Angel, "Fine Fine Fine" by Judy Flint, "Hey Handsome Boy" by Jill Jackson, "Don't Laugh If I Cry At Your Party" by Tamiko, and "We Need To Be Loved" by The Teen Turbans. CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneCosmic Music ... LP
Impulse, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that really earns its title – as it's easily some of the most cosmic music John Coltrane ever recorded – and also kind of a way of saying goodbye to the planet, to leave his music in the hands of a next generation of creators! The album features material recorded by a Coltrane group in 1966, and an Alice Coltrane combo in 1968, after Coltrane's death – making it a great link between two moments in the group – especially since Pharoah Sanders plays tenor and Alice Coltrane plays piano on both tracks. The Coltrane tunes – "Manifestation" and "Reverend King" – both have a righteous raw power – and the Alice Coltrane numbers – "The Sun" and "Lord Help Me" – really showcase the slower-building spiritual energy that both she and Pharoah Sanders would carry on in their music. Great stuff throughout – and completely essential! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label 70s pressing, in a glossy gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeLive At The Copa (limited edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really unique work from Marvin Gaye – a live set recorded at the legendary Copa nightclub in New York in 1966, but never issued at the time! The album was supposed to follow in a line of Motown Copa albums in the mid 60s – but never made it to the record racks, and instead languished in the vaults for many years. Now, thanks to the good efforts of the folks at Hip-O Select, the whole thing's been beautifully brought back to life – remastered perfectly, packaged handsomely, and apparently including a lot more tracks than Motown would have put on a single album! The 17 track set is a delight throughout – because it not only shows Marvin's key early desire of being the black Sinatra (a feat he carries off perfectly in this setting), but also presents some more standard Motown material with a very different groove than usual – a jazz, classy style that almost points the way towards Marvin's more sophisticated groove in the 70s! The recording quality is superb, and Gaye's showmanship is impeccable – effortlessly guiding the band and the audience through this beautifully extended set. Titles include "Just In Time", "Laia Ladaia (Reza)", "Georgia Rose", "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Night Song", "Pride & Joy", "Strangers In The Night", and 2 "Motown Medley" tracks! CD

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✨✧ Sven LibaekSet (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Philips/Votary (Australia), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An Australian sexploitation soundtrack, but one with all the best European elements of the time – thanks to genius work from the continent-hopping Sven Libaek! Sven's got styles here that recall Italian mod, Brit sound library, and dreamy French film scores – including jazzy vocals, slinky instrumentation, bubbling Hammond organ, and even a few bossa nova moments – all wrapped together beautifully in one of the most seductive soundtracks we've ever heard! There's never a dull moment here – and we'd rank this one right up there with Sven's excellent work for underwater adventures and sound library records too – every bit as individual as those, and filled with jazzy goodness. Titles include "Touching Hands", "Love Me", "The Set", "You'll Love It", "The Youngsters", "Partytime At Bronski's", "Start Growing Up Now", and "That's Peg's Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1995. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great return to basics for Pieces Of A Dream – a set that's tightly jazzy, yet still filled with plenty of soul! The style's a great illustration of the smooth jazz roots the group first offered the world – a style that was really coming into its own at the time of this release, but which still sounded better in the hands of Pieces Of A Dream than just about anyone else! Eva Cassidy sings a bit on the record, but there's plenty of instrumentals – many with some very nicely focused tenor lines from Ron Kerber – just joining the group for this release, but already helping them get a new voice. Titles include "Magens Bay", "After Dark", "We're All Alone", "Bassik Instinct", "Lights Out", "Let's Get Smooth", "Club Jazz (Quiet Storm mix)", and "Have A Little Faith". CD

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✨✧ OV WrightBottom Line ... LP
Hi Records, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from OV Wright – one of the few singers who was still strongly carrying the Hi Records torch at the end of the 70s! Although Wright had sometimes been bluesier in the past, his late 70s Hi sides have a much mellower, mature sort of feel – a ripening of the seeds in his Backbeat label work, taken to nice new heights at Hi in the hands of Willie Mitchell. Mitchell's backings have a feel that's somewhat like his work with Al Green, but OV's style of singing is completely different – not as overtly sexy, but really personal in approach. Titles include "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "A Little More Time", "I Don't Know Why", "No Easy Way To Say Goodbye", "Let's Straighten It Out", and "The Bottom Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with a hype sticker. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousDanny Krivit – Mr K Salsoul ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Mr Salsoul is right – because with all his years in the clubs, DJ Danny Krivit has done plenty to keep the legacy of Salsoul Records alive – as you'll hear in this killer 2CD set that offers up two different Salsoul mixes by Krivit! The first CD features Danny mixing up a variety of different remixes of Salsoul singles from the glory days of the New York club scene – and the second CD features another long mix, but made completely of new edits of tracks done by Krivit – those cool cutups that he really helped pioneer back in the day, as a way of focusing on the best elements of a groove! Titles include "My Love Is Free (DK edit)" by Double Exposure, "Love Thang (Tee Scott 12" mix)" by First Choice, "When I Come Home (12" mix)" by Aurra, "Handsome Man (DK edit)" by Sparkle, "Victorious (DK edit)" by Ripple, "We're Getting Stronger (DK edit)" by Loleatta Hollowa, "Here's To You (12" mix with acappella)" by Skyy, "IT's Good For The Soul (DK edit of Al Kent edit)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "Thousand Finger Man (12" mix)" by Candido, and "Let No Man Put Asunder (DK edit)" by First Choice. CD
 
 
 



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