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Dennis EdwardsCoolin' Out ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Sealed ... $4.99
A second solo set from Temptation Dennis Edwards – a great set of mellow modern soul, with a very 80s approach to the production and arrangements. There's a bit of 80s production in the mix – handled by Dennis Lambert in a strong way that never overcomes the vocals – and titles include "Try A Little Tenderness", "State Of Limbo", "No Such Thing", "Why Do People Fall In Love" and "Coolin Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Dennis EdwardsDon't Look Any Further ... LP
Gordy, 1984. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The Temptations' former lead singer's first solo record with a huge 80s groove album, especially considering the mighty title track – the duet with Siedah Garrett and it's sly reggae influenced bassline and crisp popping beat. This is one of those records we appreciate a lot more with the passing of time and with a late appreciation for that bubbling 80s vibe. Era production notes aside, the songs here are quite solid and Dennis's voice brings the true soul! Also includes "(You're My) Aphrodesiac", "Another Place In Tie", "I Thought I Could Handle It", and "Just Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface and edge wear.)

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Rick JamesGlow ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Sealed ... $11.99
Rick James hits a smoother sort of style here – one that's almost a compressed take on the mainstream version of funk first crafted on his earlier records, fused into a more radio-friendly approach for the Prince generation! The sound's actually not that bad – and the record has an appeal (albeit a dated one) as a relic of crossover soul from a time that's fading more and more from the collective memory. Rick's still writing, arranging, and producing the whole set – and titles include "Glow", "Melody Make Me Dance", "Can't Stop", "Spend The Night With Me", "Somebody", "Moon Child", "Sha La La La La", and "Rock & Roll Control". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasHeat Wave ... LP
Gordy, 1965. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Wonderfully romping grooves from one of Motown's first great groups – a stunning set of tracks that really put The Vandellas on the map! The title cut's one of those stormers that played for years on both sides of the Atlantic – and was a key inspiration to the UK soul scene too – but the whole album's mighty nice too, and has this mix of full soul backings and clearly classy vocals that never lets up for a minute. The trio can really take on a great range of material – from Detroit floorfillers to some more uptown cuts, but still done with a nice Holland-Dozier Motown punch. In addition to "Heat Wave", other cuts include "Mocking Bird", "My Boyfriend's Back", "Just One Look", "Hello Stranger", "Hey There Lonely Boy", and "Then He Kissed Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 reissue on Rumble.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasI'm Ready For Love/He Doesn't Love Her Anymore ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1966. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have marker and a punch-hole.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasRidin' High ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
After a few years a Motown's big crossover chart star, how could Martha not be Riding High? This album keeps the groove right on rolling, with a strident batch of girl soul tracks that includes a mixture of pop and Motown tunes – including "Forget Me Not", "Honey Chile", "I Promise To Wait My Love", "I'm In Love", and "Show Me The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the spine and top seam, a cutout hole, and light surface wear.)

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TemptationsDo The Temptations ... LP
Gordy, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The Temptations doing The Temptations and doing it pretty darn well – further proof that the group just kept on going with greatness, even during the years of their lesser fame! The album's got a slight bit of mid 70s polish – a bit of a nod towards the dancefloor at times, but never in a throwaway disco sort of style – thanks to an approach that always keeps a focus on the harmonies of the group, which have a wonderfully mature feel – almost as if the group were throwing down the gauntlet to some of the group soul newcomers of the time. Arrangements are by Benjamin Wright and Michael Smith, and titles include "I'm On Fire", "Put Your Trust In Me Baby", "Why Can't You & Me Get Together", "Is There Anybody Else", "I'll Take You In", "Let Me Count The Ways", and "There Is No Stopping". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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TemptationsPsychedelic Shack ... LP
Gordy, 1970. Very Good ... $13.99
A late 60s Motown classic – with a deep heavy soul sound that mixed psychedelic elements into a rolling righteous groove – with a style that was perfect for the political tenor of the times! The formula worked extremely well for The Temps, and shifted them from being just a regular Motown vocal group into a super soul power that shaped soul music heavily in the next few years. Of course, a good deal of the credit goes to producer Norman Whitfield – who's really in his element on the set, and gives the group a sublime blend of heavy bass, fuzzy guitar, and tripped-out production on the vocals. Includes the classic "Psychedelic Shack", plus "Friendship Train", "Take A Stroll Thru Your Mind", "Hum Along And Dance", and "It's Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has surface and edge wear, and a name in pen on the back and labels.)

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TemptationsTouch Me ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Sealed ... $8.99
Mid 80s magic from the Temptations – a record that shouldn't be as great as it is, given the lame title and cover image – but which still has the group working at a top level! There's a lot of strong generational interplay here between the talents of Otis Williams and Ali-Ollie Woodson – both of whom pen and arrange a good number of the tracks on the set. And the modes here are a nice mix of generations too – music that's got the smoother, more modern touches you'd guess from the date of the record – but which still steps out with the deeper vocal level you'd expect from the Temps! Titles include "Magic", "Don't Break Your Promise To Me", "She Got Tired Of Loving Me", "Oh Lover", "Touch Me", and "Givehersomeattention". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original copy! Cover has a cutout notch.)

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21st CreationBreak Thru ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An obscure Motown group from the end of the 70s – 21st Creation had a soaring uptempo group sound that reminds us of some of the more successful disco hits of Tavares from the same time. The arrangements are mostly club-oriented – handled by Willie Hutch, Gene Page, and Harold Johnson – and you can hear the group's style to best effect on tracks like their remake of Marvin Gaye's "After The Dance", Willie Hutch's "You Gotta Dance To My Music", or the hard grooving "Thanks For Saving Me". Not totally standout material, but with a few nice moments. Other tracks include "Funk Machine", "Tailgate", and "Baby, I'm For Real". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some price sticker remnants on front.)

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✨✧ High InergyTurnin On ... LP
Gordy, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the best album ever from this late 70s Motown group – a set that's got the girls really stepping out with a nice degree of power – in a groove that's different than the usual female disco mode of the time! The record's got a much more fully-formed sort of feel – not just a female chorus with grooves, but a real soul group who really know how to put things together – especially given the album's really nice balance between groovers, midtempo moments, and ballads – all of which give the whole thing a very well-rounded feel. Arrangements are by Greg Poree, Sylvester Rivers, Greg Washburn, and Jimmy Holiday – and titles include "You Can't Turn Me Off", "Searchin", "Ain't No Love Left", "Let Me Get Close To You", "Love Is All You Need", and "Save It For A Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesCome Get It ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy, that was to provide the blueprint for his later success. James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this stuff has a good bit more substance than some of the other commercial R & B of the day. "Mary Jane" & "You & I" were the 2 big hits of this album, which also includes "Be My Lady", "Hollywood" & "Sexy Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesGarden Of Love ... LP
Gordy, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Rick James' classic early run for Motown – a set that maybe didn't chart as big as some of his other records for the label, but which stands strongly today as a well-crafted batch of mellow funky soul! James has a bit less of the bass-heavy riffs here than you'd expect – and instead, the record has kind of a laidback, almost dreamy feel at times – still upbeat, but with the kind of relaxed, glowing vibe you'd be more likely to find from Teena Marie around this point – a really nice contrast with the more familiar hit sounds you'd know from Rick! We actually really like these mellower groovers – which are almost like some of Johnny Watson's Caribbean-tinged grooves – and the production augments the tunes with a bit of sound effects, which really furthers the paradise garden feel of the tunes. Titles include "Mary Go Round", "Summer Love", "Big Time", "Don't Give Up On Love", "Getting It On In The Sunshine", and "Island Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, bent corners, and a light mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ TemptationsCloud Nine/Did She Have To Leave Me (Why Did She Have To Go) ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1969. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic fuzzy psychedelic soul from the Temps! Norm Whitfield's rumbling funk helped this cut, and the Temptations really take the forefront of mainstream soul, and the wicked psychedelic touches still sound great today! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In Motown sleeve, which has some wear at the opening.)

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✨✧ TemptationsTemptations In A Mellow Mood ... LP
Gordy, 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Temptations in a mellow mood, but one that's still plenty darn swinging – thanks to some jazzy arrangements from HB Barnum, Oliver Nelson, and Don Costa! The groove here is more in a vocal group mode from years past – Temptations harmonies turned more towards standards and crossover classics – but there's still an undeniable Motown sound going on too, thanks to the vocal range of the group, and the way they handle these tunes! Titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "For Once In My Life", "Try To Remember", "The Impossible Dream", and "That's Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Motown pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ TemptationsGirl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)/Baby, Baby I Need You ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1964. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Mary WellsTwo Lovers ... LP
Motown, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Two Lovers features the subtitle And Other Greatest Hits, but it's actually a great batch of songs that were most newly-recorded by Mary at the time – and not at all a simple round-up of singles! The approach here has just a little more rawness than some of the girl groups Berry Gordy was scoring hits with at the time, but also a sense of urban classiness. Wonderful stuff! Titles include "Two Lovers", "Guess Who", "My 2 Arms - You = Tears", "Goody, Goody", "Stop Right Here", "Laughing Boy", "Looking Back", "(I Guess There's) No Love", "Was It Worth It" and "Operator". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has unglued bottom seams, light ring wear, a bumped corner, and edge wear.)

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✨✧ SupremesBit Of Liverpool ... LP
Motown, 1964. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's always interesting to note the way that Berry Gordy tried to move Motown out of the ghetto of US soul indies, by attempting various moves to realign the music with other spheres bigger than the scope of Detroit soul. Sometimes these moves were clear "loss leaders" that wouldn't necessarily pay off as strongly as when Motown were acting in normal hit fashion, but which would have a larger effect in broadening the appeal of the groups. Such is an album like this, in which The Supremes strangely sing hits of the British Invasion – like "How Do You Do It", "You Can't Do That", "House Of The Rising Sun", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" – nearly all of which are done in fairly rock-heavy versions that sound nothing like the group's bigger soul hits of the time. It's hard to imagine that such an album would appeal to either the group's regular fans or those who liked true British rock, but perhaps that's also why the record features a version of The Contours "Do You Love Me" and The Miracles' "You've Really Got A Hold Of Me" who are also listed in the notes as being part of the "male group" phenomenon that is really what the Brit invasion was about. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing. Cover has light edge wear but is nice overall.)
 
 
 



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