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✨✧ ContoursDo You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) ... LP
Gordy, 1962. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest, grooviest early group albums on Motown – sung by a group who've got a wonderfully rocking sound throughout – something you can probably guess from the placement of the guitar on the cover! That instrument steps out strongly on most numbers here – giving The Contours a deeper R&B sound than some of their smoother Motown contemporaries – a great bridge between earlier group soul styles of the 50s, and the Motown modes to come – produced here with some wicked piano lines that ring out strongly in the middle. Vocals are wonderfully raspy – often peaking out into the red as they reach for a lead lyric – and titles include the classic "Do You Love Me" – plus "Move Mr Man", "So Grateful", "The Stretch", "Shake Sherrie", "You Better Get In Line", "Whole Lotta Woman", and "It Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing with deep groove!)

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✨✧ Rick JamesCold Blooded (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Gordy, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Motown sleeve.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesCome Get It ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Very Good ... $5.99
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.)

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Undisputed TruthLaw Of The Land ... LP
Gordy, 1973. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An unstoppable groove from The Undisputed Truth – a group who worked with Norman Whitfield in the same psychedelic soul territory as The Temptations – and who arguably got the sound across even better than them! This set's not as much of a bit hit as the group's other records from the time – but that makes it sound even fresher and more fierce – loads of those hard-rolling basslines you'd expect from Whitfield's production – and some soaring arrangements from Paul Riser and David Van DePitte, both of whom give the album a sense of majesty to match its inherent righteousness. Titles include "Law of The Land" and "Mama I Got A Brand New Thing" – plus covers of Temps tunes "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and "Just My Imagination" – and other covers that include "Love & Happiness", "If I Die", "Feelin' Alright", and "Killing Me Softly", done in the full soul mode of the group. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ High InergyTurnin On ... LP
Gordy, 1977. Near Mint- ... 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
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ TemptationsDo The Temptations ... LP
Gordy, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ TemptationsPsychedelic Shack ... LP
Gordy, 1970. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Temptations1990 ... LP
Gordy, 1973. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the last totally righteous albums by the Temptations – recorded at the end of their progressive run at Motown, and done with some really hard-hitting tunes and production from Norman Whitfield! Tracks step off with that beautiful mix of badass soul, heavy production, and soaring harmonies that always made the group so great during this period – and the tracks are some wonderful numbers that get way way past the hit-bound material of other albums. Paul Riser handled arrangements for the set, bringing in a few sweet touches that are very much appreciated on the mellower numbers – and titles include the extended mellow funky number "Zoom" – plus "1990", "I Need You", "You've Got My Soul On Fire", "Heavenly", and "Ain't No Justice". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has unglued seams and a small rip on the back die-cut.)

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✨✧ TemptationsCloud Nine ... LP
Gordy, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece in psychedelic soul from The Temptations – perhaps the most perfectly realized album from their years working with Norman Whitfield! The set's awash in that bottom-heavy, rumbling funk mode that Whitfield brought to the group at the end of the 60s – served up in bold tracks that push the group's vocals to a whole new level, and which bring in a more righteous sound than anyone might have expected previously from Motown! The centerpiece here is the amazing "Runaway Child" – a really extended number that has all the political soul of a Curtis Mayfield tune – and other titles include "Cloud Nine", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", "I Gotta Find A Way", "I Need Your Lovin", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Undisputed TruthFace To Face With The Truth ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful album from one of the hippest groups on Motown at the start of the 70s – the mighty Undisputed Truth, a group who really took up the psychedelic soul style of The Temptations, and gave it a real run for its money! The record was produced by Temptations maestro Norman Whitfield – and is a perfect example of the rumbling funky soul sound that he was developing at the time – a mixture of heavy bass, rumbling percussion, fuzzy guitars, and a stone righteous sound that pushed soul music firmly into the 70s! The songs are mostly all originals written by him and Barrett Strong – and the band is filled with great players like Dennis Coffey, Earl Van Dyke, Johnny Griffith, and the great Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin. Titles include "Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) Friendship Train", "What It Is?", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "What's Going On", and "You Make Your Own Heaven & Hell Right Here On Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing – very nice!)
Also available Face To Face With The Truth ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ High InergyShoulda Gone Dancin ... LP
Gordy, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Tight grooves from High Inergy – but from the perspective of time, a set that's a lot more open and relaxed than any Hi-Energy work of years to come! The record's heavy on club rhythms – as you'd probably expect from the title – but the girls sing with a bit more feeling than the usual female group thrown at disco rhythms – a bit of a depth on some numbers that hearkens back to earlier Motown soul, and which should have made High Inergy a much bigger act at the time. There's no standout hits or catchy disco numbers, but the record's relatively solid overall – and features arrangements by Marvin Augustus, William Beckelhaupt, and Gerald Lee. Titles include "I've Got What You Need", "Shoulda Gone Dancin", "Come & Get It", "Midnight Music Man", and "Let Yourself Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 21st CreationBreak Thru ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An obscure Motown group from the end of the 70s – 21st Creation had a strident 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 promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Val YoungSeduction ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A lost little gem from the Rick James camp – a bit obscure, despite the fact that Val's a former Bride Of Funkenstein! Val's not as well known as some of the other artists that Rick James worked with back in the 80s – but given her resume, she's got a solidly soulful sound that works perfectly with the hook-heavy tunes on the set! The style's a great blend of 80s groove and some of the more mainstream soul modes of the time – bouncy little tunes that are heavy on keyboards and rasping guitar – served up with a tight sound, but still a few shades to the left of chart soul – in a way that keeps things pretty darn fresh throughout! Rick James "conceived" the album, and arranged, produced, and mixed a number of tracks – and titles include "Mind Games", "Seduction", "Make Up Your Mind","Tellin' Me Lies", "If You Should Ever Be Lonely", and "Come Hang Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
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Marv JohnsonMore Marv Johnson ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Good+ ... $13.99
Early Detroit soul – the second LP by the great Marv Johnson, one of the first talents to be supervised by a young Berry Gordy! In fact, it could be said that everything Berry put into his work with Marv led to the formation of Motown – as Marv's mixture of smooth vocals and swinging soul really prefaces a lot of the work to come out of the motor city during the 60s, no surprise, since he's got some of the Motown crew writing songs for him! Includes "Baby Baby", "River Of Tears", "This Heart Of Mine", "Ain't Gonna Be That Way", "I Love The Way You Love", "When You've Lost Your Love", "Easier Said (Than Done)", 'All The Love I've Got" and "Let Me Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Mary WellsTwo Lovers ... LP
Motown, 1963. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Blue label pressing with deep groove, with address along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Martha & The VandellasGreatest Hits ... LP
Motown, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Come & Get These Memories", "Love Is Like A Heat Wave", "Dancing In The Street", "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things", "Nowhere To Run", and "A Love Like Yours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ David RuffinMy Whole World Ended ... LP
Motown, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great start as a solo act for the legendary David Ruffin – stepping out here from The Temptations with a wonderfully heartbreaking style! The title of the record really sums up the feel of the set – a sense of desperation that really comes through in Ruffin's raspy vocals – with an edge that was already great in his previous group, but which really soars here amidst a range of Motown settings from Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Briston, Ivy Jo Hunter, and George Gordy. Some of the previous Temps baroque-soul elements create a complexity in the orchestrations – which David cuts through in this personal, powerful way – on titles that include "My Whole World Ended", "Pieces Of A Man", "Everlasting Love", "My Love Is Growing Stronger", "We'll Have A Good Thing Going On", and "World Of Darkness". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing.)

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