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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Album ... CD
Source/Solaris, 1980. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Surprisingly great post-Philly International work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – recorded at a time when the group had actually let a female singer into their ranks! Sharon Paige is the lady here – and she creates a nice sense of interplay with the male singers in the group – that sort of back and forth that you might find in some of Al Hudson's work with One Way, or in a variety of other funky club acts who were rising in the mainstream at the time. Harold Melvin produced, and there's some definite late Philly moments in the tracks "Prayin" and "Baby I'm Back" – but the greatest charm of the album possibly comes from tracks that change things up a bit, including "I Should Be Your Lover", "Tonight's The Night", and "Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey". CD
Also available Blue Album ... CD 9.99

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Album ... CD
Source/Solaris, 1980. Used ... $9.99
Surprisingly great post-Philly International work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – recorded at a time when the group had actually let a female singer into their ranks! Sharon Paige is the lady here – and she creates a nice sense of interplay with the male singers in the group – that sort of back and forth that you might find in some of Al Hudson's work with One Way, or in a variety of other funky club acts who were rising in the mainstream at the time. Harold Melvin produced, and there's some definite late Philly moments in the tracks "Prayin" and "Baby I'm Back" – but the greatest charm of the album possibly comes from tracks that change things up a bit, including "I Should Be Your Lover", "Tonight's The Night", and "Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey". CD
Also available Blue Album ... CD 12.99

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99
We never tire of this one – and we think it's a landmark soul LP that forever changed the face of soul music! Teddy Pendergrass is in perfect form, and he really gets into it on the album's 2 incredible long tracks – "I Miss You", and "Be For Real" – both with amazing monologues that will knock your socks off! The rest of the LP is prime Philly stuff with a sound that's a lot more soulful and less uptempo than their later ones – and tracks include the hit "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Ebony Woman", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", and "Let It Be You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear with a center split in the spine and bottom seam.)

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes Greatest Hits ... CD
Philadelphia International/CBS, Mid 70s. Used ... $2.99
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Melba Moore/Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesYou Stepped Into My Life/The Love I Lost ... 12-inch
Singles Eps & eXhits (Canada), 1970s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has BPM in marker.)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesYesterday I Had The Blues (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In original Philly International sleeve, too.)
 
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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... CD
TSOP/Edsel (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99
Although Archie Bell & The Drells had recorded earlier with Gamble & Huff on Atlantic, this is their first album for the team's own label – and it's a killer! In a way, Archie and group were sort of responsible for getting Gamble & Huff their own famous imprint in the first place – because their work with the team on Atlantic yielded some instant hits that really pointed the way towards the hit Gamble & Huff style of the 70s, and that sound is brought up-to-date nicely on this set. The record really retains the strong vocal sound of earlier years – and has some of the best harmonies the band ever recorded, very much in the mode of The O'Jays or Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. McFadden & Whitehead and Bunny Sigler wrote most of the material, backing is by the Instant Funk group, and the Gamble & Huff team handled production on all cuts. Titles include "Let's Groove", "I Won't Leave You Honey, Never", The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". CD

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Teddy PendergrassOriginal Album Classics (Teddy Pendergrass/Life Is A Song Worth Singing/Teddy/TP/It's Time For Love) (5CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, 1977/1978/1979/1980/1981. New Copy 5 CDs ... $21.99
An amazing run of music from the legendary Teddy Pendergrass – almost all of his early and best work for the Philalphia International label – packaged here in one mighty nice package! The set features five full albums, plus a few bonus tracks – all of which feature Teddy stepping out very strongly as a solo act, after key years with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes! Pendergrass is amazing on these records – and really set a whole new standard for the male voice in soul music – a mode that's mature and sophisticated, yet still richly full of feeling – fragile, yet strong at the same time – and an undeniably new force, especially on the ballads. The set features the albums Teddy Pendergrass, Life Is A Song Worth Singing, Teddy, TP, and It's Time For Love – with classics that include "Is It Still Good To Ya", "Love TKO", "I Can't Live Without Your Love", "It's Time For Love", "Life Is A Circle", "Turn Off The Lights", "Only You", "Get Up Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "Close The Door", "The More I Get The More I Want", and "You Can't Hide From Yourself". 41 tracks in all – including the bonus tracks "Get Up Get Down (disco version)" and "Only You (single)". CD

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Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass Anthology ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Sublime genius from one of the greatest male soul singers ever – the incredible Teddy Pendergrass, leading light of the Philly scene in the 70s! The 2CD set brings together 27 tracks Teddy's monumental solo career for Philadelphia International Records – tunes done after his time as lead vocalist for Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and recorded in a style that went on to influence a whole generation of male singers. Teddy's genius is hard to describe – a blend of the rough and the smooth that meant that whatever the setting, mellow or uptempo, Teddy came across with an honesty that was extremely rare for such a singer. Titles include "Turn Off The Lights", "Love TKO", "I Don't Love You Anymore", "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me", "Come Go With Me", "Can't We Try", "This Gift Of Life", "I Can't Win For Losing", "I Want My Baby Back", "Is It Still Good To Ya", "You Can't Hide From Yourself", "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Loving You Was Good", and "When Somebody Loves You Back". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTrip – Created By Tom Middleton ... CD
Family Recordings (UK), 1960s/1970s/2004. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
One of the best entries in The Trip series – filled with playful grooves from the 60s and 70s, plus a few tasty more recent tracks! As with other volumes, the work is mostly from the catalog of Universal music – spanning their global holdings in pursuit of the groove, in a style that reminds us a bit of the great Mojo Club series – but a bit more far-reaching. Middleton really mixes up his genres here – going for some compelling new and old grooves in a 2CD, 45 track set that really travels down some distant musical roads! Titles include "Promenade Sentimentale" by Vladimir Cosma, "Astra Projection" by Amba, "The Windmills Of Your Mind" by Dorothy Ashby, "Space Talk" by Asha Pulthi, "Upside Down" by Shades, "Mony Mony" by The Mohawks, "Asteroid" by Asteroid, "Midnight" by Un-Cut, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Funky Stuff" by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, "Long Hot Sumemr" by Style Council, "Lovelight" by Lewis Taylor, and "Chhupke Kaun Aya" by Usha Uthup. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Legend & The RootsWake Up ... CD
GOOD/Columbia, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Legend shakes loose of the contemporary pop soul style of his previous couple of records with a comparatively raw and direct soul vibe – revisiting some of best socially aware, emotionally resonant and still relevant songs of the 60s & 70s! The best tracks on the set are the ones that have the rawest, most live sounding groove – and there's plenty of that, as he's backed by The Roots. There's no denying John Legend's truthful love of this material, and he sings with genuine depth. They wisely choose numbers with lyrics that stand true to this day, a few of which feature fresh rhymes by guest MCs that further bridge the eras. The track selection is excellent – covering classics by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway and they also go as deep as Baby Huey & Eugene McDaniels. Includes "Hard Times" with Black Thought, "Compared To What", "Wake Up Everybody" with Common & Melanie Fiona, "Our Generation" feat CL Smooth, "Little Ghetto Boy" feat Black Thought (plus the prelude with Malik Yusef), "Hang On In There", "Wholy Holy", "Shine" and more. CD

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassTP ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As perfect a summation of the Teddy Pendergrass genius as you'll ever hope to find – a magnificent maturation of that incredible sound he first forged with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, set forth in even more confident, sophisticated soul territory! As with the Melvin albums, there's a nice mix here of sultry ballads and groovers – the latter of which are changing with the Philly modes of the time, but still very much at the top of their game – light years from clunky commercial work, or easy dancefloor fodder. The album's stunner is "Love TKO" – a killer mellow soul track that's not only one of Teddy's best, but which has enjoyed recent popularity due to a heavy bit of sampling by hip hoppers – but the whole thing's great, and other titles include "Take Me In Your Arms Tonight", "Let Me Love You", "Girl You Know", "Is It Still Good To Ya", "I Just Called To Say", and "Can't We Try". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMike Maurro – Peak Hour Remixes (3CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic cuts, given amazing new edits and remixes by the Mighty Mike Maurro – at a level that's every bit as great as the Tom Moulton collections we've loved from Harmless Records! Like those gems, this one focuses on the most soulful side of the 70s clubs – especially the early cuts that crossed over into the discos, but before "disco" was any sort of standard format – just some very groovy upbeat soul coming from the Philly and New York scenes! Like Moulton, Maurro's got a way of really opening up the shorter originals – finding the best bits and augmenting them as he stretches things out and creates these beautifully extended grooves. 3CD set features 21 tracks, but most run near the 10 minute mark, or past – which makes for well over 3 hours of music – mixes of tracks that include "Side Show" by Blue Magic, "The Love I Lost" and "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Shame" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton, "Burnin Up" by Imagination, "Waching You" by Slave, "Searching" by Change, "Stay Free" by Ashford & Simpson, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman, "Weekend" by Phreek, "Doctor Love" by First Choice, "Tried Tested & Found True" by Ashford & Simpson, "Los Conquistadores Chocolates" by Johnny Hammond, "I Want You For Myself" by George Duke, and "Deeper" by New Birth. CD

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✨✧ VariousPhiladelphia Classics ... LP
Philadelphia International, Mid 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic collection of hits from Philly International – issued at the height of the label's popularity, and featuring some of the biggest tracks from the years 1973 to 1975! Titles include "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders, "Love Train" by The O'Jays, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "TSOP" by MFSB, and "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & some light wear.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass Greatest Hits ... CD
Philadelphia International, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime stuff! When Teddy left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, he was making one of the best moves of his career – as you'll hear on these amazing tracks, totally perfect bits of modern soul that moved the career of Teddy up about a zillion notches, and which also had a profound effect on the overall development of male soul vocals. 15 tracks in all – including "Turn Off The Lights", "Close the Door", "Love TKO", "I Don't Love You Anymore", "The More I Get, The More I Want", "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me", "You Can't Hide From Yourself", and the amazing "Come Go With Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ OriginalsPortrait Of The Originals ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stunning, stunning work from The Originals – one of the best male groups on 70s Motown, stepping out here on a record that might be one of their greatest ever! Although the group could sound strong in other settings, this album seems to have something really special going on – almost a sense of righteous, personal energy that matches the evolving sound of Marvin Gaye at this point – with a similar force that really helps redefine the way that male soul harmonies come together! The mellow cuts are tremendous – as mindblowing as anything that Teddy Pendergrass cut with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – and the fuller numbers have this proud, soaring sound that's equally wonderful. Arrangements are by Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and David Van De Pitte, and the track list includes "The Bells", "I Like Your Style", "There's A Place We'd Like To Know", "Don't Stop Now", "You Want Hearts & Flowers", and "I'll Wait For You". CD

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✨✧ ManhattansThat's How Much I Love You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime work from The Manhattans – who are on top of the world at this point! The group's harmonies are excellent, a bit rough in the best parts – ala Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes during the Teddy Pendergrass years – but also capable of tremendous strength when forged together, which happens often on the album's tight set of Philly-produced tracks. Bobby Martin arranged the material, and backing is by the cream of Sigma Sound – a perfect backdrop for gems like "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "That's How Much I Love You", "Summertime In The City", "Strange Old World", and "I Don't Want To Pay The Price Of Losing You". CD features two bonus tracks – "Don't Take Your Love From Me (single)" and "Summertime In The City (single)". CD
 
 
 



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