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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

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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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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesYesterday I Had The Blues (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In original Philly International sleeve, too.)

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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 NotesBad Luck/Don't Leave Me This Way ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 dancefloor stormers from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – both featuring lead vocals from Teddy Pendergrass, and showing the group at their upbeat soulful best! We first loved them for their ballads, but it's stuff like this that really won our hearts over the years! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Philly Int'l sleeve.)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Album ... CD
Source/Solaris, 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 NotesReaching For The World ... CD
ABC/PTG (Netherlands), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great post-Philly International album from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – the group's first after the departure of Teddy Pendergrass, and a set that shows them hardly missing a beat! The group are still recording at Sigma Sound, with Melvin at the production helm – and they've also got that great balance between a deep-voiced lead singer (new arrival David Ebo) and the soaring harmonies of the rest of the group. Tunes are wonderfully written – the right mix of personal and political from the group's biggest years – and the album's got a really great sense of pace and timing overall, maybe even more so than previous records. Titles include "Hostage", "He Loves You And I Do Too", "Stay Together", "Sandman", "Big Singing Star", and "Reaching For The World". CD

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Notes & Ballads ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime ballad work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – material that easily represents the greatest side of their talents from the Philly International years! Although the group charted biggest with their groovers, we've always loved their mellower tunes best – and this CD is filled with them – killer slow-moving cuts that really let Teddy Pendergrass stretch out with amazing vocals, a tangle of emotions set beautifully to soulful Philly backings. A few tunes are from the post-Teddy years, but are still pretty great too – and titles include "Pretty Flower", "I Miss You", "Ebony Woman", "Let Me In Your World", "It All Depends On You", "To Be True", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", "I'm Weak For You", "It's All Because Of A Woman", "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon", "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "If You Don't Know Me By Now", and "Yesterday I Had The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesIf You Don't Know Me By Now – The Best Of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes ... CD
Legacy/Philadelphia International, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite all-time vocal groups – even if they did sell a bazillion records during the 70s! Of course, we have to give the lion's share of the credit to Teddy Pendergrass – whose darkly warm vocals pushed most of the group's tracks over the top, and forever set a new standard for male vocals in soul music. Teddy's singing strong and clear on this 15 track set of hits by the group – a nice batch that includes some of their best mellow material, and more than enough of their strident hits, the sort that still show up day and day again on oldies stations, with no complaints from us! Titles include "The Love I Lost", "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "Everybody's Talkin", and the sublime "I Miss You", done in the full 8 minute version. CD
 
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John Legend & The RootsWake Up ... CD
GOOD/Columbia, 2010. Used ... $4.99
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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ManhattansThat's How Much I Love You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1974. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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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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

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VariousTrip – Created By Tom Middleton ... CD
Family Recordings (UK), 1960s/1970s/2004. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP. 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", "Let's Groove", "The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... CD
TSOP/Edsel (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... CD
TSOP/Edsel (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 PendergrassTeddy/It's Time For Love ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1979/1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work by Teddy Pendergrass – 2 classic solo albums for Philly International on one CD! The Teddy album is key proof that Teddy P was a fantastic solo act – and some of the most godlike work that he ever recorded! The record shows Teddy moving into territory all his own – with wonderfully smoth quiet storm arrangements offsetting the deeply soulful vocals he forged with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. This one's perhaps the ultimate Teddy Pendergrass album of all time – as it features the incredible track "Come Go With Me", which kicks off the album, and which has some of the most sublime backings we've ever heard on a mellow soul cut! Other killers include "Turn Off The Lights", "Life Is A Circle", and "Do Me". It's Time For Love continues the groove nicely – with a host of sophisticated, mature numbers that helped define the sound of male soul into the 80s – all sung by a voice that's as smooth as it is soulful! Titles include "I Can't Live Without Your Love", "You Must Live On", "I Can't Leave Your Love Alone", "Nine Times Out Of Ten", and "Keep On Lovin Me". CD

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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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✨✧ VariousMike Maurro – Peak Hour Remixes (3CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. Used 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass/Life Is A Song Worth Singing ... CD
Philadelphia International/Edsel (UK), 1977/1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
After lending his incredible soul vocals to Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes for some of their classic recordings, Teddy Pendergrass struck out on his own as a solo act – and the rest is history! Teddy's incredible vocals and sexy style made many a fine record for Philly International – and this CD includes 2 of them! Both records have a wonderful warm mellow soul groove – with vocals so deep and soulful, we still have to pinch ourselves to make sure we're not dreaming, even though we've heard the albums a million times! Tracks include "If I Had", "Be Sure", "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me", "I Don't Love You Anymore", Only You", "Close The Door", and "It Don't Hurt Now". 15 cuts in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 21 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Keep the party going all night long – with another great set of grooves from this long-running series! The music here is similar to the other collections on the PTG/Vinyl Masterpiece label – a strong focus in the best sounds of the 80s – not the underground work or indie sides – but overlooked soul and club cuts that were bubbling under in the mainstream at the time – and which are wonderfully revived here! Titles include "Celebrate Your Love" by Executive, "In The Night (ext version)" by Richard Jon Smith, "Just In Time" by Raw Silk, "Make Up Your Mind" by Val Young, "Stop Playin With My Love" by Steve Drayton, "Let Me Hold You" by Sonique, "Pick Me Up" by Electric Mind, "My Love Is Hot" by Cool Notes, and "Don't Give Me Up" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. CD
 
 
 



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