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Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Excellent work from this smooth Chicago vocal group! The album may well be the best the group ever recorded – and it features some stellar ballad work produced with a nice spacey tone, almost in a Rose Royce mellow mode – by Jerry Butler's Fountain Productions team and by Clarence Johnson, who brought the group up from the beginning! The real strength of the album, though, is the group's vocals – wonderfully harmonious, but with a rougher edge and a deeper soul than many other 70s groups of the same type. The album includes the massive semi-hit "Guess Who's Back In Town" – plus other good ballads like "How Do You Think You're Gonna Find Love", "Let's Work It Out", and "Distant Melody". The album also features some uptempo numbers – and other tracks include "Run & Tell That", "Dance A Thon", and "No Limit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Heaven 17Luxury Gap ... LP
BEF/Virgin (UK), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heaven 17 soften up their politics a bit with this second album (yet still address class inequality issues with the title!) – but they also manage to replace their Marxist agenda with some groovier, more soul-based tunes – just the kind of material that helped push them out of import obscurity into more of a crossover market in the US! The album's fondly remembered for the electro dancefloor numbers "Temptation", "Come Live With Me", and "Let Me Go" – all of which stand a cut above the work of their predecessors Human League, and show an ability to go past simple electronic pop riffs – even if they are all pretty darn catchy! Other tracks are great too – and the record has a joyous, optimistic quality that's every bit the best side of this scene from the early 80s generation. Titles include "We Live So Fast", "Best Kept Secret", "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry", and "Key To The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Voices Of Heaven ChoirLove ... LP
Creed, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Black SabbathHeaven & Hell ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Cheap TrickHeaven Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Titles include the classic "Surrender", plus "California Man", "Takin Me Back", "On The Radio", "Stiff Competition", and "How Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, including the insert.)

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Maurice ChevalierThank Heaven For Maurice Chevalier ... LP
RCA, Late 30s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Classic work from the first film era for Maurice Chevalier! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good- ... $16.99
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – a wonderful exploration of ideas that Miles had been putting forth on some other albums for Columbia, but crafted here with a vision that's apparent in the very first note – and which transforms both the tunes and the work of the players into a focused, near-perfect sound all the way through. Titles include "So Near So Far", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Joshua", and "Basin Street Blues" – which even sounds great in this setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has a light stain on one corner.)
Also available Seven Steps To Heaven (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Grateful DeadGo To Heaven ... LP
Arista, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Kamasi WashingtonHeaven & Earth (5LPs – includes bonus LP) ... LP
Young Turks, 2018. New Copy 5LPs ... $60.99 65.98
Truly tremendous work from saxophonist Kamasi Washington – a set that may well even blow away his groundbreaking Epic album – given the scope of soul and spirit in the music! As with the previous project, this one's double-length, but maybe feels even more fitted to the mode – as Washington leads this incredible ensemble that unifies a jazz group, orchestra, and choir – all at a level that might even top some of Alice Coltrane's early 70s albums for Impulse! There's a richness in vision here right from the start – music that knows what it is, where it's going, and what it can accomplish – very personal, but also very welcoming too – just the right sort of spirit to help get the nation back on track! Washington blows tenor throughout – and gets great help from Cameron Graves on piano, Brandon Coleman on organ and keyboards, and Miles Mosley on bass – whose work alone really seems to drive the proceedings! Titles include "Can You Hear Him", "Fists Of Fury", "Will You Sing", "Journey", "Street Fighter Mas", "The Space Travelers Lullaby", "The Psalmnist", "One Of One", and "The Invincible Youth". Comes with a bonus LP called The Choice – with the Kamasi-composed "The Secret Of Jinsonson", "Agents Of Multiverse" and "My Family", plus covers of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Ooh Child" – it's another 38 minutes of music hidden in the center of cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(The bonus LP is hidden in the middle section of the foldout cover – you'll need to tear the perforated seam to find this hidden gem!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 22.
Also available Heaven & Earth (3CDs – includes bonus CD) ... CD 22.99

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Phil WoodsHeaven ... LP
Blackhawk, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Great Phil Woods – with excellent trumpet and flugelhorn from Tom Harrell! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Heaven Presents Blaze (Part Two) ... LP
Soul Heaven (UK), 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester Flatt & The Nashville GrassHeaven's Bluegrass Band ... LP
CMH, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a small index sticker.)

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✨✧ Norma JeanHeaven Help The Working Girl ... LP
RCA, Mid 60s-Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Norma was plenty popular in her day, the peak years of the Nashville Sound era – but, she was often presented inappropriately, and she's largely forgotten by the mainstream all these years later. She's best known for her years with Porter Wagoner (pre-Dolly) – and she was sold to the public as "The Pretty Miss Norma Jean". She was, but she was also a hard and true honky tonk singer, even if her venue was more often a television studio – she didn't pretty up her voice or the material, which tackled hardship as seriously as Loretta Lynn, or Merle Haggard for that matter. Sweet but not sugar-coated! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a spot of old tape on the spine, a peeled spot in the bottom left corner & WGN Library letters.)

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✨✧ Bebe & Cece WinansHeaven ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousLooking Back – SAR Records ... LP
SAR/Cairo, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the sounds of the legendary SAR Records label – an imprint formed by Sam Cooke as his solo star was rising – and home to a small but superb batch of recordings in the early 60s! SAR shut its doors shortly after Sam's untimely death, but during its short run it really captured some top-shelf talent – much of it with the sophisticated sensibilities that made Cooke's own music so wonderful, with some great gospel elements in the mix too – especially on the way the groups were recorded. Some artists here would go onto greater fame in later years, but sound really wonderful here at the start – and titles include "Somebody" by RH Harris, "Soothe Me" and "That's Where It's At" by The Simms Twins, "Rome" by Johnny Taylor, "Time Brings A Change" and "Stand By Me Father" by The Soul Stirrers, "Looking For A Love" by The Valentinos, and "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" by The Womack Brothers – plus "That's Heaven To Me" by Sam Cooke himself. LP, Vinyl record album

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Rance Allen GroupBrothers ... LP
Truth/Stax, 1973. Very Good ... $11.99
A lesser-known gem from Rance Allen and group – recorded during their incredible early run at Stax! The sound here seems even more powerful than on the group's first album – a wicked blend of gospel and soul, served up with relatively spare instrumentation that features keyboards and strings, but still plenty of space for Rance and the other Allen brothers to open up with some incredible harmonies. And indeed, there's vocal passages on here that not only crackle with Rance's amazing lead, but which also have the supporting voices soaring to the skies with the kind of sound you'd expect from The Dramatics or The Temprees at the time! Titles include "Get Your Lives Together", "Time For Playing", "For Once In My Life", "Be True", "Heaven Is Where The Heart Is", and "We're The Salt Of The Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Blu & ExileGive Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them ... LP
Dirty Science/Fat Beats, 2012. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Crispy, creative work from the team of Blu & Exile – a duo who may well be one of the most creative studio talents we've heard in years! There's loads of warm acoustic samples dropped into the mix – set against a sharper edge from the production, but still delivered with plenty of soul – almost a warmly jazzy vibe we remember from early Tribe Called Quest – with a similarly playful feel. The set features guest work by I Ced, Fashawn, Homeboy Sandman, Johaz of Dag Savage, Black Spade of Hawthorne Headhunters, and ADAD – and titles include "Don't Be Jelly", "The Great Escape", "A Man", "A Letter", "Ease Your Mind", and "O Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, including the insert.)

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BrainstormStormin' ... LP
Tabu, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – a stone stormer from Brainstorm – one of the tightest funky ensembles of their generation, and one of the few who could go deep while still laying down a groove! The set's got a perfect balance of modes – enough of the appeal of bigger mainstream funk acts of the time, but also some righteous undercurrents that really show the group's roots – both in the approach of the lyrics, and in the jazzy instrumentation of the backings – which often show a righteous side of the group that's mighty surprising! The record's one that just grows and grows with each new listening, and is put together with some great sharp-edged production by Jerry Peters – who has a way of showcasing all the most interesting elements, while still keeping things focused too. Titles include the classic "Wake Up & Be Somebody" and "Loving You Is Really My Game" – plus "Waiting For Someone", "We Know A Place", "Hangin' On", "Easy Thangs", and "This Must Be Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides with moderate waviness & staining due to moisture.)

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Natalie ColeNatalie ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A record that really has Natalie Cole finding her groove – not needing any help from her famous familial legacy, thank you – and instead stepping out with a tight, proud mode that really helped refine the sound of female soul in the 70s! The album's got plenty of influences from the Chicago soul scene – including songwriting and production from the team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – and work from key session players like Richard Evans and Gene Barge, who worked in the Curtom Studios to craft the grooves on the set! Titles include "Keep Smiling", "Mr. Melody", "Heaven Is With You", "Can We Get Together", "Touch Me", "Hard To Get Along", and "Good Morning Heartache" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)
Also available Natalie ... CD 13.99

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Earl ColemanEarl Coleman & The Latin Love In ... LP
Worthy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin monster – and one of our favorite albums from the New York scene! The record is the only one we've ever seen from pianist Earl Coleman – and it's a groove-happy fiesta that's every bit Spanish Harlem at its best. Earl's piano is flowing and free, and the band grooves through tracks that dip, turn, and soar like some of the best hard-jamming numbers from Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, or Joe Bataan from the time. Some tracks feature soulful English vocals, and the titles alone should give you the feel of the set – "Hippy Heaven", "Latin Love-In", "Banana-Loo", and "What You Gonna Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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CommodoresCommodores ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good- ... $3.99
Not The Commodores first album – but a really that really broke them out of the box and exposed the group to a huge new audience! The album hits perfectly on both sides of the group's strengths – the tight ensemble funk on which they were raised, and some of the sweeter aspects that were showing up as Lionel Richie emerged as the solo male singing star – not nearly as cheesy here as in later years, and a surprisingly nice element to offset the heavier funk. Titles include the funky classic "Brick House", the mellow hit "Easy", and the cuts "Squeeze The Fruit", "Zoom", "Funky Situation", "Won't You Come Dance With Me", "Funny Feelings", "Heaven Knows", and "Patch It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisFour & More – Recorded Live In Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Breakneck live work from Miles Davis – and proof that his famous 60s quintet wasn't only just about mellow and spacious sounds! The set was recorded at the same concert as the album My Funny Valentine – and while that one's mostly ballads, this one's mostly high tempo numbers that skip along with incredible ease – crackling with modern touches on the rhythm from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – and featuring some really excellent work by George Coleman on tenor sax! Titles include "Four", "So What", "Joshua", and "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A good collection of work from Miles' early days at Columbia working with Coltrane, up through the pre-Bitches Brew years with the classic Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams lineup. Titles include "Walkin (live)", "All Blues (live)", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "So What (live)", "ESP", "Round Midnight", and "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album

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DramaticsShake It Well ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Incredibly great work from The Dramatics – the kind of record that hits on all burners instantly, and just keeps on cooking all the way through! The set kicks off with the title funky cut "Shake It Well" – done in a mode that the group handle surprisingly well, thanks to some excellent vocals. These vocals only get better on following tracks, though – as the group kicks back, relaxes, and stretches into some amazing mellow tunes that rank with some of the best harmony soul of the late 70s! Part of the magic of the set is thanks to producer Don Davis – who had a hand in all of the best cuts, using that mix of rough and sweet that was always the best side of his 70s sound. Titles include "Come Inside", "Spaced Out Over You", "That Heaven Kind Of Feeling", "Ocean Of Thoughts & Dreams", "You Make The Music", "I Like Makin You So Happy", and "Music Is Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bob DylanTime Out Of Mind (20th anniversary pressing – with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
Columbia, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A critical comeback album for Dylan – who never really went away, he was just floundering a bit commercially and critically for a number of years – one that set him up to ride high again for years to come! This is his second album working with producer Daniel Lanois, who helmed the pretty excellent Oh Mercy a few years earlier. Lanois's trademark haze and mood hover over Dylan and his band's wonderful take on timeless folk-blues-roots rock and some of his best, most forthright lyricism since Blood On The Tracks. Wrestling with mortality, Dylan delivers a late career classic. Includes "Love Sick", "Dirt Road Blues", "Standing In The Doorway", "Million Miles", "Trying To Get To Heaven", "Til I Fell In Love With You", "Not Dark Yet", "Cold Irons Bound", "Can't Wait", "Make You Feel My Live" and the seemingly improvised, old school Dylan-styled (if more meandering) "Highlands". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition with bonus 7 inch including "Love Sick (rmx)" & "Cold Irons Bound (live)".)

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EmanativeEarth ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy ... About June 19, 2018
Maybe the best music so far from Emanative – a group who've been kicking around the London scene for the past decade or so, but who really seem to hit a new level with this album on Jazzman! The group's led by percussionist Nick Woodmansey, who often steps back to let all the other spiritual elements flow through the sound in a wonderful way – including excellent piano and organ from the great Jessica Lauren, plus reeds from Tamar Osborn and Ben Hadwen – both players who have a very cosmic approach – and haunting percussion from additional players, in addition to Nick's own work on drums, balafon, and other instruments. There's a very strong bassist in the lineup, too – Suman Joshi – and he directs the proceedings with great strength when everyone comes together – but also knows enough to step back when things are exploring different planes of global consciousness at a more personal level. Titles include "Spice Route Suite", "Egosystem", "New Day", "Heaven's Mirror", "Iyaami", "Raga Requiem", and "Minutes To Midnight For This Planet". LP, Vinyl record album

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ExileBaker's Dozen – Exile ... LP
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Off-kilter, creative, and always headnodding beats from Exile – one of the most frequently impressive and underrated producers of the past decade and more – and a perfectly apt producer for an entry in the Fat Beats Baker's Dozen series! Exile is is a master of mixing solid soulful bits with stranger, more erratic sounds into a compelling whole that's wholy his own. Excellent stuff – one of the best efforts in the series! Includes "Eggsyle", "Do You Know?", "Bravery", "I Say It's True", "Bopwiddit'", "Do Not Touch", "Heaven's Gates", "Love To The World", "First Thing's Second" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Aretha FranklinWith Everything I Feel In Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
Mellow sexy Aretha – with warm arrangements by Arif Mardin, and plenty of nice electric piano by the great Richard Tee. Includes a great version of Stevie Wonder's "I Love Every Little Thing About You", plus the tracks "You Move Me", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Without Love", and "All Of These Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has some marker on front.)

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Jerry GarciaRun For The Roses (180 gram marble colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Arista/ATO, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Includes Jerry's version of the Dylan classic "Knockin On Heaven's Door" – plus "Midnight Getaway", "Run For The Roses", "Leave The Little Girl Alone", and "Valerie" – plus Garcia's take on the Clyde McPhatter soul tune "Without Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition on 180 gram marble colored vinyl – with download!)

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Lalah HathawayLalah Hathaway ... LP
Virgin, 1990. Very Good ... $6.99
The first album from Donny Hathaway's soulful daughter – an album that we initially approached with a bit of reservation, but were surprised to find out we liked so much! Lalah's got a nearly-classic style in her work that's a fresh departure from many other soul acts of this period – a style that's almost influenced by the Soul II Soul or Loose Ends groove of the time, but is a bit more mainstream – and which shows that Hathaway has a lot more to offer than a famous last name. Production and arrangements are by Gary Taylor, Angela Winbush, Craig T Cooper, and Andre Fischer – and titles include "Baby Don't Cry", "Heaven Knows", "Somethin", "Stay Home Tonight", "I'm Coming Back", "I Gotta Move On", and "Obvious". LP, Vinyl record album

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Husker DuNew Day Rising ... LP
SST, 1985. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A seminal 80s midwest punk record, one we'd hope needs hardly introduction from us, even if this isn't the sort of album that we'd call our stock in trade. One of the LPs that put Minneapolis at the center of the North American rock universe during the 80s, perhaps not as well known as what Prince was doing at the time, but with hindsight easily as influential! Relive the salad days of punk rock with 15 anthems from Mould, Hart and Norton, including "New Day Rising", "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill", "I Apologize", "Folk Lore", "If I Told You", "Celebrated Summer", "Perfect Example", "Terms Of Psychic Warfare", "59 Times The Pain", "Powerline" and "Plans I Make". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s pressing on black vinyl.)

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Leroy HutsonCloser To The Source ... LP
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the greatest albums ever by Chicago soul maestro Leroy Hutson – a masterpiece of soul, sophistication, and downright good vibes – all put together at a level that makes it one of our favorite albums of the 70s! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the massive Hutson and Hutson II albums – and is done in a very similar style – with Leroy pushing 70s mellow soul to new heights through his masterful vocals, arrangements, and production – completely his own man, and towering at a level that should have made him as huge as Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware, or Roy Ayers. The album's incredibly tight, but never slick – a brilliant statement of soul that's gentle one moment, forceful the next – and always proud and powerful. Titles include "Closer to The Source", "Heaven Right Here On Earth", "Get To This (You'll Get To Me)", "You're A Winner", "Everybody's A Masterpiece", and "Where Did Love Go". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Closer To The Source ... LP 24.99

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Leroy HutsonCloser To The Source ... LP
Curtom, 1978. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of the greatest albums ever by Chicago soul maestro Leroy Hutson! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the massive Hutson and Hutson II albums – and is done in a very similar style – with Leroy pushing 70s mellow soul to new heights through his masterful vocals, arrangements, and production. The album's incredibly polished, but never slick – a brilliant statement of soul that's gentle one moment, forceful the next – and always proud and powerful. Titles include "Closer to The Source", "Heaven Right Here On Earth", "Get To This (You'll Get To Me)", "You're A Winner", "Everbody's A Masterpiece", and "Where Did Love Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Closer To The Source ... LP 22.99

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JacksonsGoin' Places ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 20.99
The second collaboration between the Jacksons and the Gamble & Huff production team for Philly International – and a nice little sleeper that we like more and more over the years! Like the preceding album from the team, the pairing's a great one – and the Jacksons' pop soul harmonies match up very nicely with the full, rich sound of the Philly groove! Titles include "Music's Takin' Over", "Goin' Places", "Different Kind Of Lady", "Even Though You're Gone", "Jump For Joy", "Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl", "Man Of War", "Do What You Wanna", and "Find Me A Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Etta JamesAt Last (swirl colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Chess/Jackpot, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again and again over the years – but the whole record's wonderful, and handled with this new level of soul sophistication by arranger Riley Hampton – the great Chicago talent who'd reach similar heights in his charts for singers that include Lorez Alexandria and Walter Jackson. Hampton's dark use of strings brings out a whole new side of James' brilliance – a quality that raised Etta James up out of the R&B ghetto, and forever put her into the legions of legendary 60s soul stars! Titles include the perennial classic "At Last", plus "All I Could Do Was Cry", "Tough Mary", "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Anything To Say You're Mine", and "Trust In Me". Includes 4 bonus tracks – "My Heart Cries", "Spoonful", "It's A Crying Shame", and "If I Can't Have You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple swirl colored vinyl pressing.)
Also available At Last ... LP 59.99

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Miles JayeIrresistible ... LP
Island, 1989. Near Mint- ... $0.99
An irresistible classic from Miles Jaye – possibly his best-known album, bouncing along with plenty of beats at the end of the 80s! The rhythms are plenty programmed, but Miles' vocals provide a great warm sense of contrast – soaring out with fluid, mature tones that are mighty nice, especially on some of the mellower cuts! Miles produced and arranged himself – and titles include the classic "Heaven", plus "Slo Dance", "Message", "Neither One Of Us", "Objective", "Next Time", "I'll Be There", and "Love In The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label on one corner.)

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✨✧ Johnson Spiritual SingersDon't Let The Devil Ride ... LP
Detroit Gospel Reissue Project, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Totally wonderful work from this obscure Detroit group – a quintet of very young gospel singers, and one that gets some wicked work on electric guitar as well! The music has a vibe that's every bit what you'd expect from the cover – very raw, and at-home – with that guy on his knees laying down some bluesy guitar licks on just about every track, really helping the energy of the younger voices to soar! The lyrical themes are spiritual, but the delivery is maybe far grittier than any of the hippest funky 45 soul of the time – on titles that include "It's Going To Rain", "Don't Let The Devil Ride", "Precious Lord", "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well", "Running For Jesus", "I Believe There's A Heaven Somewhere", and "This Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 450 copies.)

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Stan KentonSketches On Standards (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Wonderful work from Kenton – warm and seductive, yet also modern and adventurous, tunes that are familiar, yet inexplicably transformed by the Kentonite approach! The record's got a similar feel to some of the best work coming out of the Kenton school at the time – and players on the set include Lee Kontiz, Frank Rosolino, and Conte Candoli – all of whom get in some good solos on the record. Arrangements are by Bill Russo and Kenton – never too over the top or complicated, but complex enough to please our modern ears, and to make the set much more than a package of big band standards! Titles include "There's A Small Hotel", "Lover Man", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Sophisticated Lady", "Shadow Waltz", and "Pennies From Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape, with just some light surface wear on back.)

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There's a darkness here – and a sense of magick too – an eerie new energy that still has all the balls-out rock power of before, but which has the group moving into this heady territory that's really all their own. Every song is a classic – and tracks include "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks", and "Battle Of Evermore". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Rockefeller address, SD 19129, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Clyde McPhatterMay I Sing For You ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
A sweet album of ballads and late nite love songs from Clyde McPhatter – one that has him going head to head with other 50s balladeers, like Jesse Belvin, Tony Wilson, or maybe even Johnny Mathis! That great McPhatter rasp is still nicely present, even amidst the strings and fuller backings from Glenn Osser – and even though many of the tunes are standards, the McPhatter touch helps them stay fresh. Titles include "You Belong To Me", "That's My Desire", "What Will I Tell My Heart", "These Foolish Things", "When Did You Leave Heaven", and "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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New BirthIt's Been A Long Time ... LP
RCA, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the nicest early albums by this great 70s soul collective – featuring a strong mix of funk and mellow soul tracks, with backing by the Nite Liters on some tracks, and production by the great Harvey Fuqua throughout! Titles include "Wild Flower", "It's Been A Long Time", "Keep On Doing It", "Pains of Love", "Ain't No Change", and "Heaven Says". Classic funky 70s soul! LP, Vinyl record album

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Maxine NightingaleRight Back Where We Started From ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The title track to this one – "Right Back Where We Started From – was a real 70s monster, hitting big on AM radio and the dancefloors, and still kind of a guilty pleasure for us these days. The rest of the record's a bit spotty – but there's a few nice moments, like Maxine's version of Earth Wind & Fire's "Reasons", and Leon Ware's "If I Ever Lose This Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining on the bottom right corner.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in pen.)

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✨✧ Sun RaSpace Age Is Here To Stay ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
The first far-reaching collection of vocal tracks recorded by Sun Ra and his Arkestra over the years – perfectly put together, and featuring a number of previously-unissued tracks as well! The Space Age Is Here To Stay covers a wide range of the cosmic jazz styles Ra traveled (and pretty much invented) from the late 50s to early 80s – from the immediate post-doo wop underground sound he worked in the late 50s, to the impeccable mix of free jazz and subtle, soulful tones a decade later, to the searching spiritualism that came later still. For all that's going here stylistically, the vocals and thematic lyricism hold it all together aesthetically, with Ra himself on chants and spoken passages, June Tyson and Hattie Randolph bringing an angelic quality on some numbers, and all around excellent Arkestra ensemble vocals throughout! The incredible opener "Along Came Ra/The Living Myth" is a live recording from Paris in 1983 that sets the creative bar quite high with feverish percussion, the sweetly soulful voice of June Tyson, and spacey spoken word by Ra. That said, the quality soars high throughout – and other titles include "Interplanetary Music No. 1", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Space Is The Place", "Forest Of No Return", "Truth About Planet Earth", "Space Chant (Third Heaven)", "Antique Blacks", "Enlightenment" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Irene ReidRoom For One More ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good ... $2.99
Although Irene Reid later went on to make some recordings that had her in a more rootsy setting, this nice set from the mid 60's features her deep soul voice amidst classy jazz-based arrangements by Oliver Nelson. The record's got the feel of one of Nancy Wilson's classics for Capitol, with a mix of standards and pop material like "When Did You Leave Heaven", "Save Your Love For Me", "Who Can I Turn To", and "They All Say I'm The Biggest Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & some peeling.)

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Vera SanfordTen Minutes To Midnight ... LP
Bombay, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Great backings by Johnny Pate – on titles that include "I Can't Escape From You", "Too Late Now", "For Heaven's Sake", "Shangri-La", "When Your Heart Breaks Through", and "I Was A Fool". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Spinners8 ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Eight Atlantic albums, and The Spinners are still going strong – sounding really wonderful here, thanks to Philly backings from the great Thom Bell! The album's not filled with hits, but that's a big part of its charm – as the group still sounds great, with smoother than smooth vocals – and the tunes move nicely between the soaring style the group discovered in Philly, and some of the mellower moments we've grown to like even more in their work over the years. Most players are Sigma Sound regulars, and titles include "I'm Tired Of Giving", "You Got The Love That I Need", "Painted Magic", "Easy Come Easy Go", "Love Is One Step Away", "Back In The Arms Of Love", and "Heaven On Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and unglued bottom seam.)

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Lisa StansfieldDeeper (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Ear Music, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 26.99
It may be years since Lisa Stansfield last topped the charts – but the singer's lost none of her charm, and is still completely at the top of her game – as you'll discover in this wonderfully grooving set! At some level, it's as if nothing has changed at all – the rhythms are strong, the songs upbeat, and Stansfield's vocals have that surprisingly soulful quality that's always made us love her classic records! But there's also a depth here that comes with maturity and growth – and in some ways, Lisa's developed here a lot like Corinne Drewery has over the course of the later albums by Swing Out Sister – even more of a fully-fleshed soul singer, and well-deserving of classic status. Titles include "Desire", "Twisted", "Everything", "Hole In My Heart", "Deeper", "Butterflies", "Love Of My Life", "Billionaire", "Hercules", and "Never Ever" – plus a great remake of The Chimes' classic "Ghetto Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Candi StatonCandi Staton (1980) ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A new day for Candi Stanton – kicking off the 80s with a tighter grooving modern soul sound – and she nails it! Of course, Candi started as a sweet southern soul singer, hit big with her LA single "Young Hearts Run Free", and is here reinventing herself as a sophisticated modern diva. Includes some uptempo material – which she'd cut more of later on for dance labels – but she'seven better on the mellower tracks, especially the spacey "Halfway To Heaven", and the moody "Living Inside Me". Other tracks include "Looking For Love", "It's Real", and a remake of "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some marker on front.)

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StylisticsRound 2 ... LP
Avco, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
Landmark harmony soul from The Stylistics – a set that's every bit as wonderful as their debut, with the kind of sweet, soulful sound that got played over and over and over and over again back in the day! The album's got a subtle sort of power, though – one that lies not only in its classic cover image, but also in the way that the group mix up the fragile themes of love with some deeper aspects of the human condition – heard to best effect on the classic "Children Of The Night" – a massive 7 minute number that stands nicely next to the shorter singles. Thom Bell produced and arranged the whole thing to Philly perfection – with lots of help from Linda Creed on the songwriting – and titles include "Children of the Night", "Break Up To Make Up", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Stone In Love With You", "It's Too Late", "If You Don't Watch Out", and "Peek A Boo". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the fist cover.)

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Talking HeadsFear Of Music ... LP
Sire, 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A really tremendous album from The Talking Heads – and a set that moves far past their already-great early records, to really show a rhythmic complexity we never would have expected! Brian Eno is helping the group in the studio again here, and the record really shows both David Byrne and Eno's late 70s fascination with global rhythms – elements that are often used in spare, simple little ways to really help inflect the tunes with a playful imagination that goes way beyond the colder post-punk and new wave of most of their contemporaries! The balance of previous aesthetics with these new grooves is wonderful – heard to great effect on the classic club cut "I Zimbra" – but brewing up strongly underneath on gems that include "Mind", "Paper", "Cities", "Life During Wartime", "Memories Can't Wait", "Air", "Heaven", "Animals", "Electric Guitar", and "Drugs". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and a tracklist sticker.)

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TavaresSky High ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A stone 70s classic from Tavares – quite possibly the group's biggest album, and a masterpiece of LA vocal group soul! The album's biggest claim to fame is the massive hit "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel", recorded by the group for this set, but blown to the heights through it's huge use in the film Saturday Night Fever. But although that hit might mark them as a disco group, Tavares are still very much in the strongest style of their best early vocal group sets – coming together magically as a group, even when the rhythms are a bit uptempo, and sounding great on tracks that include "To The Other Man", "The Mighty Power Of Love", "Bein With You", "Ridin High", "Wonderful", and "Guiding Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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Ebo TaylorLife Stories – Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973 to 1980 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Great Ghana grooves from Ebo Taylor – a tremendous collection of his funkiest 70s work – and a much-needed reintroduction of his talents to the world at large! Much of the music here has strong links with more familiar Afro Funk – but the overall approach is often a bit unique, too – lots more guitar in the rhythms at times, in ways that echo the lighter lyricism of highlife, yet all without losing the commitment to bottom sounds that made 70s changes in African music so great! The package does a great job of archaeology – bringing together not just cuts recorded under Taylor's own name, but also work with other groups too – all in a set that offers plenty in the way of notes and historical details, too. 2LP set features 12 titles that include "Heaven", "Aba Yaa", "Atwer Abroba", and "Peace On Earth" by Ebo Taylor, "Tamfo Nyi Akyir" by Apagya Showband, "Ohiani Sua Efir" by Asasse Ase, "Ene Nyame Nam A Mensuor" by Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor, "Egya Edu" by Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans, and "Love & Death" by Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu. LP, Vinyl record album

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TemptationsMeet The Temptations ... LP
Gordy, 1964. Very Good ... $19.99
Meet The Temptations – a group who already sound great at this early point in their career! There's a nicely dark edge to most numbers here – a sound that's more early 60s than you might guess from The Temps' 60s reputation – almost a transitional Motown mode that has equal parts doo wop and harmony soul coming into play on the tracks. Production is by Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and a bit by Norman Whitfield – but there's almost an under-produced feel to the record too – a style that really focuses on the group's strengths as a vocal ensemble, and which features a bit less Motown sweetening than in later years. The album leads off with the hit single "The Way You Do The Things You Do", then rolls into a batch of numbers that are pure vocal harmony heaven – including "Just Let Me Know", "Farewell My Love", "Slow Down Heart", "Check Yourself", "Dream Come True", "May I Have This Dance", and "Isn't She Pretty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Three Dog NightThree Dog Night ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1969. Very Good- ... $1.99
The first album by Three Dog Night – cut back when they were a hip LA combo getting a lot of help and inspiration from The Beach Boys! The set's got a bit of a harder rocking sound than you might expect from some of their later hits – heavy drums and lots of guitars, mixed in with the sweeter and trippy harmony styles of the group. Titles include "Heaven Is In Your Mind", "It's For You", "One", "Chest Fever", "Let Me Go", "Find Someone To Love", and "The Loner". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dwight Trible with Matthew HalsallInspirations ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
A fantastic setting for the voice of Dwight Trible – one of the few contemporary jazz singers who inherited the style of spiritual jazz greats like Leon Thomas or Joe Lee Wilson! Trible's singing here with backing from a group that includes trumpeter Matthew Halsall, recording on Halsall's own label too – a wonderful imprint that's also one of the few to really get the spiritual vibe just right – that sort of long-flowing, always-soulful mode that grew out of the post-Coltrane generation! Tracks are all open and modal – just the right vibe for Trible to hit his heights – and they also leave plenty of space for Halsall to take some great solos, too – in a combo that also includes piano, bass, drums, and even a bit of harp. Most titles are remakes of older numbers, but given a completely different spin by Trible – and titles include "Tryin Times", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", "Heaven & Hell", "Feelin Good", and "Dear Lord". LP, Vinyl record album

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Undisputed TruthFace To Face With The Truth ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(Hong Kong pressing on First Records.)

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Vic MensaAutobiography (with bonus track) ... LP
Roc Nation, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Vic Mensa's long in the works big league debut – an Autobiography that might've had to contend with the burden of high expectations upon release, but this is one we'll be able to come back to for years – with strong personal storytelling, Vic's compelling mix to rhymes and singing, and top tier production all the way overseen by No ID. Doing Chicago's hip hop legacy proud. Includes "Say I Didn't", "Memories On 47th Street", "Rollin' Like A Stoner", "Homewrecker", "Gorgeous" Feat Syd, "Heaven On Earth" feat The Dream, "Coffee & Cigarettes", "Wings" with Pharrell Williams & Saul Williams, "The Fire Next Time", "Down For Some Ignorance (Ghetto Lullaby)" feat Chief Keef & Joey Purp, "We Could Be Free" feat Ty Dolla $ign and more – plus the bonus track "Rage". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ellen Andrea WangBlank Out ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Compelling vocal work from Ellen Andrea Wang – a singer who also plays acoustic bass alongside her lyrics, which seems to unlock a jazzy current in the music! Wang's a new addition to the Jazzland label – and like some of the imprint's other work, there's a real genre-bending style going on here – songs that are catchy, tuneful, and really appealing at one level – but which also have a richer backdrop in the music – maybe more complexity than you'd get from a more standard singer. A few shades to the left, and Wang would be a jazz singer – but here, she's in a more down to earth mode that fits her image on the cover – working with a small combo that features great piano and Fender Rhodes. Titles include "A Change Of Heart", "Bad Blood", "Electric", "Feelings", "Heaven", "Peace Prize", and "Accord De Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blank Out ... CD 9.99

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Deniece WilliamsI'm So Proud ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
There's plenty to be proud of here – as the album's a key part in the reinvention of Deniece Williams for the 80s – a great way of finding a new setting for her wonderful voice, one that helped her reach a huge new audience in the process! Most of the backings have an 80s approach, but still hold onto some of the deeper warmth of the 70s – and if anything, they represent kind of a "leaning up" of Williams' earlier modes – one that still gives the record a nice bottom, yet also finds a great way of focusing her amazing vocal style. George Duke handled production on half the record – and titles include "They Say", "Heaven In Your Eyes", "It's Okay", "I'm So Proud", "So Deep In Love", and "Do What You Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Joe WilliamsNew Kind Of Love ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Joe Williams is away from Count Basie here, but he's still sounding great – and getting a slightly warmer approach overall – in keeping with the promise of the title! The arrangements aren't credited on the notes, but they've got a slightly lusher feel than Basie – a bit more strings on the ballads, which sound great with Williams' vocals – and a tighter, jazzier feel on some of the groovers – which still evoke a bit of the older days. Whatever the setting, Joe's got a way of putting over a tune that's simply tremendous – as you'll hear on titles that include "Just As Though You Were Here", "When Did You Leave Heaven", "Somebody", "Darn That Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "When A Woman Loves A Man", "I Only Want To Love You", and "With Every Breath I Take". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, bumped corner, and small split on the bottom seam.)

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Nancy WilsonCome Get To This ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A real sweet soul gem from Nancy! The record has her working with arrangements and production by Gene and Billy Page – who give the record a great smooth 70s soul finish, and a feel that's a lot more unified than some of her other efforts from the decade. Nancy sings some great versions of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" and "Come Get To This", plus the original tracks "Houdini Of The Midnight Hour", "Like A Circle Never Stops", "Boogeyin All The Way", and "Happy Tears". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has bent corners.)

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Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, & Delivered ... LP
Tamla, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... On July 27, 2018
A mega-hit for Stevie Wonder – an album that features a killer title cut, plus lots of other wonderful tunes that show the world that a full-formed adult soul star had arrived on the market! There's a depth here that's really great – not the totally heady, righteous sound of Stevie in the early 70s – but still a sensitivity that goes beyond simple Motown pop, and which is also underscored with some great keyboard work as well. Wonder produced the record, and arrangers include Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and Henry Crosby – and titles include the huge title hit – "Signed Sealed & Delivered" – plus "Heaven Help Us All", "Sugar", "Never Had A Dream Come True", "Don't Wonder Why", and "I Gotta Have A song". LP, Vinyl record album

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YesFragile ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Classic! Fragile is the one that catapulted Yes to unlikely stardom, and in so doing, it brought adventurous, proggy rock to mainstream audience – pretty much changing the face of rock for at least a decade to come! Rick Wakeman's arrival and his spacier electronic keyboards have a lot to do the Yes ascension, but beyond that that, the songs mix of anthemic, stadium-ready immenseness and trippier, oddball touches makes it a win for both pop/rock fans and prog lovers – win-win! Titles include "Roundabout", "Cans & Brahms", "We Have Heaven", "Mood For A Day", and "The Fish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousBest Of Disco Spectrum – Presented By Joey Negro & Sean P (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $28.99 29.99
A fantastic tribute to the legendary Disco Spectrum series of compilations – a run of records that first burst forth at the end of the 90s, and showed the world that there was a huge amount of underground music to discover from the mainstream disco years! Disco Spectrum cuts aren't the ones you'll know from Saturday Night Fever – or from K-Tel compilations of the time – and instead, they represent the much deeper current of groove that was still burning bright away from the limelight, even while the more commercial disco crumbled into dust – music that was sometimes cut by artists who disappeared quickly, sometimes by older masters, and sometimes by talents who never fully got the respect they deserved. Both Joey Negro and Sean P have given us some great sets before, but this one is right at the top of their talents – filled with gems that include "Let Me Down Easy" by Rare Pleasure, "Spread Love" by Al Hudson & The Soul Partners, "Can't Shake Your Love (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Syreeta, "Trinidad (special disco mix)" by John Gibbs & US Steel Orchestra, "Isabelle & The Rain" by Jo Boyer, "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By (club 12" mix)" by Cloud One with Margo Williams, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "I Don't Want You Back" by Ramona Brooks, "Hot To Trot" by Alfredo De La Fe, "Out Of My Hands" by Omni, "Under The Skin" by The Brothers, "Let Me Love You" by Bunny Mack, "Can You Get Down" by Universe City, and "I Want You For Myself" by George Duke with Lynn Davis. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ El Michels AffairEnter The 37th Chamber ... LP
Fat Beats, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cinematic funky soul instrumentals from the El Michels Affair – the loose NYC collective's long awaited full length nod to the Wu Tang Clan! The crew brings their tried and true slow rolling and dirty funk to their interpretations of classic Wu Tang tracks, with some straight up beautiful sophisticated soul backdrops, too, and Leon & the crew pull it all off masterfully! The RZA's sonic stamp is too innovative and idiosyncratic for a simple live band rehash, and the group is wise to use the famous crackling sample built soundscapes to craft both an homage to the Wu Tang's best material, as well as the 70s funk, soul and cinema sounds that informed them in the first place. A few of the tracks first blew our minds as funky 45s, and this full formed set was worth the wait – from the moody organ funk of "Can It All Be So Simple", the funky drummer rhythms of "Uzi (Pinky Ring)", the string accented moods of "Heaven And Hell", the brass band and children's chorus cover of "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and lots more! Other tracks include "Glaciers Of Ice", "Incarcerated Scarfaces", "Bring Da Ruckus" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on red vinyl.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackBest Of Roberta Flack ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice collection of some of Roberta's finest moments: 'Killing Me Softly With His Song", "The Closer I Get To You", "You've Got A Friend", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Where Is The Love", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Back Together Again", "You Are My Heaven" , "If I Ever See You Again" and "Jesse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ FlamingosFlamingo Serenade ... LP
End, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning work from The Flamingos – part of the group's incredible second chapter at End Records, where they really transformed their sound from their years at Chess! The group were already great before, but at End, they found this way of making even more heaven with their harmonies – finding this sublime space that really blew away most of their contemporaries, especially on the ballads – with the lead soaring out, the harmonies gliding alongside, and the production this pillowy, breathy sort of brilliance. The album's one of the best illustrations of this genius at its best – and titles include the sublime hit "I Only Have Eyes For You", plus "Love Walked In", "But Not For Me", and "Time Was". Spooky, heavenly, and totally wonderful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear & aging.)

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✨✧ Hot ChocolateMan To Man ... LP
Big Tree, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Strutting guitars, stomping rhythms, and a great mix of glam and soul – the trademark groove of the UK's classic Hot Chocolate! The album's filled with great tunes that resonate with their trademark compressed sound – vocals wrapped on guitars and set to sweetly stepping rhythms – all produced to perfection by the mighty Mickie Most, with a sound that so many other current groups try to go for, but can never reach this right! Errol Brown's on lead vocals, and wrote a good deal of the tunes – and titles include "Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac", "Living On A Shoe String", "Sugar Daddy", "Man To Man", "You Could've Been A Lady", "Seventeen Years Of Age", and "Sex Appeal". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsVisions ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s groove from Gladys Knight & The Pips – just the kind of record that shows why the group kept going strong for so many years! The classic approach is still very firmly intact – Gladys' wonderful lead, soaring out over the Pips' warm harmonies – a vocal power that so many other groups could never get this right – evolved amazingly here from the early soul years of the group's origins. The approach of the set is lean and smooth, yet turns out to be a perfect fit for the maturing Knight/Pips sound – a mode that still keeps them right out in front of the pack, with a great mix of grooving and sophistication. Titles include "Save The Overtime (For Me)", "Heaven Sent", "When You're Far Away", "Just Be My Lover", "Don't Make Me Run Away", "Ain't No Greater Love", "O La De Da", "You're Number One", and the longstanding classic "Hero (Wind Beneath My Wings)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinSong Remains The Same ... LP
Swan Song/Atlantic, 1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arguably one of the greatest double-live albums of the classic rock generation – filled with extra long takes of Led Zep classics, most of which diverge very strongly from their studio versions! The real highlight here is the set's classic "Moby Dick", which features one of the greatest drum solos ever set to wax – but other tunes include "Rain Song", "Whole Lotta Love", "Stairway To Heaven", "No Quarter", and "Dazed & Confused". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ PlattersI Love You 1000 Times ... LP
Musicor, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "I Love You 1000 Times", "I Love You Because", "Only You", "Harbor Lights", "Lovely", and "Heaven On Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a bent corner.)

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✨✧ Joe TexBumps & Bruises ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe Tex bumps with the best of his contemporaries in the 70s – but at a level that still holds onto all the warmth and humanity of his earlier recordings too! There's definitely a bit of a dancefloor groove to the record, but it never dampens the spirit in Joe's vocals – and in a way, the approach is somewhat similar to that used by Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor for some of their own albums at Columbia in the late 70s. Joe's longtime producer Buddy Killen is on deck, to ensure that the spirit is just right – and some of the best tracks are more midtempo funky than out and out club numbers. The set's gotten a lot of new attention in recent years, after the great track "I Almost Got To Heaven Once" was sampled to great effect by Ice Cube – and titles also include the funky "Ain't Gonna Bump No More", which was Joe's big disco hit – plus "Be Cool", "We Held On", "Hungry For Your Love", and "Leaving You Dinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickGolden Hits Part 1 ... LP
Scepter, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely early work from Dionne – one of the greatest voices to ever get the support of the great Burt Bacharach, the guiding hand on this tasty batch of early singles! We hardly need tell you about these tracks, because if you know Dionne at all – these are the songs you know! Titles include "Walk On By", "Wishin & Hopin", "Don't Make Me Over", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", "Reach Out For Me", and "You'll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of Spanish Harlem – Beautiful Soul Music From The Heart Of New York's Spanish Harlem ... LP
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of the more obscure artists who recorded singles for some of the smaller Fania-held labels – and often focusing on tunes that drew more from late 60s soul and funk than they did from any Latin rhythms of the time. The singers are especially wonderful – and often hit a vibe that's right up there with some of Joe Bataan's best of the period – richly soulful, but often deeply personal too – never as polished as chart soul, and often showing a grittier, more realistic style that's totally great – especially when mixed with instrumentation as tight as this! Titles include "Reflections Of My Life" by 125th Street Candy Store, "On Old Broadway" by 107th Street Stickball Team, "Don't Be Afraid" by Lebron Brothers, "Central Park" by Harvey Averne Dozen, "Heaven" by Tito Ramos, "Your Smile" by Parris, "Some Lonely Heart" by Ronnie Marks, "There's No Girl" by Olivieri, "Maria Maria" by King Nando, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Nitty Boo Boo" by The Nitty Sextette, "Lonely Has Been My Day" by Ralphie & The Latin Lovers, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Russell Cohen & The New Yorkers, and "Ain't No Big Thing" by Ralfi Pagan. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 2 – Essential Jazz, Soul and Funk Breakbeats ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic breaks – all the way through – the kind of sharp funky nuggets that have had a rich new life, thanks to their use in hip hop and club tracks in recent years! This may not be the most underground stuff in the world to those out there who've been digging through crates for funk and soul for the past ten years, but it is an exquisite compilation that features some of the best funky tracks used as samples by hip hoppers, nearly every one of them a famous cut that you'll probably recognize in a minute! Titles include "I Like It" by The Emotions, "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "Hard Times" by Baby Huey, "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" by 24 Carat Black, "Kool Is Back" by Funk Inc, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Heaven & Hell" by 20th Century Steel Band, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Papa Was, Too" by Joe Tex, "Just A Groove In G" by Wilbur Bascomb & The Zodiac, "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William De Vaughn, and "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds. 18 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Average White BandPerson To Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Their classic double live set from the mid 70s, and as tight a batch of grooves as you'll find on their studio albums! In fact, this one might even be tighter, as it's got a good set of classic tracks performed live, with a sound that's a little bit more uptight and open than the studio versions– and which is especially freewheeling on the instrumental solos. Many tracks go for a lot longer than on the original versions – and there's a version of "Pick Up The Pieces" that runs for 18 minutes, a version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" that grooves for 8 minutes, a version of "School Boy Crush" that jams for 7 minutes, plus nice takes on the cuts "Cut The Cake", "Love Your Life", and "Cloudy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clear Blue SkyClear Blue Sky ... LP
Vertigo (UK), 1970. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An insanely ripping little record – one that comes on with all the raw power of the heaviest work by Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin at the time – even though these guys never hit that sort of fame! The group's a trio with an incredibly deft touch – able to make the simple combination of guitar, bass, and drums explode in wonderfully fresh ways – with some quick-changes that really leave us breathless, and really show off their amazing talents – but never in a way that's overdone at all – as these guys have more of the bottom-end, blues-inspired appeal of Zeppelin during their early years. Vocals are by guitarist John Simms, who's also got a wild way of singing – and titles include "The Rocket Ride", "I'm Comin Home", "Birdcatcher", "My Heaven", "You Mystify", and "Tool Of My Trade". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Vertigo swirl label pressing, including label sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Phyllis DillonOne Life To Live (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Treasure Isle/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic record from one of the first great female voices in Jamaican music – the completely righteous Phyllis Dillon, a singer who set a whole new standard for the genre! The tunes here are beautiful rocksteady numbers – a number of which just have bass, drums, and organ stepping along behind Dillon's powerful lead. A few others change up the rhythms a bit, but Phyllis holds the whole thing together nicely – both on original material, and transformative versions of other tunes from the time. Titles include "One Life To Live", "Love The One You With", "I Can't Forget About You Baby", "Woman Ghetto", "Close To You", "We Belong Together", "You Are Like Heaven To Me", and "Long Time No Nice Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 700 – on violet colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in marker.)
Also available Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Curtis FullerSliding Easy ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums you'll ever find by Curtis Fuller – a sweetly modern set that's right up there with his Blue Note LPs! Arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce – and the record's got the feel of some of their great work from the same time – soulful, grooving, but with one ear towards higher ideas and the future of modern jazz! The group includes Lee Morgan on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a cracker of a lineup, working here with Blue Note-like intensity. The record's a great one, with 2 original tracks – "Bit Of Heaven" and "Down Home" – and versions of "CTA", "Bongo Pop", and "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King – with obi! Back cover has some very light aging.)

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✨✧ GorillazDemon Days ... LP
Parlophone, 2005. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second Gorillaz album, and if there was ever an inclination the first would be a one-and-done side project or its huge success would be a tough act to follow, this one pretty much slays both theories – it's ultimately one of the better leftfield pop albums of the 00s! The guest roster on Gorillaz albums is always pretty stunning, and this one especially so – with Damon Albarn bringing in a then white hot Danger Mouse as a producer, and welcoming Roots Manuva, De La Soul, MF Doom, Shaun Ryder, Martina Topley-Bird, Bootie Brown, Ike Turner, The London Gospel Choir, Dennis Hopper and more. Includes "Dirty Harry", "Feel Good Inc", "All Alone", "Demon Days", "Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head", "Don't Get Lost In Heaven", "White Light", "El Manana" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ O'JaysFamily Reunion ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great sense of righteousness and groove – the key mix that made the O'Jays so great back in the day – and which really helped put the Philly International enterprise on the map! The album's miles from the group's simple harmony soul roots – even though those were pretty darn great – and it blends together soaring backings with a sweet Gamble/Huff finish, and really makes some magic in the way the whole thing comes off. Titles include the great mellow ballad "Stairway To Heaven", the party groovers "Livin For The Weekend" and "I Love Music" – and the cuts "Unity", "You & Me", and "She's Only A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover, inner sleeve, and labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Piero Umiliani5 Bambole Per La Luna D'Agosto (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soundtracks we've ever heard from Piero Umiliani – an incredibly groovy record from the very first note! The score's got a fantastic mix of groovy scoring, jazzy bits, and cool little vocals – spare organ lines that set the tune on most numbers, stepping basslines to set the rhythms, and scatting lyrics from I Cantori Moderni – a group who make the act of counting to 5 sound incredibly cool! The feel is quite similar to Umiliani's sublime Sweden Heaven & Hell soundtrack (and at one point, you even can hear the guy with the funny voice from "Mah Na Mah Na") – and the music is exactly the kind of wonderful stuff that first got us digging Italian film scores so many years ago. Titles include a few versions of the main theme, plus "Luna Di Piero Agosto", "Bambola Omicida", "Interludio Azzurro", "Cinque Bambole", and "Danza Jazz Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickMake Way For Dionne Warwick ... LP
Scepter, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
It's plenty easy to make way for Dionne Warwick with an album as great as this – the kind of set that spawned countless imitators in later years, but which still sounds better than most of the rest! Hearing the record is almost like going back to the headwaters of 60s pop – especially the more mature version that started to take hold later in the decade at labels like A&M or Capitol. But here, recording for Scepter, Dionne's already got it all in place – thanks in large part to a young Burt Bacharach, who's set things up here with poise and perfection that match the vocals perfectly! Titles include "Get Rid of Him", "A House Is Not A Home", "They Long To Be Close To You", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Walk On By", and "Make The Night A Little Longer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonLady With A Song ... LP
Columbia, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Now I Know", "That's What I Remember", "Heaven's Hands", "Melody Is You", "Time Out For Love", and "Don't Ask My Neighbors". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stevie WonderStevie Wonder's Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... LP
Tamla, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of late 60s groovers – some of Stevie's best work for Motown, and proof that even at a young age, his talents were rich enough to warrant a second volume of greatest hits! Titles hardly need introduction – as the album includes classics like "Heaven Help Us All", "My Cherie Amour", "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day", "Signed Sealed Delivered", "For Once In My Life", "If You Really Love Me", and "Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large writing in marker, some wear, and some pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ VariousSatan In Love – Rare Finnish Synth-Pop & Disco – 1978 to 1992 ... LP
Svart (Finland), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Obscure grooves from the Finnish scene of the 80s – tracks that do a nice job of bridging the space between earlier Euro disco modes, particularly the work of the Munich scene – and the huge wave of electro pop that was coming out of the UK at the time! In fact, much of the material here really feels like the latter – save for the fact that the language is often different – and the groups do a good job of echoing the sweet electronic modes of groups like Human League, Ultravox, and Heaven 17 – working with plenty of beats and keyboards, but usually in a way that's warm and catchy, and not like some of the colder electro work of the period. And even if you can't understand the language, lots of these tunes are pretty darn catchy – and the vocals maybe come across just like one more instrumental element – adding an extra flavor to the sweet electric modes. Titles include "San Salvador" by Argon, "Satan In Love" by Emilia, "Cairo C" by Digital Dance, "Tatsia" by Stress, "Nyt Tanssitaan" by Jerry, "Help Me" by Syntax, "Kuolleet Pelit" by Belaboris, "Harhaa" by Raya, "Vanha Suola Janottaa" by Tapa Paha Tapa, "Fashion Maailma" by Press, "17 Up" by Mick Hanian, and "Computer Talk" by BB. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Satan In Love – Rare Finnish Synth-Pop & Disco – 1978 to 1992 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ CureGreatest Hits (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Classic tracks from the Cure – a set that starts with some of their earliest gems, then runs through the 80s stretch when the group were a surprisingly appealing dancefloor act too! Titles include "Boys Don't Cry", "A Forest", "Let's Go To Bed", "The Lovecats", "In Between Days", "High", "Friday I'm In Love", "The Walk", "Just Like Heaven", "Cut Here", "Just Say Yes", "Never Enough", "Lovesong", "Wrong Number", "Why Can't I Be You", "Lullaby", and "Mint Car". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy GriffinBe With Me ... LP
CBS, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern soul groovers and mellower moments – a quality that was perfected when Griffin was singing with The Miracles on late 70s Columbia Records. John Barnes produced and arranged the set, but Billy helped a lot with the tunes – and titles include the killer "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain" – a snapping bit of boogie that never gets old – plus "2nd Day Love Story", "Understand", "Stone's Throw From Heaven", "The Beat Is Getting Stronger", "Love Is Not A Word", "Be With Me", and "Breaking Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hypnotic Brass EnsembleBook Of Sound ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a group who've matured tremendously in the time that they've been giving us music – and who almost seem ready here to take on the legacy of their musical father – the late Kelan Phil Cohran! There's a complexity to the horn work here that's even deeper than before – amazing tones and textures from trumpets, trombones, euphonium, and sousaphone – all balanced with these sonic currents on guitar, bass, and electronics – instruments used in subtle ways, but to strongly shape the brass elements with maybe more spiritual overtones than in previous years – almost as if the group is growing, and getting even more serious about their message – with echoes that stretch back to the work of Cohran, and maybe Sun Ra's Arkestra, the world of Strata East, and even the tonal colors of Oliver Nelson at his best. Titles include "Heaven & Earth", "Midnight", "Now", "Morning Prayer", "Purple Afternoon", "Lead The Way", "Synapsis", "Royalty", "Solstice", and "Sri Neroti". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Attilio ''Art'' MineoMan In Space With Sounds (colored vinyl) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wonderful sounds from space – put together in a rare album that was initially issued in a small batch, to coincide with the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1962! For the set, Art Mineo comes up with an amazing batch of spacey sounds that were played at the fair in conjunction with a machine called the "Bubbleator" – a weird transparent elevator – and although Mineo had recorded the music a decade before, it fits surprisingly well for the setting – thanks to quality that's definitely futuristic! There's no electronic instrumentation on the LP, but the sound is off-kilter and mighty weird – with an atonal quality that sounds like it's being made by early computer music instruments, but which is really just a string section and percussion – played in a strange, otherwordly way. The music is spooky, spare, and with an arch-evil sound that's made the record a space age classic since the day it was released – on titles that include "Welcome To Tomorrow", "Gayway To Heaven", "Soaring Silence", "Man Seeks The Future", "Science Of Tomorrow", and "The Queen City". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersSkin Tight (180 gram brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiPsichedelica (with bonus CD) ... LP
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Not the sort of psychedelic music you'd expect from an American rock band of the late 60s – and instead, a stunning set of funky genius from Italian soundtrack maestro Piero Umiliani! The record's actually a precursor to Umiliani's famous global score for Sweden Heaven & Hell (Svezia Inferno E Paradiso) – and shares many of the themes that went onto that record, complete with romping funky rhythms, sweet jazzy Hammond lines, and mod fuzzy guitar! Many numbers are upbeat groovers, without any of the longform indulgence you'd expect from psychedelia – and Umiliani draws on his jazz background to allow just the right space for solo instruments to take the lead in the instrumental setting. Titles include "Birra Vermouth E Gin", "Contestazione", "Hippies", "Nel Cosmo", "Stoccolma My Dear", "Notte Di Mezza Estate", and "Viva La Sauna Svedese" – a version of the classic "Mah Na Mah Na". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of full album!)

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Verve, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice gatefold pressing – with the original peel-off banana sticker on the cover!)

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✨✧ ZweisteinTrip – Flip Out – Meditation (3LPs plus bonus 7" single) ... LP
Philips/Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy 3 LPs (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A mindblowing record from the Krautrock generation – especially when you consider that it was issued by the Philips label as a massive 3LP package, complete in a silver-toned, textured sleeve that also came with a real mirror attached to the front! The music is every bit as far-reaching as the package – at times very electronic and experimental, almost more in keeping with some of the Dutch electronics issued in the 60s by Philips – but also definitely aimed at the younger, less-academic world of sonic exploration – given the progression of sounds on the album! The production is wonderfully experimental – and creates countless weird sounds from elements that include guitars, organ, drums, flute, melodica, harmonica, voice, and other instruments – often used with a lot of electronic processing – and titles include "Everything Returns", "Indian Child", "Misty Tour", "Organ Dreams", "Television", "Heaven Bridge", "Childhood's Church", and "Atomical Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic reissue – done just like the original, right down to the mirror on the cover – and also comes with a bonus 7" single of their non-LP material! Please note there is a slight crease on the LP jacket.)

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✨✧ Peabo Bryson & Roberta FlackBorn To Love ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
The beautiful full scale duets set from Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – a record that's no doubt defined by it's biggest hit – but the rest is just as great! Born To Love kicks off with "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" – a song that's doubtlessly one of the most inescapable slow dance classics ever – and if its ubiquity overshadows the rest of the record, that's not because it's any less excellent! Peabo's affectionate style is in top form here, and Roberta is such a perfect duet partner – with plenty of lead moments of her own. It definitely feels like a perfectly balanced partnership. The record's got some lovely slow jams on par with the aforementioned pop soul standard, plus some great ones that up the tempo a little bit. Other titles include "Blame It On Me", "Born To Love", "Heaven Above Me", "Comin' Alive", "Can We Find Love Again", "You're Looking Like Love To Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker on front.)

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✨✧ Five SpecialSpecial Edition ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic funky soul from Five Special – tightly crafted throughout, and clearly with an eye on the charts – but also the kind of work that plays nicely on the dancefloor too! The record's got a groove that fits in nicely with some of the lesser-remembered groovers on Elektra at the time – like Shadow or Chameleon – with plenty of jazzy inflections in the rhythms, and a nice sense of 80s groove that keeps the uptempo tracks from being just copycat club. But the vocals here are especially nice, and sparkle even more on the ballads, which have a smooth and warm sound that's tight, yet never commercially cloying. Titles include "Do Something Special", "Heaven", "Who You Been Lovin", "Jam", "Choosin You For Me", and "Had You A Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadTurn This Mutha Out ... LP
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great late 70s chapter in the career of funky drummer Idris Muhammad – moving into very different territory here than his early soul jazz with Lou Donaldson, and even his earliest solo material too! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots of spacey fusion elements, and a nice funky soul vibe that's a bit similar to some of Larry Mizell's work – stretched out in this great mix of grooves and deeper jazzier elements – even at a level that's hipper than Matthews' usual material from the time. Idris is at the core on percussion – and the lineup also includes Jeremy Steig on flute, Eric Gale on guitar, Randy Brecker on trumpet, and Wilbur Bascomb on bass – and titles include the seminal "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This", plus "Cambay Bolongo", "Tasty Cakes", "Crab Apple", "Moon Hymn", and "Say What". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ben SidranCat & The Hat ... LP
A&M, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Completely unique work from Ben Sidran – a jazz record at the core, but one with a range of really wonderful styles in the mix! Sidran's working here with some key help from Mike Mainieri on vibes, Fender Rhodes, and co-production – and Mike's warm, round sound really brings a lot to the record – giving Ben's vocals a cool, laidback setting to really stretch out and find themselves! The album's a lot hipper than you might guess from the date – and has a unique mix of jazz and soul that's almost like some of Quincy Jones best work of the same period – but touched with that unique Sidran sense of charm. Most tracks are based on older jazzy compositions – work by John Coltrane, GG Gryce, Frank Rosolino, Thelonious Monk, and others – and titles include "Hi Fly", "Like Sonny", "Ask Me Now", "Give It To The Kids", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "Girl Talk", and "Blue Daniel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has splitting on the spine & some light wear.)
 
 
 



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