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Heaven 17Penthouse & Pavement ... LP
Virgin, 1981. Very Good- ... $2.99
The boldest face of politics on the dancefloor in the early 80s – a tremendous little debut from Heaven 17, formed out of the ashes of the original lineup of Human League! At a time when the League was going a bit soft and pop, Heaven 17 picked up a stronger social agenda than before – touching on themes of corporate greed, military buildup, and class struggle – all cast within a batch of extremely catchy dancefloor numbers! The musical style is somewhat in the Brit electro pop mode of the period, but often funkier and more creative – a factor that helped the group cross over nicely to a soul market here in the states. Titles include "Soul Warfare", "Play To Win", "Penthouse & Pavement", "Fascist Groove Thing", "Geisha Boys & Temple Girls", "Let's All Make A Bomb", and "The Height Of The Fighting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has moderate wear.)

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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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousMore Pennies From Heaven ... LP
World/EMI (UK), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ VariousPennies From Heaven ... LP
World/EMI (UK), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Beautiful LosersNobody Knows The Heaven ... LP
Lion, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A glam folk rock album from mid 70s France – the only album by the Beautiful Losers – a record feels like the most restrained and acoustic based moments on glam-era Bowie and Bolan efforts – sung in English and with big chords and big vocals but done mostly with just voice and acoustic guitar and a bass! It's hard to tell of the Losers were dreaming of a bigger, fuller sound, but the sparseness ultimately suits the songs and performances well, and makes quite a unique record. Titles include "Welcome", "Oxford 1825", "Spanish Women", "You Are Free", "Nobody Knows The Heaven", "Like An Old General", "Something To Do", "The Shining Car", "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah", "All Is Going Too Slow", "There Is A Blow" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 numbered copies!)

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Tubby HayesSeven Steps To Heaven – Live At The Hopbine 1972 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $24.99
Late live work from the legendary Tubby Hayes – but material that still shows the tenor giant at the height of his powers! All tracks are nice and long, and really let Hayes stretch out – not just on tenor, but also on flute – an instrument that he plays with this surprisingly soulful tone, one that's almost a bit raspy at times, and as fluid in solo imagination as his tenor! The rest of the group is nice and lean – really giving Hayes plenty of room in the spotlight – and players include Mike Pyne on piano, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. The album features long takes on "Alone Together" and "Someday My Prince Will Come" – plus a six minute burning version of "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus download code, too!)

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Egil Monn-Iversen OrchestraHimmel Og Helvete/Heaven & Hell ... LP
Moving Music (Norway), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A hell of a jazz soundtrack from the Norwegian scene of the 60s – and a record that can easily go head-to-head with the best Italian film scores of the time! The movie's about some young kids trying out some new frontiers in the 60s – and the music has a vibe that really fits the story – sometimes more in a jazz club vein, with great soulful styles – sometimes a bit more freaked out, like those Italian soundtracks that add a slight psychedelic current to familiar instrumentation! Most numbers here are discreet jazz tracks, not just short soundtrack instrumentals – and the musicianship is wonderful, and much more fully-formed than if the tunes were brief. Players aren't listed, but the notes indicate that some top Norway jazzmen performed on the date – and titles include "Zatek's Tema", "Club 13", "Pytagoras", "Heaven & Hell", "Mote Med Hasj", and "Vigelandsparken". The album also features one vocal track – Inger Lise Andersen singing "Heaven & Hell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – includes download!)

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Mott The HoopleTwo Miles From Heaven ... LP
Island (UK), 1980. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on the seams.)

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Darryl Rhodes OrchestraBurgers From Heaven ... LP
No Big Deal, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Wry StrawFrom Earth To Heaven ... LP
June Appal, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Cheap TrickHeaven Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include the classic "Surrender", plus "California Man", "Takin Me Back", "On The Radio", "Stiff Competition", and "How Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Free DesignHeaven/Earth ... LP
Project 3, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from The Free Design – the group's third record, and a real departure from the first two! The group are almost (if possible) hipper, with a more sophisticated approach to their material – gentler grooving, in a way that's really wonderful. The album's filled with some great originals – including "Dorian Benediction", "2002 – A Hit Song", "My Very Own Angel", "Girls Alone" – plus a great cover of "If I Were A Carpenter", and the tracks "Hurry Sundown" and "Where Do I Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a dj sticker.)

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✨✧ Mary McCrearyButterflies In Heaven ... LP
Shelter, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Righteous vocals from Mary McCreary – recorded here with some equally righteous help from DJ Rogers! Rogers handles production and helps with arrangements on the set – and he does a great job of pulling Mary away from some of the more cliched modes of the Shelter label – helping her perfectly balance more spiritual roots with smoother 70s soul, in that perfect mix that DJ always hit with his own great records. Titles include "Evil Woman", "Mirror", "My Soul Is Satisfied", "Can You Catch Me", "God Is Always Near", and "My Love Is Real". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiSweden – Heaven & Hell (Svezia – Inferno E Paradiso) ... LP
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the mighty Piero Umiliani – sounds initially written for a film that was an international "sexpose" of daily life in Sweden – but which have grown to even greater fame on their own over the years – thanks to the talent of the maestro! The music here is awash in groovy elements – lots of sweet Hammond organ lines, mod basslines, and some especially cool wordless vocals from the choir of Alessandro Alessandroni – scatting away in a great way alongside the instruments, and bringing an added level of breathy eroticism to the whole thing! This special LP version recreates the original Omicron release of the record – with titles that include the two lyrical tracks "You Tried To Warn Me" and "Sleep Now Little One", sung by Lydia McDonald – plus the tracks "Topless Party", "Eva Svedense", "Essere Donna", "La Signora Cameriera", "FotoModelle", and "Le Ragazze Dell'Archipellago". (Note, does not contain the track "Mah Na Mah Na", which is on other versions of the soundtrack – but it appears on the "partner" reissue of Umiliani's Psichedelica from Schema, under the title "Viva La Sauna Svedese".) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elliot SmithHeaven Adores You ... LP
Universal, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A sweet testament to the talent and earnestly soulful humanity of the late Elliot Smith – who made room for earnest folk songcraft in the lives of many an indie rock fan in the 1990s and early 00s – and the wrenching details (and lack thereof) pf his death are painful to this today. Sad ending aside, his songs are bruised and beautiful, and this soundtrack to the documentary Heaven Adores You shows many different facets, from solo guitar instrumentals, rare, alternate and live versions of a few of his best remembered tunes and rarely heard ones alike. It's pretty packed, too, with 20 tracks: "Don't Call Me Billy" (an early version of Fear City), "Christian Brothers" with his band Heatmiser, "Plainclothes Man" (solo version), "True Love", "Miss Misery" Live on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, "Son Of Sam" (acoustic version), "Happiness", "I Love My Room" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Johnny CashNow Here's Johnny Cash ... LP
Sun/Sundazed, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.99
A top shelf early 60s dip by Sun Records into their Johnny Cash archives of the mid-to-late 50s – beautiful stuff that features the first appearance on LP of some of the great early singles in the rock solid, raw style that made the Cash name – as well is some rollicking pre-Columbia gems that hint at more diverse styles to come during that period! Those include tunes like "Down The Street To 301" with some really cool piano in harmony backing vocals – which augment rough-hewn Cash style rather than varnish it up – and the whole thing is great! Includes "Hey Porter", "Cry, Cry, Cry", "My Treasure", "Home Of The Blues", "Story Of A Broken Heart", "So Doggone Lonesome", "Port Of Lonely Hearts", "Life Goes On", "Sugar Time" and "You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven". 12 in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesMessage From The People ... LP
Tangerine/ABC, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A righteous early 70s set from Ray Charles – and a record with a much deeper vibe than you might guess from the image of Ray and some kids on the cover! Arrangements were handled by Quincy Jones, Sid Feller, and Mike Post – and the record is kind of a 70s take on the fuller modes that Charles explored for ABC during the 60s – moved into more contemporary territory with some sweet Fender Rhodes, full strings, and a funky undercurrent in some of the rhythms – never too forced or over the top, but in ways that makes some of the tunes sly steppers that work great with Charles' aging vocals. Titles include "Abraham Martin & John", "Heaven Help Us All", "There'll Be No Peace Without All Men As One", "Hey Mister", "Lift Every Voice & Sing", "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", and "What Have They Done To My Song Ma". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alice ClarkComplete Studio Recordings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
The great self-titled Alice Clark LP on Mainstream plus earlier singles for Warner Brothers and unreleased tracks – the complete studio recordings from '68-72 – in one great set! There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a real overlooked gem! Alice Clark has a rich soulful voice, with a style that sounds a bit like Esther Marrow, mixed with some of the lead vocalists in Voices Of East Harlem – a really right-on sort of sound that's totally great, and way hipper than most 70s chart soul! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, who brings in a touch of jazz – but again, with a much hipper feel than most of his other backings – and most of the tracks are quite obscure, well-written tunes – of the sort of material you might expect to hear sung by Gil Scott-Heron or Donny Hathaway. Includes "Don't You Care", "Charms Of The Arms Of Love", "Maybe This Time", "Looking At Life", "Hey Girl", "Don't Wonder Why", "It Takes Too Long To Learn To Live Alone", "Hard Hard Promises" and the rest from the classic and always sought self-titled album from 1972 – plus great earlier Warner Brothers singles "You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurts Me)" and "Heaven's Will (Must Be Obeyed)" from 1969, and the previously unreleased "Before Her Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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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+ ... $4.99
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

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CommonLike Water For Chocolate ... LP
MCA/Def Jam, 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 35.98
A huge creative leap forward for Common! Com had been slowly moving from a Chicago street poet role into a more universally conscious hip hop soul from record to record to this point, but Like Water For Chocolate is the one that really catapulted him deep into that realm – especially given the excellent, mood setting production of Jay Dee/J Dilla and The Soulquarians. For a little while there, we missed the rawer Relativity era vibe, and we didn't fall as head over heels for Like Water For Chocolate as the world at large did, but in hindsight, maybe we just weren't ready for it – it's easily amongst the best hip hop albums of the period. Titles include "The 6th Sense", "Cold Blooded", "Dooinit", "Geto Heaven Part Two" with D'Angelo, "Time Travelin' (A Tribute To Fela)", "Heat", "The Light", "Thelonius", "Payback Is A Grandmother", "Funky For You", "A Film Called (Pimp)", "Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)", "The Questions" and "A Song For Assata". LP, Vinyl record album
(High quality Def Jam reissue – with nice, heavy vinyl.)

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Tom Darby & Jimmy TarltonDarby & Tarlton ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from the duo of Jimmy Tarlton and Tom Darby – a pair who've got a sound that's a bit different from other artists in the early years of country music! There's definitely a focus on acoustic guitar lines and heartfelt vocals – but the guitar often has some weird tones and colors, and some phrasing that seems to echo Hawaiian guitar as much as the styles of Appalachia – which makes for a really compelling blend as the two musicians come together! One guitar will be straight, the other more twangy – and the pairing is a great illustration of the way that Hawaiian guitar inflections would go onto have such a huge impact on the sound of country music in years to come. Titles include "Weaver's Blues", "Birmingham Rag", "My Blue Heaven", "Lonesome In The Pines", "Ooze Up To Me", "Country Valley Girl", and the wonderfully-titled "Down In Florida On A Hog". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisFour & More – Recorded Live In Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
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 stereo pressing. Cover has a split and slightly flaky bottom seam.)
Also available Four & More – Recorded Live In Concert ... CD 9.99

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DonovanGift From A Flower To A Garden (Epic) ... LP
Epic, 1967. Near Mint- 2LP ... $33.99
One of the trippiest albums ever from Donovan, as you might guess from the title – a double-length gem that's filled with wonderfully groovy tunes! The set was cut during Donovan's killer years with producer Mickie Most in the late 60s – and it's got an instrumental feel that's even more laidback than some of his others from the time – mostly hip small combo instrumentation that features organ from Mike O'Neil, flute from Harold McNair, and vibes from Mike Carr – all done with some hip jazzy touches underneath Donovan's lead acoustic guitar – a folk-funk blend that's totally great, and which clearly set the scene for countless other imitations to come! Nobody can touch Donovan's charm at this point, though – and the album's a treasure through and through – filled with great tunes that include "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Skip A Long Sam", "Sun", "Little Boy In Corduroy", "Oh Gosh", "Under The Greenwood Tree", "Song Of The Naturalist's Wife", "Lay Of The Last Tinker", "The Lullaby Of Spring", "The Magpie", "Epistle To Derroll", "The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be", and "Mad John's Escape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing including booklet!)

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Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh CrewOh, My God! ... LP
Danya, 1986. Very Good+ ... $13.99
With the remixed version of "The Show" plus "Play This Only At Night", "She Was The Type Of Girl", "Leave It Up To The Cut Professor" and "All The Way To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp & light wear.)

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Five KeysOn Stage! ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good- ... $24.99
Wonderful vocal group soul from The Five Keys – easily one of the tightest, sharpest, most sophisticated groups of their generation! A dozen numbers in all, including "Just For A Thrill","Who Do You Know In Heaven", "Maybe You'll Be There","Tiger Lily", "C'Est La Vie", "Dream", "Let There Be You", "All I Need IS You", "The Gypsy", "From The Bottom Of My Heart", "To Each His Own" and "Boom-Boom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing in the withdrawn cover. Cover has light surface wear and clear tape on the seams.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz At Storyville Vol 1 ... LP
Roost, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Beautiful early bop material by Getz – recorded at Storyville with a crack little combo that includes Al Haig on piano and Jimmy Raney on guitar. The Raney/Getz sound is a great one – with Raney's jangly guitar notes providing a nice edge for Getz's smoother alto. Titles include "Move", "Parker 51", "Pennies From Heaven", and "Mosquito Knees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, light surface wear, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Billy GriffinBe With Me ... LP
CBS, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99
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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Jackie & RoyGrass ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Don't miss this one! For years, we passed this one by, thinking it an impure version of the great jazz duo Jackie & Roy. Now, though, we realize that it's one of their masterpieces, and takes their hip vocal sound into a new dimension, with cool L.A. production from the late 60's, and some great material that pushes them to the next level – like Marcos Valle's "Deus Brasilero" and the Bee Gee's "Holiday", or the songs "Open", "Without Rhyme Or Reason", and "Winds Of Heaven, all written by the great Fran Landesman. Massive grooviness, perhaps inspired by the vegetation in the title of the LP! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the spine.)

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Mark IIIMarvin Whoremonger (with bonus download) ... LP
Black Lite/Now Again, 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99 55.98
One of the weirdest funk records you'll ever hope to own – an obscure concept album on the life and loves of a Las Vegas hustler! The set's got the gritty street-level vibe you'd expect from its cover – a very stripped-down, homegrown studio effort that features vocalist Marvin Neroes backed by a small three piece funk combo – in a mode that's almost like a garage-styled version of a blacksploitation soundtrack! There's less of the full strings and horns of those sorts of records, though – although the album does get a bit of sweetening at times – but the overall approach is a lot more gritty, and really fits the spirit of the songs well – very unusual tracks that include "Sex In Motion", "Pusher Man", "Street Scene", "Funky Heaven", "Going To The Top", and "The Party's Over". Great reissue features full notes on the unusual project – and bonus tracks too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 1000 – includes download!)
Also available Marvin Whoremonger ... CD 18.99

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Clyde McPhatterMay I Sing For You ... LP
Mercury/Wing, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the spine.)

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MF Grimm & Drasar MonumentalGood Morning Vietnam 3 – The Phoenix Program ... LP
Vendetta Records, 2015. Near Mint- ... $13.99
The final entry in the Good Morning Vietnam trilogy from veteran underground rhymer/writer MF Grimm and producer Drasar Monumental – perhaps the rawest and hardest hitting of the three! The smart, dexterous rhymes are laced with wartime imagery and backed by thematic samples throughout, always walking the fineline between hypnotic heaviness and sensory overload. It's a delicate balance – and they make it work strongly once again on this closing entry in the series –always with enough jazzy funk and cracking soul in the beats to keep your heads nodding, even in the heaviest moments. Includes "Birth Of Violence", "Rhymes Against Humanity", "Songs Of The Winter Soldier", "Economics", "One Bullet Away, Two Steps From Home", "Dust To Dust", "Family Birthday", "Harmonics", "Chain Letter", "For Those That Want To Label Us", "Glaciers Of Icex", "Hand Up To Heaven, Feet Firm In Hell" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Night Blooming JazzmenFreedom Jazz Dance ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
An excellent LP of funky big band jazz – way better than you'd guess from the name of the group! The all-star ensemble – which includes Blue Mitchell, Willie Bobo, Stix Hooper, Paul Humphrey, Charles Kynard, Ernie Watts, and Joe Pass – does an excellent job of grooving tightly, in a mellow funky style that's extremely well crafted. The highlight of the LP is the group's hard swinging version of "Freedom Jazz Dance", which begins with a bouncing bass sample that we totally love – but there's loads more nice tracks, including "Rio", "All This & Heaven Too", and "Twelve Tone Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the opening.)

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✨✧ Maxine NightingaleRight Back Where We Started From ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
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Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the best non-Winchester albums from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – not as crazy as some of their work, but still with some good elements of the piano trickery that made them famous. Titles include "Out Of This World", "East Of The Sun", "Over The Rainbow", "Stars In My Eyes", and "Stella By Starlight". Also features the original tracks "Serenade To A Star" and "Beyond The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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SuperheavenOurs Is Chrome ... LP
Side One Dummy, 2015. Sealed ... $13.99
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✨✧ VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package really zeros in on all the best bits – and has a special focus on the early 70s, with some other bits from the 60s as well – all the wonderful vintage material that captures that special time in Ethiopian music when the artists were really taking some new chances with their sound – and creating an otherworldly blend of jazz and funk with more local elements as well. The range of artists is great – a really compelling blend of singers and instrumentalists, not just a handful of tracks by Mulatu – and titles include "Presentiment" by Tsegue Maryam Guebrou, "Ene Negn Bay Manesh" by Girma Beyene, "Hedetch Alu" by Muluquen Mellesse, "Lantchi Biye" by Tlahoun Gessesse, "Tchereqa" by Menelik Wesnatchew, "Ashasha Beyew" by Abbebe Tessemma, "Ati Fettun Isani Infedhani" by Ali Birra, "Mela Mela" by Seyfou Yohannes, "Teredjew Neber" by Ayalew Mesfin, and "Hametegnaw" by Seyoum Gebreyes. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mad music that's unlike anything else we can think of – a killer collection of funky grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – offered up here on a vinyl-only compilation! The set's a great one if you've heard the music of Mulatu, but want to dig a lot deeper – as the cats included on this set are most of his contemporaries from the golden years of Ethiopian music – and most of them work in a similar offbeat, other-worldly sort of style! Rhythms are skittish, horns are hypnotic, and the vocals on some of the tracks have a weird appeal that really transcends the boundaries of language – almost like another instrumental element that fits in wonderfully with the heavy grooves underneath. Titles on the collection are pulled from various volumes of the Ethiopiques series – making this set kind of a distillation of all its greatness. Tracks include "Yebeqagnal" and "Ene Negn Bay Manesh" by Girma Beyene, "Queresh Endewaza" by Samuel Belay, "Ewnetegna Feqer" by Hirut Bequele, "Lomiwen Teqebeletch" by Mahmoud Ahmed, "Gedamay" by Getatchew Mekurya, and "Metche New" by Asselefetch Ashine & Getenesh Kebret. LP, Vinyl record album

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Black IvoryBaby, Won't You Change Your Mind ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
Fantastic ballad soul from one of the greatest groups from the east coast 70s scene! Black Ivory may not have scored as big as some of their contemporaries on the charts – but to fans of harmony soul, they'll always be kings, and this record is the sort that forever gave them keys to the kingdom! They're working here with writer/arranger/producer Patrick Adams – back when his main talents were for ballads, not disco – and Adams perfectly crafted a set of songs to bring out the best side of the group's heavenly vocal talents. Includes loads of wonderful ballads, like "Wishful Thinking", "No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts", "It's Time to Say Goodbye", "Time is Love", and "Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... LP
Today, 1972. Very Good ... $34.99
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick Adams – originally singer himself, but who wisely made a move to producer once he'd heard the rich talents of the young group. Adams perfectly handles the sweet voices of the group, building up their raw emotions into a dreamy web of harmony vocals to rival the best work of The Stylistics, The Delfonics, and other older groups. Includes the classic "Don't Turn Around", written by Adams, plus "You and I", "Our Future", "Surrender", and "If I Could Be a Mirror". Heavenly harmony soul, and a classic of the east coast scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Label has a name in marker.)

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Maxine BrownFabulous Sound Of Maxine Brown ... LP
Wand, 1962. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Heavenly soul by one of the best voices to come out of the New York Uptown Soul scene of the 60s! Maxine's got an amazing style that never stops being soulful, yet which also reaches new levels of sophistication, not often heard from other 60s soul divas. This original Wand LP is a treasure, and is filled with loads of original cuts – like "Forget Him", "Now That You've Gone", "Wanting You", "Think Of Me", and the classic "Funny". Great stuff, and a tough one to find! LP, Vinyl record album

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CerroneCerrone IV – The Golden Touch ... LP
Cotillion, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Cerrone's definitely got the Golden Touch here – grooving long and strong, with that mix of cosmic club and warmer disco that made his 70s music so great! The album's a masterpiece all the way through – driven by great percussion from the maestro, and swirled up into a heavenly mix at the legendary Trident studios – with some mighty sweet keyboards that really make the whole thing sparkle! There's a nice undercurrent of fuzz at points, too – hinting at French club to come – and the whole thing's a wonderful standard-setting record that really earns all the accolades it's gotten over the years. Titles include the long funky version of "Rocket In The Pocket" – plus "Je Suis Music", "Look For Love", and "Music Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



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