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DriftersWarm Your Heart/Honey Love ... 78 RPM
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
78 RPM

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Jimmy EdwardsLove Bug Crawl/Honey Lovin ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
A rockabilly gem! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Foreign ExchangeTales From The Land Of Milk & Honey ... CD
HBD, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
The deepest work yet from Foreign Exchange – and as hard as it is for us to believe, a record that unofficially kicks off the second decade of the one-time transatlantic partnership of Nicolay and Phonte – which has evolved into a bonafide indie soul supergroup with Zo!, Tamisha Waden and Carmen Rodgers! Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey is as full of life as anything we've heard from them, and honestly, a record we'll be able to keep coming back to for years. On the production front, Nicolay has found a way to pay homage to the past half century of breezy soul and R&B, club grooves, bossa and more, and distill it all into a fairly tight sound that belongs to FE+. Phonte is as vocally charismatic on his cuts as ever, whether he's playing it straight, or just having a little bit of fun – like when he's affecting a British accent on "Asking For A Friend" – and the women's voices are never less than beautiful, on both the lead vocal turns and the hooks. Includes "Milk And Honey", "Work It To The Top", "Truce", "Disappear", "Sevenths And Ninths", "Asking ForA Friend", "Body", "As Fast As You Can", "Face In The Reflection" and "Until The Dawn (Milk And Honey Pt II)". CD

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General StoreLocal Honey ... CD
Not Lame, 2002. Used ... $4.99
(Out of print.)

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Hi Fly OrchestraMo Slow/Sweet Honey Bee ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy ... $7.99
Leave it to Tramp Records to make our turntable happy – because both cuts here are totally great! "Mo Slow" is a snapping little jazz number that feels like it was lifted from a mid 60s Lee Morgan album – less the deep funk that the label first gave us years back – and more a soul jazz tune with a great sense of rhythm, and wonderful interplay between trumpet and tenor sax! Not surprisingly, the flipside is a great remake of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee" – penned around the same stretch – and done here with a slow-loping flute line that's really great! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Honey BarbaraWave Grass ... CD
Gifted Amateur, 2015. Used ... $1.99
(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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Man FridayLove Honey Love Heartache (Larry Levan mix, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Vinyl Mania/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A spare clubby classic from the hands of Larry Levan – a cut that was carve at the same time that Chicago house was really taking off, but in a groove that's nicely different from the Windy City sound! There's definitely that spare vibe here that you'd know from house – especially in the moody keyboard line and edgey beats – but there's also some echoes of an earlier NYC club element, but stripped down to the core! The instrumental mix is especially wild – very stark and spooky. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Man FridayLove Honey Love Heartache (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Vinyl Mania, 1986. Very Good+ ... $24.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jimmy McGriffHoney ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
A nice little sleeper from Jimmy – a record that's hiding behind a title and cover that looks pretty corny, but one that features McGriff wailing away on a nice set of shorter tunes, most of which are 60s soul covers, done in that lean clean style he was using a lot at the time! Forget the "Honey" and go for "I Thank You", "I Got The Feelin", "Tell Mama", "We're A Winner", "Respect", and "Chain Of Fools" – all of which are quite nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy with wear, a checkout card and cut corner.)

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MinistryLand Of Rape & Honey (200 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A huge moment for Ministry – and the record that strongly brought forward all the underground styles that Al Jourgenson was bringing to the Chicago scene! The vocals and overall sound are a lot rawer than ever before – especially the earliest Ministry music, which was more in a Brit pop mode – and the record is honestly more of a Wax Trax release, as it shows Al's strong links to the industrial underground that had grown up around that Chicago label – as well as a surprising interest in hardcore too. Recorded in both Chicago and London, with some great guest work from Chris Connelly (onetime Dusty Groove employee!) – and titles that include "Deity", "The Missing", "Destruction", "Golden Dawn", "Stigmata", "Land Of Rape & Honey", and "Flashback". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500!)

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Duke PearsonHoney Buns ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An excellent Duke Pearson album – and (dare we say it?) better than any of his Blue Note LPs! The record features a very tight lineup with Johnny Coles on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Les Spann on flute, James Spaulding on alto, and George Coleman on tenor – all players who are well suited to Pearson's warm funky style on the piano, but who also have a strong modernist sensibility that really comes through on the solos. The album is filled with nice tracks – like "New Girl", "Honeybuns", "Heavy Legs", and the fantastic lyrical groover "Is That So", plus "You Know I Care" and "Our Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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RavensYou Foolish Thing/Honey I Don't Want You ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
78 RPM
(One label has a small rip by the spindle hole.)

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Taste Of HoneyI'm Talkin' Bout You (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1980. Very Good ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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ToscaDifferent Tastes Of Honey ... CD
G Stone/K7 (Germany), 2002. Used ... $5.99
Everything you've ever come to expect from Tosca – heavy beats, tuneful flourishes, and a downtempo groove that never breaks its cool – despite the presence of a rich array of other remix talents here. The posturing gets a bit stiff for us at times – and makes us long for the naive innocence of the early Kruder & Dorfmeister days – but that's not really a problem if you want to put the CD on to impress your friends and mates. Includes work by Faze Action, Supatone, Funky Lowlives, Biggabush, Organic Audio, and others. CD

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✨✧ Beach BoysSmiley Smile/Wild Honey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff! Smiley Smile is the issued version of Smile, a classic – and even though some may gripe that it's missing the 50% extra material that was supposed to be on the Smile set, it's still utterly fantastic! Titles include "Vegetables", "Heroes & Villains", "Fall", "Little Pad", "With Me Tonight", and "Wind Chimes". Wild Honey is a great lost album, too – one that has the Beach Boys going back to more stripped-down sounds, but still staying kind of odd and eerie, on tracks like "Let The Wind Blow", "I'd Love Just Once To See You", "Country Air", "Aren't You Glad", and "Here Comes The Night". CD also features 6 bonus tracks, including alternate takes from the Smile sessions! CD

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✨✧ DrippersHoney Bunch (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Moon Shot, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker and a small piece of tape.)

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✨✧ Honey Island Swamp BandGood To You ... CD
Threadhead, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(CD has a black "X" in marker.)

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✨✧ John Lennon/Yoko OnoMilk & Honey ... LP
Polydor, 1984. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album released of material from the Double Fantasy sessions – released in 1984, years after John's murder, and record we can easily admit having a lot of affection for all these years later! The production has something of a rough, unfinished vibe to it – yet fairly conventional in instrumentation – with John's to-the-point lyricism working pretty well in that setting. Yoko's eccentric vocals – sometimes plaintive and intimate and at other points in a ghostly echo sound better on this record than she's ever been given credit for. Tender, affectionate John & Yoko – quite appropriate given the time of release and sad circumstances. Includes "I'm Stepping Out", "Sleepless Night", "I Don't Wanna Face It", "Don't Be Scared", "Nobody Told Me", "O'Sanity", "Borrowed Time", "Your Time", "Let Me Count The Ways", "You're The One" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Junior ParkerHoney-Drippin' Blues ... LP
Blue Rock, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from Junior Parker – an artist who was already great in his early Duke Records years – but one who really seemed to take off even more as the 60s moved on! On records like this, Parker picks up a strong undercurrent of funky soul – a groove that's a perfect fit for Mercury's Blue Rock label – which often did a great job of merging the worlds of blues and soul – especially in the music of Junior Wells. Production has lots of nice Chicago soul touches, and at times Junior's vocals move into a territory that's almost a bit like the groove of Tyrone Davis at the time. Great stuff throughout – and titles include "I Got Money", "Lovin Man On Your Hands", "Easy Lovin", and "I'm So Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Taste Of HoneyGolden Honey ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As you might guess from the title, this album collects A Taste Of Honey's biggest numbers from the mid 70s onward, with their combination of accessible disco and pop soul grooves with slick modern production courtesy of the Mizell brothers and George Duke, amongst others. Their big hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie" gets a slight remix here, which extends the track more than anything else, and the 8 song set includes other great numbers like the mellow "Sukiyaki" (quoted by Slick Rick, more or less), with a great George Duke touch, plus "Do It Good", "I'll Try Something New", "I Want To Be Your Girl", "Don't You Lead Me On", "Rescue Me" and "I'm Talkin' 'Bout You" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
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Arthur AlexanderMonument Years ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
28 tracks from Arthur Alexander – a seminal force in the development of southern soul, featured here in some super-rare tracks from the Monument and Sound Stage Seven labels! Arthur's early hit "I'm Movin On" was recorded for Dot, and is pretty well compiled elsewhere – but this set pushes past that one, and takes us to a few years later, when Arthur was working out of Nashville, taking in equal parts 60s soul and country, mixing both into a sublime sound that should have gotten greater notice. The set features a number of issued singles, plus a wealth of previously unreleased material – and titles include "Baby For You", "The Other Woman In My Life", "Stay By Me", "Me & Mine", "Baby This Baby That", "In My Sorrow", "Miles & Miles From Nowhere", "Taking Care Of A Woman", "Concrete Jungle", "Another Place Another Time", "Call Me Honey", "The Migrant", "In The Middle Of It All", "Bye Bye Love", and "We're Gonna Hate Ourselves In The Morning". CD

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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonSolid (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Cherry Pop (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, upbeat approach to the music – rich, full, and always steeped in soul! The title track, "Solid", is one of the most-remembered tunes from the duo – and other cuts include "Outta The World", "The Jungle", "Honey I Love You", "Babies", "Cherish Forever More", and "Tonight We Escape". CD also features 4 bonus tracks too – "Street Corner", "Babies (ext mix)", "Solid (special club mix)", and "Outta The World (12" dub)". CD

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BahamadiaKollage ... LP
Chrysalis/Universal, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Not one filler track this strong debut LP from one of the dopest MCs of the 90s! There's jazzy soul pedigree to the production that pairs perfectly with her rhymes, with excellent use of samples – a mode that was falling out of mainstream fashion by this point in the decade, but it's fresh as ever even now. An underrated classic! Beats by Primo, Guru, the Beatminerz, the Roots, Ski and others. Tracks include "True Honey Buns", "I Confess", "Word Play", "UKNOWHOWWEDU", "Three The Hard Way" with , "Da Jawn" with the Roots, "3 Tha Hard Way", "Biggest Part Of Me", "Innovation", "Rugged Ruff", "Total Wreck", "Spontaneity" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... LP
TSOP, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Although Archie Bell & The Drells had recorded earlier with Gamble & Huff on Atlantic, this is their first album for the team's own label – and it's a killer! In a way, Archie and group were sort of responsible for getting Gamble & Huff their own famous imprint in the first place – because their work with the team on Atlantic yielded some instant hits that really pointed the way towards the hit Gamble & Huff style of the 70s, and that sound is brought up-to-date nicely on this LP. The record really retains the strong vocal sound of earlier years – and has some of the best harmonies the band ever recorded, very much in the mode of The O'Jays or Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. McFadden & Whitehead and Bunny Sigler wrote most of the material, backing is by the Instant Funk group, and the Gamble & Huff team handled production on all cuts. Titles include "Let's Groove", "I Won't Leave You Honey, Never", "Let's Groove", "The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker T & PriscillaBooker T & Priscilla ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $28.99
Memphis goes to California – with surprising results! The album's one of a few that Booker T cut after splitting with the MGs – of legendary Stax Records fame – and it's completely different than his earlier sides, and not in a bad way! Book recorded the set in California with wife Priscilla Jones, and it's done in a mixture of soul, rock, and folk styles – one that's as much in keeping with the Laurel Canyon or San Francisco scenes than Book's earlier work was with the Memphis ones. Booker and Priscilla both sing – sometimes together, sometimes apart – and the double-length set is pretty warm, fuzzy, and a bit trippy. Titles include "Delta Song" and "Wedding Song", both of which are standout tracks – and other titles include "She", "Funny Honey", "Medley From The Jones Ranch", and "The Sun Don't Shine". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Con Funk ShunSpirit Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
A stellar bit of boogie from Con Funk Shun – produced to perfection by Skip Scarborough, and done in a style that has lots of jazzy elements! The album was recorded well into the group's time on the Mercury label, but it's a real standout from the rest – thanks to an extremely well-written batch of tunes, and a mode of bass-heavy funk that avoids the cliches of other groups at the time – and goes for a more laidback style that sounds especially nice on the mellower numbers. Michael Cooper's great on lead vocals – and titles include "By Your Side", "Early Morning Sunshine", "Curtain Call", "Happy Face", "Juicy", "Lovestruck 1980", and "Honey Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Andra DayCheers To The Fall ... LP
Warner, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.98
A brilliant debut for singer Andra Day! Ms. Day, as you're surely aware if you've read any of her press, is profoundly influenced by classic soul, but believe us, she's got style, confidence and a voice – wow, that voice – that truly transcends retro revivalism. This is truly one of the finer major label soul/ R&B records we've heard in a while! Andra has a way of owning the material without over-singing, and paying homage to divas past without carbon copying soul history – working with producers and studio players – from Raphael Saadiq to members of the Daptone crew – all of whom are well-suited to accompany her. We snoozed on Andra Day for months...our bad! She's the real deal. Titles include "Forever Mine", "Only Love", "Gold", "Not Today", "Mistakes", "Rearview", "Red Flags", "Honey Or Fire", "Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand)", "Rise Up", "City Burns" and "Cheers To The Fall". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bonnie DobsonGood Morning Rain ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A sweet folk pop set from Bonnie Dobson – recorded at the famous Nashville Sound Studio in Nashville, and eking out every bit of warmth it could provide, most likely in spite of RCA's intent to polish her up for mass consumption! There's a bright and buzzing sound on a number of tunes that caught us off guard – uptempo and fuzzy little groovers that have more of a rockin' lilt – which may have alienated fans of the folk revival stuff she spun, but it sounds groovy to our ears. Really nice stuff! Title include Bonnie's own tunes "Sweet Man" and "You Don't Love" – plus "Light Of Love", "You Don't Know", "Clown", "Do What You Gotta Do", "Factory Girl", "Streets Of London", "A Taste Of Honey" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams)Little Jerry Williams Anthology ... CD
Essential, 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A great trip through the early years of Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams – a motherlode of early R&B and soul singles that show Williams as a really well-developed artist even before his 70s Swamp Dogg fame! The styles here are a bit more conventional than later years – less rootsy southern soul, and more urbane modes that echo the styles of Jackie Wilson, Ben E King, and other bigger-name male vocal acts of the time – no copycat mode, but a different sound for Swamp than in later years – sung with a beautifully raspy vocal style that's totally great! CD features a whopping 28 tracks in all, plus a huge set of notes penned by Swamp on his early years in music – 18 pages of biographical material that are almost as entertaining as the music itself. Titles include "HTD Blues", "I'm So Mad", "Let's Do The Wobble", "Detroit", "The Push Push", "1965 Kingsize Nicotine Blues", "She's So Divine", "Sock It To Yourself", "Your Man", "Run Run Roadrunner", "I'm In The Danger Zone", "Baby Bunny Sugar Honey", and "If You Ask Me". CD

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Gil Evans & Jaco PastoriusLive Under The Sky – Tokyo 1984 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
A mighty pairing of giants – coming together here in a mighty live set that has both musicians at the height of their powers! At some level, the vibe here is that of Evans during his electric ensemble years – especially given some of the players in the group – but the presence of bassist Jaco Pastorius in the lead really sharpens the edges, and almost creates some of the bolder, more powerful sounds you'd expect from Weather Report, or maybe even the Miles Davis electric groups of the 70s! Gil plays keyboards throughout – and other musicians include Hiram Bullock on guitar, George Adams and Chris Hunter on saxes, Lew Soloff and Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpets, Pete Levin on electronics, and a surprising appearance by the avant giant George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "Up From The Skies", "Stone Free", "Variations On THe Misery", "Dania", "Jaco Solo/Goodbye Porkpie Hat", and "Here Comes De Honey Man/Eleven". CD

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Fleetwood MacAlternate Tusk (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner, Late 70s. Sealed ... $29.99
Alternate version of Fleetwood Mac's always brilliant, post-Rumors expectations-confounding Tusk – part immaculate pop rock, part progressive art pop – reimagined here completely, using alternate recordings of each song on the original album! As on the original LP, a lot of the more endearing numbers are ones that lean towards Lindsey Buckingham's more experimental ideas – not that warm ballads like "Over & Over" and moody character studies like "Sara" aren't great, because they are – it's that we never would've guessed that Fleetwood Mac could pair catchy pop choruses with home-recorded weirdness, especially with the stakes as high as they were for this record. It's fascinating to this day, and we're really pleased it's been critically reappraised to get the credit it's always deserved! All of Tusk's tracklist is here, though each with an alternate version, some more dramatically altered than others. A worthy companion piece for sure. Includes "The Ledge", "Tusk", "Brown Eyes", "What Makes You Think You're The One", "Honey Hi", "I Know I'm Not Wrong", "Not That Funny", "Sisters Of The Moon", "Beautiful Child" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has marker through the barcode.)

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Don Gardner & Dee Dee FordDon Gardner & Dee Dee Ford – Absolutely The Best ... CD
Fire/Fuel 2000, Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Storming soul from Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford – one of the hardest-hitting duos of the early 60s, and a pair who set the tone for countless other acts to come! The style here is definitely soul, but steeped in plenty of R&B too – partly from Dee Dee's smoking work on Hammond, and the way her vocals come together with Don's – almost more live than any other studio work of its type – with a spontaneous vibe that always kept the Gardner/Ford singles mighty interesting! Don had worked previously with Jimmy Smith and Groove Holmes as the organist in his group – but when Dee Dee hit the mix, the sound really took off – as Gardner's rich vocals found their perfect counterpart in the energy of the young keyboardist and singer. The set's one of the best we've ever seen to bring together their work for the Fire label – with 23 tracks in all, including long and short versions of "I Need Your Loving" – plus "Tell Me", "TCB", "I Got A Notion", "Honey Sweet", "Let's Go To The Party", "You Said", "The Quicker The Better", "Bad Luck", "Does He Or Doesn't He", and "I Got A Man". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Jackson 5Maybe Tomorrow ... LP
Motown, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A great early album by the Jacksons – with a monster batch of cuts arranged by Gene Page and The Corporation, all put together with a soulful groove that the group definitely lost on later albums! The highlight is the funky "It's Great To Be Here" – an excellent lesser-known track that's gone onto a whole second level of fame in the breakbeat/crate digging generation! But other tracks are all pretty great too – with loads of killer compositions by The Corporation – titles that include their hit cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "Honey Chile", "I Will Find A Way", "Petals", "The Wall", and "She's Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Shake KeaneDig It! ... LP
London, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A groovy album of short little pop jazz numbers – featuring the sparkling trumpet of West Indian player Shake Keane over the top of arrangements from Ivor Raymonde! Shake's got his roots in the hipper side of the British scene of the late 50s and early 60s – and is particularly well known for his work on some of Joe Harriot's groundbreaking albums. Here, though, Shake also proves that he's got a good vision for an all-around groover – and works with the arranger in a style that nicely circles between mainstream instrumentals and jazz inflections. There's some great groovy covers on the session – including "Honey", "Sunny", "World", "Love Is Blue", "As Tears Go By", "Goin Out Of My Head", and "Bend Me Shape Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Best Entertainment Value sticker.)

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Eddie KendricksBoogie Down! ... LP
Tamla, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Eddie's classic dancefloor groovers for Tamla, with production and arrangements by the hit team of Frank Wilson and Leonard Caston! The album keeps Eddie's hit "boogie" groove going strong – grooving mostly in a midtempo smooth soul style that would become a dominant approach to soul during the next few years, Eddie and Motown's contribution to the soul legacy of the 70s that was nearly as strong as that of Philly soul. Titles include "Boogie Down", "Hooked On Your Love", "Honey Brown", "Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need", and "Loving You The Second Time Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbara LeaBarbara Lea ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956/1957. Used ... $8.99
One of the few 50s albums ever cut from singer Barbara Lea – a great vocalist who seemed to get a bit more of a chance in the studio much later in her life! This session's got a slightly unusual feel – in that it's not really torchy, but also not as outrightly swinging either – and part of that feel might have to do with the backings, which are by 2 different small groups led by trumpeter Johnny Windhurst, who swings things along on the record, but never in a way that's too over the top. Barbara herself has a style that's expressive, but not overly emotive – a bit like Lee Wiley or some of her contemporaries, but slightly "cooler" at points. Titles include "I've Got A Pocket Full Of Dreams", "I Had Myself A True Love", "Baltimore Oriole", "Blue Skies", "My Honey's Loving Arms", and "Nobody Else But Me". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Papa George LightfootGoin Back To The Natchez Trace (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vault/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A stunner of a set from funky harmonica genius Papa George Lightfoot – an obscure late 60s album cut for the Vault label, but cut at the early Malaco Studios – not too far from Lightfoot's Mississippi home! George passed away just two years after this record, which makes the set a key part of his legacy – as raw as rollicking a recorded gem as some of our favorites from Slim Harpo on Excello Records – with a similar blend of romping rhythms, sharp guitar, and stunning harmonica lines! Titles include "My Woman Is Tired Of Me Lyin", "New Mean Old Train", "Ah Come On Honey", "Nightime", and "Take It Witcha". CD also features six unissued tracks – including "Train Tune", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Walkin", "Goin Back To Natchez", and "Early In The Morning". CD

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Mark IVMark IV ... CD
Mercury/Fever Dream, 1973. Used ... $8.99
A group soul treasure from the 70s – and one with a very unique feel! The Mark IV are more of a southern soul group than some of the bigger east coast acts that were dominating the charts at the time – and they get some wonderful production here from Roy C, who keeps them in the same mellow soul territory as his own Mercury Records work of the time – a style that's much more like Stax or Hi Records overall! The harmonies are wonderful – with a fragile, heartbreaking feel throughout – and the backings are by Roy's band The Lovemakers – who bubble things along with just the right deep soul touches throughout – mostly laidback and mellow, with some great Hammond lines under the vocals, and a few surprising funky righteous touches as well! The whole thing's wonderful – a real lost gem – and titles include "Honey I Still Love You", "I Fell In Love (With A Married Woman)", "Since God Made Woman – Nobody Rest", "My Everything You Are", and "I Feel Good All Over". CD

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Steve Miller BandFly Like An Eagle (CD/DVD – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Edsel (UK), 1976. New Copy CD & DVD ... $13.99
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but somehow the record really pushes Steve into perfection territory he'd never hit before – able to cross over big with a few key tracks, but still have this sharpness in his guitar work and sense of charm that never seem to die! The album crossed over instantly with the massive cut "Fly Like An Eagle" – already great on its own, but supported here with the massive "Space Intro", which adds an extra minute of cool electronics to the tune – and other great cuts include the amazing funky rocker "Take The Money & Run", which has a break that never gets old – plus the hit "Rock N Me", and the cuts "The Window", "Wild Mountain Honey", "Sweet Maree", "Blue Odyssey", "Mercury Blues", and "Dance Dance Dance". CD also features three killer bonus tracks – a stunning early 1973 version of "Fly Like An Eagle", a great demo titled "Take The Joker & Run", and "Rock N Me 76 Slow", which is a nicely fresh version of the tune. Plys, the package also features a DVD with 22 tracks from a 2005 Shoreline Amphitheater concert by Steve Miller – and a bonus documentary on the making of the album, and bonus 5.1 surround sound mix of the album! CD

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