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✨✧ Honey ConeLove, Peace & Soul ... LP
Hot Wax, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
The last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still be great even if the vocals were nothing special – but fortunately, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis bring plenty to the table too – a great sense of individual soul and all-together harmonies! Titles include "Who's Lovin You", "Stay In My Corner", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Ace In The Hole", "Sittin' On a Time Bomb", and "A Woman's Prayer". With a neat die-cut gatefold cover that has an image of a heart on the front! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original die-cut gatefold pressing.)
Also available Love, Peace & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Honey ConeLove, Peace & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
The last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still be great even if the vocals were nothing special – but fortunately, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis bring plenty to the table too – a great sense of individual soul and all-together harmonies! Titles include "Who's Lovin Who", "Stay In My Corner", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Ace In The Hole", "Sittin' On a Time Bomb", and "A Woman's Prayer". CD features great bonus tracks too – "It's Better To Have Loved & Lost", "Ace In The Hole (single version)", "If I Can't Fly", "Somebody Is Always Messing Up My Good Thing", and "The Truth Will Come Out". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)
Also available Love, Peace & Soul ... LP 11.99

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Honey ConeSoulful Tapestry ... LP
Hot Wax, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Definitely a soulful tapestry here – as the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis are at the height of their 70s powers – soaring forth in a massive trio mode, and one that really rewrites the sound of girl group soul for the 70s! There's a bouncy, upbeat groove to the record – kind of a pre-disco approach, but one that's still strongly rooted in the best Detroit soul mode of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team too – balanced with just the right sort of force that makes the trio sound great, and all without any of the cliches that this sort of group might hit a few years later! Titles include the Honey Cone classics "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (parts 1 & 2)" and "Want Ads", plus the tracks "VIP", "The Day I Found Myself", "Stick Up", "Don't Count Your Chickens", "All the Kings Horses", and "How Does It Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Die-cut is intact.)

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✨✧ Honey ConeSweet Replies ... LP
Hot Wax, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
The second album by Honey Cone – and the one that really broke them out of the box! The record's got a groove that gets going right from the start – a sense of upbeat, soulful energy that really shows why the Honey Cone approach was so different than most of the girl groups who came before them – a groovier, more righteous style that shows that the ladies are very much in charge – and able to send things over the top with their unified energy! Production is great – very rumbling and bold, which further helps the groove – and titles include the huge hit "Want Ads" – a pre-disco cut that pointed the way towards future female soul groups of the mid 70s – plus "Deaf Blind Paralyzed", "Sunday Morning People", "My Mind's On Leaving", "We Belong Together", and "Blessed Be Our Love LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

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Honey ConeSweet Replies (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
The second album by Honey Cone – and the one that really broke them out of the box! The record's got a groove that gets going right from the start – a sense of upbeat, soulful energy that really shows why the Honey Cone approach was so different than most of the girl groups who came before them – a groovier, more righteous style that shows that the ladies are very much in charge – and able to send things over the top with their unified energy! Production is great – very rumbling and bold, which further helps the groove – and titles include the huge hit "Want Ads" – a pre-disco cut that pointed the way towards future female soul groups of the mid 70s – plus "Deaf Blind Paralyzed", "Sunday Morning People", "My Mind's On Leaving", "We Belong Together", and "Blessed Be Our Love". CD features two bonus tracks – "Want Ads (unedited version)", and "The Day I Found Myself (single version)". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Honey ConeTake Me With You (with bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant early set from Honey Cone – and a perfect illustration of the way the trio really moved past simple girl group modes of the 60s! There's a bold, proud, righteous tone to the record right from the start – thanks to these soaringly soulful vocals from the girls, and these fuzzy arrangements from Tony Camillo – who seems to borrow a bit from the more righteous modes of Norman Whitfield at Motown, then give things a bit more of a girl soul twist! The combination is amazing, and the album's rock-solid all the way through – filled with great original tunes that really keep a unified feel throughout – and titles include "Are You Man Enough", "Take Me With You", "Girls It Ain't Easy", "While You're Out Looking For Sugar", "The Feeling's Gone", "Sunday Morning People", and "Take My Love". CD features a bonus 7" mix of "While You're Out Looking For SUgar". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Sweet Honey In The RockGood News ... LP
Flying Fish, 1980. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sweet Honey In The RockSelections 1976 to 1988 ... CD
Flying Fish/Rounder, Late 70s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Taste Of HoneyAnother Taste ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
A great album of grooves from Taste Of Honey – arguably their best record, thanks to some super production by The Mizell Brothers! The elements that worked so well on the self-titled smash from the previous year are in just as fine a form here – if not better. There's an overall groove that works wonderfully well, and creates a signature Taste Of Honey sound – soulfully soaring female vocals and spacey disco soul backdrops that's works on deeper level as a whole than they got credit for after the huge crossover hit in the months and year earlier. On the production tip, Larry and Fonce really know how to make the girls' vocals glide beautifully in the instrumention – using all the talents they honed in the jazz funk years, and working up a groove that's catchy, yet still pretty darn soulful. Titles include "Dance", "I Love You", "Do It Good", "Race", "Let's Begin", "Your Love", and "The Rainbow's End". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Taste Of HoneyTaste Of Honey ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Probably the most successful album the Mizell Brothers ever produced, and a fine set of uptempo groovers from this female soul duet! There's some nice jazzy moments underneath the catchy lyrics, and in a way, the album's style is sort of a blueprint for the sound that would emerge over the next few at Capitol Records, where some incredible albums of modern soul would be recorded. And sure, at one level the group's hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a bit of oversaturated pop disco – but there's plenty of other great moments that show the group as a more sophisticated soul outfit, including "This Love Of Ours", "Sky High", "Distant", "You're In Good Hands", "Sky High" and "If We Loved". This remastered version from Big Break UK includes bonus mixes: "Boogie Oogie Oogie (Single Mix)", "Boogie Oogie Oogie (12" New Boogie Mix)" and "Disco Dancin' (12" Disco Mix)". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Taste Of HoneyTwice As Sweet ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Twice as sweet, and mighty neat – a killer set from Taste Of Honey, and one that has the girls moving away from Mizell Brothers help in the studio, and getting some great grooves from George Duke! Duke brings in all his best jazzy soul to the duo – lots of keyboards stepping around the tight vocals, and a way of laying together the rhythms so that they're nicely focused, yet never too commercial – that same great balance that George had in his own music at the time! Titles include the single "Sukiyaki", plus "Ain't Nothin' But A Party", "Rescue Me", "I'm Talkin Bout You", "She's A Dancer", and "Don't Lead Me On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing lyric sleeve.)

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Wild HoneyUntamed ... CD
TK/Everland (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... About June 25, 2018
An obscure disco trio from the Miami soul scene of the 70s – working here in a way that's maybe like a deep soul take on some of the Philly female trios of the same time! The strings are soaring and the grooves are tight – but there's maybe a richer vocal approach from the group than just a few females singing along with a club track – a mode that could have made them a hell of a southern soul trio had they recorded back in the 60s – and which really keeps things interesting here! Arrangements are by Mike Lewis and Clarence Reid – definitely with some familiar TK Records touches, but also maybe more responsive to the vocal needs of the group as well. Titles include "Just Three Nights Away From You" and "Can You Smell My Love Burning", both fantastic ballads – plus "You Danced Your way Into My Life", "This Time Tomorrow", "Selfish For Unselfish Reasons", and "Oops Oops Means I Love You". CD

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Wild HoneyUntamed ... LP
TK/Everland (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... About June 25, 2018
An obscure disco trio from the Miami soul scene of the 70s – working here in a way that's maybe like a deep soul take on some of the Philly female trios of the same time! The strings are soaring and the grooves are tight – but there's maybe a richer vocal approach from the group than just a few females singing along with a club track – a mode that could have made them a hell of a southern soul trio had they recorded back in the 60s – and which really keeps things interesting here! Arrangements are by Mike Lewis and Clarence Reid – definitely with some familiar TK Records touches, but also maybe more responsive to the vocal needs of the group as well. Titles include "Just Three Nights Away From You" and "Can You Smell My Love Burning", both fantastic ballads – plus "You Danced Your way Into My Life", "This Time Tomorrow", "Selfish For Unselfish Reasons", and "Oops Oops Means I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Honey ConeSoulful Tapestry (with bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Definitely a soulful tapestry here – as the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis are at the height of their 70s powers – soaring forth in a massive trio mode, and one that really rewrites the sound of girl group soul for the 70s! There's a bouncy, upbeat groove to the record – kind of a pre-disco approach, but one that's still strongly rooted in the best Detroit soul mode of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team too – balanced with just the right sort of force that makes the trio sound great, and all without any of the cliches that this sort of group might hit a few years later! Titles include the Honey Cone classics "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (parts 1 & 2)" and "Want Ads", plus the tracks "VIP", "The Day I Found Myself", "Stick Up", "Don't Count Your Chickens", "All the Kings Horses", and "How Does It Feel". CD features the bonus track "We Belong Together (single version)". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)
Also available Soulful Tapestry ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Honey ConeTake Me With You ... LP
Hot Wax, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant early set from Honey Cone – and a perfect illustration of the way the trio really moved past simple girl group modes of the 60s! There's a bold, proud, righteous tone to the record right from the start – thanks to these soaringly soulful vocals from the girls, and these fuzzy arrangements from Tony Camillo – who seems to borrow a bit from the more righteous modes of Norman Whitfield at Motown, then give things a bit more of a girl soul twist! The combination is amazing, and the album's rock-solid all the way through – filled with great original tunes that really keep a unified feel throughout – and titles include "Are You Man Enough", "Take Me With You", "Girls It Ain't Easy", "While You're Out Looking For Sugar", "The Feeling's Gone", "Sunday Morning People", and "Take My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, index label on one corner, some pen, small split on the top seam, and initials in marker.)
Also available Take Me With You (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Honey LtdComplete LHI Recordings (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sublime girl group sounds from the great Lee Hazlewood – the complete recordings of Honey Ltd – an obscure Hazlewood project from the end of the 60s! The style here combines all the depths of Lee's own music with some of the sweeter Sunshine Pop sounds you'd expect from the cover – a really unique mix that has these moodier moments coming forth at times that really surprise us – and which takes the music way way past that of any of the girls' hipper contemporaries – especially the similarly-named Honeys! The harmonies are incredible – definitely rooted in jazz, with a complexity that goes way past pop – and in a way, the group remind us a bit of the incredible Third Wave group who recorded for MPS around the same time – although these gals definitely get a more sinister sound from Lee's help in the studio. Songs are mostly originals by the group – penned with some very compelling lyrics – and the album features great arrangements from Ian Frebairn Smith, who really does a great job of mixing the baroque with the groovy! The set features the full rare album by the quartet, plus two single tracks, and some unreleased cuts as well – titles that include "The Warrior", "Silk N Honey", "Come Down", "For Your Mind", "I've Got Your Mind", "Tomorrow Your Heart", "Eli's Coming", "I'm So Glad", "Love The Devil (backing track)", and "Silver Threads & Golden Needles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet LP pressing – comes in a heavy jacket with a poster too!)

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Beach BoysBeach Boys 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow (Wild Honey stereo/Smiley Smile sessions/live unreleased tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1967. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 21.99
An amazing treasure for fans of the Beach Boys during their highest moment of genius – a huge batch of unreleased tracks from their important year of 1967 – plus the rare stereo mix of Wild Honey! We love the Wild Honey album – a back-to-basics album of sorts – shorter, catchier songs recorded by the group after the collapse of Smile – but a record that still has some really wonderful moments overall – and which shows that The Beach Boys would never be the same after Pet Sounds! There's a mix of older rock themes and new adult ones here – sung by a group who's really growing into their emotions, and approaching things from new directions than in the past. Heartbreak and happiness are both center stage here – often at the same time – on titles that include "Wild Honey", "Country Air", "I'd Love Just Once To See You", "Darlin", and "How She Boogalooed It". The 2CD set features 20 more amazing tracks from the sessions for the record – all very cool alternate songs or in progress compositions – of the sort that you've heard in the Smile or Pet Sounds collections – really showing Brian Wilson's genius in the studio. Plus, there's also 10 more songs from the Smiley Smile sessions – which are equally wonderful too – never issued before! Then, there's a full unissued live album – Lei'd In Hawaii - with a total of 13 tracks – then 5 more live tracks from Hawaii in 1967, and another 5 more unreleased tracks from an east coast tour late in the year! The total for the set is 30 unreleased studio tracks, 23 unreleased live tracks – and 11 more numbers from the Wild Honey album! CD

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Beach BoysWild Honey (stereo – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A back-to-basics album of sorts – shorter, catchier songs recorded by the group after the collapse of Smile – but a record that still has some really wonderful moments overall – and which shows that The Beach Boys would never be the same after Pet Sounds! There's a mix of older rock themes and new adult ones here – sung by a group who's really growing into their emotions, and approaching things from new directions than in the past. Heartbreak and happiness are both center stage here – often at the same time – and titles include a great remake of Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her", the haunting "Let The Wind Blow", the hippie-esque "Country Air", and lots more nice ones like "Wild Honey", "Aren't You Glad", "A Thing Or Two", "How She Boogalooed It", "Here Comes The Night", and "Mama Says". LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever stereo mix on vinyl!)

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Rue DavisYou Are My Honey Poo ... CD
Kon Kord, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Wild Bill Davis & Charlie ShaversMusic from Milk & Honey ... LP
Everest, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some splitting on the seams.)

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R KellyHoney Love (nobody's home mix, midnight mix, sensuous mix, radio fade) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1992. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
With Public Announcement. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has an index label on one corner.)

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John Lennon/Yoko OnoMilk & Honey ... CD
Polygram, 1984. Used ... $6.99
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. CD

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June Lodge & Prince Mohammed/Joe GibbsSome One Loves You Honey/One Time Daughter/Don't Feel Left Out ... 12-inch
Joe Gibbs, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Nellie LutcherWhose Honey Are You/If I Didn't Love You Like I Do ... 7-inch
Decca, 1955. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Pink label promo. Label has a small sticker and peeled spot.)

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Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that builds and builds. With an excellent sexy cover, of course! Also includes "Honey", "Fopp", "Let's Love", "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground" and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke PearsonHoney Buns ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1965. Used ... $7.99
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". CD

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Saucy LadyTown (vocal, inst)/Honey B ... 12-inch
Cultures Of Soul, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 12.98
A nice modern clubby disco take on Minako Yoshida's "Town" by Saucy Lady – plus the sweet keys & synth flavored "Honey B" on the flip! "Town" has all the disco funky charm pf the original version, just down with a bouncier modern sheen – and the dancefloor pedigree is all the more prominent in the instrumental. "Honey B" is another gem with both Japanese and English vocals, with a nice funky bassline. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorSweeter Than Honey – Calypso Mahuno & High Lifes Celebration ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A special collaboration between these two legends of Ghanian music – one that has singer Pat Thomas working with the grooves of Ebo Taylor – in an effort to reclaim the sound of calypso as an African sound! The album's got an unusual mix of Caribbean modes and Ghanian soul – bubbling rhythms that are fitted with highlife touches from Taylor's guitar, and from the warm production of the set – and a mode that's maybe more upbeat and positive than some of the 70s work from either artist. Titles include "Sweeter Than Honey", "Ma Huno", "Ene Nyame Nam A Mensuro", "Hiani Sui Efiri A Oyi Abebrese", and "Keep On Trying". CD

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VariousDel-Fi Doo Wop Vol 3 – Taste Of Honey ... CD
Del-Fi, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Not just the doo wop promised in the title, but a lot of heavy soul too – a great mix of rare bits originally issued on the Del-Fi and Donna labels in the early 60s – most of which represent some killer cuts from the LA soul scene! The package is a great one from the brief Del-Fi revival on CD – and brings together some overlooked group soul gems, both male and female, along with helpful notes on each of the artists included. 16 cuts in all – including "Yoyo Yo Yoyo" by Little Caesar & The Romans, "Please Please Please" by Prentice Moreland, "Hey Fool" by Brenda Holloway, "Honey For Sale" by Chip Nelson, "The Dilly Up" by The Hep Cats, "Chinese Junk" by Prentice Moreland, "Alley Oop Cha Cha" by The Prehistorics, "Lookin For A Job" by Little Joe Mosley & The Sequins, "Heads Up High Hopes Over You" by The Pharoahs, "Quiet As It's Kept" by Chip Nelson, "Foolish One" by Doretha Moore, "Down At The Beach" by The Pentagons, and "Choo Choo Train" by an Unknown Artist. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AC/DCBack In Black/What Do You Do For Money Honey ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DelegationOh Honey/Promise Of Love – Soul Trippin ... 12-inch
Shadybrook, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 12" version of this one! "Oh Honey" is a killer, with a great spacey soul sound, and a monster sample on the intro. This version is 6 minutes long – a real treat! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Shadybrook sleeve.)

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✨✧ Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic step forward for singer Morgana King – just the kind of record that really let the vocalist unlock all the sort of special power that would set her apart from the rest for decades to come! Morgana's got this completely distinct approach to jazz singing – a mode that's short on attack, robust on decay, and which flows in a way that really illustrates the lessons the lady learned from instrumentation – a sense of flow and phrasing that makes her instantly recognizable, no matter what the setting. Arrangements by Torrie Zito – with the same hip, dark mode he used with Tony Bennett – and titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "Easy To Love", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Corcovado", "When The World Was Young/Young & Foolish", and "Lazy Afternoon". CD

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✨✧ Edmundo RosCome With Me Honey ... CD
Empress, Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights (pic disc version) ... LP
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Near Mint- (reissue)... $29.99
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". First time ever on pic disc – and a beautiful pressing! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original cover, including the poster.)

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Ashford & SimpsonSolid ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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BeatlesBeatles 65 ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good- ... $14.99
A great pre-Rubber Soul moment – with tracks that include "Honey Don't", "I Feel Fine", "Baby's In Black", "Mr Moonlight", "I'll Follow The Sun", and "No Reply". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... CD
TSOP/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
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)". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD
Mercury, 1991. Used ... $2.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Blackwood BrothersBeautiful Isle Of Nowhere ... LP
RCA, 1960. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Titles include "Aloha Time", "A Land Where Milk & Honey Flows", "Paradise Valley", "Eternal Paradise", "I'll Be True", and "On That Happy Golden Shore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing.)

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Tim BuckleySefronia ... LP
DiscReet, 1973. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A great later album from Tim Buckley – one that really shows him evolving his style in the last few years before his tragic early departure from this planet! Tim's working in a style here that's oddly heavier and with more bluesy overtones than some of his classic 60s albums for Elektra – almost reaching for a stronger style that competes with other singer-songwriters who were beating his action at the time! We're not saying that the album's slick or overly commercial – just recorded with a fuller sound, and less of the light jazz-tinged folk styles used in earlier years. A few of the tunes are done in the older Buckley mode, but others have strings, backing vocals, and other larger arrangements. Titles include "Quicksand", "I Know I'd Recognize Your Face", "Martha", "Peanut Man", "Dolphins", "Honey Man", "Because Of You", and "Sefronia – The King's Chain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Bumblebee UnlimitedSting Like A Bee ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the biggest releases of the 70s from the underground dancefloor team of Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael – a duo best known for their cutting-edge work on their own P&P label – but who still sound equally great here on a much bigger label! As with the P&P grooves, the tracks here are long and space – and filled with cool touches on keyboards and electronics – way different than most major label vocals, and hipper than you might guess from the cover! The grooves get nice and funky at points, and in addition to keyboards from Adams and Carmichael, the set also features vocals from Donna Green and Leroy Burgess. Nice all the way through – and tracks include "Lady Bug", "I Love You", "Honey Bun", "Space Shuttle Ride", and "I Got A Big Bee". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ CoffeeTake Me Back (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1982. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A nice single off Coffee's Second Cup LP, with a very 80s disco sound, straddling the line between a club track and modern soul with some very 80s groove touches and ensemble female vocals somewhere between disco groups like First Choice and mainstream groups like A Taste Of Honey or Sister Sledge. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Con Funk ShunSpirit Of Love ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Lamont DozierReflections Of Lamont Dozier ... CD
Jam Right, 2004. Used ... $7.99
Lamont Dozier returns for a rare solo set – with stripped down interpretations of the Holland-Dozier-Holland catalog! Reflections Of could have a more appropriate title. Lamont goes straight to the emotional core of hits like "Where Did Our Love Go", "This Old Heart Of Mine", Stop In The Name Of Love", "I Hear A Symphony", "Baby Love", "Heatwave" and more – tunes that had those huge arrangements and choruses, and strips them to the bare essentials. It's a really nice set – one that shines a light on the soulful, heartfelt source material for some of the biggest soul hits of all time. Other tracks include "Baby I Need Your Lovin'", "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioJukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! The group here is actually a sextet – as the core combo gets guest help from Timo Lassy on saxes, Magnus Lindgren on flute, and Ville Herrala on bass – who really expand the trio's wonderful groove – a mode that's partly soul jazz, but with very rich flavors of its own – hardly any sort of easy copycat of old American modes! Teppo Makynen – aka Teddy Rok – plays drums, alongside Mikko Helava on organ – and while the album shows all the respect for soulful jazz traditions that we've heard in previous music from Rok, Eskola, and Lassy – the sound is also very different, fresh, and quite original! Titles include "Hong Thong", "Railyard Boogie", "Subterranean Variations", "For Anne Lee", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Introducing The Trio", "Soft Drop", and "Jumpin Punkins". CD

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Four TopsAnthology ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 3LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A pretty darn big collection of work from the 4 Tops – collecting the best of their early years at Motown on up through the 70s. There's a total of 39 tracks on the set, and titles include "Baby I Need Your Loving", "Ask The Lonely", "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)", "It's The Same Old Song", "Something About You", "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "Standing In The Shadows Of Love", "I Got A Feeling", "Bernadette", "I'll Turn To Stone", "You Keep Running Away", "Walk Away Renee","If I Were A Carpenter", "Yesterday's Dreams", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Everybody's Talking", "Reflections", "For Once In My Life", "A Place In The Sun", "Can't Seem To Get You Out Of My Mind", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "It's All In The Game", "Still Water (Love)", "In These Changing Times", "You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart" and "(It's) The Way Nature Planned It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing booklet. Cover has some marker in the bottom right corner.)

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Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye ... LP
MGM, 1975. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker & light wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie Quartet – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
The only thing better than small combo work from Dizzy Gillespie is live small combo work from Dizzy Gillespie – as the legendary trumpeter really takes off in a concert setting! This excellent German set from the late 70s is a great case in point – as the tracks are long and flowing, and really show the imaginative solo style that Dizzy can have when let loose in such a format – served up here at a level that's even groovier than some of his American live dates of the same time! The group gets nice and funky at times – with guitar from Rodney Jones as both a key rhythmic and melodic element, and bass from Benjamin brown, who seems to be playing electric – all given tight, sharp work on drums from Mickey Roker. Leo Wright joins the group on alto for four of the album's 13 tracks – and titles include "Unicorn", "Sunshine", "Brother K", "Blues", "Olinga", "The Land Of Milk & Honey", and the massively funky "Diddy Wa Diddy". CD

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Tom T HallTom T Hall In Concert/Saturday Morning Songs ... CD
RCA/Morello (UK), 1979/1983. New Copy ... $7.99
A pair of unusual albums from Nashville legend Tom T Hall – back to back on a single CD! Tom T Hall in Concert was recorded in 1983, but has all the charm of some of his earlier albums – partly because it features some songs that go all the way back to the early Mercury Records years, but also because it captures Hall with all his natural charm and ease – warming the crowd up immediately, but never having to try too hard. Titles include "Ballad of Forty Dollars", "Country Is", "I Know You're Married", "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died", "I Took A Memory To Lunch", "Sneaky Snake", and "Your Man Loves You Honey". Saturday Morning Songs is a record with obvious appeal to kids – not just from the cover, but also some of the themes – which are these weird little offbeat children's tunes, with an approach that feels like an extension of earlier modes from Shel Silverstein and Bobby Bare! Hall's songwriting skills are very much in place here – which means that the tunes can nicely cut both ways, and appeal to both young and old in different ways – on titles that include "Halloween Is", "The Saturday Morning Song", "Thanksgiving Is", "Pisty", "Christmas Is", "That's Why You Have To Be You", and "The Rattle Mouse". CD

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✨✧ Hampshire & FoatHoneybear ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
The team of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat have already given us some amazing music on record – but this strangely-titled set may well be their crowning achievement so far! The set's got kind of a creepy look and feel – and a layout that replicates some of the more sophisticated UK jazz titles on the Argo Records label at the end of the 60s. And the style here is very much in keeping with that spirit – this straight mixture of light and darkness, delivered by the duo in a way that's more subtle than before – yet even more powerful too! Hampshire plays guitars, organ, and other keyboards – and Foat adds in more keyboards and bass, while both handle some other effects and sounds – but the real difference here is the album's use of larger string arrangements – not full orchestrations, but just the right kind of light colors and shadings that you might have heard on a record by Nick Drake, Colin Blunstone, or some of the other hipper British singers at the start of the 70s. The approach is more holistic than their previous jazz efforts – not entirely in that side of the spectrum – and more a beautiful record of rich yet melancholy instrumentals. Titles include "Crows Feet", "The Hive", "The Elderflower", "Honey Dreams", "Rain Clouds", "Winter Bound", and "The Fly & I". CD

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✨✧ Willie HutchFully Exposed ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Super-dope work from Willie – a great selection of laidback and electric grooves, done here with plenty of great work on hollow-body electric guitar, which adds a nice raspiness to the instrumentation, and creates the same sort of vibe you'd hear on Willie's best soundtrack work. The record's got a great cover of "I Wanna Be Where You Are", plus Willie's originals "If You Ain't Got No Money, You Can't Get No Honey", "California My Way", the sample classic "Tell Me Why Has Our Love Tuned Cold", "Ain't Nothing Like Togetherness", "Sunshine Lady" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peggy LeeMiss Wonderful ... CD
MCA (Japan), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A full, rich set of vocal tunes from Peggy Lee – all done in a style that's quite different than her later work at Capitol Records, but still mighty darn nice! Sy Oliver handled the arrangements for the record – and he brings in a blend of strings and jazz that really creates a lot of depth in the sound – a dynamic range that comes not just from Peggy's vocals, but from the larger orchestra as well – almost in the mode of some of Sinatra's 50s work at Capitol. The Oliver touch is a bit warmer and sometimes more sentimental – but given that Peggy's vocals always have that quality at their best, we can really appreciate it here! Titles include "That's Alright Honey", "Mister Wonderful", "The Come Back", "Joey Sings", "You Oughta Be Mine", and "Where Flamingos Fly". CD
(Out of print.)

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MandrillBeast From The East ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good- ... $5.99
Post-Polygram, but still some nice funkiness from this classic 70s group. The record's got much of the feel of their early 70s work – with lots of tasty electric keyboards, soulful percussion, and an always-driving groove. Titles include "Disco Lypso", "Honey Butt", "Ratchet", and "Aqua Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & an index sticker.)

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Tommy McCook & The AgrovatorsSuper Star Disco Rockers ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), New Copy ... About June 1, 2018
A wonderful album from saxophonist Tommy McCook – an artist you'll know from important Jamaican recordings from the late 60s onward – but who's really hitting some headier territory here! The tunes are all instrumental, and have very dubby rhythms at the core – yet while the other instrumentation is often mixed up in studio effects, Tommy's lead solos are mostly nice and clear – blown with a much sharper edge than in earlier years, and often given these exotic tones too – a very cool style that really makes the album stand out from other dub instrumental albums of the time! There's some great currents of soul that almost make McCook work here as the Jamaican equivalent of Stanley Turrentine or Hank Crawford on their mid 70s recordings – and titles include "Herb & Honey", "Macka Dub Rock", "Tommy's Rocking Vibration", "The Night Rose Of Sherron", "African Jumpers", "The Bionic Horn", and "Roots Of Africa". CD

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Tommy McCook & The AgrovatorsSuper Star Disco Rockers ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), New Copy ... About June 1, 2018
A wonderful album from saxophonist Tommy McCook – an artist you'll know from important Jamaican recordings from the late 60s onward – but who's really hitting some headier territory here! The tunes are all instrumental, and have very dubby rhythms at the core – yet while the other instrumentation is often mixed up in studio effects, Tommy's lead solos are mostly nice and clear – blown with a much sharper edge than in earlier years, and often given these exotic tones too – a very cool style that really makes the album stand out from other dub instrumental albums of the time! There's some great currents of soul that almost make McCook work here as the Jamaican equivalent of Stanley Turrentine or Hank Crawford on their mid 70s recordings – and titles include "Herb & Honey", "Macka Dub Rock", "Tommy's Rocking Vibration", "The Night Rose Of Sherron", "African Jumpers", "The Bionic Horn", and "Roots Of Africa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee MorganCharisma ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums from Lee Morgan – a soaringly soulful session that was recorded in the mid 60s, and finally issued by Blue Note at the end of the decade! The vibe here really follows from the lyrically inventive, post-Sidewinder mid 60s Morgan years – with a spirit that's similar to Lee's work on the albums Gigolo or Tom Cat, in a style that mixes in a fair bit more modal and Latin influences to the rhythms. The lineup is totally great too – a sextet that features Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers, and Billy Higgins – the last of whom provides tremendous rhythms that are as fluidly inventive as Morgan's playing and the writing of Hank Mobley, who contributed most of the tunes to the set. Titles include "Hey Chico", "The Double Up", and "The Murphy Man" – and the record also includes a nice version of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Nana MouskouriNana – Arranged & Conducted By Bobby Scott (aka Nana Mouskouri Sings) (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Fontana/Universal (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Lovely English-language work from Nana Mouskouri – a set recorded with some really great arrangements from Bobby Scott, who seems to help Nana pack even more feeling than usual in her work! Scott's arrangements have some elements of jazz, but are usually more complicated overall – sensitively shading things in alongside Nana's well-crafted vocals – and really getting past some of her poppier modes of the 60s with an all-adult approach to the tunes. Strings figure into most of the backings, with almost a Scott Walker sense of depth – and titles include "Tiny Sparrow", "I Love My Man", "Johnny", "Half A Crown", "Just A Ribbon", "If You Love Me", "The Love We Never Knew", "Ballinderrie" – plus the bonus track "Un Homme Est Venu (A Taste Of Honey)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Nana – Arranged & Conducted By Bobby Scott (aka Nana Mouskouri Sings) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Nana MouskouriNana – Arranged & Conducted By Bobby Scott (aka Nana Mouskouri Sings) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
Lovely English-language work from Nana Mouskouri – a set recorded with some really great arrangements from Bobby Scott, who seems to help Nana pack even more feeling than usual in her work! Scott's arrangements have some elements of jazz, but are usually more complicated overall – sensitively shading things in alongside Nana's well-crafted vocals – and really getting past some of her poppier modes of the 60s with an all-adult approach to the tunes. Strings figure into most of the backings, with almost a Scott Walker sense of depth – and titles include "Tiny Sparrow", "I Love My Man", "Johnny", "Half A Crown", "Just A Ribbon", "If You Love Me", "The Love We Never Knew", "Ballinderrie" – plus the bonus tracks "Un Homme Est Venu (A Taste Of Honey)", "My Lover", and "Dindi". CD

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Mystic MoodsErogenous (die-cut cover) ... LP
Soundbird, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Excellent electric 70s work from The Mystic Moods! The record moves way past the sleepy sexy easy sound of their early albums – and it's got some great keyboard work and a few great funk tracks. "Honey Trippin" is one of these – a great groover with a sound that's almost in a sound library vein! Other tracks include "The Magician", "Midnight Snack", "Your Place Or Mine", and "The Other Side Of Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and splitting on the spine & top seam.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, Ray Ellis, and Jimmy Wisner handle the arrangements – and they all have a very nice blend of fragile orchestrations that are just right for Esther's raw pain-filled voice. Titles include "Taste Of Honey", "Crazy He Calls Me", "He Touched Me", "Just Say Goodbye", and "As Tears Go By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole. In great shape!)

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✨✧ RaydioRaydio ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The first Raydio set from guitarist Ray Parker – an artist who'd worked on countless session gigs by the time of this album, which gave him more than enough chops to get things right from the start! The sound is tight and definitely aimed at the charts, by Ray also brings his own sort of groove to the set too – kind of a mainstream funk approach that found a very big audience at the time! As the years pass, this one sounds better and better to our ears – with titles that include "Jack & Jill", "Let's Go All The Way", "Is This A Love Thing", "Honey I'm Rich", "You Need This (To Satisfy That)", "Betcha Can't Love Me Just Once", "Me", and "Get Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasAnthology ... LP
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Martha and the girls' entry into Motown's well-done series of 70s multi-LP collections – this one only a double-length set, but still filled with plenty of great bits by the group! The set features a solid decade's worth of work – material from the trio's 1962 start at Motown, up to some of their even better albums for the label in the early 70s. Titles include "Bless You", "Honey Love", "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things", "My Baby Loves Me", "Honey Chile", "Jimmy Mack", "I Promise To Wait My Love", "Benjamin", "Tear It On Down", "In & Out Of My Life", "Live Wire", "Wild One", "Motoring", "Nowhere To Run", "Quicksand", "Love Is Like A Heat Wave", and "I'll Have To Let Him Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(With booklet!)

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this great rhythmic pulse – a way of leaping into a groove that has the piano and bass dancing together wonderfully – often with some cool vibes from Emil Richards, and loads of great reed lines from Bud Shank and Paul Horn! Some tracks feature a small combo, some feature a larger group – and the whole thing is wonderful – with energy that almost rivals the Clarke Boland Big Band with Gigi Campi. Titles include "Be As Children", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Jazz Waltz", "Terrence's Farewell", and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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RoyalsDubbing With The Royals ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Another great set from Pressure Sounds! They really got us open when they pulled together their first set by the Royals, Pick Up The Pieces, and this dub and Dee Jay outing makes a perfect companion set. Excellent dubs rendered by the heaviest of the heavy mixologists: Tubby, Jammy, Scientist, Lee Perry and Errol T plus some rare, rare DJ versions from Prince Far I and I Roy, all packaged to the usual high Pressure Sounds standards. 19 tracks casting the Royals soulful reggae in a new light, 68 minutes of music in all, with rhythms built in Kingston by the cream of Jamaica's session players. Check the massive track list: 2 versions of "If You Want Good": "Negusa Nagast" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I, dub mix by Scientist and "Nose Hole" with a dub mix by Ernest Hookim, "Waizero" ("Facts Of Life") dub mix by Scientist, "Wigwam" ("Blacker Black") dub mix by Scientist at Channel One, 3 versions of "Pick Up The Pieces": "Llongo" dub mix by Lee Scratch Perry & King Tubby, "Pride Of A Black Man" by Gladdy Anderson, and "Monkey Fashion" chatted up by I Roy, "Land Of Milk & Honey" ("Promised Land") dubbed by Errol T at Randy's, "Manna From The Sky" ("Malnutrition") dubbed by Prince Jammy, "Peace, Love & Dub" ("Peace & Love") dubbed by Ernest Hookim at Channel One, "Tirang" aka "Only For A Time" dub, "Tekla" with King Tubby being dubby on "Sufferer Of The Ghetto", "MIA" a dub of "Way Of Life" by Gregory Isaacs, "Jemima Antonia Dub" a dub of "Oh My Love", 2 versions of "Ghetto Man" "Sugar Candy" by I Roy and "Oongaan" by King Tubby, "Janhoi" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I versioning "Make Believe" and "Jammy's Dub" with Prince Jammy dubbing the same rhythm and "Dub The Wrong" ("When You Are Wrong") dub mix by Ernest Hookim at Channel One. CD

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David RuffinWho I Am ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
David Ruffin at the height of his solo powers – working in that mature mix of soul and strings that made him one of the more sophisticated Motown talents of the time! The set's produced and arranged by Van McCoy – at a level that's maybe more Philly soul than the Detroit sounds of David's roots – and the singer's vocals open up beautifully as he hits a few upbeat groovers, and some especially nice midtempo tracks that really make the album shine! McCoy also wrote most of the songs, too – and titles include the classic "Walk Away From Love", one of Ruffin's sweetest numbers ever – plus the tracks "Who I Am", "Wild Honey", "Statue Of A Fool", "Heavy Love", "It Takes All Kind Of People To Make A World", "Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health", and "The Finger Pointers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Bobby Scott/Larry ElgartJoyful Noises/The City ... CD
El (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A pair of great albums from Bobby Scott – both pretty darn sweet! First up is Joyful Noises – a really wonderful album from the great Bobby Scott – an artist you might know best as a singer, or as composer of a few big hits in the 60s – but also a hell of a jazz pianist and arranger too! The album features Scott's piano over some wonderfully full backings – often with that sweet 60s Mercury Records swing – a bit like charts by Benny Golson or Quincy Jones, but maybe with a bit of strings at points, illustrating Bobby's then-great talent for penning film work too. Side one of the album features the extended suite "Four Solemn Thoughts", which feels a bit like some of the more serious themes in Taste Of Honey (also written by Scott) – and side two features shorter cuts, like "One For Quincy", "Two Dancing Feet", and "The City Of Water" – all very nice! The City is a very cool set from bandleader Larry Elgart – maybe his hippest album of the 60s! The set features all original music written by the young Bobby Scott – then really at the height of his powers as an arranger, and gifted with this wonderful ear for mixing rich colors with a bottom-end swing – at a level that makes the record groove like no other Elgart album we can think of. There's some beautiful passages that are full of the right sort of tonal elements to illustrate Scott's picture of the city – and titles include "Columbus Circle At 5am", "Rain & Pavement", "The Village", "On The Drive", "Uptown Incident", and "Dance Of Glass & Steel". CD also features a bonus vocal track – "Wandrin Star". CD

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✨✧ ShirellesHappy & In Love ... LP
RCA, 1971. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A great second chapter for The Shirelles – hardly the girl group pop they cut in the 60s, and instead a more righteous soul style for the 70s – in a mode that's like Honey Cone or Three Degrees! The backings are nice and soulful – almost funky at times – with arrangements from George Andrews and Joe Scott that mix fuller strings with tighter grooves at the core – in a way that really sets the vocals free amidst some very interesting material! Had the girls only cut this record, it might have been a 70s soul hit – but it's unfortunately gotten lost to the shifting sands of time because it's not as iconic as their hits. Don't make that mistake, though, because the album's a real charmer – and titles include "Boy You're Too Young", "There's Nothing In This World", "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", "Take Me", "We Got A Lot Of Lovin To Do", and "Strange I Still Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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SOS BandToo ... LP
Tabu, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The SOS Band's second album – and a masterpiece of 80s groove! The album's wonderfully tight, and wonderfully right on the money – held together like a pile of money dipped in honey – keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals all sweetly grooving with that post-70s funky feel that the group virtually invented at the time! These guys have a way of putting over a groove that few of their contemporaries could ever match – never too commercial, always with plenty of passion, yet also as razor-sharp as any combo like this could ever hope to be. A few mellow moments round out the set nicely – and titles include "Are You Ready", "For The Brothers That Ain't Here", "Unborn Child", "Stay", "You", "There Is No Limit", "Do It Now", and "It's A Long Way To The Top". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on both sides. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Spacemen 3Playing With Fire (with download) ... LP
Space Age/Superior Viaduct, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 29.98
A masterpiece from Spacemen 3 – maybe one of the greatest psychedelic albums of all time – and one that we'd rank right up there with giants from the late 60s, and all those lesser-known acts that always seem to get rediscovered over the years! There's a definite 80s quality to the production, but there's also a timeless approach here that really sets the trio apart from so many of their contemporaries who'd reach for fuzz and echo, yet end up sounding completely dated just a few years later. Everything seems set to "rumble" – the Vox Starstreamer, the Fender Jaguar, the Telecaster, Rickenbacker, and other vintage instruments that made this drum-less record so wonderful right at the core – and although the vocals are part of the package too, it's really the guitars that do all the singing here. Titles include "Come Down Softly To My Soul", "How Does It Feel", "Let Me Down Gently", "Lord Can You Hear Me", "Suicide", "Honey", and "I Believe It". LP, Vinyl record album
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SpinnersYesterday Today & Tomorrow ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Sealed ... $4.99
A sweet sweet set from The Spinners – and a record that's more "today" than "yesterday", given the tight 70s arrangements from Thom Bell! Bell's Philly approach is still perfect for the group – unlocking their harmonies in very different ways than back in their Motown roots – and the set's got a wicked balance between these sublime slow ballads and some uptempo numbers that bubble like the best of the group's clubby contemporaries. And in the best Philly style, the set even features a few longer tracks that push the 8 minute mark – kind of soul symphonies, of the sort you'd be much more likely to hear from Gamble & Huff – and which really work well with the group's maturing vocal approach. Titles include "I'm Riding Your Shadow (Down To Love)", "You're Throwing A Good Love Away", "Honey I'm In Love With You", "I Must Be Living For A Broken Heart", "Just To Be With You", "Me & My Music", "You're The Love Of My Life", and "I Found Love (When I Found You)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roosevelt SykesSings The Blues ... CD
Ace/Demon (UK), 1962. Used ... $9.99
The title's kind of an obvious overstatement – but it's also a great illustration of the simple and straightforward nature of the album – a set that's got a sound that's far rootsier than you might expect from its date – and which almost makes us feel like we're hearing Roosevelt at work in the back room of a small club on the south side of Chicago! The piano used on most tracks is nicely bluesy and almost out of tune – a quality that underscores the sadder tones in Sykes' vocals here, especially on the mellower and more late nite numbers. Instrumentation is relatively spare – with just a bit of slushbucket drums and bass – and titles include "Out On A Limb", "Honey Child", "Slave For Your Love", "Wild Side", "Last Chance", "Casual Friend", "Hupe Dupe Do", and "Your Will Is Mine". CD
(Out of print.)

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TavaresFuture Bound ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About June 13, 2018
Tavares are at the height of their early career here – stepping out in a set of smooth soul tunes arranged by hitmeister Freddie Perren – the standout of which is the group's major disco classic "More Than A Woman"! That tune actually manages to outshine most of the other work on the set – and even though it had quite a bit of play at the time, thanks to Saturday Night Fever, it's still a heck of a great little track, with a unique blend of harmonies and flute licks that still manages to come across with a personal feel. We also like the mellow harmony track "All I See Is You", which is kind of a hidden gem on the set – and other tracks include "The Ghost Of Love", "Slow Train To Paradise", "Honey Can I", and "Feel So Good". CD

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✨✧ TemptationsTemptations In A Mellow Mood ... LP
Gordy, 1967. Very Good ... $8.99
The Temptations in a mellow mood, but one that's still plenty darn swinging – thanks to some jazzy arrangements from HB Barnum, Oliver Nelson, and Don Costa! The groove here is more in a vocal group mode from years past – Temptations harmonies turned more towards standards and crossover classics – but there's still an undeniable Motown sound going on too, thanks to the vocal range of the group, and the way they handle these tunes! Titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "For Once In My Life", "Try To Remember", "The Impossible Dream", and "That's Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original purple label Gordy pressing.)

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Sarah VaughanSarah Sings Soulfully ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
The title's no lie – as Sarah Vaughan sings here in some very soulful company – thanks to arrangements from Gerald Wilson, which make this record one of the standout from her years on Roulette Records! The other players aren't listed, but they're clearly the kind of top-shelf bunch that Wilson would have pulled together – and there's a nice Hammond player who gets a lot of space, and brings the organ to bear with Vaughan's vocals – in a way you don't always hear on other records! There's also a strong trumpet and tenor soloist, who both do a great job of opening up Wilson's charts – and titles include "Taste Of Honey", "Easy Street", "Gravy Waltz", "In Love In Vain", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "The Good Life", and "Moanin". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Mary WellsVintage Stock ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A very strong compilation of some of the best soul that Mary Wells recorded for Motown – and probably her only real album for the label. Although issued in 1966, the material hearkens from earlier days at Motown – and titles include "The One Who Really Loves You", "Two Lovers", "Honey Boy", "My Guy", and "You Beat Me To The Punch". Great for late night listening on a summer night through an open window! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteBarry White's Greatest Hits ... CD
20th Century, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Kind of a "greatest hit" of greatest hits compilations – a set that's probably sold more copies than any of Barry White's full length albums – thanks to a monstrous run of hits in the 70s! The package is overflowing with greatness – amazing tunes that balance funky rhythms with soaring strings – all topped with the legendary vocals of The Man himself! Many titles are in shorter single mixes than their album versions, but still pack plenty of punch – and titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More, Babe", "I've Got So Much Love To Give", "Honey Please, Can't You See", "You're The First The Last My Everything", and "Love Serenade". CD
(Out of print.)

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Barry WhiteBarry White's Greatest Hits ... LP
20th Century, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Kind of a "greatest hit" of greatest hits compilations – a set that's probably sold more copies than any of Barry White's full length albums – thanks to a monstrous run of hits in the 70s! The package is overflowing with greatness – amazing tunes that balance funky rhythms with soaring strings – all topped with the legendary vocals of The Man himself! Many titles are in shorter single mixes than their album versions, but still pack plenty of punch – and titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More, Babe", "I've Got So Much Love To Give", "Honey Please, Can't You See", "You're The First The Last My Everything", and "Love Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original gold gatefold cover – with some marker on front.)

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Barry WhiteLove's Theme – The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his productions with Love Unlimited and the Love Unlimited Orchestra – the man also had a great way with a 7" single – and somehow managed to pack all the punch and power of a full soul orchestra performance into the space of a few short minutes – all while topping the tunes with his own majestic vocals! Barry also completely redefined masculinity at the time – adding in this positive, prosperous, all-encompassing mode to his music – often at a level that was a far cry from soul modes of the 60s, and which paved the way for so many transformations to come. Here, you'll get a heady helping of his great singles of the 70s – some of which you'll know as classics, others which come as a nice surprise – all working together in one massively mighty collection. Titles include "Never Never Gonna Give You Up", "Playing Your Game Baby", "I'm Qualified To Satisfy You", "I'll Do Anything You want Me To", "You're The First The Last My Everything", "Honey Please Can't Ya See", "What Am I Gonna Do With You", "Baby We Better Try To Get It Together", "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness", "I Love The Songs I Sing", "September When I First Met You", "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down To Me", "Don't Make Me Wait To Long", "Love's Theme", "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby", and "I've Got So Much To Give". CD
Also available Love's Theme – The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles ... LP 26.99

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Barry WhiteLove's Theme – The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles ... LP
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his productions with Love Unlimited and the Love Unlimited Orchestra – the man also had a great way with a 7" single – and somehow managed to pack all the punch and power of a full soul orchestra performance into the space of a few short minutes – all while topping the tunes with his own majestic vocals! Barry also completely redefined masculinity at the time – adding in this positive, prosperous, all-encompassing mode to his music – often at a level that was a far cry from soul modes of the 60s, and which paved the way for so many transformations to come. Here, you'll get a heady helping of his great singles of the 70s – some of which you'll know as classics, others which come as a nice surprise – all working together in one massively mighty collection. Titles include "Never Never Gonna Give You Up", "Playing Your Game Baby", "I'm Qualified To Satisfy You", "I'll Do Anything You want Me To", "You're The First The Last My Everything", "Honey Please Can't Ya See", "What Am I Gonna Do With You", "Baby We Better Try To Get It Together", "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness", "I Love The Songs I Sing", "September When I First Met You", "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down To Me", "Don't Make Me Wait To Long", "Love's Theme", "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby", and "I've Got So Much To Give". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love's Theme – The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles ... CD 13.99

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Barry WhiteLove's Theme – The Complete 20th Century Records Singles 1973 to 1979 (3CD set) ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $39.99 49.99
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his productions with Love Unlimited and the Love Unlimited Orchestra – the man also had a great way with a 7" single – and somehow managed to pack all the punch and power of a full soul orchestra performance into the space of a few short minutes – all while topping the tunes with his own majestic vocals! Barry also completely redefined masculinity at the time – adding in this positive, prosperous, all-encompassing mode to his music – often at a level that was a far cry from soul modes of the 60s, and which paved the way for so many transformations to come. Here, you'll get a heady helping of his great singles of the 70s – some of which you'll know as classics, others which come as a nice surprise – all working together in one massively mighty collection. Titles include "Never Never Gonna Give You Up", "Playing Your Game Baby", "I'm Qualified To Satisfy You", "I'll Do Anything You want Me To", "You're The First The Last My Everything", "Honey Please Can't Ya See", "What Am I Gonna Do With You", "Baby We Better Try To Get It Together", "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness", "I Love The Songs I Sing", "September When I First Met You", "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down To Me", "Don't Make Me Wait To Long", "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby", and "I've Got So Much To Give". 3CD set features a massive 46 tracks in all, with a big booklet of notes – all the singles Barry released with 20th Century Records in the 70s, including b-sides – some of which are instrumentals or long versions! CD

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Barry WhiteStone Gon' ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
One of The Maestro's true materpieces! Fragile, sexy, sinful soul, held together by interwoven strings and keyboard lines, with Barry's voice over the top like rich cream on a sweet piece of cake. Includes the long versions of "Honey Please, Can't Ya See" and "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up", plus "Hard To Believe That I Found You". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original quad-fold cover, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout, light wear, and a sticker spot.)

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Bobby WomackRoads Of Life ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good- ... $7.99
A great album from Bobby – different than his earlier albums for United Artists, but in a good way – one that revives his whole career, and takes his sound into a whole new direction! The album's got a smooth soul finish with some touches of synth funk – produced by Bobby and Patrick Moten, who would later work together on the masterful Poet LP – and the contrast between the more modern arrangements and Bobby's raspy soul vocals works wonderfully! The mellow tracks are really great – with a tight, lightly funky sound bubbling under Bobby's wonderful vocals – and the album's got loads of nice cuts like "The Roads Of Life", "Give It Up", "The Roots In Me", "Honey Dripper Boogie", "How Could You Break My Heart", and "What Are You Doing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing lyric sleeve.)

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BanBest Of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band ... CD
Warner/Varese, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Heavy funk from one of the coolest, grooviest bands on the LA scene at the end of the 60s – a freewheeling ensemble who were almost to that city what Sly & The Family Stone were to San Francisco! Yet unlike Sly Stone, Charles Wright was never as concerned with crossing over to the mainstream – and throughout the early run of his group, documented here, he really kept things sharp and gritty – music that was as important an influence on funky sounds to come as the 60s work of the James Brown Band, but maybe even more open and freewheeling overall. This collection brings together some key hits and other great nuggets too – and titles include "Do Your Thing", "Comment", "Love Land", "Express Yourself", "I Wake Up Crying", "Till You Get Enough", "Must Be Your Thing", "Your Love Meands Everything To Me", "I Got Love", "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do", "Spreadin Honey", "Nobody", and "Keep Saying" – plus bonus new recordings of "Happiness" and "Remember That Thing". CD

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VariousBaby I've Got It – More Motown Girls – More Rare Treats From Motown's Female Roster, Including 16 Previously Unissued Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A stunning selection of female soul from Motown – all of it rare, and much of it previously unreleased! The set is a great reminder not only of how much we still have to learn about the biggest soul label in the motor city – but also of the exceptional quality that Motown brought to their recordings – so much so that even long-unissued tracks like these can easily stand with the biggest hits from other 60s soul labels! The package is wonderful if you dig female soul – and maybe even if you just like vintage soul in general – and in addition to rare cuts by big Motown names, you'll also hear some lesser-knowns that show the way the company was always trying to reach out for new talent in the fertile world of Detroit music. As usual, Ace has provided very detailed notes that offer as much history as information on the music – and the CD features 24 titles that include "It's Been A Long Time Happenin" by Rita Wright, "There Are Things" by Ann Bogan, "It's Crazy Baby" by Liz Lands, "Baby I've Got It" by Brenda Holloway, "Honey Don't Leave Me" by The Lewis Sisters, "It's All Right" by LaBrenda Ben, "When Someone's Good To You" by Oma Page, "In My Heart I Know It's Right" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Sweet Talkin Guy" by The Marvelettes, "Cookie Boy" by Thelma Brown, "I Up & Think Of You" by Kim Weston, "There Was" by The Lollipops, "Keep Away" by Little Lisa, "Playboy (first version)" by The Marvelettes, "I Know You Don't Love Me No More (orig mix)" by Yvonne Fair, "In Your Heart" by Patrice Holloway, "You've Got Possibilities" by Barbara McNair, and "Bad News" by LaBrenda Ben. CD

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VariousBluesin By The Bayou – Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A fantastic look at the strong blues legacy in Louisiana – especially the electric blues that emerged from the swamps in the late 50s! The package here is one of the grittiest in the "By The Bayou" series from Ace – and not only features rare work from labels that include Excello, Ric, Flyright, Goldband, and Instant – but also includes a fair bit of unissued tunes too! There's a romping, riffing vibe to most numbers – those Louisiana rhythms that got cleaned up and moved uptown in New Orleans soul – but presented here in their most stripped-down modes, often showing a bit of a bridge with rural blues of the generation before. In keeping with the Ace Records tradition, the presentation is wonderful – great sound and much more detailed notes than you'd get from a public domain package – with 28 titles that include "Don't Change Your Mind" by TB Fisher, "I Love Her So" by Al Smith, "Somebody Tell Me" by Jake Jackson, "I Don't Know" by Lightnin Slim, "Baby Baby Baby" by Ramblin Hi Harris, "Sugar Coated Love" by Barbara Lynn, "Dreaming Dreaming" by Joe Richards, "Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry" by Polka Dot Slim, "Cigarettes" by Slim Harpo, "In The Evening" by Cookie & The Cupcakes, "Better Start Doin It" by Honey Boy Allen, "Pleadin" by Mercy Baby, and "I've Been In This Prison" by Leroy Washington. CD

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VariousBuzzsaw Joint Cuts 3 & 4 – Selected By Pavinyl & Juke Joint ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
File this one under "raunch", or maybe "twang" – or maybe both, because there's plenty of raunchy twang going on all the way through! The album follows strongly in the same space as the previous volumes – with lots of weird, wonderful tracks from the glory day of the indie 45rpm single – music that doesn't need to be called rock, jazz, or anything else – and which just revels in its existence over the few short minutes of its spin on the turntable! If you've dug the other Stag O Lee compilations, you'll find plenty to love here. CD brings together the albums Buzzsaw Joint Vols 3 and 4 – and titles include "Wombat Twist" by Glenn & Christy, "Street Fight" by Phil Campos, "Almost Eighteen" by Honey & The Bees, "Ali Baba's Tent" by The New Starts, "Cleopatra 30 BC" by The Fables, "Chinese Junk" by Lenny Troy, "Twisting In The Jungle" by Buddy Bow, "Beat History" by Jack Franklin & The Rock-Its, "Wing Ding"by The Jokers, "Days Are Numbered" by Al Nathan, "Lolita" by Berlingeri, "La La La" by Jean Kassapian, "Bondage Of Love" by Bobby Towers, "Cobra" by Bailey's Nervous Kats, "Summertime" by The Schulman Kids, "Strange Desire" by Troy Talton, "Senor Blues" by Jeri Southern, "Strange Man" by Hanna Dean, "Dangerous Lips" by The Drivers, and "Hall Of Shame" by Bobbie Bolden. CD

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VariousDisco Years Vol 1 – Turn The Beat Around 1974 to 1978 ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony, Shirley & Company, Gloria Gaynor, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Trammps, Diana Ross, Thelma Houston, Vicki Sue Robinson, a Taste Of Honey & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNo Jive – Authentic Southern Country Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rootsy blues from the great Excello Records – most of it recorded not too far from the Tennessee city in which the label made its home! The southern scene in the 50s was going through plenty of changes – partly because of all the migration northwards that started during the wartime years, partly because of the way that radio and growing indie labels were helping criss-cross sounds and scenes through their musical efforts – with a huge run of changes that were taking place in the urban scene. Even out in the sticks, stronger use of the electric guitar really transformed rural blues – even in spare recording settings that might have mirrored blues records of the 20s and 30s – and the use of new ideas, new inflections, and new ways of putting over a tune are perfectly captured here in a batch of rare tracks done by the Excello label. Most of the cuts are super-rare singles, issued here with excellent sound – and there's a few other numbers on the set that are issued here for the first time ever – with great sound and excellent notes. Titles include "I'm Bad" by Good Rockin Bob, "No Jive" by Little Al, "Honey Babe" by Arthur Gunter, "The Natural Facts" by Leroy Campbell, "Wasted Time" by Shy Guy Douglas, "Dirty Britches" by The Leap Frogs, "Welcome Home Baby" by Slim Hunt, and "Quit My Drinkin" by Robert Garrett. CD

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VariousNothing But A House Party – The Birth Of The Philly Sound 1967 to 1971 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Some folks might associate Philadelphia soul with the famous Gamble & Huff productions of the 70s disco years – but the city was already overflowing with great music in the years before Philadelphia International – as you'll hear in this totally groovy set! Philly was making as much great soul music in the 60s as Detroit, Chicago, and New York – thanks to an earlier musical framework that was set up by the city's big pop hits of the late 50s – which provided plenty of labels, studios, and other facilities for Philly's ever-growing array of soul talents, too – so much so that by the end of the 60s, the city was turning into a destination for singers outside of town – almost as much of a musical magnet as studios in Memphis or Muscle Shoals! This set does a great job of bringing together both aspects of that scene – wonderful homegrown talent, mixed with outsiders to really took off in the new Philly sound of the 60s – a joyous, positive, upbeat approach that worked wonderfully well for a variety of artists. Titles include "Your Fool Still Loves You" by Oscar Weathers, "It's All Over But The Shouting" by George Tindley, "You've Been Untrue" by The Delfonics, "Ain't Nothing But A House Party" by The Show Stoppers, "Peace To You Brother" by Lou Johnson, "Christine" by Executive Suite, "Help Me" by Honey & The Bees, "You Got What I Need" by Freddie Scott, "Rainmaker" by The Moods, "Keep On Striving" by Moses Smith, "That's The Price You Have To Pay" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "What You Gave Up" by The Continental 4, "Every Day Is A Holiday" by The Intruders, "Standing In The Darkness" by The Ethics, and "Girl You're Too Young" by Len Barry. CD

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VariousSoul Gold Vol 1 ... LP
SSS International, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
An excellent collection of indie soul recorded for the hip SSS International label in the 60s – one of the cooler companies in the southern scene, with a blend of rootsy and more polished styles in its roster. A few of these numbers are familiar, but there's more that aren't – and the record does a good job of filling in holes in our understanding of the label. Titles include "Shout Bamalama" by Mickey Murray, "I Almost Called Your Name" by Johnny Soul, "There's A Break In The Road" by Betty Harris, "Flat Foot Sam" by Mickey Murray, "I Have No One" by Big John Hamilton, "Pickin Wild Mountain Berries" and "Lover's Holiday" by Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, "Pledging My Love" by Laura Greene & Johnny McKinnis, and "Honey" by Sil Austin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights ... LP
A&M, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

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✨✧ DabryeInstrmntl (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus track & download) ... LP
Ghostly International, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tight early effort from Dabrye! Early on, Dabyre got lumped in with self-consciously modern "glitch hop" hop producers by comparison, but he's always had a style all his own – leaning pretty strongly on classic hip hop influences, just with a spacier sound. This one sounds pretty classic to us! The songs roll along nicely, just a little bit off kilter, dripping like honey, soulful in the way of some classic Detroit club music, which isn't far from this producer's home base of Ann Arbor. Tracks include "WON", "No Child Of God", "D-Town Tabernacle Choir", "This Is Where I Came From", "Take Me Home", and "Evelyn". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Dr JohnCity Lights ... LP
Horizon/Verve, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit of a change for Dr John, but a nice one too – a set that's somewhat more mature than some of his Atco albums, but in a really nice way! The album features fuller backings from Claus Ogerman, but a core groove that's still nice and soulful – jazzy leanings from a combo that includes Dr John and Richard Tee on keyboards, John Troopea on guitar, Will Lee on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – the latter of whom kicks in a nice groove at the bottom of most numbers, making a subtle undercurrent of older funk amidst the smoothness. Ogerman's backdrops are never too excessive, and help the Dr break out of some of his older modes in a good way – not rehashing the same New Orleans ideas, but taking them instead to cooler California territory – a bit in the way that Allen Toussaint was doing on his best mainstream work of the 70s. Titles include "Dance The Night Away With You", "Rain", "Wild Honey", "Street Side", "Snake Eyes", "Fire Of Love", and "City Lights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige – The 1944 to 1946 Band Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Mid 40s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive selection of songs from the same period as Ellington's album of the same name. With a whole bunch of his classic players, including Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Al Hibbler, Oscar Pettiford, and many more. Tracks include "Work Song", "Come Sundday", "The Blues", "Three Dancers", "I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I Didn't Know About You", "Mood To Be Woo'd", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Caravan", "Everything But You", "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "Solitude", "Black Beauty", "Balcony Serenade", "Tell Ya What I'm Gonna Do", "Come To Baby, Do!", "I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So", "Suddenly It Jumped", "A Gathering In A Clearing", "You Don't Love Me No More", "Back Home Again In Indiana", "Just You, Just Me", "Beale Street blues", "Transblucency", "My Honey's Lovin Arms", "Memphis Blues", "St Louis Blues", "Midriff", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesCommonwealth Blues ... CD
Art Of Life, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really really wonderful work from Tubby Hayes! The tunes on the set were recorded for radio, it's true – but they're far more than just rehashed album material, or live performances – as they capture a really unique side of the Tubby Hayes genius, including some aspects of his playing that were not recorded that strongly in the 60s! First off, the sound is great, and done in an intimate studio session – with a quartet that includes Gordon Beck on piano, Jeff Clyne on bass, and Johnny Butts on drums. Secondly, Tubby himself is really stretching out on flute and vibes – two instruments that featured more in his stripped-down 50s sessions, but which don't show up that often from this period. His work on both is great on the set – and Tubby comes across with a gentler, more soulful approach than even on his excellent Fontana albums from the time – a style that's almost a back-to-basics of his late 50s years, but which is inflected here with much deeper feeling. The album features original tunes "In The Night" and "Tubby's Blues", the latter of which is done in a number of versions – plus versions of "The More I See You", "Bluesology", "A Taste Of Honey", "Who Can I Turn To", and "I Never Know When To Say When". A really great album – essential Tubby Hayes from the 60s! CD
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✨✧ Al HirtSoul In the Horn ... LP
RCA, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Al Hirt's grooviest records – and a set that definitely lives up to the "soul" in the title! The album's always in demand for the excellent sample cut "Harlem Hendoo", but it certainly isn't a one tracker – thanks to composer Paul Griffin and arranger Teacho Wiltshire, as Hirt gets un-characteristically funky on tunes like "Honey Pot", "Mess Around", "Girl", and "Love Ya' Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & a splitting top seam.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerI'm John Lee Hooker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vee Jay/Charly, 1959/1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Chicago blues issued on Vee Jay – recorded by John Lee Hooker in a handful of sessions over the second half of the 50s – an incredible document of Hooker's lonely roots as well as a benchmark for the band based live blues scenes in the years to come! I'm John Lee Hooker was released at the end of the 50s by Vee-Jay – and in features some tunes with Hooker stamping it out solo, and others with rollicking group setting. Wonderful, legendary work! All the songs are Hooker originals and they include his classic crossover track "Boogie Chillun", plus "Dimples", "Baby Lee", "Crawlin King Snake", "I'm So Excited", "Everynight", "Time Is Marching", "I Love You Honey" and more! CD also features 4 bonus tracks, including "Trouble Blues", "You Can Lead Me Baby", and "Unfriendly Woman". CD

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksBoogie Down! ... LP
Tamla, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators/Tommy McCookSuper Dub Disco Style (with bonus tracks)/Super Star Disco Rockers ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't think "disco" as in the New York scene at Studio 54 – as these cuts are much deeper and dubbier – served up under the supervision of Bunny Lee by studio maestros Barnabas and Pat Kelly! Instrumentation is by the Aggrovators, but the magic comes equally from the production effects as it does from the massive rhythms by the group – as all the elements are filtered out in space, and criss-cross back and forth in this wonderful way – never too sloppy or experimental, but definitely tripping out with the groove! Vocals are muted when they do make an appearance – and titles include "The Aggrovators Special Dub", "Money In My Pocket Dub", "Portobello Special Dub", "Super Rockers Dub", "The Bomb Dub", "The Killer Dub", and "The Dub Specialist". Also features bonus tracks "Dubber's Delight", "Dub Vendors Choice", and "Man Never Imitate Always Originate". 2CD package also features the wonderful Super Star Disco Rockers from saxophonist Tommy McCook – an artist you'll know from important Jamaican recordings from the late 60s onward – but who's really hitting some headier territory here! The tunes are all instrumental, and have very dubby rhythms at the core – yet while the other instrumentation is often mixed up in studio effects, Tommy's lead solos are mostly nice and clear – blown with a much sharper edge than in earlier years, and often given these exotic tones too – a very cool style that really makes the album stand out from other dub instrumental albums of the time! There's some great currents of soul that almost make McCook work here as the Jamaican equivalent of Stanley Turrentine or Hank Crawford on their mid 70s recordings – and titles include "Herb & Honey", "Macka Dub Rock", "Tommy's Rocking Vibration", "The Night Rose Of Sherron", "African Jumpers", "The Bionic Horn", and "Roots Of Africa". Also features the bonus tracks "Kojack" and "Cannon". CD

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✨✧ Papa George LightfootGoin Back To The Natchez Trace (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ace (UK), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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