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✨✧ Black Pocket/Calibre featuring Steve SpacekSteve Spacek Presents Black Pocket Vol 2 – Look Over Honey/Cyborg/For You Alone ... 12-inch
Exit (UK), 2007. Very Good (pic cover)... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Charles BrownHoney Dripper ... CD
Verve, 1994. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Jerry ByrneLights Out/Honey Baby ... 7-inch
Specialty, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later repress.)

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Martin DennyTaste Of Honey/Brigher Side ... 7-inch
Liberty, 1962. Very Good ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Liberty sleeve.)

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Clyde McPhatter & The DriftersWarm Your Heart/Honey Love ... 7-inch
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Shirley GordonForgive Me/Put Your Arms Around Me Honey ... 7-inch
Cardinal, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A nice R&B-styled tune, with a bluesy undercurrent – and backings from the group of Herb Six! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Honey ConeWhile You're Out Looking For Sugar?/The Feeling's Gone ... 7-inch
Hot Wax, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Honey Island Swamp BandCane Sugar ... CD
Louisiana Red Hot Records, 2013. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Chuck JacksonHoney Come Back/What Am I Gonna Do Without You ... 7-inch
Motown, 1969. Very Good+ ... $6.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sonny JamesHoney ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has a small bit of tape on one seam, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Fraser MacPhersonHoney & Spice ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 1987. Used ... $12.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Mad SceneChinese Honey ... CD
Merge, 1996. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke PearsonSweet Honey Bee ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A classic Blue Note groover – the funkiest album by Duke Pearson, and a killer batch of piano-heavy soul jazz tunes! Duke really blew out the box for this one – not only coming up with a great batch of original tunes, and playing them with an incredibly soulful touch – but also working with a top-shelf batch of players that includes Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and James Spaulding! The great Mickey Roker is on drums, playing away with a nice scatter-shot modal mode that grooves in all the right parts – and titles include "Big Bertha", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Sudel", "Ready Rudy?", and "Empathy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carl PerkinsBlue Suede Shoes/Honey Don't ... 78 rpm
Sun, Late 50s. Very Good ... $16.99
78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas(We've Got) Honey Love/I'm In Love (And I Know It) ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1969. Very Good- ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Whizz KiddsSweet Honey/Big Teaser ... 7-inch
Highland, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Taste Of HoneyLadies Of The Eighties (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Not the Roy Ayers' group of the same name as the title – but a killer set from Taste Of Honey – a pair of lovelies who more than lay claim to the role – given the power they lent to female soul at the start of the 80s! The album's got a killer groove throughout – loads of tight-stepping rhythms that are a great development of the Taste Of Honey sound – still all the best elements that made us fall in love with the girls during the disco generation, but a leaner, meaner approach that's mighty fresh too! Titles include "I'll Try Something New", "We've Got The Groove", "Diamond Real", "Midnight Snack", "Leavin Tomorrow", "Never Go Wrong", and "Sayonara". This Big Break UK remastered edition has 3 bonus tracks: "I'll Try Something New (Single Version)", "We've Got The Groove (Single Version)" and "I Want To Be Your Girl". CD

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Junior ParkerHoney-Drippin' Blues ... LP
Blue Rock, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from Junior Parker – an artist who was already great in his early Duke Records years – but one who really seemed to take off even more as the 60s moved on! On records like this, Parker picks up a strong undercurrent of funky soul – a groove that's a perfect fit for Mercury's Blue Rock label – which often did a great job of merging the worlds of blues and soul – especially in the music of Junior Wells. Production has lots of nice Chicago soul touches, and at times Junior's vocals move into a territory that's almost a bit like the groove of Tyrone Davis at the time. Great stuff throughout – and titles include "I Got Money", "Lovin Man On Your Hands", "Easy Lovin", and "I'm So Satisfied". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights ... LP
A&M, 1965. Very Good ... $2.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vicki AndersonMother Popcorn – The Vicki Anderson Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Some of the funkiest female soul ever recorded – the near-complete work of James Brown diva Vicki Anderson, compiled here officially for the first time ever! Vicki was one of the first female singers to work with James – replacing the sweeter style of vocalist Anna King in the James Brown Revue of the late 60s, and setting the stage for better-known hard soul singers Marva Whitney and Lyn Collins in years to come! Vicki recorded some excellent singles with James and the band backing her up – but never actually cut a full LP, which is why this overdue set is so essential. Vicki's got a socking-hard sound that worked equally well with the early funk sound of the James Brown Band of the late 60s, as it did during her later recordings with the JBs and Bobby Byrd. The collection brings together 17 of Vicki's recordings under the James Brown umbrella – including a number that we'd never heard before, some duets with James and Bobby Byrd, and a few of her singles recorded under the name of Myra Barnes. And you can take our word for it that you won't find a better collection of funky female soul – because this one's hard-stepping and massively grooving all the way through! Titles include "Baby Don't You Know", "Message From The Soul Sisters (parts 1 & 2)", "Super Good (parts 1 & 2)", "I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff", "Answer To Mother Popcorn", "I Want To Be In The Land Of Milk & Honey", "Baby Don't You Know", "If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Gotta Get It Some Other Place)", "Wide Awake In A Dream", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "I'll Work It Out", "Think", "Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can", and "You're Welcome Stop On By". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ashford & SimpsonSolid (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Cherry Pop (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, upbeat approach to the music – rich, full, and always steeped in soul! The title track, "Solid", is one of the most-remembered tunes from the duo – and other cuts include "Outta The World", "The Jungle", "Honey I Love You", "Babies", "Cherish Forever More", and "Tonight We Escape". CD also features 4 bonus tracks too – "Street Corner", "Babies (ext mix)", "Solid (special club mix)", and "Outta The World (12" dub)". CD

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BeatlesBeatles 65 ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good ... $7.99
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
(Purple label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... CD
TSOP/Edsel (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99
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 set. The record really retains the strong vocal sound of earlier years – and has some of the best harmonies the band ever recorded, very much in the mode of The O'Jays or Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. McFadden & Whitehead and Bunny Sigler wrote most of the material, backing is by the Instant Funk group, and the Gamble & Huff team handled production on all cuts. Titles include "Let's Groove", "I Won't Leave You Honey, Never", The Soul City Walk", "Dance Your Troubles Away", and "I Love You (But You Don't Even Know It)". CD

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Black HeatBlack Heat ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main focus here is definitely instrumental – with a strong emphasis on choppy guitar, sweet organ licks, and cooking horn solos on trumpet, tenor, and flute – the last two of which are played by David Newman – not normally a member of the combo, but a great guest for this session! The sound is very tight, but never slick – and often recorded with an earthiness that recalls some of the best indie label funk of the period – like the kind of grooves you might find over at Perception/Today – with all the trippiness that might imply. Titles include "Chip's Funk", "Wanoah", "Barbara's Mood", "Chicken Heads", "The Jungle", "Send My Lover Back", "Honey Love", and "Time Is Gonna Catch You". LP, Vinyl record album

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BrickBrick ... LP
Bang, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves – absolutely killing it early on with this self-titled second album! Brick has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label – and their style of slicking up funky licks into a tightly compressed sound was obviously a big hit with the kids of their generation. Includes the sample classic "Dusic", plus "Living From The Mind", "Happy", "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody", "Honey Chile", Fun", "Hello" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click on 1 track. Labels have initials in pen.)

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Dennis BrownVisions Of Dennis Brown ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
The late night lover gets on the African Roots wagon and heads deep into Rasta territory with Joe Gibbs at the helm on this mid 70s gem! Dennis Brown was well established as a leading Lovers Rock and Jamaican soul singer by the time he cut this excellent roots effort for Joe Gibbs in the mid 70s, and the transformation is noteworthy. Brown's vocals pair wonderfully with Gibbs' heavy roots rhythms for a combination that's among either man's finest work! 10 excellent tracks in all, including "Deliverance Will Come", "Love Me Always", "Concrete Castle King", "Malcolm X", "Repatriation", "Milk & Honey" and "Stay At Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny BurnetteJohnny Burnette & The Rock N Roll Trio ... CD
Coral/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $19.99
A stunning little record and one that's had an undeniable influence on the sound of guitar-based music for generations to come – from rockabilly to garage, psych, and punk – thanks to groundbreaking work from the Johnny Burnette Trio! The album's one of the first really raw records to be cut as a full length rock release – not a handful of previous singles mixed with filler, but a nonstop jammer that has the core trio occasionally augmented by larger horns, but never losing the energy of their sound – or that incredible bite on guitar. The use of fuzz here is landmark – especially on the classic "Train Kept A Rollin" – the group's remake of a Tiny Bradshaw tune, refocused in energy that would later be picked up by The Yardbirds. But the whole thing's great, too – and other titles include "Sweet Love On My Mind", "Lonesome Train", "Honey Hush", "I Just Found Out", "Chains Of Love", "I Love You So", and "Rock Billy Boogie". CD

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Bobby Byrd/Vicki AndersonHot Pants – I'm Coming Coming I'm Coming ... CD
People/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing rare funk by 2 of the hippest artists in the James Brown galaxy of stars – Bobby Byrd and Vicki Anderson – a great match in real life, and on this CD! The first half of the set features rare singles with Bobby in the lead – material that doesn't just include his famous King sides, but also his Brownstone recordings as well – great cuts that explode with the same sort of energy as James Brown's own music! Vicki Anderson's work is great too – hard funky diva sides that are right up there with the best Marva Whitney and Lyn Collins work of the time. The whole thing's great – and titles include "My Concerto", "Never Get Enough", "I Need Help", "Keep On Doin' What You're Doin", and "Hang It Up", "Signed Sealed & Delivered", "If You Got A Love", and "You've Got To Change Your Mind" by Bobby Byrd; "I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff", "Sound Funky", "Don't Throw Your Love In the Garbage Can", "I'll Work It Out", and "In The Land Of Milk & Honey" by Vicki Anderson – plus "Once You Get Started" and "You're Welcome Stop On By", both recorded by Vicki under the name Mommie-O! 18 tracks in all – and a great companion to the James Brown Funky People sets! CD

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Al Cohn & His OrchestraThat Old Feeling ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1956. Used ... $16.99
A tight little no-nonsense set from Al Cohn – the kind of record that he seemed to cut perfectly at the time, in a mold that he was helping trademark as the RCA 50s approach to jazz! The tunes are all quite short, and mostly familiar numbers – but they're arranged with a west coast-ish sort of flair, and played with more of a New York sense of swing – letting Al get in plenty of nice licks next to bandmates that include Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Nat Pierce, and Thad Jones. There's almost a Basie undercurrent to the set at times – as you'd guess from the players – and tracks include "That Old Feeling", "Sweet & Lovely", "Soft As Spring","I'll Be Around", "Honey Blonde", "Willow Weep For Me", and "In A Mellow Tone". CD
(Out of print.)

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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
Also available Spirit Of Love ... LP 7.99

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Con Funk ShunSpirit Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A stellar bit of boogie from Con Funk Shun – produced to perfection by Skip Scarborough, and done in a style that has lots of jazzy elements! The album was recorded well into the group's time on the Mercury label, but it's a real standout from the rest – thanks to an extremely well-written batch of tunes, and a mode of bass-heavy funk that avoids the cliches of other groups at the time – and goes for a more laidback style that sounds especially nice on the mellower numbers. Michael Cooper's great on lead vocals – and titles include "By Your Side", "Early Morning Sunshine", "Curtain Call", "Happy Face", "Juicy", "Lovestruck 1980", and "Honey Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert.)
Also available Spirit Of Love ... CD 13.99

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Elvis CostelloAlmost Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Elvis Costello's early 80s foray into 60s Nashville and otherwise country-indebted songbooks – and it's a nice one! Even on his tighter, blistering punk era records, Elvis demonstrated not only the voice, but a great ear for the roots and soul that came before him. He showed some soul love quite profoundly a year-or-so earlier on the Get Happy album, and here he works in a similarly respectful mode for classic country, countrypolitan and even a little bit of honky tonk. Produced by Billy Sherrill – who was absolutely essential in the country crossover sound of the 60s and 70s. It's a bit overlooked, but we love this record! Includes "Why Don't You Love Me (Lie You Used To Do)", "I'm Your Toy", "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down", "Sittin' And Thinkin'", "Honey Hush", "How Much I Lied" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fats DominoThis Is Fats Domino ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Titles include "The Fat Man's Hop", "Honey Chile", "Blue Monday", "La La", "So Long", and "Troubles Of My Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy maroon label pressing. Cover has a small name in pen on front.)

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Bob DylanBob Dylan Live In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Early live Dylan at the Brandeis University folk festival of 1963 – tapes discovered at the home of late music writer Ralph Gleason – a treasure he managed to hide from the world for nearly a half century! The material is culled from 2 sets performed by Dylan at Brandeis on May 10, 1963 – seven songs and nearly 40 minutes all together – with young Dylan in fine form, sticking to his originals rather than simply reinterpreting the folk revival canon, as many of his peers would do in such a venue. "Honey, Just Allow Me", "Talkin' John Burch Paranoid Blues", "Masters Of War", "Talkin' World War III Blues", "Bob Dylan's Dream" and "Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee FieldsProblems ... CD
Soul Fire, 2002. Used ... $9.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! CD
(Out of print first pressing.)
Also available Problems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Lee FieldsProblems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! CD
(A stellar and much deserved reissue of the incredible Soul Fire album that paved the way for the funk revival of the 00s – with heavy duty cardboard LP style sleeve! Essential!)
Also available Problems ... CD 9.99

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Darrow FletcherCrossover Records – 1975 to 1979 LA Sessions ... CD
Crossover/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
Sublime 70s work from Darrow Fletcher – a singer we mostly know for his early soul singles in Chicago – but one who really hits his stride on these rare sessions from LA! The music was mostly recorded for Ray Charles' Crossover label – although a few singles also appeared on Atlantic too – and the work has Fletcher's wonderful sweet soul vocal approach coming into play with these warmly flowing grooves that are mighty nice – almost a west coast take on the style that Leroy Hutson was doing in Chicago on Curtom! In the setting, Fletcher's even more appealing than before – a mature singer with a hell of a balance between class and soul, poise and swing – more than enough to rival his hippest contemporaries. Production on most tracks was done by Joel Webster – who also recorded for Crossover – and titles include "The Rising Cost Of Love", "Honey Can I", "Try Something New", "Secret Weapon", "Let's Get Together", "It's No Mistake", "Election Day", "Improve", and "Wind Up Toys". CD

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Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD
 
 
 



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