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J RawlsCheck The Clock (dirty, clean, inst)/Far Away (voc, inst)/High Life (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Groove Attack, 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
With J Sands and Grap Luva on "Check The Clock", Apani B and Mr Complex on "Far Away" and Mass Influence on "High Life". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch and a lightly bent corner.)

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J RawlsEssence Of J Rawls (15th Anniversary Redux – with bonus tracks) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Landspeed/Polar, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99 24.98
The dawn of the millennium classic from producer J Rawls – reissued here with a wealth of bonus tracks for its 15th anniversary. including some timeless material dating to the late 90s – with appearances by J Rawls, Talib Kweli, Chicago's Capital D of All Natural and Mr. Greenweedz, Dose One, Rubix, Holmskillit and more. 19 tracks on 2LPs: "What You Want" (performed by Pase La Rock), "Great Live Caper" (J Live), "Aquarius" (Holmskillit, Rubix & Wordsworth), "Cold Turkey" (Capital D & Mr. Greenweedz), "We Performed" (Talib Kweli and Makeba Mooncycle), "Lone Catalysts Remix" (Lone Catalysts) and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou RawlsBlack & Blue ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the first truly great Lou Rawls album for Capitol – an all-out swinging jazz session done with arrangements by Onzy Matthews, in a mode that firmly helped put the Lou Rawls sound on the map! The tracks are mostly older numbers from a long lineage of blues and R&B – but with hipper 60s touches by Matthews in the backings, Lou really swings the work into a whole new territory – moving older, clunky compositions into more adult, more mature modes that aren't nearly as sad or downtrodden as their roots! Titles include "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water", "Roll Em Pete", "Kansas City", "World Of Trouble", "Trouble In Mind", "Strange Fruit", and "Six Cold Feet Of Ground". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLet Me Be Good To You/Sit Down & Talk To Me ... CD
Philadelphia International, Late 70s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two of Lou's best Philly albums in one package! Lou's time at Philly was a magic period – one in which he revamped his sound completely from the Capitol years, and went for a smooth style of modern soul – one that worked great with his deep vocal approach! Both albums on the set are very nice – well-produced efforts that have Lou singing with the cream of Philly – and together, they represent 16 tracks, with titles that include "What's The Matter With The World", "Tomorrow", "Bark Bite", "Old Times", "Sit Down & Talk To Me", "One Day Soon You'll Need Me", "You Are", "When You Get Home", "We Keep Getting Closer", and "Lover's Holiday". CD
(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLove All Your Blues Away ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The voice of Lou Rawls is wonderful in so many different settings – in early gospel work with the Pilgrim Travelers, in 60s soul with HB Barnum and David Axelrod, and even hitting a Philly groove in the late 70s! Here, Lou takes on a whole new sound – working with more of an 80s soul approach set up by Jay Gradon and David Foster – smooth, but never soppy – and with nicely punctuated rhythms that have a midtempo stepping quality on most numbers – all to open up a new sort of groove for that magical Rawls vocal sound! Lou also brings some jazzy styles to play – almost previewing his work to come in the next few years – and titles include "Change Your Mind", "Are You With Me", "Love All Your Blues Away", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Learn To Love Again", and "We'll Be Together Again". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsShe's Gone ... LP
Arista, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little Lou Rawls album from his short-lived time at Arista – and like most of his smaller stints at 70s labels, work that really stands out from the rest! The album was cut in LA with smooth production from Norman Ratner – but the overall sound is still pretty darn hip – a nice update of Lou's earlier style at Capitol and MGM, and almost a precursor to his late 70s fame at Philly International. The vocals are still given strong center stage – and are as magnificent as always – and the track selection is slinky smooth at times, in ways that give a subtle sophistication to the record that's really great. Titles include a great cover of "She's Gone", plus "Feel Like Makin Love", "Now You're Coming Back Michelle", "You're A Lady", "Keep The Faith", "Baby You Don't Know How Good You Are", and "Let It Be Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou RawlsThat's Lou – The Moving & Exciting Songs Of Mr Lou Rawls ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from Lou Rawls on Capitol – one of his fine fine albums produced by David Axelrod, with that snapping tight groove that works amazingly well with his vocals! The arrangements are super-tight – jazzy backings that have Lou shifting between that monologue style that he virtually patented at the time, and straighter swinging tunes that have a heck of a lot of soul. Titles include "Problems", "When Love Goes Wrong", "Ear Bender Monologue", "What Are You Doing About Today", "The Love That I Give",a nd "Hard To Get Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a stained corner & a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsSoulin' ... CD
Capitol/Elemental (France), 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums that Lou Rawls cut with the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod – that incredible duo who made some of his 60s Capitol albums so great! The style here is wonderful – upbeat grooves from Barnum – who brings more soul into Lou's music than before – recorded by Axelrod with the right sort of sharpness and punch – that special quality he brought to Cannonball Adderley's 60s soul classics too! Rawls is really at home in the setting – stepping out in some points with these hip monologue passages that are as great as his singing – maybe even better, too – as they show a whole new side of Lou's personality – that badass, totally hip quality that people might never have expected from the early days. One of the best of these is the excellent "Old Man's Memories", about a guy sitting on a bench in Washington Park on the south side of Chicago, which then rolls into an amazing version of "It Was A Very Good Year". Other tunes have a great mix of soul and jazz – and titles include "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", "A Whole Lotta Woman", "Don't Explain", "Old Folks", and "Breaking My Back (Instead Of Using My Mind)". CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsYou've Made Me So Very Happy ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
All the best elements for Lou's Capitol work are in place – arrangements by HB Barnum, production by David Axelrod, and a hip batch of pop tracks that really push Lou into a whole new dimension! Axelrod really knows how to bring up the bass in the arrangements, and create just the right amount of space for Lou to open up his fantastic voice on cuts like the amazing title track, "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield", "Hurtin", "Will Someone Carry The Ball", "Yesterday's Dreams", "When Someone Comes Along", and "How Can That Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker on back.)
 
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✨✧ David Axelrod & OthersEdge – David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
A great look at the genius of David Axelrod – the groundbreaking producer who recorded some incredibly hip albums at Captiol during the late 60s, but who's now only finally getting his due! Axelrod brought a whole new sensibility to the studio in his day – an approach that really stripped down the overly-cluttered modes of the era of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, and which went instead for a spacious approach to the music that seemed to use silence as heavily as it did sound! Axelrod's genius was heard most famously on key 60s recordings by Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls for Capitol, but while at the label, he also got the chance to cut some incredibly mind-blowing albums on his own – and to work with some other artists who really benefited from his amazing touch in the studio. This set's a masterpiece – and it features 17 Axelrod numbers from the Capitol years – all hand-picked by Egon of Stones Throw (himself an Axelrod expert), and supported by comments from David himself! Titles include "House Of Mirrors" and "The Edge" by David McCallum, "Theme From The Fox" by Don Randi, "Tensity" by Cannonball Adderley, "Pula Yetla" by Letta Mbulu, "Lifetime Monologue" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Lou Rawls, and "The Signs (part 1)", "Warning Talk (parts 1 & 3)", "The Smile", "The Mental Traveller", "The Fly", and "London" by David Axelrod himself. CD

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Willie HutchSeason For Love ... LP
RCA/Be With (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 32.98
Early work from the great Willie Hutch – a set that's different than his more famous Motown music of the 70s, but which already shows a nicely ambitious approach! Willie's a warmer, sweeter-voiced singer here – working through some great original tunes of his own, plus a few well-chosen classics – all in a mix of soul and strings that definitely grooves, but which could also have gotten Hutch some bigger exposure in the larger music world as well. A few numbers are almost more in a jazz vocal territory – or at least in territory of artists like Lou Rawls or Arthur Prysock – while others have the righteous energy of Willie's later sound too. The arrangements are by Rene Hall and Perry Botkin Jr – and titles include "Season for Love", "The Shortest Distance", and "Trying To Understand A Woman", plus covers like "Hurt So Bad" and "Twelfth of Never". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their collaboration – this time at Davis' own Chi-Sound subsidiary of 20th Century Records. Jackson here takes all the smooth sophistication of his early days, and transforms himself into an adult singer of soul songs – taking a route similar to that travelled by singers like Jerry Butler or Lou Rawls at the same time. Like Rawls, the style doesn't always work – but when it does, it's great. Titles include "Love Is Lovelier", "Words", "Too Shy To Say", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", and a remake of "Welcome Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... $19.99 39.99
An incredible lost side of the many talents of the great Les McCann – the ultra-hip pianist, singer, and jazz composer who we've loved for years! This book showcases McCann's lesser-known skills as a photographer – a subtle shutterbug who would often take pictures in the same spaces he was performing – gaining backstage access to other musicians, and also shooting them in performance as well – all with a sensitivity that goes far beyond the usual music journalist photographs! The candid shots are especially wonderful – and capture various musical legends in ways we've never seen before – often a bit tuned-down, and much more down to earth than you might expect. The heavy book features a wealth of subjects – including Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, Tina Turner, Ben Webster, Grover Washington Jr, Donald Byrd, Muhammad Ali, Average White Band, James Coburn, John Coltrane, Bill Cosby, Paul Desmond, Angie Dickenson, Eugene McDaniels, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Pops Staples, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Redd Foxx, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and dozens more. 200 pages, hardcover, oversized, and filled with black and white images! Book

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassLive Coast To Coast ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Teddy Pendergrass follows up the style of Lou Rawls' double live album for Philly International – and goes for a very similar mix of modes that showcases all his charm and soulful spirit! The 2LP set features material recorded in both Philly and LA – with a fair bit of Teddy's working the audience along with the tunes. And as an added bonus, side 4 of the album also features radio interview material with Teddy, plus a few new studio tracks for the set – a nice addition, but one that also makes us wonder why, after 2 locations of live recording, they couldn't get together enough concert material for the record! Titles include "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Only You", "Turn Off The Lights", "Do Me", "Close The Door", "Come Go With Me", "Where Did All The Lovin Go", "Get UP Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "When Somebody Loves You Back", "Shout & Scream", "It's You I Love", and "LA Rap". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Pilgrim TravelersGospel Boogie – Rare Recordings 1946 to 1957 ... CD
Gospel Friend, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A legendary gospel quintet, and one who sing with the same sort of vocal interplay you'd hear from the best doo wop groups of the time – presented here in a killer collection of work from their formative early years – including tracks that feature later famous solo stars like Lou Rawls, Brother Joe May, and JW Alexander! The collection brings together seminal sides from the 78rpm years of gospel – the kind of tunes that got equal play alongside R&B and blues – and the "boogie" in the title is well-placed, as many of these tracks have a surprisingly strong groove – even though they're mostly acapella in nature. Titles include "My Mother Died & Left Me", "Grow Closer", "Come Home", "Call On Jesus", "Gospel Boogie", "After While", "I Remember The Time", "Jezebel", and "I'll Trust His Hand". CD

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Arthur PrysockAll My Life ... LP
Old Town, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
A great 70s move for Arthur Prysock – and an overlooked disco treasure that sits somewhere between the work of Barry White with Love Unlimited Orchestra, and the best Lou Rawls grooves for Philly International! Prysock's voice has lost none of its depth over the years – and here, instead of jazzy ballads, Arthur's working with some great midtempo grooves put together by John Davis – who produced and arranged, and gives the album all the full clubby depth of his own records with the Monster Orchestra! The mix of groove and grace, baritone and bump, soul and sophistication is all mighty great territory for Prysock – and titles include "When Love Is New", "One Broken Heart", "All My Life", "Love Makin Love To You", "I Wantcha Baby", and "All I Need Is You Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker.)

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Dee Dee SharpSongs Of Faith ... CD
Cameo/Abkco, Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A very unusual early album from female Philly soul singer Dee Dee Sharp – a set of spiritual numbers, done at a time when she was mostly doing crossover dance cuts for the Cameo label – and a record that really shows a different side of her talents! The shift between gospel and soul isn't an unusual one for singers of Sharp's generation – given that so many other contemporaries had come from the church at their start – and, like Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, or Lou Rawls, could still be at home with spiritual material. But the mode is a bit different with Dee Dee – as it also works to give her a deep soul sound that she didn't have at the time – a richer current of emotions than you'd just hear in some of her dance numbers or catchy grooves of the period. Titles include "Peace In The Valley", "I Believe", "I'll Make You Mine", "Climb Every Mountain", "Up Hill", "You'll Never Walk Alone", and "It Is No Secret". CD

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Nancy WilsonJust For Now/Lush Life (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Caroline (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of classics from Nancy Wilson – with bonus tracks too! On the album Just For Now, Nancy Wilson sings just for now – but in that way that could make any of her late 60s Capitol sessions a timeless classic – a record that has a lot more staying power than you'd guess from the title! Wilson's a genius at this point in her career – trained in jazz, with phrasing that's impeccable and at a level that brings a whole new sophistication to the music – but also able to open up with a groove, too, even on the gentler numbers – as open to soulful 60s currents in her music as Lou Rawls was with his – which is why both artists' Capitol sides are so incomparable! Arrangements are great – well-suited to Nancy's voice, and handled by Billy May, Oliver Nelson, and Sid Feller with a strong current of jazz – on titles that include "If He Walked Into My Life", "Rain Sometimes", "What Now My Love", "That's Life", "Born Free", "I'll Make A Man Of The Man", and "Just For Now". Lush Life is genius work from Nancy Wilson – the kind of Capitol Records gem that was partly jazz, partly soul, and very much in that special territory that made Wilson one of the most mature, sophisticated singers of the 60s! The record's got Nancy working through some material with bluer currents, sometimes in a mode that's late night in the instrumentation – but never in the older style of torch tunes. Instead, arrangers Billy May, Olver Nelson, and Sid Feller really keep things groovy – matching the newer spirit that Wilson brings to her music – which results in superb readings of songs throughout. Titles include some nice lesser-known material – like "River Shallow", "Free Again", "Only The Young", "The Right To Love", and "Over The Weekend" – plus versions of "Lush Life", "Midnight Sun", and "Sunny". CD features four bonus tracks – "I Concentrate On You", "Don't Look Over Your Shoulder", "Do You Know Why", and "But Only Sometimes" – and records are presented in their original mono mixes! CD

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✨✧ VariousMotortown Revue Live – Special Guest The Temptations ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best Motortown Revue albums – thanks to a decidedly heavy groove! The album does a great job of showcasing some of the rising talents at Motown at the end of the 60s – and although it does feature work by a few bigger acts, it's the up-and-comers who are the real surprise here – sounding a bit more unbridled in this live setting than on their studio work. Titles include "Does Your Mama Know About Me" and "Malinda" by Bobby Taylor, "I Can't Turn You Loose" and "I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is" by Blinky, "Sing A Simple Song" by The Originals, "Uptight" by Stevie Wonder, "Cloud Nine" by The Temptations, and a number of tracks by Gladys Knight & The Pips, including a very cool "Monologue" track that's a bit like Lou Rawls live! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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VariousSoul From The Cities Vol 1 – Philadelphia ... CD
Richmond/Demon (UK), 1970s. Used ... $4.99
By Philadelphia, they really mean Philadelphia International – as nearly all the 16 tracks on the CD are pulled from the glory days of Gamble & Huff's mighty 70s soul label! There's plenty of classics here, plus a few other more obscure numbers that keep the groove fresh – and the package runs the gamut of Philly expression, with tracks that include "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" by the Philadelphia All Stars, "Easy Money" by Dee Dee Sharp, "The Best Love I Ever Had" by Jerry Butler, "If You Wanna Go Back" by Jean Carn, "Rhythm Talk" by Jocko Henderson, "Use Ta Be My Guy" by MFSB, "The Big Gangster" by The O'Jays, "Don't Let Love Get You Down" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Family Reunion" by Lou Rawls, and "Promise Me" by The Trammps. CD

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VariousSuper Stars Of Seventies Soul (3CD box set) ... CD
Shout, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 3 CDs ... $18.99
Features music from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Rose Royce, the Brothers Johnson, Curtis Mayfield, the Spinners, the Jackson 5, the Emotions, Lou Rawls, Labelle, Isaac Hayes, Chic, Al Green, the O Jays, Kool & the Gang & more. CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker over barcode.)

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VariousWhat's Happening Stateside ... LP
Stateside/EMI (UK), 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A hip little collection of soul tracks, plus a few 70s funk numbers – pulled from the related EMI labels that operated under the Stateside imprint in the UK during the 60s and 70s. The package is a bit all over the map, but it does include a wonderfully groovy selection of material – such as "Testify" by The Memphis Soul Band, "Beatmaker" by Doris, "So Is The Sun" by World Column, "Discotheque USA" by Jimmy McGriff, "Who's That Lady" by The Isley Brothers, "For What It's Worth" by Lou Rawls, "The In Crowd" by Billy Preston, "Condition Red" by Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band, "Black Water Gold" by The Sunshine Band, "As Long As I Have You" by Garnett Mimms, "Man Ain't Nothing Without A Woman" by Jimmy Holiday, "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" by Ike & Tina Turner, "The Edge" by David McCallum, and "Hold On" by The O'Jays. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ernestine AndersonNever Make Your Move Too Soon ... CD
Concord, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key moment in the career of vocalist Ernestine Anderson – a record that not only returned her to the public eye after a flurry of initial sides in the late 50s and early 60s, but which also finally helped Anderson find a sound that worked! The album's done with backing by the Monty Alexander trio – in a style that's bluesy and soul jazz inflected, but with a sweeter west coast sound – almost an early 80s equivalent of the groove explored by Lou Rawls or Ernie Andrews in LA during the mid 60s, but done with an even more relaxed, jazz-based approach here. The title track – "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" – was an instant standout that got Anderson play in many corners of the US – and other tracks are more familiar numbers, but done in a similar mode – with titles that include "Old Folks", "As Long As I Live", "Just One More Chance", "Poor Butterfly", and "My Shining Hour". CD

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✨✧ Asheru & Blue Black of the Unspoken HeardSoon Come ... LP
7 Heads, 2001. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A group very much embracing the Native Tongue school of thought that is not heard much in hip hop these days. If you like that jazzy, late 80's early 90's flavor with positive lyrics and a little more movement than just head noddin, then scoop this up, because these two are on the real. Tracks include "Elevator Music", "B-Boy (We Get Shit)", "Think About" featuring J Rawls from Lone Catalysts, "Truly Unique", "Soul", "This Is Me", "Jamboree", "Dear You", "Soon Come" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerNothing Says I Love You Like I Love You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After working with Gamble & Huff on his big hits for Mercury in the late 60s, Jerry returned to work with the pair in the late 70s on their own Philly International label – stepping out with the same sweet groove that the Philly sound had brought to Lou Rawls, in a way that helped Butler really revive his sound at the time! The full rich approach really works magic with Butler's great vocals – in a way that showed that Jerry had never faltered during the 70s, but had just lost some of his steam through a bit of mis-handling by Motown on earlier albums. There's a proud, warm, all-adult sound to the album that we really love – heard to best effect on the anthemic "(I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out" and the great mellow groover "Let's Make Love" – but still pretty darn great on other tracks too! Titles include "Mighty Good People", "I'm Glad To Be Back", "Dream World", and "Are You Lonely Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Willie HutchSoul Portrait/Season For Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of overlooked albums from the great Willie Hutch – back to back on a single CD! First up is Soul Portrait – pre-Motown work from Willie Hutch – but a great little record that really points the way towards Willie's famous sides to come in the 70s! Hutch here already sounds pretty darn great – singing with a raspy tone that reminds us a bit of Curtis Mayfield – especially given that Willie uses the same sort of righteous undercurrent as Curtis – not yet as over the top political, but brewing under nicely with a really marked sense of power! The backings are great too – all arranged by Hutch himself, and already showing some of the hipper styles that he'd bring into play in his later blacksploitation work. One of the deepest soul albums on RCA at the time – with a righteous vibe that's totally great – and filled with wonderful original tunes that include "Lucky To Be Loved By You", "Ain't Gonna Stop", "You Gotta Try", "Let Me Give You The Love You Need", "Do What You Wanna Do", and "Good To The Last Drop". Season For Love is early work from the great Willie Hutch – a set that's different than his more famous Motown music of the 70s, but which already shows a nicely ambitious approach! Willie's a warmer, sweeter-voiced singer here – working through some great original tunes of his own, plus a few well-chosen classics – all in a mix of soul and strings that definitely grooves, but which could also have gotten Hutch some bigger exposure in the larger music world as well. A few numbers are almost more in a jazz vocal territory – or at least in territory of artists like Lou Rawls or Arthur Prysock – while others have the righteous energy of Willie's later sound too. The arrangements are by Rene Hall and Perry Botkin Jr – and titles include "Season for Love", "The Shortest Distance", and "Trying To Understand A Woman", plus covers like "Hurt So Bad" and "Twelfth of Never". CD also features a bonus track – "When A Boy Falls In Love (parts 1 & 2) (45 version)". CD

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonJust For Now ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nancy Wilson sings just for now – but in that way that could make any of her late 60s Capitol sessions a timeless classic – a record that has a lot more staying power than you'd guess from the title! Wilson's a genius at this point in her career – trained in jazz, with phrasing that's impeccable and at a level that brings a whole new sophistication to the music – but also able to open up with a groove, too, even on the gentler numbers – as open to soulful 60s currents in her music as Lou Rawls was with his – which is why both artists' Capitol sides are so incomparable! Arrangements are great – well-suited to Nancy's voice, and handled by Billy May, Oliver Nelson, and Sid Feller with a strong current of jazz – on titles that include "If He Walked Into My Life", "Rain Sometimes", "What Now My Love", "That's Life", "Born Free", "I'll Make A Man Of The Man", and "Just For Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousDodgy Bossa & Silly Sambas ... CD
Warner (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little collection – even though we almost resent the title for mis-stating the quality of these tunes! We'd hardly call these cuts "dodgy" or "silly" – as most of them are pretty darn wonderful, and represent a fresh new flowering of the bossa sound from Brazil – taken in all sorts of very cool directions by American artists who fell in love with the rhythms, then decided to do something new! Only a handful of these tunes are by Brazlian artists – but they all share a real love of bossa nova changes, and take the sound into some wonderful directions – including forays into American jazz and soul. The choice of cuts is wonderful – and the package features 20 tracks that include "Caravan" by Lonnie Satin, "Comin Home Baby" by Marian McPartland, "Jive Samba" by Jon Hendricks, "The Girl From Ipanema" by Lou Rawls, "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" by Marcos VAlle, "Bossa Nova Blues" by Doris Troy, "Stormy" by Duke Pearson, "The Bossa Nova" by Tippie & The Clovers, "Something In My Eye" by Corduroy, "Who Will Buy" by Jon Lucien, "Carcara" by Nancy Ames, "Mas Que Nada" by Dizzy Gillespie, and "Bossa Nova Baby" by Elvis Presley. CD

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✨✧ VariousHeart & Soul Of Philadelphia ... CD
Philadelphia International/Music Club (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great soul from the Philly 70s scene – work by Shirley Jones, Billy Paul, Jerry Butler, Jean Carn, The O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, and others! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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VariousMello Jello Vol 1 – For Mello Muffins ... CD
Skinups, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
Nothing mello about this sweet little set – because the tunes are loud, nasty, and filled with plenty of sharp edges! The collection really trawls around the bottom side of the indie rocking spectrum of the late 50s and early 60s – digging through the dirt to come up with some incredibly raunchy tunes that run the gamut from rockabilly to novelty rock to instrumental R&B – and lots of other styles in between! There's a sound here that's as playful as the cover image and the title – and the CD features 17 tracks that include "Sour Biscuits" by Wes Dakus, "Dearest Darling" by Marv Blihovde, "Shakin All Over" by Tommy Bruce, "Crazy Chemists" by Doc Bagby, "Have Love Will Travel" by The Imperialists, "Knock On Wood" by The Rivieres, "Janie Made A Mistake" by The Fabulous Five, "Goodbye Bo" by The Royal Playboys, and "Ghost Satellite" by Bob & Jerry. CD
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✨✧ VariousMostly Ghostly – More Horror For Halloween ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest Halloween collections you could ever hope to buy – an amazing follow up to Ace Records' legendary These Ghoulish Things – and like that one, a treasure trove of oddball novelty numbers with a sweet October spirit! The work here goes way past familiar "Monster Mash" modes – and instead, really trawls the depths of late 50s and early 60s rock and roll – in search of weird tunes that make great use of odd production techniques, offbeat instrumentation, sound effects, and lots of horror film-inspired styles – a perfect blend of music for the Halloween holiday, and for all year long! The notes are as great as the music – and the set features 25 titles that include "Terrible Ivan" by Art Roberts, "The Cave" by Chuck Holden, "Dracula's Theme" by The Ghouls, "Do The Zombie" by The Symbols, "The Mad Scientist" by The Zanies, "They're Here" by Boots Walker, "The Goo Goo Muck" by Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads, "Spooky Movies" by Roy Clark, and "Sleepy Hollow" by The Last Word. CD
 
 
 



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