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James BrownAin't It Funky ... LP LP format
King, 1970. Very Good ... $24.99
A killer from James Brown – and one of his best instrumental albums of the King years! The record has James working with the pre-JBs James Brown Band – a tight assemblage of players who really know how to craft an off-kilter groove. The guitar's popping on the beat here as much as the horns, making for a syncopated groove that's utterly fantastic – as tight as a drum, and as funky as one too! Includes some great long cuts – like the 9 minute, two-part versions of "Ain't It Funky" and "Fat Wood" – plus some great shorter funky 45 type material, like "Nose Job", "Use Your Mother", "Give It Up Or Turnit Loose", and a version of "Cold Sweat". All the work here is tremendous – the kind of inspirational funky material that makes the album a lasting classic decade after decade! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click a bit on Side 1. Cover has a split top seam and half split bottom seam.)

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James BrownFive Classic Albums (Live At The Apollo/70s Funk Classics/Sex Machine/Revolution Of The Mind/In The Jungle Groove) (5CD set) ... CD CD format
Polydor/Universal, 2014. New Copy 5CD ... $22.99 24.99
A treasure trove of classic James Brown – with the Live At The Apollo (1962), Sex Machine and Revolution Of The Mind albums, plus the benchmark In The Jungle Groove compilation and the appropriately-titled 70s Funk Classics – together in a 5CD box set! Live At The Apollo is a landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and the version included here is the remastered edition with bonus tracks. Sex Machine is another classic example of JB cooking it live – in a style that really paves the way for the James Brown/JBs sound of the 70s – with long tracks, and some killer fast versions of some of the best funky cuts from the late King Records years! Revolution Of The Mind ANOTHER monster live set has James and the JB's wailing away in a freewheeling live set of hard funky grooves. In The Jungle Groove ins one of the best JB compilations ever, with essential (one time) rare and unreleased tracks pulled the mighty early 70s. Finally, 70s Funk Classics is that indeed – with an all killer tracklist that includes "Sex Machine", "Super Bad Pt 1", "Make It Funky", "The Payback" and many more. CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot ... LP LP format
Polydor, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
A great double-length album from James – filled with a wide range of cuts that are brought together only by his genius, creating an insane mix of grooves that's totally entertaining throughout! Features a long version of "Get On The Good Foot", plus other excellent bits like "The Whole World Needs Liberation", "Nothing Beats A Try But A Fail", "My Part/Make It Funky", "I Got a Bag Of My Own", "Funky Side of Town", "Dirty Harri", and the amazing "Recitation by Hank Ballard", in which Hank talks about how great James is, and how much he saved his career! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownGet On Up – The James Brown Story ... CD CD format
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, which go well to display James at his vibrant concert best. About a quarter of the material seems to be vintage recordings, augmented with some new performances or vocals to fit the scenes in the film – but these fit well alongside the classics, to a point where there's hardly much discernable difference (as well as little in the notes to explain them as well.) Tracks include "Sex Machine", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "It's A Man's Man's Man's World (live)", "I Got The Feelin (live)", "Soul Power (live)", "Try Me (live)", "Please Please Please", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "I Can't Stand Myself (live)", and "I Got You". CD
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James BrownGet On Up – The James Brown Story ... CD CD format
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, which go well to display James at his vibrant concert best. About a quarter of the material seems to be vintage recordings, augmented with some new performances or vocals to fit the scenes in the film – but these fit well alongside the classics, to a point where there's hardly much discernable difference (as well as little in the notes to explain them as well.) Tracks include "Sex Machine", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "It's A Man's Man's Man's World (live)", "I Got The Feelin (live)", "Soul Power (live)", "Try Me (live)", "Please Please Please", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "I Can't Stand Myself (live)", and "I Got You". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
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James BrownGet On Up – The James Brown Story ... LP LP format
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 34.98
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, which go well to display James at his vibrant concert best. About a quarter of the material seems to be vintage recordings, augmented with some new performances or vocals to fit the scenes in the film – but these fit well alongside the classics, to a point where there's hardly much discernable difference (as well as little in the notes to explain them as well.) Tracks include "Sex Machine", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "It's A Man's Man's Man's World (live)", "I Got The Feelin (live)", "Soul Power (live)", "Try Me (live)", "Please Please Please", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "I Can't Stand Myself (live)", and "I Got You". LP, Vinyl record album
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Get On Up – The James Brown Story ... CD 8.99

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James BrownGet Up Offa That Thing/Release The Pressure ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of James' most famous funky numbers from the mid 70s – and although the cut always sounds a bit stock, it still never fails to groove! Plus, this 7" single features a bonus batch of grooves in "Release The Pressure", a differently titled part 2 to side 1! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownGravity ... LP LP format
Scotti Bros, 1986. Sealed ... $6.99
A bit of a comeback for James Brown – a mid 80s outing recorded with Dan Hartman, who gives the record a "contemporary" sound that's definitely a great way to slide James in with the younger crowd at the time! The style's still funky, but has more street soul elements too – and the record sports guest appearances by Alison Moyet, Steve Winwood, and Stevie Ray Vaughan – and although the production is a bit stiff at points, there's some undeniable quality in James that still makes some nice moments shine through! Titles include "Gravity", "Let's Get Personal", "How Do You Stop", "Living In America", "Goliath", "Repeat The Beat", and "Return To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownGrits & Soul ... LP LP format
Smash, Late 60s. Very Good+ (reissue)... $7.99
Reissue of one of the grooviest of the James Brown instrumental albums recorded for Smash. Unlike some of the other weaker albums on Smash, this one's got a great batch of material, most of which are originals, and not weak covers of pop stuff. Plus, the tracks are longer than usual, which gives the band a lot of time to stretch out and get really groovy. Tracks include: "Grits", "There", "Wee Wee", and "Mister Hip". Very groovy. LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownHandful Of Soul ... LP LP format
Smash, 1966. Very Good+ ... $18.99
One of the best of Brother James' instrumental records for Smash, and a record that has him out front, wailing at the organ. While James has never been one of the true virtuosos of the instrument, he plays with a sense of style and adventure that make his best LPs sing with energy. This one's got a lot of nice original cuts, including "Hot Mix", "Oh! Henry", "Get Loose", and "The King". Nice grooves, and a very solid backing by Nat Jones and the James Brown Band. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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James BrownHell ... CD CD format
Polydor, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Reissue of JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record was originally a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! CD

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James BrownI Got A Bag Of My Own (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Polydor, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Nice stuff from James – a fast funky cut with a shouted chorus that really screams! The tune skips along with a madly scratchy version – far more unbridled than some of the other JB funk of the time, but really holding together despite the speed! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Green label promo. Label has stickers.)

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James BrownIn The Jungle Groove ... LP LP format
Polydor/Universal, Early 70s/1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99 34.99
Massive – and one of the best James Brown compilations ever, filled with rare and unreleased material! This completely essential set features tracks pulled from James' best years ever – the mighty early 70s, when he was working with the JBs, and laying down tracks that would forever change the face of funk! The tunes on the album are right up there with the best work on classic albums like The Payback, Doin It To Death, Hot Pants, and any of the other killer Polydor funk albums by James – and most of them were pulled from sessions for those records, and brought together in this format for the first time in the late 80s. The centerpiece of the set is a 9 minute version of "Funky Drummer", and other highlights include new versions of "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (remix)", "Soul Power (mono re-edit)", and "Talkin' Loud & Sayin' Nothin (remix)". The set's also got bonus beats of "Funky Drummer", a long single take of "Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)" (8:42 minutes long!), and the nice rare track "I Got To Move" – previously unreleased, and nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownIt's A Mother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
King/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy ... $21.99
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! CD
(Limited edition.)

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James BrownIt's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)/Georgia On My Mind ... 7-inch 7-Inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A great single, and one that's often overlooked! "It's A New Day" is a killer funk number, and it's delivered here with some nice choppy guitar, and a good vocal by James that's an answer to Women's Lib! And the flipside features James doing Ray Charles' old standard - but get this: the performance is lifted from the Playboy After Hours show, and you can actually hear Hugh Hefner introducing James at the beginning! Plus, it's a darn good version, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a King sleeve.)

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James BrownLive At The Apollo (1962) (remastered & expanded) ... CD CD format
Polydor, 1962. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – but they also went out of their way to record and re-record the audience, creating a wonderful interplay on the record between James and the crowd. The result is the stuff of legend – and the record's filled with loads of nice tracks like "I'll Go Crazy", "Try Me", "I Don't Mind", "Lost Someone", "Think", The massive medley featuring "Please, Please, Please", "I Want You So Bad", "I Love You, Yes I Do", "Strange Things Happen" and more, and "Night Train". This newly remastered edition features five bonus tracks/single mixes of original LP tracks! CD

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James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II ... LP LP format
King, 1968. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
Great reissue of James' second set of tracks recorded live at the famous Apollo Theatre! We like this one way better than volume one, and find it to be a much heftier set of tracks – with a stunning array of sheer raw showmanship. This one's in a 2 LP format, with lots more room for The Godfather and his band to stretch out and groove in the great way that they do when they play live. Tracks include "Bring It Up", "Let Yourself Go", "Think" (in duet form), a great version of "There Was a Time", "It May Be The Last Time", "I Feel Good (I Got You)", "Prisoner Of Love", "Out Of Sight", "Try Me", "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World", "Lost Someone","Thanks", "Let Yourself Go", "Cold Sweat", "I Feel Alright", and "Please, Please, Please". Very nice stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownLive At The Boston Garden – Extended Edition (DVD) ... DVD DVD format
Shout Factory, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A legendary concert from the Godfather Of Soul – James Brown's monumental performance in Boston on the day after the shooting of Martin Luther King – credited with holding back riots in the city! The DVD presents the full classic concert in its entirety – along with additional audio from the simulcast at points when there was no image – making for the complete picture of this historic musical moment, easily one of the hippest soul concerts of the 60s. The performance is introduced by the mayor of Boston – who was on stage for the event – and titles include "That's Life", "Try Me", "I Got The Feelin", "Please Please Please", "Maybe The Last Time", "Cold Sweat/Ride The Pony", "I Can't Stand Myself", "There Was A Time", and "Get It Together". Best version of the concert ever issued – about 130 minutes long, with missing footage and several performances unseen for decades! DVD
(DVD is NTSC, Region 1.)

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James BrownMotherlode – Unreleased Original Recordings (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD CD format
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
A stunning set of rare and unreleased grooves by James Brown – nearly all of which were cut during the classic early 70s years with the JBs, but never issued before this cool compilation! The set's got some essentials for any fan of JB – including the lost soul classic "She's The One", a duet with Bobby Byrd called "Since You Been Gone", a live version of "There It Is",an untitled instrumental and another one called "Funk Bomb." Plus, its got the full 9 minute version of the great "People Get Up & Drive Your Funky Soul" from Slaughter's Big Ripoff, and lots more excellent bits, packaged with great notes! The CD features a bonus remix of "I Got Ants In My Pants & I Want To Dance" – and this expanded version also features "You've Changed" and "Bodyheat (alternate mix)". CD

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James BrownPopcorn ... LP LP format
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone onto have possibly even more funky influence than the Godfather's combo in the 70s! James plays organ on the set – and supposedly a bit of guitar and drums (according to the notes) – but one of the main stars here is Pee Wee Ellis, whose alto lines really cook up some of the best tracks strongly. Yet possibly even more amazing is the overall rhythmic conception – tight, focused, and always on the money – snapping with a sharpness that's mindblowing even all these many years later – a whole new dimension in funky expression, hardly ever matched since! Titles include "Soul Pride (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chicken", "Sudsy", "The Popcorn", "In The Middle (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chase", and "A New Shift". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Popcorn (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 21.99
 
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AkaDo What You Like ... CD CD format
Indra/Granadilla (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the coolest combos to hail from southeast Asia in the 70s – and a group who've gone onto become something of a legend in their homeland of Indonesia! AKA have a style that's plenty fuzzy, but also somewhat funky too – a hybrid of progressive modes of the period with the lead singer's own love of James Brown – which certainly comes through in the way the rhythms really drive most of the tunes! The guitar is often processed in really cool ways – sometimes almost with a trippy keyboard-like quality – and the music has a fuzzy, soulful qualty that's a bit like some of the Zamrock of later years, but a bit more soulful overall. Titles include "Do What You Like", "We've Gotta Work It Out", "Alam Tanah Air", "Panorama Pagi", "Glenmore", and "Diakhir Bulan Lima". CD

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New Apple & The Three OrangesFree & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 (with download) ... LP LP format
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A funky treasure trove from Apple & The Three Oranges – a group we hardly know at all, but who really blow us away with the cuts on this collection! The groove is plenty hard right from the get-go – the best of the funky 45 underground of the early 70s – which means that there's more 60s rawness on the record than you'd get from bigger-label funk at the time – as Ed "Apple" Nelson still works here with a mostly underground vibe! Ed plays drums – which are mighty hard on most numbers – and his vocals have this offbeat, off-kilter, over the top quality that almost reminds us a bit of the Hank Ballard/James Brown recordings for late 60s King – particularly in the way that Nelson's completely unbridled with his energy. The whole thing's great – one of the best funky collections we've heard in years – and presented with a rich amount of notes and historical information too. Titles include "Free & Easy (parts 1 & 2)", "Moon Light", "Curse Upon The World", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Down Home Publicity", "True Love Will Never Die", "Gotta Stand For Something (parts 1 & 2)", and "I'll Give You A Ring". Features a great 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes and photos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Big BlackRacer X (with download) ... LP LP format
Touch & Go, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.98
Mid 80s greatness from Big Black – the Steve Albini, Santiago Durango, Jeff Pezzatti lineup (and Roland, of course) – right up there with their best stuff ever. Includes "Racer X", "Shotgun", "Ugly American", "Deep Six", "Sleep!", and their ferocious, barely recognizable riff on James Brown's "Big Payback". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2013 version. Includes download.)

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Black Truth Rhythm BandIfetayo (LP sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 17.98
Wow! The one-and-only album by Trinidadian combo Black Truth Rhythm Band – a completely incredible one at that – hypnotic Caribbean funky soul, jazz and wildly impressive musicianship all around by this group led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Oluko Imo. The record was made in the mid 70s era in which the Afro Funk sound was hitting it's peak – when African rhythms and James Brown style funk were being fused so furiously – but Black Truth Rhythm Band take a different approach, working more with sounds from African spectrum and the West Indies. It's really amazing stuff that takes unpredictable twists from stripped down rhythms, to jazzy guitars and cosmic synths – always with straight up brilliant playing by the group. A fusion of African rhythms, strains of Calypso and boundary free jazzy grooves that balance and exploratory sensibility with tight, irresistible rhythms. Soundway raises the bar once again! Titles include "Ifetayo", "You People", "Saved Musician", "Kilimanjaro", "Aspire", "Umbala" and the bonus track "Imo". CD

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Cicero BlakeShing A Ling/Loving You Woman Is Everything ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Brainstorm, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Excellent work from this lost Chicago soul singer! "Shing A Ling" has a bouncy sock-boogaloo groove – rolling along nicely with these vocal choruses that go "woooo" behind Cicero's vocals in a wild way. "Loving You Woman" is a mellow cut – but even better. It begins with a strange jazzy trumpet riff, and Cicero's vocals are wonderfully honest on the track – very much in the mode of James Brown on some of his best ballad cuts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Donald BrownCause & Effect ... CD CD format
Muse, 1991. Used ... $2.99
A really wonderful little album from pianist Donald Brown – deeply soulful, and in ways that go beyond just his work on piano! There's some great higher-concept ideas going on here – bits of culture and philosophy folded into the music, courtesy of recitations by Marlon Saunders on a handful of tracks – the oft-overlooked legacy of soul jazz that extended well past the 70s, at a time when this sort of music was often an expression for deeper thoughts in the years before hip hop dominated such territory too strongly. Brown's got some great help on the date too – tenor from Joe Henderson, flute from James Spaulding, and vibes from Steve Nelson – plus bass from Ron Carter and drums from either Kenny Washington or Carl Allen, both the kind of players who get the rhythmic pulse of the record right. Titles include "A Free Man","The Power Of The Drums", "Black Narcissus", "Man In A State Of Nature", "Daddy's Girl Cynthia", and "Cause & Effect". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marion BrownGeechee Recollections/Sweet Earth Flying ... CD CD format
Impulse, 1973/1974. Used ... $9.99
Amazing work from Marion Brown – two albums we'd never be without! Geechee Recollections is quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of lots of percussion, played by just about every group member, ala AACM – but handled in a style that's warmly spiritual, and very organic too – right in line with the best Impulse Records vibe of the time, yet completely its own thing too! Brown plays alto and soprano sax, and is working with players who include Leo Smith on trumpet, William Malone on mbira and autoharp, James Jefferson on bass, and Steve McCall, Jumma Santos, Bill Hasson, and A Kobena Adzenyah on percussion – in addition to percussion plays by other group members too. Two tracks are spare, beautiful solos – almost a Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre vibe – and titles include "Buttermilk Bottom", "Once Upon A Time", "Tokalokaloka", and "Karintha". Sweet Earth Flying has an unusually introspective quality, and features Muhal Richard Abrams playing piano, Fender Rhodes, and Ring Modulated Hammon Organ, plus Paul Bley playing some of the same on a few tracks. The two-keyboard sound is very cool, and the record's dominated by it in a way that we find really surprising, given the fierceness of Brown's sax playing on earlier sessions. Each side of the album features a long suite – side one has "Sweet Earth Flying" and side two has "Eleven Light City" – and each have the tracks drifting in and out, with piano lines swirling about in a soulful spiritual way, as Brown's alto and soprano snake through the elegant arrangements. Really fantastic stuff – and a record that's unlike any we've heard from him! CD

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Jerry ButlerSuite For The Single Girl ... LP LP format
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A great little concept album – and one that really shows the continuing sophistication and growth of Jerry Butler's music in the 70s! The record is dedicated to the "single girl" of the 70s (portrayed with the sad little photo of a brown bag lunch and a Gucci purse on the cover) – the new professional woman in the workplace – a surprisingly popular theme for many other singers of the period, but handled here by Butler with way more poise and class than any of his contemporaries! Arrangements are by James Mack and Paul Wilson, who often bring a great mellow mode to the best cuts – almost a Leon Ware style of laidback sensuality. A few other tunes are groovers, but still fit in just right – and titles include "Suite For The Single Girl", "I Wanna Do It To You", "Music In Her Dreams", "Only Pretty Girls", "Let's Go Get Out Of Town", "Chalk It Up", and "Ms Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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Earl Carter & The Fantastic SixMake It With You (with bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Princess/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
Wonderful work from a group who are equally great on the funky tip, and on the mellow side of the spectrum – a small southern combo from the mid 70s, but one with a feel that's a lot more like some late 60s funky 45s! The funky cuts are almost all originals here – handled by Earl with a style that borrows from James Brown, but strips things down a lot more too really going for a gritty groove that lives up to the raw spirit of the image on the cover! Mellower moments have this great fragile quality – clearly inspired by New Jersey soul groups of the early 70s, even when the tunes are more familiar hits. Funky numbers include "Set Me Free", "Shake Your Poo Poo (parts 1 & 2)", and "Start Cooking" – and other cuts include "Make The World Go Away", "Open Up My Heart", and "Make It Easy On Yourself". CD features two bonus cuts – 45 versions of "Open Up My Heart" and "Shake Your Poo Poo". CD

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Gene ChandlerLive On Stage In 65 (aka Live At The Regal) ... LP LP format
Constellation, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
This landmark live recording by the great Chicago soul singer Gene Chandler is one of the first-ever true live sets by a soul star, and a record that rival's James Brown's Live At the Apollo for true energy and excitement. Recorded live at Chicago's Regal Theater for the long-gone Constellation Records, this set's an amazing batch of tracks performed with more emotion and soul than Gene ever had in the studio, and the crowd's a wild batch of kids who are totally over the top with enthusiasm. The classic version of "Rainbow '65" on here is enough proof of that, what with it's stretched out harmonies, mind-blowing falsetto, and crazy crowd screaming – but there's lots more on here that will prove that Gene was one of the best-ever Chicago singers, including "Song Called Soul", "Just Be True", and "What Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lyn CollinsThink (About It) (with bonus poster & 7-inch single) ... LP LP format
People/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
The funkiest album ever recorded by Lyn Collins – a stone solid set that really lives up to the legacy of her funky 45s! Like those gems, this one has Collins working with James Brown on production and the JBs in the background – creating a razor-sharp groove that's probably the closest any female singer ever came in the 70s to matching The Godfather's groove! The album's got Lyn shifting between heavy funk numbers and mellower soul cuts – really pushing things to the max with an incredibly deep take on a few older favorites, plus some killer new numbers – all produced to funky perfection, with just the right sort of balance between the rough and the tight. Titles include her great version of "Think", a funky sample cut that never gets old – plus the cuts "Things Got To Get Better", "Women's Lib", "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Just Won't Do Right", "Wheels Of Life", and the funkiest version ever of "Fly Me To The Moon". Special package includes a bonus 7" single – with "We Want To Parrty Parrty Parrty" and "You Can't Beat Two People In Love", a bonus poster, a special People Records sleeve, and a heavy tip-on jacket! LP, Vinyl record album
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Cutlass Dance BandDon't Commot Me/Obiara Wondo ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Academy, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99
We've never been commotted – so we're not sure what it means to "Don't Commot Me" – but we can say that the tune is a wickedly sharp bit of Afro Funk, complete with some very fast-riffing guitar! The instrument's a lot more tight than on some of the looser Afro numbers of the time – never trippy or laidback, and always right on spot with the groove – which is urged on by these great echoey vocals! "Obiara Wondo" has a fiercely funky feel too – horns and bass and percussion all romping together at once – called on by a singer who really brings a James Brown sense of energy to the cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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