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James BrownExplosive James Brown – Early King Recordings ... CD
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About February 1, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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James BrownExplosive James Brown – Early King Recordings ... LP
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About February 1, 2018 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownGravity (ext dance, 7" edit, 12" dub)/The Big G (dig this mess) ... 12-inch
Scotti Bros, 1986. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a name in marker, light wear, and a promo stamp.)

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James BrownHandful Of Soul ... LP
Smash, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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

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James BrownHooked On Brown (long version, radio edit 1, radio edit 2) ... 12-inch
Scotti Bros, 1960s/1996. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownHot Pants ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good- ... $14.99
James Brown really opens up on this early 70s classic – really showing the world the amazing groove he was crafting with his band – who were let loose to jam in the studio, spinning out some really long grooves – which were then cut down to make this sweet little record! The title cut was a big single for James at the time, but it's presented here in its full 9 minute version – a monstrous jam that's equal to anything on the Payback record, or the JBs albums too – and the album also includes the long two-part take of "Escapism", and another funky gem – "Blues & Pants", which snaps along for a solid 9 minutes too! The album's filled with heavy funk, and the longer tracks allow for plenty of instrumental flourishes from Fred, Maceo, and the other JBs – and honestly, the record is more of a People Records session than a Polydor record from James. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- ... $24.99
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling energy here that's totally great – dynamic, powerful calls from James at the top of most tunes – and incredibly sharp work on horns and rhythm from the band – cutting grooves and turning lines like no other combo in the business, all with a great mix of deep soul and hard funk! The album features the 7 minute killer version of "Let a Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", plus "World (parts 1 & 2)", "It's A New Day (parts 1 & 2)", "Give It Up or Turn It Loose", "If I Ruled The World", "The Man In The Glass (part 1)", and "I'm Not Demanding (part 1)". A treasure trove of funk and soul! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE – This copy no longer has the cover and comes in a plain sleeve.)

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James BrownIt's Too Funky In Here/Are We Really Dancing ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
Uptempo funky James from the end of the 70s – aimed at the discos, but with that funky sound of earlier days still pretty much in place! In other words, there's plenty of funky instrumentation in the cuts – a bit faster than in earlier years, but still quite nice – plus occasional flourishes of strings, to give the cuts a bit more of a disco approach. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownJam 1980s ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
At the end of the 70s, James was combatting the disco movement by forging his own brand of dancefloor music – a super-heavy fusion of straight-on funk, but with a more up-tempo twist and extended in a style to compete with some of the hit 12" singles being issued at the time. This album, although not classic material, is still a great example of James' talent for adaptation, and it features some nice long tracks – like "The Spank", "Nature", "Eyesight", and "Jam" – that still sound pretty good to us today. LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul (white cover) ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good- ... $23.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in any setting – as it brings together funky bits with more straightforward soul numbers. Tracks include the great funky numbers "Money Won't Change You" and "Bring It Up", both of which show the new hard sound of James coming to the forefront – plus the tracks "Stone Fox", "Tell Me That You Love Me", "Money Won't Change You (parts 1 & 2)', "Let Yourself Go", and the hip message cut "Don't Be A Drop Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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James BrownLiving In America (extended dance version, inst, album) ... 12-inch
Scotti Bros, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
From the Rocky IV soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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James BrownNight Train – Mighty Instrumentals ... CD
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About February 1, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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James BrownNight Train – Mighty Instrumentals ... LP
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About February 1, 2018 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownOut Of Sight ... CD
Smash/Polygram, 1964. Used ... $29.99
One of the stranger James Brown albums from the 60s! The record is one of the only vocal albums he cut for the Smash label – and it was issued during a time when James was strangely contracted to two labels – King and Smash. His dual contract situation was that he couldn't record any new original vocal material for Smash – apart from the title track "Out Of Sight", which had already been snuck on the market, and which is a sinister funky track built along the same lines as "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" (not on this album.) Apart from that track, the rest of the material on the record is more traditional R&B and pop stuff – sung by James in a strong soul style. Titles include "Somethin Else", "Nature Boy", "Maybe The Last Time", "I Wanna Be Around", "I Got You", and "Good Rockin Tonight". CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownPlays The Real Thing ... LP
Smash, 1967. Very Good- ... $9.99
Smoking stuff – and a tasty album of organ instrumentals that has James on the Hammond, and Pee Wee Ellis leading the band behind him. The record's got a lot of cuts that are longer than the usual James Brown instrumentals from the time – which means more solo work, more interesting grooves, and more of the stuff that makes tracks like these cook! Titles include "What Do You Like", "Pee Wee's Groove In D", "D Thing", and "Funky Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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James BrownPopcorn ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good- ... $19.99
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
(Original pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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James BrownPublic Enemy #1 (part one)/My Thang ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Nice stuff from James! "Public Enemy" is a wonderful track, with a long spoken monologue that shows a great side of James' progressive ideas. Nice message about heroin, and a good backing with a mellow feel. Even better is "My Thang", a nice hard funky track that's James' answer to "It's My Thing". It's great how angry he gets when someone else has a big funk hit, and it always seemed like he had to write his own version! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Polydor sleeve.)

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James BrownPure Dynamite! ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1964. Used ... $13.99
Raw live energy from the great James Brown – and a record that comes hot on the heels of Live At The Apollo! Like that one, this set was supposedly "recorded on the spot" – and it's even harder, faster, and noisier than that classic – with a loud-bursting sound that definitely lives up to the "dynamite" title, and which is far more unbridled than James on his King studio albums. The crowds seem to get equal time in front of the microphones as James – further enforcing the liveness of the record – and titles include "I'll Never Let You Go", "Good Good Lovin", "Shout & Shimmy", "Like A Baby", and "I'm Tired But I'm Clean". Album cover is great too – with a cool gatefold cover that's filled with photos of James, fans, and some lovely ladies! CD
Also available Pure Dynamite! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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James BrownPure Dynamite! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99
Raw live energy from the great James Brown – and a record that comes hot on the heels of Live At The Apollo! Like that one, this set was supposedly "recorded on the spot" – and it's even harder, faster, and noisier than that classic – with a loud-bursting sound that definitely lives up to the "dynamite" title, and which is far more unbridled than James on his King studio albums. The crowds seem to get equal time in front of the microphones as James – further enforcing the liveness of the record – and titles include "I'll Never Let You Go", "Good Good Lovin", "Shout & Shimmy", "Like A Baby", and "I'm Tired But I'm Clean". Album cover is great too – with a cool gatefold cover that's filled with photos of James, fans, and some lovely ladies! CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Pure Dynamite! ... CD 13.99

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James BrownRapp Payback (Pts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
TK, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
Brother James tackles the modern music trends of 1980, with a tight funky groove that's got a TK Miami sound, at a little bit faster tempo than his Polydor stuff. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Charles Hilton BrownOwed To Myself ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A swirling blend of soul, funk, and jazzy grooves – and a super-rare album that we've never seen in the original! Supposedly, backing on the record is by the British Afro-Funk group Assagai – which sounds right to us, because there's a nice rolling conga groove on many of the tracks. Lead vocals are by Charles Hilton Brown, in a nicely raw soul style that reminds us a bit of Otis Redding, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland on some of his early 70s material. The record features vocal covers of a number of soul hits – like "Try A Little Tenderness", "Love Train", and "Ain't No Sunshine" – plus some originals that are even better, like the funky instrumental "GRF", and the tunes "Maddox" and "Tell Me Once Again". Nice and raw, and with a sound hip enough to match the record's cover! CD

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Eminent StarsBar Shift/Brown Thang ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic mix of deep soul and hard funk – of the sort we first heard in the early records of Lee Fields! The Eminent Stars here have a great singer on "Bar Shift" – vocalist Bruce James, who brings in a real old school southern style to the lyrics – while the group themselves move up and down the scale in a flurry of riffing guitar, fast bass, and blasting horns! "Brown Thang" is an instrumental, which really lets the combo show off their chops – a tune with some nice conga at the core, giving the whole thing a sweet Chicano funk sort of vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Super Lover Cee & Casanova RudDo The James (voc, dub, inst, dope inst) (Citi-Beat) ... 12-inch
Citi-Beat, 1987. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the great Super Lover Cee & Casanova singles they recorded with Paul C, recorded not long after the classic "Super Casanova" single. Their tribute to the hardest working man in show business, using loads of JB samples, about a new dance called the "James Brown." 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing!)

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VariousSweet Brown Sugar – TK Rhythm & Soul Compendium 1971-81 ... CD
TK/West Side (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
Although the Miami-based TK label is best known for their disco and club hits of the mid 70s, the label (and all of its little sublabels) actually cut a lot of fantastic soul at the same time – in styles which range from deep southern soul to smooth and sexy modern soul. This very nicely selected 23 track set pulls together loads of rare tracks from the label and its subsidiaries, all with the nice kind of groove that you'd expect from a UK soul comp. Titles include "Tears In My Eyes" by Lynn Williams, "Funkadelic Sound" by Little Beaver, "Your Eyes" by Paulette Reaves, "Love's Sweet Notions" by Billion Dollar Band, "Beggin" by James T, "Give You My Love" by King Sporty, "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "Did He Make Love To You" by Facts Of Life, "Hold On To It" by Barry Smith, and "Let Me Take Care Of Your Heart" by The Smith Brothers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mel BrownChicken Fat ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest records ever recorded for Impulse – and the debut set by guitarist Mel Brown! Mel has a really down-and-dirty style that's quite unusual for the label at the time – a rootsy approach to guitar that's steeped in equal parts jazz, soul, and R&B – and which comes across with a raw power and tasty feel that's perfectly summed up by titles like "Chicken Fat", "Greasy Spoon", "Home James", "Slalom", and "Shanty"! The album features some rare organ work by Gerald Wiggins, drums by Paul Humphrey, and outta-site soul arrangements by Oliver Nelson on a few tracks – but through the whole thing, Brown's the main focus – laying down some deeply funky work on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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✨✧ VariousI Got Soul – Blacksploitation Mood ... CD
Playoff (France), Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic funky soul from the 70s – a set that definitely lives up to the blacksploitation groove promised in the title, thanks to a host of classics from the left field of the funky spectrum! Some of these cuts are well-remembered from back in the day, but most are the kind of underground tracks that have grown in strength over the years – thanks to circulation as hip hop samples, or on rare groove playlists – and in fact, the whole track list here might well read as kind of a dream list to hear on a funky dancefloor! Titles include "I Believe In Miracles" by The Jackson Sisters, "Give Me Your Love" by Sisters Love, "Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack, "Testify" by Johnnie Taylor, "Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothin" by James Brown, "Love Me Back" by Willie Hutch, "I Cry" by Millie Jackson, "Hang Out & Hustle" by Sweet Charles, "Brother Louie" by Undisputed Truth, "Superfly" by Curtis Mayfield, and "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source. CD

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ApostlesApostles ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic funk from The Apostles – a group who were easily one of the most hard-hitting on the African scene of the 70s – and one who definitely absorbed key currents from a range of American artists – from James Brown through Booker T & The MGs! The groove here is totally great – and almost as appealing to standard funk fans as to listeners looking for more Afro-styled sounds – although a few numbers also move into slightly trippy Zamrock territory, which gives the album an even greater sense of depth! The basslines, drums, and guitars are totally great – and titles include "Highway To Success", "Never Too Late", "Play Girl", "Inflation", "Don't Worry", and "Guest Of HOnor". CD

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Apple & The Three OrangesFree & Easy – The Complete Works 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
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". CD features a massive 52 page booklet, too! CD

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Hank BallardDance Along ... LP
King, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 9.98
It's easy to dance along with grooves this great – the kind of searing, smoking early soul style that Hank Ballard and The Midnighters did better than anyone else! The set was issued around the time that Hank had helped set the twist scene on fire – and as a result, the package is nicely stuffed with upbeat numbers that mix equal parts R&B and soul – and really set the grooves on fire! Hank's vocals are superb, as always – as raw as James Brown, and maybe calling out at times with even more unbridled energy – on titles that include "The Float", "Keep On Dancing", "The Switch A Roo", "Nothing But Good", "The Continental Walk", "I'm Gonna Miss You", "Daddy Rolling Stone", "I'm Young", and "What's This I See". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank BallardOne & Only Hank Ballard & His Midnighters ... LP
King, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 9.98
Hank Ballard definitely falls into the "one and only" category – especially with work as great as his sounds on this classic album for King Records! Hank sings in a style that's as badass as his look on the cover – as raw in these cuts as James Brown was during the same stretch for King – with an ability to both hit a hard groove with The Midnighters providing sharp R&B accompaniment – and also slide into some occasional heartbreaking numbers that were perfect for his raspy vocal approach. And although Hank had a few big hits for King in the 50s, this set's got lots more obscure numbers – showing that the genius of the young Ballard is a virtual bottomless well – on titles that include "I'm Crying Mercy Mercy", "I'll Keep You Happy", "I'll Pray For You", "Cute Little Ways", "Move Move Move", "She's Got A Whole Lot Of Soul", "So Good To Be Home", "House With No Windows", "Sugaree", and "Rain Down Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big BlackRacer X (with bonus download) ... LP
Touch & Go, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 16.98
A seminal moment from Big Black – a short EP, but one that forever changed the shape of the 80s underground – with as much power as 2LP classics like Zen Arcade or Double Nickels On The Dime! The Big Black lineup here features Naked Raygun's Jeff Pezzatti on bass – brewing up a hell of a lot of power next to Steve's guitar and tremendous vocals, and the equally strong second guitar of Santiago Durango! The mighty Iain Burgess produced – the set has that classic crisp Chicago approach of his – very different than most indie work of the time – and titles include "Racer X", "Shotgun", "Ugly American", "Deep Six", "Sleep!", and their ferocious, barely recognizable riff on James Brown's "Big Payback". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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BKOMali Foli Coura ... LP
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... About June 15, 2018
A very cool group from Mali – one who have some of the older currents that you'd associate with the scene, but served up with a nicely contemporary crackle! The vocals often have those bluesy inflections that have risen up strongly in west Africa – but the instrumentation also has a nicely electrified current alongside rootsy percussion – especially when moments of distortion come in to play, almost with the blown-out quality you'd know from Konono, although maybe less processed overall. There's also a lot of vocal interplay between lead singer Fassara Sacko and other members of the group – on titles that include "Tangwanana", "Salia", "Stange Koreduga", "Dirty Donso", "From Segou To Nightmare", and "Rougeot" – plus the very funky "Mali Liberela", which almost has some James Brown-ish guitar! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dee Dee BridgewaterEleanora Fagin – To Billie With Love From Dee Dee ... CD
EmArcy, 2010. Used ... $6.99
A tribute to Billie Holiday, but one that's way different than the usual – as you'd probably guess from the image of Dee Dee Bridgewater on the cover! Yes, the tunes are numbers that Billie sang back in the day, and yes, there's a certain Holiday-like tinge in Bridgewater's vocals – but the arrangements are decidedly fresh and modern, handled by Edsel Gomez, who plays piano in the album's small combo with Christian McBride on bass, Lewis Nash on drums, and James Carter on tenor, soprano sax, and bass clarinet. The whole thing's as hip as can be – easily on a par with some of Dee Dee's best records ever – which is great, as she could have easily rested on her laurels doing a more standard copy of Billie Holiday's style. Gomez brings in lots of great rhythms to groove up some of the tunes – and titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Strange Fruit", "Mother's Son In Law", "Fine & Mellow", "You've Changed", and "Miss Brown To You". CD

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Bobby ByrdHelp For My Brother – The Pre-Funk Singles 1963 to 1968 ... CD
BGP (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible work from Bobby Byrd – the man who was literally standing in the shadow of James Brown during the 60s – given how many times Bobby appeared with James on stage, and worked with him in the studio! Yet despite that near-lifetime association with The Godfather, Bobby's a hell of a singer on his own – definitely in the JB mold, but with a voice that can sometimes sweetly crackle in a very personal style – and also open up into different themes that sometimes move his music more towards Stax or Atlantic than some of James' King Records material from the time! All that range and plenty more is presented here – in an overlooked side of Bobby's career – all the wonderfully strong solo tracks he recorded with James Brown as a producer – issued in the mid 60s by the Smash and King Records labels, and a hell of a discography on its own. In fact, had Byrd not worked with James, we'd maybe guess that he would have hit even bigger fame on his own with these singles – such is the quality in both the vocals and overall presentation. This is the first time this material has ever been pulled together like this – and most of it has never been reissued at all – and the 24 track CD is overflowing with great notes that also give Bobby his due. Titles include "Write Me A Letter", "I Found Out", "Ain't No Use", "I'm Just A Nobody (parts 1 & 2)", "Lost In The Mood Of Changes", "You're Gonna Need My Lovin", "Let Me Know", "Time Will Make A Change", "No One Like My Baby", "Funky Soul (parts 1 & 2)", "You Gave Me Heart A Song To Sing", "My Concerto", and "I'm Lonely". CD

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Bobby ByrdI Need Help ... LP
King, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $129.99
The stunning only album ever from the great Bobby Byrd – know to many as a longtime associate of James Brown, and finally getting his chance to shine here in the spotlight! Bobby was in the game before James, and always continued to change his groove in all the right ways with The Godfather – so this late 60s recording has Byrd coming across just like the best last James Brown material on King – with production from James, and backing from the same group too! There's loads of classics here that went onto become huge funky 45s over the years – and big sample cuts too – and titles include "I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Soul", "My Concerto", "You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat)", and "Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We've Got To Feed)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean! Cover has light wear and a very small bit of seam splitting.)

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Bootsy CollinsWorld Wide Funk ... CD
Mascot, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Bootsy Collins has always been a very collaborative artist – from his early work in the James Brown Band, to his famous recordings with George Clinton, to his own albums – which often included most of the leading lights of the P-Funk universe! That collaborative spirit is alive and well here – as Bootsy opens the door to invite a huge host of guests from the worlds of funk, soul, and hip hop – all to augment his groove, and help his classic music find a way to live anew in the contemporary generation! Nearly every track here has at least one guest – most have many more – and the album features contributions from Musique Soulchild, Doug E Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, Dru Down, Mc Eiht, Bernie Worrell, Chuck D, Buckheat, and many others – all of whom participate in the general party vibe of the set. Titles include "Pusherman", "Thera-P", "World Wide Funk", "Candy Coated Lover", "A Salute To Bernie", "Hi On Heels", "Snow Bunny", "Worth My Wile", and "Come Back Bootsy". CD

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Lyn CollinsThink (About It) ... CD
People/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About May 16, 2018
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". CD

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Ray Collins & AutumnMagnolia ... LP
Montclair, 1983. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Hipper than you'd expect from the front cover – a rare indie side from the Oakland scene! Ray plays tenor and soprano sax – and the group features George Sams on trumpet, Rudi Abdullah Mwongozi on piano, James Lewis on bass, and Anthony Brown on drums. Features nice versions of Billy Harper's "Croquet Ballet" and Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

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Hank CrawfordTrue Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A cool cooker from altoist Hank Crawford – cut in a tightly-grooving ensemble mode that really reflects his roots with Ray Charles! The tunes are mostly short, but have a great sense of personality – a vibrant approach that comes not just from Hank's lead solos, but also from the group backing by players who include James Clay and Wilbur Brown on tenor, Charlie Patterson on trumpet, and Sonny Forriest on guitar. Hank plays a bit of piano at times, and both John Hunt and Phil Guilbeau get in some trumpet solos too – and titles include "Mellow Down", "Shake-A-Plenty", "Shooby", "Blues In Bloom", and "Skunky Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of jazz rock jamming! There's a bit of vocals on the album, but overall most of the set is instrumental – in a really right on and progressive style that we totally love. This is the kind of record that always got passed by in the 80s when everyone was looking for hard James Brown grooves, but which is very much in fashion now with the blunted funky crowd. Cuts include "Hymn To Mother Earth", "Another Country", "Disillusioned Man", and "Mercy (Variation No. 1)". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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