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✨✧ Peter CrissKiss – Peter Criss ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, but missing poster, and order form. Cover has a cut corner.)

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KissAlive! ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury, 1975. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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Also available Alive! ... LP 19.99

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KissAlive! ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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(180 gram Back To Black pressing. Cover has a mark through the barcode.)
Also available Alive! ... CD 4.99

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KissAnimalize ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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KissCreatures Of the Night (No Makeup) ... LP
Polygram/Mercury, 1982. Very Good ... $24.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(1985 pressing on Mercury in the non-makeup cover. Cover has light wear.)

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ManhattansKiss & Say Goodbye – Best Of The Manhattans ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more than polished their harmonies – coming up with an incredible style that was sweet and smooth, yet still undeniably soulful and human, especially on the ballads that were their specialty. This set of 19 tracks pulls together a rich batch of numbers from the group's work at Columbia – including "Kiss & Say Goodbye", "Goodbye Is The Saddest Word", "Don't Take Your Love", "La La La Wish Upon A Star", "Everybody Has A Dream", "I Was Made For You", and "The Day The Robin Sang To Me". CD

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Jessica MolaskeyKiss To Build A Dream On ... CD
Arbors, 2008. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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MtumeKiss This World Goodbye/In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A pair of great Mtume albums for Epic – paired up in a sweet 2CD package! Kiss This World Goodbye is early crossover set from Mtume – one that still holds onto some of the elements first forged in the spiritual jazz underground of the early 70s, yet one that also starts to showcase more of the tighter soul groove he'd burst into prominence in the early 80s! The blend is a great one, and makes the album one of Mtume's most compelling records – as even amidst some of the more grooving numbers, there's some great offbeat elements at work too – almost putting the record in the territory of work by Roy Ayers or Edwin Birdsong. The mighty Hubert Eaves contributes lots of great keyboards to the record, and famous partner Reggie Lucas plays guitar – while Mtume himself sings along with his percussion, and also gets some female vocal help from Tawatha. Titles include the sublime "The Closer I Get To You" – plus "Just Funnin", "Kiss This World Goodbye", "Love Lock", "Metal Flake Mind", and "This Is Your World". In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers is another of Mtume's sweet mellow soul records of the era – and it's a nice one! Like Norman Connors, another soul jazz drummer who decided to go for a smooth soul approach, Mtume has a nice laidback feel on here, with good jazzy production backing up a number of vocal tracks aimed at the modern soul crowd. Hubert Eaves plays some nice mellow keyboards, and Tawatha joins Mtume on vocals. Cuts include "We're Gonna Make It This Time", "So You Wanna Be A Star", "Anticipatin", "Everything Good To Me" and "You Can't Wait For Love". CD

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Rongetz FoundationKiss Kiss Double Jab ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2015. New Copy ... $21.99
An even hipper album than the first Rongetz Foundation outing – which we totally loved – thanks to work from classic musicians who include Gary Bartz on alto, Steve Turre on trombone, and Monnette Sudler on guitar! The music is a great blend of bass-heavy rhythms (acoustic bass, that is), jazzy flourishes, and these excellent vocals from Lilli Cooper – an artist we don't know at all, but who brings a real underground soul vibe to the whole thing – with an old school approach that really lives up to the instrumentation! The album already won us over by including one of our favorite Charles Earland tunes ever – the sublime "Murilley", a lost gem from his late 70s years, given a great vocal reading for the set – and other titles are all original, and include "Cab Samba", "Kiss Kiss Double Jab", "Marshmallow Throne", "Such A Morning Person", and "Sonia Poem", which features a recitation from Sonia Sanchez. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ken Sharp with Paul Stanley & Gene SimmonsNothin' To Lose – The Making Of KISS 1972 to 1975 (paperback) ... Book
It Books, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 17.99
The story of Kiss in all its 70s glory – with a focus on the early years of the group's image-making and formation – told by group members themselves, as well as some key contemporaries! The book is large, and filled with lots of images – and the text is pulled together in snippets from interviews, then woven together to tell the story – with commentary from Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Paul Stanley – as well as other members of the group's creative team, 70s bandmembers who played with Kiss, and even some critics and other folks who came in contact with them at the time. The approach works surprisingly well, and makes for a very readable history of the band in its early years – and the book is 550 pages, with loads of black and white images, plus a few full color sections too. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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Paul StanleyKiss – Paul Stanley ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeve, and Kiss Army insert, but missing poster.)

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ValentinoPrelude To A Kiss – Valentino Plays Duke Ellington ... LP
ABC/Paramount, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Side one features a nice "Symphonic Portrait Of Duke Ellington" – and side two features smaller group readings of titles that include "Caravan", "Solitude", and "Black & Tan Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Wonder StuffRadio Ass Kiss (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Far Out, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ KissKiss ... LP
Casablanca, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd US pressing, including "Kissing Time". Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ KissMTV Unplugged ... LP
Mercury, 1996. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(180 gram vinyl.)

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✨✧ Ace FrehleyKiss – Ace Frehley ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cut corner, missing the inner sleeve, but includes a Kiss Army insert.)

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✨✧ Gary Glitter/SteamRock & Roll (Parts 1 & 2)/Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – 12 Inch Classics On CD (CD single) ... CD
Unidisc (Canada), Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KissDestroyer ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ KissDressed To Kill ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
10 tracks in all including "Rock Bottom", "She", "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Room Service", "Two Timer", "Anything For My Baby" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original embossed cover, with some light ringwear.)

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✨✧ Jeremy CollingwoodKiss Me Neck – The Scratch Story In Words, Pictures, & Records ... Book
Cherry Red (UK), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Part biography, part discography – and an amazing book that goes a long way to putting together the pieces of the puzzle that is Lee Scratch Perry! Perry's put out plenty of music over the years – nearly all of which is documented here – not just recordings with Lee as the main artist, but also productions and plenty of Perry-related projects too! The book starts with about 70 pages of writing on Perry – both Jamaican and International – then moves into a massive discography that also comes with plenty of label and record images too – divided up into sections that include his Jamaican singles, UK singles, full albums, US records, and other releases too – then followed by an extra-cool set of appendices with lots of unusual information! A real labor of love, and essential for any fan of Perry or his productions – almost 300 pages, softcover, with black and white images. Book
 
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Doris AllenShell Of A Woman – The Legendary Playground Sessions ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Mid 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Powerhouse soul from singer Doris Allen – who made a bit of a splash in the late 60s southern soul scene with duet partner Big John Hamilton – but who's own work from that time and a couple decades later have been under acknowledged in the digital era until now! The first half of the CD features the late 60s work, and it's wonderful – produced by Finley Duncan at Duncan's Playground Studios – featuring a couple of the Hamilton duets, but it's Doris's show. She can both shout out soulfully to the heavens and reign it in for more delicate numbers, and the often gritty soul backing of drums, organ and horns are of the finest caliber. The second half of the set jumps to the mid 80s, and the cleaner, smoother sounds of that era – still produced by Duncan – and Allen's voice as impeccable as earlier. Titles include "A Shell Of A Woman", "Kiss Yourself For Me", "Let A Little Love In", "A Place In My Heart", "Them Changes", "Bright Star", "Candy From A Baby", "Treat Me Like A Woman", "Full Time Fool", "Night Time Is The Right Time" and more, plus 9 previously unreleased tracks, including "Clean Up Woman", "Birmingham Jail", "Ashes Won't Burn" and more. 23 tracks in all! CD

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B-52sWhammy ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Another dose of retro party rock from one of the first groups to come out of the Athens scene. Includes "Legal Tender", "Whammy Kiss", "Song For A Future Generation", "Butterbean", "Trism", "Queen Of Las Vegas", "Don't Worry", "Big Bird" and "Work That Skirt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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John Barry/Tom JonesThunderball ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the greatest of Barry's scores for the James Bond films – early enough to be raw, but confident enough to change up the mood nicely! The theme song features vocals by Tom Jones – and the rest of the tunes almost reads as a who's who of hipster influences, as so many of them have been taken up by other artists as band or album names. Titles include "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "Thunderball", "The Bomb", "Chateau Flight", "Bond Below Disco Volante", "Death Of Fiona", and "Switching The Body". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label 60s pressing.)

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Pattie BrooksLove Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD
Casablanca/FTG, 1977/1978. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A disco double-header! First up is Love Shook – classic disco from Pattie Brooks, and a soaring 70s set that's right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the vocals of Pattie, which have just the right sort of flow to take off nicely in the setting! Titles include "Love Shook", "Let's Make Love To The Music", "Girl Don't Make Me Wait", and a totally cool "Pop Collage Medley", which features bits of "Popcorn" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". Next is Our Ms Brooks – a record that has Pattie reunited with the Soul Galore production team – working with backdrops that are full, but never too overblown – right in that perfect Casablanca mode! Titles include "Heartbreak In Disguise", "After Dark", "This Is The House Where Love Died", and "The Back-up Singer". CD

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Kenny BurrellEllington Is Forever Vol 2 ... CD
Fantasy, 1975. Used ... $7.99
A second volume of Duke Ellington material from Kenny Burrell – and like the first, an extremely fresh look at the tunes – given the way things change up throughout the sessions! The presentation here is nicely varied – not just a big band take on the Duke, nor some small combo musings – but instead a mixture of both, all with Burrell's guitar at the center, but also moving the spotlight to a host of other players along the way – including trombonist Quentin Jackson, trumpeters Snooky Young and Thad Jones, organist Jimmy Smith, and tenorists Joe Henderson and Jerome Richardson – all of whom add some surprisingly soulful currents to the set. Titles include "Jeep Is Jumpin", "Solitude", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Azure", "Just Squeeze Me", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", and "Orson". CD

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CoultrainSide Effex Of Make Believe – Divided For Love's Sake ... LP
Fresh Selects, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Strongly effective work from Coultrain – who's still standing firmly here as one of the more distinctive creative voices of the post millennium underground soul scene! From the beginning, Coultrain has been a master of mood, and that remains the case on Side Effex Of Make Believe – pairing fairly straight forward, lovelorn (and love worn) lyricism with atmospheric beats and tripped out production touches – with less splintered, airier touches, too. With 6 great songs that run a little less than a half hour total, this one leaves us longing for a little bit more – but with material this great, we won't complain too much! Includes "Kiss Of Death", "Like A Dusty Piano", "The RE-Introduction", "Be A Darling And Pass The Jam (Hold That Thought)", "Let's Pretend It'll Last" and "Side Effex Of Make-Believe". LP, Vinyl record album

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CrystalsHe's A Rebel ... CD
Philles/Sony (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
Sublime sounds from The Crystals – one of the coolest, grooviest girl soul groups of the 60s – thanks to superb work in the studio from the legendary Phil Spector! The sound here is a pefect balance between pop and soul – definitely with vocals bold enough to warrant the latter, but supported by perfect wall of sound production, Jack Nitzsche arrangements, and razor-sharp Wrecking Crew instrumentation – so that the whole thing soars to the heavens on magical waves of sound! The album shares a number of tracks with the group's Twist Uptown album, but the overall mood is a bit different – and tracks include the wonderful "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)" – a song that really illustrates the complexity of early material like this – plus the Wall Of Sound classics "Uptown", "Oh Yeah Maybe Baby", "He's Sure The Boy I Love", "What A Way To Turn Seventeen", "I Love You Eddie", and "No One Ever Tells You". CD
Also available He's A Rebel ... LP 27.99

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✨✧ CrystalsHe's A Rebel ... LP
Philles/Sundazed, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
Sublime sounds from The Crystals – one of the coolest, grooviest girl soul groups of the 60s – thanks to superb work in the studio from the legendary Phil Spector! The sound here is a pefect balance between pop and soul – definitely with vocals bold enough to warrant the latter, but supported by perfect wall of sound production, Jack Nitzsche arrangements, and razor-sharp Wrecking Crew instrumentation – so that the whole thing soars to the heavens on magical waves of sound! The album shares a number of tracks with the group's Twist Uptown album, but the overall mood is a bit different – and tracks include the wonderful "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)" – a song that really illustrates the complexity of early material like this – plus the Wall Of Sound classics "Uptown", "Oh Yeah Maybe Baby", "He's Sure The Boy I Love", "What A Way To Turn Seventeen", "I Love You Eddie", and "No One Ever Tells You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available He's A Rebel ... CD 9.99

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Andre CymoneAC (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 15.98
The best of a handful of albums that the one-time Prince bassist put out in the early 80s – a record that made a splash via the great Prince-penned "The Dance Electric" – possibly a blessing and a curse for AC, as Prince was so huge at the time that the record going public was too quick to dismiss him as a clone! But don't let that stop you – as Cymone's got a groove that's all his own – and an 80s soul star definitely worth rediscovering. The percussive vibe is similar to Prince, but Andre's got a leaner, funkier style overall – virtually working as a one man band here, and handling most instrumentation himself – which brings a compact feel to the record that really comes through in the tightness of the grooves. Titles include "The Dance Electric", "Lipstick Lover", "Pretty Wild Lover", "Book Of Love", "Vacation", "Satisfaction", and "Neon Pussycat". Massive 2CD version features loads of bonus tracks – 20 more numbers that include lots of mixes of "The Dance Electric", "Satisfaction", and "Lipstick Lover" – plus "Vacation (Andre Cymone mix)", "Let Me Kiss The Bride (inst)", and "Anything (inst)". CD

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Thomas Denenberg, edBackstage Pass – Rock & Roll Photography ... Book
Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
A beautiful collection of vintage rock photographs, with a heavy focus on the 60s and 70s – wrapped up in a really lovely volume that also includes essays by Greil Marcus and a few photographers – in support of these gorgeous shots of artists who range from David Bowie to Johnny Cash, to The Supremes, Beastie Boys, Chet Baker, James Brown, Deborah Harry, B-52s, Iggy Pop, Kiss, Labelle, Lou Reed, and dozens and dozens of others! There's no overarching theory to the book, just a focus on really well-done, really striking photographs from a number of different photographers – over 100 images in all, wrapped up in a great oversized book with heavy paper that offers great reproductions of the color and black and white images. Book

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Red Garland with Ray BarrettoRojo ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $34.99
Red Garland's really cooking on this late 50s set – thanks to some added conga work from Ray Barretto on most of the album's tracks – and that great little groove that Barretto's percussion brought to some other soul jazz cookers like this from the time! Garland still gets plenty of space to spin out in that lyrical style he did better than just about anyone else – and core trio rhythm support is from George Joyner on bass and Charlie Persip on drums, who burn nicely when Barretto sits out – although we're definitely partial to the more complicated grooves featured with Ray. Titles include "Rojo", "Mr. Wonderful", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and the nice groover "Ralph J Gleason Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch – nice and clean overall. Cover has some yellowing tape on two seams, and a small name on the back.)

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Dizzy GillespieMatrix – The Perception Sessions (The Real Thing/Portrait Of Jenny/Giants) ... CD
Perception/Castle (UK), 1970/1971. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Excellent funk from Dizzy Gillespie – featuring all 3 of his albums for the legendary Perception label! The Real Thing is an amazing mix of funky jazz, cool rhythms, and some nice Latin-tinged grooves – and it's a stunning representation of the way that Dizzy kept on growing as a musician, long after his bebop years were over. James Moody sits in with some very funky tenor, and Mike Longo is on piano. Tracks include "N'Bani", "Matrix", "Soul Kiss", "Ding A Ling", and "Alligator" – all short, hard, and funky! Next up is Portrait Of Jenny, which has a cool electric feel that you don't really associate with Diz. The whole album has a sly sweet funky sound that's part CTI/part Latin-tinged Dizzy – and the real strength is the great Mike Longo, who plays some amazing stretched out piano lines, which work perfectly with the basslines on the record as a foil for Dizzy's sparkling trumpet solos. The album's got 4 long cuts – including the excellent "Me N Them", plus "Olinga" and "Diddy Wa Diddy". The last set is Giants – a live recording that features Dizzy with Mary Lou Williams and Bobby Hackett, in a pretty mellow, pretty straight setting that shows that Diz could still play straight jazz when he wanted to. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Caravan", "My Man", and "Birks Works". 2 CDs, with 21 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Great Jazz TrioStandard Collection Vol 1 ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
A bit of a variation on Hank Jones' Great Jazz Trio – at least in comparison to the group's better-known records from the Japanese scene in the late 70s and early 80s – but a variation that brings along some mighty nice changes, too! The rhythm section duo here is especially vibrant – rich basslines from Mads Vinding, and some tightly snapping drums from Billy Hart – who has this way of punctuating the tunes differently than previous drummers in the trio – creating a whole new scenario of swing for Hank to work with. Jones' piano is at the top of his gem at this point in his career – and titles on this first volume include "After You've Gone", "Summertime", "As Time Goes By", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD

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Johnny HartmanI Just Dropped By To Say Hello (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Impulse (Germany), 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
A beautiful album of dark-hued vocals – sung by Johnny Hartman with a quality that's as smokey as the image of him with a cigarette on the cover! The album set a whole new standard for male vocal jazz in the 60s – and is a distillation and refinement of earlier ideas in music by Billy Eckstine, taken down to more personal and fluid levels by Hartman – and recorded here with great small group baking that includes Illinois Jacquet on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The vibe is very mellow, but never sloppy or sleepy – and titles include "Charade", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Stairway To the Stars", "Kiss & Run", "Our Time", "Don't You Know I Care", "If I'm Lucky", and "Don't Call It Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Cherry Red (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Warm and wonderful work from Phyllis Hyman – a set that's a lot more mainstream soul than her music of a few years before, but she delivers it with a strong commitment to the more complicated styles of her roots! The sound here is full and proud – a nice extension of the work that Hyman did with Norman Connors, and not nearly as much in a disco mode as it might be, given the time of the release. And although many of the tracks are somewhat upbeat, they've got a bit more complication in the rhythms than conventional club – thanks to the presence of jazz players who include Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Azar Lawrence, and others. The best production on the record is by T Life, and the team of Skip Scarborough and Larry Alexander – and titles include "Kiss You All Over", "Living Inside Your Love", "Soon Come Again", "Here's That Rainy Day", "So Strange", "Lookin For A Lovin", and "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)". CD features some great bonus tracks too – including "Love Is Free", "Sing A Song", "Sweet Music", "Kiss You All Over (12" mix)", and "So Strange (12" mix)". CD

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Milt JacksonJazz N Samba ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
This may not be Milt Jackson's purest album – but oh how we love it! Milt's working here more in a Verve pop jazz mode than a highbrow third stream one – with bossa backings on about half the album, and good small combo work on the rest. The first half features Jimmy Heath on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all grooving nicely next to Milt's vibes on tracks like "Blues For Juanita", "Gingerbread Boy", and "Big George". The real charmer, though, is the second half – which has Milt playing with the same group, minus Flanagan, plus 2 guitarists for that bossa sound. Lillian Clark sings vocals on 2 cuts – "Jazz N Samba" and "Kiss & Run" – and the side also features the great groover "Jazz Bossa Nova", and the incredible "The Oo-Oo Bossa Nova", which features Joe E Ross from Car 54 going "Oo Oo!" on the breakdowns! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing.)

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Syl JohnsonComplete Twinight Singles ... LP
Twinight/Numero, New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 25.98
All the incredible Syl Johnson cuts released as Twinight 45s back in the day – nicely assembled as an excellent 2LP compilation by the gentlemen of The Numero Group! If you have yet to take a dip into the Syl Johnson oeuvre, let us just say this is gritty, powerful vintage Chicago soul of the finest caliber, and would be a terrific first step into his kingdom. All cut over a 4 year period, written and produced by the man himself. Simply a stellar batch of one time overlooked, now justifiably revered Twinight gems – including the the sample classic "Different Strokes," strident soul gems "Is It Because I'm Black" and "Concrete Reservation" and many more – including "Going To The Shack", "Ode To Soul Man", "Sorry 'Bout That!", "Come On Sock It To Me", "Take Me Back", "Let Them Hang High", "Thank You Baby", "We Do It Together", "Kiss By Kiss", "Everybody Needs Love", "Same Kind Of Thing", "I'll Take Those Skinny Legs" and more. 29 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbara JonesDon't Stop Loving Me ... LP
GG Records (Jamaica), 1979. Sealed ... $9.99
Recorded at Channel One, with backings that include organ by Ansel Collins, tenor from Tommy McCook, and rhythms from Sly & Robbie! Titles include "The Kiss", "Personal Belongings", "Tear Drops", "Sad Movie", "If I Had My Way", and "Don't Stop Loving Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark and a cut corner.)

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Gloria JonesVixen/Windstorm (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/RPM (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy ... $9.99
A pair of overlooked albums from Gloria Jones – the woman who's probably best known for her original version of "Tainted Love", or for her relationship with Marc Bolan – but who's a heck of a great talent on these 70s albums too! Vixen has Jones working with Bolan in the studio, but has a feel that's nicely old school, especially for the time – a vibe that almost hearkens back to 60s Motown with its arrangements and overall presentation, but with some slight 70s touches too. Gloria's vocals really come out strongly with this approach – on titles that include "Stage Coach", "I Ain't Going Nowhere", "High", "Tell Me Now", "Cry Baby", "Get It On (parts 1 & 2)", and a remake of "Tainted Love". Windsong is an excellent set, too – more contemporary, but still mighty nice! Arrangements are by producer Richard Jones, as well as dancefloor maestro Paul Riser – who helps give the record a similar groove to some of his other great 70s work from earlier years – that great soaring vibe that can really push a singer like Gloria forward! The style's not really disco or club – just a fuller, more upbeat approach to soul music that shows Jones stepping nicely into adult modes. The album carries a dedication to her late paramour Marc Boland – and titles include "Hooked On You Baby", "Woman Is A Woman", "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me", "Windstorm", "Bring On The Love", and "Blue Light Microphone". CD also features a bonus track – "Simplicity Blues". CD
 
 
 



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