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✨✧ Solomon BurkeThat's Heavy Baby – The Best Of The MGM Years 1971 to 1973 ... CD
MGM/Raven (Australia), Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A giant of soul music – recorded here during some of his most under-acknowledged years of genius! Solomon Burke's always been better known for his 60s hits at Atlantic than for any batch of later work – but we've always been huge fans of his early 70s recordings for MGM – because his work at that label really broke the mold of his earlier work, and helped Solomon expand his sound tremendously! The raw, raspy style of the past was held a bit more in check during these years – as Burke worked with producer Gene Page to smooth out his groove a bit more, and forge a more contemporary sound that would not only lift him out of the R&B ghetto, but also help further enforce some of the best aspects of his unique approach to country soul. The 22 track CD features a great overview of Solomon's years at MGM – 8 tracks from the sublime Electronic Magnetism album, 7 more from the rootsier We're Almost Home set, and a few more key singles and soundtrack tunes from the same stretch. Titles include the incredible "Electronic Magnetism", one of the greatest southern soul ballads ever recorded – plus "Get Up & Do Something For Yourself", "You Can Run But You Can't Hide", "PSR 1983", "Stand", "Bridge Of Life", "Sweet Sweet Reason", "We're Almost Home", "Georgia Up North", "Here Comes The Train", and "Love's Street & Fool's Road". CD

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✨✧ Joni JamesPlatinum & Gold – The MGM Years ... CD
Collectors Choice/EMI, 1960s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)
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BlossomsShockwave ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1972. Used ... $18.99
The only album we've ever seen from The Blossoms – a trio of female singers who push their music into much hipper territory for the 70s! The album's got a depth that's different than 60s girl group soul – a way of pushing the girl trio format with some touches from gospel, rock, and other righteous modes of the time. Arrangements are by Gene Page and the Paris Brothers – and also move past the usual – making the album a lost treasure that's full of surprises! Titles include "Touchdown", "Last Call For Love", "It's All Up To You", "Fire & Rain", "Moody", and "Cherish What Is Dear To You". CD

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Eric Burdon & WarEric Burdon Declares War ... CD
MGM/Rhino, 1970. Used ... $5.99
War became so popular on their own in later years that it's easy to forget how they first sprung onto the soul charts – here, in an album of many styles that was put together by the wayward Eric Burdon after the dissolution of The Animals. We have to admit that Burdon was a genius to hook onto the rich talents of this LA combo – even though he really didn't know what to do with them on this record. Part of the album's an homage to Roland Kirk, part is an extended reworking of "Tobacco Road", and part is an overly-long bluesy passage called "Blues For Memphis Slim". Fortunately, the record also includes the monster groover "Spill The Wine", one of the first big crossover tracks to popularize the Chicano funk sound of LA – and a great little groover that still hooks us in today. CD

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerCampus Concert/Feeling Is Believing ... CD
MGM/Telarc, 1966/1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Roy HamiltonDark End Of The Street – The Operatic Soul Of Roy Hamilton 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Raven (Australia), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Incredible work from Roy Hamilton – a range of wonderful tunes from Roy's 60s years, a time when he was really reinventing the sound of his music! Hamilton first burst onto the scene in the 50s – a singer with an incredible voice, but one that was used in more mainstream pursuits. Yet by the time of these sides, Roy had picked up plenty of soul – particularly the country-styled variety that had come from earlier material by Ray Charles and Brook Benton – taken to new heights in the 60s by singers like Joe Tex and Solomon Burke. The sides here show that Hamilton had a big hand in the evolution of the genre too – and the set brings together material that Roy recorded for AGP, Capitol, RCA, and MGM – a whopping 28 tracks that include "Let Go", "Midnight Town Daybreak City", "Gloomy Sunday", "I Taught Her Everything She Knows", "You Shook Me Up", "Lament", "Wait Until Dark", "Angelica", "100 Years", "Hang Ups", "It's Only Make Believe", "Reach Out For Me", "Don't Worry About Me", "Let The Music Play", "Crackin Up Over You", "My Peaceful Forest", and "The Dark End Of The Street". CD

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Connoisseurs Vol 2 ... CD
Spectrum (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Way way more than just a northern soul collection – as the set features some killer late 60s soul singles, brought together with a groove that's far wider than simple dancefloor soul – and which features some amazing baroque and sweet soul numbers too! Most of the work is from the Universal-owned side of the 60s labels scene – Chess/Cadet, Uni, Smash, and MGM – but unlike other collections from Universal, this one does a great job of avoiding Motown work, and instead focuses on some lesser-known gems that fell between the cracks (and the charts) at the time! We're really pleased that a number of our favorite older singles have shown up on this set – treasured tunes we've had for years on wax, finally presented properly in a great top-shelf package. 20 tracks in all – with titles that include "Trust In Me" by Jackie Ross, "I Got A Bone To Pick With You" by Ruby Andrews, "Foolish Me" by Joanne Garrett, "What Would I Do" by The Tymes, "Cry Your Eyes Out" by Dottie Cambridge, "Watch Out Girl" by The Embers, "I Got The Fever" by The Prophets, "The Panic Is On" by Roy Hamilton, "Comin Home Baby" by The Soulful Strings, "Wherever You Were" by Bud Harper, "To The Ends Of The Earth" by Tony Middleton, "I Can't Make It Anymore" by Spyder Turner, and "It's All Up To You" by The Dells. CD

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✨✧ Johnny BristolBristol's Creme (P-Vine pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent smooth soul groover from Johnny Bristol! The album has Johnny stepping into a more sophisticated groove than he used on his early 70s albums for MGM – mixing together styles that sound a lot like those used by artists like Leroy Hutson or Leon Ware at the time, a mix of well-produced backings with just the right touch of strings, keyboards, and tight rhythms. Johnny's voice has a bit rootsier quality than you might be used to for this sort of album – which makes for an even more unique sound, especially on the mellower cuts. Tracks include "Do It To My Mind", "Have Yourself A Good Time Thinkin' Bout The Good Times", "You Turned Me On To Love", "I Sho Like Groovin' With Ya", and "She Came Into My Life". Nice one! CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeSolomon Burke Collection ... CD
Universal (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key look at a near-neglected side of the career of legendary soulman Solomon Burke! The collection brings together some wonderful work that Solomon recorded for MGM, Chess, and ABC in the early 70s (including one funky soundtrack) – records that step nicely off the style of Burke's later work on Atlantic, and which show him growing tremendously at the time! Most of the work is still in the southern soul mode of earlier years, but the production and arrangements show Solomon picking up some great elements of 70s modern and mellow influences – smoothing things out instrumentally, occasionally getting a bit funky, but still keeping plenty of space for his incredible vocals! It's about time that somebody put these tracks together – and although the package is a budget one, it features 19 tracks in all, with nearly all the best cuts from these albums! Titles include "Let Me Wrap My Arms Around You", "You & Your Baby Blues", "Get Up & Do Something For Yourself", "Fight Back", "We're Almost Home", "Love's Street & Fool's Road", "Electronic Magnetism", "Shambala", "Georgia Up North", "I Have A Dream", "Midnight & You", and "All For The Love Of Sunshine". CD

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✨✧ Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (4CDs/DVD) ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 4CDs/DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features 4CDs, 107 tracks of music – 2CDs that include every single album, 45, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – 2 more CDs that feature all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as bit as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. And this special box also features a flexi-disc of rare studio chatter from Lee – and even a reproduction of his business card as well! CD

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✨✧ Millie JacksonMillie Jackson (1972) (expanded edition) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ahhh . . . Great stuff! This Millie Jackson's tremendous debut album – and the work here is completely different from later records that have her more in a bitchy mode! Here, Millie's a heartbroken southern diva – right in the vein of Ann Sexton, Doris Duke, or Shirley Brown – and even though the arrangements are done north of the Mason/Dixon line (in New York by Bert DeCoteaux, and in DC by Tony Camillo), the record feels like it was lifted off the pressing plant in Muscle Shoals or Jackson! Titles include "I Ain't Giving Up", "I Miss You Baby", "Ask Me What You Want", "My Man, A Sweet Man", "I Just Can't Stand It", and "Strange Things". CD version features a whopping 11 bonus tracks – many of which were never issued before – and titles include the MGM numbers "My Heart Took A Licking" and "A Little Bit Of Something", plus "Ask Me What You Want (unedited master)", "Untrue Men", "I Don't Wanna Talk About It", "Strange Things (alt mix)", "My Man A Sweet Man (unedited master)", and "You're The Joy Of My Life (alt take)". CD

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