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Main IngredientAll Time Greatest Hits ... CD
RCA, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
Although this set was recorded early in the history of the Main Ingredient's career, it also compiles tracks from their strongest period – which means that nearly every track's a winner, and all are graced by smooth uptown soul arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux. Includes their seminal AM radio hit "Everybody Plays The Fool", plus "Black Seeds Keep On Growing", "Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling In Love)", "Make It With You", "I'm So Proud", "I'm Better Off Without You", "You've Got To Take It (If You Want It)", "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)", "You've Been My Inspiration", and "No Tears (In The End)". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Main IngredientBrotherly Love – The RCA Anthology ... CD
RCA/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Stellar work from one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s – a trio whose music really elevated group soul material to another level – maybe even past the territory of east coast contemporaries like The Moments or Stylistics! There's always something special about Main Ingredient – not just the strong vocals of Cuba Gooding Sr, but maybe the way the group can blend sweet and deep, underground and mainstream – all while holding onto both longtime harmony soul fanatics, and winning over new generations of listeners with their sound! The group really burned strong on RCA in the early and mid 70s – then returned to great strength when they reunited at the start of the 80s, and gave the label some more great material – a huge run of which is featured here in a well-done 2CD set that includes 41 great choices from their catalog. Titles include "I'm Leaving This Time", "I'm So Proud", "Spinning Around", "California My Way", "Looks Like Rain", "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "Shame On The World", "Lillian", "Let Me Prove My Love To You", "Instant Love", "What Can A Miracle Do", "Spoiled", "Think Positive (12" mix)", "Party People (12" mix)", "Summer Breeze", "You Can Call Me Rover", "Girl Blue", "I Was Born To Lose You", "You've Been My Inspiration", "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend", "Make It With You", "I Want To Make You Glad", "Family Man", "The Good Old Days", "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", "Everybody Plays The Fool", and "Where Were You When I Needed You". CD

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Main IngredientEuphrates River ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
Although the Main Ingredient were best known for their early 70's singles, this album from '74 is a wonderfully complex batch of tunes that shows that the group were taking a cue from some of their hipper contemporaries, and pushing past a stock hit formula. Bert DeCoteaux was still arranging, but the group produced themselves, giving the record a sexy funky feeling in the best parts, not that dissimilar from some of Marvin Gaye's work, or records by groups like The Isley Brothers or The O'Jays. Includes great versions of two Seals & Crofts songs – "Summer Breeze" and "Euphrates" – both a perfect example of this style, as is "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" – plus a great reading of Willie Hutch's "California My Way", which has a super-dope sample at the beginning. Of course, the album still includes material like their hit " "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", a sweetly style AM radio pop hit in the band's best style of earlier years. LP, Vinyl record album

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Main IngredientEverybody Plays The Fool/Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) ... 7-inch
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
2 sweet soul classics from the Main Ingredient! "Everybody Plays The Fool" is probably the group's best-remembered track but "Who Can I Turn To" is no slouch either. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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Main IngredientI Just Wanna Love You ... CD
Polydor/Celeste (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $26.99
An overlooked gem from the Main Ingredient – recording far from their classic years of the 70s, but still sounding pretty darn great! The group are down to a duo – but the sound is still strong, thanks to some sweet and mellow production, and tight vocal arrangements by The Knight Crew – who give the record a slightly contemporary feel, yet still leave lots of room for great vocals! The style isn't the same as in classic years, given the production of the set – and the album has a few nice mellow steppers that more than make it well worth having. Titles include "When We Need It Bad", "Meant To Be In Love", "I Can't Go For That", "Just Say You Will", "Never Give Up On Love", and "Surrender". CD

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Main IngredientRolling Down A Mountainside/Music Maximus ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $9.99
Double greatness from The Main Ingredient – two full albums on a single CD! Rolling Down A Mountainside is mid 70s magic from The Main Ingredient – a set that has the trio working with even more sophistication than on previous records, yet still holding onto all the harmonies that always made them great! Cuba Gooding's lead is wonderful – rich and full of feeling, and slinking nicely over arrangements from Rene Hall and Bert DeCoteaux, both of whom bridge the simpler styles of earlier work with some of the deeper ideas going down in soul music at the time. The title track is a killer a wonderful spacey soul track with sweeping arrangements and some weird moogy bits in the background – perfect for the group's sweet style, and a complicated captivating number that pushes past the formula of their earlier hits. The rest of the album follows with equally compelling modes – and titles include "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "Thanks For The Laughs", "That Ain't My Style", "Family Man", "I Want To Make You Glad", and "The Good Old Days". Music Maximus is wicked work from The Main Ingredient – a set that's even fuller and funkier than before, yet still a perfect setting for the tremendous harmonies of the trio! The "Roman orgy" cover makes this one look like it might be more of a disco effort – but the overall sound is a sweet mix of modern soul grooves, tight funky charts, and some deeper ideas that are arranged wonderfully by Leon Pendarvis and Lou Courtney. The approach is possibly most like Courtney's own great albums of the time – rooted in a respect for older soul styles, yet really able to open up to new ideas too – and the album features a great funky version of Leon Ware's "Instant Love", plus the tracks "Car Of Love", "Many Women In My Life", "Half A Chance", "I Gotta Know You", "Can't Get Ready For Losing You", and "Who You Really Are". CD

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Main IngredientTasteful Soul ... LP
RCA, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of their earliest records, with a great set of Bert DeCoteaux arrangements, and a totally sweet soul harmony sound. The arrangements are nice and airy, with lots of smooth sweeping passages that let the vocals float around effortlessly. Tracks include "Magic Shoes", "I'm Better Off Without You", "Spinning Around", "Need Her Love", "Searching", and "Somebody's Been Sleeping". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly stained corners.)

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Main IngredientYou've Been My Inspiration/Life Won't Be The Same ... 7-inch
RCA, 1970. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve. Labels have ink stamps.)

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✨✧ Main IngredientI'm So Proud/Brotherly Love ... 7-inch
RCA, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Main IngredientHappiness Is Just AroundThe Bend/Why Can't We All Unite ... 7-inch
RCA, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve.)

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✨✧ Main IngredientInstant Love/Let Me Prove My Love To You ... 7-inch
RCA, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve.)

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✨✧ Main IngredientMovin On/Girl Blue ... 7-inch
RCA, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an RCA sleeve.)

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✨✧ Main IngredientEuphrates River/Afrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two of our favorite albums by The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! Euphrates River is a wonderfully complex batch of tunes that shows that the group were taking a cue from some of their hipper contemporaries, and pushing past a stock hit formula. Bert DeCoteaux was still arranging, but the group produced themselves, giving the record a sexy funky feeling in the best parts, not that dissimilar from some of Marvin Gaye's work, or records by groups like The Isley Brothers or The O'Jays. Includes great versions of two Seals & Crofts songs – "Summer Breeze" and "Euphrates" – both a perfect example of this style, as is "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" – plus a great reading of Willie Hutch's "California My Way", which has a super-dope sample at the beginning. Of course, the album still includes material like their hit " "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", a sweetly style AM radio pop hit in the band's best style of earlier years. Afrodisiac is one of the most righteous albums ever from the Main Ingredient – as you might guess from its title and stylish cover! The group are really opening up here – and show a distinct Stevie Wonder influence throughout – not just because they perform their own hip takes on a number of tunes by Stevie, but also because Wonder himself plays a bit on the record! Rhythms are inventive, and grooves nice and complex – way past standard chart soul, into a heady mix that holds up beautifully over the years. Keyboards slide in great with the harmonies – and titles include great versions of Stevie Wonder tunes "Superwoman", "Where Were You When I Needed You", "Something Lovely", "Girl Blue", and "I Am Yours" – plus the great breakbeat track "You Can Call Me Rover", which has a very tight drum sound at the beginning, and tight soul harmonies all the way through. Also features a hip take on the Isleys' "Work To Do" too! CD
 
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New CensationNew Censation ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
The only full album we've ever seen from this obscure 70s soul group – an ensemble who work here with plenty of help on production, arrangements, and songwriting from the great Van McCoy! Van's still a bit shy of his bigger disco fame here – and instead, he showcases that groundbreaking style that helped lots of east coast groups really hit a new groove in the years before Studio 54 – a mode that uses the fuller production styles that Van first worked up in the late 60s, but which also sets things to a more compressed rhythmic style that's pretty darn great! Lots of the work here recalls the style of groups over at RCA – like Choice Four or Main Ingredient – but these guys have a mixed male/female vocal style, which makes for a unique difference too. Tracks include "Let's Get Back Together", "I Was Made For You", "I'm So Glad", "Come Down To Earth", and "Everybody's Got A Story". CD
(Part of the Original Pride Breaks & Beats Collection!)

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✨✧ ShirellesShirelles ... LP
RCA, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly great later work by The Shirelles – nice and soulful, thanks to arrangements from David Van De Pitte and Wade Marcus – both of whom push the trio way past their roots, into more sophisticated group soul for the 70s! The approach carries the best (then) contemporary styles from New York and Philly – particularly that strong way of mixing group vocals with focused grooves – as you'd hear from some of the more successful male groups of the time on RCA, like Main Ingredient or Choice Four. The Shirelles have a strong sense of harmony that really pushes the tunes forward – and the material is nice and creative – with titles that include "Walk On In", "Brother Brother", "Sunday Dreaming", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Let's Stay Together", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", and "Drowning In The Sea Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Pete YellinDance Of Allegra ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Reedman Pete Yellin is really on fire here – swirling up in this soaring, spiritual blend of sounds – with great work throughout from Kenny Barron on electric piano, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, and Billy Hart on drums! The album's got the kind of soaring majesty that Henderson brought especially to his earliest work – with lots of modal energy in the rhythms, and interplay between the electric keys and acoustic rhythm – which also includes Dom Um Romao on percussion! Stanley Clarke is the bassist – one more ingredient for the album's magnificent flow – and all tracks are long, and include "Dance Of Allegra", "Esculynn", "Bird & The Ouija Board", and "Mebakush". Oh, and Yellin is great, too – and plays both alto and flute! CD
 
 
 



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