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Main IngredientEuphrates River ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A great, far-reaching album from Main Ingredient – a group best known for their early 70s singles, but come up with a wonderfully complex batch of tunes for this album from 1974! The set shows the group taking some cues from some of the hipper contemporaries of the time, and pushing past a stock hit formula in the best possible way. 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! CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

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Main IngredientEuphrates River/Afrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Main IngredientI Just Wanna Love You ... CD
Polydor, 1989. Used ... $9.99
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
(Original US pressing. Out of print!)

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Main IngredientReady For Love ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. Used ... $9.99
A killer set from a group that never lets us down – stepping out here in a sound that's more modern, more mature than their hit work of the 70s – yet still filled with all the sublime harmony soul we'd expect from the trio of Tony Silvester, Cuba Gooding, and Luther Simmons! Wade Marcus did all the arrangements – really showing his strengths on the album's mellow cuts, which are our favorites here – although the upbeat cuts still also step out in that best 80s groove mode that RCA was exploring at the time – made even better by the strong vocals of the trio! The record's got a classic sound that goes way past its cover image – and titles include "Think Positive", "What Can A Miracle Do", "With You", "Makes No Difference To Me", and "Ready For Love". CD

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Main IngredientRolling Down A Mountainside/Music Maximus ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $14.99
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 IngredientSpinning Around – The Singles 1967 to 1975 ... CD
RCA/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Some of the greatest work ever by The Main Ingredient – a selection of their singles for RCA records from the late 60s and early 70s – but one that goes way past just the hits, in order to fully trace the evolution of their heavenly vocal style! The trio started out as an already-great harmony act in the late 60s – a group who were even sweeter and more soaring than some of their contemporaries – making them perfectly placed to move into some of the more righteous harmony modes of the 70s – including some surprising turns towards more righteous, political material. The 22 track package is the greatest we've ever seen on the group – 15 pages of deeply detailed notes, in true Ace/Kent mode – plus singles that include three by The Insiders, "I'm Better Off Without You", "If You Had A Heart", and "I'm Just A Man" – as well as Main Ingredient singles that include "Black Seeds Keep On Growing", "California My Way", "Magic Shoes", "Everybody Plays The Fool", "You've Got To Take It If You Want It", "Girl Blue", "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend", "I Was Born To Lose You", "Brotherly Love", "You've Been My Inspiration", "I'm So Proud", "Spinning Around", "I'm Leaving This Time", "Rolling Down A Mountainside", "The Gold Old Days", and "Shame On The World". CD

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Main IngredientSuper Hits ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A tasty collection of work from the second era of the Main Ingredient – after the death of original member Donald McPherson, and during the time when Tony Silvester was leaving the group to work on his ill-planned solo career. Cuba Gooding Sr is lead vocalist on all tracks – and the record features 2 great Leon Ware tunes – "Instant Love" and "Rolling Down A Mountainside" – plus "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely, "Shame On The World", and Stevie Wonder's "Girl Blue". Lots of nice uptown arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux and Rene Hall, in that "transition from the 60s" style that was the group's real strength. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Main IngredientMusic Maximus ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and ink stamps. Labels have ink stamps.)

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Shirley HornMain Ingredient ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pete Rock & CL SmoothMain Ingredient ... LP
Elektra, 1994. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Every album these guys made is an essential classic, but we don't need to tell you that. Tracks include "In The House", "Carmel City", "I Get Physical", "Sun Won't Come Out", "I Got A Love", "Escape", "The Main Ingredient", "Worldwide", "All The Places", "Tell Me", "Take You There", "Searching", "Check It Out", "In The Flesh", "It's On You", and "Get On The Mic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent German pressing.)

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✨✧ Pete Rock & CL SmoothMain Ingredient (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of most essential hip hop albums of the 90s – arguably among the best ever! The Main Ingredient is a great title for the album, as this one finds Pete & CL working with the core essenses of their timeless hip hop sound. Pete Rock's soul and funk sample enriched sound at it's very best, and CL Smooth's rhymes in peak form as well. Absolute greatness! Titles include "In The House", "Carmel City", "I Get Physical", "Sun Won't Come Out", "I Got A Love", "Escape", "The Main Ingredient", "Worldwide", "All The Places", "Tell Me", "Take You There", "Searching", "Check It Out", "In The Flesh", "It's On You", and "Get On The Mic". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP clear vinyl pressing.)
 
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Tony Silvester & The New IngredientMagic Touch ... CD
Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A standout solo album from Tony Silvester of the Main Ingredient – maybe the only record he ever did on his own, but a real classic from the 70s! The album features arrangements by Patrick Adams – of P&P Records fame – and although the production is full and rich, there's a core approach that links the set nicely to the disco underground of the time – particularly the mix of funk and spacey touches that Adams was known for! Tony produced himself, and also arranged in a few spots – and the overall feel is like the best Main Ingredient modes of the sophisticated mid 70s years, taken to even greater fruition. Titles include the excellent groover "Pazuzu" – which we go back to again and again over the years – plus "Tender Side Of Love", "Cosmic Lady", "Keep it Up", "Verry White", and "Magic Touch". CD
Also available Magic Touch ... LP 24.99

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Tony Silvester & The New IngredientMagic Touch ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Very Good ... $24.99
A standout solo album from Tony Silvester of the Main Ingredient – maybe the only record he ever did on his own, but a real classic from the 70s! The album features arrangements by Patrick Adams – of P&P Records fame – and although the production is full and rich, there's a core approach that links the set nicely to the disco underground of the time – particularly the mix of funk and spacey touches that Adams was known for! Tony produced himself, and also arranged in a few spots – and the overall feel is like the best Main Ingredient modes of the sophisticated mid 70s years, taken to even greater fruition. Titles include the excellent groover "Pazuzu" – which we go back to again and again over the years – plus "Tender Side Of Love", "Cosmic Lady", "Keep it Up", "Verry White", and "Magic Touch". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Magic Touch ... CD 12.99

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ExportationsMeet The Exportations ... LP
United Artists, 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The Exportations seem to have only popped up for this one album, but they've got a solid harmony soul sound that's right up there with the best groups of the 70s – and which in fact feels a lot more like indie work from the early part of the decade than you'd guess from their placement on United Artists, and the 1978 date of this LP. They appear to be a Detroit group, and they've got a great talent for mixing the rough and the smooth – in the manner of The Dramatics best work of the time. Titles include "Main Ingredient", "You've Been A Long Time Coming", "Kiss Me Love", "Strange Sensations", and "Music". Great harmony soul – and a record you'll treasure as much as any indie session of its type! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Bad ... LP
K-Tel, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the few things K-Tel ever got right was the seventies soul compilation – even though they only included shorter versions of the tunes, mostly 7" versions. This classic, once available on TV, contains the cuts Honey Cone "Want Ads", Main Ingredient "Everybody Plays The Fool", Chairmen Of The Board "Give Me Just A Little More Time", Freda Payne "Band of Gold", Detroit Emeralds "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms", Timmy Thomas "Why Can't We Live Together" and loads more nice early 70s soul numbers, 20 of them in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cuba Gooding1st Cuba Gooding Album ... LP
Motown, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great solo album from Cuba Gooding – his first project on his own, done after a classic stretch in the Main Ingredient! Gooding's working here with help from Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter – the hit 70s soul team who really help him find a great new groove on his own – a sound that's rooted in the sweeter vocal modes of The Main Ingredient, but which has a sparklingly sophisticated quality of its own! The music is mature and upbeat – a bit like some of David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks' solo work of the 70s – and nearly all tunes here are originals by Potter and Lambert. Titles include "Fool Of The Year", "Mind Pleaser", "Hold On To What You Got", "All I Can Give You Is Love", and "As Long As There's You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has a promo sticker and a name stamp.)

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✨✧ Leon Ware & OthersFree Soul – The Classics Of Leon Ware ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An massive tribute to the genius of Leon Ware – a figure who was as important to the sound of Motown in the 70s as Marvin Gaye – and a singer, producer, and songwriter whose talents touched the careers of countless others in the decade too! Ware had an undeniably mature, sensual style that set a whole new level for adult soul music back in the day – a quality that was so strong, Marvin pinched his work for the album I Want You – which was supposed to be Leon's own, but instead was a collaboration between the two. And on his own, Ware is almost even better – a hell of a singer, and a really great talent for setting up a mellow groove – at a level that makes us easily speak his name in the same breath as folks like Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson. This wonderful collection features two overstuffed CDs – one that concentrates on Leon's own recordings, and a second that includes others' interpretations of his music – all with the kind of impeccable choices we expect from the Free Soul series. Leon Ware titles include "Cream Of Love", "Let Go", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "Why I Came To California", "Inside Your Love", "Journey Into You", "All Around The World", "Love Is A Simple Thing", "Rockin You Eternally", "What's Your Name", "Nothing's Sweeter Than My Baby's Love", "Summer Is Her Name", "Step By Step", and "What's Your World". Other tracks include "Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton, "I Do Not Know" by Syreeta, "Point Of View" by Rocky Robbins, "I Can Dream" by Thelma Jones, "Looking Up To You" by Michael Wycoff, "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" by Nancy Wilson, "Wanna Be Where You Are" by Zulema, "Vontade De Rever Voce" by Marcos Valle, "Instant Love" by Main Ingredient, "Melt The Night" by Lucas Arruda, "Gave My Heart" by Omar, "Rockin You Eternally" by Jazzanova, and "I Came To Love You" by Booker T. CD

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✨✧ VariousLegacy Of Soul (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little collection of 70s soul – one that's mostly mainstream, and a really great reminder of all the wonderful sounds that were coming our way, back in the day! The work here is from a variety of Sony labels – old catalog cuts from Columbia, RCA, and Philly International – but served up with a really wonderful choice of cuts, and a nice focus on the kind of tunes that not only sounded great in the 70s, but which have continued to spark new interest with larger audiences as the years moved on! There's also a few unreleased tracks on the set – including "Use Ta Be My Guy (DJ Reverend P edit)" by MFSB, "Back Stabbers (DJ Reverend P Edit)" by The O'Jays, and "Let Em In (DJ Reverend P edit)" by Billy Paul – alongside other tracks that include "Fantasy (Shelter DJ mix)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Harlem" by Bill Withers, "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "In The Mood" by Tyrone Davis, "You Are Gone" by The Delfonics, "Rolling Down A Mountainside" by Main Ingredient, "Kiss & Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans, "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis, "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" by Nina Simone, "When Somebody Loves You Back" by Teddy Pendergrass, "The Sweetest Pain" by Dexter Wansel, "Show You The Way To Be" by The Jacksons, "The Creator Has A Master Plan" by Norman Connors, "If You Want Me To Stay" by Sly & The Family Stone, "It's Got To Be Mellow" by Leon Haywood, "Make Me Say It Again Girl (parts 1 & 2)" by The Isley Brothers, "Betcha By Golly Wow" by Norman Connors with Phyllis Hyman, "That's What Mama Say" by Major Lance, and "I Don't Wanna Cry" by Ronnie Dyson. CD
 
 
 



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