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Marvin GayeAdults Only ... CD
Queen, Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Marvin GayeHello Broadway ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Nothing too Broadway here – as the album's a warmly soulful set that shows a mellower side of Marvin Gaye for the 60s – the deeper, more jazz-inclined side of his vocals, which makes for a nice contrast to his bigger hits of the time! Gene Page handled most of the arrangements, so you can bet that the sound is mighty solid – a groove that gets past standard Motown modes of the time, and opens up with a hint of the more sophisticated Marvin to come in the 70s! It's great to hear Gaye take his own turn with familiar tunes like these – and titles include "Walk On The Wild Side", "Hello Broadway", "My Way", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "People", "The Party's Over", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "This Is The Life". CD

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Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... CD
Motown, 1978. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". CD

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Marvin GayeI Want You ... CD
Motown, 1976. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very much on the mind of Marvin during his troubled years of the mid 70s. The whole thing's beautifully put together – superbly orchestrated with just the right funky touches, and even a sweet bit of electronics to give the set a nice edge. An amazing album – one of those soul records that goes deeper and deeper than you ever thought pop music could go – filled with great tracks that include "I Want You", "After the Dance", "Come Live With Me", and "Since I Had You". Genius – pure genius! CD
Also available I Want You ... LP 13.99

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Marvin GayeIn Concert ... CD
Classic, Used ... $2.99
Includes "Sexual Healing", "What's Goin' On", "Inner City Blues", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Marvin GayeLast Concert Tour ... CD
Warner, 1983. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Marvin GayeLost & Found – Love Starved Heart ... CD
Motown, Mid 60s. Used ... $11.99
A treasure chest of rarities – like a dream come true! This excellent CD features 25 previously unissued tunes, all recorded during Marvin's prime 60s years at Motown – with a quality level that will surprise you, and a depth of great songs that will show that Marvin had way more going on than his more common records might have let on. The set's got a few clinkers, but honestly, most of the tracks are great – rare little soul tunes sung with that mixture of raspiness and sweetness that makes Marvin so great, handled with the care of the rest of his Motown work. Titles include "Sad Souvenirs", "I Can't Help It", "It's A Desperate Situation", "Dark Side Of The World", "You're The One", "Hope I Don't Get My Heart Broke", "Loving & Affection", "I'm In Love With You", and "Darling You're Wonderful". CD also features a 1 minute interview with Marvin. CD
(Out of print.)

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye's Greatest Hits ... CD
Tamla, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
Nice collection of Marvin's bigger hits from the zenith of his career, 10 tracks in all: "Let's Get It On", "I Want You", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", "What's Going On", "After The Dance", "Can I Get A Witness", "Trouble Man" and "Distant Lover (Live)". CD
(Motown Compact Classic pressing.)

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Marvin GayeMPG ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Great late 60s work from Marvin Gaye – a pre-What's Going On set that still shows him picking up some of the hipper, deeper themes bubbling under at Motown – a bit of the heavier bass and politics of Norman Whitfield camp, touched with some of the sweeter soul from earlier years! The mix is really great, and makes the record a key transitional one in Gaye's years at Motown – a great hint of the deeper styles to come, and proof that even in these earlier years, Marvin was still capable of sounding plenty righteous! Titles include the hit "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", plus "That's The Way Love Is", "The End Of Our Road", "Seek & You Shall Find", "This Magic Moment", "It's A Bitter Pill To Swallow", "I Got To Get To California", and "It Don't Take Much To Keep Me". CD

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Marvin GayeThat's The Way Love Is ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Marvin Gaye gets some fantastic help here from Norman Whitfield – whose production gives the record a much more righteous sound than some of Gaye's sweeter soul of the 60s – a really heavy undercurrent that strongly hints at modes to come! The vibe here isn't as fuzzed-out as on some of Whitfield's other groups – like The Undisputed Truth or Temptations – but the record definitely shares some of the same spirit, and really uses the sound to deepen Gaye's groove wonderfully. Titles include Marvin's great version of "I Wish It Would Rain", plus "How Can I Forget", "That's The Way Love Is", "Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got", "Cloud Nine", and "Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love". CD

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Marvin GayeTrouble Man ... CD
Motown, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 5.98
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". Very funky, very sophisticated, and very soulful! CD

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded 2CD set) ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1971. Used 2CD ... $11.99
The definitive version of this masterpiece! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes at the beginning of the 70s – and 30 years later, Motown's reissued the set with a wealth of additional material that takes it to the next level. The 2CD set includes 45 tracks in all (36 unreleased!) – classics like "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" from the original album – plus the Original Detroit Mix of the 9 tracks on the album, a version of "What's Going On" that just features rhythm & strings, a live performance of the album recorded at The Kennedy Center in 1972, single versions of 3 tracks, and "Head Title", aka "Distant Lover" in a formative state. CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available What's Going On (80s pressing) ... LP 13.99

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Vol 1 – 1961 to 1965 (7CD set) ... CD
Motown, New Copy ... On September 11, 2015
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✨✧ Marvin GayeI Want You (2CD expanded & remastered edition) ... CD
Motown, 1976. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – quite possibly our favorite ever by Marvin Gaye! The album is quite unique – written by Leon Ware, and recorded in collaboration with him – done as a "suite" of tracks based on themes of passion, joy, and new love – all of which were very much on the mind of Marvin during his troubled years of the mid 70s. The whole thing's beautifully put together – superbly orchestrated with just the right funky touches, and even a sweet bit of electronics to give the set a nice edge. An amazing album – one of those soul records that goes deeper and deeper than you ever thought pop music could go – filled with great tracks that include "I Want You", "After the Dance", "Come Live With Me", and "Since I Had You". Genius – pure genius! Beautifully expanded, too – with 17 bonus tracks that include a wealth of alternate mixes, outtakes, and demos that get at the Pet Sounds-like production style of this masterpiece – plus a promo only vocal version of "I Want You", and instrumentals of "I Want You" and "Strange Love". CD
(Includes original slipcover!)
Also available
I Want You ... LP 13.99
I Want You ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". This expanded edition contains the extra tracks "Let's Get It On (single edit)" and "You Sure Love To Ball (single mix)". CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeMidnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions ... CD
Columbia, 1982. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of prinnt, edgewear to slipcover.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeTribute To The Great Nat King Cole ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marvin Gaye shows another wonderful side of his talents in the early Motown years – a classy, crooing approach that was perfect for this tribute to Nat King Cole! There's a great mix of jazz and soul going on here that's a bit different than some of Marvin's other Motown work of the 60s – and although some tracks are quite Cole-like at times, with a surprisingly accurate approximation of Nat's style – there's plenty others that almost seem to point towards the growing sophistication in Gaye's style that would emerge more strongly at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Straighten Up & Fly Right", "Nature Boy", "Unforgettable", "Send For Me", and a pretty great reading of "Calypso Blues", with a nice stepping groove! CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeTrouble Man ... CD
Motown, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and composed by Marvin himself – and served up with some occasional vocals that work beautifully with the album's cool instrumental grooves! The set's easily one of Gaye's most righteous records ever – almost a second chapter to What's Going On, but more instrumental – and like that classic set, it really shows the whole new range of vision that Marvin was able to work in the studio. Gaye gets a bit of arranging help on some tracks from Gene Page and JJ Johnson – and the album's filled with great cuts – including the landmark "T Plays It Cool", plus other gems like "Don't Mess With Mister T", "Main Theme From Trouble Man", "The Break In", and "T Stands For Trouble". Very funky, very sophisticated, and very soulful! CD
Also available Trouble Man ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". This expanded edition includes the B-side tracks "God Is Love" and "Sad Tomorrow". CD
Also available
What's Going On (80s pressing) ... LP 13.99
What's Going On (expanded 2CD set) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhen I'm Alone I Cry ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful early Motown session from Marvin Gaye – with a title that really hints at the open emotion of his later work! The set's one of a few that has Marvin singing standards and jazz tunes – but it's done in a mellow late night way that really sparkles with a lot of soul – that perfect balance of Motown class and depth, handled here wonderfully by a young singer really coming into his own! The setting's a nice contrast to the jauntiness of Marvin's early hits, and it's nice to hear him showing a different side of his range on tracks that include "I Wonder", "I'll Be Around", "Because Of You", "I Don't Know Why", "You've Changed", and "I Was Telling Her About You". CD
 
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Leon BridgesComing Home ... CD
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
An album with a very classic look on the cover – and an equally classic sound to match – one that takes us back to some of the hippest, coolest work by early 60s singers like Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye! Both artists are a good comparison here, as Leon Bridges is unabashedly in the same territory – cool, classy, yet undeniably soulful – at this level that never has to overstate itself, or try too hard to reach for facile funky parts, or any kind of party-moving sort of vibe. Leon's vocals are wonderful – clearly born to sing music this great – and the backings are a nice change from the usual retro soul modes, and instead have this deep soul vibe that's perfectly captured in a Texas small studio setting. Titles include "Better Man", "Brown Skin Girl", "Lisa Sawyer", "Pull Away", "Flower", and "Twistin & Groovin". CD
Also available Coming Home (180 gram pressing – includes download) ... LP 18.99

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Lou CourtneyI'm In Need Of Love ... CD
Epic/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful album of mellow soul tracks! The record is Lou Courtney's masterpiece – and it's a jam-packed set filled with great tracks that rank right up there with classic 70s work by artists like Marvin Gaye, Leroy Hutson, or Leon Ware! Leon Pendarvis handled most of the arrangements – and the record's got a wonderfully full soul sound – with a mix of moody keyboard-driven groovers and ballads – all topped by excellent vocals from Lou, miles ahead of any work he did in the early days! The best thing, though, is the songwriting, as these tracks rank right up there with the best underground mellow soul we can think of – sophisticated yet not soppy, filled with soulful lyrics about love and losing it, never giving into cliches of other soul from the time. A real dream of an album – and filled with great tracks like "I Will If You Will", "I'm In Need Of Love", "Just To Let Him Break Your Heart", "Somebody New Is Loving On You", "Just To Let Him Break Your Heart", and "The Common Broken Heart". CD

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JJ Johnson/Dominic FrontiereCleopatra Jones/Cleopatra Jones & The Casino Of Gold ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1973/1975. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
An amazing double-header – and a set that really adds a lot more music than we might have expected! First up is a richly expanded version of Cleopatra Jones – one of the best of the blacksploitation scores of the early 70s – a masterpiece of music that we rate every bit as high as Shaft or Superfly – maybe even higher! The music here is incredible – a surprising funky turn for JJ Johnson, who most folks know for his straighter jazz work – and like Marvin Gaye, Barry White, and others who were surprising the world with their ability to score music for a full film during the early 70s, JJ really knocks it out of the park with this one – coming up with a batch of tunes that are a wonderful mix of sophisticated scoring, creative instrumentation, and some damn funky grooves! The title cut features Joe Simon on vocals, and Millie Jackson sings on the cuts "Love Doctor" and "It Hurts So Good". The rest of the set is instrumental, and other cuts include an instrumental take on "Cleopatra Jones", plus "Go Chase Cleo", "Goin To The Chase", "Wrap Up", and "Airport Fight". This new version features 17 bonus tracks from the original film score, not the record – amazing extra music by Carl Brandt, with titles that include "Emdee", "Elevator/Cleo & Captain", "Pot Burn/Mommy/Police Raid", "Ambush", "Doodle Apartment", "Before Crash", and "Snake Crib". CD 2 features some long-lost music from the film Cleopatra Jones & The Casino Of Gold – a well-known follow-up to the original movie, but one that was never properly represented on record – making this CD set a long-awaited premiere of the original music for the film! The set features music by Dominic Frontiere – penned in a mix of funky action modes, with some slight exotic touches too, due to the location of the story. Frontiere's in his best soul/funk mode – a side that few folks realize he can do this well – and the music has a slightly different feel than JJ Johnson's Cleo Jones work, but is equally nice. Titles include "Casino Source", "Chopped Meat", "Oymia", "Les Orgie", "Fatman Stomp", "Dead Dragon Lady", and "Pool Hall Rock" – plus the vocal number "Playing With Fire". CD also features 4 more bonus tracks from Cleopatra Jones – including extended versions of the theme, and Pattie Brooks singing "Swing Down Chariot" and "Am I Blue". Great notes too – very full, with lots of photos, in the best Film Score tradition! CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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Bo Kirkland & Ruth Davis (Mike James Kirkland)You're Gonna Get Next To Me – The Complete Claridge Recordings ... CD
Claridge/Kent (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
The complete recordings of Bo Kirkland & Ruth Davis – a great west coast duo who should have been huge! The core of the CD is the self titled Bo & Ruth record – a killer album of smooth soul – done with a bit of a southern tinge, and a great indie production approach that really makes the best of the duet-style vocals! Bo Kirkland is actually the great Mike James Kirkland – who you may know from killer indie soul albums issued before this gem – and these duets with Ruth Davis really expand his previous sound, and make the best use of his warm, mellow style of singing – a groove that's somewhere between Marvin Gaye, Stax Records, and maybe some of the best soul duo styles of the time. Bob Kirkland was the creative force behind the set – and has a great way of wrapping the vocals together in a mellow mode – often with Bo's vocals in the lead, as Ruth comes in to give him great support. The whole thing's wonderful – an overlooked gem that rivals some of the bigger southern soul albums of the time, especially those with a modern vibe – and titles include "Can You Feel It", "Grandfather Clock", "Easy Loving", "You're Gonna Get Next To Me", "To Make You Love Me", and "Train Of Desire". CD also features bonus tracks from singles – "Lost In A Love Zone", "That's A Bet", "Stay By My Side", "That's The Way The Wind Blows", and "Loving Arms". CD

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Mike James KirklandDoin' It Right ... CD
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Nice one! Although the other Mike James Kirkland LP reissued by Luv N Haight is fairly well known amongst classic soul collectors, this harder-to-find 2nd album is a totally rare gem – and it's great to have it back out again. As with Kirkland's other work, the record has a beautiful deep soul groove, and a sound that's a bit like some of Marvin Gaye's stuff from the mid 70's. Mike's writing is very good, and the production has a nice sparkling edge that gives the material a good righteous feel. Titles include "You Put It On My Mind", "Got To Do It Right", "The Only Change", and "Love Is All We Need". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Oliver Lake & William ParkerTo Roy ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Beautiful duets between Oliver Lake and William Parker – dedicated to the late Roy Campbell, and a wonderful tribute to his genius! This may well be one of the best performances we've heard from Lake in years – a clear, clean, unfettered way to really return to his strengths on alto sax – next to these warm, round basslines from Parker that are always a treat – but which again, seem to have even more power here than on other recent albums. Most tunes are originals, written by either of the pair – and the match of souls and spirits is tremendous throughout. Titles include "Check", "Victor Jara", "Variation On A Theme Of Marvin Gaye", "To Roy", "Light Over Still Water Paints A Portrait Of God", and "Bonu". CD

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Main IngredientEuphrates River/Afrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
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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MaxwellEmbrya ... CD
Columbia, 1998. Used ... $1.99
The second album by smooth soul singer Maxwell – and every bit as great as the first! Although the vibe is modern, the sound is quite classic – with lush warm arrangements that perfectly wrap up Maxwell's sweet and soulful vocals. The record picks up a tradition that was left off by 70s stars like Leon Ware, Marvin Gaye, or Leroy Hutson – and it's a masterpiece of jazzy soul that almost restores our faith in major labels. Like the first effort, this one was written and produced by Musze – and also like that one, it's a beautiful album all the way through, with a very unified sound that most other soul artists could only dream of! Titles include "I'm You, You Are Me, and We Are You", "Everwanting: To Want You To Want", "Gravity: Pushing To Pull", "Submerge: Til We Become The Sun", "Arroz Con Polly", "Drowndeep: Hula", and "Matrimony: Maybe You". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Out of print.)

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MaxwellNow ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Maxwell's third album, and he just keeps getting better. His songwriting skills have become more finely honed, and the arrangements and general feel still maintain his warm, retro modern vibe. We never tire of his soulful vocals, and music that references classics like the Isleys, Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware or Leroy Hutson without ever having to resort to aping them or sampling their hooks. 12 tracks, including "Getting To Know Ya", "Lifetime", "Changed", "For Lovers Only", "Temporary Nite", "Silently", "Symptom Unkown" and "Now/At The Party". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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MiraclesRenaissance/Do It Baby (with bonus track) ... CD
Tamla/Hip-O Select, 1973/1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Incredible early-to-mid 70s albums from The Miracles – Renaissance and Do It Baby – plus a bonus Tom Moulton remix! First up, Renaissance truly is one, and proof that the the group could do amazing things away from Smokey Robinson! Of course, they've got a heck of a lot of great help on this set – from some of Motown's best, like Willie Hutch, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, and even Marvin Gaye, who wrote and produced the album's standout track "I Love You Secretly", a stone treasure that's as good as any of Marvin's recordings from the time! The whole set is great, though, filled with wonderful songs that never got their due – and which will make this one stand for years as a treasure to fans of harmony soul! Titles include "I Didn't Realize The Show Was Over", "I Love You Secretly", "I Don't Need No Reason", "Don't Let It End", and "What Is A Heart Good For". The follow-up Do It Baby is another overlooked post-Smokey gem – a beautifully display of Miracles' unmatched soul harmony mastery – on a record that's just about as good as anything they did with Smokey. This one actually reminds us a lot of some of our favorite Philly albums coming out at the same time! Arrangements are handled by James Carmichael, Freddie Perren, and Willie Hutch – and it's heavy with slinky smooth soul groovers like "Do It Baby", "You Are Love", "What Is A Heart Good For", and "Give Me Just Another Day", one of a few great cuts on the record written by Leon Ware! This much needed Hip-O Select package includes a bonus track, too: Tom Moulton's mix of "Do It Baby" – which extends that classic cut to more than 7 minutes of dancefloor soul greatness! CD

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David RuffinGentleman Ruffin ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1980. Used ... $9.99
David Ruffin at Warner Brothers – a very good thing, thanks to some sublime production from Detroit soul legend Don Davis! As with other key productions in the 70s, Don pitches Ruffin with a sound that's smooth, but still has a great sense of humanity – a style that's a bit like late 70s Marvin Gaye and Leon Ware, and which proves to be a perfect fit for David – giving him a new sense of focus here that's totally great! Those classic Ruffin vocals sound wonderful here – flowing, glowing, and getting a sense of warmth without getting too slick. A few cuts feature backup vocals from Leon Ware and Ronnie McNair, and female singer Laverna Mason brings in some great duets that really help deepen the sound of the record! Titles include "Love Supply", "I Wanna Be With You", "I Got A Thing For You", "Don't You Go Home", "Can We Make Love One More Time", and "All I Need". CD
(Includes obi.)

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SylviaPillow Talk – The Sensuous Sounds Of Sylvia ... CD
Rhino, Early 70s. Used ... $15.99
Sylvia LPs fly out of Dusty Groove like they've got wings on them – and for good reason, since her sexy soulful style is both great and unique! This nice compilation by Rhino is 20 tracks strong, with loads of essential tracks like "Pillow Talk", "He Don't Ever Lose His Groove", "LA Sunshine", "Sho Nuff Boogie", "Easy Evil", "Didn't I", "Sweet Stuff", "Pussy Cat", and her version of "You Sure Love to Ball", which is way way rawer than Marvin Gaye's! Sexy stuff, with a dope groove, and a very twisted sense of humor – all from the woman who went on to start the Sugarhill label! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Leon WareMusical Massage (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD
Gordy/Motown, 1976. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware's greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70s! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye's I Want You album, which was written and conceived by Ware, then taken at the last minute by Marvin! For this set, Ware creates a very similar sound – mixing together smooth keyboards with subtle bits of funk and electronics, all wrapped up in his own sweet warm vocals, which sound better here than on any other album. The whole thing's filled with loads of beautiful tracks, including "French Waltz", "Journey Into You", "Phantom Lover", and the great "Turn Out the Light", written with Minnie Riperton. Plus, this reissue features 5 previously unissued bonus tracks – Leon's original versions of "Comfort (aka Come Live With Me Angel)", recorded with Minnie Riperton, and "I Wanna Be Where You Are", both done by Marvin Gaye on I Want You, plus the tracks "Don't You Wanna Come", "Long Time No See", and "You Are The Way You Are". CD
Also available Musical Massage (UK pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Leon WareMusical Massage (UK pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Expansion (UK), 1976. Used ... $6.99
Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware's greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70's! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye's I Want You album, which was written and conceived by Ware, then taken at the last minute by Marvin! For this set, Ware creates a very similar sound – mixing together smooth keyboards with subtle bits of funk and electronics, all wrapped up in his own sweet warm vocals, which sound better here than on any other album. The whole thing's filled with loads of beautiful tracks, including "French Waltz", "Journey Into You", "Phantom Lover", and the great "Turn Out the Light", written with Minnie Riperton. Plus, this reissue features 5 previously unissued bonus tracks – different than the US ones – "Long Time No See", "With You", "Comfort", "Best Of Two Worlds", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are". CD
Also available Musical Massage (Expanded & Remastered) ... CD 4.99

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VariousCan You Dig It? – The Music & Politics Of Black Action Films 1968 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2CDs ... $14.99
Possibly the best-ever collection of blacksploitation grooves we've ever seen – a really comprehensive package that not only manages to cover the classics, but which also digs deep enough to come up with lots of fresh bits too! The set really sets a new level for the Soul Jazz label – and is carried off with enough authority towards Black Action films as the label's legendary efforts towards a host of less mainstream genres – truly an achievement for the label's crew, not to mention a heavier bonus for our funky listening pleasure! There's way more here than just a slapped-together batch of tunes from the early 70s – as the set's very carefully put together to showcase a wide range of sounds, along with notes that really get at the social and political power of both the music and the films. 2CD package features a massive color booklet inside the slipcase – and features 34 tracks that include "Shaft In Africa" by Johnny Pate, "Down & Out In New York City" by James Brown, "Wilford's Gone" by The Blackbyrds, "Run Fay Run" by Isaac Hayes, "Theme From Black Belt Jones" by Dennis Coffey, "Willie Chase" by JJ Johnson, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Charley" by Don Costa, "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" by Willie Hutch, "Blacula" by Gene Page, "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" by Joe Simon, "Pursuit Of The Pimpmobile" by Isaac Hayes, "Sweetback's Theme" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Aragon" by Roy Ayers, "Strung Out" by Gordon Staples, "Easin In" by Edwin Starr, "The Bus" by Solomon Burke & Gene Page, "Make A Resolution" by The Impressions, "Ed & Digger" by Cotton Comes To Harlem, "Las Vegas Strut" by Jack Ashford, "Lay It On Your Head" by Don Julian, and "Zombie March" by Nat Dove & The Devils. CD
Also available Can You Dig It? – The Music & Politics Of Black Action Films 1968 to 1975 Vol 2 ... LP 26.99

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VariousLeon Ware & Friends ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing look at the music of Leon Ware – one of our favorite soul artists of the 70s! Leon's got a warmly mellow style that's totally great – heard most famously in collaboration with Marvin Gaye on the classic I Want You album, but equally noteworthy on Leon's own records – and on a host of other projects he's done with top-shelf soul artists over the years! A good number of those projects are collected here – the cream of the crop of Ware-associated cuts from the 70s and early 80s – tunes penned, produced, arranged, or even featuring Leon himself – all brought together here in a really wonderful little collection. Each track is a treasure, and the whole thing is a sublime mellow soul masterpiece – filled with musical moments that sound even better in the company of each other – pulled from other records, and rewoven here in a new tapestry that stands as a rich tribute to Ware's mighty talents. Titles include "Everywhere Inside Me" by Norman Connors, "I Don't Know" by Syreeta, "You Do The Right Things" by Al Wilson, "Point Of View" by Rockie Robbins, "No Tricks" by Chuck Jackson, "I Can't Keep Holding Back" by Shadow, "Trust Your Heart (ext 12" mix)" by Bobby Womack, "Just Don't Make It Hurt" by Krystol, "I Came To Love You" by Booker T, "I Can Dream" by Themal Jones, "You Make Me Wanna Love Again" by Vesta Williams, "I Know It's You" by Donny Hathaway, "Can You Feel What I'm Saying" by Minnie Riperton, "Looking Up To You" by Michael Wycoff, "Thank You Early Bird" by Jerry Butler, and the tracks "What's Your World" and "Girl Girl Girl" by Leon Ware himself! CD

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VariousPimps, Players & Private Eyes ... CD
Sire/Warner, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
An excellent primer for fans of blacksploitation soundtracks! The set was put together by Ice T as an homage to all the great black action films of the 70s that inspired his candy-ass gangster image – and it's a good selection of vocal hits from scores that may well be known more for their instrumental funk. And sure, the selection's a bit basic – but it's also a good place to start, and hearing the vocal numbers is kind of a different hook into the films than the usual instrumental riffs. Titles include "Love Doctor" by Millie Jackson, "I Choose You" by Willie Hutch, "Blowin Your Mind" by OC Smith, "Are You Man Enough" by The Four Tops, "Make A Resolution" by The Impressions, "Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack, "Theme Of Foxy Brown" by Willie Hutch, "Trouble Man" by Marvin Gaye, "Theme From Shaft" by Isaac Hayes, and "Pusherman" by Curtis Mayfield. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoul In Germany – When Ein Man Liebt Ein Woman ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s. Used ... $8.99
Soul in Germany – an unusual sort of concept, but one that comes off surprisingly well – as you'll hear on the tunes in this set! The package features mostly German language soul tunes from the 60s – tracks that are mostly covers of American soul hits – sung either by Americans adapting to the language for the German audience, or by European singers who do a fairly good job of capturing the spirit of the originals – if not the language! Some of the cuts here are somewhat pop-oriented, but still come off well – and others are genuine soul tunes that are hard to distinguish from the American version, save for the language. The package features a whopping 40 page booklet – with notes in German, plus a wealth of cool photos and record images! 28 tracks in all – including "Du Bist Da" by Gilla, "Baby Ich Such Nach Dir" by Michael Holm, "Es Liegt Nur An Dir" by Buddy Caine, "Mein Girl" by The Temptations, "Geh Vorbei" by Dionne Warwick, "Ich Ich Habe Niemand" by Renate Pichler, "Aus" by Peggy Peters, "Komm Zu Mir" by Ronny Twen, "Was Hab Ich Dir Getan" by Jacob Sisters, "Kein Weg Ist Zu Weit" by Cornflakes, "Johnny & Joe" by Supremes, "Niemand Ist Ein Engel" by Toni Cavana, "Zweisamkeit" by Joy & The Hitkids, "Wie Schon Das Ist" and "Sympatica" by Marvin Gaye, and "Man Nennt Mich Mr Pitiful" by Micha & Peter. CD

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VariousTrojan Presents Lovers Rock – 40 Romantic Reggae Classics 1976 to 1990 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A really great collection – and a sublime introduction to the lovers rock genre – a style that's way more than just the "romantic" modes promised in the title, and instead offers up a key Jamaican interpretation of mellow soul styles! The span of work stretches from those first mid 70s years when reggae got nice and laidback – almost as a response to work from soul artists like Marvin Gaye or The Isley Brothers – then took on some great advances in the 80s, as lovers rock modes really went onto find a life of their own. Loads of great cuts – 40 numbers in all – and titles include "Wide Awake In A Dream" by Barry Biggs, "Just When I Needed You Most" by Barbara Jones, "Lovers Rock JA Style" by Freddie McGregor, "The Bed's Too Big Without You" by Sheila Hylton, "I'm Still Waiting" by Delroy Wilson, "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" by John Holt, "Can't Give You Anything" by The J Sisters, and "Sit Down & Cry Over You" by Errol Dunkley. CD

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VariousUltimate Free Soul Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $28.99
One of the hippest, coolest collections you'll ever hope to own – not just the standard set of 70s soul music, but a range of soulful sounds from very different sources – including the kind of overlooked album tracks that makes the Free Soul series so great! Toru Hashimoto has really outdone himself here – as the package features 63 tracks that run from the late 60s to the early 80s – with jazz bits, vocal bits, pop bits, and more – all working together wonderfully as a whole. Titles include "I Need You Girl" by The Three Pieces, "Every Kinda People" by Robert Palmer, "In The Middle Of The Feeling" by Three Ounces Of Love, "Simple Things" by Minnie Riperton, "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" by Nancy Wilson, "I Like London In The Rain" by Blossom Dearie, "I'm A Winner" by Smoked Sugar, "Stay" by Severin Brown, "Fly Me To The Moon" by Lyn Collins, "Lolita Go Home" by Jane Birkin, "Yes It's You" by Sweet Charles, "Somebody Like Me" by Bobby Gentry, "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" by Funk Inc, "Reason To Survive" by Rance Allen, "I Can't Stop Dancing" by Richard Groove Holmes, "I Wanna Be Where You Are (unedited mix)" by Marvin Gaye, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Good Morning To You" by Lexia, and "The Road I Took To You" by Joey Heatherton. CD
 
 
 



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