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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 (2CD expanded & remastered edition) ... CD
Motown, 1976. Used 2CD ... $14.99
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
(Digipack has a small cutout hole.)
Also available I Want You ... LP 9.99

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Marvin GayeMidnight Love (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia, 1982. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Marvin Gaye's last album ever – and a sensuous batch of grooves that almost return him to the sound of Let's Get It On! The style here is a bit more modern, but the sound is still great – a smoother approach to soul than most of Gaye's contemporaries at the time, recorded in a way that has the vocals soaring majestically over the top of the backings! Slight undercurrents of funk spice things up somewhat, but still avoid any mainstream 80s groove cliches – and Marvin wrote, arranged, and produced the album himself (although with a bit of help from Chicago organist O'Dell Brown on the hit "Sexual Healing"!) Titles include "Sexual Healing", "My Love Is Waiting", "Third World Girl", "Turn On Some Music", "Joy", and "Midnight Lady". CD also features the bonus 7 minute instrumental, "Rockin After Midnight". 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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Trouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP 19.99
Trouble Man ... CD 3.99
Trouble Man (die-cut cover gatefold) ... LP 22.99

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Marvin GayeTrouble Man ... CD
Motown, 1972. Used ... $3.99
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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Trouble Man ... CD 4.99
Trouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP 19.99
Trouble Man (die-cut cover gatefold) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD
Motown, 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 5.98
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

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Marvin Gaye & Kim WestonTake Two ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful work from Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston – done in a style that's perhaps a bit more intimate, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Marvin's other duets, but still in the great Motown tradition of the 60s! On the set, Weston seems to bring out the sweeter sound of Marvin's voice – almost unlocking the warmer, more sensual tones that would flow from Gaye most strongly in the 70s – kind of a great hint at the genius to come, and proof that Weston was always a great match for Marvin. Titles include "It Takes Two", "Love Fell On Me", "I Want You 'Round", "When We're Together", and "What Good Am I Without You". CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeThat's The Way Love Is ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Gaye & Tammi TerrellMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Greatest Hits ... CD
Tamla, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest soul duets ever cut to wax – brilliantly crafted, with a sound that influenced an entire generation of male/female teams! Titles include "If This World Were Mine", "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You", "What You Gave Me", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "Hold Me Oh My Darling", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", and "You're All I Need To Get By". CD
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✨✧ Marvin GayeMoods Of Marvin Gaye ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The moods of Marvin Gaye are many, even at this early point in his career – as the set has the young Marvin really taking off strongly – hitting hard on classic Motown groovers, but also showing a sensitive side at times too! The album kicks off with some killer rhythms on cuts like "I'll Be Doggone", "Little Darling", and "Take This Heart Of Mine" – really setting the stage for a batch of cuts that makes the album one of Gaye's strongest from the early years, thanks to some bold song writing from Smokey Robinson and other mighty Motown talents. Other cuts include the classic "Ain't That Peculiar", and side two slows things down a bit, showing mellow moods on cuts like "Night Life", "You're The One For Me", "I Worry Bout You", and "One For My Baby". CD also features mono tracks "When I Had Your Love" and "I'll Take Care Of You". CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Club – Jazz Loves Marvin Gaye ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jazz loves Marvin Gaye – and we do too! Guess that makes us the perfect folks to rave about how wonderful this set is – a killer collection of 70s jazz funk numbers that pays homage to the great one – offering up instrumental versions of grooves originally recorded by Marvin for Motown – taking the tunes way past their original renderings with loads of sweet instrumental touches! There's still plenty of soul in the mix – given that most numbers here are done in an electrified fusion mode – and a few even feature some slight chorus vocals, too. Titles include "You Sure Love To Ball" by The JBs, "What's Going On" by Quincy Jones, "I Want You" by Gato Barbieri, "Distant Lover" by David Newman, "Don't Mess With Mr T" by Regina Carter, "When Did You Stop Loving Me" by Mongo Santamaria, "Inner City Blues" by Phil Upchurch, and "Trouble Man" by Grover Washington Jr. CD

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✨✧ Marvin Gaye & Mary WellsTogether ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great start to the Marvin Gaye duet mode of the 60s – an early pairing with Mary Wells, done back when she was one of the leading female singers at Motown! The style here is a bit more old school than some of the later Gaye duo albums – but there's plenty of charm in the tunes, as the set makes for a real "coming together" of two vocal styles – a real difference between the singers that you can hear as they handle the lyrics, which creates a nice sense of personality in the songs. In other words, the pairing's not as perfect as Marvin and Tammi, but that's part of the charm – and the album's the start of a great run that would really raise the bar for other artists' performances like this to come! Titles include "Once Upon A Time", "Until I Met You", "Together", "Sentimental Reasons", "After The Lights Go Down Low" and "Squeeze Me". CD

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✨✧ Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellEasy ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The last set of duets from the team of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – and a sublime set of tracks that really stretches their partnership even further than before! It's no secret that Terrell was Marvin's favorite partner in the studio – and you can really hear his strong feeling for her in the quality of the work here – upbeat and joyous one minute, tender and sensitive the next – all put together with that growing range that Gaye was showing so strongly at the end of the 60s. This one goes way past the standard Motown duo mode – and it's filled with great tracks that include "California Soul", always a favorite round these parts – plus "I'm Your Puppet", "The Onion Song", "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", "What You Gave Me", and "Satisfied Feelin". CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Collection Vol 4 – Balladeer ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print. Disc four of a 4CD set.)
 
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✨✧ Ty CauseyCause & Effect ... CD
Tyvonn, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautifully smooth soul from Ty Causey – a singer who comes across with just the sort of class you'd expect from his image on the cover! Ty's been giving us great records for years, but this set may well be his best – a wonderfully mature session that carries forward echoes of earlier generations of sensual soul singers – like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, or Ronald Isley – but with a lean quality that's nicely indie, and very contemporary in the presentation of the material! Warm keyboards resonate strongly with the vocals on just about every number – and titles include "Just Another Love Affair", "It's Gotta Be Love", "Testify", "So Beautiful", "Don't Rush The Flow", and "Missin You". CD

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JeffreeLove Don't Come No Stronger – The Best Of Jeffree (aka Jeff Perry) ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $11.99
Smooth and sweet soul from Jeffree – an unsung 70s vocalist with a really great approach! Jeffree, aka Jeff Perry, is the brother of Greg Perry – and works in a similar style to his more famous brother – warmly grooving soul with a fluid, mellow approach – served up with great production, bubbling rhythms, and a really solid sound overall. The work is very much in the best tradition of 70s giants like Marvin Gaye or Leroy Hutson, and the collection brings together the best tracks from the self-titled Jeffree album on MCA from 1979, plus other assorted singles recorded under the name of Jeff Perry for Arista and Epic. Titles include "Love's Gonna Last", "Gentle Love", "Love Loan", "Unforgettable Person", "Call On Me", "Love Don't Come No Stronger", "Mr Fix-it", "Honest Baby", and "Take My Love". CD

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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Jarrod LawsonJarrod Lawson ... CD
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunning debut from Jarrod Lawson – a singer we fell in love with right away – and who we'd rank right up there with some our favorite mellow soul artists of the 70s! Yes, the cover's got a look that's more indie rock – but Jarrod's got this righteous vibe and sense of flow that seems to tie together distant strands of influence – from Marvin Gaye to Gil Scott Heron to jazz singers like Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, or Mark Murphy! Backings are jazzy, but with a focused, soulful groove – warmed up by keyboards, but kept fresh with lots of live instrumentation that really matches the rich sense of inflection in Lawson's voice – an amazing range, but one that's never overstated, overdone, or overused. All the tracks are originals – and the record's one that you'll be spinning for years to come! Titles include "Sleepwalkers", "Walk In The Park", "Redemption", "Needed", "Everything I Need", "All That Surrounds", "Spiritual Eyes", and "Together We'll Stand". CD

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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

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OriginalsPortrait Of The Originals ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Stunning, stunning work from The Originals – one of the best male groups on 70s Motown, stepping out here on a record that might be one of their greatest ever! Although the group could sound strong in other settings, this album seems to have something really special going on – almost a sense of righteous, personal energy that matches the evolving sound of Marvin Gaye at this point – with a similar force that really helps redefine the way that male soul harmonies come together! The mellow cuts are tremendous – as mindblowing as anything that Teddy Pendergrass cut with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – and the fuller numbers have this proud, soaring sound that's equally wonderful. Arrangements are by Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and David Van De Pitte, and the track list includes "The Bells", "I Like Your Style", "There's A Place We'd Like To Know", "Don't Stop Now", "You Want Hearts & Flowers", and "I'll Wait For You". CD

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Billy PaulLately (with bonus track) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $8.99
An excellent 80s set from one of the greatest voices in 70s soul – the sublime Billy Paul, sounding great here with a bit of electro groove in the rhythms! The album's approach is a bit different than Billy on Philly International – but the strength of Paul's presence is still very much in place – reshaped a bit like some of Marvin Gaye's later modes on Columbia Records – referenced possibly in the album's sweet slinky "Sexual Therapy" number. Titles include a wonderful remake of The Flamingos classic "I Only Have Eyes For You" – plus "On A Clear Day", "Let Me In", "Fire In Her Love", "Sexual Therapy", "Me & You", and "Hot Date". CD features a bonus single version of "Sexual Therapy". CD
Also available Lately (with bonus track) ... CD 5.99

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Billy PaulLately (with bonus track) ... CD
Total Experience/Big Break (UK), 1985. Used ... $5.99
An excellent 80s set from one of the greatest voices in 70s soul – the sublime Billy Paul, sounding great here with a bit of electro groove in the rhythms! The album's approach is a bit different than Billy on Philly International – but the strength of Paul's presence is still very much in place – reshaped a bit like some of Marvin Gaye's later modes on Columbia Records – referenced possibly in the album's sweet slinky "Sexual Therapy" number. Titles include a wonderful remake of The Flamingos classic "I Only Have Eyes For You" – plus "On A Clear Day", "Let Me In", "Fire In Her Love", "Sexual Therapy", "Me & You", and "Hot Date". CD features a bonus single version of "Sexual Therapy". CD
Also available Lately (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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Minnie RipertonCome To My Garden ... CD
Cadet/Varese, 1970. Used ... $9.99
Mindblowing work from Minnie Riperton – her first solo album, cut at the end of the 60s, after a number of years of work with the group Rotary Connection. The album builds off the now famous sound of Rotary Connection – but takes it to the next level, with arch-baroque production by the great Charles Stepney – who couches Minnie's fantastic vocals in a suite of shimmering soulful tracks that mix strings, horns, jazzy piano, and slight touches of bouncing rhythms. The overall sound is impossible to describe – sort of a cross between Burt Bacharach on A&M, Scott Walker's 3rd album, and the sound of Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On. The album's pure genius all the way through – one of the highlights of the Chicago scene of the 60s – and proof that Riperton, Stepney, and crew were shooting for the outer limits of soul music! Titles include "Les Fleur", "Only When I'm Dreaming", "Rainy Day In Centerville", "Memory Band", "Expecting", "Whenever Wherever", and "Oh, By The Way". CD

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David RuffinGentleman Ruffin ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $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

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Supreme JubileesIt'll All Be Over ... CD
S&K/Light In The Attic, 1980. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A gospel album from the end of the 70s, but a set that works equally well as a soul album too – thanks to the beautiful presentation of the grooves and the vocals! The vibe here is often laidback – more in a mellow Marvin Gaye sort of mode – surprisingly slinky and sexy for such a spiritual group, as are the lead vocals from Dave Kingsby – one of those singers who might have been huge, had he left the gospel field for the secular world! The group play their own instruments, and have this smooth, sweet vibe throughout – lots of keyboards that step underneath the vocals with a mix of midtempo and mellow modes – and production that's more early 70s than you'd guess from the date of the record – with almost a pre-modern soul sort of vibe. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "It'll All Be Over", "Do You Believe", "I Am On The Lord's Side", "We'll Understand", "Stop Today", and "Got A Right". CD

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Kim Weston20th Century Masters Millennium Collection – Best Of Kim Weston ... CD
Motown, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
A nice little 11 track sampler of work by Kim Weston – one of Motown's best female singers of the late 60s! Kim's best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye, but she was also a heck of a singer on her own, with a voice that could be both sweet and raw at the same time. The set features 2 duets with Marvin – "It Takes Two" and "What Good Am I Without You" – plus solo tracks that include "Helpless", "Take Me In Your Arms", "Lift Ev'ry Voice & Sing", "A Little More Love", "I'm Still Loving You", and "A Thrill A Moment". CD
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Jackie WilsonNobody But You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the last great albums that Jackie Wilson ever recorded – a sublime set of 70s soul that has some very different backings than before, all a perfect fit for those amazing Wilson vocals! David Van DePitte handled the arrangements – and wonderfully blends together strings and soul with a very classy feel – one that's nicely mature for the 70s, without any of the too-sappy modes that Wilson sometimes wandered into the decade before. Instead, there's a sense of soul and sensuality that matches some of the best Motown work of the period – allowing Jackie to ascend to a greatness that might well rival that of Marvin Gaye – on killer cuts that include "You're The Song", "Nobody But You", "Satisfy My Soul", "Where Is Love", "Just As Soon As The Feelings Over", and "Just Call My Name". Also includes a bonus instrumental version of "Don't Burn No Bridges". CD

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Bobby WomackI Don't Know What The World Is Coming To ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
The cover and the title are a great illustration of the growth of Bobby Womack on this classic 70s set – a mode of presentation that's maybe a bit more badass than before, without the down-home image of Bobby holding his guitar! Some aspects of the record are plenty darn righteous – and live up to the social commentary of the title – and these are mixed with Womack's rootsy vocals in a way that's really unique – almost as if a Marvin Gaye message album was crafted down in Memphis or Muscle Shoals. Some bits of the record are almost blackploitation funk in their use of wicked keyboards, sharp guitar, and larger charts – and the tunes blend together in this very cool way that really makes the whole set fit together nicely. Womack's voice is fantastic, as always – and titles include "Put Something Down On It", "What's Your World", "Git It", "I Don't Know", "Jealous Love", and 2 very nice "Interlude" tracks! CD

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VariousAll Night Long – Classic Motown 12 Inch 80s Grooves ... CD
Motown (UK), Early/Mid 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $26.99
All night long is just about right! The Motown hit machine never let up, and this compilation of some of their better 80s numbers provides ample evidence of that, with track after track of modern soul classics! From huge numbers like Rick James' "Give It To Me Baby" and Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out" and "Upside Down" and the Mary Jane Girls' "All Night Long", to sublime, enduring classics like Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garret's "Don't Look Any Further" and less obvious, but still heavy hitting numbers like Nolen & Crosslet's "Salsa Boogie" and Teena Marie's "Behind The Groove", this set pops like nobody's business. About half the tracks are presented in their original 12" version, while the rest are the original album cuts, no edits here! 26 songs in all, including Teena Marie "I Need Your Lovin" and "Portuguese Love", the Temptations "Treat Her Like A Lady", Jermaine Jackson "Let's Get Serious", the Dazz Band "Let It Whip", Marvin Gaye "Heavy Love Affair" and Debarge "Stay With Me" and "I Like It", plus many more! CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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VariousFree Soul 2010s – Urban Sweet ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest collections of contemporary soul we've ever heard – a wonderful batch of work in a laidback, cosmic sort of vibe! The music here resonates strongly with the 70s vintage you'll find in most of the other Free Soul compilations – but it's all relatively recent, and represents a great new wave of music from the (mostly) American underground – by artists who may well be tomorrow's version of Stevie Wonder or Marvin Gaye! As usual with the Free Soul sets, the track list is superb – so much so, that there's loads of tracks here we would have missed otherwise – and titles include "Never Be The Same" by Bilal, "Look Up" by Daley, "Kissing Game" by Dwele, "What's Going On" by Brian Owens, "Kiss Of Life" by Chris Turner, "Wonderlove" by Kris Bowers with Chris Turner, "Shangri La" by James Tillman, "All We Do For Love" by Benny Sings, "Superwoman" by Anita Wardell, "Sweet Dreams" by Laura Holding, and "The Man I Love" by Gregoire Maret with Cassandra Wilson. CD

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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 3 – Instrumentals – NYC Underground Disc Anthems & Previously Unreleased Exclusive Disco Mixes ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99
Massive mixes from the legendary John Morales – one of the key talents for really opening up the sound of New York dancefloors at the end of the 70s! The mixes here were all cut by John back in the day – all for special play in the clubs, and never commercially issued at the time – which makes the package one hell of a musical discovery – like finding your way back onto an underground dancefloor in the waning years of disco – when a handful of mixers like Morales were still finding some rich new energy in the scene! Most tracks are quite long, and have all their best elements expanded out by John – but in ways that really avoid some of the later "look at me" styles that mixers would use in the next generation. This 2CD set features all instrumental mixes by Morales – a great complement to the vocal version package – with titles that include instrumental versions of "Only You" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Is It All Over My Face" by Loose Joints, "Was That All It Was" by Jean Carn, "I Think I'll Do Some Stepping On My Own" by Sandy Barber, "Ride On The Rhythm" by Mahogany, "First Time Around" by Skyy, "Do it To The Music" by Raw Silk, "Hit & Run" by Loleatta Holloway, "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else" by The Jones Girls, "I Want You" by Marvin Gaye, "You Can't Have My Love" by Hamilton Affair, and "I Want Your Lovin" by Curtis Hairston. CD

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VariousLateNightTales – Jamiroquai ... CD
Azuli/Ultra, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
A great selection of older soul and funk tracks – tunes that provided the inspiration for the Jamiroquai sound, a fact that you'll hear immediately when listening to the set! Jay and crew really came up with a stellar batch of tunes for the package – all sweet groovers with a classic 70s sound – tracks that are mostly soul, but which have a heck of a lot of funky jazz in the instrumentation, rhythms, and phrasing. Titles include "California Dreamin" by Jose Feliciano, "Life On Mars" by Dexter Wansel, "Tonight's The Night" by Kleer, "Here My Dear" by Marvin Gaye, "Whisper Zone" by Ramsey Lewis, "Girl I Think The World About You" by The Commodores, "I'll Never Forget" by Dexter Wansel, "Pretty Baby" by Sister Sledge, "Music Of The Earth" by Patrice Rushen, "Enter The Dragon" by Lalo Schifrin, and "Happiness" by The Pointer Sisters. 17 tracks on one CD – supposedly mixed, but mostly back to back. CD
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VariousPlanter's Club Selected By DJ Samir – The Believer's Edition ... CD
EmArcy (Austria), 1970s. Used ... $17.99
A wicked set of smooth soul tracks – one of the best collections of mellow grooves we've heard in a long time! The set was put together by Austrian DJ Samir, but it's all-American all the way through – with some really wonderful numbers from the 70s, famous tracks and rare ones stacked together nicely, in a way that makes sides in both categories sound really fresh together! Titles include the great Larry Mizell groover "Where Are We Going", done by Marvin Gaye – plus "Leave Me Alone" by Milton Wright, "To Know You Is To Love You" by Syreeta & Stevie Wonder, "Stars In Your Eyes" by Herbie Hancock, "Far Cry" by Marvin Gaye, "Slow Dance" by David Ruffin, "Get Off In It" by Eddie Hinton, "Woman" by James Brown, "I Just Can't Keep On Going" by Tyrone Davis, "Moonlight Lovin/Menage A Trois" by Isaac Hayes, "True Love" by Al Green, and "You're So Good" by Randy Brown. 14 tracks in all! CD
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