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✨✧ Melba MooreCloser ... LP
Epic, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
An overlooked set from Melba Moore – an Epic session from the start of the 80s, and one that's served up with a nicely understated groove! There's a bit of disco in the mix, but the sound's never too far over the top – and in a way, Melba's working in the same sophisticated territory as some of the Philly International singers of the same generation – moving past easy club or chart soul, into a well-rounded, fully mature mix of music. Given the great vocals that Moore's always brought to her music, the format is a great way for her to keep on growing – as you'll hear on titles that include "Closer", "Something On Your Mind", "Shame", "Next To You", "Rest Inside My Love", and "Never Gonna Let You Get Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Melba MooreGood Love Makes Everything Alright (double a side promo) ... 12-inch
Buddah, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Melba MooreI Got Love ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Great early work from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was winning big accolades for her work on stage as a parody of Diana Ross in Hair – but stepping out here as a hell of a great soul singer on her own! The tunes have a groove that's a bit more complicated than the usual soul work of the time – charts by Charlie Calello that show all his wonderful background in creative pop in the 60s – plus a few more numbers charted by Thom Bell and Jimmy Wisner. Melba's vocals are superb – very on the money, no matter what the setting – and titles include "Captain St Lucifer", "I Got Love", "Time & Love", "I Love Making Love To You", "I Messed Up On A Good Thing", "Easy To Be Hard", and "The Facade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a sticker.)

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Melba MooreLook What You're Doing To The Man ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good ... $3.99
A great early soul set from Melba Moore – recording here as a much more righteous vocalist than on her previous theater performances in Purlie and Hair! The album's got a solid feel all the way through – one that really sets Moore on the right path in this side of her career, in ways that maximize the most righteous aspects of her vocals without going too far over the top, or into the area of showy cliches. Arrangements are by Charles Coleman, Charlie Calello, Jimmy Wisner, Thom Bell, and Bert DeCoteaux – and titles include "Loving You Comes So Easy", "Heaven Help Us All", "Searchin For A Dream", "Look What You're Doing To The Man", "Patience Is Rewarded", and "You Got The Power". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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Melba MooreSomething On Your Mind/Closer ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $4.99
\A sweet little cut from Melba Moore's time at Epic Records – a time when the singer was fusing her amazing vocals onto a warmer modern soul groove – one that comes across perfectly on this single! The tune's got a righteous flow, even before the lyrics come into the mix – and "Closer" on the flipside is from similar vintage, and served up in this jazzy version of modern soul that's wonderful for Moore's technique! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Melba MooreStanding Right Here/This Is It ... 12-inch
Buddah, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Melba Moore sounds great here – but that's to be expected, since she's working with the Philly team of McFadden & Whitehead! "Standing Right Here" begins slow and low – almost instrumental for a few minutes, as beats and bass build up the tune nicely before Melba's vocals come into the mix – rising to the top with a swelling, soaring sound that's way better than most of her other work! "This Is It" is a slightly earlier track done with Van McCoy – a tune that still soars with plenty of 70s disco strings, and has a catchier pop soul sort of vocal! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Melba MooreThis Is It (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Buddah, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Paul Paray/John Corigliano/Melba MooreNaked Carmen ... LP
Mercury, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A weird and wild concept album – a 70s recasting of Bizet's Carmen, with some cool moogy touches, and vocals from Melba Moore! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Blood Sweat & TearsChild Is Father To The Man ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
A wild debut from Blood Sweat & Tears – one of those records that forever changed the face of popular music! The set's noteworthy not just for early vocals from Al Kooper – who was a key part of the group at their start – but also for key production work from a young John Simon – who helped arrange a bit, threw in a few musical touches, and really gave the group some focus on record – of the sort that would continue over the course of man albums. The set's got some added strings at points, and there's even some backup vocals from the duo of Valerie Simpson and Melba Moore. Titles include "Overture", "I Can't Quit Her", "Just One Smile", "Without Her", "My Days Are Numbered", "Morning Glory", and "So Much Love/Underture". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has surface wear and splitting on the spine.)

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Galt MacDermotCotton Comes To Harlem ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A funky classic from Galt MacDermot! The record is Galt's score for the blacksploitation film that starred Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St Jacques – and it's a mix of vocal and instrumental tunes that takes off from the sound of his late 60s work. Melba Moore sings on a few cuts – and others have lyrics sung by George Tipton, Sakinah, Leta Galloway, and Denise Dillpena, mostly in a early 70s pop soul sort of mode. The instrumentals are actually the best bits, though – with those odd little rhythms that Galt could hit when he really wanted to! Titles include "Man In Distress", "Harlem Medley", "Black Enough", "Stockyard", "Deke", "Ed & Digger", "Coffin Ed & Gravedigger", and "Harlem By Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 22 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Club-ready soul from the dawn of the 80s – a time when synths were becoming an integral part of the vibe, but lively 70s influences were still a vital piece – with nicely grooving tunes by Starpoint, Dynasty, Melba Moore, First Love, Blue Moderne, Mtune, Heatwave, High Fashion and more! This volume has 13 cuts, all from the first couple years of the decade, and it runs more than an hour long – so there's a lot to love here! Most of the tracks have genuinely soulful vocals, and a nicely elongated vibe guaranteed to keep the dancefloor moving – with "Bring Your Sweet Loving Back" by Starpoint, "Never Say Never" by Melba Moore, "Strokin'" by Dynasty, "Melodies Of Love" by Pink Rhythm, "Distant Destiny" by Zoom, "So You Wanna Be A Star" by Mtume, :"Do That Again" by Blue Moderne and more. CD
Also available Nighttime Lovers Vol 22 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 22 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
Club-ready soul from the dawn of the 80s – a time when synths were becoming an integral part of the vibe, but lively 70s influences were still a vital piece – with nicely grooving tunes by Starpoint, Dynasty, Melba Moore, First Love, Blue Moderne, Mtune, Heatwave, High Fashion and more! This volume has 13 cuts, all from the first couple years of the decade, and it runs more than an hour long – so there's a lot to love here! Most of the tracks have genuinely soulful vocals, and a nicely elongated vibe guaranteed to keep the dancefloor moving – with "Bring Your Sweet Loving Back" by Starpoint, "Never Say Never" by Melba Moore, "Strokin'" by Dynasty, "Melodies Of Love" by Pink Rhythm, "Distant Destiny" by Zoom, "So You Wanna Be A Star" by Mtume, :"Do That Again" by Blue Moderne and more. CD
Also available Nighttime Lovers Vol 22 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousBadmutha's – 18 Original Black Movie Hits ... CD
Music Club (UK), Early 70s/1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool compilation featuring 18 rare tracks from the 70's best blacksploitation flicks! Loads of great ones, including "Are You Man Enough" by the Four Tops, "Black Enough" by Melba Moore, "Pusherman" by Curtis Mayfield, "Theme From The Mack" by Willie Hutch, "Love Doctor" by Millie Jackson, "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" by Joe Simon, "Slaughter Theme" by James Brown, and "Across 100th Street" by Bobby Womack. Great comp, and similar to the Ice T one from a few years ago – but better! CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)
 
 
 



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