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Contours & Dennis EdwardsJust A Little Misunderstanding – Rare & Unissued Motown 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Just when you think you know everything there is to know about Motown, here comes a set to open your ears and blow your mind all over again! The set unearths a huge amount of rare work by The Contours – the rollicking group who gave Motown a sweet album and handful of singles in the 60s, but who also recorded a lot of other work that was never issued at the time – including a sweet array of tracks that feature a young Dennis Edwards as their lead vocalist! Edwards is best known for his work in the Temptations – but these tracks predate that time, when Dennis was brought in to give fresh focus to the ailing Contours – and lent his strong lead vocals to their massively grooving sound. The package features a whopping 26 tracks – 14 issued here for the first time ever, and a lot more pulled from only collections of rare Motown releases – and titles include "Determination", "I'll Turn To Stone", "I Like Everything About You", "Can't Do Without Your Love", "Come See About Me", "I Grow Deeper In Love Every Day", "Our Last Rendezvous", "Which Way To My Baby", "Need Your Lovin", "What's So Good About Goodbye", "Sunny", and "I'm Here Now That You Need Me". CD

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Bobby DarinAnother Song On My Mind – The Motown Years (Bobby Darin/Darin 1936 to 1973/bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 25.98
Bobby Darin on Motown? Stranger things have certainly happened in the music business – and the famous soul label provided a surprisingly welcome home for Darin in the last few years of his life – continuing his late 60s trend of trying out a whole bunch of new styles in his music! First on the CD is the album Bobby Darin – a real lost chapter in his career. Bobby's kind of moving past the self-pity of his folksy years of the late 60s – stepping more strongly with a set of arrangements by Jimmy Haskell and Michael O'Martin, almost soul-like in quality, with an earthy touch to his vocals. Bobby always knew he would die an early death, and within a year of this one, he would pass away, almost quietly, and although it's a bit of a stretch to think that you can hear that in his voice, there's definitely something odd about the record. Tracks include "Sail Away", "I've Already Stayed Too Long", "Shipmates In Cheyenne", "Let It Be Me", and "My First Night Alone Without You". Darin 1936 to 1973 is Bobby D's last LP – issued after his untimely early death, and a real return to classic form – a set that was recorded live in Vegas, and also features a few cuts for the Lady Sings The Blues soundtrack! Darin works with arrangements from Charles Fox, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Haskell – and titles include "Wonderin Where It's Gonna End", "Blue Monday", "Another Song On My Mind", "The Letter", "Don't Think Twice It's All Right", and "Mack The Knife". 2CD set features lots of bonus tracks – 20 of these titles have never been on CD – 18 more titles from Motown singles at the same time! CD

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Fantastic FourLost Motown Album – How Sweet He Is – With Bonus Tracks From The Vault ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
A never-heard album from this excellent Detroit vocal group – recorded for Motown at the end of the 60s, but appearing here for the first time ever – and compiled with lots of bonus tracks from the vaults! The Fantastic Four never hit the bigger heights of some of the big Motown male groups of the 60s – but in some way, especially at this time in the label's history, they were a much more cohesive, organic ensemble – one that's a bit like The Originals in their strong commitment to great harmonies, and ability to always hold onto their own sort of personality, even amidst the larger Motown production machine. As with most great "lost" projects, we're not sure why this record never saw the light of day – because every aspect is great, from the vocals down through the arrangements and instrumentation – and although a few shorter singles came out over the years the rest of the set is wonderful – and matched here by another 13 rare bonus tracks, including many other unreleased singles! Titles include "A Little Too Much", "We Can Work It Out", "Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy", "You Turn Me Around", "I Feel Like I'm Falling In Love Again", "How Big Is Your Heart", "It Keeps Raining Down Tears", "In A Bad Way", "Fan The Flame", "I Shall Not Be Moved", "Double Cross", and "Loving You Is Hurting Me". CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeVulnerable – Motown Master Series ... CD
Motown, 1978/1979. Used ... $8.99
A posthumous masterpiece from Marvin Gaye – a beautiful album of mellow ballads that's unlike anything else he ever recorded in the 70s! The project was originally begun in 1967, when Gaye worked with arranger Bobby Scott on charts for a series of adult ballads – arrangements that were more mature and sophisticated than some of the previous standards and ballads that Gaye cut for Motown – with a track selection to match. The notes here are a bit vague on dates, but it seems that this final release of the project is compiled from original sessions from the time, and later vocal performances from the 70s – a really compelling blend of sounds, and one that has the aging Marvin sounding really amazing – all of the sex and sophistication of the What's Going On/I Want You generation, but presented with a bit more subtlety. A true treasure all the way through – with titles that include "Why Did I Choose You", "She Needs Me", "This Will Make You Laugh", "Funny Not Much", "I Wish I Didn't Love You So", "I Won't Cry Any More", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print, limited numbered edition packaged in a felt-covered slipcover with a 32 page book.)

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✨✧ SyreetaRita Wright Years – Rare Motown 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Rare early material from one of the hippest singers on 70s Motown – the heavenly Syreeta, best known for her seminal work with Stevie Wonder – heard here in the years before, on a rare single and a huge amount of never-issued tracks! Syreeta first worked for Motown under the name of Rita Wright – but apart from a 1967 single on Gordy, and a handful of compilation tracks in recent years, almost all her work for the label at the time appears here for the first time ever – a massive 18 of the collection's total 24 tracks – offering up a huge look at the early days of this wonderful talent! Even at the start, Syreeta's got a style that's hipper than most – righteous currents that point the way towards the 70s, and set her apart from some of the other female singers on the label – with a vibe that's completely sublime. We're really not sure why these cuts have been hidden for so long – because on any other label, they'd be hit material – especially given that production his handled by giants like Hal Davis, Stevie Wonder, Ashford & Simpson, and the Holland-Dozier-Holland team. One of the coolest sets of female soul you'll buy in a long, long time – with titles that include "Bad Boy", "Ain't I Gonna Win Your Love", "Beware Of A Stranger", "Love Child", "Since You Came Back", "Mind Body & Soul", "May His Love Shine Forever", "Something On My Mind", "That's What He Told Me", "It Don't Mean Nothin To Me", "Give Back The Good Things", "Can You Feel It Babe", "Save The Country", "Hurtin Me", "Love My Lovin Man", and "Where There's A Will There's A Way". CD

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✨✧ VariousMotown Remixed Vol 3 EP – Chill ... LP
Motown/Universal, 2005. Sealed ... $9.99
"Motown" and "chill" aren't two words we'd necessarily use in the same sentence (or the same decade for that matter!) – but the remixes on this set manage to bring the two together nicely, and take an older Motown groove into the realm of downtempo and electronics! The EP features 3 longer tracks from the Motown Remix CD – and titles include "Papa Was A Rollin Stone (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma soulful mix)" by The Temptations, "Let's Get It On (Da Producers MPG groove mix)" by Marvin Gaye, and "Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique chill jazz mix)" by Smokey Robinson, which features bonus vibes by Roy Ayers! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMotown Story – The First Decade Vols 1 through 5 (5 LP box set) ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Very Good+ 5LP ... $9.99
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(Box has one split corner, otherwise looks nice.)

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VariousOne Track Mind – More Motown Guys ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Never-heard songs from the Motown empire of the 60s – all new discoveries from the label's mighty deep vaults – all of them totally great tracks that make for a superb new look at the Detroit powerhouse of soul! Many of these cuts are in a Northern Soul mode – the kind of upbeat groovers that made Motown a huge favorite on the British scene right from the start, and which make the UK Kent label a perfect spot to showcase work this great – with detailed notes on all the tracks, excellent sound quality, and an impeccable ear for choosing just the right sort of tracks to pop a groove like the bigger singles from the label. Some of the cuts here are early recordings by artists who'd later break big, others are more obscure Motown acts – and the package features 24 titles that include "Goose Wobbling Time" by Popcorn Wylie, "I'll Be Satisfied" by Frank Wilson, "Where Are You" by Ivy Jo, "One Track Mind" by Marv Johnson, "Heart To Heart" by Earl Van Dyke, "Head Over Heels In Love With You Baby" by Edwin Starr, "I'm Here Now That You Need Me" by The Fantastic Four, "Imagination Is Running Wild" by The Spinners, "The In Crowd" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Wish I Didn't Love You So" by The Monitors, "The Touch Of Venus" by Marvin Gaye, "I'd Rather Forget" by The Temptations, and "Kissing In The Shadows" by Johnny Bristol. CD

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✨✧ Peter BenjaminsonMary Wells – The Tumultuous Life Of Motown's First Superstar (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago Review Press, 2012. New Copy ... About April 15, 2016 (delayed)
A stunning look at the great Mary Wells – one of Motown's first female acts of the 60s, and one of the decade's most important early soul figures as well! Mary's work on record is very well-known, but the story behind the music is completely different, and surprisingly dark at times – a tale of a talented artist often caught between larger corporate forces, and personal antagonists as well – not to mention her own personal demons. Peter Benjaminson does a great job of getting at all these details without being overly sensational – and he works in lots of wonderful personal recollections from friends and colleagues who really help illuminate the more private moments. The book is over 300 pages, hardcover, with some black and white photos. Book

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✨✧ VariousMotown 7s Box Set Vol 3 (7 x 7 inch single box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Motown/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... About August 19, 2016 (delayed)
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousHitsville USA – The Motown Singles Collection 1959 to 1971 (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ VariousLove & Affection – More Motown Girls ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stunning soul from the Motown label – a huge amount of tracks that were recorded by the company during their key years in soul music, but which are issued here for the first time ever! The depths of Motown never fail to amaze us – because even though these tracks might have lain in the vaults, they're still better than most of the competition – and not only match some of the bigger cuts by the artists involved, but also shed new light upon the careers of some of the lesser-known female singers in the Motown stable! These aren't throwaway numbers – and instead, the collection's brimming over with wicked Detroit soul groovers from the 60s – 25 tracks in all, supported by some nicely thorough notes on the project and recordings. Titles include "Mr Pride & Mr Gloom" by Connie Haines, "Just Go On Sleeping" by LaBrenda Ben, "Reassure Me That You Love Me" by Brenda Holloway, "Midnight Johnny (early version)" by Liz Lands, "I Can't Make It Without You" by Debbie Dean, "Close My Crying Eyes" by Yvonne Fair, "Forgotten" by Chris Clark, "Lover Man" by Kim Weston, "Check Yourself" by Chris Clark, "The Good Times Are Gone" by Barbara McNair, "Momma Tried To Warn Me" by Oma Heard, "Now That Love Is Gone" by Hattie Littles, "My Love Is Your Love" by Barbara Randolph, "The Things Time Can't Erase" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, and "Mother Tell Me What To Do" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. CD

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 7 – 1967 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1967. Used 5CDs ... Out Of Stock
The Motown powerhouse is really humming along in 1967 – hitting some of its highest heights to date, and starting to open up even more from its hit formula of a few years before! As with other sets in this amazing series, this 7th volume of Complete Motown Singles is a treasure trove through and through – a package that goes way past the familiar hits of the year (even though there were plenty), to showcase a Motown that's still concerned with trying out new artists and ideas – even though it could have rested on its laurels and just survived off the hits at the time! The package features a whopping 120 tracks in all – presented with the same beautiful packaging as other volumes: a hardcover, book-like format that features 110 pages worth of notes, photos, images, and other details to support the music – plus 5CDs worth of music – by artists who include Brenda Holloway, The Contours, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Marvelettes, Paul Peterson, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, Barbara McNair, San Remo Golden Strings, R Dean Taylor, The Underdogs, Shorty Long, The Elgins, The Messengers, Chris Clark, Edwin Starr, Tammi Terrell, and many more! Also features a bonus 7" single of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "It's Time To Go Know" by Gladys Knight & The Pips – done just like the original! CD
 
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India ArieVideo (main, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Motown, 2001. Near Mint- ... $5.99
From Acoustic Soul. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Carl BeanI Was Born This Way (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A wonderful disco groover – recorded for Motown by Carl Bean, who we think never got a chance to issue a full album for the label! The real strength of the cut lies with Norman Harris – who produced the cut with a warm bubbling Philly finish – one that really makes the most of Bean's gospel-drenched vocals, and brings out the righteous, positive feel of the tune! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a printed Motown sleeve.)

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✨✧ BJ The Chicago KidIn My Mind ... CD
Motown, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Solid hip hop soul by BJ The Chicago Kid – featuring support from a star-studded guest roster that includes Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Big Krit and more! It's fitting that BJ should get a high profile headlining effort of his own – on Motown, of all labels – after years of being a vital supporting player. In My Mind doesn't disappoint, with a soulfully resonant, slow burning mood on a lot of it – balancing relatable, accessible sounds with distinctive, personal songs. Includes "The New Cupid" with Kendrick Lamar, "A Woman's World", "Man Down" with Buddy And Constantine, "The Resume" feat Big KRIT, "Crazy", "Home", "Church" feat Chance The Rapper & Buddy, "Turnin' Me Up" and more. CD

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CommodoresNatural High ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A pivotal album for The Commodores – still very funky here, with a sound that stays true to their roots – yet also able to reach out into some of the mature mellow ballads that would make them a huge crossover act in years to come! James Carmichael arranges and produces here – really helping the group to find that key focus, and make some important use of the vocals of Lionel Richie. Mr R steps out strongly on the crossover hit "Three Times A Lady" – but the whole group more than holds their own on the funky killers "X Rated Movie", "Fire Girl", and "I Like What You Do" – as well as the great mellow groover "Say Yeah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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Dazz BandJoystick/Jukebox ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1983/1984. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The Dazz Band brilliantly modernizes their sound for the early-to-mid 80s – without sacrificing the funk one bit on a pair of later Motown albums – '83's Joystick and '84's Jukebox in a single set! As you might guess from the title, on Joystick, Dazz Band thumps and pulses things into a style that's electro and computer groove aware. That said, their background in midwestern funky 70s soul is hardwired into their systems and they bridge the eras masterfully! Titles include "To The Roof", "Joystick", "Until You", "Rock With Me", "Now That I Have You" and more. On Jukebox, the Dazz Band hit hard with that catchy, synth-heavy groove that marks their other solid Motown work! The album's got all the catchy pop elements you might guess from the time – not as classically funky as the group in their roots, with lots of emphasis on the keyboards and guitar – that crossover Motown soul mode of the mid 80s. Titles include "So Much Love", "Dream Girl", "She's The One", "Heartbeat", "Let It All Blow", "Undercover Lover", and "Main Attraction". CD

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✨✧ Duane Eddy21 Greatest Hits ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out pf print.)

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Four TopsGreatest Hits ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the last albums the Four Tops ever issued on Motown – but also one of the best, and a set that really has the group taking off in a strong new direction for the 70s! Frank Wilson's at the production helm, and the set has all these cool little twists and turns that work perfectly with the magnificent harmonies of Levi Stubbs and the group – a mode that draws on all their vocal highlights from older years, but also refits them with a more spacious, more mature sort of sound! The approach is different than that used with the Temptations at the same time – less political, but still flowing with plenty of new ideas – handled by arrangers Jerry Long, Jimmy Roach, and David Van DePitte. The title cut – "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – is a perfect example of this – as the tune's got weirdly wonderful production, almost as watery as the cover image, and a bit of moog buried in there – which comes forward even more on the reprise of the song at the end of the record. Other titles include "Love Is The Answer", "Reflections", "I Wish I Were Your Mirror", "Bring Me Together", "LA (My Town)", and "Everybody's Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
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Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Here, My Dear (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Marvin GayeHere, My Dear (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Here, My Dear ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeLet's Get It On ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing.)
Also available Let's Get It On (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let's Get It On ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Marvin GayeMPG ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear.)

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Garry GlennFeels Good To Feel Good ... LP
Motown, 1987. Very Good+ ... $2.99
An excellent mid 80s soul set from Garry Glenn – recorded for Motown, and sadly lost in the shuffle at the time. The record's a surprising gem – sophisticated, mature, and with a laidback quality that really gets past some of the cliches of 80s soul at the time. Garry's got a talent for songwriting and production that almost rival Leon Ware at the time – and even though the instrumentation has a bit of the tinniness of the times, the whole thing comes off with a wonderfully soulful quality – hitting all the right midtempo and mellow soul notes! Tracks are all originals, and titles include "Do You Have To Go", "Torch For You", "Running Away", "Feels Good To Feel Good", "Lonely Night", "Love Makes It Right", and "You Don't Even Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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Willie HutchConcert In Blues/Color Her Sunshine ... CD
Motown/Caroline (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Mid 70s magic from the great Willie Hutch – two classic albums back to back on one CD! Concert In Blues offers up no blues at all – just some great funky soul from the mighty Willie Hutch! The vibe's kind of an extension of Willie's great blacksploitation soundtrack material from a few years before – lots of bad-strutting rhythms, peppered with some larger horn arrangements – but a bit more vocals from Willie himself, and lots of sweet guitar too! There's a few great mellow moments that remind us that Hutch can be as super-dope in a laidback mode as in a funky one – and the whole thing was arranged and produced by Willie himself. Includes the single "Party Down", plus "Baby Come Home", "I Finally Made The Headlines", "Stormy Weather", "Precious Pearl", and "Don't Let A Little Money Keep You acting Funny". Color Her Sunshine is solid superdope soul from Willie Hutch – a self-produced, self-arranged, self-composed masterpiece that proves that he was one of the greatest things Motown had going in the mid 70s! The album's got a bit less of the wicked edges of Willie's blacksploitation work, but in its place is a really well-developed sense of mature soul – stretching out through the vocals, guitar work, and overall orchestrations – and pushing Willie into territory that was also being explored at the time by Marvin Gaye and Leon Ware. Great stuff all around, and the kind of a record that gets better each time we hear it! Titles include "Come On Girl Let's Get It On", "I Like Everything About You", "Shake It Shake It", "We Can Make It Baby", and "I'm Gonna Be Around". CD

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Chuck JacksonGoin' Back To Chuck Jackson ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A real change for Chuck Jackson! This album is the singer's first on Motown – and it's a striking departure from his earlier work on the Wand label, which was often done in a classier, more polished soul style that was more in keeping with the uptown mode of Wand's New York production. This one's in a much deeper soul style – with elements of southern production, and more of a hard soul sound that brings out a raspy edge in Chuck's vocals, and makes him sound a bit like Tyrone Davis. He covers tracks like "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "Can I Change My Mind", and "The Chokin Kind" – very much in the manner of the original rougher soul versions. In fact, the "Goin' Back to Jackson" tag seems to be a reference to the south – or at least to the "Jackson", Mississippi that was often referenced in that 60s song. Other tracks include "You Keep Running Away", "Are You Lonely For Me", "Can You Feel It, Babe", and "The Day My World Stood Still". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Jackson 5Maybe Tomorrow ... LP
Motown, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A great early album by the Jacksons – with a monster batch of cuts arranged by Gene Page and The Corporation, all put together with a soulful groove that the group definitely lost on later albums! The highlight is the funky "It's Great To Be Here" – an excellent lesser-known track that's gone onto a whole second level of fame in the breakbeat/crate digging generation! But other tracks are all pretty great too – with loads of killer compositions by The Corporation – titles that include their hit cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "Honey Chile", "I Will Find A Way", "Petals", "The Wall", and "She's Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Jonah JonesAlong Came Jonah ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good ... $0.99
The trumpet of Jonah Jones gets a bit of a revival on this late 60s set cut for Motown – one that features Jonah punching it up over the top of some pretty standard Motown arrangements of pop and soul tunes. The record features a nice little funky version of "The End Of Our Road", one that has a rawer edge than the rest of the record – and a nice little Bar-Kays-ish groove! Other tracks include "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "A Place In The Sun", "For Once In My Life", "I Say A Little Prayer", and "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MandreM3000 ... LP
Motown, 1979. Very Good+ ... $5.99
3rd album of futuristic soul from Mandre, with a bit less of the Dexter Wansel influenced sound we love so much about the first album, and more of the bass heavy sound that would predominate in the 80s, as well as a good bit of synthesized sounds and slick production flourishes, even a bit of vocoder. 7 tracks in all: "M3000 (opus VI)", "L'Oasis", "Final Funk", "Spirit Groove", "Freakin's Fine", "Do Whatcha Gotta Do" and "Swang". LP, Vinyl record album

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MandreMandre ... CD
Motown/Fever Dream, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
A classic set of spacey club from Mandre – aka Andre Lewis – an artist we'd place right up there with some of the best cosmic sounds from Dexter Wansel at the time, and maybe even some of the more space-bound club artists of the European scene as well! The album's got some wonderful keyboards throughout – heard in a mostly instrumental mode on side one, save for a great track that includes vocals from Maxayn – and as the set rolls along, things get more confident, more groove-oriented, and pick up some bassier rhythms that fit in wonderfully with Mandre's overall conception! The album's got a fuzzy, trippy sound you'd hardly expect from late 70s Motown – and the whole thing's been an underground club classic for years – with cuts that include the sublime "Solar Flight (Opus I)" and "Third World Calling (Opus II)", plus "Keep Tryin", "Masked Music Man", "Wonder What I'd Do", "Money", "Dirty Love", and "Masked Marauder". CD
 
 
 



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