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Isley BrothersMotown Anthology ... CD
Motown (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A massive amount of Isley Brothers material recorded for Motown – almost more than we ever knew the trio recorded for the label! The 2CD set is filled with hard-hitting gems from these seminal years for the Isleys – a key time when they were turning their rough-edged groove towards some tighter soul ends – really setting the stage for their 70s breakout on T-Neck Records! There's a few familiar classics here, mixed with a motherlode of lesser-known gems – a whopping 52 tracks in all, including some rare mono and stereo mixes too. Titles include "Good Things", "Little Miss Sweetness", "Ain't That Real Satisfaction", "It Moves Me To Tears", "Take Some Time Out For Love", "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love", "Seek & You Shall Find", "Whispers", "One Too Many Heartaches", "It's Out Of The Question", "Save Me From This Misery", "Put Yourself In My Place", "Nowhere To Run", "I Hear A Symphony", "Take Me In Your Arms", "My Love Is Your Love", "How Sweet It Is", "Leaving Here", "Greetings", and lots lots more! CD

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Mary Wells/Eddie Holland/Miracles/Valadiers/MarvelMotown Hits Vol 1 – Motown Special ... LP
Motown, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $33.99
A great early Motown compilation – with cool graphics, and work by The Valadiers, Marvelettes, Miracles, Mary Wells, and Eddie Holland! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean overall. Cover has some light wear.)

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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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VariousMotown 7s Box 2 – Rare & Unreleased Vinyl (7 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch ... $89.99
A real Motown treasure – a very limited box set that features seven 7" singles – each of which features rare or unreleased tracks! Some tunes have never appeared before at all, and others are making a debut on vinyl – great Motown gems that might have been lifted from the vaults for a CD compilation, but never issued as a 45 back in the day. The whole thing's got a nice numbered box around seven sweet slabs of 45 rpm wax – all done up with UK-style Tamla/Motown labels – and the set even includes a download for all the singles! Titles include "Angel Doll" by The Temptations, "He Who Picks A Rose" by Jimmy Ruffin, "We're Gonna Be More Than Friends" by The Spinners, "You Can Do It" by Kim Weston, "I Want My Baby Back" by Stevie Wonder, "Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy" by The Contours, "My Love For You" by Marvin Gaye, "I'm Grateful" by The Four Tops, "Don't Stop Now" by The Originals, "That's A Funny Way" by The Velvelettes, "I Know Better" by Barbara McNair, "Sure Is A Lotta Woman" by The Isley Brothers, "We'll Keep On Rolling" by Brenda Holloway, and "If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numbered, limited edition. Includes download!)

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VariousMotown Chartbusters Vol 10 ... CD
Motown/Spectrum, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ VariousMotown Floorshakers – 40 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Motown/Spectrum (UK), Late 60s. Used 2CD ... $8.99
A great look at the sound of Motown in the 60s – a special set that brings together upbeat, hard-grooving soul tunes from the legendary label – of the sort that always play big on Northern Soul dancefloors! There's way more than just familiar hits here – as the collection does a nice job of going past the obvious classics treasured in the US, to uncover the great soul cuts that have been prized by British soul fans for the past few decades – the kind of Detroit grooves that have gone onto have a huge influence on overseas music for years. The set's got a few familiar numbers, but lots more lesser-known Motown cuts – and titles include "You Can't Stop A Man In Love" by Reuben Howell, "Lucky Lucky Me" by Marvin Gaye, "Tune Up" by Jr Walker & The All Stars, "Out To Get You" by Shorty Long, "For This I Thank You" by Gino Parks, "Love Trouble Heartache & Misery" by Hattie Littles, "I'm Gonna Make It Up To You" by Kim Weston, "Battened Ships" by Odyssey, "Nothing Left To Give" by Thelma Houston, "Til You Were Gone" by Frank Wilson, "One Way Out" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" by The Supremes, and "Baby A Go Go" by Barbara McNair. CD

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VariousMotown Mod Faves Raves 1 ... CD
Motown/Spectrum (UK), 1960s. Used ... $6.99
A great collection of Motown party tunes – featuring 20 hits from the 60s, the kind of Northern Soul groovers that fueled the UK mod scene, and which crossed over big and first with the European crowds. Titles include "All For You" by Earl Van Dyke, "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Too Many Fish In The Sea" by The Marvelettes, "Needle In A Haystack" by The Velvelettes, "I'll Always Love You" by The Spinners, "Can You Jerk Like Me?" by The Contours, "Number One In Your Heart" by The Monitors, "Baby I Miss You" by Tommy Good, "First I Look At The Purse" by The Contours, "Hey Harmonica Man" by Stevie Wonder, "Hitch Hike" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and "Leaving Here" by Eddie Holland. CD

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VariousMotown Year By Year – The Sound Of Young America 1970 ... CD
Motown, 1970. Used ... $6.99
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VariousMotown Year By Year – The Sound Of Young America 1987 ... CD
Motown, 1987. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousOur Lives Are Shaped By What We Love – Motown's MoWest Story 1971 to 1973 ... CD
Motown/MoWest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
The first ever compilation of the best music made for MoWest – the eclectic, but still soulful cuts made when Berry Gordy Jr. relocated from Motown to the west coast in the early 70s – releasing cool and sometimes strange music with a soul background, yet toasted by LA sunshine! The MoWest subsidiary lasted just a few years, and gets overlooked in the canonization of Motown at it's most classic and revolutionary – but the legacy is pretty incredible. Funk, sunshine rock and soul fused adventurously by a stunningly diverse roster – late period Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons (who's comp-opening track is a slept on sunshine pop-soul classic), breezy-jazzy-soul from Odyssey, the sister funk of Sisters Love, a stunning solo left turn from Spinners singer GC Cameron and more great stuff from Syreeta, The Commodores, Suzee Ikeda, Thelma Houston and others. We've been dying for a well selected MoWest comp like this for years, and Light In The Attic stepped to the plate and knock it right out of the park. The songs choices are great, the notes are great. . .everything about it is a win. Essential! Includes "You're A Song (That I Can't Sing)" and "The Night" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, "Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love" and "Broken Road" by Odyssey, "Don't You Be Worried" by The Commodores, "A Heart Is A House" Nu Page, "I Ain't Going Nowhere" by Thelma Houston, "I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You" by Suzee Ikeda, "You've Got To Make The Choice" and "Give Me Your Love" by The Sisters Love and more. CD

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VariousSatisfaction Guaranteed – Motown Guys 1961 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $16.99
Think you've heard everything on Motown? Think again – because this sweet little set is filled with unissued 60s recordings by some of the best male singers on the label! The collection is a soul fan's dream come true – as the music here represents some real lost corners of Motown, with sounds that span almost the full stretch of the 60s – and really show the label's greatness at work – because if most of these tracks were recorded by other labels, they would have been pushed as potential hits! There's great work from artists who were just starting out, surprising moments from big names at the time, and a few entries we wouldn't have guessed without looking at the notes – and titles include "Headin North" by Shorty Long, "Only On The Weekend" by The Headliners, "Satisfaction Is Guaranteed" by Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, "Safety Zone" by Marv Johnson, "Hold On To Me" by The Spinners, "Show Me You Can Dance" by The Hit Pack, "Tell Me How To Forget A True Love" by Johnny Bristol, "Mojo Hannah (studio)" by Marvin Gaye, "I Wanted To Cry" by Bruce Channel, "I'm Gonna Make It To The Top" by Freddie Gorman, "This Ole Heart" by The Quails, "The Night We Called It A Day" by The Four Tops, and "Just Your Love" by Ivy Jo. CD

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VariousUltimate Free Soul Motown (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Universal (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $28.99
A really fresh take on music from Motown – served up here in a massive 3CD set done in the best style of the Free Soul series! Like other favorites to fly the Free Soul flag, this collection brings together both hits and overlooked gems – all in a blend of cuts that have a joyous, upbeat sort of groove – the most positive, forward-thinking side of Motown – especially during the label's great late 60s/early 70s prime! The 3CD package is overflowing with greatness – over four hours of music, with 75 titles that include "Battended Ships" by Odyssey, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Bless You" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, "Love The One You're With" by Supremes & Four Tops, "All The Way Around" by Marvin Gaye, "Stay" by Severin browne, "Running Back & Forth" by Edwin STarr, "Journey Into You" by Leon Ware, "The Day Will Come Between Sunday & Monday" by Kiki Dee, "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" by Eddie Kendricks, "Harmour Love" by Syreeta, "Family Song" by Smokey Robinson, "Give Me Your Love" by Sisters Love, "Do Somethng About It" by Thelma Houston, "In The Middle Of The Feeling" by Three Ounces Of Love, "IF I Could Give You The World" by Hearts Of Stone, "My Eyes Only" by Rare Earth – and lots lots more! CD

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Fantastic FourLost Motown Album ... CD
Kent (UK), New Copy ... About June 29, 2015
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VariousStateside Motown 7s Box Set (7 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... On December 8, 2014 (delayed)
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✨✧ Barbara McNairBarbara McNair – Ultimate Motown Collection ... CD
Motown/Universal (UK), Late 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of work from one of the "lost" Motown voices of the 60s – Barbar McNair, a singer who cut some excellent work for the label, but who was not nearly as well known as some of its other female vocalists! Barbara had a great style that was partly sweet soul, and partly uptown – almost in the mode of Maxine Brown, or some of the east coast singers – but handled with a Motown sense of class that was completely unique. The package does a great job of bringing to light Barbara's rich talents – and features one CD that includes her two albums (Here I Am and The Real Barbara McNair) and non-LP singles – plus a full second CD that features Barbara's unissued album Barbara McNair Sings Smokey, as well as a whole bunch of bonus rare cuts from the vaults! The 2CD set features 48 tracks in all – complete with great notes – and together, it's a wonderful batch of music that makes us say "why the heck wasn't Barbara ever as huge as she should have been?" Titles include "My World Is Empty Without You", "What A Day", "Fancy Passes", "Steal Away Tonight", "It Happens Every Time", "Just One Teardrop", "Where Would I Be Without You", "You Could Never Love Him", "I Hear A Symphony", "Who Invented Heartache", "You've Really Got A Hold On Me", "As Long Is There Is Love", "I'll Try Something New", "Anonymous", and "Baby A Go Go". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMojo Presents Motown Nuggets – Hits & Rarities From Soul's Greatest Label ... CD
Mojo, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Contours & Dennis EdwardsJust A Little Misunderstanding – Rare & Unissued Motown 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ DVDMotown At 25 – Yesterday, Today, Forever (3DVD set) ... DVD
Star Vista, 1983. New Copy 3DVD ... Out Of Stock
A classic US television special celebration of Motown Records – which originally aired on NBC on May 16, 1983 – hosted by Richard Pryor! Motown At 25 was landmark event for a number of reasons -including reunions of The Supremes, The Miracles and The Jackson 5, and spotlight features on many of the most legendary Motown headliners – including The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie and The Commodores and many more. The show is hosted by Richard Pryor, and it's famous for being the first-ever TV performance in which Michael Jackson does his Moonwalk. This 3DVD set also includes over 5 hours of bonus material – with rare rehearsal footage including Marvin Gaye doing "What's Going On", roundtable discussions with prime Motown talent and much more! DVD

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✨✧ VariousMotown Northern Soul ... CD
Motown (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Northern soul from the source – over two dozen 60s soul stompers from Motown Records – most of them the kind of underground grooves that have always been prized on the Northern scene! The work here moves past obvious Motown hits, and really shows the kind of hard-burning stormers that set fire to the British all night dance scene in the 60s – music that moved the mods, then continued to help redefine our understanding of soul for decades to come! The set's a treasure trove of gems – some of which would cost you a pretty penny as original singles – and titles include "For The Love Of Mike" by Patrice Holloway, "You Can Do It" by Kim Weston, "Crying In The Night" by The Monitors, "Baby Come Home To Me" by Shorty Long, "Sure Is A Lotta Woman" by The Isley Brothers, "You're Gonna Love My Baby" by Barbara McNair, "I've Been Blessed" by Bobby Taylor, "Look What You Done Boy" by The Lollipops, "I Miss You Baby" by Marv Johnson, and "Keep On Loving Me" by Frances Nero. CD

 
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Erykah BaduWorldwide Underground ... LP
Motown, 2003. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A nice one from Badu – one with a depth of feeling and genuine soulful vibes that live up to its title, despite the fact that she records for one of the world's biggest media conglomerates! It's all about the vibe here. Erykah rolls her syllables, scats and emotes feelings more than an actual narrative in the strongest of these cuts. It's not that she's forgone lyrics, but it's all about the ambience, not radio sing-a-longs. She also dives head first into her organic soul and hip hop hybrid sound a little more sparingly, but still better than most who that followed her lead post-Baduizm. She channels Donald Byrd on the great "Think Twice", which is pretty indicative of the vibe as a whole. The groove is sorta mellow, but in a very tripped-out way, with deep organ washes and synth tones, scratchy soul guitar, and crisp organic beats. There's an appearance by Dead Prez on "Steady On The Grind", and a really sweet old school flavored remake of the great "Love Of My Life" track from the Brown Sugar soundtrack with Queen Latifah and Bahamadia, but for the most part Erykah is sweating soul on her own spiritual plane here. It's gonna take a little while to sink in, but this may be her best album (despite whatever naysaying BS you may read in mainstream reviews.) Tracks include "Bump It", the great single "Danger", "Woo", "Back In The Day" and "I Want You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Boyz II MenCooleyhighharmony ... CD
Motown, 1991. Used ... $1.99
A landmark album from Boyz II Men – and a set that shows that the classic harmony style was alive and well into the 90s! Although the production and rhythms here are somewhat contemporary, the vocals have a classic approach all the way through – maturing masculine soul styles that are totally great, and which have aged beautifully over the years – way past the chart-reaching cliches of other groups of the time, and well deserving of attention as a great later Motown moment! Most production is by Dallas Austin – who structured the album beautifully into "adagio" and "allegro" sections – and titles include "Please Don't Go", "Lonely Heart", "Little Things", "Motownphilly", "Under Pressure", "Sympin", "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday", and "Uhh Ahh". CD

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Severin BrowneSeverin Browne ... LP
Motown, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A great easy groover from early 70s Motown! Severin Browne's the brother of Jackson Browne – and as such, is more of a mellow rock artist than a soul artist – but this album's got a sweet soul vibe in the mix, and is a surprisingly nice release from Motown's early LA years! In a way, you can hear a James Taylor-ish influence in Browne's vocalizing and guitar work, but the backing behind him is more in the smooth LA studio style – a bit like that used on the 70s work of Jose Feliciano or Nick DeCaro. The songs are surprisingly wonderfully crafted – and to discover Browne's work is to tap into the lost career of a under-recognized 70s singer/songwriter. Titles include "Darling Christina", "Snowflakes", "Sister", "Not Quite Time", "Skip Tune", and "Just A Matter Of Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover is stained on the bottom 2 inches, with a half split seam.)

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✨✧ Michael Edward CampbellMichael Edward Campbell ... LP
Motown, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(White label promo. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip.)

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Caston & MajorsCaston & Majors (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99
Majestic Motown from the 70s – an almost-overlooked record, but a surprisingly sophisticated gem that's well worth discovering again! The album's definitely soul at the core, but embraces so many other rich styles too – and at points, almost feels like some of the most ambitious material of the Cadet/Concept scene in Chicago – especially given the full orchestrations on the tracks, handled by Jimmy Haskell and Jerry Long! Leonard Caston's the real genius behind the record, though – and works here to provide great support for co-vocalist Carolyn Majors – who trades leads back and forth with him, and is sometimes showcased on tracks that really let her heavenly vocals take off! The whole thing's great – and titles include an early version of the cut "I'll Keep A Light In My Window", which was later recorded by other groups – plus "Child Of Love", "There's Fear", "Satisfied Mind", "Let There Be Love", "No One Will Know", and "Say You Love Me True". CD features loads of bonus tracks too – 9 more numbers that act as a great second chapter to the album – titles that include "Mother's Son", "What About The Price", "If I Can", "We're Together", "I've Got To Fly", "Don't Let", and "I'm Flying Your Sky". CD

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CommodoresCaught In The Act ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Wicked early funk from The Commodores – a group that spent so much time on pop ballads in later years, it's hard to believe they could be this sharp and hard-edged! There's plenty of that bass-heavy style that would later dominate many Motown combos at the end of the 70s – but the group's really in control of the groove on this one, without any of the cliches that such bassery could lead them into – and production is nicely restrained, so that the whole thing has the loose, live feel of some of the best ensemble funk of the time – even some of the gems from the underground. Lionel Ritchie contributed one nice smooth soul number, "This Is Your Life", and the rest of the album includes "Let's Do It Right", "Wide Open", "The Bump", "Look What You've Done To Me", and the funk classic "Slippery When Wet". CD

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CommodoresIn The Pocket ... LP
Motown, 1981. Sealed ... $3.99
An album that definitely lives up to the title promised by The Commodores – a record that takes all their raw funky energy of the early years, and fuses it into a new groove that would catapult the sextet to superstardom! The sound is commercial, but still has a pretty fresh sort of feel too – that quality the group brought to their work when breaking down so many boundaries in mainstream music – and finding fans in corners that few other funk groups might have touched! There's plenty of upbeat funk tracks in the mix, and even the mellower moments are still balanced nicely enough to avoid any of the cliches that Lionel Richie might have had during his solo years. Titles include "Why You Wanna Try Me", "This Love", "Been Loving You", "Lucy", "Saturday Night", "Lady (You Bring Me Up)", and "Oh No". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with a ben upper right corner & some shopwear.)

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CommodoresMidnight Magic ... LP
Motown, 1979. Sealed ... $4.99
Lots of Midnight Magic from The Commdores – still nice and funky at the start of the evening, but also chilling out in the wee hours too – really finding a great way to follow the trajectory of the night with the tracks in this set! The album sparkles with strong arrangements and production from James Carmichael – who furthers the vibe perfected on Natural High, yet continues to avoid most of the cliches that would slow down the group in later years. Lionel Richie's given room to step forth on the ballads "Still" and "Sail On" – but the group feel is still nicely maintained on the rest of the record – which also features the tracks "Getting It", "You're Special", "Wonderland", "Sexy Lady", and "Might Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Dazz BandJoystick/Jukebox ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1983/1984. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Four TopsFour Tops Live ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the hardest, rawest Four Tops album on 60s Motown – a unique live session, recorded at the Roostertail Nightclub in Detroit – with a sound that shows that the Tops could maybe shine even more away from the studio! Levi Stubbs' leads are especially incredible – not just a powerful force at the head of the songs, but a key factor in driving the energy of the performance – as he reaches out to the crowd with his calls, and whips the rest of the group into a soulful frenzy – no matter what the material. The set includes live takes on Four Tops classics like "It's The Same Old Song", "Reach Out I'll Be There", and "Baby I Need Your Loving" – plus some nice material that's less-iconic, including "The Girl From Ipanema", "I'll Turn To Stone", "I Like Everything About You", and "It's Not Unusual". CD
Also available Four Tops Live ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Four TopsFour Tops Live ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the hardest, rawest Four Tops album on 60s Motown – a unique live session, recorded at the Roostertail Nightclub in Detroit – with a sound that shows that the Tops could maybe shine even more away from the studio! Levi Stubbs' leads are especially incredible – not just a powerful force at the head of the songs, but a key factor in driving the energy of the performance – as he reaches out to the crowd with his calls, and whips the rest of the group into a soulful frenzy – no matter what the material. The set includes live takes on Four Tops classics like "It's The Same Old Song", "Reach Out I'll Be There", and "Baby I Need Your Loving" – plus some nice material that's less-iconic, including "The Girl From Ipanema", "I'll Turn To Stone", "I Like Everything About You", and "It's Not Unusual". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove.)
Also available Four Tops Live ... CD 13.99

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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.)

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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 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 (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 & Diana RossDiana & Marvin ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice album – even if you're not a fan of Diana Ross! Given that Marvin and Diana are standing back to back on the front cover, we kind of get the idea that there wasn't as much sympathy in the session as on some of Marvin's classic duet sides from the 60s with Tammi Terrell – but the record's actually not that bad, though – thanks to a sweet smooth soulful style that's very much in the style of Marvin's Let's Get It On album. Of course, the overall project isn't nearly as sublime – but the record does feature arrangements by Paul Riser, James Carmichael, Dave Blumberg, and Gene Page that have a seductive quality that moves well past the vocal mismatch. Titles include "Stop, Look, Listen", "Just Say, Just Say", "I'm Falling In Love With You", "Include Me In Your Life", "You Are Everything", "Love Twins", and "My Mistake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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GreniqueBlack Butterfly (LP, Instrumental, Radio, TV Track) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1999. Very Good ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Dee HarveyJust As I Am ... CD
Motown, 1991. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Finis HendersonFinis ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet 80s classic from Finis Henderson – and the kind of record that should have launched him on a much bigger run as a lead singer! Despite the plastic look of the cover, the album's really solidly put together – produced by Al McKay with a vibe that definitely echoes his work with Earth Wind & Fire, and a style that also shows some of Henderson's roots in the Chicago group Weapons Of Peace – which means lots of jazzy inflections with the grooves, in a style that works perfectly for Finis' style of singing. And given that Henderson has a range that sometimes hits Philip Bailey territory, the match is a great one – and gives the album a sense of class that other Motown soul from the time didn't always have. Titles include "Lovers", "Making Love", "Skip To My Lou", "Vina Del Mar", "Crush On You", "I'd Rather Be Gone", and "You Owe It All To Love". CD

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High InergyLovin' Fever – The Best Of High Inergy ... CD
Motown/Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
Finally, a sweet compilation of some of the best numbers from latter day Motown girl group High Inergy – sunny soul that shines especially brightly with the benefit of hindsight! They managed to hit the charts early on, but it's pretty easy to see how these ladies could be unjustly overlooked in the grand scheme. They signed the Motown in the later 70s, after the Supremes and other formative girl groups had long ago finished blazing the trails, plus Motown was at a real crossroads in terms of it's honoring its iconic history, while still navigating contemporary trends. Meanwhile, High Inergy recorded some wonderful stuff – with some late disco era string-laden production as well as tender ballads – both focusing on the sweet vocals and songcraft, rather than trying too hard to be trendy. The original albums may have been hit & miss, but Expansion does a terrific job of treasure hunting – every track here is lovely! 20 tracks in all: Includes "Lovin' Fever", "First Impressions", "I'm A Believer", "Goin' Thru The Motions", "Cold This Be Love", "Devotion", "Just A Touch Away" feat Smokey Robinson, "Somebody, Somewhere", "Hold On To My Love" feat Switch, "All Of You", "Journey To Love". "He's A Pretender" and more. CD
 
 
 



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