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Geri AllenGrand River Crossings – Motown & Motor City Inspirations ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... $4.99
Way way more than you might guess from an album with Motown in the title – and instead, a set that may well be one of the best we've heard from Geri Allen in years! Yes, the tracks are mostly numbers from the classic years of the famous soul label – but the presentation is quite different – mostly solo piano, with Geri stretching out in these fluid, spiritual ways that go far past any familiar melodies, and which really make the songs deeply her own. Plus, the set also features some tremendous guest work from Marcus Belgrave on trumpet on three tracks – stretching out with the kind of righteous, expressive tones that have made us love him from the days of Tribe Records onwards. David McMurray also guests on alto on one track – but the bulk of album is solo piano from Allen, on titles that include "The Smart Set", "Space Odyssey", "Inner City Blues", "Stoned Love", "Itching In My Heart", "Tears Of A Clown", "That Girl", and "Grand River Crossings". CD

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Luther AllisonMotown Years 1972 to 1976 ... CD
Motown, 1970s. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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 ... $16.99 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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Billy EckstineMotown Years (Prime Of My Life/My Way/For Love Of Ivy/& More!) ... CD
Motown/Universal (UK), 1965/1966/1969. Used 2CDs ... $28.99
A real lost chapter in the career of Mr B – 60s recordings made for Motown, done at a time when the label was cutting some great vocal material! Although Billy got his start in jazzier territory, the tracks on this set have him working with larger arrangements, in a fuller more mature male vocal style – skirting somewhere between jazz standards, older evergreens, and 60s contemporary pop. The 2CD package features the full selection of tunes from 3 albums – The Prime Of My Life, My Way, and For Love Of Ivy – plus 5 non-LP singles, and 7 more tracks that were previously unissued! 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "I Need A Dream", "Woman", "For Love Of Ivy", "I've Been Blessed", "Slender Thread", "My Cup Runneth Over", "Oh How Happy", "Time For Love", "Down To Earth", "Feeling Good", and "I Did It All For You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brenda HollowaySpellbound – Rare & Unreleased Motown Gems ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), New Copy ... About August 15, 2017
... CD

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✨✧ Mandre/Rare Earth/Platinum HookMotown's Magical Spring Tour! ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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✨✧ Diana RossRoss (Motown) ... LP
Motown, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Diana Ross in the sweet clubby 70s – working here in a set of upbeat groovers that really show off her talents as a disco diva! The tunes are mostly upbeat, and surprisingly fresh – not nearly as disco cliched as you might expect, and handled in just the right way to take advantage of Diana's soaring solo vocals. Nothing's ever too overly-postured, and there's no throwaway hits here, either – which makes the album a nice discovery of overlooked Diana Ross gems from the time. Arrangements are by Art Wright, Greg Wright, Jimmie Haskell, Michael Masser, Gene Page, and Paul Riser – and titles include "Lovin Livin & Givin", "Never Say I Don't Love You", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "You Were The One", "To Love Again", and "Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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SyreetaRita Wright Years – Rare Motown 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 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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VariousEarly Motown EPs Vol 2 (7 x 7 inch box set – with bonus download) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch ... $86.99 91.99
A very cool little package – and one that's filled with singles that didn't even come out in the US back in the 60s! Instead, this set brings together all the early British EP releases of Motown music – all with replicas of the original pic sleeve covers, which are strikingly represented on the cover – and all with four songs each – which means that the set offers up double the usual amount of tracks you'd get for such a package! All singles are very cool – often with images never used in America – and the box features individual, four-track EPs by The Contours, The Marvelettes, The Temptations, Kim Weston, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, and The Supremes! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numbered limieted edition of 2000 – with bonus download code too!))

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VariousLove & Affection – More Motown Girls ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
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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VariousMotown 7s Box Vol 3 (7 x 7 inch single box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Motown/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch ... $78.99
The vinyl debut of 14 rare gems from Motown – all cuts that were only dug up much later than the time at which they were recorded – and which made brief appearances on a variety of different CD reissues over the past decade or so – but appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! This limited package follows in the same great spirit as the other Motown 7" box sets from the UK – and titles include "Crying In The Night" by The Monitors, "Head Over Heels In Love With You Baby" by The Spinners, "It's Not Unusual" by Marvin Gaye, "Touch Of Venus" by Patrice Holloway, "Your Love Can Save Me" by The Marvelettes, "The In Crowd" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Sweet Was The Love" by The Four Tops, "It's Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin" by David Ruffin, "The Way You Been Acting Lately" by Al Kent, "My Love Is Your Love" by Barbara Randolph, "I'm Gonna Make It Up To You" by Kim Weston, "Show Me The Way" by JJ Barnes, and "The Stranger" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes download!)

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VariousMotown 7s Box Vol 4 – Rare & Unreleased Vinyl (7 x 7 inch box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Motown/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch ... $84.99
The vinyl debut of 14 rare gems from Motown – all cuts that were only dug up much later than the time at which they were recorded – and which made brief appearances on a variety of different CD reissues over the past decade or so – but appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! Like most of the Motown music from back in the day, these tracks are total gems – and only didn't make it out for release because the label had so much greatness going on. Yet that shouldn't stop them from becoming excellent singles all these many years later – finally showing up in the format. This limited package follows in the same great spirit as the other Motown 7" box sets from the UK – and titles include "That World I Live In" by David Ruffin, "Baby A Go Go" by Barbara McNair, "Share A Little Love With Me" by The Monitors, "Don't Stop Loving Me" by Ivy Jo Hunter, "Sometimes I Have To Cry" by The Contours, "Sweet Thing" by Marvin Gaye, "Baby Come Home To Me" by Shorty Long, "Ain't You Glad You Chose Love" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Give In You Just Can't Win" by Tammi Terrell, "I Ain't Going Nowhere" by Thelma Houston, "Don't Be Afraid" by Bobby Taylor, "Can't Hold The Feeling Back" by Brenda Holloway, "Tell Me How To Forget A True Love" by The Spinners, and "Since You Came Back" by Rita Wright. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes bonus download of all tracks!)

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VariousOne Track Mind – More Motown Guys ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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VariousSatisfaction Guaranteed – Motown Guys 1961 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
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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✨✧ VariousFinders Keepers – Motown Girls 1961 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Female Motown, way past the hits – a wonderful selection of rare cuts from the 60s, including a dozen previously unissued tracks! The collection is a real discovery, even for Motown fans – and the set is filled with gems that go way past the obvious – some real Detroit soul treasures that make the whole thing a delight! Lots of the work is from that key early Motown stretch, when the label was really coming into its own, but still trying out a lot of new ideas too – and as such, were really willing to move past some obvious hit modes of the time. And make no mistake – these cuts aren't leftovers, or half-baked – as all of them have top-shelf production and arrangements – further proof that the Motown approach never dimmed at all. Titles include "Do You Know What I'm Talkin About" by LaBrenda Ben, "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" by Brenda Holloway, "Build Him Up" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Like A Nightmare" by The Andantes, "Dance Yeah Dance" by Thelma Brown, "When Somebody Loves You" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "My Black Belt" by Hattie Littles, "It's Too Soon To Know" by Kim Weston, "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" by Liz Lands, "If Wishes Came True" by Anita Knorl, and "So Let Them Laugh At Me" by Linda Griner. CD

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✨✧ VariousMotown Superstars Sing Motown Superstars ... LP
Motown, Mid 60s-1970s/1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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Gerald AlstonOpen Invitation ... LP
Motown, 1990. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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India ArieBrown Skin (radio, album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Motown, 2001. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has small stickers.)

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✨✧ Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD
Motown, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 15.98
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses of her criminally underappreciated Worldwide Underground and more of a hip hop based, righteously grooving style – but still bursts with a freshness that's unrivaled to say the least. From free spirited soul, to sparse hip hop funk this record is both blunt and beautiful – with a slow-building emotional resonance that'll reach the most jaded souls. Modern soul music of the first order that gives us goosebumps from the first spin to the last beat! The album kicks off with Erykah riffing on and remixing Ramp's "American Promise" as an intro – and it just gets deeper from there. Producers/collaborators include Madlib, Sa-Ra, Karriem Riggins, James Poyser and ?uestlove. Amazing!!! Titles include "The Healer", "Me", "My People", "Soldier", "The Cell", "Twinkle", "Master Teacher", "The Hump" and "Telephone". The 9th Wonder produced single "Honey" is an unlisted bonus track. CD

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Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... CD
Motown, 2010. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most dizzyingly creative in Badu's career! We're reluctant to call Return Of The The Ankh a lighter listen than its predecessor, but, it's a less dense and outwardly experimental batch in the sonic realm – the emotionalism and the head nodding warmth is at the forefront, yet she's as uncompromising and real as ever. The sound is still innovative, unique and her own on all fronts, but the songs chosen for Part Two are ones you want to approach and embrace from the opening seconds – there's not as much of a tripped out overall vibe and you don't need to acclimate from a distance – these songs pull you right in! Includes collaborations with James Poyser, Shafiq Husayn, Ta'Raach, Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Includes "20 Feet Tall", "Window Seat", "Agitation", "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)", "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", "Love", "Out My Mind, Just In Time" and more. CD

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✨✧ CommodoresCommodores ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
Not The Commodores first album – but a really that really broke them out of the box and exposed the group to a huge new audience! The album hits perfectly on both sides of the group's strengths – the tight ensemble funk on which they were raised, and some of the sweeter aspects that were showing up as Lionel Richie emerged as the solo male singing star – not nearly as cheesy here as in later years, and a surprisingly nice element to offset the heavier funk. Titles include the funky classic "Brick House", the mellow hit "Easy", and the cuts "Squeeze The Fruit", "Zoom", "Funky Situation", "Won't You Come Dance With Me", "Funny Feelings", "Heaven Knows", and "Patch It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
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CommodoresHeroes ... LP
Motown, 1980. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
The Commodores tenth album – as you might guess from the big X on the cover – and a set that features some of the last great moments of Lionel Richie with the group! The album's a bit overlooked, but has a really great groove – kind of a middle ground between The Commodores' heavier funk and mellower ballads – served up here with the tight instrumentation that always made the group a self-contained standout – and arranged and produced to perfection by the great James Anthony Carmichael. Richie's lead is strong, but understated too – and titles include "Old Fashion Love", "Heroes", "Sorry To Say", "All The Way Down", "Wake Up Children", "Mighty Spirit", and "Celebrate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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CommodoresIn The Pocket ... LP
Motown, 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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
(Includes a poster.)

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CommodoresLive! ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A bit a hit for a live soul album as the 70s ever saw – and a great document of the versatility of the Commodores in the years when they still had their funky chops up strong enough! The live setting has the group running through some of their heavier earlier numbers, and veering strongly into the pop funk that made them crossover favorites from the get-go. Includes very lively versions of "Slippery When Wet", "Zoom", "Easy", "I Feel Sanctified", "Brick House", "Funny Feelings", "Fancy Dancer", "Won't You Come Dance With Me", "Come Inside", and "Sweet Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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CommodoresMidnight Magic ... LP
Motown, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CommodoresNatural High ... LP
Motown, 1978. Sealed ... $2.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Sammy Davis JrSomething For Everyone ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
A pretty great record from Sammy – one that has a groovier feel than most of his other work from the time! The cover has Sammy hanging out with a bunch of hippies, and that feel is certainly carried through to the music – arranged by Billy Strange and George Rhodes, with bouncy production by Jimmy Bowen that takes Sam way past his years at Reprise. Kicks off with a great version of "Spinning Wheel", and includes the tracks "You Better Sit Down Kids", "For Once In My Life", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "In The Ghetto". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico DebargePlaya Hater (main, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Motown, 2000. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Billy EckstineMy Way ... LP
Motown, 1966. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Who'da thought the great jazz vocalist would end up recording for Motown late in his career? Still, the album's not a bad one in a pop vocal sort of way, and includes Billy doing versions of 60s hits like "Once In A Lifetime", "My Way", and "Talk To Me". Other nice material includes "A Warmer World", "I Did It All For You", and "Quiet Room". Kind of moody, in a Grady Tate kind of way. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Four TopsFour Tops On Broadway ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The Four Tops weren't the first of the Motown groups to get the broadway treatment, but they do a pretty nice job with it! Thanks to some swinging help from producer Frank Wilson, the quartet manage to still shine even though they're shackled with a set of tunes from over-blown broadway shows of the late 50s and 1960s. Tracks include "I Want To Be With You", "On The Street Where You Live", "What Did I Have That I Don't Have", "For Once In My Life", and "Make Someone Happy". Also features "Hello Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Four TopsIt's The Same Old Song/Your Love Is Amazing ... 7-inch
Motown, 1965. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Four TopsMac Arthur Park (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1971. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Four TopsNature Planned It ... CD
Motown/Elemental (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
Why did Motown ever let the Four Tops get away? This album was their last for the label – and it's an excellent one, filled with soul, sweetness, and some of the best arrangements the group had in their later years! The soul component is super-high – with tight group instrumentation that reminds us of the best Philly backing combos of the same time, but leaner too – as Dennis Coffey and Wah Wah Ragin are on guitars, Jack Ashford handles percussion, and Leonard Caston adds some nice funky keyboards. The real talent, though, is the group – and Levi Stubbs is in fine fine form on cuts like "She's An Understanding Woman", "I Am Your Man", "If You Let Me", "Nature Planned It", "Walk With Me, Talk With Me Darling", and "Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)". Even includes a great version of Todd Rundgren's wonderful track "We Gotta Get You A Woman"! CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Nature Planned It ... LP 6.99

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Four TopsNature Planned It ... LP
Motown, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Why did Motown ever let the Four Tops get away? This album was their last for the label – and it's an excellent one, filled with soul, sweetness, and some of the best arrangements the group had in their later years! The soul component is super-high – with tight group instrumentation that reminds us of the best Philly backing combos of the same time, but leaner too – as Dennis Coffey and Wah Wah Ragin are on guitars, Jack Ashford handles percussion, and Leonard Caston adds some nice funky keyboards. The real talent, though, is the group – and Levi Stubbs is in fine fine form on cuts like "She's An Understanding Woman", "I Am Your Man", "If You Let Me", "Nature Planned It", "Walk With Me, Talk With Me Darling", and "Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)". Even includes a great version of Todd Rundgren's wonderful track "We Gotta Get You A Woman"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nature Planned It ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Four TopsReach Out/Still Waters Run Deep ... CD
Motown, 1967/1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(80s pressing. Out of print.)

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Funk BrothersBest Of The Funk Brothers – 20th Century Masters ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1960s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Motown legends finally get their due – in this first-ever collection of work by The Funk Brothers! The group were the backing band for most of the classic Motown recordings of the 60s – and labored for years with hardly any credit, until recently, when their achievements have been brought to light by the film Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, and a much-deserved Grammy award! And despite its cheap packaging, the collection's got plenty to offer any solid fan of Motown – 12 tracks that are pulled from sources that include tracks issued under the name of organist Earl Van Dyke, British singles, and even a previously unreleased mix! The tunes include a few originals, plus instrumental takes on Motown classics – with titles that include "Soul Stomp", "6 By 6", "Too Many Fish In The Sea", "All For You", "Come See About Me", "How Sweet It Is", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "What's Going On", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", and "Runaway Child Running Wild". CD
 
 
 



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