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Brenda HollowayArtistry Of Brenda Holloway – With Bonus Tracks From The Motown Vaults ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful collection of work from Brenda Holloway – one that really digs deep to find some overlooked gems from her 60s years at Motown – including 8 previously unissued tracks! The core of the collection features The Artistry Of Brenda Holloway album – a late 60s UK-only recorded issued by Tamla, and one that features rare singles from Holloway that weren't on any other albums – kind of a special overseas package dedicated to those early UK soul fans who helped Motown explode so strongly at a global level. Holloway's vocals are wonderful – as careful a mix of class and soul that you'd find from the best Motown artists of the period – served up at a solo lead level that's only matched by Mary Wells on the label at the time, and which really seems to point the way towards a solo direction that Diana Ross would later take on her own. In addition to the 16 track album, the CD also features 8 more gems from the Motown vaults – making for a set that's all-great, no-filler, and filled with properly finished killers that should have made much bigger waves at the time. Titles include "Together Til The End Of Time", "I'll Be Available", "Hurt A Little Every Day", "Where Were You", "I've Got To Find It", "Operator", "I'll Always Love You", "Just Look What You've Done", "Mr Lifeguard", "After All That You've Done", "The Love Line", "Can't We Be Strangers Again", and "Just Another Lonely Night". CD

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✨✧ Magic LadyMagic Lady (Motown) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked set of soul from Magic Lady – formerly the backing group with a host of 70s soul acts, stepping out here on a lesser-known album for Motown from the 80s! The girls still have some of the full sounds of their previous work, but they also lay back a bit and let the rhythms take over a bit – even on the mellower tracks, which have that sort of heavier, beatier bottom that flourished strongly at the time. Michael Stokes produced the album, as he did some of their previous work – and the set's divided into a "magic mood" set of mellow tracks and a "lady groove" set of more upbeat numbers. Titles include "Betcha Can't Lose", "Hit & Run", "Cupid", "Wait A Minute", "Summer Love", "Paradise", "I Will Be His Fool", and "Misty Eyed". CD

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MarvelettesForever More – The Complete Motown Albums Vol 2 (Marvelettes/Sophisticated Soul/In Full Bloom/Return Of The Marvelettes/bonus tracks) (4CDs ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, Mid 60s. Used 4CD ... $49.99
A hefty helping of The Marvelettes – a set that not only shows why the trio was one of Motown's best groups of the 60s, but which also unearths a wealth of previously-unissued material too! The core of the package are a quartet of sublime albums by the girls – The Marvelettes, Sophisticated Soul, In Full Bloom, and The Return Of The Marvelettes – great "second chapter" work that shows the trio really stretching out in the best Motown modes of the mid 60s – hitting grooves that complicate things nicely from the early days, with vocals that are even tighter than before, yet still packed with a hell of a lot of soul as well! Production is wonderful – equally tight, yet never too polished – and the set not only features all tracks from the albums, but also 10 more bonus tracks, and additional full mono LP versions of The Marvelettes and Sophisticated soul – both quite rare! And, if that's not enough, CD 4 features 24 previously-unissued tracks – all Motown vault material from the 60s, with more than enough tracks to make up two more full records by the girls – a huge discovery in 60s soul music, and essential listening, even if you've got their records on vinyl. Unreleased titles include "Johnny Do Right", "Queen Of The Fools", "From Now On", "Three Months", "My Baby Won't Come Back", "Dance A While Cry A While", "I Can't Wait Till Summer Comes", "Why'd You Do It", "Change Of Heart", and "The Train That's Bringing My Baby". 4CDs, 119 tracks, and wonderful packaging too! CD

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Motown Magic Disco MachineMotown Magic Disco Machine Vol 2 ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
A follow-up to the legendary Magic Disco Machine Disc-O-Tech LP on Motown – and while not as over the top funky as that one, still a nice bit of longer club tracks done in a sweet early disco mode of the time! Arrangements are by William Goldstein, James Carmichael, and Paul Riser – and tunes are all longish, with a mostly instrumental feel that's sometimes supported by chorus vocals. Tracks on the set are all originals, and tunes include the great clavinet-heavy groover "Bend A Little", plus "Midnight Rhapsody", "Back To Bach", "Get Cute", "Second Avenue" and "Wait Like A Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Diana RossRoss (Motown) ... LP
Motown, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $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
(Shrinkwrap has some tears. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Mary Wells/Eddie Holland/Miracles/Valadiers/MarvelMotown Hits Vol 1 – Motown Special ... LP
Motown, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Various20/20 – Twenty Hits From Twenty Years At Motown ... LP
Motown, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP ... $6.99
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VariousHitsville USA – The Motown Singles Collection Vol 2 – 1972 to 1992 (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
CD
(Out of print, edgewear to outerbox & punch through barcode.)

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VariousMotown Chartbusters Vol 10 ... CD
Motown/Spectrum, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
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VariousMotown Chartbusters Vol 7 ... CD
Motown/Spectrum (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
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VariousMotown Disco Party Pac ... LP
Motown, 1979. Near Mint- 4 x 12" Box Set ... $6.99
A great little package of clubby soul from Motown – 4 12" singles in a box! Though the label wasn't particularly known as a home to disco, they weren't allergic to it either, and fielded their share of nice club friendly tracks throughout the late 70s, and even on through the 80s, though this set features some great highlights from 1978 and 1979. 5 tracks are spread out across 4 12" singles, with a handful of instrumental flip sides, too, and the numbers include both the vocal and instrumental takes of Rick James' "Bustin' Out", vocal and instrumental takes of High Inergy's "Shoulda Gone Dancin'", vocal and instrumental takes of Billy Preston & Syreeta's "Go For It", and "I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby" and "Get Up For Love" by Tata Vega. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, and an edge tear with a piece of clear tape.)

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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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VariousStateside Motown 7s Box Set (7 x 7" box set) (with download) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 7 x 7 Inch ... $109.99
A special sort of collection of Motown soul singles from the 60s – one that replicates the original UK release of this material, on the British Stateside label! The box is limited edition – and also includes a download of all the music – and together, the seven singles represent the early years of the great love of Detroit soul that really got the UK scene burning back in the 60s! Titles include "Come See About Me" by The Supremes, "In My Lonely Room" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Can I Get A Witness" by Marvin Gaye, "Too Many Fish In The Sea" by The Marvelettes, "Without The One You Love" by The Four Tops, "Girl" by The Temptations, and "He Was Really Sayin Somethin" by The Velvelettes – plus all original b-sides too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numbered limited edition, includes download.)

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VariousEarly Motown EPs (7 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), New Copy ... About November 27, 2015
7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ VariousBlue Note Salutes Motown ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 3 – 1963 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1962. Used 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A year's worth of Motown – compiled on 5CDs in an extra-cool package that also includes a 90 page color book, and a free bonus single packaged into the cover! By 1963, Motown was really humming as a label – and the range of work featured in this set is really incredible – not just early Detroit soul, but also a bit of jazz, blues, and vocals – with lots of very groovy titles by artists who never struck big on the charts! As with other entries in this series, the depth of material is astounding – and the book-like package itself is almost worth the price alone, so throwing in 5CDs worth of music is almost like giving the whole thing away! 119 titles in all – with work by Paula Greer, George Bohannon, Kim Weston, The Darnells, Howard Crockett, Carolyn Crawford, The Miracles, Martha & The Vandellas, Little Stevie Wonder, The Burnadettes, Bunny Paul, The Stylers, The Valadiers, Linda Griner, The Chuckalucks, Dave Hamilton, Johnny Griffith, Haney & Armstrong, Eddie Holland, Mary Wells, and even a young Marvin Gaye! CD
(Limited to 7500 copies.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 4 – 1964 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1964. Used 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible year for Motown Records – beautifully documented in a complete run of singles from 1964! This may be the heaviest-hitting volume in the Complete Motown Singles series so far – as 1964 was a real breakthrough time for the label, a point when they exploded into mainstream consciousness with some landmark hits – but were also still trying their hand at a variety of unusual work with lesser-known artists! And as you've probably found out from the other volumes, looking at Motown through the full range of its singles, you get a far different picture of the label than their overplayed hits – because amidst the famous classics there's plenty of unusual sounds and rare soul moments – an amazing range of greatness that never fails to please! This package features a whopping 6CDs in all (plus a bonus 45 packaged in the cover!) – 165 songs in all, presented in a completely great hardcover package – with 136 pages of notes on each track, plus essays, color photos, and loads of cool images from the 60s! Includes music by Earl Van Dyke, Mary Wells, The Supremes, The Majestics, The Headliners, The Four Tops, Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye, Ray Oddis, The Miracles, The Contours, Carolyn Crawford, Howard Crockett, The Velvelettes, Choker Campbell, Lee Alan, R Dean Taylor, Howard Crockett, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, Bruce Channel, and many others! CD
(Limited to 8000 copies.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 5 – 1965 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1965. Used 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
More great soul music than we ever hoped to find in a single place – and a massive 6CD collection that looks at the key year of 1965 at Motown Records! The package is every bit as wonderful and thorough as the others in this series – with a whopping 166 songs collected in a lavish, full-color book that features nearly 150 pages of notes, photos, and wonderful images from the 60s! And as with other sets, the ultra-cool package even features a replica 45 stuck inside the front cover – a rare vinyl treasure that's almost as great as the CDs. But over and above the packaging, the music's the real thing to rave about here – as 1965 has Motown growing into even new levels of maturity and quality – as demonstrated by the work here by artists who include Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Chris Clark, Frank Wilson, The Elgins, The Miracles, Earl Van Dyke, The Marvelettes, Barbara McNair, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin, The Dalton Boys, The Four Tops, Brenda Holloway, Little Lisa, Richard Anthony, The Lewis Sisters, Danny Day, The Contours, The Vows, The Hit Pack, Kim Weston, The Freeman Brothers, JR Walker, and many others! All singles offered up with both a and b-sides! CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Motown Singles Volume 10 – 1970 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1970. Used 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Motown leaps boldly into the 70s – building strongly off the changing grooves during the label's late 60s years, and serving up an amazing array of differently-styled singles! There's a really great blend here of some of the more familiar 60s modes and the hipper grooves to come in the new decade – a sound that's definitely maturing Motown, but still with most of the label's big talent in place, alongside some key younger acts and a few great surprises from left field! As with other volumes in this amazing series, there's a hell of a lot of music here – not just hits, but every single from the year, presented with both a and b-sides – so that you really get an idea of what the label was up to at the time. The whole thing's packaged in a hardcover book-style package, with a bonus 45 in the front cover – and it includes over 150 tracks by artists who include Hearts Of Stone, Hugh Masekela, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Allan Nichols, The Originals, Rare Earth, The Jazz Crusaders, Diana Ross, Arthur Adams, Jimmy Ruffin, Yvonne Fair, Gladys Knight, Bob & Marcia, Buzzie, Blinky, The Jackson 5, Danny Hernandez, Ivy Jo, The Fantastic Four, R Dean Taylor, Chuck Jackson, and lots more! CD
(Limited edition! Front and back covers have light wear.)
 
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Gerald AlstonAlways In The Mood ... CD
Motown, 1992. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a spot from sticker removal. Barcode has a cutout hole. CD has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Erykah BaduDanger (album full mix, radio full mix, instrumental) ... 12-inch
Motown, 2003. Very Good ... $1.99
Badu takes the proud, righteous style of her underrated Mama's Gun album to an even deeper level on "Danger", the first single from her hugely-anticipated Worldwide Underground! In a NuSoul world that is so proudly and deeply rooted in rich soul traditions, Erykah continues to innovate and grow as both a writer and a vocalist, and it's that growth that makes her so compelling. "Danger" has her fragile, yet extroverted vocals way out front of some moody, staccato keys, a pulsing bass line, and sharp horns – all over programmed beats and soul claps that still manage to sound earthy and organic. There's nothing like this on the radio, OR in the underground right now – here's hoping Badu continues to nurture the global underground she's named her new album after! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve. Labels have some marker and a sticker spot.)

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Toni Braxton & BabyfaceLove Marriage & Divorce ... CD
Motown, 2014. Used ... $5.99
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Severin BrowneSeverin Browne ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ GC CameronGC Cameron ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Strong work from GC Cameron – really making a bold mark here on his own – working in a smooth, rich, masculine style that's a bit like some of the best early 70s material from Eddie Kendricks! Arrangements are by James Carmichael, Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, Gene Page, and other smooth soul talents – and GC's got this edgey vocal approach that strikes out from the backings very strongly, with a hip dope sound on the best cuts, almost in a blacksploitation soundtrack mode – with a sharper edge than on his previous group recordings. Titles include a great version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", plus the cuts "Me & My Life", "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday", "Strong Love", "Share Your Life", "Truly Blue", and "Don't Want To Give It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Chris ClarkSoul Sounds (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Reel Music, 1967. New Copy ... $14.99
A great Motown album from Chris Clark – one of the few white singers ever signed to the label, and a great vocalist at that! Chris has a sound that's quite unique – halfway between Motown soul and some of the soul-inspired pop of the time – particularly that of UK singers like Dusty Springfield and some of her generation. There's a proud, bold sound here – all Motown in the backings, and often done with the kind of tightly-stepping grooves that have made some of Chris' singles big ones on the Northern Soul scene over the years. Titles include "I Want To Go Back There Again", "Day By Day Or Never", "From Head To Toe", "Sweeter As The Days Go By", "Do Right Baby Do Right", "Born To Love You Baby", "Love's Gone Bad", and "Whisper You Love Me Boy". CD also features a previously unreleased alternate stereo mix of "Do Right Baby Do Right" – and the overall package is amazing – with a 20 page full-color booklet that includes long notes on Clark's career, vintage photos, and even session details for the album! CD

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CommodoresMovin' On ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
A killer early set from The Commodores – and exactly the kind of record that shows why the group was so great at the start! Long before they were the giants of adult pop, the group were a tight funk act who were able to really balance mellow moments with more full-on grooves – a quality that meant they could slide into a warm harmony soul number at one point, then boom the bass right out of the box the next – all with a quality that at this point was light years ahead of most of their contemporaries! There's lots of modes here that other groups would cop more strongly in years to come – but the album's still better than any others that tried to imitate its strengths – thanks to classic cuts like "Hold On", "Free", "(Can I) Get A Witness", "Sweet Love", "Mary Mary", and "Gimme My Mule" – as well as the great spacey instrumental "Cebu", which has an excellent moogy Dexter Wansel-ish vibe! That cut alone is a major discovery for anyone who doesn't know the group at this point – and will show you that they can be totally hip when they want. CD
Also available Movin' On ... LP 1.99

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✨✧ CommodoresMovin' On ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
A killer early set from The Commodores – and exactly the kind of record that shows why the group was so great at the start! Long before they were the giants of adult pop, the group were a tight funk act who were able to really balance mellow moments with more full-on grooves – a quality that meant they could slide into a warm harmony soul number at one point, then boom the bass right out of the box the next – all with a quality that at this point was light years ahead of most of their contemporaries! There's lots of modes here that other groups would cop more strongly in years to come – but the album's still better than any others that tried to imitate its strengths – thanks to classic cuts like "Hold On", "Free", "(Can I) Get A Witness", "Sweet Love", "Mary Mary", and "Gimme My Mule" – as well as the great spacey instrumental "Cebu", which has an excellent moogy Dexter Wansel-ish vibe! That cut alone is a major discovery for anyone who doesn't know the group at this point – and will show you that they can be totally hip when they want. LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Movin' On ... CD 18.99

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ContoursVery Best Of The Contours ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $9.99
15 tracks including "Do You Love Me?", "Shake Sherry", "Whole Lotta Woman", "Can You Jerk Like Me", "It's So Hard Being A Loser", "First I Look At The Purse", "Determination", and "That Day When She Needed Me". CD
(Out of print,)

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Sammy Davis JrSomething For Everyone ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Cover has light wear, a peeled spot from price sticker removal, and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Dynamic SuperiorsYou Name It ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great work by a Motown group who never really got their due – a quintet with some really wonderful vocal interplay, and a massive way of putting over a groove! The vocal range is really amazing – really living up to the "dynamic" in the group's name – especially on the leads, which break away from the rest of the group in this soaring style that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. The mellow cuts are nice, and the groovers are packed with energy – and titles include the long cut "I Can't Stay Away (From Someone I Love)", plus "If I Could Meet You", "Supersensousensation", "Looking Away", and "Stay Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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Dynamic SuperiorsYou Name It (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
Great work by a Motown group who never really got their due – a quintet with some really wonderful vocal interplay, and a massive way of putting over a groove! The vocal range is really amazing – really living up to the "dynamic" in the group's name – especially on the leads, which break away from the rest of the group in this soaring style that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. The mellow cuts are nice, and the groovers are packed with energy – and titles include the long cut "I Can't Stay Away (From Someone I Love)", plus "If I Could Meet You", "Supersensousensation", "Looking Away", and "Stay Away". CD features 2 bonus tracks – US single edits of "Supersensousensation" and I Can't Stay Away From Someone I Love". CD

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some splitting on the seams, a spot of tape residue, and a marker squiggle.)

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✨✧ Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Despite the fame of their big hits – like "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Can't Help Myself", "Baby I Need Your Loving", and "It's The Same Old Song", all of which are on this set, and which have been heard ad infinitum – the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This set's got some nice cuts that fall into that category – like "Bernadette", and "Ask The Lonely" – and the package is about as solid as you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing.)

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Four TopsFour Tops On Top ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
The Four Tops are definitely on top with this sweet early set – a record that not only shows them sparkling away from some of their big singles of the time, but also handling some other wonderful material in their sublime soul group style! The set includes some lesser-known Motown tracks, like "There's No Love Left", "I Got A Feeling", "Shake Me, Wake Me", "Until You Love Someone", and the hit "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" – all mixed with some more standard tunes from the time, but all given a special Motown mix of soul and class, on tracks that include "Matchmaker", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", and Toots Thielemans' great jazzy number "Bluesette". CD

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Four TopsFourever (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4CD ... $69.99
A massive collection of work by The 4 Tops – featuring a total of 85 songs, 10 previously unreleased, running from early Motown singles, to groundbreaking group material, to some of their overlooked later gems. The package is broken down as follows – Disc 1 1956-1966, Disc 2 1966-1969, Disc 3 1970-1973, Disc 4 1974-1992 – which means that it's very heavily weighted towards the group's earlier work for Motown, but also includes some of their strong sides for ABC. You also get an 84 page booklet with essays and photos and great notes, some rare mixes, and the whole thing's packaged like a hardcover book! Way too many songs to mention – but the selection is great! CD
(Out of print.)

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Four TopsI'm In A Different World/Remember When ... 7-inch
Motown, 1968. Very Good ... $0.99
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Four TopsLove (Is The Answer)/It's All In The Game ... 7-inch
Motown, 1970. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
Possibly the last big hit that the Four Tops ever cut for Motown – and proof that they could still turn out strong material, as was later proven by their work at ABC. The title cut – "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – is one of those always enjoyable, surprisingly sophisticated little pop soul tunes – and the record features a lot of other nice moments like "Love Is The Answer", "Reflections", "I Wish I Were Your Mirror", "Bring Me Together", and a reprise of "Still Waters". Nice use of moog, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, splitting on the top seam, and some pen on back.)

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Four TopsWithout The One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)/Love Has Gone ... 7-inch
Motown, 1964. Very Good ... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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