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New ExcelsiorsControl This ... LP LP format
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A sweet mix of soul, funk, and Jamaican styles – all put together by Shane "Sureshot" Hunt, who we've trusted for grooves for many years! The package draws on Shane's deep knowledge of old school roots – but it also reflects the cultural melting pot of San Francisco's Excelsior district, from which the project takes its name – a real criss-crossing of scenes and styles, coming together with a mighty crisp vibe! Hunt provides most of the beats and instrumentation – and vocals are by The Mighty Pope and Omega Rae – on tracks that are a nice mix of originals and classic remakes from the 70s. Titles include "People Make The World Go Round", "Mrs Magic", "It's Too Late", "Cold As Steel", "This Is Sunshine Music", "Mirror In The Bathroom", and "Lookout Weekend". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Control This ... CD 16.99

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Fatback BandKeep On Steppin' ... LP LP format
Event/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Quite possibly the last really hard-hitting funk album from The Fatback Band – and although their first record on the Event label, a set that cooks every bit as hard as their first few for Perception! The style here is funky 45 soul at its best – lots of hard crackling drums, funky rumpling bass, and enough choppy guitar to level a whole forest in one swoop! Lyrics are part of most numbers, but they're often in the bad-rapping or call and response mode of the People Music album – except for a few sweeter numbers which also sound pretty nice too! "Keep On Stepping" is a great little funky number – as are "Wicky Wacky", "Mr. Bass Man", and "New York Style". We also love the sweet soul track "Love", which has some great vocals, a great hook, and which sounds like a tune from their Feel My Soul LP! Other tracks include "Can't Stop The Flame", "Feeling", and "Breaking Up With Someone You Love Is Hard To Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard Dimples FieldsGive Everybody Some ... LP LP format
Boardwalk, 1982. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Sweet mainstream grooving from Richard Dimples Fields – the 70s indie artist who really struck big with these early 80s albums for Boardwalk! The style here is a mix of mellow soul and more upbeat numbers – very much the kind of blend that Fields' served up best back on his own label in the 70s, but which is re-presented here with a more professional, more contemporary soul vibe. There's a sweetness to Richard's vocals that's quite different than most of his contemporaries – an earnestness that makes even the most poppy numbers sound pretty great – and which almost sound better here than they did in the old days. Titles include "Don't Ever Stop Chasing Your Dreams", "Butter", "People Treat You Funky", "You Shouldn't Have Made It So Good", "You Send Me", and a nice version of "Moody's Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New 5th DimensionIndividually & Collectively ... LP LP format
Bell, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
An early 70s treasures from The 5th Dimension – continuing the group's amazing run from the late 60s onward – a sublime blend of the group's great harmonies with standout lead vocals – all produced by Bones Howe, and arranged with help from from Bob Alcivar and Bill Holman! There's a growing sophistication in the set that we really like – a deeper, more personal feel on some of the lyrics – especially some of the more "adult" styled numbers that always showed that the group was way more than just a simple pop machine. Tracks include a scatting vocal version of the Johnny Alf bossa groover "Sky & Sea", plus "I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "All Kinds Of People", "Tomorrow Belongs To The Children", "Turn Around To Me", "Band Of Gold", and "Border Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New 5th DimensionUp, Up And Away ... LP LP format
Buddah, 1968. Very Good- ... $0.99
The fab first album from the 5th Dimension – and as groovy a batch of pop soul harmonies as you'll ever hope to find! Jimmy Webb is already at the helm on this one – arranging and conducting the group with his heavenly 60s pop approach – all produced to perfection by the amazing Bones Howe! The record soars to the top with the hit "Up Up & Away", and features many other great numbers –lesser-known, but really wonderful gems like "California My Way", "Another Day Another Heartache", "Pattern People", "Rosecrans Blvd", "Learn How To Fly", and the group's great cover of Tim Hardin's "Misty Roses"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear.)

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Eddie FloydDown To Earth ... LP LP format
Stax, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Heavy heavy soul from Eddie Floyd – definitely a progression of his "Knock On Wood" sound, with plenty of bass at the bottom, horns blaring over the top, and Eddie's deep deep vocals in between. The record kind of takes the earlier Floyd sound at Stax and fuses it to the label's more progressive 70s mood – with longer tracks, more time changes, and arrangements by Steve Cropper and Floyd that break past the usual format. Unfortunately, the overall sound is still a bit soulless – perhaps because it's trying too hard to be heavy soul – but the record's not without a few nice moments. Titles include "People Get Ready", "Salvation", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "When The Sun Goes Down", and "My Mind Was Messed Around At The Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Frank FosterLoud Minority ... CD CD format
Mainstream/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the most amazing albums ever from Frank Foster – a totally righteous set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with the Basie Band! The format here is right up there with the best on Strata East at the time – a large-group session that's filled with some of the hippest players of the early 70s – all coming together with a joyous, spiritual sense of power! Foster's in the lead on tenor and soprano sax, but other players include Cecil Bridgewater and Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpets, Harold Mabern on keyboards, Elvin Jones on drums, Dick Griffin on trombone, Stanley Clarke on bass, Airto on percussion, and even Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals! Tracks are all quite long and flowing – spiritual expressions of jazz that rival the greatness of anything recorded for Impulse – and titles include "The Loud Minority", "Requiem For Dusty", "JP's Thing", and "EW – Beautiful People". CD

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Kim Fowley & OthersTechnicolor Grease – Lost Treasures From The Vaults Vol 4 – 1959 to 1969 ... CD CD format
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $8.99
Maybe the coolest volume so far in this all-amazing series – a heady dip into the farther reaches of the Kim Fowley universe! This time around, Kim's only the performer on a few track – and most numbers are by obscure groups, both soul and rock – originally recorded by Fowley for a variety of different labels, but instantly lost to the shifting sands of time! The music is every bit as mad as some of Fowley's more famous productions – and in the best Norton Records way, there's a real focus here on offbeat tunes and very odd musical moments. Kim himself supervised the project, and wrote some excellent notes for the whole thing – and titles include "Moonlight In Vermont" by The Crenshaws, "In This World So Small" by Althea & The Memories, "Hello Schoolteacher" by Four After Fives, "Justine" by The Rangers, "People Let's Freak Out" by Belfast Gypsies, "The Story Of Susie" by Bill Woods, "Atlantis" by Blue Bells, "Vito & The Hands" by Vito & The Hands, and "Pop Art 66" by Kim Fowley himself! CD
Also available Technicolor Grease – Lost Treasures From The Vaults Vol 4 – 1959 to 1969 ... LP 12.99

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Kim Fowley & OthersTechnicolor Grease – Lost Treasures From The Vaults Vol 4 – 1959 to 1969 ... LP LP format
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Maybe the coolest volume so far in this all-amazing series – a heady dip into the farther reaches of the Kim Fowley universe! This time around, Kim's only the performer on a few track – and most numbers are by obscure groups, both soul and rock – originally recorded by Fowley for a variety of different labels, but instantly lost to the shifting sands of time! The music is every bit as mad as some of Fowley's more famous productions – and in the best Norton Records way, there's a real focus here on offbeat tunes and very odd musical moments. Kim himself supervised the project, and wrote some excellent notes for the whole thing – and titles include "Moonlight In Vermont" by The Crenshaws, "In This World So Small" by Althea & The Memories, "Hello Schoolteacher" by Four After Fives, "Justine" by The Rangers, "People Let's Freak Out" by Belfast Gypsies, "The Story Of Susie" by Bill Woods, "Atlantis" by Blue Bells, "Vito & The Hands" by Vito & The Hands, and "Pop Art 66" by Kim Fowley himself! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Technicolor Grease – Lost Treasures From The Vaults Vol 4 – 1959 to 1969 ... CD 8.99

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FoxyFoxy (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Dash/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
The first album from Foxy – and maybe the best from the group, too – given that the whole thing's put together with some wonderfully funky and jazzy touches! The enigmatic Ish Ledesma is at the helm of the group, but he gets some great help from Ray Martinez on the production and arrangements which have a feel here that's a bit warmer and deeper than the later sounds from Foxy – almost more in that initial funk combo burst that really helped put the Miami soul scene on the map at the time! There's a really strange edge to some of these tunes – they're disco groovers, sure, but they've got some pretty quirky rhythms, strange jazzy touches on some of the vocals, and lots of nice percussion that really keeps things interesting – and which prevents any of the songs from ever sounding too stiff or commercial. Titles include the classic "Get Off Your Aahh & Dance" – plus "People Fall In Love", "Let's Love", "What's It Take", "Baby I'm Leaving", and "You Make Me Hot". CD features bonus tracks "The Way You Do The Things You Do (12" version)", "Get Off Your Aahh & Dance (part 1)", "You Make Me Hot (single)", "Let's Love (12" version)", "The Way You Do The Things You Do (12" inst)", and "The Way You Do The Things You Do (single version)". CD

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FreebornePeak Impressions ... LP LP format
Monitor, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
One of the few straight rock records ever issued on the mostly-folk Monitor Records label – a great 60s outing from Freeborne, a group with a sound that's as tripped-out as you might expect from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on organ and guitars, both acoustic and electric, but there's also some cool percussion too – and interesting use of recorders, in a way that comes across with an ocarina-like charm! Vocals are somewhat soft, but have a dark undercurrent – and there's a really great folk-into-psyche sort of feel to the whole thing. Titles include "Images", "Land Of Diana", "But I Must Return To Frenzy", "Inside People", "Yellow Sky", "Peak Impressions & Thoughts", and "Visions Of My Own". LP, Vinyl record album

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FunkadelicTales Of Kidd Funkadelic (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99 18.98
An oft-overlooked gem by Funkadelic – the group's last album for Westbound, and a record that really has them growing into a great new groove! Bootsy and Eddie Hazel have stepped aside for the set, but that gives Bernie Worrell plenty of room to work his magic on keyboards – in a way that really increases the spacier elements of the set, and almost trades a messed-up moogy sort of feel for the heady guitars of earlier years – a slippery kind of Funky Worm groove that we totally love! The set is self-described as "delightfully putrid" on the Pedro Bell cover – and we couldn't agree more! Titles include "Undisco Kidd", "Let's Take It To The People", "How Do Yeaw View You", "Butt-to-Butt Resuscitation" and "Take Your Dead Ass Home!". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie GaleBlack Rhythm Happening (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Blue Note/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
One of the most righteous albums of jazz ever recorded – a brilliant blend of soulful and avant garde styles, backed up by a chorus of voices that have a really soulful sound! The album's the second recorded for Blue Note by the Ghetto Music ensemble of trumpeter Eddie Gale – a lesser-known talent who recorded previously with Cecil Taylor, but who made a turn away from modernism at the end of the 60s, in order to express himself at a level that he felt was more clearly grounded in the people. The result of that effort is sheer brilliance – an album that sounds like nothing else you can imagine. Part of the style shares the energy of similar vocal/jazz projects by Max Roach and Billy Harper, but Gale's conception of the music is much more dynamic, and very carefully rooted in song structures – with a sound that's as powerful today as it was when it was recorded! Titles include "Ghetto Love Night", "Song Of Will", "Ghetto Summertime", "Black Rhythm Happening", and "Look At Teyonda". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gap BandGap Band V – Jammin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Mercury/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
The Gap Band are definitely Jammin on this sweet little set from the early 80s – hitting that fierce funk mode they do so well, with lots of snapping lines at the bottom of the rhythms! The style is trademark Gap all the way through – a percolated approach to funk that's tight, but never too slick – in a groove that's different than some of their other mainstream counterparts at the time – hard to describe accurately, but almost with a touch of jazz in the mix! Charlie Wilson handles most of the lead vocals, with support from brothers Robert and Ronnie – and Ronnie produced most of the set. Titles include "Where Are We Going", "Shake A Leg", "Jam The Motha", "Someday", "You're Something Special", "I'm Ready", "You're My Everything", "Smile", and "Jammin In America". CD features lots of bonus tracks – "Party Train (12" special dance mix)", "Jam The Motha (12" party mix)", "I'm Ready (12" version)", "Shake A Leg (dub)", "Party Train (single)", and "Jam The Motha (munchkin people mix)". CD

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Don GardnerStory Of Don Gardner ... CD CD format
Tramp (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99
Maybe the first-ever really good collection we've seen of the music of Don Gardner – a hell of a strong soul singer, and one who was often associated with Hammond combos – especially his group with organist Dee Dee Ford! And although that pair's hits have been reissued often, this set's the first to dig deeper – into Don's other soul recordings of the 60s, and his wealth of gritty, groovy, hard-edged singles – many of which have a strong undercurrent of R&B! Funk label Tramp have really done a great job here – and are re-approaching Gardner's career with a whole new set of ears – giving his music a really fresh listen from a funk perspective, in a way that really opens up our understanding of his sound and style. The set's overflowing with gritty gems – and titles include "Take Five", "Excedrin", "My Baby Likes To Boogaloo", "I'm A Practical Guy", "People Sho Act Funny", "I Really Love You Baby", "Dog Eat Dog", "Let's Party", "I'm In Such Misery", "Tighten Up Your Love Bone", "Is This Really Love", and "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy". CD
Also available Story Of Don Gardner (with bonus download) ... LP 21.99

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Don GardnerStory Of Don Gardner (with bonus download) ... LP LP format
Tramp (Germany), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99
Maybe the first-ever really good collection we've seen of the music of Don Gardner – a hell of a strong soul singer, and one who was often associated with Hammond combos – especially his group with organist Dee Dee Ford! And although that pair's hits have been reissued often, this set's the first to dig deeper – into Don's other soul recordings of the 60s, and his wealth of gritty, groovy, hard-edged singles – many of which have a strong undercurrent of R&B! Funk label Tramp have really done a great job here – and are re-approaching Gardner's career with a whole new set of ears – giving his music a really fresh listen from a funk perspective, in a way that really opens up our understanding of his sound and style. The set's overflowing with gritty gems – and titles include "Take Five", "Excedrin", "My Baby Likes To Boogaloo", "I'm A Practical Guy", "People Sho Act Funny", "I Really Love You Baby", "Dog Eat Dog", "Let's Party", "I'm In Such Misery", "Tighten Up Your Love Bone", "Is This Really Love", and "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LPs – with bonus download of full album!)
Also available Story Of Don Gardner ... CD 12.99

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Marvin GayeHello Broadway ... LP LP format
Tamla, 1964. Good+ ... $7.99
Nothing too Broadway here – as the album's a warmly soulful set that shows a mellower side of Marvin Gaye for the 60s – the deeper, more jazz-inclined side of his vocals, which makes for a nice contrast to his bigger hits of the time! Gene Page handled most of the arrangements, so you can bet that the sound is mighty solid – a groove that gets past standard Motown modes of the time, and opens up with a hint of the more sophisticated Marvin to come in the 70s! It's great to hear Gaye take his own turn with familiar tunes like these – and titles include "Walk On The Wild Side", "Hello Broadway", "My Way", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "People", "The Party's Over", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "This Is The Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 2 globes pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam and a couple of small stains on the back.)

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New Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye ... CD CD format
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". CD

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Glitter BandMakes You Blind ... LP LP format
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great bit of glam pop from the mid 70s – presented with a tightly focused sound that's got plenty of grooves on the bottom, and sweetly compressed guitars and vocals over the top! Mike Leander's at the production helm, and the album's kind of a further popification of the older Gary Glitter groove – softened a bit at times, especially on a few of the mellower numbers – but still pretty great on the upbeat ones! Titles include "Where Have You Been", "Painted Lady", "People Like You & People Like Me", "Let Me Love You", "Dream Baby", "My First Mistake", "Makes You Blind", and "Watch The Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)

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Dexter GordonCandlelight Lady ... CD CD format
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Dexter Gordon in one of his greatest settings ever – playing live in the familiar confines of the Montmartre jazz club in Copenhagen, with sublime trio backing from Kenny Drew! The tracks are long and open – that style that Dex perfected with Steeplechase Records, which provides such a great showcase for his solo talents – and the album's a great illustration of why we never get tired of Gordon in this format! Each track pushes the 10 minute mark – and Dexter's got this bold, strong tone on tenor – but also these personal, very feeling qualities as well – the undercurrent of soul that he never seemed to develop until the later years of his life – underscored by Drew's work on piano, plus Mads Vinding on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. Tracks include the long originals "Sticky Vicket", "Candlelight Lady", "Montmartre", and "The Rainbow People" – plus "Old Folks" and "There Is No Greater Love". CD
 
 
 



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