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✨✧ Honey ConeSweet Replies (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
The second album by Honey Cone – and the one that really broke them out of the box! The record's got a groove that gets going right from the start – a sense of upbeat, soulful energy that really shows why the Honey Cone approach was so different than most of the girl groups who came before them – a groovier, more righteous style that shows that the ladies are very much in charge – and able to send things over the top with their unified energy! Production is great – very rumbling and bold, which further helps the groove – and titles include the huge hit "Want Ads" – a pre-disco cut that pointed the way towards future female soul groups of the mid 70s – plus "Deaf Blind Paralyzed", "Sunday Morning People", "My Mind's On Leaving", "We Belong Together", and "Blessed Be Our Love". CD features two bonus tracks – "Want Ads (unedited version)", and "The Day I Found Myself (single version)". CD

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✨✧ Honey ConeTake Me With You ... LP
Hot Wax, 1970. Very Good ... $13.99
A brilliant early set from Honey Cone – and a perfect illustration of the way the trio really moved past simple girl group modes of the 60s! There's a bold, proud, righteous tone to the record right from the start – thanks to these soaringly soulful vocals from the girls, and these fuzzy arrangements from Tony Camillo – who seems to borrow a bit from the more righteous modes of Norman Whitfield at Motown, then give things a bit more of a girl soul twist! The combination is amazing, and the album's rock-solid all the way through – filled with great original tunes that really keep a unified feel throughout – and titles include "Are You Man Enough", "Take Me With You", "Girls It Ain't Easy", "While You're Out Looking For Sugar", "The Feeling's Gone", "Sunday Morning People", and "Take My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole. Vinyl has a slight warp, but played fine for us.)

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John HowardCan You Hear Me OK? (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/RPM (UK), 1975/1978. New Copy ... $3.99
A sweet collection of 70s soft rock by John Howard – produced by Biddu with some really nice sprawling touches! Can You Hear Me OK wasn't really given it's proper due by CBS records at the time, as the label was gearing to move into the disco era – and it's a real shame, as the record stands up a whole lot better than some of the more poorly dated soft rock of the era! Tracks include "19th September", "Frightened Now", "Two People In The Morning", "You Keep Me Steady", "Finally Adored", "Can You Hear Me OK?", "Missing You", "Play Me A Love Song" and more, plus four later bonus tracks produced by Trevor Horn – produced with a bit more of the tighter disco-derived sound the label was undoubtedly fishing for! "I Can Breath Again", "You Take My Breath Away", "Don't Shine Your Light" and "Baby Go Now". The CD is also enhanced – with an original promo video clip! CD

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Freddie HubbardPolar AC ... LP
CTI, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of a record recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and introspective, but no less open-minded and electrically charged. The assortment of players is all top-shelf – with Billy Cobham, Airto, Lennie White, George Cables, Hubert Laws, and George Benson all backing Freddie up on the set – and titles include a great take on "People Make the World Go Round", plus "Naturally", and "Son of Sky Dive", which grooves just like its papa! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Bobby HutchersonLinger Lane ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
A beautiful later Blue Note album from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a set recorded after his famous association with Harold Land, but with a groove that's wonderfully soulful in a whole different way! Bobby plays marimbas instead of vibes this time around, and he's working with his own arrangements for a slightly larger group – one that has some sweet fusion overtones, and these wonderful mellow funk inflections – so that even the mellow cuts have this warmly glowing, ultra-soulful sound that's mighty nice – a bit like some of the work from Gene Harris around the same time. Other players include Jerry Peters on Fender Rhodes, who also helped out with the arrangements – plus Harvey Mason on drums and Ernie Watts on reeds – and a few tracks feature sweet backing vocals from The Waters. The highlight here is a nice moody extended version of "People Make The World Go Round", but all cuts are great, and titles include "Silver Rondo", "Manzanita", "NTU", and his dark cover of "Theme From MASH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing.)

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It's Psychedelic Baby!Issue 2 ... Magazine
Guerssen (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99
If the title doesn't give it away, the contents certainly do – a heady helping of articles that definitely live up to the psychedelic promise on the cover! The magazine really digs deep – way more so than other psych publications we've seen – and the scope of material here is pretty obscure, and very well-covered – with articles on Bob Martin, Dana Westover, David Bixby, Michael Yonkers, William Nowick, Merrell Fankhauser, The Tree People, and other talents from the psychedelic underground – served up alongside a host of reviews – both of vintage psych titles and some contemporary gems too! Magazine

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✨✧ Michael JacksonBen ... LP
Motown, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
Michael Jackson strikes out on his own, and does a pretty darn nice job! The overall sound is prime Motown pop soul – with some very very tight arrangements by Gene Page, The Corporation, and James Carmichael – but there's also a bit more depth here too, an attempt to give Michael even more feeling than in the group with his brother – quite a surprise for such a young solo act! Tracks have a pretty good groove to them – apart from the ballad title cut, "Ben" – and other titles include "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Everybody's Somebody's Fool", "My Girl", "In Our Small Way", "You Can Cry On My Shoulder", and a version of "People Make The World Go Round". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmie & VellaHeartbeat ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
Lost male/female duet record, with a sing song soul sound that's a bit like Peggy Scott and JoJo Benson, or other pop soul duets of the time. A bit sweet, and a bit pop/soul, but with some nice moments. Bobby Womack plays guitar and contributes the track "People Make the World", while Jimmie wrote most of the rest, including "Hey Boy Over There", "Such a Mystery", "Picking a Flower or Two", and "Love is Everywhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the seams.)

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Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson ... LP
Epic, 1987. Very Good+ ... $0.99
One of the few US releases by R&B singer Paul Johnson – formerly with the group Paradise before he recorded this debut album as a solo act for Epic. The album's a mixture of quiet storm and slow jam styles – a good fit for Johnson's vocals, which aren't that over the top, but do fuse well with the arrangements on the set. Ttiles include "When Love Comes Calling", "Don't Pass Me By", "Where Can You Be", "Intimate Friends", "Every Kinda People", and "Are We Strong Enough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis OrchestraMonday Night ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Genius work from the Jones & Lewis group – easily one of their best albums! If you've ever wondered why these guys got the chance to make so many records, check out this excellent early set and hear them at their finest. The group's a kick-ass one – with a host of all-star players like Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Eddy Daniels, Seldon Powell, Roland Hanna, Richard Davis, and of course Jones and Lewis themselves – and the overall groove is similar to the Clarke-Boland Big Band at their best. Lots of rolling riffing rhythms, and breakout solos that really respect the members of the group – and which light a fuse under nearly every track. Features the funky groover "Mornin Reverend", plus "The Waltz You Swang For Me", "Say It Softly", "The Second Race", and "Kids Are Pretty People". LP, Vinyl record album

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King CurtisInstant Groove ... CD
Atco (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99
An instant groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". CD
Also available Instant Groove ... LP 14.99

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King CurtisInstant Groove ... LP
Atco, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
An instant groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Instant Groove ... CD 8.99

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Kool & The GangLight Of Worlds ... CD
Mercury, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 9.99
It's the mid 70s, and Kool & Co not only keep the funky groove up, but also expand their style into a moogy style that adds a nice dimension of spacey soul to their rich palette of funk. The funkier cuts – like "Street Corner Symphony" and "Rhyme Tyme People" – sound a bit too much like the hits from earlier albums, but are still pretty nice. But it's the synth heavy cuts – like "Whiting H&G", and the landmark "Summer Madness" – which really open up the record. They're great stuff, and have the group moving into a spacey otherworldly funk realm that had been opened up a few years earlier by Earth Wind & Fire. The long-lasting potential of "Summer Madness" proves that the move was a great one – and we're always stunned at how fantastic the track still sounds today! CD

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✨✧ Kris KristoffersonMe & Bobby McGee (aka Kristofferson) ... LP
Monument, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
Kris had been around Nashville for a while as a songwriter, but it wasn't until 1970 that people managed to get him to make a record of his own versions of his songs. Country with a touch of Leonard Cohen, Dylan, etc. With "Me & Bobby McGee", and "Sunday Mornin Comin Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kurtis BlowEgo Trip ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good ... $4.99
We're not normally the biggest Kurtis Blow fans, but outside of his early singles, this LP features some of our favorite Kurtis Blow tracks. The production is similar to that big beat Linn Drum/DMX style that the 1983-85 Profile artists used. With "8 Million Stories" – featuring Run-DMC, "AJ Scratch"– featuring the oft-sampled "Up in the Bronx where the people are fresh...", "Basketball" – about all the NBA stars of the time, "Ego Trip" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In shrinkwrap with hype sticker.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioUpendo Ni Pamoja ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
Sublime electric work from Ramsey Lewis! Ramsey's working here with his hip 70s group that included Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton, and he's playing some fantastic electric piano – a blend of funky grooves and soulful spiritualism, stripped down into a sound that's one of his leanest and cleanest of the decade! The album's got some great funky covers, like "Collage", "Slipping Into Darkness" and "People Make the World Go Round" – plus the nice groover "Upendo Ni Pamoja". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker and some ringwear.)

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Abbey LincolnSophisticated Abbey – Live At The Keystone Korner ... CD
High Note, 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
An intimate performance by the great Abbey Lincoln – live at San Francisco's Keystone Korner in 1980 – and a rare opportunity to hear a vintage recording of Abbey work her magic at a small club years ago! There's natural realness to the performance that makes it special – not that Abbey Lincoln sounds anything less than genuine in any setting– but the the up close Keystone Korner vibe really permeates the performance. The set includes some her spoken introductions to the songs, which helps to make us feel like we're a part of the audience. Wonderful stuff! Includes "Painted Lady", "Long As You're Living", "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)", "Whistling Away The Dark", "People In Me" "Golden Lady", "God Bless The Child: and a "Nearness Of You/For All We Knew" medley. CD

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Little Beaver & OthersLittle Beaver Songbook ... CD
TK/Shout (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
A heavy helping of Miami soul – all of it composed by Willie "Little Beaver" Hale, and performed by Beaver and some of his best contemporaries at TK Records! Little Beaver is easily one of our favorite artists from the 70s glory years of Miami soul – a hell of a singer, a great guitar player, and a wonderful songwriter who manages to balance rootsy modes with really personal reflections– at a level that comes off beautifully here even when Willie's not singing his own tunes! Tracks include lots of gems from the Cat, Glades, and Blue Candle label – with titles that include "Give A Helping Hand" by William Howard, "I've Got To See You Tonight" by Timmy Thomas, "Jealous Man" and "I Love The Way You Love" by Betty Wright, "Jimmy Bo Charlie" and "Tears Of The World" by Robert Moore, "Wish I Had A Girl Like You" by All The People, "He Don't Ever Lose His Groove" by Gwwen McCrae, "Don't Let It End This Way" by Betty Wright, and the tracks "Mama Forgot To Tell Me", "Don't Let It End This Way", "Katie Pearl", "Joey", "Night Girl Blue", "Miami Girl", "Ain't No Time", and "I Love The Way You Love" by Little Beaver himself! CD

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LoveReel To Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RSO/High Moon, 1974. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
Quite an obscure one by Love – a mid 70s record that actually has quite a bit of soul in the mix! The album almost seems to be going for a Sly Stone approach – expanding the group past Arthur Lee and crew with a host of additional players that include Harvey Mandel, Bobby Lyle, and Joey Deguero. There's still plenty of bluesy and rocky tracks – but there's also a great cover of William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful For What You Got" – done in a chunky mode that really hits a great groove with us (and which is proof that people were covering the tune even back when it was first released!) Other tracks move between soulful rock, Thin Lizzy-esque compressed guitar numbers, and other styles that show a bit more soul than might be expected. Titles include "Time Is Like A River", "Everybody's Gotta Live", "You Said You Would", "Busted Feet", "With A Little Energy", and "Who Are You". This well-done reissue is overflowing with bonus tracks – 12 more numbers that include rare alternate mixes, electric versions, singles, outtakes, and more! CD

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✨✧ Pat LundyLoving You – The Funkiest Feeling ... LP
Pyramid, 1977. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Quite possibly the rarest album ever cut by Pat Lundy – a great female soul singer who crops up on a number of different labels over the years, but who never really made it to great fame in the 70s. The set features her classic version of Oscar Brown Jr's vocal reading of "Work Song" – done in an extended funky groove that's been remixed a number of times in recent years for the clubs. Other tracks are a mix of smooth soul and mellow ballads – and the album was arranged and conducted by Phil Medley, of all people! Titles include "Loving You", "Ain't That The Funkiest Feeling", "Danger Heartbreak Ahead", "In The Dark", and "Thank God We Finally Found The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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