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✨✧ Bettye LavetteDo Your Duty ... LP
Silver Fox/Sundazed, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Classic soul from Bettye Lavette – with some her best recordings ever – a batch of tunes cut in Memphis with Lelan Rogers for the Silver Fox label in '69 & '70! The Betty heard here is a lot harder than on her earlier soul sides – recorded with a raw power that could easily blow away Aretha Franklin or any of her hard soul sisters – and done with a unique crossing of southern, funky, and country soul modes! Amazing! Titles include "My Train's A Coming", "Do Your Duty", "Love Made A Fool Of Me", "At The Mercy Of A Man", "Piece Of My Heart", "Easier To Say Than Do", "He Made A Woman Out Of Me", "We Got To Slip Around", "I'm In Love" and "Games People Play". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leo's SunshippWe Need Each Other ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great underground groover from the 70s – an album that hardly got any circulation at the time, but which has gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The album's a bit unusual, in that it almost feels like an expanded package of 12" singles – as the a-side features four vocal tracks that are all great club numbers – then the b-side has all the same songs, but presented as instrumentals! There's a nicely sophisticated feel to most numbers – almost in the Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson side of the spectrum – more midtempo mellow club than any sort of disco – and the set includes the classic cut "Give Me the Sunshine", and the original recording of "I'm Back for More", which was the big hit for Al Johnson a few years later. The other two tracks are "Madam Butterfly" and "Get Down People" – and all four of these are also done as instrumentals. CD
Also available We Need Each Other ... LP 9.99

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Leo's SunshippWe Need Each Other ... LP
Lyons, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really great underground groover from the 70s – an album that hardly got any circulation at the time, but which has gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The album's a bit unusual, in that it almost feels like an expanded package of 12" singles – as the a-side features four vocal tracks that are all great club numbers – then the b-side has all the same songs, but presented as instrumentals! There's a nicely sophisticated feel to most numbers – almost in the Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson side of the spectrum – more midtempo mellow club than any sort of disco – and the set includes the classic cut "Give Me the Sunshine", and the original recording of "I'm Back for More", which was the big hit for Al Johnson a few years later. The other two tracks are "Madam Butterfly" and "Get Down People" – and all four of these are also done as instrumentals. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Need Each Other ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis TrioUpendo Ni Pamoja ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Sealed ... $11.99
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

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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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Lost Gonzo BandLost Gonzo Band ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Understated genius from the Lost Gonzo Band – one of those 70s bands who could draw on country, but never be country rock – act like they were casual, but had the tightness of much bigger acts – and always come across with the goods, but in a way that never tried to call too much attention to itself! This set's that great kind of filtering together of so many different elements that bands in the Gonzo's generation – cool kids that really knew what was what, and how to lay it out – and who must have been totally stunned when punk came along and shoved records like this to the margins. And sure, they were never Little Feat or The Band, but they also weren't that far off either – as you'll hear on tracks that include "People Will Dance", "Railroad Man", "Desperadoes", "Loose & On My Way", and "Fool For A Tender Touch". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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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. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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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Lyrics BornNow Look What You've Done Lyrics Born! – Greatest Hits ... CD
Mobile Home, 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A funk-steeped trip through the Lyrics Born catalog – and it's not some label-curated hodgepodge/contract fulfilling set either – this one feels as carefully and thoughtfully assembled as could be! Irresistible stuff, be it post 90s Bay Area boom bap or more funky soul-reverent stuff, with LB's charismatic, slightly raspy voice and top quality production work, with appearances by Poets Of Rhythm, Evidence, KRS-One, Stereo MCs, Cut Chemist, Dan The Automator, Latyrx partner Lateef and more. Includes "I Changed My Mind (Stereo MCs Rattlesnake Mix)" with Poets Of Rhythm, "Callin' Out", "Bad Dreams", "I Like It, I Love It", "Real People", "I Got It" (with Galactic), "I'm Just Raw" with Automator and more – plus 2 bonus tracks: "I Changed My Mind (Adrian Younge Remix)" and "Balcony Beach" with Joyo Verlarde. CD
Also available Now Look What You've Done Lyrics Born! – Greatest Hits ... LP 20.99

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Lyrics BornNow Look What You've Done Lyrics Born! – Greatest Hits ... LP
Mobile Home, 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 21.98
A funk-steeped trip through the Lyrics Born catalog – and it's not some label-curated hodgepodge/contract fulfilling set either – this one feels as carefully and thoughtfully assembled as could be! Irresistible stuff, be it post 90s Bay Area boom bap or more funky soul-reverent stuff, with LB's charismatic, slightly raspy voice and top quality production work, with appearances by Poets Of Rhythm, Evidence, KRS-One, Stereo MCs, Cut Chemist, Dan The Automator, Latyrx partner Lateef and more. Includes "I Changed My Mind (Stereo MCs Rattlesnake Mix)" with Poets Of Rhythm, "Callin' Out", "Bad Dreams", "I Like It, I Love It", "Real People", "I Got It" (with Galactic), "I'm Just Raw" with Automator and more – plus 2 bonus tracks: "I Changed My Mind (Adrian Younge Remix)" and "Balcony Beach" with Joyo Verlarde. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Now Look What You've Done Lyrics Born! – Greatest Hits ... CD 10.99

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Main IngredientLTD/Black Seeds (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1970/1971. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A pair of wonderful albums from The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! LTD is a wonderful debut from The Main Ingredient – and a record that really shows the new style they'd bring to group soul music in the 70s! There's a righteous energy here right from the start – a mode that echoes some of the earlier New York groups of the late 60s, but which also focuses things with a new level of sophistication that really helps things soar – this sublime blend that really makes the most of the wonderful vocals of the trio! Arrangements are by Bert De Coteaux, who gives the group a tightness on their charts, yet still really lets them find their own way on vocals – kind of a freer style than some of the west coast soul groups that RCA had been working with. The whole album's great – sublime right from the start – and titles include "Can't Stand Your Love", "The Girl I Left Behind", "Brotherly Love", "Magic Shoes", and the lovely "Una Bella Melodia Braziliana". Black Seeds is a record that really has The Main Ingredient coming into their own – finding a new sort of righteous energy that really sets them apart from some of their contemporaries – even some of the other east coast soul groups recording for RCA at the time! The title track is a long-standing statement of pride and power that never gets old – and has this mix of groove and larger charts that's similar to Eddie Kendricks' in his People Hold On period – with a similar influence on styles for years to come – and the record continues with a really fresh batch of tunes that continues to push the social agenda forward – while still allowing for a few sweet moments too. Titles include massive cut "Black Seeds Keep On Growing" – plus "Just Say It Again", "Baby Change Your Mind", "Why Can't We All Unite", "Another Day Has Come", "Movin On", and "You Ain't Got It No Way". CD features the bonus track "Psychedelic Ride". CD

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Harvey MandelGames Guitars Play (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Purple Pyramid, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.98
Guitars playing plenty of games here – easy to do when in the godlike hands of Harvey Mandel – a guitarist rooted in blues, but also with lots of psychedelic inclinations as well! This album's one of Harvey's best as a solo act – and gets some sweet fuzzy production by the legendary Abe Voco Kesh – whose touches help give the record that sort of genre-stepping vibe of the best Bay Area material of the time. Harvey's guitar is firmly in the lead, but there's a bit more vocals on the set than some of the previous Mandel records – and titles include a trippy version of Horace Silver's "Senor Blues", plus "Capurange", "Ridin High", "Honky Tonk", "Leavin Trunk", and a wild stoned version of "Games People Play". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob MarleyExodus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of our favorite Wailers LPs – as solid a statement as Marley had made, and to our ears, the finest moment of his later career, not to mention one that would give him some of his most well known hits, and deliver him to a wider international audience. By now, Marley had solidified a larger working group, with the Barrett brothers still at the the core, and the I-Three's well entrenched as his backing vocalists, plus a handful of other musicians The album features classics like "Natural Mystic", "Three Little Birds", "One Love/People Get Ready", sleepers like "So MuchThings To Say", and "Waiting In Vain" and the excellent, driving title track, "Exodus". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes tons of classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", "Stir It Up", "Easy Skanking", "Is This Love", "No Woman No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Three Little Birds", "Buffalo Soldier", "One Love/People Get Ready", "I Shot The Sheriff", 'Waiting In Vain", "Satisfy My Soul" and "Redemption Song". CD
Also available Legend ... LP 24.99

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Martha & The MuffinsDanseparc ... LP
RCA, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the best albums ever from Martha & The Muffins – one of the coolest groups on the Canadian scene of the early 80s! The group do a great job of picking up some of the best post-punk influences of the British and American scenes of the time – slightly funky rhythms, jagged guitars, and well-penned lyrics that keep things vivid and evocative. The tunes have an appeal that still holds very strongly all these years later – thanks partly to the well-sung vocals of Martha Johnson, who's a bit more confident than some of her contemporaries, but never goes too far over the top, or into commercial territory. Daniel Lanois handled production on the record, and the set's a great example of his talent – filled with little Eno-like elements amidst the catchier lyrics of the tunes – a real sonic sensitivity that's kept this one fresh for us. Titles include "Sins Of Children", "Obedience", "World Without Borders", "Several Styles Of Blonde Girls Dancing", "Boys In The Bushes", "What People Do For Fun", and "Whatever Happened To Radio Valve Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ James MasonRecollection Echo – Unreleased Recordings (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 70s. New Copy ... $21.99
A stunner of an album from the legendary James Mason – unreleased tracks that were recorded after his legendary Rhythm Of Life album – finally issued to the world after so many years! There's a number of cuts here that would have been right at home on Mason's classic (and only) album – and share that sense of soul and spirituality that's not only completely unique, but which has gone onto make James' music a touchstone for so many other artists over the decades – a star to reach for, even if most people can't ever make it. A few other cuts have a slightly more modern vibe – a few more keyboards, with slight 80s elements – yet very much in the spirit of Mason's later "Nightgruv" single, with a moody, cosmic sort of quality. A number of cuts have the great Clarice Taylor singing lead vocals – and one even has Fonda Rae in the background – and the cuts also feature loads of Fender Rhodes and other keyboards from James. Titles include "Space Waking", "The Dance Of Life", "The Love Song", "Angel Eyes", "I've Got Your Love", "Cool Out", and "Up Jump". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldCurtis ... LP
Curtom, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Nicely priced US reissue of this classic! This was Curtis Mayfield's first solo album after leaving the Impressions, and it's a firey album of political soul that shows just how much he was holding back when he was with the group. The tracks are longer, angrier, more experimental, and a lot more funky. Standout tracks include "If There's a Hell Below, We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue" – but the whole album's a classic! Reissued with the original gatefold cover! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Curtis (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldCurtis (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, 1970. Used ... $6.99
Deluxe reissue with 9 bonus tracks including 6 previously unreleased demo tracks! This was Curtis Mayfield's first solo album after leaving the Impressions, and it's a firey album of political soul that shows just how much he was holding back when he was with the group. The tracks are longer, angrier, more experimental, and a lot more funky. Standout tracks include "If There's a Hell Below, We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue" – but the whole album's a classic! Extra tracks include demo versions of "Power to the People", "Underground", "Readings in Astrology", "Suffer", and the single version of "(Don't Worry) If There Is a Hell Below We're All Going To Go". CD
Also available Curtis ... LP 14.99

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Curtis MayfieldLove Is The Place ... LP
Boardwalk, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Great post-Curtom work from Curtis Mayfield – a set recorded in LA, not Chicago – with the mighty Gene Page at the helm! The style here isn't that different from the later Curtom years – more in the side of love and life than some of the more righteous themes of Curtis' earlier solo records – and Page proves to be a surprisingly good choice for the album, as he really hits the right sort of groove to keep Mayfield on track. There's a few faster tunes here, but most of the work is in a mellow or midtempo mode – just the right pace for Curtis' maturing vocals. Titles include "Come Free Your People", "Love Is The Place", "Babydoll", "She Don't Let Nobody", "Just Ease My Mind", and "You Mean Everything To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldThere's No Place Like America Today (UK pressing) ... CD
Curtom/Charly (UK), 1975. Used ... $8.99
A great album by Curtis Mayfield – filled with some excellent lesser-known gems! There's No Place Like America was Curtis' scathing testament to the State Of The Union – and it's got a hip political tone that's right up there with the best of his early 70s songwriting – perhaps even more so, as the message is a bit subtler than on other albums, and laid out in this stoner mellow funk vein that's very tasty throughout, and which makes for an extremely unified album! The album includes a version of the cut "Hard Times", which was done earlier by Baby Huey, plus "Blue Monday People", "Love To The People", and "When Seasons Change". Also includes the great sweet love song, "So In Love"! CD
 
 
 



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