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✨✧ EthicsBest Of The Ethics ... CD
Jamie/Guyden, Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
Some of the greatest vocal group work to ever come out of the Philly scene – sweet, soaring harmony soul from The Ethics – a group whose recordings were a key precursor to the sound of 70s Philly! The group sported an especially great vocalist in the young Ron Tyson – who had a crackling tenor approach that was instantly recognizable, and which gives these tunes an earnest, honest quality that grabs us right away. And added to that are arrangements by Thom Bell and Vince Montana – a great way to mix the rough with the smooth, and wrap things up with the kind of complexity that few other groups could hope to match at the time – save for the young O'Jays or The Intruders! The CD features a total of 16 tracks – some of which were issued as singles on the Vent label, others which appear here for the first time – and titles include "Standing In The Darkness", "Sad Sad Story", "Searching", "Keep Away From My Baby", "Lost In A Lonely World", "Standing In The Darkness", "Now Is The Time", "Lonely Hearts", and "I Want My Baby Back". CD

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Phineas NewbornWorld Of Piano ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Maybe not a "world" of piano, but a real classic from Phineas Newborn – a record that marks a harder, more soulful sound than some of his 50s work – shaking free from some of his flowery touches on the keys, and digging much deeper into the groove of his Memphis roots! The sound here is really tremendous – boldly leaping forth from the keys with a strength that's really surprising – but still sensitive enough to slide in a few more contemplative notes when the moment calls – sometimes while Newborn is still racing down the keys at breakneck speed! Rhythm on both sides is great – with Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones on side one, and Sam Jones and Louis Hayes on side two – and titles include "Cheryl", "Manteca", "Oleo", "Daahoud", "Cabu", and "For Carl". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTenor Madness ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking album from Sonny Rollins, largely for the extended track "Tenor Madness", which runs on for 13 minutes, and features him and Coltrane blowing head to head – redefining the sound of the tenor sax in jazz through the course of that amazing track! Backing is by the Red Garland/Paul Chambers/Philly Joe Jones group that backed up 'Trane on many of his Prestige sides, and they work equally well with Rollins – especially on the ballads "When your Lover Has Gone" and "My Reverie", plus the lyrical "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World". CD

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✨✧ ShirellesHappy & In Love/The Shirelles (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1971/1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two albums and bonus tracks too – all rare material from an overlooked chapter of The Shirelles' career! First up is Happy & In Love, a great second chapter for The Shirelles – hardly the girl group pop they cut in the 60s, and instead a more righteous soul style for the 70s – in a mode that's like Honey Cone or Three Degrees! The backings are nice and soulful – almost funky at times – with arrangements from George Andrews and Joe Scott that mix fuller strings with tighter grooves at the core – in a way that really sets the vocals free amidst some very interesting material! Had the girls only cut this record, it might have been a 70s soul hit – but it's unfortunately gotten lost to the shifting sands of time because it's not as iconic as their hits. Don't make that mistake, though, because the album's a real charmer – and titles include "Boy You're Too Young", "There's Nothing In This World", "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", "Take Me", "We Got A Lot Of Lovin To Do", and "Strange I Still Love You". The 1972 album The Shirelles is surprisingly great later work by The Shirelles – nice and soulful, thanks to arrangements from David Van De Pitte and Wade Marcus – both of whom push the trio way past their roots, into more sophisticated group soul for the 70s! The approach carries the best (then) contemporary styles from New York and Philly – particularly that strong way of mixing group vocals with focused grooves – as you'd hear from some of the more successful male groups of the time on RCA, like Main Ingredient or Choice Four. The Shirelles have a strong sense of harmony that really pushes the tunes forward – and the material is nice and creative – with titles that include "Walk On In", "Brother Brother", "Sunday Dreaming", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Let's Stay Together", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", and "Drowning In The Sea Of Love". CD also features bonus tracks – "Let's Give Each Other Love", "Do What You've A Mind To", and "Touch The Wind". CD

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✨✧ VariousShrine – The Rarest Soul Label Vol 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second batch of soulful rarities from Washington DC's Shrine Records label – a small imprint from the mid 60s who recorded some mighty fine singles! The company's output was quite small, and the label, as the title implies, never got much exposure at the time – but overall, Shrine's work is extremely great, and the tracks on this set soar with the best Philly and New York soul of the time, especially the male vocal group numbers, which are especially strong. The CD features 24 tracks in all – finally brought to light with great sound and excellent mastering – titles that include "Shame" by The Enjoyables, "Poor Loser" by The Cautions, "Mad At The World" by The Epsilons, "I Wouldn't Mind Crying" by The Wisemen, "Caldonia Brown" by Bobby Reed, "If I Had" by The Prophets, "Deeper" by Les Chansonettes, "Peaches Baby" by The Counts, and "This Is Your Last Chance" by The DC Blossoms. CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisNew Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
A huge moment in jazz – not just for trumpeter Miles Davis, but also for saxophonist John Coltrane – who was virtually introduced to the world at large with this record! As you might guess from the title, the record's the first to feature Coltrane playing along with Davis – a sublime combination that resulted in some key sides that forever helped shape the sound of jazz. Rhythm is by the famous trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – and apart from the top-shelf solo work, the interplay between the horns is also fantastic. Titles include "Just Squeeze Me", "There Is No Greater Love", "How Am I To Know", "S'Posin", "The Theme", and "Stablemates". CD

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✨✧ SpinnersNew & Improved ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great batch of sophisticated soul tracks, with sweet Philly arrangements by Thom Bell, and nice studio work by the usual suspects. Includes the massive track "Sadie", a longtime fave in Chicago, and recently redone by R. Kelly. Other titles include "Sitting On Top Of The World", "Then Came You", "There's No One Like You", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", and "Lazy Susan". CD
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✨✧ Sun RaLanquidity ... CD
Philly Jazz/Evidence, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazing album from Sun Ra – and one of the most in-demand for Dusty Groove customers! The record's actually a bit funky – if you can believe it – and was recorded with electric keyboards, bass, and guitar (played by the mysterious Disco Kid!) The album originally came out on the Philly Jazz label and was quickly dismissed by many Ra fans for being a funk sell-out album – but over the years, it's become a prized album for its cosmic sense of soul and appealing jazz dance style. In fact, it's probably the album that most folks expect when they've heard one or two Sun Ra tracks on a funk compilation and expect all of his albums to sound like that. Titles include "That's How I Feel", "Where Pathways Meet", "Twin Stars of Thence", and "There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)". Tough stuff, and a very unique Sun Ra LP! CD
 
 
 



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