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Hee SistersDisKo Girls – The Anta Records Years Anthology 1978 to 1980 (3CD set) ... CD
Anta/Cobra Rose (Korea), Late 70s. Used 3CD ... $14.99
Get ready to discover a whole new world of disco you've never heard before – South Korean grooves from the late 70s, courtesy of the lovely Hee Sisters – a soulful trio to match the best American female dancefloor acts of the time! The Hee Sisters sing predominantly in Korean, and work in this really cool blend of Philly disco modes and some deeper East Asian pop sounds – which oddly has the tunes sparkling with a bit more feeling than you might expect, even if you can't understand the language – the kind of blue undercurrents you'd get in Japanese pop from obscure film soundtracks and sources of that nature. There's plenty of groovers mixed in with more laidback tracks – and the instrumentation often features sweet keyboards that move with the vocals like some late 70s Italian styles. And the package is great, too – a 7" square, hardcover book – filled with color pages that have vintage photos of the girls, plus notes in Korean and English, with album cover reproductions on nice heavy pages – all a bit like the Motown Singles sets issued over here. Two CDs feature vintage tracks from the girls, and one more features contemporarie remixes from Korea – showing the continued Hee Sisters influences over the years! CD

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Sonny RollinsTenor Madness (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1956. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music MachineLet Me Be Your Man ... CD
Truth & Soul, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lost funky soul from Jersey – incredible work by Tyrone Ashley & The Funky Music Machine – a rare batch of gritty harmony soul and some mighty funky numbers! Tyrone, aka Sonny Campbell, and the Machines were contemporaries of the Parliaments and future P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell in 1960s Plainfield, NJ – and they just missed some opportunities to make it in the national landscape. They ended up working with the Phil LA Of Soul label out of Philly in the late 60s, which resulted in one great single and an LP that was never released. The deep funky soul diggers at Truth & Soul have put together some of the Phil LA Of Soul tracks plus previously unreleased material cut at Ashley's own Record Hut studio during this period – great stuff that rolls from the grittiest of harmony group soul, with soaring lead vocals – to some straight killer funk tunes! Incredible stuff! Tracks include "Come On Home", "Just A Little While Longer", "I Can't Help Myself", "For Your Love", "Let Me Be Your Man" (inst), "Sing A Song Sister", "Can't Stay Away", "Love Sweet Love", "Gotta Clean Up The World" (Pt 1 & Pt 2), "I Want My Baby Back" (inst) and "Does Frankie Ever Call My Name. CD

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✨✧ Instant FunkInstant Funk – 2 CD Deluxe Anthology (Instant Funk/Witch Doctor/Funk Is On/Looks So Fine/Instant Funk 5/Kinky) ... CD
Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just an anthology of work by Instant Funk – and instead a massive 2CD set that features all 6 of the group's albums for Salsoul! Instant Funk first came to fame as one of the key studio combos behind the sound of Philly International in the mid 70s – but when the Salsoul/Gold Mind imprint got rolling, the group moved over to that label and recorded a great run of hard-grooving albums! And while the "funk" in their name isn't the same sort as you'd imagine from deep funk or funky 45s, Instant Funk definitely have a tightly-crafted sense of musicianship that made them one of the best groups working on the east coast disco scene in the 70s – an ability to focus in on a groove and ride it out over a range of tasty riffs and changes! The massively overstuffed package begins with the first solo outing from Instant Funk in 1977, and runs right up to their lesser-known 80s gem Kinky – a whopping 29 long clubby tracks that include "Crying", "I Got My Mind Made Up", "Don't You Wanna Party", "Slap Slap Lickety Lap", "Witch Doctor", "The Funk Is On", "It's Your Love On My Mind", "Can You See Where I'm Coming From", "Looks So Fine", "No Stoppin That Rockin", "Blazin", "Don't Call Me Brother", "Passion", "Funkiest Party In The World", and "It's Cool". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Barbara MasonTransition ... CD
Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Transition is right – as the cover has Barbara floating above a Curtis Mayfield-ish scene of drugs, war, gambling, and Satan – a really righteous image that beautifully sums up the vibe of the record! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound in Philly – with excellent arrangements from Norman Harris, Richard Rome, and Bobby Eli – who all bring in a slight blacksploitation vibe to match the image on the cover – easily the funkiest setting that Barbara Mason ever had! But the real star here is the lady herself – who's pushed herself beyond the little girl soul themes of a few years before, to take on a host of societal issues with a surprisingly righteous vibe – mostly on tracks she penned herself. The song titles sum up lots of the energy of the record – and include "World in a Crisis", "Trigger Happy People", "The Devil is Busy", "Sunday Saint (Weekday Sinner)", "Half Sister Half Brother", and "Time Is Running Out". A real surprise from Barbara Mason – and a great one too! CD
Also available Transition ... CD 16.99
 
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Lou RawlsAll Things In Time/Sit Down & Talk To Me ... CD
Philadelphia International/West Side (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $15.99
Two of Lou's best Philly albums on one CD! All Things In Time is the classic album that broke Lou's career through to the next level, and which contained his worldwide hit groover "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", plus other nice ones like the amazing "Groovy People", "You're The One", and "Lets Fall In Love All Over Again". The other album's pretty darn nice, too, and features more of Lou's sophisticated Philly adult soul – like "You Are", "You're My Blessing", "Ain't That Loving You", and "When You Get Home". 17 cuts in all – at a darn nice price! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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