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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 6 – Still More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The "sleazy" in the title is definitely well-put – as the music here has a vamping, slinking sound that's pure sex – circa 1960 – pulled from a cool array of rare soul, blues, and R&B singles from the time! We love this series, and it never fails to turn us onto something we've never heard before – and the tunes sometimes mix in some exotic touches that are very nice, the kind of vibe you'd expect from the "popcorn noir" promise on the front. Titles include "Hard Head (part 1)" by Jon Thomas, "Voodoo Drums" by Aki, "Wild Child" by Donnie Elbert, "Medicine Man" by Jeanette B Washington, "Backwoods" by Bill Doggett, "Voodoo Kiss" by Don Sargent & The Buddies, "Tie Me Tight" by Bob Kayli, "Laugh My Heart" by Malcolm Dodds, "Comin Home" by Eddie Jacobs, and "Sinners" by Freddie & The Hitchhikers. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn ... LP
King, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The James Brown Band on the leadoff cut – but even when they drop out, and Doggett's combo goes out on their own, the sound is still amazing – tight, soulful, and very much in a funky 45 style all the way through! Drums are hard, the organ is nice and fluid, and the sound is prime late 60s instrumental funk – a groove that Doggett never managed to reach again, which makes this record a real standout treasure. The album includes the legendary funky break cuts "Honky Tonk" and "Honky Tonk Popcorn", plus lots of other nice groovers, like "A Doozy", "Mad", "Slippin In", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Honky Tonk Popcorn ... LP 24.99

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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn ... LP
King, 1969. Fair ... $24.99
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The James Brown Band on the leadoff cut – but even when they drop out, and Doggett's combo goes out on their own, the sound is still amazing – tight, soulful, and very much in a funky 45 style all the way through! Drums are hard, the organ is nice and fluid, and the sound is prime late 60s instrumental funk – a groove that Doggett never managed to reach again, which makes this record a real standout treasure. The album includes the legendary funky break cuts "Honky Tonk" and "Honky Tonk Popcorn", plus lots of other nice groovers, like "A Doozy", "Mad", "Slippin In", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. Cover has some staining, half split seams & a cutout hole. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Also available Honky Tonk Popcorn ... LP 9.99

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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk/Honky Tonk Popcorn ... 7-inch
BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
Not the original "Honky Tonk" that first drove organist Bill Doggett to fame at the end of the 50s – but instead, a whole new version of the groove – recorded here with the James Brown Band at the end of the 60s, complete with funky drums that make both sides of the single into top-shelf instrumentals with a fierce popcorn groove! "Honky Tonk Popcorn" features lots of fuzzy guitar taking a solo – while the other cut has more organ in the lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ SupremesButtered Popcorn/Who's Loving You ... 7-inch
Tamla/Third Man, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A great one from the early days of The Supremes – much more gritty than the polished soul of the trio's famous years – with this excellent R&B vibe at the bottom, and a shouted vocal that's nice and raw, and which really fits the popcorn lyric of the tune! "Who's Loving You" is on the flip, and is much more of a girl soul tune than the main number – with wonderful interplay between the lead and harmonies, and this cool flute that goes fluttering through the mix too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – in a tricycle logo paper sleeve just like the early Tamla pressing!)

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Rory ThomasSensational Yamaha – Performs Popcorn & Other Smash Hits Yamaha Style ... LP
Axis (Australia), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Lots of electric piano Yamaha sounds – on titles that include "Popcorn", "Mrs Robinson", "Aquarius", "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You", "A Man & A Woman", and the original "115 Sweet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousJay Strongman Presents Popcorn Heartbreak ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Great grooves in the classic popcorn soul mode – a special blend of R&B, jazz vocals, early soul, and outright pop – served up on tracks that have a really wonderful groove at the bottom! The popcorn sound is a midtempo stepping one – not as upbeat as Northern Soul, and often with a nice sort of slink in the groove, which lets in jazzier flourishes on the instrumentation, and some occasional Latin touches as well! DJ Jay Strongman's been spinning the music for years – and he's come up with a great selection of tracks that definitely fit the mode – a few familiar numbers, and lots more rare ones – titles that include "So What" by Ray Rush, "The Big Change" by Anna King, "Heartbreak Society" by The Radiants, "River Love" by Hillard Street, "That's Why I Cry" by Varetta Dillard, "I'll Be There" by Damita Jo, "Dreams Never Hurt Nobody" by Jesse James, "A Tear" by Patsie Slater, "Tell Him" by The Gainors, "I Should Have Loved You" by The Sierras, "How Much Land" by Frank Minion, "In The Palm Of Your Hand" by Dolly Lyon, "Now I Lay Me Down To Weep" by Simone Dina, and "You Got Me Crazy" by Lew Conetta. CD
Also available Jay Strongman Presents Popcorn Heartbreak ... LP 18.99

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VariousJay Strongman Presents Popcorn Heartbreak ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 27.99
Great grooves in the classic popcorn soul mode – a special blend of R&B, jazz vocals, early soul, and outright pop – served up on tracks that have a really wonderful groove at the bottom! The popcorn sound is a midtempo stepping one – not as upbeat as Northern Soul, and often with a nice sort of slink in the groove, which lets in jazzier flourishes on the instrumentation, and some occasional Latin touches as well! DJ Jay Strongman's been spinning the music for years – and he's come up with a great selection of tracks that definitely fit the mode – a few familiar numbers, and lots more rare ones – titles that include "So What" by Ray Rush, "The Big Change" by Anna King, "Heartbreak Society" by The Radiants, "River Love" by Hillard Street, "That's Why I Cry" by Varetta Dillard, "I'll Be There" by Damita Jo, "Dreams Never Hurt Nobody" by Jesse James, "A Tear" by Patsie Slater, "Tell Him" by The Gainors, "I Should Have Loved You" by The Sierras, "How Much Land" by Frank Minion, "In The Palm Of Your Hand" by Dolly Lyon, "Now I Lay Me Down To Weep" by Simone Dina, and "You Got Me Crazy" by Lew Conetta. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jay Strongman Presents Popcorn Heartbreak ... CD 13.99

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VariousPopcorn Exotica – R&B, Soul, & Exotica Rockers From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
Exotica sounds, but with an especially soulful feel – which makes the tracks a perfect choice for this excellent collection! The work is in a special place between exotic instrumentals, teen pop, and deeper soul of the late 50s and early 60s – and most numbers here have that special balance you'll find in the popcorn soul underground – the kind of midtempo steppers that have really been getting a lot of play on dancefloors in recent years – especially when you want to cool off a bit from Northern Soul! As with other titles on the Croydon Municipal label, the track selection is divine – and titles include "The Riddle Of The Papawhos" by Danny Staton, "Call Of The Jungle" by Carl Stevens, "Cafe Bohemian" by The Enchanters, "The Web" by Abie Baker, "Tabou" by The Jokers, "On A Tropical Island" by Anna Valentino, "Little Indian Girl" by Billy & The Moonlighters, "Cat Walk" by Jack Costanzo, and "Arabia" by The Delcos. CD

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VariousPopcorn Soul Party – Blended Soul & R&B 1958 to 1962 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), New Copy ... About July 10, 2017 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 7 – Even Further Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Slow grinders and lots lots more – a sweet set of raunchy little numbers from the years in which teen pop and rock and roll were taking over the mainstream – but still left lots of space for the creation of nasty little singles like these! As with previous volumes, the music is a mix of jazz, R&B, early soul, and more – some tracks by familiar names, others by obscure artists who may have only cut the single track you'll hear on this set! There's a nicely moody, past-midnight vibe to the record – and titles include "Mama's Place" by Bing Day, "Jack That Cat Was Clean" by Dr Horse, "Snake Walk (parts 1 & 2)" by Swinging Tigers, "Demon Lover" by Bob & Lucille, "I'm A Fugitive" by The Ravons, "Shadow Street" by Kip Tyler, "Death Powder Cold Steel" by Johnnie Morisette, and "Concrete Desert" by Jack Hammer. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSlow Grind Fever Vols 5 & 6 – Still More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
Those slow grinders are at it again – giving us a heady helping of their "popcorn noir" genre – a style they seem to have coined themselves! The groove here is every bit as great as previous volumes – bits of jazz, R&B, and more – all served up from a host of cool, catchy singles you'd never hope to find in the original – and which work here perfectly to create a great late nite sort of vibe! Make no mistake, most of these numbers are groovers – just the kind that are a bit more kicked back, for post-midnight listening! CD features material from vinyl volumes 5 and 6 – 28 titles that include "Senor Blues" by Rose Hardaway, "Strange Is Love" by The Marquis, "Haunted Sax" by The Night Caps, "Tremblin" by Birdie Green, "Nature Boy" by The Shields, "My Baby" by Nappy Brown, "I Want A Lip" by April Stevens, "Comprende" by Hillard Street with Jack Marshall, "Satan Is Her Name" by Steve King & The Echelons, "Hard Head (part 1)" by Jon Thomas, "Voodoo Drums" by Aki, "Wild Child" by Donnie Elbert, "Medicine Man" by Jeanette B Washington, "Backwoods" by Bill Doggett, "Voodoo Kiss" by Don Sargent & The Buddies, "Tie Me Tight" by Bob Kayli, "Laugh My Heart" by Malcolm Dodds, "Comin Home" by Eddie Jacobs, and "Sinners" by Freddie & The Hitchhikers. CD

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✨✧ James BrownPopcorn ... LP
King, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone onto have possibly even more funky influence than the Godfather's combo in the 70s! James plays organ on the set – and supposedly a bit of guitar and drums (according to the notes) – but one of the main stars here is Pee Wee Ellis, whose alto lines really cook up some of the best tracks strongly. Yet possibly even more amazing is the overall rhythmic conception – tight, focused, and always on the money – snapping with a sharpness that's mindblowing even all these many years later – a whole new dimension in funky expression, hardly ever matched since! Titles include "Soul Pride (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chicken", "Sudsy", "The Popcorn", "In The Middle (parts 1 & 2)", "The Chase", and "A New Shift". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear & a touch of marker. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ VariousExotic Blues & Rhythm Vols 1 & 2 – Katanga/Ahbe Casabe – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The "exotic" in the title is certainly well-placed – as many of these tracks take a familiar instrument, and use it in a slightly unusual way – a saxophone, piano, electric guitar, or something else – often set to grooves that start out in an R&B, early rock, or jazz-based style, but move into much groovier territory too! Some of these numbers have the spirit of the cuts we love in the Jukebox Mambo series – and others draw in elements of postwar Latin or exotica styles – while still keeping things pretty soulful overall! CD brings together material from the long-deleted Katanga and Ahbe Casabe 10" vinyl releases – with tracks that include "Nene Aman" by Artie Barsamian, "Green Onions" by Claus Ogerman, "Classie's Whip"b y Classie Ballou, "Cleopatra Kick" by Jack LaForge, "Lucky Is My Name" by Bruce Cloud, "They Took John Away" by Steve Arlen, "Shadow Street" by Kip Tyler, "Cleopatra" by Jamie Coe, "Katanga" by Ike Turner, "Lucky Me" by Chance Hallyday, "Ahbe Casabe" by Marti Barris, and "Thirteen Women & One Man" by Dickie Thompson. CD

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✨✧ VariousShadrach – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers Vol 9 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw soul, rare rock, and lots lots more – served up in this excellent volume of the Exotic Blues & Rhythm series! The collection's in all the great territory as previous entries – filled with weird, offbeat tracks that push past the obvious sounds from the end of the 50s – often thanks to slight exotic touches in the rhythms and instrumentation, which makes some of these tracks burn in a Jukebox Mambo sort of vibe – and some others have a more jungle-oriented approach to rockabilly! Tracks include "Lover's Hell" by Merle Kilgore, "Tears Baby" by Johnny West, "La Tanya" by Jay Abbott, "Deep Sleep" by Chance Halladay, "Got To Think It Over" by Oberia Martinez, "Timbuctu" by Billy Duke, and "Termites" by The Cords. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFollow Me To The Popcorn – The Untold History Of The Belgian Popcorn Scene ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful tribute to a music scene that got going in Belgium during the 60s, but which was completely fueled by American soul, jazz, and R&B – spun in jam-packed clubs by DJs in that nation's equivalent of the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Yet while Northern Soul has an upbeat, uptempo groove, popcorn has one that's a lot more laidback – often slinky and vamping, with a mode that might well have been birthed by the tune "Fever" – taken to hundreds of different directions, but always handled with an equally sinister vibe! Instrumentation is as important here as the vocals – and many tunes often have slight Latin or exotic touches, a slight current of jazz, and a rock-solid lead singer who holds the whole thing together. The notes tell the tale of the Belgian DJs who first hooked into this groove – but for our ears, it's the sound that makes the set – early soul music, late rhythm and blues, and some sweet jazzy moments that provide more than a bit of variety. Titles include "Spooky" by George Barnes, "Downstairs" by Plas Johnson, "I'd Think It Over" by Sam Fletcher, "You Need To Fall In Love" by Little Jimmy Ray, "Yeah My Baby Loves Me" by Dav Kipp, "It's A Sweet World" by Gloria Grey, "Fever" by Earl Grant, "Summertime" by Monty & The Cyclones, "I Want That" by Bobby Hendricks, "Harlem Nocturne" by JJ Jones, "Sweet Little Love" by Al Brown & His Tunetoppers, "Boss Bossa Nova" by Bellino, "I Dreamed About My Baby Last Night" by Lillian Vines, "Palm Of Your Hand" by Dolly Lyon, "Barricuda" by The Page Boys, and "Any Way You Wanta" by Harvey. CD
 
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Gene Stridel/Hal WatersLet Her Go/St James Infirmary ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
There's a nice echo and a sweet groove to "Let Her Go" – a vibe that really lives up to the "popcorn" sound promised in the label – especially when this cool snapping bongo line comes in alongside Gene's vocals! Hal Waters sends it nicely on the flipside – a very cool take on this familiar tune – one that draws a lot from Hal's unique and sinister vocals, and some sweet bubbling Hammond on the bottom! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousRock & Roll Mamas Vol 1 – Fifties Female Groovers ... CD
Popcorn, 1950s. Used ... $9.99
Includes tracks by Doleres Ware, the Charmers, Eunice Davis, Ruth Brown, Faye Adams & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSoulful Kinda Ladies Volume 1 ... CD
Popcorn (Belgium), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fab 60s soul from a wealth of lesser-known gals – mostly artists who never cracked it big on the soul charts, but who really knew how to belt out a tune! The styles here run the gamut from uptown soul to Northern soul to bluesy soul – but the set's nicely united in a keen awareness for an unusual cut, and by a love of female vocals that crackle with honest intensity. 25 tracks in all – including "As Long As You're Mine" by Bette McLaurin, "Jackie Bobby Sonny Billy" by Linda Carr, "I Just Don't Understand" by Marcene Harris, "He'll Never Change" by Beverly McKay, "Hey Lover" by Debby Dovale, "Straighten Up" by Connie Questell, "The Headshrinker" by Johnnie Mae Matthews, "Sweet Talk" by Linda Carr, "Never" by Bette McLaurin, and "Lying Awake" by Benice Swanson. CD
(Out of print. CDr pressing. Please note: tracks appear to have been mastered from vinyl sources and may not play well on all players.)

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✨✧ Jo Ann CampbellI Changed My Mind Jack/I Really Really Love You ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great romping groover from the queen of popcorn soul – a tune that has the same sort of vibe as Ray Charles "Hit The Road Jack", but moves at a clip that's quicker – and maybe catchier too! Campbell seems to have a male singer helping along, which gives the tune a mighty soulful vibe – and the flipside is another hip-strutting tune, with an upbeat slinky vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Marty HillMr Oracle Of Love/Red Lips ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great popcorn soul from Marty Hill – a singer who might be pop in another setting, but who gets a very jaunty groove on the main cut here! "Oracle Of Love" romps along with these "rock orchestrations" that really push Hill's vocals – a fast-snapping snare at the bottom, and these weird quick violin lines that almost sound like they're crying! "Red Lips" has a similar vibe, and maybe rocks even more! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Pattie BrooksLove Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD
Casablanca/FTG, 1977/1978. Used ... $6.99
A disco double-header! First up is Love Shook – classic disco from Pattie Brooks, and a soaring 70s set that's right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the vocals of Pattie, which have just the right sort of flow to take off nicely in the setting! Titles include "Love Shook", "Let's Make Love To The Music", "Girl Don't Make Me Wait", and a totally cool "Pop Collage Medley", which features bits of "Popcorn" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". Next is Our Ms Brooks – a record that has Pattie reunited with the Soul Galore production team – working with backdrops that are full, but never too overblown – right in that perfect Casablanca mode! Titles include "Heartbreak In Disguise", "After Dark", "This Is The House Where Love Died", and "The Back-up Singer". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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James BrownSex Machine ... CD
Polydor, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other groups could match – in a style that really paves the way for the James Brown/JBs sound of the 70s – with long tracks, and some killer fast versions of some of the best funky cuts from the late King Records years! The set includes a smoking 10 minute version of "Sex Machine" –plus other groovers like "I Got the Feeling", "Mother Popcorn", "Licking Stick", and a great version of "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing". CD

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DiplomatsCards On The Table/Don't Ever Go ... 7-inch
Remined/Colemine, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A sweet vamping soul number from The Diplomats – a cut that's almost got a popcorn soul groove, but a harder edge overall – and some stunning vocals that feature an especially sharp-toned lead! "Don't Ever Go" is a slower tune by the group – but one that lets the vocals take off even more – tremendous harmonies that are definitely on the deep soul side of doo wop! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lou DonaldsonHot Dog ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Good+ ... $24.99
From the title, to the cover, to the gritty grooves way down in the wax – this has got to be one of the funkiest Blue Note albums ever – a real landmark from the legendary Lou Donaldson! The set kicks off with a hard and heavy groove from the very first note – thanks to some super-tight drumming by a young Idris Muhammad – still billed under his birth name of Leo Morris on the sleeve, but already hitting the kit with that snapping post-Popcorn style that would revolutionize funky jazz in years to come! Donaldson's plenty smoking himself on electrified alto sax – played with that great mix of flatness and echo that you'd hear in Eddie Harris' albums of the same time – and the rest of the lineup is equally cooking, with Melvin Sparks on guitar, Charles Earland on organ, and Ed Williams blasting away on funky trumpet! Titles include killer remakes of "It's Your Thing" and "Who's Making Love" – plus Donaldson originals "Hot Dog" and "Turtle Walk" – all nice and long, and with a really raw sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has wear & a split top seam. Label is faded/aged. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ Tutti Hill/Garrett SaundersWhen The Goin Gets Rough/I Keep Comin Back For More ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
"When The Going Gets Rough" is a fantastic 60s stepper from Tutti Hill – a groove that's maybe more popcorn than Northern – snapping along nicely, while a harmonica wails somewhere in the background, and Tutti's proud vocals soar out over the top! Garrett Saunders has a wonderful voice on the flipside – singing boldly over just solo piano, which makes for a very unusual style for a soul tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Paul KuhnPaul Kuhn Originals Vol 2 – Big Hits Of The Big Bands/Pop Ala Swing ... CD
EMI/Jazzclub (Germany), 1972/1975. New Copy ... $8.99
Two albums by the Paul Kuhn SFB Big Band – back to back on a single CD! First up is Big Hits Of The Big Bands – a set that steps back to pick up classic large ensemble numbers from the 30s and 40s, but deliver them with a reworked 70s approach to a big band – from the way the instrumentation is laid out, to the top-shelf production in the studio! Paul gets help from UK trumpeter Jimmy Deutcher on some of the tracks – which makes them sound a bit more groovy than you might expect – and musicians include Kurt Weil on vibes, Ake Persson and Slide Hampton on trombone, Carmell Jones and Rolf Ericson on trumpets, and Leo Wright on alto! Titles include "Mr Anthony's Boogie", "Perfida", "Flying Home", "Skyliner", "Four Brothers", "Song Of India", and "Intermission Riff". Pop A La Swing is billed as "sounds of yesterday hits of today" – a reference to the way in which Kuhn's big band style serves to bring an old school vibe to the album's selection of contemporary tunes from the late 60s and early 70s! As with other Paul Kuhn ensemble sets, the group features an excellent lineup of European and American musicians – including Sigi Schwab and Philip Catherine on guitar, Eugen Cicero on piano, Robgert De Reijke on organ, and Leo Wright on reeds – plus the great Hans Rettenbacher on bass, whose bottom end work recalls some of his best MPS label accompaniment – and makes the rhythms a bit groovier than you might expect. Titles include "Taka Takata", "Close To You", "Goodbye My Love Goodbye", "Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Get Down", and a great big band take on Hot Butter's "Popcorn" – with very unusual instrumentation in place of the moog! CD

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Jack McDuffDown Home Style ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $4.99
A really unusual album for Jack McDuff – one that was recorded in Memphis, with a lineup and a feel that's quite different from other Blue Note sessions of the time! There's a lot of electricity bubbling in the record – and although McDuff normally never worked with a bassist on earlier sessions, this one features a unnamed player who really lays out a nice bottom for the whole session – bubbling the tunes with lots of work on the electric, and letting McDuff concentrate on funking things up with the keys of the Hammond! The set features a key recording of Jack's classic "Theme From the Electric Surfboard", plus the funky numbers "Butter (For Yo Popcorn)", "The Vibrator", and "Down Home Style". CD
(Out of print Blue Note Rare Groove Series pressing.)

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Idris MuhammadBlack Rhythm Revolution/Peace & Rhythm ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
2 classics from the legendary Idris Muhammad! Black Rhythm Revolution is one of the first records ever as a leader from funky drummer Idris Muhammad – a set that was cut right at the same time Idris was burning up the kit on his classic jazz funk sessions with other Prestige label players! The groove here is tight, funky, and very much in the mode that Muhammad laid down for other bigger soloists – a solid, socking sound that was the early 70s inheritance of the "Popcorn" funk groove of the late 60s. Players here are all great – and include Melvin Sparks on guitar, Harold Mabern on electric piano, and Virgil Jones on trumpet – and tracks include great covers of "Express Yourself" and "Super Bad", plus "Wander" and "Soulful Drums". Peace & Rhythms is a wonderful departure from Muhammad – and proof that he could do a lot more than just provide heavy breaks for Lou Donaldson and Melvin Sparks! This set is surprisingly spiritual and righteous at points – with a groove that's almost more like Strata East than some of Muhammad's previous work as a sideman on Blue Note and Prestige. Side one features the extended "Peace and Rhythm Suite" – a beautiful cut that's filled with searching, soaring energy – and side two includes two vocal cuts "Brother You Know You're Doing Wrong" and "I'm a Believer", both sung by Sakinah Muhammad – plus "Don't Knock My Love". Players are all great – and a nicely different lineup than the usual Prestige jazz funk gang. CD

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✨✧ Tabou ComboRespect (plus download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Driving rhythms, heavy percussion, funk and psychedelia filtered through native Haitian and more Caribbean-inflected music - the great Respect LP by the Tabou Combo de Petion-Ville! The handful of records we've been lucky enough to hear over the years by the group have all been exceptional – and this may very well be the best of them! The dexterity of the musicians – the exciting percussion backdrop and these spindly, swirling and hypnotic electric guitars are especially impressive – but everything's really, really great. There are impassioned lead vocals and sweet group backup, some accordion and more instrumentation – with songs that balance moving melodies with some surprisingly tripped out bits of echo and other atmospherics. Titles include "Respect", "Minouche", "Maria", "Alle Lave", "Ti Gran Mou'n", "Bebe Paramount", "Plus Pres De Toi" and "Compas Popcorn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a code for free digital download.)

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Andre WilliamsMr Rhythm Is Back ... CD
Revolvo, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great collection of the funky genius of Andre Williams! The set features a few gems from his 50s R&B years, a lot of rare cuts from his 60s soul years, and two re-recordings of classic material, done in the mid 80s. Titles include "The Stroke", "African Twist", "Girdle Up", "Cadillac Jack", "Humpin, Bumpin, & Thumpin", "Do The Popcorn", "It's Gonna Be Fine in 69", "I'm Movin On", and "Loose Juice". 25 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Various100% Dynamite! – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, & Funk In Jamaica ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99
Soul Jazz have done it again! As with their classic NuYorica, Strata East, and Black Jazz comps, this one's a definitive sampling of rare funky stuff that you'll never find otherwise. The set brings together 14 classic Jamaican tracks from the 60's and 70's – and unlike a lot of the other weak-ass reggae comps out there, every cut on here is a winner (or if you prefer, 100% Dynamite!) Great cuts include "Armageddon Time" by Willie Williams, "Stereo Freeze" by Jackie Mittoo, "Granny Scratch Scratch" by Sound Dimension, "Popcorn" by The Upsetters, and lots more! There's also some great Jamaican covers of American funky soul classics – like The Marvels' version of "Rock Steady", and Phyllis Dillon's great remake of Marlena Shaw's "Woman of the Ghetto". Lots more goodies, and the usual Soul Jazz high standard – which is 100% Dynamite! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available 100% Dynamite! – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, & Funk In Jamaica (with bonus tracks) ... LP 26.99

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Various100% Dynamite! – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, & Funk In Jamaica (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A legendary collection of rare Jamaican grooves – the first-ever reggae compilation from Soul Jazz Records – and a mighty dip into the huge catalog of Studio One! The collection's over a dozen years old, but it's still incredibly crucial – and this re-presentation gets new mastering, which ups the sound even more – and continues to focus on the kind of unusual tracks that went onto make the whole Dynamite series so great! The package gets way past the overdone roots reggae material that smoked up so many American dorm rooms in the 70s and 80s – and instead focuses on harder, more soulful tracks from the formative years of reggae – all the kind of brilliant productions handled by the legendary Clement Dodd. Great cuts include "Armageddon Time" by Willie Williams, "Stereo Freeze" by Jackie Mittoo, "Granny Scratch Scratch" by Sound Dimension, "Popcorn" by The Upsetters, "I Love The Way You Love" by Bunny Brown, "Give Rasta Glory" by Cedric Brooks, and lots more – and there's also some great Jamaican covers of American funky soul classics – like The Marvels' version of "Rock Steady", and Phyllis Dillon's great remake of Marlena Shaw's "Woman of the Ghetto". Lots more goodies, and the usual Soul Jazz high standard – which is 100% Dynamite! Features 5 more tracks than the original version, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Improved new expanded version – with better mastering! Includes download!)
Also available 100% Dynamite! – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, & Funk In Jamaica ... CD 11.99

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VariousHave A Nice Decade – The 70's Pop Culture Box (7CD set) ... CD
Rhino, 1998. Used 7 CDs ... $49.99
We don't normally go in for things like this – but we've got to admit that Rhino did an amazing job on this set! The package is a totally cool book on 70's pop culture headlines – with timelines and snippets of news and media history from throughout the decade – and inside you'll find 7 CDs of chart-topping music, with a mix of one-hit wonders and bigger stars from the decade. We can't even begin to list the huge amount of songs on here (160 tracks in all), but some titles include "The Air That I Breathe", "The Night Chicago Died", "Sky High", "Me & You & A Dog Named Boo", "Band Of Gold", "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)", "Vehicle", "Green Eyed Lady", "Popcorn", "Fly Like An Eagle", and lots lots more! This is the kind of thing that makes post-boomers like us cream – and as embarassed as we are to admit it, the whole package is pretty darn cool! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousKing Funk ... CD
King/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many that are some of the rarest you'll ever try to find. This 24 track set is the first to really try to document King's rich funk legacy – and it's got some amazing tracks that blend together raw southern soul, hard northern rhythms, and sweet James Brown-produced grooves. Any one of these tunes would set you back at least $50 on a single – not just because they're rare, but because they're some of the best funk cuts ever recorded. Titles include "Mr Tuff Stuff" by Toby King, "Gold Walk" by The Presidents, "Butter Your Popcorn" by Hank Ballard, "Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Down Home Girl" by The Coasters, "Don't Get Funky" by Gloria Walker, "Funky Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul East, "From The Back Side (parts 1 & 2)" by The Sons Of Funk, "Camelot Time" by J Hines & The Fellows, and "Papa's Got The Wagon" by Gloria Walker. CD

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VariousNew Orleans Funk 4 – Voodoo Fire In New Orleans 1951 to 1975 (with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
One of the hippest collections of New Orleans soul we've ever heard – and one of the funkiest, too – a set that comes on with a sock-solid groove that even beats the previous entries in this series! In fact, since this is the fourth from Soul Jazz, the label's done an even deeper job of digging – really finding unusual cuts that aren't nearly as reissued as some of the bigger NOLA classics – and which represent a commitment to funk that stretches from the R&B years of the 50s, all the way up to the 70s! Most of the cuts are from the late 60s, and really show the Crescent City scene working hard to come up with some of the newest, freshest sounds of the time – music cut in the shadows of The Meters and Allen Toussaint, but every bit as powerful as their classic work. Titles include "You Make A New Man Out Of Me" by Johnny Adams, "Let The Groove Move You" by Gus The Groove Lewis, "The Monkey" by Dave Bartholomew, "Live It Up" by James K-Nine, "Here I Come" by Lou Johnson Frisco, "Junco Partner" by James Waynes, "No Competition" by Norma Jean, "I'm A Carpenter (part 1)" by David Robinson, "Pop Popcorn Children" by Eldridge Holmes, "Y'Er Comes The Funky Man" by Bob French's Storyville Jazz Band, "All I Want Is You" by Zilla Mayes, "Stay" by Chuck Colbert & Viewpoint, and "Play Me A Cornbread Song" by Joe Haywood. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousOne Track Mind – More Motown Guys ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Never-heard songs from the Motown empire of the 60s – all new discoveries from the label's mighty deep vaults – all of them totally great tracks that make for a superb new look at the Detroit powerhouse of soul! Many of these cuts are in a Northern Soul mode – the kind of upbeat groovers that made Motown a huge favorite on the British scene right from the start, and which make the UK Kent label a perfect spot to showcase work this great – with detailed notes on all the tracks, excellent sound quality, and an impeccable ear for choosing just the right sort of tracks to pop a groove like the bigger singles from the label. Some of the cuts here are early recordings by artists who'd later break big, others are more obscure Motown acts – and the package features 24 titles that include "Goose Wobbling Time" by Popcorn Wylie, "I'll Be Satisfied" by Frank Wilson, "Where Are You" by Ivy Jo, "One Track Mind" by Marv Johnson, "Heart To Heart" by Earl Van Dyke, "Head Over Heels In Love With You Baby" by Edwin Starr, "I'm Here Now That You Need Me" by The Fantastic Four, "Imagination Is Running Wild" by The Spinners, "The In Crowd" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Wish I Didn't Love You So" by The Monitors, "The Touch Of Venus" by Marvin Gaye, "I'd Rather Forget" by The Temptations, and "Kissing In The Shadows" by Johnny Bristol. CD

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VariousPure – A Study In High Fidelity ... LP
Pure, Mid 90s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
In many ways, this album was the beginning of the Desco Records story – as the Pure crowd of funk lovers turned towards some of the newer funk acts that were springing up on the scene, and recorded tracks that they could slip into their series of funky compilations, most of which had only previously featured rare funky 45 tracks. That's a long way of saying that this was really the first time someone had gone out of their way to produce new tracks with a classic funky 45 sound – and pass them off as the almost-real thing, in the manner of Soul Fire or Desco. Titles include "Chicken Strut" by King Herbert & The Knights, "The Fish" and "Shuylin" by Joey Altruda Quartet, "Soul Makossa" by Victor Savingn, "Who Got The Funk" by Andrew White, "Popcorn Push Push" by Ernest Van Treose & The MC Daniel Mary Street Band, "Roasted Or Fried" by St Vincents Latinaires, "The Hen (part 1)" by Louis Chachere, and "Savari Salvaje/KJEE" by Zamba Katanga. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSuper Funk Vol 3 – Still Rarer & Funkier Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 24.99
A killer batch of rare funky tunes – pulled from a host of tiny labels, and put together with a quality level that would blow away a crate full of of funky 45s! This third volume in the Super Funk series seems to dig even deeper than the first two – and it also includes few incredible little nuggets that were never officially released in any format – which makes the whole thing essential, even if you've got a mountain of rare 45s back at your crib! Includes "The Tramp (From Funky Broadway)" by The Showmen Inc, "Put It In" by Johnny King And The Fatback Band, "Cissy Popcorn" and "Funky Chicken" by Preston Love, "Soul Livin" by Everyday People Unlimited, "Brother Brown" by Camille Bob, "At The Soul In" by Count Yates And The Rhythm Crusaders, "Cat Scream" by Li'l Buck, "Bending Soul" by the Soul Blenders", "Ain't It A Groove" by Chico & Buddy, "Soul Brothers Testify" by Soul Senders, "Fat Man" by TKOs, "Sweet Potato Gravy" by Maurice Simon And The Pie Men, and lots more! 20 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVirtue Recording Studios ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Raw funky Philly soul – all recorded at the tiny Virtue Recording Studios – a small place to work, but a great one too! Virtue has maybe more of a deep soul approach than you're used to hearing from Philly – no soaring strings, polished production, or crossover dance modes – and instead just a nitty gritty vibe that seemed to make every record that came from Virtue bristle with instant excitement! The collection is a funky 45 collector's dream – and is a really special collaboration between Tramp Records and Funkadelphia – the latter of whom did a lot of on-the-ground work to make sure that the whole thing came out right! Titles include "Funky Fox" by Bob Marshall & ACs, "My Baby's Missing" by Gene Faith, "Meditation Of The Soul" by Virtues, "Butter That Popcorn" by RDM Band, "This Man Is Rated X" by Ann Byers, "Hot Fun In The Summertime (part 2)" by Past Due, "High Horse (part 3)" by Quiet Storm, "To Be A Man" by New World, "No Trespassing" by The Volcanos, "Take These Memories" by The Creations, "Ghost A Go Go" by Richard Rome, and "Love Of A Woman Soul Of A Man" by Gene Faith. CD
Also available Virtue Recording Studios ... LP 18.99

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VariousVirtue Recording Studios ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
Raw funky Philly soul – all recorded at the tiny Virtue Recording Studios – a small place to work, but a great one too! Virtue has maybe more of a deep soul approach than you're used to hearing from Philly – no soaring strings, polished production, or crossover dance modes – and instead just a nitty gritty vibe that seemed to make every record that came from Virtue bristle with instant excitement! The collection is a funky 45 collector's dream – and is a really special collaboration between Tramp Records and Funkadelphia – the latter of whom did a lot of on-the-ground work to make sure that the whole thing came out right! Titles include "Funky Fox" by Bob Marshall & ACs, "My Baby's Missing" by Gene Faith, "Meditation Of The Soul" by Virtues, "Butter That Popcorn" by RDM Band, "This Man Is Rated X" by Ann Byers, "Hot Fun In The Summertime (part 2)" by Past Due, "High Horse (part 3)" by Quiet Storm, "To Be A Man" by New World, "No Trespassing" by The Volcanos, "Take These Memories" by The Creations, "Ghost A Go Go" by Richard Rome, and "Love Of A Woman Soul Of A Man" by Gene Faith. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Virtue Recording Studios ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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