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✨✧ VariousBoomstix – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers Volume 10 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Wild sounds galore – as you might guess from the cover – a wicked array of R&B, early rockers, and some especially offbeat cuts – all pulled together with an ear for the exotic touches promised in the title! These tracks are from the farther reaches of the 45rpm underground at the end of the 50s – the kind of cool cuts that go way past the hits, and represent the rawer sounds you might hear on a hip jukebox at the time – although some of these are so obscure, they maybe didn't even get that much circulation back in the day! Titles include "Johnny Hold My Hand" by Bach Yen, "Laughing At Me" by Nellie Rutherford, "I Want To Know" by The Gay Poppers, "Ninety Nine Years" by Guy Mitchell, "Seventh Son" by Louisiana Red, "Baby Girl Of Mine" by Bobby Sharp, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, and "So Good" by Ruben Fort. LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $15.99
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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VariousExotic Blues & Rhythm Vols 3 & 4 – Kanguwa/Chop Chop – Mo Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
Wonderful sounds from that amazing time in American music – a period when it seemed that there were so many records being made, new sounds were always finding a way to get onto vinyl! This collection represents an excellent criss-crossing of modes – exotic styles finding their way into soul, jazz, blues, R&B, and even a little bit of rock – thanks to plenty of weird instrumental modes used to great effect in the studio, and some nicely heavy percussion too! There's no set genre on the collection, but the music is all nicely unified in a fantasy of the exotic – which makes for some plenty playful tracks throughout. CD features the full tracks from the long-deleted 10" vinyl releases Kanguwa and Chop Chop – with titles that include "Johnny Lee" by Faye Adams, "Ubangi Rock" by Chaino, "Haunted Lover" by Carole Bennett, "Little Doe Doe" by Curtis Knight, "I Want Her Back" by Dick Jordan, "Twistin Fever" by The Marcels, "Ghost Train" by the Electro-Tones, "Man From Utopia" by Donald Woods & The Vel-Aires, "Red Lips" by Marty Hill, "Little Indian Girl" by Billy & The Moonlighters, "Don't Go" by Vince Everett, and "Monkey See Monkey Do" by The Sherwoods. CD

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VariousPopcorn Exotica – R&B, Soul, & Exotica Rockers From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
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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VariousShadrach – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers Vol 9 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
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), New Copy ... About September 30, 2016
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VariousFollow Me To The Popcorn – The Untold History Of The Belgian Popcorn Scene ... LP
Jazzman (UK), New Copy ... About September 30, 2016
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VariousJay Strongman Presents Popcorn Heartbreak ... CD
BBE (UK), New Copy ... About July 22, 2016 (delayed)
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VariousJay Strongman Presents Popcorn Heartbreak ... LP
BBE (UK), New Copy ... About July 22, 2016 (delayed)
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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn ... LP
King, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ James BrownPopcorn ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... 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". CD
 
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Barbara English/Earl GrantFever (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two takes on the famous tune "Fever" – both mighty nice! Barbara English sings the cut in a 60s soul mode – still with the snapping groove of the original, but with more soul on her vocals – and from the backing trio who joins her for the track! Earl Grant brings that heavy left hand piano sound of his to play on the flipside – really great, with a dark moody vibe that's offset by his own vocals, a bit of Hammond, and a sweet tenor sax as well! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Fever (2 versions) ... 7-inch 6.99

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Barbara English/Earl GrantFever (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Two takes on the famous tune "Fever" – both mighty nice! Barbara English sings the cut in a 60s soul mode – still with the snapping groove of the original, but with more soul on her vocals – and from the backing trio who joins her for the track! Earl Grant brings that heavy left hand piano sound of his to play on the flipside – really great, with a dark moody vibe that's offset by his own vocals, a bit of Hammond, and a sweet tenor sax as well! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Fever (2 versions) ... 7-inch 9.99

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Vernon Green & The MedallionsLover's Prayer/Shedding Tears For You ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $4.99
A sublime bit of vocal group work from Vernon Green & The Medallions – thanks to a vamping groove that sets the tune on fire right from the start, then provides this bad-stepping walk that keeps the vocals mighty sharp! "Shedding Tears" is a lot mellower, but has an even bolder, stronger lead from Vernon – who hits some nice deep soul modes in the process! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Marty HillMr Oracle Of Love/Red Lips ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
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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Etta Jones/Lorez AlexandriaNature Boy (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A classic tune, done here in two very groovy versions! Etta Jones' take on "Nature Boy" starts out with a soulful tenor solo, then moves into this exotic stepping rhythm on guitar, bass, and drums – very spare, but very compelling – especially as Etta holds the lead! Lorez Alexandria is equally exotic on her version, but jazzier too – as the tune has this wonderful piano that really opens up the colors and tones! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Little Caeser & The Romans/Sandra MeadeFever (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Two takes on the famous "Fever" – both of them great! Little Caesar & The Romans take on the track on side one – singing with a wonderful group harmony style, in a way that takes off with lots of cool flourishes as the cut moves on! Sandra Meade is on the flipside – singing with a warm sound over a nicely gritty groove – creating a sense of counterpoint that really makes the whole tune bristle, especially when a hip female trio come in on the chorus vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Buddy LucasI Can't Go/Get Away Fly ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
"I Can't Go" is a real killer from Buddy Lucas – a tune with this very cool, sinster organ that bubbles underneath his vocals – almost sounding electronic at points, then bursting out with a sonic vibe that really sends the lyrics over the top! "Get Away" is pretty cool, too – again with an electronic vibe in the way the track moves echoey guitar near the vocals, while the whole tune still hits a catchy groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Leslie Podkin/Lilyanne CarrollYou Won't Need No Money/Ooo Poppa Doo ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
A weird and wonderful little tune! Leslie Podkin's got a voice that may not win her a spot in the opera – very down-to-earth, especially given the lyrical setting – but the tune's set to a romping groove with a wicked R&B tenor in the mix, and a vamping piano line that sets the whole thing on fire! Lilyann Carol sings on the flip – getting male vocal backing with the cool lyrical chorus of "Ooo Poppa Doo", while she sings a great jazzy lyric in the lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby ScottI Gotta Run Now/Moanin ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the deepest tracks we've ever heard from Bobby Scott – done in his usual mix of jazz, soul, and mod styles – but with a vocal that's almost more Oscar Brown Jr than some of his other work – in a very cool way! That same style follows on his take on "Moanin" – which is given one of the hippest, most soulful readings we've ever heard! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available I Gotta Run Now/Moanin ... 7-inch 5.99

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Bobby ScottI Gotta Run Now/Moanin ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of the deepest tracks we've ever heard from Bobby Scott – done in his usual mix of jazz, soul, and mod styles – but with a vocal that's almost more Oscar Brown Jr than some of his other work – in a very cool way! That same style follows on his take on "Moanin" – which is given one of the hippest, most soulful readings we've ever heard! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available I Gotta Run Now/Moanin ... 7-inch 8.99

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✨✧ Faye Adams/Roy BrownJohnny Lee/Slow Down Little Eva ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rawest tracks we've ever heard from Faye Adams – thanks to this wicked distorted guitar line that snaps along with her vocals – almost bluesy in current, but set to a snapping groove that's totally great! Roy Brown continues the R&B vibe on "Slow Down Little Eva" – a cut that's almost got a jukebox mambo sort of vibe – with a cowbell clanking alongside a vamping piano groove – as Roy's vocals soar with the lyrics! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Oscar Brown JrHumdrum Blues/Sixteen Tons ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two wicked groovers from the great Oscar Brown Jr – tunes that have a vamping, jazzy style that's mighty nice – all served up with Oscar's unique vocal style! "Humdrum Blues" is anything but – with a great use of conga and bassline to kick the groove into gear – and the classic "Sixteen Tons" is redone in a similar rhythm – really re-energizing the wonderful song! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Eugene Church/Titus TurnerSixteen Tons/Coralee ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the deepest versions of "Sixteen Tons" we've ever heard – cut with the great Eugene Church in the lead, and great vocals from a backing group that dip, turn, and take on most of the roles that the instruments held in the original! There's a wicked guitar in the mix, too – and the whole vibe of the tune is oddly echoed by Titus Turner on "Coralee" – both in the style of arrangement and the slinky vamp of the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Leslie Podkin/Lilyanne CarrollYou Won't Need No Money/Ooo Poppa Doo ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A weird and wonderful little tune! Leslie Podkin's got a voice that may not win her a spot in the opera – very down-to-earth, especially given the lyrical setting – but the tune's set to a romping groove with a wicked R&B tenor in the mix, and a vamping piano line that sets the whole thing on fire! Lilyann Carol sings on the flip – getting male vocal backing with the cool lyrical chorus of "Ooo Poppa Doo", while she sings a great jazzy lyric in the lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available You Won't Need No Money/Ooo Poppa Doo ... 7-inch 9.99

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✨✧ Wanderers/Ruth PriceShadrach Meshack & Abednego/Shadrach ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great group soul version of this classic biblical theme – set to a sweet R&B-styled vamp, and served up in a wonderful blend of lead vocals and deep harmonies! Ruth Price is pretty great on the flipside – a jazzier take on the tune, with this wonderful drum passage underneath the vocals – lots of acoustic bass, toms, and snare under Price's lyrics! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Pattie BrooksLove Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD
Casablanca/FTG, 1977/1978. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
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

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James BrownNonstop ... LP
Polydor, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
James is still funking along at a pretty fast pace – but he has lost some of the "original disco man" feel that marred previous albums. Instead, he's kind of going for a circa-1977 approach, with long drawn-out funk numbers that have James in front, female backing, and lots of hard vamping without as much soloing as in the old days of the JBs. Key tracks in this manner are "Popcorn 80s", "Super Bull/Super Bad", and "Give The Bass Player Some", which actually does have some soloing. Other tracks include "You're My Only Love", "World Cycle Inc", and "Love 80s". LP, Vinyl record album
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DJ ShadowTotal Breakdown – Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era 1992 to 1996 ... LP
Reconstruction Productions, Early/Mid 90s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
A great set of archival DJ Shadow instros from the early-to-mid 90s – from back when his primary means of production was the Akai MPC sampler – along with his endless arsenal of vinyl and limitless creative inspiration! This is formative, but essential material for fans of classic Shadow. It's a superior follow up to the 4 Track Era compilation, and a solid blueprint for his very best work to come! This is all previously unreleased, and it was produced from 1992 to 1996 – which is the period that beat heads and leftfield hip hop production historians outta know culminated in the release of the classic Endtroducing album. That said, this is not a set of Endtroducing leftovers – it's strong, original and legacy-building instrumental work from a crucial period – assembled by the man himself! 22 tracks on the 2LP version. Includes "Intropy (Original Version)", "Vee In Detroit", "Alright", "Don't Try It", "Falling Up", "Aye", "Britty But Magic", "Atmospheric Disturbances", "Quickstep", "Freddi's Popcorn", "From The Old School", "Mystical With Solo", "Fast Rap Fanfare" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Shane Martin/Taj MahalI Need You/A Lot Of Love ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A great bit of blue-eyed Northern Soul from Shane Martin – a tune that mixes upbeat rhythms and a touch of strings – in a mode that might have been more popcorn a few years before, but which here really takes off with a lot of Detroit energy in the groove! And on the flipside, Taj Mahal sounds a lot more soulful than usual – with some tight production that makes "A Lot Of Love" step out with kind of a Stax Records vibe – instead of Taj's usual blues! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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PlattersMusicor Years ... CD
Musicor/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The Platters reached their greatest fame at the end of the 50s – but we've always been much bigger fans of their mid 60s work for Musicor, sides that took the group into much stronger soul territory – and featured some tremendous tunes in both sweet and Northern soul styles! By the time of these tracks, lead singer Tony Williams – the group's "voice" in their classic years – had long since departed, and in his place was the rougher, more soul-styled vocalist Sonny Turner – a great singer who really transformed the group's sound, along with producers Luther Dixon, Popcorn Wylie, and others, who cooked up The Platters' groove with plenty of Detroit and New York soul touches of the time! Given the initial sophistication of The Platters sound, the group were a perfect choice to take on some of the classier modes of 60s soul – and as you'll hear on this set, they had an incredible way with a tune that really pulled out the hooks and set a personal edge on their tunes, even when they were working with tracks done by other artists. And despite a few standout hits from this stretch, most of the group's work is far lesser-known – making this overstuffed CD a great discovery in 60s soul – a much-needed look at some excellent tunes that really slipped through the cracks over the years, most likely because of a focus on the group's bigger early hits. 28 tracks in all, with great notes on the music – and a set list that includes "Sweet Sweet Lovin", "Goin Back To Detroit", "Devri", "Doesn't It Ring A Bell", "With This Ring", "I Love You 1000 Times", "Baby Baby", "Singalingaloo", "Get A Hold Of Yourself", "Washed Ashore", "Sonata", "Why", "What Name Shall I Give You My Love", and "Think Before You Walk Away". CD

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Reparata & The DelronsPanic/Captain Of Your Ship ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $8.99
A great soulful cut from Reparata & The Delrons – a group who could skirt both sides of the fence with their excellent 60s style! "Panic" soars with a mix of Northern Soul groove and popcorn production – in a perfect balance between Reparata's lead and support from the group! "Captain Of Your Ship" is a bit more complicated at the start, but has a really great payoff overall – a groove that's almost more Sunshine Pop overall, with a hook that steps out wonderfully from the very groovy arrangements! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Timmy Wilson/Ansler MontellLong Ways To Go/Chained Am I ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
An unissued tune from the 60s, but a great one too – a cut that has this romping groove right from the start – a bluesy but upbeat approach to soul that's completely infectious, and which gets this cool, echoey vocal from Timmy Wilson! The flipside's another rare, unissued track too – and has almost a popcorn soul sort of vibe – as the lead singer Ansler Montell's vocals move over vamping rhythm, with some nice support from a backing group on the chorus! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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!)

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VariousKing Funk ... CD
King/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 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
Also available
King Funk ... LP 16.99
King Funk ... CD 9.99

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VariousKing Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
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
Also available
King Funk ... CD 11.99
King Funk ... LP 16.99

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VariousKing Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99 22.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousLooking Stateside – 80 US R&B, Mod, Soul, & Garage Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
A totally wonderful little package – overflowing with the kind of rare 45s that broke big on the British scene of the 60s – not just the Northern Soul dancefloors, but also the mod scene down in London too! The collection is really well-done – and has a booklet with notes on all the singles, and a good number of label scans too – and there's a huge amount here that's pretty darn fresh to our ears – grooves that run from romping soul, to gritty R&B, to bumping garage rock, and even a bit of popcorn too – all coming across like a non-stop party of grooves! Titles include "I Can Take Care Of Myself" by The Spyders, "Sugar Shack Queen" by Georgia Lynn, "The Push & Kick" by Mark Valentino, "Running Around Town" by Teddy & The Twilights, "Passing Through Music City" by Music City Swingers, "My Mind" by The Misunderstood, "Show Me The Way" by Free For All, "Has It Happened To You Yet" by The Falcons, "Take It Baby" by The Showmen, "I'm Gonna Get You" by Leroy Harris, "I Feel So Bad" by Earl wade, "Love Wheel" by Millie Foster, "Buzzzzz" by Jimmy Gordon, "Gone" by Timi Yuro, "I Will Love You" by Richie Barrett, and "Hard Hard Way" by Silent Glo. CD

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VariousOne Track Mind – More Motown Guys ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 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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Merle HaggardMerle Haggard's Christmas Present – Something Old, Something New ... LP
Capitol, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... On September 23, 2016
Pinch us – because we gotta be dreaming! This is one of the greatest Christmas albums we've ever heard – recorded in the usual Capitol split – with one side of familiar tunes, and one side of more unique numbers – and its those unique tunes that really make the album great, as they're all originals from Merle! The tunes are recorded with the usual Haggard sadness and sense of loss – a perfect fit for the blue undercurrent of the holiday, and one of the truest Christmas messages we've ever heard. Tracks include "If We Make It Through December", "Daddy Won't Be Home Again For Christmas", "Grandma's Christmas Card", "Bobby Wants A Puppy Dog For Christmas", "Santa Claus & Popcorn", and "Jingle Bells". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGoffin & King – A Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection 1961 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... About November 1, 2016
The full scope of the mighty songwriting talents of Carole King and Gerry Goffin – a much-chronicled 60s team who had plenty of troubles of their own, but who brought some really amazing music to the world at the time! The package features songs in a variety of genres – soul, pop, rock, country, and more – including some appearing here on CD for the first time ever, and plenty more that aren't just the obvious Goffin/King hits! The CD features a huge booklet – nearly 25 pages in all – with track-by-track notes on the tunes, as well as on the songwriting team – and as with some of Ace's other explorations into 60s pop powerhouses, the single disc package is almost more informative and thorough than some bigger box sets. Titles include "He's In Town" by The Tokens, "Don't Ever Change" by The Crickets, "The First & The Last" by The Chiffons, "Brand New Man" by Richard Popcorn Wylie, "Let Me Get Close To You" by Skeeter Davis, "The Idol" by Bobby Vee, "I Can't Make It Alone" by PJ Proby, "Just A Little Girl" by Donna Loren, "I Can't Hear You" by Betty Everett, "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Bobby Rydell, "I Didn't Have Any Summer Romance" by The Satisfactions, "Yours Until Tomorrow" by Dee Dee Warwick, "So Much Love" by Ben E King, and "A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin. CD

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✨✧ James Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not a classic from the early years of James Brown – but a later greatest hits package that's gone onto have legendary status – given all the key cuts it includes! Most numbers here are the shorter single versions – and together, they pack a hell of a punch – showing an especially strong focus on the best soul and funk years of the legendary Godfather Of Soul! Titles include "I Got You", "Sex Machine (part 1)", "I Got The Feelin", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)", "Think", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Hot Pants (part 1)", "Superbad (parts 1 & 2)", "Papa Don't Take No Mess (part 1)", "Payback", "Get On The Good Foot", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl release!)

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✨✧ Leroy & The DriversSad Chicken/Rainy Night In Georgia ... 7-inch
Duo/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you want a classic funky 45 – this is it! Even when nobody was going that crazy about funky 45s, folks were always looking for "The Sad Chicken" – and for good reason too! The cut begins with this somber "taps" line on guitar, which then morphs into a snakey funky riff, jangling away in an almost "love to love you baby" mode before giving way to these popcorn drums that send the whole thing jangling to the bank! The number's got horns, guitar, and drums so tightly woven together you could use them as a basket! "Rainy Night In Georgia" is an instrumental cover of the hit – with Varitone in the lead. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadBlack Rhythm Revolution/Peace & Rhythm ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jack McDuffDown Home Style ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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