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James BrownGittin' A Little Hipper (part 2)/Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (part 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Part two's of two great James Brown tracks! "Gittin' A Little Hipper" is one of our favorite instrumentals from JB late 60's period, and it's got a great rolling groove to it, with a very tasty sax solo by Pee Wee! "Let A Man Come In" is a real stormer from James, and one that you don't see on wax that much. Plus, it's another part 2 – with a rolling open ended groove, and lots of shouting by James! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownLowdown Popcorn/Top Of The Stack ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
2 very funky instrumentals from the late King years! "Lowdown Popcorn" is incredible – with loads of slowly plucked guitar riffs, and some killer bubbly organ work from James! Nice bass/drum configuration, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownPopcorn ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
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
Also available Popcorn ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ James BrownPopcorn ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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
Also available Popcorn ... CD 13.99

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DJ BoogieEcstacy/Bounce (remix)/Beetle/Rock Wild/Popcorn ... 12-inch
Databass, 2002. Very Good ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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SupremesButtered Popcorn/Who's Loving You ... 7-inch
Tamla/Third Man, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
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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VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 5 – Still More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
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 – 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, and "Satan Is Her Name" by Steve King & The Echelons. LP, Vinyl record album

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Vicki AndersonMother Popcorn – The Vicki Anderson Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the funkiest female soul ever recorded – the near-complete work of James Brown diva Vicki Anderson, compiled here officially for the first time ever! Vicki was one of the first female singers to work with James – replacing the sweeter style of vocalist Anna King in the James Brown Revue of the late 60s, and setting the stage for better-known hard soul singers Marva Whitney and Lyn Collins in years to come! Vicki recorded some excellent singles with James and the band backing her up – but never actually cut a full LP, which is why this overdue set is so essential. Vicki's got a socking-hard sound that worked equally well with the early funk sound of the James Brown Band of the late 60s, as it did during her later recordings with the JBs and Bobby Byrd. The collection brings together 17 of Vicki's recordings under the James Brown umbrella – including a number that we'd never heard before, some duets with James and Bobby Byrd, and a few of her singles recorded under the name of Myra Barnes. And you can take our word for it that you won't find a better collection of funky female soul – because this one's hard-stepping and massively grooving all the way through! Titles include "Baby Don't You Know", "Message From The Soul Sisters (parts 1 & 2)", "Super Good (parts 1 & 2)", "I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff", "Answer To Mother Popcorn", "I Want To Be In The Land Of Milk & Honey", "Baby Don't You Know", "If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Gotta Get It Some Other Place)", "Wide Awake In A Dream", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "I'll Work It Out", "Think", "Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can", and "You're Welcome Stop On By". 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.)
Also available
Popcorn ... LP 9.99
Popcorn ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn/Honky Tonk ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky killer by Bill Doggett! Hardcore funk with a mad bassline bouncing all over the place and some raw guitar soloing driving the track while Doggett keeps everything simmering nicely with his organ. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ James BrownMother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not to be confused with "Popcorn" – this is the hard funky cut "Mother Popcorn", a real killer with a chanting vocal that goes "You've Got to Have a Mother for Me"! Served up here on a gorgeous original King 45, with a photo of The Godfather on the label! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Original PopcornOriginal Popcorn ... CD
Vadim (France), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A weirdly great little record! At first glance, you might think that this album's just another version of the super-huge moog hit "Popcorn" – but it's a lot more than that! The group has sort of a sing-song funky feel – hard piano, some nice drums, and grooves that remind us of work by Duke Of Burlington – but with more chorus-type vocals, kind of in a funky rock mode. The overall effect is hard to describe, but essentially the record's a great batch of party funk numbers – grooving with plenty of strange touches, and lots of nice heavy drums! Titles include "Son Of Popcorn", "Sweet Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Popcorn Popcorn Hey Hey Hey", "Popcorn Popcorn", and "Salted Popcorn". CD

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✨✧ VariousBoom A Lay – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers Vol 7 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw rockers, offbeat groovers, and lots more odd bits from the glory days of the indie single – pulled together here in a package that sounds as sexy as it looks! The Stag-O-Lee label has been giving us some great collections in recent years, and this one's right at the top of their stack – a really well-chosen batch of unusual singles from the early years of rock and soul – served up in a mighty nice 10" package. Titles include "Crackin Stone" by Nicky DeMatteo, "13 Women" by Chance Halladay, "My Baby's Gone" by Nick Anthony, "Downstairs" by Plas Johnson, "Big Hand Little Hand" by Ronnie Savoy, "Boom A Lay" by The Astro Jets, "Tremble" by Malcolm Dodd, and "900 Miles" by Alan Arkin. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousChug A Lug – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers Vol 8 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally cool collection of unusual singles from the late 50s and early 60s – every bit the mix of styles promised in the title, and with a punch that never lets up! The music falls in this great space between early rock, raw soul, and hard-hitting R&B – and the "popcorn" in the title means that there's a few offbeat tunes from pop acts – the kind of cuts that turn out to be surprisingly great in the groove department, a lot more so than you'd expect from the singer! Titles include "Jekyll & Hyde" by Jim Burgett, "Boss Man" by Deane Hawley, "Bury Me Deep" by Chance Hallady, "Coal Mine" by Mike Shaw, "Night Walk" by Dick D'Agostin & The Swingers, "You Want Nobody But Me" by Don Carroll, "Sittin Here Crying" by Oscar Perry, "The Search Goes On" by Trini Lopez, and "I Gotta Run Now" by Bobby Scott. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPopcorn Exotica – R&B, Soul, & Exotica Rockers From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ James BrownPopcorn (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory (France), 1969. Used ... 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
(Limited edition. Includes French obi.)
Also available
Popcorn ... LP 9.99
Popcorn ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Luiz Henrique & Walter WanderleyPopcorn ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collaboration between two of Verve's best Brazilian artists of the late 60s – the groovy organist Walter Wanderley, and the breezy breathy vocalist Luiz Henrique! The set is a perfect example of the way that Verve took bossa playing and gave it a groovy production twist – turning it into something that was just a little bit different, in a mode that became America's best contribution to the bossa era! The legendary Sivuca puts in a great guest appearance on a few tracks – further enhancing the sound with his "singing" style of accordion work – and the whole thing bounces along in a magical groove that's hardly been duplicated again! Titles include a very unusual funk-based take on "Happy Birthday" – one that has a bit of a break to it – plus "Kee Ka Roo", "Popcorn" (not the Perry-Kingsley hit), "Florianopolis", "In My Automobile", "Dusty Road", and "Blue Island". CD
 
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Vernon Green & The MedallionsLover's Prayer/Shedding Tears For You ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Carl Henry Hall/Jimmy RandolphSummertime (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $6.99
Two versions of the classic "Summertime" – both pretty darn groovy! Carl Henry Hall takes the tune with this sweet vamping vibe – almost funky overall, with a modal element that's great – and topped by his own searing, searching vocals! The pace is slower on Jimmy Randolph's version, but equally vamping – although in a way that's more jazzy than soul! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Etta Jones/Lorez AlexandriaNature Boy (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
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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Gene Stridel/Hal WatersLet Her Go/St James Infirmary ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Buddy LucasI Can't Go/Get Away Fly ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
"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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✨✧ Billy Williams/Nick ToddPied Piper/Too Much Rosita ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Billy Williams follows the pied piper with this tight groove – a number that leaps along with a really jaunty rhythm, as Billy first trills a wordless vocal melody – then snaps into place with a vamping sort of lyric that really matches the groove! "Too Much Rosita" has this weird deep baritone voice at the start – vocalizing wordlessly along with the rhythm, almost in an instrumental way – then Nick Todd comes in and brings a nice sparkle to the lyrics himself! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sylvie MoraSummertime/Taboo ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really sweet take on "Summertime" – one that starts with just this spare, moody vocal from Sylvie Mora – before leaping into this percussive jazzy groove about a third into the cut – from which the whole thing leaps off beautifully! "Taboo" is another standard given a great approach here – spooky and exotic at the start, but then pretty darn soulful too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Wanderers/Ruth PriceShadrach Meshack & Abednego/Shadrach ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... 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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Florence BallardSupreme Florence Ballard ... CD
Spectrum (UK), 1960s. Used ... $14.99
Florence Ballard was one of the founding members of The Supremes – and even sang lead vocals on a number of the group's earlier tracks before moving on to do her own work as a solo artist in the late 60s. This well done 18 track set features 4 tunes from Flo's years with The Supremes, plus 14 more from her years at ABC, including a number of tracks that were apparently never issued before! Titles include "Like You Babe", "It's Not Unusual", "Stay In Love", "Love Ain't Love", "Forever Faithful", "Buttered Popcorn", "Heavenly Father", "Hey Baby", "You Bring Out The Sweetness In me", and "Yours Until Tomorrow". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Lou DonaldsonHot Dog ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $11.99
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! CD
(Out of print.)

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East Of UndergroundHell Below (East Of Underground/Soap/Black Seeds/Sound Trek) (3CD set) ... CD
US Army/Now Again, 1971/1972. Used 3CDs ... $14.99
Proof that the US Army had plenty going on during the 70s – as you'll hear from this killer set of military-produced grooves from East Of Underground! The set goes way past the previous East Of Underground reissue – to feature work by the groups Soap, Black Seeds, and Sound Trek – all wrapped up in a beautiful package that's as visually pleasing as the music is funky! The cuts here were all recorded by US Army servicemen during the height of the Vietnam war – as Army-issued albums designed to encourage recruitment (as if a few funky grooves could help offset the bad press the war was getting on TV!) But despite that odd origin, the music here is all pretty great – mostly covers of familiar tunes from the time, but recorded with a nicely gritty quality that's mighty nice – and which makes the overall feel of the records like digging into some lost small studio tapes – ala Numero! Now Again have done a great job of putting together the whole package, too – contributing a wealth of notes and photos, and really digging deep into the scene in which these unique records were created. Not only that, but the packaging also replicates the style of the original odd releases too! The set features a CD each of music by East Of Underground and Soap – plus another CD that brings together an unusual double LP by the groups Black Seeds and Sound Trek. Titles include "I Just Want To Celebrate", "Kool & The Gang", "Walking In The Rain", "Backstabbers", "I Love Everything About You", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Go Outside In The Rain", "Black Magic Woman", "Hell Below", "Higher", "Popcorn/Santana", "Walk On By", "Java Girl", and "Get Together". CD

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Leroy & The DriversSad Chicken/Rainy Night In Georgia ... 7-inch
Duo/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
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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Jack McDuffDown Home Style ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $16.99
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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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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Bill YatesBlues Like Midnight – The Sun Years Plus ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s. Used ... $6.99
A great singer who worked for Sun Records in the 60s – one who has a surprisingly soulful feel on some of these tracks, but an artist who's equally at home with country styles too! The blend here is one that you'd never have heard on Sun a few years before – as although the label borrowed heavily from blues for its rockers, there was never the same sort of criss-crossing you hear here in the music of Bill Yates – who reminds us a bit of his contemporary Billy Adams, who also plays on a number of the sessions here. The collection is more than just music, too – as the massive notes (over 40 pages!) really tell the tale of Yates' overlooked career, and also paint a picture of the Memphis scene too – given that some of these tracks were done for the Home Of The Blues label, and a few other Tennessee imprints as well. There's a huge amount here to discover – and the set features 33 tracks that include "Popcorn Polly", "Mojo", "Big Big World", "Don't Step On My Dog", "Carleen", "Blues Like Midnight", "Fool Around With Love", "She's Got A Hold On Me", "I Dropped My M&Ms", and "Tiny Tears". CD

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Timi YuroSomething Bad On My Mind/Unreleased & Rare Liberty Recordings ... CD
Liberty/Morello (UK), Early 60s/1968. New Copy ... $14.99
A wealth of music from Timi Yuro – the CD debut of a great late 60s album, plus lots of never-issued material as well! First up is the 1968 record Something Bad On My Mind – a set that's done in a style that's more mature and sophisticated than some of her earlier singles, but equally soulful too! The album was partly recorded in the UK – with arrangements from Les Reed and Ian Green, who almost give Yuro this British take on American soul – a vibe that's a bit like that you'd hear from Dusty Springfield, but more spacious and with more emotive lines from Timi – and the rest of the record was cut back in the states, with charts from Belford Hendricks. Titles include the killer popcorn groover "It'll Never Be Over For Me" – plus "Hey Girl", "Something Bad On My Mind", "When You Were Mine", "When He Wants A Woman", "I Can't Believe I'm Losing You", "I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind", and "Wrong". CD then includes 12 more rare bonus tracks from the Liberty Records vaults – spanning years of Timi's time at the label, and including "Just When It Looked like Forever", "Wishing It Was You", "It's Just A Matter Of Time", "Afraid Of Tomorrow", "Yesterday's Memories", "I Get Ideas", and "There's A Way". CD

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Various100% Dynamite! – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, & Funk In Jamaica (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $21.99
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. CD
(Improved new expanded version – with better mastering!)

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VariousPopsters – They Tried To Rock Vol 4 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $14.99 27.98
A very cool collection from the early years of rock and roll – featuring work by an assortment of mainstream pop artists who were very quick to jump on the bandwagon of the new music! The styles here aren't just boring pop attempts to rehash rock, but also show a strong current of R&B at play as well – the kind of sounds that jump blues and other postwar styles had already brought to the mainstream – served up almost in a post-swing mode, with a cool mix of jazzy inflections and electrified instrumentation that's almost a precursor for the sound of popcorn soul! Most tracks are in an upbeat, swinging mode – one that's equally pleasing if you like crossover country from the time, or some of the more playful modes from pop singers too – all with a much wider range than you'd expect from the title and cover. As with other volumes, the notes are great, as is the track selection – and this fourth volume features 33 tracks that include "See Saw" by Don Cornell, "Band Of Gold" by Don Cherry, "Rock Love" by The Fontaine Sisters, "Fujiyama Mama" by Eileen Barton, "Teardrops From My Eyes" by The Hilltoppers, "Lovey Dovey" by Ella Mae Morse, "Bo Diddley" by Jean Dinning, "Susie Q" by The Crewcuts, "Rockabilly Party" by Hugo & Luigi, and "Flip Flop & Fly" by Johnny Ray. CD

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadBlack Rhythm Revolution/Peace & Rhythm ... CD
BGP (UK), 1971/1992. New Copy ... About March 1, 2016
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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✨✧ VariousKing Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About March 1, 2016
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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✨✧ VariousKing Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... About March 1, 2016
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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✨✧ VariousSuper Funk Vol 3 – Still Rarer & Funkier Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About March 1, 2016
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 3rd volume in the Super Funk series seems to dig even deeper than the first 2 – and it also includes few incredible little nuggets that were never officially released in any format! 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. CD

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✨✧ James Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! ... CD
Polydor, 1960s/1970s. Used ... 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! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonHot Dog ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Hot Dog ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Nice & Nasty 3Ultimate Rap (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Holiday, 1980. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It seems like everything enjoys its revival in time, and the first school of disco rap is riding a welcome wave of reissues, with this deep gem finally getting unearthed for reissue! Like so many other proto-hip hop records from the late 70s and early 80s, this jam rides a very disco/roller skating groove that you may recognize as a Taste Of Honey, with that insistent guitar line turned "That's The Joint" into The Jam, and like so many other great singles from this era, the track goes on and on, like hot butter on say what the popcorn – with unison choruses, party rocking rhymes and summery vibe that'll pop from the trunk of your drop top for days to come! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousAmazing Funk Masters Vol 10 ... LP
Soul Patrol (France), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing is right! This very groovy comp on Soul Patrol brings together the label's usual high-quality batch of rare funky tracks – with a sound that's in keeping with the Keb Darge or Sound of Funk series. Titles include "Can You Dig It" by Shades of Time, "Popcorn '69" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Never Give Him Up" by James Polk & The Brothers, "Funky Movement No. 2" by Timothy McNealy, and "Monkey In A Sack" by Lil Buck & The Top Cats. Very funky, with a non-stop groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDoing The James Brown – In The Footsteps Of The Godfather Of Funk ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant batch of James Brown funky covers! This is one of the best compilations we've ever seen on the Harmless label – a collection of obscure version of tracks by James Brown or dedicated to James Brown, all with a funky sound that would make The Godfather himself pretty darn proud! Titles include "Hot Pants" by St Vincent Latinaires, "Mother Popcorn" by Dillard Crume & The Soul Rockers, "Cold Sweat" by Bernard Purdie, "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" by The Daktaris, "James Brown" by The Last Poets, "Money Won't Change You" by Aretha Franklin, "There Was A Time" by Jerry O, "Ain't It Funky Now" by Grant Green, "Lickin Stick" by Larry Willis, "I Got The Feeling" by Chollo Rivera & The Latin Soul Drives, and "Calm & Cool" by James Brown himself! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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