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James BrownLet A Man Come In & Do The Popcorn/Sometime ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Killer funky work from James! "Let A Man Come In" is a stone-cold funky number – with great raw popping grooves, very much in the Popcorn vein! Hard to find on vinyl in any form – and sounds great on the hot funky 45 mix! "Sometime" is nice, too – with a deep soul sound that's mellower than the a-side, but still very nice. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownMother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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 light wear.)

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James BrownPopcorn ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
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
(Original pressing.)

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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good ... $79.99
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. Vinyl has some sleeve residue. Cover has a cutout hole, seam splitting, and marker on both sides.)

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Luiz Henrique & Walter WanderleyPopcorn ... LP
Verve, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". 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 ... $14.99
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
Also available Follow Me To The Popcorn – The Untold History Of The Belgian Popcorn Scene ... LP 22.99

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VariousFollow Me To The Popcorn – The Untold History Of The Belgian Popcorn Scene ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Follow Me To The Popcorn – The Untold History Of The Belgian Popcorn Scene ... CD 14.99

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VariousJay Strongman Presents Popcorn Heartbreak ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 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

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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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✨✧ VariousBoomstix – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers Volume 10 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousJay Strongman Presents Popcorn Heartbreak ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 26.99

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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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn ... LP
King, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 79.99

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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 ... 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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✨✧ 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 ... Out Of Stock
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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Oscar Brown JrHumdrum Blues/Sixteen Tons ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
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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Jo Ann CampbellI Changed My Mind Jack/I Really Really Love You ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
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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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

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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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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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✨✧ VariousLegendary Leads of R&B Vol 1 – Crossover Sounds 1960-1964 ... CD
Popcorn, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual title, but a great little set – one that focuses on standout lead singers in the vocal group years of early soul – often tunes cut under the name of a single artist, but which feature strong harmonies in support of the lead! Given that the package was done by the "Popcorn" scene overseas, there's a style here that's nicely at the crossroads of soul, R&B, and pop – a mode that's got strong vocals in the lead, but which often sweetens the tunes with a bit of larger arrangements – in a way that never dampens the soul of the tunes, and which seems to point the way towards more complicated arrangements in years to come. 24 tracks in all – including "Living Dream" by Lenny Miles, "Rope Of Sand" by Cornell Gunter, "Mr Fix It" by Jimmy Jones, "Fly By Night" by Varetta Dillard, "Until" by Billy Barnes, "I Want To Be Near You" by Johnny Woodson, "Unchained Melody" by Tony Middleton, "Second Best" by Tony Williams, "To Belong" by Jimmy Breedlove, and "Jealous Heart" by Pookie Hudson. CD
(Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players. Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ VariousRock & Roll Mamas Vol 2 – More Fifties Female Groovers ... CD
Popcorn, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Eunice Davis, the Blossoms, Lucy Rivera, Patti Anne, Delores Maxwell & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRock & Roll Mamas Vol 3 – Still More Fifties Female Groovers ... CD
Popcorn, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Carmen Taylor, Kitty Noble, Bobbie James, Bea Booker, Gladys Patrick & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRare Female Doo Wops ... CD
Popcorn, Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRock & Roll Mamas Vol 4 – Yet More Fifties Female Groovers ... CD
Popcorn, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Shirley Gunter, June Bateman, Tiny Topsy, Dimples Harris, and Pearl Galloway. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Little Caeser & The Romans/Sandra MeadeFever (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 ... 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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✨✧ Bobby ScottI Gotta Run Now/Moanin ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
 
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✨✧ Laurel AitkenLegendary Godfather Of Ska Vol 1 – Pama Years 1969 to 1971 ... CD
Grover (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
The Pama Years material from ska legend Laurel Aitken – tracks released between 1969 and 1971 on UK soul label Pama's reggae subsidiary Nu Beat/Newbeat – some of which were big hits for Laurel and others that have been fairly obscure and neglected for the past couple decades! 18 tracks in all: "Apollo 12", "Reggae 69", "Benwood Dick", "Don't Be Cruel", "The Best I Can", "True Love", Save The Last Dance", "Jo B", "Donkey Man", "Reggae Popcorn" and more. CD

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassLost Treasures – Rare & Unreleased ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1960s. Used ... $12.99
Genius, pure genius – a wonderful collection of 22 rare numbers by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – all recorded during the group's years at A&M Records, and including a number of previously unreleased tunes! The sound here is completely sublime – way more than just the simple themes that you might expect from the TJB at the time, especially since there's a fair bit of numbers from Herb's late 60s years, when he was really opening into a wider range of modes explored by A&M Records on their Bacharach, Brazilian, soundtrack, and singer-songwriter releases. The whole thing's a key treasure in our 60s collection of instrumental pop – one that fills in a space we didn't even know we had! Titles include "Alone Again (Naturally)", "Julius & Me", "Happy Hour", "Promises Promises", "Whistlestar", "Killing Me Softy", "Chris", "Popcorn", "Flowers On The Wall", and "Up Cherry Street". CD
(Out of print Signature Series edition.)

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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 Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 34.99
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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James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out grooves as the album rolls on will pull you even further into the fold. Most tracks roll on with that improvised studio jamming style that James was hitting at the time – a pre-JBs mode that's not as long as later years, but which still makes you feel that there probably was plenty more recorded on the dates that didn't make it into the two-part versions of the tracks! And although James is singing on most numbers, the real focus is more on the band – hitting hard, vamping sharp, and grooving massively under shouted calls and directions from Brown. Titles include two great instrumentals – "Popcorn With a Feeling" and "Top of the Stack" – plus "Little Groove Maker Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Mashed Potato Popcorn (parts 1 & 2)", "Any Day Now", "You're Still Out Of Sight", and "I'm Shook" – as well as the great mellower number "If I Ruled The World" – redone here as an African-American anthem of pride and power! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownRevolution Of The Mind ... CD
Polydor, 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
An amazing double-live album that's to concert records what James Brown's Payback was to the sound of studio funk! Like that classic, this is a double-length 2LP set that really has James and the JBs stretching out and doing their thing – working here in a setting that's supposed to be the "part 3" to the famous Live At The Apollo albums – but with a vibe that really shows the different spirit of the Godfather in the 70s! The JBs are wonderful – really showing their chops here, in a way that maybe even blows the tightness of the previous James Brown Band to pieces – as the long tracks allow for plenty of solos, rhythm changes, and monstrous moments of soul from James. Brown also opens up with some cool bad-rapping moments, too – and titles include "It's A New Day So Let A Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", "Get Up Get Into It Get Involved", "Super Bad", "Sex Machine", "Escape-Ism", "Make It Funky", "Hot Pants", "Soul Power", and "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose". CD

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✨✧ James BrownSex Machine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
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
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Dapps Featuring Alfred EllisBringing Up The Guitar/Gittin A Little Hipper ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Good ... $14.99
One of the all-time James Brown classics! Hard wailing guitar riffs, popping off at popcorn speed! Searing sax solo by Pee Wee Ellis! Slammin' hard drum beats! What more could you ask for? Both cuts are great – and this is about as funky as you could get for late 60s JB! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing. This copy looks pretty hammered, but plays surprisingly well, nice and loud with a bit of surface noise. Label has a piece of masking tape.)

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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 ... $12.99
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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Leroy & The DriversSad Chicken/Rainy Night In Georgia ... 7-inch
Duo/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Idris MuhammadBlack Rhythm Revolution/Peace & Rhythm ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99 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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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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✨✧ Emil RichardsLuntana – Afro Cuban Jazz ... CD
Interworld, 1996. Used ... $8.99
Recent work by Emil Richards – the hip percussionist/vibist who was one of the best things going in the LA studio scene of the 60s! Although Emil's worked on countless sessions – from rock, to soul, to jazz, to soundtracks – he's always had a great ear for the Latin groove, and he shows that that ear is still running strong on this great new set! The album features versions of jazz standards and classic tunes written by Richards or his 60s contemporaries – performed by a group that includes older west coast players like Francisco Aguabella, Al McKibbon, Chuck Domanico, and Dave Mackay. Titles include "Here", "Blues For Harry", "Luntana", "Hot Buttered Popcorn", "Meet The Flintstones", "Celesta II", and "Marduk The 12th Planet". CD
(Out of print.)

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RootsOrganix ... LP
Remedy, 1993. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99
The first, independent, Roots LP with so many classics that never made it to their later import and major label releases. What more can we say... Tracks include "The Roots Is Comin", "Pass The Popcorn", "The Anti-Circle", "Writers Block", "Good Music", "Grits", "Leonard I-V", "I'm Out Deah", "Essawhamah? (Live At The Soulshack)", "Popcorn Revisited", "Common Dust", "The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History)", "Carryin' On", "Peace", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Earl Van Dyke & The Soul BrothersThat Motown Sound ... LP
Motown, 1964. Good+ ... $14.99
A heavy batch of Motown soul instrumentals – headed up by Funk Brother Earl Van Dyke! The set features backings that are often very similar to the vocal versions on Motown – but are topped with sweet organ solo work from Earl – who has this lean, mean style that's mighty nice – kind of a Jimmy McGriff groove that really fits the soul of the recordings! Most of the backings are exactly the same ones used for vocal hits, but the use of Hammond really transforms them nicely – making the whole record a sweet popcorn soul version of Motown – almost a bit grittier, with a nice sort of backroom jukebox flavor. Titles include "Try It Baby", "Can You Jerk Like Me", "Money", "Can I Get A Witness", "Come See About Me", and "All For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Andre WilliamsMr Rhythm Is Back ... CD
Revolvo, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
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 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
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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VariousFunk Drops – Breaks, Nuggets, & Rarities ... CD
WEA (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A selection of Warner Brothers-related funk – but featuring some killer numbers that move way past the hits! This is one of the funkiest compilations we've ever heard from a major label – and it's proof that deep down in their catalogs, the majors were working just as hard as the indies to come up with some killer slabs of funk, as you'll hear in this set of 20 gems recorded between the years 1968 and 1974! Many of these numbers were only issued on 45s – or on long out of print LPs – and even though there's a few numbers on here that you may know, the set's also got a number of others that you probably don't, as it even surprised us with some of its funky goodies! Titles include "Getting Uptown" by United 8, "Don't Come Around Here Anymore" by Mark Putney, "Shop Talk (version 1)" by Cold Blood, "Come Little Children" by Donny Hathaway, "Sexy Coffee Pot" by Tony Alvon & The Belairs, "Soul Machine" by The Meters, "Pop Popcorn Children" by Eldridge Holmes, "What So Never the Dance (parts 1 & 2)" by The Houseguests, "Back On The Streets Again" by Tower Of Power, "65 Bars & A Taste Of Soul" by Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, "Nobody But You Babe" by Clarence Reid, and "You Gotta Know Whatcha Doin" by Charles Wright. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGet It! – Raw Funk 1967 to 1969 ... CD
Get S (Belgium), Late 60s. Used ... $29.99
Cool compilation with a motherlode of hard funk and soul tracks, with loads of the kind of stuff that you'd love to find while you're out hunting funky 45's, but which never ever shows up! Cuts include "Shake" by Chet Poison Ivey, "Popcorn (part 2)" by Jimbo Johnson & The Violators, "Biscuits & Buttermilk" by Freddie & Henchie, "Mashed Potato Popcorn" by Freddie & The Kinfolk, "Yak-A-Poo" by Latimore Brown, "Humpin, Bumpin, & Thumpin" by Andre Williams, "Pop Popcorn Children" by Eldridge Holmes, "Kick Back" by Willie Tell and The Overtures – and lots lots more. 22 tracks in all – and the kind of stuff that we carry on the Sound Of Funk or Soul Patrol comps, and it doesn't ever lose its groove! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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