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Vicki AndersonMother Popcorn – The Vicki Anderson Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $15.99
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
(Out of print.)

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James BrownLet A Man Come In & Do The Popcorn/Sometime ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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
(In a King sleeve, with split seams. Labels have ink stamps and some marker.)

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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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Luiz Henrique & Walter WanderleyPopcorn ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Hudson DeLange Orchestra with Nan WynnPopcorn Man/Goin Haywire ... 78 rpm
Brunswick, Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
78 RPM, Vinyl record
(One label has a small rip and the other has a sticker.)

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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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VariousSlow Grind Fever Vols 3 & 4 – Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Easy to get the fever when the grinding's this good – served up from a host of vintage R&B, soul, rock and doo wop tracks – most of which have this slow tempo approach that's mighty nice! These are the kind of cuts that spun on the jukebox in the wee hours – the tunes for later in the night, when the scene was slowing down – and you wanted just the right cut to pull your partner closer, while still holding onto some of the raunch of the more upbeat tracks from before. Obscure numbers are mixed with a few better-known gems – and titles include "Wanted For Questioning" by Bob Lee, "My Love" by Jessie Hill, "Valley Of Tears" by Bobby Rebel, "Balsa Boat" by Elizabeth Waldo, "Driftwood" by Eddie Cooly & The Dimples, "Nobody's Gonna Hurt You" by Donna Dee, "Yellow Hand" by The El Toros, "Cha Jezebel" by The Notes, "Roundabout" by The Jaguars, "Eyes" by Yvonne Baker & The Sensations, "Crawfish" by The Stone Crushers, "Bad" by Cozy Cole, "Now Baby Don't Do It" by El Pauling & The Royalton, "So Many Ways" by Varetta Dillard, "Slow Down Little Eva" by Roy Brown, "Bacon Fat" by Big Daddy & His Boys, "One Day" by Bobby Peterson Quintet, "If I Knew" by Yvonne Fair, and "Well I Tried" by Jay Hawkins. CD

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✨✧ James BrownPopcorn/The Chicken ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stone funky! "Popcorn" is a massive instrumental classic that we hardly need to tell you about – and it's backed here by the great instrumental "Chicken", which features some nicely snapping drums, punctuated by tight horn parts, and a nice jangly guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a King sleeve too.)

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✨✧ Hot ButterPopcorn With Hot Butter ... LP
Musicor, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy moogy pop classic! Hot Butter weren't the most groundbreaking moog combo, but they certainly were the most successful. The title cut of this one, their version of Gershon Kingsley's "Popcorn", was used in a gazillion commercials and TV shows during the 70s – and was certainly the biggest moog-oriented single of the early years. The whole record's pretty good, too – even if it has them mostly copping songs from other artists, like "Song of the Nairobi Trio", and guitar instrumental favorites "Apache", "Telstar", and "Pipeline". And in fact, those tracks sum up the group best – as they were to the moog what the Ventures were to the electric guitar: they popularized the instrument tremendously through instrumental versions of hits from other folks. LP, Vinyl record album
(With the cool popcorn box attached to the front of the cover – in great shape!)

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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 Girls ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of female groovers from the early 60s – one that mixes together rare soul, pop, and vocal numbers from a variety of obscure singles – definitely not the kind of stuff that was hitting the charts at the time! Most numbers have a "popcorn" kind of groove – a slow-stepping, very soulful approach to rhythm – one that still carries an echo of R&B from the generation before, even though the overall production is fuller, tighter, and really right on the money! Another winner for the great Croydon Municipal label – with tracks that include "I Don't Know" by Lorne Lesley, "Are You The Boy" by Tuesday Weld, "Now I Lay Me Down To Weep" by Simone Dina, "I Feel The Pain" by Linda Queen, "Up Up Up" by Peggy King, "Walk On The Wild Side" by Marilyn Brown, "Not Much" by Rosemary, and "The Roll" by Evie Sands. CD

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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 3 – Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Easy to get the fever when the grinding's this good – served up from a host of vintage R&B, soul, rock and doo wop tracks – most of which have this slow tempo approach that's mighty nice! These are the kind of cuts that spun on the jukebox in the wee hours – the tunes for later in the night, when the scene was slowing down – and you wanted just the right cut to pull your partner closer, while still holding onto some of the raunch of the more upbeat tracks from before. Obscure numbers are mixed with a few better-known gems – and titles include "Wanted For Questioning" by Bob Lee, "My Love" by Jessie Hill, "Valley Of Tears" by Bobby Rebel, "Balsa Boat" by Elizabeth Waldo, "Driftwood" by Eddie Cooly & The Dimples, "Nobody's Gonna Hurt You" by Donna Dee, "Yellow Hand" by The El Toros, and "Cha Jezebel" by The Notes. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vol 4 – Even More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Plenty to grind to here – a moody mix of R&B, early soul, and other gritty styles from the late 50s and early 60s – served up in a set that may well be the best so far in this excellent series! In a world where some of the contemporary R&B collectors aim for cuts that are supposed to shake certain parts of the female anatomy, these guys look more for deep tracks that groove very slowly – with a kind of blue lights in the basement vibe! Titles include "Roundabout" by The Jaguars, "Eyes" by Yvonne Baker & The Sensations, "Crawfish" by The Stone Crushers, "Bad" by Cozy Cole, "Now Baby Don't Do It" by El Pauling & The Royalton, "So Many Ways" by Varetta Dillard, "Slow Down Little Eva" by Roy Brown, "Bacon Fat" by Big Daddy & His Boys, "One Day" by Bobby Peterson Quintet, "If I Knew" by Yvonne Fair, and "Well I Tried" by Jay Hawkins. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSweet N Salty Popcorn ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A bit soul, a bit pop, a bit vocal – and a wonderful batch of tunes pulled together in support of the "popcorn" sound of the Belgian scene! The popcorn groove is different than Northern Soul, but shares a similar love of old vinyl – in this case a compelling blend of songs from a range of different sources, almost all of which have a hip stepping rhythm at the bottom, perfect for a different sort of soulful dancefloor! Some cuts showcase well-crafted vocals over the groove, others are instrumental, and the mix of artists here is really unusual – hardly talents you'd expect to hear together on the same collection, until you pop in the CD and dig its wonderful grooves. The package was put together for St Etienne's Croydon Municipal label, and has a feel that's every bit as playful as their imagined "Songs For" series – and titles include "To The One I Love" by Roy Hamilton, "Find Another Girl" by Jerry Butler, "Continental Strut" by Little Iva, "La Tanya" by Jay Abbott, "Some Of Your Lovin" by Johnny Nash, "The Tingle" by Jackie Weaver, "Johnny With The Gentle Hands" by Eartha Kitt, "River In My Blood" by Steve Karmen, "Elephant Walk" by Donald & The Delighters, and "Oh What A Day" by Craig Douglas. CD

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✨✧ James BrownPopcorn (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory (France), 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
(Limited edition.)
Also available
Popcorn ... LP 9.99
Popcorn ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousGroove – Belgium Popcorn – Blended Soul & R&B With Eastern Promise ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not entirely soul, but not really pop either – and instead a special sort of space that's always been dug by soul fans in the Belgian scene! The groove here was dubbed "popcorn" many years back – and it features soulful vocals coming into play with tight 60s production – stomping rhythms, sparkling strings, and perfect production that often brings in some cool echoey touches to the mix! The feel here is quite different than the usual northern soul set of this nature – and a great illustration that there's still so much to learn about 60s soul music in general – as evidenced by the range of artists included, and the great record label images inside the cover! Titles include "Promised Land" by Buddy Lamp, "I Gotta Run" by Bobby Scott, "That's All It Takes" by Carrol Connors, "Let Her Go" by Gene Stridel, "Steady Cha Cha" by Frank Pizani, "Quite Girl" by Don Rondo, "Cha Cha Italiano" by Mary Mazza, "You'll Come Back" by Ronny Douglas, and "Living Dream" by Lenny Miles. CD

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✨✧ VariousWow – Belgium Popcorn – More Soul & R&B With Eastern Promise ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not Belgian music – despite what you might think from the title – but an assortment of great American soul and pop from the early 60s – all of which have a very sweet-stepping groove! The style here is the mode that's always been a favorite of Belgian soul fans – who dig a more midtempo groove than the British Northern Soul dancers – and the tracks do a great job of stepping across scenes and genres, to bring in a surprisingly wide range of music – all of which really sounds great together! The set (and the whole series) is a really nice change from the usual Brit soul collections – and is filled with wonderful tunes we never would have discovered otherwise – a great lineup that includes "I Say That's Allright" by Roosevelt Jones, "High In The Misty Sky" by Jackie Lynton, "Let Me Be The Fool" by Lucky Clark, "Thinking Of You" by Freddy Jaye, "Familiar" by Richard Hayes, "Kiss Away" by Otis Blackwell, "Magic Carpet" by Al Reed, "Someday & Someway" by Michael Stevens, and "Big Hand Little Hand" by Ronnie Savoy. CD
 
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Carl Henry Hall/Jimmy RandolphSummertime (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
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 ... $9.99
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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Sylvie MoraSummertime/Taboo ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Gene Stridel/Hal WatersLet Her Go/St James Infirmary ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
There's a nice echo and a sweet groove to "Let Her Go" – a vibe that really lives up to the "popcorn" sound promised in the label – especially when this cool snapping bongo line comes in alongside Gene's vocals! Hal Waters sends it nicely on the flipside – a very cool take on this familiar tune – one that draws a lot from Hal's unique and sinister vocals, and some sweet bubbling Hammond on the bottom! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Wanderers/Ruth PriceShadrach Meshack & Abednego/Shadrach ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $4.99
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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Billy Williams/Nick ToddPied Piper/Too Much Rosita ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Jumpin Joe Williams with Red Saunders/The RoyalsVoodoo Blues/Gas Happy Mama ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
Jumpin Joe Williams (the same Joe Williams that was with Basie?) works here with some cool Chicago backing from the Red Saunders group – who give the track a nice mambo rhythm sort of groove, but with a very sharp R&B edge that's in the best 50s Okeh Records mode! The Royals are a hard-edged vocal group – working here in the most uptempo mode that doo wop could serve up at the time – just perfect for the catchy lyrics of the tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins/Big MaybelleJoshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A traditional spiritual number – but one that gets a great soul workout here in two different versions! Linda Hopkins and Jackie Wilson trade lead lyrics on their version – alongside a big chorus that lifts the whole thing up to heavenly proportions, while a tight combo keeps the groove at the core! A similar combo makes the flipside groove too – and Big Maybelle really knocks it out of the park with her vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Vernon Green & The MedallionsLover's Prayer/Shedding Tears For You ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Buddy LucasI Can't Go/Get Away Fly ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Jimmy Ricks/Jo StaffordWhat A Feeling/Oh What A Feeling ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The great Jimmy Ricks turns his amazing vocals to "What A Feeling" here – a slow-stepping jazzy groover that has a great dark, moody vibe! Jo Stafford's on the flip with a cut that may well be one of her grooviest ever – thanks to a lively, jaunty rhythm that's almost in a mambo mode! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Laurel AitkenHigh Priest Of Reggae (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Pressure Drop/Pama (UK), 1970. Used ... $3.99
Another disc of pure West Indian ex-pat delights from the Pressure Drop imprint! Like the previous releases on te label, this set showcases Laurel Aitken, reissuing his excellent 1970 effort for the Pama label, and then loading the set down with a mountain of equally great bonus material! The original issue of High Priest Of Reggae caught Aitken transitioning from the Rocksteady scene he dominated so well to the newer reggae vibe of the era, and as the title indicates, taking command of the new sound quite well! The original version of this album was a collection of great singles issued on the Nu Beat and Pama labels, and the bonus material here continues in that vein, for a total of 26 dynamite numbers! Titles include "Jesse James", "Mr Popcorn", "I Got To Have Your Love", "Shoo Be Shoo Be", "Save The Last Dance", "Reggae 69", "Donkey Man", "Blues Dance", "Lawd Doctor", "Everybody Sufferin'", "Pussy Price (Gone Up)", "Gimme Back Me Dollar", "Skinhead Train", 'Skinhead Invasion (aka Apollo 12)", and "Bendwood Dick". CD

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Pattie BrooksLove Shook/Our Ms Brooks ... CD
Casablanca/FTG, 1977/1978. New Copy ... $13.99 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 BrownIt's A Mother ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
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! CD
Also available
It's A Mother ... LP 12.99
It's A Mother ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
King, 1969. Good+ ... $12.99
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
(Cover looks VG.)
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Lou DonaldsonHot Dog ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
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
Also available Hot Dog ... LP 44.99

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Lou DonaldsonHot Dog ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $44.99
From the title, to the cover, to the gritty grooves way down in the wax – this has got to be one of the funkiest Blue Note albums ever – a real landmark from the legendary Lou Donaldson! The set kicks off with a hard and heavy groove from the very first note – thanks to some super-tight drumming by a young Idris Muhammad – still billed under his birth name of Leo Morris on the sleeve, but already hitting the kit with that snapping post-Popcorn style that would revolutionize funky jazz in years to come! Donaldson's plenty smoking himself on electrified alto sax – played with that great mix of flatness and echo that you'd hear in Eddie Harris' albums of the same time – and the rest of the lineup is equally cooking, with Melvin Sparks on guitar, Charles Earland on organ, and Ed Williams blasting away on funky trumpet! Titles include killer remakes of "It's Your Thing" and "Who's Making Love" – plus Donaldson originals "Hot Dog" and "Turtle Walk" – all nice and long, and with a really raw sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Hot Dog ... CD 13.99

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Freddi Henchi & The SoulsettersCrown Princes Of Funk – The Last Set (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Wind Hit, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic funk from Freddi Henchi & The Soulsetters – an incredible group who've got an energy level to rival Sly & The Family Stone at their best – but with a deeper groove that seems to pick up a bit of Hendrix energy in the mix, then deliver the whole thing with the rawness of a funky 45! The collection is a real treasure – rare singles issued on a number of different labels, brought together with full notes that tell the group's story – all in a package that's as beautiful as the music! This is the sort of set that makes you love soul and funk reissues – and it's overflowing with 21 tracks that include "Under Pressure", "Piranha", "Mr Funky", "I Like Funky Music", "Popcorn Baby", "Come Down", "Biscuits & Buttermilk", and "Soul Train". Also features a bonus video from 1975! CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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VigonBest Of Vigon ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic work from France – a killer collection of work from a soul singer who never made his mark on this side of the Atlantic – but who cut some excellent tracks in the Parisian scene of the late 60s and early 70s! Most of the work here is in English, although there's a few cool French tracks as well – and the style is hard-burning, deep soul – of the sort you might find on Atlantic Records in the 60s – right down to the great production and small combo backing on the tracks! Vigon's got this wonderfully raspy voice that shines forth on both straight soul and some funkier numbers – and titles include "Take Me", "Dreams", "Wo Wo Song", "Small Town Bring Down", "It's All Over", "The End", "I'll Wake Up Cryin", "The Spoiler", "Harlem Shuffle", "Keep On Dancing", and "Popcorn Popcorn" and "Frozen Steak Popcorn" – both of which have fantastic breaks! CD

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Timmy Wilson/Ansler MontellLong Ways To Go/Chained Am I ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
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. New Copy ... $13.99 25.99
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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VariousAmazing Funk Masters Vol 10 ... LP
Soul Patrol (France), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
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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VariousDingo – Sexopolized By DJ BNX ... CD
Fantomas/Pulp Flavor (France), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
Sort of a "part 2" to the excellent Sexopolis compilation – issued more than a few years ago, and one of the first times anyone ever paid attention to the huge undiscovered legacy of funky French music! The package, like the first, is put together by DJ BNX of Fantomas – and it's got a really wonderful blend of French tunes from sources that include jazz, soundtrack, pop vocal, and easy listening albums of the 60s and 70s. The groove is really great – with lots of mad twists and turns that you'd never hear in American albums of the time, and a surprisingly fresh sound that keeps us digging back for French rare goodies like these! Titles include "Shore Of Sumatra" by Pierre Dutour, "Afromania" by Clyde Borly, "High Tide" by Jack Arel, "Hysterie" by Eric Framond, "Shirley" by Pierre Devevey, "Zozoi" by France Gall, "Dingo" by Olivier Despax, "Chakan" by Jef Gilson, "Africa" by Mat 3, "Popcorn" by JP Bottura, and "Number One" by Francis Lai. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGood God! – Heavy Funk Covers Of James Brown From All Over The World 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Guerilla Reissues, Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
Good God, indeed – a masterful compilation of some of the weirdest James Brown covers you've ever heard – a truly global assortment of tunes, all of which really keep the best funky spirit of The Godfather in place! The tracks here go way past the usual, and most of the numbers are all quite obscure – tracks recorded not even by soul singers, but by an assortment of artists of many different genres– all working at different points around the globe in the 60s and 70s, brought together here by their love of James' original funky vision! And in case you're worried about these tunes being some watered-down version of the JB groove, put your fears to rest – because all the cuts here have as many funky breaks and hard riffing as any of James' best from back in the day – sometimes even more, given the weirdness of their styles! Titles include "Cold Sweat" by El Klan, "Mother Popcorn" by Dillard Crume & The Soul Rockers, "Sou Negro" by Toni Tornado, "Do It" by Lil Tiger, "Tema De Zorra" by Waltel Branco, "Popcorn" by East Of Underground, "There Was A Time" by Six Pack, "Hot Pants Road" by Tihomir Pop Asanovic, "Hot Pants" by El Combo Xingu, "Think" by Skorpyons Of Jamaica, "Papa Don't Take No Mess" by Som Livre House Band, "Lickin Stick" by Willie Dickson & The Playboys, and "My Thing/I Made A Mistake" by Douglass High School Stage Band 1970. CD

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VariousGrazing In The Trash Vol 1 – Soul Fire Funk 45 Collection ... CD
Soul Fire, 2001. Used ... $13.99
Some of the best funk ever recorded in modern years! This tasty CD-only set brings together 7 funky 45s (a & b sides!) recorded for the Soul Fire label – a groundbreaking imprint that sprung out of the ashes of the Desco Records empire, with a strong dedication to producing new records with a classic funk sound. All of these titles were initially pressed up on limited edition funky 45s, and most of them are now out of print, never to be put on vinyl again. The CD is the only chance you'll now get to hear most of the material – and it's all top-shelf, A-list, classic funk all the way through! Titles include "Compin & Smokin" and "Damper Down Popcorn" by Calypso King & The Soul Investigators, "Haaa-Sheesh" and "Just Some More Haaa-Sheesh" by JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band, "Soul Safari" and "Two Beat Beast" by Speedometer, "I'm The Man" and "Your Love" by Lee Fields, "Majestic Soul" and "Welfare Line" by Third Point, "There It Is" and "Hook & Sling" by The Soul Command, and even tunes from the "Soul Fire Educational" single, a mass of funky drumbreaks! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 5 – A Spicy Mix Of Unissuded, Collector's Items, Super Rarities & Hard To Find Favourites ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare soul, with a really great approach – cuts that aren't the usual hits or Northern Soul rarities – and which instead lie in a special space of their own! The title's a reference to the care with which these cuts were put together – not just in the vocals, but also the arrangements – which are usually a cut above, and manage to groove while still adding in larger charts and fuller backings – often at a level that reflects the California origin of many of these tracks, but also echoed by artists from other scenes as well! All of the tracks are super-rare – and a good number are issued here for the first time – handled with that perfect Ace/Kent style, right down to the detailed liner notes too. Titles include "Just Another Smile" by Mel Davis, "When The Boy That You Love" by The Avons, "Hang Around" by Marva Holiday, "They Didn't Know" by Terri Goodnight, "Losing Control" by Mary Saxton, "If You Don't Know" by The Dialtones, "Do The Popcorn" by Little Johnny Hamilton, "Break Someone Else's Heart" by Jeanette Jones, "This Man Wants You" by Jesse Cowan, "It Ain't No Achievement" by The Millionaires, "Butterfly" by The Ballads, and "I'm Sending Vibrations" by The Webb People. CD

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VariousSuper Funk Vol 3 – Still Rarer & Funkier Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
A killer batch of rare funky tunes – pulled from a host of tiny labels, and put together with a quality level that would blow away a crate full of of funky 45s! This 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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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 5 – A Spicy Mix Of Unissuded, Collector's Items, Super Rarities & Hard To Find Favourites ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Rare soul, with a really great approach – cuts that aren't the usual hits or Northern Soul rarities – and which instead lie in a special space of their own! The title's a reference to the care with which these cuts were put together – not just in the vocals, but also the arrangements – which are usually a cut above, and manage to groove while still adding in larger charts and fuller backings – often at a level that reflects the California origin of many of these tracks, but also echoed by artists from other scenes as well! All of the tracks are super-rare – and a good number are issued here for the first time – handled with that perfect Ace/Kent style, right down to the detailed liner notes too. Titles include "Just Another Smile" by Mel Davis, "When The Boy That You Love" by The Avons, "Hang Around" by Marva Holiday, "They Didn't Know" by Terri Goodnight, "Losing Control" by Mary Saxton, "If You Don't Know" by The Dialtones, "Do The Popcorn" by Little Johnny Hamilton, "Break Someone Else's Heart" by Jeanette Jones, "This Man Wants You" by Jesse Cowan, "It Ain't No Achievement" by The Millionaires, "Butterfly" by The Ballads, and "I'm Sending Vibrations" by The Webb People. CD
Also available Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 5 – A Spicy Mix Of Unissuded, Collector's Items, Super Rarities & Hard To Find Favourites ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory, 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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! CD
(Limited edition.)
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✨✧ James BrownSex Machine ... LP
Polydor, 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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PopcornsZero-Zero/Chinese Twist ... 7-inch
Decca, Early 60s. Good ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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