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✨✧ Poppy FamilyWhich Way You Goin' Billy/Poppy Seeds ... CD
London/Granadilla (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... About January 22, 2017
Sweet and groovy pop from The Poppy Family – a group that's probably best known for the fact that it included Terry Jacks before he went onto big fame with his solo hit "Seasons in the Sun". Terry's wife Susan sings on most of the cuts, and the album's got a nice feel that mixes folk rock and sunshine pop – heard to biggest fame in the album's great title cut, "Which Way You Goin Billy" Other cool tunes include "Free From the City", "Beyond the Clouds", "There's No Blood In Bone", "Happy Island", and "Of Cities & Escapes". CD

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✨✧ Lightnin HopkinsLightnin (Poppy – 2LP set) ... LP
Poppy, Mid 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Tomato.)
 
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✨✧ Dick GregoryCaught In The Act ... LP
Poppy, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and mark from old sale/price stickers.)

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Townes Van ZandtHigh, Low, & In Between ... LP
Poppy, 1972. Very Good ... $33.99
One of the two incredible albums by Townes Van Zandt from 1972 – both right up there with his best ever! High, Low & In Between, along with The Late Great Townes Van Zandt represent real career high points for Townes – with sparer, folk-based production and songs that touch on folk, country, blues and even a little bit of gospel. Some sweeter female backing vocals appear hear-and-there providing the right kind of lovely backdrop for the rugged beauty of Townes voice and songcraft. That's all the sweetener it needs. Greatness! Titles include "Two Hands", "You Are Not Need Now", "Greensboro Woman", "Highway Kind", "Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold", "Blue Ridge Mountains", "To Live And To Fly", "High, Low And In Between" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Cover has heavy peeling and stains due to moisture along the opening.)

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✨✧ Mandrake MemorialPuzzle ... LP
Poppy, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just the standard psych album of the time – and instead a richly-orchestrated album with sounds as complicated as the MC Escher cover image! Ron Frangipane and Brooks Arthur both helped out in the studio – and the set's got a clarity of vision that's way different than just another fuzzy-headed concept album – a heady brew of the group's core sounds augmented in really spaced-out, stretched-out ways – almost similar to the work that David Axlerod did with the Electric Prunes, but a bit trippier too. Titles include "Tadpole", "Earthfriend", "Volcano", "Whisper Play", and "Puzzle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, split top & bottom seams, with a radio station sticker and ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtDelta Momma Blues (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Poppy/Fat Possum, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Doc Watson & Merle WatsonElementary Doctor Watson ... LP
Poppy, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Blossom ToesIf Only For A Moment ... LP
Marmalade (UK), 1969. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
A very heady second album from Blossom Toes – much darker than their debut a few years before, and with a fuzzy-headed sound that almost echoes the generation of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple! Some of the tunes still have a sweeter poppy quality, but the guitar is quite sinister throughout – ripping through even some of the mellower tracks with a burbling, black-tipped kind of sound. Titles include "Love Bomb", "Kiss Of Confusion", "Peace Loving Man", "Listen To The Silence", "Wait A Minute", and "Indian Summer". LP, Vinyl record album

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D'AngeloBrown Sugar ... LP
Capitol/Virgin, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A record that was an instant classic from the moment it was first released – and a set that's still pretty darn pleasing all these many years later! At a time when mainstream soul was often too smooth or too poppy, D'Angelo came along and not only found a way to return the music to the years of its power with singers like Al Green or Marvin Gaye – but also managed to bring in some of the best hip hop elements of his generation too, at a level that was far more successful than most other blends that had been tried before! Production is nice and lean, and super-crispy – at a level that so many folks are still copying all these years later – and the set's full of classics that include "Cruisin", "When We Get By", "Smooth", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine", "Brown Sugar", "Alright", and "Jonz In My Bonz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisYou're Under Arrest ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Sweeter studio Miles Davis from the 80s – a record that takes the 70s electric experiments and fuses them into a sound that's got a lot more R&B influence than before! The style is a bit poppy at times, but never in a way that's too slick – and often, Davis is using his muted trumpet to state lines boldly in ways that still have a greater sense of depth and craft than most of his contemporaries. A few tracks show some of the gritty New York rock/funk trend of the time, while others are lighter and more lyrical – and titles include covers of "Time After Time" and "Human Nature" – Miles' attempt to find standards in contemporary pop – plus the tracks "Katia", "You're Under Arrest", "Ms Morrisine", and "One Phone Call/Street Scenes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Louis De Funes (Raymond Lefevre)Louis De Funes Vol 1 ... CD
Play Time (France), Mid 60s. Used ... $16.99
Very nicely produced compilation of tracks from the mid 60's French comedies of actor Louis De Funes. Most of the material on here is from his "Gendarme" series of films, and all of the tracks are composed by Raymond Lefevre, with a tight groovy mid 60's sound. There's lots of poppy twist and groove numbers, with a loud brassy sound that's just perfect for comedic chase and action scenes, of the type that cropped up quite a bit in these films. The CD's got a whopping 41 titles, from a total of 10 different films – and the whole thing's packaged in a very nice slipcase, with a full color booklet that has images, poster reproductions, and other information from the films. CD
(Out of print.)

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DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly Groove/FTG, 1968. New Copy ... About January 13, 2017 (delayed)
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". CD

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Super Mama DjoboSuper Mama Djobo ... LP
New Dawn (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Rare work from this important Guinean combo – music recorded in Lisbon at the start of the 80s, and issued here on vinyl for the first time ever! The work has all the sharp, rootsy edges we love in their other releases – but there's also a clarity of recording that really lets some of the best elements come through – especially the incredible interplay on guitar, which is woven through the rhythms in this rich tapestry of sound – with lots of brilliantly breakout moments too. Vocals are sung in unison, which furthers the righteous spirit of the record – and although recorded in Europe, there's no attempt to commercialize the music or make it poppy at all. Titles include "Panseau Na Isna", "Marietu Djeme", "Manobra Da Pequena", "Wai Nene", and "Nambia". LP, Vinyl record album

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EboI'd Rather Be By Myself ... LP
Domino, 1986. Very Good ... $18.99
Ebo's got a short name, but a heavy sound – a compelling crossover vibe that's right up there with bigger artists of the 80s, but delivered here with a nicely indie feel overall! The album mixes mellow, mature cuts with others that are more upbeat and catchy – that poppy sort of groove that was bubbling over strongly in mid 80s soul, with heavy beats on the bottom that are kind of a more commercial take on the previous sound of the streets. Ebo's vocals stretch out strongly on these numbers, with a surprising degree of expression – and at times he almost calls in or shouts out the tunes, as if he was working with an old school funk ensemble. Titles include "Party Night", "I'd Rather Be Myself", "Prime Time", "Can You Forgive Me", "Count The Days", and "Always & Forever". LP, Vinyl record album

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Five StarSilk & Steel ... CD
RCA/Ariola, 1986. Used ... $2.99
The bright-eyed, good natured pop soul of UK brothers & sisters group Five Star matures nicely on Silk & Steel – a set that's grooving with more grown up vibes than the first one, but still carrying on the sound for the most part. Nice, poppy synth soul and sweet lead and group backing vocals, plus a slow jam or 2. Titles include "Can't Wait Another Minute", "Find The Time", "Rain Or Shine", "If I Say Yes", "The Slightest Touch", "Don't You Know I Love It?" and more. CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Graham Central StationMy Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me ... CD
Warner/Collectables, 1978. Used ... $6.99
Larry Graham's opening his sound up a fair bit for this one – bringing in a bit more of a rock influence than before, and letting the guitars fly all over the tunes! The style's one that's almost got a bit of a pre-Prince influence – more tightly poppy in the construction of the soul, and with a good crossover sound that might have earned Graham some of the "radio" in the title. Tracks include the tightly stepping groover "Is It Love", which has a great west coast slow funk approach, the P-Funky "Are You Happy", and the jazzy "Turn It Out", which has some particularly nice bass work. Other tracks include "Pow", "Boogie Witcha Baby", and "Mr Friend". CD

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Al GreenFull Of Fire ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Hi Records perfection from the mighty Al Green – slightly later than some of his key early hits, but a record that shows Green still taking fire on all burners! Production is by the team of Al and Willie Mitchell – in a mode that's slightly fuller and more updated than before, but still very much that original mode the pair pioneered during Green's first years at Hi – a smooth, rich sound that's never slick, never poppy, and never cloying – and a mode that never falls into disco or pop temptations other singers were trapped in at the time. Backings are by the Memphis Horns and Memphis Strings – with some occasional backup vocals from Rhodes Chalmers & Rhodes or The Duncan Sisters – and titles include "I'd Fly Away", "That's The Way It Is", "Glory Glory", "Always", "Full Of Fire", "Together Again", "Soon As I Get Home", and "Let It Shine". CD

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Hall & OatesWar Babies ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $5.99
Hip Hall & Oates material from the early days – a set produced by Todd Rundgren, with a sound that definitely shows his presence! The tunes here are really wonderfully focused – tightened up a bit more than before, but never in ways that are too-poppy or commercial. Rundgren's great ear for a hook is really at play here – emphasizing the best elements of the tunes, in ways that keep them slinkily soulful, with almost a Steely Dan sort of sensibility. Instrumentation is pretty basic and bare – another great aspect of the record – and Rundgren also joins in a bit on guitar. Titles include "70s Scenario", "War Baby Son Of Zorro", "Can't Stop The Music", "Is It A Star", "Beanie G & The Rose Tattoo", "I'm Watching You", "Better Watch Your Back", and "Screaming Through December". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Teal JoyTed Steele Presents Miss Teal Joy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $8.99
A great little album from this overlooked singer – an east coast vocalist from the 50s, working here on one of the few sessions she ever recorded! Teal's got an exotic look on the cover, but the presentation of the music is right up there in the best mainstream jazz modes of the time – and unlike some of the other small combo vocal work on Bethlehem in the 50s, this album has the fuller feel of the sorts of records you might hear on a label like Capitol or Verve at the time. Ted Steele handles the arrangements – and is also credited with discovering Teal in Atlantic City – and the backings are a mix of jazzy flourishes and larger strings – never poppy or overdone. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "El Cumbanchero", "Deed I Do", "For You My Love", "Who's Sorry Now", "Let's Fall In Love", and "Easy To Remember". CD also features three bonus alternate takes! CD

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Terry RileyRainbow In Curved Air (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Terry Riley's most enduring works, and a haunting record that contains two extended modal minimal jams – "Rainbow In Curved Air" and "Poppy Nogood & The Phantom Band". "Rainbow" features Terry interweaving cool keyboard lines on organ, electric harpsichord, and the amazingly cool "rocksichord" – which is almost a guitar-like keyboard! "Poppy Nogood" has a similar groove on organ and soprano saxophone. Both tracks are prime material by Riley, and they have a sound that's influenced countless artists in the current electronica generation – but which never sounded better than here, on the original recordings! LP, Vinyl record album

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Edwin StarrSoul Master ... LP
Gordy, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A mod soul classic from the great Edwin Starr – a set that bridges his years in the Detroit underground and his sudden rise to fame at Motown! The tracks here have a really deep basement grooving sort of vibe – catchy, but less poppy than the usual Motown – and more with the kind of grit you'd find on some of the smaller indies of the time – not just in Edwin's vocals, but in the overall rhythms as well! There's loads of dancefloor soul cuts here, mixed with some overlooked gems – and the whole thing's wonderful, especially if you only know Edwin's later hits. Titles include "Agent Double O Soul", "I Am The Man For You Baby", "Stop Her On Sight", "I Want My Baby Back", "Soul Master", "Headline News", and "My Weakness Is You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Urban SaxSpiral (with bonus DVD) ... LP
EPM/Wah Wah (Spain), 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A real evolution of the Urban Sax sound – a record that's still created from a complex array of reed patterns, like the group's groundbreaking work of the late 70s – but with more discreet songs and tunes than before! The album was originally issued only on CD, and showcases the French group's continued commitment to unusual ways of opening up the saxophone – ways that are hardly jazz at all, and maybe have more of a link to some of the minimalist experiments of the generation of Wim Mertens and Andrew Poppy, although Urban Sax was recording before both of them. There's a bit of keyboards and electronics in the mix – although mostly saxes overall – and titles include "Traveling To Pr Velvoski", "Possible Prologue", "Cuve Au Miroir", "Slow Turn Around Melvana", and "On The Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes big booklet with photos and bonus DVD! Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ X-Ray SpexGermfree Adolescents ... CD
Virgin/Caroline, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A hugely expanded version of this Brit punk classic – one that includes the original album, remastered, plus a host of great bonus tracks too! X-Ray Spex were one of the strongest of the first generation punks of the 70s – a group fronted by the amazing Poly Styrene, and blessed with some incredibly catchy tunes. There's a poppy playfulness to most of these tracks, underneath the fierce, full-on energy of the group – a rhythmic approach to punk rock that's almost a precursor to the Bow Wow Wow sound, but more decidedly punk at its heart. Tracks include "Oh Bondage Up Yours", "I Am A Cliche", "Highly Inflammable", "Let's Submerge", "I Am A Poseur", "Genetic Engineering", "Warrior In Woolworths", "Obsessed With You", "Artificial", and "The Day The World Turned Dayglo". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousOld Town Doo Wop Vol 5 ... CD
Old Town/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
The long-overdue fifth volume in this amazing series of Doo Wop from the legendary Old Town Records – a real treasure trove of harmony soul, filled with a fair bit of previously unreleased work! Although not always at the top of the charts, Old Town was one of the best east coast imprints for doo wop back in the day – and, as illustrated on previous volumes in the series, the label had a great approach to the music that really let the singers stand strongly on their own, and express themselves freely. Many of the numbers here are far from the too-poppy modes that were hurting other doo wop at the end of the 50s – and instead, the tunes often have a stripped-down, upfront vocal approach – very pure and unfettered, especially on the unreleased numbers. CD features a whopping 28 tracks in all – with titles that include "All Alone" by Bobby Adams & The Serenaders, "Just To Be" by The Intruders, "Country Boy" by The Symbols, "Dreaming Is No Good" by Peggy Farmer & The Harptones, "Lonesome Lover" by The Solitaires, "We Three My Echo My Shadow & Me" by The Sharps, "A Hum Diddley Do" by The Capris, "The Last Round Up" by The Cleftones, "This Is The Night" by The Vocaleers, and "My Heart's Desire" by The Earls. CD

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✨✧ Boney MNightflight To Venus ... LP
Atlantic/Hansa, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice bit of space age disco fantasy from Boney M – a set that's got a few more electronic touches than some of the group's other records, but which still continues in a straight ahead poppy vein! There's a sound here that's arguably a bit more sophisticated than before – especially on some of the rhythms, which almost hint at Bohannon like complexity at the bottom. There's almost a bit more club appeal than you might expect – although other tunes are definitely more the stuff of hotel lobby dancefloors than warehouse parties in New York. Titles include "King Of The Road", "Nightflight To Venus", "Voodoonight", "Brown Girl In the Ring", "Heart Of Gold", and the hit version of "Rivers Of Babylon". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has some pen on back.)

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✨✧ DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You/Sound Of Sexy Soul (plus bonus track) ... CD
Philly Groove/Kent (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work by The Delfonics – their first 2 albums, back to back on a single CD! La La Means I Love You is a landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". Sound Of Sexy Soul is an equally groundbreaking album of vocal group soul – right from the first note! The record kicks off with the sublime "Ready Or Not, Here I Come" – which starts with fierce stepping strings that are actually funky, then soars into some of the best harmonies the group ever put to record, superbly arranged by the great Thom Bell, who also wrote the track. As the album progresses, the sound expands further to encompass many elements that would become the blueprint for vocal groups over the next few years – like twangy electric sitar, cascading orchestrations, and pinched lead vocals that take a lot more chances than most group singers had been taking for years! There's still a bit of a 60s soul sound to some of the cuts, but the album's a watershed – not only for Thom Bell and the group, but for harmony soul as well! Titles include "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "My New Love", "Loving Him", "With These Hands", "Somebody Loves You", and "Everytime I See My Baby". CD also features the bonus track "You Got Yours & I'll Get Mine". CD

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✨✧ Richard Dimples FieldsGive Everybody Some ... CD
Boardwalk/Soul Discretion (UK), 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet mainstream grooving from Richard Dimples Fields – the 70s indie artist who really struck big with these early 80s albums for Boardwalk! The style here is a mix of mellow soul and more upbeat numbers – very much the kind of blend that Fields' served up best back on his own label in the 70s, but which is re-presented here with a more professional, more contemporary soul vibe. There's a sweetness to Richard's vocals that's quite different than most of his contemporaries – an earnestness that makes even the most poppy numbers sound pretty great – and which almost sound better here than they did in the old days. Titles include "Don't Ever Stop Chasing Your Dreams", "Butter", "People Treat You Funky", "You Shouldn't Have Made It So Good", "You Send Me", and a nice version of "Moody's Mood For Love". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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