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Evelyn Champagne KingLove Come Down – The Best Of Evelyn Champagne King ... CD
RCA/BMG, Late 70s-Mid 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A solid overview of RCA material from Evelyn Champagne King – from the disco era hits, catchy club soul, and synth soaked 80s grooves! Evelyn's sound is usually upbeat and catchy, but she's does her thing and more measured and and smoothed out soul numbers, and bass & synth grooves in the early 80s. Very nice stuff all around! Titles include "Shame", "I Don't Know If It's Right", "Music Box", "I'm In Love", "Don't Hide Our Love", "Betcha She Don't Love You", "Action", "Get Loose", "Teenager", "High Horse", "Your Personal Touch" and more. 16 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Lew KirtonJust Arrived ... CD
Alston/Warner (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from this oft-overlooked smooth soul singer! Lew Kirton was part of the Miami soul scene that centered around TK Records in Florida – but he has a smooth sexy style that reminds us a lot more of northern modern soul singers – especially the most sophisticated side of the New York scene! This debut could easily stand next to late 70s material by Roy Ayers, or some of the best by Leroy Hutson – with some slight deep soul elements that might recall material by Sam Dees or Prince Phillip Mitchell. Like all those references, Kirton has a great way of grooving, but still hanging onto a deeper, more personal style in the lyrics. The songwriting is wonderful, a perfect match for Lew's deep vocals – and titles include "Something Special", "Why Should I Get Jealous", "Love I Don't Want Your Love", "Time To Get With It", and "Love Secret Agent". CD

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KMDBlack Bastards (deluxe 2CD pop up picture book edition – with bonus 7-inch) (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Metal Face, 1994. New Copy 2 CDs & 7 inch ... Just Sold Out!
The second KMD LP – a great record that languished unreleased for far too long – with a few tracks maintaining the jazzier sound of the first album, but mostly coming a little harder – though still in a classic early 90s hip hop vein. The lost transitional step from the Zevlove X of Mr Hood to the later MF Doom persona! "Plumskinnzz" and "What A Ni**a Know" reached classic status on their own, and were elevated to even greater heights when the album didn't drop in its time. Limited 2CD version with bonus 7" – and comes in a pop-up picture book! (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, 4/19/15. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) CD

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L'OrangeOrchid Days ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Hypnotic hip hop from L'Orange – a freely creative producer/artist delivering nicely for the Mello Music Group – with the busiest and most ambitious indie hip hop labels of the new millenium teens! L'Orange's production has lots of moody touches, ranging from gritty beats and samples to soul jazzy melodic backdrops. The impressive guest list includes Blu, Homeboy Sandman, Erica Lane, Erik Todd Dellums, Jeremiah Jae and Billy Woods. Titles include "Unreliable Narrator" feat Erik Todd Dellums, "Second Person", "Man Of The Night" feat Erica Lane, "The Pull Of Warmth". "Mind Vs Matter" feat Homeboy Sandman, "Eventually", "A Spring Like You", "Haiku", "The Stars Were Made Of", "Love Letter" feat Jeremiah Jae, "Spilled Together", "The Orchard", ""Like Nothing And Nobody", "The End" feat Billy Woods and "What Was Left". CD

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Steve Lacy/Kent Carter/Andrea CentazzoOctober Wind Vol 1 ... CD
Ictus, 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful trio work from Steve Lacy – very obscure sessions from the mid 70s, done in Milan by percussionist Andre Centazzo – who's also in the trio along with bassist Kent Carter! The format is loose and open, but in a way that's arguably more soulful than some of Lacy's other stripped-down recordings of the time – particularly because Carter gets in these wonderful round lines that really warm things up, but also because the echoey recording quality seems to give the whole thing a bit more grit and personality than usual for Lacy recordings of this vintage. The material was originally issued on cassette – and possibly has a quality that reflects that – an earthy feel that cuts across some of Lacy's more modernist impulses. Titles on this first volume include "Stalks", "Feline", "Duck", and "Blinks". CD

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✨✧ VariousRonn Records Story ... CD
Ronn/Varese, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great little set that looks at the mighty Ronn Records from Louisiana – and a collection that not only features the famous soul and blues material that made Ronn great, but also a handful of rock and garage tracks as well! The main focus is on the southern soul that burned brightly from Ronn (and sister label Jewel) during its height – music from singers from parts north as well as south, but often given a strong deep soul production that made the best tracks as moving as anything on Stax or Atlantic at the time. The 2CD set features 36 titles in all, including many we'd never heard before – with titles that include "I'm Waiting" by Bill Bush, "Nothing You Do" by The In Crowd, "Rough Dried Woman" by Big Mac, "I'll Do It For You" by Toussaint McCall, "Tears In My Eyes" by Eddie Powers, "One Night Of Satisfaction" by Joe Valentine, "Will He Come Back" by Barbara West, "It's Too Late" by Ted Taylor, "Lonesome For A Dime" by Buster Benton, "Sitting On The Banks Of The River" by Bill Perry, "Looking For A Lover" by The Patterson Twins, "Good Thing" by Casey Jones, "Know What To Do When You Get It" by The Genies, and "Something Special" by The Four Shades. CD

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✨✧ VariousSilver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Here's a world we really don't know at all – but which really comes alive, thanks to the strength of the compilation! Australia's been home to lots of famous global acts over the years, but back in the 70s it was a real hotbed of hipster material in a country vein – work that's like the down under equivalent of late 60s Byrds or Gram Parsons – and often put together with a similar sort of inspiration! Given that these guys were light years from Nashville – and even Bakersfield too – the version of country that comes across is much more in the best singer-songwriter style of LA, especially the Elektra/Asylum side of the spectrum. Lyrics are well-penned, and instrumentation often features lots of acoustic elements mixed with careful electric touches – but all produced with a down to earth style that really keeps the individual spirit intact. The notes are great, and vibrantly illustrate this overlooked world of Australian music (at least in our hemisphere) – and tracks include "Outback Dan" by Sundown, "Wind & Rain" by Bluestone, "The Ballad Of Ned Kelly" by Fotheringay, "Gypsy Queen" by Country Radio, "Ford's Bridge" by Axiom, "Silvertown Girl" by The Flying Circus, "Winter In America" by Doug Ashdown, "Glory Glory" by Johnny Chester, "Sweet Release" by Tymepiece, and "Lay In The Graveyard" by Russell Morris. Even features the track "Sommerville" by Fraternity – an early band with Bon Scott! 2LP set features 28 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Jewels Vol 3 – How Are You Fixed For Love? ... LP
Jewel/Charly (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The third great collection of deep soul tracks from the legendary Jewel catalog – featuring numbers by some of the label's impeccable blues and southern soul artists, many of whom never recorded full albums, and who are collected here wonderfully in a strong collection that puts the "deep" in deep soul! 16 numbers in all, including "How Are You Fixed For Love?" and "What Would I Do Without You" by Little Johnny Taylor, "I Want OT Be A Part Of You" and "Something Strange Is Going On In My House" by Ted Taylor, "Give This Fool A Chance" and "I Had My Heart Set On You" by Billy Joe Young, "I'm Not Going To Leave" and "Until You Were Gone" by Joe Perkins and "One Ounce Of Prevention" and "Take Time To Know The Truth" by Bobby Patterson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul On The Real Side #2 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet range of classic soul, mixed with a few contemporary cuts as well – all with a great sort of modern soul glow overall! Most numbers here are gentle groovers – in a midtempo or two step mode, although a few get a bit more upbeat – and although the tracks were chosen by the Real Side dancefloor team, they've also got a richness that we really appreciate – great vocals that draw from older traditions, and sometimes introduce deep soul modes to modern soul production! Titles include "Everytime It Rains" by Na Allen, "She Needs Love" by Oscar Perry, "Break Out The Tears" by Angel, "Looking For A Lover" by Patterson Twins, "I've Got Your Love" by Charlie Brown, "Dreams" by Lonne Givens, "Until It's Time For You To Go" by The New Birth, "Baby I'm Coming At You (2014 re-edit)" by Jesse Gomez, "Born To Break My Heart (Carolina rmx)" by Roy G Hemmings, and "Make It Last" by Barbara Mason & The Futures. CD

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✨✧ VariousSugar & Spice – 14 Studio One Rocksteady Sure Shots ... CD
Studio One/Rockashacka (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the first great sounds to come from the legendary Studio One Records – an assortment of early rocksteady singles, including a fair bit of rare gems we've never heard before! These rocksteady tracks are the precursor to later reggae work from Jamaica – and show a strong influence from American soul and R&B, especially on the vocals – mixed with more of the slow-loping grooves that would later explode to global prominence in the 70s. The production style is great – very spare and laidback – almost at the same level as American soul indie labels of the time, which makes for an especially great focus on the vocals, especially on the collection's good number of harmony tracks. Titles include "Soulful Music" by The Invadors, "Sugar & Spice" by The Viceroys, "Happy Organ" by Soul Vendors, "I Make A Woman" by The Kingstonians, "Mama Didn't Know" by The Termites, "You're Gonna Lose" by The Octaves, "Reel Up" by Bumps Orkley, and "Reel Up" by The Wigglers. CD

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✨✧ VariousVision Vol 3 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Arts For Art, 2005. Used CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by the Matthew Ship Quartet, Fred Anderson & Harrison Bankhead, the Whit Dickey Quartet, Andrew Cyrill with Kidd Jordan & William Parker, and many more. CD

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonJourney ... CD
Capri, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
More of a collaborative effort than a solo journey by altoist Charles McPherson – as the saxophone legend works here with Denver pianist Chip Stephens, on a recording that may well be one of Charles' freshest in years! McPherson's always been a player to keep our ears on – great at the start, then evolving over the decades into a constantly changing, constantly growing artist – especially in the right setting. And the group here is definitely that setting – a quintet that also includes Keith Oxman on tenor, whose instrument seems to unlock some of McPherson's most tenor-like phrasing – that deeper than usual style that Charles brings to his instrument at the best moments, with a wonderfully expressive, soulful feel. Tunes include a lot of originals by members of the group – and titles include "The Decathexis From Youth", "Elena", "Manhattan Nocturne", "The Journey", "Tami's Tune", and "Bud Like". CD
 
 
 



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