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Ronnie McNeirLove's Comin' Down (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Expansion (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest lost treasures on Motown – the rare third album from Ronnie McNeir, an artist who did plenty for the label back in the 70s, but only managed to ever get this one record released! The set's a gem – arguably his best record ever – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of his RCA and Prodigal sets. And like those records, this one's a sweet soul spectacular – written, arranged, produced, and performed by Ronnie – with the tight, warm, all-together quality that makes him an equal to Leon Ware back in the day – and which makes this record almost a great counterpart to Ware's Musical Massage set for Motown – another one-off album that's become the stuff of legend! The songs are amazing – totally fresh and deeply personal, but never in a cloying or commercial way – perfectly balanced on top of some gently grooving rhythms, spare keyboards, and soulful undercurrents that are a perfect example of the maturity that Detroit soul was hitting in the 70s. A young Ray Parker Jr plays lead guitar, but most other instruments are by Ronnie – and titles include "My Love Is Coming Down", "Funky Situation", "Selling My Heart To The Junkman", "Say You Will", "Goodbye After Sunday", and "It Won't Be Long". And while the core record alone would be enough to celebrate, Expansion's also done and dug out another 7 bonus tracks from the Motown vault of the 70s – material that Ronnie recorded for other albums that never materialized, every bit as great as the main stuff here! The discovery of this material is incredible – and makes for an overstuffed CD that's sure to get McNeir's name back out there again. Bonus tracks include "Start Over As Your Man", "Betcha I'll Prove", "Dream Come True", "For Those Who Don't Believe", "Just You Babe", and "I Can't See Myself Without You". CD

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Ronnie McNeirRonnie McNeir Experience EP ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A rare gem from Detroit soul legend Ronnie McNeir – featuring 4 tracks done for Capitol in the early 80s! Ronnie certainly bumped around over the years – from RCA, to Motown, Prodigal, and a few other labels – and it's a little known fact that he recorded for Capitol briefly during this time. Ronnie's soaring style of soul is perfect for the Capitol sound of the time – and the label's got him stepping forth in an 80s groove mode that ranks with some of the best work on the label at the time, including sides by Dayton, High Fashion, and BB&Q Band. But in a way, since Ronnie's style is always more personal and intimate, his work is even greater than those artists – as he manages to serve up more excitement in this short ep than we might have hoped for in a full album by anyone else at the time! Titles include "Come Be With Me", "Light My Fire", "Is This What Happens To A Love", and "Keep Giving Me Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)
 
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Samuel Jonathan JohnsonMy Music ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
One of our favorite 70s soul records ever – and a totally unique set as well! To our ears, Samuel Jonathan Johnson belongs in the company of Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, and other spiritual soul heavyweights – even though he only ever cut this one album for Columbia Records back in 1978! The set's got a really visionary feel – keyboards that compare with the best mellow soul lines of Donny Hathaway, and a vocal style that's got some of the range of Ronnie McNeir, mixed with a more human approach to the lyrics that makes the whole thing wonderfully personal, too. There's lots of jazzy elements on the Fender Rhodes lines – which bubble beautifully on the mellow moments, and step out boldly on the album's few groovers – making for a richness that goes way beyond the vocals, and which puts Johnson in the company of DJ Rogers or Webster Lewis. Forgive us if we keep name-dropping like that – but the set's a stunning treasure from an artist who should have gotten the same sort of recognition as all the best soul talents of the 70s. The title track – "My Music" – has an amazing bit of bubbling synth intro (and outro), cool spacey vocals by Sam, and a mellow, but tight groove that sounds a bit like something that Roy Ayers might have cooked up – and it leads off an incredible album of other titles that include "Sweet Love", "Just Us", "You", "Reason For The Reason", "Because I Love You", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Yesterdays & Tomorrow", and "Thank You Mother Dear". Great reissue with wonderful sound – and special liner notes by Samuel's daughter, Yolanda Johnson – a great singer in her own right too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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VariousEssential Northern Soul Story ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $16.99
Goldmine's 25 track sampler of the northern soul genre, with a great batch of cuts that were essential in shaping the UK northern soul scene. Tracks include "No One Else Can Take Your Place" by The Inspirations, "Because of My Heart" by Frankie Beverly and The Butlers, "I Don't Want To Lose You" by The Bell Boys, "I'm Not Strong Enough" by Four Perfections, "Strange Change" by Herb Ward, "She's Wanted" by Larry Clinton, "If You Ever Walk Out Of My Life" by Dena Barnes, "You Don't Love Me" by Epitome of Sound, and "Sitting In My Class" by Ronnie McNeir. There's also a rare track by Little Jimmy Scott called "It Rained 40 Days and 40 Nights". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vernon BurchWhen I Get Back Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from Vernon Burch – an overlooked 70s soul genius who worked with countless others in the decade, and cut a handful of gems on his own! The set may well be Vernon's best, as it's got this really wonderful approach that mixes funky elements, jazzy vibes, and lots of other warm touches – more than enough to put the record in the same great space as 70s classics by artists like Leon Ware or Ronnie McNeir! Vernon's vocals are wonderful – soaring, but laidback too – and the arrangements have some great jazzy touches on keyboards and guitar, almost in a way that echoes the best modes of Stevie Wonder. A definite gem from the rare groove generation – with cuts that include "Mr Sin", "Paradise", "Leaving You Is Killing Me", "Ghetto Penthouse", and "To Make You Stay". CD features the bonus tracks "Leaving You Is Killing Me (single)" and "Sexasonic (single)". CD
 
 
 



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