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✨✧ Joe BataanSalsoul ... LP
Mericana, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe called "Salsoul", because of it's mixture of salsa and soul! The blend is fantastic, a real milestone in the NuYorican scene – and handled perfectly by Joe on every cut! There's some massive Latin funk on here, including the tracks "Latin Strut" and "Aftershower Funk", plus some straighter Latin jazz, like "Sunny Gets Blue Mambo", and a great Latin Soul cut with English vocals called "Johnny". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes – NYC Underground Disco Anthems & Previously Unreleased Exclusive Salsoul Mixes ... LP
BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $18.99 27.99
An incredible compilation of dancefloor soul & disco from the early 80s – rare, extended and previously unreleased mixes by NYC legend John Morales – featuring essential material from Logg, Universal Robot Band, Tony Adderly, Class Action, Inner Life and more! Morales was a part of the DJ remix scene that made club ready soul gems out of a bunch of the pop and soul hits of the day, but this compilation on BBE goes deeper than that for the cream of the crop of the post disco grooves of the day, most running on the long side for that unstoppable dancefloor approach, while keeping the song based soul sound fully in place. Essential! 3LP version includes 9 long tracks, with a couple versions extended and longer or otherwise alternate versions than the CD mixes, including the 17+ minute A-side opener "Ain't No Mountain High Enough Parts I & II" (JM extended 4AM mix), "Breaking Down (Sugar Samba)" (JM extended After-Session M&M mix) by Julia & Company, "Barely Breaking Even" (demo version) by Universal Robot Band, "I Ain't Mad At You" (JM extended After-Session M&M mix) by Tony Adderly, "Never Can Say Goodbye" (demo version) by La-Rita Gaskin, "Move To The Groove" (JM After-Session M&M mix) by Margie Joseph, "You Got (That Something)" (JM After-Session M&M mix) by Logg and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Edwin BirdsongRapper Dapper Snapper (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1980. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Recorded after he left Roy Ayers' group, and with a different feel than the stuff he did in the early 70's, this track is Edwin Birdsong's big funk hit, and a tough one to find, too! The cut's got a snapping groove that's in a tight rollerskate funk mode – very nice all the way through, and always a treat for us! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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First ChoiceDouble Cross/Sittin' Pretty ... 12-inch
Salsoul/Rams Horn, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
A great tune from First Choice – a bit slower than some of their other disco hits, with a building soulful quality that's really great, and which includes a strong hook in the title phrase, one that really makes the song bubble! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Rams Horn sleeve, with some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ GazSing Sing (Special Remix) (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Salsoul/Rams Horn (Holland), 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
What a killer! "Sing Sing" is the lasting classic from Gaz – a disco track mostly, but one that starts out with a tight break, some great guitar, and which really grooves nicely all the way through! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Rams Horn sleeve.)

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✨✧ GazSing Sing/The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1978. Very Good ... $14.99
What a killer! "Sing Sing" is the lasting classic from Gaz – a disco track mostly, but one that starts out with a tight break, some great guitar, and which really grooves nicely all the way through! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Salsoul sleeve. Label has some pen.)

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Loleatta HollowayLoleatta (1976) ... CD
Salsoul, 1976. Used ... $7.99
A real turning point for the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that really finds a great way to unleash her vocals for the dancefloor! Loleatta got her start as more of a traditional deep soul diva – but here, she really takes off with a sweet Philly groove – thanks to production from Norman Harris, who creates these incredible rhythms that really push Holloway forward strongly! Gone are the sad tears of earlier weepies, and in their place is a strong sense of joy and power – Loleatta's very positive, very progressive, and very dedicated to standing her own ground! Includes the big single "Hit & Run", plus "Dreamin", "We're Getting Stronger", "Ripped Off", and versions of "That's How Heartaches Are Made" and Curtis Mayfield's "What Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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Vaughan Mason & Butch DayoFeel My Love ... LP
Salsoul/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An obscure second set from the man who gave the world "Bounce Rock Skate Roll" – but a great one too! The album's got Vaughan Mason paired with Butch Dayo, in a way that brings a nice sort of back/forth feel to his usual roller skating groove – with results that are even more partyful than the first time around! The pair have a great sort of street soul energy to their groove – not really breakdance or electro, but not that far off – and served up with a much deeper soul conception than you'd usually find in this sort of project! We'd even go so far as to note a bit of hip hop influence in the music – even though the overall approach is definitely clubby soul – and titles include the great "Party on the Corner", plus "Rollalong Songs", "Feel My Love", and "You Can Do It". LP, Vinyl record album

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SkyyFirst Time Around (special disco remix 6:46, 6:37) ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great little party cut from Skyy – one that starts out with lots of spare beats and space keyboard sound effects on this mix, then sliding into the track's famous guitar riff and sweet female vocals! A heck of a great single – the kind that will soar from speaker to speaker on the dancefloor! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Salsoul sleeve.)

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VariousLarry Levan's Greatest Mixes Vol 2 ... LP
Salsoul, 1980. Very Good- 2x12" ... $9.99
Classic cuts on Salsoul are remixed by the legendary Larry Levan – guru of the Paradise Garage scene, and a mixer who always knew how to make the floor move! Tracks include "I Got My Mind Made Up" by Instant Funk, "Double Cross" by First Choice, "First Time Around" by Skyy, "The Greatest Performance Of My Life" by Loleatta Holloway, "Handsome Man" by Sparkle and "How High" by Salsoul Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and an unglued bottom seam.)

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VariousLarry Levan's Paradise Garage ... CD
Salsoul, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
A collection of Larry's classic mixes for Salsoul Records – a long-grooving club tracks that have the definite Levan touch! The set's filled with classics, and include "I Got My Mind Made Up" by Instant Funk, "Handsome Man" by Sparkle, "First Time Around" by Skyy, "Double Cross" by First Choice, "The Greatest Performance Of My Life" by Loleatta Holloway, "How High" by Salsoul Orchestra, and a bonus track, "Make It Last Forever" by Inner Life with Jocelyn Brown – presented in a previously unreleased 13 minute mix! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ First ChoiceGreatest Hits ... CD
Salsoul, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CandidoCandi's Funk ... LP
Salsoul, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A mighty set of club tunes from the legendary Candido – and proof that the congolero was still going strong at the end of the 70s! The set's got a nice stretched out feel – one that takes the fuller disco arrangements of Salsoul, and peppers them with some harder-hitting percussion work by Candido – making for a style that's surprisingly funky at times, and touched by some nice earthy percussion elements! Arrangements are by Carlos Franzetti and Joe Cain, with plenty of room for conga solos – and titles include "Candi's Funk", "Do You Wanna Dance", "Samba Funk", and "Super City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Joe BataanAfrofilipino (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Salsoul/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown market it was getting locked into. On the album before this one, Joe coined the term Salsoul, which he used to describe his unique mix of salsa and soul – which on this record also gets a bit of an infusion of disco, which was a brilliant move by Joe, and broke the album out of the ghetto, onto dancefloors around the world. The centerpiece of the record is Joe's funky cover of Gil Scott-Heron's classic "The Bottle" – but just about every track is great, and there's loads of excellent titles like "Chico & The Man", "Women Don't Want To Love Me", "X-Rated Symphony", "When You're Down (Funky Mambo)", and remakes of older Latin Soul tunes "What Good Is A Castle" and "Ordinary Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on yellow vinyl!)
 
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Loleatta HollowayLoleatta Holloway ... LP
Gold Mind, 1979. Sealed ... $6.99
A really classic set of dancefloor tracks from Loleatta Holloway – and a set that's got her fully stepping into the disco diva role, after starting out as more of a deep soul singer! Holloway's rich, full voice is perfect for the setting – a proud, confident lead that really soars out in the album's great arrangements – a nicely varied mix of Salsoul-styled club cuts, arranged by Bobby Womack, Floyd Smith, and Tom Washington. The different talents bring a nice range of approaches to the record, which further helps flesh out Loleatta's nicely maturing vocal style – and tunes include That's What You Said", "The Greatest Performance Of My Life", "All About The Paper", "Sweet Mother Of Mine", and "There Must Be A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album

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Loleatta HollowayLove Sensation ... LP
Gold Mind, 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Landmark club grooves from the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that definitely has her at the top of the disco game for the 70s! Holloway's working here with a nice variety of arrangers and producers – including Bobby Womack, Norman Harris, Dan Hartman, and Tom Washington – each of whom add some sweet little touches that let Holloway's vocals really take off, and find a space that's even more proud and powerful than ever before! Rhythms have an incessant Salsoul groove – that great approach that was often tightly funky at the core, and which really helped transform a key few singers like Holloway – taking them to the clubs, but without losing any of the depth of their roots. Key proof of this is the sublime leadoff track – "Love Sensation" – one of the greatest Salsoul tracks ever, and maybe one of the best female disco numbers too. The cut's a monster, one of the most anthemic dance tracks of all time – and it's followed by other good numbers that include "Two Became a Crowd", "My Way", and "Short End of the Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ SkyyFrom The Left Side ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Very Good ... $0.99
Skyy is still shining brightly in the mid 80s – delivering nicely thumping, dancefloor ready soul on From The Left Side! After a number of sweet sets for Salsoul, the group moved on up to Capitol Records for this one set – embracing the era's synth soul production sheen more than ever, but their by now veteran status as a funky soul group on top of disco and dancefloor act informs the sound. The beats thump harder, the electronics resonate that much deeper, and overall they create a thoroughly contemporary mid-to-late 80s style groove that should have made this record bust out huge for them. Includes "Givin It (To You)", "Love Attack", "Non-Stop", "Big Fun". "Love Illogical", "Jealousitis" and "Rock It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click at the beginning of Side 1.)

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VariousFor Discos Only – Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records – 1976 to 1981 (3CD set) ... CD
Fantasy/Craft, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 35.99
Rare singles from the glory days of the American club music scene – most of which were only issued as promo release – hence the "for discos only" in the title! The package looks at the wealth of material issued by the Fantasy and Vanguard family of labels in the late 70s – imprints that have never fully gotten their due, in comparison to companies like Salsoul or Philadelphia International – even though they made an equally huge contribution to the world of funky grooves! In fact, given that Fantasy owned Prestige and other jazz labels at the time, they also had a longer heritage in soulful music – which often made some of their singles these real mini-masterpieces in sound. Vanguard was equally unusual, but in a different way – as disco and club were relatively new to their catalog – which almost seemed to give them a freedom to be a bit more experimental than some of the bigger companies working the dancefloors. The result is a great collection of really creative, really upbeat material – almost all of which is nice and extended, and presented here on the rare 12" single versions. Titles include "Til You Surrender (special rmx)" by Rainbow Brown, "Rock Creek Park (rmx)" by The Blackbyrds, "No One Can Do It Like You (12" special Shep Pettibone rmx)", "Chill Out (12" version)" by Free Expression, "I Don't Know What's On Your Mind (special 12" mix)" by Spiders Webb, "Over & Over (special 12" disco)" by Sylvester, "Turn The Music Up (12" disco)" by Players Association, "Beat Of The Night (special 12" disco)" by Fever, "Party Vibes (special 12" disco)" by Ike Turner & Home Grown Funk, "You've Got Me Dancing In My Sleep (special remaster)" by Frisky, "Boogie City (special 12" disco mix)" by Phil Hurtt, "Space Bass (special 12" disco)" by Slick, "Mondo Man (12" version)" by Roni Griffith, "It's Music (special 12" disco)" by Damon Harris, "Always There (special 12" disco)" by Side Effect, "For Your Love (special 12" disco)" by Idris Muhammad, "Straight To The Bank (special 12" disco)" by Bill Summers, "Boogie With Me (12" disco)" by Poussez, "Don't Know What To Say" by The Blackbyrds, "I'm The One" by Rainbow Brown, "I Got The Feeling (Patrick Cowley megamix)" by Two Tons O Fun, "Dance (special 12" disco)" by Paradise Express, and "Savage Lover (12" disco long vocal)" by The Ring. CD

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VariousSon Cubano NYC – Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972 to 1982 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
The rebirth of the Afro-Cuban groove on the New York scene of the 70s – great recordings in the "new traditionalist" sound of the time! After the boom of the Latin Soul sound of the late 60s, and the rise of salsa in the early 70s, there was also a "back to basics" movement within the players of the New York Latin community – a shift that stripped down the sound, reintroduced traditional instrumentation, and worked in rhythms that might have been used on older sessions, but which were slightly updated for the newer recordings. The work of that period, although strong, has often been overlooked in favor of some of the flashier sounds of the scene – and this set wonderfully corrects that fault by bringing together a great sampling of work from the traditional spectrum of the Salsoul and SAR record labels, along with the kind of notes and commitment to quality that makes the Honest Jon's reissues so great! Titles include "Son Sabroson" by Rey Roig, "Chuchillo Para La Pina Cubana" by Charlie Rodriguez, "Chocolate En C7" and "Trumpet En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Oriente" and "Tiene Sabor" by Henry Fiol, "Yo Perdi El Corazon" by Lita Branda, "Camina Y Ven Pa La Loma" by Roberto Torres, "Celosa" by Angelo Y Su Conjunto Modelo, and "Los Dos Hermanos" by Los Jimaguas. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MFSBPhiladelphia Freedom/Summertime ... CD
Philadelphia International/Edsel (UK), 1975/1976. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great 2-fer set – one that brings together albums that feature MSFB at the height of their mid 70s powers! Philadelphia Freedom is a very big crossover moment for the Philly sound, and one of the biggest hits by the studio combo that drove the big Gamble/Huff hits of the 70s! The record's a great batch of smooth Philly instrumentals – not really disco, although the tracks certainly crossed over there – more uptempo soul, with the same bouncy sound heard on the vocal hits of the label – a majestic Philly International groove, carefully classy, but still damn soulful too! Includes lots of familiar cuts – like "Zach's Fanfare", "Get Down With The Philly Sound", "Brothers & Sisters", and "South Philly". Summertime is quite possibly our favorite album from MFSB – the legendary Philly instrumental group from the 70s! The record's completely sublime all the way through – and is perhaps the most perfect illustration of that subtle blend of funk, soul, and disco that makes the group so great – a sound that was copied by others like Salsoul Orchestra or Instant Funk, but almost never done as perfectly as on this sweet little set! The album's got some chorus vocals on a few cuts, but mostly hangs out in an instrumental mix of Philly rhythms, jazzy solo moments, and some soaring strings that really help fill up the groove. There's a definite summer theme going on – and titles include the great McFadden & Whitehead "Summertime And I'm Feelin Mellow", plus "We Got The Time", "Hot Summer Nights", "Picnic In the Park", and "Sunnin & Funnin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MFSBPhiladelphia Freedom/Summertime ... CD
Philadelphia International/Vocalion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great 2-fer set – one that brings together albums that feature MSFB at the height of their mid 70s powers! Philadelphia Freedom is a very big crossover moment for the Philly sound, and one of the biggest hits by the studio combo that drove the big Gamble/Huff hits of the 70s! The record's a great batch of smooth Philly instrumentals – not really disco, although the tracks certainly crossed over there – more uptempo soul, with the same bouncy sound heard on the vocal hits of the label – a majestic Philly International groove, carefully classy, but still damn soulful too! Includes lots of familiar cuts – like "Zach's Fanfare", "Get Down With The Philly Sound", "Brothers & Sisters", and "South Philly". Summertime is quite possibly our favorite album from MFSB – the legendary Philly instrumental group from the 70s! The record's completely sublime all the way through – and is perhaps the most perfect illustration of that subtle blend of funk, soul, and disco that makes the group so great – a sound that was copied by others like Salsoul Orchestra or Instant Funk, but almost never done as perfectly as on this sweet little set! The album's got some chorus vocals on a few cuts, but mostly hangs out in an instrumental mix of Philly rhythms, jazzy solo moments, and some soaring strings that really help fill up the groove. There's a definite summer theme going on – and titles include the great McFadden & Whitehead "Summertime And I'm Feelin Mellow", plus "We Got The Time", "Hot Summer Nights", "Picnic In the Park", and "Sunnin & Funnin". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ VariousDisco Soul Gold Vol 2 – The Nigel Lowis Mixes ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A second set of smoking disco tracks from Nigel Lowis – working here with a host of contemporary club talents, all in a mode that pushes a classic 70s vibe strongly forward to the future! Disco is definitely alive and well in the hands of Lowis and the rest – built up on modes that follow the vintage styles of Salsoul and Philly International with some of the best lessons learned from upbeat house and the more positive dancefloor modes of recent years – always warm, always soulful – and with more than enough great vocals to really send the whole thing over the top! All tracks are mixes handled by Nigel Lowis – and titles include "Hope Has Arrived" by Patti Austin, "Everyday" by Lol Williams, "Philly Line" by Soulutions, "Back On Broadway" by Kenny Thomas, "Tell Me" by Hannah White, "Praise You" by Elis, "Love For Me" by Fiona Yorke, "Teardrops" by John Reid, "I Can't Help Myself" by Teddy B, "Timeless" by Mark Staggers, "Clouds In My Mirror" by Francisca Thomas, and "The Soul City People", a collaboration between Marc Staggers, Peter Symphorien, Roger Samuels, Jimmy Gallagher, Hannah White, and Lowis. CD
 
 
 



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