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Double Exposure/Salsoul OrchestraMy Love Is Free/It Don't Have To Be Funky (To Be A Groove) ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
2 excellent bicentennial grooves from Salsoul, both pumped up nicely in the mix by Tom Moulton. Double Exposure's "My Love Is Free" combines equal parts harmony soul with an uplifting mid 70s Philly club vibe, while Salsoul's "It Don't Have To Be Funky To Be A Groove" is a gliding anthemic number whose title might well be the philosophy of the entire Salsoul organization! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Salsoul OrchestraHeat It Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1982. Used ... $11.99
A great new chapter for the Salsoul Orchestra – a set that has them working with underground legend Patrick Adams, who gives them an even cooler sound than before! There's more keyboards in the mix than on previous albums – some of those cool and moogy touches that Adams brought to his famous work for P&P and other indie labels – which gives the record an edge that goes way beyond the more familiar Salsoul Orchestra modes – and a quality that's leaner and meaner for the post-disco years! Rhythms are nice and funky – lots of snapping grooves that really give the record an edge – topped with bold vocals from Jocelyn Brown, Loleatta Holloway, and Carol Bramble. Titles include "Take Some Time Out (For Love)", "Comin At Cha", "Heat It Up", "Seconds", and the space themed "Columbia The Space Shuttle". Bonus tracks include "Seconds (12" Shep Pettibone club)", "Take Some Time Out For Love (12" dance mix)", "Ooh I Love It (Shep Pettibone 12" mix)", "Seconds (12" Shep Pettibone mix)", and "Take Some Time Out For Love (single)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Salsoul OrchestraHow High ... LP
Salsoul, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The Salsoul Orchestra in all of its glory – flying high away from Vince Montana on this later release – but still soaring to new heights with help from Bunny Sigler and other Philly talents! The groove is every bit as upbeat as before – Philly club at its best, with lots of help from a classic Sigma Sound lineup – plus some lead vocal work from Cognac, and backups by Barbara Ingram, Ron Tyson, and Bunny Sigler himself! Tunes often have this playful, sing-song sort of groove – similar to Sigler's own club work from the time – which maybe makes them even catchier and more tuneful than before. Titles include "How High", "My Number's Up", "I'll Keep You Warm", "Resorts International", and "Stop & Think". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Salsoul OrchestraSalsoul Orchestra (1st LP) ... LP
Salsoul, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
The soaring debut of one of the greatest groups of the disco era – and one that would go onto be the sound of Salsoul Records too! The large mostly-instrumental ensemble is headed up by Vince Montana – who brings plenty of Philly disco touches into play with the group's wonderful blend of tight rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and full strings – a blend that comes off perfectly, and with a surprisingly lean groove – thanks to Montana's vision, and help from arranger Ron Baker too. There's some surprisingly funky moments at times – that sharp edge of the Sigma Sound rhythm section – and titles include "Chicago Bus Stop", "Salsoul Rainbow", "Salsoul Hustle", "Tangerine", and "You're Just The Right Size". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Salsoul OrchestraMagic Journey ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ahhhh . . . The Salsoul Orchestra at its finest, with Vince Montana at the helm, crafting some superb arrangements that have all of the positivity of the best funky club groove that made the group great – without any of the disco schlock of their contemporaries! The group's format is still head and shoulders above most of its imitators here – a perfect balance of larger orchestrations and tighter rhythms for the club – handled with all the best Philly elements that Montana brings to play. Titles include the superb soul track "Run Away", which features excellent lead vocals by Loleatta Holloway – one of her best tracks ever – and other instrumental titles include the funky "Getaway", plus "Magic Bird Of Fire", "It's A New Day", and "Alpha Centuri". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Salsoul OrchestraNice N Naasty ... CD
Salsoul/Charly, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent groover from the legendary Vince Montana! Vince arranged, produced, conducted, and wrote just about all of this second album by hard-grooving Salsoul Orchestra – and the album's a no-nonsense batch of disco instrumentals that's way better than many of the fake albums of the type that sprung up in the group's wake. The players include the cream of the Sigma Studios team – including the Baker/Harris/Young triad – and the tracks have a wonderfully soulful sound, with loads of great instrumentation on guitar, bass, percussion, and Montana's jazzy vibes! Titles include "It's Good For The Soul", "Nightcrawler", "Nice N Naasty", "Salsoul 3001", "Ritzy Mambo", and "It Don't Have To Be Funky (To Be A Groove)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe BataanSalsoul (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
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". CD features the bonus track "Continental Square Dance". CD

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✨✧ Joe BataanSalsoul ... LP
Mericana, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Salsoul (with bonus track) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ VariousSalsoul Disco 1975 to 1979 – Compiled By T-Groove ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A smoking set of disco from one of the most legendary dancefloor labels of the 70s – Salsoul Records, a company that came from the salsa underground to conquer the clubs with a really revolutionary set of grooves! Salsoul tracks are always well-built from the ground up – impeccable instrumentation that holds on through very extended versions, with no soft bits or gimmicks – just an update of earlier funky jamming modes for the disco generation! This set's put together by T-Groove, who's given us some great recent club work of his own – and the set features 24 tracks in all, over 80 minutes of Salsoul – with cuts that include "The Beat Goes On & On" by Ripple, "I Love New York" by Metropolis, "Ole Ole" by Charo, "I Got My Mind Made Up" by Instant Funk, "So Much For Love" by Moment Of Truth, "My Love Is Free" by Double Exposure, "Hit & Run" by Loleatta Holloway, "More" by Carol Williams, "Tangerine" by Salsoul Orchestra, "Spring Rain" by Silvetti, "By The Way You Dance" by Bunny Sigler, and "Jingo" by Candido. CD
 
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AurraLive & Let Live ... LP
Salsoul, 1983. Very Good- ... $3.99
Great grooves from Aurra – a group with a sound that's rooted in the late 70s funk of Slave, but which is given a whole new life at Salsoul by fearless leader Stephen Washington! The album's tight and right on the money at the very first note – heavy on bass, but not in a way that's ever overdone – and sparkling much more strongly from the vocal contributions of Curt Jones and Starleana Young – two singers who really know how to open up while holding a groove! The whole thing's great – polished and tight, but never slick or commercial – and a perfect summation of the 80s groove at its best. Titles include "Baby Love", "Such A Feeling", "Undercover Lover", "You Can't Keep On Walking", and "One More Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has pen on the back and index stickers on the front and the labels.)

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CharoOle Ole ... LP
Salsoul, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Everybody's favorite "cuchi-cuchi" girl shows her musical side in this trashed-out Salsoul set from the end of the 70s! Charo, apart from being well-built, sensual, and not ashamed to show it, is also a pretty decent guitarist, in a Spanish/flamenco mode. She plays a bit on the album – especially on her version of "Concierto De Aranjueuz", but most of the tracks are disco tunes, done with orchestrations by John Davis. Titles include "Ole Ole", "Stay With Me", "Hot Love", and (of course!) a version of the "Love Boat Theme"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing.)

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Gary CrissRio De Janeiro (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
Disco tunes with a Brazilian spirit – recorded in Philly by Gary Criss, but with all the sunny finish of Copacabana! The tunes were all arranged by John Davis – and have this soaring style that's really great – a mighty vibe that grabs onto all the best Davis energy and moves the grooves strongly – almost in a way that doesn't even need Gary's vocals! Most tunes have a lot of great conga work – which brings an early bottom to the tunes, especially amidst Criss' smoother vocals and the soaring strings in the arrangements – balancing things out in a surprisingly great way. Titles include "The Lady Is Latin", "Amazon Queen", "Rio De Janeiro", "The Girl From Ipanema", and "My Rio Lady". CD features bonus tracks – "Rio De Janeiro (Tom Moulton 12" mix)", "Rio De Janeiro (Richie Rivera 12" mix)", "Brazilian Nights (12" mix)", "Amazon Queen (12" mix)", "Rio De Janeiro (single version)", and "Brazilian Nights (single version)". CD

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First ChoiceDelusions ... CD
Salsoul/Charly (UK), 1977. Used ... $9.99
One of the best records ever cut by this soulful Philly female trio! The album's one of the first on Salsoul's Gold Mind subsidiary – and it features sparkling club production by the Harris/Baker/Young team – a landmark force not only in Philly disco, but 70s female soul as well – as their backings for groups of this nature are always sensitive to the complexities of the vocals! The record's mostly uptempo – with plenty of soaring tracks that still retain the more soulful sound of the group's early work – and the songwriting's generally tight, a few notches above earlier albums on Warner – showing that their return to the indie fold was a very good move. Titles include the classic "Let No Man Put Asunder" – plus "Doctor Love", "Indian Giver", "Do Me Again", and a great version of Stevie Wonder's "Love Having You Around". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Loleatta HollowayLoleatta (1976) (UK pressing) ... CD
Salsoul/Charly (UK), 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Loleatta (1976) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Robin Hooker BandStand By Your Man/Your Cheatin Heart ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the less-remembered Salsoul singles from the late 70s – probably for good reason! The record features disco versions of 2 country standards – rolling out with pretty thin lead vocals from Robin Hooker, and falling a bit short of the usual Salsoul groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Salsoul sleeve.)

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Inner LifeInner Life II ... LP
Salsoul, 1982. Sealed ... $24.99
2nd album of clubby soul by this legendary group that featured Jocelyn Brown on vocals! The record has some nice production by Greg Carmichael and arrangements by Stan Lucas – and tracks include "I Like It Like That", "If You're Gonna Love Me", "Moment Of My Life", and "Feel What I'm Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, but has a cutout notch.)

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Instant FunkInstant Funk ... CD
Salsoul/Charly (UK), 1979. Used ... $9.99
Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp focus – with his own production and songwriting in play – in modes that are very much like his own best club tracks of the time – but the group is more than great enough on their own – with a funky edge that definitely lives up to their name, and a groove that's even sharper than the two aforementioned contemporary combos. Lead vocals are by James Carmichael, who's totally great – and titles include "Don't You Wanna Party", "Never Let It Go Away", "I Got My Mind Made Up", "Dark Vader", "Wide World Of Sports", and "You Say You Want Me To Stay". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some wear.)

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Instant FunkInstant Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp focus – with his own production and songwriting in play – in modes that are very much like his own best club tracks of the time – but the group is more than great enough on their own – with a funky edge that definitely lives up to their name, and a groove that's even sharper than the two aforementioned contemporary combos. Lead vocals are by James Carmichael, who's totally great – and titles include "Don't You Wanna Party", "Never Let It Go Away", "I Got My Mind Made Up", "Dark Vader", "Wide World Of Sports", and "You Say You Want Me To Stay". CD features 5 bonus tracks – "I Got My Mind Made Up (orig single)", "I Got My Mind Made Up (Larry Levan 12" mix)", "Crying (Larry Levan 12" mix)", "Crying (Bobby Guttadoro 12" mix)", and "Dark Vader (Pat Stapley 12" mix)". CD

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Jakky Boy & The Bad BunchI've Been Watching You (with bonus track) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $22.99
An overlooked gem from the early 80s years at Salsoul – a set that's beat-heavy, and plenty funky too – with a groove that's nicely heavy on both roller skate and electro modes! The record's a bit more offbeat than the usual Salsoul set – and we mean that in a good way – more in the street-styled mode you'd hear on the Vaughan Mason/Butch Dayo collaboration for the label – and proof that the company had a strong ear for grooves that go way beyond disco! There's plenty of surprises here – and the approach to the grooves has a very New York feel that mixes together the best of the up-and-downtown modes of the time. Titles include "Angel Baby", "Come To Me", "Rock The Rhythm", "I've Been Watching You", "Holdin On", and "I Need Your Love". CD features a bonus track – "I've Been Watching You (original single)". CD

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KongasAnikana-o ... LP
Salsoul, 1974/1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Early work by Kongas – recorded in France in the mid 70's, but released by Salsoul in the US in 1978. The group have an Afro Funk approach, filtered through more of a disco groove – long tracks with percussion and tribal touches, very rhythmically grooving all the way through. The album won't make you replace your Fela albums, but it does have some nice moments – and tracks include "Jungle", "Anikana-O", "Kongas Fun", and "Bongos Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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LibreCon Salsa Con Ritmo – Vol 1 ... LP
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good ... $19.99
The first crucial album from Manny Oquendo and his legendary Libre group – a combo who'd go onto have great power in the Latin scene in the years after this release – thanks to their perfect blend of rhythmic roots and bold jazzy elements! Libre almost prefigure the more sophisticated growth in Latin jazz to come in the 80s and 90s – that style, which was also unleashed by Eddie Palmieri, in which the core classic elements could still hold strongly – especially in rhythms and vocals – while soloists could get a bit more adventurous over the top. That latter aspect is a great thing – given that the record features a lineup that includes Dave Valentin on flute, Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Papo Vasquez and Barry Rogers on trombones, and Jerry Gonzaez and Milton Cardona on percussion. Marty Sheller handles the arrangements – and titles include a great version of Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee", done in a Latin medley with "A Gozar Y Bailar" – plus "Saoco", "Risque", "Lamento Borincano", and "Bamboleate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor stains on back.)

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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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Manny Oquendo Y Su Conjunto LibreLibre Increible ... LP
Salsoul, 1981. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A very well-titled set from Manny Oquendo and Conjunto Libre – as the group were one of the more incredible acts on the New York scene of the 70s – always a bit more underground than the salsa mainstream, and able to easily bridge so many generations with their music! Leader Manny Oquendo has a great ear for unusual sounds – and finds a way to blend contemporary jazzy currents with some deeper Afro-Cuban rhythms – with a sound that's both holding to tradition, but able to really push things forward – without some of the more reactionary tendencies found in some of his scenemates. The quality of the musicians is one of the great strengths of the record – as the set features work from Dave Valentin on flute, Jerry Gonzalez on congas and trumpet, and Papo Vasquez on trombone – under the direction of bassist Andy Gonzalez, who handles arrangements with Marty Sheller and Luis Cruz. Titles include "Tracionera", "Decidete", "Yo No Vuelvo Contigo", and "Goza La Vida". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bunny SiglerLet Me Party With You ... CD
Gold Mind/Salsoul, 1977. Used ... $9.99
One of the best of Bunny Sigler's disco albums – a classic pairing with a the group Instant Funk, and a record that helped define the second generation of the Philly groove! Bunny's still got some of the sweeter touches of earlier years, but he also comes across with a much fuller vocal range – stepping up to the grooves with a voice that's deep in soul, and which unfolds nicely across the album's longer uptempo tracks! The Instant Funk backing is mighty nice too – and really gives the album a sharp edge that sets it apart from other Sigler efforts of the period. Titles include "Let Me Party With You", "Your Love Is So Good", "Don't Even Try", and "I Got What You Need". CD also features the bonus track "Only You", a duet with Loleatta Holloway! CD
(Out of print.)

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SkyySkyyline (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
A stone classic from Skyy – one of those groups who virtually helped invent 80s groove! Like the best of the genre – such as Slave, BB&Q Band, and others – Skyy have a soulful approach that goes way past the simple cliches that other groups were so content to only muddle around it. The sound here goes very deep – based around the bass-heavy funk sound of the time, but setting up the instrumentation with lots of jazzy touches, and coming up with a strong ensemble approach that offers up plenty of freshness, even while the boogie groove goes on and on! Titles include "Call Me", "Get Into The Beat", "Jam The Box", "When You Touch Me", and "Gonna Get It On". CD features five bonus tracks – "Let's Celebrate (Shep Pettibone 12" mix)", "Let's Celebrate (Francois Kevorkian 12" mix)", "Call Me (Shep Pettibone 12" mix)", "Call Me (7" version)", and "Let's Celebrate (7" version)". CD

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✨✧ Roberto TorresRoberto Torres De Nuevo ... LP
Salsoul, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Arranged and conducted by Javier Vazquez – and titles include "Sigo Siendo", "Yo Te Invito", "Ni Un Segundo Mas", "Ay Que Pena Me Da", "Do It", "Debo Convencerme", and "El Negrito Pirulero". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CandidoCandi's Funk ... CD
Salsoul/Unidisc (Canada), 1980. Used ... Temporarily 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". CD features bonus radio edits of 2 tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Instant FunkFunk Is On ... CD
Salsoul/Charly (UK), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from Instant Funk – and a really fully developed batch of tunes that has them stepping out from their role as a Philly backup group! The album bounces along in a well-produced groove – thanks to Bunny Sigler – stepping with the best funky Salsoul work of the time in a round blend of bass, heavy percussion, and some ultra-catchy riffs that snap and crackle with a few nice disco breaks! Titles include "It's Cool", "Funk N Roll", "What Can I Do For You", "Can You See Where I'm Coming From", and "You Want My Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Instant FunkI Got My Mind Made Up/Crying ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest tracks ever from this legendary Philly backing combo – a sweetly tippling bit of disco that really soars on this 12" single! The track builds with a full feel, then snaps into some clapping rhythms and funky guitar that show that that the group more than live up to their name! "Crying" is pretty great too – stretched out more with really rhythmic beats, and a warm Paradise groove that runs for over 9 minutes long! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Salsoul sleeve.)

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✨✧ Instant FunkInstant Funk V ... LP
Salsoul, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bunny Sigler's backing band moves firmly into the mode of 80s groove – working that bass heavier than before, popping the strings through a mix of tracks that fall very much in a post P-Funk mode, with some slight touches of the group's older disco leanings. Titles include "Easy Come Easy Go", "Blazin", "No Stoppin That Rockin", "Who Took Away The Funk", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "I'll Be Good To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, with some staining along the top.)

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✨✧ Instant FunkWitch Doctor (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of tribal brilliance from Instant Funk – and a set that really has the group coming into their own! Instant Funk got their start as a backing combo for other acts on the Philly scene, but by the time of this classic album for Salsoul, they'd turned into a more fully-fledged group – sporting a great lead singer in James Carmichael, who worked great with their style of blending funky club and soul! The lead vocals here are stronger than before from the group – but their instrumentation is also razor-sharp too – honed to perfection through great arrangements from trumpeter Larry Davis, and focused strongly through super-studio help from producer Bunny Sigler, engineer Bob Blank, and remixer Larry Levan – who added a little extra punch to a few of the best cuts. Titles include "Witch Doctor", "I Had A Dream", "Bodyshine", "Slap Slap Lickedy Lap", "I Want To Love You", and "Scream & Shout". CD features bonus tracks – "Slap Slap Lickedy Lap (alt version)", "Witch Doctor (long)", and "Bodyshine (12" mix)". CD

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✨✧ MetropolisGreatest Show On Earth ... LP
Salsoul, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet disco circus from Metropolis – one of the many studio groovers from 70s disco maestro Thor Baldursson – who handles all the arrangements on the set! The great Tom Moulton produced with Thor – and gives the record a rich, clubby, disco feel that's mighty nice – and vocals are by The Sweethearts trio – which features Barbara Ingram in the lineup! There's some surprisingly great tracks on the set – tunes that have a deeper soul than some of Thor's other projects, and which evenly balance out the grooves with a few more laidback moments – making for a really well-rounded album on Salsoul. Titles include "Here's To You", "New York Is My Kind Of Town", "I Love NY", "Was That All", and "Go Get It". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ SkyySkyyport ... LP
Salsoul, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Skyy posse is at it again – crafting that ensemble funk groove that was the group's trademark sound at the time, pushing things to the top in a blend of disco, 80s groove, and bass-heavy funk. The silly costumes are still in place – and the 8 member group's pretty darn tight on the instrumental tip. Titles include "Here's To You", "Superlove", "My Sun Won't Shine", "For The First Time", and "Arrival". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KebekelektrikKebekelektrik ... CD
Salsoul/Unidisc (Canada), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Kebekelektric disco work from this spacey Canadian project – Quebec's answer to the electronics of the German scene! The group have a great sound that mixes Kraftwerk-like keys and synth with the livelier disco grooves of the Prelude Records scene – going for a mix of uptempo styles that's all instrumental, and which really lets the keyboards do some wonderful work! The set features the group's stunning classic "Magic Fly", plus "Mirage", "War Dance", and a great version of "Bolero". CD also features 4 bonus Tom Moulton mixes! CD

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✨✧ Weeks & CoWeeks & Co (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Salsoul/Past Due, 1983. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Maestro Richie Weeks is at the helm of this sweet set of early 80s groovers – funky club in the best second chapter mode of the Salsoul label – served up with a sound that's lean and mean throughout! We're not sure who the "Co" is, since Richie sings, plays keyboards, and handles most of the rhythms too – all at a level that's tight, but never uptight – and which gets graced at points by some jazzy instrumentation and female chorus vocals too! Tunes are mighty catchy – grooving, but in a hip post-disco way – and there's even a bit of vocoder on some of the lyrics. Titles include "Good To The Last Drop", "Tunnel Of Love", "Knock, Knock", "Rockin It In Your Pocket", and "Going Out Of My Head". Also features bonus tracks – "Rock Your World (long version)" and "If You're Looking For Fun (orig Shep Pettibone 12" master dub)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AurraLittle Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The image on the cover is a great summation of the Aurra magic – a sweet blend of male and female vocals with plenty of soul – woven together in ways that are quite different from more cliched duet modes of earlier years! The grooves are at the center of the record – set out strongly by producer/arranger Stephen Washington, with loads of great basslines at the core! Yet it's the vocals that really make the record sparkle – work by Starleana Young and Curt Jones – both very individual singers who have a way of coming together here with a very fresh feel! Studio magic allows both to provide backup as well as lead vocals – and the album's filled with great groovers that include "It's You", "Make Up Your Mind", "A Little Love", "In My Arms", "Still Free", and "Checking You Out". CD features bonus tracks – "Checking You Out (Shep Pettibone 12" mix)", "Make Up Your Mind (unreleased Tom Moulton mix)", "Make Up Your Mind (orig 12" inst mix)", "A Little Love (orig 12" rmx)", and "A Little Love (original single)". CD

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✨✧ JammersJammers (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Past Due, 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jamming little project from dancefloor maestro Richie Weeks – early 80s club tracks, done with a sweetly soulful approach! The music's still as heavy on the bass as other Salsoul work from the time, but there's a warmer approach to the vocals overall – a style that's as concerned with soulful approach of the lyrics as it is the rhythmic progression of the grooves – thanks to great lead vocals from Sheldon Weeks and Debra Blackwell. Richie plays keyboards, and titles include "And You Know That", "Funky You, Funky Me", "Out To Get You", "What Have You Got To Lose", and "Just For You". Also features bonus tracks – "Just For You (unreleased 12" mix)" and "And You Know That (Richie Weeks mix)". CD

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✨✧ JammersJammers (plus bonus tracks) ... LP
Salsoul/Past Due, 1982. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A jamming little project from dancefloor maestro Richie Weeks – early 80s club tracks, done with a sweetly soulful approach! The music's still as heavy on the bass as other Salsoul work from the time, but there's a warmer approach to the vocals overall – a style that's as concerned with soulful approach of the lyrics as it is the rhythmic progression of the grooves – thanks to great lead vocals from Sheldon Weeks and Debra Blackwell. Richie plays keyboards, and titles include "And You Know That", "Funky You, Funky Me", "Out To Get You", "What Have You Got To Lose", and "Just For You". Also features bonus tracks – "Just For You (unreleased 12" mix)" and "And You Know That (Richie Weeks mix)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Weeks & CoWeeks & Co (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Past Due, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maestro Richie Weeks is at the helm of this sweet set of early 80s groovers – funky club in the best second chapter mode of the Salsoul label – served up with a sound that's lean and mean throughout! We're not sure who the "Co" is, since Richie sings, plays keyboards, and handles most of the rhythms too – all at a level that's tight, but never uptight – and which gets graced at points by some jazzy instrumentation and female chorus vocals too! Tunes are mighty catchy – grooving, but in a hip post-disco way – and there's even a bit of vocoder on some of the lyrics. Titles include "Good To The Last Drop", "Tunnel Of Love", "Knock, Knock", "Rockin It In Your Pocket", and "Going Out Of My Head". Also features bonus tracks – "Rock Your World (long version)" and "If You're Looking For Fun (orig Shep Pettibone 12" master dub)". CD

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✨✧ Inner LifeInner Life ... LP
Salsoul, 1981. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The second album by Inner Life, and the group's first for Salsoul – an instant club classic, thanks to some supremely soulful vocals by Jocelyn Brown, and excellent arrangements by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams! The album starts out with the slow-building track "It's You", but then moves quickly into uptempo club territory – letting Brown really open up on tracks that include "Pay Girl", "Live it Up", "Make It Last Forever", and the classic "(Knock Out) Let's Go Another Round"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Bobby CapoSimplemente – Amor ... LP
Mericana, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A great early set for Mericana/Salsoul – with arrangements by Joe Cain and Charlie Palmieri! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover ha ssome light wear.)

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✨✧ Cross IslandEast Of The Apple EP ... 12-inch
Kalita (UK), 1978. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
A rare slice of disco from the New York scene of the 70s – recorded by a group who were based on Long Island – hence the title of the record! The set was actually funded by a tourism commission on Long Island, but the sound is hardly throwaway at all – as the group clearly have a tight sound that was forged through years of live gigs – upbeat, funky, and topped with vocals that almost have a breezy sort of Bay Area vibe! The great "East Of The Apple" cut gets two fresh mixes here – the "just a little different" mix by Sean P, which is close to the original – and an Al Kent remix that takes the tune in fuller, clubbier, maybe more contemporary directions! The set also features an Al Kent remix of "Wave" – a fuller tune that's almost got the group hitting a Salsoul style. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Loleatta HollowayLoleatta Holloway ... LP
Gold Mind, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ JaniceJanice ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
The only album we've ever seen by Janice – aka Janice Barnett – a set that's got some great smooth production from the legendary Harvey Fuqua! The set's got a sound that's almost in a Salsoul mode at times – not totally disco, but with some uptempo elements – mixed in with some warmer harmonies provided by Janice and a group, of the sort you might find on records by Double Exposure – although with the obvious female difference, of course. A nice little album – we wish she made a whole bunch more of them! Titles include "Goody Two Shoes", "I Should Have Left You", "Love On The Line", "Take Me Away", "If I Had Known", and "Wake Up Smiling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing.)

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Love CommitteeLaw & Order ... LP
Gold Mind, 1978. Very Good+ ... $16.99
The classic club album by Love Committee, and one of the most sought-after albums on Gold Mind/Salsoul – a soulful set of club classics that almost beats most of the other work by its contemporaries! The session's grounded in some very solid help from the Sigma Sound team – production and arrangements by the likes of Norman Harris, Ron Tyson, or BHY Productions – in that wonderfully soulful style that was the best mode of the Harris Machine when it was working overtime! The style is disco, but far from the cliches of more commercial work like this – and much more in the legacy of Philly soul from the earlier part of the decade. Titles include "Cheaters Never Win", the classic dancefloor track – plus "Law & Order", "Pass The Buck", "Give Her Love", "Just As Long As I Got You", and "If You Change Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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MachitoMachito – Machito Y Graciela (Mericana) ... LP
Mericana, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $23.99
Rare later work from Machito – on the label that would soon become Salsoul Records! Titles include "Masacote", "Como Quieras", "Rumbantela", "Tibiri Tabara", "Yo Tengo Un Mate", and "Buena Noche Che Che". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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MFSBPhiladelphia Freedom/Summertime ... CD
Philadelphia International/Vocalion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $18.99
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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MFSBSummertime ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and light staining.)

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TrammpsWhole World's Dancing ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Sealed ... $1.99
The Trammps are still burning strong at the end of the 70s – never losing their Philly groove despite a run on the charts and much bigger fame than most of their contemporaries – and in a way, the album's almost a back-to-basics affair that's pure Philly all the way! Arrangements here are by Norman Harris, Ron Kersey, and Ron Baker – who've taken the group into a mode that's perhaps got some of the new club touches being explored more at Salsoul than Philly International – but which still works tremendously well for the group. Tracks are all full, flowing, and and aimed at the dancefloor – and although there's not really any standout hits or hooks here, that aspect of the album is almost a welcome relief, given that the group could be going for easy hits at this point. Titles include "Love Insurance Policy", "Whole World's Dancing", "My Love It's Never Been Better", "Soul Bones", "Love Magnet", and "More Good Times To Remember". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ VariousJoey Negro – 2019 Essentials ... CD
Z Records (UK), 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A heavy duty set of remixes from the great Joey Negro – a collection that's very much in the spirit of his Remixed With Love series – in that it features Joey's own soulful take on a variety of different dancefloor grooves! As with that series, many of the tracks here are older club classics, reworked for the 21st Century – but there's also some more contemporary recordings, which fall in perfectly with the spirit of the groove – because, as always with Joey, there's a strong love of the classic sound of soulful club going on, no matter what the source – so that the whole thing rises to the top with some of the best energy of the late disco and early house music generation! Titles include "Do You Love Me (Joey Negro ext voc mix)" by Mistura with Angela Johnson, "Can't Live Without Your Love (Joey Negro space disco mix)" by TAmiko Jones, "K-Jee (Joey Negro Philly World mix)" by AC Soul Symphony, "We Go Together (Joey Negro club)" by Raquel Rodriguez, "Dancin 2020 (Joey Negro's ext rebuild)" by Doug Wills, "Everyman (Joey Negro's Salsoul strut)" by Double Exposure, "Together (Joey Negro tribute to Randy Muller)" by Lakeshore Commission, "Fly Away" by Crakazat, "Rescue Me (Joey Negro's in full swing rmx)" by Sunkids feat Chance, "Cathedrals (Joey Negro ext disco)" by DC LaRue, "You're Gonna Want Me Back (Joey Negro disco blend)" by Delia Renee, "Shake (Dr Packer re-shake)" by Foreal People, and "Gotta Keep Pushin (Grant Nelson rmx)" by Z Factor. 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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VariousVoguing & The House Ballroom Scene Of New York City 1976 to 1996 – Part 2 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A musical document of an amazing moment in the New York scene – the late 80s/early 90s wave of vogue balls – which were almost a collision of club culture with high fashion! There was a particularly rich gender-bending element to the vogue scene – and the music that accompanied it was a key part of that activity – tracks that had already risen to fame in crossover clubs from previous years, taken to new heights by DJs who provided music along with the voguing activity – in a great array of grooves from the disco years through early house music, brought together in ways that made 80s musical evolution make a heck of a lot of sense! The compilation album is a companion to the excellent book of the same name – also by Soul Jazz – and this 2LP part 2 version features tracks that include "Din Daa Daa" by George Kranz, "X (Sound Factory mix)" by Junior Vazquez, "Love Is The Message (Tom Moulton mix)" by MFSB, "Cunty (party mix)" by Rageous Projecting Keven Aviance, "Love Thang" by First Choice, "This Brutal House" by Nitro Deluxe, "Ooh I Love It (Love Break)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "Deep In Vogue (Banjie Realness mix)" by Malcolm McLaren. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)
Also available Voguing & The House Ballroom Scene Of New York City 1976 to 1996 – Part 1 ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Ava CherryRipe ... LP
Curtom/RSO, 1980. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best Curtom dancefloor projects from the label's later disco years – an all-out clubby set from vocalist Ava Cherry, recorded both at Curtom and Sigma Sound! Unlike other Curtom disco efforts, which almost seem to carry an apology for taking a straighter singer onto the dancefloor, this set has an unabashedly joyous feel – one that's perfect for Ava's richly soulful vocals, which hit the backings here with the same force as some of the best disco divas on Salsoul. Arrangements are by Bobby Eli and Gil Askey – and titles include "You Never Loved Me", "I Just Can't Shake The Feeling", "Where There's Smoke There's Fire", "Gimme Your Lovin", "Single Woman Married Man", and "I'm Always Ready". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn.)

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✨✧ VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. 3CD set is overflowing with gems – and titles include "I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo rmx)" by Leon Collins, "What About Love (Tony Gioe rmx)" by Marboo, "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Double Exposure, "Inside America (Rick Gianatos disco queen acetate edit)" by Juggy Murray Jones, "Dancing Free (John Luongo rmx)" by Hot Ice, "Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by The Sunshine Band, "Magic Bird Of Fire (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)" by Double Exposure, "Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing rmx)" by Fay Hauser, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese rmx)" by Love Symphony Orchestra, "The Beat Goes On & On (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Ripple, "I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Ruby Andrews, "I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos rmx)" by Lake Shore Drive, "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "Janice (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Skip Mahoney, "My Number's Up (Tee Scott rmx)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "The Love Bug Done Bit Me Again (David Todd rmx)" by Skyliners, "LA Sunshine (Robert Ouimet rmx)" by Aura, "Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Tony Valor Sound Orchestra, "Handsome Ma (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Sparkle Tuhran & Friends, "Love Thang (Tee Scott rmx)" by First Choice, "Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez edit)" by Kay Gees, "Love Is The Message (Tee Scott rmx)" by Brooklyn Express, "Changes (Jellybean Benitez rmx)" by Chain Reaction, "J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito rmx)" by John Gibbs & The Jam Band, "By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro rmx)" by Bunny Sigler, "It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons disco madness version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD

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✨✧ VariousSon Cubano NYC – Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972 to 1982 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The rebirth of the Afro-Cuban groove on the New York scene of the 70s – a dozen 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
Also available Son Cubano NYC – Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972 to 1982 ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ John Davis & The Monster OrchestraAin't That Enough For You ... LP
SAM, 1978. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Classic disco grooving by John Davis – upbeat and clubby, and definitely a cut above work by most of his late 70s contemporaries! Davis has this magical way with a groove – able to bring in an undercurrent of funk while still letting the strings soar and the vocals fly – a way of keeping things deep even when crossing over – with a vibe that's arguably like some of the best that Salsoul had to offer at the time. Lyrics aren't much, but that lack is more than compensated by the keyboard and sax solos on the tunes – played by the man himself – on titles that include "Disco Fever", "A Bite Of The Apple", "I'll Be The Music", "Ain't That Enough For You", "Kojak Theme", and "I Got The Hots For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ MFSBLove Is The Message ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet also find a way to soar beautifully on their own – in a sweet instrumental groove that matches the strength of Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, and which was definitely a key inspiration for the sound of the Salsoul Orchestra! There's definitely a bit of early disco in the mix, but the style's more uptempo east coast overall – that pre-disco groove that was going down in the clubs – with larger strings added to a core group of funky rhythm players. Gamble & Huff production make the whole thing sparkle, and arrangements are by Vince Montana, Bobby Martin, and Jack Faith – on titles that include "Love Is The Message", "Cheaper To Keep Her", "TSOP", "Zack's Fanfare", "Touch Me In The Morning", and "My One & Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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