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✨✧ Georgia Soul CouncilWhat's For Breakfast ... LP
Dig, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Grits, bacon, and biscuits on top of a Hammond B3? The record's already got our attention, and we haven't even heard the music! Fortunately, we're already in love with these guys – as they really wowed us with their previous album, and seem to have sharpened their groove even more – mixing a funky rhythmic core with some great southern soul instrumental modes – all at a level that more than lives up to the mighty promise of their name! Most of the album is instrumental, although there's a bit of guest vocals on one track – and titles include "Gravy Flavored", "Get Up & Do It", "The Grimace", "Hot Fun", and "Lahar". LP, Vinyl record album

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SOULWhat Is It ... LP
BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Quite possibly the best album ever from this fantastic funky combo! The band grooves hard and funky – with incredible drum work from Paul Stubblefield, tasty guitar from Walter Winston, and some famous funky flute and sax work from Gus Hawkins. Tracks on the album are rough and raw – with plenty of breakbeats, and some very tasty funky basslines that work perfectly with their choppy instrumental groove. A few tracks have vocals, but even those boast a real strength in the instrumental department – and very nicely keep up with the rest of the material. Titles include "Down In The Ghetto", "Burning Spear", "Express Yourself", "Soul", "Memphis Underground", and "Message From A Black Man". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Underground SystemWhat Are You ... LP
Soul Clap, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Underground System have really expanded their vibe this time around – still working with some of the Afro Funk styles of before, but also opening up into a range of contemporary soul styles that maybe fit the image of the cover a bit more than we might have guessed! There's lots of great things percolating in the sonic mix – more beats, catchy lyrics, and playful passages that almost recall some of the the NYC downtown experiments with funky global styles in the post-disco years – but all handled with a much more contemporary vibe. The criss-crossing of styles is a great change from some of the too-standard groups of the scene – and titles include "State Of Mind", "What's It Gonna Take", "Nmani", "Rent Party", "Just A Place", "Sebben", and "Three's A Charm". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available What Are You ... LP 9.99
 
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✨✧ Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... LP
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy City in the early 70s! The set does a great job of alternating strong lead singers with the rest of the group – a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with more of a larger ensemble feel – and there's some really wonderful moments on the record throughout – even a bit of funk amidst the more righteous soul-styled tunes. Tracks include "I Shall Wear A Crown", "O Sinner", "I Want To Be In Love With You", "Do Not Pass Me By", "O What A Day", "Here I Am", and "There Is Only One". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Do Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 (silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy City in the early 70s! The set does a great job of alternating strong lead singers with the rest of the group – a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with more of a larger ensemble feel – and there's some really wonderful moments on the record throughout – even a bit of funk amidst the more righteous soul-styled tunes. Tracks include "I Shall Wear A Crown", "O Sinner", "I Want To Be In Love With You", "Do Not Pass Me By", "O What A Day", "Here I Am", and "There Is Only One". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Do Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... LP 21.99

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Joe BataanRiot ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A real killer from the legendary Joe Bataan – an album of righteous power that really lives up to the dynamic promise of the title and cover! Joe Bataan's in top form throughout – serving up a blend of Latin grooves and 60s soul influences that few other artists of the time could touch – soaring and upbeat one minute, but mellow and laidback the next. There's a number of longer tracks on here that really move past the standard Latin Soul modes – bringing in bits of descarga jazz, instrumental soul, and mellower ballads to Joe's already-great blend of styles. The depth here is tremendous, and nearly every track's a winner! Titles include the slamming "It's A Good Feeling (Riot)", "Muneca", and "Mambo De Bataan" – plus the soul tracks "What Good Is A Castle", "My Cloud", "Daddy's Coming Home", "Ordinary Guy", and "For Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beastie BoysPaul's Boutique (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... On October 4, 2019
The Beasties' masterpiece – and one of the original nightmares for sampling opponents everywhere – the cut & paste hip hop classic Paul's Boutique! The Dust Brothers unapologetic way of weaving very famous samples with soul, funk and film score obscurities would steal the show if not for the infectious, boisterous rhymes of the Beastie Boys – they couldn't possibly have cared less about alienating the massive frat boy fan base built with License To Ill, and it's a joy to behold. It's one of those mindblowing pop transformations on par with the Beatles (who the Beasties and Dust Brothers were so brazen to sample several times on this album) and the Beach Boys on the pop maturation scale from earlier hits to later artistry – even if the wild lyrics and deft back & forth rhymes by the Beasties are the antithesis of maturity. From classic rock dinosaurs to soul and disco classics, from the Jaws score to "Dueling Banjos", it all finds it's way into the beatcraft – and both mainstream pop and underground hip hop are better now because of this record. Tracks include "Hey Ladies", "Shake Your Rump", "High Plains Drifter", "Shadrach", "Johnny Ryall", "Eggman", "Car Thief", "What Comes Around", the "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" suite and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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Big StarRadio City ... LP
Ardent/Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... On February 7, 2020
A record that may have never hit the radio city it wished for in the title – but a classic that's gone onto have an undeniable influence on so many scenes and styles over the years! This sublime second set from Big Star is even leaner and more focused than the first – a record that has the group losing Chris Bell, yet still retaining a lot of his influence – while the main focus moves over to Alex Chilton, whose ability to sing and write is simply mindblowing! The tunes have these dark, melancholy moments that are unlike anything either Chilton or rock had given the world up to the time – and really almost feel much more like work from a decade later in terms of execution and production. There's no easy labels, no easy terms you could ever hope to ascribe to the record – and that's fine, because it stands majestically well on its own. Titles include "O My Soul", "Life Is White", "Way Out West", "You Get What You Deserve", "Mod Lang", "She's A Mover", "Morpha Girl", "I'm In Love With A Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mario Biondi & The High Five QuintetHandful Of Soul (special edition with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
An incredible full length debut from vocalist Mario Biondi – a jazz singer we'd rank right up there with the legendary Mark Murphy – supported here with great backings from the High Five Quintet! The grooves here are in a soaring, tightly-stepping style – very much the best club jazz mode of the contemporary European scene – with all-acoustic instrumentation, and rhythms that move along at a really great dancefloor pace! Mario's vocals are really unique too – with a little rasp that catches slightly, and really brings a timeless quality to his voice – mixing personal feeling into the lively numbers on the album, with an unexpected depth that really makes the album stand out from similar sessions of this type! There's echoes of hip vocal jazz work from years past by artists like The Peddlers, Bobby Cole, or Mark Murphy – and titles include "A Child Runs Free", "No Mercy For Me", "This Is What You Are", "I Can't Keep From Cryin Sometimes", "Rio De Janeiro Blue", "Handful Of Soul", "On A Clear Day", "Never Die", "No Trouble On The Mountain", "Slow Hot Wind", and "Gig". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the full album!)

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Art BlakeyMeet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... On November 8, 2019
A crackling live set from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers! The recording is one of a few that Blakey made at Birdland – and it may well be the best, as it features his killer 1960 lineup with Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, and Bobby Timmons all in the group. Tracks are longer than the group's studio sides – with an incredible mix of fire and lyricism, soul and energy, showing the group at their best in a setting like this! This first volume includes the tracks "The Opener", "What Know", "Round About Midnight", and "The Breeze and I". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol 1 ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? (25th anniversary edition) ... LP
Uptown/MCA, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that's informed by the youth and upfront energy of the hip hop female MCs that preceded her – but with a depth that also makes Blige sort of the new Aretha Franklin for the end of the century – a deep soul singer, but one who's equally at home in the streets and the studio. Important production is by a young Sean Combs – some of his first great work on record – and the set also features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Little Shawn, Grand Puba, Erick Sermon, and CL Smooth. Titles include "Real Love", "Sweet Thing", "Love No Limit", "You Remind Me", "Reminisce", "What's The 411", "I Don't Want To Do Anything", "Changes I've Been Going Through", "Slow Down", and "My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)

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Willie Bobo & the Bo-GentsDo What You Want To Do ... LP
Sussex, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work by Willie Bobo – a slamming record of hard funky instrumentals, one that sounds different than any of his other albums! The record's a killer all the way through – a mixture of Latin and deep 70s funk, one of the few perfect fusions of the styles, held up beautifully all the way through the set. We've always liked Willie a lot, but honestly, we don't know how he managed to make a record this funky – but we're also not arguing, just enjoying the grooves with tremendous delight and surprise. Great all the way through, and includes the break cuts "Do What You Want to Do", "Broasted or Fried", and "Soul Foo Young" – plus a version of "Dindi", which, for some reason, Willie seemed to record every chance he got! Other titles include "Shut Up & Pay Attention", "Come Together", and "Never You Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby BoydI Like What You Do To Me/Girl Like You ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99
There's some sweet 80s basswork on this one – that kind of dipping pedal groove that's peppered with plenty of keyboards – all making for this bright, crackling sound that gets plenty of deeper soul elements from Bobby Boyd's vocals! Lots of percussion kicks off "Girl I Like You" – giving the whole thing a tribal groove sort of vibe – while riffing guitar and keyboards set off the rhythms next to the sparkling vocals of Bobby and the group! Nice breakdown near the end, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love ... LP
Cadet/Verve, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – and spun out with a complex groove that mixes equal parts of jazz, folk, and soul with the soaring spiritual vibe that was running through the Chicago scene at the time. The first side alone is the stuff that legends are made of – with classic tracks like "Dancing Girl", "What Color is Love", and "You Goin' Miss Your Candyman" all in a row, sewn together in a wash of love, soul, and emotion that you'd be hard pressed to find on any other album from the time. Other tracks include "I'd Rather Be With You", "Just As Long As We're In Love", and "You Don't Care" – and the whole album's a masterpiece beyond compare! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available What Color Is Love ... LP 19.99

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ChangeLove 4 Love ... LP
Original Disco Culture (Italy), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Wonderful new work from Change – the international soul combo who made some classic cuts back at the start of the 80s – still sounding great all these many years later, but in a slightly different way! The balance between all elements here is fantastic – as the music has all the best parts of the group's earlier music, but also updates the sound a bit – in the way that a combo like Incognito or Brand New Heavies were updating older soul music back in the 90s, by grabbing all the strongest parts of the past, and fusing them into a fresh lean groove. The songs are upbeat, positive, and full of the kind of catchy hooks that Change always did so well – and titles include "Friends", "Make Me Go Cray", "How Will We", "Too Late", "Living Monday", "Love 4 Love", "All My Life", and "Hit Or Miss". Also includes some remix versions of older tracks – "Searching (Figo Sound version)", "Oh What A Feeling (Figo Sound version)", "You'll Always Be A Part Of Me (Figo Sound version)", and "It's A Girl's Affair (Figo Sound version)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ABC/Concord, 1962. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums in a single package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". Volume 2 is the second installment of one of Ray's greatest albums – and a landmark in the genre of country soul! As the title implies, Ray's singing a host of tunes best known from the country side of the spectrum – but he's working here with arrangements by LA jazzers Marty Paich and Gerald Wilson, to completely re-cast the tunes into the "modern sounds" mode promised in the title. The result is wonderful – a style that gave Ray's career a whole new boost, and a genre that was a perfect foil for his rich bluesy mode of singing. Titles include "No Letter Today", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Teardrops In My Heart", "Making Believe", and "Hang Your Head In Shame". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesWhat'd I Say (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A pivotal album for Ray Charles – one that features the sweet electric piano jammer "What'd I Say" – offered up here in 2 parts, and a track that would become the prototype for so many funk songs in years to come! There's a vibe here that really takes off from the R&B of the earlier years – showing Charles as a pivotal force in the move towards soul music – both from an instrumental and vocal standpoint! The Raelettes back Ray up on most tracks – and other tracks include "Rockhouse (parts 1 & 2)", "Roll With My Baby", "You Be My Baby", "Jumpin In The Mornin", and "What Kind Of Man Are You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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CharmainesI Idolize You – The Fraternity Recordings 1960 to 1964 ... LP
Fraternity/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A long-overdue collection of work by this sublime Ohio soul group of the 60s – a trio of lovely ladies with a really tremendous sound! The Charmaines – also known as Gigi & The Charmaines – are hardly the girl group cliche you might think from their sweet name and the image on the cover – and on most of the numbers here, they're hard-rolling at a pace that's somewhere between the best Detroit Northern Soul of the time, and some of the sweeter female soul that was coming out of Chicago at the end of the 60s. This package focuses mostly on the group's Fraternity Records singles, including a few unissued tracks – and titles include "GI Joe (first version)", "I Idolize You", "On The Wagon", "Goodbye Baby Goodbye", "Rockin Pneumonia", "Rockin Old Man", "Where Is The Boy Tonight", "All You Gotta Do", and "What Kind Of Girl" – plus their work with Lonnie Mack on "Money" and "Sticks & Stones", and with Carl Edmondson on "Baby Please Don't Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leonard ChinWhat More Can I Say (dance mix 83, original) ... 7-inch
Sanity/Pepite (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A sweet modern soul stepper – a cut that's been lost for years, and is definitely one of those rare gems worth discovering! "What More Can I Say" has this jazzy vibe that comes from sweet guitar stepping over the midtempo groove – while a warm vocal group harmonizes with mellow, soulful energy! The "dance mix 83" has a bit of a reggae rhythm, but very subtle – and the chromatic quality of the guitar really sounds great in the setting! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Island, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – maybe in part because it was a soundtrack, as was Superfly – but also because it has this global power that makes it a defining album of the genre! Jimmy Cliff is obviously the mainman here, but there's help from other key players in the growing reggae scene – and titles include Jimmy's classic "You Can Get It If You Really Want", in two versions – plus two takes on "The Harder They Come", "Many Rivers To Cross", and "Sitting In Limbo" – plus "Sweet & Dandy" and "Pressure Drop" by The Maytals, "007" by Desmond Dekker, "Johnny Too Bad" by The Slicers, "Draw Your Brakes" by Scotty, and "Rivers Of Babylon" by The Melodians. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ruth CopelandI Am What I Am (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A second sublime set from Ruth Copeland – a funky female singer from the Detroit scene of the early 70s, with key ties to the P-Funk universe, and a unique groove that mixes singer/songwriter modes with the fuzzier funkier elements of artists like Betty Davis or Yvonne Fair! There's a bit more emphasis on soul here than the funk of Copeland's previous efforts – but in a way that makes for an even more impressive record overall, especially when you realize that Ruth arranged and produced the whole thing. George Clinton and Eddie Hazel both had a hand in co-writing songs with Copeland – and instrumentation features Hazel on guitar, plus Bernie Worrell on piano – so there's still a key P-Funk link. Titles include the breakbeat track "Suburban Family Lament", the fuzzy stoner funk number "Don't You Wish You Had", and covers of the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" and "Play With Fire" – plus "Crying Has Made Me Stronger", "Hare Krishna", and "The Medal". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Giovanni DamicoBoogie Tracks ... LP
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of largely instrumental Italo electro funk and spacey 80s synth soul inspired grooves from Giovanni Damico! Giovanni delivers what's really becoming a something of a signature Star Creature sound – a deep love for the 80s era synth and drum programming, but strongly resonant of post-millennium modern funk – with a lot of other diverse touches layered in, including occasional vocoder and vocals, more insistent, old school hip hop inspired drum programming and more. Titles Includes "Spazio E Tempo", " "Boogie Erogeno", "Bday Mood", "Puma Beat", "Rize Up", "The G-Sound", "New Directions" and "Stream Of Souls". LP, Vinyl record album

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D'AngeloVoodoo ... LP
Virgin/Modern Classics, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Sweet and gritty soul from D'Angelo – who takes a huge step into deeper territory on Voodoo – and it's one of the most monumental records of its time! On one level, Voodoo works as a nicely stripped-down session with a very classic soul feel. Gone are the overzealous flourishes that sometimes overwhelmed his earlier songs, and in their place are some sweetly crafted vocal parts with a classic Marvin Gaye/Al Green feel. That warmth is probably what made Voodoo a massive popular success – but what makes it such a creative triumph are the darker undercurrents – which hint at a troubled soul struggling for spiritual truth. One of the rare cases in popular music when great art became music for the masses! Titles include "Left & Right (feat Method Man & Redman)", "The Line", "Spanish Joint", "Africa", "Feel Like Makin Love", "The Root", "Playa Playa", "Devil's Pie", and "Greatdayndamornin/Booty". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP gatefold edition with new liner notes by Jason King and interviews with ?uestlove, James Poyser, Charlie Hunter and others.)
Also available Voodoo ... CD 3.99

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Desmond DekkerDouble Dekker (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A killer double-length set of work from Desmond Dekker – one that's put together by Trojan Records to feature all the lesser-known and unreleased tracks that Desmond recorded during the years of his initial hits! As such, the album's a treasure trove of work that goes way past the oft-issued singles that Desmond cut in the late 60s and early 70s – tracks that are wonderful, and some of our favorites – but which are greatly expanded here! Dekker's voice is fantastic – as always – one of the sweetest soul sounds in Jamaican music – and the grooves are a mix of rocksteady and new reggae modes that were bubbling forth at the time. Titles include "Look What They're Doing To Me", "Life Of Opportunity", "Little Darling", "Warlock", "Licking Stick", "Hippopotamus", "Go & Tell My People", "Trample", "What Will You Gain", "My Reward", "Mother Nature", and "Life Hope & Faith". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 750 – on 180 gram orange vinyl!)

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William DeVaughnBe Thankful For What You Got (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Roxbury/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the undisputed masterpieces LPs of 70s soul! William De Vaughn may never be remembered for anything else – and the poor guy will always be mistaken for Curtis Mayfield by record shoppers everywhere – but he really out-Curtised Curtis on the super-dope original version of "Be Thankful For What You Got", one of those righteous soul tunes that everybody knows, everybody loves, but which was recorded by an artist that nobody can remember. Get this one, and you'll remember William De Vaughn as a genius for the rest of your life – not only for the full 7-minute version of "Be Thankful", which has a great conga breakdown in the middle, but also for other original tunes like "Blood is Thicker than Water", "You Can Do It", and "Give the Little Man a Great Big Hand". Very righteous, and with a deep soul groove that was hardly matched by other albums of the era! LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs (with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2019. New Copy ... $26.99
Earl Sweatshirt's first new album in a few years, and right up there with his best ever! Some Rap Songs is a purposely underwhelming title, but it's fitting in that he's doing his wholly distinctive thing over kind of low key dusty soul sample production backdrop – and what a high it is for us to hear that kind of a production aesthetic on a major label hip hop album in this day and age – but it's simply the finest foil for his one-of-a-kind rhymes as opposed to an exercise in blueprint era graft. It's really gets better everytime we listen, too, this one rewards patience. Includes "Shattered Dreams", "Red Water", "Cold Summers", "Nowhere2Go", "December 24", "Ontheway!", "The Mint", "The Bends", "Loosie", "Azucar", "Eclipse", "Veins", "Riot!" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsIt Rains Love ... LP
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
We've loved the music of Lee Fields for many many years – but these days, he seems to be sounding even better than ever – taking all of his decades of experience in soul music, and blending his deep soul roots with an even more mature, open sort of style! And even though Lee's early work was great, we never would have imagined the greatness he can hit with a record like this – a set that draws on so many currents of classic soul, but finds a way to make a statement that's totally personal, totally original, and totally out of sight all the way through! Fields has a fantastic raspy vocal style, but he never just lets that stand as his calling card – because he's really bringing new inflections, new inspirations to the music – all while working with superb backing from Leon Michels and The Expressions. If you can imagine Hi Records mixed with James Brown mixed with New Jersey soul mixed with Daptone mixed with The Impressions – then you've only got part of the multi-faceted genius of this set. Titles include "Two Faces", "You're What's Needed In My Life", "Love Prisoner", "Will I Get Off Easy", "It Rains Love", "Love Is The Answer", "A Promise Is A Promise", and "Blessed With The Best". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available It Rains Love ... CD 12.99

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Four M CompanyFour M Company ... LP
Family Groove, 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare set of work from the Chicago scene of the late 70s – never issued at the time, and a great addition to the legacy of Windy City soul! The group was formed by David and Wendel Sudduth of the Eight Minutes – a kiddie-soul band who'd recorded earlier in the decade for Perception Records, in a mode that's very different than this set – which is to the Eight Minutes what later Keni Burke and Stairsteps records were to the Five Stairsteps! The quality of these tracks is great – and there's a few mellower numbers that are completely sublime, and which really show these guys as way more than just a funk band trying to cut a few dance tracks – as do some of the message-oriented lyrics in the music. The whole thing was recorded at the PS Studios – where more than a few great 70s Chicago sessions were cut – and titles include "Live To Be Someone", "Sugarfree", "All My Love", "Searching For The Truth", "You're Not Functioning", and "Awaking". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 hand-stamped copies.)

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Rob Franken ElectrificationBlue Sky Fingers ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Very jazzy work from Dutch keyboardist Rob Franken – a set of tracks that definitely lives up to the "fingers" in the title, as all the tunes feature very deft work on guitar from Joop Scholten! Joop's got a style that's very tight, and sometimes a bit 60s soul jazz in approach – which makes for a bit of a change from some of Franken's other Fender Rhodes albums of the 70s – but a sound that's no less groovy overall! Rob moves with the changes in this great way – with a vibe that's a bit like some of the early 70s electric piano material from players Sonny Phillips or Neal Creque – and the warmth of Joop's guitar gets support from bass and drums throughout, with a bit of added percussion on a few cuts. Titles include a nice version of the Weldon Irvine tune "Sister Sanctified" – plus "Upstairs", "Speed Ball", "The Coming Atlantis", "What A Face", "Beat It", "The Borgia Stick", and "The Day After Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana ... LP
RCA, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the best Madlib-produced LP since the highest peaks of the prime Stones Throw era, and Freddie Gibbs is on fire throughout! Each one does what he does best here and ups the ante. 'Lib is focused on crackling soul beats and hazy funk – masterfully utilizing vintage and contemporary sample sources from Donny Hathaway and Syl Johnson to Kaidi Tatham and The Heliocentrics – delivering the right kind of gritty headnodding vibe without compromising on his distinctive style. Freddie Gibbs is uncompromisingly raw and fiercely focused, varying the speed of his flow when the mood strikes, so what sounds like it might be an uncommonly inspired freestyle one second rolls into the most dexterous lyricism for the next couple minutes. Seriously strong stuff, with just a few guest appearances by Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson.Paak, Yasiin Bey & Black Thought. Titles include "Half Manne Half Cocaine", "Cataracts", "Gat Damn", "Education", "Crime Pays", "Palmolive", "Guannis", "Soul Right" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bandana ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ FrightnrsNothing More To Say (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us right back to late 60s Kingston, but with some of the sharper funky currents we've come to expect from the label! And while The Frightnrs may pitch themselves as an old school reggae act, they're also one that have a heavy dose of soul – almost a late night New Jersey current to their music at times – as if the All Platinum/Stang label put out their own version of Jamaican soul. The approach is great, and very unique – and titles include "Hey Brother", "Gotta Find A Way", "What Have I Done", "Nothing More To Say", "All My Tears", "Purple", "Dispute", and "Till Then". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Al GreenAl Green's Greatest Hits (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 15.99
What can we say? Most of the biggest hits, and many of the very best tracks cut in the prime of Al Green's career – which is to say some of the very best Memphis soul ever recorded! 10 essential tracks in all, and it's just one of these Greatest Hits packages of pure, inarguable perfection – with "Call Me", "Let's Stay Together", "Tired Of Being Alone", "I'm Still In Love With You", "Here I Am (Come & Take Me)", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", "I Can't Get Next To You", "You Ought To Be With Me", "Look What You Done For Me" and "Let's Get Married". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Al GreenHi Records Singles Box Set (26 X 7 inch box set – with book & 45 adapter) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1970s. New Copy 26 x 7 inch set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary run of classic southern soul singles by Al Green for Hi Records – in a beautiful box set! It's as beautfully and respectfully put together as can be, full of beautiful represses so many essential songs on 7 inch singles – 26 classic style large hole 45s, with a 45 adapter if you don't already own one – plus a 56-page hardcover book with essays by Rob Gordon, Bob Mehr and Geoffery Himes. It all comes a linen & foil box with so many legendary recordings, including "Let's Stay Together", "I Can't Get Next To You", "Look What You've Done For Me", "One Woman", "Driving Wheel", "Get Back Baby", "Call Me", "Here I Am" and tons more. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Remastered from the original tapes!)

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✨✧ Al GreenI'm Still In Love With You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm wonderfulness from the great Al Green – a record that may have a pale-looking cover, but a set that's one of Green's most deeply soulful albums ever! There's a grace and a glow to the set right from the very first note – that really unique presentation and performance that makes these early 70s Green albums such enduring treasures – and so unlike anything else that's ever come since, no matter how many folks were influenced by Al's sound! The production is perfect – with Al helping Willie Mitchell at the helm, as they balance together the richness of the instrumentation with core elements in the rhythms – on titles that include Al's stone classic "Love & Happiness", plus "I'm Still In Love With You", "I'm Glad You're Mine", "What A Wonderful Thing Love Is", "Look What You Done For Me", and his great remake of Kris Kristofferson's "For The Good Times" – a country/soul classic if there ever was one! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I'm Still In Love With You ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Al GreenLet's Stay Together (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 15.99
A damn great bit of work from the legendary Al Green – maybe one of his best records ever – and in fact, maybe one of greatest soul albums of all time! The set's got a style that's really genre-defining – not the previous southern soul of a few years before, but also not the modes that were happening up north either. Instead, Al lays things out with this stunningly mature style – sexy, but never overdone – confident, but never in a swaggering way – with a really special flow that comes from the great Willie Mitchell's talents in the studio, but an edge that's Green at his secular best. The album's got a lasting appeal that's made it a favorite for generations – both a key introduction to soul, but also a treasured favorite for longtime collectors – and never every track's a gem – from the classic "Let's Stay Together", through a set list that includes "I've Never Found A Girl", "La La For You", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", "So You're Leaving", and "What Is This Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let's Stay Together ... LP 8.99

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Barbara GryfeWhat The World Needs Now (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBC/Majik Bus (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 25.99
Sweet jazzy pop from Barbara Gryfe – a singer who not only works here on a rare album for the Canadian Broadcasting System, but who also sings a bit in Hebrew too! The production and presentation have a sweet late 60s style – a bit influenced by the Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach material on Scepter, but maybe also with some inspiration from some of the sunnier singers on the LA scene – slight soul currents in the backing, but a very blue-eyed style from Barbara overall. Titles include "People", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Who Am I", "One Child", "Colours Of The Rainbow", "What The World Needs Now", and "If I Were A Rich Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HammondGears (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up with the mighty Larry Mizell, the genius arranger/producer who'd breathed new life into the careers of Donald Byrd and Bobbi Humphrey. Mizell works with Hammond in the same way he does with other jazz artists – by taking a groove that works best with their solo style, and slowly layering other instrumentation and effects on top of it, so that when the solo kicks in, it's supported on waves and waves of funky sounds and soulful grooves. Mizell and his brother Fonce both play keyboards on the record, and the rest of the group includes monster fusion players like Harvey Mason, Roger Glenn, Hadley Caliman, and Jerry Peters. The real treat is Johnny, though – as his solos are heavenly, the best of his 70s work, stripped mean and lean, laid in at just the right points. Includes the breakbeat classic "Shifting Gears", the house classic "Los Conquistadores Chocolates", and funky numbers "Fantasy" and "Tell Me What To Do". This stunning version adds in some killer bonus tracks – 6 never-heard cuts from the Milestone vaults, including "Song For My Family", "Funky Native", "Detroit Rainbow", "Can't We Smile (alt)", and slow and fast versions of "A Child's Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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HeavySons ... LP
BMG, 2019. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
A fierce full-on blend of rock and soul from The Heavy – not to be confused with Heavy, the more soul-based combo from a decade back! These guys are determined to cross over big, with a sound that really fits their look on the cover – a tight, sometimes tuff, blend of guitar, bass, and drums – often topped by a bit of horns to underscore some of the more soulful elements in the music. Titles include "The Thief", "Better As One", "Put The Hurt On Me", "Simple Things", "Fighting For The Same Thing", "A Whole Lot Of Love", "What Don't Kill You", and "Burn Bright". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sons ... CD 12.99

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HprizmMagnetic Memory ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 17.99
A nice solo spotlight for Hprizm, formerly known as High Priest of legendary leftfield rap crew Anti-Pop Consortium – on a pretty sharp set that deftly blends timeless rhyme-centric hip hop, creative use of samples and a little it of the cosmic synth atmosphere that helped Antipop stand so strongly outside the box in their prime. Hprizm really focuses on the solo rhymes here, rooted in hip hop tradition on that front. A win for a veteran! Includes "Keep Pushing", "Infusion", "Resuscitate", "Waking Them Up", "G11 Forever", "Break The Body Down", "Up From The Flames", "F08 Soul", "What's Worth What", "And Bet", "After The Storm", "Electric Ladyland" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ InternetHive Mind (with bonus download) ... LP
Columbia, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Stunning soul from The Internet – a group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – to the point where we fell in love with this set after hearing just the first few notes! The sound is wonderful – warm, but funky – bottom-heavy, but soaring to the skies with this righteous energy too – completely empowered vocals delivered perfectly by the fantastic Syd – all couched in backings that have conventional elements, but gelled together in this way that's very individual – maybe spaced out a bit around the edges, but never in any sort of sloppy spacey way at all. The whole thing packs a hell of a punch – as you'll discover on tunes that include "Hold On", "Come Together", "Roll (Burbank Funk)", "Bravo", "Stay The Night", "Next Time/Humble Pie", "It Gets Better With Time", "Look What U Started", "La Di Da", and "Come Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Janet JacksonJanet ... LP
Virgin, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Janet's massive follow up to Rhythm Nation 1814 and it's a triumph, too – delivering on all the strengths of other peak era efforts and slyly working in some stylistic detours along the way – asserting herself here as strongly as ever! Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis once again show why they're among the most heralded pop soul producers of the era, from beats driven dancefloor jams to sexy club soul to tender ballads, but make no mistakes, this is Janet's show – this one's official title is Janet, period after all – with badass spoken interludes, vocals that soar in range of styles and an all around assertive vibe that's strong to this day. Includes "That's The Way Love Goes", "You Want This", "If", "This Time", "Throb", "What'll I Do", "Funky Big Band", "Where Are You Now", "Any Time, Any Place", "Because Of Love", "Again" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the hidden bonus track "Whoops Now" for the first time on vinyl!)

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Milton James & The Creators/KenardMy Lonely Feeling/What Did You Gain By That ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Stone funky soul from Milton James & The Creators – a tune that's got this vamping, stomping vibe that feels like it was laid down by The Ramsey Lewis trio of the mid 60s – topped with great interplay between Milt and the group! The flipside features "What Did You Gain By That" – a tune by the even more obscure Kenard, and one that has this fast funky groove that's pre-disco, with some strong deep soul touches on the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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September Jones/Pied Piper PlayersChink A Chank Baby/That's What Love Is ... 7-inch
Kent/Pied Piper (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare tracks from Detroit's Pied Piper Productions! "Chink A Chank Baby" has soaring horns that match the upbeat grooves – and the vocals by September Jones really take off too – all with this Northern Soul mode that's very different than you might expect from the clunky title! Jack Ashford and the Pied Piper Players serve up a soaring Northern instrumental – tight Detroit rhythms, and a romping set of vibes that lays out the melody in a great way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ KainaNext To The Sun (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sooper, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A soaring effort from Kaina – one we're sure to remember as a major creative statement from a versatile singer and as a vital snapshot of a burgeoning era in Chicago's indie soul scene! Kaina's triumph here is the way she sets up a dreamy mood that holds throughout the album – wherein her layered vocals carry it along as if on a wave – then takes it to an even deeper level thanks to her soulful lyricism. She's got a good creative partner in Sen Morimoto, whose roots in genre defiant jazzy hip hop production are used to such hypnotic effect behind Kaina's beautiful voice. Next To The Sun coming out so soon after similarly fresh and inspired material from fellow Chi voices like Jamila Woods, it feels like the dawn of an era! Includes "House", "Ghost", "Next To The Sun", "What's A Girl", "Waiting On A Day", "Joei's Secret", "Could Be A Curse" feat Sen Morimoto", "So Small/So Vast" and "Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pink vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Next To The Sun ... CD 12.99

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Kassa OverallGo Get Ice Cream & Listen To Jazz ... LP
Kassa Overall, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A really compelling little record from Kassa Overall – one that's definitely got some of the jazz promised by the title, especially in the form of keyboards – but a record that's also brimming over with energy on so many different fronts – with all these bits of hip hop, soul, and unusual rhythms percolating in the mix throughout! Kassa provides both vocals and drums – the latter of which are especially amazing, and often frenetic and jagged next to straighter, warmer keyboard lines – creating a cool contrast that makes the lyrical setting one of the most unique we've heard in years. The great Carmen Lundy makes an appearance on one track, and other guests include Roy Hargrove, Arto Lindsay, and Theo Croker – on titles that include "Do You", "The Sky Diver", "La Casa Azul", "Mark Sampson", "Prison & Pharmaceuticals", "Who's On The Playlist", "What's New With You", and "When Will They Learn (rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kendrick Lamar & OthersBlack Panther (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Interscope, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A modern classic hip hop soundtrack to Black Panther that should make T'Challa proud! It was pretty clear early on that Black Panther might be one of the greatest modern super hero movies – and an important one for the political and cultural climate of the late teens – so the pressure was on to deliver a relevant soundtrack. What's stunning is how creatively uncompromising it is, with sharp, lyrically pointed tracks by Kendrick Lamar – and with no watering things down to PG-13 on this unedited version – plus tracks by Schoolboy Q, Vince Staples, The Weeknd, Ab-Soul and more. Kendrick headlines or guests on several tracks including the title track, "All The Stars" with SZA, "King's Dead" with Jay-Rock, Future & James Blake, "Big Shot" with Travis Scott and "Pray For Me" with Weeknd. Other tracks include "Opps" by Vince Staples, "I Am" with Jorja Smith, "X" by Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Saudi and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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King HannibalTruth ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About November 15, 2019
Mad funky soul from King Hannibal – a down and dirty singer from the Atlanta scene of the 70s! The notes on the back say "He's black, he's proud, he's arrogant – the combination is powerful" – and we've gotta say that we agree with that assessment, because King really grabs his groove from the very first note on the set! Backings are hard and funky – lots of fuzzy guitar work from Herman Hitson and Lee Moses – and the tunes come across with a gritty mode that sometimes rolls into mellower southern soul styles, but still never lose their edge. Bits of politics creep into the lyrics nicely, but never get in the way of the groove – and tracks include a long version of Hannibal's classic "Hymn No 5", plus "Party Life", "I Got That Will", "The Truth Shall Make You Free", "Wake Up", "Black Girl", and "It's What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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King HannibalTruth (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About November 15, 2019
Mad funky soul from King Hannibal – a down and dirty singer from the Atlanta scene of the 70s! The notes on the back say "He's black, he's proud, he's arrogant – the combination is powerful" – and we've gotta say that we agree with that assessment, because King really grabs his groove from the very first note on the set! Backings are hard and funky – lots of fuzzy guitar work from Herman Hitson and Lee Moses – and the tunes come across with a gritty mode that sometimes rolls into mellower southern soul styles, but still never lose their edge. Bits of politics creep into the lyrics nicely, but never get in the way of the groove – and tracks include a long version of Hannibal's classic "Hymn No 5", plus "Party Life", "I Got That Will", "The Truth Shall Make You Free", "Wake Up", "Black Girl", and "It's What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl limited to just 200 copies!)

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✨✧ Little AnnDetroit's Secret Soul ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s – a full set of work by vocalist Little Ann, issued here for the first time ever! You might recognize Ann's name from her appearance on a few of the Ace/Kent Records issues of material by Detroit producer Dave Hamilton over the years – and the work here all comes from those classic collaborations with Hamilton – trapped on tape for many years, always contemplated as a possible Little Ann album – but only issued in full all these many years later! The groove here is as offbeat as some of Dave's other great work – not nearly as tight, or uptight, as Motown music – and instead, done with a sly undercurrent of darkness on most numbers, even the mellower ones – almost that earliest mix of Detroit styles that you get on pre-fame singles from Westbound Records artists. Ann's vocals are nice and lean, and slide right into the mix with ease – heartfelt enough to grab us right away, yet without any obvious cliches as well. Titles include "What Should I Do", "Deep Shadows", "Possession", "Who Are You Trying To Fool", "Sweep It Out In The Shed", "The Smile On Your Face", and "I Got To Have You". Note that the record was mostly issued in a different form by Timmion Records – as the record Deep Shadows – save for the mixes of "What Should I Do" and "I Got To Have You" – both of which are unissued mixes that appear here for the first time. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mad ZachOut Of Body EP (splatter colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 17.98
Densely atmospheric and hypnotically beat-driven grooves from Mad Zach on Alpha Pup! There's a bit more of intense electronic vibe here than the some of the more abstract jazzy soul soundscapes of a lot what we've heard on the label to date, which is gratifying honestly – and is compelling as can be and with a human soul behind it, nothing too clinical or sterile in the way a lot of modern day techno can come off as. Solid stuff! Includes "Dark Street", "Drawing Blood", "Shadow Figure and "Trunk Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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✨✧ Tim MaiaWorld Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – and the grooves are often mixed together in a sound that's nice and fuzzy around the edges, with some slight psychedelic elements that makes the cuts a perfect fit for this Luaka Bop series! Yet Tim Maia's hardly a guy who can easily fit into any easy slot or series – because as you'll hear on this set, he's got a vibe that's all his own – a really wonderful approach that's different even from some of his hippest contemporaries in Brazil – and which has gone onto have influence on countless other generations of singers and musicians – including his nephew Ed Motta. The package is great – a real visual tribute to the sounds within – and titles include "Que Beleza", "Ela Partiu", "Do Leme Ao Pontal", "Brother Father Mother Sister", "Quer Queira Quer Nao Queira", "Let's Have A Ball Tonight", "I Don't Care", "The Dance Is Over", "Rational Culture", "You Don't Know What I Know", and "Nobody Can Live Forever". LP, Vinyl record album

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MaxaynMaxayn ... LP
Capricorn/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
The debut album from Maxayn – a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups like The Bar-Kays and Black Nasty, and the way they could blend rock influences with funk and soul! No surprise, Maxayn's bandmates here include two members of Buddy Miles' group – who really help keep things deep – providing a massive foundation for the lady's incredible vocals. Titles include covers of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter" – plus the original tunes "Trying For Days", "Jam For Jack", "Song", and "Doing Nothing Nothing Doing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Maxayn ... LP 29.99

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Curtis MayfieldKeep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4LP box set) ... LP
Curtom/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 4LPs ... $62.99 69.98
A massive package of greatness – the first four solo albums from Chicago soul genius Curtis Mayfield! First up is Curtis – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal masterpiece – to the career of Curtis what the early solo albums of Issac Hayes were to his own genius – a bold, unfettered statement of pride and power – of the sort that would both make Mayfield and the Curtom Records label forces to be reckoned with in the 70s. Every cut is a classic – and titles include "Move On Up", "If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", "Wild & Free", "Give It Up", "The Makings Of You", "The Other Side Of Town", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue". Roots is one of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a singer, composer, and producer – but he's also got some excellent Chicago soul help from arrangers Riley Hampton and Johnny Pate – both key talents on the 60s Windy City scene, still able to come up with a deeply soulful groove here – and both able to blend together strings and funk in the way that Curtis was going for at the time. Titles include the massive "We Got to Have Peace" – a tune that never gets old – plus "Underground", "Keep On Keepin On", "Now You're Gone", "Get Down", "Love To Keep You In Mind", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine". Back To The World is pure genius from Curtis Mayfield – and a record that's got all the righteousness and political power you might guess from the cover! The album burns with a sense of empowerment that's every bit the best strength of Curtom in the 70s – a sublime blend of heavy soul, funky undercurrents, and far-reaching arrangements that still always manage to groove! And Curtis' vocals are great too – echoing out with a newfound presence that far surpasses the raspy quality of his early work with The Impressions. Arrangements are by Rich Tufo, production is by Mayfield, and titles include "Future Song" (aka "Future Shock"), "Keep on Trippin", "Can't Say Nothin", "Back To The The World", and "Right On For The Darkness". Sweet Exorcist is a wonderfully wicked album from Curtis Mayfield – one that's not nearly as famous as his Superfly set, but which is every bit as great! The groove here is lean, mean, and totally righteous – a bit more stripped-down than some of the rumbling funk of other Curtom efforts, and served up with a fluid groove that makes the album a killer from start to finish! As with Superfly, there's a nice blend here between uptight funky tracks and some more laidback soul – showcasing both sides of the Curtis Mayfield sound of the 70s – the brash society-changing soul, and the mellower, more fragile voice that first came to prominence in The Impressions. Titles alone tell you the vibe of the record – and they include "Ain't Got Time", "To Be Invisible", "Kung Fu", "Suffer", "Power to the People", and "Make Me Believe In You". All albums newly remastered – in sleeves with the original artwork too! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Keep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4CD box set) ... CD 32.99

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✨✧ Lloyd McNeilTreasures (with bonus download) ... LP
Baobab/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A gem of a record from flute player Lloyd McNeil – an artist who flourished strongly during the spiritual jazz scene of the 70s, but who also seemed to always have his own sort of groove as well! Lloyd blows with the complexity and far-reaching sounds of contemporaries in the loft jazz scene, but he also opens up with more of a modal groove on most of these tracks too – a great pulse from a hip rhythm section that features Dom Salvador on piano, Cecil McBee on drums, Brian Brake on drums – and both Portinho and Ray Armando on percussion – players who add sensitive, subtle elements to the music to really resonate with the flute! Lloyd's sound is wonderful throughout – sometimes with the soulful focus of Roland Kirk, sometimes more open and cosmic, ala Prince Lasha – all depending on the special rhythms of the tunes. Titles include "Griot", "Salvation Army", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "As A Matter Of Fact". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Treasures ... CD 18.99

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XL Middleton2 Minutes Till Midnight ... LP
MoFunk, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Modern funk heavy XL Middleton doing his masterful thing here – taking 80s electro era funk deep into the post millennium with a timeless feel! He's mixing styles here really well without losing sight of the signatures sound – funky bass grooves, spacey keys and drum programming – bringing in some timely hip hop and soul lyricism courtesy of a solid guest list, and seamlessly going from bouncing G Funk, to hip hop soul and back. Includes "PTL" with Zackey Force Funk", "Where We About To Talk It (Salvation)", "I Don't Wanna Wait", "What She Sounds Like" feat I Ced, "Love When It Comes Down To It" feat Z-Man & Moniquea, "Gentched Up", "Think U Slick" feat Kokane & Rev, "Trippin'" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MoonchildLittle Ghosts ... LP
E One, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've been loving Moonchild over their past few records, but this set may well be their greatest moment so far – a really well-conceived set of 21st Century soul – put together with a style that's lean, but a sound that's rich and vibrant all the way through! The group are just a trio, with great lead vocals from Amber Navran – and although most tracks feature beats and keyboards, they've evolved the approach strongly past more familiar modes used a decade or two back in the neosoul underground – to a point where the style is completely fresh, and very well-suited to the vocals! Titles include "Wise Women", "The Other Side", "Get To Know It", "Nova", "Whistling", "Come Over", "What You're Doing", "Sweet Love", and "The Other Side". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee MosesHow Much Longer Must I Wait – Singles & Rarities 1965 to 1972 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Future Days/Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
Fantastic work from Lee Moses – an underground funky soul singer who never saw great fame in the 70s, but who's hit legendary status in recent years – thanks to collectors and DJs around the world! Lee is best known for his album Time & Place, but he also cut a number of other excellent singles before and after that famous set – most of which are collected here, along with a few unissued tracks – all making the whole album a fantastic second chapter in the too-short Moses career in music! Much of this work has a very gritty vibe – southern soul, handled with funkier currents – often with production that's nice and raw around the edges, which makes these tracks feel way deeper and dirtier than anything that might have come from Memphis or Muscle Shoals. The set's a bit short on notes, so we're not sure of the details of all cuts – but we can say that the singles were originally issued on the Dynamo, Gates, Front Page, Musicor, and Lee John labels – with titles that include "Bad Girl (parts 1 & 2)", "You Are Too Much For The Human Heart", "I'm Sad About It", "How Much Longer", "My Adorable One", "Diana", "Day Tripper", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I'm Sad About It", "If Loving You Is A Crime", "She's A Bad Girl", "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "What Do You Do", and "I Can't Take No Chances". LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available How Much Longer Must I Wait – Singles & Rarities 1965 to 1972 ... CD 13.99

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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge's full length debut as a duo – and the most triumphant Stones Throw record in years! To this (still early) point in young .Paak's career, his voice has already proved to be a prime vessel for natural grit and mood, if not gamechanger songwriting, best paired with crackling, funk-steeped hip hop soul production. That's the case whether he's producing himself, working with a giant like Dr. Dre, or paired as he is here with Knxledge. Knx's production is a perfect backdrop – beats out front in the mix, classic Cali sample funk and soul framing the vocals – with a lingering haze holding it all together amazingly well! Intentional or not, Yes Lawd channels earlier Stones Throw classic LPs like Jaylib and Madvillain in the way it pairs distinctive contemporary talents for a joint duo effort, and after .Paak's solo shot Malibu, it's his second potential classic in a single year! Includes "Livvin", "Wngs", "What More Can I Say", "Kutless", "Lyk Dis", "Can't Stop", "Get Bigger", "Scared Money", "Suede", "Starlite", "Sidepiece", "Jodi", "Link Up", "Another Time", "Fkku" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Alan Parker/Mike MoranSound Of Soul – Themes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Themes/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The instrumental version of the classic Sound Of Soul record from UK sound library genius Alan Parker – a record that was also served up with great vocals on another version from Madeline Bell! This set lets you hear all the wonderful grooves that Parker came up with for the series – tunes that are funky, soulful, and filled with loads of great 70s touches on keyboards, guitar, and bass – all in the best warm soundtrack modes of the time! Yet because the tunes were also originally created for vocals, there's a deeper current of soul, and even stronger structure overall – on titles that include "Love Doctor", "Move & Shake Your Body", "Soul Slap", "Crumpet", "That's What Friends Are For", "Flying High", "You're A Winner", "Mr Smooth Man", and "Love Is All". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Elektra/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and a bonafide hip hop classic if there ever was one – one of the best ever! Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz & funk beatcraft pretty much set the bar to a level that's been impossible to top ever sense. On top of being a front-to-back perfect album, Mecca & The Soul Brother has one of the great singles of the era, in "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)". What more can be said, really? An absolute essential! Tracks include "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)", "Return Of The Mecca", "Straighten It Out", "Soul Brother #1", "Lots Of Lovin", "Skinz" featuring Grand Puba, "The Basement" featuring Heavy D, Robo-O, Grap & Dida, "Anger In The Nation", "If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right", "Can't Front On Me", "It's Like That", "On And On", "Wig Out", "Ghettos Of The Mind", and "Act Like You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP clear vinyl.)
Also available Mecca & The Soul Brother ... CD 6.99

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment when Chicago soul was cusping at the end of the 60s – hitting more progressive themes, and really exploding with power – which is definitely what Ben and the group do here, thanks to sharp, soulful backings – and lots of backup vocals that almost put Piriani's lead in the company of groups like The Artistics or Lost Generation. Unlike other singers who try to go back, but usually just go for the easy marks, Ben's really got his sound just right here – and is one of the best blue-eyed soul singers we've heard in years. Titles include "How Do I Talk To My Brother", "Light Of My Life", "Try Love", "Not One More Tear", "Can't Get Out Your Own Way", "You Brought The Rain", and "Dreamin's For Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD 11.99

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Judy Pollak Featuring 33 1/3In Togetherness ... LP
Chatsford/Athens Of The North (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An underground mellow soul gem from the 70s – recorded on the Detroit scene with lead vocals by Judy Pollak, and backings by a very hip soul trio! 33 1/3 are way more than just an instrumental group – as they also harmonize behind Judy a fair bit – really elevating the soul quotient of the record, and almost making us wonder what they'd sound like on their own! Pollak is a pretty compelling singer, though – and has this light, airy style that's a bit like Asha Pulthi, but maybe without the many-octave range – which makes for a very unique contrast in the way she's paired with the group. Titles include "You're Mine", "Mr DJ", "Fascinating", "Billy's Coming Back", "Still In Love", "Come With Me", and "More Than Words". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In Togetherness (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Louie RamirezAli Baba ... LP
Fania, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in about a month!" – then rolls into a massively grooving tune entitled "Ungawa". This blend of Middle Eastern, African, and Latin themes in such short space – however goofball – really gets at the expansive feel of the set, as Louie's stepping way past the simple format of his earlier years, into the tripped-out styles that the Latin kids were digging in the late 60s. The album's even got a secret message hidden by backward masking – but even the forward bits are great, especially the tunes that cook with English lyrics by Bobby Marin! Titles include "I Dig Rhythm", "Ungawa", "Ali Baba", "Cookin' with Ali", "Yambu", "It's Not What You Say", and "Cachita". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Raw Soul ExpressBest Kept Secret (180 gram pressing) ... LP
IMG, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as it's been a well-kept secret for decades, since most of us have only heard the self-titled album by Raw Soul Express from the 70s! Turns out, these southern funk giants also had a whole other record in the can – finally getting a long-overdue release, and every bit as great as their debut classic – a masterpiece of jazzy funk that puts most of its contemporaries to shame, and which should have gotten RSE the same sort of place in the pantheon as 70s jazz funk heavyweights like Roy Ayers or Wayne Henderson! The groove is great – tight, but never too slick – almost like the best Fantasy Records funk productions of the late 70s – with lots or riffing guitar, warm horns, and a sharp edge throughout. Titles include "Let Go", "Will You Be There", "Get On Up & Get Freaky", "Do You Know What You Feel", "We're Gonna Be Together", and "I'd Like To Take A Shot" – plus an alternate of their classic "The Way We Live". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rikki AaronSay What's On Your Mind ... LP
Cordial (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Rare tracks from Rikki Aaron – a Connecticut soul singer who's few singles on the market are already pretty darn rare! Rikki worked in the early 80s, but has a style that's often more like sweet soul from the decade before – at least on the ballads, which have this really heartbreaking quality that comes partly from his slightly-fragile vocals, and partly from the instrumentation – which can have some nice slow funk currents. Speaking of funk, there's also some more upbeat numbers that echo with warmly jazzy elements, but without ever sounding slick – and on many numbers, Rikki's vocals get support from Stanly Odonnell, who's his frequent partner in recording. The set features alternate mixes of his rare single cuts "For The Love Of Music" and "Say What's On Your Mind" – plus titles that include "Save The World (part 1)", "Think Fast", "Brighter Day", "The Dream", "I'm A Young Man", "Gigi", "Hey Girl", and "Will You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey qualities that go deep and dark, but with more of a soul-based style than some of the psych-influence work from Zimbabwe and other scenes of the time! Spare electronic bits come into play with the keyboards, guitar, drums, and bass – but at a level that's never overdone – just enough to keep things slightly offbeat and unsettling, while Rob himself grooves away in the lead! It's almost impossible to describe in words what makes this set so unique – but one drop of the needle will have you hooked for life – thanks to cuts that include "Funky Rob Way", "Forgive Us All", "Boogie On", "Just One More Time", "More", and "Your Kiss Stole Me Away". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD 5.99

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RocketsRockets ... LP
Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
Fuzzed out late 60s LA rock from the Rockets – a mix of loose and lumbering guitar rock with some heavily buzzing chords which no doubt seemed like something worth exploring to Neil Young – who recruited most of the band into what would become Crazy Horse! The elements of Crazy Horse can be found here in fits in starts, particularly in the ragged guitar groove, but The Rockets were a pretty adventurous group – with odd leftfield elements including electric violin, and songs that range from blues & soul influenced stuff, and more freewheeling post folk rock sounds. Titles include "Hole In My Pocket", "Won't You Say You Will", "Mr Chips", "It's A Mistake", "Let Me Go", "Try My Patience", "I Won't Always Be Around", "Pills Blues", "Stretch Your Skin" and "Eraser". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gloria ScottWhat Am I Gonna Do ... LP
Casablanca, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the greatest soul records of all time – and an album that we'd never part with! Gloria Scott only ever recorded this one full LP – but that's more than enough, as the whole thing's a masterpiece – produced by Barry White with the best of his 70s approach, and featuring songs written by lesser-known White protege, Tom Brock! Nearly every single cut's a classic – a mixture of deep soul, mellow soul, and slight traces of funk – all gliding effortlessly together with White's stone cold production, and Gloria's instantly captivating vocals. Titles include Me, Love Me, Love Me, or Leave Me, Leave Me, Leave Me", "I Think Of You", "That's What You Say", and "Too Much Lovemakin" – and the whole thing's great! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz – all at a level that's light years ahead of anything any singer would have attempted a few years before – and which went onto have a huge influence for years to come. If you only know Gil from his protest work, there's a lot more here to discover – the bittersweet blend of pain and power that's always made him so fantastic. And yes, the record does include the groundbreaking "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" – but what we treasure even more is all the more personal numbers – including "Lady Day & John Coltrane", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", "The Needle's Eye", "I Think I'll Call It Morning", "Save The Children", and "Pieces Of A Man". Brilliant all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album

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Horace Silver QuintetDoin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... On November 8, 2019
One of the few live recordings ever done by Horace Silver during his Blue Note years – a real surprise, considering what a crowd pleaser he was at the time! The set catches Horace working with that great quintet that graced most of his best early Blue Notes – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and the always-amazing Roy Brooks on drums. The groove is tight tight tight, and the live set crackles with the same sort of energy as the live sessions by the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note – rolling soul jazz, but with a bit of a lyrical touch to flesh things out. Because of the live setting, tracks are a bit longer than the usual Silver session – which makes for freer soloing, and a bit of a rougher edge that keeps things lively throughout. Titles include "The Gringo", "Filthy McNasty", and "Doin' The Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Doin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) ... CD 7.99

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Sisters LoveWith Love ... LP
MoWest/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
The incredible lost album from the group Sisters Love – material slated for release in the early 70s, but never saw the light of day, save for a handful of singles – a mix of rootsier southern soul and impeccable west coast funk styles, finally brought to light and with bonus tracks, to boot! Sisters Love came to Motown/MoWest at a transitional time for the label(s), who sent the group on tour, released a rare few singles in the US & UK, but didn't get the group over into the public consciousness the way it deserved. Great songs that were written, produced & arranged by the cream of the crop of soulful talents – Willie Hutch, Hal Davis, Gene Page, Gloria Jones & Pamela Sawyer – but this is the Sisters Love show, and they shine brilliantly! Titles include the amazing "Fast Mack" (purportedly submitted for the soundtrack to The Mack – and it's funky enough!), "Communication", "Mr Fix-It Man", "Just A Little Understanding", "I'm Learning To Trust My Man", "Do What You Gotta Do","You've Got To Make Your Choice", "Sweet Inspiration", "Give Me Your Love" and "Turn On Your Love Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlton Jumel Smith1634 Lexington Avenue ... LP
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
The long-overdue debut of Carlton Jumel Smith – a soul singer with roots at the Harlem address listed in the title, and who's slowly been working his way around the globe in recent years! Those global travels are key to the success of this set – as Smith works very tightly in Finland's Timmion studios with Cold Diamond & Mink – who bring to his music what the Dap-Tones or El Michels have brought to other singers in the deep funk spectrum! Yet the sound here is definitely different than those efforts, too – as Smith is a soul stylist with a nicely open range – able to hit some late 60s sweet soul moments at times, then going for deeper, more righteous sounds at others – all of which really fit the instrumental range of CD&M, who get a bit of help on horn arrangements from Jukka Eskola, in addition to their usual tight sound at the core. Titles include "Love Our Love Affair", "I'd Better", "You Gonna Need Me", "Help Me", "Woman You Made Me", "We're All We Got", and "I Can't Love You Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1634 Lexington Avenue ... CD 13.99

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Space LadyOn The Street Of Dreams ... LP
Mississippi, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Surprisingly beautiful sounds from Space Lady – a long-running street performer from the San Francisco scene – one who's almost to that city what Moondog was to New York in the 50s! Like Moondog, the Space Lady has this under-tapped genius – this spare, simple way of putting together a tune that's partly due to her lack of expanded lineup in the streets – but which also is her way of stripping things down, and reworking them at her own level. In this situation, many of the tunes are familiar rock or soul tracks from years back – re-conceived by the spacey lady with her airy vocals, light rhythms, and trippy work on keyboards – which makes for some mighty weird versions of "Be Thankful For What You Got", "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", "Across The Universe", "Radar Love", and "The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mavis StaplesLove Gone Bad ... LP
HDH/Everland (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Lost work from a really obscure period in the career of Mavis Staples – post-Stax, but before her big revival of later years – and a date that has her working with the Holland Dozier Holland time in a mighty nice mode! The classic Mavis vocals are very firmly in place, but the record's also got a warmer glow than usual – great arrangements from Jesse Saunders, who again comes to the record as a bit of a surprise – but really helps make a setting that's very fresh for the Staples sound, especially if you've heard as many records by Mavis as us! The style is great – almost like some of the coolest southern/modern soul blends of the period – and titles include "Love Gone Bad", "Show Me", "Falling In Love", "Beat Well Done", "See What You Started", and "Holding On To Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Foster SylversMisdemeanor/When I'm Near You ... 7-inch
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
What can we say? This is one of the greats! Foster Sylvers' "Misdemeanor" is one of the greatest-ever funky tunes from the 70s – made famous years back by a DOC sample, but loved way before that by anyone with a funky set of ears! The cut's got this incredibly strange groove – bass sneaking out a rhythm before the drums, both of them still close enough to make things very very funky – and Foster singing over the top in sweet falsetto soul! "When I'm Near You" is a bit sweeter, but has this fantastic snare part that's really wonderful – and a nicely jazzy touch of guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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SylversSylvers (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
TThe first album by The Sylvers – a soulful band made up of youngsters from the Los Angeles scene, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as a sweet blend of tenor and soprano harmonies, in a similar mode to the Five Stairsteps – but maybe with a deeper, grittier vibe overall! The record has a solid sound and a funky groove that gives you a hint at what stars the kids would grow up to be – as not only The Sylvers would go on to crack the charts big, but members Leon and Foster would do some pretty great soul work on their own. Jerry Peters did arrangements on the best cuts – with that slightly messed-up groove that he brought to his best 70s work. The record includes the great funky sample cut "Fool's Paradise", which has a great intro that steps along with a fierce bongo sample! Also includes some nice mellower soul material – like "Wish That I Could Talk to You", "I Know Myself", and "Chaos". All that, and Jerry Butler production too! LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU Release!)

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Gloria Ann TaylorLove Is A Hurtin Thing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Selector Sound/Luv N' Haight, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.98
A stunning set of soul – and an album that will win you over right from the very first offbeat note! Some mad guitars introduce Gloria Ann Taylor's title cover version of "Love Is A Hurtin Thing" – and the whole album follows suit with these really unusual funky elements – echoey piano that feels like it was lifted from Charles Stepney, a righteous fuzzy funk part that has a Tribe Records vibe, and even certain elements that remind us of old Italian soundtracks – but mixed with much deeper soul! And the best thing of all is that all these cuts are classics, not some retro remakes – instead these overlooked nuggets that remind us that just when we think we've heard all the great soul there is to hear, a record like this comes around to open our minds all over again. Gloria never had a full length album back in the day, but this set brings together most of her rare singles – a massive batch of tracks that includes "What I Want", "How Can You Say It", "Love Is A Hurtin Thing", "Deep Inside Of You", "World That's Not Real", "Music", "Had It All The Time", "Burning Eyes", and "What's Your World". LP, Vinyl record album

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Irma ThomasIn Between Tears (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Fungus/Trading Places (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An overlooked gem from Irma Thomas – and one of her deepest soul albums ever! The set was recorded with Swamp Dogg at the production helm, and he gives Irma this wonderfully rootsy feel throughout the record – the kind of vibe she definitely never got in the 60s, and a sound that seems to unlock even richer tones from her wonderful vocals! And although Swamp's in charge, the record's definitely Irma's own, too – as there's none of the usual Dogg-heavy cliches that might get in the way of the vocals, and instead Swamp is supremely respectful of everything Irma has to offer – and really helps her focus on her best strengths. The set was recorded at Capricorn Studios in Macon, with Duane Allman guitar on a few cuts – and titles include "She'll Never Be Your Wife", "What's So Wrong With You Loving Me", "Coming From Behind", "Turn My World Around", "These Four Walls", and "You're The Dog". LP features four bonus tracks – "Save A Little Bit For Me", "We Won't Be In Your Way Anymore", "That's How I Feel About You", and "I'd Do It All Over You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ValleGarra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Marcos Valle's most strangely beautiful albums – a set that really his him stepping off strongly from his bossa nova years – really moving into mindblowing music with a range of styles that's simply incredible! There's definitely a bit of bossa at the core, but the larger orchestrations are much more complex, and plenty darn groovy – bringing in some complicated jazz changes, a bit of soul, and even a touch of funk – making the first time that Valle ever worked in such a mode. The overall sound's nearly impossible to describe, but that's what makes the record so great – possibly the best place to start if you've ever wondered why Valle's gotten so much attention from the worldwide groove scene over the years! Titles include "Ao Amigo Tom", "O Cafona", "Minha Voz Vira Do Sol Da America", "Paz E Futebol", "Com Mais De 30", "Garra", "Wanda Vidal", and "Black is Beautiful". LP, Vinyl record album
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Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (180 gram pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a funk twist to it. Albert's vocals are definitely in the bluesy mode, but the backing is more in a Memphis soul style, with hints of Stax production styles in the mix, and lots of swirling organ underneath the vocals, in that Hi Records mode from the early 70s. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind", "Mischievous", "Feel The Need", "I Can't Stand It No More", "No Matter What The Cost Might Be", and "My Mother's Prayer". A pretty solid soul album all the way through – with a strong deep soul feel that's different than the usual Westbound/Eastbound bag! LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release!)

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Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler featuring Dames BrownOne ... LP
Sessions Sounds, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
The funky Will Sessions groove gets some great electric help from Amp Fiddler – and this time around, there's also chorus vocals from the soulful Dames Brown trio! Fiddler handles most of the lead lyrics, and also plays plenty of keyboards – as you'll know from his own work – while Will Sessions holds down the rest of the instrumentation in a flurry of tight drums, riffing guitar, and mighty nice horns – plus lots more Fender Rhodes and other keys from group leader Sam Beaubein! The Dames seem to make Amp Fiddler's vocals really sound even richer than usual – almost as if they're egging him on to become the kind of soul singer we always heard in his promise. Titles include "What It Is", "Belle Isle Drive", "Rendezvous", "Seven Mile", "Reconcile", "Who I Am", "Lost Without You", and "Reminiscin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Milton ZapataViva Zapata ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The only album ever recorded by the combo of Milton Zapata – an obscure late 60s group, with a great talent for a mix of styles – from Latin Soul, to Latin Jazz, and beyond! The album's got the raw energy of the best releases on the Speed label – a perfect Spanish Harlem sound that has Milton's young combo riffing hard on the best cuts. As usual, the real groovers are the more Latin Soul-oriented numbers – like the originals "Milton's Jala Jala" and "So Good", and the more descarga-grooving "Viva Zapata". Other tracks include "Sweet Soul Music", "What A Fool", and "Agua Sala". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic collection of funk from the 70s scene in Ivory Coast – music that's every bit as heavy on jazz-based solos as it is on the grooves – with some especially strong sax lines that really give the tunes a lot of soul! The music here is nice and raw, and often very stripped-down in terms of presentation and production – never too polished or commercial, nor purposely tripped-out – and instead the vein of Afro Funk that's fantastically put-together right from the start, and which has plenty of appeal to fans of American funk from the same time! Lots of these artists clearly borrow the same James Brown influence that Nigerian funk work had in the early 70s – but they also work with very interesting and unique sounds throughout – especially on the reeds and keyboards, which cascade with lots of fresh phrasings and frenetic energy. There are vocals on some cuts, but the instrumentation is always what keeps things strong – and titles include "Tumba Safari" by Afro Train, "Chicken" by De Frank Jr, "Tink Tank" by Afro Soul System, "Issa" by Les Nidrou, "Secret Populaire" by Sewa Jacintho, "Ayee Menko" by De Frank Jr, "Femme D'Ajourd'hui (part 2)" by Moussa Doumbia, "Assalam Aleikoum" by Francis Kingsley, "Dankasa" by De Frank Jr, and "Mariage" by Moussa Doumbia. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records (white vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Timmion/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Fantastic soul tracks from a label we've been loving right from the start – the long-running Timmion Records – a Finnish imprint with an amazing ear for vintage sounds and funky grooves! We know what you're thinking – Finland is a very unlikely source for great soul music – but the company's also worked with American artists right from the start, and has a deep deep appreciation for the classic modes of the vintage 45 underground – which is why this whole package feels like a stack of rare singles you might have found in the back of a New Jersey record store from the 70s! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo, and are in a mix of deep and sweet soul modes – all handled with superb instrumentation and production from Cold Diamond & Mink, who ensure that the whole thing has just the right vibe. Titles include "Tell Me That You Love Me" by Jonny Benavidez, "Lost Lost Lost" by Pratt & Moody, "Paint Me In A Corner" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Until You're Mine" by Wanda Felicia, "I'm Still A Man" by Willie West, "This Is What Love Looks Like" by Carlton Jumel Smith, "Bad Education" by Bardo Martinez, "Don't Believe You Like That" by Emilia Sisco, "This Love (part 1)" by Bobby Oroza, and "The Scorpio Walk" by Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators. LP, Vinyl record album
(Daptone Authorized Dealer exclusive pressing on opaque white vinyl – with download!)
Also available Bad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ VariousDaisy Age ... LP
Ace (UK), Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work from a real golden age in hip hop – a period that you'll probably guess from the image of the Native Tongues posse on the front – served up here in a compilation that brings together classics from De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, and many others! The set list is superb – and while most of the tracks are well-remembered gems, and not the kind of rare cuts we usually hear from Ace Records – taken together, they're a tremendous reminder of a time when hip hop really came alive – bursting with wit, wisdom, and a whole new sense of musical imagination! As usual with Ace, the liner notes and other details are great – making this way more than just a slap-dash mix of hits – and titles include "You're Not Coming Home (Mase's funkay recall mix)" by Groove Garden, "Age Ain't Nothin But A #" by Chi Ali, "Bonita Applebum" by Tribe Called Quest, "Sunshine Men" by Freestyle Fellowship, "Peachfuzz" by KMD, "K Sera Sera" by Justin Warfield, "It's A Shame" by Monie Love, "Doin Our Own Dang" by Jungle Brothers, "OPP" by Naughty By Nature, "Doowutchyalike" by Digital Underground, "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays" by De La Soul, "The Choice Is Yours" by Black Sheep, "All For One" by Brand Nubian, "My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style" by Dream Warriors, "Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children" by Queen Latifah with De La Soul, "Where I'm From" by Digable Planets, and "We Run Things (It's Like Dat)" by Da Bush Babees. LP features two bonus tracks – "Case Of The PTA" by Leaders Of The New School and "What's Up Doc (K-Cut's fat trac rmx)" by Fu Schnickens. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Daisy Age ... CD 12.99

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VariousFunky 16 Corners ... LP
Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
One of the best funky compilations ever! The folks at Stones Throw Records – home of some of the most funk-inspired hip hop of the past decade – have dug through the crates to come up with this incredible batch of 19 tunes, all well-researched, nicely remastered, and offered up here on a 100% legit basis! But even more than that, the selection of music is incredible – killer funky tunes of the sort that you'd shell out plenty for on 45, moving way past the standard loud funk mode, into a hip realm of jazz-tinged expression, complicated enough for today's beatheads, yet straightforward enough to keep the groove going! Titles include "Fish Head" by Slim & The Soulful Saints, "The Dump" by Soul Vibrations, "What About You" by Co Real Artists, "The Kick" by The Rhythm Machine, "Kashmere" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Tighten Up Tighter" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Beautiful Day" by Spider Harrison, "Southside Funk" by Soul Seven, "In The Rain" by The Wooden Glass with Billy Wooten, and "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHustle – Reggae Disco – Kingston London New York (expanded 3LP edition – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 34.98
A fantastic collection that looks at the relationship between American soul and reggae in a very unique way – not the early crossovers of soul and rocksteady in the 60s, but a big wave of disco-inspired sounds in the 70s! The set brings together some great Jamaican and British versions of American club tracks from the late 70s and early 80s, plus some soul cuts from earlier years – often done with rhythms that are slower and more bad-stepping, in a true reggae mode – but with songs and lyrics that are lifted right from bit hits by artists like Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and others! The mix of modes is wonderful – and maybe comes across even better than on some of the Afro disco records of the period – thanks to a great track selection, in the usual Soul Jazz standard. Titles include "I'm Every Woman" by Latisha, "In The Rain" by rRnest Ranglin, "Reggae Beat Goes On" by Family Choice, "Ring My Bell" by Blood Sisters, "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" by Derrick Laro & Trinity, "Do It Nice & Easy" by Chariot Riders, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" by Black Harmony, "Upside Down" by Carol Cool, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" by Sharon Forrester, "Rappers Delight" by Xanadu & Sweet Lady, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" by Risco Connection, "Am I The Same Girl" by Charmaine Burnette, and "Be Thankful For What You Got" by One Blood. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousLamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
An overdue look at the lost Lamp Records – a crucially important indie soul label on the Indy scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a company that was never as big as Chess or Motown, but did a similar job of documenting its city's musical scene! Indianapolis was always a very diverse city – and gave the world bigger funk and jazz luminaries like Wes Montgomery or Funk Inc – but like most cities of its size, Indy also sported a rich underground of great singers and bands who were really trying to make it big – all really great artists who were captured in deep detail by the Lamp Records label! Now Again/Stones Throw have given us a slight look at this scene in the past – most notably with their reissues of work by Ebony Rhythm Band – but this is the first really detailed dig into the label, with a huge amount of material that's only ever circulated on very rare original pressings. The work is a great mix of group soul, funky cuts, sweet harmony, and even a bit of gospel – and titles on this 2LP set include "Somebody Please" by The Vanguards, "You Made My Everything" by Words Of Wisdom Truth Revue, "Hum Bug" by Diplomatics, "I Didn't Know" by Funder Cooper, "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What, "Everybody Who Wants To Be Free" by Amnesty, "Can I Call You Baby" by The Pearls, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "High On The Hill" by Squidd, "Soul Heart Transplant" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "See The Lord" by Mighty Indiana Travelers, "Huh" by Tony Black & Revolution Compared To What, "I'm Only Human" by Embers, "It Swells My Desire" by The PHDs, and "More Than I Can Stand" by Moonlighters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000 – includes download with bonus tracks!)
Also available Lamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 (4CD set) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Survivors ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big collection of underground soul from the American scene of the late 60s – all brought together to show the sorts of grooves that kept on spinning strong all through the 70s, as part of the legendary All-Nighters scene at the UK's Wigan Casino! That bit of history aside, the music is more than great enough on its own – especially if you dig upbeat soul of the less-familiar variety – tracks that are rare, but put together with the same sort of top-shelf quality as the best of Motown or Atlantic Records at the time! Titles include "I Was Born To Love You" by Herbert Hunter, "Night Owl" by Bobby Paris, "What" by Judy Street, "I'm Comin Home In The Mornin" by Lou Pride, "Tear Stained Face" by Don Varner, "She'll Come Running Back" by Mel Britt, "Quick Change Artist" by The Soul Twins, "I Don't Like To Lose" by The Group featuring Cecil Washington, "If It's All The Same To You Babe" by Luther Ingram, "All Of My Life" by Detroit Soul, "Out Of My Mind" by Rain with Charity Brown, "It Hurts Me" by The Majestics, "Backfield In Motion" by Mel & Tim, and "Sidras Theme" by Ronnie & Robyn. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Rare soul groovers galore – including a few that appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! The "classiest" tag in the title might be a bit misleading – as these tunes are down and dirty Northern soul, not some toneyed-up work for the country club set – but they're all united by a strong approach to their work, and a sense of professionalism that really makes the tracks sparkle, even though most of them are quite obscure! In fact, a number of tunes on the set were only recently unearthed by the folks at Ace while going through tapes to prepare other reissues – collected here together as a rich representation of the untapped genius that lies in the vaults of many 60s soul labels. Titles include "Cut Loose" by Jeanette Jones, "Love Slave" by The Antellects, "Do It" by Pat Powdrill, "You Just Don't Know" by Ty Karim, "Losing Control" by Mary Saxton, "What Good Am I Without You" by Darrow Fletcher, "Strange Neighborhood" by The Imaginations, "I Only Cry Once A Day Now" by The Fidels, "Try My Love" by Troy Dodds, "Just Your Fool" by Eddie Whitehead, "A Man Of My Word" by Salt & Pepper, "Ain't No Telling" by Houston Outlaws, and "Tell Me Baby" by Karmello Brooks. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPraise Poems 6 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s (with bonus download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $12.99
Fantastic sounds from this always-great series – one that's always got an unassuming title, but which always turns us onto a great range of songs we've never heard before! As with previous volumes, the approach here is really unique – not really spiritual jazz, or righteous soul – but often somewhere in between – the kinds of cuts that maybe never fully got noticed at the time because they were so unique! There's a very deep vibe to the whole thing – music that lifts the spirit and heals the mind – but never in a way that's as hokey as that might sound. Instead, the set's full of work by artists who got great inspiration from the more righteous new trends of the late 60s, then really took the music in their own direction with these recordings. Titles include "Going Crazy" by Fusion, "For What It's Worth" by Cesar's Children, "Things I Could Be" by Monopoly, "Cherokee" by Verses, "For All The Good Times" by Rama Dyushambee, "White Bird" by Flood, "Melting The Ice" by Michael Kiser, "Sunshine You'll Love It" by Alan Burton, "Betcha Never Knew" by Federico Cervantes, "Freeom" by Daybreak, and "Feeling The Sunshine" by Waves. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousShaolin Soul Episode 4 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol Days (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
It's Wu-Tang's world, and we just live in it – as we're reminded again by this great series of older funky cuts sampled by the group! As with other volumes, most of these numbers emerged at some point or another in Wu-Tang and related productions – but this set presents the full original songs, unmixed – a pretty damn great blend of 70s funky soul on its own, even if you've never had an ear for hip hop! Artists are a great mix of soul stars and underground legends – and titles include "What The World Needs Now" by Carla Thomas, "I Get High" by Freda Payne, "Get Myself High" by The Dynamics, "That's All Right With Me" by Esther Phillips, "Intimate Friends" by Eddie Kendricks, "Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl" by The Ambassadors, "Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do" by Betty Wright, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "I'm Your Mechanical Man" by Jerry Butler, "Have Mercy On Me" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Here I Go Again" by Jean Plum, "Let's Do It Again" by Staple Singers, "Only One Can Win" by The Sylvers, "Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad" by Della Humphrey, "Dead" by Carolyn Sullivan, "Trouble" by Brenton Wood, "Float On (single edit)" by Floaters, "I Wish You Were Here" by Al Green, and "A Good Man Is Gone" by Monk Higgins & Alex Brown. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSlow Grind Fever Volume 10 – Still Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Slow grinders and lots lots more – a sweet set of raunchy little numbers from the years in which teen pop and rock and roll were taking over the mainstream – but still left lots of space for the creation of nasty little singles like these! As with previous volumes, the music is a mix of jazz, R&B, early soul, and more – some tracks by familiar names, others by obscure artists who may have only cut the single track you'll hear on this set! Titles include "The Girl That Radiates That Charm" by June Alexander, "I'm Asking Forgiveness" by CL & The Pictures, "Mr Johnny Q" by The Bobbettes, "What Have I Done" by Jimmy Rogers, "To Be Loved By You" by Marie Knight, "On My Way" by Eddie Lang, and "Taboo" by The Caribs. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStars Of Spring EP ... 7-inch
Ace/Spring (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99 14.99
Great tracks from the Spring Records label of the 70s – two of which appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! Spring was based in New York, but did a great job of bringing deeper soul singers into the big city groove – with a result that gave Spring both a strong ear for mellow groovers, and some key uptempo cuts in the pre-disco years! This package is small, but showcases four excellent Spring cuts from the mid 70s – "It's The Same Old Story" by Act 1, "Just What The Doctor Ordered" by Garland Green, "Close My Eyes" by Millie Jackson, and "Starvin (edit)" by Winfield Parker. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousStudio One Freedom Sounds – Studio One In The 60s ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Pure gold from the earliest years of the Studio One label – great tracks that really sum up the special sort of genius that the label helped allow! As you might guess from the "freedom sounds" in the title, the late 60s marked a new period of independent action in Jamaica – a strong sense of regional identity, and new pride in the local talent and its wellspring of new ideas – all coming forth in a huge wave of culture that was captured by Studio One and its various imprints! The approach here is not unlike all the small indie soul labels that were cropping up in the US at the same time – and as the notes display, most of these tracks were issued on 7" singles, with the kind of local punch and importance of rare soul 45s during the same decade up north. Some of these cuts are nicely rough around the edges – but in the best way possible – and titles include "Sunday Coming" by Alton Ellis, "Rain Or Shine" by Don Drummond, "Love Me Girl" by Leroy & Rocky, "Destiny" by Bob Marley & The Wailers, "Psychedelic Rock" by Ernest Ranglin, "Spread Satin" by Skatalites, "Hi Jack" by Jackie Mittoo, "Reggae In The Grass" by Roland Alphonso, "Contemplating Mind" by Barrington Spence, "Timo Oh" by Mr Foundation, "I Am What I Am" by Jackie Opel, and "I Am The Toughest" by Peter Tosh. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Freedom Sounds – Studio One In The 60s ... CD 12.99

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VariousThis Is Soul (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 21.98
A killer collection of deep soul from the Atlantic Records catalog – including a few tunes that they'd snatched from Stax in the early days of the label! The package here is one that was issued for overseas markets in the 60s – partly as a calling card for the new genius of Atlantic, and maybe also as a demonstration of the style of "soul" – which was a pretty new musical term at that point! Titles include "Land Of A Thousand Dances" by Wilson Pickett, "BABY" by Carla Thomas, "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley, "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)" by Otis Redding, "I Got Everything I Need" by Sam & Dave, "What Is Soul" by Ben E King, "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge, "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett, "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "Keep Looking" by Solomon Burke, "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You" by Aretha Franklin, and "Warm & Tender Love" by Percy Sledge. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousToo Slow To Disco Neo – En France (180 gram pressing) ... LP
How Do You Are (Germany), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest volumes in this always-great series – and one that's a bit different than the rest, and not just because the music is all in French! Previous editions all focused on older music from the glory days of AOR and smooth soul production – but the tracks here are all contemporary, and really show what a fantastic amount of great music has been coming out of the French scene in recent years – music that draws on more than enough 70s and 80s elements to be included in this series, but which also has this very fresh vibe that's completely wonderful – making the compilation the kind of spark that should ignite a whole new fire in your listening landscape. We'll be honest in saying that although we think we pay attention to contemporary French work, most of these tracks were new to us – which is wonderful, and really has us loving tunes that include "L'Amour Tout Nu" by Catastrophe, "J'Essaie" by Ricky Hollywood, "De La Vitesse A L'Ivresse" by Poom, "Feel Better Now" by Jean Tonique, "Aionois" by Bleu Toucan, "Instantane" by Paradis, "La Route De La Trace (Pieuvre rmx)" by Chassol, "Retiens Mon Desire" by Clea Vincent, and "Les Choses Qu'On Ne Peut Dire A Personne (DJ Supermarkt & Jack Tennis romantic slo-disco rmx)" by Bertrand Burgalat. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Too Slow To Disco Neo – En France ... CD 15.99
 
 
 



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