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✨✧ Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Uno Melodic/P-Vine (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing! This lost Roy Ayers-produced gem from the early 80s has not only been one of the biggest sample records of all time, but it's also become one of the holy grails of the groovy record collecting scene! It's a stellar bit of jazzy soul tracks with the same production vibe that's characterized Roy's best work, but it's made all the more sublime thanks to Sylvia Striplin's beautifully fragile and soulful vocals, which sound a bit like Minnie Riperton's. The record's got arrangements by Sylvia, Roy, and James Bedford (who also recorded for Uno Melodic), and it includes classics like "Give Me Your Love", "You Can't Turn Me Away", "Look Towards The Sky", "All Alone", and a great cover of Roy Ayers' "Searchin". CD

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Chet IveyDose Of Soul – The Sylvia Funk Recordings 1971 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The first-ever collection to focus on the work of this lost soulful genius – an artist whose name never made the history books, but who we can always trust when we see it on the label of a funky 45! This set brings together most of those great singles from the early 70s – a wicked run of sharp-edged, always-biting numbers that Chet Ivey recorded for the Sylvia label – run by old school tenor wailer Al Sears! Both Chet and Al had years of experience in music before these singles – but refocus their energy in a badass version of 70s funk – clearly inspired by the James Brown and blacksploitation styles of the time, but given a very special spin, thanks to Chet's personality and way of putting over a tune. The instrumentation is every bit as important here as Ivey's vocals – and titles include "Funky Chit Chat (parts 1 & 2)", "Recipe To Get Down (parts 1 & 2)", "Bad On Bad", "So Fine", "Movin", "When Love Comes Home", "Dose Of Soul", "Party People (parts 1 & 2)", "Get Down With The Geater (part 1)", "Been So Long", "He Say She Say", and "Don't Ever Change". CD

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✨✧ VariousArock & Sylvia Soul Story ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the freshest soul compilations we've heard in years – a selection of sophisticated soul numbers from the Sylvia and Adrock labels, both owned by tenor star Al Sears, and very different than the usual sort of 60s soul imprint! The arrangements on these tunes are incredible – more like early Bacharach pop styles than some of the rougher indie soul of the time – and they're mixed with great vocals by singers with a deeply soulful approach, creating a real blend of the rough and the sweet – one that sends our ears to a happy place they haven't been in a long time! A large number of these tracks were recorded in the 60s, but not issued until now – and the 28 track set is like finding a treasure trove of lost soul, with a sound that's different than anything else. Titles include "Where the World Begins" by Sam Hawkins, "A Victim Of Her Charms" by The Corvairs, "He's A Lover" by Tutti Hill, "Just To Make Me Cry" by Sam Hawkins, "A Day Or Two" by Garrett Saunders, "Which Way" by Junior Lewis, "Don't Do Me That Way" by Joan Moody, "I Am A Witness" by The Diplomats, "Too Much" by The DC Playboys, "Come Tomorrow" by Marie Knight, "Two Seconds Of Love" by Junior Lewis, and "Keep On" by Sterling Magee. CD

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✨✧ VariousArock/Serock/Sylvia – Soul Story Continued ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A trio of New York labels from the 60s – all of which worked together closely, under the guidance of the mighty Al Sears – and turned out a motherlode of uptown soul gems in the process! The work here is mostly deeper than any chart hits of the time – tunes that have all the care and perfection of soul material you'd hear from bigger NY labels of the time – like Atlantic, Wand, or Scepter – but the cuts are all pretty darn obscure, in a way that makes the collection a huge discovery in soul! A few artists are ones who scored big on other imprints, but most are much lesser-known – yet there's a focus and clarity to these tunes, right from the start – the best sort of New York soul sharpness of the time, cut with a few deep soul touches too. Titles include "I Can't Stay Away" by Joan Moody, "When The Going Gets Rough" by Tutti Hill, "Take My Hand" by Gene Burks, "Love Is Such A Good Thing" by The Corvairs, "It Won't Work Out" by Junior Lewis, "Did You Hear" by Don Covay, "Another Sleepless Night" by The Larks, "Kindness Love & Understanding" by Eddie King, "Something Else" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers, "You Were All I Needed" by The DC Playboys, "This Is My Prayer" by Theola Kilgore, "It Ain't No Big Thing" by Van McCoy, "Chained Am I" by Ansler Montell, "I Wanna Come In" by Billy Washington, and "Nobody But Me" by Sinner Strong. CD
 
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Ted CursonTed Curson In Paris – Live At The Sunside ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 2006. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 24.99
Great live material from Ted Curson – a Parisian performance that features Ted with a range of different artists, really opening up in ways that show the full range of his tremendous talents! Paris always seems to bring out the best in Curson (we consider ourselves fortunate to have caught him there live years back, sharing a stage with Rufus Harley) – and this set shows Ted really taking full advantage of the opportunities the scene offers him. Some cuts are straight small combo jazz – with Ted's trumpet burning it up over backing from the trio of pianist Alain Jean-Marie. Other numbers add in a bit of backup vocals, behind Curson's own bluesy lead. And still others feature added alto, flute, and percussion – making for a further level of expression that we don't usually hear on an album from Ted. Curson's vocal performances are peppered throughout the double-length set – and almost seem to be more crowd pleasing moments, where he might be expected to warble a standard for the overseas audience – but they do have a sort of charm, given the raspy style of singing – and one number, a hip take on "Summertime", is actually a funky groover that really makes happy that Ted decided to sing along (he gets some help on that number from soulful Sylvia Howard, too!) Titles include "Reava's Waltz", "Tears For Dolphy", "Caravan", "Dig", "Round Midnight", "Milestones", "Confirmation", "Cantaloupe Island", and "Pilma Boogie". CD

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Antonio Carlos Jobim & OthersTom Pra Dois – Tom For Two ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautiful collection that looks at the way that the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim was such an inspiration for famous duet performances in Brazilian music – a mode that was already strongly in place on that nation's scene, but which seemed to flower even more strongly in the hands of Jobim and some of his bossa contemporaries! The performances here run from classic early readings of Jobim's tunes from the 60s, to later reworkings that show the way that his music could provide just the right space for personal interplay between two singers – but at a level that's always very different than the Anglo modes we know up north. Titles include "Fotografia" by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina, "Este Seu Olhar/So Em Teus Bracos" by Lucio Alves & Sylvia Telles, "Corcovado" by Ithamara Koorax & Os Cariocas, "Anos Dourados" by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Chico Buarque, "Samba De Maria Luisa" by Daniel Jobim & Maria Luisa, "Agua De Beber" by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Astrud Gilberto, "Passarim" by Antonio Carlos jobim & Nova Banda, "Retrato Em Branco E Preto" by Cristovao Bastos & Rosa Passos, and "Dindi/Se Todos Fossem Iguas A Voce/Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar" by Quarteto Em Cy & MPB4. CD

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VariousCole Slaw Music Club – A Rhythm & Blues Revue ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $14.99 24.99
Hard-grooving R&B from a host of hip talents from the 50s – music that's a bit blues, a bit jazz, and which goes past the obvious tunes you'd usually find on a collection like this! The cuts were chosen by the folks at the Cole Slaw Club in Germany – a specialist spot to step to old school grooves like these – and the sounds are a very cool mix of jukebox jive, groovy instrumentals, and some deeper-voiced tunes that really give the collection a lot of depth! The collection's not afraid to step between different genres in search of a swinging groove – in the best Bear Family/Cree Records style – and titles include "I Changed My Mind Jack" by Jo Ann Campbell, "Spider In The Web" by The Dooley Sisters, "Big John" by Richard Berry, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver's Orchestra, "Salome Twist" by The Carroll Brothers, "Talk About Me" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Sugar Diabetes" by Eddie Banks, "Stolen Love" by Miss Lavell, "Sweet Little Love Like You" by Al Brown & The Tune Toppers, "Dance Of The Goony Bird" by Pat Miller, "Summertime" by Sylvia Mora, and "My Old Man" by Buddy & Ella Johnson. CD

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VariousIan Levine's Solid Stax Sensations ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A deep deep dig into the legendary Stax Records – a set that goes way past the hits, way past some of the bigger reissued tracks, and pulls out some true treasures from the label's ultra-rich second chapter! The work here is all from that post-1968 period when Stax split with Atlantic Records – a time when the company was recording so much wonderful music, and trying to do so much at once, that lots of gems like these hardly got noticed at the time – even though they're every bit as wonderful as the bigger Memphis hits from the time. And although Ian Levine is a name you might normally know from disco productions, or older Northern Soul work – he's got a surprisingly great ear for Stax, too – and pulls out these fresh, different moments from the label's catalog – most of them tracks from some of the lesser-known artists who recorded at the time. We're really surprised at how much we love this set – truly one of the freshest Stax collections in years – and titles include "Since I Lost My Baby's Love" by Major Lance, "Can You Win" by Charlene & The Soul Serenaders, "Loser's Seat" by Joni Wilson, "You're My Only Temptation" by Roz Ryan, "City Of Fools" by Colette Kelly, "Hang On" by Annette Thomas, "If You Look Into My Eyes" by Proud As Punch, "I Still Love You" by TSU Tornadoes, "Habit Forming Love" by Reggie Miller, "One More Chance" by Margie Joseph, "Cool My Desire" by The Cheques, "Put Me In The Mood" by Sylvia & The Blue Jays, "Where Would You Be Today" by Ilana, and "Special Kind Of Woman" by Paul Thompson. CD

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VariousLotus Disco – #Love #Hope #Desire ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Not the kind of record you'd bring to a yoga class, as you might think from the title – but instead a really joyous celebration of soulful club music – pulled together with a host of disco classics from the late 70s and early 80s! These aren't the big hits of the time, but instead some lesser-known gems that got bigger play in the hipper clubs and the underground – far from the limelight of Studio 54 and the radio charts, where real clubgoers and dancefloor fanatics kept the disco groove going well into the 80s! None of these tracks is super-rare, but they work together beautifully to showcase the hipper side of female club – in a lineup that includes work by a number of talents who never fully got their due. Titles include "Love Rescue" by Project, "Slippery People (club version)" by Staple Singers, "Give Me Your Love" by Sylvia Striplin, "Loveline (extended)" by Shawn Jackson, "Sweet Dynamite (Tom Moulton 12" mix)" by Cladja Barry, "Can't Fake The Feeling (dub)" by Geraldine Hunt, "I Love Your Beat (inst)" by Rena, "Get On Up & Do It Again" by Suzy Q, "Breaking & Entering (12" mix)" by Dee Dee Sharp Gamble, "On Your Knees" by Grace Jones, and "Too Damn Hot" by Duncan Sisters. CD

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VariousMemphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies, & Honky Tonkers Vol 6 ... CD
Stomper Time (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Memphis sounds that go way past the usual – not some of the oft-reissued rockabilly of the late 50s, but instead some really rare work from the following decade – when a host of small indie labels were still going strong, and turning out a huge array of Tennessee talent! The groove here is maybe that post-rockabilly moment when some artists when back to hillibilly styles – the kind of harder-edge cuts that weren't hitting the charts as much as the lush production of big label country tunes – but which showed that the honky tonk spirit was still alive and well! There's definitely more of a country vibe here than previous volumes in this series – but one that really feels more like mid 50s pre-rock material than you'd guess from the time these tracks were recorded. 40 titles in all – with great notes too – and titles include "Too Many Bubbles" by Jay Chevalier, "Everytime I See You" by Sylvia Mobley, "Gonna Be No 1" by Kenny Owens, "Take Me Back To Memphis" by Slim Rhodes, "Midnight Blues" by Charlie Fritts, "You're The Most Hard To Please Woman" by John Temple, "Troy's Boogie" by Troy Collier, and "Where Were You" by Amos Wren. CD

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✨✧ George DukeAura Will Prevail ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The aura here is spreading wide – as George Duke really grows his sound strongly from the early years, and takes hold of a whole host of cosmic influences! The record's one of Duke's biggest for MPS – a beautiful balance between jazzy fusion and spacey soul – served up with help from an array of great singers and players from the west coast scene. Duke's still stretching out plenty on keyboards – but never in a too-jamming, too-indulgent way – always sensitive enough to never mess up the groove, and always with a sense of space and timing that never showed up this well in his later records. Players include Airto on percussion, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Duke himself on more keyboards than we could ever hope to list here! Vocals are by Sylvia St James, Gee Janzen, and Kathy Woehrle – as well as Duke himself – and titles include "Foosh", "For Love", "Uncle Remus", "Fools", "The Aura", "Enchinda's Arf", "Floop De Loop", and "Dawn". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering pressing!)

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✨✧ Jacky ChalardJe Suis Vivant, Mais J'ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pretty amazing surrealist French cosmic concept album from Jacky Chalard – with lots of spacey synth prog atmospherics and spoken French dialogue! This is a record in which Finders Keepers boasts similarities to both Melody Nelson and La Planete Sauvage, and truth be told, the music not only lives up to that lofty description – it's completely correct! Chalard and a group of French rock heavies featuring the members of Dynastie Crisis team up with Gilbert Deflez, a radio personality who read science fiction stories over the airwaves for a tripped out experience, and wholy credible prog funk rock set, to boot! Includes "L'Agonie", "L'Interrogatoire", "Le Perroquet", "Pollution", "Si Je T'Offrais Une Branche D'Amour (La Mandragore)", "Apre L'Apocalypse" and more. 3 bonus tracks on the CD: "Corto Maltese" (vocal version with Sylvia Fels and the instrumental) plyys "Super-Man-Super Cool (LP version)". CD
Also available Je Suis Vivant, Mais J'ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez ... CD 8.99
 
 
 



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