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Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don Myrick and Willie Henderson, he gets a sound that's sweet and soaring – taking a rough-spirited soul, and recasting it in a sweeter sound for the 70s. Tyrone's not lapsing into bluesy cliches here, and instead keeps things wonderfully soulful by hitting a loping groove that picks up his beat and gives the songs a nice lilt. You can hear this to best effect on the title track "Can I Change My Mind", but all tracks are great – including "She's Looking Good", "Call On Me", "Open The Door To Your Heart", and "Have You Ever Wondered Why?". CD
Also available Can I Change My Mind ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... LP
Dakar, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don Myrick and Willie Henderson, he gets a sound that's sweet and soaring – taking a rough-spirited soul, and recasting it in a sweeter sound for the 70s. Tyrone's not lapsing into bluesy cliches here, and instead keeps things wonderfully soulful by hitting a loping groove that picks up his beat and gives the songs a nice lilt. You can hear this to best effect on the title track "Can I Change My Mind", but all tracks are great – including "She's Looking Good", "Call On Me", "Open The Door To Your Heart", and "Have You Ever Wondered Why?". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Can I Change My Mind ... CD 15.99

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Tyrone DavisEverything In Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
Great work from Tyrone Davis' under-recognized years at Columbia Records – a wonderful set of mature modern soul numbers that really let the singer find a whole new groove! The whole thing's nicely free of any sort of commercial overtones – and instead, the album has Davis really spinning out this rich, warm groove – arranged throughout by James Mack, who brings in a perfect Chicago balance of soul and sophistication – elements that many of Tyrone's contemporaries cooked up in the past, but hardly did this well at the time! And Davis' vocals somehow seem better than ever – more expressive in more ways, but never overtone – really illustrating that path that deep soul took to the Windy City, while changing up its sound in the process. Titles include a remake of "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", plus "Just My Luck", "I Won't Let Go", "You're Heaven Sent", "You Made Me Beautiful", and "Let's Be Closer Together". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Tyrone DavisHome Wrecker ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $21.99
Tyrone Davis never seems to miss – and even on an overlooked Brunswick album like this, he still sounds better than most of his contemporaries! Davis is really able to blend both deep soul roots and more sophisticated phrasing – at a level that helped transform the sound of southern soul in the 70s! Even though Tyrone himself hailed from Chicago, he has a vibe here that clearly informs new modes from singers like George McCrae, Johnny Taylor, and many others who'd move in the same direction that Davis had been handling this well for years. Arrangement and production are by the cream of the Brunswick stable – talents that include Carl Davis, Willie Henderson, Monk Higgins, and Otis Leavill – and titles include the great cut "Homewreckers", written by Sam Dees and Tyrone – plus "Was I Just A Fool", "How Could I Forget You", "It Aint' Me No More", "This Time", and "After All This Time". CD

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Tyrone DavisI Had It All The Time ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
The title's a great one – as Tyrone Davis has always had it, and has never lost it – but he sounds especially wonderful here during his legendary run for the Dakar/Brunswick label, where he was really able to forge a unique groove! Davis' vocals are wonderful – proud and powerful, but with this little rasp that brings in a great sense of humanity – and the backings are soaring in a Chicago soul style, but have a few bluesy undercurrents that really show off the west side roots of Davis. Arrangements are by Gene Barge, Tom Tom Washington, and Jerry Long – and titles include "I Had It All The Time", "Your Love Keeps Haunting Me", "After All This Time", and "Was I Just a Fool" – all great songs about love lost and love's worries! CD

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Tyrone DavisI Just Can't Keep On Going (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $15.99
Tyrone Davis the mellow master – still going strong into the 80s! The album's an overlooked gem from Tyrone's years at Columbia Records – a time when he was changing up his style a bit, and really finding a great new groove – a way of getting past some of the overdone modes of his Brunswick/Dakar recordings, and moving way way past his Chicago roots! The album's got these warm modern soul arrangements that still hold onto a bit of the blues from Tyrone's past – but often glide forward in this stepping sort of style that's offset nicely by that raspy, honest vocal approach that makes Davis such a unique singer. Titles include the excellent mellow stepper "Overdue", plus "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight", "I Just Can't Keep On Going", "Wanna Make It Good", and "Comin Back Baby". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Tyrone DavisI'll Be Right Here/Just Because Of You ... 7-inch
Dakar, Late 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tyrone DavisIn The Mood (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". CD features two bonus tracks – single versions of "In The Mood" and "Ain't Nothing I Can Do". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Tyrone DavisIt's All In The Game ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Tyrone Davis takes on the legacy of Tommy Edwards with the title of this classic set – a record that seemed to unlock a whole new chapter in Tyrone's career! Davis had always been great from the start – singing in a sharp west side blend of blues and soul, often with all the best soaring Chicago touches – but here, he kicks back a bit more, and shows that he can still groove wonderfully even when getting mellow – at a level that would only blossom more fully in years to come. Richard Parker produced, and wrote a number of original tunes too – and arrangements are by Willie Henderson, James Mack, and Tom Tom Washington – who all keep the Brunswick sound very firmly in place. Titles cuts include a remake of "It's All In The Game", plus "Happiness Is Being With You", "You Don't Have to Beg Me to Stay", "Where Lovers Meet", and "I Can't Make It Without You". CD

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisTurn Back The Hands Of Time (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Dakar, 1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A landmark of Chicago soul! "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" was a huuuuuuge crossover track for Tyrone – and it mixed his roosty vocal style with the soaring Chisoul arrangements of Tom Tom in a very groovy way! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have small stickers and pencil.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisWoman Needs To Be Loved/Just Because Of You (I Can See My Way Through) ... 7-inch
Dakar, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tyrone DavisBrunswick Complete Singles Collection ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... Mid-April, 2015
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Tyrone DavisLet's Be Closer Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1977. New Copy ... Late March, 2015
Titles include "In The Sand", "This I Swear", "I Got Carried Away", "Let's Be Closer Together", "You Need Love", and "If That's What It Takes". CD

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisGreatest Hits (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Late 60s/Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tyrone! Certainly one of the undisputed masters of the Chicago soul scene, with a voice that was instantly recognizable, and a style that matched raw roots with classy production. This early 80's set brings together 12 of Tyrone's classic sides for the Dakar/Brunswick label. Titles included are "Can I Change My Mind", "A Woman Needs To Be Loved", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "There It Is", "I Wish It Was Me", "Without You In My Life", "Is It Something You've Got", "I Had It All The Time", "Turning Point", "I'll Be Right Here", "Could I Forget You", and "Let Me Back In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some creasing and flaking frommoisture at the top.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisIn The Mood ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it's completely different than most of his other work too! The set's got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone's wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that's mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you'd find in work from Philly, too – and Davis' growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. James Mack handled the arrangements – and titles include the sublime "In The Mood" – plus "You Know What To Do", "Keep On Dancin", "All The Love I Need", "I Don't Think You Heard Me", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", and "I Can't Wait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available In The Mood (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisTurn Back The Hands Of Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The second album from Chicago soul legend Tyrone Davis – and every bit as wonderful as his first! Like that set, this one bounces along on a wave of well cast Chisoul arrangements – penned by Tom Washington and Willie Henderson, with a great mix of the sweet and the rough – bubbling under with a heavier rhythm than you might expect for such a session. The whole set skips along with a sound that's totally tight, but also plenty darn righteous – and Tyrone's voice crackles with honesty and feeling on the album's entire set list. Tracks include the mega-hit "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", plus "Undying Love", "If It's Love That You're After", "I Keep Coming Back", and "Let Me Back In". CD features some nice bonus tracks too – "Need Your Lovin", "When I'm Not Around", and "If I Didn't Love You". CD
 
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ZZ HillLet's Make A Deal (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
An overlooked gem from the great ZZ Hill – a set that has the singer making a brief appearance on Columbia Records, and working with the mighty Bert DeCoteaux in the process! Bert brings this full, rich style to bear alongside ZZ's vocals – an approach that's still quite respectful to Hill's deep soul roots, but which also creates this whole new setting for his voice – a bit like the shift that Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor were making at Columbia at the time – and with similar great results! The choice of material is great – as the record features songs penned by indie soul great Jimmy Lewis, Fredrick Knight, Harvey Scales, and ZZ himself – and titles include "Let's Make A Deal", "Message To The Ladies", "Universal Love", and "Near But Yet So Far". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing.)

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Little MiltonFriend Of Mine ... CD
Glades/Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
Tight and soulful blues from Little Milton – just the sort of record that helped him cross over to bigger audiences back in the day, and a set that still sounds plenty great all these many years later! The set was done in Chicago – arranged by James Mack, with backing vocals from Kitty & The Haywoods – and the sound is a sweet west side mix of rootsy and soulful elements – a blend that shows the same growing sophistication of the Malaco scene at the time, at a level that moves nicely away from college circuit blues cliches of the 70s. Milton's vocals are wonderful – raspy and appealing with a Tyrone Davis-like charm – and titles include "Friend Of Mine", "Don't Turn Away", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "It's All Bad News", "Sundown", "Bring It On Back", and "Baby It Ain't No Way". CD

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Little MiltonIf Walls Could Talk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Checker/Shout (UK), 1968/1969. Used ... $14.99
A great example of why Little Milton was always one of the few Chicago blues artists who could also break strongly in the soul camp at the time – and a beautifully balanced set that perfectly shows both sides of the Chicago scene of the time! Production is by old Vee Jay maestro Calvin Carter, and arrangements by Gene Barge, who manages to slide effortlessly between blues and soul on the set – almost pushing Milton into Tyrone Davis territory, but keeping things a bit more rougher and down home on some of the other numbers. The sound is wonderful – very deep and rich, and with a sound that's head and shoulders above most other albums of this type in the late 60s. Titles include "Baby I Love You", "If Walls Could Talk", "Things That I Used to Do", "Let's Get Together", "I Play Dirty", "Blues Get Off My Shoulder", "I Don't Know", and "Poor Man". CD features 6 bonus tracks – singles that include "The Dark End Of The Street", "I Who Have Nothing", "Driftin Drifter", "I Can't Quit You Baby", "Grits Ain't Groceries", and "Let Me Down Easy". CD
(Out of print version, with bonus tracks.)

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Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You ... LP
Dakar, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a style that kind of mixes Brunswick Chicago soul with rootsier southern elements – stepping proud in the 70s territory of Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis, but sounding way way better here, and with a much more independent vibe. Plus, the album boasts some incredible material – original tunes written by the likes of Sam Dees, Clifford Davis, George Davis, and others. Titles include "Shut Your Mouth", "Run To Me", "I Enjoy Loving You", "Please Help Me", "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "The Next Time I Fall in Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny SaylesMan On The Inside ... LP
Dakar, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
A wicked lost album on Brunswick Records – the only full record we've ever seen from bluesy soulman Johnny Sayles, working here with some incredible backings from Willie Henderson! At some level, Johnny's got the raspy warmth and charm of labelmate Tyrone Davis – but Henderson also gives him a bit more of a bounce on the bottom of the backings – kicking things into a groove that's nice and funky on the best cuts! Titles include the incredible "Voice From The Inside" – a tripped out funky number with a famous sample on the intro – plus "I Understand", "Snake In The Grass", "Trouble's A Comin", "My Love", and "Feeling Is Believing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe TexBumps & Bruises (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Joe Tex bumps with the best of his contemporaries in the 70s – but at a level that still holds onto all the warmth and humanity of his earlier recordings too! There's definitely a bit of a dancefloor groove to the record, but it never dampens the spirit in Joe's vocals – and in a way, the approach is somewhat similar to that used by Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor for some of their own albums at Columbia in the late 70s. Joe's longtime producer Buddy Killen is on deck, to ensure that the spirit is just right – and some of the best tracks are more midtempo funky than out and out club numbers. The set's gotten a lot of new attention in recent years, after the great track "I Almost Got To Heaven Once" was sampled to great effect by Ice Cube – and titles also include the funky "Ain't Gonna Bump No More", which was Joe's big disco hit – plus "Be Cool", "We Held On", "Hungry For Your Love", and "Leaving You Dinner". CD also features three bonus tracks – the single mixes of "Ain't Gonna Bump No More", "Hungry For Your Love", and "We Held On". CD

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Freddie WatersJust Enough To Get Me Cool (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
October/KTI (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A cool, classy set from southern soul singer Freddie Waters – a set that has the vocalist getting a bit more polish than on his previous records, but in a way that really ups his game! The approach here takes Freddie's soulful vocals and mixes them with some well-crafted larger backings – in a style that's a bitl like the late 70s Columbia Records work of Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor – who both traveled a similar musical path! And like both of those singers, Freddie's got a way of really keeping things real with his strong vocal approach – on titles that include "Just Enough To Get Me Cool", "What Is Love Without Understanding", "Shake Down", "The Sun Is Always Shining", "I'm Gonna Walk", and "One Way Ticket To Love". CD also features four bonus tracks – "Steady", "Make Like", "What Goes Around Comes Around", and "Let The Funk Get Next To You". CD

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Bobby WomackHome Is Where The Heart Is (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/CBS (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
An exceptional album from Bobby Womack's years at Columbia Records – and a record that brings together smooth and roosty styles wonderfully! When Womack moved to Columbia, he was doing it at a time when a number of other older deep soul artists (Johnny Taylor, Betty Wright, Tyrone Davis) were making the shift – pulling their sound out of the indie ghetto, and going for a more sophisticated approach that expanded their style without dampening their spirit! In the case of Bobby, the shift was perhaps near perfect – as the raspy Womack vocals are still wonderfully in place, but the increasingly great choice of songs, warmer style of arrangements, and completely professional presentation of the material really helps push Bobby to the next level. Material was recorded in both Muscle Shoals and LA – and the set includes some great Womack originals, plus a few more great numbers by Prince Phillip Mitchell! Titles include "Home Is Where The Heart Is", "Something For My Head", "A Little Bit Salty", "How Long", "Standing In the Safety Zone", and "One More Chance On Love". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99 22.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. CD

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VariousHeavy Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
20 heavy tracks of soul from Atlantic's early 70s roster: King Floyd "Groove Me" and "Baby Let Me Kiss You", Brook Benton "Shoes", Little Sister "Somebody's Watching You", Jackie Moore "Precious Precious", Wilson Pickett "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" and "Don't Knock My Love - Part 1", Garland Green "Plain & Simple Girl", Tyrone Davis "Could I Forget You", Aretha Franklin "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Spanish Harlem", The Beginning Of The End "Funky Nassau - Part 1", Dede Warwicke "Suspicious Minds", Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway "You've Got a Friend", Barabra Lynn "(Until Then) I'll Suffer", the Persuaders "Thin Line Between Love & Hate", Clarence Carter "Slipped, Tripped & Fell In Love", King Curtis "Changes - Part 2", Sam & Dave "Don't Pull Your Love" and Betty Wright "Clean Up Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousLove Love Love Love Love – Just A Soul ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
A really cool little collection of 70s soul music – one that brings together only tunes that have a love-based them, but which still have this joyous, soaring quality overall! These aren't ballads, or weepy heartbreak numbers – but upbeat tunes that groove together wonderfully in a rich array of grooves hand-picked from the catalogs of Brunswick, HDH, and Hi Records! Detroit, Chicago, and Memphis modes come together wonderfully, in a surprisingly unified groove – and titles include "Rock Me In The Cradle" by Freda Payne, "Something You Got" by Quiet Elegance, "Let Me Back In" by Tyrone Davis, "I Still Love You" by Jackie Wilson, "Mama's Little Baby" by Brotherly Love, "Gotta Find Me A Lover" by Erma Franklin, "99 Lbs" by Ann Peebles, "Don't Count Your Chickens" by Honey Cone, "What Have You Done With My Heart" by Imported Moods, and "Home Is Where The Heart Is" by Otis Clay. CD

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VariousSweet Soul Music 1970 – 24 Scorching Classics ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99 28.98
A massive batch of music – and almost as worth it for the overall package as it is for the great tunes inside! Like other volumes in this series, this set is beautifully put together – not only stuffed with an amazing array of classic soul from a key year in the 60s – but also done with a full color booklet that's over 60 pages long – filled with track-by-track notes on the tunes, and filled with great photos, images, and historical data! The whole thing's a perfect soul music time capsule – with the depth of production that we've always loved in Bear Family releases for other genres. Titles include "Stealin In The Name Of The Lord" by Paul Kelly, "Band Of Gold" by Freda Payne, "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" by Tyrone Davis, "You're The One (part 1)" by Little Sister, "Love Uprising" by Otis Leavill, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Part Time Love" by Ann Peebles, "Groove Me" by King Floyd, "Cryin In The Streets (part 1)" by George Perkins & The Silver Stars, "Rainy Night In Georgia" by Brook Benton, "Gotta Hold On To This Feeling" by Jr Walker, and "Express Yourself" by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. CD

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Freddie WatersJust Enough To Get Me Cool ... LP
October/KTI (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Around May 1, 2015
A cool, classy set from southern soul singer Freddie Waters – a set that has the vocalist getting a bit more polish than on his previous records, but in a way that really ups his game! The approach here takes Freddie's soulful vocals and mixes them with some well-crafted larger backings – in a style that's a bitl like the late 70s Columbia Records work of Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor – who both traveled a similar musical path! And like both of those singers, Freddie's got a way of really keeping things real with his strong vocal approach – on titles that include "Just Enough To Get Me Cool", "What Is Love Without Understanding", "Shake Down", "The Sun Is Always Shining", "I'm Gonna Walk", and "One Way Ticket To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Just Enough To Get Me Cool (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Percy MayfieldWalking On A Tightrope ... CD
Acadia, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from R&B legend Percy Mayfield – one of the singer's most obscure sessions, and really more of a soul record overall! The album was done for Brunswick at the end of the 60s – and has lots of work from Chicago soul arrangers like Johnny Cameron and Willie Henderson – both of whom give the set a nice sort of west side kick, with a groove that's somewhere in between Syl Johnson and Tyrone Davis! Mayfield's vocals definitely still hang onto an older school of singing – but the arrangements can't help but update his groove – and a number of the tracks have this great funky crackle at the bottom that's a mighty nice surprise. Titles include "I Made It Just The Same", "Alma Lee", "My Baby's Gone", "To Me Your Name Is Love", "PM Blues", and "Danger Zone". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sidney Joe QuallsI Don't Do This (aka I Enjoy Loving You) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1974/1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a style that kind of mixes Brunswick Chicago soul with rootsier southern elements – stepping proud in the 70s territory of Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis, but sounding way way better here, and with a much more independent vibe. Plus, the album boasts some incredible material – original tunes written by the likes of Sam Dees, Clifford Davis, George Davis, and others. Titles include "Shut Your Mouth", "Run To Me", "I Enjoy Loving You", "Please Help Me", "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "The Next Time I Fall in Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CL BlastI Wanna Get Down ... LP
Cotillion, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A lost southern soul gem – cut at the end of the 70s, in that rare blend of southern and modern styles that few performers could really carry off well! Frederick Knight produced the album, and it really steps off of his own mellow work of earlier years – taking things even further, thanks to a really wonderful presentation on the vocals by CL, sounding here like the best 70s work by Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis! The album's got a really special feel – and if it was cut for a smaller label, it probably would have gone onto become a rare groove treasure – instead of a slightly-overlooked record on Cotillion. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Our Love Will Last", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", "I Wanna Get Down", "If I Had Loved You More", "Love Don't Feel Like Love No More", and "Let's Do Something Different Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)
Also available Black Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... CD 21.99

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✨✧ Little MiltonIf Walls Could Talk ... CD
Checker (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great example of why Little Milton was always one of the few Chicago blues artists who could also break strongly in the soul camp at the time – and a beautifully balanced set that perfectly shows both sides of the Chicago scene of the time! Production is by old Vee Jay maestro Calvin Carter, and arrangements by Gene Barge, who manages to slide effortlessly between blues and soul on the set – almost pushing Milton into Tyrone Davis territory, but keeping things a bit more rougher and down home on some of the other numbers. The sound is wonderful – very deep and rich, and with a sound that's head and shoulders above most other albums of this type in the late 60s. Titles include "Baby I Love You", "If Walls Could Talk", "Things That I Used to Do", "Let's Get Together", "I Play Dirty", "Blues Get Off My Shoulder", "I Don't Know", and "Poor Man". CD
Also available If Walls Could Talk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Randy BrownMidnight Desire ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that's got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of Tyrone Davis' best late 70s work for Columbia! Tunes are all plenty darn fresh – written by the team of Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks, who also produced the album – and Randy's got this way of hitting a groove that's confident, but never arrogant – a perfect late 70s masculine mode, of the sort only a handful of singers could handle this well! Titles include "Without You (I Can't Make It Through The Night)", "We Ought To Be Doin It", and "Do You Love Me?" – all of which have great hooks – plus "Do You Love Me", "Love Be With You", and "Love Formula". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe SimonGet Down ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Joe's up in New York, working with producer Raeford Gerald in that early 70s "southern goes disco" mode that pushed Joe further up the charts than might have been expected. Joe's vocals still have that strong down-home honesty, but most of the tracks on the album have a mid 70s east coast club groove that's not really disco, but more in that Tyrone Davis/Johnnie Taylor smooth southern modern mode. Titles include "Get Down Get Down", "In My Baby's Arms", "Music In My Bones", "It's Crying Time In Memphis", and "Fire Burning". CD
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VariousEccentric Soul – The Bandit Label ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
An incredible peek into a near-lost chapter of Chicago soul – the tiny Bandit label, home to The Majestic Arrows, one of the greatest indie harmony groups of the midwest in the 70s – plus a few other excellent soul artists! As with the other Eccentric Soul volume from Numero, this one offers far more than just an assortment of rare singles – and instead really digs deep to tell the true story of this tiny indie soul label. The music alone is totally great – as the set features a wealth of harmony soul tracks by The Majestic Arrows, plus other funk and soul tracks by Johnny Davis, Altyrone Deno Brown, and Linda Balintine – but the package is equally noteworthy – filled with the storied details of the unusual and exotic practices and lifestyles of the Bandit Records posse. The set features 17 full tracks – including "One More Time Around", "Another Day", "Doing It For Us", "Love Is All I Need", "Going To Make A Time Machine", "We Love Together", "The Magic Of Your Love", and "I'll Never Cry For Another Boy" by The Majestic Arrows; "We Have Love" and "Bring Back The One I Love" by The Arrows; "If You Love Me" and "Sweet Pea" by Altyrone Deno Brown; "You're A Habit Hard To Break" and "Glad About That" by Linda Balintine; and "You've Got To Crawl To Me" and "Boogedy Boogedy" by Johnny Davis. Plus, the set also features 3 rehearsal takes of tunes by the Majestic Arrows! CD
(Missing slipcase.)
 
 
 



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