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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

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Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind/A Woman Needs To Be Loved ... 7-inch
Dakar, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A stone classic from Tyrone – and one of the best Chicago soul singles of the late 60s! "Can I Change My Mind" has a vamping, romping groove that's every bit the Brunswick sound at its best – topped with incredible vocals by Tyrone, on a lyric that practically hearalds a whole new role for the male singer in soul! "A Woman Needs To Be Loved" is a sample classic, with an instantly recognizable intro! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tyrone DavisCan't You Tell It's Me ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Fantastic mellow soul from Tyrone Davis – a great reminder that his vocals were still some of the burningest in 70s soul – sounding especially great in a record like this! Side one of the album's especially great – an all-mellow side that almost acts like some mini-suite of love songs, with a slinky, sexy, late nite sound! Side two picks up the groove a bit, but never too much – and Davis' warmly crackling vocals come through with a tremendous amount of feeling, even amidst clubby rhythms. Leo Graham produced, and arrangements are by Tom Tom, Gil Askey, and James Mack – on tracks that include "Can't You Tell It's Me", "Be With Me", "Heart Failure", "Burnin Up", "Love You Forever", and "Really Gonna Miss You". CD

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Tyrone DavisEverything In Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. Used ... $24.99
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, includes obi.)
Also available Everything In Place (with bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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Tyrone DavisEverything In Place (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
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 features a bonus 7" mix of "Just My Love". CD
Also available Everything In Place (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Tyrone DavisI Can't Go On This Way ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A late 70s gem from Tyrone's years on Columbia Records – one that shows both sides of his talents for the label! The set starts out with an extended clubby groover called "Get On Up (Disco)" – a bumping sort of number that's clearly trying to push him into Johnnie Taylor territory, and which comes off surprisingly well. But even better are the rest of the tracks on the set – which update Tyrone's older Brunswick sound with a smoother, more sophisticated sort of style – still recorded in Chicago, and with some southern soul traces – but usually done in a warmer midtempo groove, with excellent lead vocals and great backing from The Haywood Sisters. Titles include "It's You It's You", "Bunky", "All I Ever Need", "I Can't Go On This Way", and "Can't Help But Say". CD
Also available I Can't Go On This Way ... LP 2.99

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Tyrone DavisI Can't Go On This Way ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A late 70s gem from Tyrone's years on Columbia Records – one that shows both sides of his talents for the label! The set starts out with an extended clubby groover called "Get On Up (Disco)" – a bumping sort of number that's clearly trying to push him into Johnnie Taylor territory, and which comes off surprisingly well. But even better are the rest of the tracks on the set – which update Tyrone's older Brunswick sound with a smoother, more sophisticated sort of style – still recorded in Chicago, and with some southern soul traces – but usually done in a warmer midtempo groove, with excellent lead vocals and great backing from The Haywood Sisters. Titles include "It's You It's You", "Bunky", "All I Ever Need", "I Can't Go On This Way", and "Can't Help But Say". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Can't Go On This Way ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisLet Me Back In (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Dakar, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Two nice sides of his bluesy Chicago soul from one of his Dakar LPs. Arrangements by Willie Henderson and Tom Washington, and a nice original sleeve, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic Group sleeve.)

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Tyrone DavisRelaxin' With Tyrone ... CD
Malaco, 2000. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Please note that the spines are missing from the traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisLove Line ... CD
Malaco, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisTyrone Davis ... LP
High Rise, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Later work by Tyrone, but an excellent album of smooth modern soul tunes that builds off his strong work for Columbia! The album features a sublime stepper called "Are You Serious" – a great track that easily ranks with Tyrone's best work from later years – and the rest of the album's filled with other smoothly soulful tracks that show Tyrone at his best. Titles include "Overdue", "A Little Bit Of Lovin", "Let Me Be The One", "Where Did We Lose", and "You've Got To Save Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisI Just Can't Keep On Going ... CD
Columbia/Elemental (France), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
(Limited edition!)
 
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✨✧ VariousStars Of Modern EP ... 7-inch
Modern/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Four rare slices of west coast soul – all hand-picked from the overlooked catalog of Modern Records – a label that's better-known for its R&B of the 50s, but which served up some fantastic soul in the following decade! Jackie Day belts it out of the park on "Before It's Too Late" – an upbeat, positive groover – and Vernon Garrett almost hits Tyrone Davis territory, with his own different tune titled "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time". The Frank Wilson-penned "I've Gotta Get You Back" has a Detroit soul vibe – thanks to sweet lead vocals from Mary Love, and some nicely crafted arrangements – and Johnny Gilliam follows with "You Make Me Feel Like Someone" – a lost sophisticated soul cut that's very much in the best Walter Jackson territory of the time! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Randy BrownMidnight Desire ... LP
Chocolate City, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
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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Otis ClayTurn Back The Hands Of Time/Good Lovin ... 7-inch
Elka, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An obscure one – as Otis does a cover of Tyrone Davis' "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", grooving the track along with a sweet style that's got a bit of modern soul, and which has his voice sounding a lot stronger than on some of his Hi recordings. "Good Lovin" is a midtempo number with a vamping groove – and Otis voice is great as he snakes around the sound of the rhythm section! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Little MiltonLittle Milton's Greatest Hits ... LP
Chess, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Excellent 60s work from Little Milton – one of the few Chicago bluesmen of the 60s we actually dig! Milton always had a good deal of soul in his blues, and on these standout 60s tracks he really takes off – bridging worlds nicely, and crossing over to audiences who were digging sounds from Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor at the same time. A fair bit of the tracks here have a nice funky undercurrent, and production was handled by Gene Barge, Billie Davis, and Calvin Carter – all with strong Chi-soul pedigrees. Titles include "Sweet Sixteen", "Just A Little Bit", "I Play Dirty", "I Feel So Bad", "Grits Ain't Groceries", and "We're Gonna Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Sun RaSun Ra & His Arkestra – At Inter-Media Arts – April, 1991 (2016 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1991. New Copy 3LP Trifold ... $29.99 49.98
Fantastic late live material by Sun Ra and the Arkestra – presented here properly for the first time ever – with fantastic sound, and the full contents of two different sets – which really lets you get to hear the Arkestra at their best! Each concert is a wonderful progression of material – and really show the way that, near the end of Ra's life, the group was able to embrace so many different generations of jazz at once – sounding straight one minute, out the next, leaning trad at others, and snapping back with a sense of modernity that's still years ahead of its time! June Tyson and Michael Ray sing on a few tracks – and John Gilmore even sings once, too – and the group features Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on flute and alto, James Jacson on flute and bassoon, Tyrone Hill on trombone, Knoel Scott on alto, Jothan Callins on bass, Charles Davis on baritone, and Ahmed Abdullah and Michael Ray on trumpets. As with most Arkestra concerts, the transition between moods and songs is what really makes this set great – with lots of unique moments that further our faith in the live Sun Ra experience. Titles include "Yeah Man", "Mayan Temples", "Advice To Medics/Friendly Galaxy", "Opus In Springtime", "Carefree", "Cocktails For Two", "Planet Earth Day", "Space Loneliness", "Retrospect/East Of The Sun", "Early Autumn", "Hocus Pocus", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Space Is The Place/We Travel The Spaceways". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny SaylesJohnny Sayles Story ... CD
Official, 1960s. Used ... $14.99
Rare work by this Chicago hard soul legend! Johnny Sayles came out of the same 60s scene that fostered some of Chicago's heavier soul singers of the 60s – like Tyrone Davis and Syl Johnson – and although he recorded for some of the same labels as them, with production that was often in a similar mode, he never really made it as strongly with the record buying public. It's too late to correct that tragic error – but this CD will give you a taste of Johnny's genius, as it features some great obscure singles, plus a few unissued demo cuts, and even a few numbers that Johnny recorded with the group The Duetts. A heavy bluesy soul sound pervades the set – and titles include "You Did Me Wrong", "I Can't Get Enough", "Food Stamps (parts 1 & 2)", "Anything For You", "Tell Me Where I Stand", "Got You On My Mind", "I Got A Whol Lot Of Loving", "I'm Satisfied", and "I'm Just What She Needs". 21 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLegacy Of Soul (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
A great little collection of 70s soul – one that's mostly mainstream, and a really great reminder of all the wonderful sounds that were coming our way, back in the day! The work here is from a variety of Sony labels – old catalog cuts from Columbia, RCA, and Philly International – but served up with a really wonderful choice of cuts, and a nice focus on the kind of tunes that not only sounded great in the 70s, but which have continued to spark new interest with larger audiences as the years moved on! There's also a few unreleased tracks on the set – including "Use Ta Be My Guy (DJ Reverend P edit)" by MFSB, "Back Stabbers (DJ Reverend P Edit)" by The O'Jays, and "Let Em In (DJ Reverend P edit)" by Billy Paul – alongside other tracks that include "Fantasy (Shelter DJ mix)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Harlem" by Bill Withers, "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "In The Mood" by Tyrone Davis, "You Are Gone" by The Delfonics, "Rolling Down A Mountainside" by Main Ingredient, "Kiss & Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans, "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis, "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" by Nina Simone, "When Somebody Loves You Back" by Teddy Pendergrass, "The Sweetest Pain" by Dexter Wansel, "Show You The Way To Be" by The Jacksons, "The Creator Has A Master Plan" by Norman Connors, "If You Want Me To Stay" by Sly & The Family Stone, "It's Got To Be Mellow" by Leon Haywood, "Make Me Say It Again Girl (parts 1 & 2)" by The Isley Brothers, "Betcha By Golly Wow" by Norman Connors with Phyllis Hyman, "That's What Mama Say" by Major Lance, and "I Don't Wanna Cry" by Ronnie Dyson. CD

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VariousOne-Der-Ful Collection – M-Pac Records ... CD
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunning collection of rare Chicago soul – pulled from the M-Pac label, which was part of the One-Derful family of records – and packed with vintage singles and 10 previously unreleased tracks too! This series is fantastic – the first really deep look at the Chicago underground genius of Ernie Leaner – producer, distributor, studio owner, and all-around non-stop force in Windy City soul during the 60s – as you'll hear from the gems on this set! The work here languished slightly in the shadows of bigger labels – like Okeh, Brunswick, and Chess – but the quality is all top-shelf, with an especially great run of male singers, both as solo acts and as groups. And like other volumes in the series, the notes and historical details are great – almost worth the price of admission alone, as they really illuminate this lost slice of Chicago soul – and point out that there's lots more greatness to discover, when you move past Curtis Mayfield, Tyrone Davis, and Jerry Butler. Titles include "All Of My Life" by The Ringleaders, "New Girl" by The Accents, "Angel" by Benny Turner, "So Glad" by Willie Parker, "Damper Down" by Bobby Davis, "Bad Situation" by Harold Burrage, "Change Of Heart" by Andrew Tibbs, "Never In A Million Years" by Willie Parker, "Don't Try To Fool Me" by Stacy Johnson, "Lonely Man" by Big Daddy Simpson, "Hey Mister" by Dorothy Prince, "The Earth Worm (part 1)" by Maurice Dollison & The Turnkeys, and "Let's Start Over" by The Ringleaders. CD

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VariousSoul Shots Vol 2 ... CD
Rhino, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes tracks by Johnnie Taylor, Gloria Jones, Eddie Holman, Deon Jackson, Barbara Acklin, The Dells, Tyrone Davis, Patti Drew, and Brenton Wood. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CL BlastI Wanna Get Down ... LP
Cotillion, 1980. Used ... Temporarily 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 promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Joe SimonGet Down ... LP
Spring, 1975. Used ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Little Milton CampbellSomebody's Changin My Sweet Baby's Mind/I'm Tired ... 7-inch
Checker, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Little Milton was always one of the more soul-oriented of Chicago blues artists, and this tasty little single, with production by Donny Hathaway, shows him in this light very strongly. "Somebody's Changin" is a nice Chi-soul groover, with a feel that's similar to some of Tyrone Davis' stuff from the same time. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Little MiltonLittle Milton Greatest Hits ... LP
Chess, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent 60s work from Little Milton – one of the few Chicago bluesmen of the 60s we actually dig! Milton always had a good deal of soul in his blues, and on these standout 60s tracks he really takes off – bridging worlds nicely, and crossing over to audiences who were digging sounds from Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor at the same time. A fair bit of the tracks here have a nice funky undercurrent, and production was handled by Gene Barge, Billie Davis, and Calvin Carter – all with strong Chi-soul pedigrees. Titles include "Sweet Sixteen", "Just A Little Bit", "I Play Dirty", "I Feel So Bad", "Grits Ain't Groceries", and "We're Gonna Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing. Cover has a cutout mark and some light wear.)

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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!)

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✨✧ VariousReal Good Feeling – 20 Funky Nuggets ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare cuts from a variety of different sources – maybe presented without the deeper notes of compilations on labels like Ace or Numero, but with a musical quality that's totally great all the way through! We recognize some of these cuts from the Chicago and west coast scenes of the late 60s – but there's also more obscure gems from the 70s south, and other points too – all brought together as a non-nonsense package that reminds us of the kind of less-official funky compilations we used to have to turn to back in the 90s. Titles include "Turn Her Loose" by Chuck Bernard, "I'm Running A Losing Race" by Tyrone Davis, "Real Good Feeling" by Bobby Byrd, "Everybody Gonna Give Their Thing Away" by Lee Fields, "I Know You Love Me" by The Sisters Love, "Funky Funky Horse (part 1)" by Lester Young & The California Playboys, "If This Ain't Really Love" by Bobby & Cindy, "Baby You're Right" by Monk Higgins, "We'll Meet Again" by Lee Sain, "Jim Jam" by The Ultimate Truth, "Eight Miles High" by Eight Miles High, "Theme For Sisters Greene" by The Greene Sisters, "I'm Gonna Try To Be Real True To You"b y Bird Rollins, "You're The Real Thing" by Pride, "Break Down" by We The People, and "War" by franky & The Spindles. CD

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✨✧ Johnny MooreLonely Heart In The City ... CD
Grapevine (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sockin soul from an under-heard Chicago legend! Johnny Moore was one of the best deep soul singers in the Windy City scene of the late 60s – but an artist who only ever recorded singles across a variety of labels, so he's not as well remembered as album-oriented artists, like Syl Johnson or Tyrone Davis. Not that that's a problem, though – because in some way, it means that a CD like this is even more essential than finding the original vinyl! The set's really wonderful – and features Johnny belting out a huge range of original tunes – all with a care, confidence, and soulful depth that makes us wonder why he wasn't huge! The first-ever set like this of Johnny's work – with a total of 25 tracks, and great notes. Titles include "Lonely Heart In The City", "It May Be Tears Of Joy", "Sold On You", "You're The One To Blame", "It's All Over", "Just Be For Real", "That's What You Said", "What More Can I Do", "Spend The Rest Of My Life", and "Baby If You Let Me". CD

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✨✧ Junior ParkerLike It Is/Honey Drippin Blues ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of late 60s gems from the bluesy singer Junior Parker – back to back on a single CD! Like It Is features standout soul from the great Junior Parker – a singer who started out in blues, and already had a big legacy of music for Sun and Duke Records by the time of this Mercury set – but maybe sounding even more amazing here with some soul touches in the backings! The set was produced by Bobby Robinson, and arranged by Gene Bowlegs Miller – and has a Memphis recording pedigree that's a bit like the best way that Stax/Volt was mixing blues and soul in the late 60s! There's still some of the slower-burning Duke moments, but there's also some great sock-soul tracks too – on titles that include "Come Back Baby", "Just Like A Fish", "Country Girl", "Sometimes I Wonder", and "Cracked Up Over You". Honey Drippin Blues is killer work from Junior Parker – an artist who was already great in his early Duke Records years – but one who really seemed to take off even more as the 60s moved on! On records like this, Parker picks up a strong undercurrent of funky soul – a groove that's a perfect fit for Mercury's Blue Rock label – which often did a great job of merging the worlds of blues and soul – especially in the music of Junior Wells. Production has lots of nice Chicago soul touches, and at times Junior's vocals move into a territory that's almost a bit like the groove of Tyrone Davis at the time. Great stuff throughout – and titles include "I Got Money", "Lovin Man On Your Hands", "Easy Lovin", and "I'm So Satisfied". CD

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✨✧ VariousLove Love Love Love Love – Just A Soul ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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