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Arista All StarsBlue Montreux ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet session of 70s electric jazz – recorded as a unique live all-star outing by a group of Arista's best jazz players at the time! The group's an octet, but plays together in differing formations throughout the record – with Warren Bernhardt on keyboards, Michael Brecker on saxes, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... (Soul) read more CD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)
Also available Don Blackman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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✨✧ Chuck CisselJust For You/If I Had A Chance ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1979/1982. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of albums from Chuck Cissel – back to back on a single CD! First up is Just For You – a great debut for Cissel – a singer who started on the stage in New York, but made an easy move to records with this late 70s gem! Cissel's got a nicely laidback approach – never ... (Soul) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsThis Is Your Life (plus bonus track) ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic bit of modern soul from Norman Connors – proof that he was still growing and changing as an artist, continuing to push his groove into whole new areas as the 70s progressed. The record takes the smooth jazzy sound of the earlier Buddah sides, sharpens it into a more sophisticated ... (Soul) read more CD

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DriftersEvery Nite's A Saturday Night (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/7T's (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $2.99
The Drifters' one and only album for Arista Records – and, like their previous Bell albums, a UK-only set that continued their revival years overseas! The production's a bit smoother than before – mostly in keeping with the shifting styles of soul at the time, with a few more uptempo ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Every Nite's A Saturday Night (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Eleventh House with Larry CoryellAspects ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Funky fusion with some really hard-ripping guitar from Larry Coryell – a mainstream masterpiece from the Eleventh House ensemble! The set's got a tight sound that puts Coryell's guitar in the forefront, but which also respects contributions from members that include Gerry Brown on drums, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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ExposeExposure (deluxe edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A huge bit of pop soul from the 80s – the first album from Expose, a group who really helped rewrite the girl group sound for the time! Expose are unabashedly in search for a hook throughout – and inflect their vocals with a catchy style that hits all the right elements in all the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Aretha FranklinAretha (1986) (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista, 1986. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
A big one from Aretha Franklin's 80s comeback years on Arista Records – a set that features a surprising guest appearance from Keith Richards, but mostly concentrates on Franklin's successful run with producer/arranger Narada Michael Walden – who continues to do a great job of updating ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Aretha (1986) ... LP 0.99

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Aretha FranklinThrough The Storm (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1989. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 15.98
Aretha Franklin at the end of the 80s – capping off a big run of records for Arista with another successful collaboration with Narada Michael Walden! There's a bit more of a groove here than before – a nice bounce on many cuts that almost brings in a slight new jack flavor – but ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Through The Storm ... CD 0.99

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GQFace To Face (with bonus track) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Wonderfully solid grooving from GQ – an album issued a few years after their bigger hits, but it's still plenty great and just as worthy! The trio have a wonderful way of laying out a sweet harmony without getting too cloying, nor too poppy – and the best cuts here glide along ... (Soul) read more CD

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HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest/Straight From The Gate ... CD
Arista/R2 (UK), 1975/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A seminal set of grooves – two Headhunters classics on a single set! First up is Survival Of The Fittest – a landmark bit of jazz funk from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based ... (Soul) read more CD
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Survival Of The Fittest ... LP 9.99
Survival Of The Fittest (Japanese pressing) ... CD 16.99

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Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston Live – Her Greatest Performances (CD & DVD) ... CD
Arista, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy CD & DVD ... $18.99 19.98
A key chapter in Whitney Houston's musical legacy – finally presented in a proper package! Houston's fame knew no bounds during her big run in the late 80s and early 90s – and although she recorded plenty of albums, singles, and soundtrack material to reach her audiences, she also ... (Soul) read more CD
(DVD is NTSC, Region 0.)

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanYou Know How To Love Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A classic 1979 album from Phyllis Hyman! Hyman was one of the few female singers who started in the pre-disco years and managed to move through the disco years with a good groove – but never get totally swamped by the production styles of the day. She stuck close to her roots as a jazzy ... (Soul) read more CD

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General JohnsonBest Of The Arista Years (General Johnson plus singles) ... CD
Arista/Edsel (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
General Johnson's self-titled set for Arista – plus singles! The self-titled set comes a few years after the breakup of Chairmen Of The Board, and General shows the world that he can keep on keeping on as a 70s soul singer! The record has some some fantastic gems that easily stand with ... (Soul) read more CD

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Oliver LakeNTU – Point From Which Creation Begins ... CD
Passin' Thru/Universal Sound (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
Reedman Oliver Lake at his most creative – stepping out here on a sublime set of 70s improvisations – all put together with a really spiritual feel! There's a very open, collaborative feel to the music – and the set was recorded in St Louis, at a time when Lake was a key part of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Packaged in a nice hardcover case.)

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✨✧ LinxGo Ahead (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Full steam ahead from Linx – a duo who could easily come up with some of the catchiest soul of their generation! The set's got a sparkling feel that follows strongly from the previous Intuition album – bouncy grooves that take a clubby groove, and trim it down nicely – making for ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Go Ahead (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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LocksmithUnlock The Funk ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
The only album ever from Locksmith – a group you might also know for their classic backing work on a few Grover Washington albums of the 70s! This set's got the lineup grooving strongly on their own – in an upbeat blend of jazz, funk, and soul that often has the group's deft ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jeff LorberLift Off ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1985. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A really wonderful collection of early work from Jeff Lorber – indie cuts from his years on the Inner City label, brought together here as a single LP! The material is really classic material from the Jeff Lorber group of the late 70s – a sweet fusion set with lots of soulful edges, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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MadagascarSpirit Of The Street ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An overlooked gem from that great early stretch when Arista was leading the pack when it came to jazzy, sophisticated funk – really hitting hard with groups like Breakwater and Locksmith, and also giving us this sweet little set from Madagascar! The group may not be that well-known by name, ... (Soul) read more CD

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