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✨✧ Salsoul OrchestraSalsoul Orchestra (1st LP) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The soaring debut of one of the greatest groups of the disco era – and one that would go onto be the sound of Salsoul Records too! The large mostly-instrumental ensemble is headed up by Vince Montana – who brings plenty of Philly disco touches into play with the group's wonderful blend ... (Soul) read more CD

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ShalamarFriends (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A key album in the legendary 80s run of Shalamar – and a set that gets a tremendous amount out of a very stripped-down sound! The sound of Shalamar builds from a bit of bass, some snapping drums, waves of keyboards, and especially great vocals – warm and sweet, but never too commercial ... (Soul) read more CD

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Marlena ShawSweet Beginnings (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A real classic from Marlena Shaw – a key 70s album that has the singer moving back to soul after some years in the jazz side of the spectrum – but with an approach that still holds onto all the sophistication she picked up along the way! The record's got some wonderful arrangements and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Bunny SiglerThat's How Long I'll Be Loving You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work by Bunny Sigler – and a perfect bridge between his earlier Philly soul from the late 60s, and his later disco from the end of the 70s! Bunny's in perfect form vocally – and the record is a super-strong batch of tracks that deserves to be well up there in the Gamble/Huff ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Silver ConventionGet Up & Boogie (with bonus tracks) (aka Silver Connection) ... CD
Success/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A smash hit from Silver Convention – thanks to the dark pop disco hit "Get Up & Boogie", the leadoff tune on this surprisingly strong set! The strength of the album really comes from the masterful blend of strings, beats, and piano from arranger/producer/keyboardist Silvester ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Silver ConventionMadhouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Midland/Big Break, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Silver Convention groove is nicely opening up on this set – with an approach that actually seems a bit jazzier than the group's first two albums, bringing more of a focus on the keyboards of Silvester Levay – who's really the brainchild behind the whole group anyway! At some level, ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Silver ConventionSave Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge breakout moment for disco in the 70s – the first album from Silver Convention, a very early example of the European power on the club scene! The group's the brainchild of arranger Sylvester Levay and producer Michael Kunze – who come up with some great German disco rhythms for ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Silver ConventionSummernights (aka Golden Girls) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Midsong/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Not the Golden Girls of senior TV fame – but a trio of lovely ladies operating under the Silver Convention banner – really soaring here alongside warm disco arrangements from maestro Silvester Levay! There's maybe a bit more warmth here than some of the previous Silver Convention ... (Soul) read more CD

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Edwin StarrInvolved (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most righteous albums ever from Edwin Starr – as if you couldn't guess from the title and cover! The set has Starr reprising his "War" hit at the start, then rolling through a whole run of heavy tracks with the great Norman Whitfield – who takes Edwin into some of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Edwin StarrSoul Master (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
A mod soul classic from the great Edwin Starr – a set that bridges his years in the Detroit underground and his sudden rise to fame at Motown! The tracks here have a really deep basement grooving sort of vibe – catchy, but less poppy than the usual Motown – and more with the kind ... (Soul) read more CD

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Taste Of HoneyLadies Of The Eighties (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
Not the Roy Ayers' group of the same name as the title – but a killer set from Taste Of Honey – a pair of lovelies who more than lay claim to the role – given the power they lent to female soul at the start of the 80s! The album's got a killer groove throughout – loads of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Joe TexBumps & Bruises (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
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, ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Timmy ThomasWhy Can't We Live Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
TK/Big Break (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Timmy Thomas – one that mixes together electronics and soul in this wonderfully unique mellow groove – a style that's hardly ever been matched again, and which may well put this album at the same level as Shuggie Otis' classic Inspiration Information set! Timmy's ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ TJMTJM (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A later bit of Philly disco – recorded at Sigma Sound studios with really soaring production from Tom Moulton – and some surprising help on a number of tracks from a young Arthur Baker! The style here has that Instant Funk sort of groove – a bit more bass at the bottom than ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ WatersWatercolors (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nicely grooving set to start the 80s by The Waters – an underappreciated 2-man, 2-woman LA vocal group who did a considerable amount of backup vocals in the studio scene of the late 70s – and this is easily their best record! It's got some of the best arrangements the group ever ... (Soul) read more CD

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Weather GirlsBig Girls Don't Cry (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $5.99
Soaring vocals from The Weather Girls, set to bouncy grooves that are equal parts soul and pop! Martha Wash and Izora Armstead have mighty vocal chops throughout – that bold duo approach they first crafted as Two Tons O Fun, and pushed even more strongly as The Weather Girls – set here ... (Soul) read more CD

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Deniece WilliamsWhen Love Comes Calling (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A seminal set in the career of Deniece Williams – an album that really helped her find the voice she'd use more strongly in the 80s, but one that still holds onto all the best strongly soulful styles of her earlier work! There's a catchy bounce here that's quite compelling – but the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Lenny WilliamsRise Sleeping Beauty (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Lenny's first solo records – rawer than later work, thanks probably to the fact that he produced the record with Chester Thompson – and it's wonderful stuff! Thompson plays organ and arp on the record, and gives many tracks a nice heavy funk sound that's similar to his and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Linda WilliamsCity Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $3.99
A killer bit of modern soul – one of the standout classics from the best years of Arista! Richard Evans produced and arranged this excellent set of smooth soul grooves for Linda Williams. Linda plays keyboards and sings, and the album was recorded in 2 different sessions – one in LA, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Yarbrough & PeoplesTwo Of Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A massive hit for the duo of Calvin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples – and for good reason too! The set's equally well-balanced between upbeat, keyboard-heavy groovers and key mellower tracks – just the kind of rounded record we might expect from Ashford & Simpson at their late 70s best ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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