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A Certain RatioSextet ... CD
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Quite possibly the funkiest album ever by the groundbreaking British group A Certain Ratio – filled with lots of heavy post-disco bass and percussion, all rattling away with the energy of some of the best work on Ze Records a the time! The group's dark moody feel is still largely in place, ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD
Also available Sextet (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Ace SpectrumInner Spectrum (expanded & remastered) (UK pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1974. Used ... $24.99
A tremendous debut from Ace Spectrum – a harmony quartet who never cracked the charts as much as some of their east coast contemporaries, but who were every bit as great as the bigger names on the east coast scene! The album's got a soaring sound that's strongly influenced by Philly, but ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Inner Spectrum ... LP 9.99
Inner Spectrum (Japanese pressing) ... CD 24.99

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Ace SpectrumInner Spectrum (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. Used ... $24.99
A tremendous debut from Ace Spectrum – a harmony quartet who never cracked the charts as much as some of their east coast contemporaries, but who were every bit as great as the bigger names on the east coast scene! The album's got a soaring sound that's strongly influenced by Philly, but ... read more CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)
Also available
Inner Spectrum ... LP 9.99
Inner Spectrum (expanded & remastered) (UK pressing) ... CD 24.99

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Barbara AcklinSeven Days Of Night ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent second album by Barbara Acklin – and a perfect demonstration of her really unique Chicago soul talents! Acklin's really at the cusp of two generations here – at one level still with some of the sweetness of the earlier style of 60s girl soul, but at another full of the ... read more CD

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Barbara AcklinSomeone Else's Arms ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful, beautiful Chicago soul from one of the women who did it best – the always-amazing Barbara Acklin, a singer who managed to mix the raw and the smooth in a really unique way! The record's a mix of some sweet originals, plus covers that Barbara handles with her usual poise and class ... read more CD

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Ad LibsComplete Blue Cat Recordings – 23 Masters From The Blue Cat Vaults ... CD
Blue Cat/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $5.99 17.98
Finally – the complete story of The Ad Libs – a group known for their classic singles of the 60s, but one who never issued a full-length album of their own! This great little set more than corrects that fact – by bringing together 9 rare singles for the Blue Cat label, plus ... read more CD

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Johnny AdamsAbsolutely The Best ... CD
Fuel, 1969/1970. Used ... $11.99
A great collection of southern soul tracks from Johnny Adams – a lesser-known singer who recorded for SSS International at the end of the 60s, and who has had quite a career as an underground blues singer in recent years. To be honest, it's this early material of Johnny's that we really dig ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oleta AdamsCircle Of One ... CD
Fontana, 1990. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Oleta AdamsLet's Stay Here ... CD
Koch, 2009. Used ... $9.99
The first album in many years from Oleta Adams – and it's nice to hear that her famous vocals haven't dimmed a bit! The record's got a simple, easygoing sort of groove – warm soul with a touch of jazz, but never too smooth or commercial – and most tracks are arranged by Oleta, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oleta AdamsMoving On ... CD
Mercury/Fontana, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Small drill hole through rear case.)

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Yasuko Agawa10th Avenue (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Victor (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A special collection of work from this very soulful Japanese singer – one that brings together some of the best cuts from her classic albums, but with some new touches on mastering under the direction of the GRP label! Yasuko's great all the way through – singing in English, but often ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Adlib Presents Victor Japanese Fusion series!)

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AlfonzoAlfonzo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Larc/P-Vine (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $26.99
Alfonzo's kicking back on the cover – posing a bit like Michael Jackson on the cover of Thriller – a record that's maybe a pretty good comparison for the sound of this rare set too! The tunes are upbeat, catchy, and perfectly fit for the lightly crackling style of Alfonzo's vocals ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tony AllenBlack Voices ... CD
Comet (France), 1999. Used ... $8.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony Allen & Africa 70Jealousy/Progress ... CD
Evolver, 1975/1977. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic Afro funky! This set lovingly repackages 2 early albums by Tony Allen, best known to the world as the drummer in Fela's legendary Africa 70 group! Both records have a distinctly Fela-sounding groove – which isn't surprising, as they were produced by Fela, feature Fela, and have ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony Allen & Africa 70Jealousy/Progress (2CD Strut version) ... CD
Strut (UK), 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
Fantastic Afro funky! This set lovingly repackages 2 early albums by Tony Allen, best known to the world as the drummer in Fela's legendary Africa 70 group! Both records have a distinctly Fela-sounding groove – which isn't surprising, as they were produced by Fela, feature Fela, and have ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print. Packaged in two LP-style sleeves in a small slipcase. Includes booklet.)

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Gerald AlstonGerald Alston ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Brilliant solo work from Gerald Alston – the first album issued under his own name, after a strong legacy of work with The Manhattans! Alston's vocals are wonderful here – beautifully crafted, with a sense of maturity and feeling that most of his younger soul contemporaries couldn't ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Gerald Alston ... CD 19.99

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Gerald AlstonGerald Alston ... CD
Motown, 1988. Used ... $19.99
Brilliant solo work from Gerald Alston – the first album issued under his own name, after a strong legacy of work with The Manhattans! Alston's vocals are wonderful here – beautifully crafted, with a sense of maturity and feeling that most of his younger soul contemporaries couldn't ... read more CD
(Original pressing – out of print! Rear artwork has a bit of pen.)
Also available Gerald Alston ... CD 13.99

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Carol AndersonSad Girl – The Legacy Of Detroit's Lost Soul Sister ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
The complete recordings of a wonderful soul singer who never fully got her due – Detroit diva Carol Anderson, best known for a few tracks that broke big on the UK Northern scene – but finally presented here with the full scope of her work in one set! Carol had a great approach that was ... read more CD

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Ruby AndrewsJust Loving You – The Zodiac Sessions 1967 to 1973 ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A masterful set of recordings from Chicago soul chanteuse Ruby Andrews – tunes she cut for Zodiac Records between 1967 and 1973! Ruby could handle any soul style her producers threw her way, be it driving dancefloor stompers or pure torch balladry, but she had a way of infusing everything ... read more CD

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Joan ArmatradingGreatest Hits ... CD
A&M, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
(Rock, Soul) CD

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Joan ArmatradingWalk Under Ladders ... CD
A&M, 1981. Used ... $5.99
Early 80s synthy soul and new wave sounds from Joan Armatrading – really taking her earlier, kind of folk soul based sound confidently into the early 80s keyboard heavy grooves with some pronounced Caribbean flourishes! Lots of punchy rhythms and neon bright 80s sounds, but it's the songs ... read more CD
(Out of print. Drill hole through case & rear tray card.)

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Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ... CD
Island, 1984. Used ... $7.99
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full length, following off of the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available High Rise ... LP 1.99

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Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... $9.99
Ashford & Simpson don't need to ask at this point – their in full 70s soul stride here, and it's not good, it's great! By this point in the late 70s, Nick and Valerie are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul ... read more CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)
Also available Is It Still Good To Ya ... LP 2.99

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Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between ... read more CD
Also available
Musical Affair ... LP 4.99
Musical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... $5.99
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between ... read more CD
Also available
Musical Affair ... LP 4.99
Musical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonSend It (Warner pressing) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $5.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! The album includes their original reading of "Top Of The Stairs", a great sexy soul duet that was later done by Collins & Collins – and it's also got a ... read more CD
(Out of print Warner pressing.)

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Ashford & SimpsonSolid (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Cherry Pop (UK), 1984. Used ... $6.99
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ashford & SimpsonStreet Opera ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Dang, these guys could never miss! Even in later years, Ashford and Simpson were still going strong – working here in a wonderfully mellow style that's as soulful for the moment as their mid 70s groovers were for that time. The album's got a sweet modern style that's pretty much in the ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Ashford & SimpsonVery Best Of Ashford & Simpson ... CD
Warner/Rhino, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
15 tracks – and a great selection of work by the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The pair started out doing some excellent work at Motown during the early 70s – but it wasn't until they moved to Warner in the middle of the decade that they began to emerge as the powerhouse ... read more CD

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Atlantic StarrRadiant ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Radiant ... CD 9.99

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Atlantic StarrRadiant ... CD
A&M/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1980. Used ... $9.99
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the ... read more CD
Also available Radiant ... CD 13.99

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Atlantic StarrStraight To The Point ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Atlantic Starr definitely get straight to the point on this set – bursting out strongly with an upbeat groove from the very first note – all produced to perfection by maestro Bobby Eli, in the same manner as some of his other great late 70s work for other artists! The group's a big one ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ AtmosfearEn Trance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Some of the greatest club tunes ever cut for the UK scene – a sublime album of jazzy spacey instrumentals by the legendary Atmosfear! The group were almost a UK equivalent of the sounds coming out of New York from the P&P camp at the end of the 70s – as they worked in the shadows ... read more CD
Also available En Trance ... LP 23.99

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Brian Auger & The Oblivion ExpressBetter Land ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), 1971. Used ... $12.99
A really mind-expanded set from keyboardist Brian Auger – and a record that has him stepping out of the 60s shadows of American jazz and R&B, into a groove that's much more solidly his own! Auger's really finding his sound with the Oblivion Express group here – bringing in a bit ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Patti AustinReal Me ... CD
Qwest, 1988. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ Average White BandWarmer Communications (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1978. Used ... $8.99
In case you don't get the joke, the title's a play on the fact that Atlantic Records had just been acquired by Warner Communications – now fully a major label at the end of the 70s! That fact doesn't stop the album from being a good one, though – and AWB work here with Arif Mardin on a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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David AxelrodSeriously Deep ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1975. Used ... $18.99
An amazing slice of music from the legendary David Axelrod – quite different than his better-known sides for Capitol and Reprise Records – and plenty darn funky overall! Axelrod is at his studio best here – stepping off the funky jazz modes he produced for Cannonball Adderley, ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy AyersBest Of Roy Ayers – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA, Late 70s. Used ... $2.99
Fantastic music by one of the all-time greats – easily one of our favorite soul artists of the 70s, and a hell of a jazz musician too! The tracks here are all from Roy Ayers' landmark run at Polydor Records – a place where he turned his straight jazz sound of the 60s into a mix of ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. Used ... $13.99
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The ... read more CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Anita BakerGiving You The Best That I Got ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mega-hit, but for good reason – as the record brought sophistication back to chart soul at the end of the 80s – proof that well-done, deeply-voiced records could still beat the schmaltz of the geri-curl generation! Anita's working here in territory that draws from the classics, but ... read more CD
(BMG club pressing.)

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✨✧ Anita BakerSongstress ... CD
Beverly Glen/Elektra, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
From the female singer in the obscure group Chapter 8, Anita went onto become one of the biggest selling soul music acts during the 80s – and this album's her first effort as a solo act. The record's a smooth sophisticated batch of soul tunes, with lots of nice jazzy touches, and a classy ... read more CD

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Bama – The Village PoetGhettos Of The Mind ... CD
Cadet/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. Used ... $24.99
A lost classic in the funky poetry mode of the 70s – and right up there with the best work from the time by the Last Poets, Jim Ingram, or Gil Scott Heron! Bama's got a rough-edged voice that works very well with the funkier backings of the set – handled by a team that includes Bernard ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bar-KaysInjoy ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Injoy (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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Bar-KaysInjoy (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Hip-O Select, 1979. Used ... $19.99
Later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the ... read more CD
(Out of print. Pressed up in a very cool LP-styled cover! Also comes with a small reproduction of the movie poster!)
Also available Injoy ... CD 13.99

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Bar-KaysPropositions ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Tightly grooving work from The Bar-Kays – a set that's light years away from the sound of their Memphis roots, but still plenty darn funky overall! The album's got a tight bass-heavy approach to the music – the well-forged ensemble sound that graced the later years of the Bar-Kays' ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Barbara & ErniePrelude To ... CD
Cotillion/Fallout (UK), 1971. Used ... $8.99
A folk funk classic from the early 70s – and a weird little record that has a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The arrangements are quite soulful, almost funky at times – with a righteous undercurrent that reminds us of Richard Evans or Charles Stepney at Cadet ... read more CD

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Gene Barge, David Matthews, & Andre DavisStony Island – Original Soundtrack ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul ... read more CD

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy 13 ... $13.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – ... read more CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Dave BartholomewIn The Alley ... CD
Charly R&B (UK), Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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BasiaBrave New Hope ... CD
Epic, Late 80s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BasiaSweetest Illusion (3CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Cherry Pop, 1994. Used 3CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A great one from Basia – a record that has the Polish soul singer hitting even warmer, jazzier territory than before – as her style matures nicely with help from keyboardist Danny White, who co-wrote most of the material on the set! There's a nice current here of the best UK soul of ... read more CD

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Count BasieBasie's In The Bag ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Count Basie's definitely in the bag on this one – not so much as strong of a jazz bag as in classic years, but instead this very cool blend of soul and funk styles with his Kansas City roots! The record should be thought of more as a hip instrumental album – kind of in the jaunty 60s ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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Martha & Fontella BassPromises – A Family Portrait Of Faith ... CD
Selah, 1990. Used ... $8.99
(Gospel, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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BB & Q BandBrooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band (aka BB & Q Band) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
One of THE 80s groove classics – an excellent album that never gets old! The BB&Q Band had a tight outta site style that was the best small combo 80s version of 70s mainstream funk – sweetly jazzy, thanks to some really spacious production, and filled with lots of hard-stepping ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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BeausoleilBest Of Beausoleil ... CD
Arhoolie, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
(Folk/Country, Soul) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau ... CD
Alston/Rhino/Atlantic (Japan), 1971. Used ... $12.99
A monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – because instead of being a Caribbean cliche, they took the best part of the island rhythms, and used them to forge an incredible approach to ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Funky Nassau ... LP 22.99

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau – The Definitive Collection (Beginning Of The End/Funky Nassau/bonus tracks) ... CD
Alston/Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.99
A great collection – the rare two albums by Beginning Of The End, plus bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Funky Nassau – s monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – ... read more CD

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Bob BeldenWhen Doves Cry – The Music Of Prince ... CD
Metro Blue, 1994. Used ... $3.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker on booklet cover & stamp on CD.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsDance Your Troubles Away ... CD
TSOP/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Although Archie Bell & The Drells had recorded earlier with Gamble & Huff on Atlantic, this is their first album for the team's own label – and it's a killer! In a way, Archie and group were sort of responsible for getting Gamble & Huff their own famous imprint in the first place ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Dance Your Troubles Away ... LP 1.99

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Regina BelleAll By Myself ... CD
Columbia, 1987. Used ... $6.99
All By Myself is Regina Belle's debut, a nice mix of dancefloor soul and ballads. The blend of period production touches – keys & synths, in particular – with live instrumentation is excellent, in part thanks to great studio players like Dexter Wansel and Pablo Batista – but ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben & The Platano GroupParis Soul ... CD
Barclay/Dare Dare (France), 1971. Used ... $16.99
A rare groove from 70s France – the legendary Paris Soul album from this totally cooking combo! Despite their European origins, the group have a strong American approach – a groove that's heavy on bass and congas at the bottom, with almost the same Latin funk touches you might find in ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BenetBenet (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1992. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A pretty sweet batch of early 90s R&B from Benet – which is the brother and sister duo of Eric and Lisa Benet – a couple years before Eric would conquer the charts as a solo act! It's a nice little record that's warm and good-natured, and produced with a bright and smooth, but not ... read more CD

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David BenoitCan You Imagine ... CD
AVI/Blue Moon, 1980. Used ... $4.99
Early work by David Benoit – and a record that features him recording with help from the Rinder & Lewis team, in a mode that's a bit like their own disco funk for AVI, but done in a smoother mode that's more in keeping with Benoit's own keyboard styles. The album's not a bad one in a ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Can You Imagine ... LP 11.99

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George BensonWitchcraft ... CD
Park South, 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Brook BentonRainy Night In Georgia ... CD
Slam (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
Includes 25 tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Chuck BerryLive At The Fillmore Auditorium (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Rebound, 1967. Used ... $5.99
The cover's a bit trippy, but the sound is anything but – and instead stands as a strong tribute to the way the early work of Chuck Berry continued to influence a generation of rockers well through the 60s! Berry's the frontman, and gets plenty of chance to sing and sear on guitar – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Live At The Fillmore Auditorium (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Chuck Berry with Steve MillerLive At The Fillmore Auditorium (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $19.99
The cover's a bit trippy, but the sound is anything but – and instead stands as a strong tribute to the way the early work of Chuck Berry continued to influence a generation of rockers well through the 60s! Berry's the frontman, and gets plenty of chance to sing and sear on guitar – ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Live At The Fillmore Auditorium (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Beyonce4 ... CD
Parkway/Columbia, 2011. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Big MaceoBluebird Recordings 1942 to 1943 ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Early 40s. Used ... $6.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Big MaybelleMaybelle Sings The Blues – Charly R&B Masters Volume 14 ... CD
Charly (UK), 1964/1965/1966. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bionic BoogieBionic Boogie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/FTG, 1977. Used ... $5.99
The first album by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie group – and a cooker of a set that follows strongly from Gregg's previous Hot Butterfly gem! Luther Vandross isn't on board this time around, but the overall groove is still totally great – upbeat, soaring, and put together with a jazzy ... read more CD

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Bionic BoogieHot Butterfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/FTG, 1978. Used ... $6.99
A dancefloor classic! The album's the second by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie, and head and shoulders above the rest – a sublime blend of soul and club that's hardly been matched again! Diamond manages to make things groove, but never loses sight of the soulful styles that make the record ... read more CD
Also available Hot Butterfly ... LP 7.99

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Edwin BirdsongDance Of Survival (with bonus track) ... CD
Bamboo/Shout (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Tripped out funky soul from the great Edwin Birdsong – a rare indie album released between his years at Polydor and Philly International! The set's got a wilder sound than any of his other work – kind of a righteous funk set for the dancefloor – recorded with lots of weird ... read more CD

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Bill Black's ComboSmokie + More Solid & Raunchy ... CD
Hi Records/Cream (UK), 1961/1965. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Black HeatBlack Heat ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1972. Used ... $11.99
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Black IceBlack Ice (Montage) ... CD
Montage, 1982. Used ... $8.99
That's almost a hip hop cover on the front – one that would be years ahead of its time – but the record's a great batch of soul from this overlooked group! There's a tightness here that goes way beyond the previous album from Black Ice – a really top-shelf delivery all the way ... read more CD

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Black IvorySpinning Around (Don't Turn Around/Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind) (with bonus track) ... CD
Today/Castle (UK), 1971/1973. Used ... $34.99
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded these two albums – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band were lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Black Ivory/Odds & EndsBattle Of The Bands Round 1 (Black Ivory vs Odds And Ends) ... CD
Sequel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
Hardly a battle of the bands – as both groups here are great, and bring a sublime harmony soul sound to the set! The first half of the CD features some of the best early work from Black Ivory – killer group soul tracks recorded for the Perception/Today label in the early 70s, when ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Black NastyTalking To The People ... CD
Stax (UK), 1973. Used ... $9.99
Excellent heavy funk from Stax! Black Nasty were one of the heaviest groups on the label – with a rock-solid guitar-based groove that went even farther than the Bar-Kays, who were no slouch in the guitar department themselves! The grooves are all slow to midtempo, with the band coming down ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound ... read more CD
Also available
Night Grooves ... LP 13.99
Night Grooves ... LP 16.99

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Don BlackmanDon Blackman – Yabba Dabba Doo ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1982. Used ... $14.99
Nice one! This is one of the all-time lost funk classics, and one of the 10 best funk records ever made! Recorded for the Arista/GRP label in the early 80's, right around the time of the classic (and better-known) Bernard Wright 'Nard LP, this monster LP features a great mix of hard funk and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bleu LightsBleu Lights Forever ... CD
Gumption, 1998. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mary J BligeGrowing Pains ... CD
Geffen, 2007. Used ... $0.99
The grand dame of hip hop soul returns – and it's hardly a growing effort, it's got some of her best work of the decade! Growing Pains is a restless set of tracks that roll from hard hitting funky soul, to laidback sophisticated jams – working with a number of producers who are all ... read more CD

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BloChapters & Phases – The Complete Albums 1973 to 1975 (Chapter One/Phase II) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1973/1975. Used ... $5.99
One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BloodstoneDo You Wanna Do A Thing? ... CD
London/Collectors Choice, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bloodstone moving into a whole new thing – a funkier groove than before, and one that really points the way towards the group's clubby direction at the end of the 70s! Although best known as a sweet harmony group, Bloodstone shine equally well in this upbeat mode – a territory that's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BlowflyBlowfly Disco ... CD
Weird World/Hot Productions, Late 70s. Used ... $13.99
Excellent stuff from Blow Fly – and a great bit of funk that's a hilarious parody of disco! Blow's band funks it up with riffs that you'd hear from The JBs, BT Express, or other groups of the time – while Blow himself sings these very off-color, and very funny lyrics that rip off the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BlowflyBlowfly On Tour ... CD
Weird World/Hot Productions, Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
Excellent stuff – and one of the funkiest albums ever cut by Blow Fly! This is his second LP – and it's a funky recounting of a successful tour around the US, with Blow telling the story of the trip, as the mood and groove changes from track to track, as the story moves from city to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BlowflyBlowfly On TV ... CD
Weird World/Hot Productions, Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
Blow Fly's second album – and a hilarious parody of TV! The record features Blow's band playing lots of funky riffs and heavy vamps, while Blow sings songs over the top that are parodies of "Batman", "Sesame Street", "Tom Jones", and "Ed Sullivan" ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BlowflyWeird World Of Blowfly ... CD
Weird World/Hot Productions, Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
Early work from Blowfly – 2 sides of live material that capture him at his best – rolling from one song into another in a string of dirty jokes, off-color references, and parodies of some of the biggest songs of the 70s! The language here is completely unbridled – very very ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BlowflyZodiac Blowfly/Butterfly ... CD
Weird World/House Of Funk, Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
Two great albums from Blowlfly on one CD! The first album follows in the tradition of Cannonball Adderley's Zodiac albums – and offers up some excellent funky tunes, all based around the different symbols of the zodiac, and all done with the usual Blowfly porno sense of humor! The backing ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Blue MagicBlue Magic ... CD
Atco/Collectables, 1974. Used ... $5.99
The start of a tremendous run from Blue Magic – easily one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s, a quintet we'd place in a rare class with heavy hitters like The Stylistics or The Moments! The album's smooth and sweet, but never slick – perfectly arranged by the great Norman ... read more CD
Also available Blue Magic ... LP 8.99

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Bluesiana Triangle (Art Blakey/Dr John/David NewmaBluesiana Triangle II ... CD
Windham Hill, 1991. Used ... $4.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Willie BoboTomorrow Is Here ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $15.99
A really unique chapter in the career of percussionist Willie Bobo – a rare one-off album for Blue Note – done with a sweet Cali vibe all the way through! Bobo plays his usual percussion, but also sings a bit too – in this charming style that's never too overdone – a deeply ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note LA Revivals series!)

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Angela BofillAngie/Angel Of The Night ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of soulful gems! Angie is Angela Bofill's sublime first album – a mixture of jazzy soul and soulful jazz, all put together with a sound that's really a cut above most of her contemporaries! As with Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman, there's a sophistication to Angela's sound here that ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Professor Harold BoggsLord Give Me Strength – Early Recordings 1952 to 1964 ... CD
Nashboro/Gospel Friend, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
The first full length collection we've ever seen to focus on the soulful gospel work of Harold Boggs – one of the greatest male lead singers of the pre-soul generation! Right from the start, Boggs was a hell of a singer, and a great songwriter too – and he first entered the business ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few ... read more CD

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Chuckii BookerChuckii (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1989. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print 1989 pressing, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Bootsy's Rubber BandLive In Louisville 1978 ... CD
Disky, 1978. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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