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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

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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 ... $6.99
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 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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Cannonball AdderleyWalk Tall – The David Axelrod Years ... CD
Capitol (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $22.99
A massive look at the mighty pairing of Cannonball Adderley and David Axelrod – a partnership that's way more than just jazz musician and producer! Axelrod's talents in the studio are many, but his greatest heights were possibly reached in collaboration with Cannonball – a relationship ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Yasuko AgawaFlyin' Over ... CD
Victor/Beatball (Korea), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
Hauntingly beautiful work from Yasuko Agawa – a set that has some echoes of older jazz and bossa at points, but also slides out in a smooth 70s soul mode too! As on her previous album, arrangements here are all by Susumu Arima – who also produced – and he's quite a maestro when ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Yasuko AgawaSweet Menu ... CD
Victor/Beatball (Korea), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
Yasuko's on the menu, and she's as sweet as can be on this late 70s set – an album that's even more soul-based than some of her previous efforts! The grooves are nicely upbeat here – hitting a style that's certainly club, but which also has a bit of a funky fusion too – thanks to ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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Yasuko AgawaYasuko Love Bird ... CD
Victor/Beatball (Korea), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderful early album from this hip Japanese singer – done in a mix of jazz and soul that reminds us a lot of Marlena Shaw! The overall style here is perhaps a bit more on the jazz side of the spectrum, but the arrangements and production are definitely influenced by American R&B of ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD

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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 Allen & Africa 70Jealousy/Progress (2CD Strut version) ... CD
Strut (UK), 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
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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Luther AllisonLive In Paris ... CD
Ruf/Platinum, 1979. Used ... $9.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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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 11.99

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Gerald AlstonGerald Alston ... CD
Motown, 1988. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print original pressing with extended version of "You Laid Your Love On Me"! Rear artwork has a bit of pen.)
Also available Gerald Alston ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Alzo & UdineC'mon & Join Us! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Wild & beautiful! This album's impossible to describe accurately, and it's the only record we've ever seen by the enigmatic Latin-tinged duo Alzo & Udine! The groove has a tight jangly feel, with nice lows, very catchy hooks, and amazing vocals from Alzo & Udine that kind of feel like ... read more CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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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 AndrewsBlack Ruby ... CD
Zodiac/Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy ... $14.99
A hell of a great record from Ruby Andrews – a Chicago soul singer who started out sweet, but comes on hard and heavy on this righteous classic from the start of the 70s! The record's got a badass vibe you never would have expected from Andrews a few years before – with tremendous ... read more CD

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Lili AnelLaughed Last ... CD
Palmetto, 1993. Used ... $2.99
(Rock, Soul) CD

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Joan ArmatradingGreatest Hits ... CD
A&M, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
(Rock, Soul) CD

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Joan ArmatradingWalk Under Ladders ... CD
A&M, 1981. Used ... $3.99
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 ... $5.99
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 & SimpsonCapitol Gold – Best Of Ashford & Simpson ... CD
Capitol, 1980s. Used ... $2.99
A wonderful selection of work by the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – a batch of tunes that focuses on their tight 80s work for Capitol Records! The pair may be best known from this era for their mega hit "Solid" – but Nick and Valerie changed the face of duet soul ... read more CD

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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 2.99

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the ... read more CD

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Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... $6.99
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 1.99

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Ashford & SimpsonLove Will Fix It – The Warner Bros Records Anthology 1973 to 1981 (3CD set) ... CD
Warner/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99
Ashford & Simpson may have gotten their start at Motown, but they really found their groove at Warner Brothers – as you'll hear on this massive collection of tracks from their landmark late 70s years at the label! Even many decades later, the strength of this music is undeniable – ... read more CD

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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

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Ashford & SimpsonSo So Satisfied ... CD
Warner/Black Music, 1977. Used ... $6.99
Sublimely satisfying work from Ashford & Simpson – a stone killer from the height of their late 70s glory days on Warner Brothers! The pair are working together wonderfully at this point – wrapped up in that blend of upbeat soul and righteous undercurrents that made them a real cut ... read more CD
Also available So So Satisfied ... LP 2.99

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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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✨✧ 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

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrRadiant ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 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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Patti AustinEnd Of A Rainbow (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1976. Used ... $12.99
Wonderfully warm soul from the great Patti Austin – a key artist in the late 70s, and one who really helped push the music forward with a new sense of sophistication! Patti's got a strongly jazzy vibe here – and works with David Matthews arrangements that are really well put-together ... read more CD
(Out of print CTI Timeless pressing with 24 bit remastering – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Average White BandCut The Cake ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1975. Used ... $5.99
If you need to own one album by Average White Band, this is it! The album features the band at their funky best – playing hard and chopping away with a strong crossover sound that put them firmly on the map during the early 70s. The record includes their funky classic "School Boy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Average White BandPickin' Up The Pieces – The Best Of Average White Band ... CD
Rhino/Atlantic, 1970s. Used ... $7.99
One of the biggest crossover funk groups of all time – and when the smoke finally cleared, they were actually pretty darn good musicians! AWB's right up there with Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire for sheer pop 70s funkiness – and despite what you might think about a bunch ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Average White BandSoul Searching ... CD
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... $6.99
Sublime mid 70s work from The Average White Band – and a record that really has the group deepening their groove a bit – moving past the heavier funk of their roots, into some mellower grooves that are totally great! There's a great undercurrent of jazz in some of the playing here ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973. Used ... $12.99
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.)
Also available Coffy – Original Soundtrack ... LP 22.99

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Roy AyersDestination Motherland – The Roy Ayers Anthology ... CD
Universal (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
An amazing set of tracks from one of our favorite artists ever – a whopping 33 track, 2CD compilation of some of the best of Roy's work for Polydor! Given the title, you can expect a very hip bent to the tracks picked for the set – lots of righteous politics and hip cultural themes ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersEvolution – The Roy Ayers Anthology ... CD
Polygram, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $10.99
Polygram's totally cool 2 CD anthology of some of Roy's best work for the label, featuring tracks that run from the early 70's through the early 80's, with such stellar cuts as "We Live In Brooklyn Baby", "Coffy is The Color", "Pretty Brown Skin", "Africa, Center ... read more CD
(Slipcover has some wear.)

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Roy AyersIn The Dark (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1984. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Roy Ayers in a seductive mid 80s mode – his first for Columbia – and a record with some incredibly nice moments that blow away most of his contemporaries! The synth soul and drum machine era might seem like an odd fit for Roy's jazzy vibes, but it actually works really well here! You ... read more CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersSmooth Jazz ... CD
AFI, 1999. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print, has some writing in marker on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersTear To A Smile (UK pressing) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (UK), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out ... read more CD
(Out of print. Spine has a small split at the bottom edge.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $13.99
It's like a dream come true – 13 previously unissued recordings by Roy Ayers, all from the height of his glory years on Polydor! Roy's work from this time is some of our favorite ever – a burning blend of jazz, soul, and funk – handled with impeccable charm, and a level of soul ... read more CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Rapster/BBE (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $18.99
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Roy AyersYou Might Be Surprised (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
Roy Ayers in a tight mid 80s funk mode – commanding a modern vibe really well, especially with his vibes so prominent in the sound! Although the sound's a step or two more modern than the Polydor years, Roy still sounds great – and he grooves nicely on this batch of tracks that mix ... read more CD

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BabyfaceChristmas With Babyface ... CD
Epic, 1998. Used ... $1.99

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BabyfaceMTV Unplugged – NYC 1997 ... CD
Sony, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ Philip BaileyContinuation ... CD
Columbia/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... $9.99
An 80s soul classic from Philip Bailey – stepping out here from Earth Wind & Fire in a set that has him sparkling strongly as a solo act! The vocals still have that trademark Bailey sound – a wonderful range that's never overdone, and which seems to shine especially well on the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Continuation ... LP 0.99

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Anita BakerRapture (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1986. Used ... $7.99
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Rapture ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ LaVern BakerBlues Ballads ... CD
Sequel (UK), 1959/1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The original album, plus 6 bonus tracks of hard bluesy R&B, including stellar stuff like "Humpty Dumpty Heart", "Whipper Snapper", "Why Baby Why", and the classic "I Cried a Tear". Also features a number of duets with Jimmy Ricks and Ben E. King. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... CD
Atlantic, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ LaVern BakerSoul On Fire – Best Of Lavern Baker ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
Plenty of fire here – a killer batch of R&B classics from the 50s, all sung by the pre-soul powerhouse Lavern Baker! Baker's material was some of the best Atlantic Records cut back in the day – the kind of genre-defining singles that forever changed the sound of the female voice in ... read more CD

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Bama – The Village PoetGhettos Of The Mind ... CD
Cadet/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. Used ... $19.99
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-KaysAs One/Nightcruising/Propositions/Dangerous ... CD
Mercury/Robinsongs (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A quadruple pack of albums from The Bar-Kays – four records on two CDs! First up is As One, a record that definitely has the Bar-Kays definitely grooving as one – with amazing choppy guitar, bumping basslines, and brassy horns – all wrapped up with some wonderfully warm ... read more CD

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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 9.99

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Bar-KaysInjoy (limited numbered LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Hip-O Select, 1979. Used ... $9.99
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 ... $4.99
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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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!)
Also available Livin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love ... LP 44.99

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BasiaBrave New Hope ... CD
Epic, Late 80s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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BeausoleilBest Of Beausoleil ... CD
Arhoolie, 1980s. Used ... $2.99
(Folk/Country, Soul) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Alston/Creole Stream (Japan), 1976. Used ... $28.99
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Beginning Of The End (2LP pressing) ... LP 26.99

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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 ... CD 7.99
Funky Nassau ... LP 22.99

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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau ... CD
Alston, 1971. Used ... $7.99
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.)
Also available
Funky Nassau ... LP 22.99
Funky Nassau ... CD 12.99

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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 2 CDs ... $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 ... $1.99
(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!)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsTightening It Up – Best Of Archie Bell & The Drells ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
20 track compilation that spans the career of groovy soulster Archie Bell, and his group The Drells. The set includes Bell's huge hit "Tighten Up", but it's also got a great array of other material from his different recording periods – all of which show him pushing way past his ... read more CD

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Regina BelleAll By Myself ... CD
Columbia, 1987. Used ... $2.99
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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✨✧ Regina BelleLove Forever Shines ... CD
Pendulum/Fontana, 2008. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jesse BelvinGolden Classics (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
24 tracks plus 2 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben & The Platano GroupParis Soul ... CD
Barclay/Dare Dare (France), 1971. Used ... $13.99
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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✨✧ George BensonBreezin ... CD
Warner, 1976. Used ... $1.99
A super huge hit for George – the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar! The album features George playing and singing over arrangements by Claus Ogerman – some of Ogerman's best of the 70s, ones that mix together his trademark pillow of sound ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
Also available Breezin ... LP 3.99

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George BensonPacific Fire ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Unusual work from the great George Benson – a wonderful session that was recorded by CTI during George's classic years for the label – but issued only briefly a number of years later, and slightly lost amongst the rest of his catalog! The material's great, though – and has George ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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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!)

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Beyonce4 ... CD
Parkway/Columbia, 2011. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria MuldaurSisters & Brothers ... CD
Telarc, 2004. Used ... $4.99

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JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsFree Me ... CD
Tucxone (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Really wonderful work from JP Bimeni – a hell of a soul singer, even without such a tight band backing him up – a new talent to our ears, but one who could have easily held his own on the Memphis or Muscle Shoals scenes of the 60s! JP's way more than just another singer with a funky ... (Deep Funk, Soul) 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

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✨✧ Edwin BirdsongEdwin Birdsong (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A breakout solo moment from the great Edwin Birdsong – an artist who participated in some of Roy Ayers great albums of the 70s, and who cut some great underground records of his own – but who finally got the chance to step into the limelight on this set for Philadelphia International! ... read more 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 HippiesBlack Hippies ... CD
Academy, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 15.98
Hardly the kind of hippies that were always hanging around when we were growing up – as these guys are super tight, super funky, and right on the money throughout – grooving hard in one of the most searing styles of Afro Funk we've ever heard! Older psych modes are turned towards the ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD

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Black IceBlack Ice (Montage) ... CD
Montage, 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... $24.99
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 MerdaFolks From Mother's Mixer ... CD
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, 1971/1972. Used ... $18.99
Heavy duty fuzzy soul from Black Merda (aka Mer-Da) – the massive Black Merda and Long Burn The Fire LPs back-to-back on one CD! The Black Merda album has a distinct batch of influences that run from Funkadelic, to Hendrix, to Chicago electric blues – but since the recording (from ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds Greatest Hits ... CD
Fantasy, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsCity Life/Unfinished Business ... CD
Fantasy, 1975/1976. Used ... $7.99
2 classics from The Blackbyrds – back to back on a single CD! City Life is a fantastic album from the legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an ... read more CD

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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 16.99

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsWalking In Rhythm – The Essential Selection 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Fantasy/Decision, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Some of the sharpest, jazziest funk you'll ever hope to hear – a smoking collection of the legendary 70s work by The Blackbyrds on Fantasy Records! The group started as a jazz combo under Donald Byrd's supervision – right at a time when Byrd was making his own fantastic funky records ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bobby BlandGreatest Hits Vol 1 – The Duke Recordings ... CD
MCA, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
(Blues, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Bobby BlandGreatest Hits Vol 2 – The ABC-Dunhill/MCA Recordings ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used ... $5.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Booklet is clean but has some wear, mostly on the last page which is creased and wrinkled.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandLongbeach 1983 ... CD
Charly (UK), 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandMembers Only ... CD
Malaco, 1985. Used ... $8.99
A later gem from Bobby Blue Bland – done in a smooth style that fits the later approach of the Malaco label, but with a vocal style that hasn't dimmed a bit over the years! Bobby's still got that incredible rasp in his voice – that approach that easily made him one of the most soulful ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
Also available Members Only ... LP 4.99
 
 



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