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ABCHow To Be A Zillionaire! ... LP
Mercury, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Peter AbdulGet Down With Me ... LP
EMI/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ad LibsPresenting The Ad Libs (purple vinyl pressing) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
ORG, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
A full vinyl release by 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 a few previously ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on purple colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ AKBRhythmic Feet ... LP
RSO, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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AkonKonvicted (clean edited promo) ... LP
SRC, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Justo AlmarioInterlude ... LP
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The greatest album ever from reedman Justo Almario – and one of the most obscure sets to ever come out on the Uno Melodic label of Roy Ayers! Roy Ayers produced the whole thing, and handled arrangements with Justo – and the whole thing feels a lot like a jazzy instrumental take on Roy's ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The TJBYou Smile – The Song Begins ... LP
A&M, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Nice one from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – working with arranger Quincy Jones! You Smile – The Song Begins comes at a pretty interesting point in which Herb was still working in the Spanish-inflected, jazzy instrumental groove of earlier years – but in a fresh way after a ... (Now Sound, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Amanda AmbroseAmazing Amanda Ambrose ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
Features great backing and arrangements from Bobby Scott! (Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Sherman AndrusSoon Coming ... LP
Shalom, 1976. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A righteous set of soulful gospel – with titles that include "Walk In The Spirit", "Soon Coming", "One God", "Keep Holdin On", "The Other Side", "Father Me", and "Satisfied". (Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape, save for some light aging on one edge.)

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Chuck Armstrong/Little Richie/Jimmy Church/Bobby KingSoul Bag Vol 4 – Sound State 7/Seventy 7/Luna Collection ... LP
Sound Stage 7/Vivid (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A cool Japanese-only collection of deep soul – with a few tracks by each artist, originally done for the Sound Stage 7 family of labels in the south! LP, Vinyl record album

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AtensionDef On Arrival ... LP
Island, 1989. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners and a cutout notch.)

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Reverend Bernard Avant & The St James Gospel ChoirReverend Bernard Avant & The St James Gospel Choir ... LP
Truth, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
(Gospel, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, a bit of fraying at the top seam, small center split in the bottom seam, and a name and date written in marker on back.)

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David AxelrodSeriously Deep ... LP
Polygram/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Seriously Deep ... CD 9.99

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Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob BaileyBob Bailey ... LP
Airborne, 1988. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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JR BaileyJust Me & You ... LP
MAM/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really sublime rare groover from JR Bailey – vocalist in the Cadillacs back in their doo wop years, but a heck of a great 70s mellow soul artist in this obscure little set! JR wrote and co-produced all the tunes on the set – in a mode that steps along beautifully with a subtle groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bar-KaysGotta Groove (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Volt/Craft, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Amazing work from the new version of The Bar-Kays – a group who reformed to become a combo as heavy as any of the best funky groups from Detroit, LA, or New York at the time! There's a style here that's a sweet Memphis distillation of ideas bubbling under in music by Sly Stone, Funkadelic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BaronsSociety Don't Let Us Down ... LP
Tuff City, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Funky New Orleans soul re-released on this compilation by the folks at Tuff City. We're not sure if this stuff was ever anthologized before (and leave it to Tuff City to give us only sketchy liner notes), but it's got a nice deep groove, a heavy New Orleans sound, and a sort of Temptations-ish ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 90s issue.)

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Pastor TL BarrettDo Not Pass Me By ... LP
Gospel Roots, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
A stone classic from this famous Chicago spiritual leader of the 70s – and an album that's got a nice balance between intimate soul numbers and larger tracks that have the whole Mount Zion Baptist Church along for support! The set's definitely got the strongly soulful vibe of Barrett's Like ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... LP
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Do Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... CD 7.99

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Claudja BarrySweet Dynamite ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An early hit for Salsoul Records – a set of extended European disco tracks, all building in a nice slow, layered sort of way – then remixed by Tom Moulton for the US dancefloor! The tunes have this instrumental structure that almost doesn't even need the vocals of Claudja Barry – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, surface wear, and edge wear.)

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Jon BatisteWe Are ... LP
Verve, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Jon Batiste is looking mighty righteous on the cover, and he's sounding mighty righteous within – imbued with a new spirit of consciousness from the events of 2020, which brings a whole new sort of focus to his music – and makes for an album that's every bit a soul set as it is a jazz ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Are ... CD 13.99

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed ... (Hip Hop, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BeatersHarari ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A landmark album on the South African scene of the 70s – a set that mixes together currents of jazz and funk, but at the start of a sound that would break forth even more in the decade to come! Yet The Beaters were there at the start – a young trio that includes drummer Sipho Mabuse, ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Reverend Douglas Bell & The Stage CruisersNuclear Blast (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Raw and rumbling gospel sounds from the Designer Records vaults – real and resonant southern gospel from Reverend Douglas Bell & Th Stage Cruisers! Heavy vocals & sermonizing with swirling organ and wailing keyboards along with the impassioned vocals. As with the material on the ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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William BellOn A Roll ... LP
Wilbe, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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George BensonBreezin (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A super huge hit for George Benson – and the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar – opening up sides of his talent that first emerged on his 50s R&B recordings as Little George Benson, but taken here into some very hip 70s territory! The ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonWeekend In LA ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Titles include "Ode To A Kudu", "We As Love", "Lady Blue", "Windsong", "Weekend In LA", "It's All In The Game", and his classic take on "On Broadway". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear.)

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Brook BentonBoll Weevil Song & Other Great Hits ... LP
Mercury/Wing, 1961. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Mono black label pressing.)

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Brook BentonEndlessly ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Chuck BerryRockit ... LP
Atco, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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Zazou BikayeMr Manager (with bonus download – and bonus tracks) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
80s Afro grooves, recorded in Belgium – given a nice twist by the Crammed Discs label, which was one of the first to really open up African styles with more European elements! Bony Bikaye handles vocals, and Hector Zazou plays plenty of keyboards and adds in beat – so there's an ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – which also includes some bonus tracks!)

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Rupa BiswasDisco Jazz ... LP
Numero, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A record that's got to be one of the coolest recorded in Calgary during the early 80s – as it offers up a really unusual blend of modes that definitely lives up to its title, and which also borrows a bit from Indian music as well! Singer Rupa Biswas fronts a group that's equally strong on ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black SavageBlack Savage (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A Kenyan funk combo from the 70s – and one who've got a groove that definitely lives up to the striking image on the cover! The set brings together obscure singles and album tracks from Black Savage – a group who sing in English throughout, and also draw plenty of influence from ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD & download!)

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BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
A funky jazz treasure – and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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J BlackfootPhysical Attraction ... LP
Sound Town, 1984. Sealed ... $2.99
A really nice little album from J Blackfoot – one that's recorded with a few 80s touches, but in a way that mostly preserves the sweetly crackling style that makes his vocals so wonderful! There's plenty of mellower tunes here that echo with the rich contribution that Blackfoot brought to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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J BlackfootU Turn ... LP
Edge, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A mix of styles that has his roots in the Memphis scene getting a bit of an 80s production touch, sometimes a bit too tinny to sound great, and others rolling into more comfortable territory with a warmer feel. Homer Banks wrote and produced most of the record – and titles include "Sunsh ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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CL BlastCL Blast ... LP
Park Place, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Produced by Frederick Knight – with titles that include "Lay Another Log On The Fire", "I Just Don't Know", "Boomerang Love", "50/50", "Never Let Me Go", and "I Need To Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a 2 inch tear in the opening on front, in nice shape otherwise.)

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Mary J BligeReflections (A Retrospective) ... LP
Geffen, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP ... $79.99
As the subtitle says, a retrospective of the queen of hip hop soul's street and radio friendly R&B with 15 tracks in all, including a few songs that were exclusive to the release. Titles include "Reflections (I Remember)", "We Ride (I See The Future)", "You Know" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and marker through the barcode.)

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Doug Hream BluntMy Name Is Doug Hream Blunt ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
The long-overdue formal presentation of the music of Doug Hream Blunt – a self-taught, self-styled San Francisco soul singer from the 80s – one who recorded a handful of tunes that never really saw the light of day! Doug's got an unusual style – almost more 70s soul in its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BookerLost Paramount Tapes ... LP
Paramount/General General, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A great little set from New Orleans legend James Booker – a previously unissued session from 1973 – recorded in LA with a great array of well-matched players! Booker's on piano, playing with a chunky, rough-edged groove – pretty funky at times, thanks especially to the great John ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker T & The MGsHip Hug-Her ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky with this one – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyBlack Velvet ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download!)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyChanges (with download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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BrainstormFunky Entertainment ... LP
Tabu, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
They're not lying with the title of this album from Brainstorm – because this classic late 70s set has the group moving into some very funky territory – stepping up the basslines even more than before, and really finding a great way to focus on the groove! The approach is right on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bonnie BramlettSweet Bonnie Bramlett ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Blue eyed southern soul from Bonnie Bramlett – recorded in LA, but with a sound that's much more in keeping with Muscle Shoals! There's no real reason for this sound – no hidden producer or arranger from the southern indie scene who helped make the record hipper than usual – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging and light wear, but looks nice overall.)

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Johnny Brandon & William Wellington MackeyBilly Noname ... LP
Roulette, 1970. Sealed ... $11.99
An overlooked all-black musical from the 70s – with performances by Donny Burkes, Alan Weeks, Hattie Winston, Urylee Leonardos, and Glory Van Scott! (Soundtracks, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Shrinkwrap is open in one corner.)

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✨✧ Brass FeverTime Is Running Out ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Despite the name, and a concept that makes it seem like the record might be some throwaway disco set – the album's actually a good one, very much in the mode of the best uptempo soul on ABC at the time, but done without a vocalist. The album's arranged and conducted by McKinley Jackson, who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a small sticker spot.)

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Leon BridgesGood Thing (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Columbia, 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A soaring set from Leon Bridges – a full length second album that's every bit as classic as his debut, but in a completely different way! Where Coming Home was maybe Leon's answer to the generation of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke, Good Thing is more of a nod to the era of Maxwell and D'Angelo ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... LP
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Brian BriggsSelected Music From The Album Brain Damage ... LP
Bearsville/Get On Down, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 14.98
A great lost record of minimalist club – a set that we'd rank right up there with classics by Arthur Russell, Liquid Liquid, or some of the other most creative talents on the New York scene at the start of the 80s! As with work by those other two artists, there's an experimental approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BroadwayMagic Man ... LP
Hilltak/Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A classy disco project arranged and produced by Willie Henderson – done in a mode that's got less of the jazz funk touches of some of his other late 70s work, and with an approach that's got a fairly straightforward clubby sound. Lead vocals on the set are by Patti Williams – a singer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Tom BrockI Love You More & More ... LP
20th Century/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
Brilliant work from this long-lost Barry White protege! Tom Brock was one of the leading lights in Barry's stable of sweet mid 70s soul talents – a great writer who contributed songs to the legendary Gloria Scott album, and a heck of a great mellow soul singer on his own – with a style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brooklyn AllstarsWalk Tall ... LP
Jewel, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great gospel group with a really strong deep soul sound – one that comes from some tremendously full harmonies by the male members of this hip quintet! The group may get their name from Brooklyn, but the sound here is much more in the southern soul mode of the Jewel label on which the ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some aging.)

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Brooklyn DreamsJoy Ride ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Brooklyn Dreams recorded in Munich and LA, but the album's got a surprisingly soulful club feel that almost matches its New York reference! Teutonic disco maestro Thor Baldursson handled the arrangements on the record, and we were a bit suspicious about it at first – but apart from a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with a promo stamp and some surface wear.)

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Lonnie BrooksKind Of Blues – Moanin Groanin Hoopin & Howlin ... LP
Second City, 1977. Very Good ... $48.99
Features Lonnie Brooks on vocal and lead guitar – with piano and organ from Robert Waters, and more guitar from Bob Tevis! (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has two bumped corners, and a light stain in another corner – but is still nice overall.)

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Pattie BrooksLove Shook ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Classic disco from Pattie Brooks – a soaring 70s set that was right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the vocals of Pattie, which have just the right sort of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Barbara BrownGot To Be Somebody – The XL Sessions – 60s Memphis Gold ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A great full length collection of work by Memphis singer Barbara Brown – a vocalist who appeared both as a solo act, and with her sisters – on a variety of singles for labels like Cadet, Atlantic, Tower, and MGM in the late 60s and early 70s! Barbara's got a deep, rich voice that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownBlack Caesar ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
James Brown gets even better than before – working here in the setting of a blacksploitation soundtracks – which makes the album a doubly funky outing from the 70s! James is a master throughout – beating Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield at their own games – as he works with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool reissue – with the die-cut style of the original cover!)

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
A really great double-length set from James Brown – maybe slightly less iconic than some of his other classics from the early 70s, but a record that really shows the man stretching out and finding his groove! The whole thing is a great example of the new freedoms that Brown was experiencing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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James BrownIt's a Man's Man's Man's World ... LP
King/Universal, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
James Brown, proud and loud – a smoking 60s album that provides a great link between his earlier styles and his freer roots – with a brilliant blend of funk, soul, and a touch of raw R&B! Given the power of The Godfather at this point, there's no denying that even the older cuts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP
King, 1967. Good ... $7.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black crown label pressing. Cover has split seams.)

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James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownReality ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the last great albums from James Brown! Not as totally sublime as Payback or some of the others from the 70s – but James is still working here with Fred Wesley and Dave Matthews – and many of the cuts retain the funk of a few years past. Case in point is the sublime "Funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Polydor. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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James BrownSay It Live & Loud – Live In Dallas 1968 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Polydor, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
An amazing James Brown live set from the crucial year of 1968 – the show that marked the debut of "Say It Loud I'm Black & I'm Proud" – a cut that would become an anthem for much of America in the years to come! The feel here is somewhat similar to Brown's famous Boston ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ James BrownSex Machine ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian Polydor pressing. Cover has light surface wear and a stuck gatefold.)

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James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownSoul Fire Vol 3 ... LP
King/Polydor (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
A very cool Japanese-only collection – filled with funky gems from James Brown – including "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Get It Together (part 1)", "Say It Loud (part 1)", "Money Won't Change You (parts 1 & 2)", "Mother Popcorn (part ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric sheet. Cover has some light wear and a bit of aging.)

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James Brown, The JBs, Lyn Collins, & Bobby ByrdJames Brown Revue – Live At The Apollo Vol 4 1972 ... LP
Polydor/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 30.98
A never-issued James Brown album from 1972 – a killer live performance from The Apollo Theater – and one that features a fair bit of help from other members of his People Records crew! James performs a bit on the record – but the set also features some great instrumental sides ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miquel BrownManpower ... LP
TSR, 1983. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Plenty of Manpower from Miquel Brown– the Canadian club singer who scored big with the classic "So Many Man So Little Time" club cut in the early 80s – then followed it up with this full album of late disco grooves! Brown's vocal approach is in the higher side of the spectrum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Nappy BrownThanks For Nothing ... LP
Elephant, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
A pretty unusual record from Nappy Brown – very different than his earlier work! As you might guess by the bitter title, and the cover photos that have Nappy hanging out in the ghetto, the album's kind of aimed at the roots-revival crowd – an almost rock-like album with Nappy getting ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: There's a click/needle jump for a few spins on the first track, and a short click on the third track – but the rest is fine. Just skip track one.)

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✨✧ Odell BrownFree Delivery ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
After starting his career out with his funky group The Organizers, Odell Brown moved into a phase where he would act as the lead soloist in front of larger funky groups – like the one that appears on this record. The band was put together by Gene Barge, and they have a great soulful Cadet ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light wear, but vinyl is nice.)

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Roy BrownSaturday Nite ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), 1950s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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Tyrone BrunsonMethod ... LP
MCA, 1986. Sealed ... $6.99
Features some great Mtume production – and titles include "The Method", "A Lot Of Pop", "Free Bee", "Love Triangle", "Tell Me Why", and "Knucklehead Syndrome". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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BT ExpressNon-Stop ... LP
Roadshow, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
BT Express are speeding it up a bit from the first album – hitting more of a disco vein, as would be their due, since they were one of the key groups in inventing the genre! The core ensemble funk sound is still firmly in place, with loads of great horns arranged by the enigmatic Carlos Ward ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sidiku BuariRevolution – Live Disco Show In New York City (180 gram pressing – 2 x 45rpm) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
One of the coolest records ever issued by Sidiku Buari – the Ghanian musician who also recorded just as Buari – stepping out here in a very unusual performance recorded live at a club in New York at the end of the 70s! Side one begins with this great crowd frenzy and very cool energy ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Vernon BurchGet Up ... LP
Chocolate City/Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Bouncy, bubbly soul from Vernon Burch – one of his stone dancefloor classics from the 70s, served up with a groove that never quits! Burch is one of the few who can make a clubby set sparkle with the more personal qualities of a mellower soul album – and this excellent set is a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, minimal wear, and is bent a bit at the spine.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerFolk Songs ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
A great lost album from Jerry – and a key link in the hip Chicago scene that produced Terry Callier and Oscar Brown Jr! Sure, you might think of the album as a silly "cash in on the folk craze" effort – but Jerry keeps it soulful throughout, and thanks to some wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Jerry ButlerGiving Up On Love ... LP
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
What can we say? Classic Vee Jay material by The Iceman, and some of the most sophisticated soul you'll ever hear. Sure, this album may be a collection of singles pulled together to make an LP, but that was stock in trade for so many labels throughout the 60s, and well into the next couple of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label bracket logo pressing with MR stamp. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Isle Of Sirens".)

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Jerry ButlerNeed To Belong ... LP
Vee Jay, 1963. Very Good ... $11.99
Fantastic work by Chicago Iceman soulster Jerry Butler! Jerry's moving past the harmony formula of his earlier years with The Impressions, into a sophisticated style that would forever change the sound of male vocal soul. Jerry's a wonder with this material – delivering heartfelt ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerPower Of Love ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An easy album to overlook, but not without some nice moments! Johnny Bristol produced the record, and he gives it a nice sweet 70s soul groove, similar to what he was using in his own work from the time. And typical of Jerry's albums from the early 70s, there's lots of nice original material, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerSoul Artistry ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Beautiful uptown soul from Jerry – with pre Gamble-Huff arrangements by Jo Renzetti and Jimmy Wisner. The tracks do a great job of maintaining the perfect Iceman sound from Jerry's late Vee Jay years, yet also hint nicely at the direction to come. Titles include "You Walked Into My ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Lamont ButlerIt's Time For A Change ... LP
Blessed/Acid Jazz (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A rare bit of gospel from the Louisville scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that's also got plenty of secular soul appeal too – thanks in part to the righteous message in Lamont's lyrics, which would fit with some of the deeper sounds of 70s soul – and thanks also to the ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available It's Time For A Change ... CD 13.99

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Bobby ByrdI Need Help ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
The stunning only album ever from the great Bobby Byrd – know to many as a longtime associate of James Brown, and finally getting his chance to shine here in the spotlight! Bobby was in the game before James, and always continued to change his groove in all the right ways with The Godfather ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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California PlayboysTrying To Become A Millionaire (with download) ... LP
Loadstone/Manufactured, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Trying To Become A Millionaire ... CD 11.99

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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CandidoDrum Fever ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of Candido's funkiest albums! The record's got a similar sound to Candido's great albums for Blue Note and Solid State – with short, hard funky tunes that have a really great 70s edge! Chico O'Farrill did the arrangements, and the record chops along nicely with some very funky tracks ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(90s Japanese pressing.)

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Candy & The KissesScepter Sessions (butterscotch vinyl pressing) ... LP
Scepter/Sundazed, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
The first-ever full length album of work by Candy & The Kisses – a really great east coast girl group who recorded these tracks for Scepter Records in the mid 60s! The trio are great – and have a way of snapping sweetly and hitting a groove that might have sounded very familiar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Candy YamsLoving You Baby ... LP
Rock Candy, 1987. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Captain SkyAdventures Of Captain Sky ... LP
AVI/Past Due, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A legendary funk set from late 70s Chicago – served up by our own Captain Sky, aka Daryl Cameron – an imposing figure who often worked in the same space-themed territory as the P-Funk empire in the mid 70s! The difference here, though, is that Cameron wrote, produced, and put the whole ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Adventures Of Captain Sky ... CD 15.99

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Captain SkyPop Goes The Captain ... LP
AVI/Past Due, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
The second smoking album from Captain Sky – a Windy City funk legend, and one who's cut from some of the same cloth as Bootsy Collins or Rick James! Like both of those artists, the Captain's a pretty imposing figure, with a bit of future flash to his looks – and while he uses lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pop Goes The Captain ... CD 15.99

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Chapter 8This Love's For Real ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1985. Very Good ... $7.99
An obscure later album from west coast soul group Chapter 8 – recorded after Anita Baker had left the group to move out on her own, but done for the mid 80s Beverly Glen indie, where Baker had also gotten her start as a solo act! The set's got a feel that's smooth and sophisticated – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is very clean overall, but side 2 has cosmetic groove wear that does not affect play.)

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Ray CharlesRay Charles Story Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A collection of Ray's incredible work for Atlantic during the late 50s – a mixture of hard grooving R&B tunes and more jazz-based mellower numbers, all done in that stripped-down raw style he was using at the time, one that was a lot harder than his later work for ABC. Titles include ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing with deep groove.)

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Ray Charles & Betty CarterRay Charles & Betty Carter ... LP
ABC, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Betty during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is still pretty nice and soulful. Betty's high voice works well with Ray's raspy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Chubby CheckerChubby's Folk Album ... LP
Parkway, 1964. Sealed ... $9.99
Better than you might guess - not really a folk album, but a set that gets Chubby Checker past some of the earlier pop modes of his hits! The tracks are nicely complex at times – and titles include "Hey Bobba Needle", "Hooka Tooka", "Tzena Tzena", "Ah Si ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with hype sticker under shrink. Cover has a cutout hole, and shrinkwrap is open a bit near the bottom.)

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✨✧ CherTake Me Home ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Neneh CherryRaw Like Sushi (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP
Virgin, 1988. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $34.99 75.99
Maybe the crowning moment of genus from the great Neneh Cherry – a record that's a huge evolution from her post punk funk of just a few short years before – and one that really helped her bridge the Atlantic and find a huge following over here at the time! There's a great mix of hip ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chosen FewEverybody Plays The Fool (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Fantastic stuff – and a record that's as much an early 70s reggae set as it is a strong bit of east coast soul – Kingston rhythms mixed with fantastic harmonies that maybe echo more of the East Coast group soul modes than some of the earlier Jamaican groups of the 60s! The choice of ... (Reggae, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)
 
 



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