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We run the gamut from deep soul to Northern, Chicago steppers to house, Motown to Malaco -- and everything in between!


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Raising Hell
Hep Me/Superfly (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A rare gem from the New Orleans scene of the 70s – a set that's quite different than the usual Crescent City soul of the period – and instead has more of an east cost indie vibe overall! The duo features Norma Jean, then a gospel singer, working with pianist Ray J – who vocalizes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3 CDs
3CDs, 75 songs, and a set list that definitely lives up to the title – a collection that not only brings forth the best of Northern Soul from the glory days of the 60s, but also features lots of tracks from that time that have only been discovered in recent years too! Northern Soul isn't ... CD
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Enjoy/Airline, Early 60s. New Copy
Searing sax instrumentals from the great King Curtis – some of his best-known recordings, done between two famous periods of work for Atlantic Records! The grooves here are raw and ready, nice and tight, and done with a nitty gritty style that might have been funk if the cuts were recorded a ... CD
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RCA/Real Gone, 1970/1971. New Copy
A pair of wonderful albums from The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! LTD is a wonderful debut from The Main Ingredient – and a record that really shows the new style they'd bring to group soul music in the 70s! There's a righteous energy here right from the start – ... CD
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Columbia/FTG, 1977. New Copy
The cover has Tyrone Davis in a very diverse crowd, but the record is pure Davis all the way through – that great blend of bluesy roots and classier soul that made most of his 70s records so wonderful! The approach here is even more careful and well put-together than some of Tyrone's last ... CD
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Raising Hell
Hep Me/Superfly (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A rare gem from the New Orleans scene of the 70s – a set that's quite different than the usual Crescent City soul of the period – and instead has more of an east cost indie vibe overall! The duo features Norma Jean, then a gospel singer, working with pianist Ray J – who vocalizes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy
A classic 1979 album from Phyllis Hyman! Hyman was one of the few female singers who started in the pre-disco years and managed to move through the disco years with a good groove – but never get totally swamped by the production styles of the day. She stuck close to her roots as a jazzy ... CD
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Buddah/FTG, 1977. New Copy
Far and away our favorite album by Phyllis Hyman – her first, and with lots of the same smooth jazzy soul touches you'd find in her work with Norman Connors! Phyllis is still as sophisticated as she is on later albums, but there's a bit freer style to the record – and Phyllis breaks a ... CD
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Scotti Bros/FTG, 1988. New Copy 2CD
James Brown gets a new injection of life at the end of the 80s – thanks to a collaboration here with Full Force, who wrote, arranged, and produced the album! The groove here is often more in a Full Force mode than you might expect from James – a full-on 80s urban sound, filled with ... CD
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Atlantic/Edsel (UK), 1969. New Copy 2 CDs
The first-ever solo set from the great Boz Scaggs – done after a few key early performances with The Steve Miller Band – and with a style that's even more soulful than some of Scaggs' later work! The style us unabashedly soul-based – as the set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with ... CD
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Fire/Airline, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A double helping of vocal group soul from Bobby Robinson's legendary Fire & Fury labels – imprints that are best-known for their hard blues and R&B, but which also served up some wonderful doo wop material too! A few of the cuts here are well-known, but lots more are very rare gems ... CD
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Jam The Box
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy
Bill Summers is a long way from The Headhunters on this record – but he's still sounding great! Unlike the acoustic rhythms of Summers' 70s albums, this set has Bill crafting some electro-tinged groovers designed to appeal to the street crowd indicated by the image of a boom box on the front ... CD
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Marlena
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A great lost treasure, and one of Marlena Shaw's most obscure albums – a really compelling batch of sophisticated vocal tracks with arrangements by Wade Marcus! The instrumentation is wonderful – with lots of soulful guitar and organ licks amidst the larger orchestrations, giving the ... CD
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This Is Your Night
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy
A real killer from Johnnie Taylor – recorded on a return to the indie underground after years on bigger labels, but done with all of the care and class that Taylor picked up during his late 70s run on Columbia! As with Taylor's best from that time, there's a newfound love of the mellow cut ... CD
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Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy
Latimore was one of those singers who never stopped being great – and even here, on a small release that never got him the fame of his 70s albums, he still sounds wonderful! His voice is sublime – easily one of the most distinct in southern soul, with an ability to be raspy and nasty ... CD
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Razor
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy
Three gals – all named Greene – coming together in a sweet 80s update of girl group modes! There's a style here that's definitely in the same territory as the Mary Jane Girls – lots of catchy lyrics and sweet bubbling electro rhythms – but the girls also have this really ... CD
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Voices Of Dr Dave
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy
An obscure electro set from the Malaco family of labels – one recorded in Philly, not down in Jackson – with a vibe that's a nice mix of southern styles and more contemporary 80s grooves! Dr Dave has this surprisingly rich vocal style that steps along nicely over keyboards and electric ... CD
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Tabu (UK), 1980s. New Copy 10 CDs
Every single album by the mighty SOS Band – packaged in one sweet little set, complete with two more CDs' worth of bonus material as well! The group were one of the best funky soul acts of the 80s – and had an amazing run on Tabu Records – all of which is documented here in a ... CD
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GSF, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold
One of the most legendary funk albums of the 70s – a real gem through and through, and filled with the best range of sounds the east coast scene had to offer at the time! The Skull Snaps only ever cut this one album during the early 70s – and it's a masterful blend of hard funk, sweet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Land Of 1000 Dances
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good-
Classic New Orleans soul from Chris Kenner – and just about the only 60s album issued under his name! Chris was one of the first New Orleans artists to veer into the funkier side of the spectrum – and here, he's working on a batch of all-original, chunky bottomed-tracks – filled ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 01, 2015


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