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XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!


Strut (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
That's "Fishman", not fisherman – and the tune's a rare b-side from the insanely funky group Beginning Of The End – presented here in a never-issued full length take that runs for nearly 12 minutes in length! Given that Beginning Of The End usually only gave us shorter funk ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Liston/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy
A great set of mellow soul from the start of the 80s – not the Positive Force of "We Got The Funk" fame, but a different groove that has a nicely smooth groove! The style here is halfway between soul and AOR, but handled with an indie charm that really keeps things compelling ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. New Copy (pic cover)
The classic debut single – written by R Kelly, but fully owned and made forever fresh by Aaliyah! Includes the uberclassic Age Ain't Nothing But A Number LP version and a bunch of great 12" mixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1960s. New Copy 4LP (reissue)
A great little set that once again proves that longstanding rule – that with vintage Motown, even the obscure bits are completely top shelf! As you'd guess from the title, this package is overflowing with rare material from Diana Ross & The Supremes – all pulled from that legendary ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2CD
A classic bit of crossover soul from the British scene of the 80s – a record that's unabashedly poppy, but in a way that's held up nicely over the years! Hollywood Beyond seem to borrow plenty of production and instrumentation from the bigger acts of the period – especially the new ... CD
Things Have Changed
Verve, 2018. New Copy
Bettye Lavette on Verve Records – a move that also signals a shift in her music too – in a way that we can really approve! Bettye's getting some richer care in the backings – more of a classic soul approach, in terms of warmth – never trying too hard to cast the singer in ... CD
Scarab/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 3CD
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Barry White was one of the undisputed geniuses of 70s soul – a completely new force that helped the music find even more soul and sophistication than ever before – all while still sounding plenty funky too! And while Barry's albums of the decade were mega-hits – as were his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mix Faze
Aidqueen/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
The cover looks a bit sci-fi, but the music is very down to earth – rare tracks recorded on the San Diego scene at the start of the 80s by a local group with a great ear for a groove! The music's funky, but often has a lot more going on too – some jazzier flourishes in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
A stunning selection of female soul from Motown – all of it rare, and much of it previously unreleased! The set is a great reminder not only of how much we still have to learn about the biggest soul label in the motor city – but also of the exceptional quality that Motown brought to ... CD
Disco Fizz
Rams Horn/Mondo Groove (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
An intriguing bit of Italian disco – one that has some of the sweet porno touches of the genre's earliest years, but which also picks up some of the more interesting progressive elements that started to surface in the early 80s! There's some really nice percussion and guitars on the set, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy
Johnny Guitar Watson at the height of his 70s powers – working here on a fantastic live date that's a perfect showcase for his unique blend of soul, jazz, and blues – all delivered with a nicely hard edge! The set even begins with an instrumental workout, which gives the whole thing a ... CD
Polydor, 1978. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Sure, you've heard it a million times – but "I Will Survive" is one heck of a song, dammit! This original single features the 8 minute version of the cut – plenty for us! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Love Vinyl/Passion (UK), 1979. New Copy
One of the most upbeat cuts ever recorded by Timeless Legend – a great little groove that has trumpets bubbling up along with the rhythms, as the group's own vocals soar out over the top with this wonderfully positive vibe! "Baby Don't Do This To Me" has a great approach too – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Free Yourself
Black Fire, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
An early record by Experience Unlimited – better known to most of the world as EU, the DC funk outfit that went onto become pretty big in the GoGo scene, and who scored big with the 80s party cut "Da Butt". This one's nothing like that stuff – and instead catches the group ... LP, Vinyl record album
Silver Cloud/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A sweet mellow stepper from Lil Albert – a singer who first got things going in the Hawaiian group Society Of Seven – but who hits some completely different, completely great territory here! The set was recorded in mid 70s LA, with arrangement and production by Ernie Freeman – ... CD
Brownstone/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A very cool combo from the LA scene of the 70s – a tight funky group, topped with two female soul singers – all working together in a style that's got a wonderful mixture of warmer edges and grittier sounds at the core! The two female singers really give the set a unique vibe – ... CD
Struttin'
Josie, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
The Meters are struttin plenty here – stepping out with those hard, tight New Orleans grooves that practically changed the way funk sounded in the 60s! The album's one of their classic trio for Josie Records – all of which are sublime – and like the others, it's got this massive ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 24, 2018


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