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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!


Kent/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
Some of the best work ever cut by ZZ Hill – a deep soul singer with roots in Texas, but who really got the chance to shine on these 60s recordings in California! Hill is completely hard-burning here – even more so than on his later, bigger-label material in the 70s – with an ... CD
Caught Up
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Seminal 70s southern soul from Millie Jackson – a record that's head and shoulders above most of what she recorded in later years! Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south – and this album's a work of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy
A fantastic funky groove from the UK scene – recorded by a group who'd later turn into Incognito – a great early showcase for the talents of Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick! The tune's got the feel of some lost jazz funk track from the mid 70s – lots of super-tight bass work, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Glades/Get On Down, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
"Africano" is one of the coolest cuts ever from the great Timmy Thomas – a tribal-styled groover, complete with congas to reference the title, and this wicked bassline that's almost blacksploitation in nature! Riffing guitars really set up the groove, and there's lots of cool ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Echoes
Island/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1984. New Copy
A tough record to peg – but a great one too! Wally Badarou plays a range of spacey keyboards that include synclavier, mini moog, and prophet 5 – all over some beats that are a mix of electro and Carribean rhythms – in a style that's part jazzy, part new agey, and part 80s groove! ... CD
Chakachas
Avco/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy
The coolest, funkiest, and most soulful set ever issued by Chakachas – a record that's way different than most of their Latin-based music – with a strong American funk vibe all the way through! There's still lots of percussion in the mix, but it's often used in ways that echo more of a ... CD
Streetwise/Octave (Japan), 1984. New Copy
An overlooked later moment from The Stylistics – proof that a great vocal group never gets old! The set has the quartet reinventing themselves for a new generation – recording for Arthur Baker's Streetwise Records, and getting production and arrangements from Maurice Starr – who ... CD
Scepter/Ace (UK), 1962. New Copy
Girl soul heaven – two 1962 albums from The Shirelles, back to back on CD with bonus tracks too! First up is Baby It's You, a great one from The Shirelles – the album that carries their big hit "Soldier Boy", and which features a fair bit of other great tunes too! Many of ... CD
Sounds Of Memphis/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare gems from the Memphis scene of the late 60s & early 70s – Kent UK's second volume in the XL & Sounds Of Memphis Story series – tunes that are diverse, trailblazing, and definitely deserving of some late love! The purpose of the series is to celebrate many the fantastic ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy
Tight early work from the great Joe Tex – whose real commercial breakthrough was to come in the southern soul scene of the mid 60s – but his early roots in jumpin' 50s cuts for the King label are pretty incredible! This set has some tight, mean little tunes that sound just as good to ... CD
Scepter/Ace (UK), 1960/1961. New Copy
A Shirelles double-header – and with bonus tracks too! Tonight's The Night is the first album in The Shirelles mighty run for Scepter Records – and a great set that really set new standards for girl soul in the 60s! Although some of the cuts crossed over bit, the whole album's got a ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Forget the class, because these tunes are plenty grooving all the way through – just the sort of gems you'd hope to discover in a top-shelf Northern Soul compilation – really well-selected 60s soul tracks, most of which we've never heard before! The package is certainly classy in its ... CD
Alan Freed Rock & Roll Big Band – A Stompin' Good Time
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
A hip assortment of hard-wailing tunes all put together by New York DJ Alan Freed – part of his brief recording career for Coral Records, where he worked with some surprisingly hip artists! Most of the material here was originally issued under the names of Alan Freed Rock N Roll Big Band or ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A wonderful compilation of tunes from the canon of the great East Coast producer/arranger/composer Jerry Ragovoy – great stuff from Lorraine Ellison, Garnett Mimms, Howard Tate, Irma Thomas, Dionne Warwick and many many more! Ragovoy was one of the great maestros who often oversaw soaring, ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A tremendous singer – finally getting his due! Brooks O'Dell may not be one of the best-known names in 60s soul, but he's got a really incredible voice – one we'd rank right up there with Walter Jackson, Garnet Mimms, and other shining stars of that generation. His approach often has ... CD
Hollywood/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy
Great work from one of the hippest record stores of all time – the legendary Dolphin's of Hollywood, home to some of the best R&B on the west coast scene in the 50s! The work here was all originally produced by John Dolphin for his Recorded In Hollywood label – a small imprint run ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
A great look at the tremendous talents of Bert Berns – the solid soul producer who had an undeniable influence on the New York scene of the 60s! The set's one of the best so far in Ace Records' "producer" series – and like the others, it features work by a variety of ... CD
ABC/Kent (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy
2 classic albums from the ABC Records years of The Impressions – back to back on a single CD! One By One is classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous ... CD
Enterprise/Craft, 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Baroquely beautiful work from the Stax soul master – one of Isaac Hayes' heaviest albums of the 70s – and a record so massive, they needed 2LPs to contain the whole thing! The record's a culmination of the rich, full style of soulful arranging that Hayes had pioneered in his early solo ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stax/Craft, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A landmark album that hardly needs any introduction – as it's one of the most famous soundtracks, if not soul records, of the 70s! Isaac Hayes had already surprised music fans with the sophistication of his first few solo albums, which had been issued before this one – but with Shaft, ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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