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


ABC/Elemental (Spain), 1964. New Copy (reissue)
There's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nature Planned It
Motown/Elemental (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold
Why did Motown ever let the Four Tops get away? This album was their last for the label – and it's an excellent one, filled with soul, sweetness, and some of the best arrangements the group had in their later years! The soul component is super-high – with tight group instrumentation ... CD
Arista/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2CD
Irresistible 80s pop soul grooves from Jermaine Stewart – a couple years removed from his breakthrough hit with material that's as sweet and endearing as anything we've ever heard from him! Two year prior, Jermaine's single "We Don't' Have To Take Our Clothes Off" was an inescapable ... CD
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Forget the "hustle" and "bump" in the title – as the set's not a disco cash-in set by the Godfather – and instead is an overlooked funky gem from the 70s! The set still follows strongly in the best modes of the early 70s – with that sharp JB-styled groove ... LP, Vinyl record album
Zony Mash
Josie/Sundazed, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A fantastic collection of rare work by The Meters – featuring some of their best 45s for Josie Records, a few of the best bits from LPs, and a number of rare tracks that have only recently seen the light of day! The set's a perfect companion to any of the classic Meters albums on your ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Fire
Granadilla (Germany), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A great bit of blue-eyed soul from the German scene of the 60s – music by a group who have a sound that's like some of the best UK soul acts of the same period – definitely rooted in American modes, but also tinged with a bit of 60s mod as well! Vocals are all in English, and tunes are ... LP, Vinyl record album
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A blistering little set from Funkadelic – one that features the return of Eddie Hazel's guitar, finely honed to the leaner, more soul-based sound of the group in the mid 70s! The title is prophetic, as the group are really "standing on the verge" here – working hard to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Koko/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A sublime second chapter in the career of Memphis soul singer Luther Ingram – one of the greatest talents of his generation, represented here by some of his best work ever! Ingram first got his start doing rougher, more fragile soul tunes – but by the time of these 70s recordings, he'd ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
Not nearly as mellow as you might think from the title – given that most of these tracks have a gritty sort of edge! The work here is all pulled from the vaults of LA's Modern Records during the postwar years – and the collection features a number of previously unreleased tracks, as ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Incredible southern soul from Tommy Tate – work recorded in the 70s for the Koko label, a good deal of which was never issued at the time! Koko never released a full album by Tommy back in the 70s – just a smattering of singles – so although his talents are mighty, he's been ... CD
Scepter/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by Allen Toussaint – his legendary Toussaint album for Scepter (aka Whisper To A Scream) – plus some rare late 60s singles that have never been on CD before! The core album is amazing – Allen Toussaint's first big move as a solo act, and ... CD
Sounds Of Memphis/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
An under-discovered treasure trove of southern soul – incredible early 70s work from the Sounds Of Memphis label – arguably a hipper imprint than Stax Records at the time! Sounds Of Memphis, and related XL imprint, were a perfect showcase for the growing sophistication in southern soul ... CD
RCA/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Some of the greatest work ever by The Main Ingredient – a selection of their singles for RCA records from the late 60s and early 70s – but one that goes way past just the hits, in order to fully trace the evolution of their heavenly vocal style! The trio started out as an already-great ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy
A key force in New York City soul music during the 60s, and one who's finally getting his due – the gregarious Larry Banks – producer, performer, songwriter, and all-around great guy – easily the "glue" that held together countless records back in the day! The set's a ... CD
Excello/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A landmark collection of southern soul from the 60s and 70s – all of it pulled from the vaults of Excello Records, a label that didn't always circulate strongly at the time! The work here is buried in the depths below Stax and Atlantic, but echoes many similar themes – influences from ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy
Nella Dodds may not be one of the best-known names in 60s soul – but she's a heck of a wonderful singer, as you'll hear on these killer sides she cut for the Wand label in the middle of the decade! Nella was part of the Philly soul scene at the time of these tracks, and there's a definite ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
Girl soul galore – a massive collection of work from the Harlem-based production efforts of Zell Sanders – a lesser-known maestro of the girl group sound back in the 60s! Sanders issued most of this material on a few small labels – Zell, J&S, Baton, and Dice – but there' ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
No need to be a connoisseur to enjoy this set – because the tunes here are all plenty darn groovy – rare soul numbers with an instant appeal to our ears, thanks to their freshness and the quality of the work! The package features rare singles and a bunch of previously unissued tracks ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy
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An early treasure from a great tradition in soul music – one of the first few compilations from Ace/Kent Records – issued way back in the early 80s, and still a treasure trove of great 60s soul after all these years! As you'd guess from the title, the tracks here are all upbeat and ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Al takes over the whole deal with this one – as the record features him writing, producing, arranging, and even playing lead guitar – stepping out from under the protective wing of Willie Mitchell, and doing a surprisingly great job overall! Al does get a bit of help in the studio ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 21, 2017


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