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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!


Motown, 1966. New Copy 2CD
One of the biggest charting albums by The Supremes – and one of the best, too! The girls are opening it up a bit here – getting in on some of The Miracles Go Go action of the period, and laying down tunes that have a bit more of a northern soul vibe – relying a bit more on a ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
An overlooked strand of southern soul – a range of great productions by Bob Holmes, who was kind of an underground figure on the Nashville scene – where he turned out great soul singles like these amidst the larger shadows of the country music industry! The work here not only bears no ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The best work ever recorded by Freddie North – one of the most sophisticated singers on the southern scene at the end of the 60s – and an artist who really helped move deep soul past some of the more overdone cliches! The presentation and arrangements here are wonderful – ... CD
Stax, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
An obscure one from Stax – the first (and only?) solo effort from John Gary Williams, who earlier headed up the excellent Mad Lads vocal group for the label! Williams is working here with a fairly sophisticated set of arrangements – ones that almost have a Curtom Chicago sound to them, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Friday Music, 1986. New Copy
Al Jarreau is grooving in a pure modern pop soul mode on this mid 80s set – and it works really, really well – a not-so-surprising creative win even if it's not the jazzy Jarreau record longtime fans may have preferred at the time – one of our favorite mid-decade Nile Rodgers ... CD
Essential, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Fantastic work from Ingram – pulled from a time when the Philly group was really coming into their own! Ingram first recorded under the name Ingram Family – and later gave the world producer Butch Ingram – but the material here is all from a really special time when they were ... CD
Sony/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy
One of the best collections of 60s girl pop we've seen in years – all rare tracks pulled from the vaults of Columbia and RCA Records – presented with fantastic sound and a great set of notes! The collection's more on an Ace Records level than most we've seen from the Real Gone label ... CD
Sony/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the best collections of 60s girl pop we've seen in years – all rare tracks pulled from the vaults of Columbia and RCA Records – presented with fantastic sound and a great set of notes! The collection's more on an Ace Records level than most we've seen from the Real Gone label ... LP, Vinyl record album
Okeh/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
The complete Okeh label recordings from the mighty Major Lance – a crucial chapter in Chicago soul, finally given its due! Back in the day, Major Lance was as important to Windy City soul as better-remembered artists like Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, or Curtis Mayfield – and in fact, ... CD
Iron Age
Atlantic (France), 1981. New Copy
An album with a very metallic cover image and title – and one that also may well have the most metal-like guitars from Mother's Finest! Back in the 70s, the group were a mix of rock, funk, and soul – but here, they really seem to step out strongly with their guitars, at a level that ... CD
Universal (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
The title's no lie – as the set brings together 20 classic tracks from the UK Northern Soul scene – all singles that were born in America, but found a much bigger place overseas – where decades of British soul fans elevated these tracks to the stuff of legend! There's a no-nonsens ... LP, Vinyl record album
Arista/Expansion (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
All the best tracks from Breakwater – brought together in this one fantastic collection! The set pulls the best numbers from the group's only two albums – tracks that effortlessly blend soul, funk, and a bit of jazz – all with a style that's more sophisticated than mainstream ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Stax Records was so great at the start, the label kept on recording and releasing amazing music far past its familiar hits – so much so that the b-sides of their singles were often every bit as great as the better-played sides! This set looks at that huge legacy of music, and brings together ... CD
Get To It
Still Music, 2017. New Copy (reissue)
No label, no words on the sleeve, but vinyl grooves that speak more than enough about this great little single – an extended disco edit by Devin Dare, done in a mode that feels like some lost tape tracks that might have been put together for the Paradise Garage! You'll definitely recognize a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
MCA/Wagram, 1982. New Copy
Imagination look like a trio of sci-fi centurions on the cover of the set – but the sound within is nicely down to earth, and of the sort that always made the group one of the leading lights in early 80s mainstream soul! The general groove here is mostly in a catchy midtempo mode – ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD
A set that shines a much-needed light on the second great chapter of Teena Marie's career – the time when she departed Motown for Epic Records – leaving behind mentor Rick James, and taking a lot more control of her music overall! At the end of the 70s, Teena forged a version of female ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy
A disco dazzler from the glory days of the De-Lite Records scene – served up here by a group who really hit all the best sort of groove's you'd expect from that legendary imprint! The album's a disco record, sure – but it's also got the deeper roots that come from the De-Lite ... CD
Lonnie, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Spacey, jazzy, and wonderful – an upbeat funky club track that's got as much great instrumentation as it does vocals! The tune soar and skips along on a really bouyant wave – kind of like a more dancefloor-driven approach to the Lonnie Liston Smith groove of earlier years – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Epic (Japan), 1974. New Copy
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, ... CD
She Made My Blood Run Cold
Southern Routes, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
The earliest work of the legendary Ike Turner – tracks recorded long before his 60s and 70s fame with Tina Turner – at a time when the man was both leading his own great combo, and adding his fantastic guitar talents to a host of different records! Turner had one of the strongest, ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 27, 2017


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