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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!


Black Knight
Cat/Virgorian, Early 70s. New Copy
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An excellent bit of southern funk – very much in the early mode of Little Beaver, but with a sound that's even harder! James Knight is The Black Knight – leading a tight little combo with a raw funky 45 sound, heavy on the horns for backing, but with James' guitar right up front in the ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A fantastic collection of work from Mother's Finest – one of the more unique groups of the 70s, and one of the few who could equally balance sounds from soul, funk, and rock in their music! There's always lots of heavy guitar on the Mother's Finest grooves – and singer Joyce Washington ... CD
Steppin Out
Blue Candle/Alston (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The one and only album we've ever seen from The 13th Floor – a hip little combo from St Louis, produced here by Oliver Sain in a great blend of jazz, soul, and funk! There's a depth here that goes way beyond the average outing of this type – as the group clearly have some sort of an ... LP, Vinyl record album
Okeh/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
A tremendous second step for Chicago soul legend Walter Jackson – packaged here with a huge amount of bonus tracks as well! The core album is a sublime mix of new tunes and re-imagined standards – and a set that takes Walter Jackson into even more sophisticated soul territory than ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A second look at the kinds of sounds that made the Twisted Wheel one of the most important dancefloors on the UK Northern Soul scene of the 60s – and certainly one of the best when it came to really changing up the groove! The sounds here include the upbeat soul you'd expect, but also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philly Groove/FTG, 1968. New Copy
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and ... CD
Prescription/Rush Hour (Netherlands), Mid 90s. New Copy 6LP set
An incredible tribute to the short-lived, but extremely influential Prescription label from Chicago – started by Ron Trent and Chez Damier in the mid 90s, as part of the second wave of house sounds from that city – music that was even more underground and farther-reaching than the first ... LP, Vinyl record album
Commercial/Think (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A rare soul treasure from the duo of Estrus and Lester Patterson – a pair who recorded in virtual obscurity during the late 70s, but managed to come across with the strengths of the bigger soul acts of the time! The album was recorded in Nashville and Fort Wayne, Indiana – but has a ... CD
My Funky Funky Band
Twinight/Numero, Late 60s. New Copy
A vintage cover for some vintage grooves – the kind of funky soul tracks that made Syl Johnson one of the hardest-hitting talents on the Chicago soul scene at the end of the 70s – one with enough raw soul power to be a sort of James Brown for the Windy City! The work here represents ... LP, Vinyl record album
Curtis
Curtom, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Nicely priced US reissue of this classic! This was Curtis Mayfield's first solo album after leaving the Impressions, and it's a firey album of political soul that shows just how much he was holding back when he was with the group. The tracks are longer, angrier, more experimental, and a lot more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Swamp Dogg's Southern Soul Girls
Canyon/Kent (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy
Forget the Swamp Dogg reference in the title – because the work here is totally different than his usual bag – and very much in the best female southern soul mode of the time! The first half of the CD features the rare Canyon album Too Many People In One Bed by Sandra Philips – a ... CD
Moon Shadow
Warner, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kent, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest, tightest albums from the early years of Rudy Ray Moore – and a set that adds in a fair bit of musical backings with his raunchy comedy too! The backing is sometimes funky, mostly more in a soul or jazz mode – and it gives Rudy's party-styled work a really strong ... LP, Vinyl record album
Volt, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Some rare early Memphis soul material by this legendary Stax combo! The sound of the recording is a bit rawer than most of the stuff we know by them, but their harmonies are great all the way through, with that hard Memphis soul sound that always made them so great! It features the earliest ... LP, Vinyl record album
Juggernaut, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the rawest, hardest-hitting albums of soul poetry of the 70s! Kain – aka Gylan Kain – was a member of the original Last Poets, a group who emerged in New York during the late 60s, but were eclipsed by the second (more famous) ensemble sharing the name who recorded for Douglas ... LP, Vinyl record album
Weird World, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Blowfly changes up his groove nicely for the 80s – taking on a tightly-stepping approach to funk that's clearly inspired by some of the changes on the west coast scene – using Zapp-ish rhythms in a mode that ends up working pretty darn well for his off-color spoken lyrics! There's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blowfly On TV
Weird World, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Blow Fly's second album – and a hilarious parody of TV! The record features Blow's band playing lots of funky riffs and heavy vamps, while Blow sings songs over the top that are parodies of "Batman", "Sesame Street", "Tom Jones", and "Ed Sullivan" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Uni/Playback, 1969. New Copy
Double dose of heavy soul by this under-recorded late 60s combo – originally known as The Ikettes before splitting with Ike Turner and becoming The Mirettes! They're a truly storming group, with a sound that's a lot heavier than a lot of the sweeter girl groups from earlier years. The girls ... CD
Lights Out
Playback, Late 60s. New Copy
Overlooked genius from The Dynamics – a Detroit soul group of the 60s, and one who never fully got the fame they deserved, had they gotten some sort of bigger exposure on Motown! Yet that's what also makes these guys great, too – as they've got that tight sound that the Motor City ... CD
 
Updated February 21, 2017


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