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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!

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Sound Signature, 2007.
CD ... About October 23, 2017
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Sound Signature, 2007. 3LP
LP ... About October 23, 2017
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Black Motion Picture Experience
Buddah/Vocalion (UK), 1973.
CD ... About November 1, 2017
A cover record – but a great one! Unlike some of the Pickwick knock-off albums from the time, this blacksploitation effort by Cecil Holmes is top-shelf all the way – as Cecil's one of the best funky bandleaders of the early 70s. The large group on the album features funky keyboards by ... CD
Little Lovin
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s.
CD ... About December 6, 2017
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Now
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 60s.
CD ... About December 6, 2017
On earlier recordings, Clea was much more of a bluesy singer with a strong R&B sound. On this one, arranger Jim Tyler nicely uncovers a sweeter, more sophisticated side to her singing – and sets her voice in some larger arrangements with a very mellow sound. In a way, the overall ... CD
Chess/Brookvale, 1972. (reissue)
LP ... On November 24, 2017
Chuck Berry makes the same London move as some of his other Chess Records contemporaries – and the result is one of Chuck's best albums from the later years! The set's not as star-studded as other efforts of this nature – but that's fine with us because Chuck really shines as the lead ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1967. (reissue)
LP ... On November 24, 2017
A great little live set – recorded overseas, but with a really classic 60s southern soul sound overall! Stax always did a pretty good job of shopping its big artists overseas – where they met with extremely enthusiastic response, as you'll hear in this classic live album recorded by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. 2LP
LP ... On November 24, 2017
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 25. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It ... LP, Vinyl record album
Arista/Tidal Waves, 1978. (reissue)
LP ... On November 24, 2017
The first album ever issued with the name of Bernie Worrell on the cover – and a great set that really sums up all the amazing keyboard work he'd been bringing to the P-Funk universe of George Clinton! The set's got a vibe that takes off nicely from the Funkadelic/Parliament sound of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Big Crown, Late 60s/Early 70s. (reissue)
LP ... On November 24, 2017
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 25. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Black Friday. It ... LP, Vinyl record album
Saturday Night Fever (2CD deluxe edition)
RSO/Capitol, 1977.
CD ... On November 17, 2017
The record that defined a generation, and a set with some surprisingly nice soul tracks, too – including "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang, "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, "KJEE" by MFSB, "Calypso Breakdown" by Ralph MacDonald, "Fifth Of ... CD
Irresistible
Motown/Culture Factory, 1968.
CD ... About November 1, 2017
Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol produced this sweet solo album by Tammi, and the record's filled with nice little tracks, penned by some of the best of the Motown crew, including Smokey Robinson, Johnny Bristol, and Fuqua himself. Not a lot of filler, and tracks include "I Can't Believe You ... CD
Polydor/Culture Factory, 1978.
CD ... About November 1, 2017
The cover says it all: a painting of James, kicking back on a couch with a disco Godfather outfit on, while two topless girls dance in front of him – clearly, the old days are past! Still, despite this trashy effort to be a clubtime player, James still manages to funk things up a bit – ... CD
Last Time I Saw Him
Motown/Culture Factory, 1973.
CD ... About November 1, 2017
Fully mature work from Diana Ross – a set that really breaks free from the styles of her roots, and which has her emerging as a full-formed solo act on her own! There's a range of modes here that's quite surprising – strong, sophisticated ballads at the core, but also echoes of jazz, ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1978.
CD ... About November 3, 2017
This is the kind of Italian disco we can get our ears around! Bebu Silvetti is on keyboards, and at the helm of the orchestra – working here like an Italian Barry White, on a groove that's very similar to the best work of the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The tracks have a harder focus on the ... CD

 


Upcoming Releases

Sound Signature, 2007.
CD ... About October 23, 2017
... CD
Sound Signature, 2007.
CD ... About October 23, 2017
... CD
Sound Signature, 2007. 3LP
LP ... About October 23, 2017
... LP, Vinyl record album
Melinda – Original Soundtrack
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972.
CD ... About October 25, 2017
One of Jerry Butler's funkiest moments of the 70s – served up in a fantastic soundtrack co-penned and arranged by the great Jerry Peters! Peters is best known for his hip work with a variety of soul acts in the studio, but he really steps out here for the score to Melinda – a lesser-kno ... CD
Sylvers III
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About October 25, 2017
Their third album, and a great set of funky soul tracks, sung by one of the sharpest young groups in the business. Includes the excellent track "I Aim To Please", which has a good breakbeat intro, plus "TCB", "Love Over Mind", "Be My Love", "Am I Truly ... CD
Sylvers II
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973.
CD ... About October 25, 2017
The second album by The Sylvers – and a very hip batch of funky tracks that goes way beyond their roots as a kiddie soul group! The set was put together by Jerry Peters, with additional rhythm arrangements by Harvey Mason – and the pair of them give the set a very groovy feel, taking ... CD
Sylvers
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972.
CD ... About October 25, 2017
The first album by The Sylvers – a hard soulful band made up of youngsters from LA, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as a sweet blend ... CD
Spats
Good Sounds/Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD ... About October 25, 2017
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Stony Island – Original Soundtrack
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD ... About October 25, 2017
A sweet set of soundtrack funk – from a film named after one of our favorite streets in Chicago! Although the record's got an approach that's perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than anything going down on Stony in the late 70s, it does manage to share a good deal of styles with the Chi-soul ... CD
Bill Pursell & The Nashville Sweat Band & Aides
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976.
CD ... About October 25, 2017
Funky big band work from Bill Pursell – a set that's got some of the disco charm you'd expect from the image on the cover – but one that also has some other jazzy elements too! There's not really a Nashville sound to the record – at least not in country music terms – and if ... CD
Billion Dollar Band
Good Sounds/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977.
CD ... About October 25, 2017
Obscure little funk band with an album on the TK-related label Good Sounds. The groove is typical Miami funk from the time, with some up-tempo tracks, and some that are a little bit more soul-oriented. No disco, though, just a lot of fast funk tracks with a solid groove. Cuts include "Get ... CD
Return Of The Incredible Bongo Band
Pride/Octave (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About October 25, 2017
The Incredible Bongo Band returns – with a second super-tasty batch of funky instrumentals! As before, the group seek to rework older echoes of music with some tight 70s funk percussion – played by a lineup that includes lots of drums from Jim Gordon, and loads of sweet percussion from ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK),
CD ... About October 25, 2017
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Mirwood/Kent (UK),
LP ... About October 27, 2017
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Kent (UK),
CD ... About October 27, 2017
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Westbound (UK),
LP ... About October 27, 2017
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Westbound (UK),
CD ... About October 27, 2017
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Real Gone, Late 60s/1970s. (reissue)
LP ... On October 27, 2017
Heavy soul by one of the funkiest groups of all time – New Orleans mighty Meters, a group who forever set a new standard with the classic singles featured in this package! The Meters are an instrumental group at their core – with a moody blend of heady basslines, bubbling organ, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
World Wide Funk
Mascot,
LP ... On October 27, 2017
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World Wide Funk
Mascot,
CD ... On October 27, 2017
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