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Soul — Coming Soon 📣

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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Salsoul/BMG, 1979. (reissue)
LP ... On September 23, 2022
Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp ... LP, Vinyl record album
Just Sunshine/Tidal Waves, 1973. Gatefold (reissue)
LP...$25.99 29.99 ... On September 30, 2022
Mellow soul, sweeping strings, and sweet electric keys – a stone 70s classic from Norman Feels – one of the greatest soul singers you've never heard before! The album's Norman's first (of two), and is a vastly under-recognized gem – the kind of record that easily stands next to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Now Again, 1973. 2LP (reissue)
LP...$30.99 32.99 ... On January 20, 2023
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Alwest/Tidal Waves, 1984. (reissue)
LP...$31.99 32.99 ... On November 11, 2022
With a name like Home Boy & The Cost Of Living, it's gotta be the 80s – as just a quick listen to this set will attest! The rhythms are heavy in basslines and drum machine modes – with lots of sweet styles that are somewhere between electro/street soul, and a mellower boogie bounce ... LP, Vinyl record album
Double L/Reel, Early 60s. (reissue)
LP...$24.99 27.99 ... On March 3, 2023
Early work by Wilson – recorded before his years at Atlantic, for Lloyd Price's short-lived Double L label! The album's got a New York hard soul approach – with styles that might have been used by Ben E King or Solomon Burke, depending on the track – and the overall quality of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reel/Fungus, 1973. (reissue)
LP...$24.99 27.99 ... On March 3, 2023
An overlooked gem from Irma Thomas – and one of her deepest soul albums ever! The set was recorded with Swamp Dogg at the production helm, and he gives Irma this wonderfully rootsy feel throughout the record – the kind of vibe she definitely never got in the 60s, and a sound that seems ... LP, Vinyl record album
Uni/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. (reissue)
LP...$32.99 39.99 ... About January 18, 2023
The only full length album ever cut by this amazing Chicago girl group! The Lovelites first broke onto the charts with their stunning track "How Can I Tell My Mom & Dad" – a sad slow tune about teen pregnancy, sung in a strange otherworldly style that's also quite soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album

Little Beaver

Party Down
Cat/Real Gone, 1974. (reissue)
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... On September 9, 2022
A killer batch of funky guitar work from the Miami scene of the 70s – very different than the later disco hits the city would be known for! Little Beaver is one of those players we'd put right up there with Shuggie Otis, O'Donell Levy, or Eddie Fisher (of "Third Cup" fame) – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 2022. 2LP
LP...$45.99 47.99 ... On September 16, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album
A&M/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. (reissue)
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... About September 9, 2022
A legendary pairing of two key 60s pop talents – the soulful sounds of Ike & Tina Turner, and the soaring production styles of Phil Spector! The album's quite different than some of the grittier Turner projects of the time – lots of full orchestrations and strings, mixed with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Yep Roc, 1960s.
LP...$23.99 25.99 ... On October 28, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album
Yep Roc, 1960s.
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On October 28, 2022
... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), 1960s.
LP...$18.99 24.99 ... About August 26, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ruby Johnson

If I Ever Need Love
Velvet Ramp,
LP...$13.99 ... About July 22, 2022 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
Curtom/Run Out Groove, 1972. 2LP
LP...$38.99 39.99 (CD...$9.99)... On August 26, 2022
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... LP, Vinyl record album

 


Upcoming Releases

Workshop Jazz/Honey Pie, Early 60s.
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... About August 15, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Penny Goodwin

Portrait Of A Gemini
Sidney/P-Vine (Japan), 1974.
CD...$22.99 28.99 ... About August 15, 2022
A legendary bit of jazzy soul – recorded by an obscure female singer from Milwaukee! Penny's got a warm style that's pretty darn nice on its own – but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evans, who helped out a lot on the session. The feel is very much in the Chicago ... CD
Elektra/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. 3CD
CD...$29.99 38.99 ... About August 15, 2022
... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2022. (reissue)
LP...$34.99 39.99 (CD...$24.99)... About August 17, 2022
Really great work from Positive Force – a group who gave the world a rare groove classic back in the 80s, and who return here with fresh material that's every bit as great! The last time around, their lead singer was Denise Vallin – and here, the lovely Leslie Page steps up to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Partisan, 1972. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On August 19, 2022
A brilliant album from Fela – and one that shows him really coming into his own, with that tremendous new sound that would go onto influence decades of musicians! The title track – "Roforofo Fight" – is a side-long jam that instantly sets a new standard for African funk ... LP, Vinyl record album

Stokely Carmichael

Free Huey (red vinyl pressing)
Black Forum/Motown, 1970. (reissue)
LP...$25.99 26.99 ... On August 19, 2022
A speech made by Carmichael at a Black Panther event held on Huey Newton's birthday –- and a plea to free Newton from prison whose title was also a firm rallying cry among black activists at the time. Carmichael's a lot more inspired than on other recordings, and the album's an interesting ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Forum/Motown, 1972. (reissue)
LP...$25.99 26.99 ... On August 19, 2022
Amiri Baraka supervised this cool set of work by modern black poets from the early 70's, featuring stuff by The Original Last Poets, Stanley Crouch, Larry Neal, Kali, Norman Jordan, and Baraka himself. The record's a tough one to find, and the tracks are (as you'd imagine) very righteous. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero,
LP...$21.99 24.99 ... On August 19, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace/Kent (UK), 1960s.
LP...$18.99 24.99 ... About August 26, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak)

Evening With Silk Sonic
Atlantic, 2021.
LP...$27.99 29.98 ... On August 26, 2022
Two contemporary soul giants – coming together in a set that's even better as a whole than their work apart! As you might guess from the name, Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak are going for a classic old school style working together as Silk Sonic – soul music that's heavy on both 70s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Curtom/Run Out Groove, 1972. 2LP
LP...$38.99 39.99 (CD...$9.99)... On August 26, 2022
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Anti, 2007. (reissue)
LP ... On August 26, 2022
A rootsy exploration of themes from the Civil Rights movement by Mavis Staples – getting the Anti treatment here with some real back-to-basics production from Ry Cooder! The sound is possibly even more down home than any of Mavis solo work from years back – certainly more so than her ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantasy, 2022.
LP...$21.99 22.99 ... On August 26, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Valerie June

Under Cover
Fantasy, 2022.
CD...$11.99 12.99 ... On August 26, 2022
... CD
De-Lite/Edsel (UK), 1970s. 11CD
CD...$99.99 139.99 ... About August 26, 2022
... CD

Charles Williams

Love Is A Very Special Thing
EMI/Svart (Finland), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About August 27, 2022
Finnish soul, by an American singer – not the same Charles Williams that you might know from 70s jazz funk albums – but an even earlier talent, really shining brightly here in a soulful Scandinavian setting! The album's a really lost rare groove treasure – a record that almost ... LP, Vinyl record album

Charles Williams

Love Is A Very Special Thing
EMI/Svart (Finland), 1975.
CD ... About August 27, 2022
Finnish soul, by an American singer – not the same Charles Williams that you might know from 70s jazz funk albums – but an even earlier talent, really shining brightly here in a soulful Scandinavian setting! The album's a really lost rare groove treasure – a record that almost ... CD

Heaven Sent & Ecstasy

Greatest Love Story
Jamieko/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. (reissue)
LP...$34.99 44.99 ... About September 1, 2022
Heavenly soul from the start of the 80s – a sweet little indie set that's done as a tribute to Minnie Riperton and Kenneth Armstrong! The overall format doesn't have that much to do with Minnie, but the record's still pretty darn great – and the style is a mix of modern, mellow, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s.
CD...$11.99 14.99 ... About September 2, 2022
A sweet selection of lovers rock tracks that take on big soul hits of the 70s – tunes that often have a bubbling bit of reggae in the rhythms, but which always feature a strong soul-based singer right up front! The tunes offer up not just a great example of the way that lovers rock could ... CD
Mercury/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. (reissue)
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... On September 2, 2022
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion ... LP, Vinyl record album
Track Record/Cleopatra, 1988. (reissue)
LP...$27.99 29.98 ... About September 2, 2022
Ohio Players bounce back for this late 80s album – coming across with a leaner groove than before, and a style that's right up there with the best mainstream funk of the time! Most instrumentation is electric – plenty of beats and keyboards here – but the group still seem to hang ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ohio Players

Back
Track Record/Cleopatra, 1988.
CD...$14.99 15.98 ... On September 2, 2022
Ohio Players bounce back for this late 80s album – coming across with a leaner groove than before, and a style that's right up there with the best mainstream funk of the time! Most instrumentation is electric – plenty of beats and keyboards here – but the group still seem to hang ... CD
Derby/Abkco, 1963. (reissue)
LP...$25.99 26.99 ... On September 2, 2022
The rare first album from Mel Carter – a cool, classy singer from the west coast scene – and one who echoed some of the more sophisticated styles from back east by soul artists like Jerry Butler or Walter Jackson! Mel's definitely got a style that's all his own – and his voice ... LP, Vinyl record album
Derby/Abkco, 1963.
CD...$11.99 12.99 ... On September 2, 2022
The rare first album from Mel Carter – a cool, classy singer from the west coast scene – and one who echoed some of the more sophisticated styles from back east by soul artists like Jerry Butler or Walter Jackson! Mel's definitely got a style that's all his own – and his voice ... CD

Weldon Irvine

Time Capsule
Nodlew/P-Vine (Japan), 1973.
CD...$24.99 29.99 ... About September 7, 2022
One of the most beautiful records to come out of the early 70s – a tremendous indie effort from a young Weldon Irvine! Irvine put this album together as sort of a musical "time capsule" of his generation – an effort to capture the era's thoughts, feelings, and emotions ... CD

Weldon Irvine

Liberated Brother
Nodlew/P-Vine (Japan), 1972.
CD...$24.99 29.99 ... About September 7, 2022
Landmark early work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – recorded way back when he was first coming to fame with Nina Simone, but done as an obscure indie effort for his tiny Nodlew label! The set's a wicked batch of keyboard-heavy funk – at a level that's similar to some of the best ... CD
P-Vine (Japan),
LP...$29.99 34.99 ... About September 7, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Little Beaver

Party Down
Cat/Real Gone, 1974. (reissue)
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... On September 9, 2022
A killer batch of funky guitar work from the Miami scene of the 70s – very different than the later disco hits the city would be known for! Little Beaver is one of those players we'd put right up there with Shuggie Otis, O'Donell Levy, or Eddie Fisher (of "Third Cup" fame) – ... LP, Vinyl record album
A&M/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. (reissue)
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... About September 9, 2022
A legendary pairing of two key 60s pop talents – the soulful sounds of Ike & Tina Turner, and the soaring production styles of Phil Spector! The album's quite different than some of the grittier Turner projects of the time – lots of full orchestrations and strings, mixed with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
International Anthem, 2LP
LP...$35.99 37.99 ... On September 9, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Charles Stepney

Step On Step
International Anthem, 2LP
LP...$28.99 30.99 ... On September 9, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Charles Stepney

Step On Step
International Anthem,
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On September 9, 2022
... CD

Risco Connection

Risco Version (3LP set)
Strut (UK),
LP...$32.99 34.99 ... On September 9, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Risco Connection

Risco Version
Strut (UK),
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On September 9, 2022
... CD

Various

Brunswick Funk
Brunswick/Demon (UK),
LP...$28.99 30.99 ... About September 13, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Aaliyah

Aaliyah
Atlantic/Empire, 2001. 2LP (reissue)
LP...$23.99 25.98 ... On September 16, 2022
Her final LP. 14 tracks in all, includes "We Need A Resolution", "More Than A Woman", "Never No More", "Read Between The Lines", "It's Whatever" and "I Can Be". LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. 2LP
LP ... About September 16, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s.
CD ... About September 16, 2022
... CD
Columbia, 2022. 2LP
LP...$45.99 47.99 ... On September 16, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Aaliyah

I Care 4 U
Atlantic/Empire, 2002.
LP...$23.99 25.99 ... On September 16, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album
Blackground/Empire, Late 90s/Early 2000s. 3LPs
LP...$28.99 31.99 ... On September 16, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ready For The World

Long Time Coming
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Titles include "Love You Down", "Mary Goes Round", "Some People Don't Care", "In My Room", "So In Love", and "Baby Let Me Love You". CD

Ray Parker Jr

After Dark
Geffen/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
... CD

Ray Goodman & Brown

Take It To The Limit
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
An obscure mid 80s session from the former members of The Moments – recorded with a style that's a bit more electric and a bit more mellow than before – but which really lets their wonderful vocals still take center stage! The style here is almost in a smooth steppers mode, but the ... CD

Melba Moore

Lot Of Love
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Crisp, warm, and nicely-grooving soul from Melba Moore – one of her most consistent albums of the period, and possibly the biggest hit of career! The team of writers and producers on the album is top-shelf – with work from Kashif, Paul Lawrence, Gene McFadden, and others – who ... CD

Mary Jane Girls

Mary Jane Girls
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1983.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
The great first album from The Mary Jane Girls – easily their best, and an 80s pop soul delight all the way through! Rick James is firmly at the helm of the quartet for this release – and although the sound has elements of James' own crossover funk of the time, there's also an approach ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1988.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
... CD

Miles Jaye

Miles
Island/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
... CD

Beau Williams

No More Tears
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
The last in Beau Williams' great run of albums for Capitol Records in the mid 80s – and a sweet little set that equally balances quiet storm ballads with more uptempo groovers! Williams is one of the great unsung male vocal acts of his generation – and he's got a great way here of ... CD

Peggi Blu

Blu Blowin
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Sweet 80s soul from Peggi Blu – an artist who recorded this gem for Capitol Records with hardly any fanfare at the time, but who's gotten plenty of play from the set over the years! Peggi's got a style that's nicely unassuming – a voice that still has all the range and power of the ... CD

Freddie Jackson

Rock Me Tonight
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1985.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Freddie Jackson was certainly one of the biggest new soul stars of the 80s – and this debut LP is still a treasure! Freddie's got a skill that transcends his age – with an approach that's decidedly 80s, but classic enough to last for years and years. The songs on the record are all ... CD

Peabo Bryson

All My Love
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1989.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
... CD

Howard Johnson

Keepin' Love New
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1982.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Warmly grooving vocal work from Howard Johnson – one of the few albums the singer cut under his own name, and a sparkling gem from the 80s groove scene! Howard's got a style that really sets the stage for some of the bigger singers of his time – a sound that's mature, yet still very ... CD

Bert Robinson

No More Cold Nights
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
An overlooked debut from singer Bert Robinson – an artist who was part of the large Al Hudson/One Way collective from Detroit, but who really comes into his own in this sweet little set! Robinson's got a very rich, deep vocal approach – almost a nod back to the pre-soul generation of ... CD

Bar-Kays

Dangerous
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1984.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots ... CD

By All Means

Beyond A Dream
Island/Universal (Japan), 1989.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
... CD

By All Means

By All Means
Island/Universal (Japan), 1988.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Warm soul from By All Means – a key group in the quiet storm soul years of the mid 80s – one that's equally well-suited to mellow numbers and more upbeat groovers! The trio features two male vocalists and one female – Jimmy Varner, Billy Sheppard, and Lynn Roderick – but ... CD

Dennis Edwards

Don't Look Any Further
Gordy/Universal (Japan), 1984.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
The Temptations' former lead singer's first solo record with a huge 80s groove album, especially considering the mighty title track – the duet with Siedah Garrett and it's sly reggae influenced bassline and crisp popping beat. This is one of those records we appreciate a lot more with the ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1983.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A massively wonderful album from Dayton – an album that has the group really getting their groove together – still sticking a bit in the older funk mode from the past, but also bringing in some warmer, deeper touches to their music too! There's a solidness here that's undeniable – ... CD

Dee Dee Wilde

No Way Out
4th & Broadway/Universal (Japan), 1988.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
... CD
Def Jam/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A Def Jam classic from Tashan – and a record that really helped bridge the gap between male soul and hip hop in the 80s! The style's still as warm and soulful as most of Tashan's contemporaries, but the record definitely shows a bit of street soul in the rhythms too – often just a bit ... CD

Chuck Stanley

Finer Things In Life
Def Jam/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A key record in the Def Jam shift from hip hop to bigger soul sounds – served up by mellow soul maestro Chuck Stanley! The record's got some great urban-styled production, which keeps the beats heavy – but the style's a lot more laidback and loving than most of Russell Simmons' hip hop ... CD

Dazz Band

On The One
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1982.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Titles include "Cheek To Cheek", "On The One For Fun", "Stay Awhile With Me", "Nice Girls", and "A Love Song". CD

John White

Night People
Geffen/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
John White may not be the biggest name in 80s soul, but he comes on strong in this overlooked set – a catchy batch of tunes that stands out nicely from his contemporaries! There's plenty of beats and keyboards in the backings, but John's got a deep-ranged vocal style that creates plenty of ... CD

Jody Watley

Jody Watley
Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
The debut album from Jody Watley – an instant hit that became one of the biggest soul albums of the mid 80s! Jody stepped out from soul group Shalamar to work with producer Andre Cymone on a this set of tracks that set the blueprint for slick soul at the time – still very much in the ... CD

Cherrelle

Affair
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1988.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis classic – and key proof that their pairing with singer Cherrelle was a mighty good thing! Cherrelle's got a voice that's perfect for the beat-heavy approach of the pair – light enough to dance around the rhythms, but bold enough with a presence all its own ... CD

Cherrelle

High Priority
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1985.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Sweet 80s grooves from Cherrelle – a set that really has the singer cooking strongly with the production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – complete with all the heavy beats you might expect! Jam and Lewis borrow plenty of bottom sounds from the styles of hip hop and electro, and do a ... CD

Cherrelle

Fragile
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1984.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Nothing Fragile here – as Cherrelle comes across with plenty of power on this debut LP – thanks to sharp production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on some of the best cuts, and an overall groove that's right on the best side of early 80s soul! The Jam/Lewis tracks are heavy on ... CD

Jeffrey Osborne

Stay With Me Tonight
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1983.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A pivotal album for Jeffrey Osborne – and a record that showed the world that he could stand proudly on his own away from his old group LTD! The album was actually his second solo outing, but the first to really gel together in that hit-making blend of ballads and catchy mid-tempo pop tunes ... CD

James Robinson

Guilty
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
One of the few records ever cut by James Robinson – a smoothed-voiced singer who should have been one of the bigger ballad stars of his time! Robinson's got a deep range to his style – and works here in some gently-stepping numbers that really stand head and shoulders above most of the ... CD

Controllers

Stay
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A surprisingly wonderful set from The Controllers – recorded years after their late 70s classics, but with a great mellow 80s style that makes some great use of their harmonies! The style here is a mix of smooth quiet storm and mellow midtempo grooving – and although some of the ... CD

Con Funk Shun

To The Max
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1982.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Snapping grooves and a sweet clubby sound from Con Funk Shun – one of the best 70s ensemble funk groups to make the transition to 80s groove years! The bass is tight, the keyboards are electric, and the rhythms are great – never forced or stiff, and always flowing with a sense of soul ... CD

Guinn

Guinn
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Titles include "Dreamin", "Slow Down", "Tell Me", "Sincerely", "People Will Be People", and "Give Everything You Got For Love". CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
An excellent mid 80s soul set from Garry Glenn – recorded for Motown, and sadly lost in the shuffle at the time. The record's a surprising gem – sophisticated, mature, and with a laidback quality that really gets past some of the cliches of 80s soul at the time. Garry's got a talent ... CD

Oran Juice Jones

Juice
Def Jam/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Juice's classic album of 80s new classic soul – a mixture of quiet storm styles for the hip hop generation, with production work by Russell Simmons on most of the record, and Kurtis Blow on the track "It's Yours". Other titles include "The Rain", "Here I Go ... CD

El DeBarge

El DeBarge
Gordy/Universal (Japan), 1980.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
... CD

SOS Band

Sands Of Time
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
The mighty SOS Band, still grooving hard well into the 80s – and still showing the world that their sound is way tighter than any of their many imitators! The style here is updated a bit from the group's first few records – given a sharper punch and polish by the Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis ... CD
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1984.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Just the way we like it from SOS Band – tight, but never too uptight – grooving, but never too over the top either – and with plenty of room for mellower moments that really round the album out nicely! The set's got SOS right at the height of their famous run for Tabu Records ... CD

SOS Band

On The Rise
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1983.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Sweet sweet grooves from the SOS Band – definitely on the rise at the time, but still sounding great, with all the best elements of their early work firmly intact! The core group are very much at home in the studio – and have this cohesive sound that really comes through right away ... CD

SOS Band

SOS III
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1982.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A solid smoker from the SOS Band – maybe one of the group's best-remembered albums, and for good reason too! The set's got a groove that's beautiful right from the start – 80s funk that's really a cut above, and touched with just the right mix of jazzy elements and warmer moments too ... CD

Vesta Williams

Vesta
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1986.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
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Val Young

Seduction
Gordy/Universal (Japan), 1985.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
A lost little gem from the Rick James camp – a bit obscure, despite the fact that Val's a former Bride Of Funkenstein! Val's not as well known as some of the other artists that Rick James worked with back in the 80s – but given her resume, she's got a solidly soulful sound that works ... CD

Vanessa Williams

Right Stuff
Wing/Universal (Japan), 1988.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
The record that proved to the world that Vanessa Williams wasn't going to be let down after an unfortunate detour – and an unabashed set of crossover soul from the end of the 80s! Williams' isn't out to make anyone believe she's the next Aretha Franklin, but she's right at home in the poppy ... CD

Alexander O'Neal

Hearsay
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1987.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
One of the crowning achievements of Alexander O'Neal – a set that uses cool little intro tracks to help structure the standout songs on the set – giving the whole thing a much more well-conceived approach than other mainstream soul albums of the time! Some of the cuts draw from O'Neal's ... CD

Alexander O'Neal

Alexander O'Neal
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1985.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
The start of a legendary run for vocalist Alexander O'Neal – and a set that really helped redefine the sound of male soul in the 80s! O'Neal got his start in an early version of The Time, and he's working here with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – but the sound of the record is way deeper ... CD

Atlantic Starr

As The Band Turns
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1985.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Titles include "Freak A Ristic", "Cool Calm Collected", "Silver Shadow", "Let's Start It Over", "Thank You", and "If Your Heart Isn't In It". CD

Ashford & Simpson

Solid
Capitol (Japan), 1984.
CD...$12.99 14.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, ... CD

T-Groove & George Kano Experience

Lady Champagne
P-Vine (Japan), 2022.
LP...$39.99 44.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Few folks get a classic groove as right as T-Groove – and here, he's working with the George Kano Experience for an even more classic vibe – this wonderful blend of soul, jazz, funk, and boogie – all put together with the best sort of 80s groove production! The album's got a ... LP, Vinyl record album
P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. (reissue)
LP...$36.99 39.99 ... About September 21, 2022
An obscure little set, but a great one too – a joint effort from Charles and Barbara Burton – served up with a really wonderful blend of upbeat club and modern soul modes! The album's got all the indie soul charm you'd expect from its title and cover – a simple, straightforward ... LP, Vinyl record album

Messengers Incorporated

Soulful Proclamation
P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. (reissue)
LP...$36.99 39.99 ... About September 21, 2022
Ultra-hip funk from Oklahoma's Messengers Incorporated – a group who come across with a sound that's every bit as righteous and heavy as you might guess from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on bass, guitar, and organ – and topped with some great saxophone work too – all in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Salsoul/BMG, 1979. (reissue)
LP ... On September 23, 2022
Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp ... LP, Vinyl record album
Candid, 1960. (reissue)
LP...$23.99 26.98 ... On September 23, 2022
Otis may be the blues, but he's not alone either – as he's working here in duet formation with Robert Lockwood – recorded in a really rootsy setting that's got a very down-home feel! Otis is on piano, Lockwood is on guitar, and both players sing – alternating vocals from track to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Just Sunshine/Tidal Waves, 1973. Gatefold (reissue)
LP...$25.99 29.99 ... On September 30, 2022
Mellow soul, sweeping strings, and sweet electric keys – a stone 70s classic from Norman Feels – one of the greatest soul singers you've never heard before! The album's Norman's first (of two), and is a vastly under-recognized gem – the kind of record that easily stands next to ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gloria Scott

So Wonderful
Acid Jazz (UK), 2022.
LP...$26.99 29.98 ... About September 30, 2022
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Gloria Scott

So Wonderful
Acid Jazz (UK), 2022.
CD ... About September 30, 2022
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Still Music,
LP ... About October 1, 2022
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Still Music, Late 70s.
CD ... About October 1, 2022
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Freddie Terrell & The Soul Expedition

Soul Expedition
Lefevre Sound/P-Vine (Japan), 1971. (reissue)
LP...$34.99 44.99 ... About October 5, 2022
This one's billed as "the rarest funk album of all time" – but even if it wasn't, we'd still love it to death because it's so darn great! Freddie hails from the Georgia scene of the late 60s – and he's got a slow-burning approach to his music that mixes in a good dose of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bernie Worrell & Khueex

Tales From The Earth Mothership
P-Vine (Japan), 2LP
LP...$51.99 59.99 ... About October 5, 2022
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s.
LP...$20.99 ... About October 7, 2022
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Timeless Legend

Synchronized
P-Vine (Japan), 1976. (reissue)
LP...$39.99 44.99 (CD...$22.99)... About October 19, 2022
A strange name for a group that hardly stood the test of time – but a great record that's well worth discovering! Timeless Legend were a young soul group from Columbus Ohio in the mid 70s – and on this rare LP, they've got a sweet little style that's every bit as great as that of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Yep Roc, 1960s.
LP...$23.99 25.99 ... On October 28, 2022
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Yep Roc, 1960s.
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On October 28, 2022
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SSS International/Sun, Late 60s. (reissue)
LP...$28.99 ... On October 28, 2022
A little bit funk, a little bit soul – Mickey Murray was one of the underrated talents working in the SSS label during the company's glory years, and had a sock-hard southern soul style that was really outta site! Mickey first hit big with the tune "Shout Bamalama" – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sun, 1962. (reissue)
LP...$28.99 29.99 ... On October 28, 2022
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Cadet/Bear Family (Germany), 1968. (reissue)
LP...$33.99 34.99 ... On October 28, 2022
A really unique album from the great Etta Jones – a session recorded down in Muscle Shoals, and not in Chicago – a setting that gives James an extra sort of deep soul power! The backing is nicely different than some of the other Chess material – killer work from the legendary ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jiro Inagaki/Akira Ishakawa/Tan Tan/Eddie Ban

Funk Party (Japan Record Day Release)
Sony (Japan), 1975. (reissue)
LP...$45.99 49.99 ... On November 3, 2022
A heavy funk party from the Japanese jazz scene of the 70s – and a set that hits a lot harder than some of the smoother fusion of the time! There's a grit here that hearkens back to some of the best American jazz funk at the start of the decade – a nice edge that you often don't find ... LP, Vinyl record album
Alwest/Tidal Waves, 1984. (reissue)
LP...$31.99 32.99 ... On November 11, 2022
With a name like Home Boy & The Cost Of Living, it's gotta be the 80s – as just a quick listen to this set will attest! The rhythms are heavy in basslines and drum machine modes – with lots of sweet styles that are somewhere between electro/street soul, and a mellower boogie bounce ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sun, Late 60s. (reissue)
LP...$28.99 29.99 ... On November 11, 2022
Produced by Huey P Meux, with a nice LA twist on Walker's sound! Titles include "Glamour Girl", "T-Bone's Way", "Got To Cross The Deep Blue Sea", "Louisiana Bayou Drive", and "When We Were Schoolmates". LP, Vinyl record album
Sun, 1986. (reissue)
LP...$28.99 29.99 ... On November 11, 2022
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Colpix/Bear Family (Germany), 1961. (reissue)
LP...$33.99 34.99 ... On November 11, 2022
A girl group soul classic – the first-ever Ronettes album, recorded in the years before the group first hooked up with Phil Spector! Even back on this album from 1961, it's clear that the girls had a sound that would be huge – and they're working here with early (and great) production ... LP, Vinyl record album

Spanky Wilson

Let It Be
Mothers Records/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. (reissue)
LP...$38.99 44.99 (CD...$24.99)... About November 16, 2022
Spanky Wilson really takes off here – hitting some of her boldest soul modes to date – and serving up a few funk-heavy classics in the process! Production and arrangements are by HB Barnum – who draws on his own rich legacy of soul projects for the set, and finds a way to let ... LP, Vinyl record album

Spanky Wilson

Doin' It
Mother/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/1970. (reissue)
LP...$38.99 44.99 ... About November 16, 2022
A bit of soul, a bit of jazz, and some nice funky touches at the bottom – a killer little set from the great Spanky Wilson! Wilson's got a really unique place in music – at one level a soul singer with enough sophistication to rival the sound of Marlena Shaw or Nancy Wilson – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nodlew/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. (reissue)
LP...$34.99 39.99 ... About November 16, 2022
One of the most beautiful records to come out of the early 70s – a tremendous indie effort from a young Weldon Irvine! Irvine put this album together as sort of a musical "time capsule" of his generation – an effort to capture the era's thoughts, feelings, and emotions ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nodlew/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. (reissue)
LP...$34.99 39.99 ... About November 16, 2022
Landmark early work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – recorded way back when he was first coming to fame with Nina Simone, but done as an obscure indie effort for his tiny Nodlew label! The set's a wicked batch of keyboard-heavy funk – at a level that's similar to some of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
Epic, 1982. 2CD
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... On November 18, 2022
Arguably the last true moment of genius in Michael Jackson's career – a record that sold a bazillion copies around the world – and for plenty good reason! Michael's still working here with Quincy Jones – in territory that steps nicely from the Off The Wall groove, into territory ... CD

Spanky Wilson

Spankin' Brand New
Mothers Records/P-Vine (Japan), 1969. (reissue)
LP...$36.99 39.99 ... About December 2, 2022
Heavy soul from the great Spanky Wilson – an album that explodes with energy right from the start – in a groove that definitely lives up to the title! Spanky's got a great mix of funk and class on this set – a punch in the rhythms at points, yet also a poise in the way she ... LP, Vinyl record album

Penny Goodwin

Penny Goodwin Live
P-Vine (Japan), 1974.
LP...$36.99 39.99 ... About December 2, 2022
A rare session from indie soul legend Penny Goodwin – a previously unissued live performance from 1974, featuring small combo backing in a sweet and jazzy mode! Penny's got a voice that's instantly recognizable – a bit raspy, in the mode of Esther Phillips – but cooler and more ... LP, Vinyl record album

Penny Goodwin

Portrait Of A Gemini
Sidney/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP...$36.99 39.99 ... About December 2, 2022
A legendary bit of jazzy soul – recorded by an obscure female singer from Milwaukee! Penny's got a warm style that's pretty darn nice on its own – but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evans, who helped out a lot on the session. The feel is very much in the Chicago ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Power/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. (reissue)
LP...$36.99 39.99 ... About December 21, 2022
Excellent work from this oft-overlooked southern soul singer – the beautiful Tommie Young! Tommie's a lady (in case you didn't know it), and she's got deep deep style that'll knock you flat out – with a soaring female southern soul sound on many of the tracks here – including a ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



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