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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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Ode/Real Gone, 1970. (reissue)
LP ... On October 23, 2020
A classic from Merry Clayton – and a record whose title follows from her big fame of singing on the original version of "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones! The sound here is a lot more soul-based, as you'd guess – arranged beautifully by Gene Page, with a really righteous ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. 2CD
CD ... On October 16, 2020
... CD
Tidal Waves, 1973.
LP ... About October 9, 2020
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
Tidal Waves, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About October 9, 2020
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
Just Sunshine/Light In The Attic, 1974. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... About October 9, 2020
Killer work from Betty Davis – one of the most impressive female funk talents ever! If you ever needed a definition of funk, this record may well be it – snapping drums, sharp-edged guitars, and sex-filled basslines that slink and slide all over the bottom of the grooves – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Just Sunshine/Light In The Attic, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About October 9, 2020
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Harlem Underground

Harlem Underground
Winley/Demon (UK), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About September 25, 2020
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Danny Woods

Aries
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About September 25, 2020
A rare solo effort from Danny Woods – a record cut away from Chairmen Of The Board during a stretch when the group had temporarily disbanded – and an excellent showcase for Danny's strength on his own! Woods is really wonderful here – with a proud, righteous quality that really ... LP, Vinyl record album
P-Vine (Japan), 1960s/1970s.
CD ... About October 21, 2020
A beautiful batch of southern soul tracks – and one of the first times anyone's really made a strong set out of the under-reissued gems from the Jewel/Paula catalog! Most of the interest in the label's reissues has leaned towards the bluesier side of its output – and while this set ... CD
Canyon/Alive, 1970.
LP ... On October 24, 2020
One of the earliest albums ever from Swamp Dogg – and one of the best as well! The set was cut down at Capricorn Studios in Macon, and has a wicked blend of southern funk and deep soul that Swamp never hit this well ever again – a quality that almost makes us think the album was more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stone Dogg/Alive, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... On October 24, 2020
One of Swamp Dogg's roughest and rawest albums of the 70s – a real down-home affair that's probably one of the clearest expressions of what Jerry Williams was trying to do with his character! The album was produced by Jerry in collaboration with Miami soul maestro Steve Alaimo – and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Betty Davis

Nasty Gal
Island/Light In The Attic, 1975. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... About September 4, 2020 (delayed)
The biggest-label release ever cut by 70s funk legend Betty Davis – but a set that's every bit as hard and heavy as the indie dates that preceded it! Davis is at the top of her form here – bad-stepping amidst the heavy drums and freaked-out guitars that easily made her one of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atco/Get On Down, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... On September 25, 2020
One of the coolest, funkiest records we've ever heard from Dr John – thanks to lots of guest help from The Meters! The vibe here is a bit tighter than some of Mac's previous records – not as trippy as his first few for Atco – but the sound is still nice and sharp, and Allen ... LP, Vinyl record album
Past Due/Still Music, (pic cover)
12-inch ... About October 30, 2020
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1960s. 4CD
CD ... About October 20, 2020
... CD

 


Upcoming Releases

Fraternity/Pyramid Disco, 1979. (pic cover, reissue)
12-inch ... About September 25, 2020
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Harlem Underground

Harlem Underground
Winley/Demon (UK), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About September 25, 2020
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Danny Woods

Aries
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About September 25, 2020
A rare solo effort from Danny Woods – a record cut away from Chairmen Of The Board during a stretch when the group had temporarily disbanded – and an excellent showcase for Danny's strength on his own! Woods is really wonderful here – with a proud, righteous quality that really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atco/Get On Down, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... On September 25, 2020
One of the coolest, funkiest records we've ever heard from Dr John – thanks to lots of guest help from The Meters! The vibe here is a bit tighter than some of Mac's previous records – not as trippy as his first few for Atco – but the sound is still nice and sharp, and Allen ... LP, Vinyl record album

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Funny Girl (2CD ultimate edition)
Motown/Real Gone, 1968.
CD ... On September 25, 2020
... CD
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987.
LP ... On September 25, 2020
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987.
CD ... On September 25, 2020
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s ... CD
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. (reissue)
LP ... On September 25, 2020
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987.
CD ... On September 25, 2020
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s ... CD
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987.
LP ... On September 25, 2020
A sprawling classic from Prince – full of songs perfecting the pop, funk & soul kaleidoscope of his best 80s jams, and adding a remarkable, previously unexplored depth and breadth of styles! A lot of folks tried to designate Prince's massive, fearless, beginning-of-the-end-of-the-80s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Motown/Ace (UK),
CD ... About September 25, 2020
... CD
Kent (UK), 1966.
CD ... About September 25, 2020
... CD
Cameo/Abkco, Mid 60s.
CD ... On September 25, 2020
... CD
Cameo/Abkco, Late 50s/Early 60s.
CD ... On September 25, 2020
... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Late 60s.
CD ... On September 25, 2020
The first-ever set to bring together all of Barbara Lynn's records for Atlantic – including her full album, a host of rare singles, and even one previously unissued track! Lynn's a real standout in 60s soul music – a singer with a style that's as deep and personal as any of the best ... CD
Sony, 2000. (pic cover)
12-inch ... On September 26, 2020
Tracks include "Heart", "Walk On By", "You Got It All", "Girl In The Mirror", "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know (Hex Hector radio)", "Stronger (Mac Quayle club)", "Lucky (Jason Nevins mixshow edit)", and "Oops I Did It Again ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Vanguard/Craft, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... On September 26, 2020
One of THE spoken word classics of the 70s funk years – an amazing album based around the poetry of Camille Yarbrough – set to some amazing funky backings! The sound here is incredibly righteous – almost a more sophisticated version of Betty Davis – done with a stark, spare ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Third Man, Early 70s. (reissue)
LP ... On September 26, 2020
Screamin Jay's true to style on this album from his "revival", when he was discovered by a whole new set of fans in the late 60s and early 70s. 12 tracks with his raw,over the top approach. Includes "Please Don't Leave Me", "I Wanta Know", "I Need You", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Third Man, 1969.
LP ... On September 26, 2020
Screamin Jay Hawkins caught at the height of one of his first "revival" periods – the late 60s, when he was opening for the Rolling Stones, and popping out of the same sort of coffin pictured on the cover! The style of the record takes the older R&B mode of Hawkins' 50s singles ... LP, Vinyl record album
ORG, Mid 50s.
LP ... On September 26, 2020
Never before released recordings by Jimmy Sweeney, aka Jimmy Bell. (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, September 26. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trading Places (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s.
LP ... On September 26, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, September 26. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, September 26. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhythm & Blues (UK), 1965.
LP ... On September 26, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, September 26. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, September 26. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Anagram/Chess, 1976.
LP ... On September 26, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, September 26. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, September 26. ... LP, Vinyl record album

Silky Vincent Group

Legendary Hook-Up Recordings
Tramp (Germany),
LP ... About September 30, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s.
CD ... About October 1, 2020
... CD

World Quake Band

Everything Is On The One
Mad About Records (Portugal), 1980. (reissue)
LP ... About October 1, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Freddie Terrell & The Soul Expedition

Soul Expedition
Lefevre Sound/P-Vine (Japan), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About October 2, 2020
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

Heaven Sent & Ecstasy

Greatest Love Story
Jamieko/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. (reissue)
LP ... About October 2, 2020
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
Planet/Big Break (UK), 1983/1984. 2 CDs
CD ... About October 2, 2020
The album's no breakout for the Pointer Sisters, as the trio were already at the top of the charts when the set was released – but the whole thing does find a great way to keep the grooves coming in the group's lasting relationship with producer Richard Perry! There's plenty of 80s elements ... CD
Tidal Waves, 1973.
LP ... About October 9, 2020
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
Tidal Waves, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About October 9, 2020
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

Quinn Harris

Statements
Tidal Waves, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About October 9, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Tidal Waves, 1975.
LP ... On October 9, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Just Sunshine/Light In The Attic, 1974. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... About October 9, 2020
Killer work from Betty Davis – one of the most impressive female funk talents ever! If you ever needed a definition of funk, this record may well be it – snapping drums, sharp-edged guitars, and sex-filled basslines that slink and slide all over the bottom of the grooves – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Just Sunshine/Light In The Attic, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About October 9, 2020
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Essential,
CD ... About October 10, 2020
... CD
Essential,
CD ... About October 10, 2020
... CD
Jasmine (UK),
CD ... About October 10, 2020
... CD
Jasmine (UK),
CD ... About October 10, 2020
... CD
Edsel (UK), 1960s. 3CD
CD ... About October 15, 2020
... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. 2CD
CD ... On October 16, 2020
... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1960s. 4CD
CD ... About October 20, 2020
... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1960s/1970s.
CD ... About October 21, 2020
A beautiful batch of southern soul tracks – and one of the first times anyone's really made a strong set out of the under-reissued gems from the Jewel/Paula catalog! Most of the interest in the label's reissues has leaned towards the bluesier side of its output – and while this set ... CD
Ode/Real Gone, 1970. (reissue)
LP ... On October 23, 2020
A classic from Merry Clayton – and a record whose title follows from her big fame of singing on the original version of "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones! The sound here is a lot more soul-based, as you'd guess – arranged beautifully by Gene Page, with a really righteous ... LP, Vinyl record album

Patrick Cowley

Some Funkettes
Dark Entries, Mid 70s.
LP ... On October 23, 2020
Unreleased soul, funk & disco era covers by Patrick Cowley in the mid 70s! LP, Vinyl record album
Demon (UK), Mid 60s.
LP ... About October 23, 2020
A collection of rare work that Dr John did for the Crazy Cajun label! LP, Vinyl record album
Demon (UK), Mid 60s.
LP ... About October 23, 2020
A great little collection that definitely gets at the mojo of Dr John – the legendary New Orleans soul singer who really sprang forth in the mainstream at the end of the 60s! Much of this set captures the doctor before that time – early tracks from both New Orleans and LA, all of which ... LP, Vinyl record album

Little Richard

Second Coming
Reprise/Omnivore, 1972.
CD ... On October 23, 2020
Funky 70s Little Richard – very much in the spirit of his Rill Thing album, although a bit more polished! The album features production and arrangements from New Orleans soul legend Bumps Blackwell – who first handled Richard way back when – and the record's sort of divided half ... CD
Canyon/Alive, 1970.
LP ... On October 24, 2020
One of the earliest albums ever from Swamp Dogg – and one of the best as well! The set was cut down at Capricorn Studios in Macon, and has a wicked blend of southern funk and deep soul that Swamp never hit this well ever again – a quality that almost makes us think the album was more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stone Dogg/Alive, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... On October 24, 2020
One of Swamp Dogg's roughest and rawest albums of the 70s – a real down-home affair that's probably one of the clearest expressions of what Jerry Williams was trying to do with his character! The album was produced by Jerry in collaboration with Miami soul maestro Steve Alaimo – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Last Gang,
12-inch ... On October 24, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, October 24. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, October 24. It ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Stax, 1969. (reissue)
LP ... On October 24, 2020
The Beatles had Abbey Road – and Booker T & The MGs had McLemore Ave, the main street running outside the Stax studios, and a fitting title for the album that has them playing tunes from The Beatles' incredible Abbey Road album. If you've ever thought that Abbey Road was a soft-rock ... LP, Vinyl record album
Galaxy/Music On Vinyl, Early 80s. (pic cover, reissue)
12-inch ... On October 24, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, October 24. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, October 24. It ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Gil Scott-Heron & His Amnesia Express

Summer '86 (180 gram vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release)
Trading Places (UK), 1986.
LP ... On October 24, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, October 24. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, October 24. It ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mandrill

Back In Town
Codeblack,
LP ... About October 30, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mandrill

Back In Town
Codeblack,
CD ... On October 30, 2020
... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK),
CD ... About October 30, 2020
... CD
Fame/Kent (UK),
CD ... About October 30, 2020
... CD

Loleatta Holloway

Loleatta/Cry To Me
Aware/Kent (UK),
CD ... About October 30, 2020
... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s.
CD ... About October 30, 2020
... CD
Past Due/Still Music, (pic cover)
12-inch ... About October 30, 2020
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
RCA/Abkco, Early 60s. 2LP
LP ... On October 30, 2020
A brilliant overview of Sam's best secular soul from the 60s – a well-done collection that contains tracks from Sam's early sessions for RCA, and which presents the material with a full set of notes by Peter Guaralnick, and complete details on all the sessions! Some of the tunes on here were ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Abkco, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On October 30, 2020
A classic live album – one of the first in soul music, and a beautiful set of smooth soul tunes from Sam Cooke! Sam's singing at the high-end nitespot The Copacabana – and like many live sets performed there, this one's tailored a bit to the classy crowd at the show – but that ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Abkco, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On October 30, 2020
Good news galore from the great Sam Cooke – maybe THE album in which he fully shows off his unique contribution to soul music in the 60s – that mix of raw and sweet, easygoing and progressive – a mode that had a huge impact at the time, and went onto become a strong influence for ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mandrill

Mandrill
Polydor/Anagram, 1970.
CD ... About November 1, 2020
Mandrill's first album of funky Latin jazz and soul – a landmark in crossover styles that still sounds remarkably fresh today! Unlike later records, which feature a tighter funk sound, this one has the band jamming out in a Latin-inflected mode that sounds like some of the best Chicano bands ... CD
Polydor, 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About November 1, 2020
An amazing double-live album that's to concert records what James Brown's Payback was to the sound of studio funk! Like that classic, this is a double-length 2LP set that really has James and the JBs stretching out and doing their thing – working here in a setting that's supposed to be the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Three Degrees

Gold (3CD set)
Philadelphia International/Crimson (UK), 1970s.
CD ... About November 10, 2020
... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany),
LP ... About November 13, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mary J Blige

My Life (2CD edition)
Uptown/MCA, 1994. 2CD
CD ... On November 20, 2020
Mary J's second LP, and every bit as fine as the first. She's still working with Puffy and Chucky Thompson here, staying true to the commercial R&B formula that has been Blige's mainstay over her entire career. 13 tracks of the fine Brooklyn soul sound, plus a couple of interludes, including ... CD

Mary J Blige

My Life
Uptown/MCA, 1994. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On November 20, 2020
Mary J's second LP, and every bit as fine as the first. She's still working with Puffy and Chucky Thompson here, staying true to the commercial R&B formula that has been Blige's mainstay over her entire career. 13 tracks of the fine Brooklyn soul sound, plus a couple of interludes, including ... LP, Vinyl record album
Playback,
CD ... About November 20, 2020
... CD
Coed/Omnivore,
CD ... About September 18, 2020 (delayed)
... CD

Otis Redding

Best Of Otis Redding
Atlantic,
LP ... On September 18, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

JR Bailey

Just Me & You
MAM/Be With (UK), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About September 18, 2020 (delayed)
A really sublime rare groover from JR Bailey – vocalist in the Cadillacs back in their doo wop years, but a heck of a great 70s mellow soul artist in this obscure little set! JR wrote and co-produced all the tunes on the set – in a mode that steps along beautifully with a subtle groove ... LP, Vinyl record album
Westbound/Be With (UK), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About September 18, 2020 (delayed)
A funky tribute to all the "Super Groupies" who were helping out the 70s music scene – maybe the closest thing that Junie Morrisson every came to a tribute album – and a set that's got all the same wonderful complexity of his other solo albums on Westbound! As with those ... LP, Vinyl record album

Heatwave

Gold (3CD set)
Crimson (UK), 3CD
CD ... About September 15, 2020 (delayed)
... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s.
CD ... About September 15, 2020 (delayed)
Sweet harmonies and soaring vocals – a sublime collection of 70s work by The Ballads! The group here are a bit more polished than on their earlier singles – but still sounding wonderful overall, and miles from some of the more commercial soul of the time! The rhythms have picked up a ... CD

Ballads

Gift Of Love
Venture/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s.
CD ... About September 15, 2020 (delayed)
West coast harmony soul genius – a full early album of work by The Ballads – a sweet soul group who really live up to their name! The tracks here are all mellow soul with a near-perfect quality – vocals that step and slide together in a gentle, heartfelt sort of way – never ... CD
Pye/BGO (UK),
CD ... About September 7, 2020 (delayed)
... CD
Pye/BGO (UK),
CD ... About September 7, 2020 (delayed)
... CD
Aloha Got Soul, 1980. (reissue)
LP ... About September 4, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Betty Davis

Nasty Gal
Island/Light In The Attic, 1975. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... About September 4, 2020 (delayed)
The biggest-label release ever cut by 70s funk legend Betty Davis – but a set that's every bit as hard and heavy as the indie dates that preceded it! Davis is at the top of her form here – bad-stepping amidst the heavy drums and freaked-out guitars that easily made her one of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Captain Sky

Pop Goes The Captain
AVI/Past Due, 1979.
CD ... About September 1, 2020 (delayed)
Captain Sky is sort of a bargain-basement version of Bootsy Collins. He plays lots of heavy bass riffs, lays down long funk tracks with wicked vocals and trippy space funk lyrics – but somehow he's never worthy of a ride on the mothership. The record's not a bad one, and it's an interesting ... CD

Captain Sky

Pop Goes The Captain
AVI/Past Due, 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About September 1, 2020 (delayed)
Captain Sky is sort of a bargain-basement version of Bootsy Collins. He plays lots of heavy bass riffs, lays down long funk tracks with wicked vocals and trippy space funk lyrics – but somehow he's never worthy of a ride on the mothership. The record's not a bad one, and it's an interesting ... LP, Vinyl record album
AVI/Past Due, 1978.
CD ... About September 1, 2020 (delayed)
Although Captain Sky was pretty much just a proto-P-Funk wannabe on most of his records, this one's actually a pretty decent batch of grooves – and it includes the excellent "Super Sporm", a killer extended track with a great conga break, and a tight old school sample sound! Also ... CD
AVI/Past Due, 1978. (reissue)
LP ... About September 1, 2020 (delayed)
Although Captain Sky was pretty much just a proto-P-Funk wannabe on most of his records, this one's actually a pretty decent batch of grooves – and it includes the excellent "Super Sporm", a killer extended track with a great conga break, and a tight old school sample sound! Also ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gift Of Dreams

Mandroid
Jam Power/Everland (Austria), (reissue)
LP ... About August 30, 2020 (delayed)
The rare second album from Gift Of Dreams – and that's saying a lot, because their debut was already pretty darn rare! This set follows strongly in the mode of that classic – tight boogie soul with a great 80s vibe – lots of basslines, plenty of keyboards, and beats that crackle ... LP, Vinyl record album
Timmion (Finland), Late 60s.
LP ... About August 7, 2020 (delayed)
Brilliant soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s – a full set of work by vocalist Little Ann, issued here for the first time ever! You might recognize Ann's name from her appearance on a few of the Ace/Kent Records issues of material by Detroit producer Dave Hamilton over the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Arista/Demon (UK), 1980. 2LP
LP ... About August 7, 2020 (delayed)
Great later grooves from Average White Band – a real gem from the point when the group was settling nicely into a mellow soul vein! By this point, the combo wisely realized that they couldn't keep things going forever as a funky group – so they laid back and fell into their second ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strickly Limited Edition,
LP ... About July 15, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jon Faddis

Good & Plenty
Versatile/Essential, 1978.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
One of the few 70s albums issued under the name of trumpeter Jon Faddis – a player who worked on countless studio sessions over the years, but only got a few chances to record under his own name! The album's got a feel that's similar to some of Jon's session work over the years – full ... CD

Cornell Dupree

Shadow Dancing
Versatile/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
Smooth and soulful guitar work from Cornell Dupree – a player who recorded on countless sessions as a studio sideman, but hardly ever got to work as a leader on his own! The album's got a full sound that's kind of a step beyond the Kudu/CTI sound of the time – an approach that takes ... CD

Carmen McRae

I'm Coming Home Again
JAS/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
A great smooth soul session from Carmen McRae – an album that's not nearly as well known as her American sides of the 70s, but which is possibly even better overall! The record features a great batch of smooth soul arrangements by Mario Sprouse – a blend of jazz and contemporary soul ... CD

Kellee Patterson

Maiden Voyage
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. (reissue)
LP ... On September 25, 2020
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kellee Patterson

Maiden Voyage
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973.
CD ... On September 25, 2020
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK),
CD ... About September 25, 2020
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Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1970s. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On September 26, 2020
A killer collection, and a very unique look at the legendary Hi Records – a set that features rare singles by Veneice, Africano, Majik, Bobby McClure, George Jackson, Phillip Michell, Jean Plum, Iota, Odyssey, Larry Gordon, and Donna Rhodes – plus more by Al Green, Syl Johnson, OV ... LP, Vinyl record album
Desco/Daptone, 1999. (reissue)
LP ... On September 26, 2020
Killer funk! Amazing new release by Lee Fields, one of the 70's lost funky geniuses – and a record that sounds like it was lifted from the vaults of James Brown's People label, circa 1972! Unlike other "funk revival" titles of the past few years (especially those by ex-JBs Fred ... LP, Vinyl record album
Motown, 2020. 2LP Gatefold
LP ... On September 26, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, September 26. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, September 26. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. 2LP
LP ... About October 1, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. 2CD
CD ... About October 1, 2020
... CD
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK),
LP ... About October 2, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK),
LP ... About October 2, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK),
LP ... About October 2, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK),
CD ... About October 2, 2020
... CD
Factory/Parlophone, Early 80s. (reissue)
12-inch ... On October 2, 2020
A breakin' classic – and the record that almost got Arthur Baker into a lot of trouble! The track's presented here in the original pic sleeve version – very abstract cover art and label notes, almost obscuring Baker's original relation to the tune – quite possibly why he felt ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Bear Family (Germany), 1940s/1950s/1960s.
LP ... About October 5, 2020
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Bear Family (Germany), 1940s/1950s/1960s.
CD ... About October 5, 2020
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RPM (UK), 1970s. 3CD
CD ... About October 10, 2020
... CD

Lyman Woodard Organization

Don't Stop The Groove (180 gram pressing)
Lyman/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About October 10, 2020
A killer little set from funky organist Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the standout stalwarts of the 70s Detroit jazz funk scene! The set features Lyman working in a live setting – grooving out over some mighty long tracks that blend jazz and soul together ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhythm & Blues (UK), Mid 60s. 4CD
CD ... About October 16, 2020
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Jarrod Lawson

Be The Change
Dome (UK), 2020. 2LP
LP ... About October 30, 2020
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Jarrod Lawson

Be The Change
Dome (UK), 2020.
CD ... About October 30, 2020
... CD
Spring/BGP (UK),
LP ... About October 30, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Spring/BGP (UK),
CD ... About October 30, 2020
... CD

Nina Simone

Pastel Blues
Philips/Universal, 1965. (reissue)
LP ... On November 6, 2020
Wonderful stuff from Nina Simone – working here still with one foot in the jazzier style of early days, but with haunting elements of the later progressive style to come! The "pastel" in the title shouldn't imply any sort of softness on Nina's part, because if anything, she's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nina Simone

I Put A Spell On You
Philips/Universal, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On November 6, 2020
Captivating work by Nina – working here in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that were perfect for her intimate folksy style. The album's one of her first few for Philips, and it really has her opening things up a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stax/Craft,
LP ... On November 13, 2020
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Coed/Omnivore,
CD ... About September 18, 2020 (delayed)
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Mango/Soul Makossa (France), 1980. (reissue)
LP ... About September 15, 2020 (delayed)
Not "Soul Makossa", but also not a bad album of afro funk featuring Manu Dibango's usual squealing soprano sax, plus Fender Rhodes and vibes. Recorded in Jamaica, with a bit of a Carribean feel, and the tracks "Frozen Soul", "Doctor Bird", and "Full Up". LP, Vinyl record album
 



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