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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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Polydor (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A strong live set from 1980, recorded in Tokyo, and better than most of James' studio recordings from the time! The group is super-tight, super-fast, and the whole set has that train running out of control sort of feel that James first cut on wax with his live sets starting at the Apollo Theater. ... CD
It's A Mother
King/Universal (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... CD
2 Hot!
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1978.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A mega-hit from Peaches & Herb – best known for the crossover classic "Reunited", but equally great for a host of modern soul groovers! The duo first achieved fame at the end of the 60s – through a set of key pop soul tracks that had a warm and sweet finish. Here, though ... CD
Feel Me
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the ... CD
Trombipulation
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Often overlooked, but a very tasty album of late grooves from Parliament – not as much of a major hit as their previous records, but maybe even better because of that! The album's got the group's sound merging a bit with the Funkadelic vibe – that post-psych style of the George Clinton ... CD
You Should't Nuf Bit Fish
Capitol (Japan), 1983.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Great solo work from George Clinton – but a set that's still done in the best late 70s modes of Parliament and Funkadelic! Clinton's clearly more comfortable in the lead here – that new spotlight presence he adopted on the Computer Games album – but he also draws heavily on the ... CD
Computer Games
Capitol (Japan), 1982.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Great post-Parliafunkadelicment work from George Clinton – surely the biggest hit of his albums for Capitol – especially since it features the singles "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla"! We'll be honest in saying that at the time this one came out, as die-hard Detroit ... CD
Polygram/Universal (Japan), Early 70s.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Essential material by this funky soul legend – even if you've got his one and only album! This is an excellent compilation of the very hard to find work of this James Brown partner and singer, with a track list of 22 cuts that includes lots of cool rare funky 45 tracks, and a number of ... CD
Popcorn
King/Universal (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was ... CD
I Got The Feelin'
King/Universal (Japan), 1968.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Funky funky funky! A nice one on King that shows the direction James Brown would take in the 70s – a bit harder and more funky than before, with even more of a focus on the instrumental talents of the ensemble! The band here is super-sharp – playing with that tightly focused, highly ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1968.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1966.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the ... CD

 


Upcoming Releases

Broken Politics
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2018.
LP ... About October 19, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Broken Politics
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2018.
CD ... About October 19, 2018
... CD
En Trance
Mr Bongo (UK), 1979.
LP ... About October 19, 2018
Some of the greatest club tunes ever cut for the UK scene – a sublime album of jazzy spacey instrumentals by the legendary Atmosfear! The group were almost a UK equivalent of the sounds coming out of New York from the P&P camp at the end of the 70s – as they worked in the shadows ... LP, Vinyl record album
En Trance
Mr Bongo (UK), 1979.
CD ... About October 19, 2018
Some of the greatest club tunes ever cut for the UK scene – a sublime album of jazzy spacey instrumentals by the legendary Atmosfear! The group were almost a UK equivalent of the sounds coming out of New York from the P&P camp at the end of the 70s – as they worked in the shadows ... CD
Stax/Craft,
CD ... On October 19, 2018
... CD
Everything To Everyone
Universal, 2018.
CD ... On October 19, 2018
... CD
Skull Snaps
GSF/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974.
LP ... About October 19, 2018
One of the most legendary funk albums of the 70s – a real gem through and through, and filled with the best range of sounds the east coast scene had to offer at the time! The Skull Snaps only ever cut this one album during the early 70s – and it's a masterful blend of hard funk, sweet ... LP, Vinyl record album
Skull Snaps
GSF/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974.
CD ... About October 19, 2018
One of the most legendary funk albums of the 70s – a real gem through and through, and filled with the best range of sounds the east coast scene had to offer at the time! The Skull Snaps only ever cut this one album during the early 70s – and it's a masterful blend of hard funk, sweet ... CD
Life Is A Song Worth Singing
Philadelphia International/Elemental (Spain), 1978.
CD ... About October 25, 2018
Wonderful work from Teddy's early solo years at Philly! The record's a monstrous mix of mellow soul and sophisticated tunes that push Teddy way past his earlier role in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Includes the wonderful "Close The Door", the kind of classy upscale modern soul ... CD
Justments
Sussex/Reel Music/Elemental (Spain), 1974.
CD ... About October 25, 2018
The fourth album from Bill Withers and an overlooked gem recorded for Sussex – and a great bit of funky soulful stuff in the best Withers tradition – a record that's sadly kind of withered in relative obscurity for far too many years! The soul in Withers voice is in as fine of form as ... CD
Kontemporary (UK), Mid 70s.
12-inch ... About October 26, 2018
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Numero, 1978. (pic cover, reissue)
12-inch ... On October 26, 2018
A crossover classic from the lovely Deborah Harry – a tune that broke Blondie big on the airwaves, yet which also had a great life of its own in the clubs – no doubt due to its driving Giorgio Moroder influenced disco beat! This great Numero Group reissue includes 6 versions of the song ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Idlers/Warlock, Late 80s.
CD ... On October 26, 2018
Great work from one of our favorite house projects of the late 80s – Todd Terry's Royal House, a name that was associated with some great singles at the time! Terry's got a simple but effective way of laying out the beats – really splashing the drums, but getting past the harder, ... CD
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl, 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About October 26, 2018
A monster album that's gone onto influence a generation – but which was barely recognized at the time! Singer Eugene McDaniels had scored big with some pop hits in the 60s under the name Gene McDaniels – but here, he steps out in a righteous batch of offbeat funk tunes – filled ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK),
CD ... About October 26, 2018
... CD
Point Of View
BBC/Be With (UK), (reissue)
LP ... About October 26, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Prestige/Craft, 1964.
CD ... On October 26, 2018
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that ... CD
Spaceark
Mr Bongo (UK), (reissue)
LP ... About October 26, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Spaceark
Mr Bongo (UK),
CD ... About October 26, 2018
... CD
20th Century/Universal,
CD ... On October 26, 2018
... CD
It's A Monster
Pi Kappa/Tidal Waves, 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About October 31, 2018
A pretty nice album of funk from this obscure east coast group – tight, ensemble oriented, and in a tradition that sounds a lot like Sound Experience, who were almost contemporaries of theirs on the scene. Arrangements are by Paul Kyser, and the best tracks are actually those that have a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Spice Of Life
Cadet, 1969. (reissue)
LP ... On November 2, 2018
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Foxy Brown
Motown, 1974. (reissue)
LP ... On November 2, 2018
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... LP, Vinyl record album
Prestige/Craft, 1964. (reissue)
LP ... On November 2, 2018
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Musicanossa (Japan),
LP ... About November 3, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1980.
CD ... About November 3, 2018
Killer soul from Heatwave – a tight little group who definitely made the UK proud at the end of the 70s! The album's a bit more obscure than the group's first few, but the sound is very much the same – a warmly grooving approach that's neither too disco, nor too sleepy – always ... CD
Warner/Robinsongs (UK),
CD ... About November 9, 2018
... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK),
CD ... About November 9, 2018
... CD
Atco/Jackpot, 1968. (reissue)
LP ... On November 9, 2018
The great Dr John at his freaky deaky best – working here in a mindblowing mix of New Orleans roots and late 60s psych – all served up in some heady studio space and instrumental touches! The sound's unlike anything that ever went before – and is way better here than on some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantasy/Craft, 1983. (reissue)
LP ... On November 9, 2018
A mindblowing debut from Cybotron – one of the most unusual groups to ever hail from Detroit – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the musical legacy of the city! Cybotron have a sound that's starkly electronic, and a huge influence on later electro, hip hop, techno, and house ... LP, Vinyl record album
Robinsongs (UK),
CD ... About November 15, 2018
... CD
Sunset Blvd,
CD ... On November 16, 2018
... CD
Supernature
Because (France),
12-inch ... On November 16, 2018
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Afro II
Because (France),
12-inch ... On November 16, 2018
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
All About Money
Numero,
LP ... On November 16, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Upward Bound
Midwest International/Everland (Austria), 1980. (reissue)
LP ... About November 20, 2018
The only full album from Starvue – a late 70s Chicago group who were part of that overlooked scene in the city once the bigger labels had moved on! In truth, if Starvue were working on the coasts, they could have been huge – as they've got a really sharp, focused approach to ensemble ... LP, Vinyl record album
ORG, Late 50s/Early 60s.
LP ... On November 23, 2018
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 24. 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
Maverick, 1998. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On November 23, 2018
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Saturday, November 24. 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
Warner, Late 70s.
LP ... On November 23, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, Late 70s.
CD ... On November 23, 2018
... CD
Untamed
TK/Everland (Austria), 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About November 25, 2018
An obscure disco trio from the Miami soul scene of the 70s – working here in a way that's maybe like a deep soul take on some of the Philly female trios of the same time! The strings are soaring and the grooves are tight – but there's maybe a richer vocal approach from the group than ... LP, Vinyl record album
Untamed
TK/Everland (Austria), 1979.
CD ... About November 25, 2018
An obscure disco trio from the Miami soul scene of the 70s – working here in a way that's maybe like a deep soul take on some of the Philly female trios of the same time! The strings are soaring and the grooves are tight – but there's maybe a richer vocal approach from the group than ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s.
CD ... About November 30, 2018
... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s.
LP ... About November 30, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s.
LP ... About November 30, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s.
LP ... About November 30, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Wand/Kent (UK), Mid 60s.
LP ... About November 30, 2018
Beautiful, mostly mid 60s soul tunes from Maxine Brown – singles for the Wand label that range from soaringly sophisticated arrangements to more buzzing, smaller scale productions – all with Maxine's impeccably soulful vocals carrying the groove! The Wand years find Maxine at an all ... LP, Vinyl record album
Westbound/Ace (UK),
CD ... About November 30, 2018
... CD
Fame/Kent (UK),
CD ... About November 30, 2018
... CD
Bubble Gum
Rite Track/Past Due, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About November 30, 2018
A classic album of jazzed-up funk – the one lasting legacy by this oft-sampled group! 9th Creation originally hailed from west of the Bay Area scene of the 70s – and this album was recorded in Oakland with the same sweet jazzy finish as work by some of the other big Northern California ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reaching For The Top
Prelude/Past Due, 1977. (reissue)
LP ... About November 30, 2018
Despite a move to the more disco/club oriented Prelude label, 9th Creation still manage to serve up some very soulful grooves in this hard-to-find release from the mid 70s. The best cuts have a mellow jazzy modern soul feel, with tight production that really lets the vocals come through, and which ... LP, Vinyl record album
Superheroes
Hilltak/Past Due, 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About November 30, 2018
A great record of jazzy soul by this oft-overlooked west coast group! The record has a tight sound that works well with the band's slightly funky style – and the groove leans a bit towards the Wayne Henderson side, and is similar to his At-Home productions work for Fantasy or Mercury. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love Crime EP
Past Due,
LP ... About November 30, 2018
... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK),
CD ... About November 30, 2018
... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A lost treasure from James Brown & The JBs – a vintage live performance from the early 70s, and one that captures the group at the height of their powers! The format here is very similar to the excellent Revolution Of The Mind set – a totally funky, totally righteous live ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A strong live set from 1980, recorded in Tokyo, and better than most of James' studio recordings from the time! The group is super-tight, super-fast, and the whole set has that train running out of control sort of feel that James first cut on wax with his live sets starting at the Apollo Theater. ... CD
It's A Mother
King/Universal (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A definite mother from James Brown – the kind of all-funky album that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match! If you've ever doubted the sheer raw power of James at the end of the 60s, the first few notes of this one will definitely make you a convert – and the stretched-out ... CD
2 Hot!
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1978.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A mega-hit from Peaches & Herb – best known for the crossover classic "Reunited", but equally great for a host of modern soul groovers! The duo first achieved fame at the end of the 60s – through a set of key pop soul tracks that had a warm and sweet finish. Here, though ... CD
Feel Me
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the ... CD
Trombipulation
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Often overlooked, but a very tasty album of late grooves from Parliament – not as much of a major hit as their previous records, but maybe even better because of that! The album's got the group's sound merging a bit with the Funkadelic vibe – that post-psych style of the George Clinton ... CD
You Should't Nuf Bit Fish
Capitol (Japan), 1983.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Great solo work from George Clinton – but a set that's still done in the best late 70s modes of Parliament and Funkadelic! Clinton's clearly more comfortable in the lead here – that new spotlight presence he adopted on the Computer Games album – but he also draws heavily on the ... CD
Computer Games
Capitol (Japan), 1982.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Great post-Parliafunkadelicment work from George Clinton – surely the biggest hit of his albums for Capitol – especially since it features the singles "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla"! We'll be honest in saying that at the time this one came out, as die-hard Detroit ... CD
Polygram/Universal (Japan), Early 70s.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Essential material by this funky soul legend – even if you've got his one and only album! This is an excellent compilation of the very hard to find work of this James Brown partner and singer, with a track list of 22 cuts that includes lots of cool rare funky 45 tracks, and a number of ... CD
Popcorn
King/Universal (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A bomb! The title of this one says it all – a burning anthem of pride and power, issued in 1969, at the end of one of the most troubling decades in America. James answers all the Uncle Tom cries from his critics – and comes up with "Say It Loud", an instant chant that was ... CD
I Got The Feelin'
King/Universal (Japan), 1968.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Funky funky funky! A nice one on King that shows the direction James Brown would take in the 70s – a bit harder and more funky than before, with even more of a focus on the instrumental talents of the ensemble! The band here is super-sharp – playing with that tightly focused, highly ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1968.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A great lost album from James Brown – and totally funky! The record's got a super-hip cover that shows James standing in a blue room with three fine foxy ladies, and the words "I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me" are emblazoned across the top – and the whole thing's as ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1966.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Quite possibly THE James Brown album of the mid 60s – a solid set of hard-grooving tracks, based around the monster title hit "I Got You (I Feel Good)"! The tune's one of those numbers that has been used a gajillion times over the years in commercials and promos – but which ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the ... CD
Please Please Please
King/Universal (Japan), 1959.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
An incredible early album from James Brown – featuring 16 raw R&B tracks culled from his early years at King – and virtually the blueprint for so many other great things to follow! "Please Please Please" was James' first big hit – and as you probably already know, ... CD
US
Polydor (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
A killer-diller bit of essential funk – the only full album cut by Maceo with James Brown production! The set's got Maceo coming back strongly into the JB fold, with a fierce array of funky cuts that kick it every bit as hard as the best JBs work of the time. No surprise, the JBs are ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1975.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
An incredible album – quite possibly our favorite record by the JBs, ever! The set starts with a wonderful conversational bit – rapping and musing on the idea of "Damn Right, I Am Somebody" – showing the group in a political and righteous mode for the first time ever. ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
An incredible album – a landmark piece of funk that nobody should be without, funk fan or not! The album is the second to feature James Brown's famous backing combo of the early 70s – and unlike their first one, which was really more of a collection of singles, this album has the group ... CD
People/Polydor (Japan), 1972.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all ... CD
Bodyheat
Polydor (Japan), 1976.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1976.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
James Brown screams at the beginning of the record – "I'm Back! I'm Back!" – which is his proclamation that he was ready to take on a whole new generation of funk music – grooving with a new sound that was guaranteed to hit as big as it did in earlier years! The ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1973.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number ... CD
There It Is
Polydor (Japan), 1972.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Raw power and righteous energy from James Brown – a set that still has all the best funk elements of his longer-form albums of the time, but which also packs an even stronger political message too! The vibe of the record is clear from the image on the cover – the most powerful since ... CD
Super Bad
King/Universal (Japan), 1971.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
Super Bad is right! This is hard-hitting funky James – from the badass cover right down to the extended tracks on the record, which point the way towards the hard live jamming of the classic Payback years! Everything wonderful is in place on the set – from the band's grooves at the ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1971.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
James Brown really opens up on this early 70s classic – really showing the world the amazing groove he was crafting with his band – who were let loose to jam in the studio, spinning out some really long grooves – which were then cut down to make this sweet little record! The ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
Further genius from James Brown at the start of the 70s – a record that's starting to show some of the more open-ended grooves he'd explore with the JBs on their own albums – longer, stretched-out tracks that are way more than simple funk and soul! There's a sense of freewheeling ... CD
Collins & Collins
A&M (Japan), 1980.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1974.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
A seminal set from The Joneses – and a record that really set a whole new style for soul vocal groups in the 70s! The group soar into new heights with some of the growing sophistication of the east coast scene – bits of strings, tighter charts, and some cool pre-disco grooves – ... CD
Think (About It)
People (Japan), 1972.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
The funkiest album ever recorded by Lyn Collins – a stone solid set that really lives up to the legacy of her funky 45s! Like those gems, this one has Collins working with James Brown on production and the JBs in the background – creating a razor-sharp groove that's probably the ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1968.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
Wild & beautiful! This album's impossible to describe accurately, and it's the only record we've ever seen by the enigmatic Latin-tinged duo Alzo & Udine! The groove has a tight jangly feel, with nice lows, very catchy hooks, and amazing vocals from Alzo & Udine that kind of feel like ... CD
American Gypsy
Chess (Japan), 1975.
CD ... About December 5, 2018
An album that begins with an amazing break – and then rolls into a great batch of fuzzy guitar grooves! The set is one of the odder albums to be issued by Chess Records during its funk years – as American Gypsy were a Dutch band, recording in Holland, and the record was only licensed ... CD
It Must Be Love
Polydor (Japan), 1978.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
Sweet late 70s modern soul from Alton McClain & Destiny – a great little female vocal trio with a sound that ranges from lightly funky to soaringly soulful! The group kind of follow in a tradition started by Honeycone and First Choice, and improved upon by The Emotions – and like ... CD
Adventures In Paradise
Capitol (Japan), 1975.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
Maybe our favorite-ever album from Minnie Riperton during the 70s – a sweet, smooth jazzy gem that really makes some of the best use of her vocals! There's a sophistication here that's a great 70s counterpart to Minnie's earlier work with Charles Stepney – served up here in a very ... CD
VIP/Universal (Japan), 1970.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
Soaring soul from Hearts Of Stone – a group who only ever cut this one album for Motown, but who really use the best of the label's talents to hit the same sort of groove as The Originals! Like that better-known group, these guys have a sound that really bridges the 60s and 70s – not ... CD
Hang On In There Baby
Polydor (Japan), 1974.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
The first solo album from Johnny Bristol – a genius soul talent who did a bunch of great work for Motown as a writer and arranger, breaking out here on his own! Like so many other behind-the-scenes talents from the late 60s, Johnny turned out to be an excellent soul artist in his own right ... CD
Coke
Mercury (Japan), 1975.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
An incredible fusion of all the greatness that was going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s – put together by Coke Escovedo – the brother of Pete and Sheila E, former leader of Azteca, and onetime member of Santana! Yet this set sounds like none of that previous work at all – ... CD
Comin' At Ya!
Mercury (Japan), 1976.
CD ... On December 5, 2018
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 ... CD
Come Back Charleston Blue (180 gram pressing)
Atco/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About October 12, 2018
An unusual album in the Atlantic career of Donny Hathaway – and a unique collaboration with the legendary Quincy Jones! The music here is Hathaway's sole entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack genre of the 70s – penned for film version of a Chester Himes novel, and scored in a mix ... LP, Vinyl record album
Three Way Situation
Espacial (Spain), (reissue)
12-inch ... About October 11, 2018 (delayed)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Espacial (Spain), (reissue)
12-inch ... About October 11, 2018 (delayed)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Let Yourself Go
Espacial (Spain), (reissue)
12-inch ... About October 11, 2018 (delayed)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
AEMMP/Omaggio (France), 1984. (reissue)
12-inch ... About October 10, 2018 (delayed)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Because (France),
12-inch ... About October 5, 2018 (delayed)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Cat/P-Vine (Japan), 1977.
CD ... About October 3, 2018 (delayed)
Sweet Miami funk from the team of George "Chocolate" Perry and Clay Cropper – one of the rarest TK albums from the time, and also one of the funkiest too! The sound here is slightly polished, but never too much – a bit more in the sound of bigger Florida groups, like Miami, ... CD
With Love
MoWest/Get On Down, Early 70s.
LP ... On September 28, 2018 (delayed)
The incredible lost album from the group Sisters Love – material slated for release in the early 70s, but never saw the light of day, save for a handful of singles – a mix of rootsier southern soul and impeccable west coast funk styles, finally brought to light and with bonus tracks, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lightin/Now Again, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... On September 28, 2018 (delayed)
One of the strangest covers we've seen in years – and a perfect fit for this obscure session of unusual grooves! Drummer Bubbha Thomas is working here in a mode that's kind of an electrified 70s take on the Texas showband style of earlier years – a mode that has the core funky combo ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Fairy
Taifa/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About September 28, 2018 (delayed)
"Black Fairy" was sort of a strange choice for this theatrical production produced by the Better Boys Foundation Family Center, but it adds one more strange quirk to this odd original cast record from Chicago. The tracks are kind of like the ones you'd hear in a hip black musical, with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 2018.
12-inch ... About September 21, 2018 (delayed)
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Acid Experience (3LP set)
Still Music,
LP ... About September 20, 2018 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
Think (Japan),
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1972.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
A fairly loose set of diverse material from the tumultuous duo, from the tender, lovely chorus backed and string accented grit of the title track to more stripped down, kinda country funk accented number. Includes "Annie Had A Baby", "Don't Believe Her", "Early One ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
The Ike & Tina Turner Revue shakes the foundation at Carnegie Hall on April Fools Day, 1971! There's a good reason for there being so many live albums by Ike & Tina – it's because they're damn great on stage – and this NYC set is a strong showcase for The Ikettes and The Kings ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
One of their last together, and a record that's very much in the hit Ike & Tina style! Lots of hard heavy guitar, pounding drums, and raw heavy soul vocals from Tina. Tracks include "Baby", "Sweet Flustrations", "I Love What You Do To Me", "Tell The ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
A nicely pivotal album by Ike & Tina Turner – one that has them still retaining some of the earthiness of earlier years, yet also honing their groove for the crossover audience that was digging them big at the end of the 60s! The best results of this shift is the increasing funk ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), Late 60s.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
A classic mix of rock and soul from the late 60s Ike & Tina Turner team – with cuts that include "Contact High", "I Want To Take You Higher", "Honky Tonk Woman", "Evil Man", "Doin It", "Young & Dumb", and "Come ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), Late 60s.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
Hard heavy stuff from Ike & Tina – very much in their earlier style, with perhaps a bit of bluesiness thrown into the mix. Tina's on vocals on most cuts – and titles include "I Can't Believe", "Get It Get It", "Strange", "My Babe", "Roost ... CD
Blue Thumb/Universal (Japan), Early 70s.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
A pretty sweet little album from Ike & Tina Turner – recording during a period when it seemed like they had contracts with just about every soul label on the market! This one's definitely got that hip "play it for the Fillmore crowd" sound that you'd expect from Blue Thumb ... CD
Minit/Universal (Japan), Late 60s.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1966.
CD ... About September 19, 2018 (delayed)
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 ... CD
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About September 15, 2018 (delayed)
An insane classic from one of the wildest funk bands ever! According to reports, George Clinton and the band cut this set in a marathon 48-hour stretch in the studio – working like mad all night and day long, after dropping a motherlode of some mighty fine acid! We don't know if that story's ... LP, Vinyl record album
CBS, 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About August 1, 2018 (delayed)
An obscure album by this enigmatic European singer, and one with a few nice moments! Asha's got one of the oddest voices in soul music – with a sound that's both produced in a weird compressed way, and also a bit flat and campy – but at the right moments, this vocal style works well ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Water Gold
Soul Power, 1972/1974. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... About August 1, 2018 (delayed)
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... LP, Vinyl record album
Getting Next To You
Kalita,
LP ... About July 21, 2018 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
 



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