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Black Ivory Anthology
Playback, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
Amazing music from one of the coolest vocal groups of the 70s – a hip New York trio who never hit the heights of the Jackson 5 or Chi-Lites, but who are maybe even more important to our ears overall! Black Ivory started young – with a harmony style that was incredible for their age, ... CD
Playback, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
Incredible work from The Whatnauts – easily one of our favorite soul vocal groups ever! The trio work in the same sweet soul modes as more famous early 70s contemporaries on the east coast scene – like The Delfonics or Stylstics – but they've also got a special approach that's ... CD
Black Ivory Anthology
Playback, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs
Amazing music from one of the coolest vocal groups of the 70s – a hip New York trio who never hit the heights of the Jackson 5 or Chi-Lites, but who are maybe even more important to our ears overall! Black Ivory started young – with a harmony style that was incredible for their age, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Playback, Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
Incredible work from The Whatnauts – easily one of our favorite soul vocal groups ever! The trio work in the same sweet soul modes as more famous early 70s contemporaries on the east coast scene – like The Delfonics or Stylstics – but they've also got a special approach that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philly Groove/FTG, 1972. New Copy
The Delfonics just kept on getting better and better! The longer the group recorded, the more they picked up this strange spacey quality that pushed them past some of their contemporaries of the early 70s. And on an album like this, they prove that they're way more than just Thom Bell puppets by ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1985. New Copy 2CD
A pair of later Motown efforts by the Mack himself – with 1977's Having A House Party, the last album in his original deal with the the legendary label, plus his mid 80s Motown comeback Making A Game Out Of Love – in a 2CD set with bonus tracks! Willie does indeed have nice little funky ... CD
Kent/Dolemite, Mid 70s. New Copy
The title's a reference to a famous antacid commercial in the early 70s – but from the cover, it's obvious that Rudy Ray Moore wants you to think of it in a much nastier way! Given the sounds on the wax, it's easy to do – as the set's one of Moore's best from a time when he was the ... CD
Lifeline
Polydor, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nasty Gal
Island/Light In The Attic, 1975. New Copy
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 ... CD
State/Big Break (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
The classic first album from Delegation – a great male soul trio from the late 70s, and one who sound great on both sweet mellow tunes and more upbeat ones! Delegation have a sound that's quite unique, especially on this album – a groove with slightly tropical traces on some numbers, ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as it's been a well-kept secret for decades, since most of us have only heard the self-titled album by Raw Soul Express from the 70s! Turns out, these southern funk giants also had a whole other record in the can – finally getting a long- ... LP, Vinyl record album
Verve/Culture Factory, 1968. New Copy
The funky blue-eyed debut of Rare Earth – an early Detroit combination of soul, rock, and funk! The group really sprang to fame on Motown right after this early album for Verve – but this set may be even harder and heavier than any of their later records – produced by Dennis ... CD
Invictus/Edsel (UK), 1970s. New Copy 9CD
A wonderful collection of work – one that not only features all the albums by this legendary soul group, but also solo projects by each member, and a host of rare bonus tracks too! The individual albums come in small LP-styled sleeves – and include Give Me Just A Little More Time, In ... CD
Dimension III
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy
Three-dimensional magic from the great Jimmy Castor – an artist who'd already conquered the worlds of sweet soul, heavy funk, and Latin by the time of this release! Jimmy draws on all his rich background in the soul underground, and also seems to move with a new sort of sophistication, too ... CD
Kent/Dolemite, Early 70s. New Copy
Rudy Ray Moore flies the friendly skies – and turns out one of his best records of the 70s! The set is easily one of the tightest albums from Rudy's classic years – and uses a fair bit of musical backings beneath his very raunchy comedy – in ways that are sometimes funky, but ... CD
Modo/Daptone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A previously-unreleased sweet soul treasure – now finally getting its due! Bob & Gene were an obscure duo from Buffalo at the end of the 60s – recording briefly together under the guidance of Bob's father, who recorded the young pair in his home studio with the help of some great ... LP, Vinyl record album
Paisley Park, 1987. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Sure, the politics seem a bit silly now – but the track's still one of Prince's last really compelling hits. It's got a totally infectious hook, a spare Timmy Thomas-ish beat, and a strangely captivating vocal that really sticks with us! The flip's a bit silly – a 10 minute extended ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Warner, 1985. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
"Pop Life" is a real gem from Prince – a tune that's completely catchy, but maybe a bit more laidback than some of his previous hits – in a mode that some folks were calling a bit psychedelic at the time, but which really just shows the increasing depth of the man's genius! ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Warner, 1989. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Hard to imagine the Michael Keaton Batman being any sort of a "partyman" – but Prince's sweet little Bat-tune really does a great job of evoking that fantasy! There's just a slight hint at the old Batman theme in the background – but overall, the whole thing feels more like ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Paisley Park, 1988. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
One of the best songs off the Lovesexy album – served up here in the kind of extended mix that made Prince 12" singles such a treat! The tune really stretches out in some kind of extended sexy suite – showing Prince to almost be the Barry White of his generation! The scarlet ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated August 20, 2017


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