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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
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Possible minor surface noise when played.
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The Sweet Inspirations move in the same musical direction as their once-labelmates in Memphis, the Emotions – and turn their soulful harmonies towards a sound that's clearly aimed a bit more at the northern dancefloors. However, despite the fact that the album might be thought of as a ... LP, Vinyl record album
The second album by this lost East Coast funk act – and although not as totally excellent as their first, still a very nice record that's filled with choppy up-tempo grooves, and some nice dancefloor soul. There's plenty of funky keyboards in the mix – moog, clavinet, and Arp – ... LP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous solo outing from Cuba Gooding – a record that not only shows his strength as a lead singer away from The Main Ingredient – but one that also shows that he really knows how to groove as well! The album's produced by Michael Smith, and has a vibe that's a bit different than ... LP, Vinyl record album
A tasty set of Jackie's more famous singles for Brunswick – and a lot more hard hitting than some of his other full LPs for the label at the time! Titles include "Lonely Teardrops", "Baby Workout", "Higher & Higher", "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice record by Brass Fever, and a one that was recorded before their more disco-y Time Is Running Out LP. The band includes a host of great horn players like George Bohannon, Jerome Richardson, Oscar Brashear, and John Handy – plus some good solos by Odell Brown on keyboards. Five long cuts ... LP, Vinyl record album
Seminal 70s southern soul from Millie Jackson – a record that's head and shoulders above most of what she recorded in later years! Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south – and this album's a work of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic heavy soul from Wilson – with some great production from Tommy Cogbill, and a nice raw southern sound. The record features 3 strong early Bobby Womack tracks – "I'm In Love", "Jealous Love", and "I've Come A Long Way" – plus Pickett's own ... LP, Vinyl record album
A new level of sophistication for Gladys Knight – and a record that opened the door to the mellower style that would break big for her in the 70s! The title cut is almost worth the price of the record alone – a slow-stepping, blue-tinged number that perfectly blends Knight's lead ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully mature work from Dionne Warwick – one of her last few albums for the Scepter label,with a sense of maturity, poise, and grace that tops even Dionne's earliest classics for the label. She's still working heavily here with Burt Bacharach – who produced and arranged most of ... LP, Vinyl record album
There's plenty of lovin here, but even more dancin too – thanks to production and arrangements from disco maestro Michael Zager! The album's a real standout club effort from The Spinners – one that grooves along with a fair bit of energy from the start, yet which is also still quite ... LP, Vinyl record album
Square-headed Bob Thiele tries to get a bit hip in kind of an olde-fashioned 1920's vein, with arrangements by Sid Feller, and some vocalizing by Steve Allen. Thiele plays a Selmer clarinet, and he's joined by The Sunflower Singers on a number of tracks. Cuts include "Jet Me To Frisco", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wickedly hip work from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his real standout sessions for Capitol Records in the 60s! The set lives up to its "Africa" promise right from the very first note – and features a set of loud, proud tunes that really bring out the righteous sounds of ... LP, Vinyl record album