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Rance Allen GroupReason To Survive/Peace Of Mind ... 7-inch
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the greatest songs ever from the amazing Rance Allen – a set that mixes his magnificent vocals with the soaring soul talents of The Mizell Brothers! Rance and his group sounded great on earlier albums for Stax Records, but they really take off here – with riffing guitar on the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Patti AustinAre We Ready For Love/Didn't Say A Word ... 7-inch
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Early solo work from Patti Austin – rare material cut for Columbia Records before her late 70s fame! "Are We Ready For Love" soars out of the gate at a level that's almost Northern Soul, but with perhaps a bit more of a righteous undercurrent – which Patti definitely picks up ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ethel BeattyI Know You Care/It's Your Love ... 7-inch
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
A hot slice of early 80s, post-disco soul produced by Roy Ayers! On "I Know You Care", Ethyl uses a sexy, breathy, Minnie Riperton kind of approach that accents the deep thumping bass, drums and claps, and the scratchy guitar very nicely! Overall the track has a bit poppier of a sound ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Willie BoboAlways There/Comin Over Me ... 7-inch
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Ronnie Laws may have had the first hit version of "Always There", but Willie Bobo's is a great one too – with a slightly Latin tinge that takes the cut to a whole new level, adding in some extra percussion to make its jazz funk grooves stand up on end! "Comin Over Me" is ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brit Funk AssociationFull Circle ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
An all star section of the Brit funky soul scene comes Full Circle – with members of Beggar & Co, Incognito, Hi Tension, Central Line and more – on a sweet batch tunes with an upbeat, jazzy groove, too! The opening "BFA Theme (Let The Music Blow Your Mind)" kicks the set ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Keni BurkeRisin' To The Top/Hang Tight ... 7-inch
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive jam from Keni Burke – easily his greatest tune ever, and the kind of track we'd hardly have imagined back when he was a little tyke in the Five Stairsteps! The track's got a thumping, stomping kind of groove that really gets going from the start – and the vocal hook is a ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jean CarnMy Love Don't Come Easy/Sweet & Wonderful ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International/Expansion (UK), 1979/1981. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Classic late Philly! "My Love Don't Come Easy" is a great mellow groover from Jean – with a totally excellent hook, and a sweet jazzy vibe that has a full, warm, rich soul feel. The flipside is a duet with Glenn Jones, which has more of an 80s popish quality, but still some nice ... (Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jean CarnWas That All It Was/Don't Let It Go To Your Head (UK reissue) ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International/Expansion (UK), 1976/1979. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
2 of Jean Carn's best tracks for Philly! Both cuts show Jean at her soulful best – with the kind of perfectly sensitive backing that Philly International gave her, which mixed jazz and soul, augmented with a nice clubby groove to keep things pumping. The single's a must-have for fans of ... (Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Carolyn CrawfordIf You Move, You Lose/Good and Plenty ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International/Expansion (UK), 1975. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
2 rare sides from this overlooked 70s soul singer! Both sides are written by Leon Huff, and are put together in a way that bring out her soulful side a lot more than later work. "If You Move" is a great groover with a complicated approach – a bit jazzy, and in that sophisticated ... (Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DazzleDazzle (with bonus track) ... CD
De-Lite/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
A disco dazzler from the glory days of the De-Lite Records scene – served up here by a group who really hit all the best sort of groove's you'd expect from that legendary imprint! The album's a disco record, sure – but it's also got the deeper roots that come from the De-Lite ... (Soul) read more CD

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Gene DunlapIt's Just The Way I Feel/Party In Me ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
Two Capitol classics from the great Gene Dunlap – back to back on a single CD! First up is It's Just The Way I Feel – a classic soulful fusion album recorded and released during the crucial years of the "Capitol Rare" sound! Gene Dunlap is a jazz drummer at heart – but ... (Soul) read more CD

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Eighties LadiesTurned On To You/Ladies Of The Eighties (inst) ... 7-inch
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... About October 25, 2018 (delayed)
A sublime groover from Roy Ayers – with loads of jazzy changes, and great Edwin Birdsong arrangements! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Coke EscovedoI Wouldn't Change A Thing/Rebirth ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Coke Escovedo always warms our heart with his 70s classic "I Wouldn't Change A Thing" – an amazing track that has a funky fusion flavor and almost a Larry Mizell-styled groove – compressed keyboards and guitar riffing away beautifully next to Coke's conga lines – all ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ FuturesAin't No Time Fa Nothin'/Party Time Man ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
"Ain't No Time Fa Nothing" is one of the greatest tracks ever to come out of the Philly stable, and it's certainly the best track ever that was cut by this east coast vocal group! The cut's got beautiful mellow production, a nice jazzy intro, and a sweet harmony stepper's groove all the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Joanna Gardner/Sylvia StripinPick Up The Pieces/You Can't Turn Me Away ... 12-inch
Expansion, 1996. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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✨✧ Preston GlassColors Of Life ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet set of intimate soul rom Preston Glass – breezy keys and deep emotions from the veteran producer & friends – including Kenny Burke, George Benson, Ron Tyson of The Temptations, Eddie Levert of The O'Jays, Sharon McMahan & Laundon Kendricks, Trizonna McClendon and others! ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Bobbi HumphreyBaby Don't You Know (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A sweet little rarity from Bobbi Humphrey – a rare single cut for Roy Ayers' Uno Melodic label, and a great blend of Bobbi's jazzy style with Roy's warmly sublime groove! There's a bit more vocals than flute on the track, but that's a-ok with us – and Roy produced, while Bobbi arranged! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Debra LawsOn My Own/Very Special ... 12-inch
Elektra/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ronnie Laws provides Debra Laws with a fantastic groove for "On My Own" – upbeat, jazzy, and with this vibe that's in the same sophisticated soul territory of work by Roy Ayers! "Very Special" is the title track to Debra Laws' great album of the same name – a groove ... (Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Maysa LeakBottle/Hooked On Your Love ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), Late 90s. New Copy ... $5.99
Two great tunes from Maysa – both with a nice Incognito-styled groove! "The Bottle" is a remake of the Gil Scott-Heron groover – done here with a housey finish peppered with warm keyboards and a tasty funky flute! "Hooked On Your Love" has great jazz funk ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Main IngredientEuphrates River/Afrodisiac ... CD
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $15.99
Two of our favorite albums by The Main Ingredient – back to back on a single CD! Euphrates River is a wonderfully complex batch of tunes that shows that the group were taking a cue from some of their hipper contemporaries, and pushing past a stock hit formula. Bert DeCoteaux was still ... (Soul) read more CD

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ManhattansBlack Tie/Love Talk ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1979/1981. New Copy ... $15.99
Group soul titans The Manhattans – still going strong at the end of the 70s & beginning of the 80s – a pair of underappreciated albums together in a single set! First up is 1981's Black Tie – recorded in Chicago with producer Leo Graham – who brings a somewhat polished ... (Soul) read more CD

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Frank McCombTruth Vol 1 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2003. Used ... $8.99
An instant soul classic from singer Frank McComb – awash in warm touches that take us back to the classic 70s work of Donnie Hathaway and Stevie Wonder – but done with a sound that clearly Frank's own! The instrumentation is enough to make us love the record – with lots of Fender ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Gwen McCraeKeep The Fire Burning/Funky Sensation ... 12-inch
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer single – if only for the b-side! Gwen's version of "Keep The Fire Burning" is fine – but the real winner here is the killer "Funky Sensation" – a snapping little 80s groover that's one of her best cuts ever! The track's a legend – with a big ... (Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gwen McCraeKeep The Fire Burning/Funky Sensation ... 7-inch
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer single – if only for the b-side! Gwen's version of "Keep The Fire Burning" is fine – but the real winner here is the killer "Funky Sensation" – a snapping little 80s groover that's one of her best cuts ever! The track's a legend – with a big ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie MooreI'm On My Way/With Your Love ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Overlooked Columbia Records work from Jackie Moore – two great albums on a single CD! First up is I'm On My Way – a real standout album from Jackie, and a noteworthy comeback after some mellower southern soul recordings in the mid 70s! Jackie's recording here in a style that worked ... (Soul) read more CD

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O'JaysSerious (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Expansion (UK), 1989. New Copy ... $15.99
The O'Jays hit a bit of a new jack mode with this late 80s set – picking up the beats, and giving themselves a chunkier rhythm than usual – but all while keeping things in that laidback territory that suits their famous vocals so well! The mellowest cuts here are our favorites – ... (Soul) read more CD
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Serious ... CD 6.99
Serious ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Tony RansomStay If You Wanna (long, short)/Think Before You Do (long, short) ... 12-inch
Expansion, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Lou RawlsNow Is The Time/Close Company ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1982/1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of post Philly International gems from Lou Rawls on Epic – Now Is The Time from '82 and Close Company from '84 – in a single set! Now Is The Time is a solid soul effort from Lou, still working wonders here in the early 80s on a record that stands the test of time surprisingly ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ LJ ReynoldsLJ Reynolds (1981)/Travelin ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of classic early 80s soul albums from ex-Dramatics singer LJ Reynolds! The self-titled '81 set is killer material in a modern Detroit mode all the way through – with top-shelf production by Reynolds, Don Davis, and Ronnie McNeir/ Ronnie, who'd been lost to the industry for a few ... (Soul) read more CD

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Pharoah SandersYou've Got To Have Freedom/Got To Give It Up ... 12-inch
Evidence/Expansion (UK), 1977/1980. New Copy ... $12.99
Incredible soul jazz from the great Pharoah Sanders – two great numbers from his post-Impulse Records years! "You've Got To Have Freedom" is maybe one of the greatest cuts that Sanders ever did during this time – a long-spun, really anthemic number that has this fast modal ... (Jazz) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Robb ScottSiren ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
A beautiful tribute to the Cali soul sound of the 70s – served up here by Robb Scott with a wonderfully groovy sound! The music here recalls that great moment when things could be tight, but never slick or commercial – maybe the productions of Larry Mizell, or the flowing soulful ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Simpson UniquityRunning Away (funky vibes, Diplomats Of Soul dub) ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
A great remake of one of the biggest cuts ever from the legendary Roy Ayers – done here with a version that's got even more vibes than the original! In fact, the core groove is very much like the Ayers recording, but the cut soon moves into loads of jazzy vibes – and also has a great ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your Love ... LP
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Amazing! This lost Roy Ayers-produced gem from the early 80s has not only been one of the biggest sample records of all time, but it's also become one of the holy grails of the groovy record collecting scene! It's a stellar bit of jazzy soul with the same production vibe that's characterized Roy's ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Give Me Your Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99
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Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
Amazing! This lost Roy Ayers-produced gem from the early 80s has not only been one of the biggest sample records of all time, but it's also become one of the holy grails of the groovy record collecting scene! It's a stellar bit of jazzy soul with the same production vibe that's characterized Roy's ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Give Me Your Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your Love/You Can’t Turn Me Away ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... About December 6, 2018
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✨✧ Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your Love/You Can't Turn Me Away ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive! Sylvia Striplin is one of the all time groove favorites – not just because she's been sampled to death, but also because she's got an amazingly captivating style of slinky soul. Roy Ayers, Jamez Bedford, and Sylvia put this single together – and both tracks are great, the two ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gloria TaylorDeep Inside You/World That's Not Real ... 7-inch
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lost work from Gloria Taylor – singer who's best known for indie sides in the 60s, but who sounds completely fantastic here on a one-off single for Columbia! "Deep Inside You" has this unusual flow – almost stop/start in energy, but with Taylor really soaring out on her ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Leon Ware feat Janis SiegelWhy I Came To California/Can I Touch You There ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet modern soul from the great Leon Ware! "That's Why I Came To California" is the kind of a cut that will have you packing your bags for the coast immediately – catchy, groovy, and produced with a sweetly soulful vibe that's all the best bits of the CA scene, rolled into one ... (Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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WarriorsDestination (full length, defusion re-edit) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic funky groove from the UK scene – recorded by a group who'd later turn into Incognito – a great early showcase for the talents of Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick! The tune's got the feel of some lost jazz funk track from the mid 70s – lots of super-tight bass work, ... (Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Spanky WilsonDoin' It (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mother/Expansion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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 ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Betty Wright & The RootsBetty Wright – The Movie (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
S Curve/Expansion (UK), 2011. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing, simply amazing – and a record that's way more than we were expecting! The Roots team up here with legendary Miami soul singer Betty Wright – in music that comes from a film project, but which really stands up brilliantly on its own – as a record that may well be Betty's ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies! First time on LP!)

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✨✧ Michael WycoffLooking Up To You/Tell Me Love ... 7-inch
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime 80s mellow from Michael Wycoff – a great track lifted from his classic Love Conquers All album, and a tune that never gets old! The track glides in beautifully on some sweet keyboards that have a lot of 70s warmth – and Wycoff's voice, while smooth, also crackles with an honest ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Retta YoungYoung & Restless (with bonus tracks) ... CD
All Platinum/Expansion (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic sweet soul album – and one of our favorite records ever from the New Jersey soul empire of All-Platinum Records! The set's got a spacey soul sound that's really wonderful – quite different than some of the clubbier modes that other female singers were using at the time ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousBest Of Uno Melodic Records ... CD
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
A fantastic tribute to one of the greatest soul labels of the 80s – the groundbreaking Uno Melodic imprint, started by soul legend Roy Ayers as a showcase for some of his more creative projects! The vibe here follows perfectly from Roy's classic late 70s work on Polydor – and his ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Uno Melodic Records ... LP
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic tribute to one of the greatest soul labels of the 80s – the groundbreaking Uno Melodic imprint, started by soul legend Roy Ayers as a showcase for some of his more creative projects! The vibe here follows perfectly from Roy's classic late 70s work on Polydor – and his ... (Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousChristmas Of Emotions ... CD
Expansion (UK), New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stunningly soulful Holiday set – one that goes way past the overplayed Christmas soul tunes of the 70s and 80s, and which has a lot fresher feel than a Christmas Slow Jams set as well! Most of the numbers here are contemporary, and are a mix of Neo Soul artists from the underground, and a ... (Holiday Music) read more CD

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VariousEthereal Magic Vol 3 – Deep Laid Back Soulful Groove – Compiled By DJ Tony Monson ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A great volume in this really unique series – a set that delivers the laidback grooves promised in the title, but often from sources that are quite unusual too! Most of the cuts are soul numbers – including a few underground gems that you'll recognize – but there's also work from ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousLuxury Soul 2018 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy 3CD ... $14.99
Fantastic soul from the contemporary scene – most of it by British and American artists who work in the soul underground – hand-picked by the always-trusted ears of Expansion Records! As you might know, the label also reissues lots of classic soul from the 70s – and we'd ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousSoul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... LP
Expansion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A huge festival of 70s soul – not the big hits of the time, but a wealth of underground gemes that show us there's still plenty to discover in that magical decade! The artists here are all big, but the tunes are sometimes more obscure – lesser-known gems from familiar names – ... (Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... CD
Expansion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge festival of 70s soul – not the big hits of the time, but a wealth of underground gemes that show us there's still plenty to discover in that magical decade! The artists here are all big, but the tunes are sometimes more obscure – lesser-known gems from familiar names – ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Soul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ VariousSoul Togetherness 2018 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sublime entry in this always-great series – a selection of cuts that are mostly contemporary, but which bubble with a classic soul vibe all the way through! And by "classic", we mean the sound of the early years of modern soul – those late 70s/early 80s groovers from the ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Togetherness 2018 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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