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Justo AlmarioInterlude ... LP
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The greatest album ever from reedman Justo Almario – and one of the most obscure sets to ever come out on the Uno Melodic label of Roy Ayers! Roy Ayers produced the whole thing, and handled arrangements with Justo – and the whole thing feels a lot like a jazzy instrumental take on Roy's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersChicago (7" mix)/DC City (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), New Copy ... On June 12, 2021
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. 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 the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-so ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend ... (Soul) read more CD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)

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BreakwaterBreakwater/Splashdown (with bonus track) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $15.99
A landmark pairing of records from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! The first album, the initial offering from Breakwater, is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so ... (Soul) read more CD

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Brit Funk AssociationLifted ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent work from a very well-named group – as the contemporary combo forwards the legacy of British funk in the late 70s and early 80s – as the supergroup features original members of Central Line, Beggar & Co, Light Of The World, and Hi-Tension – all seminal groups from ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Sheree BrownMessages From The Spirit – The Collective (with bonus track) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The deepest, most righteous music we've ever heard from Sheree Brown – and that's saying a lot, given how much we loved her first few solo records back in the day! Brown's got this rich vision here that really makes for a hell of a record – a set of tracks inspired by her younger years ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jean CarnWas That All It Was/Don't Let It Go To Your Head ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International (UK), 1976/1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(UK reissue in a Sound Of Philadelphia sleeve. Sleeve is lighlty stained and wavy at 3 inches along the opening.)

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DazzleDazzle ... LP
De-Lite/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene DunlapIt's Just The Way I Feel/Party In Me ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Dee EdwardsPut The World On Hold/Put Your Love On The Line ... 7-inch
Cotillion/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two great tracks from Dee Edwards – from a time when the Detroit singer was really getting a chance to shine! "Put The World On Hold" has a sweet lyric over a soaring groove – not entirely clubby, maybe more modern soul overall – with a slightly complex set of changes ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Eighties LadiesLadies Of The Eighties ... LP
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A legendary project from Roy Ayers – and a record that's almost as in-demand as his classic Ramp album! The Eighties Ladies were a hip vocal quartet, with the soulful Sylvia Striplin on lead – and they work here in a mix of perfect Ayers-styled grooves – often using female ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eighties LadiesLadies Of The Eighties (with bonus track) ... CD
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A legendary project from Roy Ayers – and a record that's almost as in-demand as his classic Ramp album! The Eighties Ladies were a hip vocal quartet, with the soulful Sylvia Striplin on lead – and they work here in a mix of perfect Ayers-styled grooves – often using female ... (Soul) read more CD

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EmotionsSunbeam ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey ... (Soul) read more CD

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Hilton FeltonMan For All Reasons (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Hilton's Concept/Expansion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... On June 12, 2021
A holy grail of funky music – and a rare gem from the DC scene of the 70s! Keyboardist Hilton Felton cut this wicked killer for his own tiny label – Hilton's Concept – and it's a very unique blend of jazz and funk modes, done with help from members of The Blackbyrds and Three ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joanna GardnerJoanna Gardner ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
A rare lost modern soul gem, which we too rarely come across! Recorded in 1985 for the Philly World label as Gardner's debut LP, the story as we understand it is that this record never really hit the shelves – for some reason it was pulled at the last minute by the label. We can't figure ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ GonzalezGonzalez ... CD
Soul Brother/Expansion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet funky jazz from the 70s! Gonzalez were an obscure UK combo – probably known a lot better over in England, but pretty darn hard to find over here in America – and they've got a tight style that reminds us of some of the more well-produced jazz funk coming out on labels like Blue ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny HammondGambler's Life ... CD
Salvation/Expansion (UK), 1974. Used ... $12.99
An amazing bit of jazz funk from Johnny Hammond – and one of his greatest LPs! This is the first album that Johnny recorded with Larry Mizell, cut right before the pair of them went onto do the landmark Gears album. While this one never became as famous as Gears, it's got some fantastic ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Gambler's Life ... LP 11.99

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Al Hudson & the Soul PartnersEspecially For You/Cherish (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Two fantastic early albums by Al Hudson – working here with his initial group, The Soul Partners! First up is Especially For You – a record that's kind of a first chapter to all the excellent work by One Way to come – even though Al's not using that group name at this time! The ... (Soul) read more CD

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Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersSpreading Love/Happy Feet ... CD
ABC/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of ABC Records gems from Al Hudson & The Soul Partners – back to back on a single CD! Spreading Love is excellent early work from Al Hudson – a soulful talent who stood his own in the late 70s, forging an up-tempo funk sound that lived long past disco, and which was sort of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Leo's SunshippGive Me The Sunshine (US single mix, extended grapevine Red 3 mix) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), New Copy (reissue)... On June 12, 2021
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. 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 the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-so ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Leo's SunshippWe Need Each Other (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Lyons/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really great underground groover from the 70s – an album that hardly got any circulation at the time, but which has gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years! The album's a bit unusual, in that it almost feels like an expanded package of 12" singles – as the a-side ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – on heavyweight yellow vinyl!)

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✨✧ James MasonRhythm Of Life ... CD
Chiaroscuro, 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever – and every track is a masterpiece! The album was originally cut for the tiny Chiaroscuro label in 1977 – and it's got a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – soaring, soulful, jazzy, and righteous – wrapped up in a blend that's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ McFadden & Whitehead/Jones GirlsAin't No Stoppin Us Now/You Can't Have My Love ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International/Expansion (UK), 1979/1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A dancefloor anthem! "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now" is one of those cuts you never tire of. For years and years, you've heard it on the dancefloor – and play after play, it still sounds fantastic. The cut's served up here in a long 7 minute version – and it's backed by the Jones ... (Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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O'JaysSerious (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Expansion (UK), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
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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✨✧ One Way featuring Al Hudson#New Old School ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title definitely gets it right – because the album's a new one from the legendary One Way, but definitely holds on to the sound of their old school classics! As you can guess from the cover, Al Hudson's still at the helm – working with an evolved version of the group that includes ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ PerriPerri Anthology – The Ultimate Collection ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue collection of smooth 80s soul from the lovely Perri – a female vocal quartet who cut a few albums for MCA years back, and who have reemerged in recent years as Anita Baker's backup group! On their own, though, the Perri sisters are a heck of a great outfit – one of the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Personal LifeMorning Light ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. Used ... $4.99
The first we've heard from this UK group – but given the strength of the record, we're betting we'll be digging them for many years to come! The album's a great no-nonsense contemporary soul affair – put together in a really old school sort of way that recalls the energy of Brand New ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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LJ ReynoldsLJ Reynolds (1981)/Travelin ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... $16.99
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Gary TaylorReflections Vol 1 – The Very Best Of Gary Taylor ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set of smooth modern soul from Gary Taylor – originally a bassist on classic soul sides of the 70s and 80s, but emerging here in the 90s as a stunning vocalist with a very strong sound. Gary's work has a feel that reminds us of the best quiet storm material of the 80s – ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Timeless LegendEverybody Disco (parts 1 & 2) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), New Copy ... On June 12, 2021
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. 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 the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-so ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Warriors (Incognito)Behind The Mask ... LP
Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A fantastic early chapter in the Incognito story – a record put together by Jean Paul "Bluey" Maunick as a follow-up to the earlier Jazzfunk album – and a set that maybe has even more jazz and funk than that set did overall! Although done back in the 80s, the set clearly ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Retta YoungYoung & Restless ... LP
All Platinum/Expansion (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Uno Melodic Records ... CD
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... 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 CD

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✨✧ VariousLuxury Soul 2020 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2020. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soulful luxury at a mighty nice price – 3CDs and 35 tracks of music from the contemporary underground, plus a few cuts from back in the day – all put together with the top-shelf style of the Expansion Records label! The package is one of the best so far in this annual series – ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousLuxury Soul 2021 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2021. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A stunning assortment of contemporary soul – all hand-picked by Ralph Tee, the UK DJ/enthusiast who's been turning us on to great music for decades! In recent years, the format of this series has gotten even more important – as so much great music is issue digitally, but doesn't always ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousMusic Inside Me – 30 Soul Gems & Lost Grooves ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of grooves both old and new – pulled from a decades-old tradition of soul music, with a vibe that really lives up to the piles of dusty old records on the cover! The set begins with rare 70s soul, then moves up to the present – and all along the way, there's a focus ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousOrganic Soul – Real Soul From The Roots ... CD
Soul Brother/Expansion (UK), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sick of all the modern R&B that never seems to go anywhere? Check this great collection of some of the best indie NuSoul from America – put together by the folks at London's Soul Brother record shop – and prepare to be impressed! The Soul Brother crew selected tunes by 5 of today's ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousSoul Chasers – Volume 2 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
One of our favorite series ever of modern soul material – done back in the 90s, when nobody else was willing to dig for tracks these smooth and groovy! There's a great blend of material here – from mellow soul to jazzy funk, with a few bits of early 80s club as well – in a way, ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Chasers – Volume 2 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite series ever of modern soul material – done back in the 90s, when nobody else was willing to dig for tracks these smooth and groovy! There's a great blend of material here – from mellow soul to jazzy funk, with a few bits of early 80s club as well – in a way, ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Soul Chasers – Volume 2 ... CD 8.99

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2019 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. Used ... $6.99
A killer collection of contemporary soul – served up in a way that really understands what makes classic soul music so great, then finds a way to provide a similar vibe from music that's new! And by that, we don't mean that the music is retro, or old-sounding at all – just that it's ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2020 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
A collection of mostly contemporary tunes, but one that really lives up to the classic modern soul modes of the Soul Togetherness series! The tracks are warm and uplifting – done with a great vibe that holds strong throughout – usually in a midtempo mode, but sometimes picking up the ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Togetherness 2020 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP
Expansion (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A collection of mostly contemporary tunes, but one that really lives up to the classic modern soul modes of the Soul Togetherness series! The tracks are warm and uplifting – done with a great vibe that holds strong throughout – usually in a midtempo mode, but sometimes picking up the ... (Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Togetherness 2020 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD 16.99
 
 



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