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Marion Abernathy & Paul Bascomb OrchestraYou Ain't Got Nothin' For Me/Stormy Mood ... 78 RPM
King, 1947. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Side A label has a sticker.)

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Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... CD
King, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaSinging Songs Everyone Knows ... CD
King, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Perhaps one of the straightest albums that Lorez ever cut – but still pretty darn great! She's got a unique voice that's capable of being fairly smooth and mainstream, yet still manages to hit these wonderful soulful passages that transform any kind of material and makes it her own. That's ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Vicki AndersonYesterday (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
King, 1971. Near Mint- ... $43.99
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Starday-King sleeve. Labels have some light aged spots.)

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✨✧ Vicki Anderson/Lyn CollinsMessage From A Soul Sister/Female Preacher ... CD
King/FF, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure reissue that collects some of the best work by James Brown soul sister Vicki Anderson – a heck of a great vocalist, and right up there with Lyn Collins and Marva Whitney for sheer raw soul power! Vicki's work was actually some of the funkiest and most righteous to come out of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Live In Tokyo – Memorial Box (Japanese pressing) ... CD
King (Japan), 1987. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A set recorded in Tokyo, but one that has the great Chet Baker working with players from the Dutch and American scenes – all coming together in a quartet session that's maybe one of the strongest records from Chet's later years! The material was recorded live – and Chet's got a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerCool Baker Vol 1 ... LP
Pacific Jazz/King (Japan), 1953. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Japanese issue of this early material from trumpet genius Chet Baker – mostly featuring his quartet with Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums! The set features titles that include "Batter Up", "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Ma ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing K18P 9259.)

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Chet BakerFour – Chet Baker In Tokyo ... LP
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... About February 10, 2024 (delayed)
A set recorded in Tokyo, but one that has the great Chet Baker working with players from the Dutch and American scenes – all coming together in a quartet session that's maybe one of the strongest records from Chet's later years! The material was recorded live – and Chet's got a ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Japanese pressing – beautiful vinyl, with obi!)

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Chet BakerMemories In Tokyo ... LP
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... About February 10, 2024 (delayed)
Late work from Chet Baker, but great work too – and sounds that have Baker returning to an incredibly strong sense of force in the final year of his life! We love some of Chet's records from earlier in the decade, but many of those are a bit laidback – kind of a beautiful exploration ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – limited edition, with obi!)

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✨✧ Hank BallardHank Ballard – 24 Hit Tunes ... CD
King, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of those King Records collections that manages to pack a heck of a lot of tunes on a single LP – yet manages to make the whole thing still sound great! The work here is all from the early years of Hank Ballard's career – the kind of hard rocking and R&B tunes that first brought ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Hank BallardHank Ballard's Biggest Hits ... LP
King, Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A pretty strong overview of Hank's fiercer R&B tunes for King Records – most of them cut at the end of the 50s, with that mean and lean style that actually could make Hank sound pretty darn scary! Titles include "It's Love Baby", "Sugaree", "Annie Had A Baby" ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank BallardSexy Ways – The Best Of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters ... CD
King/Rhino, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
Sexy is right! Hank may have been a half-pint wonder, but he had a voice that was like no other – high and raspy, but with a fierce growl that made you instantly take notice. Plus, his thuggish aproach to vocals really put a bit into the vicious R&B tunes that he cut with The ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank Ballard & The MidnightersAll 20 Of Their Chart Hits – 1953 to 1962 ... CD
King, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Soul) CD

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✨✧ Hank Ballard & The MidnightersTheir Greatest Jukebox Hits (jukebox cover) ... LP
King, 1950s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A classic set of hard rockin R&B from Hank Ballard and the legendary Midnighters – as raw a batch of vocal group tracks you'd be hard pressed to find! The album features plenty of tunes from their "Annie" cycle of songs – including "Work With Me Annie", "Ann ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersUnwind Yourself – The King Recordings 1964 to 1967 ... CD
King/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Some of our favorite work ever from the legendary Hank Ballard – a key figure in early R&B, and a singer who cut some big hits with his group The Midnighters – but one who also continued to do some wonderful work for King Records long after his hits – most of which is included ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Myra Barnes (Vicki Anderson)Super Good (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, 1970. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An excellent James Brown single, and a rare one too! Vicki Anderson, for some strange reason recording under the name Myra Barnes, gives her answer to James' "Super Bad". The track's nice and funky, with a good stretched out groove, and backing by the James Brown band. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Big FourOriginal Big Four ... CD
King (Japan), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great work from a group who definitely earn their name – as the quartet was one of the biggest and best groups in the Japanese jazz scene at the time! The lineup features brilliant tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto – a player who's young here, starting a decades-long run in jazz, but ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, 2018 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyNew Year's Eve At Sweet Basil ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King/Pro Jazz, 1985. Used ... $6.99
Features Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, Tim Williams on trombone, Lonnie Plaxico on bass, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print Pro Jazz pressing, old price sticker on booklet cover.)

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Earl BosticEarl Bostic Plays Sweet Tunes Of The Fantastic 50s ... LP
King, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99 9.99
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing. Cover has a stereo sticker and light wear.)

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Earl BosticHarlem Nocturne ... LP
King, 1969. Sealed ... $5.99 7.99
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earl BosticThat's The Groovy Thing (parts 1 & 2) ... 78 RPM
King, 1947. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tiny BradshawSoft/Strange ... 78 RPM
King, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Two killers from one of the hippest bandleaders in R&B! (78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joshua BreakstoneRemembering Grant Green ... CD
King/Bellaphon (Germany), 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Jack McDuff on organ, Al Harewood and Keith Copeland on drums, Kenny Barron on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Joshua Breakstone on guitar. (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ James BrownAin't It Funky ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A killer from James Brown – and one of his best instrumental albums of the King years! The record has James working with the pre-JBs James Brown Band – a tight assemblage of players who really know how to craft an off-kilter groove. The guitar's popping on the beat here as much as the ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on the first track – but rest of record is in beautiful condition, as is cover. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ James BrownAmerica Is My Home (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A strange but great single from James Brown! The cut has a slow vamping "honky tonk" kind of groove – and James raps over the top about America, how great it is, and how much opportunity the country offers. The whole thing's got a very positive message – and the monologue is ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownChristmas Songs ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the few rare Christmas albums that James Brown recorded in the 60s – all really wonderful, really memorable records that go way past the usual Holiday fare! Sure, there's a few sentimental tracks that have the familiar spirit of the holiday, but there's also some funky moments too ... read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownCold Sweat (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King (Japan), 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Brother James – a wonderful 60s album that not only includes the incredible title track – one of James' best groovers from the time – but a set that also showcases his talents in so many other styles too! There's a few wonderful ballads – but completely ... (Soul) read more CD
(2003 Japanese paper sleeve edition.)

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✨✧ James BrownCold Sweat (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Classic funkiness! This is a monster groover by The Godfather – and one of those tracks you've got to take in 2 parts, because there's just too much sheer raw power for 1! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownDon't Be A Drop-Out/Tell Me That You Love Me ... 7-inch
King, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great little soul number from James! "Don't Be A Drop Out" begins with these riffing horns, going high then dropping low, almost in a "Monkey Time" mode. James comes in with a great little vocal, a bit moralistic, perhaps, but also an admission of his own loss of a good ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownExcitement – Mr Dynamite ... LP
King, 1962. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A darn hard to find album by James – one with a tight soulful R&B groove that just about never lets up! Even on these early albums, James had a great raw sound, with a kind of funk that wasn't his trademark 70s sound, but which is still nice and tasty. Titles include "Shout & ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownFunky Christmas ... CD
King/Universal, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent funky Christmas – essential for any soulful holiday celebration! Not everyone knows it, but James Brown cut a fair number of Christmas albums during the 60s – thre albums, and a bunch of singles to be exact! They're all super-rare, but this great collection brings together ... read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownGet It Together (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, 1967. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful soul from The Godfather, recorded in the period immediately after he discovered the choppy choppy guitar riff on the downbeat! Both parts swing hard hard hard, and the band is as tight as a pair of trousers after Thanksgiving! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownGettin' Down To It ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $13.99 16.99
A great little album by James Brown – and very different than his other work! He cut this one with the groovy Dee Felice Trio – a jazz-based combo that he recorded on their own for King, on another very rare, very excellent record. The band's in similar form here, although not ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – vinyl has an edge warp and plays with a swoosh sound on the first track on each side. Cover has ring and heavier edge wear.)

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✨✧ James BrownGive It Up Or Turnit Loose/I'll Lose My Mind (inst) ... 7-inch
King, 1969. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
"Give It Up Or Turnit Loose" is far and away one of the best James Brown singles of all times! The bassline on the intro is amazing – one of those moments where you sit up and go "DANG! That sound is incredible!" – good reason why the cut's been sampled countless ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has light wear.)

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✨✧ James BrownHave Mercy Baby/Just Won't Do Right (I Stay In The Chapel Every Night) ... 7-inch
King, 1964. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownHey America ... CD
Polydor/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from James Brown – and an unusual one, too – as it was only ever issued overseas back in the early 70s! The album's got a title that's similar to one of James' Christmas albums, but it's a completely different record – kind of a condensation of some of ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownHey America – Christmas ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The last, and most obscure of James Brown's Christmas albums of the King years – and quite possibly the hippest too! Given that James is shouting "Hey America" in the title, he's clearly going for a righteous and semi-political tone on the set – singing Holiday tunes, but ... read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good)/I Can't Help It (I Just Do Do Do) ... 7-inch
King, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of James Brown's undisputed classics! "I Got You" begins with a very famous scream and an oof – and then rolls into a great little groove that's been used a gazillion times in ads, but which still sounds pretty darn great. The flip's a nice one too – a bit mellower, but ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing. In a King sleeve with light wear & staining. One label has some wear.)

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✨✧ James BrownI'll Go Crazy/Lost Someone ... 7-inch
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An early one from James – with a raw R&B groove on both tracks, and shouted vocals that strike right at the core of the songs! "Crazy" has kind of a "Night Train" beat to it – and "Lost Someone" is slower, with a bluesy slow vamp kind of approach that ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownIt's a Man's Man's Man's World ... LP
King, 1966. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
James Brown, proud and loud – a smoking 60s album that provides a great link between his earlier styles and his freer roots – with a brilliant blend of funk, soul, and a touch of raw R&B! Given the power of The Godfather at this point, there's no denying that even the older cuts ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 80s French pressing!)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A Mother ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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 ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $10.99 13.99
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 ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Rare Groove Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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✨✧ James BrownIt's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl is great, but has a very short click on side two. Cover has two small marker spots, but is nice overall – no splits.)
Also available It's A New Day – Let A Man Come In ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ James BrownJames Brown Plays Nothing But Soul ... LP
King, 1968. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A killer James Brown instrumental album – one that's very heavy on keyboards, supplied by the good folks at Vox – and which features much longer tracks than on some of the Smash Records instrumental albums from the mid 60s! The focus here is really on James' work on the keys, instead ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good+ ... $48.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label crown label pressing – nice and clean! Cover has very light wear, and just a hint of splitting on the bottom seam – but is very nice too.)

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✨✧ James BrownLet A Man Come In & Do The Popcorn/Sometime ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Good ... Out Of Stock
Killer funky work from James! "Let A Man Come In" is a stone-cold funky number – with great raw popping grooves, very much in the Popcorn vein! Hard to find on vinyl in any form – and sounds great on the hot funky 45 mix! "Sometime" is nice, too – with a ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have heavy ring wear, name in marker.)

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✨✧ James BrownLet Yourself Go/Good Rockin Tonight ... 7-inch
King, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking early work from James! We're not sure when "Let Yourself Go" was released – but it's got these fantastic guitars on the beat, very much in the "Papa's Brand New Bag" or "Out Of Sight" mode, although a bit rawer and rootsier. Proof though, that ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownLicking Stick (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An undisputed groover! The track's a killer uptempo one from James' later years on King – and it's got this amazing beat that snaps along at a full deep stride. Very nice stuff, and the kind of tight grooving that would show up later in his work with the JBs – done here earlier, with ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownLive At The Apollo ... LP
King, 1963. Very Good ... $33.99
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – the sort of show that ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early stereo blue label pressing without crown. Cover has aging.)

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✨✧ James BrownLive At The Apollo (1962) ... CD
Polydor, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album that forever changed the face of live recordings – and soul music too! As has been told and retold often, King records not only had the genius idea of bringing recording equipment into the Apollo Theater to catch James in a smoking live setting – the sort of show that ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Live At The Apollo ... LP 33.99

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✨✧ James BrownMighty Instrumentals ... LP
King, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Mighty is right! This tasty batch of non-vocal tracks is darn hard to find, and it shows the pre-JBs James Brown group playing with a raw raw raw soul groove that show how nicely James folded his R&B roots into a 60s soul tradition. Includes lots of obscure ones – like "The ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownNobody Knows/Bring It Up ... 7-inch
King, 1967. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Nice one by JB! "Nobody Knows" is a bit standard soul, but "Bring It Up" is a nice groover with a different sound, and features a rolling conga groove, with James shouting "Bring It Up" over the top! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownOh Baby Don't You Weep (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, 1964. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... (Soul) read more CD
(2003 Japanese paper sleeve edition.)

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✨✧ James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An interesting single from James – featuring his super-huge hit of the mid 60s, but issued on a late 60s King label! The tune's a stone winner as always – and the flip is "mostly instrumental", with a vamp that virtually invented the funky vamp! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownPlease Please Please ... LP
King, 1959. Fair ... Out Of Stock
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, ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownPopcorn ... LP
King, 1969. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
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 ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orignal 60s pressing. Cover has split top & bottom seams, surface wear, light staining & discoloration on the back.)

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✨✧ James BrownSay It Loud – I'm Black & I'm Proud (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A monster – and one of the most anthemic cuts that James ever cut! Begins with a monster drumbeat, kicks into a stone groove with loads of guitar, horn, and funky bass – while James shouts the whole thing through without faltering! The track became the motto of a generation – ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ James BrownSex Machine ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Starday-King pressing – a nice copy! Cover has some very light wear in the corners, but is quite nice too.)

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✨✧ James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... LP
King, 1971. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label King pressing! Cover has a small cutout hole, some light wear, and a small bit of seam splitting. Vinyl is nice.)

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✨✧ James BrownSoul On Top (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Universal, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul On Top (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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James BrownSoul On Top (with bonus track) ... CD
King/Verve, 1970. Used ... $6.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's ... (Soul) read more CD
(2004 pressing.)

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✨✧ James BrownSoul Power (parts 1, 2, & 3) ... 7-inch
King, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Enough soul power to run a whole generator! James is in stunning form with the JBs – and the whole thing grooves with a choppy guitar riff that you'll recognize immediately from a million 80s hip hop samples. The whole band has "Got the Feelin!", and the track jams nicely with ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownSoulful Christmas (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/LMLR, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
James Brown recorded a few different Christmas records back in the 60s – but this stunner may well be the best of the bunch – a killer record that not only fills the need for James Brown Holiday tunes, but which also more than lives up to his non-Christmas gems for King Records too! ... read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownSuper Bad ... LP
King, 1971. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean! Cover has some very light wear, but this is a nice copy!)

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✨✧ James BrownSuper Bad (parts 1, 2, & 3) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer James Brown! This late King classic is done up in 3 parts – and weren't there only 2 parts on the LP? Even more of a reason to buy this funky 45. It's so hot, it goes all the way to part 3! That third part is the super-duper killer – done in a fast funk style that's so ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James BrownSweet Little Baby Boy (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great deep soul tune from James! The track's a holiday number – and the sweet little baby boy is ol' JC himself – but with James singing the vocals, the whole thing sounds like some great southern soul number, with Christmas only a deep memory away. Nice and slow and soulful – ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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✨✧ James BrownThere Was A Time/I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
This is the kind of killer hard soul material that made James' late 60s years so incredible! "There Was a Time" is one of our favorite-ever tracks by him, and it's got a massive kind of soulful energy that's sometimes missing from other tracks at the time. "I Can't Stand ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing. Label has a spot of sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ James BrownThink ... CD
King/Polydor, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of James Brown's earliest full albums for King Records – and a set that kicks off with his monstrous reworkin of the tune "Think" – originally recorded by the Five Royales, but recast here by James as the blueprint for all the funky goodness in years to come! That track ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownThink ... LP
King, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of James Brown's earliest full albums for King Records – and a set that kicks off with his monstrous reworkin of the tune "Think" – originally recorded by the Five Royales, but recast here by James as the blueprint for all the funky goodness in years to come! That track ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownTit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back)/Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Two long titles, both of them nice! "Tit For Tat" has a great back-forth kind of groove – not really funky, but pretty darn catchy, and with some raw soulful vocals from brother James! "Believers" is an instrumental with some very nice organ work – James on the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – This copy has a slight warp. Labels have some wear, initials in red paint, and a small peeled spot.)

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James Brown & OthersJump Around ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $48.99
A slammin' set of heavy R&B numbers from James Brown – combined in here with some other nice tracks from King Records artists of the time! The set almost has the same feeling as some of the James Brown Show albums – in that James is presented with other hard-hitting artists of his ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ James Brown & The Famous FlamesThis Old Heart/How Long Darling ... 7-inch
King, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Nice stuff from the early days, and 2 cuts that have a decidedly R&B feel to them. "This Old Heart" is James at his soulful best, with heartbreaking vocals, and excellent raw backing behind him. "How Long Darling" is a sweet bluesy ballad – sung by James in duet with ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roy BrownGood Rocking Tonight – The Best Of Roy Brown ... CD
King/Rhino, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Roy Brown had a slightly softer edge than some of his King R&B contemporaries – he could definitely rock and wail when he wanted to, as you'll hear on this CD! The folks at Rhino have done a good job of digging through Roy's work at King, pulling together 18 tracks that have a ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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Roy BrownOriginal Blues, Greatest Hits ... CD
King, Late 1940s/Early 1950s. Used ... $3.99
(Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby ByrdI Found Out/I'll Keep Pressing On ... 7-inch
King, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Really early work from Bobby Byrd – a single that's produced by James Brown, but without the funky touches of later years! "I Found Out" has stepping strings next to Bobby's deep soul vocals – and "I'll Keep Pressing On" is similar – again with strings, but ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bobby ByrdI Need Help ... LP
King, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The stunning only album ever from the great Bobby Byrd – known to many as a longtime associate of James Brown, and finally getting his chance to shine here in the spotlight! Bobby was in the game before James, and always continued to change his groove in all the right ways with The Godfather ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby ByrdIf You Don't Work You Can't Eat/You've Got To Change Your Mind ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Some of Bobby Byrd's best work ever! "If You Don't Work" is a hard funky killer – done in a tight James Brown way, with lots of choppy guitar, and Bobby's vocals coming off at breakneck speed, just to keep up with the band. Nice simple message, too! "You've Got To Change ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordI Hear A Symphony (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not really a symphony, but a great album that features the soulful alto sax of Hank Crawford blowing over some rich larger backings from David Matthews – all with a sweetly funky Kudu sound! The style's a bit more polished than some of the other Kudu sessions of the time – almost a bit ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ DappsI'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow/A Woman, A Lover, A Friend ... 7-inch
King, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Although the Dapps were best known for their funky "Bring Up the Guitar", they're represented here on two slower soul cuts that feature their bluesy harmonies. Jame Brown still produced the whole thing, though, and it's from the period of his best work on King. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisJazz With A Beat ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning work from Lockjaw! The album features Eddie blowing hard and heavy – much more precisely than on some of his Prestige albums, in a mode that's inflected with more R&B tenor than you'd hear on his later sets. Backing is by his trio, and the album's got a gutsy groove that's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has light marks, but plays very well – much more VG or VG+. Cover has light tape on two seams.)

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✨✧ Bill DoggettDoggett Beat For Dancing Feet ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Bill's got his groove on right for this set – quite possibly one of the greatest of his early King years, thanks to killer work from Billy Butler on guitar, Shep Shepherd on drums, and the great Clifford Scott on alto and tenor sax! Scott's raspy tone really makes these tunes groove – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill DoggettEverybody Dance The Honky Tonk ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $3.99
This is it – the classic stormer by Bill Doggett that made his group a hit with all the kids! The album features the original two-part version of "Honky Tonk", plus the rarer "Honky Tonk Number Three", which as a wailing bit of vocals next to the chorus. Other tracks ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Capitol Records pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine & bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bill DoggettGon' Doggett ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Late 1950s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Killer Hammond soul from one of the all-time greats – a smoking set of gems from his big years on King Records! Most numbers feature the legendary combo with Billy Butler on guitar and Clifford Scott on tenor – but there's also some nice instrumental variation too. Titles include ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill DoggettGumbo/Tara's Theme ... 78 RPM
King, 1954. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In a King sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn (with bonus tracks) ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Bill DoggettMonster Party/Scott's Bluff ... 7-inch
King, 1959. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bill DoggettMoondust/Early Bird ... 78 RPM
King, 1953. Good ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bill DoggettRam-Bunk-Shush/Blue Largo ... 78 RPM
King, 1957. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Beau DollarI'm Ready I'm Ready (I Got Me Some Soul) (double a-side promo) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear.)

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✨✧ Champion Jack DupreeSings The Blues ... CD
King/Gusto, Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Early King Records material by Champion Jack Dupree – a hell of a pianist, and a heck of a great singer too – working almost as a raconteur on some of the best songs on this collection! The music has deep roots in New Orleans, where Jack must have really honed his piano skills – ... (Blues) read more CD

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✨✧ Jack DupreeBlues For Everybody ... LP
King, 1950s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue.)

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✨✧ Jack DupreeBlues Got Me Rockin'/Tongue-Tied Blues ... 78 RPM
King, 1953. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
(78 RPM) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chiemi Eri & Carl JonesCrazy Rhythm ... CD
King (Japan), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Plenty of crazy rhythms here – as singers Chiemi Eri and Carl Jones are joined by Japanese jazzmen who include Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats, saxophonists Sadao Watanabe and Sleepy Matsumoto, guitarist Shungo Sawada, and the Hideo Shiraki Quintet! The backings on all tracks are ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Gil Evans & The Monday Night OrchestraBud & Bird ... CD
King/Electric Bird, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
Gil Evans on piano, Chris Hunter on alto and soprano saxophone and flute, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, Bill Evans on soprano and tenor saxophone and flute, Dave Tucker on bass trombone, Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, John Clark on French horn and hornette, Gil ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Late 80s ProJazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie FeathersCharlie Feathers – His Complete King Recordings ... CD
King, Late 50s. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
The legendary Charlie Feathers is best known as one of the rawest rockers on the Memphis scene of the 50s – but during the decade, he cut some of his best work for King Records in Cincinnati – a label who captured the dynamic energy of Charlie with the same skill they brought to their ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ 5 RoyalesFive Royales ... CD
King, Late 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
A stone killer from the legendary 5 Royales – one of the greatest groups to ever record for King Records in the 50s, and a key force in helping move things forward from doo wop to soul! The balance between Lowman Pauling's lead and the harmonies is amazing – a big inspiration on the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ 5 RoyalesFive Royales – The Roots Of Soul ... LP
King/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest R&B vocal groups of the 50s, featuring singer Lowman Pauling, who was a huge influence on James Brown! The tracks all have a great hard-edged sound, with little of the schmaltz that can sometimes date these songs a bit too much. The material is very rootsy soul stuff ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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