Erykah Badu —
Baduizm ... LP MCA, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
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A landmark debut from the mighty Erykah Badu – a record that really set the world on fire when it first appeared – and which continues to blow our minds all these many years later! There's a simple, straightforward grace to the album that comes through immediately – as Erykah ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet little groover – lifted from the soundtrack to Brown Sugar! Raphael Saadiq and Erykah Badu handle production – and the track's got the best of both of their styles intertwined in one sensuous groove. Erykah's vocals sweetly bubbly across the track – a great mix of beats ... (Neo Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The first major label release by the Gift of Gab and Chief Excel finds the duo expanding outward and experimenting with their signature sound, bringing in a host of guests including Quannum mainmasts Lyrics Born, Lateef, and Joyo, as well as Dilated People's Raka and Babu, J5's Cut Chemist and ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Loads of clubby house remixes of the Mary J hit numbers. We did not have room to list the mixes of "As" above, which are "Maurice's millenium mix", "Jonathan Peters mix" and "Beyond Real mix". (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Mary J Blige —
My Life ... LP Uptown/MCA, 1994. New Copy (reissue)...
On September 11, 2020
Mary J's second LP, and every bit as fine as the first. She's still working with Puffy and Chucky Thompson here, staying true to the commercial R&B formula that has been Blige's mainstay over her entire career. 13 tracks of the fine Brooklyn soul sound, plus a couple of interludes, including ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that' ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary pressing – first time as a 2LP set!)
Peggie's definitely got love on this sparkling debut – but even better than that, she's got Jerry Ragovoy helping out on production, arrangement, and composition for most of the tunes – a top-shelf professional approach that makes the whole album sound a lot richer and more unified than ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Brown's out to put his New Edition past firmly behind him here – stepping out in a range of pop soul numbers that still have a sound that's as fresh as his late teen look on the cover! The Brown cliches haven't settled into full effect here yet – and there's a boyish charm on ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker. Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with small holes.)
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – ... (Soul) read moreCD
8 tracks in all "I Am The Living", "Another Summer", "All The Strength We Got", "It's The Beginning Of An End", "Gone Clear", "Love Again", "Satan's Kingdom" and "Morning Train". (Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and some age spots.)
One of our favorite albums ever from The Crusaders – a set that really sums up all the tightness they'd forged in the 70s, while still showing a new sense of soul and funk as well – expertly balanced with flawless LA production! The album may well be the group's equivalent of a Steely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jack DeJohnette —
Zebra ... LP MCA, 1985. Near Mint- ...
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Two post-CTI gems from Deodato – back to back on a single CD! Whirlwinds is sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Smooth stepping grooves from The Floaters – still very much in the nicely compressed mode of their more famous debut, and getting some nice production help here from Eugene McDaniels! There's a righteous punch to the record that really shows the influence of McDaniels – a way of ... (Soul) read moreCD
At the time of this album, Johnny Hartman definitely was the voice that is – a singer with a new level of maturity for the 60s, and a voice that's far more masculine than the geeky look of the photo on the cover! Hartman's sound here is smooth and warm, but never in a too-commercial way ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A killer collection of Howlin Wolf material for Chess records – with two unreleased tracks, some rare interview material, and other rare cuts too! (Blues) CD
(Out of print. Box has some very light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners —
Happy Feet ... LP MCA, 1979. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Joyous, bouncy sounds from the legendary Al Hudson – a sweet little set with his Soul Partners group, done in a mode that's right up there with the best music of his One Way combo! The grooves are uptempo, yet are much more rooted in ensemble funk than some of the disco of Al's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks of the blacksploitation era – served up with some incredible grooves from maestro JJ Johnson! The album's got a non-stop, hard-hitting groove that ranks it with the best of its time – and which is arguably even better, because most of the record isn't ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of Jordan's material from the mid 40s to the mid 50s – starting with his jazzy numbers of the earlier years, and moving into the more blues/rock 'n roll sound of later recordings. His band always sounds great and it also sounds like they're having a good time especially ... (Soul) read moreCD
A sweet sweet groover from Klique – with a sound that more than makes us forgive them for their silly costumes on the cover! The tunes on the set have a wonderfully simple approach to the groove – one that you might not expect from the group's glossy image, but which is served up here ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print digipack pressing – in great shape!)
The group's third release – and although they've dropped the space suits, they're still grooving nicely in a slightly electric mode! The sound here is heavy on keyboards and bassy bits – a very catchy 80s groove that's topped by shifting male/female vocals from the members of the trio! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wicked set of electro soul from Klique – a trio who've got a lot more to offer than some of their 80s groove contemporaries! The backings are a bit more electric than the funk of their roots, but the overall groove is graced with very strong vocals from the trio of Howard Huntsberry, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Dave Mason's first solo album – and a pretty a great one! Alone Together wasn't a huge hit back in the day, but man is a ever a pleasing set. It's rich with blues & soul steeped lead vocals and sweet backing harmonies and bed of acoustic guitars at the core of most of the tunes – ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Out of pring Gold CD pressing – on Mobile Fidelity!)
An 80s quiet storm classic from Stephanie Mills – one of her best-remembered sides from the time, and a real hit-making set of ballads and mellow numbers! The title track's a great remake of Gladys Knight's classic of the same name – updated with some nice 80s production touches that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the greatest doo wop of the 50s – big hits, to be sure, but still incredible work that helped to redefine the sound of the vocal group at the time! Bobby Lester's time with the Moonglows was a really special moment for the group – a point when they started to focus their sound ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Ennio Morricone —
Thing ... CD MCA/Quartet (Spain), 1982. New Copy ...
About June 10, 2020
A stone classic from Alicia Myers – one of her classic sets recorded during the MCA years of the mighty One Way empire! By this point in the 80s, Myers was just about the only part of Al Hudson's One Way collective that was still running strong – and this album of smooth modern soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great little set from One Way – post disco Detroit dancefloor soul of the first order! There a crisp, tight bubbling sound that's pretty wonderful – and warm in the spots where so many records of the period and cold and mechanical – that great mix of funk, modern soul, and ... (Soul) read moreCD
Heads ... LP MCA, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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A really wonderful third album from Osibisa – and a record that really crystallizes the group's sound into a trademark blend of African roots and more progressive-styled jamming! There's a mode here that's perfect for the cross-cultural London of the post-colonial 70s – a style that ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album