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Joe BataanAfrofilipino (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown ... (Latin) read more CD
(Part of the Salsoul Records Original Master Collecion!)

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BT ExpressNon-Stop (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
BT Express are speeding it up a bit from the first album – hitting more of a disco vein, as would be their due, since they were one of the key groups in inventing the genre! The core ensemble funk sound is still firmly in place, with loads of great horns arranged by the enigmatic Carlos Ward ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BT ExpressShout! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from BT Express – the group's 5th album, but still very much in the tightly-crafted ensemble mode of earlier years! The guitar and bass interplay on the set is amazing – handled by arranger/guitarist Billy Nichols, with a chromatic edge that really brings a lot of ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Rafael CameronCameron's In Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rafael Cameron's in love, but he never lets his groove go down at all – thanks to some super-sharp production and arrangements from the legendary Randy Muller! Muller had great success with BT Express and Brass Construction – and he uses that style of upbeat, uptempo funk strongly here ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Salsoul Records Original Master Collecion!)

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ColdfeetJazzfeet ... CD
Octave (Japan), 2003. Used ... $4.99
(New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Gary CrissRio De Janeiro (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Disco tunes with a Brazilian spirit – recorded in Philly by Gary Criss, but with all the sunny finish of Copacabana! The tunes were all arranged by John Davis – and have this soaring style that's really great – a mighty vibe that grabs onto all the best Davis energy and moves the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Crown Heights AffairDo It Your Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A record that ended up in more than a few 70s record collections because of its sexy cover image – but a set that's even better when you get down into the grooves – thanks to massively funky work from Crown Heights Affair! The group are wonderful here – upbeat and quick-stepping, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Crown Heights AffairSure Shot (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A smooth later groover from Crown Heights Affair – a lot more 80s sounding than the group's classic work, but in a way that's actually totally great! CHA were never shy of hitting a mainstream sound – and early in the group's career, they traded harder funk for smoother disco – ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Doug HammondEllipse ... CD
Idibib/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the rarest album ever from this great percussionist – and one of the most intimate, too – given that the record only features Doug Hammond on drums, percussion, and piano – alongside flute from Karen Joseph! The percussion alone is great, and handled by Doug with a ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Ellipse ... LP 18.99

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Doug Hammond/David DurrahReflections In The Sea Of Nurnen (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
An incredible session from the legendary Tribe Records scene – an equal effort from leader Doug Hammond and keyboardist David Durrah, who contributes some groundbreaking Fender Rhodes and moog work to the set! Hammond handles drums plus a bit of vocals and synthesizer on the session – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Wendell HarrisonDreams Of A Love Supreme (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wenha/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
Pretty great stuff – even though Wendall Harrison has strayed far from the Tribe Records sound of his earlier years! The record takes the spiritual post-Coltrane jazz of Harrison's earlier days, and infuses it with a smooth fusion approach that's clearly an attempt to reach a wider audience ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Wendell HarrisonEvening With The Devil – The Complete Edition (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most classic albums on the Tribe Records label from Detroit – music that was too heavy for most of the world when it was issued in the 70s – but which has gone onto achieve legendary status over the years! Reedman Wendell Harrison leads the group in a set of soaring, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Wendell HarrisonReawakening ... CD
Rebirth/Octave (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $22.99
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Wendell Harrison & Phil RanelinMessage From The Tribe – The Complete Edition (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Message From The Tribe (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Instant FunkInstant Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the third great Philly studio group of the 70s – after MFSB and Salsoul Orchestra – a killer combo who provided backing grooves to plenty of great club tracks over the years – and who step out strongly here on their own debut album! Bunny Sigler helps give the album a sharp ... (Soul) read more CD

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MantronixAlbum (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Octave (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $11.99
The classic first LP from Kurtis Mantronik & MC Tee – early hip hop and funky electro at its mid 80s finest – richly expanded with a wealth of bonus material! We'll never tire of style here – electronic funky beats, synthesizers and vocoder vocal effects, and those benchmark ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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Harold McKinneyVoices & Rhythms Of The Creative Profile (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most righteous albums ever issued by the always-righteous Tribe Records label of Detroit – a really collective effort, one that features ensemble vocals and spiritual jazz – all pulled together by pianist Harold McKinney! The album showcases a group named Voices Of The ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniFumo Di Londra (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest Italian soundtracks of the 60s – and a motherlode of tracks by the great Piero Piccioni! The soundtrack is the source of the oft-compiled "Mr Dante Fontana", a nutty groover about the mod fashion scene in Italy – and it also features the famous tracks " ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Bunny SiglerI've Always Wanted To Sing – Not Just Write Songs (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $24.99
The title's a bit strange – given that Bunny Sigler started out as a soul singer in the late 60s, and continued to record well into the 70s too – yet it's also a reminder that by the time of this set, Sigler had become a real powerhouse on the Philly club scene – working as a ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Salsoul Records Original Master Collecion!)

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StylisticsSome Things Never Change (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Streetwise/Octave (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked later moment from The Stylistics – proof that a great vocal group never gets old! The set has the quartet reinventing themselves for a new generation – recording for Arthur Baker's Streetwise Records, and getting production and arrangements from Maurice Starr – who ... (Soul) read more CD

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StylisticsSpecial Style ... CD
Streetwise/Octave (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
A whole new sound for The Stylistics – one that has the group working here with Maurice Starr in a sweet 80s street soul style! The approach is a surprisingly good one – and given that Starr's backings are always on the lighter side of the spectrum, the group's trademark harmonies are ... (Soul) read more CD

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T Bone WalkerFunky Town ... CD
Bluesway/Octave (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... About November 30, 2020 (delayed)
Not as all-out funky as some of the funky blues albums on Chess at the time – but still nicely funky, and a very different album than usual for T Bone! The record has Walker's vocals and guitar backed by some larger arrangements that have a nice little bounce – lots of electric bass ... (Blues) read more CD

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✨✧ Ike WhiteChangin Times (with bonus track) ... CD
LA Records/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ike's got the distinction of being one of a number of 70s soul artists who were in prison while recording their debut efforts – and we're not ever sure if he made it out of the pen after this album came out. Whatever the case, the album's a surprisingly nice album of mellow soul tracks ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousHappy Disco 2 – Solar Night – Mixed By DJ Osshy ... CD
Solar/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
West coast soul galore – as the mighty Solar Records catalog comes alive in the hands of DJ Osshy – who delivers a non-stop mix that brings together almost 30 tracks from the legendary LA powerhouse of soul! As you'd guess from the title, the tracks here are on the clubbier side of the ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousHappy Disco 3 – Salsoul Nights – Mixed By DJ Osshy ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $28.99
That's a picture of Tokyo on the cover, but all the tracks here are from the glory days of New York club/disco powerhouse Salsoul Records – served up by DJ Osshy in a non-stop mix that includes 24 tracks in all! The sharp, funky grooves of Salsoul cuts really lend themselves to this sort of ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousLarry Levan's Greatest Mixes Vol 2 (plus bonus CD) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Classic cuts from the great Salsoul Records, all remixed by the legendary Larry Levan – guru of the Paradise Garage scene, and a key bridge in the shift from disco to house in the 80s! Levan's mixes seem to have a bit more bottom than the originals – and a nice sense of space that ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Salsoul Records Original Master Collecion!)

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✨✧ VariousVinyl Make Me Funky – 70 Minutes Of Dopeness – Mixed By DJ Koco aka Shimokita ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool trip through the world of 80s hip hop – particularly the hippest tracks from labels that include Fresh, Sleeping Bag, Warlock, B-Boy, and Idlers Records – all laid out here in a non-stop mix that's almost 70 minutes long! The package pulls together classics from the mid 80s ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
 
 



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