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✨✧ Tohru AizawaTachibana (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tachibana/Octave (Japan), 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A real mindblower from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a perfect illustration of why that world of records was so incredible during the decade! The music here is spiritual, but also somewhat free – served up by musicians who'd clearly been inspired by John Coltrane and the Impulse ... (Jazz) read more CD

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AurraLittle Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
The image on the cover is a great summation of the Aurra magic – a sweet blend of male and female vocals with plenty of soul – woven together in ways that are quite different from more cliched duet modes of earlier years! The grooves are at the center of the record – set out ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Carolyne BernierCarolyne Bernier ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet sexy disco set from Carolyne Bernier – a singer we only know from this one record, but who does a mighty nice job of hitting the right mood for the songs! The set's definitely got that "sexy lady upfront" sort of disco mode – with Bernier moving slinkily along the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Black IvoryBaby, Won't You Change Your Mind (with bonus track) ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Fantastic ballad soul from one of the greatest groups from the east coast 70s scene! Black Ivory may not have scored as big as some of their contemporaries on the charts – but to fans of harmony soul, they'll always be kings, and this record is the sort that forever gave them keys to the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Willie Bobo & the Bo-GentsDo What You Want To Do ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work by Willie Bobo – a slamming record of hard funky instrumentals, one that sounds different than any of his other albums! The record's a killer all the way through – a mixture of Latin and deep 70s funk, one of the few perfect fusions of the styles, held up beautifully ... (Soul) read more CD

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Julius BrockingtonUnited Chair ... CD
Today/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Keyboardist Julius Brockington really takes off here – in a style that's not quite funk, not quite jazz – and which has some of the unique sophisticated changes that Gene Harris was bringing to his Blue Note records in the mid 70s! Like Gene, Julius already has a strong background on ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ BT Express1980 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from BT Express – tighter, smoother, and classier than the group's early funky disco sessions – and with a cosmic sound that shows them really growing at the time! The sound here steps off from both the group's own horn-heavy disco sides of the 70s, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, ... (Soul) read more CD
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Do It (Til You're Satisfied) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99
Do It (Til You're Satisfied) (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ BT ExpressFunction At The Junction (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavy funk and super-tight horns – all wrapped up in the kind of a groove that made BT Express one of the hottest club acts of the 70s! The group are at the height of their powers here – working with excellent arrangements from Carlos Ward – a jazzman at heart, and a talent who ... (Soul) read more CD

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Dennis CoffeyElectric Coffey ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Mad funk from Dennis Coffey – and the follow-up to his landmark Evolution album! It's interesting to note that Coffey's group is listed as the "Detroit Guitar Band" – which kind of foregrounds their link between the city's two strongest music sides of the late 60s: the hard ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyElectric Coffey ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mad funk from Dennis Coffey – and the follow-up to his landmark Evolution album! It's interesting to note that Coffey's group is listed as the "Detroit Guitar Band" – which kind of foregrounds their link between the city's two strongest music sides of the late 60s: the hard ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Electric Coffey ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyEvolution ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking record – and one that set a whole new standard for guitar funk in the 70s! By the time of this set, Dennis Coffey had been playing, arranging, and producing all over the Detroit soul scene for many years – so it wasn't like he really needed a hit to get paid or ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyEvolution ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking record – and one that set a whole new standard for guitar funk in the 70s! By the time of this set, Dennis Coffey had been playing, arranging, and producing all over the Detroit soul scene for many years – so it wasn't like he really needed a hit to get paid or ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyGoin' For Myself ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nobody handled a fuzz guitar better than Dennis Coffey back in the early 70s – and this album's one of his masterpieces of funky instrumental work for the Sussex label – cuts that show just how much command Coffey had of the electric strings after a number of years working in both the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Dennis CoffeyInstant Coffey ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
There's nothing instant about this album from the great Dennis Coffey – as the set marks a continuing evolution of the fantastic guitar sound he forged on the Detroit scene from the late 60s onward – that wicked blend of funk, soul, jazz, and a bit of rock – served up wonderfully ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Instant Coffey (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues BandDifferent Strokes For Different Folks ... CD
Janus/Octave (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real lost chapter in the career of the great Don Covay – material done after his original funky soul on 60s Atlantic Records, and before his return to fame in the early 70s on Mercury – done in a raw vibe that has a lot more grit than you might expect! There's touches of psychedelic ... (Soul) read more CD

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Crown Heights AffairDream World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
A tasty little disco album that's a lot better than you might think! In some ways, this might be Crown Heights Affair's most perfectly realized album – as it's got lots of long tracks that mix the group's always-tight instrumental style with a spacey soul sensibility that's quite captivating. ... (Soul) read more CD

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Crown Heights AffairThink Positive (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
It's past the disco years, and Crown Heights Affair have emerged nicely – with a sweet modern soul style that's got a bit of 80s groove, and which shows a lot more soul than some of their earlier work! The band's singing in a sweet harmony style that works very well with the music – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Cliff DawsonCliff Dawson ... CD
Boardwalk/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Smooth soul from Cliff Dawson – a singer as classy as his look on the cover, and definitely a cut above most of the mainstream soul artists of his time! The album's an overlooked gem that's very nicely put together – well recorded, arranged with a subtle flair, and usually done with a ... (Soul) read more CD

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DynastySecond Adventure (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
A great second adventure from Dynasty – the kind of set that shows why the group went on to become one of the strongest things going in the second chapter of the Solar Records soul empire from LA! The album begins with a rock-solid punch, then continues strongly throughout – basslines, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Eight MinutesAmerican Family (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
A rare set from the Chicago scene of the early 70s – put together by a group who are the "American family" promised in the title, but who have a lot more to offer than just the kiddie soul of the time! The members of the group have a nice range of ages and styles – which ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ EnchantmentEnchantment (with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soaring grooves and mellow moments – a perfect blend of 70s soul styles, summed up here beautifully by Enchantment! The album's one of the group's greatest – and certainly one that's been very well-remembered around these parts – thanks to some rock-solid arrangements from Johnny ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Everyday PeopleEveryday People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Red Coach/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost funky classic from the Kool & The Gang side of the universe – cut by a group we've only seen on this one and only record – which was recorded for one of the sub-labels of De-Lite Records, home to the main Gang! There's clearly some mentorship taking place here – as the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Fatback BandFeel My Soul ... CD
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
One of three amazing albums the Fatback Band cut for the Perception label in the early 70s – and a set that's definitely the most soulful of the bunch! The difference here is that the group opens up some space for lead vocals from the great Johnny King – a singer with a really unique ... (Soul) read more CD

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Fatback BandLet's Do It Again (with bonus track) ... CD
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
A key classic from the earliest years of the Fatback Band – one of the group's funkiest albums, and part of their original trilogy for the Perception label! The groove here is mighty raw throughout – but a bit more complicated than some of their funky 45 releases – a mixture of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Fatback BandPeople Music ... CD
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
A seminal record in the transition from the funky 45 underground to the world of the full length LP – a record we'd put right up there with early classics by The JBs and Kool & The Gang! As with the latter, Fatback Band grew up first getting some great play on instrumental 45s – ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Jose FelicianoAngela ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure 70s album from the great Jose Feliciano – a set that was originally done as soundtrack material for an equally obscure film – Aaron Loves Angela – one that mixes Jose's more intimate style with some fuller backings from the disco generation! Barry Fasman handled the ... (Rock) read more CD

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Jose FelicianoSweet Soul Music (with bonus track) ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
An overlooked 70s gem from the great Jose Feliciano – a set that really continues the warm soul styles he'd hit on his last few years at RCA – a wonderful blend for his unique vocals and his tremendous way of putting over a tune! The set was recorded down at Muscle Shoals, but it's got ... (Rock) read more CD

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Richard Dimples FieldsDimples ... CD
Boardwalk/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A surprise hit for Richard Dimples Fields – and one of those albums that seems to turn up in just about every collection of records from the 80s! Although Fields first got his start turning out self-produced soul albums, and you'd expect him to sound a lot slicker here, recording for MCA's ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Dimples (1981) ... LP 1.99

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Richard Dimples FieldsGive Everybody Some ... CD
Boardwalk/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
Sweet mainstream grooving from Richard Dimples Fields – the 70s indie artist who really struck big with these early 80s albums for Boardwalk! The style here is a mix of mellow soul and more upbeat numbers – very much the kind of blend that Fields' served up best back on his own label ... (Soul) read more CD

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Richard Dimples FieldsMr Look So Good ... CD
Boardwalk/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
An early 80s classic from Richard Dimples Fields – one of the most unique talents in soul music of his generation – with an appeal that's both down home, and smoothly sophisticated at the time! In a way, Fields' music represents many changes his audience was going through at the time ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ ForceFirst Force (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Full House/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record with a very bleak sort of cover image, but a wonderfully warm sound within – strongly resonant quartet work that features great vibes from Kinta Hamada, plus Takeshi Inomata on drums, Kinta Hamada on vibes, Naoki Nishi on piano, and Kenichi Uchiyama on bass! With a lineup like that, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ ForceSecond Force (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Full House/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of those records that you might pass by in the racks, as the cover image almost seems more like a metal set than a jazz one – yet a date that really opens up with all the best charms of the Japanese jazz scene at the time – mixing the vibes of Kinta Hamada, piano of Naoki Nishi, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Sadayasu FujiiPrelude To A Kiss (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Nadja/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Warmly lyrical piano work, done in that best Japanese style of the 70s – long tracks that are full of plenty of imagination, and a really easygoing yet inventive mode that's quite different than American trio material of the time! Sadayasu Fujii has a great touch on the keys – clearly ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerClose Up In Swing (with bonus track) ... CD
Octave/Mack Avenue, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Erroll Garner at the start of the 60s – but still sounding wonderfully unique, and coming across with a timeless vibe that makes the record every bit as great as his classics from the 50s! The format is simple – just Garner on piano, with Eddie Calhoun on bass and Kelly Martin on drums ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerDreamstreet ... CD
Octave/Mack Avenue, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Garner grooves nicely here – finding an almost renewed energy for the 60s, but still hitting all those highly-rhythmic modes we love so much in his early work! The recording quality is great – lots of bold echo from the piano, and even a bit of Erroll's grunting vocalizations somewhere ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerDreamstreet/One World Concert ... CD
Octave/Telarc, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great Erroll Garner double-header – two 60s albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Dreamstreet – a record in which Garner grooves nicely, finding an almost renewed energy for the 60s, but still hitting all those highly-rhythmic modes we love so much in his early work! The ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerOctave Remastered Series – Sampler Volume 01 ... CD
Mack Avenue/Octave, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dozen track promotional sampler. (Jazz) CD

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GazGaz (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1978. Used ... $24.99 49.99
Funky funky disco from Gaz – one of the best-remembered groups of the Salsoul 70s generation – even though they only ever cut this one album! There's a lot of tight percussion in the mix here – really rooting these tunes in a tight live instrumental vibe – and the ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ General CrookGeneral Crook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wand/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The only full album ever cut by General Crook – a great soul talent from Chicago who's best known for his earlier funky 45s! This album's great, though, and it has Crook moving past the hard funk of earlier days – into a sweet mellow soul vein that's somewhere in the territory of Leroy ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Wendell HarrisonFarewell To The Welfare ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real treasure from the Detroit scene of the 70s – a never-issued Tribe Records album by Wendell Harrison, and one that's got a bit more of a soul/funk vibe than some of the other sessions on the label! The album's a key missing piece of the puzzle in Harrison's career – not as avant ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Farewell To The Welfare ... LP 25.99

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Takehiro Honda & Gerd DudekFlying To The Sky (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Octave (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
One of the coolest early albums from Japanese keyboardist Takehiro Honda – a real meeting of Japanese and European talents – as Honda plays electric and acoustic piano alongside tenor and soprano from the great Gerd Dudek – with bass from Gunter Lenz and drums from Motohiko Hino! ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Cissy HoustonCissy Houston (Private Stock) ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best 70s showcases for the mighty vocals of Cissy Houston – that tremendous approach that was rooted in gospel, but burst out strongly in the secular world – thanks to records like this! Houston's working here with clubby maestro Michael Zager, but the set's not all disco ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Cissy HoustonCissy Houston (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Janus/Octave (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing early work from Cissy Houston – arguably her deepest set ever, and put together with a wonderful balance of New York class and southern soul modes! There's no denying that Houston's vocals are great – especially given her family pedigree – but she really gets a chance to ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Cissy HoustonThink It Over ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
No need to think it over here – as the album's so groovy, we jump right in – thanks to plenty of upbeat disco arrangements from arranger Michael Zager! Zager worked previously with Cissy Houston, but here he really takes her out to the clubs – mixing strings and rhythms into some ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Freddie HughesSend My Baby Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Octave (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic! This is the kind of soul that we still collect vinyl for! Freddie Hughes is one of the great lost voices of the 60s, and this sparkling album of soulful tunes is a real gem! He's not the same singer as the Freddie Hughes from Chicago – and he hailed from San Francisco, a very ... (Soul) read more CD

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Invisible Man's BandReally Wanna See You ... CD
Boardwalk/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A great later effort from the 5 Stairsteps family – a later offshoot of the initial enterprise, still working here under the production helm of father Clarence Burke! Keni Burke's a member of the group, and the work here has a very similar groove to his own RCA material of the time – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Lonnie JordanAffair ... CD
Boardwalk/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
There's a keyboard on the cover, but that's only part of the appeal here – as Lonnie Jordan really steps out as a fully-formed soul artist on his own – with this sweet vocal approach that's just right for the 80s-styled grooves on the set! The record's nicely different than some of ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Fumio KarashimaFusetsu – A Child In The Wind (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 80s trio material from pianist Fumio Karashima – a splendid set of extended original compositions, played with a sense of grace and majesty that few other players can match! The trio on the set is beautifully balanced – with regular member George Ohtsuka on drums and guest player ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Fumio KarashimaMoon Flower (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Drummer Elvin Jones joins the Fumio Karashima Trio for this great late 70s outing – no surprise, really, given that Karashima played with Jones on some of his Japanese recordings – and it's clear that Elvin's just happy to return the favor! The tracks here are long and spacious – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Kay-GeesKeep On Bumpin' & Masterplan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gang/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
The Kay-Gees' funkiest record ever – a set that's harder and sharper than anything else they'd ever record in years to come! Grabbing this one up is like finding a lost Kool & The Gang album from the early years – which is no surprise, since Ronald Bell of the group produced, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Kay-GeesKeep On Bumpin' & Masterplan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gang/Octave (Japan), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Kay-Gees' funkiest record ever – a set that's harder and sharper than anything else they'd ever record in years to come! Grabbing this one up is like finding a lost Kool & The Gang album from the early years – which is no surprise, since Ronald Bell of the group produced, and ... (Soul) read more CD
(2017 Japanese pressing with lots of bonus tracks.)
Also available Keep On Bumpin' & Masterplan (with bonus tracks) ... CD 10.99

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Peter LemongelloDo I Love You ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
Peter Lemongello has a sound that's a bit like his look on the cover – more mature than other pop stars of the time, and able to serve up a sound that really matches that look! There's kind of a smooth, adult approach to the album – echoes of the work of late 60s singers like Jack ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Maracaibo (George Ohtsuka)Maracaibo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Japanese drummer George Ohtsuka returns here to his Maracaibo group – a combo with a mix of fusion and Latin influences, but stretching out on long tracks that aren't nearly as smooth as other contemporary work of this nature! The group features Mabumi Yamaguchi on tenor and soprano sax, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Franklin MicareFranklin Micare ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the only album we've ever seen from Franklin Micare – a set that mixes sweet AOR pop with some of the soulful currents of the Private Stock label in the 70s! Franklin's got a way of soaring at times that's a bit like labelmate Frankie Valli – but without that unique Valli vocal ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ MobMob (Private Stock) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from this blue-eyed soul group of the 70s – one who've been picked and kept alive by some key underground scenes over the years – like the Northern Soul world of the UK, and the beach music scene in the Carolinas! The group here have some key jazz contributions from Mike ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Essra MohawkEssra ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked album of blue-eyed soul from Essra Mohawk – a singer who seemed to get better as the 70s moved on, and who works here with some nice jazzy touches in the backings! The album's got some great arrangements from Sonny Burke, who also plays keyboards – and the overall ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ Ben MooreSlow Dancin ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the more unusual albums on the Roadshow label – an imprint best known for New York club in the mid 70s, but here used to showcase the great talents of Ben Moore – a singer who mixes older southern modes with a bit of a modern soul vibe – in an approach that works equally ... (Soul) read more CD

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Natural GasNatural Gas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A supergroup of sorts, with members from bigger earlier British groups – working here with the great Felix Pappalardi at the production helm for their one and only release! The album mixes upbeat romping tunes that have that catchy UK pop mode of the period with a few mellower moments – ... (Rock) read more CD

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Naoki NishiGiant From The West (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99 29.99
Naoki Nishi's not the biggest name from the glory days of the Japanese piano trio scene, but he's a great musician, and one with a lyrical quality that really links his style to that of important American greats from the time – maybe some of the warmth of Hank Jones, but mixed with some of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersOuch ... CD
Boardwalk/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An unusual little turn for the Ohio Players – a record that's almost completely written and totally produced by Richard Dimples Fields – running here at the height of his early 80s fame! The record's still funky enough overall – but in the style of some of Fields' indie work from ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Ouch (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 13.99

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Rhythm MakersSoul On Your Side (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vigor/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Funky madness from the legendary Rhythm Makers – a dancefloor combo with a really incredible groove! The group has an approach that's a lot like Kool & The Gang at their best, or like some of the best mid 70s albums by the Kay Gees or Fatback – lots of bass at the bottom, very ... (Soul) read more CD

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Samantha SangEmotion ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About February 28, 2024 (delayed)
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StarbuckMoonlight Feels Right ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A really cool bit of 70s AOR – a set that feels like it's got some southern rock currents at the core, but which features very cool northern production and arrangements – including some cool funky moments that really make the record great! The vocals often have a bit of processing ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ StarbuckRock N Roll Rocket ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked AOR gem from this cool southern group – one who've got a nicely funky vibe at times, and a style that creates this different spin on LA styles of the period! The vocals have an electrified vibe that works very well with the keyboards and guitar – and there's plenty of ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ Kunihiko SuganoKunihiko Sugano In Concert – The Days Of Wine & Roses (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Nadja/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great early album from pianist Kunhiko Sugano – a set that has the leader working in a relaxed live setting, in a small Japanese club that also features a conga added to his usual trio! Most numbers begin with an introspective introduction from Sugano – those lyrical lines he does so ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Kunihiko SuganoKunihiko Sugano Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet Japanese piano trio session, but one with a great added kick – thanks to the conga work of Yohichi Ogawa, who's rhythms really bring a lot to the trio of Kunhiko Sugano on piano, Eizoh Honda on bass, and Teruhiko Takada on drums! Tracks are nice and long, and have that fluid, open ... (Jazz) read more CD

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SunrizeSunrize ... CD
Boardwalk/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
The one and only album from Sunrize – a cool little group who get some heavy help on production and arrangements from the Isley Brothers and Chris Jasper! The groove here is a nice extension of the Isley vibe of the time – a bit more bassy at points, clearly going for the ensemble funk ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Yoku TamuraJazz Prestige (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Japanese pianist Yoku Tamura has some great rhythm help here from two American players – Andrew Simpkins on bass and Frank Gant on drums – both of whom really do a great job of keeping up with his lively energy on the keyboard! Tamura's got a crackle that mixes older roots with a more ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Tyrone WashingtonRoots ... CD
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful bit of spiritual soul jazz from a barely-recorded saxophonist – one known for a rare debut album on Blue Note! This sweet little record was recorded out of the same energy that produced Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark LP for Perception Records, and it's a strange session by ... (Jazz) 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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✨✧ Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... CD
Perception/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Michael Zager BandLet's All Chant (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A crossover classic from the Michael Zager Band – a record that played big in the clubs at the end of the 70s, and got plenty of spins on the homefront too! The title track is a massive classic – with its instantly-memorable "Let's All Chant" groove – and unique rhythm ... (Soul) read more CD

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Michael Zager BandLife's A Party ... CD
Columbia/Octave (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
Well-crafted mainstream disco from Michael Zager – really hitting his stride in the late 70s era. The album's got a core group of studio musicians that features lots of nice keyboards from Zager, plus a chorus of female singers that handle all of the lyrics. The sound's nothing fancy, but ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ ZulemaMs Z ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent early work by Zulema – high-minded and righteous soul, with a really expansive sound that's in keeping with the best on Sussex at the time! The arrangements are nicely complicated – arranged by Bobby Taylor and Gene Page with a good blend of funk, righteous soul, and some ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ ZulemaZulema (Sussex) ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mighty righteous work from Zulema – a singer who steps right out of the gate with a rich, full sound on this tremendous debut album – the kind of record that makes it seem as if she's going to become one of the most powerful forces in female soul for the 70s! Zulema draws on the new ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousLife's A Party – T-Groove Presents Private Stock Pop & Disco Classics 1974 to 1976 ... CD
Private Stock/Octave (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty deep dive into the music of the Private Stock label of the 70s – a short-lived but important imprint in the disco generation, and one who did a lot to bridge the worlds of soul, rock, and pop in the clubs! PS maybe didn't go as deep as Salsoul or some other contemporaries, but they ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousP&P Synthesized Symphonies – The Godfather Of New York Disco ... CD
P&P/Octave (Japan), Late 1970s/Early 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really heady dip into the mighty large catalog of P&P Records – a small family of New York labels in the late 70s/early 80s, and a powerhouse of production who were cutting grooves that were years ahead of their time! P&P was one of those companies that always seemed to get more ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
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