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Barbara AcklinLove Makes A Woman (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... (Soul) read more CD

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Barbara AcklinSeven Days Of Night ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
An excellent second album by Barbara Acklin – and a perfect demonstration of her really unique Chicago soul talents! Acklin's really at the cusp of two generations here – at one level still with some of the sweetness of the earlier style of 60s girl soul, but at another full of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetDecisions ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of those key records that has George Adams and Don Pullen reinventing expectations of jazz for the 80s – both musicians with plenty of ear for the outside, but also coming back home with a well-rounded, deeply-rooted approach that's crucial in taking the American jazz legacy another step ... (Jazz) read more CD

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George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLife Line ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A strong outing from this key post-Mingus collaboration – and a record that really shows both Don Pullen and George Adams really coming into their own! Pullen's piano can have plenty of edges, as can Adams' tenor – but there's also some warmer, lyrical moments that really round things ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Chet BakerLive In Rosenheim – Chet Baker's Last Recording As Quartet ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
The last-ever Chet Baker recording with a quartet – and a set that shows just how completely magical the legendary trumpeter was even up to the end! Chet at this time is completely different than Chet in the 50s or 60s – as he'd really found a way to make all these amazing new sounds ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Art BlakeyLive At Montreux & Northsea ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A beautiful big band set from the great Art Blakey – but one that's got all the sharp focus of his small group sides by the Jazz Messengers! The lineup here is a great one – that very vibrant early 80s version of Blakey's group with Bobby Watson on alto sax, Bill Pierce on tenor, and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ BohannonKeep On Dancin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive grooves from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – the kind of skittish, nervous rhythms that made his funk unlike any other artist of the 70s! There's a sense of rhythmic progression here that's super-tight, but often quite subtle in its inflections – a mode that went onto have a ... (Soul) read more CD

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BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soaring, burning set from Gene Chandler – completely different than his early hits, and a key point in the transformation of Chicago soul in the 60s! Gene's always had a heck of a great vocal range – and he really gets a chance to use it to best effect on this album of jaunty and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Chi-LitesHalf A Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Nothing half about The Chi-Lites at all – as the group were always tremendous during their famous run at Brunswick Records – able to come across perfectly on mellow ballads and more upbeat numbers! This set is a wonderful illustration of the really unique Chicago-based approach that ... (Soul) read more CD

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Chi-LitesI Like Your Lovin – Do You Like Mine ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A stone stellar batch of tracks from the mighty Chi-Lites – and a record that really shows why the group were such a standout at the time! There's a freshness here that few other groups could ever hope to match – lots of new material, penned by group leader Eugene Record – and ... (Soul) read more CD

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Chi-LitesLonely Man (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during ... (Soul) read more CD

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Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
The debut album from Tyrone Davis – a supreme achievement for the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s, and a record with a sound that would set the standard for years to come! Tyrone had been bumping around as a blusier singer before this set – but here, working with arrangements by Don ... (Soul) read more CD

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DirectionsDirections ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the rarest soul records on Brunswick! This one was cut during the mid 70s – when the label was really having some rough times financially, but also was cutting some of its most groundbreaking soul work. The Directions are a tight harmony quintet – equipped, it appears, with ... (Soul) read more CD

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Erma FranklinSoul Sister (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Lost funky work from one of the soulful sisters of Aretha Franklin! Erma's got a hard-hitting style that's right up there with Aretha's best for Atlantic – and on this album, she's working in Chicago with Johnny Pate, Sonny Sanders, and Willie Henderson – for a harder-hitting sound ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ryo FukuiScenery ... LP
Nadja/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99 About March 15, 2023
Lyrical magic from pianist Ryo Fukui – a lost gem from the Japanese scene of the 70s, and a beautifully flowing album throughout! Fukui's got a wide-open touch to the piano that we totally love – and is easily one of the best of his contemporaries on the Japanese trio scene of the time ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie Henderson & The Soul ExplosionFunky Chicken (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from one of the funkiest leaders on the Chicago scene – the mighty mighty Willie Henderson, force behind some of the city's greatest soul tracks and funky 45s! This album's like a stack of lost funky nuggets laid back to back – with lots and lots of bass-heavy grooving from ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonFour Seasons ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A simple but effective session from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – one that comes across with a really subtle brilliance! The tracks are all standards – performed by Hutcherson on vibes, with a quartet that includes George Cables on acoustic piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Philly Joe Jones ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Teal JoyTed Steele Presents Miss Teal Joy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. Used ... $11.99 16.99
A great little album from this overlooked singer – an east coast vocalist from the 50s, working here on one of the few sessions she ever recorded! Teal's got an exotic look on the cover, but the presentation of the music is right up there in the best mainstream jazz modes of the time – ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Boobie Knight & The Universal LadyBoobie Knight & The Universal Lady – Earth Creature ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Crazy funk from a crazy-costumed geezer with an equally crazy name – one of those lost rare funky nuggets that's every bit as great as you might guess from the cover and title! Boobie Knight's a killer here – and works in a groove that's somewhere between Sly & The Family Stone and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ LatimoreMore More More Latimore – Let's Straighten It Out ... CD
Glades/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure genius from the legendary Latimore – and a record that's a perfect illustration of the way the man could effortlessly mix blues roots, southern soul, and a whole new Miami groove for the 70s! The record is easily one of Latimore's best – and has these vocals that grab us right ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Vaughan Mason & CrewBounce, Rock, Skate, Roll (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive! This is probably the best-ever album of rollerskating grooves – and is the most famous entry into a short-lived funk genre that sprung up around the rollerskating craze of the late 70s and early 80s. The rollerskate sound took a tight stepping funk groove from earlier years, and ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll ... LP 29.99

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Kathryn MosesMusic In My Heart ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1978/1979. Used ... $6.99 11.99
The second album from Kathryn Moses – a sweet mix of warm vocals, funky flute, and even a bit of sax! Kathyrn's as great a singer as she is an instrumentalist – and the album offers equal parts of her talents – stepping out with a style that's often a bit funky at the bottom, ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(2019 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ MotivationMotivation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
With those aerobic clothes on the cover, the girls definitely look motivated – but they're not actually the group on the album, as Motivation is a tight little male soul sextet! The group have all the right funky currents to fit into the De-Lite Records label approach – a bit clubby at ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Horace ParlanJoe Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The "Joe" here is Dutch tenorist Joe Van Enkhuizen, who's a great fit with a trio that features Horace Parlan on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Al Harewood on drums! The album's got that subtle approach that marks Parlan's later years – a less all-out style than his start on Blue ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersAfrica (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1987. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersMoon Child ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful late 80s work from Pharoah – a wonderfully uncomplicated session that still has a great degree of soul! The album was recorded in Paris, with a quintet that includes William Henderson on acoustic piano, Stafford James on bass, Eddie Moore on drums, and Cheikh Tidiane Fale on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Pharoah SandersWelcome To Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99 About November 21, 2022
Laidback, soulful work from Pharoah Sanders – a record that showcases a very different side of his talents than you might know from his classic albums on Impulse Records – but a side that's an equally great revelation overall! The album features mostly older jazz standards, blown by ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Woody ShawWoody Shaw With The Tone Jansa Quartet ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Woody Shaw albums from his later years – and an album that's got the same joyous spirit and free soaring feel of his best 70s work on Muse – really soaring with a sense of life and freedom in a really great way! The core group on the album is the Tone Jansa Quartet ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Total EclipseGreat Combination ... CD
BRC/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A great combination of funk and soul – upbeat and mellow on the same album, served up by this rare indie combo from the 70s! The album's one of the few to appear on the elite BRC imprint of Brunswick Records – home to some incredible work over just a very short stretch, including this ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Great Combination ... LP 26.99

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John TropeaTropea ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
The first album from guitarist John Tropea – an ace 70s session musician, who played on countless records for other folks – and a surprisingly great leader and arranger in his own right too! Tropea's working here in a vibe that's clearly influenced by the CTI sound – smooth but ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most fantastic hardbop albums of all time! Tommy Turrentine was the less-famous trumpet-playing brother of Stanley Turrentine – but he was a hell of a player in his early days, and he cut some amazing records with his brother during the younger years of his career. This is the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion 1 ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal work in the development of the career of Cedar Walton – the formation of his excellent Eastern Rebellion ensemble, a group that became a platform for soul jazz expression for the next two decades! The group on this set features George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Eastern Rebellion (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion 2 ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second trip into the studio for Cedar Walton's mighty Eastern Rebellion ensemble – and every bit as great as the first! This time around, the lineup's a bit different – with Bob Berg in on tenor, and Curtis Fuller expanding the group on trombone – but the groove is still the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonFungii Mama/Funjii Mama (with bonus track) ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cedar Walton plays here with one of his greatest trios ever – the lineup that featured David Williams on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – both players who seem to match that blend of spirit and lyricism that was always so special on Walton's approach! The album's an obscure one, but ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Stu WilliamsonStu Williamson ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really sparkling session from trumpeter Stu Williamson – one of a few great records he cut for the Bethlehem label in the 50s, and a set that's one of the cookingest from the company at the time! Stu's trumpet lines are already mighty nice – tight, and often a bit bolder than others ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2013 Japanese pressing – still sealed with obi!)

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Jackie WilsonSoul Galore (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Soul Galore from Jackie Wilson – and easily one of his hardest-hitting albums of the 60s! The set's got Jackie really stepping out with his best sort of groove – that raw power that really unlocks his vocal range, set to some of the funkiest backings he'd had on record so far – a ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Young-Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky soul instrumental classic – all the way through! The team of Eldee Young and Redd Holt first came to prominence with Ramsey Lewis' first Chicago trio, then branched out on their own as a jazz act – but by the time of this set, they'd picked up a hipper, funkier late 60s sort of ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousFree Soul TK ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
A deep double-dip into the legendary TK Records catalog of Miami Soul – and one that offers up a very different version of the label than you might know from the hits! This 2CD set follows in the best tradition of the Free Soul series from Japan – which means that the collection is ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul TK ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A deep double-dip into the legendary TK Records catalog of Miami Soul – and one that offers up a very different version of the label than you might know from the hits! This 2CD set follows in the best tradition of the Free Soul series from Japan – which means that the collection is ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Free Soul TK ... CD 24.99
 
 



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