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AfterbachMatinee ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
A distant star in the Earth Wind & Fire galaxy – and the only album by this sweetly grooving group that owed a lot to the EWF sound! The record's produced by Verdine White, executive produced by Maurice White, and even features a bit of guest vocals by Philip Bailey – and the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ AttitudePump The Nation ... CD
RFC/FTG, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked bit of 80s groove from this cool little combo – a trio that features lead vocals from Cindy Mizelle and Stephen Miller, plus supporting vocals and keyboards from Khris Kellow! The groove here is nice and lean – lots of bass and keys riffing out in a snapping, funky 80s groove ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bionic BoogieBionic Boogie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/FTG, 1977. Used ... $6.99
The first album by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie group – and a cooker of a set that follows strongly from Gregg's previous Hot Butterfly gem! Luther Vandross isn't on board this time around, but the overall groove is still totally great – upbeat, soaring, and put together with a jazzy ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BloodstoneParty ... CD
T Neck/FTG, 1984. Used ... $9.99
One of Bloodstone's great groovers from later years – work that has a very different feel than the group's fragile harmony soul of the 70s, and which has them taking off into a much more confident sound! Production is by McKinley Jackson, and the album's a mix of a few funky 80s groove ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BMPLoc It Up ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. Used ... $9.99
BMP – the trio of Butch McNeil, Marlon Holland, and Pete DaCosta – certainly not the biggest names in 80s soul, but a great little group that really gets things grooving! The sound here is a wonderful balance between harmony soul and some of the smoother group modes of the time – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Brothers JohnsonWinners ... CD
A&M/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Smooth jazzy soul from the Brothers – still sounding wonderful at this point, producing themselves for the record, and using the best parts of all those lessons they learned from Quincy Jones! The bass is a bit down in the mix for this album – a good move, considering that 1981 was ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ CenterfoldCenterfold ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bright, bubbly soul from Centerfield – the 80s soul duo of Keni Towns and Phil Jones – who both sing and play most of the instrumentation on the set! The sound's not as lean as you might expect for a duo album – thanks to the addition of some studio help too – but the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesSteppin' Out (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Private I/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet new groove from The Chi-Lites – working here as a trio, and stepping out with a lean groove to match! The album's got the 80s soul vibe you'd expect from the group's image on the cover – lots of keyboards and beats alongside the vocals – which themselves are slightly ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep ... (Soul) read more CD

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Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 16.98
A brilliant mix of soul and jazz from the legendary Norman Connors – a key album in breaking Norman out back in the 70s – and a record that's still pretty darn perfect all these many years later! You can hear Connors' deep roots throughout the set – but they're often used towards ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly Groove/FTG, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and ... (Soul) read more CD

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George DukeGuardian Of The Light (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1983. Used ... $6.99
A funky concept album from George Duke – and one that's filled with some mighty nice grooves! Guardians Of The Light is a full-on "musical fantasy" – with the story line laid out in the liner notes, yet still a bit difficult to follow – but we can't fault him for that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Charles EarlandEarland's Street Themes (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little groover from keyboardist Charles Earland – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! There's plenty of street sounds going on here – lots of modern R&B modes that echo the changing styles of early 80s soul music, especially on the east coast! And as part ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireElectric Universe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's no joke, as Earth Wind & Fire are definitely part of the electric universe of early 80s Columbia Records – the galaxy that also includes Herbie Hancock during his electro years! As a result, there's a lot more keyboards and electric rhythms in the set than before – a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Full ForceFull Force (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1985. Used ... $14.99
Full Force getting busy in a mid 80s groove – the first set the group cut as a headline attraction – and a nice mix of 80s post electro R&B with plenty of influences from the hip hop producers of the time! The group's biggest crossover success was as the songwriting and production ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fredi Grace & RhinestoneTight (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. Used ... $9.99
Tight is right – as the set's a slicked up, soulful batch of 80s grooves – with plenty of keyboards, electric percussion, and a surprising bit of funk! This is one of those too rare cases where the period's pop soul production aesthetic is done with a genuine sense of soul – ... (Soul) read more CD

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IngramWould You Like To Fly (with bonus track) ... CD
Mirage/FTG (France), 1983. Used ... $8.99
A wicked 80s groove from the mighty Ingram Family! Ingram were one of those groups that actually got better as they got slicker – and by the time of this 1983 release, Butch, James, and William Ingram had had more than enough experience working together and with other artists to really forge ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jack Sass BandSassified ... CD
FTG, 1979/1980. New Copy ... $5.99 10.98
Amazing grooves from the Jack Sass Band – a really under-discovered gem from the New York scene at the end of the 70s! The group often played as a backup combo behind bigger acts, but they've got a really rich sound of their own – a slightly righteous version of club soul that echoes ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ JM SilkHold On To Your Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice one from JM Silk – from that brief moment when the spotlight shone on the Chicago house scene and it appeared as if it might make a bigger commercial splash – a record that holds up really well! All these years down the road. we know that house music never died, but it never ... (Soul) read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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Glenn JonesFinesse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1984. Used ... $12.99
Classic RCA soul from Glenn Jones – exactly the sort of record that made him a real standout back in the 80s! The set's got a nice little bounce, but it's quite far from chart soul – more in the direction of some of that great underground soul of the time, bubbling under with bits of ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KashifSend Me Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A standout classic from Kashif – one of those key 80s albums that brought him to light as a tremendous powerhouse in mainstream soul! Thanks to the wonders of recording science, Kashif was able to write, produce, arrange, and perform everything on the album himself – a great trick that ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny KempJohnny Kemp (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 80s soul from Johnny Kemp – a sweet-voiced singer who steps out beautifully on this Columbia debut! Johnny's got a sound that's somewhat informed by some of the crossover soul of a few years back – but although his music is commercial, it's still got plenty going on at the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Stacy LattisawTake Me All The Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stacy Lattisaw's first album for Motown – the nicely grooving Take Me All The Way from 1986 – featuring production from some of the biggest and brightest modern soul producers in the game at the time, and most importantly, lovely vocals from Stacy! There's a cohesive modern vibe all ... (Soul) read more CD
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✨✧ Mai TaiMai Tai (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Critique/FTG, 1985/1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare 80s grooves from female soul trio Mai Tai – carrying an effervescent post disco soul groove well into the mid 80s on this self-titled album from 1985 – plus a handful of bonus tracks! Mai Tai never really got over in the States, but made a pretty pronounced impact in the Dutch ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby NunnPrivate Party ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bobby Nunn's holding a private party, but it's heavy on the best street soul modes of the 80s – put together with a wickedly sharp electro-styled groove that makes Nunn's work a real standout from some of his Motown contemporaries! There's plenty of basslines and keyboards in the mix, but ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ One WayFancy Dancer (with bonus track) ... CD
MCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 more CD

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Platinum HookWatching You ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. Used ... $8.99
Great work from Platinum Hook – a group who got their start in late 70s Motown, but who sound even better on this sweet 80s date for RCA! The album's got a vibe that grabs us right from the start – 80s soul with plenty of boogie at the bottom – fused together in a tight blend of ... (Soul) read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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SpankSpank You! ... CD
FTG, 1985. Used ... $4.99
Great work here from Spank – a group with a much warmer groove than some of the "spank" records you might know from the disco scene of a few years before! This time around, the rhythms are mostly midtempo – tight-stepping grooves with lots of 80s soul touches intact – a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Tommy Stewart & OthersMake Happy Music ... CD
FTG, Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
Killer grooves from the legendary Tommy Stewart – one of the funkiest producers on the Atlanta scene of the 70s – as you'll hear in this batch of wonderful tracks! Tommy's well-known for work under his own name – but this set also features some of his best productions for other ... (Soul) read more CD

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TeaseTease (Epic) ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1986. Used ... $7.99
Lean, mid 80s pop soul and funk from Tease – funky and nicely thumping work from a group that features singer and songwriter Kipper Jones! Kipper would go on to bigger and brighter prospects as a hit songwriter for other artists, but, both of Tease's self-titled sets in the 80s – this ... (Soul) read more CD

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Gene Van BurenWhat's Your Pleasure (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/FTG, 1982. Used ... $8.99
An overlooked Motown nugget from the early 80s – the smoking debut of Gene Van Buren! Gene's a fully-formed artist right from the get-go – writing and producing the set with a rich, mature groove that's totally great – some of the upbeat funky soul tracks that were Motown's ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Beau WilliamsNo More Tears (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1986. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
The last in Beau Williams' great run of albums for Capitol Records in the mid 80s – and a sweet little set that equally balances quiet storm ballads with more uptempo groovers! Williams is one of the great unsung male vocal acts of his generation – and he's got a great way here of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Deniece WilliamsI'm So Proud (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1983. Used ... $9.99
There's plenty to be proud of here – as the album's a key part in the reinvention of Deniece Williams for the 80s – a great way of finding a new setting for her wonderful voice, one that helped her reach a huge new audience in the process! Most of the backings have an 80s approach, but ... (Soul) read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Pia ZadoraWhen The Lights Go Out (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, 1988. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the strongest record ever from Pia Zadora – at least from a soul music perspective – thanks to strong studio help from the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! The famous pair worked with Pia on all the tracks – both as writers and producers – and their trademark groove ... (Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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