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Soul — New Arrivals ✈

XGreat music in many modes -- northern soul, deep soul, harmony soul, modern soul, and group soul -- plus disco, funk, club, electro, rare groove, and more!

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Doo Wop 50s ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Rare 50s group soul on Atlantic – not the overplayed hits, but some great obscure numbers that were originally issued only as singles – brought together here on a Japanese-only album! Titles include "Cry Baby Cry" by The Sensations, "The Dream" by The Bobbettes, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Fingers IncAnother Side ... LP
Jack Trax (UK), 1988. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A beautiful full length set from Fingers Inc – one of the more important groups on the Chicago house underground of the 80s – and maybe one of the most fully developed, too! The set shows that keyboardist Larry Heard and crew really had a lot more to offer than just standard house ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: This copy only has 1 album! ONLY sides 3 and 4. Cover has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ 8th DayI Gotta Get Home (Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely) ... LP
Invictus, 1973. Near Mint- ... $48.99
A bit confused at points, but one of the funkiest albums on Invictus! The 8th Day group was a loosely conceived batch of Detroit soul talents designed to cash in on a concept of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team – but fortunately, they also included some wonderful talents that could make some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in nice shape! Cover has light wear, and a small cutout hole –but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Stax/Volt Singles Vol 2 – 1968 to 1971 (9CD box set) ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 9 CDs ... $59.99
A fantastic second helping of work from Stax Records – material from a time when the label had moved away from Atlantic, taken a lot more control of their destiny, and started to experiment in a wealth of wonderful modes! This set is much heavier on funk, features some of Isaac Hayes' great ... read more CD
(This is the 5" box set, much easier to store!)

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✨✧ Willie HutchFoxy Brown ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam CookePortrait Of A Legend 1951 to 1964 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Abkco, 1950s-Mid 60s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A massive collection of work by the great Sam Cooke – featuring 30 tunes in all, and spanning the range of his full career – from his early roots in gospel music, to the incredibly powerful soul tunes he cut shortly before his untimely death. The set's got most everything you'd ever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keni BurkeNothin' But Love ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1998. Used ... $6.99
Killer modern soul, from one of the masters of the genre! This set by Keni Burke features some strong compositions that rank with his good work for RCA from the early 80's, and the production, while a bit more modern, is still pretty sensitive to Keni's good smooth soul sound. Includes the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RuffinJimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten (sepia tone cover) ... LP
SOUL, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great full length album from Motown's mighty Jimmy Ruffin – and a set with a lot deeper soul sound than you'd guess from the "top ten" in the title! The music's not commercial, but some of the sharpest Motown soul of the time – the kind of work that made the young Jimmy as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Stevie WonderMusic Of My Mind (Gold CD) ... CD
Motown/Audio Fidelity, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pivotal album from Stevie Wonder – one of his first really heady records, and a tremendous little set from start to finish! The Wonder heard here is light years from the simple pop of the early days – really stretching out both as a songwriter and musician – coming up with a ... read more CD
(Out of print Gold CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Los NombresLos Nombres ... CD
Asterisk, Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful brown-eyed soul from the Ohio scene of the 70s – just the sort of record you might have expected to hear from East LA or Spanish Harlem back in the day – but even more amazing to come from Cleveland! The group are a Latin combo at the core, but they've soaked up plenty of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsMcLemore Avenue (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Stax/Mobile Fidelity, 1969. Used ... $19.99
The Beatles had Abbey Road – and Booker T & The MGs had McLemore Ave, the main street running outside the Stax studios, and a fitting title for the album that has them playing tunes from The Beatles' incredible Abbey Road album. If you've ever thought that Abbey Road was a soft-rock ... read more CD
(Out of print Original Master Recording.)
Also available McLemore Avenue ... LP 33.99

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✨✧ LevertRope A Dope Style ... LP
Atlantic, 1990. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "Hey Girl", "Give A Little Love", "Now You Know", "Rope A Dope Style", "Nobody Does It Better", "I've Been Waiting", and "Absolutely Positive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a small mark from a sticker, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsWhen You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1977. Used ... $6.99
The move to Philly International did wonders for Lou's career – and there's no denying that the smooth soul sound of Gamble and Huff worked perfectly with his rich vocal style! The "classy" setting took Lou to a whole new level, while also providing a good force for his still-soulfu ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All ... LP 0.99

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✨✧ Patti AustinCarry On ... CD
GRP, 1991. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Taana GardnerHeartbeat (club mix, party version) ... 12-inch
West End, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An undisputed classic! The funky grooves of this early 80s single by Taana make it our favorite by her – and it's a non-stop killer that's served up here in a 9 and 6 minute version. Used as the sample for "Buddy" by De La Soul, and for a whole bunch of other tracks too! A ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing, in a West End sleeve, which has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Aaron NevilleTell It Like It Is ... LP
Par Lo, 1965. Very Good+ ... $59.99
Fantastic stuff – a landmark in New Orleans soul, and a rare turning point for singer Aaron Neville – an essential full length set that really presented all the changes that had taken place in New Orleans soul during the 60s! The album was issued before the bigger west coast albums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with Dover on label and cover. Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Della ReeseBlack Is Beautiful ... LP
Avco, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A pretty darn hip album from Della Reese – certainly her funkiest, with a strong mixture of soul and jazz that reminds us a lot of some of the Esther Philips albums on Kudu. Arrangements are by Peter Myers and Bobby Bryant, with "sweetening arrangements" by Sammy Lowe, who we ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Luther AllisonSongs From The Road (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ruf Records (Germany), 1997. Used CD & DVD ... $12.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(DVD is Region 0.)

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonAnimation/Soundscapes ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1980. Used ... $6.99
A long-overdue reissue – both of Cedar Walton's fusion albums for Columbia – back to back on a single CD! Animation is one of Cedar Walton's mid 70s funky jazz efforts – acoustic keys often traded for electric piano, grooving with a funky bigger band, almost in a Ramsey Lewis ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Dr JohnIn A Sentimental Mood ... CD
Warner, 1989. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Opus SevenBussle/Hit & Run ... 12-inch
Source, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(One label has a small mark from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Cheryl LynnInstant Love ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Cheryl Lynn and Luther Vandross – a tremendous combination that makes for one heck of a great record! Luther arranged and produced the entire set – and he does a great job here of pushing Cheryl Lynn into more upbeat territory without getting too poppy or schmaltzy! In a way, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ DJ RogersDJ Rogers ... LP
Shelter, 1973. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Mindblowing music from the great DJ Rogers – his first record, and a rootsy album of spiritual soul, right up there with the best 70s work by artists like Donny Hathaway, Rance Allen, or Stevie Wonder! Like all of those giants, DJ's got a deeply soulful vocal style that's more than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with bar over logo. Cover has a split top seam, cutout hole and marker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Lisa StansfieldChange (ultimate club mix, misty dub mix, Driza Bone dub mix, single mix) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1991. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
One of the only truly great tracks that Lisa Stansfield cut after her first album – served up here in a rare 12" single, with some very nice club mixes that feature remixing by Frankie Knuckles! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a small number in one corner.)
Also available Change (single mix, classic radio mix edit, ultimate club mix) (CD single) ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Captain SkyAdventures Of Captain Sky ... LP
AVI, 1978. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Although Captain Sky was pretty much just a proto-P-Funk wannabe on most of his records, this one's actually a pretty decent batch of grooves – and it includes the excellent "Super Sporm", a killer extended track with a great conga break, and a tight old school sample sound! Also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, and a light stain down one side.)

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✨✧ ShirellesHear & Now ... LP
Pricewise/Scepter, 1964. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A set that was issued by the Pricewise budget subsidiary of Scepter Records – but one that also features some great lesser-known work by The Shirelles – material that was still unreleased at the time of this LP, mixed here with some bigger hits to round things out nicely! The groove is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldRoots (no calendar) ... LP
Curtom, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage German pressing, which did not come with the calendar. Top and bottom cover seams are unglued.)
Also available
Roots (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99
Roots ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsClaudine – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A wonderful mid 70s set from Gladys Knight & The Pips – a soundtrack date written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, who really helps bring a lot of depth to their music! Curtis really helps Knight and the group get out of some of their hit cliches of the 70s, and find some hipper space ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Dr JohnMedical School – The Early Sessions Of Mac "Dr John" Rebennack ... CD
Ace/MCI, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marva WhitneyIt's My Thing (expanded edition) ... CD
King/Soul Brother/Passion (UK), 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderfully expanded version of this classic of funky funky female soul! Marva Whitney was one of the greatest singers in the James Brown stable of stars during the late 60s – and she sang with a hard raw style worth of The Godfather himself! Brother James produced and wrote a good part ... read more CD

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✨✧ Terry CallierLive At Mother Blues, 1964 ... CD
Premonition, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic early work from Terry Callier! The session was cut live at the Chicago folk club Mother Blues – and although Terry's playing here with a small combo that features only dual bass accompaniment behind his guitar and vocals, the sound is excellent! The overall feel is similar to the ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ TLCOoooooohhh On The TLC Tip ... CD
LaFace, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A record that transformed the face of female soul in the 90s – by doing so many different things at once! TLC may have seemed like a throwaway pop group at the time – but they were also part of a new wave that had their ear to the ground of the influence from hip hop, and brought that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoAcid ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A monster! If you buy one Latin record this year – make it this one – because it's one of the greatest ever recorded! Ray's late 60s Acid album is a landmark recording – a sublime mixture of Latin jazz, percussion, and soul – grooving hard in a variety of styles, and ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color label pressing. Vinyl has a few clicks, but plays OK overall, despite some surface marks. Cover has some pen in one corner.)

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✨✧ Earl KlughDream Come True ... LP
United Artists, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Warm guitar magic from Earl Klugh – exactly the kind of record that helped cement his fame at the start of the 80s – making Klugh one of the leading guitarists of his time! The style's often a bit mellow, but never in a sleepy way – just a great extension of the mode that Earl ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickDionne (Arista) ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of those great 70s records that really reminds us that, way past Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick's a heck of a great soul singer! The album's a bit more polished than some of her other post-Scepter efforts from the decade – yet still comes off quite well, with Dionne really stretching out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Dionne (Arista) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ ChicRisque ... LP
Atantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Risque is a massive classic from Chic – a record that's worth it alone for the classic cut "Good Times" – a buoyant groover that was instantly timeless upon release, and went on to transform the sound of disco, hip hop, and many other styles to come! The whole thing's great, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ TemptationsSky's The Limit ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some surface wear.)
Also available Sky's The Limit ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersHappy Feet ... LP
MCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ ChicReal People ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Not really any hits on this one, but Nile Rogers and the group still keep grooving along – wangling that pop disco groove with amazing sharpness! Titles include "Chip Off the Old Block", "Open Up", "26", "I Loved You More", "Real People", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ SupremesSupremes A Go Go ... LP
Motown, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the biggest charting LPs by The Supremes – and one of the best, too! The girls are opening it up a bit here – getting in on some of The Miracles Go Go action of the period, and laying down tunes that have a bit more of a northern groove to them – relying a bit more on a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing.)
Also available Supremes A Go Go ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ MFSBMysteries Of The World ... LP
TSOP, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer album by MFSB – arguably one of their best! Gone are the string-heavy disco arrangements of earlier years, and in their place are some slick jazz funk grooves, mostly penned by Dexter Wansel, who produced a good bit of the album with a similar style to his best space funk records of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Isley Brothers3 + 3 ... LP
T Neck, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing little album from the Isley Brothers – one in which the group manage to explore their growing love of the electric guitar, yet somehow sound even more soulful than before! The music is slinky and seductive, with a wonderful style that's never too overly funky – just laidback ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Epic orange label pressing.)
Also available 3 + 3 ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ VariousWCBS FM101 History Of Rock – The 60s Part 2 ... CD
Collectables, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
24 tracks in all – by The Casinos, Ad Libs, Jive Five, Archies, Chiffons, Beau Brummels, Dion, Mercy, Turtles, Paradons, Soul Survivors, and others! (Rock, Soul) CD

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsSilk N Soul (Natural Resources pressing) ... LP
Natural Resources/Motown, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Silk N Soul – a perfect summation of the genius of Gladys Knight on Motown – moving past the rougher R&B of the earlier singles on other labels, into a deep/sweet mode that really sets that stage for some of her best success! The album kicks off with Gladys' version of "I Wish ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WashragBang! ... LP
TMI, 1971. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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(Cover has light wear and some waviness from moisture.)

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✨✧ VariousMotown Sings Motown Treasures – The Ultimate Rarities Collection 1 ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $16.99
Rare Motown treasures – bundled up in the kind of package that will completely recast your views on some of the label's hits! The format here is really great – as the set features familiar Motown tunes, sung by artists who aren't usually associated with the songs – making for a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David RuffinIn My Stride ... LP
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Later Motown work from David Ruffin, but still pretty darn great – thanks to vocals that rise to the top, no matter what the tune! The album was co-produced by Van McCoy and Charles Kipps, with arrangements by McCoy – but the overall sound is light years away from some of Van's poppier ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Stone City BandBoys Are Back ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A well-rounded set from Rick James' Stone City Band – a set that's got some mellower moments than most of Rick's own work from the time – but in a nice way that really offsets the group's tendency towards bassier funk! Lead vocalist Levi Ruffin stretches out nicely on a few more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Two TonsBackatcha ... LP
Fantasy/Honey, 1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Although Marsha Wash and Izora Armstead later metamorphosed into the too-silly Weather Girls later in the 80s, at this point in their career, they were pretty decent singers – and were being produced by Harvey Fuqua in a great style that took bits of soul, bits of disco, and forged a modern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Love UnlimitedLove Is Back ... LP
CBS, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very nice comeback album by Love Unlimited, and one that still features Barry White at the helm. The music's a nice mix of midtempo modern soul groovers, with a lot of tracks that have an excellent steppers groove to them. With the cuts "I'm So Glad That I'm A Woman", "High Steppin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ LabelleNightbirds ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A 70s crossover classic, and the album the put LaBelle over the top! The mighty Allen Toussaint is at the helm for this first Epic album to feature the trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash – and he really helps the group find an amazing new sound after their somewhat rougher, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ SadePromise ... LP
Portrait, 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Sade's second album, and while it's not totally sublime as the first, it's still a damn great set with a smooth jazzy vibe that will have you coming back again and again! Includes the lovely "The Sweetest Taboo", plus "Is It A Crime", "War Of The Hearts", "Mr ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has some peeling inside the gatefold, a promo stamp, and some light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Smokey RobinsonSmokey ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic solo work from Smokey Robinson – recorded a few years before his monumental Quiet Storm album, but with a very similar high level of quality! Willie Hutch co-produced the album with Smokey, and working with arrangements by Hutch and Gene Page, they transform Smokey's sound into a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Freda PayneReaching Out ... LP
Invictus, 1973. Near Mint- ... $34.99
It's a few years after Freda's big hit "Band of Gold", and she's recording here in a very different mode! The record is produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, with arrangements by a number of different talents, like McKinley Jackson, Tony Camillo, and Michael Smith – and the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reaching Out (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Minnie RipertonLove Lives Forever ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The last album ever from the amazing Minnie Riperton – and one of her greatest records as well! The album was sadly issued after Minnie's untimely early passing from this planet – but it's a heavenly batch of tunes that definitely shows that her love of music lives forever – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Clyde McPhatterForgotten Angel ... CD
Mercury/Atlantic/32 R&B, 1950s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A huge collection of work from one of the greatest voices in the pre-soul years – 36 tracks, mostly Atlantic Records material – but also featuring some Mercury tracks, and a few unreleased numbers too! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark.)

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✨✧ VariousPlay It Again – R&B Answers, Copycats, & Follow-Ups Vol 1 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really cool collection – one that brings together 32 answer songs and follow-ups from the 50s – all R&B numbers that stand more than strongly enough on their own, but which are even cooler when you know that most of them are kind of a "part 2" to bigger hits of the time! ... read more CD

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✨✧ Eddie BoSlippin & A Slidin – Singles As & Bs 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the most overstuffed collection of work we've ever seen from early New Orleans soul legend Eddie Bo – a set that not only includes his early classics for the Ric label, but also more obscure material for Apollo, Chess, Ace, and Swan – all brought together here with a number of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Rene HallMy Kind Of Rocking – The Unsung Rock N Roll, R&B Guitarist, & Arranger 1950 to 1960 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic early work from Rene Hall – a talent you've probably heard on record before in a variety of different formats – as Hall was a key arranger, producer, and session musician on the LA scene of the 50s and 60s! Yet here, Rene's also the leader – stepping out in small combo ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lenny Welch/OC SmithCadences – The Early Recordings 1957 to 1962 ... CD
Cadence/Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Early work from two different singers – each featured here on rare singles for the Cadence Records label! First up is Lenny Welch – a singer with a voice that's as smooth as butter, and a key link between some of the more pop-oriented vocalists of the 50s, and the new generation of 60s ... read more CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World – Alive In 75 ... CD
Sony, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A previously-unissued live set from Earth Wind & Fire – recorded during their monumental tour of the US in 1975! The performance captures the group at the height of their powers – working with a tightness that's incredible, especially considering the massive stage setting – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bobby WomackPoet II ... LP
Beverly Glen, 1984. Sealed ... $4.99
One of Bobby's biggest albums of the 80s – and a smooth soulful set that features some nice guest work from the likes of George Benson, Patti Labelle, and Wilton Felder. We're a bit more partial to Bobby's earlier work, but his voice is always a treasure, with a raspy soulful edge that never ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rudy Ray MooreCockpit – The Third Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Rudy Ray Moore flies the friendly skies – and turns out one of his best records of the 70s! The set is easily one of the tightest albums from Rudy's classic years – and uses a fair bit of musical backings beneath his very raunchy comedy – in ways that are sometimes funky, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Laura Nyro with LabelleGonna Take A Miracle ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)
Also available Gonna Take A Miracle (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Major HarrisJealousy ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best 70s mellow soul talents at Atlantic Records – sounding completely sublime here in a full set of Philly arrangements! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound – and is a great reminder that even during the disco years, the studio was still a great place to cut a heartbreaking ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisUltimate Hits Collection ... CD
Columbia, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
18 tracks from his Columbia years – including an unreleased track! (Vocalists, Soul) CD
(Out of print. Back artwork has a light crease, and barcode has a cutout hole – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Ray Charles & Cleo LainePorgy & Bess ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly nice reworking of the Gershwin score – and Ray and Cleo are a surprisingly nice match on vocals! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson Story – Chicago Years Vol 1 ... CD
Charly (UK), 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Although Jackie Wilson's always been best known for his Brunswick sides from the early 60's, we've always been partial to the stuff he recorded later for the label, when he joined up with all of the great talents working in the Chicago studios at the time. This set's got a nice batch of 20 of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesLost & Found – Along Came Love – 1958 to 1964 ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
A great collection – rare and unreleased work from the early version of The Miracles! CD
(Out of print. BMG club pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeBest Of Sam Cooke ... CD
RCA/BMG, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
A stone classic – not just from Sam Cooke, but in the genre of "best of" records too! The set's overflowing with classic singles from the legendary soul singers – almost the perfect record to start with if you've ever wanted to sample Sam's genius – that amazing voice, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousStreet Corner Serenade – Greatest Doo Wop Hits Of The 50s & 60s ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from the Teenagers, the Dell Vikings, the Cadillacs, the Penguins, the Elegants, the Moonglows, the Platters, the Drifters, the Crests, the Dells & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Louis JordanBest Of Louis Jordan ... CD
MCA, Mid 40s-Mid 50s/1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill WithersLean On Me – Best Of Bill Withers ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The mellow soul of Bill Withers is always a treat – and although this best of collection is released on Columbia, it also features tracks from Bill's stellar early days at Sussex, when he was turning out some of the most quietly revolutionary soul of the decade! Bill's voice is one of the ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ ABCPoison Arrow (remix)/Theme From Man-Trap (voc, lounge sequence) ... 12-inch
Neutron/Mercury, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
The second big single from ABC, served up here with a Trevor Horn remix that really keeps things interesting! The tune starts out with a jazzy part that's heavy on the vibes – then rolls into the familiar catchy main part of the tune – then opens up with some more jazzy bits as things ... (Rock, Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Narada Michael WaldenDance Of Life ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of Narada Michael Walden's tighter records of the 70s – a tight batch of soul tracks that steps off of his spiritual roots into a sound that points the way towards 80s groove! Narada's on piano and percussion, as well as vocals – and the rest of the group grooves heavily in a mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ DellsOh What A Night/Stay In My Corner (aka It's Not Unusual) ... LP
Buddah/Vee Jay, 1965/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
This record appears to be a repackaging of the album It's Not Unusual, originally issued in 1965 by Vee Jay, and a wonderful album – unlike anything else the Dells ever recorded! Instead of their usual harmony soul and doo wop work, this album's a swinging jazz vocal workout – with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ Wild CherryWild Cherry ... LP
Epic/Sweet City, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Wild Cherry may have been one-hit wonders – but MAN, what a hit! At the time of release, "Play That Funky Music" was seen as a joke on the disco movement – but all these many years later, a quick dip into this self-titled album will show you that Wild Cherry were actually the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lijadu SistersMother Africa ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The amazing second album from the Lijadu Sisters – and even more amazing than the first! Like their debut, there's a sound here that's unlike anything else we can think of from the 70s African scene – but the groove is even more complex, and has a truly unique quality that's almost ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue. Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Charlie & RayI Love You Madly – 16 Doo Wop Classics ... CD
Herald/Acrobat, Mid 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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✨✧ Frankie LymonIt's Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers! – Essential Recording 1955 to 1961 ... CD
Sequel (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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✨✧ Bruce Marshall/Bill ThomasGimme My Wife/Vehicle/Ease My Mind (parts 1 & 2) (180 gram pressing) ... 12-inch
Preservation Project, Early 70s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Rare funk from the start of the 70s – a limited EP that brings to light some great unreleased tracks! "Gimme My Wife" has almost an early Funkadelic rhythm – cyclical in a great way, with fuzzy guitar riffing around the groove – but Bruce Marshall and the group are ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(180 gram vinyl 12 inch single – 45rpm!)

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✨✧ LaVern BakerLaVern Baker – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Rockin soul from the legendary LaVern Baker – a killer collection of classic 50s work for Atlantic Records – tunes that went on to have an undeniable influence on the sound of female soul in the 60s! Baker's vocals are amazing right from the start – raw, but with a vocal range ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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✨✧ Bob JamesRhodes Scholar – Jazz Funk Classics 1974 to 1982 (3LP set) ... LP
Tappan Zee/Decision, 1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from a player who's maybe one of the best cats ever to handle a Fender Rhodes – and certainly one of the few who really helped push it strongly in jazz during the 70s! The package is a wonderful look at all that's great about Bob James – and brings together all the best ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rhodes Scholar – Jazz Funk Classics 1974 to 1982 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ MadonnaLa Isla Bonita (extended remix, inst) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSouthern Soul Belles ... LP
Charly (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Great collection of female deep soul – with work by Barbara West, Betty Lavette, Shay Holiday, Doris Allen, Tommie Young, The Ad Libs, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tamiko JonesCan't Live Without Your Love/Tamiko Letting It Flow ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1979. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Polydor Disco sleeve.)

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✨✧ Beach BoysHere Comes The Night (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Caribou, 1979. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A groovy little version of The Beach Boys' "Here Comes The Night" – updated to a clubbier style from the original version – with soaring strings, dancefloor rhythms, and a bit of keyboards too! (Rock, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sealed, with title sticker.)

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✨✧ Fat Larry's BandNice ... LP
Omni/Mirage, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A bit later than classic vintage for Fat Larry's Band – and a set that has the group moving strongly into the realm of commercial soul. The grooves here are more subdued than before – shifted away in favor of catchier hooks and rhythms that mostly hit a midtempo mode. The funk aspect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and cutout notch.)

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✨✧ BEF (British Electric Foundation)Music Of Quality & Distinction Vol 1 ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A strangely compelling project from the British Electric Foundation – the production alter ego of Heaven 17 from the early 80s! The core of the package features tracks from a BEF tribute to pop of the 60s and 70s – featuring a great assortment of (then) nearly-lost singers, working ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, with insert!)

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✨✧ Irma ThomasTime Is On My Side ... LP
Kent (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Fantastic material from the key early years of this New Orleans soul singer – titles recorded for the Minit and Instant labels, with a very unique vibe overall! Titles include "Take A Look", "Time Is On My Side", "Breakaway", "I Need Your Love So Bad", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record from the team of Flack & Hathaway – one of the hippest duos in soul! Individually, each had taken the music to new heights and new audiences, through the use of jazzy phrasing and sophisticated lyrics, while never selling out in the way that earlier pop soul acts had ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ SlaveSlave ... LP
Cotillion, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Far and away the band's best record! The album's got a fresh funk sound that takes an earlier 70s ensemble style and slicks it down a bit – but thanks to some great drum work by Tim Dozier (Steve Arrington had yet to join the band), and a subtle riffing bass style by Mark Adams, the band had ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerRiver Deep – Mountain High ... LP
A&M, 1966. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A legendary pairing of two key 60s pop talents – the soulful sounds of Ike & Tina Turner, and the soaring production styles of Phil Spector! The album's quite different than some of the grittier Turner projects of the time – lots of full orchestrations and strings, mixed with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage UK stereo pressing – very nice!)

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✨✧ Valerie SimpsonKeep It Comin' ... LP
Motown, 1972/1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Later work from Valerie – still produced in conjunction with Nick Ashford, and sporting the strident soulful bounce of the classic Ashford & Simpson sound – but also done with a more sophisticated soul sound that shows that Val could have entered Marlena Shaw territory, had she been ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanMonuments ... LP
RCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A rare electric outing from legendary altoist Jackie McLean – and one that comes off surprisingly well, given that the move was quite a shift for the reedman! The album's got a spiritual current that McLean developed in some of his earlier 70s material – like his gems for the ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with inner sleeve. Cover is slightly unglued in one corner, but nice overall.)

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✨✧ Jeannie ReynoldsOne Wish ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A solid smoker from the lesser-known Jeannie Reynolds – a hell of a 70s soul singer, and one who should have been huge – especially given the rich vocals on this set! Jeannie's brother LJ Reynolds handles production this time around, and he brings in a nice sharper edge to the set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing! Cover has a small cut corner, but is otherwise great.)

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✨✧ George McCraeGeorge McCrae (1975) ... LP
TK, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A warm soul classic from the great George McCrae – his first album after cracking big with Rock Your Baby, and a surprisingly deep effort that goes past the obvious cash-in TK mode of the time! KC & The Sunshine Band back up George on most of the record, and the album's got that "wah ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousWCBS FM101 History Of Rock – The Doo Wop Era Part 2 ... CD
Collectables, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
Music from the Five Satins, the Monotones, the Passions, Lewis Lymon & the Teenchords, the Harptones, the Students, the Dell Vikings, the Avalons, the Belmonts, the Jesters, Dion & the Belmonts, the Charts, the Fireflies & more. CD

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✨✧ Company BGotta Dance (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic, 1989. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Five StarCollection ... CD
Sony/Demon (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... $7.99
A key collection from British 80s soul heroes Five Star – a group who always seem to have an upbeat, catchy sort of vibe – one that holds strong in their music from the early 80s years up through all the changes in R&B at the start of the 90s! CD
(Includes slipcase.)
 
 



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