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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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✨✧ Isley BrothersSOUL ... CD
Sony, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ Robert PalmerPressure Drop ... LP
Island, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Titles include "Pressure Drop", "Give Me An Inch", "Work To Make It Work", "Here With you Tonight", "Which Of Us Is The Fool", and "Fine Time". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BB & Q BandFinal Collection ... CD
Fonte (Italy), 1980s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangCelebration ... CD
LT (Germany), 1993. Used ... $1.99
A live recording. CD

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✨✧ Arthur Baker & The Backbeat DisciplesMerge ... CD
A&M, 1989. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SkyySkyy High ... CD
Rams Horn (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousExplosive Doo Wops Volume 12 ... CD
Dee Jay (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
26 songs from Ray Allen & the Upbeats, the Treble Chords, the Tassels, the Elegants, the Four Temptations, the Whirlwinds, the Surburbans, the Vines, Tony & the Raindrops, the Tassels, the Del Rays & more. CD

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✨✧ VariousExplosive Doo Wops Volume 10 ... CD
Dee Jay (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
26 songs from the Hi Fives, the Altairs, the Enchanters, the Del Vikings, the Reflections, the 5 Sounds, Rick & the Keens, the Sandpipers, the Del Cades, the Four Cheers, the Five Stars & more. CD

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✨✧ VariousExplosive Doo Wops Vol 2 ... CD
Dee Jay (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
26 songs from the Visuals, the Del Rays, Danny Winchell, the Melodeers, the Daybreakers, the Cupids, the Kac Tics, the Royal Jokers, the Scamps, the Volumes, the Rivals & more. CD

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✨✧ Lizzy Mercier DesclouxPress Color (colored vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A brilliant and overlooked gem from the glorious post-disco years of the New York scene – the first album recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, a French native who'd relocated to America in the late 70s, and soaked up a huge array of influences from the scene at the time! The album's a really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, #1721/4000,missing the obi, poster, and insert.)

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✨✧ Brian AugerBrian Auger ... LP
Springboard, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sweet ThunderAbove The Clouds ... LP
WMOT/Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the first, and best, albums by this Philly groove combo that sort of represents the "second generation" of the east coast uptempo sound! The tracks are short and tight, and have a sweeping Sigma Sound quality to them – with arrangements and production by Ron Kersey. Tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone With Strings ... LP
Colpix, 1966. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Only Nina could make us love a "strings" setting so much – moving past the sleepiness that usually graces such vocal albums, and using the backings to give her work an added level of majesty and power that we really really love! The feel is a bit like some of Nina's later Philips ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousLights Out: San Francisco ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Strange compilation focusing on a bunch of San Francisco rock and funk groups produced by Abe "Voco" Kesh. This is noteworthy for a bunch of early Sylvester stuff (and it's good, too), plus some funky stuff by Clifford Coulter. Also includes work by John Lee Hooker and Linda Tillery. ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and cut corner.)

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✨✧ CracAll For You ... LP
King Underground (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A surprisingly soulful group from upstate New York in the 70s – a blue-eyed batch of musicians from Syracuse – but who come together in a sweet, smooth sound that's a lot like the best Cali work of the time! Maybe some of the early Becker/Fagan charm drifted upriver during their time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Ryo Kawasaki & SatellitesElectric World (original, extended)/727 (inst) ... 12-inch
Studio Mule (Germany), Mid 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A key cut from guitarist Ryo Kawasaki – and a single that firmly marked his move from fusion into the clubs! "Electric World" is a catchy bit of 80s electro soul – with female vocals stepping over bassy beats – which get some especially great percussion breakdown ... (Jazz, Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ OptimisticsOptimistics ... LP
Turbo/Be With (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic album from this young Baltimore group – and one of the most obscure records on the All-Platinum label at the start of the 70s! The company was home to harmony soul heavyweights The Moments and The Whatnauts – and The Optimistics follow in very similar territory – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Daniel GrauEl Magico Mundo de Daniel Grau ... LP
El Palmas (Spain), 2019. New Copy ... $28.99
The long-overdue return of Daniel Grau – the Venezuelan artist who gave us some mighty soulful music in the 70s – still sounding great after quite a long passage of time! The music here is very much in Daniel's classic tradition – a warm approach to club music, with some nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with two bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Kashmere Stage BandTexas Thunder Soul 1968 to 1974 ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A massive exploration of the music of Kashmere Stage Band – the legendary Texas funk combo whose work has been pushed heavily over the years by Wax Poetics, Stones Throw, and many others! The set goes even deeper than any of the previous vinyl reissues of work by the group – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Weldon IrvineSpirit Man ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Massively funky work from the mighty Weldon Irvine – sublimely cosmic and filled with soul throughout! The vibe here is a bit more focused than on some of Weldon's earlier albums – a moody blend of electric keys, heavy percussion, and some slight bits of jazzy solo work by trumpeters ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice new reissue from Nature Sounds – with updated artwork, created using rare photos from the original album cover shoot!)

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✨✧ Gregory AbbottShake You Down (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Friday Music, 1986. Used ... $5.99
A solid modern soul debut from Gregory Abbott – leanly grooving midtempo production on par with some of the biggest stars at the time – with deeply sinking hooks and beautiful vocals from Gregory! He has that way of rolling from laidback, effortless energy to a sweet falsetto and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nathaniel MayerI Want Love & Affection Not The House Of Correction – Savage Soul From The Streets Of Detroit – Complete Recordings 1961 to 1980 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 60s/1980. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first-ever full length look at the work of Nathaniel Mayer – the Detroit soul singer best remembered for his classic "Village Of Love", finally presented here in the full scope of his talents! Mayer's got a rough, ragged style of singing that romps along strongly with the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ House Guests & OthersMy Mind Set Me Free – House Guests Meet The Complete Strangers & Bootsy, Phelps & Gary ... LP
Shake It, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 20.98
Fantastic funk from the Cinncinnatti scene – by a group with ties to both the James Brown Band and the P-Funk empire of George Clinton! Most of the work here was recorded at a time when a young Bootsy Collins and brother Catfish Collins had left the employ of James Brown, and returned back ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 (4CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $16.99 19.98
An overdue look at the lost Lamp Records – a crucially important indie soul label on the Indy scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a company that was never as big as Chess or Motown, but did a similar job of documenting its city's musical scene! Indianapolis was always a very diverse ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD
Also available Lamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ John Lee HookerHook – 20 Years Of Hits & Hot Boogie ... CD
Vee Jay/Chameleon, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
(Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownSho Is Funky Down Here ... CD
Polydor/Now Again, 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A legendary bit of fuzzy funk from James Brown – an important collaboration with the mighty Dave Matthews, who brings a more tripped-out feel to the record than some of James' other King sessions of the time! Matthews adds in lots of psych-influenced guitar – used very different than ... read more CD
Also available Sho Is Funky Down Here (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 27.99

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✨✧ By All MeansBy All Means ... CD
Island, 1988. Used ... $14.99
Warm soul from By All Means – a key group in the quiet storm soul years of the mid 80s – one that's equally well-suited to mellow numbers and more upbeat groovers! The trio features two male vocalists and one female – Jimmy Varner, Billy Sheppard, and Lynn Roderick – but ... read more CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through booklet & traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Story ... CD
Time Life, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Eddie Floyd, Al Green, Ray Charles, the O Jays, Otis Redding, Darrell Banks, the Impressions & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousUnder The Influence Vol 3 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By James Glass ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
We're under the influence of a mighty groove – thanks to the sweet sounds on this massive set – a 2CD treasure trove of rare dancefloor tracks – and one that definitely goes past the obvious! Previous volumes in the great series focused mostly on disco and boogie – but this ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSteppin Across The USA – Vol 2 ... CD
Steppin Muzak, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Modern soul, R&B, and smooth grooves – the sound of the Stepper's scene that's been big in Chicago for years, and which seems to be having a bit of pull outside the Windy City these days! Tracks include "Rising Cost of Love" by Loose Change, "Sing A Simple Song" by ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD
(CDr pressing, some of the titles here were mastered from vinyl sources.)

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✨✧ JBsThese Are The JBs ... LP
Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
A stunner of a record – the first-ever album by The JBs, never issued back in the day – and lost for years until it recently resurfaced on a test pressing! The set features a leaner, more stripped-down version of the group – one that features Bootsy Collins on bass, and which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Also comes with a great book – detailing the album and its rescue from obscurity!)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersUnk In Funk ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Muddy Waters definitely put the "unk" in funk – although back in his day, the word meant something different than in the 70s! This set features some great late Muddy for Chess – produced in conjunction with Ralph Bass, Muddy's longtime associate in the studio, and done with a ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
Also available Unk In Funk ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Gap Band12 Inch Collection & More ... CD
Funk Essentials/Mercury, Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
Original, rare and/or extended versions of classic chart funk by the Gap Band! The set features original vinyl versions of the cuts, many available for the first time on CD! Tracks include "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" (original 12" mix), "Burn Rubber", "Early In The ... read more CD

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✨✧ Stevie WonderDefinitive Collection ... CD
Universal/Motown, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ VariousMotown Legends Vol 3 ... CD
Polygram, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles & the Contours. CD

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✨✧ Lloyd PriceLawdy ... CD
Specialty, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf Album ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A killer album of funky blues – recorded by Howlin Wolf during the period when Chess/Cadet was backing its older artists up with some of the newer funk musicians it had working in its studios! The overall sound works quite well – and although purists at the time moaned at the way ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marvin GayeMotown Legends – Mercy Mercy Me/Too Busy Thinking About My Baby ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the tracks "No Time For Tear", "There Goes My Baby", "Ego Tripping Out", "If My Heart Could Sing", "Memories", and "Trouble Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCellarful Of Motown – The Rarest Detroit Grooves ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Way more than just a "cellarful" of Motown – a wealth of great tracks, all of which are previously unreleased! This incredible 2CD set is a landmark in the history of both Motown and Northern Soul – as it brings together 40 tracks that were recorded in the glory days of the ... read more CD
(Out of print, traycard artwork has some light water damage.)

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✨✧ VariousTom Joyner Morning Show Old School Mix ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Zapp, Gwen McCrae, One Way, Brick, Slave, Heatwave, Funkadelic, Cheryl Lynn, Chic, the Emotions & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerald AlstonFirst Class Only ... CD
Street Life/Scotti Bros, 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through spine. Some water damage inside booklet – priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Phillip MitchellJust The Beginning – 20 Previously Unreleased Tracks Recorded In Muscle Shoals ... CD
Grapevine (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Landmark work from one of the greatest talents in southern soul – the mighty Phillip Mitchell, a key talent from the best underground work of the 70s! Mitchell recorded only a handful of records under his own name, but his contribution runs deep – given his amazing ability to pen a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Pieces Of A DreamPieces ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $1.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1983. Used ... $11.99
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Dee ClarkHistory – 1952 to 1960 ... CD
Jasmine, 1950s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
... CD

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✨✧ VariousBeach Music Sound – 25 More Classic Hits ... CD
Varese, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
Music from the Showmen, the Coasters, Bob & Earl, the Drifters, the Platters, the King Pins, Barbara Acklin, the Formations, Bill Deal & the Rhondells, Eddie Floyd, the Mob & more. CD

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues – Vol 5 – 1962 to 1966 ... CD
Atlantic, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
Music from the Drifters, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Barbara Lewis, Doris Troy, Chris Kenner, Esther Phillips, Joe Tex, Willie Tee, Barbara Lewis & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues Vol 6 – 1966 to 1969 ... CD
Atlantic, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
Culled from the rich history of the Atlantic records label, and lovingly put together with great notes and everything! 25 tracks in all, including "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding, "Mustang Sally" and"Funky Broadway" ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phil UpchurchYou Can't Sit Down – Part Two ... LP
Boyd, 1961. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An instrumental classic from early 60s Chicago – and one of the best-selling records by young guitarist Phil Upchurch! Although Phil went onto tremendous fame doing studio and session work over the next few decades – including many key dates for Chess and Atlantic Records – this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing, still in the shrink!)

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✨✧ Al GreenTake Me To The River – The Essential Al Green Collection ... CD
Hi Records/Capitol, 1970s. Used 2CD ... $5.99
2CDs and 30 tracks of Al's heavenly soul from the 70s! All the material's from Al's classic years at Hi Records – and it sparkles with the sweet Memphis sheen that was Al's unique trademark. The set includes a good range of material, including a few live numbers, some big hits, and some ... read more CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireBest Of Earth Wind & Fire Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. Used ... $1.99
A great little album of tracks by one of the 70s greatest soul groups – featuring material from mostly their late 70s years at Columbia, plus a few other ringers thrown into mix it up a bit. Features the slow jam classic "After The Love Is Gone", the disco groover "Boogie ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ HiroshimaBridge ... CD
Heads Up, 2003. Used ... $2.99
(Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Luther VandrossNever Let Me Go ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used ... $1.99
Mellow magic from Luther Vandross – a mainstream soul set, but a great one too – and a great illustration of the way that Luther could keep going strong with his sound well into the 90s! There's key elements of the Vandross groove here from a decade before – including production ... read more CD

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✨✧ Black PearlBlack Pearl ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Heavy drums and a good dose of soul – both of which make Black Pearl stand out a bit from many of their late 60s contemporaries! There's a definite bluesy undercurrent to the group's music, but the riffs are also pretty hard and fast too – almost a bit funky at times, and delivered ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & tan label stereo pressing, still in the shrink!)

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✨✧ Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1978. Used ... $9.99
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Freestyle ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Sheena EastonLover In Me ... CD
MCA, 1988. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ Montgomery ExpressMontgomery Express Does Party Fever & Other Songs Of The Montgomery Movement ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that's well worth the fuss! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state's small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or backing up a number of better known singers. The group's got a ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Average White BandAverage White Band ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. Used ... $4.99
AWB's first for Atlantic – and a nice slice of funk that proves that they can mix it up with the best groups of the 70s! The record's got plenty of sweet electric keyboards over smooth funky basslines – and as the years go by, the band's white boy vocals don't sound nearly as bad as we ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Teena MarieGreatest Hits ... CD
Epic, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Faye AdamsHerald Recordings ... CD
Collectables, 1950s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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✨✧ Philip BaileySoul On Jazz ... CD
Heads Up, 2002. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ DriftersDrifters' Golden Hits ... CD
Atlantic, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
A dozen of the biggest numbers from the seminal vocal group, including "There Goes My Baby", "(If You Cry) True Love, True Love", "Dance With Me", "This Magic Moment", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "I Count The Tears", "Some Kind Of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Loggins & MessinaFull Sail ... CD
Columbia, 1973. Used ... $3.99
A great mix of sophisticated pop and lighter, more tropical numbers – and one of the best albums ever to emerge from the union of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina! The album's got a special place in our heart, thanks to the classic tune "Pathway To Glory" – an extended, slow-buil ... (Rock, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Hank BallardYou Can't Keep A Good Man Down (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Soul Brother (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
Mindblowing work from the legendary Hank Ballard – a set cut years after his initial fame with The Midnighters, when he was working with James Brown in some very hip, funky, territory! James produced the record, and penned most of the tunes – and he does a really great job of bringing ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousNew Jazz Poets ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal set of righteous underground poetry – a key bridge between the earlier work of Langston Hughes and some of the bigger spoken sides of the 70s by artists like Gil Scott-Heron or Wanda Robinson! As the title promises, there's a definite undercurrent of jazz in the work – but ... (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Nikki GiovanniLegacies – The Poetry Of Nikki Giovanni ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Nikki Giovanni reads a host of her own work – material from the previous decade or so, originally published in 5 different books, and read beautifully here by the author! Giovanni's got a wonderful style of reading – clear, crisp, and with an understated sense of feeling – one ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Sarah Webster FabioBoss Soul – 12 Poems By Sarah Webster Fabio ... CD
Folkways, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Excellent stuff from one of the hippest poets of all time – the amazing Sarah Webster Fabio – a 70s poet with a really wonderful groove! Unlike some of her contemporaries in the Folkways poetry scene, Sarah often recorded with music – in a way that's very similar to Camille ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Sarah Webster FabioJujus – Alchemy Of The Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
An incredible album, and very unique! Sarah Webster Fabio was a hip 70s poet with a very righteous sound – and she's working here with funky backings by a tight group that includes family members, in a style that's similar to early 70s work by artists like Wanda Robinson and Camille ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Ruby DeeWhat If I Am A Woman – Black Women's Speeches ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty cool collection produced by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee – focusing on famous speeches by important female African-Americans – mostly focusing on the civil rights era, but also featuring an early speech by Ida B Wells. Ruby reads the speeches, and works include "I Am A Black ... (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Barons, Dominoes, Queenettes, & OthersRoots – Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A weird little album from the Folkways label – one that features a bunch of 50s-sounding R&B tracks, but packaged almost in an ethnographic style – as if commercial American music was being examined from an outside scientific source! Given that the date of the album is 1966, and ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, & OthersBefore Columbus Foundation ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A hip batch of underground poetry tracks – collected together by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the works of African-American and Native American artists! Despite the 1980 date, the collection has a feel that's similar to earlier righteous poetry albums on the ... (Comedy/Spoken, Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Leroy BurgessThrowback – Harlem 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
No throwback here – as the music is a bold step forward in the career of Leroy Burgess – previously unissued tracks from his glory days in the New York club scene, and work that's as great as any of the material that was formally issued on the market! Burgess has a great ear for a ... read more CD

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✨✧ LabelleMerry Christmas From Labelle ... LP
Mistletoe, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
A 70s repackaging of the earlier Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles Holiday album – done in a way that makes you think it's a 70s record, but it's not! The recordings are from the early 60s – and have a sweet, warm, innocent sound that's completely wonderful – a soulful girl ... (Holiday Music, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, clear tape on the seams, and a small stain at the spine.)

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✨✧ Lalah HathawayIt's Somethin – The Virgin Years (Lalah Hathaway/A Moment/bonus tracks) ... CD
Virgin (UK), Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A pair of wonderful albums from the young Lalah Hathaway – plus bonus tracks too! First up is the self-titled Lalah Hathaway – the first album from Donny Hathaway's soulful daughter – an album that began a legacy that's lasted plenty strongly on its own – even without such ... read more CD

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBe For Real – The PIR Recordings 1972 to 1975 (I Miss You/Black & Blue/To Be True/Wake Up Everybody/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A fantastic collection – four classic Philly International albums from this legendary group – plus a CD of bonus material too! First up is I Miss You – a groundbreaking record that forever changed the course for male soul music in the 70s – a set that has the young Teddy ... read more CD

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✨✧ En VogueBorn To Sing (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Cherry Red (UK), 1990. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful work from the ladies who helped redirect R&B during the 90s! Sure, En Vogue were chart toppers for many years – but they also were some of the first female singers to really use the changes in hip hop production to work out a more solid approach to soul music – heavy ... read more CD
Also available Born To Sing ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Bar-KaysDefinitive Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
The only career-spanning collection we've ever seen on The Bar-Kays – and a set that does a mighty nice job of hitting all the right bases! The group first rose to fame as a funk combo on Stax in the late 60s – then shifted a bit after part of the group was killed in the same plane ... read more CD

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✨✧ WhispersWhisper In Your Ear/Whispers/Imagination (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Robinsongs (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A trio of classic albums from The Whispers – with bonus tracks too! On the first set, the mighty group does way more here than just Whisper in your ear – as they're completely on top of their game, ending the 70s with a wickedly sharp sound that would help them stand strong for years ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kool & The GangLadies Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $12.99
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played ... read more CD

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✨✧ Michael McDonaldSoul Speak ... CD
Motown, 2007. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ Tyrone DavisDo You Feel It? – The Real Soul Of Tyrone Davis ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Some of our favorite work ever from Tyrone Davis – a massive compilation of his post-Dakar work for Columbia Records! Although Davis first rose to fame on the earlier label, we love his work from this second stretch even more – as Tyrone really changed up his game a lot, and moved past ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousWind Down Zone Vol 1 – 14 Ultimate Soul Classics ... CD
Elevate (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the first collections on the now-legendary Expansion label – a wicked batch of modern soul and mellow grooves – initially compiled back in the early 90s, at a time when few other folks were looking at this music! The track list is wonderful – a hip batch of cuts that's ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Webster LewisTouch My Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Webster Lewis takes off wonderfully here – finding a completely unique groove that's equal parts club, soul, and fusion! The album's almost as sublime as Roy Ayers' best from the time – and has a similar balance that's perfectly done – a depth of thought that goes way beyond ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAshford & Simpson Songbook ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Ashford & Simpson recorded plenty of great work on their own, but they were also a tremendous pair of songwriters – and had a way of penning can't-miss work that sounded great in just about anyone's hands! This collection is great testament to that fact – as it starts with gems the ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Rolling StonesUndercover ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1983. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A bit of an odd album, but one that showed the Stones were alive and kicking in the 80s. Taking off from the Stones' take on disco from their previous couple of LPs but keeping a nice rough edge on the proceedings, Jagger and Richards turned in what's probably their last great studio LP. 10 ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, with 7 stickers, snakeskin triangle. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Benny JohnsonVisions Of Paradise ... CD
Today/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
A sublime bit of indie soul from the early 70s – the one and only album by vocalist Benny Johnson, recorded with some totally great backings from funk legend Julius Brockington and his United Chair combo! For the session, Brockington chose a warm, organ-drenched sound that's a fair bit like ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jean TerrellI Had To Fall In Love ... CD
A&M/Soul Brother (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little solo set from Jean Terrell – a singer who's probably best known for her work as the leader of The Supremes after Diana Ross left the group, but who sounds even better here on her own! The album's still got the strong-voiced sound that Jean brought to her Motown years – ... read more CD

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✨✧ East CoastEast Coast (Encounter) ... LP
Encounter, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Righteous soul – and the only record ever cut by East Coast – a group led by Larry Blackmon, featuring early vocals by Gwen Guthrie! The style is very hip – a mixture of funk and progressive grooving, all held together with a sound that's young, proud, and which moves easily ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Jean CarneCollaborations ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Smooth modern duets from one of our favorite ladies in soul music! Jean Carne's a heck of a singer – with a career that stretches back to early soul jazz recordings with (then) husband Doug Carn, to solo recordings on Philly International in the late 70s, to appearances on records by other ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lou RaglandConveyor ... CD
SMH/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
The second album from Lou Ragland – the creative force behind the funk act Hot Chocolate, stepping out here in a great set of mellow soul tracks! The album's quite different from the heavy funk of the Hot Chocolate album – more of a message-oriented approach to soul, in the vein of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Side EffectEffective ... CD
Soul Brother/Expansion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
The rare first album by Side Effect – recorded in 1973, before their more famous albums for Fantasy Records! The set shows the group in more of a straight soul mode – with less of the jazzy touches that would show up in the late 70s, and an approach that has them focusing more on tight ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tarika BlueVery Best Of Tarika Blue ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A great collection featuring some of the best work by this classic 70s smooth fusion combo! Tarika Blue were labelmates to the James Mason group on Chiaroscuro – and the sound of this album's similar to Mason's best work: jazzy, souful, polished, but never lacking a depth and a commitment ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ GonzalezGonzalez ... CD
Soul Brother/Expansion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet funky jazz from the 70s! Gonzalez were an obscure UK combo – probably known a lot better over in England, but pretty darn hard to find over here in America – and they've got a tight style that reminds us of some of the more well-produced jazz funk coming out on labels like Blue ... read more CD

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✨✧ EliminatorsLoving Explosion ... CD
Soul Brother/Expansion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A rare funky soul classic! This one was originally issued on Brunswick in 1974, and it's darn impossible to find in the original, probably because Brunswick was having a great deal of financial trouble at the time. Whatever the case, the record's a great one – and it's got a tight ensemble ... read more CD
Also available Loving Explosion (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Rufus featuring Chaka KhanRags To Rufus ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of those records that everyone seemed to own, back in the day – and for good reason, too – as Rufus and Chaka have a way of opening ears of folks who dig so many different styles – from soul to rock to funk and jazz – but all with a groove that's totally their own! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ann PeeblesTellin' It ... LP
Hi Records, 1975. Near Mint- ... $16.99
It's the mid 70s, but Ann's still very much in classic form – with thanks to arrangements and production by Willie Mitchell and backing by Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson, and James Mitchell – and sultry, soulful vocals from Ann! There's a bit more of a groove-oriented production style here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joanna GardnerJoanna Gardner ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
A rare lost modern soul gem, which we too rarely come across! Recorded in 1985 for the Philly World label as Gardner's debut LP, the story as we understand it is that this record never really hit the shelves – for some reason it was pulled at the last minute by the label. We can't figure ... read more CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Live! ... LP
Tamla, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful 70s live album from Marvin Gaye – a set that was as expansive, ambitious, and sophisticated as his studio work from the time! The album's put together almost like a 3-sided portrait of Marvin – in that it begins with a long section of current work, moves into a "fossil ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(El Salvadorean pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Chasers – Volume 1 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A classic collection of 70s and early 80s modern soul tracks – one of the first-ever sets of work like this, and proof that the Expansion label was always on the right track! The set's filled with numbers that are still plenty hard to find on vinyl, even all these many years later – ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Chasers – Volume 2 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
One of our favorite series ever of modern soul material – done back in the 90s, when nobody else was willing to dig for tracks these smooth and groovy! There's a great blend of material here – from mellow soul to jazzy funk, with a few bits of early 80s club as well – in a way, ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD
 
 



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