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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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✨✧ Al B SureNite & Day (dusk mix, dawn mix, single edit)/Nuit Et Jour (ext, inst, single edit) ... 12-inch
Warner/Uptown, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE: Missing cover. Comes in a plain sleeve. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Gloria LynneGloria ... LP
Fontana, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
(Vocalists, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ 326Falling (mike's mix, armando's house mix, armando's mixx dub)/Under The Cherry Tree/Just Like Heaven (mike's club mix) ... 12-inch
Muzique, 1989. Very Good ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing with red print.)

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✨✧ New EditionCan You Stand The Rain (extended, radio, inst suite)/If It Isn't Love (special re-edit) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Scritti PolittiCupid & Psyche 85 ... LP
Warner, 1985. Very Good ... $1.99
Includes the hit "A Perfect Way", plus "Wood Beez", "Small Talk", "Word Girl", "Hypnotize", and "A Little Knowledge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Heaven 17Heaven 17 ... LP
Virgin/Arista, Early 80s. Very Good ... $0.99
A US compilation – with cuts that include "Penthouse & Pavement", "Play To Win", "Let Me Go", "The Height Of The Fighting", "We're Going To Live For A Very Long Time", "I'm Your Money", and "Fascist Groove Thang". (Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ France JoliGonna Get Over You (vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Prelude, 1981. Very Good (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Heaven 17Luxury Gap ... LP
BEF/Virgin (UK), 1983. Very Good ... $3.99
Heaven 17 soften up their politics a bit with this second album (yet still address class inequality issues with the title!) – but they also manage to replace their Marxist agenda with some groovier, more soul-based tunes – just the kind of material that helped push them out of import ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsLou Rawls & Strings ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good ... $3.99
Great early work by Lou Rawls – no, the album doesn't have funky David Axelrod arrangements – but it does feature Lou with some great jazzy backing by Benny Carter – who really knows how to put the right degree of punch in the arrangements to bring out the best in Lou's voice. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ DeBargeRhythm Of The Night ... LP
Motown, 1985. Very Good ... $0.99
A stone classic from that great early 80s run by DeBarge – that time when they were really reinventing the group soul sound for a new generation, finding a way to bring back older sweet soul modes, but with a very different twist! The record's as strong as its predecessors, although slightly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Bits & PiecesDon't Stop The Music (voc, break 1-5) ... 12-inch
Mango, 1981. Very Good ... $3.99
Sly & Robbie do their own Jamaican tinged electro-fied verion of Yarbrough & Peoples' huge 80s groover. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Mr LeePump Up Chicago (original, acid mix)/Pump Up London/Pump Up New York ... 12-inch
Trax, 1988. Very Good ... $1.99
Mr Lee pumps it up everywhere – not just Chicago, but also New York and London – the two cities most likely to drain house talent away from the Windy City! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Phil Upchurch & Tennyson StephensUpchurch & Tennyson ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the most soulful albums ever recorded for the Kudu label – and one of the few full LP releases to feature vocal work by Chicago soul singer Tennyson Stephens! Tennyson's working here with Phil Upchurch, the legendary Chicago guitar player whose talents graced countless soul, jazz, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneTo Love Somebody ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of Nina's greatest records – recorded with her cool combo that included Weldon Irvine! Weldon's on organ on the set, and he co-wrote the two-part track "Revolution" with Simone, one of the album's strongest numbers! That track is set amidst covers of other hip 60s material, ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Four TopsMain Street People ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Really nice work from The Four Tops – proof that they were still going quite quite strong after Motown! The album's got a hip sound that shows the group moving through a wider range of emotions than we ever remember – crafting rich deep harmonies that still stand apart from the big ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging and small splits in the seams and spine.)

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✨✧ Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesSpecial Occasion ... LP
Tamla, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
Smokey and the group do a great job on some lesser-known numbers – all presented with that wonderful warm polish that The Miracles brought to soul, a sound that's always great, even on a lesser-hit album like this! Titles include "Give Her Up", "Special Occasion", "Ye ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2 globes pressing.)

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✨✧ Wendell Stuart & The DownbeatersWendell Stuart & The Downbeaters ... LP
Elite, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A strange bit of Carribean soul from singer Wendell Stuart. Stuart hails from The Bahamas, but this album's got none of the cliches that other albums of the sort usually have – with no steel band, no calypso, and no overdone tropical rhythms. Instead, Stuart's style's a bit like that of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist on back.)

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Classic middle period work from drummer Idris Muhammad – a set recorded after his initial run of lean funk recordings for the jazz scene – with a bit more soul in the mix, and definitely a bit of boogie in the groove! Arrangements are by David Matthews – the maestro of the soul-st ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marlena ShawLove Dancin/No One Yet ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
"Love Dancin" is an excellent jazzy groover from Marlena! The cut's got a very different sound than some of her early work, but it's a beautifully smooth modern soul number that has her singing to some nice arrangements by Harold Wheeler. The flipside's a nice soul number, too – ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ MFSBPhiladelphia Freedom ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
A very big crossover moment for the Philly sound, and one of the biggest hits by the studio combo that drove the big Gamble/Huff hits of the 70s! The record's a great batch of smooth Philly instrumentals – not really disco, although the tracks certainly crossed over there – more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, faint marker, and a tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Jackson 5Third Album ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $9.99
The Jacksons' third album for Motown – and definitely one that has the quintet moving full steam ahead! There's a sense of perfection here right from the get-go – that really put-together quality the boys hit with their second album, thanks to great studio help from The Corporation and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small address sticker, a split spine, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Double ExposureTen Percent ... LP
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. Double Exposure are part of the "second wave" of East Coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marvin GayeTrouble Man (original gatefold pressing) ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the gatefold cover, with a cutout notch, some wear, and a stain at the top left corner.)

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✨✧ EbonysEbonys ... LP
CBS/Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ... $11.99
Excellent work by this oft-overlooked east coast harmony group! Like a rare few groups at the time, The Ebonys had a sound that mixed male and female harmonies – in a sweetly mellow sound that was a lot hipper than more famous groups that used the style, and which had all the best elements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover some wear, stains & a tracklist sticker. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1 track 4.)

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✨✧ MazeInspiration ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
Sublime work from Frankie Beverly and Maze – smooth, mellow, and perfectly put together, with a level of care and class that you'd be hard pressed to find in many of the group's contemporaries! The album's not one of the group's most famous, but that makes it even more of a treat, as you'll ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Monty PythonAlbum Of The Soundtrack Of The Trailer Of The Film Of Monty Python & The Holy Grail ... LP
Arista, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
(Comedy/Spoken, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear with a cutout hole and promo sticker on the back.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsBlack & Blue ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
Quite possibly the first truly great Lou Rawls album for Capitol – an all-out swinging jazz session done with arrangements by Onzy Matthews, in a mode that firmly helped put the Lou Rawls sound on the map! The tracks are mostly older numbers from a long lineage of blues and R&B – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has a partially split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Nuyorican SoulNuYorican Soul (4 LP version) ... LP
Giant Step/Blue Thumb, 1997. Very Good- 4LP Gatefold ... $29.99
The beautiful meeting of a host legendary players and vocalists – including Roy Ayers, George Benson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Jocelyn Brown, and Vince Montana – in a tight session of groundbreaking grooves produced by Masters at Work. An instant classic – and a fantastic mix ... (New Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Discs 1 and 4 have more surface marks than the rest. Cover has a bent corner.)

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✨✧ Gary's GangKeep On Dancin/Do It At The Disco ... 12-inch
SAM/Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the better singles from Gary's Gang – pop disco, to be sure, but still some nice stuff! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Prince1999 ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good 2LP ... $16.99
The record that forever put Prince on the map – a legendary set that took him from being an under-appreciated soul singer to a lasting pop music legend! Prince had been around for a few years before 1999 – but the double-length set was the first to really win over the masses to his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some edge wear and a bent corner.)
Also available
1999 ... CD 2.99
1999 ... CD 13.99
1999 (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP 33.99
1999 (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 22.99
1999 (4LP 180 gram deluxe edition) ... LP 76.99

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✨✧ Style CouncilMy Ever Changing Moods ... LP
Geffen, 1984. Very Good ... $2.99
Say what you want, we love this album! When it came out, we were such big Jam fans that we could never forgive Paul Weller – but now, nearly 20 years later, we're stunned at how great some of the soul songs on the album are. Sure, you've got to throw away about half the tracks – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear. Label has a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ T Bone WalkerT Bone Walker – Classic Indigo Vocals & Guitar ... LP
Capitol, Mid 40s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Incredible early work from the legendary T Bone Walker – very early recordings of the electric guitar in blues, and maybe still some of the best! Walker's already a master here – playing with this hard tone on the strings, but one that also has a surprising amount of sensitive jazz ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(60s black label Star Line pressing. Cover has half split seams.)

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✨✧ Juggy Murray JonesRhythm & Blues ... LP
Jupiter, 1977. Very Good- ... $6.99
The only record ever cut by funky 45 maestro Juggy Murray Jones, and a smooth batch of LA 70s funk tracks that mix instrumental grooves with occasional vocal choruses. Most of the album's a bit uptempo and clubby, but a few tracks have more of a hard funk sound – like "Don't Know ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole, mostly split seams, and split spine.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesDude ... LP
A&M, 1981. Very Good ... $3.99
Quincy just never stopped putting out classic soulful albums! This one, from the early 80s, features a smooth jazzy blend of tracks, with a strong nod to the kinds of souped-up studio sounds that were being used by groups like The Crusaders, but also with a lot of the kind of soulfulness that made ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Dude ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Les McCannTalk To The People ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the best of Les McCann's 70s Atlantic recordings, and one that captures him with a lot of fire and funkiness – and none of the looser modes of other recordings from the time! Les sings on about half the cuts – but the focus is still quite strongly on his funky jazz, which makes ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldDo It All Night ... LP
Curtom, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
A clubbier album than usual from Curtis Mayfield – a mid 70s attempt to move onto the dancefloor, but a set that's still got the undeniable Mayfield charm! Half the tracks here were done in collaboration with disco maestro Gil Askey – and these numbers are longer tracks that soar and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ EmotionsFlowers ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $4.99
A soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Also available Flowers (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrInner City Blues ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
Sweet funky jazz from Grover Washington – an early standout session from his classic years on Kudu Records, put together with hip arrangements from the mighty Bob James! The record's got the same spacious sense of grooving as James' first few for CTI – a style that's funky fusion, but ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the spine.)

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✨✧ SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Motown) ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
Way more than just a "best of" – as the record is more like a full Spinners album for Motown – issued as a way of bringing together some of the best singles the group recorded for the label! The work's not really hits – at least not at the level of the group's later ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Next MovementLucky Inc Presents: Next Movement ... LP
GEC, 1980. Very Good- ... $19.99
A rare bit of Chicago soul – put together by DJ Lucky Cordell, who produced the session and "presented" the group. Most of the tracks are uptempo, with a tight ensemble groove – lots of keyboard grooving, tight guitars, and some horn-heavy Earth Wind & Fire finishes. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ImpressionsThis Is My Country ... LP
Curtom, 1968. Very Good- ... $14.99
The Impressions are wearing their politics much more on their sleeve at this point – what with a cover that shows them standing in the rubble of the ghetto, and a title that is both a bold proclamation of ownership, and a sad comment on the state of affairs. Curtis Mayfield's pen is in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyBack Home ... LP
Westbound, 1977. Very Good- ... $4.99
Later Dennis Coffey, but still with some groovy tracks, even though the production's a bit smoother and a little faster than his early stuff. With "Funk Connection", "Back Home", and "Wings of Fire". The guitar's still out front, and the whole thing's written and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clarence Wheeler & The EnforcersDoin' What We Wanna ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- ... $14.99
A landmark album from this legendary Chicago soul jazz combo – and a record that helped set the tone for changes to come in funky jazz for the 70s! Tenorist Clarence Wheeler heads up the group – and they've got an amazing organ/bass sound that's made them a legend with funk fans for ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing.)

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✨✧ Irene ReidWorld Needs What I Need ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $7.99
A nice one from Irene – a bit heavier on the soul tip than some of her earlier work, with strong arrangements by Horace Ott that have a slightly southern feel to them. The cut "The World Needs What I Need" is a great one – and other tracks include "Words", "A ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStrange Games & Funky Things 2 – Solid Rare Grooves & Smoking 70s Soul ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. Very Good- 3LP ... $16.99
Excellent 2nd volume in this great series from BBE! 15 killer tracks of rare 70's soul and funk, with a special focus on tracks that have been used for hip hop samples, and those that have a nice moody mellow jazzy tip. Just about every cut's a winner, and the whole thing's a perfect blend of ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie MooreMake Me Feel Like A Woman ... CD
Kayvette/Henry Stone, 1975. Used ... $9.99
One of Jackie Moore's best albums ever – and a tight batch of deep soul tunes produced by 70s maestro Brad Shapiro! Jackie's vocals are wonderful – full of feeling, and delivered with an honest, upfront quality that really ranks with some of the best southern soul singers of the time! ... read more CD
(Note: although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeEvery Body Likes To Cha Cha Cha! ... LP
Famous, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, half split seams, and a split spine.)

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✨✧ Honey ConeSoulful Sugar – The Complete Hot Wax Recordings ... CD
Hot Wax/Castle (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $22.99
45 tracks of 70s girl group soul by Honey Cone – undeniably one of the strongest acts of their time! This trio of lovelies bridged the gap between the girl group sound of the 60s and the diva trio sound of the late 70s – bringing adult sophistication to a genre that had previously been ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteJust Another Way To Say I Love You ... CD
Mercury, 1975. Used ... $9.99
A great mid period sleeper from Barry White – and an album that's not as hit-heavy as his other work from the time, but still equally nice! The album's got a mellower groove than some of Barry's albums of the time – a laidback approach that's going more for an overall sound, and which ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BeyonceDangerously In Love ... LP
Columbia, 2003. Very Good- 2LP ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves, which are worn. Cover has stickers with BPM on back.)

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickAquarela Do Brasil ... CD
Arista, 1994. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ DramaticsDramatic Way ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
Titles include "Get It", "Givin Up My Love", "You're The Best Thing In My Life", "Loving Time", "You Promised To Be My Girl", and "How Can I Be Sure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Howlin WolfBack Door Wolf ... LP
Chess, 1973. Very Good- ... $11.99
Later Chess work by Howlin Wolf, but done in a rootsier electric mode that's similar to his earlier forays for the label! The set's from the years when Chess was backing off that great funk approach they brought to blues work at the end of the 60s – kind of a "back to basics" ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ MiraclesDon't Cha Love It ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
Released in the same year as City Of Angels, this set was also produced by Freddie Perren, and shares the same polished feel to the groove that he provided on that outing, but without the big chart hits. Overall, it's still a fine effort, with Billy Grifffin admirably filling in for the departed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear.)

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✨✧ Patti LabelleI'm In Love Again ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
A seminal album from the great Patti Labelle – a set that allowed the singer to mature strongly and find her own voice away from the funky, rockish style of Labelle – this sophisticated style that marked a whole new level of the singer's career! The Philly International label turned ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ BohannonSummertime Groove ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the biggest and best albums ever for Hamilton Bohannon – filled with quirky rhythms and really unusual grooves! Bohannon was one of the key forces in setting the scene for disco invy 70s – and by the time the rest of the country was hitting the dancefloor in the middle part of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band II ... LP
Total Experience, 1979. Very Good ... $3.99
Mean, lean grooves from The Gap Band – a legendary batch of mainstream funk from the end of the 70s – and a record that really has the trio working at the top of their game! There's a wonderful balance here between funky numbers and mellow ones – the latter of which really help ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrincePrince ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $13.99
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second album, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you can really hear the seeds of his later efforts – a really remarkable, unique, and fascinating ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring & edge wear, lightly bent corner, and a bit of stuck-on paper on front.)
Also available Prince ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Mother's FinestMother Factor ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the funkiest sets ever from Mother's Finest, and maybe our favorite album from the group's late 70s run on Epic Records! Production is by Skip Scarborough, who brings up some of the group's more soulful currents, but without losing their rocking impulses from before – and singer Joyce ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TrammpsWhere The Happy People Go ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
Quite possibly the best record ever by The Trammps – halfway between their roots in the early 70s east coast indie club scene, and the smoother approach of their later disco hits! The set is prime Sigma Sound disco – with strong harmonies by the group in a post-Spinners mode, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassTP ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1980. Very Good ... $3.99
As perfect a summation of the Teddy Pendergrass genius as you'll ever hope to find – a magnificent maturation of that incredible sound he first forged with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, set forth in even more confident, sophisticated soul territory! As with the Melvin albums, there's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ TemptationsWish It Would Rain ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
A pivotal moment for The Temptations – a set that has the group hitting even more of a deep soul sound than before – at a level that really sets them apart from some of the other groups on Motown at the time! There's a richer, fuller sound going on here – as the group work with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireSpirit ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
A big hit for the group – and a great album of smooth funky soul! Spirit is a perfect example of the way that Earth Wind & Fire could tighten things up, yet still keep them real – holding onto the deeply spiritual side that first made them great – but also focusing their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ ZappZapp II ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
Seminal work from Roger Troutman and Zapp – a killer batch of cuts that forever changed the sound of funk! The group's "wheeeeeeet/whomp!" sound is very firmly in place by the time of this release – and the sound here is even more electric than their debut – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one cut corner and one bent corner.)

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksHe's A Friend ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
One of Eddie's monster LPs of the 70s! The whole affair was produced by Norman Harris, who, along with Vince Montana and TG Conway, gave the album a sweet set of Philly arrangements that worked perfectly with Eddie's strident soul-boogie style. Ballads and uptempo groover work equally well – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrParadise ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
One of those records you see so much it's easy to forget how great it is! Grover's a real genius with the sax on this record – taking a "less is more" cue from Stanley Turrentine's 70s work, and toning down his playing to an even tighter style than on the Kudu albums of earlier ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius Hits The Road ... LP
ABC, 1960. Very Good- ... $6.99
A stunning standout from Ray Charles' years on ABC Records – and a set that brings in a bit of hard-swinging jazz to the country-styled groove Ray was hitting at the time! Backings are by Ralph Burns, who keeps things pretty hip – not as modern as some of his 50s charts for other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinElectrifying Aretha Franklin ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
Pretty great stuff by Aretha – despite what the pro-Atlantic Records books say! The record is one of the first she cut with John Hammond at Columbia, and although it's not in the classic soul mode of the Atlantic sessions, it's a darn nice batch of bluesy jazz tracks that would still stand ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing. Cover has light wear and half split seams.)

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✨✧ Mar-KeysDamifiknow ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A great bit of Memphis funk from the 70s! The 60s version of The Mar-Keys was more of a rocking instrumental group – but the 70s version has a much harder sound, and a lot more of a tendency to funk things up. This album features them running through instrumental versions of a number of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label mono promo. Cover has ring & edge wear, a small mono sticker, and a Demonstration stamp and small stains on back.)

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✨✧ MFSBLove Is The Message ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ... $4.99
A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet also find a way to soar beautifully on their own – in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some notations in marker and residue spot in the top right.)

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✨✧ David T WalkerDavid T Walker ... LP
Ode, Early 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
Sublime grooves from studio guitar genius David T Walker – an album that's a perfect summation of the laidback, yet all-there sound he crafted for so many other artists over the years – finally cast out in the lead, and set up in a sweet set of larger soul instrumental backings! The ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World ... LP
CBS, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available That's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ BohannonKeep On Dancin' ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Very Good ... $7.99
Massive grooves from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – the kind of skittish, nervous rhythms that made his funk unlike any other artist of the 70s! There's a sense of rhythmic progression here that's super-tight, but often quite subtle in its inflections – a mode that went onto have a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Keep On Dancin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ BloodstoneI Need Time ... LP
London, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
Classic sweet soul from this legendary 70s harmony group! The record features some great mellow tracks that have a great production style that keeps thing bubbling under with a lot of sexy, slightly-funky bits. Titles include "Loving You Is A Pastime", "Funky Park", "Out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanYou Know How To Love Me ... LP
Arista, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
A classic 1979 album from Phyllis Hyman! Hyman was one of the few female singers who started in the pre-disco years and managed to move through the disco years with a good groove – but never get totally swamped by the production styles of the day. She stuck close to her roots as a jazzy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ MFSBSummertime ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
Quite possibly our favorite album from MFSB – the legendary Philly instrumental group from the 70s! The record's completely sublime all the way through – and is perhaps the most perfect illustration of that subtle blend of funk, soul, and disco that makes the group so great – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and light staining.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
One of a handful of crucial early Aretha Franklin albums for Atlantic – and a key example of her genius pairing with arranger Arif Mardin! Instrumental backing is by a hard burning Memphis/Muscle Shoals lineup that includes Spooner Oldham on electric piano and organ, Tommy Cogbill on guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsYou Are My Starship ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
A masterpiece of mellow soul and jazzy grooves from the groundbreaking Norman Connors – an album that sails to the stars on a sweet blend of mellow moments and more upbeat tracks too! The record features some crucial vocal talents from Michael Henderson and Phyllis Hyman – both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ DellsSweet As Funk Can Be ... LP
Cadet, 1972. Very Good ... $8.99
A wonderful record from the Dells – with stellar Cadet production and arrangements by Charles Stepney! This one has a very cool way of putting the tracks together, so that there's these little "segues" in between each cut – short instrumental grooves that are actually quite ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sweet As Funk Can Be ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ MomentsBest Of The Moments ... LP
Stang, 1973. Very Good ... $4.99
A great little record by The Moments – and actually one of their best LPs for Stang! It's supposedly a "best of" – but the record's really more of a solid album all the way through, with many tracks that aren't really big hits or anything. The group's harmonies are in great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Young-Holt UnlimitedMellow Dreamin' ... LP
Cotillion, 1970. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of their wildest and most beautiful LPs! By this point, Young & Holt getting past their usual funky Brunswick sound here, and they've opened up the groove a lot with lots of nice extra bits. The best proof of this is their fantastic take on "Midnight Cowboy", which has an insane ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lamont DozierOut Here On My Own ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
Fantastic soul from Lamont Dozier – his first LP as a solo artist, and one of the best debuts of the 70s! The record has a quality that's impossible to describe accurately – but it's kind of a post-Motown full-on approach to soul that mixes strings, piano, and that wall of sound groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ El ChicanoViva Tirado ... LP
Kapp, 1970. Very Good ... $7.99
Amazing stuff – and the beginning of a strong tradition of west coast funky Latin groups! El Chicano were one of a number of groups to emerge from LA of the 60s – rising forth on a wave of Mexican American pride to come up with a west coast version of the Latin Soul sound that had been ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RippleSons Of The Gods ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good- ... $9.99
A really rich second album from Ripple – a group who took awhile to return to the studio, but really developed a lot in the process! The combo started out as a straight funk act – but here, they really take off with a tight approach to their instrumentation – razor-sharp work on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ StylisticsRockin' Roll Baby ... LP
Avco, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
The third album by The Stylistics – and a set that's still very much in the high-harmony territory of their first two classics! Thom Bell's still very firmly on deck this time around – arranging, producing, and writing a good deal of the material too – and the Sigma Sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Brother To BrotherLet Your Mind Be Free ... LP
Turbo, 1976. Very Good ... $4.99
The second album by this lost East Coast funk act – and although not as totally excellent as their first, still a very nice record that's filled with choppy up-tempo grooves, and some nice dancefloor soul. There's plenty of funky keyboards in the mix – moog, clavinet, and Arp – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billy PaulWar Of The Gods ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersRed Black & Green ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good ... $14.99
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Ann PeeblesStraight From The Heart ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1971. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Ann Peebles sings straight from the heart on this classic early set for Hi Records – a record that's to female vocals what Al Green's work of the time meant to male soul! As with Green's Hi Records of the time, Willie Mitchell is firmly in charge of production and backings – working ... read more CD

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✨✧ OV WrightInto Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this ... read more CD

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✨✧ PhreekPatrick Adams Presents Phreek (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1978. Used ... $9.99
One of the biggest 70s moments from underground club maestro Patrick Adams – an amazing talent who's best known for his work on his own P&P family of record labels – but who steps out here with an even tighter sound! The album's brimming with the sorts of sweet moogy touches that ... read more CD
Also available Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinSkydance ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1985. Used ... $6.99
A great example of why we always reach for our Rodney Franklin records time and time again over the years – as there's few other players who could serve up a blend of soul and jazz this well! The album's got a great balance of electric and acoustic, that instantly-warm style that Franklin ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Ann PeeblesI Can't Stand The Rain (with download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Easily our favorite album ever by Ann Peebles – not just for the beathead title track, but also because it seems to be the one record where she brings a bit something extra to the studio! The sound is certainly in the classic Hi Records mode here – thanks to production by Willie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Can't Stand The Rain ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Shirley CaesarShirley Caesar & Friends ... CD
Word/Curb/Warner, 2003. Used ... $3.99
(Gospel, Soul) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinRodney Franklin/You'll Never Know ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1980. Used ... $9.99
Tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players of the era – and 2 albums back-to-back! The Rodney Franklin album is a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousYowsah Yowsah Yowsah – 70s New York Disco ... CD
Back Beat (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $8.99
Great groovy disco from the New York scene of the 70s – not the overplayed hits of the Saturday Night Fever scene, but the better numbers from the underground – just the kind of cuts that have gone onto become huge over the years, thanks to the efforts of rare groove DJs and the house ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickReservations For Two ... CD
Arista, 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fantastic FourBest Of The Fantastic Four ... CD
SOUL, 1969. Used ... $12.99
Seminal sounds from this great Detroit group – and a key look at their less-remembered music of the 60s! Although Fantastic Four are probably best remembered for their later disco work – including the Alvin Stone album on Westbound – back in their early days, they were a great ... read more CD
(Out of print early Motown pressing.)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes (expanded) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, 1972. Used ... $7.99
We never tire of this one – and we think it's a landmark soul LP that forever changed the face of soul music! Teddy Pendergrass is in perfect form, and he really gets into it on the album's 2 incredible long tracks – "I Miss You", and "Be For Real" – both with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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