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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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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Rhino, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99 29.99
A legendary album – one that has Aretha Franklin returning to her roots in gospel music – but working with all the strength and power that Atlantic Records had to offer! From early years recording as a young voice alongside her father's congregation, Aretha has matured into a hell of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blind Boys Of AlabamaHigher Ground ... CD
Real World, 2002. Used ... $3.99
(Gospel, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PrinceEmancipation (3CD set) ... CD
NPG, 1996. Used 3 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Orbit Featuring Carol HallBeat Goes On (Lunar mix, voc, accapella) ... 12-inch
Quality, 1982. Very Good ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Tan label pressing in brown Quality sleeve.)

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✨✧ Prince1999 ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good 2LP ... $19.99
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.)
Also available
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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✨✧ Whitney HoustonSomebody Bigger Than You & I (album, acapella, album with intro, inst) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1996. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Kagny & The Dirty RatsKagny & The Dirty Rats ... LP
Motown, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ DellsPassionate Breezes – Best Of 1975 to 1991 ... CD
Funk Essentials/Mercury, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Ozone/Billy Preston & SyreetaGigolette (voc, inst)/Just For You (Put The Boogie In Your Body) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Motown sleeve.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerCome Together ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Ike and Tina Turner crossed over big by this point in their career – grabbing a lot of ears that were mostly listening to rock music, but who finally got that many of their heroes were influenced by the pair – who were then throwing things back towards all their copycats with a record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ IsisIsis ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great all-girl group from the 70s – and an album that's almost as famous for its nude-painted-silver bodies on the front cover as it is for the grooves on the record! The style here is somewhat in the jazzy rock vein, but with a deeper sense of soul – vocals that could stand well on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freddie JamesGet Up & Boogie ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Uptempo 80s disco tracks featuring vocals by child singer Freddie James. For better or worse the tracks here all have the same beat driving them, whish is a bit of a shame, since Freddie is actually a decent enough singer for his age, but they stretch out nice and long, so if these tightly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and marker on the front.)

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✨✧ Sam & DaveBest Of Sam & Dave ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Very Good ... $6.99
Great work from one of the tightest acts of 60s soul – the always-energetic Sam & Dave, working here with an excellent batch of tracks by Isaac Hayes & David Porter! Titles include "Hold On, I'm Comin", "May I Baby", "Soul Man", "I Thank You", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing in a slightly different cover.)

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✨✧ George ClintonMan's Best Friend/Atomic Dog (atomic mix – long version) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
P-funk reigning strong again – as "Atomic Dog" was the song that proved that George Clinton could still funk it up for the 80s! This original 12" single features the 10 minute long version –with plenty of nice instrumental solos to keep up the groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Capitol sleeve.)

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✨✧ Vaughan Mason & CrewBounce Rock Skate Roll (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Brunswick, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
What can we say? This is a classic! The track has a monster roller skating groove that's been sampled more than a few times over the years – but which still sounds incredible on its own! Both parts are great – and even though the single's pretty darn long, you still never want it to ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousPraise Poems 5 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $11.99
A record with a sound that's much richer than you'd expect from the cover – not the spare, stark image on the front – but a wonderfully deep array of sounds from the more spiritual side of the jazz spectrum! As with previous volumes, the collection of tunes here is amazing – ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Umar Bin HassanTo The Last ... CD
Baraka Foundation, 2001. Used ... $9.99
(Spoken Word, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rebbie JacksonR U Tuff Enuff ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Sly & The Family StoneThere's A Riot Goin' On (gold CD deluxe version) ... CD
Epic/Get On Down, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 24.98
A landmark album in a landmark package – a set that takes this gem from Sly & The Family Stone, presses it up on a special hi-fidelity gold CD, then cradles the whole thing in special box with a heavy hardcover book with lots of new notes – and a fabric American flag sewn right onto ... read more CD
(Limited edition boxed set with embroidered flag cover, 24k gold disc, hard cover book & photos.)

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✨✧ Chaka KhanDestiny ... LP
Warner, 1986. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Rebbie JacksonReaction ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A smoking second album from Rebbie Jackson – a set that has Rebbie working with strong production help from two of the bigger aspects of the Columbia Records soul family in the 80s – Tito Jackson and Reggie Lucas, who each handle a handful of songs along with David Conley and Howie Rice. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Rebbie JacksonCentipede ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great set from Rebbie Jackson – a batch of 80s groovers that's way different than work from siblings Michael or Janet – and done with a percolating sort of vibe that's quite different from some of the core projects of the rest of the Jacksons universe! Wayne Henderson handled most of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Bernard WrightNard/Funky Beat ... CD
Arista/GRP/Robinsongs (UK), 1981/1983. Used ... $12.99
Early 80s greatness from Bernard Wright – the benchmark Nard from '81 and his Funky Beat from '83 – in a single set! Nard is a masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist! Wright's working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk ... read more CD

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✨✧ Natalie ColeNatalie Cole Collection ... LP
Capitol, Late 70s/Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Titles include "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)", "I Can't Say No", "Mr Melody", "Our Love", "Party Lights", "I'm Catching Hell", "Stand By", and "Someone That I Used To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Natalie Cole Collection ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ LaToya JacksonHeart Don't Lie ... LP
Private I, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LaToya Jackson's sounding great on this set from the early 80s – a record that does a great job of reinventing her style with some tight dancefloor energy! The set's done with plenty of help from Amir Bayyan, of the Kay-Gees – an artist who's clearly got a pedigree in grooves, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a dent at the opening.)

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✨✧ Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... CD
Blue Note, 1977. Used ... $7.99
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Carol DouglasMidnight Love Affair ... LP
Midland, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Carol's at the top of her game in this set of full-sounding disco numbers arranged and conducted by John Davis – singing with that heartfelt tone that still has plenty of great traces of AM radio soul, but which also slides nicely into the smoother, sophisti-club arrangements of the set. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ SylvesterDance (Disco Heat)/You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) ... 12-inch
Fantasy, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
"Dance" is a nice little number, but the real winner here is "You Make Me Feel" – a track that broke Sylvester out of the underground and into the mainstream – propelled by a slight early electro groove that almost seems to set the pace for house music in the 80s! A ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Fantasy Disco sleeve.)

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✨✧ FamilyScreams Of Passion (extended version)/Yes (LP version) ... 12-inch
Paisley Park, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
Of all the various pieces of the Paisley Park empire, this is probably the one we most fondly return to. A great mid tempo groover, that could be a standout single on one of Prince's album from the time. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Caron WheelerStar (12 inch edit, vibes mix, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Airtight, 1999. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A later single from this former Soul II Soul singer, off the Essence LP, with production by Salaam Remi and guest spot by Biz Markie. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie F & The UntouchablesLet's Get It On ... LP
Motown, 1994. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
Not actually a group, but a compilation of acts, mostly contemporary soul with some hip hop, produced by Eddie F, who played a role in those days that Puffy Combs would in a few years time. Lots of forgettable radio fodder here, but there is the early Mykill Myers track "Hardcore 4 Eva", ... (Hip Hop, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered gatefold sleeve.)

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✨✧ Ike & Tina TurnerCussin, Cryin, & Carryin On ... LP
Pompeii, 1969. Very Good+ ... $39.99
One of Ike Turner's greatest albums ever – recorded for the Pompeii Subsidiary of Atlantic, and featuring some raw tunes that have more than a bit of funk in them! The album includes 2 killer instrumentals – "Thinking Black" and "Black Beauty" – both of which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marvin GayeTribute To The Great Nat King Cole ... LP
Tamla, 1965. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Marvin Gaye shows another wonderful side of his talents in the early Motown years – a classy, crooing approach that was perfect for this tribute to Nat King Cole! There's a great mix of jazz and soul going on here that's a bit different than some of Marvin's other Motown work of the 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown reissue pressing. Cover has some wear and pen.)

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✨✧ Taste Of HoneyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Probably the most successful album the Mizell Brothers ever produced, and a fine set of uptempo groovers from this female soul duet! There's some nice jazzy moments underneath the catchy lyrics, and in a way, the album's style is sort of a blueprint for the sound that would emerge over the next ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ EmotionsRejoice ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brook BentonMy Country ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Forget Ray Charles or Solomon Burke! Even though we love them, we've always thought that Brook Benton was the absolute master of the country/soul crossover – and this album's one of his most overlooked gems! The album features Brook's rich soulful voice singing to tight Nashville ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ MazeJoy & Pain ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Classic modern soul from the legendary Frankie Beverly! The record's perhaps one of their best remembered – most likely for the killer cut "Joy & Pain", which has a great hook that's been sampled many times over the years. The record also features the wonderful "Southern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousTexas Funk – Hard Texas Funk 1968 to 1975 (US version) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
This is the kind of funk they've been hiding from you all these years – the real deal, the heavy stuff, the type of work that's made driving around the country looking for rare 45s so worthwhile! This material's the kind that makes a trip like that happen – super-rare funk from Texas, ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Ray Alexander TechniqueLet's Talk (with bonus download) ... LP
Harlem Sound/Now Again, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $44.99 55.98
One of those obscure funk records that was even pretty darn obscure back in the day – at a time when so many other funk records weren't so obscure! But obscurity aside, the record also quickly grew into the stuff of legend – thanks to a groove that's totally great, and which has all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing of 1000 copies – and includes download!)

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✨✧ Richard MarksLove Is Gone – The Lost Sessions 1969 to 1977 ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... $8.99 19.99
Never-issued work from underground Atlanta soul genius Richard Marks – an artist who never got much exposure back in the day, but who kept on producing and recording funky soul nuggets on his own! Marks' later years were covered in a previous set by the Now Again label – and this time ... read more CD
Also available Love Is Gone – The Lost Sessions 1969 to 1977 (with download) ... LP 44.99

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✨✧ Lightmen Plus OneEnergy Control Center (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lightin/Now Again, 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 15.98
Cosmic jazzy genius from Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen – the kind of a record that sounds like it should have come out of Detroit or Chicago in the early 70s – and not the Texas scene from which the group hailed! The Lightmen have a vibe that reminds us a lot of The Pharoahs or some ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousLoving On The Flipside – Sweet Funk & Beat Heavy Ballads 1969 to 1977 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.98
Mellow soul heaven – and one of the greatest compilations of this style we've ever heard! This is exactly the kind of laidback, tripped-out soul we totally love – a host of rare ballads and love songs pulled from the 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – sometimes by ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card – which also includes 80 page digital booklet!)

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✨✧ LightmenFree As You Wanna Be (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Judnell/Now Again, 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 15.98
A record that definitely lives up to its title – as it's a lot freer and more spiritual than later work from drummer Bubbha Thomas and his Lightmen group! This set perfectly captures the unique vibe that the ensemble brought to the Houston scene at the start of the 70s – really the ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Timothy McNealyFunky Movement ... CD
Shawn/Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first-ever full length collection of work by the mighty Timothy McNealy – the Texas funk genius who only issued a few rare funky 45s back in the day – but has gone onto achieve legendary status over the years! McNealy's music is completely unique right from the start – funky ... read more CD

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✨✧ James Brown, The JBs, Lyn Collins, & Bobby ByrdJames Brown Revue – Live At The Apollo Vol 4 1972 ... LP
Polydor/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 30.98
A never-issued James Brown album from 1972 – a killer live performance from The Apollo Theater – and one that features a fair bit of help from other members of his People Records crew! James performs a bit on the record – but the set also features some great instrumental sides ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 4th ComingStrange Things – The Complete Works 1970 to 1974 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.98
A stunning batch of tracks from a very unusual LA group of the early 70s – a funk combo at the core, but one that was also equally comfortable with bits of psych and redneck rock as well! The music here was all recorded within a short span of years, and mostly issued on the small Alpha label ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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✨✧ JBsThese Are The JBs ... LP
Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $19.99 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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✨✧ Ruth BrownSweet Baby Of Mine ... LP
Route 66 (Denmark), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Great early work from R&B powerhouse Ruth Brown – including one previously-unissued track! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rufus Thomas & Carla ThomasChronicle – Their Greatest Stax Hits ... LP
Stax, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bronski BeatHundreds & Thousands ... LP
MCA, 1985. Near Mint- ... $7.99
(Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mariah CareyFantasy (def club mix, mc mix, puffy's mix, bad boy with ODB, album, boss mix, sweet dub mix, puffy's club mix, bad boy mix) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1995. Very Good+ 2x12" Gatefold (pic cover)... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bobby WilsonI'll Be Your Rainbow ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
One of the landmark albums of 70s mellow soul! Bobby Wilson hasn't left behind much of a recorded legacy, but he did come up with this godlike album that should be in any collection of classic soul. The record is a perfect blending of the styles of soul that were running through the east coast ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousRojac Story – The Best Of Rojac & Tayster ... CD
Rojac, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 18.98
Funky sounds from the Harlem scene – an incredibly rich collection of work from the Rojac and Tayster labels – a set so massive, it's like finding a box of rare funky 45s and deep soul singles in the back of some old record store! The package offers up way more work than we might have ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Love, Peace, & HappinessHere 'Tis ... CD
RCA/P&C, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A tremendous little record from Love Peace & Happiness – a great vocal trio from the early 70s, and one who really shine with this overlooked gem for RCA! The trio were part of the New Birth/Nite Liters universe that producer Harvey Fuqua brought to the label at the time – and they' ... read more CD

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✨✧ Pat LundyOnly Love Spoken Here ... CD
RCA/P&C, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A great little album from Pat Lundy – an enigmatic talent who crops up a number of times over the years – but always on different record labels, and always with a slightly different sound and style! This album's one of Pat's best – and has her working in a sophisticated soul ... read more CD

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✨✧ EbonysSing About Life ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The Ebonys sing about life, and a host of other groovy topics too – in this lost soul treasure from the 70s! The set is one of only two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet has a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Rhythm MachineRhythm Machine (with bonus tracks) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Lu Lu/Now Again, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
One of the heaviest funk records ever to come out of Indy in the 70s – a super-dope batch of ensemble grooving with plenty of odd twists and turns! At one level, the group work in a familiar Earth Wind & Fire-styled vibe – mixing heavy bass, funky rhythms, and lots of great horns ... read more CD

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✨✧ Wah Wah WatsonElementary ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A funky fusion classic from guitarist Wah Wah Watson – his only album as a leader, despite countless appearances as a sideman on 70s soul, jazz, and pop sessions! The album's got a really wonderful sort of west coast groove – one that takes bits of spacey fusion, bassy funk, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gary ByrdPresenting The Gary Byrd Experience (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A wicked lost album of righteous funk and poetic knowledge from the great Gary Byrd! Gary began his life as a soul DJ in New York, but by the early 70s, he was using his rich voice to create recordings designed to educate as much as entertain. That said, the album is as funky as it is strident, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Orlando Julius & The Afro SoundersOrlando Julius & The Afro Sounders ... CD
Philips/Voodoo Funk, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 16.98
An uber-rare album from Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – recorded at Ginger Baker's studio in Lagos and originally (apparently quite scarcely) released by Philips in 1973 – wonderful stuff and on par with the excellent material the group recorded in the handful of previous years! ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
(CD version comes with a great hardcover book-like package that includes liner notes by Orlando Julius.)

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✨✧ Terri WellsJust Like Dreamin ... LP
Philly World, 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Modern Philly soul from Terri Wells – a really great set that's right in the best mode of the city's sweet 80s groove scene! Terri previously sang with Dexter Wansel, and in the group People's Choice – but she's got more than enough power to hold the focus on her own – a nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on London.)

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✨✧ Bobby WomackSo Many Rivers ... LP
MCA, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Got A Brand New Bag (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Rojac/Traffic, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
Big Maybelle's got a new bag – and we like it! This tasty set was cut for the tiny Rojac label in between Maybelle's earlier years at Savoy and later albums on Brunswick – and it's got a swinging, 60s mod sort of style that's pretty darn groovy, baby! The arrangements are by Bob Gallo ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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✨✧ Clarence ReidNobody But You Babe (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Tay-Ster/Traffic, 1969. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
Don't get this set mixed up with Clarence Reid's album of a similar name on Alston/Atco – as this rare date for the Tayster label is quite different – although it still shares the famous title track! Reid's in perfect rough-edged form here – almost more strongly southern soul ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)
Also available Nobody But You Babe (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Harlem UndergroundHarlem Underground (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Paul Winley/Traffic, 1976/1996. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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✨✧ Ollie & JerryBreakin'. . .There's No Stopping Us (club mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Hip Hop, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Donell JonesMy Heart ... LP
LaFace, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
16 modern slow jams: 'Waiting On You", "My Heart", "All About You", "You Should Know", "In The Hood (Playas Version)", "Knocks Me Off My Feet", "No Interruptions", "I Want You To Know", "In The Hood (Remix)", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonGimme Something Real ... LP
Warner, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
One of our favorite albums from this legendary duo – Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson's first album for Warner Brothers, and compared to the numbers moved by biggest hits, you could call this one a hidden gem – filled with near perfect mellow soul jams and more sweetly soaring ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Donna Summer & OthersThank God It's Friday – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP + 12" ... $4.99
A huge disco cash-in moment of the 70s – but a great one too, and a strong illustration of the power that Casablanca Records had in both the clubs and charts at the time! The movie and record were both a bit over-pressed upon release, but they nonetheless stand as a great snapshot of the way ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeves. Cover has light wear & a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Valentine BrothersMoney's Too Tight To Mention (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Bridge, 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The original version of this track that went on to be huge for Simply Red – done here by The Valentine Brothers, who wrote the cut in a sweet 80s groove harmony style that really holds up over the years! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A fantastic album from this legendary jazz funk combo – a bit smoother than their first, but that's the great thing about it! The record has the band getting even tighter than before – coming up with an amazing jazz-inflected funk groove that still leaves us breathless after all these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ One WayOne Way Featuring Al Hudson (1979) ... LP
MCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A dancefloor soul classic – one of the strongest albums ever by Al Hudson, Alicia Meyers, and the whole One Way crew! The record's got a sweet soulful feel that provides a nice counterpoint to its bass-heavy grooves – popping along at that midtempo pace that was Al's popular remedy for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Freddie NorthFriend ... LP
Mankind, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Excellent lost southern soul LP for the Mankind subsidiary of Nashboro/Excello. Freddie North sings in a sweet southern style, and he's backed by a nice set of professional arrangements by Jerry Williams. The record was recorded both in Muscle Shoals and Philly, for a mix of styles that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Betty DavisThis Is It! – The Betty Davis Anthology (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $31.99
Some of the heaviest funk you'll ever find in one tiny package – all courtesy of the mighty Betty Davis! Betty's work of the 70s is beyond compare – fuzzed-out, tripped-up, drum-heavy funk that's been the stuff of legend for years, and which is the kind of music you could play for just ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Evelyn KingBack To Love/Shame ... 12-inch
RCA (UK), 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $8.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has an unglued seam.)

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✨✧ Sister SledgeWhen The Boys Meet The Girls ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
When the boys meet the girls, the hair gets pretty frizzy – but the music's still plenty darn great! Sister Sledge are back again with producer Nile Rodgers for this mid 80s effort – getting that trademark Rodgers groove that really helped the sisters pick up some new energy at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Candi StatonChance ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Heavy grooves from the club years of Candi Staton – material that's quite different than the rootsier soul of her start, but work that's equally great in its own sort of way! The tunes here are mostly upbeat and clubby – with arrangements handled by Patrick Adams, Leon Pendarvis, Ron ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressLive Oblivion Vol 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Vivid Sound (Japan), 1974. Used ... $26.99
Really hard-jamming work from keyboardist Brian Auger – the first of a 2-part live set from the US, and easily some of his greatest work on record! The tracks are all very long and stretched out here – an extrapolation of the territory Auger was already exploring on studio sides, taken ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi. SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressLive Oblivion Vol 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Vivid Sound (Japan), 1974. Used ... $26.99
The second smoking Live Oblivion set from Brian Auger and crew – twice as long, and maybe even twice as funky as the first! The tunes on here all really push the ten minute mark – stretching out the original Auger conception on studio sides, and featuring plenty of room for really ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi. SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Brides Of FunkensteinComplete Atlantic Records – Funk Or Walk/Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.98
A prime pair of late 70s classics on Atlantic Records from Brides Of Funkenstein – a funky female group from the P-Funk empire – back-to-back with bonus tracks! The Brides are one of George Clinton's few girl-based projects of the 70s, and a group who are markedly more funk-based than ... read more CD

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadYou Ain't No Friend Of Mine ... CD
Fantasy/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A completely different album than some of the earlier work from funky drummer Idris Muhammad – but a set that's completely wonderful in its own sort of way! Muhammad's drums are still right on the money, and able to move with even more quick-stepping power than before – set up in these ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousOldies But Goodies Vol 6 ... CD
Original Sound, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
Includes music from Dee Clark, the Shangri-Las, the Isley Brothers, Dee Dee Sharp, the Ad-Libs, and Bill Doggett – 14 tracks in all. CD
(It's hard to tell from the image but this CD actually has a nice foil cover.)

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✨✧ Taj MahalSing A Happy Song – The Warner Brothers Recordings (Music Fuh Ya/Brothers/Evolution/live tracks) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1976/1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 18.98
A trio of albums from Taj Mahal – and some unreleased live tracks as well! First up is Music Fuh Yah – a sweetly soulful set that has Taj Mahal really trying on some new flavors – yet still keeping things strongly in the bluesy territory of his roots! In addition to the lead ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love ... CD
Atlantic, 1975. Used ... $9.99
For too long we dismissed Roberta Flack out of hand because of her currency as a soft rock radio favorite, but her mid 70s output had more than its share of sublime, soulful moments, and this album is no exception. Of course, a generous helping hand from the left reverend Eugene McD and co-producer ... read more CD
(Out of print)
Also available Feel Like Makin' Love ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ SupremesSupremes In Japan! ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1973. Used Gatefold ... $39.99
One of the greatest Supremes albums of the 70s – a rare live Japanese session that wasn't even issued in the US at the time! The album follows strongly in the spirit of the other Motown Japanese live sets of the time – with really tight backings behind the group on stage, and a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassIt's Time For Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1981. Used ... $18.99
A mellow stunner in the legendary Teddy Pendergrass solo run for Philly International – and a set that's every bit as perfect as the rest of Teddy's classics from the time! There's few folks we'd trust more with a mellow groove than Teddy P – and on a set like this, he's totally at the ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Prince/Bria ValenteLotus Flow3r/MPLSound/Elixer ... CD
NPG, 2009. Used 3 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ MacondoMacondo ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A blend of soulful styles from the mighty Macondo! This self-titled set is pretty hip batch of tracks – sort of a mixture of early 70s LA Latin funk, with some lighter elements of Brazilian music, possibly added into the record by Claudio Slon, who produced the set for Sergio Mendes. The ... (Latin, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ CrackinSpecial Touch ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
Crackin definitely have a special touch on this 70s set – a way of mixing together funk, soul, and jazz influences – all in a groove that's every bit as tight as contemporaries like Rufus or Average White Band, even though Crackin never reached the heights that they did! The core ... read more CD

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✨✧ PrinceMusicology ... CD
NPG, 2004. Used ... $4.99
A very strong album by the one-and-only Prince – maybe the catchiest, most rewarding full length by the royal one since the Revolution days! Musicology is most notable for the undeniable exuberance and joy that vibrates from the speakers, track after track. Prince seems to be having fun on ... read more CD
(Out of print digipack pressing.)

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✨✧ Doc SeverinsenNight Journey ... CD
Epic/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Man, if Doc Severinsen was this funky on TV back in the 70s, we might have watched the Johnny Carson Show a little bit more! The album's more of a smooth funky fusion album than Doc's usual big band sets – and he's got some good help from Fred Crane, who handles all the arrangements and ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ New BirthVery Best of New Birth ... CD
RCA, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly well-thought out set of tracks that is perhaps the only ever time someone at RCA did a good job with a soul reissue! The filled-to-the brim compilation features 16 tracks from the legendary New Birth Inc. collective that also included the funky combo The Nite Liters and the vocal ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jocelyn BrownOne From The Heart (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1987. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 18.98
A classic groover from Jocelyn Brown – presented here in a 2CD set that's overflowing with remixes! One From The Heart was a big mainstream moment for Jocelyn Brown – the crowning realization of all the great work she'd done in the club underground in the early part of the 80s – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lloyd PriceMr Personality's 15 Hits ... LP
ABC, Late 50s/Early 60s. Good ... $1.99
A collection of Lloyd's biggest hits during his early years – 15 tracks that have plenty of New Orleans influences, yet which also define that unique quality that made Price one of the stand-along singers of his time! Includes hits like "Stagger Lee", "Personality", " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Maurice StarrSpacey Lady ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A key bridge in soul scenes of the 80s – the second album from Maurice Starr, and a set that definitely points the way towards some of the sounds he'd influence later in the decade! There's still plenty of street electro in the mix – the sorts of grooves that Starr was forging as part ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ SweetbackSweetback ... LP
Epic, 1996. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
One of those records that kind of snuck under the radar at the time – but which has gone onto become a crucial part of soul music from the 90s, and a record that's one of the blueprints for the neo soul generation to come! Sweetback are a trio of musicians who provided important backing for ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve with some notations in the top left.)

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✨✧ George ClintonComputer Games ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great post-Parliafunkadelicment work from George Clinton – surely the biggest hit of his albums for Capitol – especially since it features the singles "Atomic Dog" and "Loopzilla"! We'll be honest in saying that at the time this one came out, as die-hard Detroit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireSpirit ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Bill WithersBill Withers' Greatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, Mid 70s/1981. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Bill Withers' second "best of" collection for Columbia – and like the other one, this set features tracks from his earlier years at Sussex, plus some numbers cut for Columbia. Great stuff throughout – from the more recent smooth mellow soul of "Just The Two Of Us" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KleeerTaste The Music ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of the better soul groups of the early 80s – one who managed to mix electric keyboards with harmony vocals, yet still keep a sound that was pretty real. This album's got plenty of that great "wheeeeeep" keyboard sound, used to punctuate the songs' choruses, and lay down the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
 
 



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