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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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✨✧ ErasureInnocents ... LP
Sire/Reprise, 1988. Near Mint- ... $19.99
(Rock, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Fantasy's DreamVacation (vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Sweet Mountain, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sweet Mountain sleeve.)

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✨✧ EU (Experience Unlimited)I Confess (sugarless radio mix, sugar radio mix, new EU 12'', EU dub)/Funky Like A Monkey ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Barbara HowardOn The Rise ... LP
Remined/Colemine, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A lost Ohio soul treasure – the initial effort by a singer with a hell of a voice, but one who languished in obscurity after the poor response to this debut LP! Barbara Howard really knocks it out of the park here – singing like a deep soul diva with a hell of a lot of power and focus ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes the download card.)
Also available On The Rise ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Norma JenkinsFigure Me Out If You Can – Rare Soul Recordings ... CD
Kerr/Essential, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A really great collection of rare soul singles from Norma Jenkins – a singer who's probably best known for her mid 70s album Patience Is A Virtue – but who's heard here on much more obscure hard soul tracks from before that record! Norma's both funky and groovy here, depending on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... LP
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KainaNext To The Sun (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sooper, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A soaring effort from Kaina – one we're sure to remember as a major creative statement from a versatile singer and as a vital snapshot of a burgeoning era in Chicago's indie soul scene! Kaina's triumph here is the way she sets up a dreamy mood that holds throughout the album – wherein ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pink vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Next To The Sun ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ KainaNext To The Sun ... CD
Sooper, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A soaring effort from Kaina – one we're sure to remember as a major creative statement from a versatile singer and as a vital snapshot of a burgeoning era in Chicago's indie soul scene! Kaina's triumph here is the way she sets up a dreamy mood that holds throughout the album – wherein ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD
Also available Next To The Sun (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Jamila WoodsLegacy Legacy (with download) ... LP
Jagjaguwar, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 24.99
Jamila Woods already blew us away with her debut – but this second set has the singer ready to take on the world with a huge step forward in her style! Jamila caught us almost by surprise when she first emerged – a Chicago soul singer who wasn't on our radar, and who already had this ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Legacy Legacy ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Lee Fields & The ExpressionsIt Rains Love (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 16.99
We've loved the music of Lee Fields for many many years – but these days, he seems to be sounding even better than ever – taking all of his decades of experience in soul music, and blending his deep soul roots with an even more mature, open sort of style! And even though Lee's early ... (Deep Funk, Soul) read more CD
Also available It Rains Love ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ VariousSound Of Philadelphia – A Tribute To Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff Vol 2 ... CD
Society Hill/Essential, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A mighty tribute to the duo who put Philly soul at the top of the game in the 70s – legendary producers/writers/label owners Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff – all given their full due by a host of artists from the contemporary Philadelphia underground, including some who recorded for the ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSound Of Philadelphia – A Tribute To Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff Vol 1 ... CD
Society Hill/Essential, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A mighty tribute to the duo who put Philly soul at the top of the game in the 70s – legendary producers/writers/label owners Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff – all given their full due by a host of artists from the contemporary Philadelphia underground, including some who recorded for the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Pastor TL BarrettLike A Ship (Without A Sail) ... LP
Mt Zion/Numero, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 18.98
A soul record we'd put up there with some of our favorites produced in Chicago during the early 70s – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir, of Mt. ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRare 80s Soul, Funk, & Boogie ... CD
Essential, 1980s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Way more than the usual 80s grooves – as the set definitely takes the "rare" in its title seriously, and presents a huge amount of cuts that were even new to our boogie-trained ears! The set's not the usual electro soul or post-disco material – and instead, really moves ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Heaven 17Luxury Gap ... LP
BEF/Virgin (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Janet JacksonYou Want This (Mafia & Fluxey club mix, Mafia & Fluxey dancehall mix, spoiled milk rmx, rmx)/New Agenda/70's Love Groove ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
Spoiled Milk rmx produced by Milk of Audio Two. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roger (Roger Troutman)Unlimited! ... LP
Reprise, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Plenty of beats here from Roger Troutman – going for a sound that's maybe even more electro than some of his earlier solo work, at a level that really seems to be pushing the Zapp sound further for the 80s! The style is funky, but touched with lots of elements that have wended their way from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Brute ForceBrute Force ... LP
Embryo, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The one and only album by this righteous funky combo from Ohio! Although Brute Force were an American group of the late 60s, they've got a sound that brings in traces of the African rhythms that were bubbling under at the time – similar to some of the best London groups of the post-colonial ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ RihannaGood Girl Gone Bad ... LP
Def Jam, 2008. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has marker through the barcode and is bent a bit at the opening.)

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✨✧ Siouxsie & The BansheesPeek A Boo (Silver Dollar mix, 7")/False Face/Catwalk ... 12-inch
Geffen, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
(Rock, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chaka Khan & Jazz All-StarsEchoes Of An Era ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A really unique album for Chaka Khan – one in which she teams up with a host of jazz artists to craft a classic-styled set of vocals! Given that Chaka was at the height of her 80s groove solo career at the time of this one, the move is a surprising one – but also a great chance for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KarmaFor Everybody ... LP
A&M/Horizon, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Karma was a group made up of some of the better west coast studio jazz players of the 70s – including Oscar Brashear, Ernie Watts, and George Bohanon – but despite the strength of their individual members, the group never really put things together all that strongly. They're not bad, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
One of our favorite early Funkadelic albums – and a real turning point for the group! Gone are the trippier guitar solos of earlier days, and in their place is a tighter approach to funk – one that has the band grooving hard and soulfully on shorter tracks that perfect the dark vision ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on 4 Men With Beards.)

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✨✧ KarmaCelebration ... LP
A&M/Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Despite the fact that most of these guys participated in some of the best funky fusion records coming out of the 70s west coast scene, this record's not what it should be – especially when you consider it's got players like George Bohannon, Ernie Watts, and Oscar Brashear. Still, it's not a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Ferris WheelCan't Break The Habit ... LP
Hit-Ton Schalllatten (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good ... $39.99
A great group with a really heavy crossover soul sound! Don't confuse these guys with the American group of the same name from the period, because this ensemble's a British act coming out of the mod scene – heavily steeped in influences from the American scenes in Memphis and Detroit, but ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some writing in pen on back and a center split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Pink LadyPink Lady ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and a light mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Betty WrightSinderella (6:30, 5:28) ... 12-inch
Rams Horn (Netherlands), 1985. Very Good (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Le Melange featuring ChinaTortured Journey (radio, club, acapella, dub, drum)/Bonus Jacks ... 12-inch
Precision, 1987. Near Mint- ... $349.99
(New Grooves, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have BPM in pen.)

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✨✧ Tina TurnerWe Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (extended, inst) ... 12-inch
Capitol, 1985. Very Good (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Burundi BlackBurundi Black (first part, second part) ... 12-inch
Barclay, 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $24.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisGet On Up (Disco) (mono, stereo) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $39.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Tina TurnerQueen (aka Cussin, Cryin, & Carryin On) ... LP
Springboard, 1969. Very Good ... $9.99
A slightly changed-up version of 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! This album features tracks from the album with some hard soul vocals by Tina – and titles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear.)

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✨✧ Luther VandrossAny Love ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Lean, clean work from Luther Vandross – an album of gentle grooves and warmly romantic tones – offered up as part of Luther's hit run in the 80s! The sound is quite electric at times, but Vandross' vocals provide enough human warmth to offset the beats and keyboards – and given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Eartha KittI Love Men ... LP
Sunnyview, 1984. Very Good- ... $1.99
Something of a comeback for Eartha Kitt – a camp club classic from the 80s, as if you couldn't guess from the title! The record has Eartha working with Village People producer Jacques Morali – in a set of tracks that are definitely aimed at the boystown crowd – and which are done ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing on In The Mix. Cover has ring & edge wear and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesMiss You/Far Away Eyes ... 12-inch
Rolling Stones, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
A club crossover classic from The Rolling Stones – a track that surprisingly got the group onto the dancefloor in the late 70s, but which still held onto most of their best elements! Although sometimes panned as a cheap disco cash-in effort by some, the tune is actually pretty darn great ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Harvey MasonFunk In A Mason Jar ... LP
Arista, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Smooth soulful jazz from Harvey Mason – one of his strong 70s winners for the Arista album, and a record that really brings a new level of class to his sound! There's less of the grit in the grooves than you might expect from the down-home reference of the title – and in a way, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ DAFBrothers (mix Gabi, mix Mike Heges) ... 12-inch
Illuminated (UK), 1985. Very Good (pic cover)... $7.99
A Euro electro club classic that played well on both sides of the fence – offered up here in 2 different mixes – one sparer and more electronic, the other fleshed out a bit more for the kids! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsBetter Days ... LP
Fantasy, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Sweet warm grooves from the mighty Blackbyrds – a set that has George Duke working with the group, giving them some of the electric vibe of his own great work! The sound is less sharply funky than the early days of the group, but still mighty nice – and titles include "Do It ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousStay In School, Don't Be A Dropout ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... $99.99
An incredible relic from 60s Stax Records – a promotional album issued as an attempt to get kids to finish high school! The record was one of a number of soul-based efforts discouraging drop outs in the 60s – and it's easily one of the best, thanks to the special participation of top-le ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangHits – Reloaded ... CD
Edel (UK), 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
They should have called this one Kool & The Gang & The Gang – because the group get a whole lot of help from a huge range of guest stars! The project has the group back in the studio, re-recording some of their classic hits – and working with guest vocalists that include ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brownstone5 Miles To Empty (radio, inst, lp, acapella) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1994. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Temptations/Brook Benton/Bloodstone/Ronnie DysonRap N Rhythm With Al Gee ... LP
Army Reserve/Narwood, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Totally cool! This one's a 2LP set produced by the US Army Reserve – featuring 4 separate radio shows hosted by DJ Al Gee, and featuring interviews with and music by The Temptations (a special christmas show!), Brook Benton, Bloodstone, and Ronnie Dyson. The music on the set is lifted from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Linda JonesLinda Jones Greatest Hits ... CD
Empire, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful selection of work by Linda Jones – one of the greatest female soul singers ever! Linda had a very short career, due to a tragic early death – but her work on record is simply astounding – a rich tapestry of deep soul, well-placed emotion, and masterful handling of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MazeSilky Soul ... LP
Warner, 1989. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Silky soul indeed from the great Frankie Beverly – a late 80s album, but one that has the smooth soul genius very much at the top of his game! Frankie's work from the 70s inspired countless imitators in the next decade – but after so many other male singers trying to cop his game, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Silky Soul ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Staple SingersHammer & Nails ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A classic pre-soul album by The Staples – very different than their later secular work of the 70s, but every bit as excellent! The album was done in a folksy spirit for Riverside at the start of the 60s – and captures the group in very raw, stripped-down format – with just guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Orpheum pressing.)

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✨✧ Edwin BirdsongDance Of Survival ... LP
Bamboo, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Tripped out funky soul from the great Edwin Birdsong – a rare indie album released between his years at Polydor and Philly International! The set's got a wilder sound than any of his other work – kind of a righteous funk set for the dancefloor – recorded with lots of weird ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Arif MardinJourney ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
A wicked little solo set from one of Atlantic Records' hippest talents in the 70s! Arif Mardin's best known for his work supporting some of Atlantic's best soul starts – Aretha Franklin most famously, and a host of others – but here, he steps out as a maestro on his own – working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ PrincePurple Rain ... LP
Warner, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Sam & DaveDouble Dynamite ... LP
Stax, 1966. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Sublime early Stax work from Sam & Dave – the kind of record that forever changed the way the male voice was used in group soul music! The rhythms on the tunes are totally raw – bass, drums, and guitar that are kind of fused into a dirty funky bottom that proves a perfect foil for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Labels have a name in pen. Cover has a cutout hole, some splitting on the top seam, and light wear.)
Also available Double Dynamite ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Sam CookeCollection Of Memories ... LP
Trip, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AfrodisiaElephant Sunrise ... LP
Comma/Cordial (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Rare work from a funky group who really lead with their basslines and love their rhythms – so much so that vocals are often an afterthought when it comes to the grooves! These guys are German, but they've got a righteous sound that really lives up to the flavor of the cover – and we're ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Elephant Sunrise ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ AfrodisiaElephant Sunrise ... CD
Comma/Cordial (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Rare work from a funky group who really lead with their basslines and love their rhythms – so much so that vocals are often an afterthought when it comes to the grooves! These guys are German, but they've got a righteous sound that really lives up to the flavor of the cover – and we're ... read more CD
Also available Elephant Sunrise ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousSource – Funky Breaks & Sampled Soul Of TK Records ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
Famous tracks from the legendary Miami Soul powerhouse TK Records – famous not because they were hits in the 70s, but because they were used in later years as hip hop samples – dug from the deep well of music that TK recorded back in the day, to lay the blueprint for a whole new ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Sons Of SlumMusic Is The Message ... LP
Cordial (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Fantastic funk from Sons Of Slum – a 70s Chicago combo with a sound that's as heavy as their name! You might know the group from some killer singles they cut for Stax in the early 70s – but this set features unreleased material from later in the decade, showing an even cooler band than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music Is The Message ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Sons Of SlumMusic Is The Message ... CD
Cordial (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
Fantastic funk from Sons Of Slum – a 70s Chicago combo with a sound that's as heavy as their name! You might know the group from some killer singles they cut for Stax in the early 70s – but this set features unreleased material from later in the decade, showing an even cooler band than ... read more CD
Also available Music Is The Message ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ John TropeaShort Trip To Space ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky fusion classic from John Tropea – the great guitarist who cut a wealth of studio work for other players, and a rare few albums under his own name! This set's got a tight, yet soulful finish – very much in the spirit of the best work on CTI or Kudu during the mid 70s – ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)
Also available Short Trip To Space ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The massive debut of reedman Ronnie Laws – a groundbreaking set of funky fusion tracks that set the standard for years to come! Ronnie's the kid brother of Hubert Laws – who was already having great fame at CTI – but here, the younger Laws works with producer Wayne Henderson ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Pressure Sensitive ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellUnited ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic soul duets between Marvin & Tammi Terrell – a landmark pair in 60s soul music, and easily one of the best male/female duos in pop music ever! Marvin and Tammi have a way of singing together that makes you feel like they're speaking the tunes, not singing them – a personal ... read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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✨✧ Nolen & CrossleyAmbience ... CD
Gordy/Motown (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Curtis Nolen and Raymond Crossley may not have been the biggest names to record for Motown in the 80s, but the duo serves up some mighty nice work in this overlooked set – a package of self-produced original material that comes across with a great 80s groove on both the uptempo numbers and ... read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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✨✧ SupremesSupremes – Produced & Arranged by Jimmy Webb ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked moment of 70s genius from The Supremes – and from the great Jimmy Webb as well – given that the pop studio genius wrote, arranged, and produced the entire album! Jimmy had plenty of famous work under his belt by this point in time – including his famous ... read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)
Also available Supremes – Produced & Arranged by Jimmy Webb ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Bobby ByrdBobby Byrd Got Soul – The Best Of Bobby Byrd ... CD
Polygram/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Essential material by this funky soul legend – even if you've got his one and only album! This is an excellent compilation of the very hard to find work of this James Brown partner and singer, with a track list of 22 cuts that includes lots of cool rare funky 45 tracks, and a number of ... read more CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)
Also available Bobby Byrd Got Soul – The Best Of Bobby Byrd ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Redd Holt UnlimitedOther Side Of The Moon ... LP
Paula, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
This was Redd's second album after the breakup of the Young-Holt team – and it's also the tightest. The best cuts have this hard funk sound that features tightly stepping drums by Redd, and a classic choppy groove that's best summed up in the cut "Do It Baby", a favorite with hip ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam)

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✨✧ Billy PrestonEncouraging Words ... CD
Apple (UK), 1970. Used ... $11.99
One of Billy's better albums from the time – produced by George Harrison, with a rough rootsy spiritual sound that reminds us of material on Let It Be. There's more than a bit of rock on the album – and there's a churchy feeling that sounds a lot like the hippie religiosity that ... read more CD
( Out of print UK pressing from the early 90s.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonSend It (Warner pressing) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $5.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! The album includes their original reading of "Top Of The Stairs", a great sexy soul duet that was later done by Collins & Collins – and it's also got a ... read more CD
(Out of print Warner pressing.)

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✨✧ Chaka KhanCK ... CD
Warner, 1988. Used ... $4.99
A sweet 80s groover fro Chaka Khan – one that features a fair bit of beats and bassline – thanks to tight production from Prince, Chris Jasper, and Russ Titelman! Russ is actually the man behind most of the set – and he really shows off his great talent for a hook-heavy soul tune ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Patrice RushenFeels So Real (Won't Let Go) (LP, dub) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1984. Very Good ... $3.99
A sweet 80s groove number from Patrice Rushen off what we like to think of as one of her last truly great albums – Now – a solid commercial soul LP with lots of nice jazzy touches! "Feels So Real" pops along at an easy midtempo pace, with a sophisticated jazzed up arrangement ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Elektra sleeve. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Quando QuangoAtom Rock (New York rmx, dub mix) ... 12-inch
Factory, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Latinized crossover club from the enigmatic Quando Quango – one of our favorite groups from the Factory Records import years! "Atom Rock" is a catchy New York styled number, remixed here by Mark Kamins with the trebley guitar, conga and electro bits all ducking in and out of the ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ TyreeI Fear The Night (subterranean mix, fear the dub mix) ... 12-inch
Underground, Late 80s. Very Good ... $6.99
Spare early Chicago house from Tyree Cooper, with the classic stripped down 909 sounds, but without the really deep acid sound that would later dominate the scene. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Nina SimoneForbidden Fruit ... LP
Colpix, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A classic album from Nina Simone's early period! The tracks feature prime work from Nina, caught at the point when she was turning her style from straight jazz into more of a folk-inspired soulful sound – filled with power, anger, and sheer raw emotion – played by a small combo of ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ SyreetaSet My Love In Motion ... LP
Tamla, 1981. Very Good ... $0.99
An obscure later album by Syreeta – but still a great one! The lady's moving into an 80s groove on most of these cuts – but she's still got that sweet heavenly vocal approach, very similar to Minnie Riperton, whose late style she's taking up on a number of the album's smooth, well ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot and a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Mar-Keys & Booker T & The MGsBack To Back ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... $11.99
Two great Memphis instrumental groups, back to back on one CD – in a smoking little live set that keeps the Stax Records sound strong – even away from the studio! The set's actually heavier on work by Booker T & The MGs than it is cuts by The Mar-Keys – as Book and crew ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsDoin' Our Thing ... LP
Stax, 1968. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Booker T & The MGs – definitely doing their thing on this late 60s cooker – and moving their instrumental sound into a whole new range than before! The album has a very groovy feel – nice and tight, with especially great organ and guitar lines – often tuned towards 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Gene StridelThis Is Gene Stridel ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Rare album of vocal tracks by singer Gene Stridel, with arrangements and orchestrations by Marty Manning. The set's got a nice easygoing feel, and Stridel sings with a nice warm voice that's sort of a mix between pop and jazz. Tracks include "Hearts Were Never Meant To Be Broken", " ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyEvolution ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Very Good ... $24.99
A groundbreaking little record – and one that set a whole new standard for guitar funk in the 70s! By the time of this set, Dennis Coffey had been playing, arranging, and producing all over the Detroit soul scene for many years – so it wasn't like he really needed a hit to get paid or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In original shrinkwrap with "Scorpio" sticker.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeI'm Coming Home Again (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
JAS (Japan), 1978. Used 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A great smooth soul session from Carmen McRae – an album that's not nearly as well known as her American sides of the 70s, but which is possibly even better overall! The record features a great batch of smooth soul arrangements by Mario Sprouse – a blend of jazz and contemporary soul ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Etta JamesTell Mama (180 gram – lavender colored mono pressing) ... LP
Cadet/4 Men With Beards, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
A really unique album from the great Etta Jones – a session recorded down in Muscle Shoals, and not in Chicago – a setting that gives James an extra sort of deep soul power! The backing is nicely different than some of the other Chess material – killer work from the legendary ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 585 copies!)

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✨✧ Avery R YoungTubman ... CD
FPE, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A career-defining record from Avery R Young – a Chicago poet, educator, and a hell of a singer too – working here with a larger ensemble of vocalists to redefine a space between gospel, funk, and soul – but all with a revolutionary quality that will set a whole new standard for ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSun Gospel ... CD
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Gospel genius from the legendary Sun Records – an imprint usually associated with the earliest roots of rockabilly, but also a Memphis powerhouse that managed to capture a number of different styles surprisingly well during the 50s! Sun had one of its big early hits with The Prisonaires ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Mickey BakerRock With A Sock ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
Groundbreaking work from the great Mickey Baker – a postwar electric guitarist who maybe took the music from the bluesy territory of T Bone Walker, and helped push it forward to the earliest roots of rock and soul! Mickey recorded these searing singles for RCA subsidiaries Vik and Groove, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny JenkinsTon-Ton Macoute! (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Atco/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
An excellent bit of raw funky southern soul from Johnny Jenkins – recorded in Macon, GA, and one of the last relics of the relations that Atlantic Records had with all of the little local scenes in the south! Ton-Ton Macoute is one of those records that manages to blend funk, blues, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FunkadelicFree Your Mind . . . And Your Ass Will Follow (180 gram limited red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
An insane classic from one of the wildest funk bands ever! According to reports, George Clinton and the band cut this set in a marathon 48-hour stretch in the studio – working like mad all night and day long, after dropping a motherlode of some mighty fine acid! We don't know if that story's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on red vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Don't Worry – Black Gospel During The Civil Rights Era – 1953 to 1967 ... CD
Narroway, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 29.98
A fantastic set of gospel tracks from the 50s and 60s – one that definitely takes the Civil Rights theme in the title seriously, but in ways that are often a bit more subtle than you might expect! Gospel music was key to the strivings of under-represented Americans during these years – ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Max Romeo & The UpsettersWar Ina Babylon (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.99
Essential stuff, whether you're a fan of roots reggae, Jamaican soul or the otherworldly antics of the Upsetter! Though you might not know it from some of the bitter rebukes Scratch later laid to wax against him, Romeo was clearly his favorite son when it came to vocalists, and got the prodigal ... (Reggae, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited red vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ GospelairesMoving Up – The Early Years 1956 to 1965 ... CD
Gospel Friend (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic work from the Gospelaires – a group from Dayton, Ohio – but one who recorded most of the music here down in Houston – where they issued some tremendous singles for the Peacock label! The group are incredible – and sing with a hard-edged frenzy that's maybe more ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousChurch Songs Of Soul & Inspiration ... CD
UTV, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Music from Maya Angelou, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LaBelle, Stephanie Mills, En Vogue, Patti Austin, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan, Denyce Graves, Ann Nesby & more. (Gospel, Soul) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Up FrontInfatuation (special club mix, short piano, dub) ... 12-inch
Silver Cloud, 1983. Very Good ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ O'JaysLove Train – Best Of The O'Jays ... CD
Legacy, Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
10 tracks from one of the biggest vocal groups of the 70s! The O'Jays had been knocking around other labels for some time during the mid and late 60s, but when they hooked up with the Gamble & Huff team at the burgeoning Philadelphia International label, things really started taking off! ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicMaggot Brain (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Westbound/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Amazing stuff – and arguably the greatest early Funkadelic album ever! The set moves past the simple fuzzy style of the group's debut, and the overly-stoned sound of Free Your Mind – and rockets into a heady funk style that's filled with sly social commentary and an incredibly dark ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Maggot Brain ... LP 119.99

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✨✧ Vincent LawrenceVirgo Tracks Again ... LP
Trax, Early 80s. Very Good ... $11.99
8 tracks of mostly drums and drum machine – with no titles – from Vincent Lawrence aka Virgo. Pretty much put together as tool for house and club DJs in it's day, this set is equally appealing on its own, as an excellent snapshot from the heyday of Chicago house. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James GilstrapLove Talk ... LP
Roxbury, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
The second album by Jim Gilstrap – a singer who did an awful lot of studio work for other folks during the 70s, and who scored a minor hit with his own "Swing Your Daddy", which was on the first album. This set's a bit more far-reaching, with arrangements by Gene Page that are kind ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sly & The Family StoneFresh ... LP
Epic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Sly's leaping into the air on the cover of this one – and for good reason too, given the overall groove of the set! The album's a bit more stripped-down and upbeat than the previous few – almost more of a return to the simple funky style of the first albums, but with a slightly more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good ... $5.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby BrownEvery Little Step (ext version, radio mix, uptown mix, inst) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1989. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an MCA sleeve.)

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✨✧ Barbi & The Kens/FlirtsJust A Gigolo/Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime) ... 12-inch
ARS (Belgium), 1987. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ARS sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesI Don't Know Why (I Love You) Remixes (2 x 12 inches) ... 12-inch
Delicious Vinyl, 2006. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
It's almost like the old days again – back when Delicious Vinyl used to give you so many mixes on a Brand New Heavies single, it was almost like getting an entire album! The cut here is already a great one – a remake of the soul classic, sung beautifully by N'Dea Davenport, and done ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bumblebee UnlimitedLove Bug (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Classic funky club grooves from the never-miss team of Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael! A nice little pumping club soul number with great arrangements featuring soaring strings and the signature spacey P&P moogy sound! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a non-pic promo sleeve.)

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✨✧ Sly CabellFeelin' Fine (orig, special club version) ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Salsoul sleeve. Labels have a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Ray Parker JrYou Can't Change That/For Those Who Like To Groove/Bad Boy ... 12-inch
Arista (UK), 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousFrom Mississippi To Chicago ... CD
HMG, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks by RL Burnside, Pinetop Perkins, Boogaloo Ames, Eddie Cusic, and Robert Curtis Smith. (Blues, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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