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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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✨✧ Level 42World Machine ... CD
Polydor, 1985. Used ... $3.99
A crossover classic from Level 42 – a set that catapulted the soulful British group into international stardom! The tunes are catchy, filled with electro bits, and produced with some great bubbling touches from Wally Badarou – whose hand in the studio really keeps things from ever ... read more CD

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✨✧ ParliamentChocolate City ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
An amazing album that's probably one of the most unified albums that George Clinton ever recorded! The band's rawer style has been firmed up and economized – but a lot of the best elements are still in place, including a strange approach to vocals that has male and female voices interacting ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ RampCome Into Knowledge ... LP
Blue Thumb/Verve, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the greatest albums of all time – a masterpiece of moody soul, spacey vocals, and jazzy vibes – all produced by the legendary Roy Ayers! Ramp take their name from the anagram Roy Ayers Musical Productions – and in a way, the group's the summation of all the genius that Roy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousClassic Funk Mastercuts Vol 1 ... CD
Mastercuts (UK), 1970s. Used ... $12.99
The title certainly gets this one right – as the 12 track set is overflowing with classic funk all the way through – tracks that bubbled underground in the 70s, rocked the rare groove scene in the 80s, and which are still being appreciated today! Great stuff all around – and ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie & ErnieTime Waits For No One ... LP
Cairo/Mississippi, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A deep soul treasure! You've probably never heard of the team of Eddie & Ernie, but they've risen to fame over the years with collectors of rare 60s soul – and have recently been immortalized on volumes of Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures, one of the most important soul compilation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DramaticsWhatcha See Is Whatcha Get ... LP
Stax/Volt, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A fantastic album by The Dramatics – with a harder funkier sound than you'll find on most of their other records of the time – a gritty gem from the group's early years, and a record that really deserves its placement on the Stax label! The record has the group moving into a post-Tempta ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jamaaladeen TacumaShow Stopper ... CD
Gramavision, 1983. Used ... $14.99
Featuring James R Watkins, Anthony Davis, Ebony String Quartet, Julius Hemphill, Olu Dara, James Ulmer, and others. (Jazz, Soul) CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteUltimate Collection ... CD
UTV, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
With 30 tracks on 2 CD's – including work by the Love Unlimited Orchestra. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great return to basics for Pieces Of A Dream – a set that's tightly jazzy, yet still filled with plenty of soul! The style's a great illustration of the smooth jazz roots the group first offered the world – a style that was really coming into its own at the time of this release, but ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ TemptationsPhoenix Rising ... CD
Motown, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVirgin Ubiquity Remixed EP 4 ... 12-inch
BBE, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
(New Grooves, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has wrinkled top corners.)

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✨✧ Al GreenAl Green Is Love/Full Of Fire ... CD
Hi Records/Motown, 1975/1976. Used ... $14.99
Heavenly soul doesn't get any more heavenly than this! Al's at the height of his powers here, and even though there aren't as many hits on the record, it's still got plenty of nice moments, and the usual stone cold Hi Records soul groove that works beautifully with Green's warmly compressed vocals. ... read more CD
(Out of print, very small cutout mark through the boollet & traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinJewels In The Crown – All Stars Duets With The Queen ... CD
Arista, 1980s/1990s/2000s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Barry WhiteCan't Get Enough ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1974. Used ... $6.99
Can't get enough of Barry White at this key point in his career – a time when he was stepping from the shadows as one of the most sensuous soul stars of the 70s! The album's a near-perfect effort throughout – a great blend of the soaring strings and funkier rhythms that always made ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Pops StaplesPeace To The Neighborhood ... CD
Pointblank, 1992. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Aaron NevilleNature Boy – The Standards Album ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phil PerryHeart Of The Man ... CD
Manhattan/Capitol, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Amazing Love", "Call Me", "The Best Of Me", "Goodbye", "More Nights", and "Woman". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Debbie HarryKookoo ... LP
Chrysalis, 1981. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A nice change in sound for Debbie Harry – thanks to Chic production from Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards – who really help the solo singer find a groove that's quite different than her work in Blondie! The style's a mixture of the funky club that Chic did so well, with elements that ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ David T WalkerSidewalk ... LP
Revue, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Perhaps the best of the early David T Walker albums for Revue – and certainly the one that has the highest concept of all of his work for the label. The tracks move past his usual pop jazz style, and into a stretched-out mode that shows traces of Gabor Szabo, and perhaps a bit of Pat Martino ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl has a short click on "Up And Away".)

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✨✧ VariousBoogie Down To The Floor – Mixed By Them – Funky Disco & Modern Crossover Soul Rarities Mixed & Unmixed ... CD
BBQ (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $24.99
Music from James Mason, Clifford Nyren, Family Underground, Pulse, Kevin Burroughs Neeley, Rokk, Luther Davis Group, Lamar Thomas, Mellow Madness, De'sire, and more. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD

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✨✧ UsherConfessions Part II Remix (clean, inst, main, acapella) ... 12-inch
LaFace, 2004. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ JetsMagic ... LP
MCA, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, hype sticker, and a razor mark on the front.)

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✨✧ Le MasqueModern Day Lover ... LP
C Dawson, 1986. Near Mint- ... $69.99
An obscure little soul set from 80s Chicago – featuring songwriting, arrangements, and production by the enigmatic Bandit – on titles that include "Playing In The Water", "Amber's Song", "Modern Day Lover", "Chasing My Dream", "Lady D", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ted TaylorTaylor Made For You ... LP
SPG, 1987. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lonnie Johnson & Elmer SnowdenBlues & Ballads ... CD
Prestige, 1960. Used ... $6.99
Rootsy blues from the brief stretch when Prestige Records was experimenting with non-jazz material – a back-to-basics session that features Johnson on electric guitar and vocals, Snowden on acoustic guitar, and only Wendell Marshall's jazz-trained bass to back the pair up. The work's in a ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Act One (Act 1)Act One ... LP
Spring, 1974. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ Family BrownImaginary World ... LP
United Artists, 1977. Sealed ... $19.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Eugene WildeSerenade ... LP
Philly World, 1985. Sealed ... $3.99
A sultry serenade from Eugene Wilde – one of his great 80s albums for the Philly World label – put together in a mix of warm soul vocals and catchy, upbeat rhythms! Wilde slides into some mellow territory on a few ballads – but most of the set is bubbling over with tracks that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing, with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... CD
Quest/Warner, 1989. Used ... $2.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miquel BrownSo Many Men, So Little Time (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
TSR, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
A big underground club number around these parts, one of disco's biggest sleeper tracks, with a very Euro feel to the production. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Pieces Of A DreamMt Airy Groove (rap version, inst) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1982. Very Good- ... $4.99
Classic early 80s electro-modern jazz crossover from Pieces Of A Dream produced by Grover Washington, that bounces along with an infectious groove that makes this an old school favorite, alongside similar numbers by Bernard Wright or Paul Hardcastle. We're not certain who's the vocalist on the rap ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Diana RossDiana ... LP
Motown, 1980. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
A record so big they dropped the "Ross" from Diana's name – just to show how large the lady was living at the end of the 70s! The album was a key set in the solo years of Diana's career – a back to basics dancefloor effort done with impeccable production by Bernard Edwards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ YazUpstairs At Erics ... LP
Sire/Mute, 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal bit of pre-electro crossover – featuring the cold hard vocals of Alison Moyet, and some very tasty keyboard work! Includes the post-disco club smashes "Don't Go" and "Situation", plus "Goodbye Seventies", "Winter Kills", "Midnight", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a hype sticker, promo stamp, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Red and green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Prince1999 ... LP
Warner, 1982. Very Good 2LP ... $24.99
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 ring and edge wear.)
Also available
1999 ... CD 2.99
1999 (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 22.99
1999 (4LP 180 gram deluxe edition) ... LP 76.99

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✨✧ Stevie WonderHotter Than July ... LP
Tamla, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A bit smoother than early days, but still very nice and soulful – and did we expect any less from Stevie? The record's got a nicely flanged-out soul groove – with a style that kind of expands on the vocal and keyboard production of the early 70s, taking the groove towards a sound that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a small sticker on the back.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinYoung, Gifted, & Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- ... $19.99
A beautiful album that perfectly mixes both sides of Aretha Franklin's talents – the hard-edged soul singer who first flourished at Atlantic records in the late 60s, and the artist who was growing even more as a vocalist – really reaching out her wings to more sophisticated material! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green record club pressing with Broadway address. Cover has a split bottom seam and some wear.)
Also available Young, Gifted, & Black (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Rinder & LewisWarriors ... LP
AVI, 1979. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An excellent bit of spacey club grooves from the enigmatic Rinder & Lewis team! The record has a sweet jazzy vibe that's different than some of their other records – and which seems to share equal parts influence from Kraftwerk, Larry Mizell, and Tangerine Dream. Includes the great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Cleveland Eaton & The Garden Of EatonKeep Love Alive ... LP
Ovation, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A mixture of funky jazz, soul, and disco – recorded with a host of studio players and a smooth jazzy finish. The record's trying to keep the groove going from Eaton's Instant Hip LP – which was quite a minor hit for him – and although we love the bassist as a jazz player, most of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ IndependentsDiscs Of Gold ... LP
Wand, 1974. Sealed Gatefold ... $5.99
Some of the best work ever by this seminal Chicago 70s soul group! The quartet features one female vocalist, and three male – two of whom, Chuck Jackson (brother of Jessie!) and Marvin Yancey, went on to transform the sound of modern soul as producer/arrangers in the mid to late 70s. This ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing – still sealed! Shrinkwrap has a sticker.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsCheck Out Your Mind ... LP
Curtom, 1970. Very Good+ ... $44.99
Righteous late 60s soul from The Impressions – the group's last album with Curtis Mayfield in the lineup! The sound here follows heavily from the Young Mods and This Is My Country years – a heavier take on the trio's soul stylings than their work over at ABC in the mid 60s – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark and some light wear.)

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✨✧ DJ RogersOn The Road Again ... LP
RCA, 1976. Sealed ... $5.99
Classic work from the great DJ Rogers – with a soaring, sweeping, righteous soul feel that reminds us of Rance Allen at his best, or of some of the smooth work of Lamont Dozier from the same time. DJ wrote, arranged, and produced all the tracks on this album, and the cuts have a slight nod ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ WhatnautsHelp Is On The Way (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Harlem International, 1981. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure later tune by The Whatnauts – issued years after their classics for All-Platinum in the early 70s – but proof that the group is always great, no matter what the setting! This tune's got a mean mean boogie groove – and was sampled to great fame by De La Soul in "Rin ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing! Label has a number in pen.)

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✨✧ VariousGhetto Disco – Nori's TK Disco Session ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
There's nothing too ghetto here – given that the work on the set all comes from the Miami soul powerhouse of TK Records – a company that was always known for a tight, well-crafted groove! And while TK had plenty of chart hits during the disco years, there's a number of cuts here that ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Ghetto Disco – Nori's TK Disco Session ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Albert King & Otis RushDoor To Door ... CD
Chess/Vogue (France), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A split album of early recordings by Otis Rush and Albert King – both featured here in early Chicago sides done for Chess Records in the years before their bigger late 60s fame! The style here is mostly stripped down, but still pretty tight – not as rough-edged as some of their Chess ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
Great early work from Lowell Fulson – tracks recorded in the 50s for Chess Records – all in Chicago, and a fair bit more obscure than some of Lowell's better-known sides from the 60s! There's still a nicely gritty groove going on here – a style that's rooted in blues, but which ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerHouse Of The Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rootsy cover, and some rootsy blues to match – a fairly stripped down session from John Lee Hooker –- and one that mostly just features vocals and guitar, plus some occasional added guitar and piano! Most of the recordings here are from the early 50s, pulled together in a full LP at ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Elmore James/John BrimWhose Muddy Shoes (with bonus track) ... CD
Chess, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
A great entry in the Chess Heritage Series at the end of the 60s – one that features rare 50s Chicago recordings by Elmore James, plus some even more obscure sides by lesser-known singer John Brim! James' style is well known, and well-executed here – rough and raw, but with a good ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pieces Of A DreamJoyride ... CD
Manhattan, 1986. Used ... $6.99
A mid 80s hit for Pieces of a dream – moving here a lot farther from their roots as a smooth fusion soul ensemble. The album's got production by Lenny White and Maurice White – both of them working in the more electronic style that infused their own soul work as the 80s progressed. ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ VariousFurther Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens – Hot R&B & Cool Blues 1945 to 1951 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
Damn great music from the LA scene of the postwar years – jump blues, R&B, jiving jazz, and more – all the right kind of platters that spun big during the era of the late 78s! The collection's every bit as ear-tickling as the first two volumes – a real treasure trove of music ... read more CD

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✨✧ Diana Ross & The SupremesAnthology ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG club pressing. Complete with large booklet and slipcover and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerIceman – The Mercury Years ... CD
Mercury, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $28.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wilson PickettMan & A Half – The Best Of Wilson Pickett ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesBest Of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Anthology ... CD
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CDs ... $12.99
... CD
(Slipcover has a stain on the back cover – otherwise this copy is super clean and in great shape. Out of print, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ James BrownShout & Shimmy With James Brown & His Famous Flames ... LP
King, 1962. Very Good+ ... $149.99
A rare and early release from The Godfather, and one that we never see! Contains twelve sides by a young James experimenting with a variety of styles from doo-wop to blues, including "I Don't Mind", "Have Mercy Baby", "Shout & Shimmy", "Dancing Little ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing, titled "Good Good Twistin' With James Brown" on inner label. Cover has light wear, and a bit of seam splitting, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ BB KingGreatest Hits Of BB King Vol 1 (United) ... LP
United Superior, 1960s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneWild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul ... CD
Mercury, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
A great 2-in-1 CD that combines two of Nina's best late 60s LPs! Wild Is The Wind was issued during the period when Nina Simone was being given more and more freedom to express herself in a unique way that blended jazz, soul, and folk into a very memorable style. The record features Nina's ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Al JarreauLean On Me ... CD
Masters, 1980s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A compilation of pop jazz vocal icon Al Jarreau's material from the early 80s! We know, appreciation of Al Jarreau is often (and quite appropriately) lumped into the "guilty pleasures" category, but pleasures they remain. Even the smooth jazz Bill Withers covers come out pretty well, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Olympic RunnersPut The Music Where Your Mouth Is/Out In Front ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1974/1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Two funky classics – back to back on a single CD! Put The Music Where Your Mouth Is features some of the funkiest grooves recorded in the UK during the early 70s – the wicked first album by the Olympic Runners, a group who almost got their start by accident! The combo was booked to ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mosley & JohnsonPremium ... LP
Muscle Shoals Sound, 1989. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Premium sounds from the duo of Sam Ray Mosley and Robert Johnson – a pair who sound wonderful here on an album of well-chosen mellow tracks and ballads! The set's maybe the best the team ever recorded – modern in execution, but with lots of southern soul roots in the vocals – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Betty Everett & Lillian OffittBetty Everett & Lillian Offitt ... LP
Flyright (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Rare early work from both singers – including pre-Vee Jay material that Betty Everett recorded for the Coba label, with backing from either Ike Turner or Little Brother Montgomery on piano! Lillian Offitt sings on some sides done for the Chief label – with work from Earl Hooker on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Planet PatrolPlay At Your Own Risk (Lil Jon rmx main, Lil Jon rmx inst, Lil Jon rmx radio, orig) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1984/1998. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The sound of future past from The Greatest Beats series! An early Arthur Baker electro classic for you to pop and lock to your heart's content to, plus a Lil Jon remix featuring R&B vocals by Lathun. (Hip Hop, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve with some wear and staining.)

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✨✧ Alexander O'NealInnocent (ext rmx, inst) ... 12-inch
Tabu, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Al Hudson & the Soul PartnersEspecially For You ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Fantastic early work from Al Hudson – a record that's kind of a first chapter to all the excellent work by One Way to come – even though Al's not using that group name at this time! The record's got this cool, classy vibe – an update of an earlier Detroit soul mode, and one that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, but this is a great original copy!)

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✨✧ Sir Lattimore BrownThis Is Lattimore's World ... LP
77 Records/Sound Stage 7, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $38.99
One of the few rare full LPs on the Sound Stage Seven label – and a collection of excellent late 60s singles by Sir Lattimore Brown (not to be confused with the Latimore from Miami!) The tracks have a bluesy Tennessee soul groove to them – with some great mellow numbers, and a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, from 1978 – with insert! Cover has some very light wear, but this is a great copy.)

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✨✧ George DukeFaces In Reflection ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Killer keyboards from the legendary George Duke – and one of his most righteous albums for the MPS label! The album's a spectacular set that showcases both sides of Duke's genius at the time – his spacey, soulful approach to a laidback tune – and his more jamming styles on the ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing.)

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✨✧ BHYBHY ... LP
Salsoul, 1979. Near Mint- ... $18.99
That's Ron Baker, Norman Harris, and Earl Young – one of the greatest rhythm sections in Philly soul of the 70s – stepping out here on an amazing album of their own! The record's got a great pedigree right out of the gate – given that Norman Harris had already arranged some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing! Back cover has a gold promo stamp, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, but this is a great copy!)

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✨✧ LizzoCuz I Love You ... LP
Atlantic, 2019. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
The breakout record from Lizzo – a set that's even more musically striking than its instantly-iconic cover image! The record bristles with an energized take on contemporary R&B, mixed with just the right dose of hip hop – and although Missy Elliott guests on one track, Lizzo's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Samantha FoxI Wanna Have Some Fun (extended version, uk single edit, full force single edit, have some fun mix, lp version)/Don't Cheat On Me ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99
(Rock, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Sheila ESheila E In The Glamorous Life (teal vinyl pressing) ... LP
Paisley Park/Rhino, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
A fantastic meeting of two generations of soulful music – Sheila E, the daughter of Cali Latin soul genius Coke Escovedo, meets up with the snappingly funky world of Prince – and results in one of the strongest records of Sheila's career! The singer/percussionist had already been ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldRoots (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Curtom/Rhino, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
One of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrinceSign O The Times (180 gram peach vinyl pressing) ... LP
Paisley Park/Warner, 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $33.99 34.98
A fantastic record from Prince – a double-length set that came out at a time when the purple one was brimming over with energy and new ideas – and a step slightly in the direction of more socially conscious material! Everything that was great about Prince before the record is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition peach vinyl pressing!)
Also available
Sign O The Times (3CD deluxe edition) ... CD 28.99
Sign O The Times (8CD/DVD super deluxe edition) ... CD 149.99

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✨✧ Prince & The New Power GenerationOne Nite Alone The Aftershow – It Ain't Over! (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Legacy, 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.98
A really fantastic live moment from Prince – a set that's even groovier and funkier than the standard One Nite Alone material – as the tracks here are nice and long, feature guest work from Musiq and George Clinton, and really feature Prince jamming with a group that features Maceo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Limited edition purple vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Curtom/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Staple Singers/Curtis MayfieldLet's Do It Again (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
One of our favorite albums ever from The Staple Singers – and that's really saying a lot, as they cut a huge amount of really great records! The album's an unusual collaboration between the group and Curtis Mayfield – one that forges the great vocal styles they were developing at Stax ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... CD
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more CD
Also available
Afro Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99
Afro Blue ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Argo/Elemental (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisGive It Up (Turn It Loose) – The Very Best Of The Columbia Years ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Tyrone Davis on Columbia Records – an incredible combination that makes for music that's quite different than Davis' earlier years on the Dakar label! At Columbia, Tyrone turned his bluesy groove onto a much more sophisticated sound – a smooth-stepping, mellow mature style that was ... read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownJames Brown – Live At Home With His Bad Self ... LP
Polydor, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
A rare lost treasure from James Brown – the full, unedited version of a live concert that was cut up and butchered for the Sex Machine album – presented here for the first time ever, with a huge amount of never-issued tunes! Sex Machine was one of those "fake" concert albums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available James Brown – Live At Home With His Bad Self ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ CybotronEnter Cybotron (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A mindblowing debut from Cybotron – one of the most unusual groups to ever hail from Detroit – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the musical legacy of the city! Cybotron have a sound that's starkly electronic, and a huge influence on later electro, hip hop, techno, and house ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersEverybody Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Still very much in the best mode as the rest of their 70s classics for Mercury Records – a sweet mix of ensemble funk with some upbeat styles that were perfect for the clubs! The group's shifted a bit by the time of this one and only album for Arista, but they've still got most of their best ... read more CD

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsCity Life ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
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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✨✧ James BrownAin't It Funky (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Culture Factory (France), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 21.98
A killer from James Brown – and one of his best instrumental albums of the King years! The record has James working with the pre-JBs James Brown Band – a tight assemblage of players who really know how to craft an off-kilter groove. The guitar's popping on the beat here as much as the ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Gwen GuthrieTicket To Ride ... LP
Island/4th & Broadway, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A late 80s compilation of work mostly pulled from Gwen Guthrie's dynamite first two albums for Island –tracks from her self-titled album, Portrait and the Padlock record! A number of the versions here are the Larry Levan remixes – and the cuts are all solid 80s groove, but with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear at the bottom, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group ... read more CD

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorRated X-Traordinaire – Best Of Johnnie Taylor ... CD
Legacy/Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
Killer work from Johnnie Taylor – from the amazing period in which he reinvented himself as one of the bigger selling smooth soul acts of the 70s! Johnnie got his start as a solo act at Stax, churning out some great raw bluesy tunes that earned him more than a few hit records – but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Incredible Bongo Band/Ollie Nightingale/SylversThing With Two Heads ... LP
Pride, 1972. Near Mint- ... $18.99
We're not sure how much of this music was actually used in the crazy movie about a man with two heads from two races (white and black, natch – and starring Rosie Grier and Ray Miland), but it was produced by Michael Viner (then head of the hip Pride/MGM soul imprint), and includes two great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut out hole in one corner, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Lloyd Price/Sam Cooke/Larry Williams/Little RichardOur Significant Hits ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A cool Specialty Records compilation – with three cuts each by the four stars on the cover! The set's filled with early soul hits – including "Loveable" and "That's All I Need To Know" by Sam Cooke, "Long Tall Sally" and "Rip It Up" by Little ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – gold label and deep groove! Cover has some light aging, mostly on the back, and a bit of splitting on the spine – but this is a great heavy copy overall.)

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✨✧ Ruth BrownBlack Is Brown & Brown Is Beautiful ... LP
Skye, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A hip little set from Ruth Brown – miles away from her earlier R&B for Atlantic, and much more in the adult, righteous, and contemporary mode you'd expect from the title! The session's one of the key sides from the late 60s Skye Records catalog – and like others on the label, it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Flamingos, Imperials, Dubs, & ChantelsBattle Of The Groups Vol 2 ... LP
End, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great collection of vocal group material from George Goldner's End label – home to some of the most perfectly put together doo wop recordings of its time! Titles include "Jump Children" and "That Love Is You" by The Flamingos, "I'm Allright" and "So Near ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label, dog logo pressing, with "division of Roulette". Vinyl is great – and cover is very nice overall, but has some light staining/flaking on the opening end.)

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✨✧ DellsFreedom Means ... LP
Cadet, 1971. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A stunning set from the mighty mighty Dells – a cool collaboration with the legendary arranger Charles Stepney and songwriter Terry Callier – and a record that shows just how far the group had come since their streetcorner harmony days! The vocals are incredible – that rich blend ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape.)

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✨✧ Lady ReedLady Reed Album – Queen Bee Talks ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Bad-rapping, bad-mouthed comedy from Lady Reed – the female protege of Rudy Ray Moore at Kent Records, able to talk a blue streak that could make even Rudy blush! The album features a great long routine titled "International United Whores Union", plus shorter numbers that include ... (Comedy, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy.)

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✨✧ Gloria JonesShare My Love ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A heavy heavy set from Gloria Jones – a record that features some killer Paul Riser arrangements that are right up there with the deepest Motown work of the early 70s! Jones' groove is always a bit different than most of her contemporaries – not the usual Motown bag, and really far-reac ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo.)

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✨✧ Edwin StarrHell Up In Harlem ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good+ ... $38.99
Despite what you think of Edwin Starr otherwise, he did a great job on this soundtrack, which is every bit as funky as any of Willie Hutch's work for other Motown scores! Larry Mizell and Dennis Coffey help out on the instrumentation – so you know the album's as funky as can be – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and one slightly bumped corner – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Bootsy's Rubber BandThis Boot Is Made For Fonk-N ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Bootsy's still keeping the P-Funk flag flying high at the end of the 70s – arguably stepping out here with a sound that's got more of the Parliafunkadelicment elements intact than some of George Clinton's other spinoff groups! The tracks are long, and plenty jamming – still with plenty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – with comic book and inner sleeve! Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A funky jazz treasure – and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)
Also available Blackbyrds ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ WarAll Day Music ... CD
United Artists, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet sweet set from the mighty War – and maybe the record that really has the group coming into their own! The record's got a stronger vocal presence than earlier War efforts, which is a really great thing – kind of a blend of sweet soul, heavy funk, and Chicano modes – all ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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