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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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✨✧ Helen HumesBe-Baba-Leba – 1944 to 1952 ... LP
Whiskey, Women &..., Mid 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A collection of some of vocalist Humes best known songs from the 1940s and early 1950s. Tracks include "Fortune Tellin Man", "Central Avenue Boogie", "Pleasing Man Blues", "Airplane Blues", "Loud Talkin Woman", "You Played On My Piano", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEverything Is Gonna Be Alright – Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk ... CD
Westbound/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A massive celebration of the legendary Westbound Records – a Detroit record label started at the end of the 60s, and one that took the Motor City into much heavier territory than Motown! Westbound was the initial home of both Funkadelic and Ohio Players – and the imprint had a great ... read more CD
Also available Everything Is Gonna Be Alright – Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Lisa StansfieldLisa Stansfield Live In Manchester ... CD
Ear Music (Germany), 2015. Used ... $8.99
An excellent live set from the mighty Lisa Stansfield – recorded recently, but with all the classic soul we've always loved in her music! The live setting is maybe even warmer and more organic than some of Lisa's studio work – with backings by a funky jazz combo that's right on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tony TerryShe's Fly (long, short, dub) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1987. Very Good ... $0.99
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✨✧ FitJust Havin' Fun ... LP
A&M, 1988. Very Good ... $0.99
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✨✧ KashifWho Loves You? ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1998. Used ... $14.99
A perfect 90s moment from the mighty Kashif – maybe sounding better here in an indie soul setting than he did a few years before on the charts – stepping back into this smooth mellow groove that's a perfect showcase for his ultra-classy vocals! Kashif's an artist who inspired so many ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Des'reeEndangered Species – A Compilation Of Rare & Obscure Tracks ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2000. Used ... $4.99
The title sort of says it all – so let us just tell you that this is a Japanese-only set of rare cuts by this great modern soul singer, featuring many tasty goodies you'll be hard-pressed to find otherwise! Includes 3 live tracks from a London appearance – "Life", "Feel ... (New Grooves, Soul) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Freddie JacksonLife After 30 ... CD
Orpheus/Neros, 2000. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Jesse JohnsonShockadelica ... LP
A&M, 1986. Very Good ... $0.99
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✨✧ Leroy HutsonHutson ... CD
Curtom/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. Used ... $16.99
An amazing record – quite possibly the best ever by Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson! The whole thing's a smooth soul masterpiece beyond compare – a stunning blend of great songwriting, sexy vocals, and buttery production that rank it up there with the best work of 70s giants like ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70VIP/Authority Stealing ... CD
Barclay/MCA, 1979/1980. Used ... $6.99
Two albums on one CD – and they both have killer long tracks that are released here in their entirey, without the cutting up that you'd get if they were split out over both sides of an album. "V.I.P." stands for "Vagabonds In Power", and the track was recorded live by ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more CD
(Punch through barcode, does not include slipcover from the image.)

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✨✧ Nu ShoozTold U So ... CD
Atlantic, 1988. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Freddie JacksonDo Me Again ... CD
Capitol/Orpheus, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Freddie Jackson in full effect – stepping out in a set of smooth, mellow, and midtempo numbers – all very much in that 80s male soul sound he helped forge in the first years of his career – still very much in place at the time of this set! The record's not one to rewrite the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Do Me Again ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Lightnin HopkinsTalkin Some Sense ... LP
Jewel, 1966. Very Good ... $39.99
A killer classic from Lightnin Hopkins – a set recorded in the 60s, but done with a timeless feel that never gets old! The album's got this core, rootsy sound that really focuses on Hopkins bold guitar work – that magnificent sound that's so confident, it can always take its time ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bell Biv DevoePoison ... LP
MCA, 1990. Very Good ... $14.99
A second chapter for boy band 80s soul! After Bobby Brown set off on his own, the remaining three members of New Edition decided to remain a group and give it a go, and far from being a sad collection of the leftover members, their debut album was actually one of many successful New Jack Swing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrincePurple Rain/God ... 12-inch
Warner, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... $14.99
A great release of the song that really put Prince over the top – a song that got him maybe more play on rock and pop stations than he was ever getting on soul radio – and which for years became an anthem for folks who never would have touched his music in years before! The version ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... LP
Kudu, 1977. Very Good ... $7.99
Classic middle period work from drummer Idris Muhammad – a set recorded after his initial run of lean funk recordings for the jazz scene – with a bit more soul in the mix, and definitely a bit of boogie in the groove! Arrangements are by David Matthews – the maestro of the soul-st ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersGreatest Hits ... LP
Westbound, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Great gatefold compilation of their funky Westbound tracks, with such faves as "Pain", "Walt's First Trip", "Funky Worm", "Varee is Love", "Climax", and more. Slightly different track listing than the "Best of the Early Years" comp, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (gatefold cover) ... LP
Tamla, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FelaMusic Is The Weapon Of The Future Vol 2 ... CD
Exworks, Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Don't Gag Me", "Suffering & Smiling", "Fefe Ka Efe", and "Gentleman". (Global Grooves, Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Randy CrawfordPlay Mode ... CD
WEA (Germany), 2000. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Richie HavensNobody Left To Crown ... CD
Verve, 2008. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Split ImageLife In The City ... CD
Bentley, 1988. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ GenaiHeaven On Earth ... CD
Expansion/One Way (UK), 1999. Used ... $4.99
An excellent album of smooth jazzy soul, produced with a sweet British style – and a range of influences that runs from Sade, to Loose Ends, to the Brand New Heavies, in a nice mellow 80s vibe – warm and wonderful throughout, with an easygoing groove that really holds things together! ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Miquel Brown/Secret Service/Dead Or Alive/Harriet LeiderNight At The Club – Close To Perfection/Let Us Dance Just A Little Bit More/My Heart Goes Bang/Haven't Got A Prayer ... 12-inch
Lightspeed Discs, Mid 80s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousYou Got The Power – Cameo/Parkway Northern Soul 1964 to 1967 ... CD
Cameo/Abkco, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Rare soul gems from a legendary Philly family of labels – the Cameo/Parkway imprints, and the related Fairmount as well! Cameo and Parkway were home to plenty of pop hits at the start of the 60s – but they always put their money back into the scene, and were close to the ground digging ... read more CD
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✨✧ VariousYou Can't Sit Down – Cameo/Parkway Dance Crazes 1958 to 1964 ... CD
Cameo/Abkco, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A great set of groovers from the Cameo/Parkway label – a company that gave the world the biggest twist record of the 60s, but which also was perfectly poised to deliver all sorts of other upbeat tracks as well! The label was in Philly – a huge dance town in the early days of soul and ... read more CD
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, September 25.

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✨✧ Roy AyersHe's Coming (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Polydor/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1971. New Copy 2 x 7 inch Gatefold (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A special four track, double 7" version of work from He's Coming – one of the rarest and greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – really the beginning of the funk years from Roy Ayers Ubiquity! This one's a totally solid mix of soulful jazz, jazzy soul and righteous funk – ... (Funky 45's, Soul) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Staple SingersPray On ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Rootsy material recorded for Epic in the 60s, before the group went over to Stax and started cutting secular soul! These sides are much more in a traditional gospel quartet mode – but the group's powerful vocals and strongly soulful approach makes the tracks rock with the strength of some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George BensonLivin Inside Your Love ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
Includes "Hey Girl", "Nassau Day", "Livin Inside Your Love", "Welcome Into My World", "Before You Go", "Unchained Melody", "Love Ballad", "Prelude To Fall", and "Soulful Strut". (Jazz, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom BrowneLove Approach ... LP
GRP/Arista, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
An early gem from trumpeter Tom Browne – a set that not only firmly established Browne as one of the best young players of his generation, but which also paved the way for a whole new direction for jazz funk in the 80s! The record is a perfect example of how great the mix of R&B rhythms ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Average White BandPerson To Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Their classic double live set from the mid 70s, and as tight a batch of grooves as you'll find on their studio albums! In fact, this one might even be tighter, as it's got a good set of classic tracks performed live, with a sound that's a little bit more uptight and open than the studio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OC SmithHickory Holler Revisited (2nd cover) ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
The album that sported his classic "Little Green Apples", which was covered by just about everybody in showbiz at the time. There's a lot of other cuts on here with that same sort of storyteller vibe, and the whole thing's arranged and conducted by H.B. Barnum. Tracks include "Seven ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JonesesKeepin' Up With The Joneses ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good ... $5.99
A seminal set from The Joneses – and a record that really set a whole new style for soul vocal groups in the 70s! The group soar into new heights with some of the growing sophistication of the east coast scene – bits of strings, tighter charts, and some cool pre-disco grooves – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Philip BaileyContinuation ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
An 80s soul classic from Philip Bailey – stepping out here from Earth Wind & Fire in a set that has him sparkling strongly as a solo act! The vocals still have that trademark Bailey sound – a wonderful range that's never overdone, and which seems to shine especially well on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Con Funk ShunLoveshine ... CD
Mercury/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99
Funky genius from Con Funk Shun – working here under the production helm of Skip Scarborough, who seems to give them an even sharper edge than usual! The album's filled with those tightly compressed rhythms that Skip was so great in producing back in the 70s – grooves that seem to make ... read more CD
Also available Loveshine ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Main IngredientI Only Have Eyes For You ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
A great later album from the Main Ingredient – professional, polished, and filled with wonderful harmony vocals! Maestro Patrick Adams arranged and produced the set – and he gives the record a really wonderful sound that's light years from his indie club work of the early 70s – a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineI'll Be There/Gemini ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Jazz, Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Howard TateHoward Tate Live ... CD
Shout Factory, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Howard Tate captured in action at a 2004 festival date in Denmark – in great voice and with a big, nimble group of players – running through some of his deepest material from throughout his long career! Tate's voice is in top shape on this set – and we can't decide whether it's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Love CommitteeLove Committee (with bonus tracks) ... CD
T-Electric/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
A nicely grooving soul album from Love Committee – who are probably best known for their earlier disco songs, but we really dig this 1980 self-titled album for the mellower numbers – the best of which have a smooth midtempo groove that's as tasty as ever! A few of the numbers were co-wr ... read more CD

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✨✧ SilkMidnight Dancer (with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/PTG (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99
A killer soul album from Philly – and one that often gets overlooked! The group's a smooth harmony combo with a nice modern finish – perfectly showing the mode that Philly was hitting after the disco years, one that would show that Gamble & Huff still had their ears open to new and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Howard JohnsonVision ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
Solid 80s grooving soul from Howard Johnson – a singer who'd worked often with other, bigger artists – but who only cut a handful of albums under his own name. The set's got a lot of production help from Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who make their presence known in the record's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Howard JohnsonDoin It My Way ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
Groovy 80s soul from Howard Johnson! Doin It My Way features is a sweet batch of electro-influenced pop soul – produced by Mic Murphy & David Frank of The System! The record has a very System-y vibe, but Howard's sunny approach to soul vocals really leads the way! Titles include " ... read more CD
Also available Doin It My Way ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Gary TaylorGT ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
The early 80s debut from singer, songwriter Gary Taylor – also playing Rhodes, piano and synth on this set – filled with nicely grooving 80s soul! The songs are solid, and though he'd go on to write songs for a number of soul and R&B stars, he lets these numbers build slowly into ... read more CD

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✨✧ SwitchSwitch ... CD
Gordy/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99
A seminal bit of seventies soul from Switch, and a record that really helped set the tone for countless others to come in the 80s – no surprise, given that the group's got members from both the DeBarge and Ingram families! There's a warmth here that few others can match – an earnest, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dramatics10 1/2 ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
The Dramatics hit an 80s groove mood here – and as on their clubbier sides from the end of the 70s, the vocals are still wonderful – and more than anything, the set's a strong soul-based set that still has the group at the top of their game! Ballads actually sparkle the best here ... read more CD

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✨✧ DramaticsAny Time Any Place ... CD
ABC/PTG (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the excellent recordings made by The Dramatics at ABC – great group soul gems that are sometimes overlooked because they didn't yield as many hits as earlier sets – but which are stellar records nonetheless! This one's got all the right elements firmly in place – killer ... read more CD

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✨✧ Superior MovementKey To Your Heart ... CD
CBS/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
Sublime soul from Superior Movement – an overlooked Chicago group of the 80s, but one that's every bit as wonderful as any of the bigger acts we can think of from the time! The group definitely put harmonies first in their music – and although the album's a bigger-label effort, the ... read more CD

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✨✧ ReddingsClass ... CD
Believe In A Dream/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
A nice early 80s set from The Reddings – the group featuring two sons of Otis Redding and a sweet set of funk steeped R&B! Dexter Redding plays bass, and there's a whole lot of bass in the mix, bringing some funk into the groove very nicely – with some post disco pop soul melodic ... read more CD
Also available Class ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ ReddingsAwakening ... CD
Believe In A Dream/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
A great dawn of the 80s set from The Reddings! It's steeped in bouncing bass, snapping rhythms, and plenty of full on groovers from the Reddings trio – a set that has their vocals tightly wrapped around rhythms that are heavy on the boogie and mainstream funk modes of the time! Bass is ... read more CD

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✨✧ LA BoppersMake Mine Bop ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
The last record we've ever seen by this funky vocal combo – and every bit as tasty as their early work for Fantasy Records! Part of the reason for that is because the group's getting production here from Augie Johnson – who picked up plenty of funky jazz touches through his work with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesAll Things Happen In Time ... CD
MCA/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
A post-Philly International album from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, but one that still keeps their groove very much intact – thanks to instrumental help from Norman Harris, Ron Baker, Vince Montana, Earl Young, and a host of other Sigma Sound talents! Although recorded in the early ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jean CarnTrust Me ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
A near-lost chapter in the career of Jean Carn – her one and only album recorded for Motown, cut in the early 80s with production by Norman Connors! Oddly, although Connors was the first producer to give Jean Carn a chance back in the 70s as a smooth soul vocalist – finding her voice a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Colonel AbramsColonel Abrams (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
Mid 80s soul from Detroit's Colonel Abrams – One of the first artists to take the then burgeoning house sound into the mainstream – paired up with nicely grooving modern soul vibe! Includes the his "Trapped" and "I'm Not Gonna Let", with those bright and bumping ... read more CD

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✨✧ PleasureGive It Up ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
Great later work from Pleasure – a group who are probably best-known for their classic 70s albums on Fantasy Records, but one who kept the groove riding high in some early 80s years at RCA! This set's a shimmering jewel – a great mix of funky rhythms and mellower moments, all wrapped ... read more CD

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✨✧ Main IngredientReady For Love ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
A killer set from a group that never lets us down – stepping out here in a sound that's more modern, more mature than their hit work of the 70s – yet still filled with all the sublime harmony soul we'd expect from the trio of Tony Silvester, Cuba Gooding, and Luther Simmons! Wade ... read more CD

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✨✧ ZZ HillDown Home ... LP
Malaco, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
Produced by Tommy Couch, with tracks that include ZZ's classic "Down Home Blues" – plus "Givin It Up For Your Love", "Woman Don't Go Astray", "When It Rains It Pours", and "Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a bent corner.)

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✨✧ One WayWrap Your Body (with bonus track) ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
Damn, One Way never lets us down – and although the group cut many albums back in the day, all of them have some great standout moments! The groove here seems even tighter than ever, but never slick or commercial – a very important distinction, given that so many of One Way's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrAtlantic Starr (with bonus track) ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99
The first album by Atlantic Starr – a tight set of modern soul tunes with a very different feel than their later work! Part of the credit goes to Bobby Eli – who arranged and produced the set, giving it a feel that's almost late Philly – tight, sophisticated, and right on the ... read more CD
Also available Atlantic Starr (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ SwitchThis Is My Dream ... CD
Gordy/FTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the last records Switch recorded before Philip Ingram went solo, and the rest of the guys broke off into DeBarge – and an album with some surprisingly sweet soul moments! The funky side of Switch is still stringly in place, but this record has some great little ballads ballads too ... read more CD

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✨✧ TemptationsTruly For You ... CD
Gordy/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... $10.99
A great 80s set from The Temptations – one of the few Motown acts who managed to deliver great work again and again over the years! The production has some 80s traces that are slightly dated, but the vocals are still top-shelf all the way – strongly moved much more into a mellow and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Rockie RobbinsYou & Me ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
Great work from the wonderful Rockie Robbins – a smooth soul singer who cut some great sides at the start of the 80s, but who hardly ever gets his due! Bobby Martin's working with Rockie on this effort – giving the set that warmly gliding mode that made Martin's productions some of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ StarpointStarpoint ... CD
Casablanca/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
Lean and grooving funk steeped soul from Starpoint – with more of a lively, Earth-based instrumental groove than some of the more drum machine and synth soaked albums that beamed out of the Starpoint spaceship later on in the 80s! This is their first album on Casablanca – a funky bit ... read more CD
Also available Starpoint ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Dazz BandInvitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
A killer start to the 80s for the Dazz Band – with great tunes in a funky mode as well as more measured group soul numbers – and it all adds up one of their best albums ever! Tunes like the opener "Shake It", plus "Shake It Up" and "Magnetized" bring the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dazz BandKeep It Live (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
Dazz Band keep it plenty live on this early 80s gem – a killer set from the group's hit run for Motown! The set's got a bouncy groove that's very much in the best Motown funk style at the time – lots of bass at the bottom, and plenty tight on production – but never as smooth or ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gwen GuthriePadlock – Special Mixes By Larry Levan (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Mango/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
A mini-LP, but one that packs more punch than most full length sets – thanks to a top-shelf lineup all the way through! The set's a project put together by Sly & Robbie, and recorded at Compass Point Studios – all with a groove that's kind of a dubbier take on the sound of New York ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gwen GuthriePortrait (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
Early work from Gwen Guthrie – produced by Sly & Robbie, but with a sweet modern soul sound that's got a lot less of their influence than you'd guess! The sound is much more New York than Jamaica – and that's probably due to some great instrumental backing on keyboards by the likes ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gwen GuthrieGwen Guthrie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
Gwen Guthrie's first album for Island Records – a unique little soul set from the early 80s, recorded in Nassau with backing from Sly & Robbie – in a groove that's totally great! The rhythms here are really at the heart of the set – not in a way that eclipses Gwen's vocals, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Stephanie MillsSweet Sensation (with bonus track) ... CD
20th Century/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
Stephanie Mills in fine formation here – working with the team of James Mtume and Reggie Lucas, who helped the lady reach the heights of her career in the early 80s! The sound here is catchy and contemporary, but hardly ever too commercial – just relaxed and grooving, in a mode that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Con Funk ShunFever ... CD
Mercury/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun ... read more CD

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✨✧ Oliver CheathamSaturday Night (plus bonus track) ... CD
MCA/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
A stone club classic from the early 80s – one of the best mainstream groovers of the post-disco years! Cheatham's a percussionist by trade, but really comes off with something extra here – a smoothly soulful groove that's sublime from start to finish – no filler, no cliches, just ... read more CD

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrRadiant ... CD
A&M/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the ... read more CD

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✨✧ BB & Q BandGenie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
The last true classic from the masters of the 80s groove genre – a post-Capitol effort for Elektra, but one that's still awash in great keyboards and snapping electro beats! Some of the jazzier sound from the past is gone here, but in its place is a leaner, cleaner sound that's still a fair ... read more CD

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✨✧ Active ForceActive Force (with bonus track) ... CD
A&M/Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
A sweet 80s groover throughout – the only album we've ever seen by this keyboard-heavy quintet, served up in a flurry of catchy catchy tunes! Keys on the set are handled by producer/arranger Michael Stokes – who's very clearly in charge of the voices of the group – giving them ... read more CD

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✨✧ StarpointAll Night Long ... CD
PTG (France), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
Starpoint's getting a bit loose and free with their fashions on the cover of this one – but the grooves themselves are tighter than ever! If anything, Starpoint seems to be a lot more confident than before – working in a mode that's completely free from late 70s trends, but which also ... read more CD

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✨✧ StarpointKeep On It ... CD
Chocolate City/PTG (France), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
Excellent work from Starpoint – the kind of all-solid album that easily marks them as one of the most soulful groups of the boogie generation! There's a depth here that goes way beyond simple bass-heavy grooves for the dancefloor – a sound that picks a fair bit up from the Earth Wind ... read more CD

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✨✧ Rainbow TeamSong For You ... CD
PTG (France), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Rainbow Team, where have you been all our lives? You're a heck of a great little group – and we love the sound you've got on this second album! Sure, we know you're wearing a bunch of silly day-glo costumes on the cover – and that's probably what's made this record slip by our crates ... read more CD
Also available Song For You (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Rainbow TeamRainbow Team ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
Incredible work from the Italian scene of the early 80s – and a record that steps along with the best groove of the American scene of the time! Rainbow Team specialize in dancefloor funk with a real boogie undercurrent – one that mixes together tight basslines, riffing guitars, and a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Orlando Johnson & TranceTurn The Music On ... CD
Zig Zag/Boogie Times (France), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
A sweet bit of soul from the Italian scene of the early 80s – one that has a sound that's right up there with the best American boogie of the time! The album's got a really solid burning 80s groove approach – heavy on the bass, nice snapping drum beats, and lots of "wheeet" ... read more CD

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✨✧ Blue FeatherShadows Of The Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Injection/PTG (France), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
A lost 80s groover from The Netherlands – one that's done in a style that's very similar to American soul work of the time, but which also has a nice sparkly finish that's got traces of UK 80s soul! The keyboards are very nicely placed in the set – never too strong, and with some jazzy ... read more CD

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✨✧ NetworkI Need You ... CD
PTG (France), 1984. New Copy ... $10.99
A great lost bit of 80s groove – the one and only album from Network, a bouncing funky soul outfit that followed strongly in the spirit of BB&Q Band, Mtume, and other 80s groove heroes! The sound here is upbeat and positive – lots of bass and keys in the instrumentation, and joyous ... read more CD

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✨✧ O'BryanDoin' Alright ... CD
Capitol/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
Smooth and sophisticated 80s soul from O'Bryan – his first Capitol album! Doin' Alight is a great mix of smoothed out modern soul, bits of funk and classic soul touches. Most of it is co-produced with Don Cornelius, of Soul Train fame, who helped O'Bryan get his start. A good bit of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersFeeling Good ... CD
Polydor/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
Stellar sounds from the great Roy Ayers – an early 80s album for Polydor, but a set that's still got the wonderfully tight, wonderfully groovy feel of his late 70s albums for the label! Roy's really perfected his sense of balance by this time – and does a great job of balancing ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousKent & Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol 1 – Dirty Work Going On ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A huge collection of rare blues material from west coast powerhouse label Kent/Modern Records – a really important indie during the postwar R&B scene in LA, still going strong here well into the 60s! Modern was a real pioneer in recording electrified blues during the 50s – maybe ... (Blues, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousReady Or Not – Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965 to 1978 ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Sublime soul from the great Thom Bell – one of our favorite arranger, producer, songwriters of all time – and a talent who really helped push the Philly soul scene much farther than most during the 70s! Bell was trained as a classical pianist as a kid – which might explain part ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousEverything Is Gonna Be Alright – Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk ... CD
Westbound/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A massive celebration of the legendary Westbound Records – a Detroit record label started at the end of the 60s, and one that took the Motor City into much heavier territory than Motown! Westbound was the initial home of both Funkadelic and Ohio Players – and the imprint had a great ... read more CD
Also available Everything Is Gonna Be Alright – Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Lowrider Soul – 1962 to 1970 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
There have been lots of Lowrider soul compilations on the market over the years – documenting the great of of mellow cuts on the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the kind that could move slow, but with a heavy groove at the bottom – perfect for chilling out in the back of a car ... read more CD

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✨✧ Main AttractionAll The Way ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1986. New Copy ... $10.99
A pretty sweet soul group from the mid 80s scene – one that's been a bit overlooked over the years, but who have a sound that's right up there with the best of their big name contemporaries! At some points, these guys have a way of harmonizing along with electro funk that reminds us a lot of ... read more CD

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✨✧ PrinceHitnrun – Phase One ... CD
NPG, 2015. Used ... $5.99
Prince certainly hit and run with this record – as the set was so secret, we couldn't even announce it until it was released! But the lack of advance fame certainly doesn't hold it back – as the whole thing is one of Prince's strongest efforts in years – a record that echoes lots ... read more CD
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✨✧ Clark SistersYou Brought The Sunshine – The Sound Of Gospel Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Westbound (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A long-overdue look at the amazing Clark Sisters – a fantastic gospel group, and one with a vocal depth that we'd put right up there next to any of our favorite soul acts of the time! The Clarks are maybe best known for their landmark track "You Brought The Sunshine" – a ... (Gospel, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousLet It Be – Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney, & Harrison ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Think The Beatles only had an impact on rock and pop fans in the America of the 60s? Think again – because their music had an undeniable impact on soul as well – as you'll here from this wonderful range of remakes of classic cuts from the Fab Four! The work here is a real surprise if ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Rosie GainesCaring (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
A near-lost album of 80s soul from Rosie Gaines – produced, arranged, and mostly written by Rosie with help from a few key associates – and done in a nicely mellow style that has a deeper feel than most other work from her contemporaries! Instrumentation is definitely in the 80s mode ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gary's GangKeep On Dancin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99
A clubby classic from the enigmatic Gary's Gang – a group who scored a big disco hit with the title track of this album, a unique groove that features some weird keyboard and synth touches – alongside some surprisingly great percussion at the bottom! The group effortlessly mix electric ... read more CD

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✨✧ Billy GriffinSystematic ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
The third album in Billy Griffin's great run after leaving The Miracles – and a set that features some especially nice help from mellow groove maestro Leon Ware! Ware brings a depth to the record that takes it way past Billy's outdated look on the cover – that trademark ear for a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cheryl LynnIt's Gonna Be Right (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $10.99
Cheryl Lynn's punching up her sound a bit here – working with Hubert Eaves, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and even some of her own productions – in a style that's got a heavier sort of 80s groove than earlier albums, but still mighty nice – and a great change from the disco of her ... read more CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockMagic Windows (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
A great little soul album from Herbie Hancock – but one that's often lost in the valleys between his bigger hits of the time! The record was cut in the space right before Herbie's big "Rockit" success – and it's a sweet bit of funky fusion that has a good dose of R&B in ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockLite Me Up (with bonus track) ... CD
CBS/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
A classic album of all-out soul from Herbie Hancock – done in close collaboration with Rod Temperton of Heatwave – in a jazzy-styled version of that group's own great groove! Temperton handled arrangements and a lot of songwriting, and most cuts have lead vocals from Wayne Anthony ... (Jazz, Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Steven & SterlingOne Magic Night ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
A groovy little gem from early 80s RCA – a set that sparkles with the same sort of energy as the label's work with Keni Burke at the time! Steven & Sterling are a hip duo who trade vocals back and forth nicely – working over rhythms that are mellow and midtempo, often with a hip ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ritchie FamilyI'll Do My Best ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
The Ritchie Family do their best to remain relevant after the glory days of commercial disco – and succeed strongly on I'll Do My Best – thanks to the sweetly soulful trio vocals and a nicely updated dancefloor soul sound! The songs are great, and groove on just long enough – ... read more CD
 
 



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