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✨✧ O'JaysShip Ahoy (expanded version – with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A pivotal album from The O'Jays – and an undeniable Philly classic! The record was the third the group cut for the Philadelphia International label – but it was really the first one that pushed their strong righteous soul agenda, sort of a mix of message-oriented lyrics and heavy soul ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Smiles ... CD
Columbia, 1966. New Copy ... $4.99 6.98
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Chicago Underground QuartetGood Days ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic step in the continuing evolution of the "Chicago Underground" project of trumpeter Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor – soaring out here in a set that's full of spiritual energy and a level of imagination that even surpasses their classic recordings from years ago! ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Good Days (180 gram pressing) ... LP 15.99

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Stanley ClarkeSchool Days ... CD
Columbia, 1976. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A massive hit for Stanley Clarke – a record that has him reigning in some of his wilder elements a bit, and going for a groove that's right in the pocket! There's a definite soul fusion influence going on here – Clarke trying to hit the same groove as some of his contemporaries, and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Serge Gainsbourg & OthersSerge Gainsbourg & Friends (4CD set) ... CD
Wagram (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $7.99
A very cool little collection – one that not just offers up a huge amount of important early work by the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – but a set that also includes a fair bit of his contemporaries singing his songs! When Serge first sprang onto the scene in the late 50s, he brought a ... (French) read more CD

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Albert AylerLove Cry/The Last Album ... CD
Impulse, 1969/1971. New Copy ... $8.99 16.98
Brilliant late work from Ayler – 2 albums in a single set! The Love Cry session has none of the jazz-meets-other music feel of some of the other Impulse albums – and is more in the straight expressive style of the ESP recordings. Tracks are more reined in here – with some short ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Brothers JohnsonLight Up The Night ... CD
A&M, 1980. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
More hit magic from the Brothers Johnson – still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and virtually setting up the blueprint for jazzy soul in the 80s! Backings are by an all-star team, and Rod Temperton's helping out Quincy with arrangements – going for that snapping groove ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousR&B & Classic Soul Vol 2 – Lost In Sin – From The Cellar Of Soul 1953 to 1962 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Great gritty grooves from this wonderful series – a sublime set of R&B tracks, but all chosen from the perspective of later soul music too! The tracks are a nice change from the older style R&B compilations – as they all have a great little groove, and plenty of elements that ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available R&B & Classic Soul Vol 2 – Lost In Sin – From The Cellar Of Soul 1953 to 1962 ... CD 6.99

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Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Soul Village ... LP 11.99

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 3 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Smoking work from the early years of soul music – that time when the style was just coming into its own, through equal parts jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel! The cuts here are those which might be called R&B in another setting, but definitely work together to inform the roots of soul ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousNew Soul Woman ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
A wonderful overview of contemporary female soul – none of it commercial, and nearly all of it from the mighty Expansion family of labels – home to some of the hippest Neo Soul around! Work here is from both American and overseas sources, and although a few tracks are issued under the ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Joanna GardnerJoanna Gardner ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $8.99
A rare lost modern soul gem, which we too rarely come across! Recorded in 1985 for the Philly World label as Gardner's debut LP, the story as we understand it is that this record never really hit the shelves – for some reason it was pulled at the last minute by the label. We can't figure ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousSoul Chasers – Volume 2 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
One of our favorite series ever of modern soul material – done back in the 90s, when nobody else was willing to dig for tracks these smooth and groovy! There's a great blend of material here – from mellow soul to jazzy funk, with a few bits of early 80s club as well – in a way, ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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Werner Hasler/Karl Berger/Gilbert PaeffgenHasler Paeffgen Berger ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2010. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the coolest sessions in years from vibist Karl Berger – a set that has him in a nicely spacious trio mode – with Gilbert Paeffgen on drums, and Werner Hasler on both trumpet and electronics! The mix of trumpet and vibes is especially great – almost reminding us a bit of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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MelanieFour Sides Of Melanie ... CD
Buddah/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
A classic double-length set from folk rock crossover giant Melanie – a special package that features material from some of her previous Buddah albums, mixed with some new material too! The record features four different sides of the singer's talents – her formative years, her hits, her ... (Rock) read more CD

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Wendy WaldmanLove Has Got Me/Gypsy Symphony/Wendy Waldman ... CD
Warner/BGO (UK), 1973/1974/1975. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99
A trio of overlooked gems from Wendy Waldman – brought together in a single set! First up is Love Has Got Me – a hell of a solo start for singer/songwriter Wendy Waldman – a great album that should have had the lady right up there on the charts with some of her best 70s ... (Rock) read more CD

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Kevin AyersRainbow Takeaway/That's What You Get Babe ... CD
EMI/BGO (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two later solo albums from Kevin Ayers – back to back on a single CD! First up is Rainbow Takeaway – a record that's a bit out of time, given all the changes that were taking place in the UK scene – but which still has Ayers doing all those wonderful things that made his solo ... (Rock) read more CD

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Otis SpannBlues Is Where It's At ... CD
Bluesway/BGO (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Otis Spann made some great records over the years, but he sounds especially nice on the handful of sessions he did for the Bluesway label – which seem to take a Chess Records approach, then give the whole thing an extra-added punch! Otis is in the lead on piano and vocals, but the group's ... (Blues) read more CD

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Otis SpannBottom Of The Blues ... CD
Bluesway/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A raw soul classic from Otis Spann – one of those great late 60s dates from the time when Bob Thiele was producing the Bluesway label for ABC, and really found a way to bring out the best in artists like Otis! Spann had always been great, but there's a bolder, edgier quality here – ... (Blues) read more CD

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Antonio Carlos JobimTide/Stone Flower ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A pair of CTI records gems from Antonio Carlos Jobim – back to back on a single CD! First up is Tide – an incredible record from the first off-key note to the last! The album's filled with some wonderfully moody LA studio sounds, arranged by Deodato, and a has a great swirling mix of ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Shipwreck 4 (Bennett/Johnston/Mezzacappa/Rosaly)Shipwreck 4 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy ... $8.99
A really well-balanced group – one who float beautifully on waves of improvised sound, and hardly seem likely for a shipwreck at all! The quartet features Aaron Bennett on tenor, Darren Johnston on trumpet, Lisa Mezzacappa on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drums – players who seem to brew ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Billy Bang & William ParkerMedicine Buddha ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
Wonderful work from two players who've just gotten better and better over the decades – both musicians who've made a huge impression from the late 70s onward, but who also continue to grow and refine their ideas as the years go on! This set features beautiful duets recorded at the Rubin ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Adam Lane/Darius Jones/Vijay AndersonAbsolute Horizon ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
Adam Lane's bass is superb here – really shaping the sound in a sublime way right from the start – brooding and bold up from the bottom – never too heavy-handed, but a force that directs the recording beautifully, and really gives shape to the alto of Darius Jones and drums of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Chuck MangioneLove Notes/Disguise/Save Tonight For Me ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1982/1984/1986. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 16.99
Three Chuck Mangione albums from the 80s – all packed here together in a single set! Love Notes is full of cool compressed flugelhorn from Mangione – and a set that also features the leader on some Fender Rhodes as well! Chuck's working here in a small combo setting that keeps up the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Quat Quartet (Van Hove/Lovens/Blume/Vandewyer)Live At Hasselt ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
Very resonant sounds from this unique quartet – a lineup that features piano and accordion from Fred Van Hove, vibes from Els Vandeweyer, and percussion from both Paul Lovens and Martin Blume! The mix of vibes and piano is already great enough – quite free, and ringing out with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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William Hooker QuintetChannels Of Consciousness ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
A brilliant showcase for the drums of William Hooker – ringing out loudly and proudly here in the company of younger players who really help support his energy! Hooker's got this sharp punch that comes through right away – that mixture of freewheeling rhythms and more expressive ... (Jazz) read more CD

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William Hooker & Thomas ChapinCrossing Points ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1992. New Copy ... $8.99
Dark-edged, long-form improvisations from the duo of William Hooker on bass and Thomas Chapin on tenor – recorded in the early 90s in New York, but done with a freewheeling sound that really carries on a loft jazz legacy! Chapin's definitely got an ear for some of the rawer, more exploratory ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ike TurnerEdge (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory (France), 1980. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
One of the last Ike Turner albums to contain lead vocals by Tina – a set from the start of the 80s, issued right before Tina hit that huge solo career on her own! Tina's vocals come in early and are in very much in fine form – more in the mode she'd use on records to come than her ... (Soul) read more CD

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Run-DMCRun-DMC (expanded edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Profile, 1984. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
The classic self-titled debut LP from Run-DMC – one that changed hip hop (and much of modern pop and rock) forever! There's little we can add to the canon for this record. Run DMC ushered in a new era in contemporary urban culture, a harder hitting style of rap the managed to bust out of ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
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Run-DMC ... CD 1.99
Run-DMC (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Earth Wind & FireAll 'N All (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1977. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
Genius, pure genius! It was hard for Earth, Wind & Fire to go wrong at this point – and the album's a stellar blend of jazz, funk, and soul, all done in that perfect style they'd hit by the mid 70s. And even though this one was a monster album, of the type that you see in everyone's ... (Soul) read more CD

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Nina SimoneSilk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD
RCA, 1967. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
One of Nina's first for RCA – a mixture of jazz and soul tunes handled with some classy arrangements by Sammy Lowe, most of which feature nice electric bass work at the bottom by Gene Taylor! Taylor's bass gives the tracks a nice "dip" that's not exactly funky, but does provide a ... (Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Silk & Soul (expanded edition) ... CD 3.99

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Idris MuhammadPower Of Soul ... CD
Kudu/CTI, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Isley BrothersGo For Your Guns ... CD
T Neck/Columbia, 1977. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A funky album – but one that we love best for the mellow tracks! Sure, the Isleys could wear flashy suits and play some heavy guitar – but honestly, what we really love them for here are the laidback, loving tunes they do so well. The album includes 2 of their greatest ballad tracks ... (Soul) read more CD

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Five StairstepsFirst Family Of Soul – Best Of The Five Stairsteps ... CD
Buddah, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Killer work by this fab Chicago soul group – a bunch of young kids, ala The Jackson Five, with sweet soul sound that actually predates the work of Jermaine and Michael and Tito, and which paved the way for countless 70s groups to come! The Five Stairsteps were first discovered by Curtis ... (Soul) read more CD

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Fania All StarsQue Pasa – The Best Of The Fania All Stars ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Some of the best of the best of The Fania All Stars – magical music from that short stint when the combo were recording for Columbia Records in the late 70s! While at Columbia, the group grew even more than the styles of their roots at the Fania label – picking up some hipper touches ... (Latin) read more CD

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Earth Wind & FireOpen Our Eyes (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Spiritual, soulful, and oh, so beautiful! This record captures Earth Wind & Fire at a perfect transition moment – when they've still got some of their avant jazz roots, but are leaning towards the smooth soulful funk sound that put them on the charts a few years later. The whole thing's ... (Soul) read more CD

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Miles DavisWater Babies ... CD
Columbia, 1967. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A much different album than you might expect from the cover – hardly the funky 70s set implied by the Big Fun-styled cover – and instead a lost slice of work from his groundbreaking late 60s years! The set was recorded in 1967, but unissued until Miles late 70s time away from the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Miles DavisFilles De Kilimanjaro (bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1969. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A dark blend of acoustic and electric modes from Miles Davis – a set that still has him working with elements of the classic 60s quintet, but which also brings in a stronger emphasis on electric piano too! The rhythms here are really fantastic – ready to burst forth into a whole new ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Filles De Kilimanjaro (bonus track) ... CD 3.99

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HeatwaveToo Hot To Handle ... CD
Epic, 1976. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Too Hot To Handle ... LP 8.99

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Bishop Nehru & MF DOOMNehruvianDOOM ... CD
Lex, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A solid, relatively underappreciated effort from Bishop Nehru and MF Doom – one we appreciate even more with bit of time on its side! Doom is more or less focused on the production side on this one while the former handles the majority of the rhymes – and having arrived at a time when ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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Mighty FlamesMetalik Funk Band ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The Mighty Flames never sound too metallic here – at least not in any way that's cold or harsh, or heavy metal too! Instead, these guys have a warm groove that's on the tighter side of African funk – that point when the sound was getting a stronger influence from American soul and club ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Sahara All Star Band Of JosSahara All Star Band Of Jos ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of the funkiest combos we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given how much great music was going on at the time! These guys really know how to lean into a long song, and open it up with incredible instrumental sharpness – a way of coming together ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Sahara All Star Band Of Jos ... LP 22.99

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Harry MoscoCountry Boy ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Sweet grooves from Harry Mosco – once the leader of The Funkees, but stepping out here with some wicked work from the London scene at the end of the 70s! The album's got a snapping electric vibe – sometimes clubby, but with more of a funk feel overall – thanks to some heavy ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Heads Funk BandHard World ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Great work from this cool Nigerian funk combo of the 70s – a group who bore strong ties to the equally-great Akwassa, and who work here with an equally righteous groove! Lyrics are mostly in English, and have some political currents that give the music a social sort of edge – but the ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Georges GarvarentzPanic Button ... CD
Skokiaan (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
One of the coolest soundtracks we've ever heard from Georges Garvarentz – a composer who could do straight work when he wanted, but also turn out some nicely jazzy grooves – as he does on this mod classic from 1964! Garvarentz works in a sweet blend of strings and well-tuned ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
Also available Panic Button ... LP 119.99

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Steve BlackVillage Boogie ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Nino NardiniJungle Obsession ... CD
Neuilly/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Mad mad work from the great Nino Nardini – one of the greatest keyboard players to ever grace the sound library scene! This album was never officially issued, but is an incredibly strong bit of "commercial music", created initially for use by radio and TV stations, but just as good ... (Sound Library) read more CD

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Barry Forgie, Roger Roger, Nino Nardini & A MawerMindbender – Stringtronics ... CD
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
An incredible album that's as evocative as its title – one that blends together strings and electronics into a sublime suite of sound library grooves! The album was masterminded by the lesser-known Barry Forgie – and also features work by other sound library talents Nino Nardini and ... (Sound Library) read more CD

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VariousEpic Americana – Pre War Blues, Country & Folk (3CD set) ... CD
Floating World (UK), 1920s/1930s/Early 40s. New Copy 3CD set ... $6.99 29.99
A hefty amount of music from the early days of the 78rpm single – great work that mostly predates the Second World War, and which is divided up into three different styles for each different disc! CD1 features rare Blues – with 25 tracks by Memphis Minnie, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lonnie ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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Khruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Sun ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Khruangbin get a great new sound here – thanks to the vocals and acoustic guitar of Leon Bridges, who bring a whole new dimension to their music! The title and cover of the record are very well-put – as there's this open space to the record that's a bit different than previous outings ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Count BasieSwiss Radio Days Vol 20 – Basel 1956 – Part 2 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1956. New Copy ... $4.99 15.99
Count Basie cooks things up nicely here – really taking off in a live setting with that renewed energy that made his work of the 50s some of his best! The group here is large, but can swing with effortless ease, and stop and turn on a dime – tremendous accomplishments from a lineup ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Don RedmanSwiss Radio Days Vol 11 – Don Redman Orchestra, Geneva 1946 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1946. New Copy ... $4.99 15.99
A great live set from one of the large group giants – alto saxophonist Don Redman, one of the key 40s forces in bringing things forward from the swing years to the generation of modern jazz! That shift is heard here beautifully – on tunes recorded for Swiss Radio in the mid 40s, with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ray AppletonNaptown Legacy ... CD
Hollistic Music Works, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by drummer Ray Appleton – a set that's dedicated to the long legacy of jazz in his hometown of Indianapolis – and one that has a very soulful groove to match! The vibe here is great – sounds served up by contemporary players, but really ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Sven LibaekNature Walkabout ... CD
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1965. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Curtis MayfieldCurtis/Live! ... CD
Curtom/Warner (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $6.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the legendary soul singer Curtis Mayfield – even though it's different than most of the rest as well! Curtis is captured here in a small club, with a tight band, spinning out these extended readings of some of his best tunes – both tracks he sang ... (Soul) read more CD

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Miles DavisMilestones (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1958. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Tribe Called QuestLove Movement ... CD
Jive, 1998. New Copy ... $4.99 7.98
The last Tribe Called Quest LP – one of those "end of an era" type experiences for sure – and record that was fairly slept on it the time given the dizzying heights of their earlier record – and holds up today as an essential! 15 tracks total, are all produced by The ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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Tribe Called QuestBeats, Rhymes & Life ... CD
Jive, 1996. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... $4.99 8.99
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this ... (Hip Hop) read more CD

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O'JaysBack Stabbers ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Sam CookeNight Beat (remastered edition) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, 1963. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Wonderful mellow work from Sam Cooke – and a set that's recorded with a sound that's very much in keeping with the "night beat" that you might expect from the title! In fact, there's not so much a "beat" as a simple easy groove – a gentle sort of "night" ... (Soul) read more CD
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Night Beat ... CD 4.99

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Herbie HancockThrust ... CD
Columbia, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Killer electric work from Herbie Hancock – right on par with his groundbreaking Headhunters set, but a bit spacier too! The album features a Headhunters-solid lineup – with Bennie Maupin on saxes, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – all ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Thrust ... CD 3.99

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Isley BrothersHeat Is On (expanded edition) ... CD
T Neck/Epic, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A great mix of heavy funk and sweeter ballads from the Isley Brothers – and a record that's filled with two-part tracks that really let them stretch out and groove! The tunes have a bit more bass and keyboards than before – an approach that's even more electric than Isley funk of a few ... (Soul) read more CD

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Herbie HancockSextant ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
An incredible record – and virtually the blueprint for countless other keyboard records to come! At the height of his 70s powers, Herbie really takes off into space with this set – moving away from more commercial music, and hitting a groove that's totally righteous, totally electric, ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Sextant ... CD 3.99

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Ohio PlayersFire ... CD
Mercury, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Greg Foat GroupGreg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Master Plan IncMaster Plan Inc ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
Previously unreleased work from an excellent Chicago soul group – Master Plan Inc, a group with deep roots in the Windy City scene, but hardly ever any presence in the record racks! The combo worked together heavily throughout the 70s – and you can really hear that in their grooves on ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousSoul Spectrum Vol 1 – Dancefloor Soul, Rare Boogie, & Soulful Disco ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
An excellent collection of tight modern soul and funky uptempo numbers – cuts that aren't really disco, but which are smoother than the usual funk you'd hear on the Jazzman label – a really unique hybrid that's hand-picked by the mighty Fryer! Lots of the grooves here have a cool indie ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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AzanyahOne ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from the Atlanta scene of the 80s – a spiritual jazz set that feels like something that could have been recorded over a decade before – given the warm acoustic instrumentation, and righteous overall vibe! In fact, it may well have been the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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George SmallwoodJust 4 You ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
The only music we've ever heard from George Smallwood & The Marshmellow Band – and certainly one of the rarest funky modern soul sets ever revived by the Jazzman label! Just 4 You is DC native Smallwood's privately pressed LP, and as far is private press productions go, it's some of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousHunk Of Heaven – Volume 4 Of The Collectable Jazzman Sevens Series ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
Proof that there's few labels better at digging up an interesting groove than the mighty Jazzman imprint – home to a consistently great series of reissue 45s over the past 10 years or so! The Jazzman groove goes way beyond the standard deep funk line – into a realm of groovy styles ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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Golden Dawn ArkestraDarkness Falls On The End Of Time ... CD
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
A set that nicely takes Golden Dawn Arkestra back to their roots – with music that's warmly organic, spiritually evocative, and pretty darn funky all the way through – all with a unique quality that definitely marks the group's own territory! The ensemble almost move as if in an ... (Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Darkness Falls On The End Of Time ... LP 15.99

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Lenny WilliamsPray For The Lion ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
The very first solo album from Lenny Williams – and a great step forward from his work with Tower Of Power! The set's still got some of the funkier elements of Lenny's work with that combo, and the overall sound is a bit more gritty than some of his bigger albums in later years – short ... (Soul) read more CD
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EmotionsSunbeam ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
A great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey ... (Soul) read more CD

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DelfonicsSuper Hits ... CD
Sony/BMG, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
Legendary early 70s Philly Groove recordings by the Delfonics – all of them tiny little masterpieces of 70s group soul harmony! The band were one of the best of the decade, and they have an amazing talent for making their vocals come together with a real edge, hitting lots of strange notes ... (Soul) read more CD

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PrincePrince ... CD
Warner, 1979. New Copy ... $4.99 5.99
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second album, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you can really hear the seeds of his later efforts – a really remarkable, unique, and fascinating ... (Soul) read more CD
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Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, ... (Soul) read more CD

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TemptationsTemptin Temptations ... CD
Motown, 1965. New Copy ... $4.99 5.98
Classic early Temptations – a wonderful little record produced by Smokey Robinson with a sweet group finish! The harmonies are impeccable, and the sound is perfect Motown – tight and classy, but with enough rough edges to keep things soulful at the best parts – and there's a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Rick JamesCome Get It ... CD
Motown, 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy – an effort that was to provide the blueprint for his later success! James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this ... (Soul) read more CD

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Frederick KnightI've Been Lonely For So Long (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Stax/Culture Factory (France), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A lasting 70s classic from Frederick Knight – easily his best-remembered album, thanks to the legendary title track! The set's got a slow-burning, deeply soulful feel all the way through – one that takes Knight's high-end vocals, and backs them with some bottom-burning instrumentation ... (Soul) read more CD

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Lionel HamptonSwiss Radio Days Vol 18 – Mustermesse Basel 1953 Part 2 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1953. New Copy ... $4.99 15.99
The Lionel Hampton orchestra in all of its glory – a group that's not only one of the most top-shelf large ensembles of its time, but also a key incubator for jazz talent in years to come! The presentation here is amazing – at one level the group can romp with all the R&B-styled ... (Jazz) read more CD

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DopolariansGarden Party ... CD
Mahakala, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A beautiful meeting of generations – from a group that features William Parker on bass, Alvin Fiedler on percussion, and Kidd Jordan on tenor – alongside Chris Parker on piano, Chad Fowler on alto and saxello, and Kelly Hurt on a bit of occasional voice! At times, the style is very ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Tim RoseTim Rose/Through Rose Colored Glasses ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two late 60s albums from Tim Rose – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Tim Rose – a fantastic solo debut from Tim Rose – issued by Columbia Records at a time when the label was taking a strong stand with singer/songwriting giants like Bob Dylan and Leonard ... (Rock) read more CD

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Country GazetteTraitor In Our Midst/Don't Give Up Your Day Job ... CD
United Artists/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A pair of overlooked gems from Country Gazette – a hip country-styled band from the start of the 70s! First up is Traitor In Our Midst – a pretty great set from a country rock group who clearly have a sense of humor – but one who also have some surprisingly great chops as well! ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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RoulettesStakes & Chips (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/BGO (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Strong work in the lead by The Roulettes – a group who initially replaced the John Barry Seven as the backing group behind UK rocker Adam Faith – but who here really seem to find a great sound of their own! The combo had changed a bit by the time of this debut – and benefits from ... (Rock) read more CD

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CherBackstage/Golden Greats ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two 1968 albums by Cher – back to back on a single CD! First up is Backstage – a great little solo album from Cher – recorded during her overlooked run of non-Sonny Bono material for Imperial Records in the late 60s – a sublime stretch that really opens up her vocals with a ... (Rock) read more CD

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Jefferson AirplaneBark/Long John Silver ... CD
Grunt/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
A pair of early 70s Jefferson Airplane albums – back to back in a single set! First up is Bark –underrated later Airplane – issued at the time on their own Grunt label! Bark came out in '71, after the departure of co-founder Marty Balin, but despite that obviously important loss ... (Rock) read more CD

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Bobby BlandGet On Down/Reflections In Blue ... CD
ABC/BGO (UK), 1975/1977. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A pair of ABC Records classics from Bobby Blue Bland – back to back on a single CD! First up is Get On Down – brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand ... (Blues) read more CD

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Stanley TurrentineCherry/Don't Mess With Mister T/Sugar Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
A trio of classic CTI Records albums from tenorist Stanley Turrentine – with bonus tracks too! First up is Cherry – one of the best CTI albums from the early 70s – and one of Stanley Turrentine's funkiest records as well! The album's got a sharper edge than most other Turrentine ... (Jazz) read more CD
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HiroshimaThird Generation/Another Place/Go ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 16.99
A trio of albums from Hiroshima – collected together in one 2CD set! First up is Third Generation – a real breakout album for Hiroshima – and a set that seems to show up in just about every collection of vintage fusion albums we look at! The set's the group's third, as you might ... (Jazz) read more CD

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LA ExpressLA Express/Shadow Play ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A pair of jazz funk classics from this group who got their start with reedman Tom Scott! First up is the self-titled LA Express – funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ornette ColemanMusic Of Ornette Coleman – Forms & Sounds/Skies Of America ... CD
Sony/BGO (UK), 1967/1972. New Copy 2CDs ... $8.99 16.99
A great couple of harder-to-find Ornette Coleman records – nicely paired up in a 2CD set! First up is The Music Of Ornette Coleman, from 1967 – which is beautiful record that serves as both a showcase for Ornette's "serious" writing efforts – and his ability to play ... (Jazz) read more CD

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DeodatoWhirlwinds/Artistry ... CD
MCA/BGO (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two post-CTI gems from Deodato – back to back on a single CD! Whirlwinds is sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded ... (Jazz) read more CD

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VariousTroxy Music Vol 2 – 50s & 60s Film Themes ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Some of the coolest, most swinging film themes you'll ever hope to hear – not the usual band of over-hashed classics from the 50s and 60s – but instead a really fresh, obscure collection – and one that features lots of rare work from the British scene too! Vocals and ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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VariousStrong Like Sampson – Lival Thompson Presents The 12" Mixes ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 13.99
Heavy club mixes from Linval Thompson – key work from that time when the 12" single really opened up the sonic possibilities of reggae! The work here is either by Thompson, or some of his frequent collaborators on his Strong Like Sampson label – and titles include mixes of "Mr ... (Reggae) read more CD

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VariousTroxy Music – 50s & 60s Film Themes ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Not the usual film themes of the late 50s and early 60s – no James Bond numbers or Henry Mancini hits – and instead, a very cool, very well-selected batch of tracks that really opens up this cinematic generation! All of the numbers stand very well on their own – and the set mixes ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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ShanesLet Them Show You – The Anthology 1964 to 1967 ... CD
Columbia/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Groovy sounds from 60s Sweden – one of that scene's most happening bands at the time, and a combo who should have broke bigger on the global scene – given that all their lyrics are in English! The collection brings together singles and album tracks The Shanes recorded for Columbia over ... (Rock) read more CD

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Harvey MasonMVP – Most Valuable Player (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Harvey's fifth and final album for Arista – another win for the funk-soul-fusion MVP! Given that Harvey worked on some of the best fusion sessions of the 70s, it's more than safe to give him "most valuable player" award – because without his drums, many a record would have ... (Soul) read more CD

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Harvey MasonGroovin You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the best solo records from Harvey Mason – best known as the drummer on some really monster 70s funky fusion sessions (such as Johnny Hammond's Gears album) – but a surprisingly well-rounded R&B artist overall! As with Norman Connors, another fusion drummer gone soul star, ... (Soul) read more CD
 
 



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