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Four TopsComplete ABC/Dunhill Singles ... CD
ABC/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 23.99
You might normally associate the Four Tops with Motown – and the famous quartet certainly rose to fame in Detroit – yet during the 70s, the group also moved to ABC Records, where they cut some completely sublime material too! At some level, the move might have been warranted – as the Tops never got the same sort of special handling in later years that the Temptations were getting – and it's almost as if the move to ABC really helped the group open up and sound a lot more righteous for the 70s! Production on many numbers is by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter – usually working with Steve Barri – and the sound is full and rich, but still a marvelous showcase for the lead vocals of Levi Stubbs, and the backing from the rest of the group. CD features 35 tracks in all – a fantastic introduction to these years – with titles that include "Keeper Of The Castle", "Are You Man Enough", "Am I My Brother's Keeper", "Inside A Brokenhearted Man", "Peace Of Mind", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Main Street People", "Ain't No Woman Like The One I've Got", "One Chain Don't Make No Prison", "Drive Me Out Of My Mind", "We All Gotta Stick Together", "This House", "Strung Out For Your Love", and "The Show Must Go On". CD

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Jackson 5ABC ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A seminal step forward for this legendary group – easily one of the greatest albums they ever cut! With ABC, the Jacksons are expanding their sound with the club-oriented grooves of the time – using Holland, Dozier, and Holland on many cuts, trying for a similar soaring groove as some of the trio's work on their own Invictus label. The move's actually a great one – as the maturing group has a strong adult harmony sound, the one that they would lean on more heavily during their years as The Jacksons, and which calls for much smoother arrangements than before. The record's got a surprisingly righteous, joyous sort of sound – and titles include "The Love You Save", "ABC", "One More Chance", "Never Had A Dream Come True", "I'll Bet You", "I Found That Girl", "La-La Means I Love You", "2-4-6-8", and "The You Folks". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Thelonious MonkTwo Hours with Thelonious – European Concerts By Thelonious Monk (ABC Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
The 2LP set that brought together material that was later issued on the Monk In Italy and Monk In France albums – landmark live sides from a 1961 European tour! The set features the killer 60s Monk quartet with Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Fark Dunlop. 18 tracks in all, including "Epistrophy", "Jackie-ing", "Body & Soul", "Off Minor", "Rhythm-a-ning", "Straight No Chaser", "Bemsha Swing", "Well You Needn't", and "Crepuscle With Nellie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior ParkerABC Collection ... LP
ABC, 1976. Sealed ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousABC's Of Soul Vol 2 – Classics From The ABC Records Catalog 1969 to 1974 ... CD
ABC/Hip-O, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
Music from Ike & Tima Turner, BB King, the Crusaders, the Four Tops, the Pointer Sisters, Lamont Dozier, Nolan Porter, Bobby Bland & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousJazz Scene At ABC Paramount ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
A cool collection of work from the mid 50s jazz years at ABC – one put together as an introduction to the label, and which features some of the best tunes from the time! There's some mighty hip work on here – including "Night In Tunisia" by Vinnie Burke's String Jazz Quartet, "Reminiscent Blues" by Urbie Green, "Walkin" by Jackie & Roy, "Last Night When We Were Young" by Jimmy Raney, "I'm Beginning To See The Light" by Don Elliott, "Speculation" from Oscar Pettiford, "Stockholm Sweetnin" by Quincy Jones, "Quicker Blues" by Zoot Sims, and "The Peanut Vendor" by Candido. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Roland AlphonsoABC Rocksteady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gay Feet/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great showcase for the instrumental talents of Jamaican saxophonist Roland Alphonso – one of the key players who helped transform the sound of the scene in the 60s! But despite Roland's name on the front, the album's more of a group affair overall – directed by Boris Gardinier, and also featuring wicked rocksteady work from Lyn Taitt on guitar and Aubrey Adams on Hammond – both musicians who get almost as much time in the spotlight as Alphonso himself! Titles include a nice noisy take on the Booker T & The MGs tune "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Narata", "Pure Soul", "Wild & Free", "Little Nut Tree", "That's Life", "Sad Song", and "ABC Rocksteady". PLUS, this 2CD version has a huge number of related bonus tracks – 43 more titles, all produced by Sonia Pottinger, many of which are on CD for the first time – tracks by The Gaylads, Melodians, Ken Boothe, Patsy, Glen & Dave, The Tennors, Junior Soul, The Conquerors, Al & The Vibrators, Roland Downer & Count Ossie, The Soul Lads, Johnny & The Attractions, Dermott Lynch, and many others. CD

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✨✧ OV WrightTreasured Moments – The Complete Back Beat/ABC Singles ... CD
Playback, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The complete Back Beat and ABC Records singles of the mighty OV Wright – a hell of a deep soul singer who we'd rank right up there with James Carr, Otis Redding, and other known southern greats of the late 60s! Yet OV never fully got his due, and we're not sure why – as the material on these vintage singles is stunning right from the very first track – no clunkers, no filler, no bad moves at all – just a rock-solid legacy of soul music that spans the space of a decade in this excellent collection – which includes early work on the Texas indie Back Beat, then a shift to the bigger ABC label when that company absorbed the indie into their fold. Like Bobby Blue Bland – another contemporary who made a similar label shift – Wright didn't lose anything in the transition, and continued to sound wonderful right up to his final years of recording, before his untimely early passing in 1980. The 2CD collection features 41 tracks in all – including "Can't Find True Love", "Don't Want To Sit Down", "Monkey Dog", "Why Not Give Me A Chance", "Ace Of Spades", "Afflicted", "Born All Over", "Pledging My Love", "A Nickel & A Nail", "Oh Baby Mine", "Working Your Game", "Treasured Moments", "Heartaches Heartaches", "Fed Up With The Blues", "Missing You", "This Hurt Is Real", and "What More Can I Do". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (ABC pressing) ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the first albums ever by this legendary jazz vocal group! LHR do the incredible – and create a set of vocal renditions of standards by the Basie band, putting jazzy lyrics in to replace the instrumental solos, but keeping the same vibe as the original tracks. The sound and approach is amazing – and it's no wonder this record made them instant legends. Titles include "Down For The Count", "Fiesta In Blue", "Blues Backstage", and "It's Sand, Man!" LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)
 
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Ruby AndrewsI Got A Bone To Pick With You/I Don't Know How To Love You ... 7-inch
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC sleeve.)

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✨✧ Kevin AyersYes We Have No Mananas – So Get Your Mananas Today ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Harvest pressing in the textured cover, with heavy inner sleeve.)

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Bobby BlandCome Fly With Me ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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 the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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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 the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". Reflections In Blue is a bit of a shift for Bobby Blue Bland – a record that picks up some slight touches of the disco generation, thanks to arrangements by Michael Omartin – but a record that, thanks to Bobby's fantastic vocals, still really stands out from the pack! The shift is a bit like the one that Johnnie Taylor was taking at the time – music that's still rooted in southern soul and blues, but which has some slight updates at a few points – but never in a way that's trying to put Bobby on the dancefloor at Studio 54! Instead, warmer keyboards, strings, and some well-crafted guitar lines are used in a few spots – while other tracks retain more of the horn-heavy arrangements that made his Duke Records material so great. Throughout it all, Bland is vocally fantastic – on titles that include "It Ain't The Real Thing", "The Soul Of A Man", "I Got The Same Old Blues", "Five Long Years", "It's All Over", and "If I Weren't A Gambler". CD

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✨✧ Angelo BondBondage ... LP
ABC, 1975. Near Mint- ... $26.99
We've got to admit, we don't know much about Angelo Bond, but we've always had kind of a soft spot for this nice overlooked album of 70s soul tracks recorded for ABC. The arrangements are by McKinley Jackson and Paul Riser, and the tracks are a nice mix of 70s soul themes – with some political material and some soulful love tracks. Best cuts include "Reach For The Moon (Poor People)", "I Love You", "He Gained The World (But He Lost His Soul)", and "Man Can't Serve Two Masters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the original shrinkwrap.)

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Albert BrooksComedy Minus One ... LP
ABC, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Albert Brooks' famous takeoff on the Music Minus One series – and a cracker of a comedy record, too! In addition to the title gag – which even includes a script and mirror so you can be the co-star – the record also features Brooks' excellent "Another Kooky Krazy Kall", plus "Other Things", "Special Stereo Demonstration", and "Rewriting The National Anthem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain and wear on the bottom seam.)

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CandidoCandido – Featuring Al Cohn ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $13.99
One of the jazziest Candido albums ever – a tight little 50s set that features the master congolero working with a small combo that includes Al Cohn on tenor, Dick Katz on piano, and Joe Puma on guitar! The sound is nice and stripped-down – bristling with a percussive approach to the grooves that really seems to inspire the soloists – especially Cohn, who's playing here with a tone that we didn't expect! The session jams along nicely throughout – and tracks include "Perdido", "Candi Bar", "Mambo Inn", "Candido's Camera", and "Indian Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has discoloration from age.)

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CandidoCandido The Volcanic ... LP
ABC, 1957. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Candido's firey conga is backed by a tight jazz group conducted by Ernie Wilkins. The players include Art Farmer, Jimmy Cleveland, Hank Jones, and Ernie Royal, and although they don't get to solo much, they play nice and hard, and give Candido great support in the background. Tracks include "Lady in Red", "Warm Blue Stream", "Tin Tin Deo", "Kinda Dukish", and "Takeela". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove and serrated edge, with ABC-Paramount inner sleeve. Cover has a small name in pen on back, loo0ks great otherwise.)

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CandidoCandido's Comparsa ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Perhaps the rarest of Candidio's ABC albums, and one of the few that's just all-out Latin, with no other gimmicks, and a straight ahead hard groove! Players include Chocolate, Armando Pereza, and Patato Valdez backing up Candido's hard-hitting congas – and the record features some excellent bits of Latin jazz like "Night In Tunisia", "St. Thomas", "Now's the Time", and "Conga Jam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape on the top seam, marker on front & back, and an ink stamp on back.)

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CandymenGeorgia Pines/Movies In My Mind ... 7-inch
ABC, 1967. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Original round logo label pressing in an ABC Paramount sleeve. Vinyl has a very slight warp but plays fine.)

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Ray CharlesHave A Smile With Me ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Ray CharlesLove Country Style ... LP
ABC, 1970. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music ... LP
ABC, 1962. Very Good- ... $7.99
A classic! What seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius, and the result was the most successful album of his career – and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
ABC/Concord, 1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums on a single CD package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit that rode the charts for years and years! Ray's voice works perfectly with the material, and thanks to soulful arrangements by Gil Fuller, Marty Paich, and Gerald Wilson, the whole thing comes off to perfection. Titles include "You Don't Know Me", "I Can't Stop Lovin You", "Careless Love", "You Win Again", and "Worried Mind". Volume 2 is the second installment of one of Ray's greatest albums – and a landmark in the genre of country soul! As the title implies, Ray's singing a host of tunes best known from the country side of the spectrum – but he's working here with arrangements by LA jazzers Marty Paich and Gerald Wilson, to completely re-cast the tunes into the "modern sounds" mode promised in the title. The result is wonderful – a style that gave Ray's career a whole new boost, and a genre that was a perfect foil for his rich bluesy mode of singing. Titles include "No Letter Today", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Teardrops In My Heart", "Making Believe", and "Hang Your Head In Shame". CD

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Ray Charles & Betty CarterRay Charles & Betty Carter ... LP
ABC, 1961. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Betty during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is still pretty nice and soulful. Betty's high voice works well with Ray's raspy low one – especially on their classic duet version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Other tracks include "For All We Know", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Side By Side", and "You & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Roy Clark & Buck TrentPair Of Fives (Banjos That Is) ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Criss & Kenny DorhamBopmasters (Sonny Criss At The Crossroads/Kenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets) ... LP
ABC, 1956/1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
An excellent set that brings together 2 rare albums from the 50s! Sonny Criss At The Crossroads is an obscure 1959 session recorded by Criss in Chicago, and it's one of the only jazz records ever on the Peacock label, which put out mostly gospel and blues. Criss is joined by Joe Scott on piano, and the Chicago rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw and Walter Perkins, both fresh from the MJT+3. Great tone, warm solos, and a nice vibe throughout. Tracks include "You Don't Know", "Butts Delight", "Softly", and "Sylvia". Kenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets is a fantastic lost hard bop album, featuring Kenny Dorham leading a tight quintet that stars J.R. Monterose on Tenor. Monterose and Dorham are great, and really open up on the 5 tracks on the album – all of which are long enough to give the players plenty of room to blow. Probably one of the best jazz records ever recorded for ABC, and with the titles "The Prophet", "DX", "Tahitian Suite", and "Blues Elegante". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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David Crosby & Graham NashBest Of Crosby/Nash ... LP
ABC, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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CrusadersThose Southern Knights ... LP
Blue Thumb/ABC, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Apart from the title's terrible pun on the Glenn Campbell hit of the mid 70s, this album's a real treat – a very soulful batch of smooth funky jazz tunes by The Crusaders, who by this point have fully emerged to claim the throne of the pop soul jazz genre they virtually invented. The record's got razor-sharp production, which you'll hear perfectly in the album's jazz stepping hit "Keep That Same Old Feeling", one of the best tunes ever to come from the pen of Wayne Henderson, and a track that he recorded endlessly with other groups. Other tracks include "Feeling Funky", "Spiral", and "Til The Sun Shines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams and light wear.)

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Dalton & DubarriSuccess & Failure ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Pretty compelling stuff from Gary Dalton and Kent Dubarri – an LA-based team with a soulful rock sound, sort of in the mode of funkier bits on records by the likes of Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, and other 70s crossover acts. The record's a nice one if you dig that AOR Free Soul sound – and the best cuts mix tight studio playing with some great 70s AM radio songwriting. The standout cut for DGA customers is "Pretty Funky" – which actually is nice and funky in parts, and has some good sample changes. "I'm Just a Rock N Roller" has a nice open drum break, made famous by DJ Krush. Other tracks include "Hookers' Dolls", "Slow Motion Man", "Daddy's Never Know", "Joy Of Comin' Home", and "Cold Outside Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a small corner cut.)

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DeVol/Mack DavidKrakatoa – East Of Java ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A pretty sweet mid 60s disaster movie – filmed in Cinerama, and featuring an all-star cast that includes a great later Sal Mineo role! The music is lush and slightly sentimental – almost in a Rogers & Hammerstein mode, with South Pacific-y touches on the album's few vocal numbers. Barbara Werle sings the tunes "A Nice Old Fashioned Girl" and "Just Before Sunrise" – but the best number is the wonderful "East Of Java" title theme, sung by a male harmony group who's unfortunately unnamed on the cover! Other instrumental tunes are lush and mainstream soundtrack-ish – and titles are mostly variations on the 3 above-named songs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a promo sticker.)

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Leo Diamond & His OrchestraSubliminal Sounds ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
While not exactly "subliminal", this one's a nice set of moody instrumental tracks, played by Leo Diamond in the same spooky harmonica style that he used for his Skin Diver Suite. Unlike other harmonicists, like The Harmonicats, Diamond doesn't use the instrument for a lot of goofy pyrotechnics. Instead, he creates spare, breathy waves of sound with the instrument, and creates a sound that's almost like early Theremin. Tracks include "Laura", "Off Shore", "Dream Train", "Rain", and "High On A Windy Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is missing the lenticular eye and has light wear.)

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Dixie CupsWhat Goes Up, Must Come Down/I'm Not The Kind Of Girl (To Marry) ... 7-inch
ABC/Paramount, 1965. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC Paramount sleeve. Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Lee DorseyNight People ... LP
ABC, 1978. Sealed ... $5.99
A smoother set than usual for Lee Dorsey – recorded with frequent partner Allen Toussaint, but done in a sweeter, more modern soul style that's a refreshing change from earlier years! (C'mon, you didn't expect Lee to keep hitting the same old chunky grooves – did you?) The shift here is almost like that of Lamont Dozier's in the 70s – as Lee moves into a fuller, richer sound – one that shows that he's got a lot of different aspects to his music that hadn't showed up on previous albums, and which nicely brings him out of the Crescent City soul ghetto. There's till some nice Nola rhythms going down on the set, and all the tracks are originals by Toussaint – but honestly, the smoothest cuts are almost the best – and offer a great chance to hear Dorsey's great vocals in a whole new mode. Tracks include "Soul Mine", "Night People", "Can I Be The One", "Say It Again", and "Keep On Doing It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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DramaticsDramatic Jackpot ... LP
ABC, 1975. Sealed Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the Dramatics' best albums, and a real masterpiece of 70's group soul! The style here is a bit different than the group's previous records for Stax – maybe a bit tighter, with sweet arrangements – but these fantastic vocals that cut through everything and grab you to your core – a bit like the way The Dells could always sound amazing in the 70s, no matter what the setting! The approach really takes the group up to the next level – with fantastic vocals from Ron Banks and LJ Reynolds, and superbly sophisticated sounds from the Detroit Groovesville crew. Titles include "I Dig Your Music", "How Do You Feel", "Thousand Shades Of Blue", "I Cried All The Way Home", and "Good Things Don't Come Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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FloatersMagic ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The second album from The Floaters – and just as bit a mellow soul classic as their first! The group still have an incredibly sweet harmony sound that easily beats the best of the rest of the harmony crowd at the time – and they sound especially great on the album's mellower tunes, which really let their voices open up and unfold. The set kicks off with an amazing long tune called "Magic (We Thank You)" – very much in the spirit of the first album's "Float On", with a slow intro, and a warm gliding approach that's really great! Other tracks include "The Time Is Now", "Let's Try Love", "Anything That Keeps You Satisfied", and a nice take on Bobby Franklin's "Whatever Your Sign". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some scrapes at the opening.)

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Four TopsCatfish ... LP
ABC, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A lot greater than you'd expect – like most of The Four Tops' excellent work on ABC. The classic Motown sound is no longer, but in its place is the same sort of positive 70s soul grooving that Lamont Dozier picked up on the label – a style that makes a perfect platform for the vocals of Levi Stubbs. Backing is by Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers – and titles include "Catfish", "Feel Free", "Strung Out For Your Love", "Love Don't Come Easy", and "You Can't Hold Back On Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Four TopsKeeper Of The Castle/Jubilee With Soul ... 7-inch
ABC/Dunhill, 1972. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an ABC-Dunhill sleeve.)

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Four TopsMain Street People ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Really nice work from The Four Tops – proof that they were still going quite quite strong after Motown! The album's got a hip sound that shows the group moving through a wider range of emotions than we ever remember – crafting rich deep harmonies that still stand apart from the big wave of sweet soul quartets of the early 70s, and which sparkle with all the emotion that Levi Stubbs' voice had to offer. Includes their great theme to Shaft In Africa, the track "Are You Man Enough" – plus loads of other great ones like "I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind", "It Won't Be The First Time", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Too Little, Too Late", "Peace Of Mind", and "Main Street People". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eydie GormeGorme Sings Showstoppers ... LP
ABC, 1959. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Eydie GormeOn Stage ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Urbie GreenAll About Urbie Green & His Big Band ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A large group date recorded for ABC by Urbie Green – one that shows Urbie's fluid talents amidst a bigger ensemble, soaring alongside a few other trombones! The album features work from three different dates – and players include Chauncey Walsh, Jack Satterfield, Lou McGarity, and Rex Peer on trombones; Joe Wilder, John Carisi, and Nick Travis on trumpets; Al Cohn and Ray Beckenstein on tenor, Hal McKusick on alto, and Dave McKenna on piano. And although the settings are large, Urbie's still the main soloist on most numbers – thanks to some well-penned arrangements from John Carisi! Titles include "Springsville", "Plain Bill From Bluesville", "Little John", "Stella By Starlight", "Soft Winds", and "Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice UK pressing!)

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✨✧ Dave Grusin/The Byrds/SteppenwolfCandy ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent trippy soundtrack – to a film we'd love to see, and which starred Charles Aznavour, Ringo Starr, John Astin, James Coburn, John Huston, Richard Burton, and Marlon Brando! The crazy outing is accompanied by a great Dave Grusin score that includes lots and lots of heavy guitars – quite different from his usual bag, and a nice fit with the few vocal numbers in the film – some standout rock titles that go along nicely with Dave's sweet instrumental grooves! Includes "Rock Me" and "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf, "Child Of The Universe" by The Byrds, and the excellent Grusin instrumentals "Marlon & His Sacred Bird", "Constant Journey", "Spec Ra Tac Para Comm", and "Opening Night By Surgery". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and some tape.)

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Dirk HamiltonYou Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right ... LP
ABC, 1976. Sealed Gatefold ... $11.99
A record with a gimmicky title and cover, but a real overlooked gem from mid 70s ABC Records – handled with sublime care in the studio from producer Gary Katz, engineer Roger Nichols, and a host of session players who worked on some of the Steely Dan records of the time! Yet Dirk Hamilton's approach here is quite different than some of the smoother projects of the period – as the singer's got a nice sort of rasp to his style that would have been right at home in a redneck rock mode, but which really sounds even better, and a lot more unique here – alongside these perfect instrumental flourishes that underscore his vocals in just the right way – never overwhelming them, but giving them the sort of direction that really knocks the record out of the park. All tunes are originals, and really beautifully penned in this sophisticated, post-Dylan mode – on titles that include "She Don't Squash Bugs", "Little Big Time Man", "Wasn't That One Night Good", "The Sweet Forever", "Waterfall", and "When She Kiss Ya Like She Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shrinkwrap is open a bit. Cover has a cut corner.)

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John HandyHard Work ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The biggest moment ever for saxophonist John Handy – an album that crossed over big, thanks to a tremendously funky title cut! Handy first rose to fame back in the 60s – playing modernist jazz with Charlies Mingus, and opening up on his own in a stretch of great albums that evolved from hardbop, to modal jazz, to some even freer world jazz experiments in the 70s. Here, though, he's back in very soulful territory – working in a combo that has keyboards and guitar, and plenty of grooves that are somewhere in a space between early 70s CTI/Kudu and similar dates on Cadet or Prestige Records! The style's a great balance of modes – and although electric, the album's never too smooth – thanks to relatively small instrumentation on most numbers, and an approach that still lets most of the energy come from the interaction of the core group members. Players include Hotep Cecil Barnard on keyboards, Mike Hoffman on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and James Gadson on drums – and Handy plays both alto and tenor, and even sings a bit on a few cuts. Titles include the JBs-styled "Hard Work", plus "Afro Wiggle", "Didn't I Tell You", "Love For Brother Jack", "You Don't Know", and "Young Enough To Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny Hartman with Oliver NelsonI Love Everybody (I Love Everybody/I Thought About You) ... CD
ABC/Roost/Gambit (Spain), 1958/1966. Used ... $9.99
2 lesser-known sessions by singer Johnny Hartman – back to back on one CD! First up are 11 tracks from the ABC album I Love Everybody – recorded in 1966, and one of the coolest records ever by Johnny Hartman! Unlike his other mellow jazz vocal albums, this one's got a swinging batch of large group backings – handled by Oliver Nelson and Jack Pleis – and one in a way that really brings out a whole new side of Johnny, a very entertaining side that you never get to hear on his more sleepy standard albums. Proof of this is the excellent version of "Girl Talk" on the record, which starts with a cool little monologue about how much ladies like to talk on the phone! Other tracks include "Go Away", "If I Had You", "Old Black Magic", "Today I Love Everybody", and "T'Aint No Need". Next up is the album I Thought About You – recorded in the years before Johnny Hartman's more famous Impulse recordings, and with a mellower, lusher sound that casts his incredible vocals in a warm romantic setting! The orchestrations are by the little-known Rudy Traylor, and have a full feel that's similar to other Roost and Roulette vocal sessions of the time. Johnny serves up a sad-tinged batch of tunes that includes "Little Girl Blue", "But Beautiful", "Long Ago & Far Away", "I Should Care", "To Each His Own", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". 23 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Isaac HayesGroove-A-Thon ... LP
Hot Buttered Soul/ABC, 1976. Very Good- Gatefold ... $0.99
After leaving Stax, Ike seemed to be trying to turn himself into more of a Barry White-style artist – with more emphasis on original tracks about love and loving, instead of his older method of transforming pop hits into little baroque symphonies. On a record like this, the approach meant that Ike was sometimes hitting a disco mode, but at the best points, he's also in more of a sweet mellow soul style. Tracks include "Rock Me Easy Baby", "Your Loving Is Much Too Strong", "We've Got A Whole Lot Of Love", and "Make A Little Love To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing insert.)

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Isaac Hayes & Dionne WarwickMan & A Woman ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A wonderful duet set from Ike Hayes and Dionne Warwick – one that draws on the classiest side of the Hayes spectrum, and uses his groove to help Dionne find some great new energy! Even in performance, the music has that great rich quality that Isaac always brought to his solo recordings in the 70s – with strings, backup singers, and some tight undercurrents that help keep things soulful throughout – really cutting through the schmaltz of Ike's shiny tux on the cover! Dionne really sparkles in his company – and the record features duo numbers, solo spots, and even some nice medley tracks. The band behind the pair are electric, mellow, and very soulful – and titles include "Can't Hide Love", "Chocolate Chip", "Then Came You", "Come Live With Me", "Unity", and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "I Say A Little Prayer", done nicely in a medley together. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover.)

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Wayne HendersonBig Daddy's Place ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
After working for years in the Crusaders, then honing his production skills with excellent work for Fantasy and Mercury, Wayne Henderson put out this album of his own, which drew on a lot of the work he'd been doing during the mid 70s. The album's a showcase for his At Home productions team, and it features work by Bobby Lyle, Roland Bautista, Ronnie Laws, and others. Henderson plays trombone, but he also gets in the way a bit with some hipster vocalizing that doesn't quite work. Titles include "Lady Bug", "Foot Stompin Music", "I'm Staying Forever", and a version of the great stepper "Keep On Keepin On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie HolmanI Love You ... LP
ABC, 1969. Very Good ... $8.99
Eddie's masterpiece LP of late sixties soul, with the classic "Hey There Lonely Girl", the title cut, and a lot of other great original compositions. The sound on here is perfect, and nearly every cut shines. There's almost no filler, and Eddie's voice is strong, beautiful, and has a raspy edge that sounds great! We love this one to death, and it's a surprisingly great album all the way through by a star that you might mistake for a one-hit wonder. Titles include "I Cried", "Let Me Into Your Life", "Am I A Loser", and "Four Walls". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerFree Beer & Chicken ... LP
ABC, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Fantastic stuff from John Lee Hooker, and a record that's unlike any other he's ever done! The groove is very hard and funky, with tight drumbreaks and excellent basslines that you'd hardly expect to find on an album by a blues artist – jamming around with a tight groove that really makes us love the record! The guitar on the set is wonderfully scratchy – ripping up and down over heavy drums, with some nice horn touches to flesh the sound up – and wicked vocals from Hook that give the whole set a nice and nasty feel! The best cuts include "Make It Funky", "713 Blues", "714 Blues", and "Bluebird" – and the record's got some very nice breaks! LP, Vinyl record album

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Al Hudson & the Soul PartnersEspecially For You/Cherish (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
Two fantastic early albums by Al Hudson – working here with his initial group, The Soul Partners! First up is Especially For You – 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 maybe followed that city's shift a few years later than 70s soul changes in Philly during the decade – and handled with a similar blend of groovers and mellow cuts! The vibe is similar to the great shift The Dramatics were making on ABC Records at the time – and Al and the group work here with production by Al Perkins and arrangements by Jimmy Roach. Titles include "Baby Let Me Love You", "I Got A Notion You Got The Motion", "Real Love", "You're So Wonderful", and "Trying To Prove My Love". Cherish is a funky soul classic from Al Hudson and the Soul Partners – a second full length set, and one that really has Hudson finding his groove! The rhythms are funkier than before – thanks to strong work on bass from Kevin McCord, who also joins Al a bit on vocals – in a mode that still continues the group's strong work on midtempo numbers, but also maybe answers a 70s disco wave with more of a Detroit funk overall! Great work from the group that would later turn into One Way – with titles that include "Tripped, Slipped, Stumbled, & Fell", "If You Get Caught", "If You Feel Like Dancing", and "I Like Everything About You". CD also features bonus tracks – "Feelings (7" version)" and "If You Feel Like Dancin (12" version)". CD

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Brian HylandSealed With A Kiss ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1962. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Sublime echoey pop from the young Brian Hyland! Includes the title track, and a fair bit of original numbers too – all set to arrangements by Stan Applebaum. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label pressing. Cover has a SWAK seal at the opening.)

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Impressions16 Greatest Hits ... LP
ABC, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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ImpressionsImpressions Greatest Hits ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $7.99
Far more than a regular greatest hits – this is a full-fledged album, and one that includes a number of cuts that were singles for the group, but which don't really show up on other albums. The set is all-original, all-Curtis Mayfield penned, and all Johnny Pate arranged material – with tracks like "I'm So Proud", "Gypsy Woman", "Sad, Sad Girl & Boy", "You Must Believe Me", "Grow Closer Together", "Never Let Me Go", and "Talking About My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with rainbow ABC logo. Cover has wear and aging.)

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ImpressionsNever Ending Impressions ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good- ... $9.99
A major winner from The Impressions! Virtually all of their material for ABC was excellent – and this LP is no exception, as it's got loads of original Curtis Mayfield compositions, and plenty of great arrangements by Chicago soul legend Johnny Pate. The group is extremely soulful at this point – and they sound great on just about every cut. Titles include "Ten To One", "I'm So Proud", "Sister Love", "Little Boy Blue", "Girl You Don't Know Me", "I Gotta Keep Movin", and "A Woman Who Loves Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, light wear, and some aging.)

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $24.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a large name in marker, a cutout hole, and some wear. Labels have a name in pen.)

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ImpressionsRidin' High ... LP
ABC, 1966. Very Good ... $11.99
The title and cover say it all – because The Impressions here are at the top of their game – riding high on a tremendous wave of soul, and soaring forth with a sense of pride and power few other groups could match! Maestro Johnny Pate is on board to handle the arrangements and production – and he helps Curtis Mayfield and the group reach a sound that's sophisticated throughout, but still retains a deeply personal sensibility. The harmonies are tremendous – never too sweet or too smooth, and always with that slightly fragile quality that made The Impressions one of the most human soul groups of their era. Nearly all the tunes are originals from Curtis – and titles include "Riding High", "Too Slow", "Man's Temptation", "I'm A Telling You", and "I Need To Belong To Someone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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ImpressionsYou Ought To Be In Heaven/I Can't Stay Away From You ... 7-inch
ABC, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Milt JacksonJust The Way It Had to Be ... LP
Impulse/ABC, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Way nicer than some of Milt's earlier work – and one of the gems he recorded with bassist Ray Brown during the late 60s. The group's got a tight soul jazz stepping groove – with Monty Alexander on piano, comping along right over Ray's warm basslines in a very tasty way. Teddy Edwards plays tenor – and tracks icnlude "Listen, Hear" (a clear parody of Eddie Harris' hit), "SKJ", and "Bag's Groove". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lawrence Hilton JacobsLawrence Hilton Jacobs ... LP
ABC, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Although he's always best remembered as Freddy "Boom Boom" Washington from Welcome Back Kotter, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs was pretty darn ubiquitous during the mid-70s! He was in more than a few movies (Youngblood, Cooley High, etc), and he even recorded a few soul albums – like this one, which features some nice production work by Lamont Dozier that more than makes up for Freddie's lack of conviction as a soul singer. At the best moments, the record reminds us of some of Lamont's strident grooving soul work for ABC – and titles include "Time Machine", "Larry's Theme", "Mister DJ", "Holdin On", and "Fly Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp with "Not" scratched off.)

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James GangStraight Shooter ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "Hairy Hypochondriac", "My Door Is Open", "Getting Old", "Looking For My Lady", "Madness", and "Kick Back Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover.)

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James GangThirds ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing in the textured cover.)

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Johnny JanisFor The First Time ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A rare rocker on ABC Records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some sticker spots and initials in pen on front, and a name in pen on back.)

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Keith JarrettShades ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter than Jarrett's excellent Death & The Flower set – as the tunes have a highly rhythmic component, and make good use of the extra percussion to create a flowing, organic groove. There's still a nice loose feel overall, though – almost a take on the loft jazz sound, especially at the moments when Jarrett goes a bit outside on piano. Titles include "Shades Of Jazz", "Southern Smiles", "Rose Petals", and "Diatribe". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shades (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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Keith JarrettShades (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC/Impulse (Japan), 1976. Used ... $19.99
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter than Jarrett's excellent Death & The Flower set – as the tunes have a highly rhythmic component, and make good use of the extra percussion to create a flowing, organic groove. There's still a nice loose feel overall, though – almost a take on the loft jazz sound, especially at the moments when Jarrett goes a bit outside on piano. Titles include "Shades Of Jazz", "Southern Smiles", "Rose Petals", and "Diatribe". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Shades ... LP 7.99

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Johnny KeatingJohnny Keating's Favourite American Dances ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An obscure American set from the great UK arranger Johnny Keating – with groovy tunes that include "Loop De Loo", "Mambo Martino", "The Creep", "The Balboa", and "Sweet & Gentle" – plus a few hokier tunes, given a nice Keating twist! Great cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with serrated edge and deep groove. Cover has light stains on front & back.)

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BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing with a sticker.)

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✨✧ BB KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... LP
ABC, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set's very much in BB's own spirit – mostly focused on his vocals and guitar work, and still mostly including original compositions. A few tunes get nice and funky on the rhythms, although still very much in a blues-based way – and Jimmie Haskell contributes a few larger arrangements from time to time. Titles include "King's Special", "Until I'm Dead & Cold", "You're Still My Woman", "Hummingbird", "Go Underground", and "Chains & Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ BB KingLA Midnight ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
BB King brings in a sweet dose of jazz to his work – just a touch of the funkier backings that some of his electric contemporaries were getting at the time – maybe not as hard-wailing as some of the Chess funky blues records, but definitely somewhere in that direction! Players on the date include Mel Brown and Jesse Davis on guitars, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Red Holloway on tenor, Plas Johnson on baritone, Clifford Coulter and Victor Feldman on piano, and the great Earl Palmer on drums. Titles include "Help The Poor", "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You", "Midnight", "I Got Some Help I Don't Need", "I've Been Blue Too Long", "Lucille's Granny, and "Can't You Hear Me Talking To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with a cutout hole.)

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BB KingLucille ... CD
ABC/Traffic, 1968. Used ... $6.99
One of the first records to feature BB King's famous guitar, Lucille, in the spotlight – an instrument he'd played for years, but which took on legendary status over the decades! The guitar's handled perfectly here by King – with a tone that still holds on to all the gritty edges of his early years, but which is also captured beautifully in the studio with top-shelf production – loud and clear, but never as commercial as on later records. The whole thing's wonderfully free of hoke – the material that made King a much-deserved star in the 60s – and the record features backing from Maxwell Davis on Hammond and Lloyd Glenn on piano. Titles include "Watch Yourself", "Lucille", "I Need Your Love", "Country Girl", and "You Move Me So". CD

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BB King & Bobby BlandTogether For The First Time – Live ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A mid 70s meeting of two seminal blues talents from the Memphis scene – singer Bobby Blue Bland, and legendary guitarist BB King! The pair were both working for ABC at the time – major label fame after years woodshedding in the indies – and hitting well-deserved fame for their huge talents – still as fresh here as they were a decade before, and unmarred by any studio sanitization in this great live set! The record does an especially good job of bringing together the artists verbally – letting Bobby and BB open up and rap a bit during the songs – yet still having plenty of space to go into their own thing musically, too. Titles include "It's My Own Fault", "I'll Take Care Of You", "I'm Sorry", "3 O'Clock Blues", "Goin Down Slow", and a great long Medley track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams and some surface wear.)

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LitterEmerge ... LP
Probe/ABC, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
Heavy fuzzed out psychedelia from the late 60s Twin Cities scene – the wild and hard charging Emerge from The Litter – with a heft that would be just as right at home in Detroit at the time as it was in Minneapolis! A lot of that has to due to with the heft – the drums pound heavily and the vocalists wail more than sing – this is a nasty piece of business, this Litter! Still, lumbering as chose to, there's still a nice groove that comes out, particularly on the less frezious moments, and the titles include "Journeys", "Feeling", "Silly People", "Blue Ice", "For What It's Worth", "Little Red Book", "Breakfeast At Gardenson's", and "Futures Of The Past". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has a stuck gatefold, half split bottom seam, and some clear tape on the spine and back.)

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Guy MarksLoving You Has Made Me Bananas ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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MasqueradersLove Anonymous ... LP
ABC, 1977. Sealed ... $4.99
One of the few full albums ever cut by The Masqueraders – a stellar vocal group who recorded some excellent singles in the 60s, and were fortunate enough to be pulled into the big time by Isaac Hayes for his Hot Buttered Soul imprint on ABC! The band mixes their smooth Memphis style with some tighter arrangements by Ike and Lester Snell – and the result is a nice batch of modern soul tracks that keeps up the groove of the Hot Buttered sound nicely! Tracks include "Be For Real", "Runaway Slave", "It's A Terrible Thing To Waste Your Love", and "Love Between A Woman And A Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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John MayallNotice To Appear/Banquet In Blues ... CD
ABC/BGO (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
A pair of mid 70s albums from John Mayall – back to back in a single set! First up is Notice To Appear – a great little change for John Mayall – a set that has the British singer picking up some strong funky touches from Allen Toussaint – the New Orleans soul legend who produced and arranged the record, and wrote most of the tunes too! For a brief time in the mid 70s, the Toussaint touch was pure magic, and that's definitely the case here – as the record helps Mayall really re-focus his energy with a lean, tight sort of sound – yet one that's never slick or commercial as well! Toussaint plays plenty of Fender Rhodes and clavinet on the album – and titles include "Lil Boogie In The Afternoon", "Who's Next Who's Now", "Just Knowing You Is A Pleasure", "Mess Of Love", "The Boy Most Likely To Succeed", and "There Will Be A Way". Banquet Of Blues is 70s work from British blues rock legend John Mayall – done in a Cali style that still holds on to his roots, but gives the music a leaner, funkier style overall! The vibe's a bit like Mayall's record with Allen Toussaint, although John's on his own here – tightly refining his older sound, but never smoothing things down too much – maybe just making a shift from blues to soul, both in the rhythms and production – shifting the way Ben Sidran did at the time, even though Sidran was coming from jazz. Rick Vito provides great guitar on most numbers – and titles include "Sunshine", "You Can't Put Me Down", "Lady", "Fantasyland", "Table Top Girl", "Seven Days Too Long", and "I Got Somebody". CD

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Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis JrI Hope We Get To Love In Time ... LP
ABC, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The first solo album from the team of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr – and a set that's arguably even more soulful than their work together in The 5th Dimension! The pair are lucky to have Groovesville soul maestro Don Davis at the helm – helping them hit a more mature, more contemporary sound that mixes equal parts club rhythms with some of the smoother styles of the late 5th Dimension years. McCoo's vocals are especially wonderful – classy, but always quite heartfelt – at a level that almost comes across like some of the best Philly International vocalists of the same period – especially on the soaring disco numbers! Titles include "You Can't Change My Heart", "You Don't Have To Be A Star", "We've Got To Get It On Again", "Easy Way Out", "My Love For You", and "I Hope We Get To Love In Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mighty MarvelowsIn The Morning/I Do ... 7-inch
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Oldies Treasure Chest pressing.)

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Carlos MontoyaFlamenco Guitar ... LP
ABC, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover is lightly stained on the bottom inch.)

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Johnny NashI Got Rhythm ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
An excellent early album form Johnny Nash – one that's quite different than his later hits, and which has Johnny singing in a jazzy sort of mode that reminds us a lot of Jesse Belvin! Like Belvin, Johnny's got a warmly sweet voice that's lighter than Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams, or other contemporaries crossing the bounds between jazz and R&B – and this album showcases that style especially well, by setting Nash up with some strong arrangements from Don Costa – all nicely bright, and with plenty of breakout jazz moments. Titles include "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I Got Rhythm", "S Wonderful", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Baby Baby Baby", and "It's All Right With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a stain on front and some ink stamps & pen on back.)

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Andrew Voice OdomFarther On Down The Road ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1973. Sealed ... $19.99
Features a small group with Odom on vocals – plus Earl Hooker on guitar, and Johnny Walker on piano and organ! LP, Vinyl record album

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OrleansBefore The Dance ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moisture stains and peeling along the bottom.)

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Freda PaynePayne & Pleasure ... CD
ABC/Reel Music, 1974. Used ... $13.99
Genius work from Freda Payne – a set recorded after her bigger fame years for Invictus/Hot Wax – but a record that's done with an even deeper feel overall! The album features some key contributions from Lamont Dozier – who wasn't credited on the original record, due to his continuing contract with HDH – and his bold, righteous approach in the studio is definitely felt here – as he gives Freda the same great groove he'd hit on his own ABC albums! As with those, McKinley Jackson handles the arrangements – which work perfectly with the punctuated groove of Dozier's production – and Payne really sparkles in the setting, stretching out with these magnificent vocals that go way beyond what you might expect. The tunes are impeccable – as well-written as those on other Dozier projects of the time – loads of original numbers that include "Didn't I Tell You", "It's Yours To Have", "I Get Carried Away", "Run For Your Life", "Shadows On The Wall", and "Don't Wanna Be Left Out" – plus versions of "A Song For You" and "I Won't Last A Day". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cousin Joe PleasantCousin Joe Of New Orleans ... LP
ABC/Bluesway, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A pretty rootsy album of blues – from New Orleans, of course! Joe plays piano and sings – and backing is by guitar, bass, and drums. Titles include "Juice On The Loose", "Beggin Woman", "Chicken La La Blues", "Barefoot Boy", and "Life's A One Way Ticket". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pointer SistersBest Of The Pointer Sisters ... LP
ABC/Blue Thumb, 1970s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and splitting with a cut corner.)

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Lloyd PriceFantastic Lloyd Price ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Lloyd Price takes on some more familiar tunes with his legendary vocals – working with Sid Feller arrangements on tracks that include "Let's Fall In Love", "Undecided", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Mean To Me" – plus "Five Foot Two" and "Little Volcano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, including the ABC-Paramount inner sleeve. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Terry ReidSeed Of Memory ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $99.99
A bit later than Terry Reid's real classics, but also a surprisingly nice little record – even if the sound is different! Graham Nash produced, and the record has a style that mixes raspy vocals and acoustic guitar with some sweeter, smoother touches – almost an LA fantasy of country sounds, at a level that was being played out more commercially with bigger acts at the time – but which comes off in a more personal way here. Reid's songs and vocals are all quite strong, and titles include "The Frame", "Fooling You", "Seed Of Memory", "Faith To Arise", "To Be Treated Rite", and "Brave Awakening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, including the ABC inner sleeve and insert. Vinyl has cosmetic recycle marks. Cover has very light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Rhythm HeritageLast Night On Earth ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet funky grooves from one of the greatest instrumental acts of the mainstream disco era! Despite the fact that these guys had a chart-topping sound, they also managed to include enough funky moments in their records to hold the attention of our ears – including some well-crafted wah-wah guitar and keyboard lines over strings! The album includes the surprisingly great side-long suite "Last Night On Earth", plus great covers of "Theme From Rocky" and "Theme From Lipstick", and a "Do It Again/Cisco Kid" medley! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Rufus featuring Chaka KhanRags To Rufus ... LP
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of those records that everyone seemed to own, back in the day – and for good reason, too – as Rufus and Chaka have a way of opening ears of folks who dig so many different styles – from soul to rock to funk and jazz – but all with a groove that's totally their own! The record's one that definitely broke the group big out of their Chicago roots – thanks to the incredible "Tell Me Something Good" – an amazing workout that's the perfect mainstream showcase for Chaka's great voice, made even better by the use of one of those cool Peter Frampton-vocoder thingies! The album also features some other excellent material that's a bit more restrained, and more in the band's usual jazz funk mode – like "Ain't Nothing But A Maybe", "You Got The Love", "Smokin Room", and "Sideways". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rufus featuring Chaka KhanRufusized ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Funk, soul, jazz, and plenty more – all wrapped up into this 70s masterpiece from Rufus – the kind of record that not only never gets old, but which still has folks wondering how the group could have gotten things this perfect all these many years later! Chaka Khan and the group are in sublime formation here – tight, but never slick – sublimely soulful, but never in a way that sounds like they're trying to copy anyone else at all – always in this unique blend of all the best elements from all their favorit styles, fused into a fresh new sound that's completely Rufus-like all the way through! Titles include the incredible track "Stop On By", plus the instrumental "Rufusized", "I'm A Woman", "Somebody's Watching You", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", and "Right Is Right". LP, Vinyl record album

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George RussellGeorge Russell Sextet featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy ... LP
Riverside/ABC, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A late 60s issue of material from some of Russell's earlier albums on Riverside – great sides from the early 60s featuring Russell at the head of a group of some of the better young modernists of the age, like Ellis, Dolphy, Pete La Roca, and Steve Swallow. The record features Russell-conceived versions of "Round Midnight", "Au Prive", and "Nardis" – as well as the originals "Thoughts" and "Blues In Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Zoot SimsPlays Alto, Tenor And Baritone ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the grooviest 50s albums ever from the legendary Zoot Sims – a session that uses overdubbing to let Zoot create a one man horn section – blowing on record at the same time on alto, tenor, and baritone sax! The approach is far from the gimmicky sound that you might expect – and the results are really wonderful – an all Zoot-voiced sax section that has some of the smoother qualities of other 50s sextet dates (including Zoot's for RCA), but which has that great Sims' bite on all the solos! Other players include John Williams on piano, Knobby Totah on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and titles include a great vocal version of "Where You At", plus "Zonkin", "Pegasus", "Noshin", and "Minor Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label deep groove pressing.)

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SmithGroup Called Smith ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
When we were playing this, someone in the office said "What's the deal with these guys? Did they just do sound-a-like versions of other people's hits?" On some of their other records, we might say no – but this one's pretty much a Pickwick-esque remake/remodel of late 60s rockers – like "Who Do You Love", "Last Time", "Let's Spend The Night Together", and "Tell Him No" – all done in kind of a hard rockin, semi-bluesy style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Soft MachineSoft Machine Volume Two (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
ABC/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Sublime early work from Robert Wyatt and crew – a psychedelic accented jazz rock classic that never gets old – and a visionary set that inspired a generation! The heavily fuzzy guitar sound is transcendent on Volume Two – with sudden jazzy changes, augmented by horns, and all done with a sly sense of humour for which the group doesn't get enough credit. The set's broken up into two different "concept" halves – and side one is "Rivmic Melodies" – and includes "Pataphysical Introduction", "A Concise British Alphabet", "Dada Was Here", and "Out Of Tunes". Side two is "Esther's Nose Job" – with the parts "Pig", "Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging", "Orange Skin Food", and "A Door Opens & Closes". Wyatt's on vocals and drums; Hugh Hopper is on bass, guitar, and alto; and Mike Ratledge plays some great Lowry and Hammond organ, plus a bit of harpsichord and flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Steely DanAja ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
An undisputed masterpiece, and a record we never tire of hearing – unabashedly the inspiration for our years of jazzy exploration as adults, even though it was probably the closest thing we ever got to the genre as wee lads! Walter Becker & Donald Fagan raise their already-high bar to new heights here – creating one of those rare records that flows together so beautifully, it's hard to remember where some songs begin and others end. There's a sense of perfection in everything about the record – the sound, the songs, the instrumentation – all woven together beautifully without any sense of self-consciousness. One majestic flow that starts with "Black Cow", and runs through classics that include "Aja", "Deacon Blue", "Peg", "Home At Last", "I Got The News", and "Josie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Steely DanGreatest Hits ... LP
ABC, 1970s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
We've always considered Steely Dan one of the quintessential 70s "Album Oriented Rock" bands, in that all of there albums work so well as a whole, so the idea of a greatest hits collection doesn't exactly work for us. Still, taken out of context, these songs are still gems, and listening to them in sequence really lets you hear the groups progression from their intellectual rock roots to their later sophisticated jazz influenced style. 18 tracks in all: "Do It Again", "Reeling InThe Years", "My Old School", "Bodhisattva", "Show Biz Kids", "East St Louis Toodle Oo", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Pretzel Logic", "Any Major Dude", "Here At The Western World", "Black Friday", "Bad Sneakers", "Doctor Wu", "Haitian Divorce", "Kid Charlemagne", "The Fez", "Peg" and "Josie". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA non-gatefold pressing. Cover is worn.)

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✨✧ Steely DanKaty Lied ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Steely Dan really hitting the heights – moving into hipper, more sophisticated territory than before – pushing the envelope with both their music and lyrics, which are completely sublime! It's hard to put our finger on the magic of this one, but it's the perfect summation of everything that's come before, with a bit of a nod towards the future – yet all with a simple, song-based charm that we really love. The Becker and Fagan team get some key studio help here – showing a move away from previous group-based recordings – and Phil Woods turns in some especially nice work on his sublime solo for "Doctor Wu". Other tracks include "Black Friday", "Bad Sneakers", "Any World That I'm Welcome To", "Your Gold Teeth II", "Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More", "Throw Back The Little Ones", and "Everyone's Gone To The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a split spine and some tape on the seams.)

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StingPleasure ... LP
ABC, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Not to be confused with the group Pleasure, or the ex-Police leadman Sting – this group are a pretty darn sweet disco trio with a really nice groove! The sound's a bit different than other disco references we might use – not really New York, European, or Canadian – and done with a bit more soul than you might think. The vocals are silly at times, but also pretty darn catchy – and sung with a good sense of the hook, so that they're not as buried in the mix as on other disco tunes. A few tracks also get nice and mellow, making for a good variety in the set – and titles include "Do It In The Shower", "Winning Number", "Best Friend", "Pleasure", "Love Is The Answer", and "Without Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a small peeled spot on back.)

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TamsPresenting The Tams ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Great first LP by one of the greatest groups to come out of the south in the 60's. 12 great cuts with excellent vocals, a tight vibe, and a feel that's unlike any other group. With the classic "You Lied to Your Daddy", plus "Close to Me", "Do I Worry", "What Kind of Fool", "You Might As Well Forget Him", and "It's All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label ABC-Paramount pressing. Cover is stained at the opening, with some peeling and flaking on front & back.)
 
 
 



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