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Legendary BeyonsLegendary Beyons ... LP
Albina Music Trust, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Damn great work from the Legendary Beyons – a soul group from late 70s Portland, but one who could easily go head to head with some of the hipper New Jersey and Philly acts of the early part of the decade! The group have fantastic harmonies – and are able to serve them up on these nicely groovy tunes that show very little temptation to nod to the disco craze of the time – as the instrumentation is very down to earth, but handled very well – usually just keeping pace with the wonderfully fluid vocals of the group as they blend, trade lines, and soar to the heavens with their harmonies! The set's just an EP, but it's got the wallop of a full length rare soul album – and titles include "Love Notes", "Let's Talk About Love", "Dreamin You In My Mind", and "There We Were Here We Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes – rare photos of the group, and an interview with its members.)

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SlickaphonicSlickaphonic ... LP
Albina Music Trust, 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
A never-issued record from the Portland scene of the 70s – served up by a sharp funk ensemble who really know how to groove! Don't confuses these guys with the Slickaphonics jazz group from the 80s – as Slickaphonic are much more funk-based overall (although they probably took their name from the same Miles Davis reference) – and work in a pre-disco level that's nice and tight throughout – the kind of cuts that come from a bunch of local musicians jamming together, and really rising each others' skills and spirits in the process – with the result of a set of joyous grooves like this! The set includes a few nice covers of 70s tracks, plus two original numbers – and titles include "Back Into My Life Again", "Pick Up The Pieces", "I Shot Him Down", "Bubba", and "Doin It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Previously unreleased! Includes bonus photo insert.)

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TransportDisco Fantasy Land ... LP
Albina Music Trust, 1979. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Never-issued work from this obscure Portland group – a combo who definitely deliver the disco fantasy of the title, but in ways that are more funk-based overall! Transport has ties to the Gangsters and Nu Shooz, and the vibe here is more that of a local funk group picking up the pace a bit for the late 70s generation – but still keeping things lean with tight combo instrumentation that's heavy on basslines and keyboards – topped with playful vocals that give things a clubby vibe, but which also have a much deeper execution than the usual disco chorus mode! Maybe it's the lack of strings or commercial production, but the whole thing feels much hipper than you'd expect – nicely righteous currents running through tunes that include "Move Your Body To The Music", "Disco Fantasy Land", "Stay With Me", and a nice remake of "Always There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Previously unreleased! Includes bonus poster and postcard.)

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✨✧ GangstersGangsters ... LP
Albina Music Trust, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from The Gangsters – a group who must have been the heaviest thing happening on the Oregon scene in the 70s! The music here is as badass as you'd guess from the cover – wicked funk by a sharp-edged combo who rival the best of the bigger names of the time – and who manage to have a surprisingly strong horn section, too – which provided some lyrical jazzy currents over the top of the heavier bass, drums, and guitar! The group also sports a mighty nice keyboardist, who gets in some great Fender Rhodes and organ lines – and titles include "Le Funk", "Just A Thing", "Lester's Theme", and the side-long extended cut "Suite For Funk Blood" – a masterpiece of funky sophistication. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet too.)
 
 
 



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