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Norman ConnorsValentine Love – The Buddah/Arista Anthology ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDS ... $16.99 24.99 About September 3, 2021
A fantastic collection of work from Norman Connors – a musician who first started out playing drums in spiritual jazz groups at the start of the 70s, then moved on to take over the worlds of funk and soul! Connors' material of this time was essential at bringing a new sort of depth to soul music – taking some of the lessons learned in the farther reaches of the underground, and working them into a new tapestry of sophisticated expression – sounds that were able to fold together lots of styles and spirit, and help elevate their audience at the same time. This package might be the best we've ever seen to bring together Norman's work of the period – as it also includes some of the Aquarian Dream and Starship Orchestra recordings, as well as Connors tracks with singers who include Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, Gloria Jones, Prince Philip Mitchell, Phyliss Hyman, Eleanor Mills, James Robinson, Al Johnson, and Beau Williams. 34 tracks in all – and titles include "So Much Love", "Dindi", "Saturday Night Special", "We Both Need Each Other", "Captain Connors (12" version)", "Say You Love Me", "This Is Your Life", "Stella", "Handle Me Gently", "Your Love", "Invitation", "Be There In The Morning", "Take It To The Limit", "Mr C", "She's Gone", "You've Been On My Mind", "Melancholy Fire", "Romantic Journey", "Slewfoot", "Give The Drummer Some", "Valentine Love", "Once I've Been There", "Phoenix", "Once Again", "You Are My Starship", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "Kwasi", "Maiden Voyage", and "Disco Land". CD

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✨✧ MonkeesGreatest Hits (Arista) ... LP
Arista, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The Monkees had so many fantastic records during their short span of recording, nearly all of them might well be "greatest hits" – but this set does a nice job of slimming the selection down to focus on some of the most long-lasting tracks from the group! There's a few killer Boyce & Hart compositions, produced by the duo too – and the set also features contributions from other 60s pop heavyweights, like Chip Douglas, Neil Diamond, Jeff Barry, and the duo of Carole King & Gerry Goffin – all of whim give the foursome some great material, on tunes that include "Theme From The Monkees", "Last Train To Clarksville", "She", "Listen To The Band", "A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You", "Daydream Believer", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Steppin Stone", "I'm A Believer", and "I Wanna Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has light wear.)
 
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Ace Of BaseNever Gonna Say I'm Sorry (sweetbox extended mix, album version, lenny b's club mix, lenny b's organ-ic hosue mix) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1996. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Alan Parsons ProjectI Robot (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/BMG (Japan), 1976. Used ... $14.99
... CD

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Bay City RollersIt's A Game ... LP
Arista, 1970s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stuck gatefold.)

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Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend of 70s fusion, bassy funk, and even tighter riffing – all put together with a greater depth and sense of soul than most other records of its type. Blackman's a GRP contemporary of Bernard Wright, Tom Browne, and Weldon Irvine – and there's bits of all their sound in the work here, but somehow Don does it even better – hitting these grooves, notes, and lines that seem to fall from the heavens – and which still stand as some of the hippest music of his generation. A record to file proudly next to your copies of Ramp and James Mason – and like those gems, the kind of record that only happens once in an artists career! Titles include "You Ain't Hip", "Yabba Dabba Do", "Heart's Desire", "Deaf Hook Up Connection", "Never Miss A Thing", and "Holding You Loving You", and "Since You Been Away So Long". CD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)

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Angela BofillBest Of Angela Bofill ... LP
Arista, 1986. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the things we love best about Angela Bofill is how she exemplifies what was so great about late 70s commercial soul, where she and other singers like Phyllis Hyman and Patrice Rushen were infusing their music with a great jazz inflected sophistication, and just plain solid songwriting, versus the sort of crowd pleasing antics most pop soul singers employ today. This collection brings together many of her greatest numbers, including "I Try", "Angel Of The Night", "What I Wouldn't Do", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", "Something About You", "Time To Say Goodbye", "Let Me Be The One" and "Tonight I Give In", 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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BR5-49Live From Robert's ... CD
Arista, 1996. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Anthony BraxtonAlto Saxophone Improvisations 1979 ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A beautiful set of alto improvisations that has Braxton moving through classic and original music, in a rich array of styles that clearly show his genius on the instrument. The double LP set is filled with great moments – like his readings of "Giant Steps" and "Along Came Betty" – plus originals like "Sova Noub V-(AO)" and "JMK-730 CFN-7". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Brecker BrothersBack To Back ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1976. Used ... $9.99
Soulful fusion from The Brecker Brothers – a set that's one of their standout efforts from the 70s – and a record that went onto influence a whole generation of jazz musicians too! The album features the twin horns of Randy & Michael Brecker, along with alto by David Sanborn, keyboards by Don Grolnick, and guitar by Steve Khan – but one of the things that really makes the album great is the vocal arrangements, which were handled by Luther Vandross, who also sings on the album along with Patti Austin! The set's got a great soulful feel – with some wonderful mellow groovers that have a sweet 70s sound – titles that include "Lovely Lady", "Night Flight", "Slick Stuff", "What A Miracle Can Do", "I Love Wastin Time With You", "Keep It Steady", "Grease Piece", and "Dig A Little Deeper". CD
(Out of print.)

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Brecker BrothersSneakin' Up Behind You – The Very Best Of The Brecker Brothers ... CD
Arista/Legacy, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Sneakin' Up Behind You", "Some Skunk Funk", "Tabula Rasa", "Baffled", "Jacknife", and "Funky Sea, Funky Dew". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Bus BoysMinimum Wage Rock & Roll ... LP
Arista, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, promo stamp, and light wear.)

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CamelI Can See Your House From Here ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on London. Label has a promo ink stamp. Cover has a small cutout hole, minimal wear, and is lightly bent at the bottom, with a small spot of gloss separation at the spine.)

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Eric CarmenBoats Against The Current ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Eric CarmenEssential Eric Carmen ... CD
Arista/Legacy, Late 60s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gigi D'AgostinoRiddle (album, inst)/I'll Fly With You (L'Amour Toujours) (bla bla bla edit) ... 12-inch
Arista, 2001. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Arista sleeve.)

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Deja RdDon't Stop (radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Arista, 2003. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DregsIndustry Standard (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1982. Used ... $22.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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DriftersBest Of The Drifters ... LP
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Aretha FranklinGet It Right ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A real standout from Aretha Franklin's years on Arista – a set produced by Luther Vandross, with a soaring groove that really opens Aretha up nicely! Luther's more in the mode here of his 70s club productions than his 80s hits – that warm, midtempo vibe that's full of lush moments, but never in ways that are cloyingly commercial. Franklin's vocals light up the tunes in the way that Luther's own might do – really soaring out beautifully in this setting. Titles include "I Got Your Love", "Giving In", "Get It Right", "Pretender", "Every Girl", "I Wish It Would Rain", and "Better Friends Than Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Aretha FranklinLove All The Hurt Away ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An early 80s gem from Aretha Franklin – one of the best of her years at Arista Records, thanks to solid help in the studio from the mighty Arif Mardin! Mardin's in perfect form here – the same blend of older soul and jazzier, more sophisticated styles that he was also bringing to Chaka Khan at the time – although Franklin's arguably more deserving of his talents, given her long relationship with the producer! There's a full, mature feel here – one that really gets Aretha back in gear as a singer, and shows off her talents to a new generation in new ways – yet all without trying too hard for a crossover hit. Tunes include a few originals by Franklin, and titles include "Kind Of Man", "Whole Lot Of Me", "Love All The Hurt Away", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "It's My Turn", "There's A Star For Everyone", and "Hold On I'm Coming". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinOne Lord, One Faith, One Baptism ... LP
Arista, 1987. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has surface wear.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinWho's Zoomin Who? ... LP
Arista, 1985. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A huge hit for Aretha Franklin – and a record that brought her famous vocals to a whole new generation of listeners! The sound is definitely different than before – a change from both the deep soul of Atlantic years, and the initial classy approach of her time at Arista – and working with lots of help from Narada Michael Walden, Aretha gets an 80s groove that turns out to be a perfect platform for her sound – one that lets her vocals really take off, while still getting plenty of great hooks as well – all in a mode that somehow sounds far less commercial than we remember at the time. Includes the massive hits "Freeway Of Love" and "Who's Zoomin Who" – plus "Ain't Nobody Every Loved You", "Push", "Integrity", "Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves", and "Sweet Bitter Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Kenny GDuotones ... LP
Arista, 1986. Sealed ... $19.99
With Alan Glass, Corrado Rustici, and John Raymond on guitar; Joe Plass and Randy Jackson on bass, Gigi Conaway and Kenny McDougald on drums, and Tony Gable on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny GG Force ... CD
Arista, 1983. Used ... $1.99
Kenny G on saxophone, flute & synthesizer programming. CD

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GongDownwind ... CD
Arista/Esoteric (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
A great little record from the time when Pierre Moerlin was making the shift from the prog of Gong's roots into some warmer, jazzier tones! The style here is a mix of sharp-edged guitars and keyboards, and plenty of percussion – drums, vibes, marimbas, and more – used by Moerlin in a blend that's really compelling, and which often spins out in compelling rhythms driven by a rock-like energy. A few of the tracks feature some vocals, but about half the album's instrumental – and in a rockish fusion mode that holds up nicely over the years. Titles include "Aeroplane", "Crosscurrents", "What You Know", "Emotions", "Xtasea", and "Jin Go Lo Ba". CD

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Jennifer HollidayI'm On Your Side ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1991. Used ... $7.99
Jennifer Holliday's strong '91 set – with material that's par for the course for Arista soul efforts of the late 80s and early 90s – but Holliday outshines it with her powerful, emotional and wonderful voice! Definitely an underappreciated set, particularly for fans of powerfully emotive vocals. Titles include "I'm On Your Side", "It's In There", "Raise The Roof", "A Dream With Your Name On It", "Raise The Roof", "Guilty", "It Will Haunt Me", "I Fall Apart", "More N More" and more. CD
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston ... LP
Arista, 1985. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape!)

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Tamiko JonesJust You & Me (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Arista, 1975. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in an Arista sleeve.)

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K-9 PosseK-9 Posse ... LP
Arista, 1988. Sealed ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with hype sticker and some shop sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ KinksCome Dancing With The Kinks – Best Of The Kinks 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Arista, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of the print.)

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KinksSleepwalker ... LP
Arista, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A nice transition from the overwrought concept albums of mid 70s Kinks – and a shift into tighter, shorter, more condensed tunes that got the group firmly back on track! The concepts here are each confined to the space of a single tune – taking Ray and the group back to the best approaches of their initial 70s recordings – and coming up with a few really catchy numbers in the process! Titles include "Sleepwalker", "Sleepless Night", "Brother", "Full Moon", "Life Goes On", "Stormy Sky", and "Mr Big Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve, with poly liner attached with tape. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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KinksWord Of Mouth ... LP
Arista, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. NOTE: record has wrong label due to a manufacturing flaw.)

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KrokusHeadhunter ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker, light wear, and a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Oliver LakeNTU – Point From Which Creation Begins (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/Muzak (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $24.99
Reedman Oliver Lake at his most creative – stepping out here on a sublime set of 70s improvisations – all put together with a really spiritual feel! There's a very open, collaborative feel to the music – and the set was recorded in St Louis, at a time when Lake was a key part of that city's scene – and who here also seems able to attract some other musicians from the AACM in Chicago as well! As a result, the album's a wonderful document of the new ideas bursting forth at the start of the 70s – that richly creative moment when local scenes were coming together in various cities to find new ways of jazz beyond Coltrane and Dolphy – giving a player like Lake some of the most imaginative outlets of his career. Oliver plays alto, soprano, flute, and other small instruments – and other players include Baikida Carroll and Floyd Leflore on trumpets, Joseph Bowie on trombone, John Hicks on piano, Clovis Bordeaux on electric piano, Don Officer on bass, Charles Bobo Shaw on drums, and Don Moye on congas too. Titles include "Africa", "Tse Lane", "Eriee", "Zip", and "Electric Freedom". CD

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MecoEwok Celebration ... LP
Arista, 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Willie NileWillie Nile ... LP
Arista, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, minimal wear, and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersEverybody Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Still very much in the best mode as the rest of their 70s classics for Mercury Records – a sweet mix of ensemble funk with some upbeat styles that were perfect for the clubs! The group's shifted a bit by the time of this one and only album for Arista, but they've still got most of their best strengths right out front – including that subtle sense of wit that always made the group one of the most charming mainstream funk acts, as well as the sharp instrumentation that ensures that most of the tracks are still tight and funky at the core. Titles include "Don't Say Goodbye", "Everybody Up", "Take Da Funk Off Fly", "Something Special", "Say It", and "Make Me Feel". CD features two bonus tracks – "Everybody Up (12" promo mix)" and "Take Da Funk Off Fly (7" mix)". CD

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✨✧ Beth OrtonCentral Reservation ... CD
Arista, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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OutlawsBring It Back Alive (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/BMG (Japan), 1975. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
... CD
(2008 pressing in a replica gatefold sleeve. Please note this copy is missing the insert and notes.)

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Graham Parker & The RumourSqueezing Out Sparks ... CD
Arista, 1979. Used ... $5.99
A classic – with Brinsley Schwarz on guitar, Jack Nitzsche on production, and titles that include "Protection", "Love Gets You Twisted", "Saturday Nite Is Dead", "Local Girls", "Discovering Japana", and "Waiting For The UFOs". CD

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✨✧ Ray Parker JrChartbusters ... LP
Arista, 1985. Sealed ... $4.99
A very fitting title – not just because of Ray's big fame for the theme of the film Ghostbusters, but also because Parker was really hitting the charts at the time! The album's something of a compilation – one that features a few moments from earlier in Parker's career, mixed with a few fresh tracks out at the time of the record – showing the full range of Ray's talents in the early 80s. Titles include "Ghostbusters (12" single rmx)", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Invasion", "Woman Out Of Control", "A Woman Needs Love", "Jamie", "The Other Woman", and "I've Been Digging You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker and cutout notch. Shrinkwrap is torn to the side of the cutout notch.)

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Ray Parker JrOther Woman ... LP
Arista, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Ray Parker steps out here with the other woman – with a groove that's somewhat different than his earlier sound with Raydio! There's a slightly sharper edge than before – almost a rockish influence in some of the instrumentation, which is a key factor in helping Parker's crossover in the 80s – one that had undeniable impact on the sound of other mainstream soul. At times, it's almost as if there's a slight hint of new wave inspiration in the rhythms and instrumentation – used very sparingly, but quite different than earlier Raydio funk and soul. Parker's vocals are more pronounced than before too – almost with a bite on the upbeat numbers – but warmly soulful on the mellower cuts, which we still like best. Titles include "Stay The Night", The Other Woman", "Street Love", "Let's Get Off", "Stop, Look Before You Leave", and "Let Me Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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Ray Parker JrPlaylist – Best Of Ray Parker Jr ... CD
Arista, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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Ray Parker JrSex & The Single Man ... LP
Arista, 1985. Sealed ... $2.99
Ray Parker's definitely a single man at this point in his career – leaving behind his earlier role in the Raydio group, and working here as writer and producer on a string of 80s hits! The album follows strongly in the catchy, crossover mode of Parker's work from the middle part of the decade – almost equally balanced between mainstream rock and soul styles of the time – with lots of popping rhythms and plenty of Ray's guitar underneath his vocals. Titles include "I'm A Dog", "Sex & The Single Man", "I'm In Love", "Girls Are More Fun", "Good Time Baby", and "Everybody Wants Someone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing, with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Ray Parker JrWoman Out Of Control (with bonus track) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1983. Used ... $6.99
Plenty of control here – as Ray Parker's at the height of his 80s hitmaking power, scoring strongly on one of his key classics from the decade for Arista! The tunes have a bit more of that catchy, rhythm-heavy sound that Parker was forging at the start of the decade – a quality that moves away from straight mainstream soul into crossover territory that would only suit Ray even more strongly a few years later. There's plenty of numbers here that aim strongly for radio play on both sides of the fence, but Parker balances things out with enough traces of his roots to keep things interesting. Titles include "Electronic Lover", "Woman Out Of Control", "Invasion", "N2U2", "She Still Feels The Need", and "In The Heat Of The Night". This FTG CD version also includes the bonus "Jack And Jill (Back Up The Hill) (1982 Version)". CD

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RaydioRaydio ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The first Raydio set from guitarist Ray Parker – an artist who'd worked on countless session gigs by the time of this album, which gave him more than enough chops to get things right from the start! The sound is tight and definitely aimed at the charts, by Ray also brings his own sort of groove to the set too – kind of a mainstream funk approach that found a very big audience at the time! As the years pass, this one sounds better and better to our ears – with titles that include "Jack & Jill", "Let's Go All The Way", "Is This A Love Thing", "Honey I'm Rich", "You Need This (To Satisfy That)", "Betcha Can't Love Me Just Once", "Me", and "Get Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring and edge wear, lightly bent corners, and some small scrapes and pock marks on front and back.)

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Lou ReedLive – Take No Prisoners ... LP
Arista, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Way more than just another live album – and worth it alone for Lou's bitter ramblings at the audience between the songs! Tracks include "Sweet Jane", "Satellite Of Love", "Pale Blue Eyes", "I'm Waiting For My Man", "Street Hassle", and "Walk On The Wild Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Promo copy, with cut corner, and hype sticker!)

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Run-DMCRaising Hell ... CD
Profile/Arista, 1986. Used ... $4.99
The massive third album from Run DMC – made at the top of their game – a pivotal effort that brought them to peak popularity and helped break hip hop in a huge way in the pop culture landscape! Part of the album's strength is its guitar-heavy sound on some of the grooves – produced by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons with a classic early Def Jam vibe, in the same manner that helped the Beastie Boys get their records in the hands of folks who'd never buy hip hop otherwise! That sound comes to culmination on the album's hit collaboration with Aerosmith on a remake of "Walk This Way", resulting in the commercial breakthrough, but the real triumph here is the increased complexity in both the lyricism, and the way Jam Master Jay serves up their beats – which makes for a stone classic all the way through, on tracks that include "Peter Piper", "It's Tricky", "My Adidas", "Proud To Be Black", "You Be Illin'", and more. CD
(Jewel case pressing. Pages of booklet are separated.)

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronFrom South Africa To South Carolina ... LP
Arista, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A 70s soul classic – and the closest that Gil Scott-Heron ever came to having a hit! The album's best known for its anthemic classic "Johannesburg" – one of the first popular tunes to really push the cause of a free South Africa – but the whole album's a winner, filled with some wonderful tunes that have Gil working with pianist Brian Jackson, in a laidback and soulful style that's even more powerful than his early protest poetry work! Apart from "Johannesburg", the album also features the tunes "The Summer of 42", "South Carolina", "Beginnings (First Minute Of A New Day)", "Lovely Day", and "Toast To The People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has staining and waviness down the spine – mostly noticeable inside the gatefold.)

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Jermaine StewartFrantic Romantic (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Cherry Pop (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Dancer and pop soul sensation Jermaine Stewart's bright, thumping and 80s dancefoor R&B that busted out huge on the pop charts for a moment! Jermaine was a dancer on Soul Train and background singer before busting out with some catchy R&B hits and the massive pop smash "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off". It's a fun record, and it's interesting to listen to the very 80s sound all these later, after its time in the dark outdated pop shadows, before it became a celebrated influence of the hippest post millennium DJs. Cultural chin-scratching aside, it's a straight up catchy, appealing album from a very talented Jermaine Stewart. Titles include the huge 80s emblem "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" plus "Dance Floor", "Jody", "Versatile", "Frantic Romantic", "Don't Ever Leave Me", "Out To Punish", "Give Your Love To Me" and "The Word Is Out". This UK CD on Cherry Pop has 5 bonus tracks: "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Special Extended Version)", "Brilliance", "The Word Is Out (West Mix – Extended Mix)", "Jody (Dance Version)" and "Dance Floor (Extended Version)". CD

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StrawbsDeadlines ... LP
Arista, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Townes Van ZandtFar Cry From Dead ... CD
Arista, 1999. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Miroslav VitousMajesty Music ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
One of the great ones from bassist Miroslav Vitous – a musician you might know from more atmospheric moments, but artist who could really be funky when he wanted! The album's got this righteous groove that really matches the energy of Miroslav's Magical Shepherd album from the same time – his warm, round acoustic bass tones right out front in the mix, but blended with loads of great electric elements too – including lots of wonderful keyboards, and some great reed lines from Jaroslav Jakubovic, a sharp-edged Eastern European player. The great Rimona Francis – of MPS fame – sings a bit on the record, in a cool style that's a bit like Flora Purim or Urzsula Dudziak – but most of the record is instrumental, and some of the cuts get nice and funky. Titles include "Folks", "New Orleans", "Majesty Music", "Streams & Fields", "X Rated", "Best Friends", and "Mount Shasta (part 2)". CD

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Dionne WarwickFriends ... LP
Arista, 1985. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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Dionne WarwickNo Night So Long ... LP
Arista, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A key album in Dionne Warwick's career revival at Arista Records – a set that's filled with the kind of fuller sounds and maturing modes that worked quite well for her shifts in styles over the years! Warwick's a bit less fragile than in the Scepter years, but also not trying as hard to be an all-out soul singer as she was at Warner Brothers – instead nicely laying back into the album's grooves, which usually have a smooth, modern soul approach – almost in Phyllis Hyman territory at times, yet with more of the mainstream modes that were more appropriate for Warwick's audience. Production is by Steve Buckingham, and titles include "Sweetie Pie", "How You Once Loved Me", "It's The Falling In Love", "Easy Love", "We Had This Time", "When The World Runs Out Of Love", and "Somebody's Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(lncludes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a corner cut.)

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John WilliamsClose Encounters Of The Third Kind ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousI'm Gonna Git You Sucka ... LP
Arista, 1988. Sealed ... $24.99
Music from the Wayan Brothers classic – features selections by The Gap Band, Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Jermanine Jackson, Jenniefer Holliday, Curtis Mayfied with Fishbone (!), K-9 Posse, Too Nice, Boogie Down Productions, and The Friends Of Distinction! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Air SupplyNow & Forever ... LP
Arista, 1982. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ringwear, edge wear, and bent corners.)

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✨✧ AirtoFree/Identity/Promises Of The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/BGO (UK), 1972/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from percussionist Airto – with bonus tracks too! First up is Free – one of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with stunning results! Airto's in the lead – and blows some beautiful wood flute lines alongside percussion – but the album also features killer contributions from Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, Keith Jarrett on piano, and Chick Corea on Fender Rhodes – as well as a hip bit of vocals from Flora Purim as well! There's some added horns at parts – but the arrangements are relatively spare and subtle – so that most tracks have a core organic quality, very similar to Airto's work on Buddah/Cobblestone, but given a bit more of a CTI twist. Most tunes are quite long and free-flowing – and titles include "Lucky Southern", "Flora's Song", "Creek (Arroio)", and "Return To Forever". Identity is a soaring set of grooves from one of the world's greatest percussionists – a standout set as a leader from Airto, and a key set in his wonderful run of work from the 70s! The album's still got the loose, free feel of Airto's earliest work, and isn't nearly as crossover-oriented as some of the Flora Purim sets from the time – still strongly in a rootsy, earthy sort of vibe – and produced with a very respectful sound by Herbie Hancock. Herbie plays some Arp on the record, and Wayne Shorter brings in some soprano sax too – but the core elements of the album are Airto's range of percussion instruments, keyboards and piano from Egberto Gismonti, drums from Roberto, trombone from Raul DeSouza, and a bit of vocals from Flora. Titles include "Flora On My Mind", "Cafe", "The Magicians", "Tales From Home", "Identity", and "Encounter". Promises Of The Sun is a record that departs nicely from earlier work, yet still keeps all the best elements intact! Airto's percussion work is firmly at the core of the set – giving it a nice acoustic base to work from, while also adding in touches of electric guitar by Toninho Horta, bass by Novelli, and keyboards from Hugo Fattoruso. The groove is a wonderful blend of the acoustic and electric, organic and synthetic – and is often crafted in a majestic vibe that seems to be inspired by the work of Milton Nascimento from the early 70s. Tracks include "Circo Marimbondo", "Zuei", "Candango", "Ruas Do Recife", "Georgiana", and "La De Casa". CD features bonus tracks "Creek (alt version)", "So Tender", and "Jequie". CD

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✨✧ Brecker BrothersBrecker Brothers ... CD
Arista/One Way, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The start of a legendary run from superjazz brothers Randy and Michael Brecker – trumpeter and tenorist, respectively – already players who'd worked on a hell of a lot of previous sessions, both as a pair and on their own – finally stepping here into some well-deserved fame in the spotlight! The duo have a great lineup here – equally well-skilled contemporaries who include Don Grolnick on keyboards, David Sanborn on alto, Harvey Mason on drums, and Will Lee on bass – all working in a mode that's soulful fusion throughout, with just a bit of vocals at a few points, but mostly instrumental overall. The whole thing's got an approach that's smooth and tight, but never in a slick way – a groove that still sits wonderfully well after all these years! Titles include "Sneakin Up Behind You", "Rocks", "Levitate", "Some Skunk Funk", "Sponge", "A Creature Of Many Faces", and "DBB". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brecker BrothersDon't Stop The Music ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic from The Brecker Brothers – working here at a new level for 70s jazz fusion! Sure, it's as slick as it can be – with touches of club and disco grooves to give an even smoother edge to the jazz funk of the Brecker Brothers – but thanks to some solid soloing that's not afraid to go for the easy spots, the album's a lot more solid than an number of sound-a-like copycat LPs to come out at the time! There's more than enough interesting jazz funk numbers on here to keep you happy if you dig a soulful fusion groove, and with Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums, the beats are heavy enough in the right places. Titles include "Tabula Rasa", "Finger Lickin Good", "Funky Sea, Funky Dew", "Squids", "Petals", and "As Long As I've Got Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ ClipseLord Willin' ... LP
Star Trak/Arista, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop classic produced by the Neptunes, and the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T are smooth, confident rhymers with some stand-out moments, but the Neptunes are driving this train, much in the way Prince Paul commandeered early De La Soul productions. Like Paul, The Neptunes' fingerprints are evident on just about every second of every track, but it doesn't diminish the role of the rappers in the least. This is a true hip hop record from beginning to end, something the 'Tunes had shied away from around the same time with the hard rockin' NERD. Their production style saturated pop music at the time, but this may be the Neptunes first album-length masterpiece. Tracks include "Young Boy", "Ma, I Don't Love Her" featuring Faith Evans, "Ego", "Comedy Central" featuring Fabulous, "Gangsta Lean", "Let's Talk About It" featuring Jermaine Dupri, and more. Includes exclusive "Grindin'" remixes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a Star Trak sleeve. Vinyl has some cosmetic marks on Side B. Label on Side D has a streak of red marker.)

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsThis Is Your Life ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of modern soul from Norman Connors – proof that he was still growing and changing as an artist, continuing to push his groove into whole new areas as the 70s progressed. The record takes the smooth jazzy sound of the earlier Buddah sides, sharpens it into a more sophisticated modern soul style, fused with a bit of a quiet storm vocal approach, to create a wonderfully mature album of silky soul tracks. Part of the strength comes from the vocalists – who include Eleanor Mills and Jean Carn – and Norman also does a bit of singing on the record, and comes across surprisingly well. Tracks include "Stella", "This Is Your Life", "Wouldn't You Like To See", "Butterfly", "Captain Connors", and a wonderful jazzy soul reworking of "The Creator Has A Master Plan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsThis Is Your Life (plus bonus track) ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of modern soul from Norman Connors – proof that he was still growing and changing as an artist, continuing to push his groove into whole new areas as the 70s progressed. The record takes the smooth jazzy sound of the earlier Buddah sides, sharpens it into a more sophisticated modern soul style, fused with a bit of a quiet storm vocal approach, to create a wonderfully mature album of silky soul tracks. Part of the strength comes from the vocalists – who include Eleanor Mills and Jean Carn – and Norman also does a bit of singing on the record, and comes across surprisingly well. Tracks include "Stella", "This Is Your Life", "Wouldn't You Like To See", "Butterfly", "Captain Connors", and a wonderful jazzy soul reworking of "The Creator Has A Master Plan". CD also features a bonus track – a 12" mix of "Captain Connors". CD

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✨✧ ExposeWhat You Don't Know ... LP
Arista, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The female pop soul trio was alive and well in the 80s – morphed strongly from its 60s girl group roots and 70s disco chorus mode – to the point where a group like Expose was perfectly poised to take over the top of the charts! That catchy, poppy style is very firmly in place here – mixing the balance of voices with beats in a very nice way – never out to challenge the soul music establishment, but certainly out to win a few new ears, thanks to the upbeat Miami beats in the music. Titles include "Stop Listen Look & Think", "Let Me Down Easy", "What You Don't Know", "When I Looked At Him", "Tell Me Why", "Still Hung Up On You", "Your Baby Never Looked Good In Blue", "Didn't It Hurt To Hurt Me", "Walk Along With Me", "Love Don't Hurt Until You Fall", and "Now That I Found You". LP, Vinyl record album
(BMG Record Club pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinAretha (1986) ... LP
Arista, 1986. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big one from Aretha Franklin's 80s comeback years on Arista Records – a set that features a surprising guest appearance from Keith Richards, but mostly concentrates on Franklin's successful run with producer/arranger Narada Michael Walden – who continues to do a great job of updating her sound! There's less deep soul numbers here than in the early days, and instead Aretha goes for a gentler expression of her range – but one that still soars in all the right places. The album features duets with Larry Graham and George Michael – and titles include "An Angel Cries", "Rock A Lott", "He'll Come Along", "Jimmy Lee", "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me", "Jumpin Jack Flash", and "Look To The Rainbow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and a bit of pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinJump To It ... LP
Arista, 1982. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Aretha's grooving sweetly on a record that's produced by Luther Vandross – and a damn strong one, too! Aretha wasn't the first, or the last classic soul singer to embrace the modern sounds of the early 80s, but relatively few outshined their younger peers as brilliantly as Aretha does here. She's great on this one! There's plenty of space in the arrangements for Aretha to do her thing – emoting naturally, improvising some of the vocals, and really just knocking it out of the park. Luther's production shows ample love and respect for the previous generation of soul, while still sounding right at home in '82 – with some timeless ballads along with contemporary chart-ready groovers. Titles include "Jump To It", "Love Me Right", "If She Don't Want Your Lovin'", "This Is For Real", "It's Just Your Love", "I Want To Make It Up To You" and "It's Just Your Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ GQDisco Nights ... LP
Arista, 1979. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not just disco nights, but some great mellow moments too – a wonderfully well-rounded classic from this great quartet – as tight and groovy as it is cool and classy! By the time of this debut, the group had already had plenty of 70s soul experience as The Rhythm Makers – a previous name for the lineup, and a combo with a great reputation for dancefloor grooves that were tight, but never too uptight – kind of the best funky soul styles of the time! This album definitely continues that tradition, with a sound that's leaner than most mainstream disco of the time – and really well put-together, in a way that also has them slowing down to hit some great ballads and mellower steppers too. The album features the massive disco title cut – "Disco Nights" – and a beautiful reworking of Billy Stewart's classic "I Do Love You" – with a sound that's faithful to the original, but a sweet stepping groove that's made it a favorite for years! Other cuts include "Boogie Oogie Oogie", "Spirit", "Make My Dreams A Reality", "It's Your Love", "I Do Love You", and "Wonderful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ GQDisco Nights (Rock Freak)/Boogie Oogie Oogie ... 12-inch
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Disco Nights" is one of the greatest grooves ever from GQ – a tightly-stepping number that's every thing a rollerskating track should have been at the end of the 70s! The tune builds wonderfully from the very first beat – keeping time with a very sharp focus, but also letting in plenty of jazzy keyboards and other riffing – as well as some extremely catchy vocals over the top! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Arista sleeve.)

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✨✧ Whitney HoustonI'm Every Woman (house/club, every woman's beat, Clivilles & Cole house I, Clivilles & Cole house II, C & C dub, acapella) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1993. Very Good+ 2x12" Gatefold (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has bent corners.)

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanOld Friend – The Deluxe Collection 1976 to 1998 (9CD set) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 9CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An insane tribute to one of the greatest female soul singers to emerge in the 70s – the magnificent Phyllis Hyman, a vocalist who first began in jazz, then moved to soul music to help chart a whole new sound for the future – a new sort of sophistication that was key to a shift in the way that female soul singers came across – with plenty of pride, maturity, and subtle power that really comes through in these recordings! Right from the start, Hyman was very much her own artist – as you'll hear in this set, which begins with some of her earliest, jazziest work, and includes a few contributions with Norman Connors – then moves through a rich legacy of full length albums before Phyllis was taken from our planet all too soon! The set features nine full albums, most with some bonus tracks – and albums include Phyllis Hyman, Somewhere In My Lifetime, You Know How To Love Me, Can't We Fall In Love Again, Goddess Of Love, Living All Alone, Prime Of My Life, I Refuse To Be Lonely, and Forever With You. 119 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Elmore JamesShake Your Money Maker – The Best Of The Fire Sessions ... CD
Buddah/Arista, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Frank LoweFresh ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the better recordings created for the Arista/Freedom series, rather than licensed from tapes Alan Bates had already produced for Black Lion – and a nice set of loft jazz played by Lowe with help from Lester and Joseph Bowie, Abdul Wadud, Steve Reid, and Charles Bobo Shaw. The group play 2 Monk tracks, "Epistrophy" and "Mysterioso", plus 2 Lowe originals, "Play Some Blues" and "Fresh", with a sound befitting the title track, approaching the new thing with a respect for the swing and blues roots of jazz. The final track "Chu's Blues", is a little different from the rest of the LP, a great grooving number that was performed by Lowe in Memphis, with help from the Memphis Four. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Harvey MasonGroovin' You ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, Harvey's working here in a style that mixes jazz influences with modern soul – grooving things for a more mainstream audience, but still keeping things real underneath. The record's filled with guest appearances by fusion greats – like Bob James, David Spinozza, Richard Tee, Lee Ritenour, and others – and Jim Gilstrap sings vocals on a cut or two. Titles include "The Race", "Groovin You", "Wave", "We Can", and "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ MuppetsMuppet Show 2 ... LP
Arista, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with full color labels. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Partridge FamilyGreatest Hits ... CD
Arista, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Iggy PopHeritage Collection ... CD
Arista, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ RaydioRock On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not much rock here, but a definite guitar-driven groove – that Ray Parker vamp cooked up in a long legacy of work for other artists – really sparkling here in the frontline of Raydio! The bass is pretty strong too, with that mainstream funk sound that was popping strongly from the west coast at the end of the 70s – a nice match for the guitar, and never as overdone as some of the other work of this nature. Tunes are all pretty darn catchy – more than enough to crossover, but without losing their cool – and titles include the megahit "You Can't Change That", plus "Rock On", "More Than One Way To Love A Woman", "What You Waitin For", "Honey I'm A Star", and "When You're In Need Of Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks – 7" mixes of "More Than One Way To Love A Woman" and "Rock On". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Lisa StansfieldLisa Stansfield ... CD
Arista, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn great work from Lisa Stansfield – a record that had her bouncing back way to the top in the late 90s, while still holding onto all the wonderful styles she had at the start! The grooves are lean, clean, and very classic-styled – that mix of well-syncopated rhythms, soaring strings, and all the best Brit soul elements that really made Lisa a standout right from the beginning – and one of the key forces in 90s soul who really returned the music to the glory it had back in the 70s. Stansfield's vocals seem even more powerful than before – yet never in a cloying way – and titles include "Never Gonna Fall", "The Real Thing", "Never Never Gonna Give You Up", "The Line", "Honest", "Somewhere In Time", "I Cried My Last Tear Last Night", and "Don't Cry For Me". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Larry YoungLarry Young's Fuel ... CD
Arista/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the greatest Larry Young album of the post-Blue Note years – and a massive bit of funk that totally redefines his sound! Larry's working here with his hip group Fuel – an ensemble that features Laura Logan on lead vocals, giving the tunes a real focus through her lyrics – and letting them pack a bit more punch too, since her voice sounds a lot like Betty Davis at the time! Larry's keyboards are forceful, but never too over the top – and he's notched things down a bit to focus on the overall groove of the set – still keeping things adventurous on the keys, but also working in a mode that's much more heavily jazz funk! The album's one of THE essential electric jazz sets of the 70s – and features the classic break cut "Turn Out the Lights" – plus other great tracks that include "Floating", "Fuel for the Fire", "I Ching", "H+J=B (Hustle + Jam = Bread)" and "New York Electric Street Music". CD

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✨✧ Angela BofillTeaser ... LP
Arista, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An album that further cements Angela Bofill's relationship with Narada Michael Walden – as Walden produced almost every track in the set, and does a fair bit of songwriting too! The style is electric 80s soul, with a fair bit of keyboards and beats in the mix – but as usual with Bofill, there's an undeniable sense of warmth to the music that's totally great. Titles include "Still A Thrill", "You're A Special Part Of Me", "Gotta Make It Up To You", "Crazy For Him", "I'm On Your Side", "Call Of The Wild", and "Special Delivery". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has minimal wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Angela BofillToo Tough ... LP
Arista, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An Arista winner from Angela Bofill – one that has her working strongly with Narada Michael Walden – who helps Bofill on production and songwriting for part of the album, and really helps bring a nicely solid feel to the set! The tunes are more in an 80s soul mode than before for Angie, but never too commercial overall – still with that sense of depth in the background that's always made Bofill one of the more sophisticated singers of her soul generation. Titles include "Too Tough", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "I Can See It In Your Eyes", "Accept Me", "Rainbow Inside My Heart", "Love You Too Much", "Is This A Dream", "You Could Come Take Me Home", and "Song For A Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a barcode sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ Brecker BrothersBrecker Brothers ... LP
Arista, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The start of a legendary run from superjazz brothers Randy and Michael Brecker – trumpeter and tenorist, respectively – already players who'd worked on a hell of a lot of previous sessions, both as a pair and on their own – finally stepping here into some well-deserved fame in the spotlight! The duo have a great lineup here – equally well-skilled contemporaries who include Don Grolnick on keyboards, David Sanborn on alto, Harvey Mason on drums, and Will Lee on bass – all working in a mode that's soulful fusion throughout, with just a bit of vocals at a few points, but mostly instrumental overall. The whole thing's got an approach that's smooth and tight, but never in a slick way – a groove that still sits wonderfully well after all these years! Titles include "Sneakin Up Behind You", "Rocks", "Levitate", "Some Skunk Funk", "Sponge", "A Creature Of Many Faces", and "DBB". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom BrowneLove Approach ... LP
GRP/Arista, 1980. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An early gem from trumpeter Tom Browne – a set that not only firmly established Browne as one of the best young players of his generation, but which also paved the way for a whole new direction for jazz funk in the 80s! The record is a perfect example of how great the mix of R&B rhythms and jazz fusion instrumentation could be – groovy enough to capture a whole new audience from the soul market, but still more than respectful of the solo talents of the leader – but all without any attempt at smooth jazz commercialism at all! There's some great hard funk moments on the set – and Browne approaches the music in a way that's nicely different than Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard, two older players who first helped forge this sound in the 70s – and whose path Tom's clearly taking, but with new directions of his own. There's almost more of a street-worthy vibe to the set – quite a surprise if you only know later records on the GRP label – and the arrangements are by Tom, Weldon Irvine, Lesette Wilson, and Dave Grusin. Titles include the funky classic "Funkin' For Jamaica", plus "Her Silent Smile", "Moon Rise", "Nocturne", "Forever More", and "Weak In The Knees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold pressing. Cover has some edge wear and a number in pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Tom BrowneTommy Gun ... LP
Arista, 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A funk, R&B and electro heavy set from trumpeter Tom Browne! There's a fair bit of beats on this set for Arista – no surprise, as Maurice Starr had a hand in the project – and the electro touches provide a real sense of contrast to some of Browne's earlier work! The best numbers have his trumpet blowing strongly over the top – cutting the electronics with his warmer solo spots – but even the more rhythmic tunes have their own sort of charm too. Browne is on trumpet, flugelhorn, synths, drum programming and vocoder vocals, with Starr on keys, synth, guitars, drums and backing vocals, sax by Maceo Harrett, percussion by Carlos Gomez and others. Siedah Garrett sings on the track "Secret Fantasy" – and other titles include "Wee Out", "Station Break", "Free & Easy", "Loop", "Tommy Gun", and "Hit Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinSo Damn Happy ... CD
Arista, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jerry GarciaRun For The Roses ... LP
Arista, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Includes Jerry's version of the Dylan classic "Knockin On Heaven's Door" – plus "Midnight Getaway", "Run For The Roses", "Leave The Little Girl Alone", and "Valerie" – plus Garcia's take on the Clyde McPhatter soul tune "Without Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Whitney HoustonWhitney ... LP
Arista, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Human Arts Ensemble featuring C Bobo ShawWhisper Of Dharma ... LP
Arista, 1972/1977. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A late 70s issue of material that was originally recorded by Shaw and the group in their hometown of St Louis – where they held center stage in the city's small but committed avant garde scene, working as St Louis' answer to Chicago's AACM. Players include JD Paran on reeds, Joseph Bowie on trombone and percussion, Oliver Lake on saxes, James Marshall on alto and flute, and Baikida Carroll on gong and percussion – and tracks include "Whisper Of Dharma" and "A World New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, surface wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ KinksCome Dancing (extended remix)/Noise (extended remix) ... 12-inch
Arista (UK), 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ KinksMisfits ... LP
Arista, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A high point of the Arista years – with cuts that include "Get Up", "Rock N Roll Fantasy", "Live Life", "Hay Fever", "Misfits", and "Black Messiah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert.)

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✨✧ Jeff LorberIt's A Fact ... LP
Arista, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Jeff Lorber shows his equal talents for jazz and soul on this one – working in a tight blend of keyboard and guitar electric funk – one that's perfect for the occasional vocal part! The core sound is fusion, but done in a way that works nicely off of the R&B-tinged experiments of the 70s – taking lessons learned from Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, and The Crusaders – in order to come up with a jazzy groove that's also pretty appealing to fans of modern soul! Vocals are from a hip trio of talents – Sylvia St James, Greg Walker, and Arnold McCuller – and titles include "Full Moon", "Tierra Verde", "Your Love Has Got Me", "Always There", "Delevans", and "The Magicians". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MuppetsMuppet Show ... LP
Arista, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some worn spots at the top seam, in great shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Ray Parker Jr & RaydioWoman Needs Love ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The start of Ray Parker's big hit run of the 80s – a set that has the Raydio group stripped down to just a duo behind Ray, and Parker very firmly out in the lead on vocals! The title hit's a smooth standard that's kept on going for many years – just the kind of cut that crossed Ray over to a big audience that would hang on for most of the decade – but the record still has plenty of the funkier soul touches that bear the Raydio name, including some tight rhythms from drummer Ollie E Brown, who also co-produced part of the set with Ray. Some tunes are a bit softer than before, but never too mellow – and titles include "A Woman Needs Love Just Like You Do", "So Into You", "It's Your Night", "Still In The Groove", "That Old Song", "Old Pro", and "You Can't Fight What You Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dionne WarwickHeartbreaker ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 80s soul from Dionne Warwick – an album that features a fair bit of production work from Barry Gibb – and a sometime sound that definitely shows his presence! The style here is smoother than Dionne in earlier years – with a nice undercurrent of jazz in the instrumentation, one that helps keep things hipper than you might expect – and which avoids a lot of the cliches of early 80s pop soul that might muck things up. Gibb's touch helps things glide nicely at times – a bit of that soulful Bee Gees flourish – and tracks include "Heartbreaker", "It Makes No Difference", "Take The Short Way Home", "Just One More Night", "You Are My Love", and "Our Day Will Come". CD

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✨✧ Alan Parsons ProjectEye In The Sky ... LP
Arista, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Includes the hometown favorite "Sirius"! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the foil embossed cover, with light ringwear. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Blu CantrellMake Me Wanna Scream (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Arista, 2003. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Ian Lewis of Inner Circle. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ ChurchGold Afternoon Fix ... CD
Arista, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Dave ValentinIn Love's Time (SACD hybrid – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Vocalion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky fusion killer from Dave Valentin – exactly the kind of record he did so well during the early years of his career! Dave got his start in the New York Latin scene, and also soaked up plenty of late 70s grooves from the clubs – and those elements are definitely in place here, amidst a tighter fusion groove that features plenty of keyboards from Dave Grusin, bass from Marcus Miller, and guitar from Jeff Mironov – all fusion heavyweights whose work gives Valentin's sweet flute solos plenty of space to groove! There's also some vocals on the set – from singers Jolyon Skinner, Darryl Tookes, and Curtis King Jr – all of whom enforce the more soulful qualities in the music – on titles that include "Street Beat", "Dansette", "The Flight", "Leo & Sun", and "I Got It Right This Time". CD features bonus tracks "I Got It Right This Time", "Street Beat (7 inch mix)", and "The Flight (single edit)". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)
 
 
 



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