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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonCome As You Are ... LP
Warner, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A mid 70s winner from Ashford & Simpson – one of their earlier efforts, and a record that finds them fleshed out as a top notch act of their end – even if it'd be yeas before they'd net the kind of huge chart success that they deserved! Come As You Are is filled with solid soul with a sophisticated, expertly spun approach to production and arranging around the duo vocals – and the first rate songwriting that they'd provided for huge Motown stars like Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. A couple tracks move more towards a dancefloor soul vibe that's pretty wonderful, and doesn't compromise the intimate soul vocals at the center. Titles include "It'll Come, It'll Come, It'll Come", "One More Try", "Believe In Me", "Caretaker", "Somebody Told A Lie", "Tell It All", "Sell The House" and "It Came To Me". This CD edition includes a couple remixes of the most club soul styled tune "One More Try" – the 12" disco mix plus a longer Dimitri re-edit! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonI Wanna Be Selfish (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Stone classic early work from Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson – really moving past the Motown sound – stepping wonderfully into a hip style of soul that would have a huge effect on the direction of R&B in the 70s! I Wanna Be Selfish is actually a very giving effort from the unstoppable duo, mixing intimate numbers with more sweeping sounds – some that borrow the soaring elements of gospel soul, others more mellow and delicate. Ashford & Simpson wrote terrific soul songs as often as many of us wash our hair, and this record's a prime batch! Titles include "Ain't That Somethin", "Don't Fight It", "Ain't Nothin But A Maybe", "Spoiled", "Everybody's Got To Give It Up", and "Main Line". CD features the bonus track "Main Line (long version)" – issued here for the first time ever! CD

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Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya ... LP
Warner, 1978. Sealed ... $4.99
Ashford & Simpson don't need to ask at this point – their in full 70s soul stride here, and it's not good, it's great! By this point in the late 70s, Nick and Valerie are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul and R&B hitmakers – writing, singing, and producing their own work in a now-established tradition of sophisticated soul and uptempo grooves! What they had not done to this point was produce a number of big hits for themselves, and that tide started to turn this this excellent album that's among their best ever! Includes a number of singles that would help them begin to break through to later huge chart success, which was by now richly earned. Titles include "Is It Good To You", "Ain't It A Shame", "It Seems To Hang On", "Flashback", "The Debt Is Settled", and "Get Up And Do Something". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ashford & SimpsonLove Will Fix It – The Best Of Ashford & Simpson ... LP
Warner/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $15.99
A great selection of work by the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The pair started out doing some excellent work at Motown during the early 70s – but it wasn't until they moved to Warner in the middle of the decade that they began to emerge as the powerhouse act they became for the rest of their career. Nick and Valerie changed the face of duet soul forever – taking it past the simple boy/girl themes of 60s work by artists like Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell or Maxine Brown & Chuck Jackson, into a soaring, adult, hard-grooving mode that forever changed the way male and female voices interacted in soul music. Titles include a few 12" cuts on LP for the first time – "Is It Still Good To Ya (long version)", "Love Don't Make It Right (long version)", "One More Try (long version)", and "Ain't It A Shame (long version)". Other tracks include "Found A Cure", "It Seems To Hang On", "Don't Cost You Nothing", "Over & Over", "Nobody Knows", "It Shows In The Eyes", "Bourgie Bourgie", "Send It", "Somebody Told A Lie", "I'd Know You Anywhere", "Stay Free", "Main Line", "So So Satisfied", and "Have You Ever Tried It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... CD
Warner, 1979. Used ... $11.99
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco than most of the competing albums on major labels at the time – a perfect summation of the care and craft that Ashford & Simpson had always put into their music right from the start! The pair handle all production on the record, and also contributed all the songs too – and the whole thing's so wonderfully tight, right, and on the money, the album soars to the top even before the vocals come into the mix. Titles include more than a few club classics, like "Found A Cure", "Stay Free", and "Nobody Knows" – plus the cuts "Dance Forever", "Crazy", "Follow Your Heart", and "Finally Got To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ashford & SimpsonStreet Opera ... LP
Capitol, 1982. Very Good ... $0.99
Dang, these guys could never miss! Even in later years, Ashford and Simpson were still going strong – working here in a wonderfully mellow style that's as soulful for the moment as their mid 70s groovers were for that time. The album's got a sweet modern style that's pretty much in the Capitol Rare sound of the time – a matured version of 70s soul, with wonderful depth and sophistication that really suits the pair well. Side two features the extended "Street Opera" suite, side one has some shorter more straightforward tunes that include "Mighty Mighty Love", "Love It Away", "Make It Work Again", and "I'll Take The Whole World On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonIs It Still Good To Ya ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ashford & Simpson don't need to ask at this point – their in full 70s soul stride here, and it's not good, it's great! By this point in the late 70s, Nick and Valerie are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul and R&B hitmakers – writing, singing, and producing their own work in a now-established tradition of sophisticated soul and uptempo grooves! What they had not done to this point was produce a number of big hits for themselves, and that tide started to turn this this excellent album that's among their best ever! Includes a number of singles that would help them begin to break through to later huge chart success, which was by now richly earned. Titles include "Is It Good To You", "Ain't It A Shame", "It Seems To Hang On", "Flashback", "The Debt Is Settled", and "Get Up And Do Something". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Is It Still Good To Ya ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonMusical Affair ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Near-perfect work from Ashford & Simpson – really grooving in full powerhouse mode here, and never missing a beat! By all rights, the team should have run out of steam by this point, but the album's another winner from their sublime Warner years – caught in a unique space between chart soul, ensemble funk, and disco – taking all the best elements of each, and really sending the whole thing home with some incredible vocals and impeccable production and arrangements! Titles include "Rushing To", "Love Don't Make It Right", "We'll Meet Again", "Get Out Your Handkerchief", and "I Ain't Asking For Your Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonReal Thing ... CD
Burgundy, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A recent live set from Ashford & Simpson – but a great one too, and a concert that shows they haven't lost any of their charm over the years! The performance is very well recorded, and hardly just a throwaway live date – standing instead as a real tribute to the mighty pairing of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson – first forged at Motown, then going onto have an undeniable influence on 70s soul. Backings are all pretty great – upbeat and played with a nice sense of spontaneity that matches the energy of the vocals – and although most of the tunes are old hits from the pair, they come off with a nice degree of freshness throughout. Titles include "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "Your Precious Love", "Stay Free", "Found A Cure", "It's Much Deeper", "Gimme Something Real", "I'm Every Woman", "I'm Not That Tough", "Reach Out & Touch", and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". CD

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonSend It (Warner pressing) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! The album includes their original reading of "Top Of The Stairs", a great sexy soul duet that was later done by Collins & Collins – and it's also got a fantastic instrumental reading of "Bourgie Bourgie", a track that you may know from a more famous John Davis disco version. Other tracks include "By Way Of Love's Express", "Let Love Use Me", "Send It", and "Waited Too Long". More proof that leaving Motown was a great move for them! CD
(Out of print Warner pressing.)

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✨✧ Ashford & Simpson with Maya AngelouBeen Found ... CD
Hopsack & Silk, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonDon't Cost You Nothing (disco mix) (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1977. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A great number from Ashford and Simpson, with a bit more stripped down funk based approach to disco. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonGimme Something Real (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums from this legendary duo – Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson's first album for Warner Brothers, and compared to the numbers moved by biggest hits, you could call this one a hidden gem – filled with near perfect mellow soul jams and more sweetly soaring groovers alike! There are moments that steer it into more of a rootsy style, kind of an intimate take on the LA soul sound with easy going, elegant backings and production that's nicely tailored to voices, particular Valerie's lovely vocals – but those lead to bigger emotional payoff that hit you deep! This is an underappreciated early effort from the duo as a headlining act, and finds them setting up to change the sound of R&B to come! Titles include "Can You Make It Brother", "Bend Me", "Gimme Something Real", "I'm Determined", "I Need Your Light", "Anywhere", and "Have You Ever Tried It". CD features bonus tracks – the never-issued "Have You Ever Tried It (long version)" and 'I'd Know You Anywhere (single version)". CD

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an undeniable talent for a massive hook – the kind that makes even the simplest tunes really go over the top. Plus, they're just about one of the only male/female duo teams that you can hear on record and actually believe that both singers are on the same page! Titles include "Side Effect", "Experience", "It's A Rush", "High-Rise", "Still Such A Thing", "It's Much Deeper", "I'm Not That Tough", and "My Kinda Pick Me Up". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonStreet Opera ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dang, these guys could never miss! Even in later years, Ashford and Simpson were still going strong – working here in a wonderfully mellow style that's as soulful for the moment as their mid 70s groovers were for that time. The album's got a sweet modern style that's pretty much in the Capitol Rare sound of the time – a matured version of 70s soul, with wonderful depth and sophistication that really suits the pair well. Side two features the extended "Street Opera" suite, side one has some shorter more straightforward tunes that include "Mighty Mighty Love", "Love It Away", "Make It Work Again", and "I'll Take The Whole World On". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Street Opera ... LP 0.99
 
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Candy & The Kisses/Val SimpsonAre You Trying To Get Rid Of Me/Mr Creator ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1985. New Copy ... $11.99
Candy & The Kisses come on with a great Northern soul stormer here – the wonderful "Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me" – a song penned by the trio of Jo Armstead, Nick Ashford, and the young Valerie Simpson! Ashford & Simpson also handled "Mr Creator" – which Val sings herself, in this nicely sharp style that's quite different than later work at Motown and Warner! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roberta FlackOasis ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a contemporary sound – though classical soul-inclined – thanks to smart production and arrangements by Marcus Miller, Jerry Hey and Michael Omartian. There's a little bit of a tropical vibe in couple places – hence the title – especially the opening and closing tunes "Oasis" and "(His Name) Brazil" – and other cuts include the nice and hooky Ashford & Simpson tune "Uh-Uh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)", plus "All Caught Up In Love", "Shock To My System", "You Who Brought Me Love", "And So It Goes", "Something Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Teddy PendergrassThis One's For You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Teddy Pendergrass' first album after his legendary car crash in the early 80s – and a record that has him stepping back into the limelight with a smooth Philly groove! The overall sound is a bit more laidback and mellow – with not as many clubby groovers as before – but Teddy's still got the right mix of rough and smooth to win favor from our ears, even on the ballad cuts. Tunes on the set were written by Gamble & Huff, Ashford & Simpson, and McFadden & Whitehead – and titles include "I Can't Win For Losing", "This One's For You", "This Gift Of Life", "Now Tell Me That You Love Me", "Don't Leave Me Out Along The Road", and "Only To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Diana RossDiana Ross (1970) ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark record for Diana – her first solo effort after leaving the Supremes, and a well-conceived batch of tracks produced by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson! The album's got a warm, mature approach that really separates the work from Diana's earlier girl group past – as Ashford & Simpson take her into territory that hints at many of the musical changes to come, but which still has a freshness that breathes new life into Ross' vocal approach. Includes the super-bit hit version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", plus the tunes "Reach Out & Touch Somebody's Hand", "Now That There's You", "You're All I Need To Get By", "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You", "Dark Side Of The World", and "Where There Was Darkness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousBack To Skool ... CD
Warner, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
Includes single mixes of tracks from Graham Central Station, Chaka Khan, Ashford & Simpson, Sheila E, Rose Royce, Earth Wind & Fire, Dionne Warwick, and Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – 10 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print promotional sampler.)

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✨✧ Dynamic SuperiorsDynamic Superiors/Pure Pleasure ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great lost bit of mid 70s Motown – a pair of should-be classic albums by Dynamic Superiors – in a single set! Dynamic Superiors were a great harmony group with an east coast sound – quite different from the usual Motown combo in that their vocals were often allowed very free range, with less of the tightness of the usual Motown group soul album. Ashford & Simpson produced the record – with arrangements by Leon Pendarvis, Richard Tee, and Arthur Jenkins – and the whole thing's a sweet soul treasure that's got some excellent mellow soul cuts! Titles from the self-titled set include "One Nighter", "Don't Send Nobody Else", "Shoe Shoe Shine", "Star of My Life", and "Leave It Alone". Pure Pleasure is another sweet set – arranged with a bit more of a high stepping groove than some of the other Motown work of the time. Backings are handled by a range of talents that includes Paul Riser, William Eaton, Al Gorgoni, and Horace Ott – but the real charm is the way the group's innocent harmony style puts over the lyrics, all of which are very strong tunes written by the team of Ashford & Simpson. Titles include "Face The Music", "Hit & Run Lovers", "Deception", "Pleasure", "Nobody's Gonna Change Me", "Feeling Mellow", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", and "Don't Give Up On Me Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rene & AngelaRene & Angela ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first full length from Rene & Angela for Capitol – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture of sweet duet soul with the best kind of 80s grooving – clearly inspired by Ashford & Simpson, but also with a strong sound of its own. Skip Drinkwater and Bobby Watson handle the production, smartly carrying over the warmer live instrumentation styles of the late 70s, which ultimately gives the record a timeless vibe! Titles include "I Don't Know", "Turn It Out", "Do You Really Love Me", "Everything We Do", "Love Won't Slip Away", and "Free & Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousDirector's Cut Collection – Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper (3CD set) ... CD
So Sure (UK), 2019. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little 3CD package – one that's a strong tribute to the collaborative work between Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper, and which also showcases tracks that continue to keep Frankie's music and memory alive over the years! CD1 features all tracks recorded under the name of Frankie Knuckles Presents Director's Cut – tracks with guest work from B Slade, Sybil, and most of all Jamie Principle – who really rises back to his greatness on the songs on the set! Most tracks are special Director's Cut mixes – and titles include "The Whistle Song (re-directed)", "Your Love", "I'll Take You There", "Let's Stay Home", "Baby Wants To Ride (re-directed)", "Let Yourself Go", and "You Make Me Feel". CD2 features classic cuts and contemporary numbers, all given a Director's Cut mix for the contemporary dancefloor – with titles that include "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Kenny Summit, Frankie Knuckles, & Eric Kupper unreleased anthem)" by Lou Rawls, "Bourgie Bourgie (Director's Cut exclusive)" by Ashford & Simpson, "Back Together (Director's Cut classic club)" by Hardsoul feat Ron Carroll, "Bring Me Joy (Director's Cut rmx)" by The Layabouts with Portia Monique, "Hallelujah Anyway (Director's Cut signature praise)" by Danci Staton, "Secret Life Of Us (Director's Cut signature mix)" by Joey Negro & The Sunburst band featuring Donna Gardier, "Good People (Director's Cut signature)" by Marko Militano, "Missing You (Eric Kupper's Director's Cut tribute to FK mix)" by Artful & Ridney with Terry Walker, and "In It Together (Director's Cut signature togetherness)" by Human Life. CD3 features a continuous mix of 15 tracks from the entire project – all spun together! CD

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✨✧ Peaches & HerbWorth The Wait ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Peaches & Herb get some really wonderful help here from Freddie Perren – who really helps them focus their groove nicely for the dancefloor! Given the already-great vocals from the pair, and the long legacy of upbeat work from Freddie, the album's got a heck of a lot going for it – especially as Freddie seems to be a bit sensitive to the earlier roots of the duo, and brings in a sound with older echoes, even amidst a clearly contemporary groove! Most tracks are upbeat, soaring, and joyous – all-out club soul with a bit of an Ashford & Simpson vibe – but there's also a few gentler tracks that round things out nicely, and return us a bit to the romantic ballad style of Peaches & Herb at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Hearsay", "Surrender", "All Night Celebration", "One Child Of Love", "Fun Time", "Discover You", and "The Love Stealers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
 
 
 



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