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Average White BandAverage White Band Anthology (5CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $39.99
A really well-done collection of tracks by the Average White Band – one that not only includes most of their funky classics, but also focuses on heavily sampled cuts, and then presents rare 7" and 12" single versions – as well as some rarities and live material too! The inclusion of all those extra bits make the whole thing way more than just a "hits" package – as the whole thing is still essential, even if you own many of the group's classic records – and the set is a book-styled package, with memories on the music from Hamish Stuart and Alan Gorrie. CD1 features The Classics – titles that include "Cut The Cake", "Star & The Ghetto", "Work To Do", "Pick Up The Pieces", "Feel No Fret", "School Boy Crush", "Put It Where You want It", "Whatcha Gonna Do For Me", and many others. CD2 and CD3 feature heavily-sampled tracks – including "Got The Love", "Sweet & Sour", "Person To Person", "Big City Lights", "Back In 67", "Daddy's All Gone", "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Get It Up For Love", "For You For Love", "Love Of Your Own", "Digging Deeper", "Love Your Life", "I Can't Just Give You Up", "TLC", and other cuts too. CD4 features 7" and 12" versions, plus early takes on tunes too – including "Reach Out (first version)", "Pick Up The Pieces (early version)", "Queen Of My Soul (7")", "How Can You Go Home", "Cut The Cake (7" edit)", "Your Love Is A Miracle (7" edit)", "How Sweet Can You Get (12" version)", "Walk On By (12" version)", "The Jugglers (first version)", and "Let's Go Round Again (12" version)". CD5 features rarities and live material – including "McEwan's Export", "In The Beginning", "This World Has Music", "White Water Dreams", "Kiss Me", "Miss Sun", "Love Won't Get In The Way", "Pick Up The Pieces (live)", "Heard It Through The Grapevine (live)", and "Wasn't I Your Friend". 73 tracks in all! CD

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Average White BandOn The Strip (aka Shine) (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arista/Demon (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
An unusual collection of work from Average White Band – the sessions that went into their Shine album, but presented here with the full list of tracks from the recordings – all done at Sunset Sound in LA! The whole thing is great later grooves from Average White Band – a real gem from the point when the group was settling nicely into a mellow soul vein! By this point, the combo wisely realized that they couldn't keep things going forever as a funky group – so they laid back and fell into their second strongest suit – the kind of mellow stepping rhythms that sparkled nicely between the bigger cuts on earlier records, produced to perfection here with a shimmeringly soulful feel! The album's got a mature feel, and the lyrics are often understated and well-balanced – no easy crossover soul or adult contemporary cliches – just the kind of warmth the band was always known best for. 2LP pressing features the entire sessions from the album – and titles include "Into The Night", "Catch Me", "For You For Love", "If Love Only Lasts For One Night", "Miss Sun", "Let's Go Round Again", "Whatcha Gonna Do For Me", "Wasn't I Your Friend", "Love Gives Love Takes Away", "Growing Pains", and "Shine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Average White BandPickin' Up The Pieces – The Best Of Average White Band ... CD
Rhino/Atlantic, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
One of the biggest crossover funk groups of all time – and when the smoke finally cleared, they were actually pretty darn good musicians! AWB's right up there with Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire for sheer pop 70s funkiness – and despite what you might think about a bunch of white guys noodling around like they're soul stars, you can't argue with classics like "Pick Up The Pieces", "Person To Person", "Cut The Cake", "Schoolboy Crush", "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Cloudy", "A Love Of Your Own", and "Work To Do" – all of which are on this set! There's a total of 18 cuts in all, and other titles include "You Got It", "Queen Of My Soul", "Got The Love", "Soul Searching", and "Your Love Is A Miracle". CD
(Out of print.)

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Average White Band & Ben E KingBenny & Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Ben E King joins the Average White Band for this sweet 70s set – a killer record that not only stands as one of King's best efforts of the decade, but one that also gives the group a great new frontman! Ben's not the only singer on the record, but his presence here can definitely be felt – deepening up the grooves nicely, and giving the already-great AWB sound an even more badass feel! Titles include the classic "Star In The Ghetto", a funky remake of "What Is Soul", an earlier hit for King – plus "Keepin It To Myself", "Imagine", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Get It Up For Love", and "The Message". CD features bonus tracks – original single versions of "Star In The Ghetto" and "Get It Up For Love". CD
 
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✨✧ Black Smoke (aka Smoke)Black Smoke ... LP
Chocolate City, 1976. Sealed ... $24.99
This group were one of a number to use the name Smoke during the 70s – but at some point they were forced to change their name to Black Smoke, and you'll see the record listed both ways, but with the same cover. The band's a mixed ensemble of funk players – and they've got a sound that begins with a bass-heavy Average White Band groove, but moves into some more sophisticated playing with plenty of jazz funk touches. No surprise that the album's produced by Wayne Henderson, who handled some of the best jazz funk of the 70s – and in a way, the group probably sounds more like Pleasure (who Henderson also produced) than anyone else. The album features the extremely catchy soul tune "What Goes Around Comes Around", which has sweet ensemble vocals riffing along in a jazzy groove – plus the tracks "Screamin", "There It Is", "Freedom Of The Mind", and "Turn This Thing Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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CrackinCrackin ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
A classic from Crackin – an overlooked 70s band, but a great one too – working together here in a hip mix of soul, funk, and fusion – one that's not unlike Average White Band at their best! As with AWB, Crackin really have a great way with a bassline – letting things bump along nicely at the bottom, and adding in some jazzy instrumentation on keyboards, guitar, and a bit of horns. Vocals are often sung by the group together, furthering the ensemble groove of the set – and titles include "It Just Takes Awhile", "I Know You Can", "Do You Need More Time", "You'll Feel Better", "The World's A Fool For You", and "Don't You Wish You Could Be There". CD

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CrackinSpecial Touch ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
Crackin definitely have a special touch on this 70s set – a way of mixing together funk, soul, and jazz influences – all in a groove that's every bit as tight as contemporaries like Rufus or Average White Band, even though Crackin never reached the heights that they did! The core instrumentation is always right on the money, and never too overproduced – letting guitars and keyboards lay out the groove, then bringing in vocals from Leslie Smith and Arno Lucas, both great singers who sound especially nice when they come together. Tunes are wonderfully written – quite memorable, without ever sounding like commercial hits – and titles include "Nobody Else", "Double Love", "Too Young", "I Could Be Anything", "Don't Cha Love Me", "In Between", and "Kalalee". CD

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Haggis HornsStand Up For Love ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
The Haggis Horns just seem to get tighter and tighter with each new record – to a point where they're way more than just another funk combo with a gimmicky name, and have grown into a really great soul group on their own! The rhythms, arrangements, and horns are great – but there's also plenty of excellent vocals on the set from John McCallum, a singer who helps the group move way past just simple funk modes, and way into more of a fuller-blown style of vintage soul – one that might rival the best of their countrymen, Average White Band – and which almost has the sharp crackle and snap of early work by Brand New Heavies! Titles include "Burning", "Stand Up For Love", "Give It Up", "Haggis Express", "Shoulder To Shoulder", "Don't Give A Damn", and "Suzi Traffic". CD

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Soul Source ProductionStandard ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2007. Used ... $16.99
The standard here is pretty darn high – a wonderful batch of club tracks from Soul Source Production, aka Kenichi Yanai – done with help from Monday Michiru, Dimitri From Paris, Epo, and others! As with other Soul Source work, the spirit here is highly collaborative – a mood that shifts nicely from track to track, depending on the guest star, and their particular strengths. Rhythms are mostly in the soulful house side of the spectrum, but the instrumentation often has some warmer touches too – and there's also a few tracks here by other artists, redone in Soul Source versions. Titles include the Soul Source tracks "Down Town", "Shooting Star", "The Real Thing (Soul Source Production natural mix)", "What You Want", "Busy (Yannah rmx)", and "Place" – plus "Work To Do (Soul Source mix)" by Average White Band, "Eastern Soul (Soul Source mix)" by Nu Tropic, "Feelin Blue (Quiet Lakeside mix)" by Earth Wind & Fire with Soul Source Production, and "Saturday In The Park" by Sofa King. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi and slipcover.)

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VariousAtlantic Family Live At Montreux (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 12.98
A host of great talents from Atlantic Records all coming together in a really unique set of performances – some extended jazz and soul jams that go way beyond any studio work by the artists at the time! No single artist gets the spotlight at once – so that the even really is the "Atlantic Family" promised in the title – a richly collaborative performance that features full arrangements put together by Arif Mardin, with work from Herbie Mann on flute, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Michael Brecker on tenor, Richard Tee on keyboards, Dick Morrissey and Klaus Doldinger on tenor, Sonny Fortune and David Newman on alto, and Barry Rogers on trombone – plus a good chunk of Average White Band as well, ensuring a sweet funky groove throughout! Most moments are instrumental, but the set also features some vocals from Ben E King, Hamish Stuart, and Alan Gorrie on lead – plus backup from a group that includes Luther Vandross as well. Titles include a 21 minute version of "Pick Up The Pieces" – plus "One To One", "McEwan's Export", "Jadoo", "Bahia", and "Everything Must Change". CD features a bonus single mix of "Bahia". CD

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✨✧ PleasureJoyous ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Joyous grooves indeed – the second album by this legendary 70s jazzy soul outfit – and a landmark album in the Fantasy Records Bay Area funk mode! The record will forever be remembered for the cut "Joyous" – a monster groover with a killer hook, strong funky playing, and a searing tenor solo that wails for about a minute before the vocals even come in! Wayne Henderson produced the record – and it's very much in the mode of work that he was doing for other groups at Fantasy, but also sounds a bit like later jazz funk groups, such as Breakwater or Smoke – tight, but never uptight – funky, but never with the kind of grit you'd find in the indie underground. The vocals are a bit in the Average White Band mode, and the instrumental playing is top-shelf all the way – a monster mix that's possibly carried off better here than on any other album by the group! The album includes 2 instrumentals, "Selim" and "Sassafras Girl", as well as the vocal tracks "Tune In", "Let Me Be The One", and "Can't Turn You Loose". CD

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerWe Came To Play ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tight funky work from Tower of Power – produced here by Steve Cropper, but sounding a lot more like Average White Band than on earlier albums – with a great mix of mainstream funk and warmer, mellow cuts! The group takes advantage of the studio work to let the best funky sides of their instrumentation come to the forefront, and the record's got plenty of great keyboard and guitar riffing, and some well-miked drums that have a nice jazzy flourish on the best cuts. Vocals are a bit weak – but hey, once Lenny Williams left the group, what were they going to do? Titles include "We Came To Play", "Ying Yang Thang", "Let Me Touch You", "Share My Life", "Bittersweet Soul Music", and "Love Bug". CD
(CD case has a Nice Price sticker.)

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✨✧ Haggis HornsStand Up For Love ... LP
Haggis (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Haggis Horns just seem to get tighter and tighter with each new record – to a point where they're way more than just another funk combo with a gimmicky name, and have grown into a really great soul group on their own! The rhythms, arrangements, and horns are great – but there's also plenty of excellent vocals on the set from John McCallum, a singer who helps the group move way past just simple funk modes, and way into more of a fuller-blown style of vintage soul – one that might rival the best of their countrymen, Average White Band – and which almost has the sharp crackle and snap of early work by Brand New Heavies! Titles include "Burning", "Stand Up For Love", "Give It Up", "Haggis Express", "Shoulder To Shoulder", "Don't Give A Damn", and "Suzi Traffic". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stand Up For Love ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Dwight ThompsonHypocrisy ... LP
Poker/Regrooved (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Dutch funk set from the 70s, but one that stands nicely next to American work of the time – thanks to English language vocals from Dwight Thompson, and a really universal sense of a groove! The instrumentation is by a tight combo with a bit of a jazzy flourish – almost pointing the way towards the groove of 80s soul and club, but with lots of the tight riffing you might get from Average White Band at their best! The production is cool, too – different than American soul, with lots of nice compression around the edges – which helps the set stand out with a unique vibe, on titles that include "You Don't Know Me", "My Woman Is Calling", "The Lover", "Man Oh Man", "Getting Old", "Love", "She Loves Me", "What's The Meaning", and "Hypocrisy". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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