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Barry WhiteBarry White's Greatest Hits ... CD
20th Century, 1975. Used ... $4.99
Kind of a "greatest hit" of greatest hits compilations – a set that's probably sold more copies than any of Barry White's full length albums – thanks to a monstrous run of hits in the 70s! The package is overflowing with greatness – amazing tunes that balance funky rhythms with soaring strings – all topped with the legendary vocals of The Man himself! Many titles are in shorter single mixes than their album versions, but still pack plenty of punch – and titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More, Babe", "I've Got So Much Love To Give", "Honey Please, Can't You See", "You're The First The Last My Everything", and "Love Serenade". CD

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Barry WhiteIcon Is Love ... CD
A&M, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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Barry WhiteMan Is Back! ... CD
A&M, 1989. Used ... $4.99
The title's got it right – because the Man is definitely back, although in a completely different way than before! Barry White works here in a setting that's nice and lean – those soul changes that came about during them more electric 80s years, but also given that start-of-90s spin that had a deeper sense of soul returning to the music – thanks to innovations by Soul II Soul, Terry Riley, and other groundbreaking talents! There's a vibe that definitely resonates with the younger R&B generation of the time – funky, but in a completely different way than 70s Barry White – and the singer's vocals fit tremendously well amidst the very catchy grooves. Tracks include "Super Lover", "Don't Let Go", "Love's Interlude/Good Night My Love", "I Wanna Do It Good To Ya", "It's Getting Harder All The Time", and "Responsible". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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Barry WhiteSheet Music ... LP
Unlimited Gold, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Sheet music – as in the sheets of a bed, get it? Well, if you can't, the cover image has a picture of a bed with sheets that have musical notes on them, just so you get the hint. Despite that cheesy joke, though, the album's a great batch of tracks from Barry – who's grown nicely here since his mid 70s hits, moving into a smooth modern soul style that he undoubtedly inspired, one that's filled with rich instrumentation, yet grooves along at an unbelievably light pace. Titles include "Lady Sweet Lady", "I Believe In Love", "Ghetto Letto", "Rum & Coke", and "Love Makin Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Barry WhiteUltimate Collection ... CD
UTV, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
With 30 tracks on 2 CD's – including work with the Love Unlimited Orchestra. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barry White & Love Unlimited OrchestraTogether Brothers – Original Soundtrack ... CD
20th Century/Elemental (France), 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A stunner of a soundtrack from the maestro Barry White – his only entry into the blacksploitation film genre of the 70s, and a complete doozy throughout! For the album, Barry's stripped down the bigger space of his own records, and his Love Unlimited productions – into some shorter tracks that really focus on that blend of funk and strings that he could do so well – making for a batch of killer instrumentals that really offer up a special Barry White take on the funky film sound of the 70s! Love Unlimited also sing on two tracks – "Somebody Is Gonna Off The Man" and "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today _- but most of the record is instrumental, played by the Orchestra – and tracks include "Killer's Lullaby", "So Nice To Hear", "Killer Don't Do It", "Can't Seem To Find Him", "Alive & Well", "Theme From Together Brothers", "Do Drop In", and "Here Comes The Man". CD

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Barry White & Love Unlimited OrchestraTogether Brothers – Original Soundtrack ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Very Good ... $14.99
A stunner of a soundtrack from the maestro Barry White – his only entry into the blacksploitation film genre of the 70s, and a complete doozy throughout! For the album, Barry's stripped down the bigger space of his own records, and his Love Unlimited productions – into some shorter tracks that really focus on that blend of funk and strings that he could do so well – making for a batch of killer instrumentals that really offer up a special Barry White take on the funky film sound of the 70s! Love Unlimited also sing on two tracks – "Somebody Is Gonna Off The Man" and "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today _- but most of the record is instrumental, played by the Orchestra – and tracks include "Killer's Lullaby", "So Nice To Hear", "Killer Don't Do It", "Can't Seem To Find Him", "Alive & Well", "Theme From Together Brothers", "Do Drop In", and "Here Comes The Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light surface wear, a cut corner and a small sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteBeware ... LP
Unlimited Gold/CBS, 1981. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later than Barry's classic years, but some nice material that often gets overlooked! As the 80s approached, Barry changed his style slightly – and hit a smooth modern soul groove that was still closely related to a lot of trends he invented in the early 70s, but which also had a slicker production sound that compressed the grooves a bit. The result may not be as popular with beatheads, but it works great for steppers – as you'll hear on the mellow cut "Ooo . . . Ahh" on this album. Other tracks include "Tell Me Who Do You Love", "You're My High", "Let Me In & Let's Begin With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splash stains on the front.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteCan't Get Enough ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Can't get enough of Barry White at this key point in his career – a time when he was stepping from the shadows as one of the most sensuous soul stars of the 70s! The album's a near-perfect effort throughout – a great blend of the soaring strings and funkier rhythms that always made Barry's work so great – topped with vocals that are both sung and spoken, all in a voice that's deeper than deep! Tracks intertwine nicely – almost sharing similar themes at points – and although not penned as a "soul symphony", the album certainly comes across like one. Titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "Oh Love Well We Finally Made It", "Mellow Mood (parts 1 & 2)", "You're The First The Las, My Everything", and "I Can't Believe You Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barry WhiteIt's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me/I Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You ... 12-inch
20th Century, 1977. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky funky thumper from Barry White – and one of his last truly genius tracks! "Ecstasy" is presented here in a long long version that lets the tune's initial bass and drum interplay stretch out magnificently – sliding and slinking along in a classic White-styled groove, as strings soar into the mix and build the whole thing up before Barry's vocals come in and send it on home! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a 20th Century sleeve, with initials in marker and light wear. Labels have initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteLet The Music Play ... LP
20th Century, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Barry White at the height of his powers – soaring out here with that amazing groove that never lets us down! The album's a mini-soul symphony throughout – tight beats, soaring strings, and that rock-solid Barry White vocal approach – that warm, fluid sound that's instantly recognizable, and which sparkles forth to really tie the whole album together! There's less standout singles here than some of White's other albums from the time – but that's the great thing about the album, too – as it encourages you to take the whole thing together at once – as such a masterpiece should be enjoyed. Titles include "If You Know Won't You Tell Me", "Baby We Better Try To Get It Together", "I Don't Know Where Love Has Gone", and "Let The Music Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, minimal wear, and a bit of marker on front.)

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✨✧ Barry WhiteSatin & Soul Vol 2 ... CD
Connoisseur Collection (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barry White & Glodean WhiteBarry & Glodean ... LP
CBS, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A later set from Barry – recorded at the beginning of the 80s with his wife Glodean! The album has Barry and Glodean singing together in a set of smooth modern soul duets – slightly different than his solo work, but with a subdued edge that's still very strongly in the Barry/Love Unlimited tradition! Tracks include "I Want You", "This Love", "Didn't We Make It Happen, Baby", and "You're the Only One for Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Barry White & Love Unlimited OrchestraTogether Brothers – Original Soundtrack ... CD
20th Century/Elemental (France), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunner of a soundtrack from the maestro Barry White – his only entry into the blacksploitation film genre of the 70s, and a complete doozy throughout! For the album, Barry's stripped down the bigger space of his own records, and his Love Unlimited productions – into some shorter tracks that really focus on that blend of funk and strings that he could do so well – making for a batch of killer instrumentals that really offer up a special Barry White take on the funky film sound of the 70s! Love Unlimited also sing on two tracks – "Somebody Is Gonna Off The Man" and "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today _- but most of the record is instrumental, played by the Orchestra – and tracks include "Killer's Lullaby", "So Nice To Hear", "Killer Don't Do It", "Can't Seem To Find Him", "Alive & Well", "Theme From Together Brothers", "Do Drop In", and "Here Comes The Man". CD
(Limited edition!)
 
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Love Unlimited OrchestraRhapsody In White ... CD
20th Century, 1973. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful swirling instrumental album that features the classic "Love's Theme", the cut that made Barry a multi-millionaire, and which firmly established his sophisticated orchestral soul style as one of the trademarks of the 70s! This is the ultimate in 70s soul class – from the cover that features Barry standing with ladies by the pool, to the complicated rhythms and sweet patterns of sound that made the record an instant classic. Includes some nicely funky cuts, like "What a Groove", "Baby Blues", and the sweet "Midnight and You". CD
(Out of print. Sticker over barcode.)

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Love Unlimited OrchestraWhite Gold ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wonderful album of funky instrumental tracks from Barry White – often overlooked because of the "greatest hits" association you could make with the "gold" in the title. The record's got that perfect Love Unlimited sound – heavy beats underneath, and the orchestra soaring over the top in tight rhythmic washes of strings and keyboards! Tracks include "Spanish Lei", "Barry's Love", "Satin Soul", "Power Of Love", "You Make Me Feel Like This", and "Dreaming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the 20th Century inner sleeve.)

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Barry MilesZapple Diaries – The Rise & Fall Of The Last Beatles Label (hardcover) ... Book
Peter Owens (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
A really cool look at a label that was maybe one of the hippest things the Beatles ever did – the short-lived Zapple imprint – which was part of their main Apple label, but dedicated to more experimental work from a variety of musicians and writers! The imprint is perhaps best remembered as the home of more avant recordings by John & Yoko, and by George Harrison – but it also presented material by Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Charles Olson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and other key underground figures – a legacy that would have been enormous, had it continued. The book is put together by Zapple label manager Barry Miles – and includes loads of photos and images too – studio shots, ads, and a lot more elements that help bring this lost label to life once again! 272 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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VariousGlitter & Gold – Words & Music By Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the greatest guy/girl songwriting teams of the 60s – featured here in a killer collection of some of their best work! The range of artists here is nicely wide – from rockers to pop crooners to soul groups – and all of the tunes are key readings of songs penned by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, possibly not the highest-charting versions, but easily some of the greatest ever set to record! Ace really did a great job with this one – matching the heights of their other songwriter series titles, and really bringing out the darkness in the Mann/Weil songs – a subtle sort of sadness that comes through perfectly in most of these versions. The 24 page booklet features track-by-track notes on the tunes – really getting at the story of the recordings – and titles include "It's Not Easy" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Kicks" by Del Shannon, "It's Getting Better" by Mama Cass, "The Bossa Nova" by Tippie & The Clovers, "Hungry" by Paul Revere & The Raiders, "It's A Happening World" by The Tokens, "Chico's Girl" by The Girls, "Glitter & Gold" by The Turtles, "In The Park" by The Drifters, "Where Do I Belong" by Calvin Grayson, "Let Me Walk With You" by The 2 Of Clubs, "She Is Today" by Bergen White, "Girl It's Alright Now" by Bruce & Terry, "Where Have You Been All Of My Life" by Arthur Alexander, and "I'd Be So Good For You" by Joanie Sommers. CD

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✨✧ Barry Guy & Ken VandermarkOccasional Poems ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic pairing of players – two musicians who really bring out the best in each other in this set of improvisations recorded during the Krakow Jazz Festival – really bold basswork from the legendary Barry Guy, and the kind of ever-changing sounds, shapes, and tones that we always love from the reedwork of Ken Vandermark! Guy seems more on fire here than many other recordings from the time – and there's a photo inside the cover that really reflects the kind of warm intimacy and understanding he has with Vandermark – this really sport of special improvising magic that flows effortlessly throughout. Vandermark plays clarinet and a variety of saxes – and titles include "Black White Red Blue", "Riding The Air", "Curving Of The Wave", "I Will Sing You Of The Moments", "Shadow Cuts Light", and "Nature Is A Wolf". CD

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Mario BiondiParadise – Alternative Productions EP ... LP
Sony (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
A great little package that expands on the tune "Paradise" – one of the catchiest numbers in years from the raspy-voiced genius of Mario Biondi – a contemporary singer, but one who's perfect for turning out soulful tracks that really hearken back to the bast! Here, Biondi almost rivals Barry White's depth in the company of the catchy groove of the tune – which is presented in a radio edit, plus "DJ Meme's club remix", "DJ Meme's extended disco", "Piparo's production", "Joe T Vannelli's extended remix", and "Joe T Vannelli's extended instrumental". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom BrockI Love You More & More ... CD
20th Century/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Brilliant work from this long-lost Barry White protege! Tom Brock was one of the leading lights in Barry's stable of sweet mid 70s soul talents – a great writer who contributed songs to the legendary Gloria Scott album, and a heck of a great mellow soul singer on his own – with a style that's right up there with work by Leon Ware, Leroy Hutson, and some of our favorite 70s soul heroes! This album's the only one that Brock ever recorded – a great blend of mellow soul tunes, ballads, and a few tracks that have a nicely kicking Barry White-styled funk sound to them. White produced and arranged with Gene Page – and the whole album's great – the kind of mellow soul treasure you'll play again and again and again over the years! Includes the massive "I Love You More & More", plus "There's Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You", "Shake Me Wake Me", "Naked As The Day I Was Born", "If We Don't Make It, Nobody Can", "Have a Nice Weekend Baby", and "The Love We Share". CD
Also available I Love You More & More ... LP 25.99

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Tom BrockI Love You More & More ... LP
20th Century/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
Brilliant work from this long-lost Barry White protege! Tom Brock was one of the leading lights in Barry's stable of sweet mid 70s soul talents – a great writer who contributed songs to the legendary Gloria Scott album, and a heck of a great mellow soul singer on his own – with a style that's right up there with work by Leon Ware, Leroy Hutson, and some of our favorite 70s soul heroes! This album's the only one that Brock ever recorded – a great blend of mellow soul tunes, ballads, and a few tracks that have a nicely kicking Barry White-styled funk sound to them. White produced and arranged with Gene Page – and the whole album's great – the kind of mellow soul treasure you'll play again and again and again over the years! Includes the massive "I Love You More & More", plus "There's Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You", "Shake Me Wake Me", "Naked As The Day I Was Born", "If We Don't Make It, Nobody Can", "Have a Nice Weekend Baby", and "The Love We Share". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Love You More & More ... CD 11.99

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Jackie De ShannonMe About You/Laurel Canyon/Put A Little Love In The Heart/To Be Free ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Four classic albums from Jackie DeShannon – all in a single set! First up is Me About You – sophisticated Jackie at her best – working with great arrangements from Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both cats from the California scene we can really trust for "cut-above" pop work like this – music that goes way past the simple sounds of DeShannon's start – into cool adult territory that really makes the album great. Jackie's vocals are surprisingly soulful in the setting – even more so than before – and the tunes include lots of gems, including versions of Van Dyke Parks' "High Coin", John Sebastian's "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", and Tim Hardin's "Baby Close Its Eyes". Also includes "I Keep Wanting You", "Me About You", and "Nicole". Next is Laurel Canyon – heady work from Jackie DeShannon's later years in 60s pop – an album with themes and styles that go way beyond her earlier recordings – as you might guess from the hip Laurel Canyon reference in the title! Jackie's working here in a mode that's much more strongly in a singer-songwriter style than before – with arrangements and backings that are a lot more organic, and less pop-tuned than ever – almost in a Laura Nyro approach on some numbers. As usual, a good portion of the tracks were written by Jackie herself – including "Holly Would", "Come & Stay With Me", "LA", "Too Close", and "Laurel Canyon" – and the album also features a few well chosen tracks by other writers too, like "Bitter Honey" by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols, "I Got My Reason" by Barry White, and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by Smokey Robinson. Put A Little Love In Your Heart is quite possibly the last great hit from singer Jackie DeShannon – an album built around the righteous spirit of the title track – filled with really wonderful original tunes penned by Jackie and soul singer Jimmy Holiday! The album may well be the best to explore the space between pop and soul that often characterized Jackie's work – and the overall sound is somewhat similar to some of Dusty Springfield's best pop/soul work from the same stretch. 10 of the album's 12 tracks are originals by Holiday and DeShannon – all set to soaring orchestrations by James Langeford, which often have a pronounced influence from the sound of Atlantic Records in the late 60s! Titles include "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "You Are The Real Thing", "River Of Love", "Movin", "You Can Come To Me", "You Have A Way With Me", and "I Let Go Completely". To Be Free is an interesting little record – with kind of a crossover California soul feel overall – recorded with Rene Hall arrangements that echo a few rootsy modes at times, mixed in with fuller orchestrations that step a bit back towards Jackie's earlier years on Imperial – a surprisingly nice blend, with a fresh sound for the 70s. The album features a number of great tracks co-written with Jimmy Holiday – a fellow Imperial talent – and titles include "Mediterranean Sky", "Sooner Or Later", "What Was Your Day Like", "Livin On The Easy Side", "Brighton Hill", and "When Morning Comes Again". CD

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Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A set that features DiMeola moving into some very dynamic territory – jamming out heavy on a mix of electric and acoustic guitars, with additional help from Paco DeLucia on acoustic at points. The instrumentation also features heavy electric piano from Jan Hammer, other keyboards from Barry Miles, bass from Anthony Jackson, and drums from Steve Gadd and Lenny White – all fusion powerhouse players who really take over the groove at times, but still leave enough room on the record for some gentler sounds from Paco and Al. Titles include "Elegant Gypsy Suite", "Flight Over Rio", "Midnight Tango", and "Race With Devil On Spanish Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Al Di MeolaLand Of The Midnight Sun ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A real 70s standout from guitarist Al Di Meola – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of most of his albums from the decade! The record's one that broke Al's talents out to so many different groups – yet never in a way that waters down his sound, nor dims his genius for a solo. Al plays a host of guitars – electric, and both six and 12 string acoustic – the latter of which are especially beautiful, and handled in a balance between European virtuoso modes, and some of the more rhythmic elements of the American fusion scene. Speaking of fusion, the other players on the date really help set the tone – Chick Corea on keyboards and piano, Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes and mini-moog, Stanley Clarke on bass, and both Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums – each setting a different pace when they appear. Titles include "The Wizard", "Suite Golden Dawn", "Short Tales Of The Black Forest", and "Land Of The Midnight Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label test pressing from the Pitman plant, in a plain white cover with promo stamp, and wrap-around cover sheet loosely attached and taped at the bottom.)

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✨✧ James GilstrapLove Talk ... LP
Roxbury, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
The second album by Jim Gilstrap – a singer who did an awful lot of studio work for other folks during the 70s, and who scored a minor hit with his own "Swing Your Daddy", which was on the first album. This set's a bit more far-reaching, with arrangements by Gene Page that are kind of in a Barry White/Van McCoy expanded soul mode, which pushes Jim past the sweet soul of earlier days. Side one features the extended "Love Talk", a 13 minute number with lots of strings and grooves – not disco, but more of the baroque soul of Isaac Hayes or Barry White. Side two features three shorter cuts – two in a similar mode, "Never Stop Loving Me" and "Move Me", plus a great mellow soul remake of Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam and light surface wear.)

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Eddie KendricksHit Man ... LP
Tamla, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
Eddie certainly was the "hit man" on this one – a tight album of hard stepping soul tracks, mostly cut in Eddie's famous "boogie" mode of the mid 70s! The cuts mix wonderful soul vocals with some tight jazzy instrumentation – laid down by players like Wah Wah Ragin, Harvey Mason, Ray Parker, and Leonard Caston, who produced the album with Frank Wilson. The record's got swirling strings around harder instrumentation – in a mode that's perfect for Eddie's sweet vocal style – and the sound is right up there with classic work by Marvin Gaye or Barry White. Includes the nice long cut "Body Talk", plus "Happy", "If Anyone Can", "Fortune Teller", "I've Got To Be", and "Skippin' Work Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, partially unglued seams and some peeling along the bottom on the back.)

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Love UnlimitedUnder The Influence Of Love Unlimited ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great stuff from the girls who first put Barry White on the map! The record is the group's second – and by this point, Barry had developed that tight snapping drum sound that made his orchestral albums work so well. You'll hear it to good effect on most songs on the LP, which have a great groove that's in the best Barry White mode of the 70s – but which kind of dominates the girls' vocals a bit. Not that anyone should complain that much, as it's the overall package that's always made Barry's albums sound so great – but we do wonder how the group felt when they had to sit out the first track, which was the instrumental "Love's Theme", a song that went onto become Barry's biggest song ever, and which probably sold the album a lot more than the vocal tracks. Still, you can hardly detect a note of disharmony – and the album soars from track to track, through titles like "Under The Influence Of Love", "Say It Again", "Yes, We Finally Made It", and "It May Be Winter Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Van McCoyMy Favorite Fantasy ... LP
MCA, 1978. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks, and maybe Van's best record of the 70s! The record shows Van sitting at the piano in an intimate setting – ala Barry White – and it's got a similar Love Unlimited Orchestra approach, with much large backing behind Van's voice, and a very full instrumental sound. Van sings lead vocals, which aren't always that great – but he more than makes up for it with some great piano and keyboard work, and some wonderful soul songwriting and arranging that recall his best uptown moments of the late 60s. The record has a few uptempo hustle-type tracks, but they're all pretty darn great soul songs, and there's loads of great mellow soul moments woven in to make the record a nice album of ballads and groovers. Titles include "Before & After", "Wings Of Love", "My Favorite Fantasy", "That's The Story Of My Life", and "You're So Right For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have small initials in pen. Cover has light wear.)

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MFSBLove Is The Message ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ... $14.99
A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet also find a way to soar beautifully on their own – in a sweet instrumental groove that matches the strength of Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, and which was definitely a key inspiration for the sound of the Salsoul Orchestra! There's definitely a bit of early disco in the mix, but the style's more uptempo east coast overall – that pre-disco groove that was going down in the clubs – with larger strings added to a core group of funky rhythm players. Gamble & Huff production make the whole thing sparkle, and arrangements are by Vince Montana, Bobby Martin, and Jack Faith – on titles that include "Love Is The Message", "Cheaper To Keep Her", "TSOP", "Zack's Fanfare", "Touch Me In The Morning", and "My One & Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, retitled as "TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)". Cover has an unglued bottom seam, light wear, some aging, a name in marker on front and back and a small sticker.)

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Reggae StringsReggae Strings/Reggae Strings Vol 2 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
A great pair of records – plus a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is the debut Reggae Strings album – one of the most unique albums on the Trojan label during the 70s – and a surprising hit for the company too! The approach here is very unusual – as the cuts here all are earlier Trojan vocal singles that had larger backings provided by UK maestro Johnny Archey – then stripped of their vocals and presented as instrumentals! As you'd guess by the names, Archey adds strings to the Kingston rhythms – but the approach is surprisingly nice – almost like early reggae rhythms coming into play with the best of the UK sound library generation – with results that are as groovy as that description might imply. Titles include "World Without Love", "One Woman", "Let The Man Go", "Leaving Rome", "Pantomime", "God Bless The Children", and "Young Gifted & Black". Reggae Strings 2 is a set that follows nicely on the first Reggae Strings effort on Trojan – and, like the first, a package that features older vocal tracks with the lyrics stripped away, all to provide a focus on the fuller orchestrations of Johnny Archey! The approach is cooler than you'd guess – lots of nice charts that bring a bit of 70s smooth to the sound of Trojan – almost like Barry White was recording down in Kingston – on titles that include "How Many Times", "Jump Hallelujah", "Strange World", "It's Too Late", "Tell It Like It Is", "Scientist", "Jamaica Jerkoff", and "Sweet Bitter Love". 2CD set features 25 bonus tracks too – all the original vocal tunes used for the strings versions – with work by Bob Andy, The Dynamites, Greyhound, Bob & Marcia, Nicky Thomas, Danny Ray, Merlene Webber, The Uniques, Pioneers, Winston Groovy, and others! 51 tracks in all – and a nice set of notes. CD

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✨✧ Gloria ScottWhat Am I Gonna Do ... LP
Casablanca, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... About September 30, 2004 (delayed)
One of the greatest soul records of all time – and an album that we'd never part with! Gloria Scott only ever recorded this one full LP – but that's more than enough, as the whole thing's a masterpiece – produced by Barry White with the best of his 70s approach, and featuring songs written by lesser-known White protege, Tom Brock! Nearly every single cut's a classic – a mixture of deep soul, mellow soul, and slight traces of funk – all gliding effortlessly together with White's stone cold production, and Gloria's instantly captivating vocals. Titles include Me, Love Me, Love Me, or Leave Me, Leave Me, Leave Me", "I Think Of You", "That's What You Say", and "Too Much Lovemakin" – and the whole thing's great! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kim TolliverCome & Get Me I'm Ready ... CD
Chess/Reel Music, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of the deepest soul records ever issued by Chess Records – and the album wasn't even done in Chicago! The album's the only full effort issued under the name of Kim Tolliver – a singer who'd worked previously for Fantasy as Kimberley Briggs – and it's a sublime effort from Tolliver and husband Fred Briggs, who'd worked together previously on work for Stax by Margie Joseph! The style here is quite unique – a mix of Kim's southern soul-styled vocals with some fuller, richer touches – almost in the same way that Gloria Scott comes across on her classic album with Barry White – but a bit more rough around the edges overall. The production is amazing – with a great sense of space and style – and some key use of echo that really underscores the emotion of the tunes. A good part of the album was recorded in Miami – with echoes of the TK modes of the time – but other recording was also done in Cleveland, which might account for the more unique aspects of the set. Regardless of location, though, the album's a tremendously individual effort – a bold, raw statement from Tolliver – filled with emotion that few of her contemporaries could match, and free of any crossover soul cliches that were really bogging down other artists at the time. Most tracks here are original – as original in conception as the sound of the record – and titles include "The Other Side Of Town", "The Way He Used To", "She Don't Know You Like I Do", "Takin A Woman's Stand", "I'm Losing The Feeling", "Learn To Get Along Without You", and "I Need You/Drop Whatever You're Doing". CD

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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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VariousSpace Jam (red & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $33.99 34.98
A record for a movie that seemed like a bit of a joke at the time of release – but one that's gone on to have surprising staying power with new generations over the decades – as has the mix of music that makes up the soundtrack! The set's from the big 90s anthology soundtrack moment – and features cuts that include "All Of My Days" by R Kelly with Changing Faces & Jay Z, "That's The Way" by Spin Doctors with Biz Markie, "Fly Like An Eagle" by Seal, "The Winner" by Coolio, "Space Jam" by Quad City DJs, "I Believe I Can Fly" by R Kelly, "I Found My Smile Again" by D'Angelo, "Givin U All That I've Got" by Robin S, "Basketball Jones" by Barry White & Chris Rock, "I Turn To You" by All 4 One, "Buggin" by Bugs Bunny, "Upside Down" by Salt N Pepa, and "Hit Em High (The Monsta's Anthem)" by B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J, and Method Man. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited editon on red & black vinyl!)

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✨✧ Al Di MeolaLand Of The Midnight Sun ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real 70s standout from guitarist Al Di Meola – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of most of his albums from the decade! The record's one that broke Al's talents out to so many different groups – yet never in a way that waters down his sound, nor dims his genius for a solo. Al plays a host of guitars – electric, and both six and 12 string acoustic – the latter of which are especially beautiful, and handled in a balance between European virtuoso modes, and some of the more rhythmic elements of the American fusion scene. Speaking of fusion, the other players on the date really help set the tone – Chick Corea on keyboards and piano, Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes and mini-moog, Stanley Clarke on bass, and both Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums – each setting a different pace when they appear. Titles include "The Wizard", "Suite Golden Dawn", "Short Tales Of The Black Forest", and "Land Of The Midnight Sun". CD

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✨✧ Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the album's enduring classic, "Goodbye, So Long" – a rolling funky tune that features vocals on the chorus, and an unbelievably catchy instrumental sound that you might recognize instantly from its use as a sample over the years. The rest of the record's just as great – and the band runs through The Meters' classic "Message From The Meters", Barry White's funky "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe", and a great rendition of the electric jazz classic "The Hill Where The Lord Hides". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ MaxwellSumthin Sumthin – The Mantra (LP uncut, mantra: uncut, mantra: unsung, LP: unsung, mellosmoothe) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1996. Very Good- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The stepper's mid 90's retro-classic that helped establish this "new classic soul" movement, served up here in 5 mixes, including the super-chilled "Mellosmoothe". One of the best tracks off the Urban Hang Suite LP – spare funky soul, with lots of warm classic touches, a funky Barry White-styled riff for the 90! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has heavy edge wear and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Gene PageHot City/Lovelock ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of 70s soul classics from arranger Gene Page – back to back on a single CD! First up is Hot City – an excellent album of Barry White-styled instrumentals – put together by Barry's right hand man Gene Page, and produced by Barry himself! The record's one of the best that Gene Page ever cut – apart from his seminal blacksploitation soundtracks – and it's very much in the mode of White's Love Unlimited Orchestra albums from the same time, although perhaps with less of a string section – and more of an emphasis on funky drums at the bottom. Players are an all-star cast of LA studio groovers that includes David T Walker and Ray Parker on guitar, Ernie Watts and Wilton Felder on saxes, and Clarence McDonald on keyboards – and tracks are mostly originals by Page and White. Titles include "Jungle Eyes", "She's My Main Squeeze", "I Am Living In A World Of Gloom", "Satin Soul", and "To The Bone". Lovelock features Gene Page at the height of his 70s powers – using all the talents he forged as a background artist for other soul talents, and all the majesty he added to his soundtrack work – all focused nicely into a sweet set of warmly soulful grooves! The style's a bit clubby, but also has some wider depth too – maybe an undercurrent of fusion that comes from players like Lee Ritenour and David T Walker on guitar, Joe Sample and Sonny Burke on keyboards, and Oscar Brasher on trumpet – who find a way to work wonderfully alongside the albums vocals from singers Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Jim Gilstrap – all with a style that's not unlike some of the best Quincy Jones material of the time! As with Quincy, there's a sense of care and confidence that really holds the album together – on titles that include "Higher My Love", "Organ Grinder", "Into My Thing", "Wild Cherry", "Fantasy Woman", "Straw In the Wind", and "Together Whatever". CD

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✨✧ VariousTuff City Records 33 1/3 Anniversary Box – Original Old School Recordings 1982 to 1986 (5LP set) ... LP
Tuff City, Early 80s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Tuff City label was one of our favorite indies on the New York old school hip hop scene – a company that was maybe a few years later than some of its contemporaries, but one that always kept a strong ear to the streets – and really helped find the sounds that pushed hip hop into the next level for years to come! This fantastic box is a great tribute to Tuff City at its start – as it features five vinyl EP releases that cull together some of the hippest tracks from these key years – along with a big booklet of notes, and even a bonus 7" single – all newly remastered, and done even more nicely than some of Tuff City's own vinyl reissued over the years. The package is great – an important introduction if you missed this music the first time around, and a really loving presentation even if you have some Tuff City in your collection – with some rarities that you might discover here for the first time ever. Titles include "Baby Be Mine" by Eddie Ski White, "Say You'll Lie" by Jerome Secret Weapon Prister & Output, "The Big Beat" by Spoonie Gee, "Move For Me" by Output, "Dedication" by Fearless Four, "Wrong Girls To Play With" by Papa Austin with The Great Peso, "Yvette" by Grandmaster Caz, "I'm Stupid Fresh" by Mighty Mike C, "Joe Blow"by Puffy Dee, "I Am New Nork" by MC New York & The Smokin Commission, "Let's Smurph Across The Surf" by Micronawts, "Punk Rock Rap (party mix)" by Cold Crush Brothers, "Barry's Routine" by Barry Boulevard, "Crack It Up" by Funkmaster Wizard Wiz, "Mr Bill" by Grandmaster Caz, "Knucklehead Rappers" by Funkmaster Wizard Wiz, "The Story Of MC Bebop" by Phantom Rock & MC Bebop "Good Morning Mr Phelps" by MC New York & The Smokin Commission, "The DMX Will Rock" by Davy DMX, "Beach Boy" by Vertical Lines, and "Get Off My Tip" by Spoonie Gee. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – with hype sticker and all contents!)
 
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North Texas State University Lab BandsLive! – Fall & Spring Concerts – 1970-1971 ... LP
NTSU, 1970/1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Led by Leon Breedin and Gary Langford – includes "In Memoriam, Frankie Newton", "Merle & Merlin", and "Ev'ry Little Beat Helps" from the 1970 fall concert, with featured soloists Jay Sollenberger and John Thomas on trumpet, Randy Lee on tenor, Whitey Thomas on Moog, Gary Denton on guitar, Dave Hungate on fiddle, and Jim Hall on drums; and "Year Blend", "Eric & Jill", and "Blow-In" from the 1971 spring concert, with featured soloists Art Osborne on flute, John Munko on tenor, John Nash on guitar, Barry Ries on trumpet, Henry Wolding on trombone, and Bruce Harper on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and some aging.)
 
 
 



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