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Hamilton BohannonBrunswick Complete Singles Collection ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer cuts from the legendary Hamilton Bohannon – an artist who first broke big on the Brunswick label with a really unique approach to a groove! Bohannon's cuts were always funky, but never straight funk – and instead, he had this minimalist way of layering together elements that was definitely a huge influence on later disco and club – but heard here in a style that's much more raw and down to earth! The package offers up 23 tracks that come from 45s that Bohannon did for the Brunswick label – some of which have different mixes, and all of which are razor-sharp groovers that are sure to please any fan of funk. Titles include "Run It On Down Mr DJ (parts 1 & 2)", "Come Winter", "Happy Feeling", "Gittin Off", "Have A Good Day", "Bohannon's Beat", "East Coast Groove", "The Fat Man", "Red Bone", "Truck Stop", "Stop & Go", "Save Their Souls", and "The Pimp Walk". CD

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VariousBest Of Brunswick – Disco & Boogie ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
Killer clubby grooves from the last years of the Brunswick label – a great sampling of the disco, funk, and boogie the imprint released after its initial run of hits! This side of Brunswick isn't nearly as well known as classics by Jackie Wilson or The Chi-Lites, but it's an equally great aspect of the label – and shows that even in the waning years, they still had their ears towards some of the hipper corners of the American soul underground – the sharpest talents who packed the most powerful punch! Tracks include "I Wanna Boogie With You" by Charlie Singleton & Stargasm, "Disco Boogie" by Total Eclipse, "Disco Stomp" by Bohannon, "Love Hangover" by Touch, "Time Moves On" by Strutt, "Roller Skate" by Vaughan Mason, "Gotta Get It" by Tony Valor, "Strut Your Stuff" by Young & Company, "Ali Shuffle" by Alvin Cash, "Happiness" by Lionel Hampton, and "Stay Away From My Lover" by Satin Dream. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousReadymade Digs Brunswick ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
The Readymade crew turn their talents to a host of tracks from the legendary Brunswick Records – serving up a really joyous mix of Chicago soul that definitely lives up to the best side of their sound! Brunswick soul is usually a lot more upbeat and positive than that of some of their contemporaries – filled with pride and power that really comes through in the grooves chosen for this excellent set – a mix of vocal and instrumental cuts that really remind us why we love Windy City soul from this time so much! Titles include "Where Would I Go" by Ginji James, "California Montage" by Young Holt Unlimited, "Stop Look & Listen To Your Heart" by Barbara Acklin, "Whispers" by Erma Franklin, "Sunny" by Young Holt Trio, "Love The One You're With" by Herman, "Girl I Need You" by The Artistics, "I Had It All The Time" by Tyrone Davis, "This Love Is Real" by Jackie Wilson, "Uptight" by Count Basie & Jackie Wilson, and "Sugar Sugar" by Willie Henderson. CD

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerBrunswick Complete Singles Collection ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from our favorite stretch of music from the legendary Gene Chandler – an artist who started out on Vee Jay Records, but really hit his prime here at Brunswick! Chandler was a key singer in the early years of soul – and some of his first recordings had strong appeal to doo wop and R&B crowds – but by the time of this set, Gene was really moving into some more mature, more sophisticated styles – an approach that easily rivals that of Chicago soul contemporaries Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson! Chandler's often a bit more upbeat and swinging than either of those – especially Jackson – but here, he shares a similar open, emotive quality – much more adult than before, and delivered with a confidence that's very different than earlier weepy pop. A number of cuts here are duets with the great Barbara Acklin – and titles include "Will I Find You", "Show Me The Way To Go", "The Girl Don't Care", "Love Won't Start", "There Was A Time", "Teacher Teacher", "Anywhere But Nowhere", "This Bitter Earth", "Familiar Footsteps", "My Love", "There Goes The Lover", and the sublime "Suicide" – maybe one of our favorite Gene Chandler tracks ever! CD

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonComplete 1932 to 1940 Brunswick, Columbia, & Master Recordings Of Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (11 CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1930s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Formative work from Duke Ellington – an insane amount of crucial recordings from the 30s, package together here with copious notes, session information, personnel, and wonderful sound! The music shows Ellington really coming into his own – working with his Famous Orchestra of the time, and creating initial recordings of tunes that would go onto transform a generation – finding a great way to mix together the modern inflections of the whole ensemble, with important solo voices of players like Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Cootie Williams on trumpet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, and Harry Carney on alto and baritone sax! The package brings together seminal 78rpm sides for labels that include Brunswick, Columbia, and Master – and although there are some alternate takes in the set, there's also a stunning amount of different songs recorded during these years – laid out in the package on 11 CDs features a total of 252 tracks in all. As usual, the presentation is superb – and a great reminder that these Mosaic boxes are even more essential for material from the 78rpm era than they are for the LP jazz of later years! CD
(Numbered limited edition – out of print! Includes original box, book & CDs – all in great shape!)

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✨✧ VariousBrunswick Revisit – Selected By Tatsuo Sunaga ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A host of great soul cuts from Brunswick Records – all pulled together by Sunaga T! Sunaga has one of the grooviest, most joyous styles of all the Japanese DJs we can think of – and he really brings that approach into play here with some wonderful numbers from Brunswick – most of which are Chicago soul tunes from right at the end of the 60s or start of the 70s – usually produced with that soaring, leaping groove that was big on the Windy City at the time. Vocals are wonderful as the grooves – and titles include "We Need Love" by The Directions, "Stoned Out Of My Mind" by The Chi-Lites, "Love Land" by Lost Generation, "Who You Really Are" by Fred Hughes, "Honey Baby" by Ginji James, "I'll Bake Me A Man" by Barbara Acklin, "Don't Say Boodbye" by First Love, "Whatcha Gonna Do About Me" by Jackie Wilson, "How Insensitive" by Young Holt Unlimited, and "Love Hangover" by Touch. CD

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✨✧ VariousBrunswick Singles Collection – Sisters Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime female soul from one of the hippest labels we can think of – a company who was always taking a chance, always trying something new, and always willing to give exposure to some great new artists! This cool collection is definitely the best side of Brunswick Records on the Chicago scene – as it features a few better-known singers, mixed with lots more artists who never issued a full album for the label – but who cut some wonderful singles that are even better than some of the imprint's bigger hits! There's a stunning array of greatness here – from sweet soul numbers that lope along in a warm groove, to badass tracks that have a funkier vibe – all handled by the usual top-shelf talents that made bigger Brunswick artists so strong. Titles include "My Baby's Gone Away" by Shirley Karol, "Walk On My Side" by Jackie Ross, "Caution" by September, "Love Is" by The Promises, "Where Do You Go" by Lyn Roman, "Raining Teardrops" by The Demures, "It Hurts To See You Happy" by Sylvia St Claire, "What Kind Of Girl" by Demetriss Trapp, "What Did I Do" by The Sweethearts, "Memories & A Broken Heart" by Linda Hopkins, "The One Who Really Loves You" by Sugar Pie De Santo, "Love Had To Be You" by Jean Shy, "That's What You Are To Me" by Tracie Robbins, "The 3rd Movement" by Sunni Nash, and "Higher & Higher" by Erma Franklin. CD

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✨✧ VariousBrunswick Singles Collection – Soul Groups ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great group soul from the wonderful Brunswick Records – and a sweet selection that goes way beyond the hits and the bigger groups who recorded for the label! Sure, Brunswick is known for its big groups from Chicago – who were some of the best of their time – but the label also recorded a lot of up-and-comers who were totally great too – but who never got to put together a full album for the label! Lots of those groups are collected here – in a wonderful collection that's filled with soaring harmonies, deep soul leads, and some totally groovy arrangements that are in the best Brunswick ultra-hip style of the early 70s. Titles include "Chickens" by Complaments, "Purple Haze" by Johnny Jones & King Casuals, "Lonely Street" by The Admirations, "I'll Take You Just As You Come" by The Nialations, "Until You came Along" by The Visitors, "I Think I'll Cry Out Loud" by The Realistics, "The Sweetest Thing" by Channel 3, "Sing A Ling" by The Cooperettes, "Don't Fail Me Now" by The Symphonics, "A Strange Way" by The Loreleis, "Don't Take It Out On This World" by Adam's Apples, "Cowboys To Girls" by Jalynne Sound, "He's Got Your Number" by The Demures, and "Stay With Me Baby" by BW & The Next Edition. CD

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul Windy City – Brunswick Treasure ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stellar collection of work from the legendary Brunswick Records – put together with the special vibe of the Free Soul series! The tunes here are upbeat and soaring – not club or disco, but earlier soul numbers that sparkle with this sort of positive energy – a vibe that's very much the best side of the Brunswick Records approach of the late 60s and early 70s – as the imprint picked up Chicago soul, and gave it a whole new sort of groove! Yet not all this work is Chicago-based, despite the title – and the set's got a really nice range of Brunswick cuts that includes "We Need Love" by The Directions, "Loveland" by The Lost Generation, "Broken Home" by Ben Monroe, "It Only Happens When I Look At You" by Jackie Wilson, "When Temptation Comes" by The Chi-Lites, "Following You" by Dana Valery, "Here Is A Heart" by Ginji James, "I Always Wanted To Be In The Band" by Step By Step, and "Love The One You're With" by Herman. 24 tracks – and over 80 minutes of music! CD
 
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Barbara AcklinI Call It Trouble/I'll Bake Me A Man ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
2 excellent tracks of Chicago soul from Barbara's hard to find I Call It Trouble LP. Both tracks are great, with excellent Eugene Record production, and the kind of great songwriting that made Barbara one of the city's best talents! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Barbara AcklinLove Makes A Woman ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. Sealed ... $14.99
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn't have any of that little girl stuff that you might hear from singers like Denice Chandler or Barbara Mason. Instead, she had an approach that mixed a real soul vocal with more sophisticated material, in a manner that worked well with the evolving blueprint for the Brunswick Chisoul sound. Carl Davis and Eugene Record do a perfect job producing Barbara's songs, all forged nicely into the loping soul groove that set Chicago apart from other cities in the late 60s. Includes the big title track "Love Makes A Woman" – plus "Be By My Side", "Your Sweet Loving", "Come and See Me Baby", and a great cover of "The Look of Love"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover has a cutout hole. Shrinkwrap is a bit aged, with some small holes near the bottom seam.)

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ArtisticsI Want You To Make My Life Over ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
One of The Artistics' most beautiful albums for Brunswick – and the one that includes the title song that was perhaps their greatest single! "I Want You To Make My Life Over" is a classic bit of Chicago soul – done at a level that really sums up all the sophisticated changes the city had brought to the music at the start of the 70s – and served up with cool vibes, great vocals, and a heavenly production style that wraps up the harmonies tightly together, and floats them over the top with nary a wrinkle! That cut kicks off the album, and things only just get better and better – on titles that include "Just Another Heartache", "Nothing But Heartaches", and "Trouble Heartache & Pain" (hey, these guys had a lot of heartache!) – plus "Out In The Country", "Sugar Cane", and "What The World Needs Now". Production's by Chi-soul geniuses Carl Davis, Willie Henderson, and Eugene Record. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, still sealed. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gene ChandlerMy Love/Girl Don't Care ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1967. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerSoul Of Gene Chandler ... CD
Brunswick, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Excellent compilation of some of Gene's totally hard to find Brunswick soul sides from the late 60's. The arrangments are beautiful, sophisticated, and way way past the Duke of Earl type stuff that he's best know for. And the CD includes such gems as "Good Times", "Buddy Ain't It A Shame", "If You Can't Be True", "Baby That's Love", and "Here Come The Tears". 20 cuts in all, with notes by Robert Pruter, and loads of tracks that don't turn up on other Gene Chandler comps! CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene Chandler & Barbara AcklinLittle Green Apples/Will I Find Love ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! LP, Vinyl record album

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Chi-LitesColdest Days Of My Life (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1972. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chi-LitesI'm Not A Gambler/The Devil Is Doing His Work ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1975. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing with push-out center.)

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✨✧ Chi-LitesLonely Man ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during their hit years, The Chi-Lites were one of those groups who could still stay true to their roots – and still come up with amazing tunes again and again! Mainman Eugene Record is at the helm producing and writing most of the tunes on the set – and some of the best numbers have that little gentle groove that was the best Chi-soul contribution to the sound of the 70s – that lilt or bounce from the 60s, turned towards slightly more sophisticated modes for the new generation. Titles include "Being In Love", "Love Is", "Coldest Days Of My Life", "Living In the Footsteps Of Another Man", "Ain't Too Much Of Nothing", and "A Lonely Man" – and a cover of "Inner City Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, in the "Oh Girl" cover, with some tape remnants along the opening. Labels have marker through the promo notice.)

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Chi-LitesStoned Out Of My Mind/Someone Else's Arms ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing with push out center intact.)

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CricketsOh, Boy!/Not Fade Away ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1957. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label pressing.)

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Frank Di FabioLate Hours Open House ... LP
Brunswick, 1961. Very Good ... $3.99
With Eddie Schwager on bass and Lee Schwarts on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Duke EllingtonYellow Dog Blues/Tishomingo Blues ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Frank Ferera & Anthony FranchiniSong To Hawaii/Hawaiian Echoes ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, 1916. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Frank Ferera & Anthony FranchiniWailana Waltz/Dreamy Hawaii ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, 1921. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs/Milt BucknerJazz On The Air (10 inch LP) ... LP
Brunswick, 1953. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Rare Brunswick work from Terry Gibbs – a groovy 10" LP, split with the group of Milt Buckner! Side one and part of side two feature Terry leading a very cool group – a combo with Gibbs on vibes, plus piano, bass, and drums – and a young Don Elliott on mellophone, making a key appearance here, and giving the record a nicely swinging sound! Gibbs' vibes have that warmly chromatic sound we love so much from this time – and titles include "Out Of Nowhere", "What's New", "Now Is The Time", and "Bernie's Tune". The remaining tracks feature the trio of Milt Buckner – with Milt on organ, Bernie Mackey on guitar, and Cornelius Thomas on drums. The straight trio plays on "Russian Lullaby" – and Gibbs joins them on "Trapped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape!)

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Max GregerEuropean Jazz Sounds ... LP
Brunswick (Germany), 1963. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great swinger from this German laeader – and a set that also features a fair bit of solo work from American trumpeter Benny Bailey! Titles include "Portrait In Smoke", "MG Blues", "Boomerang", "Discussion", "Bluer Than Blue", and "You're The One". Group also features Pierre Favre on drums, and more solos from trombonist Rich Richardson. LP, Vinyl record album
(German Polygram reissue pressing.)

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Willie HendersonDance With Willie Henderson – The Master (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of the greatest records ever from Chicago funky soul arranger Willie Henderson – a smoking little set that feels like a stack of funky 45s! Willie did lots of work in the 7" single underground for indie labels – and by this point, he was a key force in the sound of Brunswick Records soul scene – working here with help from collaborators Carl Davis, Eugene Record, Gene Barge, and Tom Tom Washington – all equal Chicago soul studio giants! Includes the classic track "Loose Booty", with the "professor" spoken bit on the intro, which was sampled by the Beastie Boys – plus more gems like "Soulful Football", "Off Into a Black Thing", and "Funky Chicken". Nice hard sound, and the kind of album we love to find! LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter JacksonEasy Evil/I Never Had It So Good ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 70s. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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LegacyWord Up (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Brunswick, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A great little groover on Brunswick – with that kind of choppy club funk feel that you'll also find on some of the label's other obscure 12" singles, like the classic "You Are The One", by AMFM. The track's got a very nice groove – and the hook's enough to keep the track grooving nicely throughout! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo with a plain white label and a few red ink stamps.)

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✨✧ Odyssey 5First Time Around ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A lost set of female soul tracks – recorded in the waning years of the Brunswick label, when they were really experimenting with some great obscure groups, most of whom got lost in the tax shuffles of the label's demise! Odyssey 5 hail from North Carolina, and they've got an ensemble female vocal style that's a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with rootsier southern soul touches – and a righteous quality that we totally love!. Alonzo Tucker produced the album with a real full-on sound – and although some cuts have a standout female lead, most tunes feature the group trading vocals pretty strongly together – in a really great way that makes the best cuts super-catchy. Titles include "Peace Of Mind", "Got To Be An Answer", "What's It Gonna Be", "Master Plan", "Golden Dreams", "My Best Friend", "More Ways Than One", and "Happiness Is Being With You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene RolandSwingin Friends ... LP
Brunswick, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Lots of Swingin Friends here – Al Cohn and Zoot Sims on tenor, Clark Terry and Snooky Young on trumpets, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Johnny SaylesMy Love Ain't No Love Without Your Love (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo with an ink stamp.)

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Sound InvestmentSound Investment ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Tight funky soul from this really great 70s combo – a group with a sound that's much more like the funky 45 underground of the early part of the decade than you might guess from the date of the record! The style is a mix of deep soul with funky undercurrents – and some vocals are by an excellent female singer who manages to soar strongly, yet still have this raspy edge that's really personal. A male singer comes into the lead on other tracks – and creates this multi-voiced quality that really matches the diversity of the grooves – especially when he tries out some slightly witty bits. Every cut's an original, and there's some really well-penned tracks on the set – not throwaway club tracks, nor filler for a full record – but well-conceived numbers that really show that Sound Investment's the real deal, all the way through. Titles include "Woe Is Me", "Funky Skunk", "Spare Ribs & Fried Chicken", "I'm Sorry", "Our First Child", and "Dirty Man". CD

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✨✧ Dana ValeryNot The Flower But The Root ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A tremendous bit of Chicago soul – from a very unlikely source! Dana Valery's an Italian singer by birth, and spent some time on the London scene in the 60s – but she soars out here in the best sort of Windy City groove we've come to love from the Brunswick label – a sound and style to rival that of labelmates like Barbara Acklin or Jackie, but with a different sort of twist as well! Given Dana's pedigree, the set's almost her own Chicago-styled version of Dusty Springfield's Memphis recordings – as Valery works with killer Brunswick backings put together by Tom Tom Washington and Sonny Sanders – set to that sublime production that only Carl Davis and Willie Henderson could provide – a studio team who really help pull out the best grooves and deepest soul of all the cuts in the set. Added to the mix is the fact that a host of tracks were penned by Eugene Record – making for a mighty sweet set with titles that include "Lady Lady Lady", "I'm Gonna Pay You Back", "Have You Seen Him", "Oh Boy", "The Fountain", and "This Love Is Real". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Jackie WilsonBaby Workout (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A hard soul groove from the great Jackie Wilson – and a record that really has the singer coming into his own! The music is tight, upbeat, and mighty rocking right from the start – and Wilson takes off with these tremendous vocals that are undeniably some of the greatest in early soul music – very much on a par with the best from Clyde McPhatter or Solomon Burke! And unlike some of Wilson's other albums of the time, there's almost no pop or ballad material at all – just great groovers like "Baby Workout", "You Only Live Once", "Cute Little Girls", "Shake! Shake! Shake!", "Love Train", "Say You Will", and "The Kickapoo". CD features 8 bonus tracks too – including "The New Breed", "Haunted House", "Call Her Up", "I'm Travelin On", "I'm Going Crazy", "Baby Get It", and "He's A Fool". CD

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Jackie WilsonFairest Of Them All/Whispers ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1966. Very Good- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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Jackie WilsonI Get The Sweetest Feeling (plus bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Pure greatness from the second chapter of Jackie Wilson on Brunswick Records – that great stretch when the singer had some mighty fresh backings from the best soul talents Chicago had to offer – which really helped him set loose with a whole new groove! Wilson's vocals have all the dynamic energy of his early soul years, but he also gets an added level of sophistication in the arrangements too – a vibe that's almost Chess/Cadet at its best, handled by arrangers Carl Davis, Willie Henderson, and Sonny Sanders. There's a few ballads that show a more mature, adult side of Wilson – mixed with some soaring, spacious numbers that are mighty nice too – and even the familiar tunes are nicely changed up by the work of the arrangers and the singer. Titles include "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "I Get The Sweetest Feeling", "You Brought About A Change In Me", "Growin Tall", and "Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy". CD features the bonus track "The Who Who Song". CD

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Jackie WilsonLonely Teardrops/In The Blue Of Evening ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label pressing.)

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Jackie WilsonSolid Gold ... LP
Brunswick, 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)

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VariousGreat Soul Hits Of Jackie Wilson/Gene Chandler/Big Maybelle/Barbara Acklin/The Artistics/Young Holt Unlimited ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
An excellent compilation that features wonderful material from the second genesis of the Brunswick empire – tunes from the time when they were hitting hard on the Chicago scene, working with Carl Davis to craft some of the best soul to ever come out of the Windy City! With "Love Makes A Woman" and "Just Ain't No Love" by Barbara Acklin, "Wack Wack" and "Soulful Strut" by Young Holt Unlimited, "The Girl Don't Care" and "There Goes The Lover" by Gene Chandler, "I'm Gonna Miss You" and "Girl I Need You" by The Artistics, "Lonely Teardrops" and "Doggin' Around" by Jackie Wilson and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and "Candy" by Big Maybelle. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... CD
Brunswick, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chi-LitesToby ... LP
Brunswick, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet soul killer from The Chi-Lites – and record that really shows them as one of the greatest harmony groups to ever come from Chicago! The vibe here is a bit more mellow than on previous records – and the trio step into some sublime ballads and love songs that really blow us away – set up with a style that's very different than most of the east coast groups of the period, and produced with this rich style that has the Brunswick records charts from Eugene Record and Tom Tom Washington soar wonderfully along with the vocals. As with other Brunswick albums, there's a few nuggets here that might show up elsewhere, but the album's got plenty of greatness to love on its own, too – with tracks that include "Toby", "There Will Never Be Any Peace", "I Like To Live The Love", "You Got To Be The One", "The Sound Of Lonely", "I Lied", "That's How Long", and "Gettin On Outta Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light peeling and some clear tape remnants along the opening.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonMood Indigo/Wall Street Wail ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, 1929/1930. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Fred HughesBaby Boy ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soaring full length debut from Fred Hughes – a singer who cut some key singles for Brunswick Records in the late 60s, and more than lives up to their strength here on an album! The set's got some very in-the-pocket backings for Fred to work with – arrangements from Sonny Sanders, Tom Tom, and Willie Henderson – all in that brilliantly bouncy blend of Chicago soul modes that Brunswick was putting forth at the time! The style's a great blend with the rootsier modes of Hughes' vocals – a style that might have been more blues in another setting, but which works here with a great sense of righteous presence and power. Titles include Fred's own compositions "Who You Really Are", "Don't Let This Happen To Us", "Baby Boy", and "I Understand" – plus "Oo Wee Baby", "In My Time Of Need", and "San Francisco Is A Lonely Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ McLuhanAnomaly ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most progressive bands on the Chicago scene of the time – with some great trippy touches, including "screaming" billed to one band member! Tracks are nice and long – with titles that include "Spiders In Neals Basement", "The Monster Bride", "Witches Theme & Dance", and "A Brief Message From Your Local Media". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Tony Scott/Mat MatthewsJazz For Gis (10 inch LP) ... LP
Brunswick, 1954. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two obscure sessions from either player – recorded at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey! The Scott material features the great Dick Katz on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Dana ValeryNot The Flower But The Root (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous bit of Chicago soul – from a very unlikely source! Dana Valery's an Italian singer by birth, and spent some time on the London scene in the 60s – but she soars out here in the best sort of Windy City groove we've come to love from the Brunswick label – a sound and style to rival that of labelmates like Barbara Acklin or Jackie, but with a different sort of twist as well! Given Dana's pedigree, the set's almost her own Chicago-styled version of Dusty Springfield's Memphis recordings – as Valery works with killer Brunswick backings put together by Tom Tom Washington and Sonny Sanders – set to that sublime production that only Carl Davis and Willie Henderson could provide – a studio team who really help pull out the best grooves and deepest soul of all the cuts in the set. Added to the mix is the fact that a host of tracks were penned by Eugene Record – making for a mighty sweet set with titles that include "Lady Lady Lady", "I'm Gonna Pay You Back", "Have You Seen Him", "Oh Boy", "The Fountain", and "This Love Is Real". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ T Bone WalkerTruth ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from blues legend T Bone Walker – recorded for the Brunswick Records label in Chicago, but cooked up with some gritty swamp production from the great Huey P Meux – who steeps Walker's guitar in lots of Texas and Louisiana elements, which makes for a much heavier record than you'd expect! The album's not just T-Bone working for a soul label – and instead stands strongly with some of Walker's best material from these later years – given very respectful presentation, and just the right sort of accompaniment for his sharp guitar lines and raspy vocals. Titles include "I Ain't Your Fool No More", "I Don't Be Jiving", "Hate To See You Go", "Treat Your Daddy Well", "Let Your Hair Down Baby", "Old Time Used To Be", and "It Ain't No Right In You". CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesLonely Man (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during their hit years, The Chi-Lites were one of those groups who could still stay true to their roots – and still come up with amazing tunes again and again! Mainman Eugene Record is at the helm producing and writing most of the tunes on the set – and some of the best numbers have that little gentle groove that was the best Chi-soul contribution to the sound of the 70s – that lilt or bounce from the 60s, turned towards slightly more sophisticated modes for the new generation. Titles include "Being In Love", "Love Is", "Coldest Days Of My Life", "Living In the Footsteps Of Another Man", "Ain't Too Much Of Nothing", and "A Lonely Man" – and a cover of "Inner City Blues". CD also features the bonus track "The Coldest Days Of My Life (part 1)". CD

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✨✧ Orlando MarinOut Of My Mind ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Latin Soul classic – but one that's a lot more obscure than some of the better-remembered albums on Fania and Tico from the late 60s! Orlando Marin is probably mostly known as an arranger, and a leader from the earlier years of the New York scene – but during the Latin Soul years he cut this fantastic set for Decca – easily one of the best of the all-great Latin sides the label was doing at the time! Lyrics are often in English, and sung with a good deal of soul by Eddie Revere – and Orlando's group crackles with the intensity of the Joe Cuba Sextet – thanks to a timbales-heavy sound in the lead, lots of dark piano on the bottom, and some trumpety flourishes on the top – all with a nice dose of jazz in the mix. Soul-based titles include "Sugarfoot Baby", "The Hustler", and "Out Of My Mind" – and other titles include "Eenie Meenie Chow Chow", "Chickie's Cookie", "La Lengua", "Palo Monte", and "No Puede Ser". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Young-Holt UnlimitedJust A Melody ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of a great run of grooves from the legendary team of bassist Eldee Young and drummer Redd Holt – a smoking batch of instrumentals done in the best Chicago soul style of the time! Young and Holt got their start in the early trio of Ramsey Lewis – but here, they've fully expanded to their "Unlimited" mode with larger backings from Sonny Sanders and Willie Henderson – which often feature a tippling soulful piano out front of some larger Chicago soul charts with a mighty nice groove. The album follows their hit Soulful Strut set, and has a very similar feel – with a mix of instrumental readings of soul hits, and a few sweet originals too. Titles include the standout cut "Young and Holtful", a great cover of "Light My Fire", which has been sampled more than once over the years – and the tracks "When I'm Not Around", "I Wish You Love", "Just A Melody", "Gotta Find Me A Lover", and "Give It Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousBoogie Woogie Piano – Historic Recordings By Pioneer Piano Men (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Brunswick, 1943. Very Good+ 4 x 78 rpm album ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Includes original booklet. Album cover has a few small nicks on the front, but looks nice otherwise.)

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✨✧ Chi-LitesToby ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet soul killer from The Chi-Lites – and record that really shows them as one of the greatest harmony groups to ever come from Chicago! The vibe here is a bit more mellow than on previous records – and the trio step into some sublime ballads and love songs that really blow us away – set up with a style that's very different than most of the east coast groups of the period, and produced with this rich style that has the Brunswick records charts from Eugene Record and Tom Tom Washington soar wonderfully along with the vocals. As with other Brunswick albums, there's a few nuggets here that might show up elsewhere, but the album's got plenty of greatness to love on its own, too – with tracks that include "Toby", "There Will Never Be Any Peace", "I Like To Live The Love", "You Got To Be The One", "The Sound Of Lonely", "I Lied", "That's How Long", and "Gettin On Outta Town". CD

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonGold (3CD set) ... CD
Brunswick/Crimson (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A spectacular run of music from the great Jackie Wilson – a 3CD set that features 60 tracks in all – with a heavy dose of both of Jackie's chapters in soul music for the Brunswick label! Wilson started out recording for Brunswick in New York – where he brought a new level of power to the pre-soul years, learned from his roots in R&B – but fused into a more sophisticated style that had a huge impact on many others to rise in soul during the 60s! Then, during the middle of that decade, he moved over to work in Chicago – where help from Carl Davis and other key Brunswick talents gave Wilson's magnificent vocals a whole new groove – and a way to keep on going strongly all the way to the 70s. This great set documents all those years, and is overflowing with great cuts – titles that include "3 Days 1 Hour 30 Minutes", "Soul Galore", "New Girl In Town", "You Left The Fire Burning", "I Can Feel Those Vibrations This Love Is Real", "Just Be Sincere", "Love Uprising", "Whatcha Gonna Do About Love", "You Brought About A Change In Me", "Just Call My Name", "To Make A Big Man Cry", "No Pity In The Naked City", "I Get The Sweetest Feeling", "Reet Petite", "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher & Higher", "The New Breed", "Light My Fire", "The Tear Of The Year", "Talk That Talk", and "Doggin Around". Also includes duet material – "Shake A Hand" and "I Found Love" with Linda Hopkins, "Chain Gang" and "Uptight" with Count Basie, and "Don't Burn No Bridges" with The Chi-Lites. CD

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson At The Copa ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jackie Wilson takes over the Copa – bringing his early soul styles to the New York elite – but a few years before The Supremes and other Motown artists got their chance! The album's got Wilson acting with great poise and grace, but still losing none of his vocal power at all – soaring, stretching on some numbers that begin with familiar standards, then move into more of Wilson's hits – kind of a progression from uptown to the party crowd over the course of the set. Sy Oliver handles the backings, and brings in some nice jazzy elements at times – and titles include "A Perfect Day", "Love For Sale", "Lonely Teardrops", "Doggin Around", "To Be Loved", "The Way I Am", and "I Love Them All". CD

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A soaring, burning set from Gene Chandler – completely different than his early hits, and a key point in the transformation of Chicago soul in the 60s! Gene's always had a heck of a great vocal range – and he really gets a chance to use it to best effect on this album of jaunty and groovy little tracks – tunes that bounce around with that majestic Chi-soul style of the late 60s, all produced to perfection by the great Carl Davis! The sound is sublime – a pulling together of so many different strands into one bold, proud sound – sophisticated yet soulful, and with a rhythmic component that really sets the album apart from the pack. And even when Gene's singing tunes that you may know from other singers' hits, he does a tremendous job of transforming them – recasting them into his more mature groove, and managing to funky them up in ways we wouldn't expect! Evidence to this is the album's great version of James Brown's "There Was A Time" – which is followed by loads of other great cuts, including "Cowboys To Girls", "Fooling Around", "Pit Of Loneliness", "Never Gonna Give You Up", and "Laughter To Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chi-LitesI Want To Pay You Back (For Loving Me)/Love Uprising ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Maryann Farra & Satin SoulNever Gonna Leave You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A 70s indie club classic – and the only album we've ever seen from Maryann Farra & Satin Soul! The group have a sound that's equal parts Brunswick Chicago soul and New York early disco groove – a combination that's brought out even more by the production talents of disco maestro Tony Valor and Chi-soul genius Eugene Record! The tunes groove along in a really rich style of arrangement – often using sweeping strings over tighter rhythms – sometimes hitting the loping midtempo groove you'd expect from Brunswick records at the time, yet also going for some of the faster, freer rhythms that were cropping up on the east coast indies of the time. Some tracks have a tight dancefloor feel – like "Never Gonna Leave You", "Do Those Little Things", and "Just A Little Timing" – while others have a beautiful soul groove – like "You Got To Be The One" and "Living In The Footsteps of Another Girl" – which both have a sound that feels like it was lifted from a lost Barbara Acklin or Chi-Lites album! The set also includes a female soul remake of "Stoned Out Of My Mind" that's almost worth the price of the record alone! CD also features a bonus cut – the single version of "Never Gonna Leave You". CD

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✨✧ Young-Holt UnlimitedWho's Making Love/Just Ain't No Love ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Young Holt take on the Johnny Taylor classic "Who's Making Love" – sorting it out into a tight instrumental, with lots of sock-hard piano lines upfront! "Just Ain't Got No Love" is more in the group's standard mode – a loping Chi-soul tune, written by Eugene Record, and with organ and piano mixing together on the cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Brunswick sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)
 
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✨✧ Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Got A Brand New Bag (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Rojac/Traffic, 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Big Maybelle's got a new bag – and we like it! This tasty set was cut for the tiny Rojac label in between Maybelle's earlier years at Savoy and later albums on Brunswick – and it's got a swinging, 60s mod sort of style that's pretty darn groovy, baby! The arrangements are by Bob Gallo, and most of the tracks are 60s pop and soul standards – but Maybelle sings them with a gusty, sincere style – and brings a really great approach to the album – almost giving it the feel of some of the best Tangerine label albums from the decade. Titles include "Eggplant That Ate Chicago", "I Can't Control Myself", "Coming On Strong", "Mellow Yellow", "96 Tears", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Black Is Black". Kind of nutty, but it kind of works! CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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Patti DrewWorkin On A Groovy Thing – The Best Of Patti Drew ... CD
Capitol/EMI (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $28.99
Sublime soul from one of our key hometown heroes – the always-great Patti Drew, heard here on some of her killer late 60s sides for Capitol Records! Patti started out as a sweeter soul singer, but on these tracks she really finds her own sound – a groove that's got the sophistication of Barbara Lewis on her Atlantic recordings, but which has a bit more of the punch at the bottom that was bubbling up from the Windy City artists of the time – especially some of the male groups who were really putting Chicago on the map with recordings for Brunswick or Okeh. Patti's work here has a sound that's similar – classy, but still plenty darn soulful – and this collection is a long-overdue look at the range of work she cut for Capitol on assorted singles and four albums for the label over the period of a few short years. Tracks include "There'll Never Be Another", "Fever", "Just Can't Forget About You", "My Lover's Prayer", "Where Is Daddy", "Stop & Listen", "Tell Him", "Can't Shake It Loose", "Keep On Movin", "Sufferer", "I've Been Here All The Time", "The Love That A Woman Should Give To A Man", "He's The One", "Wild Is Love", and "It's Just A Dream". The set also features 3 bonus tracks from Drew's previous years as a member of The Drew-Vels – "I've Known", "It's My Time", and an early version of "Tell Him". CD
(Out of print.)

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Exit 9Straight Up (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BRC/Demon (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
The one and only album by Exit 9 – an obscure funk combo who recorded this rare set for Brunswick in 1975! The group is extremely tight instrumentally – working at a very fast funky clip that's kind of similar to work by Bohannon or Sound Experience – both of whom shared Exit 9's pre-disco approach to dancefloor grooves – more fast-funk than the tighter club sound of later years, and proof that a funky combo could hit the dancefloor if it had the right groove! Most numbers have vocals, and instrumentation includes lots of nice guitar work that keeps a rawer edge on the tracks – choppy and gritty in a really great way. Tracks include "MFB", "Miss Funky Fox", "Fly", "Julie I Love You", "Jive Man", and "Rhapsody in Funk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Freund & Gloria HardimanSet Me Free ... LP
Razor, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent early 80s session from guitarist Steve Freund – recorded on the indie side of the Chicago scene, and a key debut for the vocals of Gloria Hardiman! Gloria's definitely a blues singer, but her phrasing is almost more deep soul at times too – a really rich voice that was finally finding an outlet on the last strong scene in Chicago – but which might have sung for Chess or Brunswick, had she been born a decade or two before! The production is nicely laidback, and Hardiman's special style really helps keep the set away from any cliches – on titles that include "You Got Me", "That's All Right", "The Things I Used To Do", "New Orleans Hop Scop Blues", and "Well I Done Got Over It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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ImpressionsFinally Got Myself Together/I'll Always Be Here ... 7-inch
Curtom, 1973. Very Good ... $4.99
Two great tracks from the album Finally Got Myself Together – a great later Impressions album that has a classic Curtom sound! The cut "Finally" has a sound that's a lot like the work that Curtis did with the Staples on "Let's Do It Again" – and "I'll Always Be Here" is a wonderful upbeat number, with that high-stepping Brunswick-styled Chicago groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a touch of pen.)

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Candace LoveNever In A Million Years – Rare Soul Recordings ... CD
Aquarius/Essential, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Rare female soul from Candace Love – a singer who only recorded a handful of singles in her career, which are all collected here to make the first-ever full album of her work! Candace sung on the Chicago scene of the late 60s – and these tunes definitely have all the best elements the Windy City sound had to offer at the time – particularly that nicely-stepping midtempo groove you'd know from labels like Brunswick or Okeh, given a slight indie spin, as these tracks were all done for the smaller Aquarius label. Production and songwriting is by Fred Bridges, Ric Williams, and Bobby Eaton – and titles include "Peace Lovin Man", "Something's Gonna Happen", "Love Transplant", "Wonderful Night", "Uh Uh Boy That's A No No", "That's How It Is", "Never In A Million Years", and "Heaven & Hell" – plus a few takes on "I Want To Get Back". CD

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MergeMerge ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
Funky grooves merge into sweet soulful moments – on this wonderful debut from an obscure Chicago group! The music is clubby at points, but also mellows out at others – mixing bassy grooves with spacier moments that have an especially nice vibe – and which really showcase a sophisticated modern soul side of the group! And the production work features plenty of old talents from Brunswick Records – including Chicago soul giants Carl Davis, Eugene Record, and Sonny Sanders – who really put the record together with a lot of care, at a level that should have made these guys huge. A great lost set, but well worth discovering – and tracks include "Volcanic Voodoo", "Take It To The Top", "What Makes You Wanna Lie To Me", "You're My Everything", "Show Him The Way To Go", and "Worry". CD
Also available Merge ... LP 6.99

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MergeMerge ... LP
RCA, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Funky grooves merge into sweet soulful moments – on this wonderful debut from an obscure Chicago group! The music is clubby at points, but also mellows out at others – mixing bassy grooves with spacier moments that have an especially nice vibe – and which really showcase a sophisticated modern soul side of the group! And the production work features plenty of old talents from Brunswick Records – including Chicago soul giants Carl Davis, Eugene Record, and Sonny Sanders – who really put the record together with a lot of care, at a level that should have made these guys huge. A great lost set, but well worth discovering – and tracks include "Volcanic Voodoo", "Take It To The Top", "What Makes You Wanna Lie To Me", "You're My Everything", "Show Him The Way To Go", and "Worry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Merge ... CD 10.99

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Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dakar/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a style that kind of mixes Brunswick Chicago soul with rootsier southern elements – stepping proud in the 70s territory of Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis, but sounding way way better here, and with a much more independent vibe. Plus, the album boasts some incredible material – original tunes written by the likes of Sam Dees, Clifford Davis, George Davis, and others. Titles include "Shut Your Mouth", "Run To Me", "I Enjoy Loving You", "Please Help Me", "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "The Next Time I Fall in Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy Lee RileyBilly Lee Riley Rocks ... CD
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 24.99
Maybe one of the most hard-hitting in this great "rocks" series from Bear Family Records – and maybe one that features one of the artists most deserving the title, too – as the legendary Billy Lee Riley steps out here on a host of classic singles for Sun Records, unissued material, and other gems recorded for Brunswick, Philips, Rita, Jaro, and Home Of The Blues! Riley had a short but great career on the Memphis scene – where he was one of the rawest, most hard-ripping talents to cut up the underground in the days of the bigger early rock giants – a hell of a singer with a very raw sound, and a guitar player too – although these tracks also feature great work from Sonny Burgess and Roland Janes as well. CD features 35 tracks in all – including "Barefootin (alt)", "Red Hot", "Rock With Me Baby", "Is That All To The Ball", "Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Trash", "Thunderbird", "Arkansas Traveler", "Pearly Lee", "College Man", "Open The Door Richard", "Got The Water Boiling", "Nightmare Mash", "Searchin", "Speed Lovers", "The Little Green Men", and "Catfish". CD

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StaplesFamily Tree (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The Staple Singers pick up a great Chicago soul groove – with production by Eugene Record and arrangements by Tom Tom Washington – all in a sound that's almost as if they'd left Stax Records and started to record for Brunswick! The groove's every bit as soaring and joyous as Record and Washington crafted a few years before in the Chicago indie scene – with perhaps just a few more late 70s elements to round things out, including some tightly funky guitar bits and a few quick-stepping rhythms that nicely push the Staples towards the dancefloor! Titles include "Family Tree", "What You Doing Tonight", "I Honestly Love You", "See A Little Further", "Color Me Higher", "Let's Go To The Disco", and "Boogie For The Blues". CD features bonus single edits of "Let's Go To The Disco" and "I Honestly Love You". CD

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Nicole Willis & The Soul InvestigatorsKeep Reachin' Up ... CD
Timmion/Above The Clouds (UK), 2005. Used ... $5.99
A bold step forward for the deep funk groove of Timmion Records – way more than just a "funk band meets diva" set, and instead a fully-formed soul record that's one of the greatest indies we've heard in years! Nicole Willis has already won our hearts with earlier records, but here she's working with the Soul Investigators to carve out an album of classic brilliance – a 70s-styled set that would easily stand alongside the best from King, Brunswick, or Curtom from years back. And in fact, the Curtom reference is especially strong on the few tracks that feature added strings – used here in a really righteous way that push the sound past simple funky combo backings, and into a rolling, soaring mode that would have made Curtis Mayfield proud! But if you're a fan of harder funk, don't worry at all – because there's plenty of tunes here that maintain a rougher funky 45 groove – mixed in alongside the more ambitious numbers to make for an instant classic of an album. Production is by the enigmatic Didier, backings are by the tremendous Soul Investigators, and even Jimi Tenor gets in a bit of organ and vocals on the set! Titles include "If This Ain't Love", "Keep Reachin Up", "Feeling Free", "Blues Downtown", "My Four Leaf Clover", "A Perfect Kind Of Love", "No One's Gonna Love You", "Holdin On", "Invisible Man", and "Soul Investigators Theme". CD

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✨✧ Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... About November 27, 2020
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEccentric Soul – The Way Out Label ... CD
Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 29.98
Great work from a label that was way out in the Cleveland scene of the 60s – but which bristles with some of the best energy of Detroit and Chicago at the time! The tiny imprint never cracked the big time, but not for lack of quality – as the cuts here have a sharp blend of deep soul vocals and tight arrangements – of the sort that we've always loved in the best smaller Chicago indies of the late 60s – particularly the kind of labels that were operating in the shadows of Chess and Brunswick. A core group of artists recorded most of this music – and make for a very unified feel throughout – especially given that even some of the numbers with solo singers still really maintain a group soul sort of vibe. And the overall quality of the package takes us back to the earliest days of projects like this from the Numero Group – right down to the very detailed story of the label's unique place in 60s soul music. Titles include "There's No You" by The Occasions, "Demanding Man" and "Two Can Make It" by The Sensations, "She Didn't Know" by Sammy Jones, "Ain't That A Heartache" and "Baby Don't Go" by Norman Scott, "You're Not Loving A Beginner" by Jesse Fisher, "How long Will It Last" by The Soul Notes, "Why" by The Springers, and "Party At Lester's" by Lou Ragland & His Bandmasters. 2CD set – with 40 tracks and a great booklet! CD

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisGreatest Hits (Epic) ... LP
Epic, Late 60s/Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tyrone! Certainly one of the undisputed masters of the Chicago soul scene, with a voice that was instantly recognizable, and a style that matched raw roots with classy production. This early 80's set brings together 12 of Tyrone's classic sides for the Dakar/Brunswick label. Titles included are "Can I Change My Mind", "A Woman Needs To Be Loved", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", "There It Is", "I Wish It Was Me", "Without You In My Life", "Is It Something You've Got", "I Had It All The Time", "Turning Point", "I'll Be Right Here", "Could I Forget You", and "Let Me Back In". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEven Mo' Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The latest volume in one of our favorite series of soul jazz tracks! This one opens the scope way past previous volumes, and features a rollicking party of tasty little groovers – most of them with a raw, uptempo, funky 45 jukebox kind of feel! Tracks are from the Chess, Fantasy, Jewel, and Brunswick catalogs – with many rare numbers like "Fever" by Sharon Cash, "Get Ready" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy" by Young Holt Unlimited, "Light My Fire" by Erma Franklin, "Hush" by Woody Herman, "Another Plan For School Mix Up" by The Cals, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Karen Hernandez, "Caesar's Pad" by Googie Rene, "The Point" by Aaron (Chico) Bailey & The Family Affair Band, "I Got To See My Baby" by Lee Jones & The Unforgotten Two, and "Ain't It A Groove" by Dave Hamilton. 23 cuts in all – and very very groovy! CD

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✨✧ Tyrone DavisI Just Can't Keep On Going ... CD
Columbia/Elemental (France), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tyrone Davis the mellow master – still going strong into the 80s! The album's an overlooked gem from Tyrone's years at Columbia Records – a time when he was changing up his style a bit, and really finding a great new groove – a way of getting past some of the overdone modes of his Brunswick/Dakar recordings, and moving way way past his Chicago roots! The album's got these warm modern soul arrangements that still hold onto a bit of the blues from Tyrone's past – but often glide forward in this stepping sort of style that's offset nicely by that raspy, honest vocal approach that makes Davis such a unique singer. Titles include the excellent mellow stepper "Overdue", plus "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight", "I Just Can't Keep On Going", "Wanna Make It Good", and "Comin Back Baby". CD
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✨✧ Nicole Willis & The Soul InvestigatorsKeep Reachin' Up (Timmion pressing) ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
A bold step forward for the deep funk groove of Timmion Records – way more than just a "funk band meets diva" set, and instead a fully-formed soul record that's one of the greatest indies we've heard in years! Nicole Willis has already won our hearts with earlier records, but here she's working with the Soul Investigators to carve out an album of classic brilliance – a 70s-styled set that would easily stand alongside the best from King, Brunswick, or Curtom from years back. And in fact, the Curtom reference is especially strong on the few tracks that feature added strings – used here in a really righteous way that push the sound past simple funky combo backings, and into a rolling, soaring mode that would have made Curtis Mayfield proud! But if you're a fan of harder funk, don't worry at all – because there's plenty of tunes here that maintain a rougher funky 45 groove – mixed in alongside the more ambitious numbers to make for an instant classic of an album. Production is by the enigmatic Didier, backings are by the tremendous Soul Investigators, and even Jimi Tenor gets in a bit of organ and vocals on the set! Titles include "If This Ain't Love", "Keep Reachin Up", "Feeling Free", "Blues Downtown", "My Four Leaf Clover", "A Perfect Kind Of Love", "No One's Gonna Love You", "Holdin On", "Invisible Man", and "Soul Investigators Theme". CD
Also available Keep Reachin' Up ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonVery Best Of Jackie Wilson ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
24 tracks in all – with lots of gems from both the New York and Chicago years of Jackie Wilson on Brunswick Records! CD
 
 
 



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