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Barbara AcklinBrunswick Singles – A sides & B sides ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
As with any soul artist of her era, Barbara Acklin recorded most of her best work on 7" singles. This tasty 25 track set feature 13 rare singles – both a and b-sides full intact (two singles share the same b sides, so the set's only got 25 cuts instead of 26). A number of these cuts are on LPs, but there's a number of other ones that aren't – and Barbara's lovely voice makes all tracks a great treat anyway! Titles include "Fool, Fool, Fool", "Just Ain't No Love", "Be By My Side", "After You", "Someone Else's Arms", "Is It Me", "I'm Living With A Memory", "I Can't Do My Thing", "Lady, Lady, Lady", "Love You Are Mine Today", and "Come & See Me Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chi-LitesGreatest Hits (Brunswick) ... CD
Brunswick/Rhino, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
A great collection of tracks that features many hard to find tracks from the early days. Tracks include "Oh Girl", "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was", "I Found Sunshine", "24 Hours Of Sadness", "Give It Away", "Coldest Days Of My Life", "Have You Seen Her", and "We Are Neighbors". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBrunswick & Dakar 12" Singles Collection Vol 1 – Bounce Rock Skate Roll ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Wonderful work from the later years of Brunswick Records – a time when the company briefly re-emerged as a surprising force on the hipper dancefloors of the time – thanks to a great run of funky club, soulful disco, and seminal boogie tracks! Brunswick didn't issue many albums at the time – and they were quite far from their hit years of the early 70s – but their 12" output from the period is wonderful, and way more than just the usual throwaway work for the discos – done with a real sense of quality, and a devotion to both funk and soul undercurrents that really keep things strong. Volume 1 includes the cuts "Do Those Little Things" and "Just A Little Timing" by Maryann Farra & Satin Soul, "Me & You" and "Energizer" by Touch, "Gotta Get It" and "Girl" by Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra, "How Can I Forget" by Realistics, "Mah Mo Ah (take two)" by Tony Valor, "Cravin Your Body", "Roller Skate", and "Bounce Rock Skate Roll (parts 1 & 2)" by Vaughan Mason & Crew. CD

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VariousBrunswick & Dakar 12" Singles Collection Vol 2 – The Big Throwdown ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Wonderful work from the later years of Brunswick Records – a time when the company briefly re-emerged as a surprising force on the hipper dancefloors of the time – thanks to a great run of funky club, soulful disco, and seminal boogie tracks! Brunswick didn't issue many albums at the time – and they were quite far from their hit years of the early 70s – but their 12" output from the period is wonderful, and way more than just the usual throwaway work for the discos – done with a real sense of quality, and a devotion to both funk and soul undercurrents that really keep things strong. Volume 2 has tracks that are even more obscure than volume 1 – with titles that include vocal and instrumental versions of "Stay Away From Me" by Satin Dream, vocal and instrumental versions of "The Big Throwdown" by South Bronx, "Never Take Your Love" and "Can't Let Go" by Parris, "I'm So Glad I Got You" and "Another Time Another Place" by Persuaders, and the tracks "Got To Be Free", "Strut Your Stuff", "Waiting For Your Love", and "I Like What You're Doing To Me" by Young & Company. CD

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VariousBrunswick & Dakar 12" Singles Collection Vol 3 ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Wonderful work from the later years of Brunswick Records – a time when the company briefly re-emerged as a surprising force on the hipper dancefloors of the time – thanks to a great run of funky club, soulful disco, and seminal boogie tracks! Brunswick didn't issue many albums at the time – and they were quite far from their hit years of the early 70s – but their 12" output from the period is wonderful, and way more than just the usual throwaway work for the discos – done with a real sense of quality, and a devotion to both funk and soul undercurrents that really keep things strong. Titles on this great 3rd volume include "Don't Say Goodnight" and "Love Me Today" by First Love, instrumental and vocal versions of "I Wanna Boogie With You" by Charlie Singleton & Stargasm, "Jammin Big Guitar" and "Rockin Big Guitar" by Vaughan Mason, vocal and instrumental versions of "Word Up" by Legacy, vocal and instrumental versions of "Gimme The Funk" by Charade, "Rock The House (parts 1 & 2)" by Elite, and the fantastic groover "You Are The One" by AM/FM. CD

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VariousBrunswick Bubblers – Presented By Gilles Peterson ... CD
Brunswick/Octave (Japan), New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
The legendary Gilles Peterson turns his magical ears to the catalog of Brunswick Records – and comes up with some of the label's hippest tunes of the 60s and 70s! Brunswick is best known for its famous soul hits of the late 60s and early 70s, but Peterson goes much deeper to come up with overlooked gems that are then laid out in a way that really makes them resonate strongly together – at a level that really illustrates the unified groove of the label! Brunswick often worked with a tight array of producers, arrangers, and session players – and Peterson finds key links between these tunes, often in surprising places – which makes the collection a real delight once you start stepping through it. Titles include "Keep On Dancing" by Bohannon, "Inner City Blues" by The Chi-Lites, "Harlem" by Willie Henderson, "This Is The Lost Generation" by The Lost Generation, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Gregory James Edition, "Light My Fire" by Jackie Wilson, "Disco Boogie" by Total Eclipse, "Will I Find Love" by Gene Chandler, "This Love Is Real" by Dana Valery, and "Go With Love" by Barbara Acklin. CD

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VariousBrunswick Revisit – Selected By Tatsuo Sunaga ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
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 – Brothers Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
Majestic male soul from Brunswick Records – the label who recorded some of the best material ever from singers like Gene Chandler and Jackie Wilson, and who also gave lots of other singers a great shot too! This set moves way past obvious Brunswick hits, and includes loads of lesser-known singles that are totally great – some funky, some laidback, and lots of them very very groovy – in that totally hip Chicago soul mode that Brunswick did so well. There's a number of artists here who only recorded briefly for Brunswick, before hitting fame elsewhere – and others who are remembered for the few rare gems they left behind at the label – all brought together here in a wonderful 25 track set. There's plenty of surprises throughout – and titles include "Doing The Feeling" by Alvin Cash, "Contract On Your Love" by Chuck Bernard, "I'll Bet You" by Billy Butler, "Sweet Sweet Revenge" by Alvin Valentine, "Hold On" by Marvin Smith, "This Melody Is For My Baby" by Ben Monroe, "Sweet Temptation" by Isaac Hayes, "Wrapped Up In Your Warm & Tender Love" by Richard Parker, "A Mean Thing" by Donald Height, "Just A Little Misunderstanding" by Johnny Williams, "You Got Me Walking" by Cicero Blake, "Once You Fall In Love" by Eddie Mcloyd, "Just A Thing Called Love" by John Parker, and "You Are" by Bobby Reed. CD

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VariousBrunswick Singles Collection – Sisters Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
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 ... About December 18, 2019
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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VariousBrunswick/Dakar Soul Stream Vol 1 – The Sweetest Thing ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
... CD

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VariousBrunswick/Dakar Soul Stream Vol 2 – Do The Tighten Up ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
... CD

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VariousBrunswick/Dakar Soul Stream Vol 3 ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
... CD

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VariousFree Soul Windy City – Brunswick Treasure ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
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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VariousMessage From Brunswick – It's A Windy City World ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
... CD

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VariousMuro King Of Diggin – Diggin' Brunswick ... CD
Brunswick/Octave (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
DJ Muro mixes it up with the catalog of legendary soul label Brunswick Records – really digging deep into output of the mighty imprint – to come up with a wicked pastiche of funky tunes that includes bits of 40 tracks in all! The mix is more complicated than some of Muro's other outings – and while he still leaves in the best core of each tune, he also weaves them together in a wonderful way that draws definite strands together in Brunswick production, instrumentation, and songwriting – a wonderful tribute to the Chicago soul genius that flourished on the label at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s. The package features way too many snippets to mention here – but includes work from Ginji James, The Lost Generation, Tyron Davis, Bohannon, Lost Generation, Gregory James Edition, Fred Hughes, The Chi-Lites, Erma Franklin, The Eliminators, Exit 9, Gene Chandler, The Directions, Barbara Acklin, Young Holt Unlimited, and many more! CD

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VariousReadymade Digs Brunswick ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
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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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 32 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Decca, Brunswick, & Coral Records ... CD
Decca/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 22.99
A fantastic collection of rockers from the Decca/Coral family of labels – companies that gave the world key recordings by Buddy Holly and the Johnny Burnette Trio – and who also had a huge commitment to other lesser-known acts as well! This overstuffed package is a great illustration of the wealth of material that Decca, Coral, and Brunswick recorded back in the late 50s and early 60s – a time when they seemed to have a very open door policy with both rockabilly and hillbilly artists – who they often recorded with the raw power that you might normally find with a smaller indie label. If you know the classic sound of "Train Kept A Rollin" by Johnny Burnette, you'll know what these guys are capable of – and even though that track's not here, there's plenty more great numbers – including "Big Town" by Ronnie Self, "Crazy Dream" by Terry Noland, "Broke Down Baby" by The Tyrones, "Rock Of Gibraltar" by Hank Penny, "Man Hunt" by Dodie Randle, "Where'd You Stay Last Night" by Joe Hudgins, "Gonna Have Myself A Ball" by Lance Roberts, "Honky Tonk Freeze" by Sandy Coker, "The Raven" by Jackie Brooks, "Midnight Monster Hop" by Jack & Jim, "Blue STreet" by Arnie Derksen, and "Tarzan" by Glenn Reeves. 33 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesGreatest Hits (Brunswick) ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of tracks that features many hard to find tracks from the early days, before the band broke super-huge with "Oh Girl". That one's included on this album, as are the cuts "A Lonely Man", "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was", "Love Uprising", "24 Hours Of Sadness", "Give It Away", "Living In the Footsteps Of Another Man", "Coldest Days Of My Life (parts 1 & 2)", "Have You Seen Her", and "We Are Neighbors". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Jones & The King CasualsSoul Poppin/Blues For The Brothers (Brunswick pressing) ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great little groover – with a soaring, sweeping feel! "Soul Poppin" begins with short choppy guitar, then kicks it up with a very tight horn section – all brassy and jumpy, in a way that's got a bit of that "beach" kind of groove, mixed with the tighter funk of the guitar. There's some great messy trumpet parts, and the whole thing's a massive romper that's quite different from the usual instrumental! Produced by William Bell – and is this the same Johnny Jones who worked with The Bandwagon? 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Brunswick sleeve.)
 
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Louis ArmstrongStep Down, Brother, Next Case (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label promo in a Brunswick sleeve, with a bit of pen.)

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ArtisticsI Want You To Make My Life Over ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. Sealed ... $19.99
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
(Sealed. Cover has a cut corner.)

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ArtisticsLook Out I'm Gonna Get You/She's Heaven ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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Count BasieGreen Onions/Hang On Sloopy ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The Count takes on some 60s soul numbers – and the results are great! "Green Onions" is done here with piano instead of organ – over a slow-stepping, very sly groove that's got a real Soul Cargo sort of feel! "Hang On Sloopy" has almost a Ramsey Lewis groove at times – one that puts the bass and drums right up front, and has Count vamping around on piano next to some funky flute! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gene ChandlerNothing Can Stop Me – Gene Chandler's Greatest Hits ... CD
Vee Jay/MCA/Brunswick/Varese, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $24.99
Includes "Duke of Earl", "Nite Owl", "Tear for Tear", "You Threw a Lucky Punch", "Rainbow", "Man's Temptation", "Think Nothing About It", "Just Be True", "Bless Our Love", "What Now?", "You Can't Hurt Me No More", "Nothing Can Stop Me", "(Gonna Be) Good Times", "I Fooled You This Time", "Girl Don't Care", "To Be a Lover", "There Goes the Lover", "Groovy Situation", "Get Down", and "Does She Have a Friend for Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene ChandlerThere Goes The Lover/Tell Me What Can I Do ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a slight warp but plays just fine.)

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Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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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Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time/Those Were The Good Old Days ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1968. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Gene Chandler takes on James Brown – doing an amazing job with the Godfather's classic "There Was A Time" – served up at the same frenetic pace as the original! The tune's easily one of the hardest-grooving ever from Chandler, and really gets a new sort of spin from Gene's wonderful vocals too. "Those Were The Good Old Days" is a sweet Chicago swinger – done with that wicked rocking energy that you find in the best Brunswick soul of the time – an even better setting for the Chandler magic to unfold! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gene Chandler & Barbara AcklinFrom The Teacher To The Preacher/Anywhere But Nowhere ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1968. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... CD
Brunswick, 1971. Used ... $11.99
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-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... 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! CD features the bonus single version of "I Want To Pay You Back For Loving Me". CD

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Chi-LitesAre You My Woman (Tell Me So)/Trouble's A Comin ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $59.99
A great bit of funky soul from The Chi-Lites! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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✨✧ Chi-LitesChi-Lites ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary Chi-Lites – and a set that's sometimes passed over, because it didn't have a formal title or colorful cover! The self-titled set is a killer all the way through – filled with the kind of sublime harmonies that made the group easily one of the best vocal acts at the start of the 70s – set to some sophisticated grooves that really push the vocals strongly – with lots of unusual twists and turns that go way past the group's previous cuts! Presentation, performance, and production are sublime – the best of the best of the Brunswick Chi-soul years – and titles include the great groover "Go Away Dream", the hits "Marriage License" and "Stoned Out Of My Mind", and lots of other nice ones like "Homely Girl", "I Never Had It So Good", and "I Found Sunshine". CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesGive It Away (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent early material by The Chi-Lites – work that instantly soars above that of most of their contemporaries – with that incredible Windy City soul sound forged by the group's Eugene Record and producer Carl Davis! The groove is wonderful – free and easygoing, yet tight and right on the money too – lighter than the dancefloor styles of Detroit, a bit more sophisticated too – yet never apt to fall into all of the overly-emotive styles of the east coast too. This balance is what makes the group so wonderful – and really comes through on this early album – a treasure trove of songs penned by Eugene Record too! Titles include "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was", "Give It Away", "What Do I Wish For", "My Whole World Ended", "24 Hours Of Sadness", and "To Change My Love". CD has some great bonus tracks too – "Love Me", "Love Is Gone", "My Baby Loves Me", "Price Of Love", and "Baby It's Time". CD

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Chi-LitesGive It Away/What Do I Wish For ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1969. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chi-LitesHalf A Love (plus more!) ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing half about The Chi-Lites at all – as the group were always tremendous during their famous run at Brunswick Records – able to come across perfectly on mellow ballads and more upbeat numbers! This set is a wonderful illustration of the really unique Chicago-based approach that the group and the label brought forth at the time – a complexity without showing off too much, a sense of humanity without too much weakness, and a way of sending home lyrics in group form that have a sense of individuality that's often greater than any single singer! Arrangements are wonderful – often headed by group member Eugene Record – and the set's full of classic cuts that include "Half A Love", "Here I Am", "Living In The Foosteps Of Another Man", "When Temptation Comes", "Go Away Dream", and "Ain't Too Much Of Nothin". Also features 9 more tracks that are rare singles and b-sides by the group! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Half A Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Chi-LitesHalf A Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Nothing half about The Chi-Lites at all – as the group were always tremendous during their famous run at Brunswick Records – able to come across perfectly on mellow ballads and more upbeat numbers! This set is a wonderful illustration of the really unique Chicago-based approach that the group and the label brought forth at the time – a complexity without showing off too much, a sense of humanity without too much weakness, and a way of sending home lyrics in group form that have a sense of individuality that's often greater than any single singer! Arrangements are wonderful – often headed by group member Eugene Record – and the set's full of classic cuts that include "Half A Love", "Here I Am", "Living In The Foosteps Of Another Man", "When Temptation Comes", "Go Away Dream", and "Ain't Too Much Of Nothin". CD features three bonus tracks – "The Devil Is Doing His Work", "You Don't Have To Go", and "You Don't Have To Go (edit)". CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesI Like Your Lovin' – Do You Like Mine? ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone stellar batch of tracks from the mighty Chi-Lites – and a record that really shows why the group were such a standout at the time! There's a freshness here that few other groups could ever hope to match – lots of new material, penned by group leader Eugene Record – and these wicked arrangements by Record and Sonny Sanders – often put together with this gentle undercurrent of funk that kicks things along from the bottom, yet still saves plenty of space up top for the group's sublime harmonies! The approach is quite different than modes that east coast vocal groups were using at the time – and even different than Detroit, too – a really sophisticated blend of styles that shows the Windy City soul scene at its best. The whole thing's great – no filler at all – and titles include "Give It Away", "I Like Your Lovin", "Are You My Woman?", "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was", and "You're No Longer A Part Of My Heart". CD

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Chi-LitesI Want To Pay You Back (For Loving Me)/Love Uprising ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chi-LitesJust Two Teenage Kids/My Heart Just Keeps On Breakin ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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Chi-LitesLetter To Myself/Sally ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1972. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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✨✧ Chi-LitesLonely Man (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... 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". CD also features the bonus track "The Coldest Days Of My Life (part 1)". CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesToby ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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CricketsThat'll Be The Day/I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1957. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tyrone DavisTurn Back The Hands Of Time ... CD
Brunswick/Victor (Japan), 1970. Used ... $14.99
The second album from Chicago soul legend Tyrone Davis – and every bit as wonderful as his first! Like that set, this one bounces along on a wave of well cast Chisoul arrangements – penned by Tom Washington and Willie Henderson, with a great mix of the sweet and the rough – bubbling under with a heavier rhythm than you might expect for such a session. The whole set skips along with a sound that's totally tight, but also plenty darn righteous – and Tyrone's voice crackles with honesty and feeling on the album's entire set list. Tracks include the mega-hit "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", plus "Undying Love", "If It's Love That You're After", "I Keep Coming Back", and "Let Me Back In". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Turn Back The Hands Of Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Erma FranklinSoul Sister (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Lost funky work from one of the soulful sisters of Aretha Franklin! Erma's got a hard-hitting style that's right up there with Aretha's best for Atlantic – and on this album, she's working in Chicago with Johnny Pate, Sonny Sanders, and Willie Henderson – for a harder-hitting sound than her famous sis, really in the groove with the best of Brunswick from the late 60s! There's as much funk on the record as there is the deep soul you'd expect from the Franklin family, and Erma's vocals are incredible – equally at home with the original tracks on the record, as well as some late 60s hits that are nicely soulized by the boys in the band! Titles include "Hold On I'm Coming", "Baby I Love You", "Light My Fire", "You've Been Cancelled", "Can't See My Way", and "Gotta Find Me A Lover". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny GoodmanBG From 1927 to 1934 ... LP
Brunswick, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Small black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot on front.)

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Lionel HamptonPlease Sunrise ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Sealed ... $7.99
Sweet vibes from the great Lionel Hampton – sounding different here than both his early swing years, and his later small combo modes – and working in a style that has his instrument in the lead over hip Chicago soul backings from the team at Brunswick Records! The album's got a nicely laidback vibe, and a mix of core instrumentation with larger charts that's not unlike some of the cool Cadet Records work by Ramsey Lewis at the end of the 60s – except with vibes, not piano. Willie Henderson and Tom Tom Washington did the arrangements – and nearly every track's an original by Eugene Record. Titles include "Please Sunrise", "Soulful Autumn", "It Must Be Love", "I Did It", and "I Call It Trouble". Tasty stuff, and tight Chicago soul grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a small cut corner.)

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Fred HughesBaby Boy ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Sealed ... $11.99
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
(Cover has a small cut corner.)

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Fred HughesBaby Boy/Who You Really Are ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1969. Near Mint- ... $49.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fred HughesOo Wee Baby I Love You/I Understand ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strip.)

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Walter JacksonIt Doesn't Take Much (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1973. Very Good ... $9.99
Obscure work by this excellent Chicago soul singer – recorded between his contracts at Okeh and Chi-Sound, and never issued on LP. "It Doesn't Take Much" is a wonderful updating of his 60s sound – a sad little number, done in a smooth groove, with haunting woodwinds floating around Walter's deep soulful lyrics! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Walter JacksonTouching The Soul ... CD
Brunswick/West Side (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $22.99
Walter Jackson was one of the greatest voices of the Chicago soul scene – from his early recordings on the Okeh label to the later material included on this tasty set! During the late 70s, Walter recorded some very nice albums for the Chisound subsidiary of Brunswick and 20th Century – and by that time, he'd changed his style into a smooth, easy, modern one – drawing a bit on the style of Teddy Pendergrass, but still keeping true to his classic roots as a Chicago "Iceman". The material showed the sophistication of earlier years – but also reflected the changing face of American songwriting, and the non-stop talents of great Chicago and Philly songwriters. We really dig this set – and find it to be an incredible batch of oft-overlooked smooth soul tracks with a very mellow sound. Titles include "The Meeting", "I'll Come Back", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", "It's Cool", "Touching In The Dark", "And If I Had", "Love Is Lovelier", and "Come To Me". 20 cuts in all – and a great selection from some of Walter's obscure albums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lost GenerationSly, Slick & The Wicked (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest harmony soul albums to ever come out of Chicago – a sublime batch of tracks that showed that the mighty talents of The Lost Generation could easily match the best vocal group work coming out of the east coast at the time! The sound here is somewhere in the moody, mellow territory of early Moments or Whatnauts – tunes that are steeped in older vocal group traditions, but turned towards a more badass mode for the 70s – a style that still keeps some sweet and fragile aspects in tact, but which also has a great undercurrent of darkness too! The group get some great help in the studio here from arranger Tom Washington, bandleader Willie Henderson, and producer Eugene Record – the last of whom was already figuring out how to record vocals wonderfully with his own group, The Chi-Lites. Titles include the group's amazing single "The Sly The Slick & The Wicked" – recorded with an amazing echoey feel that's worth the price of the album alone! Other tracks include a few remakes of tunes from their contemporary harmony competitors – with ttles that include "Love Land", "Love on a Two Way Street", "Someday", "Sorry I Can't Help You", "You're So Young But You're So True", "Wait A Minute", and "Give Me Just a Little More Time". Features the bonus track "Talking The Teenage Language". CD

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Lost GenerationYoung, Tough & Terrible (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
They're young and tough – and especially wonderful too – easily one of the most compelling harmony soul groups to ever hail from the Windy City! The set's a Chicago soul gem from the early 70s – recorded with a laidback, slightly tripped-out vibe that's different than the tighter styles of other groups from the same scene – definitely righteous at points, with some of the superbad modes you might hear from an east coast lineup like The Delfonics or Soul Generation, especially when they were trying to get a bit more conscious in their message. Arrangements are great – handled by Tom Tom Washington, Eugene Record, and Cliff Davis – very much at the best Brunswick mode, but again with a deeper sort of vibe too. The title cut's a monster, and a very fitting follow-up to their earlier "Sly, Slick, & Wicked" track – and the album features 2 versions (vocal and instrumental) of a cut called "This Is The Lost Generation", a very righteous soul groove with a heavy production tip. Other titles include "Sure Is Funky", "Thin Line Between Love & Hate", and "Tired Of Being Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Young, Tough & Terrible (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Lost GenerationYoung, Tough & Terrible (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
They're young and tough – and especially wonderful too – easily one of the most compelling harmony soul groups to ever hail from the Windy City! The set's a Chicago soul gem from the early 70s – recorded with a laidback, slightly tripped-out vibe that's different than the tighter styles of other groups from the same scene – definitely righteous at points, with some of the superbad modes you might hear from an east coast lineup like The Delfonics or Soul Generation, especially when they were trying to get a bit more conscious in their message. Arrangements are great – handled by Tom Tom Washington, Eugene Record, and Cliff Davis – very much at the best Brunswick mode, but again with a deeper sort of vibe too. The title cut's a monster, and a very fitting follow-up to their earlier "Sly, Slick, & Wicked" track – and the album features 2 versions (vocal and instrumental) of a cut called "This Is The Lost Generation", a very righteous soul groove with a heavy production tip. Other titles include "Sure Is Funky", "Thin Line Between Love & Hate", and "Tired Of Being Alone". CD features two bonus tracks – "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" and "You Only Get Out Of Love What You Put In". CD
Also available Young, Tough & Terrible (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Vaughan Mason & CrewBounce Rock Skate Roll (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Brunswick, 1979. Very Good- ... $3.99
What can we say? This is a classic! The track has a monster roller skating groove that's been sampled more than a few times over the years – but which still sounds incredible on its own! Both parts are great – and even though the single's pretty darn long, you still never want it to end! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Marvin SmithTime Stopped/Have More Time ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Gold label pressing.)

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Hysear Don WalkerComplete Expressions ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A landmark album of electric piano grooves from Hysear Don Walker – the keyboardist on some of Young-Holt Unlimited's best albums! This album's much more in a jazz vein than some of the Young-Holt titles – with Walker playing electric keys on slower funky numbers that burn along at a sweet Kudu or CTI-styled pace – kicking back and letting the keys really open up as the tunes progress – putting equal emphasis on rhythm and solo space as Walker goes for the groove in an amazing way! All tracks are originals, save for one nicely placed Beatles cover – and titles include "Hydel", "Fat Flower, Skinny Stalk", "Durham Queen", "Inner Face", and "Jade Silhouettes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Frances WayneFrances Wayne ... LP
Brunswick, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Neal Hefti handles arrangements here – which gives the record a much groovier feel than you'd guess from the look of the cover! Titles include "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Bill", "Siboney", "Am I Blue", "Stormy Weather", and "Mean To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and clear tape on the seams and spine.)

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Jackie WilsonBeautiful Day (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1973. Used ... $9.99
The Jackie Wilson style soars into the 70s – in a mode that's definitely different than Wilson's Brunswick work of a decade before – but which also show's a really bold evolution in style! Jackie's in the higher end of his range here – and really grooves greatly on some great Chicago soul arrangements from Willie Henderson – those upbeat, joyous sort of charts he seemed to save only for the best Brunswick artists – and which make the album a soaring gem that really lives up to its title! The mighty Carl Davis is at the production helm – keeping things right and tight throughout – and the level of expression in Jackie's voice hits a new sort of maturity and sophistication that really make the record a standout from his later years at the label. The title cut "Beautiful Day" is an especial gem that's really great – but the whole thing's wonderful too, and other tracks include "It's All Over", "What'cha Gonna Do About Me", "I Get Lonely Sometimes", and "Go Away". CD features three bonus tracks – "Sing A Little Song", "No More Goodbyes", and "Shake A Leg". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Jackie WilsonBeautiful Day/Nobody But You ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1973/1976. Used ... $9.99
2 late Brunswick albums by Jackie Wilson – back to back on one CD! Beautiful Day is killer Chicago soul from Jackie – with stone cold Brunswick production by Carl Davis, and lots of arrangements by Willie Henderson. The title cut "Beautiful Day" is a soaring original tune that's really great – and other tracks include "It's All Over", "What'cha Gonna Do About Me", "I Get Lonely Sometimes", and "Go Away". Nobody But You continues the groove – with production work by Carl Davis and Sonny Sanders, and arrangements by David Van De Pitte. The album's got lots of good lesser-known tracks, too, including "Satisfy My Soul", "Where Is Love", "Just As Soon As The Feelings Over", and "Just Call My Name". 20 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie WilsonDo Your Thing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A very cool groove from Jackie Wilson – a record that still holds onto all the great vocal range of his roots, but also pushes into a hipper late 60s style that's pretty darn nice! Wilson's really at home in the setting – re-emerging as a more mature, confident singer with a lot better choice of material, too – none of the mis-steps of his early 60s Brunswick years, and instead the kind of cuts that put him in territory next to Gene Chandler or Jerry Butler. The arrangements are mostly by Sonny Sanders – with a bit of help from Johnny Pate and Tom Tom Washington – all cats who keep things in some really great territory, and actually bring a bit of funk into the mix as well. Titles include "To Change My Love", "Why Don't You Do Your Thing", "Light My Fire", "Helpless", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Hold On I'm Comin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie WilsonGold (3CD set) ... CD
Brunswick/Crimson (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99
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 WilsonHigher & Higher ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful little album from Jackie Wilson – one that helped him redefine his sound and save his career! Jackie's earlier work for Brunswick was a mish-mash of styles that ranged from raw R&B to smooth supper-club jazz to silly novelty numbers, all of which had gotten pretty stale by the mid 60s. Elsewhere at Brunswick, though, things were really popping during the time – as Carl Davis was turning the label's Chicago offices into a hotbed of soul, forged in the newer hipper styles of the Chisoul scene. Davis got Wilson into the Chicago scene for this album – had him working with arranger Sonny Sanders and director Gerald Sims – to create a wonderful batch of strident soul tunes that perfectly embody the loping Chisoul groove that was Davis' real legacy in soul music during the 60s. The prime example of this is the title cut "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" – which became a runaway hit that put Wilson back on the map I the soul business. The rest of the album's just as great, though, and includes loads of solid numbers like "Soulville", "I've Lost You", "Those Heartaches", and "I'm The One To Do It". CD
Also available Higher & Higher (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Jackie WilsonHigher & Higher (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A wonderful little album from Jackie Wilson – one that helped him redefine his sound and save his career! Jackie's earlier work for Brunswick was a mish-mash of styles that ranged from raw R&B to smooth supper-club jazz to silly novelty numbers, all of which had gotten pretty stale by the mid 60s. Elsewhere at Brunswick, though, things were really popping during the time – as Carl Davis was turning the label's Chicago offices into a hotbed of soul, forged in the newer hipper styles of the Chisoul scene. Davis got Wilson into the Chicago scene for this album – had him working with arranger Sonny Sanders and director Gerald Sims – to create a wonderful batch of strident soul tunes that perfectly embody the loping Chisoul groove that was Davis' real legacy in soul music during the 60s. The prime example of this is the title cut "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" – which became a runaway hit that put Wilson back on the map I the soul business. The rest of the album's just as great, though, and includes loads of solid numbers like "Soulville", "I've Lost You", "Those Heartaches", and "I'm The One To Do It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie WilsonI Don't Want To Lose You/Just Be Sincere ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Some of the more obscure material from Jackie's Chicago years, recorded with Sonny Sanders arrangements, and production by Carl Davis. "I Don't Want To Lose" is a nice loping groover, of the sort that Gene Chandler could handle quite nicely at the same time. The flipside's a bit more tedious, with an attempted uptown approach that doesn't really work with Jackie's voice. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson Story ... LP
Brunswick/Epic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Two dozen tracks from the great Jackie Wilson, documenting some of his finest work for the Brunswick imprint,spanning nearly two decades! Includes "Reet Petite", "To Be Loved", "Lonely Teardrops", "That's Why I Love You So)", "I'll Be Satisfied", "Talk That Talk", "Baby Workout", "Please Tell Me Why", "Doggin' Around","Passin' Through", "A Woman, A Lover, A Friend", "You Don't Know What It Means", "Night", "The Tear Of The Year", "You Better Know It", "I Just Can't Help It", "I'm Comin' On Back To You","Danny Boy", "Am I The Man", "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)", "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher)", "No Pity (In The Naked City)", "She's All Right" and "You Got Me Walking". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson Story Vol 2 ... LP
Brunswick/Epic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie WilsonReet Petite ... LP
Brunswick/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A great Ace Records collection of early work by this formative singer in soul music – titles that include "Doggin Around", "Come Back To Me", "It's So Fine", "Shake Shake Shake", "Reet Petite", "If I Can't Have You", and "So Much – plus duets with Linda Hopkins on "Do Lord" and "Shake A Hand". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Jackie WilsonThose Heartaches/I've Lost You ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1967. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie WilsonUltimate Jackie Wilson ... CD
Brunswick, Late 50s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD

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Young & CompanyI Like (What You're Doing To Me) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Brunswick, 1980. Very Good ... $0.99
An excellent groover from the late Brunswick years – and the standout classic from this youthful club ensemble! The track's got a great snapping groove that's almost in the rollerskating mode – guitars riffing along with the groove, and vocals falling right into place with an incredibly catchy hook! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Young Holt TrioWack Wack – The Best Of Young Holt ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $16.99
Fantastic work from one of the funkiest rhythm sections ever – the team of bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac Redd Holt! Young and Holt first came to fame working with Ramsey Lewis on a string of classic Chicago soul jazz outings for Chess – but by the mid 60s, the duo took off on their own, and moved over to Brunswick Records to cut a fantastic run of soul instrumental albums that rivaled Ramsey's own work at the time! Working with a variety of different piano players, as well as larger soul-based orchestrations, the pair cut a great sound for themselves – a groove that mixed up jazz and soul, and which was surprisingly popular with the record buyers at the time. Think of this as an instrumental take on the same sound that Brunswick was cooking up with The Chi-Lites, Barbara Acklin, and others – but also imagine that groove expanded out with just a touch of jazz as well. CD features 21 tracks in all – and is easily the greatest "best of" we've seen of the Young Holt years on Brunswick. Titles include "Dig Her Walk", "Orient", "The Look Of Love", "Strangers In The Night", "California Montage", "Young & Holtful", "Soulful Strut", "Yon Gimme Thum", "Light My Fire", "Just Ain't No Love", and "Baby Your Light Is Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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Young-Holt TrioWack Wack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Amazing stuff from bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Red" Holt! At the time of this release, the pair had already risen to great fame as the rhythm backing for Ramsey Lewis in his first trio – but broke out on their own as a solo act, with a real focus on rhythmic piano grooves! Working here with pianist Hysear Don Walker, the pair attempt to recreate a bit of the rolling soul jazz groove they hit with Ramsey – but they also take a hipper approach, by moving the drums and bass forward in the mix, especially Young's bass, which was capable of amazing funky riffs and elegant whimsical lines. The title cut, "Wack Wack", is one of those 60s instrumental hits we'd put on a par with "Bang Bang" or "Soul Finger" – and the album also includes wonderful versions of jazz and pop hits like "Monday, Monday", "Song for My Father", "Sunny", and "Girl Talk", all of which are completely transformed by the group! LP, Vinyl record album

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Young-Holt TrioWack Wack/This Little Light Of Mine ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the Young-Holt group's greatest tracks! "Wack Wack" is a stunning little jazzy groover – heavy left hand on the piano, with acoustic bass bouncing along on the groove, all very catchy, and with shouted vocals over the top! Great stuff – and proof that the guys were on the right track away from Ramsey Lewis! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Brunswick sleeve, including jukebox strip.)

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Young-Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A funky soul instrumental classic – all the way through! The team of Eldee Young and Redd Holt first came to prominence with Ramsey Lewis' first Chicago trio, then branched out on their own as a jazz act – but by the time of this set, they'd picked up a hipper, funkier late 60s sort of soul groove – and were working with larger backings and a nice deal of extra bass! The pianist in the group is the super-dope Ken Chaney – a player who uses space as much as he uses notes – providing a cool counterpoint to the funky and jazzy riffing of the Young/Holt bass/drum combo. The album includes the landmark track "Soulful Strut" – with tinkling piano over funky backings mixed with sweetened strings – and other tracks include "Funky Is As Funky Does", "Baby Your Light Is Out", "Who's Making Love", "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy?", "Be By My Side", and "Please Sunrise". A high point in the Chicago soul scene – with backings by Willie Henderson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some aging.)

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Young-Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut/Country Slicker Joe ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Massive work from Young Holt Unlimited! "Soulful Strut" is still one of the group's best grooves – a fierce little tune that jogs, jumps, and has some wickedly funky piano – all that, and sampled by the Beasties, too! "Country Slicker Joe" is an LP cut, and has a nice goofy sound to it – but still pretty darn soulful, and in the group's best spirit! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Brunswick sleeve, with jukebox strip.)

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✨✧ ArtisticsArticulate Artistics ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled set from one of the greatest soul groups to ever come from Chicago – a sublime quartet who had a way of voicing their tunes that was really head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! This killer record showcases The Artistics' genius right from the start – mixing in some deeper soul modes than you might expect from the Windy City side of Brunswick Records – yet still keeping the Chicago contingent firmly in place thanks to production by Carl Davis, arrangements by Sonny Sanders, and a wonderful set of material written by the likes of Eugene Record, Floyd Smith, Marvin Smith, and Gerald Sims. The vocals are wonderful – rawer at some moments than others, which really gives the album a great sense of personality – and titles include their hit "You Left Me", plus "The Other Side Of Sadness", "Fading Memories", "Man With Feeling", "Have No Pity", and "Ain't That The Way It Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You/Hope We Have ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1967. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Billy ButlerSweet Darling/Help Yourself ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ TouchEnergizer ... LP
Brunswick, 1975. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully tight grooves from Touch – a group who step out here with their debut album, but who had been playing for years on a variety of other studio work! The core combo is wonderful – lots of choppy guitar over the tight bass and drums – and vocals that often have more than one group member singing together at once, but in a style that's not entirely harmony soul – more of an expanded approach to the lead! The album was recorded partly at Sigma Sound and partly in New York – and both Tony Valor and Tom Moulton help out with production, at a level that helps the group rival some of the best music from the early years of Salsoul Records. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Love Hangover", "Energizer", "Me and You", and "Come On Baby (Let Me Take You Higher)". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson At The Copa ... LP
Brunswick, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Jackie WilsonMy Empty Arms/Tear Of The Year ... 7-inch
Brunswick, 1961. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Barbara AcklinLove Makes a Woman ... CD
Brunswick, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Barbara's greatest albums – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Not only that, but the record kind of acted as a blueprint for the Brunswick sound – as Carl Davis and Eugene Record do a perfect job with 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"! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Very Good- ... 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! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Don ThompsonFanny Brown ... LP
Brunswick, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The one and only album from drummer Don Thompson – a funky Brunswick classic from the 70s, and one of the most unique records we've ever heard from the label at the time! Don's got this style of singing that has a bit of a southern twang at times, but he works with grooves that are definitely northern in their orientation – served up in a range of styles that includes the funky drum break of the title cut, some mellow-stepping moments on a few other tunes, and the bouncing boogie that's really become the album's calling card over the years! There's loads of great bass work on most cuts, which really grounds that album alongside Don's drums – and titles include "Just Plain Funk", "Fanny Brown", "Lovin To The Bone", "Night Ladies (part 1 & 2)", and "Hang Loose". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie Wilson with Linda Hopkins & Count BasieShake A Hand/Manufacturers Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), 1963/1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 different team-ups by Jackie Wilson – back to back on one CD! Shake A Hand has Jackie teamed with a young Linda Hopkins here on this album of soul-oriented gospel tracks, recorded in that all-over-the map sort of way that describes his early years at Brunswick. The tracks feature arrangements by Alan Lorber and Dick Jacobs – and titles include "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "Do Lord", "Dry Bones", "Down By The Riverside", and "Shake A Hand". Manufacturers Of Soul is a pretty darn great album – way better than some of the snoozier 60s work by both of the artists involved! Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie's in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles. The record's clearly an attempt to cash in on big soul albums by other artists of the 60s – but we'll forgive them that crime because the music's so great! 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. 23 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Barbara & The UniquesThere It Goes Again/What's The Use ... 7-inch
Arden, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
An underground classic from Chicago! Barbara & The Uniques were one of the city's great under-recorded groups – and they had a sound that's very much in keeping with bigger work on labels like Brunswick. No surprise, though – because Eugene Record wrote "There It Goes", and the cut's got just the right mix of hard soul and uptown swing as some of his work with Barbara Acklin from the time! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing. Label has an X in pencil.)

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DellsI Touched A Dream ... LP
20th Century, 1980. Sealed ... $9.99
One thing about The Dells: They were always great! Even here, at the end of the 70s, in settings that are less perfect than their classic work for Cadet or Vee Jay, the group still sound wonderful – more daring vocally than most other harmony groups at the time, cutting through some smoother arrangements with a sublime approach to the material that's all-soul all the way! Arrangements get a bit uptempo and modern, but they're still in a strong Chicago groove – with backings by Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders, and production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record, making for a late 70s update of the classic Brunswick soul approach. Titles include "Look At Us Now", "All About The Paper", "So You Are Love", "Passionate Breezes", and "I Touched A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker and a hole in the bottom left corner where a promo stamp was applied to the cover.)

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EliminatorsLoving Explosion (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BRC/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 24.99
A rare funky soul classic! This one was originally issued on Brunswick in 1974, and it's darn impossible to find in the original, probably because Brunswick was having a great deal of financial trouble at the time. Whatever the case, the record's a great one – and it's got a tight ensemble funky sound, mixed with some great soulful vocals, and a strong indie soul groove. The band originally came from North Carolina, and they've got a style that's similar to some of the other south coast funk groups that were operating in the 70s in cities like Washington, Richmond, and other points south. Most tracks have deep soulful vocals, but there are some very nice instrumentals too, and the band's got a pretty tight approach to playing. Titles include "Rump Bump", "Loose Hips", "Get Satisfied (Parts 1 & 2)", "Loving Explosion", "Give It Up", and "Blood Donors Needed". LP, Vinyl record album

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Exit 9Straight Up (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BRC/Demon (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
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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Maryann Farra & Satin SoulNever Gonna Leave You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About December 18, 2019
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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Earl HinesClassic Earl Hines Sessions 1928 to 1945 (7CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Used 7CD ... $149.99
Mosaic Records doing what it does best – providing a brilliant way to hear material from the 78rpm generation – all remastered with great sound, and presented with fantastic notes on the music! 171 tracks in all – recorded for Brunswick, Vocalion, Bluebird, Okeh, and other labels – with some unissued tracks. CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition – includes original box, book and CDs – all in great shape!)

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Lost GenerationYour Mission If You Decide To Accept It (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Innovation 2, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A killer – one of the greatest tracks ever by the Lost Generation, and recorded after their more famous years at Brunswick! The track has a great gimmick – based around the Mission Impossible gimmick, in case you couldn't guess from the title – but that's only on the intro, which starts with a very cool spoken part, then drifts into a harmony vocal that would make Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes weep! The cut snakes along in a dope harmony style for both parts – and really makes us wish these guys had recorded an album during the same period! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has light marks but plays great.)

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Natural FourHeaven Right Here On Earth ... LP
Curtom, 1975. Very Good- ... $19.99
Heavenly soul – and the second album by this fantastic Chicago soul harmony group! The record has stellar production by Leroy Hutson and Rich Tufo, and Hutson wrote a lot of the tracks. One of the best records ever to come out of the Curtom studios, and (dare we say it!) even better than the group's first one. In a market that was dominated by east coast falsetto groups, the Natural Four emerged with kind of a super-dope style that was part Curtom righteousness, part Brunswick vocal harmony, and righteous 70s soul songwriting. And as proof of this style, the album's got loads of great tracks like "While You're Away", "Count on Me", "Heaven Right Here On Earth", and "Love's So Wonderful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dakar/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... About January 20, 2020
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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Carol WilliamsReflections Of Carol Williams ... CD
Quality/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
One of the greatest moments ever for legendary club soul singer Carol Williams – even though the album was originally released only in Canada, and lost to most folks at the time! Williams works here in a wonderful setting – with help from disco maestro Tony Valor, who always has this wonderful way of keeping things funky when still using fuller charts – maybe an evolution of the Barry White approach of the early 70s, as served up on some of Valor's own classics for Brunswick Records! Tony's work here easily matches, if not tops those sets – and there's maybe an even more cohesive vibe overall, thanks to a host of original tunes written by Carol herself – which really gives the record a great sense of energy. Titles include "Tell The World About Our Love", "Love Constitution", "He's My Man", "Take Your Time", "Dance The Night Away", and "I Get It". CD

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Nicole Willis & The Soul InvestigatorsKeep Reachin' Up (US version) ... CD
Timmion/Light In The Attic, 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
( Out of print.)
 
 
 



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