Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

All Categories

$



Items/page

Buddah Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 2
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Elephant's MemoryElephant's Memory (1969 – Buddah) ... CD
Buddah/Intermusic (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
A pretty wild set from Elephants Memory – one that's as trippy as you'd guess from the group's image on the cover – and equally collaborative too! There's a strong mix of male and female vocals here – over guitar and rhythms that move effortlessly between blues rock and psych – all with a pretty loose, freewheeling sense of production – but enough tightness to make some of the chorus moments snap out nicely! Wes Farrell produced, but seems to really let the band do their thing – and in addition to songs written by group members Stan Bronstein, Michal Shapiro, and Richard Sussman – there also seems to be some song contributions from Tony Visconti too. Titles include "Hot Dog Man", "Talkin A Walk", "RIP", "Jungle Gym At The Zoo", "Don't Put Me On Trial No More", "Crossroads Of The Stepping Stones", "Band Of Love", and "Brief Encounter". CD
(Limited edition!)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sly JohnsonMic Buddah ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2015. Used ... $9.99
That's Sly Johnson – not Syl Johnson, the Chicago soul singer – but this Johnson's definitely got an approach that lives up to the classic soul style of the cover! The music's a wonderful mix of deep soul vocals and contemporary production that owes a fair bit to hip hop as well – the kind of cool, crisp sound we're used to hearing from the American underground – but which comes across equally well here on a set recorded in Paris! There's definitely a few rhymes on the set, but Sly's approach is to sing instead of speak on most numbers – over heavy beats, nicely crispy rhythms, and some sweet wider washes of soulful sounds! The set features guest instrumentation from Erik Truffaz and Magic Malik – but Johnson's clearly the star of the set, and shines wonderfully on tunes that include "Magique", "All The Time", "Les Fleurs Du Mal", "Music", "Wet", "Good Morning", "Simply Beautiful", "Womenarium", and "Nasty Girl". CD
 
Close matches: 48
Close matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Black IvoryFeel It (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Sweet mellow soul meets the burgeoning east coast club soul sound – and the results are incredible! Leroy Burgess arranged the rhythms and Patrick Adams arranged the strings and horns – both masterfully – but it's this warm, emotionally resonant and supremely soulful Black Ivory vocal arrangements that shoot this one so high into the stratosphere. Feel It was the first album in a few years from the group, marking a bit of transition in styles from the earlier, more ballad-heavy approach, but it carries that genuinely emotional vibe really, really well. An album we've always dug, but love even more after revisiting it – we think you'll love it, too! Includes the vocal and instrumental versions of "Daily News", plus the cuts "Warm Inside", "Feel It", "Will We Ever Come Together", "You're What's Been Missing From My Life", "Love, Won't You Stay" and "All In A Day's Love". CD

Close matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jerry Butler & Betty EverettTogether ... LP
Vee Jay/Buddah, 1964. Sealed ... $9.99
A 70s repressing on Buddah of a classic Vee Jay album by Jerry Butler and Betty Everett. The set was a very big-selling LP of great duets – some of the first male/female soul tracks recorded in the 60s, and the beginning of a sub-genre that would go on to become very popular. Titles include "Let It Be Me", "I Can't Stand It", "Fever", "Just Be True", "It's All Right", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", and "Our Day Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole and some razor marks.)

Close matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
CalenderHypertension (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Buddah, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A two part groover from this obscure east coast club combo – slowly building with some nice synth at the beginning, but acoustic beats underneath, and almost more of a funk track than a disco one, given the pace and the soulful feel overall. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Buddah promo pressing, in a Buddah sleeve!)

Close matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
CalliopeSteamed ... LP
Buddah, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk ... LP
Buddah, 1967. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rockish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s kaleidoscope label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout grommet.)

Close matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Pepe CastilloEstampa Criolla ... LP
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "El Cemento", "Oda A Canario", "Plim Plim", "Nostalgia", "Despedida", "Alma De Criollo", and "Ay Que Rica Es". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

Close matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
CovenBlood On The Snow (red & white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Buddah/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99 30.99
A strange shift in sound for Coven – a set that's still got all the satanic imagery of their classic Witchcraft record, but which has a more rock-based approach overall! The songs here are all pretty darn catchy – produced by Shel Talmy with a good mix of compressed guitars and vocals – so that the fuzz of the former do a good job of shaping the sound of the latter – bringing out a tunefulness in Coven that echoes their radio hit "One Tin Soldier", even though this album's more of a rocker overall, with a sound that's maybe a mashup of influences from hard rock and glam. Titles include "Blue Blue Ships", "I Need A Hundred Of You", "Hide Your Daughters", "Lost Without A Trace", "Easy Evil", and "Blood On The Snow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on white & red vinyl!)

Close matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ EbonysSing About Life ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The Ebonys sing about life, and a host of other groovy topics too – in this lost soul treasure from the 70s! The set is one of only two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet has a 3 man/1 woman harmony sound that's very hip – often applied to righteous themes worked out in a heavy soul mode, and which sounds just as great on the ballads as it does dancefloor numbers. This second album's got an even sharper edge than their debut – thanks to production and arrangements from Tony Camillo – who gives the album some great undercurrents of funk, and a slightly righteous style that reminds us of some of Norman Whitfield's best studio work of the time. Vocals are wonderful – with really great harmonies that balance out beautifully – in ways that are much more unified than other girl/guy soul groups. Titles include "Neighborhood Gossip", "Mr Me, Mrs You", "One Thing On My Mind", "Sing About Life", and "A Love of Your Own". CD

Close matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FuturesCastles in the Sky ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Soaring soul from The Futures – a Philly group who'd already worked for years in the underground before cracking the racks with this debut LP in 1975 – schooled strongly in their best vocal modes from previous singles, and ready to unleash the best side of their sound on the world! The set's got a perfectly put-together style that's much more like some of the Philly vocal work on Atlantic of Philadelphia International at the time – although also not as commercial, thanks to a righteous undercurrent in the group's presentation and overall aesthetic – hinted at by their image on the cover! Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Wade Marcus, who also echo a bit of Detroit styles too – particularly the righteous blend of The Temptations towards the end of their Motown years. The Futures are equally great on mellow cuts and stormers – and titles include Castles", "Do Unto Others", "Ninety Days (In The House Of Love Correction)", "I Had A Dream", "Love Will Be Around Forever", and "Super Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

Close matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Alex HarveyMama Didn't Raise No Fool (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Buddah, 1977. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Buddah sleeve.)

Close matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Hayim Hefer & Dov SeltzerTo Live Another Summer, To Pass Another Winter (2LP box set) ... LP
Buddah, Early 70s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
An unusual Israeli musical, presented in a US version with musical supervision by Gary McFarland! LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a sticker remnant and a small opening. In a very cool package – two LPs in a slipcase, with a clear design on the front!)

Close matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Phyllis HymanPhyllis Hyman ... LP
Buddah, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Far and away our favorite album by Phyllis Hyman – her first, and with lots of the same smooth jazzy soul touches you'd find in her work with Norman Connors! Phyllis is still as sophisticated as she is on later albums, but there's a bit freer style to the record – and Phyllis breaks a bit from her normally restrained classy sound, into one that opens up a bit more emotionally – really soaring out here in a way that's quite different than later hits, with a vibrancy that still makes this album our favorite Hyman effort after all these years. Arrangements are by Onaje Allen Gumbs and Jerry Peters – and the album features the sublime jazzy groover "Children Of The World", which would sound great next to any Roy Ayers cut of the time! Other tracks include "Loving You Losing You", "One Thing On My Mind", "No One Can Love You More" and "Beautiful Man Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

Close matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Phyllis HymanSing A Song ... LP
Buddah/Pye (UK), 1978. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Great late 70s work from Phyllis – sweetly grooving tunes that equally poised between the sophisticated soul of later years, and some of the smoother mellower work she first forged with Norman Connors and crew! There's a wonderfully righteous feel to the record, as jazzy and funky bits sneak in from time to time – and the instrumentation sticks to a lot of keyboards and mellow rhythms that are perfect for Phyllis' warm and flowing vocal style. Titles include "The Answer Is You", "Love Is Free", "Sing A Song", "Living Inside Your Love", "Be Careful", "Soon Come Again", and "Gonna Make Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing.)

Close matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gladys Knight & The PipsPipe Dreams – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Sealed ... $3.99
After hitting big as a singer on the soundtrack for Claudine, Gladys Knight finally got her chance in front of the camera for Pipe Dreams – a record that featured her both as the star on film and on the soundtrack! The styles here are a bit more wider-ranging than the usual 70s soundtrack of this type – a bit of ballad soul, mellow numbers, and more – arranged by Dominic Frontiere and Michael Masser in styles that are a bit like some of Knight's own albums of the time. We like especially the jazzy vocalesey number "Pot Of Jazz", a nice number that deserves further discovery on a compilation – and other cuts include "Find A Way", "Follow My Dreams", "So Sad The Song", and "Alaskan Pipeline". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a sticker on front.)

Close matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lemon PipersGreen Tambourine ... LP
Buddah, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The group's first full album from 1968 – and a set that's often dismissed as bubblegum pop, but which has a heck of a lot to offer! The sound here is a wonderful blend of psyche influences and sunnier pop elements – swirled up with a bit of strings, styled in the same catchy territory as The Strawberry Alarm Clock or some of the other groovy groups on Uni. Vocals are lightly playful, often with a sing-song quality, but with occasional rougher edges – almost like Lovin Spoonful – and titles include the hit "Green Tambourine", plus "Shoeshine Boy", "Rice Is Nice", "Fifty Year Void", "Through With You", "Blueberry Blue", and "The Shoemaker Of Leatherwear Square". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and light wear.)

Close matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lemon Pipers/1910 Fruitgum Co.Checkmate ... LP
Buddah, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Split LP of bubble gum pop hits by these two Buddah groups (who were actually the same band, weren't they?). Includes all the big hits like "Green Tambourine", "Simon Says", "Rice Is Nice", and "Pop Goes the Weasel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole in the corner, but is nice overall.)

Close matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Barbara MasonLady Love ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
A pivotal album for Barbara Mason – one in which she takes the little girl soul sound of earlier albums, and turns it into a sophisticated range of emotions that foreshadows later Philly work by singers like Jean Carn and Phyllis Hyman! Despite the Philly arrangements by Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris, and Vince Montana, there's actually a bit of a southern twinge to the record – an aspect that works nicely on the ballad cuts, which have kind of an Ann Sexton or Shirley Brown feel to them – sophisticated female soul at its best, and a real change overall for Barbara. Features the uptempo extended political cut "World War Three", plus "All in Love is Fair", "Bed and Board", "Caught in The Middle", "I Miss You Gordon", and "Me & Mr. Jones", her cover of the Billy Paul hit, and a nice version too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

Close matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Barbara MasonLove's The Thing ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A really great step forward for Barbara Mason – a record that's got her working in a more mature mode than before, and a deeper soul style as well! One of the bigger developments of Barbara Mason's career was her participation in the "answer song" cycle that circulated around Shirley Brown's hit song "Woman To Woman". On this southern-tinged album, Barbara answer's Shirley's hit with the cut "From His Woman To You" – in which "the other woman" calls back the snooping wife, and tells her how much control she's really got over her husband! The cut was one of Barbara's biggest from the time, and the whole album's got a similar feel – almost Stax-like in quality, with production by Don Davis. Plus, a fair bit of the songs even seem to contribute to the "other woman/his woman" theme – including "Shackin Up", "So He's Yours Now", "(He Wants) The Two of Us", and "(There's) One Man Between Us". All this makes for a great album – one with a sophisticated approach to loving and living – content that gives Barbara one of her best albums ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

Close matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Melba MooreDancin' With Melba ... LP
Buddah, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A album of club tracks, as you might guess from the title, but every bit as strong as Melba More's other work from the late 70s! The album's got some top-shelf club help throughout – including production from Van McCoy and McFadden & Whitehead, the latter of whom also contributed a few key tracks – and the whole thing's also mixed by Richie Rivera with a soaring, spacious sound, and one that's never too cloyingly commercial. Melba's strong vocals are right at home in the setting, and even the longer tracks don't seem to dampen her enthusiasm at all. Titles include "Standing Right Here", "Free", "Play Boy Scout", "Promised Land", and "Make Me Believe In You". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

Close matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Melba MooreStanding Right Here/This Is It ... 12-inch
Buddah, 1977. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Melba Moore sounds great here – but that's to be expected, since she's working with the Philly team of McFadden & Whitehead! "Standing Right Here" begins slow and low – almost instrumental for a few minutes, as beats and bass build up the tune nicely before Melba's vocals come into the mix – rising to the top with a swelling, soaring sound that's way better than most of her other work! "This Is It" is a slightly earlier track done with Van McCoy – a tune that still soars with plenty of 70s disco strings, and has a catchier pop soul sort of vocal! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

Close matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ohio ExpressOhio Express ... LP
Buddah, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

Close matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sound ExperienceBoogie Woogie ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Sealed ... $19.99
A 70s ensemble funk classic from Sound Experience – one of the tightest large groups of the time! The group have a really full sound that's part Kool & The Gang and part horn-heavy BT Express – one that uses some really great work on sax, trumpet, and trombone – laid out over some tighter snapping rhythms that really come off wonderfully! The title tune on the set is worth the price of admission alone – as it's a mad-riffing funky tune with funky guitar and clavinet riffing away at the bottom, while the rest of the group goes mad over the top! And although the set was recorded at the legendary Sigma Sound studios – with help from a few Philly regulars – it's actually got a sound that's harder hitting and more funk-based than the usual Philly session of the time. Titles include "Boogie Woogie", "Got To Keep On the Move", "He's Looking Good and Moving Fast", "Sha Na Na Na Boom Boom", and "He Don't Really Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)

Close matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Chip TaylorGasoline ... LP
Buddah, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
Always-great work from Chip Taylor – arranged and produced by the man himself, with titles that include "Gasoline", "Lightning", "You Didn't Get Here Last Night", "Swear To God Your Honor", "Londonerry Company", "Home Again", and "Angel Of The Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

Close matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
TrammpsLegendary Zing Album (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buddah/Elemental (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The first full album cut by The Trammps – and a landmark bit of Philly club sounds! The group had already been grooving the burgeoning east coast disco scene for years, which is why the album's called The Legendary Zing Album (the group's version of "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart" was a big early hit, and supposedly led people to ask for a "Zing" album.) The whole thing's got a massive Harris-Baker-Young sound – with that sweet groove that the trio were pioneering in Philly, a mixture of small combo grooving with strings added in at just the right points. The Trammps themselves add in some great harmonies – never overwhelmed by the full sound of the grooves, singing very much in a Spinners mode on cuts like "Pray All You Sinners", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Rubber Band", and "Hold Back The Night". The album also features two great instrumentals – "Tom's Song" and "Penguin At The Big Apple" – both of which have that sweeeeet Norman Harris guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

Close matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
US 69Yesterday's Folk ... CD
Buddah/Intermusic (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
An excellent bit of tripped-out jazz rock from this obscure combo – somewhat in the spirit of the bigger jazz-influenced groups of the time, but with an edge that's rougher, which makes for some nice funky undercurrents on the best numbers! The group's got a lineup that includes saxes, piano, trumpet, and flute – plus some nicely crackling drums that really jump-start the best tracks with a heck of a lot of energy – and there's almost a blue-eyed soul component on the vocals, giving the album a deeper feel than you might expect. Bill Durso arranged, composed, and handles lead vocals – and titles include "I'm On My Way", "I'm A Nobody", "African Sunshine", "2069: A Spaced Oddity", "Miss Goodbody", and "I Hear You Talkin". CD
(Limited edition.)

Close matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bobby WilsonI'll Be Your Rainbow ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
One of the landmark albums of 70s mellow soul! Bobby Wilson hasn't left behind much of a recorded legacy, but he did come up with this godlike album that should be in any collection of classic soul. The record is a perfect blending of the styles of soul that were running through the east coast underground of the early 70s – with some elements of the burgeoning club scene on the more uptempo numbers, and a sweet warm vocal style on the album's super-strong mellow cuts. Vernon Bullock arranged, produced, and wrote most of the songs with Bobby – and the record takes the best elements of Vernon's own music, and pushes it to the next level. Titles include "Deeper & Deeper", "Here Is Where The Love Is", "I'll Take Good Care Of You", "Hey, Girl (Tell Me)", "All I Need (I've Got)", "You Make Me Feel Good All Over", "Let Me (Put Love Back In Your Life)" and "I'll Be Your Rainbow". CD

Close matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBlues – A Real Summit Meeting – Recorded Live At Newport In New York ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Not just straight blues, but a nice later appearance of some key postwar artists too – a the album features work by BB King, Arthur Crudup, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Muddy Waters, Lloyd Glenn, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, and Big Mama Thorton! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a lightly bent/warped corner.)

Close matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Aquarian DreamNorman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful debut from Aquarian Dream – a group who first appeared under the direction of Norman Connors – and who also have lots of the same blend of jazz, soul, and funk you'd find in Connors' own music of the time! Yet Aquarian Dream are very much their own bag, too – a distinctly different group who are to Connors what Ramp was to Roy Ayers – a separate entity that shares the key production talents of their sponsor – but who break out in a wonderful vibe that's all their own! The album's best remembered for its key clubby groovers, but we also love the mellower moments too – which have a sublime stepping quality that really comes through via instrumentation from Claude Bartee on tenor and soprano sax, and Jacques Burvick on a whole host of cool keyboards. Gloria Jones (not the famous one) is a great lead singer – and titles include the classic Chicago club track "Phoenix" – plus "Look Ahead", "Once Again", "Let Me Be The One", "I'll Always Love You T",, and "Treat Me Like The One You Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some light staining & waviness on the bottom seam.)

Close matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Norman ConnorsSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant mix of soul and jazz from the legendary Norman Connors – a key album in breaking Norman out back in the 70s – and a record that's still pretty darn perfect all these many years later! You can hear Connors' deep roots throughout the set – but they're often used towards a more sophisticated soul agenda, too – blending in elements of jazz vocals and modern R&B, at a level that so many other artists would copy in years to come – but which Norman virtually helped invent with this landmark album! There's some mellow moments on the record that are every bit as wonderful as the funky ones – some laidback tracks that feature sublime vocals from Jean Carn, pre-Philly – and which also really introduce the soul side of Michael Henderson – an artist who most folks had previously known as a bass player. Connors mixes the funky and the smooth at a level that rivals the best Roy Ayers material of the same time – and titles include the massive hit "Valentine Love" – plus "Saturday Night Special", "Kwasi", "Dindi", "Akia", "Skin Diver", and a sweet version of "Maiden Voyage"! CD features bonus 7" mixes of "Saturday Night Special" and "Valentine Love". CD

Close matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Norman ConnorsSlewfoot Collection (2 X 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Buddah/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1974. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool condensation of the great Slewfoot album – four of the best tracks on a double 7" single! The album's a really bold step forward for Norman Connors – a set that's still got all the spiritual jazz elements of his roots, but which also adds in some more soul and funk elements too! Jean Carn delivers some wonderful vocals on the record – at a level that's much more like her early Black Jazz recordings with Doug Carn, than her later Philly soul sides – and Connors heads up a killer instrumental group that features reeds from Hubert Laws, Carlos Garnett, and Gary Bartz – plus wicked keyboards from Reggie Lucas and percussion from Dom Um Romao too! The fusion players are all super-sharp – and really make the whole album crackle wonderfully throughout – on a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that include "Mother Of The Future", "Slew Foot","Chuka", and "Back On The Street". 7-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ DelfonicsSound Of Sexy Soul ... CD
Buddah/Philly Groove, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking album of vocal group soul – right from the first note! The record kicks off with the sublime "Ready Or Not, Here I Come" – which starts with fierce stepping strings that are actually funky, then soars into some of the best harmonies the group ever put to record, superbly arranged by the great Thom Bell, who also wrote the track. As the album progresses, the sound expands further to encompass many elements that would become the blueprint for vocal groups over the next few years – like twangy electric sitar, cascading orchestrations, and pinched lead vocals that take a lot more chances than most group singers had been taking for years! There's still a bit of a 60s soul sound to some of the cuts, but the album's a watershed – not only for Thom Bell and the group, but for harmony soul as well! Titles include "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "My New Love", "Loving Him", "With These Hands", "Somebody Loves You", and "Everytime I See My Baby". CD

Close matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Michael HendersonFickle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mix of 80s groove and mellower material from Michael Henderson – a sweet extension of the jazzy soul he first laid out in the 70s! The style here is a bit more electric and contemporary than before – less of the deeper, warmer tones – and a bit more synth drums and keyboards. But Henderson's mature, sophisticated approach to soul still holds it all together nicely – hitting its best vibe on the mellower cuts, which still let Michael's wonderful voice find some of its best notes. Titles include the great spacey stepper "Assault With A Friendly Weapon", plus "Love Will Find A Way", "Fickle", "Thin Walls", "You Wouldn't Have To Work At All", "Feeling Like Myself Once Again", and "Whip It", which was previously released, but makes a reappearance here. CD features bonus cuts – "Fickle (inst long)", "Fickle (7" inst)", and "Fickle (12" mix)". CD
(Still sealed.)

Close matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Michael HendersonIn The Night Time ... CD
Buddah/Superbird (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smooth mellow soul by Michael Henderson – taking up where he left off with his work with Norman Connors, and proving that he was an even better vocalist than bassist! The overall sound of this one's perhaps a bit slicker than his first 2 albums on Buddah – but there's still some strong modern soul moments, and good production from the Sigma Sound Studios. The best cuts have a smooth mid-tempo groove – not unlike the modern soul coming out of Philly at the time, and perfectly suited to Henderson's jazzy sensibilities. Titles include "Take Me I'm Yours", "Whisper In My Ear", "Am I Special", "One To One", and "In The Night-Time". CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bobby WilsonI'll Be Your Rainbow ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the landmark albums of 70s mellow soul! Bobby Wilson hasn't left behind much of a recorded legacy, but he did come up with this godlike album that should be in any collection of classic soul. The record is a perfect blending of the styles of soul that were running through the east coast underground of the early 70s – with some elements of the burgeoning club scene on the more uptempo numbers, and a sweet warm vocal style on the album's super-strong mellow cuts. Vernon Bullock arranged, produced, and wrote most of the songs with Bobby – and the record takes the best elements of Vernon's own music, and pushes it to the next level. Titles include "Deeper & Deeper", "Here Is Where The Love Is", "I'll Take Good Care Of You", "Hey, Girl (Tell Me)", "All I Need (I've Got)", "You Make Me Feel Good All Over", "Let Me (Put Love Back In Your Life)" and "I'll Be Your Rainbow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, split seams, and a name in pen on back.)

Close matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Five StairstepsFirst Family Of Soul – Best Of The Five Stairsteps ... CD
Buddah, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer work by this fab Chicago soul group – a bunch of young kids, ala The Jackson Five, with sweet soul sound that actually predates the work of Jermaine and Michael and Tito, and which paved the way for countless 70s groups to come! The Five Stairsteps were first discovered by Curtis Mayfield – who wrote and produced a number of tracks on the set – but they had a strength of their own (thanks in part to a young Keni Burke, who was in the group), and continued to grow over the years, changing their sound to fit their expanding ages, and the changing material they needed to cope with the growth in soul in the early 70s. The set's filled with classics – including the super-huge hit "Ooh Child", plus "The Girl I Love", "Behind Curtains", "Come Back", "World Of Fantasy", "You Waited Too Long", "We Must Be in Love", "Oooh, Baby Baby", "Don't Waste Your Time", "Something's Missing", and the break-heavy "Don't Change Your Love". CD

Close matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cecil Holmes Soulful Sound2001/Freddie's Dead ... 7-inch
Buddah/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1973. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two rare cuts from this unusual studio project from the 70s! "2001" is the same Strauss theme that Deodato cut for CTI – but it's done here in a version with much funkier drums, and this fast-riffing guitar that's completely out of sight – and which makes the whole thing maybe sound a little bit crazy! "Freddie's Dead" is the big Superfly hit by Curtis Mayfield – but done here as a badass instrumental, with some really moody horns instead of the vocals, and a surprising touch of harp as well! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Close matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ AirtoNatural Feelings ... CD
Buddah/Muzak (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Airto's best albums ever – and one that we never tire of hearing! There's a sublime quality here that steps perfectly right off of the percussionist's groundbreaking work with Quarteto Novo! Airto's joined on this set by Hermeto Pascoal – also from the Quarteto Novo group – as well as wife Flora Purim, bassist Ron Carter, and the always-great Sivuca – who plays guitar on the record. There's a swirling blend of jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and free-thinking soul to the set – one that's never been captured so perfectly on other Airto albums – and which has a lean, clean sound that's simply beautiful. The overall sound is quite rootsy, without many fusion touches at all – and Hermeto's reed work really brings in a great edge to the whole session – one that makes the album differ a bit from much of the other Airto/Flora work of the time. Titles include a classic take on the tune "Bebe", plus "Andei", "Mixing (Misturada)", "The Tunnel", and "Frevo". CD

Close matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Captain BeefheartSafe As Milk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/BMG, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing music from Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rockish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". CD version has 7 bonus tracks, with alternate takes and more. Essential! CD
Also available Safe As Milk ... LP 49.99

Close matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ MelanieFour Sides Of Melanie ... CD
Buddah/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A classic double-length set from folk rock crossover giant Melanie – a special package that features material from some of her previous Buddah albums, mixed with some new material too! The record features four different sides of the singer's talents – her formative years, her hits, her interpretations of other folks' songs, and a "wonderland" side of imaginative material – which includes some surprising message-oriented tracks! Instrumentation is great – often fuller orchestrations used gently next to Melanie's raspy vocals and acoustic guitar – and titles include "Lay Down", "What Have They Done To My Song Ma", "I Really Loved Harold", "Johnny Boy", "Ruby Tuesday", "I'm Back In Town", "Any Boy", "Nickel Song", "Sign On The Window", "Christopher Robin", "Psychotherapy", "Leftover Wine", and "I Don't Eat Animals". CD

Close matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame – and it's got an unusual style that's equally appealing to fans of funk, and fans of clubbier music – lots of tight playing, hard riffing, and longer grooves that soar along with impeccable grace. The whole thing's almost like the classic Wood Brass & Steel album – but with some rougher edges that make it even better! Includes the great tracks "Vine City" and "Messin Around", both of which are very long funk tracks, plus shorter cuts that are just as funky, like "Down Underground", "Freddie's Alive and Well", and "Buttermilk Bottom". Don't pass this up, it's a funky monster classic! LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Norman ConnorsSlewfoot ... LP
Buddah, 1974. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A really bold step forward for Norman Connors – a set that's still got all the spiritual jazz elements of his roots, but which also adds in some more soul and funk elements too! Jean Carn delivers some wonderful vocals on the record – at a level that's much more like her early Black Jazz recordings with Doug Carn, than her later Philly soul sides – and Connors heads up a killer instrumental group that features reeds from Hubert Laws, Carlos Garnett, and Gary Bartz – plus wicked keyboards from Reggie Lucas and percussion from Dom Um Romao too! The fusion players are all super-sharp – and really make the whole album crackle wonderfully throughout – on a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that include "Mother Of The Future", "Slew Foot", "Dreams", "Chuka", "Back On The Street", and "Jump Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

Close matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsOne & Only (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
The last Buddah Records album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a set that's a great summation of all the new territory the group hit with the label! The album's a mix of the mellower ballads that made Gladys one of the biggest female soul singers of the 70s, and some of the upbeat groovers that turned out to be a really great fit for the group's style – a mode that's not really disco, but which offers a strong mix of strings and rhythms. Tony Camillo and Van McCoy both bring some good production elements to the record – and titles include "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right", "Come Back & Finish What You Started", "It's A Better Than Good Time", "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love", "Butterfly", and "The One & Only". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "It's Up To You (7" mix)", "It's A Better Than Good Time (full extended mix)", "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love (12" version)", "I'm Still Caught Up With You (7" version)", "It's A Better Than Good Time (7" version)", "Everybody's Got To Find A Way (7" version)", and "Stringman (demo)". CD

Close matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Barbara MasonGive Me Your Love ... LP
Buddah, 1972. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The sensuous soul gem from Barbara Mason – a sweetly soulful groover all the way – and one of her strongest records! Give Me Your Love gets our love for a bunch of reasons, but especially for the title track – which is reworking of Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love" – which is arranged by Curtis himself. Vince Montana does most of the other arrangements, and you can see traces of Barbara's move into clubland later in the decade – but this one's more about lush, deeply soulful sounds. Leon Huff is on piano and keys, the tunes have incredible backing vocals with Barbara Ingram, Bunny Sigler, Kenny Gamble and others in the chorus – but this is Barbara's show all the way – emoting soulful magic out front! Titles include "Let Me In Your Life", "Bed and Board", "Who Will You Hurt Next", and "You Can Be With the One You Don't Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE: Vinyl has a press flaw at the beginning of side one. Includes bonus photo. Cover and photo have some aging.)

Close matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Angela BofillAngel Of The Night ... CD
Arista/Buddah, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet jazzy soul from Angie Bofil – recorded in 1979 with Dave Grusin, who gives the album a smooth edge that really works perfectly with her vocals! The set's a perfect blend of the more soulful elements in the fusion scene of the late 70s, combined with Angie's warm vocal style and some excellent songwriting. Titles include "I Try", "Angel Of The Night", "What I Wouldn't Do", "Rainbow Child", "The Voyage", and a great cover of "People Make The World Go Round". CD
(Out of print, some wear & light staining inside boooklet, priced accordingly.)

Close matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Rory GallagherIrish Tour ... CD
Buddah, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Millie JacksonBetween The Sheets ... CD
Buddah, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

Close matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsImagination ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Gladys Knight and group – as the record features their super-huge hit "The Midnight Train To Georgia", a landmark track that not only had a catchy pop hook, but which spoke volumes about African-American migration in the postwar years. The track's one of those you've heard a million times, but it's got a strength that still holds up tremendously. Part of this is due to great production work by Tony Camillo – who handled arrangements and studio work on about half the tracks – and part is due to Jim Weatherly, who wrote the song, and about half the others on the album. The whole album's great – one of the best Buddah Records moments for the group – and titles include "I've Got To Use My Imagination", "Window Raising Granny", "Where Peaceful Waters Flow", "Once In A Lifetime Thing", "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me", and "Storms Of Trouble Times". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Melba MooreThis Is It ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A real stormer from Melba Moore – brilliantly-arranged dancefloor soul with beautiful lead vocals by Melba – on one of her best records of the 70s! Melba is straight-up amazing here, bringing genuine soul to feverish dancefloor gems and otherwise soaring numbers. This Is It was produced and arranged by Van McCoy, who was at the peak of his disco-era popularity at the time. We'd call this work here on Melba's record a creative peak for Van – even though if it didn't break Melba out in a big way commercially at the time. It includes the McCoy-penned should-be classic "This Is It", plus "Free", "Stay A While", a sweet cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Make Me Believe In You", "Lean On Me" (one of the greater showpieces for Melba's incredible voice), "Blood Red Roses", "Brand New" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)
 
Possible matches: 5
Possible matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AirtoFree/Identity/Promises Of The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/BGO (UK), 1972/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A trio of albums from percussionist Airto – with bonus tracks too! First up is Free – one of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with stunning results! Airto's in the lead – and blows some beautiful wood flute lines alongside percussion – but the album also features killer contributions from Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, Keith Jarrett on piano, and Chick Corea on Fender Rhodes – as well as a hip bit of vocals from Flora Purim as well! There's some added horns at parts – but the arrangements are relatively spare and subtle – so that most tracks have a core organic quality, very similar to Airto's work on Buddah/Cobblestone, but given a bit more of a CTI twist. Most tunes are quite long and free-flowing – and titles include "Lucky Southern", "Flora's Song", "Creek (Arroio)", and "Return To Forever". Identity is a soaring set of grooves from one of the world's greatest percussionists – a standout set as a leader from Airto, and a key set in his wonderful run of work from the 70s! The album's still got the loose, free feel of Airto's earliest work, and isn't nearly as crossover-oriented as some of the Flora Purim sets from the time – still strongly in a rootsy, earthy sort of vibe – and produced with a very respectful sound by Herbie Hancock. Herbie plays some Arp on the record, and Wayne Shorter brings in some soprano sax too – but the core elements of the album are Airto's range of percussion instruments, keyboards and piano from Egberto Gismonti, drums from Roberto, trombone from Raul DeSouza, and a bit of vocals from Flora. Titles include "Flora On My Mind", "Cafe", "The Magicians", "Tales From Home", "Identity", and "Encounter". Promises Of The Sun is a record that departs nicely from earlier work, yet still keeps all the best elements intact! Airto's percussion work is firmly at the core of the set – giving it a nice acoustic base to work from, while also adding in touches of electric guitar by Toninho Horta, bass by Novelli, and keyboards from Hugo Fattoruso. The groove is a wonderful blend of the acoustic and electric, organic and synthetic – and is often crafted in a majestic vibe that seems to be inspired by the work of Milton Nascimento from the early 70s. Tracks include "Circo Marimbondo", "Zuei", "Candango", "Ruas Do Recife", "Georgiana", and "La De Casa". CD features bonus tracks "Creek (alt version)", "So Tender", and "Jequie". CD

Possible matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyE 1999 Eternal – Ph#!kin Clean Version ... LP
Ruthless, 1995. Near Mint- ... $39.99
With "1st Of Tha Month" and "Crossroad", plus "East 1999", "Eternal", "Crept And We Came", "Buddah Lovaz", "Mr Oija 2" and "Mo' Murda". 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a plain sleeve.)

Possible matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ ModulationsIt's Rough Out Here (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sequel (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A righteous group soul classic from the 70s – the one and only album from The Modulations, and a lasting classic that almost beats the multiple album runs of some of their contemporaries! The group's a southern harmony quartet at their core, but they also get some really great backings on the set – a Philly vibe that really matches the best work from the Gamble & Huff stable, but with more of an indie vibe too – fitting for the Buddah Records placement of the set. The record features studio help from Norman Harris, Vince Montana, and Bobby Eli – whose work on the record helps link the style to the righteous grooves of groups like Soul Generation or True Reflection – both a good comparison to The Modulations too! Titles include "It's Rough Out Here", "I Found Love At Last", "Those Were The Best Days Of My Life", and "I'll Always Love You". CD features two great bonus tracks – "What Good Am I" & "Your Love Has Me Locked Up". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Round TripRound Trip ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real stormer from Round Trip – a group whose roots go back to the legendary Sins Of Satan album on Buddah, and who also work here with great production from Al Perkins – in a style that's a bit like his music with One Way! We're not sure if "round trip" was an answer to One Way's name – but whatever the case, the group's a great part of the Perker corner of the universe at the time – and really share his wonderfully warm way with a groove! Oliver Cheatham's in the group at this point – and his vocals really help deepen their sound, especially on some of the mellower cuts, which stand as a real surprise for this sort of record – and give the whole thing a much richer vibe than you might expect. Titles include "Woman", "Nothing Wrong With Dancing", "Not In The Cards", "Let's Go Out Tonite", "Lost Inside Of You", and "Higher Consciousness". CD

Possible matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bill WithersKissing My Love/I Don't Know ... 7-inch
Sussex, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Kissing My Love" is one of Bill's best breakbeat tracks – and it's got a nice hard drum intro, a good groove, and excellent soulful vocals throughout! Bill's always wonderful – but this is the kind of cut that really keeps us coming back to him! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Buddah Group sleeve.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top