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ChordiallyChordially Presents Amen Brothers ... LP
Cordial (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A contemporary soul set from the UK, but one that's got a very laidback vibe and a very mellow 70s sort of sound! The style is nicely easygoing – kind of slow funk on most tracks, which is perfect for the lead vocals and the way they trip along the tunes in a way that's relaxed, but never sleepy – with these inflections that are subtle, but powerful – maybe somewhere in a space between Larry Saunders on his few 70s recordings, and Al Green serving up a ballad on Hi Records! Instrumentation is great – keyboards and acoustic guitar, but used in ways that are really distinct from so many contemporary artists – a really fresh vibe, and a record that really stands out from the pack. Titles include "Atomic Soul", "Freshly Glazed", "Lucky", "Real Fake Diamonds", "Afro Flame", and "Lightning Doesn't Strike Twice". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Edwards GenerationDynasty ... CD
Cordial (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Unreleased work from Edwards Generation – a great San Francisco funk group from the 70s – and one who've reached legendary status over the years, even though their only other full length is pretty darn rare! These guys came to the Bay Area from Pittsburgh, and showed up a few years after Sly & The Family Stone made their first big waves – yet they also seem to work at a level that continues the great spirit of that group – a warmly collaborative approach to funky soul, with lots of tight rhythms at the core, deft musicianship, and a really spontaneous, joyful sort of vibe! The music here shifts a bit as the recordings move from the 70s into the 80s – showing maybe a bit more influence of west coast funk in the mix, but at a level that's still really great overall – and definitely not nearly as commercial as their contemporaries, so that most of the music still feels like funky 45s from the mid 70s. Titles include "Stop All Your Fooling", "Runaway", "Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me", "The Love I Found In You", "Choosing You", 'Get On The Dancefloor", "Do What You Wanna Do", "You Can Do It", and "Falling". CD

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Edwards GenerationI Like Your Style/The Love I Found In You ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great groove from San Francisco's Edwards Generation – working with strong brassy horns on "I Like Your Style" – in a way that has their lines linking nicely with the bass, all while the group call out the lyric with a unified vibe that's got a nice degree of power! There's more back/forth interchange on "The Love I Found In You" – a catchy number that almost follows in the spirit of the group's more famous citymates – the Family Stone! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Family Of SwedeFamily Album ... CD
Cordial (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
A long-overdue full length album from Family Of Swede – not a group from Stockholm, but a funky soul combo that worked in Oakland in the late 70s, but only ever managed to issue one single at the time! This set brings together a nice batch of unreleased music by the group – finally giving them a foothold in the legacy of Bay Area soul, and a chance to show off their great talent for both warm harmonies and more grooving rhythms – often done with a mode that's more east coast soul than some of their Cali contemporaries! We actually like the midtempo tracks here best – as the group seems to have a special sort of sparkle in that mode – gently stepping with a sense of warmth and sophistication that's totally top shelf, and which hardly sounds like work that has sat in the can for the past few decades. Titles include "Sad Lonely Feeling (70s version)", "Where Are You", "Living From Day To Day", "Life", "I Got To Move On", "Everybody Must Pay", "The Girl's Alright With Me", "Set You Free (short version)", and "When Tomorrow Comes". CD also features bonus tracks – including "Living From Day To Day (70s version)", "Mellow", "Set You Free (long)", "In My Lonely Room", and "Rob's Rap". CD
Also available Family Album ... LP 19.99

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Family Of SwedeFamily Album ... LP
Cordial (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A long-overdue full length album from Family Of Swede – not a group from Stockholm, but a funky soul combo that worked in Oakland in the late 70s, but only ever managed to issue one single at the time! This set brings together a nice batch of unreleased music by the group – finally giving them a foothold in the legacy of Bay Area soul, and a chance to show off their great talent for both warm harmonies and more grooving rhythms – often done with a mode that's more east coast soul than some of their Cali contemporaries! We actually like the midtempo tracks here best – as the group seems to have a special sort of sparkle in that mode – gently stepping with a sense of warmth and sophistication that's totally top shelf, and which hardly sounds like work that has sat in the can for the past few decades. Titles include "Sad Lonely Feeling (70s version)", "Where Are You", "Living From Day To Day", "Life", "I Got To Move On", "Everybody Must Pay", "The Girl's Alright With Me", "Set You Free (short version)", and "When Tomorrow Comes". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Family Album ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Family Of SwedeLiving From Day To Day/Where Are You ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A wicked groove from this 70s Oakland combo – one that begins with fast-riffing guitar before really opening up and sounding beautiful – glowing with a flow that comes from the way the group put their vocals together – all with a personal message of hope that never gets in the way of the groove! "Where Are You" is mellower – a tune with a slow-stepping pace, and vocals that are a lot more expressive than the usual sweet soul track! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mark IVSigns Of A Dying Love ... CD
Cordial (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic later chapter of Mark IV – that sublime vocal group who recorded for Mercury in the early 70s, then seemingly dropped off the recording radar! Turns out, the group were still working hard and sounding great – as you'll hear in this fantastic collection of unreleased material from the mid 70s – work that still has them sounding superb, in tight group formation – with stellar harmonies on the mellow cuts that dominate the set, and equally great vocals on the album's groovers too! Production is laidback, but never sloppy – these aren't demos, but really well-recorded tracks that have a feel that's especially like some of the best east coast group soul of the period – really continuing the sweet soul legacy of some of the group's more famous contemporaries. Titles include "I Got Everything", "Signs Of A Dying Love", "How I Feel For You", "Another Day Another Dollar", "Hang Ups", "I Knew It Wouldn't Last", "All My Friends", "I've Been Lucky", and "Give Me Just A Little" – plus some instrumentals too. CD

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Mark IVSigns Of A Dying Love (orig 12" mix)/How I Feel For You (Ourra mix, DJ Spinna mix, Sean P mix) ... 12-inch
Cordial (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A fantastic cut from the great Mark IV – a tune that has a funky bassline at the core, but which still comes off with all the charm of their sweet soul side at its best – thanks to a strong lead vocal with a really heartbreaking vibe! The Ourra mix of "How I Feel For You" has keyboards that are a fair bit more 80s than the group's usual sound – but Spinna takes things back to the 70s with a righteous, upbeat style – and Sean P somehow makes the tune sound even funkier than before! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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PreachermannFamiliar To Me/Lucky ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Preachermann has vocals that really live up to his name – a style that's definitely soul, but which has the soaring grace of an artist raised in the spirit! "Familiar To Me" has congas under a bassline that drives the whole thing forward with a righteous power – while "Lucky" is mellow and slow-stepping – which really lets the mann hit a heartbreaking vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rikki AaronSay What's On Your Mind ... CD
Cordial (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
Rare tracks from Rikki Aaron – a Connecticut soul singer who's few singles on the market are already pretty darn rare! Rikki worked in the early 80s, but has a style that's often more like sweet soul from the decade before – at least on the ballads, which have this really heartbreaking quality that comes partly from his slightly-fragile vocals, and partly from the instrumentation – which can have some nice slow funk currents. Speaking of funk, there's also some more upbeat numbers that echo with warmly jazzy elements, but without ever sounding slick – and on many numbers, Rikki's vocals get support from Stanly Odonnell, who's his frequent partner in recording. The set features alternate mixes of his rare single cuts "For The Love Of Music" and "Say What's On Your Mind" – plus titles that include "Save The World (part 1)", "Think Fast", "Brighter Day", "The Dream", "I'm A Young Man", "Gigi", "Hey Girl", and "Will You". CD features bonus tracks - the original mixes of "Say What's On Your Mind" and "For The Love Of Music" – plus "Save The World (part 2)". CD
Also available Say What's On Your Mind ... LP 19.99

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Rikki AaronSay What's On Your Mind ... LP
Cordial (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Rare tracks from Rikki Aaron – a Connecticut soul singer who's few singles on the market are already pretty darn rare! Rikki worked in the early 80s, but has a style that's often more like sweet soul from the decade before – at least on the ballads, which have this really heartbreaking quality that comes partly from his slightly-fragile vocals, and partly from the instrumentation – which can have some nice slow funk currents. Speaking of funk, there's also some more upbeat numbers that echo with warmly jazzy elements, but without ever sounding slick – and on many numbers, Rikki's vocals get support from Stanly Odonnell, who's his frequent partner in recording. The set features alternate mixes of his rare single cuts "For The Love Of Music" and "Say What's On Your Mind" – plus titles that include "Save The World (part 1)", "Think Fast", "Brighter Day", "The Dream", "I'm A Young Man", "Gigi", "Hey Girl", and "Will You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Say What's On Your Mind ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Sons Of SlumMusic Is The Message ... CD
Cordial (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
Fantastic funk from Sons Of Slum – a 70s Chicago combo with a sound that's as heavy as their name! You might know the group from some killer singles they cut for Stax in the early 70s – but this set features unreleased material from later in the decade, showing an even cooler band than on those earlier records! Instrumentally, these guys have the tightness of the young Earth Wind & Fire, maybe mixed with some of the righteous currents of 24 Carat Black – and the vocals are often sung in this style that has edgey harmonies that remind us of The Notations, especially when they hit their more sinister style at Curtom. The whole thing's tremendous – one of those funk records that should have been issued back in the day, and which would have been on collector and DJ lists for decades if that was the case – which makes it a hell of a discovery all these many years later. Titles include "Show Me Tell Me", "Spirit", "Save The Children", "Music Is The Message", "Funky Music (parts 1 & 2)", "Breakout", "Running", and "Get Your Thing Together". CD
Also available Music Is The Message ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Sons Of SlumMusic Is The Message ... LP
Cordial (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Fantastic funk from Sons Of Slum – a 70s Chicago combo with a sound that's as heavy as their name! You might know the group from some killer singles they cut for Stax in the early 70s – but this set features unreleased material from later in the decade, showing an even cooler band than on those earlier records! Instrumentally, these guys have the tightness of the young Earth Wind & Fire, maybe mixed with some of the righteous currents of 24 Carat Black – and the vocals are often sung in this style that has edgey harmonies that remind us of The Notations, especially when they hit their more sinister style at Curtom. The whole thing's tremendous – one of those funk records that should have been issued back in the day, and which would have been on collector and DJ lists for decades if that was the case – which makes it a hell of a discovery all these many years later. Titles include "Show Me Tell Me", "Spirit", "Save The Children", "Music Is The Message", "Funky Music (parts 1 & 2)", "Breakout", "Running", and "Get Your Thing Together". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music Is The Message ... CD 12.99

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Witch DoctorHow Can I Win Your Love/All I Know, I Love You ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Rare Miami soul from Witch Doctor – a singer who works here in a groove that feels like a more stripped-down approach to the TK Records style from the same scene! By that, we mean that there's a funky current going through the music, but nice and lean – with moogy keyboards that resonate nicely with the vocals on "How Can I Win Your Love". "All I Know" has this chunky groove that's almost "Clean Up Woman" in style – but which gets all nice and weird with a spoken spot on the intro, and all sorts of vocal inflections throughout the tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ AfrodisiaMalik (difusion edit)/A Fool No Longer ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Malik" is a great little track – one that seems a bit laidback at first, but which soon takes off with instrumental interplay that's complex, but still very groovy – bass, horns, and keyboards all dancing together with lots of sharp jazzy changes – only breaking a bit when the vocals come into play! "A Fool No Longer" is a bit more straightforward, and equally nice – a strong romping rhythm with a chunky groove that's really great! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Edwards GenerationDynasty ... LP
Cordial (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unreleased work from Edwards Generation – a great San Francisco funk group from the 70s – and one who've reached legendary status over the years, even though their only other full length is pretty darn rare! These guys came to the Bay Area from Pittsburgh, and showed up a few years after Sly & The Family Stone made their first big waves – yet they also seem to work at a level that continues the great spirit of that group – a warmly collaborative approach to funky soul, with lots of tight rhythms at the core, deft musicianship, and a really spontaneous, joyful sort of vibe! The music here shifts a bit as the recordings move from the 70s into the 80s – showing maybe a bit more influence of west coast funk in the mix, but at a level that's still really great overall – and definitely not nearly as commercial as their contemporaries, so that most of the music still feels like funky 45s from the mid 70s. Titles include "Stop All Your Fooling", "Runaway", "Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me", "The Love I Found In You", "Choosing You", 'Get On The Dancefloor", "Do What You Wanna Do", "You Can Do It", and "Falling". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dynasty ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ AfrodisiaElephant Sunrise ... CD
Comma/Cordial (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from a funky group who really lead with their basslines and love their rhythms – so much so that vocals are often an afterthought when it comes to the grooves! These guys are German, but they've got a righteous sound that really lives up to the flavor of the cover – and we're guessing that the combo is one of those unique hybrids of American and European players on the overall scene – working with wickedly tight sounds on the bass and drums, dosed throughout with jazzy keyboard solos, tenor sax riffs, and lots of funky guitar. Titles include "Good Thang", "Wild Turkey", "TMFF", "Elephant Sunrise", "Psychic Summers", "Could It Only Be Me", and "Going Down To The Disco". CD

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✨✧ AfrodisiaElephant Sunrise ... LP
Comma/Cordial (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Rare work from a funky group who really lead with their basslines and love their rhythms – so much so that vocals are often an afterthought when it comes to the grooves! These guys are German, but they've got a righteous sound that really lives up to the flavor of the cover – and we're guessing that the combo is one of those unique hybrids of American and European players on the overall scene – working with wickedly tight sounds on the bass and drums, dosed throughout with jazzy keyboard solos, tenor sax riffs, and lots of funky guitar. Titles include "Good Thang", "Wild Turkey", "TMFF", "Elephant Sunrise", "Psychic Summers", "Could It Only Be Me", and "Going Down To The Disco". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Staffan HardeStaffan Harde ... CD
SJR/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only recorded documents of the talents of Swedish guitarist Staffan Harde – a player who departed from the scene after the lack of critical response to this tremendous album! We're not sure why the record failed to make waves at the time – but it could well be because the whole thing is years ahead of its time – so bold in conception, and unique in ideas that Harde could never be easily pigeonholed in terms of sound or style! At one level, Harde's got a very chromatic approach to his instrument – often playing in ways that start with Jim Hall and move past Terje Rypdal – but often with phrasing that's very different than either – not as avant as Derek Bailey, with some of the vision of Ray Russell – but again, still very much his own man too. If we're throwing around big names, it's because we feel that Harde can stand with any of these inventive jazz giants – but in a space that's very much his own – working here ins hifting settings with Berngt Berger on drums, Lars Urban Helje on bass, and Lars Sjosten on piano. Titles include "Substance 1", "Bigaroon", "Incitement", "Electrification", and "Cordial L". CD
 
 
 



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