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✨✧ Luther AllisonLuther's Blues ... LP
Gordy, 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the only blues records you'll ever find on Motown – and a mostly straight blues affair with a hard electric sound to it. The album's mostly in the early Alligator Records camp – but there's a few nice funky cuts, like "Now You Got It" and "Into My Life", which both have strong rhythm backing, and a smoother groove that kind of cuts the blues quotient a bit. That's a good thing for us, in case you couldn't tell! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout notches, some surface wear, and is lightly stained at the bottom 4 inches.)

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Dennis EdwardsCoolin' Out ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Sealed ... $7.99
A second solo set from Temptation Dennis Edwards – a great set of mellow modern soul, with a very 80s approach to the production and arrangements. There's a bit of 80s production in the mix – handled by Dennis Lambert in a strong way that never overcomes the vocals – and titles include "Try A Little Tenderness", "State Of Limbo", "No Such Thing", "Why Do People Fall In Love" and "Coolin Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with a cutout notch.)

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Rick JamesGlow ... LP
Gordy, 1985. Sealed ... $11.99
Rick James hits a smoother sort of style here – one that's almost a compressed take on the mainstream version of funk first crafted on his earlier records, fused into a more radio-friendly approach for the Prince generation! The sound's actually not that bad – and the record has an appeal (albeit a dated one) as a relic of crossover soul from a time that's fading more and more from the collective memory. Rick's still writing, arranging, and producing the whole set – and titles include "Glow", "Melody Make Me Dance", "Can't Stop", "Spend The Night With Me", "Somebody", "Moon Child", "Sha La La La La", and "Rock & Roll Control". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesStreet Songs ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and commercially – and actually got over far better than his more blatant attempts at crossover material on other records! The mix here is perfect – a true summation of all that made Motown great at the time, and the special sort of energy that made Rick one of the freshest mainstream talents at the end of the 70s! The record put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets, and for good reason too – given that the set includes the classic hit "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup up for the masses! LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown Classic Vinyl pressing, still sealed! Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Street Songs (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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Rick JamesStreet Songs (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gordy (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and commercially – and actually got over far better than his more blatant attempts at crossover material on other records! The mix here is perfect – a true summation of all that made Motown great at the time, and the special sort of energy that made Rick one of the freshest mainstream talents at the end of the 70s! The record put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets, and for good reason too – given that the set includes the classic hit "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup up for the masses! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – released in advance of Record Store Day 2009.)

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Martin Luther KingGreat March To Freedom – Detroit, June 23, 1963 ... LP
Gordy, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
When Dr. King spoke in Detroit in 1963, Motown managed to have the tape recorders rolling – and the result was this classic album of knowledge and righteousness. The album is banded into segments from King's speech, entitled "Non Violent Approach", "Love Your Enemy", "The Militant Negro", and the famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Gatefold cover, too – with lots of nice photos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing with deep groove in the gatefold cover. Cover has some wear and aging, with some tape remnants on front along the spine.)

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✨✧ Martha & The VandellasHeat Wave/A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday) ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1963. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasBlack Magic ... LP
Gordy, 1972. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – a set that's way past their early overheard hits for Motown, and which shows the group really stretching out with a new sort of power! There's definitely a bit of Black Magic in the mix – as there's a fresh feel here that really shows the changes Motown was making at the start of the 70s – with some echoes of the style used with the Jackson 5 – no surprise, given that the album's genius track "Bless You", was written by The Corporation! That track is worth the price of the album alone – and has this incredible wall of sound arrangement, with Martha singing verse after verse about the religiosity of love. But other tracks are great too – and include "No One There", "I Want You Back", "Hope I Don't Get My Heart Broke", and "Tear It On Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage UK pressing, with a flipback cover!)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasBless You/Hope I Don't Get My Heart Broke ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1971. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasIn And Out Of My Life/Your Love Makes It All Worthwhile ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1971. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Martha Reeves & The VandellasNatural Resources ... LP
Gordy, 1970. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Martha & The Vandellas were one of the few Motown 60s pop groups who actually got better as they got past their initial hit status – as this record will nicely attest! Reeves' vocals are fantastic, and very well trained for material such as this – nice little tracks with tight arrangements by Paul Riser, Wade Marcus, and David Van DePitte. She really shines on the material, and has a much deeper sound than we remember from her earlier stuff. Titles include "People Got To Be Free", "Won't It Be So Wonderful", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Easily Persuaded", and "I'm In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, split spine, half split bottom seam, and a name in marker on back.)

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Martha Reeves & The VandellasRidin' High ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
After a few years a Motown's big crossover chart star, how could Martha not be Riding High? This album keeps the groove right on rolling, with a strident batch of girl soul tracks that includes a mixture of pop and Motown tunes – including "Forget Me Not", "Honey Chile", "I Promise To Wait My Love", "I'm In Love", and "Show Me The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the spine and top seam, a cutout hole, and light surface wear.)

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SwitchThis Is My Dream ... CD
Gordy/FTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
One of the last records Switch recorded before Philip Ingram went solo, and the rest of the guys broke off into DeBarge – and an album with some surprisingly sweet soul moments! The funky side of Switch is still stringly in place, but this record has some great little ballads ballads too – with the band singing in a solid harmony style that's right upfront in the mix, unencumbered by the harder instrumentation of the funkier numbers, showcasing a soulful side that almost reminds us of the mid 70s east coast indie scene! Titles include "Love Over & Over Again", "All I Need Is You", "You & I", "Without You In My Life", and "Just Imagine". CD

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TemptationsBack To Basics ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Sealed ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch and small sticker remnants.)

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TemptationsCompact Command Performance – 17 Greatest Hits ... CD
Gordy, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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TemptationsGirl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)/Baby, Baby I Need You ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1964. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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TemptationsHouse Party ... LP
Gordy, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A mix of styles and moods – with some righteous funky numbers, ala the Norman Whitfield days, and a few others done in a more modern soul mode. James Carmichael handles most of the heavy soul tunes, and the rest are done by Steve Cropper and HB Barnum, working together in a mode that seems to share none of their best assets. Titles include "If I Don't Love You This Way", "What You Need Most", "World Of You, Love, & Music", "Darling, Stand By Me", and "Johnny Porter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ TemptationsPower ... LP
Gordy, 1980. Sealed ... $5.99
Titles include "Power", "Struck By Lightning", "How Can I Resist Your Love", "I'm Coming Home", "Can't You See Sweet Thing", and "Go For It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a cutout notch. Shrink has a hole and a sticker.)

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TemptationsReunion ... LP
Gordy, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An all-star effort from The Temptations – and a well-titled set that has the group brimming over with classic vocal talent! The group's expanded to a seven-piece outfit for the album – with Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin back in the fold, singing alongside Dennis Edwards, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, and the rest of the group! Motown also culled together some top-shelf production talent for the set too – including Berry Gordy, Rick James, Barrett Strong, and Smokey Robinson – all of whom produce numbers for the record. Some of the tracks are in an 80s groove modes, and others are mellower ballads that offer plenty of space for vocal interplay – and titles include "I've Never Been To Me", "Backstage", "More On The Inside", "Standing On The Top", "Lock It In The Pocket", and "You Better Beware". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ TemptationsSolid Rock ... LP
Gordy, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A masterful album of righteous trippy soul – recorded during the height of the Temptations' strong association with Norman Whitfield! The record has more than a few political/social conscience songs – like "Take A Look Around", "Stop The War Now", and "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" – but the strongest point is the music, more than the message. The arrangements are super funky – with complicated stretched out passages filled with spacey effects, rumbling bass, fuzzy guitars, and cool processing on the vocals. "The End Of Our Road" has some great tight drums, and "What It Is" begins with rolling snare work that's in a Sly Stone sort of groove. Vocals are great as always, and the album also features a long mellow cover of "Ain't No Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album

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TemptationsSurface Thrills ... CD
Gordy/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
An unusual set of 80s grooves from The Temptations – a record that still has the group at the top of their vocal powers, but which also changes up the sound of the rhythms a bit! There's more beats and keyboard lines than before – production that definitely shows the date of the record, but which is still mostly offset by the group's great vocal elements – that old school style of harmony that few of the younger groups could ever get this right. A few tracks are definitely going for some chart play – with a driving groove from the team of Dennis Lambert and Steve Barri (Lambert wrote most of the tracks) – but the record also still has a sound that's different than most of the more commercial soul of the time. A real standout track is the group's version of Sam Dees' "What A Way To Put It" – done here as a soulful ballad – and other tracks include "Love On My Mind Tonight", "The Seeker", "Bring Your Body Here", "Show Me Your Love", and "One Man Woman". CD

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TemptationsTemptations In A Mellow Mood ... LP
Gordy, 1967. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The Temptations in a mellow mood, but one that's still plenty darn swinging – thanks to some jazzy arrangements from HB Barnum, Oliver Nelson, and Don Costa! The groove here is more in a vocal group mode from years past – Temptations harmonies turned more towards standards and crossover classics – but there's still an undeniable Motown sound going on too, thanks to the vocal range of the group, and the way they handle these tunes! Titles include "A Taste Of Honey", "For Once In My Life", "Try To Remember", "The Impossible Dream", and "That's Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original purple label Gordy pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesCome Get It ... LP
Gordy, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy, that was to provide the blueprint for his later success. James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this stuff has a good bit more substance than some of the other commercial R & B of the day. "Mary Jane" & "You & I" were the 2 big hits of this album, which also includes "Be My Lady", "Hollywood" & "Sexy Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesFire It Up (with bonus track) ... CD
Gordy/Hip-O Select, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rick James fires it up at the end of the 70s – stepping out at full star power that has him rivaling the strength of Bootsy Collins at Warner, and paving the way for the rise of Prince in the early 80s! As with Prince, James' version of funk here is a bit offbeat – lots of riffing guitars in the mix, and a bad-strutting groove that's still conventional mainstream funk of the time, yet with some edgier elements that led Rick to label his music as "punk funk" (or was it "funk punk"?) Given the end-of-70s spirit, you might also say that some of the cuts were aimed at the dancefloor – although James was never really one to storm the discos as much as others. Titles include "Love Gun", "Fire It Up", "Come Into My Life", "Lovin You Is A Pleasure", and "Stormy Love". CD also features the bonus track "Love Gun" – presented here in a bonus 12" promo version! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Teena MarieLady T ... LP
Gordy, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from Teena Marie – one that's dedicated to the late Minnie Riperton (who'd passed during the previous year), and which is produced by Riperton's husband/collaborator Richard Rudolph. Teena's got more than a few of Minnie's tricks up her sleeve on the best cuts, singing in a smooth sweet soulful style that makes for some of her best vocals on record at the time. Lovely, soulful work from Teena – one of her best! Titles include "Behind The Groove", "Aladdin's Lamp", "Now That I Have You", "Can It Be Love", "Too Many Colors", and "Young Girl In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ TemptationsThat's The Way Love Is/Psychedelic Shack ... 7-inch
Gordy, 1969. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has initials in pen.)

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✨✧ Undisputed TruthCosmic Truth/Higher Than High ... CD
Gordy/Kent (UK), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of late Motown albums from Undisputed Truth – both issued here back to back, as they originally appeared for the label! First up is Cosmic Truth – a fantastic 70s album from Undisputed Truth – and the first to fully feature the new version of the lineup, after the Magictones had been recruited to form the second version of the group! The sound here is even funkier and more guitar-based than before – a fully-realized take on the Norman Whitfield modes that had been brewing up since his late 60s work with The Temptations – almost as tripped-out at times as early 70s Funkadelic – as if Undisputed Truth were being put forth as a Detroit challenge to the George Clinton universe! Production and arrangements are great – very far-reaching at times, with some bigger ideas in the mix – although all the tight funky soul elements that always made these guys so great. Titles include "1990", "Squeeze Me Tease Me", "Earthquake Snake", "Spaced Out", "Lil Red Ridin Hood", "Got To Get Me Some Lovin", and the great cut "UFO's". Higher Than High is a great later Motown effort from the Undisputed Truth – working in a groove that's a bit tighter and more upbeat than before, but still plenty darn great! Norman Whitfield is still very firmly in charge of the group's sound on the record – arranging, producing, and writing most of the cuts on the album – and he's doing a great job of keeping his sound fresh here – not just sticking in the bass-heavy styles of previous years, and instead moving into some fresher territory that has the group continuing to grow nicely. In a way, the whole thing's almost a precursor for the grooves to come on Norman's own Whitfield label – a great batch of well-crafted titles that include "Overload", "Higher Than High", "Poontang", "I Saw YOu When You Met Her", "Help Yourself (second version)", "I'm In The Red Zone", "Boogie Bump Boogie", and "Ma". CD

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✨✧ Undisputed TruthUndisputed Truth ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The amazing debut of Undisputed Truth – one of the coolest new Motown groups of the 70s – and one of the few that really continued the experimental legacy of the label in the late 60s! As with the Temptations during their psychedelic years, Undisputed Truth are handled by superproducer Norman Whitfield – who does a fantastic job of mixing deeper ideas and righteous themes with some of the soaring soul that was the Motown stock in trade – a wonderful blend that made these guys one of the best groups poised to push the label into the new decade! Titles include the huge hit "Smiling Faces Sometimes", plus lots of covers of cool tracks like "California Soul", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Ball Of Confusion", and "You Got The Love I Need". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Dennis EdwardsDon't Look Any Further ... LP
Gordy, 1984. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The Temptations' former lead singer's first solo record with a huge 80s groove album, especially considering the mighty title track – the duet with Siedah Garrett and it's sly reggae influenced bassline and crisp popping beat. This is one of those records we appreciate a lot more with the passing of time and with a late appreciation for that bubbling 80s vibe. Era production notes aside, the songs here are quite solid and Dennis's voice brings the true soul! Also includes "(You're My) Aphrodesiac", "Another Place In Tie", "I Thought I Could Handle It", and "Just Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a few spots of clear tape.)

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✨✧ Teena MarieIt Must Be Magic ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest album that Teena Marie ever cut – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of the lady's work for Motown! The set's got this bright, positive bounce that grabs you right from the start – but also moves into a depth that's way different than other funk albums of the time – a way with a ballad and a thoughtful track that almost makes Marie the 80s heir to the Minnie Riperton legacy, especially given the strength of her voice on the set – and the fact that Teena wrote and produced the whole album herself! At a time when so many other female soul singers were at the mercy of other folks' talents and ideas, Lady T steps forth boldly with this classic set – brimming over with greatness on cuts that include the stellar "Portuguese Love", plus "Yes Indeed", "Where's California", "Opus III", "Square Biz", "365", "Revolution", and "Ballad Of Cradle Rob & Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface and edge wear.)

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✨✧ SwitchSwitch ... CD
Gordy/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of seventies soul from Switch, and a record that really helped set the tone for countless others to come in the 80s – no surprise, given that the group's got members from both the DeBarge and Ingram families! There's a warmth here that few others can match – an earnest, honest quality that never gets lost, even amidst the well-crafted instrumentation and tight production of the record – almost an updated legacy of the early 70s east coast scene, but never polished up too much at all! There's some wonderful harmonies that work perfectly on both the upbeat and mellower numbers – warming things up beautifully on titles that include "It's So Real", "I Wanna Be With You", "I Wanna Be Closer", "You Pulled A Switch", and "There'll Never Be". CD

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✨✧ TemptationsSky's The Limit ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield mode – long numbers that build and build, opening up into long righteous soul grooves with more than a bit of funk – a hard-rolling style that the harmonies really work wonderfully to match – giving Motown some of its most powerful sounds of the time! The best cuts include the album's 9 minute reading of "Love Can Be Anything", it's 12 minute version of "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and the cuts "Just My Imagination", "Man", and "Ugena Za Ulimwengu". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TemptationsTemptations (1981) ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
An excellent lost sleeper by The Temptations! The record was cut in 1981, and all but disappeared when it came out, but it's a stellar effort that has The Temps working in a smooth modern style with great production by Thom Bell. The band is in great form vocally, and the album feels like some great group session for Philly International from the same time – with tight songs, sophisticated production, and a great update of the earlier harmony style. Not all the cuts are great – but the album kicks off with the wonderfully catchy "Aiming At Your Heart", a midtempo number that's worth the price of the album alone. Other tracks include "What Else", "Your Lovin Is Magic", "Open Their Eyes", and "The Best of Both Worlds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ TemptationsTemptations Greatest Hits ... LP
Gordy, 1966. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The first volume of greatest hits that Motown compiled from the Temps classic 60s recordings – and a batch of pre-1966 numbers that shows the best early side of the group. There's less of the heavier soul sound of later years – but the group's harmonies are very sweet, and in fine form throughout. Bill Cosby wrote some very strange liner notes – and tracks include "It's Growing", "I'll Be In Trouble", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "My Girl", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Get Ready", and "The Girl's Alright With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge and surface wear.)

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✨✧ TemptationsTruly For You ... CD
Gordy/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great 80s set from The Temptations – one of the few Motown acts who managed to deliver great work again and again over the years! The production has some 80s traces that are slightly dated, but the vocals are still top-shelf all the way – strongly moved much more into a mellow and modern mode than the group's righteous 70s years, but still plenty darn soulful for our ears – and proof that no matter what the lineup, or the setting, The Temptations could always come out with some top-shelf work! The record's got a nicely balanced feel that most younger groups of the time would have done well to consider – and titles include "Running", "Treat Her Like A Lady", "My Love Is True", "Set Your Love Right", "I'll Keep My Light In The Window", and "Memories". CD

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✨✧ Leon WareMusical Massage (UK pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Expansion (UK), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff! Arguably Leon Ware's greatest record – and one of the greatest Motown records of the 70's! The record is a beautiful set of interwoven mellow soul tracks, recorded right on the heels of Marvin Gaye's I Want You album, which was written and conceived by Ware, then taken at the last minute by Marvin! For this set, Ware creates a very similar sound – mixing together smooth keyboards with subtle bits of funk and electronics, all wrapped up in his own sweet warm vocals, which sound better here than on any other album. The whole thing's filled with loads of beautiful tracks, including "French Waltz", "Journey Into You", "Phantom Lover", and the great "Turn Out the Light", written with Minnie Riperton. Plus, this reissue features 5 previously unissued bonus tracks – different than the US ones – "Long Time No See", "With You", "Comfort", "Best Of Two Worlds", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Marvin GayeHere, My Dear (expanded 2CD edition) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1978. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". Expanded CD features the famous 12" instrumental version of "A Funky Space Reincarnation" – plus a full set of 12 bonus alternate mixes produced by the likes of Mocean Worker, Easy Mo Bee, Leon Ware, Marcus Miller, Prince Paul, Bootsy Collins, Slaam Remi, and The Randy Watson Experience – including "Anger (alt extended)", "Here My Dear (alt mix)", "Time To Get It Together (alt extended mix)", "Falling In Love Again (alt version)", "I Met A Little Girl (alt version)", "Sparrow (alt version)", and "Anna's Song (inst – alt version)". CD

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Eddie HollandIt Moves Me – The Complete Recordings 1958 to 1964 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
A beautiful collection of all the great and rare material Eddie Holland cut as solo singer in the late 50s and early 60s – including the incredible early Motown material, plus tracks he cut for Mercury, Kudo, Tamla and United Artists! Of course Eddie Holland is best remembered for uber-legendary work as producer, composer and arranger with the Holland-Dozier-Holland super soul unit – for damn good reason, but it's his early work as singer is way too strong to be considered a mere footnote to his greater legacy. Many of the cuts were written and produced by Berry Gordy, along with numbers written and produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, some recorded more famously by later acts, so what you truly have here is the foundation for great things to come – it's beautiful stuff that shines brightly in its own light. Eddie's a solid singer and the songs are terrific, formative stuff that's a pivotal bridge from earlier R&B to massive soul. 56 tracks on 2CDs: "Little Miss Ruby", "Will You Love Me", "Just A Few More Days", "It's Not Too Late", "Just Ain't Enough Love", "Brenda", "Baby Shake", "Magic Mirror", "If Cleopatra Took A Chance", "Action Speaks Louder than Words", "Bashful Kind", "Too Late To Cry", "Happy Go Lucky", "Pretty Little Angel Face", "Day Dreamer", "Rain And Thunder", "I Like Everything About You", "Happy Days" and many more. This set goes deeper than any compilation we've seen of Eddie's recordings, too, with a number of previously unissued Mercury recordings. CD

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San Remo Golden StringsHungry For Love ... LP
Ric Tic, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
The name on this one sounds cheesy – but the record's actually a great batch of Detroit soul instrumentals, with way more of a Northern Soul groove than you'd expect! The San Remo Golden Strings were a group of Detroit soul musicians – kind of similar to the Soulful Strings of Chicago Cadet fame, using strings to create a soulful stepping groove, but given a more exotic name here to "class" things up a bit. "Hungry For Love" is one of the group's most enduring instrumental tracks, the kind that you'll hear on some of those Goldmine collections filled with rare non-vocal soul tracks. The rest of the record features some original grooves – like "Joy Road", "Lonely One", and "I'm Satisfied" – as well as some San Remoed versions of tracks like "Everybody Loves A Lover", "People", and "Blueberry Hil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Gordy pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner and a center split in the top seam.)

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Ben SidranOn The Live Side ... LP
Magenta, 1986. Near Mint- ... $0.99
With Phil Woods on alto sax, Steve Miller on guitar and vocals, Billy Peterson on bass, Ricky Peterson on synthesizers and vocals, and Gordy Knudtson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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VariousMotown Collected (180 gram white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Motown/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $41.99 44.99
They're not lying with the title – as this heavy set collects plenty of gems from Motown Records – some of the earliest Berry Gordy productions that set the tone for the label, through later tracks that still have the Motown flag flying strongly into the 80s! There's 33 tracks on the double-length set – and titles include "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Come To Me" by Marv Johnson, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Temptations, "How Sweet It Is" by Marvin Gaye, "Please Mr Postman" by The Marvelettes, "Do You Love Me" by The Contours, "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5, "War" by Edwin Starr, "Same Old Song" by The Four Tops, "Uptight" by Stevie Wonder, "Get Ready" by Rare Earth, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston, "Tears Of A Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "It Will Come In Time" by Billy Preston & Syreeta, "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson, "Don't Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards with Siedah Garrett, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, "Where Did Our Love Go" by The Supremes, "Shotgun" by Jr Walker & The All Stars, "My Guy" by Mary Wells, and "This Old Heart Of Mine" by The Isley Brothers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition – on heavyweight white vinyl!)

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✨✧ David RuffinMy Whole World Ended ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great start as a solo act for the legendary David Ruffin – stepping out here from The Temptations with a wonderfully heartbreaking style! The title of the record really sums up the feel of the set – a sense of desperation that really comes through in Ruffin's raspy vocals – with an edge that was already great in his previous group, but which really soars here amidst a range of Motown settings from Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Briston, Ivy Jo Hunter, and George Gordy. Some of the previous Temps baroque-soul elements create a complexity in the orchestrations – which David cuts through in this personal, powerful way – on titles that include "My Whole World Ended", "Pieces Of A Man", "Everlasting Love", "My Love Is Growing Stronger", "We'll Have A Good Thing Going On", and "World Of Darkness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has a cutout mark and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Rick JamesCome Get It ... CD
Motown, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy – an effort that was to provide the blueprint for his later success! James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this stuff has a good bit more substance than some of the other commercial R & B of the day! "Mary Jane" & "You & I" were the 2 big hits of this album, which also includes "Be My Lady", "Hollywood" & "Sexy Lady". CD

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✨✧ SatintonesSatintones Sing! – The Complete Tamla & Motown Singles (limited edition) ... CD
Tamla/Motown/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The complete Tamla and Motown singles of The Satintones – the soul, R&B & popular music juggernaut's first male vocal group – and a treasure trove of rare post doo wop from the end of the 50s/beginning of the 60s! It's fascinating for the history herein – the group is hugely under-anthologized in a world of myriad Motown compilations – which is a real shame, as you'll hear in this sweet set – with numbers that rely on the doo wop influences as well as tunes more devoted to lead vocals – with a slew of early Berry Gordy productions and compositions. The set includes the then legally challenged Shirelles knockoff/answer song "Tomorrow and Always" plus "Motor City", "Going To The Hop", "Sugar Daddy", "A Love That Can Never Be", "Foot Stomping Time", My Kind Of Love", "Boogie Woogie Heart", "Because I Love You", "You Can't Beat My Lovin" and many more. 26 tracks in all. CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)
 
 
 



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