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Gibsons/CymbalineGibsons Vs Cymbaline – 60s UK Harmony Pop Battle Royale (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Teensville (Australia), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A 60s harmony pop spectacular – featuring work from two different groups who recorded on the UK scene, and who each only issued seven singles in the process! First are The Gibsons, a quartet with strong harmonies that echo an earlier era in pop, but who work with lots of cool 60s jangle rock elements in their music – sharp guitars and keyboards, romping rhythms, and other sonic touches that really make them sound wonderfully groovy overall – on tunes that include "Two Kinds Of Lovers", "The Magic Book", "She's Not Like Any Other Girl", "City Life", "Lazy Summer Day", "Any Time That You're Lonely", "Born To Be Free", and "Ode To A Dolls House". The Cymbaline have a sound that's maybe more rockish right from the start – vocals that are warm and sunny, but grafted onto tunes with a stronger guitar base at the core – which really helps uncover some of the darkness in their style. Titles include "Top Girl", "Please Little Girl", "Peanuts & Chewy Macs", "Fire", "Turn Around", "Down By The Seaside", "Found My Girl", "Matrimonial Fears", "Comin Home Baby", and "Where Did Love Go Wrong". CD also features two tracks from an earlier incarnation of The Gibsons – "That's What I Want" and "Let's Try Again" by The Cicadas. CD

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Louvin BrothersClose Harmony (8CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 8 CDs & Book ... $165.99 229.99
Whoa! An incredible, gargantuan 8 CD box set of the Louvin Brothers complete catalog for the Capitol, Apollo, Decca, and MGM labels in the late 50s and early 60s! Ira and Charlie are probably the greatest country harmony duo of all time – and the set is way too huge to even think about soaking up in a single sitting – but it's an essential slice of history for the completists out there, and thanks to Bear Family many of these tracks that might have disappeared forever live on thanks to the magic of CD! 220 songs – including tons of alternate versions from throughout the years, many of which still have the crackly quality you have on a lot of Folkways recordings – the kind that only contribute to the sincerity of the recordings rather than standing out as a flaw. The box also includes a massive book, with rare photos, a montage of all the original album cover art, a complete list of tracks recorded by other artists, and everything you need to know about the boys and their lives at the time! A small sample of what you'll find here – "Alabama", "Seven Year Blues", "Weapon Of Prayer", "Robe Of White", "Great Atomic Power", "Broadminded", "Satan And The Saint", "I Can't Say No", "Pitfall", "In The Pines", "Kentucky", "Katy Dear", "We Could", "Tennessee Waltz", "Dog Sled", "Blue", The Drunkard's Doom", and a couple hundred more! CD

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Harry MoscoPeace & Harmony ... LP
Isle Of Jura (Netherlands), New Copy (reissue)... About May 10, 2019 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Reno BrothersThree Part Harmony ... CD
Pinecastle, 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, some notes in pen on traycard artwork.)

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Kamasi WashingtonHarmony Of Difference ... CD
Young Turks, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Pure fantasticness from the great Kamasi Washington – a set that's much more compact than his sprawling Epic, but which has an equally wonderful vibe overall! The album features material that Washington performed at the Whitney Biennial – to accompany paintings by his sister – but the whole thing stands alone beautifully, with that free-flowing, always spiritual vibe that's made Washington one of the strongest young jazz talents to emerge in recent years! The music resonates strongly with the work of some of his key LA contemporaries – like Ronald Bruner Jr, Miles Mosley, Cameron Graves, and Thundercat – all of whom perform in the large ensemble – helping Kamasi's tenor soar to the skies on waves of collaborative joy. Washington composed, arranged, and even produced the record himself – and in some ways, the tightness of the performance makes the whole thing even more satisfying than Epic – as we hope you feel too, on titles that include "Desire", "Humility", "Truth", "Integrity", "Knowledge", and "Perspective". CD

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✨✧ Kamasi WashingtonHarmony Of Difference ... LP
Young Turks, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Pure fantasticness from the great Kamasi Washington – a set that's much more compact than his sprawling Epic, but which has an equally wonderful vibe overall! The album features material that Washington performed at the Whitney Biennial – to accompany paintings by his sister – but the whole thing stands alone beautifully, with that free-flowing, always spiritual vibe that's made Washington one of the strongest young jazz talents to emerge in recent years! The music resonates strongly with the work of some of his key LA contemporaries – like Ronald Bruner Jr, Miles Mosley, Cameron Graves, and Thundercat – all of whom perform in the large ensemble – helping Kamasi's tenor soar to the skies on waves of collaborative joy. Washington composed, arranged, and even produced the record himself – and in some ways, the tightness of the performance makes the whole thing even more satisfying than Epic – as we hope you feel too, on titles that include "Desire", "Humility", "Truth", "Integrity", "Knowledge", and "Perspective". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Harmony Of Difference ... CD 11.99

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VariousDoo Wop Soda Shop – Atmospheric & Romantic Harmony Sounds From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
A really unique set of doo wop tracks from the classic years – one that has a slightly different format than some of the others on the market, as you might guess from the cover! These tunes are definitely sweet, but never too pop overall – and the titles all come from an extremely well-chosen batch of singles from a variety of labels and scenes – all to portray that special heartbreaking sound of early group soul – the sort that might well have been the biggest contribution that doo wop made to the legacy of harmony. The cuts on the set often have a slow-stepping, late nite feel – a moody vibe that often tells the tale of love found and love lost, but with vocal inflections that make each of these numbers a special standout on their own. There's 24 whopping tracks in all – with great sound, label scans, and titles that include "Remember" by Dennis & The Explorers, "Looking For You" by The Dukes, "For Your Love" by The Wanderers, "Along My Lonely Way" by The Utopians, "This Paradise" by The Bel-Aires, "Last Night I Dreamed" by The Fiestas, "The Night Is Quiet" by The Vocaleers, "Be Mine" by The Uptones, "Lonely One" by The Ravels, "Baby Be Mine" by The Melo Gents, and "Flames" by The Reminiscents. CD

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VariousIn Harmony – A Sesame Street Record ... LP
Warner/Sesame Street, 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Nat BirchallLive In Larissa – Divine Harmony In Duende Jazz Bar ... LP
Sound Soul & Spirit/Parafono (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime live sounds from the great Nat Birchall – one of the most spiritual jazzmen currently working today! The set has Nat and his quintet really stretching out – playing his own great compositions, plus some Impulse and Strata East classics too – all at an open, searching, constantly creative level that really lives up to their inspiration from the Coltrane generation! Nat himself plays tenor and soprano sax – and the group features piano, vibes, bass, and drums – plus a bit of bells as well. The whole thing's very spiritual – like some lost Strata set from the 70s – and titles include remakes of Clifford Jordan's "John Coltrane" and Alice Coltrane's "Journey In Satchidananda" – plus the tracks "Sacred Dimension", "The Black Ark", "Return To Ithaca", and "Divine Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stuart L GoosmanGroup Harmony – The Black Urban Roots Of Rhythm & Blues ... Book
University Of Pennsylvania, 2005. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Group soul harmony gets some great treatment here – in a well-done book that follows the music from the street corner to the airwaves – all with a thoughtful mixture of oral history and the larger issues of the time! Author Stuart Goosman focuses especially on harmony groups on the Baltimore and Washington DC scenes of the postwar years – with a lot of detail on The Orioles, one of the first great groups in the tradition – and some of the smaller acts of the period as well – and the book begins with the initial postwar rise in the format, then looks at the huge wave of group harmony during the doo wop years. Although an academic book, the tone is never dry – and the oral history material really illuminates the music a great deal. 291 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Houston PersonHarmony ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky Houston Person on Mercury – an album with some nice surprising touches! Person's blowing in a large group on this one – in a style that seemed to be an increasing refuge for some of the soul jazz players of the 60s during the time – but despite that setting, Houston keeps it real on a few of the album's best tracks – thanks to the kind of far-thinking production that made some of these Mercury jazz funk sides so great! Horace Ott's arranging the backings, and is crowning achievement is the album's extended take on Fela's "I Get No Eye For Back" – done here as a long drawn-out funky jazz number – with great sax from Person, and some really nice keyboard parts! The album also features 2 other nice full funk numbers – "Do It While You Can" and "Love Is All We Need" – both penned by Ott, with the mixture of large group backing and light vocal refrains that were similar to those used on Jimmy Smith's Mercury album. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberta PiketDomestic Harmony – Piket Plays Mintz ... CD
Thirteenth Note, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousHarmony Classics Vol 3 – 28 Killer Doo-Wop Ballads! ... CD
Sapphire, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by The Avalons, The 4 Dukes, The Cashmeres, The Trumpeteers, The New Yorkers, The Feathers, The Bachelors, The Carnations, Luther Bond & The Emeralds, and The Jubalaires. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Harmony Classics Vol 2 ... CD
Eclipse, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful collection of the kind of soul that always gets us going – mellow group soul from the 60s and 70s, of the sort that we can never get enough of! The focus here is on the sweeter side of the soul spectrum – and most of the tracks are group soul numbers in the style of the best indie mode of the east coast scene at the turn of the 70s. There's a total of 20 tracks in all – and titles include "The Stars" by Ocapellos, "Stranger At My Door" by Fuller Brothers, "I Need You" by Masters Of Soul, "Love Is Here" by The Futures, "I'm Gonna Stay" by The Visitors, "The Echo" by The Epsilons, "Talk To Me Sometimes" by The Village Choir, "Share My Love" by Shelly Dupont & The Calenders, and "Love Has To Grow" by The Invitations. CD
(Out of print CDr release. Appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources.)

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✨✧ Ray ConniffHarmony/The Way We Were (SACD pressing) ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular players too!)

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✨✧ VariousHarmony In My Head – UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977 to 1981 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A really great look at the more tuneful side of the UK scene during the prime years of punk rock – a set that doesn't ignore punk for more mainstream material – but instead shows the way the new sound was influencing bands in a variety of styles, who were then also turning things back with a nice new edge of their own! Most of these tracks aren't by artists you'd think of as punk legends – although there are a few in the mix – but there's definitely a short, sharp shock to most of the tunes, while still also exploding with a strong sense of melody too! The whole thing is a really great way to go back to this generation – and has a much more sophisticated approach than you'd guess from the "power pop" or "new wave" in the title – a logic that's also spelled out in the very big booklet of notes that comes with the box. 3CD set features 76 tracks in all – with work by The Times, Piranhas, Squeeze, Buzzcocks, Distractions, Rich Kids, Any Trouble, Yachts, Bleeding Hearts, Salford Jets, Bram Tchaikovsky, Monochrome Set, The Boys, Barracudas, Realists, Radio Stars, The Circles, Ruts, Tonight, Nips, Amber Squad, Thought Police, Knox, Eater, Shooter, Those Naughty Lumps, Autographs, and many more! CD
 
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Henson CargillWelcome To My World (aka None Of My Business) ... LP
Harmony (Canada), 1969. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s pressing.)

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Flatt & ScruggsFlatt & Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys ... LP
Harmony, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Fantastic work from the key Columbia Records years of this legendary bluegrass duo! Titles include "Foggy Mountain Special", "I Won't Be Hanging Around", "Earl's Breakdown", "Before I Met You", "Randy Lynn Rag", and "Jimmy Brown The Newsboy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Woody HermanBijou ... LP
Harmony, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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John KirbyIntimate Swing ... LP
Harmony/Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
A nice small group set – with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Russell Procope on alto, Buster Bailey on clarinet, and Billy Kyle on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing.)

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Pepe Luis & His OrchestraCha Cha Cha ... LP
Harmony, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
Lively cha cha tracks, all recorded in Mexico – with titles that include "Las Pelonas", "Poli Cha Cha Cha", "Cocktails For Two", "Los Normalistas", "Clases De Cha Cha Cha", "Senorita Catalina", and "Cha Cha Cha Universitario". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and some aging.)

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✨✧ Woody HermanSummer Sequence ... LP
Columbia/Harmony, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carter FamilyCountry Sounds Of The Original Carter Family ... LP
Harmony, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Ace SpectrumDon't Send Nobody Else/Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $39.99
2 nice tracks by this oft-overlooked east coast harmony group. "Don't Send" has a large production feel, with arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux, and a sound that almost hits the Spinners groove from the same time. "Don't Let Me Be" has great harmonies, and a solid soul sound that totally transforms the song. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has small press flaw bumps and is slightly off center but play is not affected.)

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Ace SpectrumInner Spectrum ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A tremendous debut from Ace Spectrum – a harmony quartet who never cracked the charts as much as some of their east coast contemporaries, but who were every bit as great as the bigger names on the east coast scene! The album's got a soaring sound that's strongly influenced by Philly, but recorded in New York – a warmly compressed style that's professional and focused, and beautifully put together with arrangements from Bert DeCoteaux and production by the team of Tony Silvester and Ed Zant. We love the group the best on the mellower cuts – which have a quality that's deeply personal amidst the smoothness – but even the more upbeat tracks are plenty darn great too! Titles include the sublime slow numbers "Moving On" and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" – plus "Don't Send Nobody Else", "If You Were There", "Pickup", "I Don't Want To Play Around", and "Me & My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker in the bottom right.)

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✨✧ Ace SpectrumJust Like In The Movies ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A masterpiece of east coast harmony soul – and worth it for the title cut alone! Ace Spectrum are always pretty great, but on this album, they really bust out of the box with some of the most wonderful harmonies they've ever recorded – set to impeccable arrangements by Patrick Adams, who hits the same blend of mellow harmonies and upbeat grooving he did with Black Ivory! Vocals are amazing – right at the height of the east coast generation that also included The Moments, Delfonics, and Stylistics – and the backings are equally wonderful, and make the album one of our favorite 70s releases from Atlantic Records. Titles include "Just Like In the Movies", "Sweet Music Soft Lights & You", "I Can't Keep Holding On", "Sooner or Later", "Magic Touch", and "Live & Learn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some light stains, and a promo sticker.)

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Acerina Y Su DanzoneraEmbrujo Tropical ... LP
Columbia (Mexico), Early 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Titles include "Nereidas", "Almendra", "Juarez No Debio De Morir", "La Pajarera", "A Mi Con Porros", "Salon Mexico", and "Posada Mexicana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing on Harmony. Cover has some tape on the seams.)

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Act One (Act 1)Act One ... LP
Spring, 1974. Sealed ... $14.99
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – because some tunes are spare, simple, and heartbreaking – really building off the best qualities of 60s harmony soul, but with a lot more sophistication – while others are bolder, more upbeat, and positive – really using the new studio modes of the time to send a few tunes really over the top! The mix is quite similar to Black Ivory at their best – although the album's more under-discovered treasure – and although it's the only record ever by the group, it's got a solidity that should have made them as big as any of the 70s stars on Atlantic or Philly International! Titles include "Goodbye Love", "Friends Or Lovers", "Tom the Peeper", "Party Hardy People", "I Don't Want To Know What You Do To Me", "Still Waters", "It's The Same Old Story", and "Love's Got Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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AscendantIlluminate – Blue ... CD
Ascendant, 2012. Used ... $1.99
Spiritual soul from Ascendant – a brilliant little EP that's the greatest thing they've done so far! The sound is sublimely righteous – set to some soaring jazzy backdrops that make the vocals sound really wonderful, and which really help get across the message in the music – a blend that's maybe the best approach to this sort of groove we've heard since vintage work from Fertile Ground! The set's only an EP, but it's got a very powerful feel – put together perfectly, with vocals that are right on the money, especially in the harmony passages – and timeless instrumentation that will have us coming back to this one again and again over the years. Titles include "Darkest Shade Of Blue", "All You Need", "Back Into The World", "Nothing To Prove", and "Gye Nyame". CD

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AssociationAssociation ... LP
Warner, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $5.99
Really great work by The Association – a back-to-basics effort that has the group handling most of the instrumentation themselves, in a way that often gives the set a surprisingly intimate feel! Sure, these are the guys who virtually invented candy-coated Sunshine Pop – but they're also a heck of a great group at the core, and move here into some of the looser, more relaxed modes of the Warner Brothers scene at the time – a setting that really helps them bring a hell of a lot of personality to the music. Harmony vocals still soar out beautifully when needed, and the arrangements and songwriting show a lot more signs of their association with the hip LA scene of the 60s – a maturation that really pushes their sound forward in a wonderful way. Titles include "Broccoli", "The Nest", "Love Affair", "Boy On the Mountain", "Under Branches", "Goodbye Forever", and "Yes I Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Paul Baillargeon & Dean MorganViens Mon Amour (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tresor National (Canada), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic porn soundtrack from the Canadian scene at the start of the 70s – a wicked little record from the time when even a schlocky movie could be trusted to have some pretty great music in the mix! The styles here echo some of the modes in the Vampyros Lesbos world of Jess Franco films – funky drums, great organ lines, and plenty of trippy guitar – but there's also the added use of harmony vocals on a few cuts, with female singers who give the whole thing a warmly joyous quality, and really sets the whole thing apart from the rest! The record's got a great sense of variety, including some really cool distorted moog on one track – and titles include "Felicia Nova", "Emmene Moi", "Harizap", "Chanson Pour Candy", "Cago 9", "Sans Raison", "Ouvre Ton Ame", and "Je Ne T'Attendrai Pas". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – as the group's got a deeper, more solid sound than some of the more fragile outfits of their era. Production is very strong – thanks to the Holland-Dozier-Holland powerhouse sound of the time – and the group's vocals are supported on a full groove that really helps send the whole thing over the top! The title cut "Livin High Off The Goodness Of Your Love" is a stone classic – and other nice tracks include "Rain", "I Had it All", and "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beach BoysFriends ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good+ ... $16.99
An under-discovered album from The Beach Boys – and one of our favorite records by the group! The set's kind of a slinking back to the personal, quirky territory of Smile, but with a somewhat more intimate, less-ambitious feel – one that comes off like a tapestry of simple expressions from the group – surprisingly heartfelt at times, fragile at others, and always with a soul-bearing quality that's really wonderful. This one's light years from their surfer pop of a few years before – even a strong maturation from the Pet Sounds set of just two years back – and the harmonies really have the group hitting new strides – hardly a copycat of earlier male group modes, pure harmony heaven for the late 60s! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Friends", "Transcendental Meditation", "Anna Lee The Healer", "Wake The World", "Meant For You", "Busy Doing Nothin", "Little Bird", "Be Here in the Mornin'", and "Diamond Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Capitol reissue.)

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Beach BoysSurfin' Safari ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
The album that first launched the Beach Boys on an unsuspecting 60s scene – and a record that really raised the bar for rock and roll at Capitol Records! Although based around their early "Surfin Safari" hit, the album already shows that the group's got way more to offer than filler between the singles – a rich approach to their music that takes the 50s harmony styles of The Four Freshmen, and turns it on even more youthful, yearning themes – sometimes with a gimmick, sometimes with a surprisingly upfront sense of emotion. Titles include "Heads You Win Tails I Lose", "Cuckoo Clock", "Moon Dawg", "The Shift", "Ten Little Indians", "Chug A Lug", "Surfin Safari", and "Little Miss America". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label Duophonic pressing. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Beau BrummelsBeau Brummels Vol 44 ... LP
Vault, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
A cool collection of early work from The Beau Brummels – material done for Autumn Records before their headier days at Warner – cut with a style that could well make the group a key force to stop the British Invasion of the 60s! There's a great sense of jangle-pop throughout – a slight twang that would later unfold in different ways in Bradley's Barn, but which here works to give the tunes this little sense of sadness amidst the warmer melodies – which themselves are particularly great, and much better-crafted than some of the other US groups of this nature at the time. The boys definitely borrow a bit from The Beatles (including a name that gave them placement right next to the fab four in the record racks) – but maybe they're also drawing on some of the folk harmony groups from the SF scene they called home, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear near the bottom, but is great overall.)

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Jonny Benavidez/Cold Diamond & MinkLet's Get Together (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of those singles that lets you know that they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least if you're talking about the kind of moody harmony soul singles that we love so much from the start of the 70s – from the slightly fragile vocals right down to the slow funk of the drums! Those drums are equally great on the flipside – where the Cold Diamond & Mink combo really get to show their stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jonny Benavidez/Cold Diamond & MinkTell Me That You Love Me (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of those singles that lets you know that they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least if you're talking about the kind of moody harmony soul singles that we love so much from the start of the 70s – from the slightly fragile vocals right down to the slow funk of the drums! Those drums are equally great on the flipside – where the Cold Diamond & Mink combo really get to show their stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Biz MarkieBiz Never Sleeps ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Biz's second LP from 1989 – what can we tell you about the Biz that you don't already know? As far as we're concerned there's a lot of MC's that could learn a lesson or two from the Biz, and producers too. Good time middle school hip hop, with nice sample based production and a great sense of humor, that makes us nostalgic for the late 80s early 90s glory days of hip hop. 13 tracks in all, with the cuts "Spring Again", "Just A Friend", "A Thing Named Kim", "Me Versus Me", "Things Get A Little Easier", "I Hear Music", "Biz In Harmony", "check It Out" and more. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Biz Never Sleeps ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Biz MarkieBiz Never Sleeps ... LP
Cold Chillin/Warner, 1989. Very Good- ... $16.99
Biz's second LP from 1989 – what can we tell you about the Biz that you don't already know? As far as we're concerned there's a lot of MC's that could learn a lesson or two from the Biz, and producers too. Good time middle school hip hop, with nice sample based production and a great sense of humor, that makes us nostalgic for the late 80s early 90s glory days of hip hop. 13 tracks in all, with the cuts "Spring Again", "Just A Friend", "A Thing Named Kim", "The Dragon", "Things Get A Little Easier", "I Hear Music", "Biz In Harmony", "Check It Out" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Black Seeds/Sound TrekUnited States Army Special Services Agency Europe Presents The Winners Of The Second Annual Original Magnificent Special Services ... CD
US Army/Now Again, 1972. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
A pretty darn cool little record – even if it is a bunch of cover versions! As the title proclaims, the set presents the winners of a US Army competition for its members stationed in Europe in the early 70s – one that chose The Black Seeds for side one of the album, and Sound Trek for side two! The Black Seeds are a sweet harmony group with a really heartbreaking feel – very much in the New Jersey/Philly mode, and sounding great on a number of roughly-done covers that include "Go Outside In The Rain", "Black Magic Woman", "Do Your Thing", "Backstabbers", and "Ain't No Sunshine". The Sound Trek are a bit more groove-oriented – kicking off their set with an instrumental reading of "Kool & The Gang", but then rolling into a batch of vocal soul covers that include "Walking In The Rain", ", "Coldest Days Of My Life", "I Love Everything About You" and more. CD

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✨✧ BloodstoneI Need Time ... LP
London, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
Classic sweet soul from this legendary 70s harmony group! The record features some great mellow tracks that have a great production style that keeps thing bubbling under with a lot of sexy, slightly-funky bits. Titles include "Loving You Is A Pastime", "Funky Park", "Out Of My Life", "We Did It", "I Need Time", and "I Believe You Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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David BowieClareville Grove Demos (3 X 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Parlophone, 1969. New Copy 3 x 7 inch (pic cover)... $28.99 31.98
Very strange sounds from a real turning point in the career of David Bowie – demo tracks recorded in his own apartment, with accompaniment from John "Hutch" Hutchinson, who was in David's Feathers trio with Hermione Farthingale! This is a real lost chapter in Bowie's career – material between his early Decca work and his explosive "Space Oddity" hit – and tunes include some key steps along the way, although done in a very different, stripped-down mode. Titles include a demo take of "Space Oddity" with almost-final lyrics; the tune "Lover To The Dawn", which would transform into "Cygnet Committee"; a different version of "An Occasional Dream"; the more obscure "Ching A Ling"; a great take on "Let Me Sleep Beside You", sweeter than usual; and compelling harmony vocals with Hutch on "Life Is A Circus". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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David BowieMercury Demos (with art print & contact sheets) ... LP
Parlophone, 1969. New Copy ... $62.99 69.99
A completely cool little package – one that offers up the first-ever release of ten tracks that David Bowie recorded in his apartment to give as demos to Mercury Records – material done right before his "Space Oddity" fame, with help from John Hutch Hutchinson on guitar! The set comes as a replica of a large reel-to-reel tape box – complete with fabric on the edge and interior, along with other inserts inside – all of which make you feel like you're getting a special package right from the man himself – as some early statement of his genius from a time when he was far more obscure. The music is great – with Bowie and Hutch singing together in harmony, and trading vocals – almost a Bowie take on a Simon & Garfunkel mode, and surprisingly well-recorded for demo material. Some of the cuts here are very early takes on classics, a few more unusual originals, and even a few covers – titles that include "Life Is A Circus", "When I'm Five", "Love Song", "Lover To The Dawn", "I'm Not Quite", "Occasional Dream", "Janine", "Conversation Piece", "Ching A Ling", and an early take on "Space Oddity" – which has the track done with this duo vocal – Bowie as Major Tom, and Hutch as ground control! LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes in a replica reel-to-reel tape box with print, 2 contact sheets, and notes by Mark Adams.)

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Jimmy Briscoe & The Little BeaversMy Ebony Princess ... LP
Pi Kappa, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An east coast harmony classic from Jimmy Briscoe & The Little Beavers – a sweetly-voiced young soul group with a really positive sound! Jimmy and the group have a groove that's more mature than some of the other young soul acts to emerge in the wake of the Jackson Five – and the tracks on the set are a great balance of gentle ballads and more forceful numbers, done in modes that share a lot with some of the best New Jersey groups of the time, particularly those on the All-Platinum label. Production is full and rich – never too much so overpower the vocals, but with some wonderfully chosen instrumental touches from maestro Paul Kyser – but it's Jimmy's heartbreaking vocals that really drive the set. Titles include "My Ebony Princess", "I Only Feel This Way When I'm With You", "Theme From Forever", "Where Were You", "Pack Up", "My Fallin Angel", "Together", and "Country to the City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, on P-Vine – with obi!)

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Brit Funk AssociationFull Circle ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. Used ... $9.99
An all star section of the Brit funky soul scene comes Full Circle – with members of Beggar & Co, Incognito, Hi Tension, Central Line and more – on a sweet batch tunes with an upbeat, jazzy groove, too! The opening "BFA Theme (Let The Music Blow Your Mind)" kicks the set off with a theme of togetherness that holds strong throughout, with lead vocals that are often shared by the group in harmony. Kenny Wellington & Paul McLean handle a lot of the songwriting & production, sharing vocals with sax player Patrick McLean, guitar player Breeze McKrieth, sax & flute player David Baptiste, and trombone player Jerome Harper. The Association also includes Steve Salvari & Peter Hinds on keys, Billy Osborne on percussion, and Ernie McKone on bass – with guests Simon Law, Toby Barker and others. Titles include "I've Found Someone To Love", "We Love The Sunshine On Our Face", "Stand Strong, Stand Tall", "Paradigm Shift", "Seventeen", "The First People", "Make It Funky", "Let's All Work It Out", "Shine" and "Get Up". CD

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Brothers JohnsonWinners ... CD
A&M/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Smooth jazzy soul from the Brothers – still sounding wonderful at this point, producing themselves for the record, and using the best parts of all those lessons they learned from Quincy Jones! The bass is a bit down in the mix for this album – a good move, considering that 1981 was kind of drowning in bass-heavy soul – and the Brothers are wonderfully concentrating on their strong talent for a jazzy harmony vocal! The set's polished without ever sounding too slick – a balance that the Brothers seemed to do better than most – and titles include "The Real Thing", "Dancin Free", "In The Way", "Caught Up", "Daydreamer Dream", and "Hot Mama". CD

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✨✧ CapitolsWe Got A Thing That's In The Groove/Tired Running From You ... 7-inch
Karen, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Two northern soul killers form The Capitols! "We Got A Thing" is a shameless follow-up to "Cool Jerk" – but we don't care, because the cut grooves great, and has some really wonderful drums at the beginning. "Tired" begins with some great drums, too – but then swings into a loping harmony groove that's really catchy. Great stuff – thanks to Ollie McLaughlin! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chairmen Of The BoardGive Me Just A Little More Time ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album of 70s soul – and perhaps the most enduring full LP by this enigmatic harmony group! The vocals of General Crook alone are more than enough to win us over – some of the most distinct lead soul singing we've ever heard, pitched perfectly with the backings of the rest of the group. But the overall package is even better – righteous arrangements that really show the new Holland-Dozier-Holland energy for the 70s – more of a punch than most of Motown a few years before, and open to some headier elements that only serve to do even more with the vocals! Titles include the group's huge hit "Give Me Just A Little More Time", a totally compelling number with a scattershot beat, and some wonderful lead vocals from the always-great General Johnson – plus, their cover of Clarence Carter's "Patches" – which was a big single for them – and the tracks "Bravo Hooray", "Since The Days Of Pigtails & Fairytales", "Come Together", "You've Got Me Dangling on a String" and "Tricked & Trapped". CD

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Gene ChandlerDuke Of Earl (Upfront) ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A sweet soul classic from the young Gene Chandler! The record is built around Gene's hit "Duke Of Earl" – and it features Gene in a ridiculous looking "Duke" costume on the cover – but the record's a great one overall, and features some excellent late-night soul material in a sweet tenor-voiced harmony style! The album collects tunes from Gene's years at Vee Jay, featuring him in a number of styles – heartbreaking ballads, rousing uptempo numbers, and some cool exotic tunes. Titles include "Nite Owl", "London Town", "Miracle After Miracle", "Rainbow", "You Threw A Lucky Punch", and "You Left Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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CheeseCheese ... CD
Good Sounds/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... About February 12, 2020
Nothing cheesy about this sweet little set – a warmly soulful batch of tunes from this lesser-light of the TK Records universe in the 70s – a great group with a beautiful way of mixing compressed rock and tight soulful undercurrents! The approach has echoes of more commercial work of the time – but all the charm of a more heartfelt indie – the kind of obscure record that still holds onto an AOR vibe, yet really shows us all the best potential of that genre when it's not being pointed to strongly towards the charts! Backings have some nice jazzy inflections, and the vocals are recorded in this way that slides them right down with the grooves – on titles that include "I Got Love", "Sweet Harmony", "Man In Love", "City Life", "Time Is An Arrow", and "Lady Of The Night". CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesToby ... LP
Brunswick, 1974. Very Good ... $8.99
A sweet soul killer from The Chi-Lites – and record that really shows them as one of the greatest harmony groups to ever come from Chicago! The vibe here is a bit more mellow than on previous records – and the trio step into some sublime ballads and love songs that really blow us away – set up with a style that's very different than most of the east coast groups of the period, and produced with this rich style that has the Brunswick records charts from Eugene Record and Tom Tom Washington soar wonderfully along with the vocals. As with other Brunswick albums, there's a few nuggets here that might show up elsewhere, but the album's got plenty of greatness to love on its own, too – with tracks that include "Toby", "There Will Never Be Any Peace", "I Like To Live The Love", "You Got To Be The One", "The Sound Of Lonely", "I Lied", "That's How Long", and "Gettin On Outta Town". LP, Vinyl record album

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CloversClovers ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Seminal Atlantic Records work from The Clovers – one of those groups who were already great on their own, but then really took off once they hit the label! There's a rawness to these sides that rivals the early Drifters at their best – the Clyde McPhatter years of that group – with vocal interplay that virtually invents the group harmony sound for years to come, mixed with raw rhythms that often feature lots of The Clovers' trademark guitar from Bill Harris! Easily one of the top 10 group soul albums of the 50s – with tracks that include "Love Love Love", "I Played The Fool", "Devil Or Angel", "Little Mama", "Crawlin", "Here Goes A Fool", "Lovey Dovey, "Yes It's You", "Ting A Ling", and "Hey Miss Fanny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with insert.)

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Continental 4Love You Gave To Me/How Can I Pretend ... 7-inch
Jay Walking, Early 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
The a-side's a so-so uptempo groover, but the flipside's the real deal, with heavenly harmony vocals, in the band's best tradition! "How Can I Pretend" is a great one, with that kind of raw east coast harmony sound that still sends us to the heavens after all these years! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Contributors Of SoulLook What You Done For Me/I Don't Know ... 7-inch
Newmiss, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Sublime stuff! "I Don't Know" is a great deep soul harmony cut – rolling into a midtempo groove from the intro like a rare Stax gem, with some great guitar and organ riffing along with the vocals, which are sung in a mode that's raspy and sweet at the same time! "Look What You Done" is pretty nice too – a bit more driving, but with a really nice harmony sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Crown Heights AffairDo It Your Way ... CD
De-Lite/Unidisc (Canada), 1976. Used ... $9.99
A record that ended up in more than a few 70s record collections because of its sexy cover image – but a set that's even better when you get down into the grooves – thanks to massively funky work from Crown Heights Affair! The group are wonderful here – upbeat and quick-stepping, but still filled with razor-sharp funk energy – at a level that's similar to Brass Construction or BT Express – with no fluff at all, and none of the kind of too-extended sloppy musicianship you were getting from the studio disco groups. The whole thing's got a rock-solid vibe that was first forged in the funky 45 generation, then kicked up for the 12" years – including the group's harmony vocals, which still have a great indie vibe. Titles include "Sexy Ways", "Dancin", "Far Out", "Music Is The World", "Love Me", and "Searching For Love". Also includes the nice funky funky "French Way", which has some great moogy parts! CD features bonus mixes too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Silvano D'AuriaLa Mano Lunga Del Padrino (Long Arm Of The Godfather) (with bonus CD) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $32.99
This Godfather's got a mighty long arm – and a mighty groovy sound, too – one that includes some great leaping rhythms bubbling up with basslines, and plenty of fantastic vocals from both Edda Ell'Orso and I Cantori Modern! Edda sings in that wordless breezy style she brought to some of her best Ennio Morricone soundtracks – and I Cantori Modern often scat along in a cool harmony-drenched style that's pretty wonderful too – and instrumentation includes a bit of light flute, sweet Hammond, and fuzzy guitar – in a very nice blend that only gets stronger on the mostly instrumental tracks that dominate the second half of the record! Titles include "Raffica", "Fuga In La Minore", "Sabina", "Streap", and "Porto Cammelli". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD of the album with bonus tracks!)

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Blossom Dearie/Bobby JasparAdorable Blossom Dearie (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A great look at the earliest years of the lovely Blossom Dearie – and a set that also features a surprising amount of work from reedman Bobby Jaspar, who was making big waves on the Paris jazz scene at the same time the young Blossom was living in France! CD1 features the pair together – a lovely set of duos with Bobby on flute and Blossom on piano, pulled from a rare 7" EP – which is then followed by a set of piano instrumentals lead by Dearie, from the album Jazz Sweet – a French-only release! The CD then follows with Blossom's great vocal jazz group The Blues Stars Of France – with tracks from both their first album and their rare EP – great vocal harmony numbers of bebop tunes. CD2 features Blossom's famous self-titled album for Verve – a great American debut – but then follows with lots more rare material, including a Blue Stars 7" single, a rare Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart 78rpm single, and even other vocal tracks by Annie Ross and King Pleasure. CD3 mostly features material that focuses on the talents of Bobby Jaspar on flute – some under his own leadership, plus more with other artists and groups, including work with singer Helen Merrill, guitarist Rene Thomas, and trombonist JJ Johnson. 75 tracks in all – and a booklet of notes! CD

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DeBargeAll This Love ... CD
Motown, 1982. Used ... $11.99
A stone pop soul winner from DeBarge – the kind of record that made the group a heck of a lot of money back in the 80s, and which sounds surprisingly great to our ears today! The record features lots of electro arrangements – fuzzy keyboards and bass pedals grooving around in a way that's got traces of "street" electro, mixed with some super-smooth LA production, and used brilliantly by the group in a family-based pop harmony way that stretches back to some of the great 70s groups of the same style – like The Sylvers or the Stairsteps. A heck of a lot nicer than we remember, and pretty great all the way through – with tracks that include "I Like It", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "All This Love", "I'm In Love With You", "Can't Stop", "It's Getting Stronger", and "Life Begins With You". CD
(Out of print original Motown pressing.)

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DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly Groove/FTG, 1968. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". 5 bonus tracks: "Can't Get Over Losing You" (7" version), You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine" (7" version plus a version w/intro), "Loving Him" and "Funny Feeling". CD

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DelfonicsSuper Hits ... CD
Sony/BMG, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
Legendary early 70s Philly Groove recordings by the Delfonics – all of them tiny little masterpieces of 70s group soul harmony! The band were one of the best of the decade, and they have an amazing talent for making their vocals come together with a real edge, hitting lots of strange notes and weird chord changes that end up sounding fantastic together. Titles include "Hey Love", "Trying To Make A Fool Of Me", "Walk Right Up To The Sun", "Tell Me This Is A Dream", "La La Means I Love You", and the huge hit "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)". CD

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DellsI Touched A Dream ... LP
20th Century, 1980. Sealed ... $6.99
One thing about The Dells: They were always great! Even here, at the end of the 70s, in settings that are less perfect than their classic work for Cadet or Vee Jay, the group still sound wonderful – more daring vocally than most other harmony groups at the time, cutting through some smoother arrangements with a sublime approach to the material that's all-soul all the way! Arrangements get a bit uptempo and modern, but they're still in a strong Chicago groove – with backings by Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders, and production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record, making for a late 70s update of the classic Brunswick soul approach. Titles include "Look At Us Now", "All About The Paper", "So You Are Love", "Passionate Breezes", and "I Touched A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker and a hole in the bottom left corner where a promo stamp was applied to the cover.)

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DellsNo Way Back ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Sealed ... $6.99
Fantastic work from The Dells – a group who never seemed to stop turning out greatness – even as they made a shift between different labels in the 70s! This set's got The Dells moving from Chess Records to Mercury – but there's still a strong indie vibe to the set – thanks to Chicago production, and some work at the All Platinum soul factory in New Jersey – a perfect choice, given the wonderful harmony soul that label was putting out at the time! The songwriting is wonderful, and the range of voices is completely sublime – that harmonic range that few other groups could do as well as The Dells. A few tracks are supposedly from the Fred Williamson movie No Way Back, but we've never seen it – and titles include "I'll Try Again", "Adventure", "You're The Greatest", "No Way Back", and "I'll Make You My Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has some aging.)

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Detroit EmeraldsBaby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)/I'll Never Sail The Sea Again ... 7-inch
Westbound, 1972. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the most famous cuts ever by The Detroit Emeralds – and one of the best! "Baby Let Me Take You" is a stellar harmony cut – and it begins with this super-dope guitar intro that's been sampled by De La Soul and a few others over the years! "I'll Never Sail" sounds stupid from the title – but it's an incredible tripped-out ballad cut that's just beautiful. Really great stuff– and even more compelling than the a-side! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DeVol/Mack DavidKrakatoa – East Of Java ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A pretty sweet mid 60s disaster movie – filmed in Cinerama, and featuring an all-star cast that includes a great later Sal Mineo role! The music is lush and slightly sentimental – almost in a Rogers & Hammerstein mode, with South Pacific-y touches on the album's few vocal numbers. Barbara Werle sings the tunes "A Nice Old Fashioned Girl" and "Just Before Sunrise" – but the best number is the wonderful "East Of Java" title theme, sung by a male harmony group who's unfortunately unnamed on the cover! Other instrumental tunes are lush and mainstream soundtrack-ish – and titles are mostly variations on the 3 above-named songs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Double ExposureTen Percent ... LP
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. Double Exposure are part of the "second wave" of East Coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet harmony soul tradition of earlier years with the burgeoning clubby sound that was coming out of Philly. The set's produced by the Baker/Harris/Young team – who also play on the album along with the rest of the Sigma Sound crew – and the songs feature some stunning anthemic club numbers, plus a few surprisingly sweet harmony tunes. Includes their huge cut "Ten Percent", the amazing positivist groover "Everyman" – and the cuts "My Love Is Free", "Gonna Give My Love Away", and "Just Can't Say Hello". LP, Vinyl record album

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Double Exposure/Salsoul OrchestraMy Love Is Free/It Don't Have To Be Funky (To Be A Groove) ... 12-inch
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good ... $5.99
2 excellent bicentennial grooves from Salsoul, both pumped up nicely in the mix by Tom Moulton. Double Exposure's "My Love Is Free" combines equal parts harmony soul with an uplifting mid 70s Philly club vibe, while Salsoul's "It Don't Have To Be Funky To Be A Groove" is a gliding anthemic number whose title might well be the philosophy of the entire Salsoul organization! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Double Six Of ParisDouble Six Of Paris (aka Les Double Six Rencontrent Quincy Jones) ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
Rare US issue of this amazing album by the legendary French vocal group Les Double Six. The group included a core of the early Swingle Singers, and featured members Ward Swingle and Christine Legrand, two of France's best jazz vocalists at the time. On this LP, the group runs through a tightly swinging set of vocalese versions of Quincy Jones compositions and arrangements – including classics like "Doodlin", "Meet Benny Bailey", "French Rat Race", and "Boo's Bloos". The whole thing never stops swinging, and the harmony vocals are amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ DramaticsDramatically Yours ... LP
Volt, 1974. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A great third album from The Dramatics – a really strong effort that retains many of the best elements of the earlier records, particularly the mellow soul side of the group! Arrangements are by Jimmy Roach and Wade Marcus, and the record's got a sweet Detroit harmony sound on nearly all the cuts – handled in a way that's not nearly as baroque as before, with the kind of tightness that you might hear from The Manhattans during the same period – and which points the way towards some of their work for ABC. Titles include "And I Panicked", "I Made Myself Lonely", "Toast To The Fool", "You've Got Me Going Through A Thing", and "It's So Hard Trying To Get Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner with a small stain.)

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✨✧ EbonysEbonys ... LP
CBS/Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ... $11.99
Excellent work by this oft-overlooked east coast harmony group! Like a rare few groups at the time, The Ebonys had a sound that mixed male and female harmonies – in a sweetly mellow sound that was a lot hipper than more famous groups that used the style, and which had all the best elements of the Philly group approach of the early 70s. The set features some great tracks by Gamble & Huff – plus the group's incredible tune "Life In The Country" – a slow mellow stepper that never gets old! Other tracks include "It's Forever", "Hook Up & Get Down", "I Believe", "Sexy Ways", "Nation Time", and "You're The Reason Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover some wear, stains & a tracklist sticker. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1 track 4.)

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EnchantmentJourney To The Land Of Enchantment (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Great grooves from Enchantment – a set that has the group very much in their dancefloor-oriented mode, but still singing with some incredibly warm harmonies throughout! The backings are a nice blend of late 70s disco elements and softer soul modes – just the right mix to let the group's nicely glowing quality come through strongly – that Enchantment style that was always a bit more subtle than some of the other late 70s soul groups, and which almost hearkened back at times to the earlier indie harmony scene of the start of the decade. Titles include "Love Melodies", "Oasis Of Love", "Journey", "Future Gonna Get You", "Magnetic Feel", "Anyway You Want It", and "Where Do We Go From Here". CD features three bonus tracks – original single versions of "Where Do We Go From Here", "Magnetic Feel", and "Forever More". CD

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EuphoriaEuphoria ... CD
Heritage/Beatball (Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet sunshiney wonderfulness from an incredibly groovy group – a quartet of voices who are equally trained in folk and harmony modes, but who move into some even hipper territory on this record! The album was arranged by Joe Renzetti and produced by Jerry Ross – and it's got a nicely balanced approach that's poppy, but never too much so – that great part of the post-folk generation that's come to be known as Sunshine Pop, and which is rarely presented with such perfection as on a set like this! Roger and Wendy Penney were the lead vocalists – and instrumentation includes electric autoharp and keyboards from Roger, plus bass from Wendy. Backings are often light and breezy – a perfect fit for the vocals – and titles include "Sun & Shadow", "What A Day", "There Is Now", "Ride The Magic Carpet", "Sleep", "Calm Down", "Walkin Thru The City", and "Tucscon". CD

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Fantastic FourAlvin Stone – The Birth & Death Of A Gangster ... LP
20th Century/Westbound, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Classic work from Fantastic Four – who are really hitting their stride vocally, moving into a whole new sound from their work in the late 60s. The groove is a mix of 70s harmony soul and early Westbound disco – and the longish tracks get quite involved, both vocally and arrangement-wise. The title cut – "Alvin Stone (Birth & Death Of A Gangster)" – is a righteous post-Temps soul track, and the album's got lots of other nice ones, like "Let This Moment Last Forever", "County Line", and "My Love Won't Stop at Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Fantastic FourBest Of The Fantastic Four ... CD
SOUL, 1969. Used ... $12.99
Seminal sounds from this great Detroit group – and a key look at their less-remembered music of the 60s! Although Fantastic Four are probably best remembered for their later disco work – including the Alvin Stone album on Westbound – back in their early days, they were a great Detroit vocal group with a sweet raw sound and some excellent harmonies. Although this album says it's a "best of", it's really the only full LP the group cut during the time – and it's a rare treasure of harmony soul, cut with a nicely stripped-down sound that makes the tracks shine like rough indie soul gems instead of Motown numbers. Titles include "I Love You Madly", "The Whole World Is A Stage", "Goddess Of Love", "As Long As I Live", and "Man In Love" – but the whole record's great! CD
(Out of print early Motown pressing.)

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Fantastic FourBest Of The Fantastic Four ... LP
SOUL, 1969. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Seminal sounds from this great Detroit group – and a key look at their less-remembered music of the 60s! Although Fantastic Four are probably best remembered for their later disco work – including the Alvin Stone album on Westbound – back in their early days, they were a great Detroit vocal group with a sweet raw sound and some excellent harmonies. Although this album says it's a "best of", it's really the only full LP the group cut during the time – and it's a rare treasure of harmony soul, cut with a nicely stripped-down sound that makes the tracks shine like rough indie soul gems instead of Motown numbers. Titles include "I Love You Madly", "The Whole World Is A Stage", "Goddess Of Love", "As Long As I Live", and "Man In Love" – but the whole record's great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. Used ... $8.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD

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FillmotionsYoung Girls In Motion ... CD
Young Girl, 1980. Used ... $16.99
Rare indie work from the San Francisco scene at the start of the 80s – a group who hit equally well on bass-heavy funk numbers as they do on mellower harmony soul! The album starts with almost a Bootsy Collins sort of groove – very upbeat and strutting, with a bit of electricity in the overall production. But as things roll on, the group slows up a bit nicely – and hits some great ballads that show a whole new side of their talents – almost an east coast early 70s sort of soul style at the best points. The set closes with a bit more electro funk – making things come full circle – and titles include "Tight Squeeze", "Let's Party", "Star Rise", "Young Girl", and "Last Night". CD
(Still sealed!)

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5 WagersCome & Ask Me (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Tiara, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A sweet little harmony track from Chicago – begins with a horn flourish, and has the group singing together with a little break in their vocals, nice and sweet, soaring up after the hook, and settling down again nicely on the verses. Written by General Crook, who also produced! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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FlamingosSound Of The Flamingos ... LP
End, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A totally hard to find harmony vocal set on the End label, with nothing but pure heavenly east coast harmonies. Unlike other groups, who added a lot of filler to their LPs, the Flamingos always sang top notch material, so this set plays more like an album than the collection-of-singles type sets that were common around this time. A veritable motherlode of seminal cuts, with 10 nice numbers in all including "Goodnight Sweetheart", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "I'm In The Mood For Love", "As Time Goes By", 'Where Or When", "In The Still Of The Night", "When I Fall In Love", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Everybody's Got A Home (But Me)" and "Love Walked In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Emus pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Four FreshmenFour Freshman & Five Guitars ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Magical work by one of the greatest harmony groups ever! The record is a truly magical album that has the group's voices supported on a brace of electric guitars, which makes for a really cool sound! The Freshmen harmonies are as perfect as ever – gliding along the electric strings on tunes that include "The More I See You", "Rain", "Invitation", "Nancy", "It All Depends On You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "This October". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing.)

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Frankie & The SpindlesCount To Ten – The Complete Singles Collection 1968 to 1977 ... LP
Playback, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
One of the greatest groups to ever hit the Baltimore scene – and one who've never fully gotten their due, given that they recorded for a variety of different labels, on a career that never saw them issuing a full length LP! This set nicely corrects that fact, as it brings together cuts by the group from almost a ten year period – with a vibe that runs from late 60s harmony soul to some wonderful 70s moments that really have them stretching out, getting hip, and working through some new ideas. The group recorded much of this material in Philly and New Jersey – and get hip help from studio giants like Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, George Kerr, and Robert Banks – who create settings that are sophisticated, but really soar with the group's vocals – maybe a bit at a level that's like The Dells at their best. Titles include "Crazy About Your Love (parts 1)", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Count To Ten", "For Your Love", "Tomorrow", "My Letter To You", "My Girl Is Made Of Candy", "There Is Beauty", "As Long As You Love Me", and "Making Up Time (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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FreedomFarther Than Imagination ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
An amazing, unjustly obscure bit of southern funky soul – played with kind of a club oriented groove, and a strong nod towards middle-period Earth, Wind, & Fire – a far different vibe than a lot of the southern soul on the Malaco label! The band has some nice harmony vocals over a jazzy bass-heavy style – and the record mixes uptempo funky tracks with smoother mellower ones. Includes the dancefloor cuts "Dance Sing Along" and "Get Up And Dance" – plus great mellow numbers like "Summer Memory" and "Wake Up Your Mind". Other titles include "Farther Than Imagination", "Know You Better" and "You've Just Got To Be The One". CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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Friends Of DistinctionBest Of The Friends Of Distinction ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
Fab pop harmony soul! The Friends Of Distinction were LA counterparts of the 5th Dimension – and at one time, members of both groups had worked under the name of Rex Middleton's Hi Fi's. Unlike the 5th Dimension, who were a bit more pop, the Friends Of Distinction stayed more in the soul vein – using the sweet harmony style they'd crafted earlier to work through some jazzy changes that brought a whole new sound to the male/female soul group mode. This 20 track set features some of their best gems from the RCA years – including the super-huge vocal version of Hugh Masekela's "Grazing In The Grass", Roy Porter's incredible tune "Lonesome Mood", and other great ones like "Dying To Live", "I Really Hope You Do", "Crazy Mary", "Ain't No Woman". "Love Can Make It Easier", "And I Love Him", "Down I Go", "I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind", and "Great Day". CD

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Ghostface Killah36 Seasons ... CD
Salvation, 2014. Used ... $6.99
A really stunning set from Ghostface Killah – a record that has the Wu-Tang legend teaming up with soul group The Revelations – who produce the set, participate, and bring in a really wonderful old school vibe! The album's still hip hop at the core – with guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Nems, Kool G Rap, AZ, and others – but The Revelations also sing a bit too, bringing in a killer harmony approach that's often echoes by the instrumentation, which includes guitar from Wes Mingus and keyboards from Angela Johnson, who also sings a bit of backup as well. The whole thing's a stunning meeting of minds – almost 70s New Jersey soul filtered through 90s New York hip hop – and even the booklet is a collective effort, with comics from David Lapham and others. Titles include "Here I Go Again", "Dogs Of War", "The Battlefield", "Call My Name", "Pieces To The Puzzle", and a sweet cover of "Thin Line Between Love & Hate". CD

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Jimmy GiuffreFree Fall (plus unreleased tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. Used ... $11.99
An incredible batch of freely crafted tracks from Jimmy Giuffre's legendary early 60s trio! The group features Steve Swallow on bass and Paul Bley on piano, and the two young modernists were a perfect match of Giuffre's ever-developing ideas of freedom and harmony. The music is beautiful – with a sound that's like nothing else we can describe, and an approach that's free floating (or free falling), but never directionless, and never overindulgent. Perfectly measured, with a strong sense of melody and rhythm, even amidst the more outside moments. Titles include "Propulsion", "Threewe", "Dichotomy", "Man Alone", and "Divided Man" – plus 5 bonus cuts not issued on the original album! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Honi GordonHoni Gordon Sings ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $13.99
An excellent – and obscure – session of female vocals from the 50s! Singer Honi Gordon was part of a harmony group, The Gordons, who sung with Charles Mingus briefly in the 50s – and that modernist tradition is kept strongly in this, her one solo LP. The record's got some extremely strong accompaniment, in a Mingus-esque vein, by Jaki Byard and Ken McIntyre – and although Honi's style is sultry, it's also got a dark edge that really makes the album stand out from other vocal sessions of the time. Tracks include "Strollin'", "My Kokomo", "Cupid", and "Walkin' (Out the Door)". CD
(Out of print, spine has a cutout notch.)

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Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesPsychedelic Train (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A stunningly soulful set from Derrick Harriott – who works here as a one-man powerhouse on vocals, arrangements, and production! The set's definitely got some of the psychedelic elements promised on the cover – almost to rocksteady what the late 60s Norman Whitfield productions were to earlier Motown soul. But Derrick Harriott also brings in some great sweet soul elements, too – echoing some of the fragile harmony styles of the east coast scene, while also fitting the mode to hip Kingston grooves – all the while maybe beating Studio One at their own game! The mix of material here is fantastic – a record that has a great sense of depth right from the start, the keeps on giving over the years – and titles include "Hum My Song", "Message From A Black Man", "Psychedelic Train", "Riding For A Fall", "Walk The Streets", "Go Bye Bye", and "The Loser". Reissue also features 13 bonus tracks, many on CD for the first time – including "Been So Long/You Lied To Your Daddy", "Solomon", "The Girl's Alright With Me", "Have Some Mercy", "Tang Tang Festival Song", "Long Time", "Psychedelic Train (chapter 3)", and a great take on Gene Chandler's "Groovy Situation". CD

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Michael HendersonSlingshot ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1981. Used ... $9.99
Much as we like Michael Henderson, we almost want to hate him for the cover of this one – which features him in a skin-tight Speedo – but the record is just too damn good! The music is fantastic – and is sort of an update of the earlier east coast smooth soul sound, with lots of elements of older harmony soul, wrapped up in some modern arrangements that work better for Henderson's voice than those on some of his other albums. The record's got a few tracks that are clinkers – more uptempo tunes that don't work well – but Henderson really shines on sophisticated interpretations of classics like "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Make It Easy On Yourself", as well as on modern tunes like "Can't We Fall In Love Again" with Phyllis Hyman, "Take Care", and "Come To Me". CD

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Hi-Lo'sSuddenly It's The Hi Lo's ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
Dreamy harmony jazz from the great Hi-Los – one of the hippest groups of the 50s, with a sweet quartet approach similar to The Four Freshmen, and which had a huge effect on pop in the 60s! The tunes on the set feature the group working with Frank Comstock – in an amazing style that turns just about any song into a unique little affair, voices sliding and colliding, running together with incredible richness that really opens up the tunes. Titles include "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Stormy Weather", "Basin Street Blues", "Brahm's Lullaby", "My Sugar Is So Refined", "I Married An Angel", and "Love Walked In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove, including the Columbia inner sleeve.)

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Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles/LyricsI'm Just Passing Time/Now Girl ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1964/1972. New Copy ... $11.99
Two previously-unissued soul tracks – both making their vinyl debut! "I'm Just Passing Time" is sublime harmony soul from Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles – a tune with a slow but hard drum beat at the bottom – which paces things out as the harmonies soar to the skies with the strings! "Now Girl" is from the Memphis vaults of Goldwax Records – but the tune's got an equally great sweet soul vibe, maybe a slightly deep soul take on east coast group sounds of the time! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Honey ConeSoulful Sugar – The Complete Hot Wax Recordings ... CD
Hot Wax/Castle (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $22.99
45 tracks of 70s girl group soul by Honey Cone – undeniably one of the strongest acts of their time! This trio of lovelies bridged the gap between the girl group sound of the 60s and the diva trio sound of the late 70s – bringing adult sophistication to a genre that had previously been a bit more kiddie-oriented, and showing that a female harmony soul approach could be just as appealing to a mainstream crossover crowd as it could to the jukebox set. The package includes all of their recordings for the Hot Wax/Invictus label – including the hits "Want Ads" (in both the long and original versions) and "Stick Up" – plus "Are You Man Enough?", "We Belong Together", "A Little More", "All The King's Horses", "VIP", "Deaf, Blind, Paralyzed", "The Day I Found Myself" (long and original versions), "The Truth Will Come Out", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Sittin On A Time Bomb", and lots more! The great fold-out booklet includes notes, discography, and photos! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terry Huff & Special DeliveryLonely One ... LP
Mainstream, 1976. Very Good ... $4.99
A heartbreaking classic from Terry Huff and his Special Delivery group – a hip 70s harmony soul ensemble who deliver some wonderful backup on the set! The record's a stone east coast classic from way back – arranged and conducted by Al Johnson, with a vibe that's a slightly more polished take on the harmony modes used by George Kerr over at All-Platinum – still never slick or commercial, but that great indie blend of heartbreaking vocals and deeper male sensibilities. Terry Huff has a high-end vocal approach that's great – never cloying or too-sweet, but nicely crackling and almost in a Ralfi Pagan mode at points. Huff wrote most of the songs, and titles include "Poochie", "The Lonely One", "When You're Lonely", "I Destroyed Your Love", "That's When It Hurts", and "Why Doesn't Love Last". (In case you didn't notice, this guy's pretty broken up about love!) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ty HunterLonely Baby/Sadness To Gladness ... 7-inch
Checkmate, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic lost harmony cut on Chess! "Lonely Baby" has a post doo wop sound that's wonderful – with Ty's vocal out in the lead on a sad lyric, while tenor blows in the background, and a group comes in on the chorus to punch things up a bit. "Gladness" has a great sound too – kind of a stepping groove that's almost in an "Elephant Walk" mode, with cool piano triplets in the background. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has light marks but still plays well. Label has some marker.)

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ImpressionsLoving Power ... LP
Curtom, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Later Curtom work from The Impressions – but still plenty darn nice, with a super-dope vocal group approach on the best tracks! The title cut is worth the price of admission alone – as it's a slow-stepping harmony tune that really burns with a sweet mellow feel – sung to perfection by a quartet lineup that includes younger singers Ralph Johnson and Reggie Torian working with older Impressions Fred Cash and Sam Gooden. Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy had a good hand in much of the record – bringing it into the warm, sophisti-soul style they were using at the time – and arrangements include some great work by Richard Evans and Rich Tufo. Titles include "Loving Power", "If You Have To Ask", "Sunshine", and "I Can't Wait To See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover ha a promo sticker on front, a light stain on the bottom 3 inches, with some stuck-on paper on back.)

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IngramThat's All! ... LP
H&L, 1977. Very Good+ ... $24.99
The Ingram Family tighten things up nicely with this follow-up to their first funky album – and they get a slicker sound that points the way towards their excellent modern soul sides of the 80s. Tracks are written by James, William, Butch, and John – and although the album was excecutive produced by the H(ugo) & L(uigi) Records team, the Ingrams handled most of the production and arrangements, and give the record a much more sophisticated sound than other work on the label. Filled with loads of great moments that bridge the gap between 70s harmony soul and modern 80s groove. Titles include the moogy space soul classic "I Don't Want To Be Alone", plus "Mi Sabrina Tequana", "I Just Wanna Testify", "Music Has The Power", "Get Your Stuff Off", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album

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Invisible Man's BandReally Wanna See You (with bonus track) ... CD
Boardwalk/FTG, 1981. Used ... $9.99
A great later effort from the 5 Stairsteps family – a later offshoot of the initial enterprise, still working here under the production helm of father Clarence Burke! Keni Burke's a member of the group, and the work here has a very similar groove to his own RCA material of the time – offset with some warmer elements that also echo the previous Stairsteps records on Warner, especially given that a number of the cuts have group vocals. Keni's bass does a nice job of kicking in the grooves, and the album's got a nicely warm sound for the time – almost more late 70s group funk than early 80s boogie. Titles include the sweet harmony track called "Along The Way" – plus "Party Time", "Circles", "Rated X", "Really Wanna See You", and "Same Thing". CD also features bonus track "Rated X (edited version)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Max Johnson/Ingrid Laubrock/Mat Maneri/Tomas FujiwPrisoner ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
Bassist Max Johnson is the leader on this set – but the energy comes equally from all members of the group – including Ingrid Laubrock on tenor, Mat Manieri on viola, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums! At some points, all the other players seem to really get themselves in the same sonic range as Max – especially Laubrock, who gently shapes these careful notes that resonate strongly with deep tones from Manieri – at a level that's really breathtaking, and which has our ears jumping to keep track of what elements are coming from which instrument! Other points might step out a bit more boldly, but overall the album's got this sonic texture that's very discreet and really compelling – on titles that include "No 6 Arrival/No58 Orange Alert", "No 12 Schitzoid Man", "No 48 Living In Harmony", "The New Number 2", and "No 24 Hammer Into Anvil". CD

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KieferSuperbloom ... CD
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
Kiefer bringing the funky hip hop instrumentals and keyboard jazz realms together as brilliantly as ever! What stands out so strongly here as how well it works as both hip hop and jazz – with thick bass-lined headnodding beatcraft, to standout piano and analog synth solos, he shows a deft hand on both fronts and layers it all in a way that makes it work as 2 distinctive styles paired in perfect harmony, as a opposed to some kind of fusion. Includes "Golden", "Frozen", "May 20", "10,000 Days", "Good Looking" "Be Encouraged" Journey", "Island", "Orange Crayon", "Clute", "Sunny", "Green Crayon" and more. CD
Also available Superbloom ... LP 16.99

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KieferSuperbloom ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Kiefer bringing the funky hip hop instrumentals and keyboard jazz realms together as brilliantly as ever! What stands out so strongly here as how well it works as both hip hop and jazz – with thick bass-lined headnodding beatcraft, to standout piano and analog synth solos, he shows a deft hand on both fronts and layers it all in a way that makes it work as 2 distinctive styles paired in perfect harmony, as a opposed to some kind of fusion. Includes "Golden", "Frozen", "May 20", "10,000 Days", "Good Looking" "Be Encouraged" Journey", "Island", "Orange Crayon", "Clute", "Sunny", "Green Crayon" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Superbloom ... CD 9.99

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Kirby Stone FourGo Sound ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good ... $2.99
The Kirby Stone Four took the jazz vocal harmony style of groups like the Four Freshmen or The Hi Los, and they punched it up a bit, adding in a bit of humor and showmanship, in a mode that made them very popular with the live audiences in the Nevada clubs that were often their home turf. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear and a small split in the bottom seam.)

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Last NikleLast Nikle ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An obscure rock & soul group from the late 60s – one with a brassy, jazzy sound, too! The overall approach is like the best early work of Chicago or Blood Sweat & Tears, but it's a bit funkier in the best parts and that's helped along by the heavy vocals, which ebb into a gritty shout in spots, and more of a harmony pop approach in others. The standout cut is the long instrumental "Life Is A Purple Antelope", and other numbers are vocal, with titles that include the group's interesting take on "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Got To Be Somebody", "The Fool", "She's The One", "Five O'Clock Sun", and "Cause I've Been Tryin". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)
 
 
 



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