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Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyCollection Volume 2 ... LP
Ruthless, 2000. Sealed 2LP ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a promo sticker on back.)

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Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyDays Of Our Livez (soundtrack album version, album edit, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Ruthless, 1996. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyArt Of War ... LP
Ruthless, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "Handle The Vibe", "It's All Mo Thug", 'Ready 4 War", "Ain't Nothin Changed (Everyday Thang part 2)", "Thug Luv", "Hatin Nation", and "Evil Paradise". 25 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Nat BirchallLive In Larissa – Divine Harmony In Duende Jazz Bar ... LP
Sound Soul & Spirit/Parafono (UK), 2014. New Copy (reissue)... About October 15, 2019
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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CaliforniansEarly Morning Sun – 60s Harmony Pop Produced By Irving Martin ... CD
Teensville, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The Californians are liars, at least when it comes to their name – as the group hail from mid 60s England, and not the sunny west coast – but we can more than forgive them that fib, given that their music here is so downright groovy! Their name's not a complete mistake, as the group clearly love the harmony vocal sound of the Sunshine Pop generation – especially The Beach Boys – and, like British contemporaries Harmony Grass, they do a fantastic job here of transplanting the best Wilson Brothers modes over to the UK – serving up harmonies that are very much in the best mode of that famous group right around their Pet Sounds years! There's no Brian Wilson at the helm, so the production maybe isn't as revolutionary – but the songs are great, and the vocals even better – on titles that include "Out In The Sun", "What Love Can Do", "Follow Me", "Golden Apples", "Little Ship With A Red Sail", "You've Got Your Troubles", "Early Morning Sun", "Weep No More", "Sad Old Song", "The Cooks Of Cake & Kindness", and "The Sound". CD also features more great related tracks by Paul Craig, Royalty, Sight & Sound, Finders Keepers, and The Tony Jackson Group. CD

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ChordettesHarmony Time Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, 1951. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonGreatest Hits – Recorded Live In Concert (Harmony) ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing.)

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Four GuysHappy Days & Nights With The Four Guys – Live At the Harmony House In Nashville ... LP
Four Guys, 1970s. Sealed ... $4.99
... 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 ... $4.99 24.95
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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Hi-Lo'sHarmony in Jazz ... LP
Encore, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
Budget pressing of some of their great early swingin' vocal jazz sides from the 50's. Tracks include things like "Fascinatin' Rhythm", "Goody, Goody", and "Some Minor Changes", which are among some of their best tracks, and some of the best ever white vocal group sides. Marty Paich handled most of the arrangements, so you can be sure this one swings. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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✨✧ Kamasi WashingtonHarmony Of Difference ... CD
Young Turks, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ ChordettesHarmony Time Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keith Mansfield/John CameronVoices In Harmony – KPM 1125 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums from the 70s KPM sound library – a set that features loads of upbeat vocal numbers in harmony, conducted by two of the swingingest cats to ever work for the label! Vocal material is a bit unusual in the KPM world – which usually focused on the kind of instrumental tunes that could easily be borrowed for use in films or broadcast – and in a way, that vibe is still followed here, as most of the material is wordless – with a scatting chorus of gal and guy singers working together, taking the place of the other instrumentation that might have been in the lead! At the bottom are plenty of funky rhythms and other sound library-styled grooves – bursting with the great energy you'd know from Cameron and Mansfield's other records – on titles that include "Half Forgotten Dreamdays", "Liquid Sunshine", "Fly Away", "Sweet Summer", "Ode To A Rock Opera", "Young Generation", "Play The Game", "Swingle Song", "Roller Coaster", and "Gentle Persuasion". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Mahalia JacksonAbide With Me ... LP
Harmony, 1970. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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MachitoMambo Holiday ... LP
Harmony, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
An excellent Machito album – with a hard straight ahead sound that's way better than a lot of his other albums from the time! There's loads of great percussion on the record, and plenty of strong Afro-Cuban grooves, recorded in spare arrangements with a bit of echo on the mix to give the set a nice spacious sound. Titles include "Bongo Fiesta", "Mambo A La Savoy", "Ay Que Mate", "Carambola", "Sambia", and "Adios". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sarah VaughanGreat Sarah Vaughan ... LP
Harmony, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBeautiful People ... LP
Harmony, 1960s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oleta AdamsCome Walk With Me ... CD
Harmony, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Noro MoralesMambo With Morales ... LP
Harmony, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Nice 50's mambo material from one of the giants of the genre – and a good batch of tracks by Noro that you might not track down elsewhere. Tracks include "Mambo Away", "Humberto's Jump", "The Up & Down Mambo", "Mambo Jive", and "Ku-Kue". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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AbyssiniansSatta ... LP
Azul, 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms. Robbie Shakespeare, plus Horsemouth, Boo Richards, Micky Chung, Chinna Smith and Clive Hunt and Geoffrey Chung are among their erstwhile co-conspirators on this gem. Includes "Declaration Of Rights", "Good Lord", "Forward On A Yard", "Know Jah Today", "Abendigo", "Black Man Strain", "Satta (The Best)", "I & I", "African Race" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Ace SpectrumDon't Send Nobody Else/Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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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Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music MachineLet Me Be Your Man ... LP
Truth & Soul, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Lost funky soul from Jersey – incredible workby Tyrone Ashley & The Funky Music Machine – a rare batch of gritty harmony soul and some mighty funky numbers! Tyrone, aka Sonny Campbell, and the Machines were contemporaries of the Parliaments and future P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell in 1960s Plainfield, NJ – and they just missed some opportunities to make it in the national landscape. They ended up working with the Phil LA Of Soul label out of Philly in the late 60s, which resulted in one great single and an LP that was never released. The deep funky soul diggers at Truth & Soul have put together some of the Phil LA Of Soul tracks plus previously unreleased material cut at Ashley's own Record Hut studio during this period – great stuff that rolls from the grittiest of harmony group soul, with soaring lead vocals – to some straight killer funk tunes! Incredible stuff! Tracks include "Come On Home", "Just A Little While Longer", "I Can't Help Myself", "For Your Love", "Let Me Be Your Man" (inst), "Sing A Song Sister", "Can't Stay Away", "Love Sweet Love", "Gotta Clean Up The World" (Pt 1 & Pt 2), "I Want My Baby Back" (inst) and "Does Frankie Ever Call My Name. LP, Vinyl record album

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AssociationAssociation ... LP
Warner, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $6.99
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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✨✧ AssociationBirthday ... LP
Warner, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the harder to find LPs by this fantastic pop harmony group from LA. You already know their hits from other LPs, but this one's got a bit more of a rock sound, and some excellent groovy production by Bones Howe. All of the tracks are originals, and they've got nice groovy themes, as you'll guess from titles like "The Bus Song", "Birthday Morning", "Barefoot Gentleman", "Toymaker", and "Rose Petals, Incense, & A Kitten"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Warner/Seven Arts pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersSpotlight On Hank Ballard ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Killer work by one of King's best singers! This set features classic Hank Ballard singles from the 50s – compiled into one LP with an image of Hank on the front, stretching out under a spotlight. Titles include some hits – like "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" – plus more obscure rockin material, including a great version of "Mona Lisa", done as a garage harmony number, and the tracks "When I Need You", "I Must Be Crazy", "Just One More Chance", and "The Hoochi Coochi Coo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small piece of clear tape on the top seam and some marker on back.)

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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 ... $13.99
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
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a split spine.)

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Black IvoryBaby, Won't You Change Your Mind ... LP
Today, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic ballad soul from one of the greatest groups from the east coast 70s scene! Black Ivory may not have scored as big as some of their contemporaries on the charts – but to fans of harmony soul, they'll always be kings, and this record is the sort that forever gave them keys to the kingdom! They're working here with writer/arranger/producer Patrick Adams – back when his main talents were for ballads, not disco – and Adams perfectly crafted a set of songs to bring out the best side of the group's heavenly vocal talents. Includes loads of wonderful ballads, like "Wishful Thinking", "No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts", "It's Time to Say Goodbye", "Time is Love", and "Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with clear tape holding some seam splits, and splitting in the spine.)

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... LP
Today, 1972. Very Good- ... $19.99
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick Adams – originally singer himself, but who wisely made a move to producer once he'd heard the rich talents of the young group. Adams perfectly handles the sweet voices of the group, building up their raw emotions into a dreamy web of harmony vocals to rival the best work of The Stylistics, The Delfonics, and other older groups. Includes the classic "Don't Turn Around", written by Adams, plus "You and I", "Our Future", "Surrender", and "If I Could Be a Mirror". Heavenly harmony soul, and a classic of the east coast scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a mostly split top seam and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Black Ivory/Fatback BandI Keep Asking YouQuestions/Going To See My Baby – Best Of Perception & Today Records ... 7-inch
Perception/BBE (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $11.99
An early stunner from Black Ivory – a great groover, done with kind of a bouncy lilting groove that has lots of bass, and a good mix with the group's harmony vocals! One of the funkiest from Fatback – "Goin' to See My Baby" is especially tough, and starts out with a massive breakbeat on the intro, then jumps into wicky-wacky basslines. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Blue Stars Of FranceLullaby Of Birdland ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1954. Used ... $9.99
A key link in the early career of Blossom Dearie – and a fab album of jazzy vocal tracks throughout! Before Blossom recorded some of her 50s sides for Verve in the US, she was living in France and working with The Blue Stars – a cool male/female jazz vocal group that went onto become the prototype for later acts like The Swingle Singers, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, and Les Double Six! This 1954 album by the group was actually a minor hit in the US, where their swinging harmony version of "Lullaby Of Birdland" crept up the charts for a few weeks. The album's even cooler than the hit, though, and has lots of groovy jazz vocal tracks in French, with the sort of vocalese harmony scatting that you probably already know from the more famous groups mentioned above. You can always pick out Blossom's distinctive voice in the group, but the real strength is the groovy group vocals – shining beautifully in one of the first great recordings of vocalese harmony! Tracks include "Gina", "Embrasse Moi Bien", "La Danse Du Baiser", "Toute Ma Joie", and a version of "Mister Sandman" that's been renamed "Mister L'Amour". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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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Brenda & The TabulationsBrenda & The Tabulations ... LP
Top & Bottom, 1971. Very Good- ... $29.99
Great stuff – and possibly the best album ever by this classic harmony soul group! The style is wonderful – with Brenda's sweet voice in the lead, and backing by the all-male Tabulations. The overall approach was used by Gladys Knight & The Pips for years, but we've always liked Brenda's stuff better – because it's got a deeper soul approach, and much richer harmonies. Titles include "Don't Make Me Over", "The Touch Of You", "California Soul", "And My Heart Sang", "Lies Lies Lies", and "Scuse Uz Y'all". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has heavy edge wear, split bottom seam held with clear tape, and some aging.)

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Brenda & The TabulationsDry Your Eyes ... CD
Dionn/Jamie, 1967. Used ... $7.99
Incredible early work from Brenda & The Tabulations – one of the best male/female soul groups of their era, yet one that's often sadly overlooked! This album will more than display why the group are so great – as they have a unique quality that's soft and sweet, yet also deeply soulful at the same time – making full use of the lead vocals of Brenda Payton, but supporting them with some rich male harmony backings from the rest of the Tabulations. And although the one gal, three guy format is one used by Ruby & The Romantics and Gladys Knight & The Pips, Brenda's take on the format is quite different – more like female soul outright, with some guy soul touches – and often done in a heartbreaking east coast harmony mode! Titles include the group's big early hit "Dry Your Eyes", plus other good originals like "The Wash", "Just Once in a Lifetime", and "Hey Boy". Also with "Stay Together Young Lovers", and "Who's Lovin You" – plus a wonderful remake of "God Only Knows". CD also includes bonus cuts "That's In The Past" and "When You're Gone". CD
Also available Dry Your Eyes ... LP 36.99

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Brenda & The TabulationsDry Your Eyes ... LP
Dionn, 1967. Sealed ... $36.99
Incredible early work from Brenda & The Tabulations – one of the best male/female soul groups of their era, yet one that's often sadly overlooked! This album will more than display why the group are so great – as they have a unique quality that's soft and sweet, yet also deeply soulful at the same time – making full use of the lead vocals of Brenda Payton, but supporting them with some rich male harmony backings from the rest of the Tabulations. And although the one gal, three guy format is one used by Ruby & The Romantics and Gladys Knight & The Pips, Brenda's take on the format is quite different – more like female soul outright, with some guy soul touches – and often done in a heartbreaking east coast harmony mode! Titles include the group's big early hit "Dry Your Eyes", plus other good originals like "The Wash", "Just Once in a Lifetime", and "Hey Boy". Also with "Stay Together Young Lovers", and "Who's Lovin You" – plus a wonderful remake of "God Only Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)
Also available Dry Your Eyes ... CD 7.99

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Jimmy Briscoe & The Little BeaversMy Ebony Princess ... LP
Pi Kappa, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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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Brothers Of SoulI Guess That Don't Make Me A Loser/Hurry, Don't Linger ... 7-inch
Boo, Late 60s. Good+ ... $9.99
Killer soul, and an undisputed harmony classic! "I Guess That Don't" is perfect late-night AM radio soul – with excellent harmonies on the chorus, and standout lead vocals that will break your heart! "Hurry, Don't Linger" is a bit more uptempo – but the cut's still got some very nice harmonies! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear and faded marker.)

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Jerry ButlerAware Of Love/Need To Belong ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1961/1963. Used ... $19.99
Some of the most fantastic work ever recorded by Chicago Iceman soulster Jerry Butler! Both albums have Jerry moving past the harmony formula of his earlier years with The Impressions, into a sophisticated style that would forever change the sound of male vocal soul. Jerry's a wonder with this material – delivering heartfelt tearjerkers in a mature style that had hardly ever been explored in the R&B market, yet still swinging with a good raw quality wherever the nature of the material called for it. Both albums are filled with gems that go way past Jerry's hits – and both have been long out of print for many many years. There's a total of 24 tracks on the set, and if you ever needed a reason why people think Jerry Butler's so great – this CD should be it! Titles include "The Wicked Man", "Love Me", "When Trouble Calls", "Without Your Love", "Couldn't Go To Sleep", "Need To Belong", "How Beautifully You Lie", "Such A Feeling", "Isle Of Sirens", and "You Can Run But You Can't Hide". And Scott Walker/Walker Brothers fans take note – the CD contains Jerry's version of "Make It Easy On Yourself", which is the direct blueprint for the Walker Brothers' version! CD
(Out of print.)

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CameoFeel Me ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
A great 80s groove from Cameo – but one that's still done in the group's best early funk ensemble mode! There's maybe a bit more emphasis on the basslines and keyboards than before, but the sound of the music is still wonderfully full and spontaneous – very much in keeping with the warmly collaborative look of the group on the cover, who really sound like they're having a hell of a lot of fun making the record! The rhythms have a razor-sharpness that just about nobody else can touch – and there's all these cool little instrumental flourishes that sneak into the mix and really keep things interesting – odd sounds on familiar instruments, moogy moments on keyboards, and even some vocal inflections that come as a nice surprise. There's two nice mellow cuts – "Feel Me" and "Is This The Way", which have a sweetly compressed harmony sound on the lyrics – and funky numbers include "Better Days", "Keep It Hot", "Roller Skates", and "Is This The Way". CD
(Part of the JB & Funk 1000 Best Collection!)

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CapitolsWe Got A Thing That's In The Groove/Tired Running From You ... 7-inch
Karen, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(Promo.)

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CarnivalCarnival ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Very Good ... $1.99
Like Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66? Then you'll love The Carnival! The group was formed by three former members of Sergio's group, working in 1969 with stellar LA pop production from the mighty Bones Howe – all grooving in a style that's got all the best traces of the Brasil 66 sound! The Carnival only ever managed to cut this one album – but it's a sweet sweet masterpiece of bossa-styled harmony pop – with loads of light rhythms, jazzy riffing, and some incredible sunshine pop touches that seem to push the sound even farther than Sergio Mendes could have hoped! This album features a killer version of "Laia Ladaia", plus the tracks "Canto De Carnival", "Love So Fine", "Reach Out For Me", "The Word", "Walk On By", and "Turn Turn Turn". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy CastorHey Leroy – Your Mama's Calling You ... CD
Smash/Collectables, 1967. Used ... $9.99
An excellent bit of Latin groove – one of our favorite crossover boogaloo sets from the 60s, and easily some of the greatest work ever by Jimmy Castor! And yes, this is the same Jimmy Castor who's known for his funk albums of the 70s – but back in the day, he was open-minded enough to work in genres that included doo wop, harmony soul, and Latin – the last of which he does surprisingly well! The album's got a wonderfully earthy Spanish Harlem groove throughout – heard most famously on the title hit – "Hey Leroy", a fierce romp with a heavy piano groove that's clearly inspired by the work of Joe Cuba – but burning hard throughout on a variety of groovy covers and hard-hitting originals! Lots of piano, searing sax, snapping percussion, and humorous lyrics – and tracks include "Ham Hocks Espagnole", "Our Day Will Come", "Hey Willie", and "Southern Fried Frijoles". CD also features 4 bonus tracks from singles – "Dry", "Jamaica", "Leroy Is In The Army", and "Just You Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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Central LineChoice ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Bass-heavy soul from Central Line – very much in the Kleeer mode, although perhaps with more funk and less harmony vocals. The bass pedals and keyboards are in full effect here – and the vocals get dramatic at times just to keep up with them. Titles include "Man At The Top", "Time For Some Fun", "Betcha Gonna", "Bad Floyd", "Lost In Love", and "Lovely Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gene ChandlerDuke Of Earl (Vee Jay) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
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! Bill Bunky Sheppard produced the record, and it's got a sophisticated approach that offers a number of different modes for Gene to shine – heartbreaking ballads, rousing uptempo numbers, and some cool exotic tunes. Titles include "Nite Owl", "So Many Ways", "Lonely Island", "Kissin In The Kitchen", "I Wake Up Crying", "Turn On Your Love Light", and "Daddy's Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing.)

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Channels 4/Carla & The CarlettesCross My Heart/Groovin ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 10.98
Two rare soul tracks – back to back on a sweet 7" single! "Cross My Heart" is a different version of the Billy Stewart tune – done here by the "Channels 4" in this very unusual group soul mode – kind of harmony soul, but very rough around the edges, with these weird calls that almost make the single fall apart, while it still holds onto the great melody! Carla & The Carlettes sing in a similar setting – clearly a live one, which makes their take on "Groovin" sound unusual edgey as it inspires the small crowd! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chi-LitesFantastic Chi-Lites ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Fantastic Chi-Lites is right, because the group's still going strong even after their hit years on Brunswick – stepping forth with a sweet harmony sound that nicely fits the Philly arrangements they get on this set! There's a maturity here that gets past the fragile soul of earlier sets, and which has the group moving into a warmly adult mode that's a perfect shift from their more familiar hits. Includes the classic club groover "My First Mistake" – a stunning track that recalls the best work of groups like Blue Magic or Double Exposure – and other tracks include "I've Got Love On My Mind", "If I Had A Girl", "Who's In Love With Me", "Let's Touch", and "Love At Its Best". LP, Vinyl record album

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Choice FourChoice Four ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the greatest albums by this sweet east coast vocal group – also known to folks as the Golden Apples album, because of the crate full of gold-covered apples on the cover. The album's got a wonderful mellow harmony sound – arranged and produced by Van McCoy, much more in the style of his early uptown soul work than some of his other more overblown mid 70s work. Features the sublime stepper "When You're Young & In Love", the hit "I'm Gonna Walk Away From Love", and the cuts "Until We Said Goodbye", "Keep In Touch", "Angel Don't Fly Away", and "Hook it Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has flaking, waviness and splitting from mositure, with some clear tape along the top seam.)

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CloversClovers ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
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
(Black label "Long Playing Unbreakable" pressing with deep groove. Cover has bumped corners, small split in the top seam, and some writing in pen on back.)

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Creative SourcePass The Feelin' On ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
Smooth jazzy soul from this massively overlooked group from the 70s! Although many know their bigger recordings on Sussex, these Polydor sides are much more appealing to us, and have a nice jazzy soul sound that's similar to work of groups like Side Effect – with a mixture of harmony soul and more complicated arrangements, touched by a bit of funk, and some more sophisticated modern soul production. This LP includes an excellent funky cut called "Funky Luvah", plus the tracks "Pass The Feelin On", "Turn On To Music", "Don't Be Afraid", and "I Want Ya (Loving Me)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blossom Dearie/Bobby JasparAdorable Blossom Dearie (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
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 ... LP
Motown, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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DelegationPromise Of Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
State/Clinck (Japan), 1977. Used ... $13.99
The classic first album from Delegation – a great male soul trio from the late 70s, and one who sound great on both sweet mellow tunes and more upbeat ones! Delegation have a sound that's quite unique, especially on this album – a groove with slightly tropical traces on some numbers, and a way of putting over a tune that borrows a bit from the earlier east coast harmony scene, but which wraps things up in a completely different style of production. The balance is hard to describe accurately, but it's definitely a standout for the time – and a real maturation of an earlier male soul group mode. Titles here include the famous break track "Oh Honey", plus "The Promise Of Love", "Mr Heartbreak", "Where Is The Love", "Soul Trippin", and "Let Me Take You To The Sun". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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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DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Buddah/Philly Groove, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
A nice dose of work from one of the greatest harmony soul groups of all time – the mighty Delfonics, a trio who took high-end vocals to a whole new level! The package does a good job of mixing hits up with a few lesser-known gems from the group – showing their full vocal potential, and wonderful approach to the music – stellar harmony soul that really redefined the genre at the time, and which remains some of the best male group work you could ever hope to find! 20 tracks in all – including "Hey Love", "Delfonics Theme", "Over & Over", "Funny Feeling", "Loving Him", "Somebody Loves You", "Break Your Promise", "La La Means I Love You", "I'm Sorry", "Walk Right Up To The Sun", "Think It Over", "I Told You So", and "Lying To Myself". CD
(Arista pressing.)

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DelfonicsProfessionals – Previously Unreleased ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $18.99
A completely rare and unreleased album from these masters of harmony soul! We've long been stocking the vinyl reissues of the famous albums that the Delfonics cut for the Philly Groove label during the early 70s, but at some point in the mid-70s, they recorded The Professionals, a session that was intended to be their last album for the label, but which was never issued at the time. Now, though, Kent has finally unearthed the tapes from the album, and they show the Delfonics in super fine form, hitting a smoother production sound, similar to that being used by some of the Chicago groups of the time, like The Natural Four or The Notations. We're sure you already know what strong talents the group has in the vocal department – so we won't bother to go into detail about their great singing here. Instead, let us just tell you that Kent has also added an additional 7 tracks from the group's Alive & Kicking LP, to make a total of 18 cuts on the CD, including "This Time, This Time", "The Phoney", "Men Of Action", "Hey Baby", "Oh My Love", and "Start All Over Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DJ PremierClassic Works Of Mart Vol 1 ... 12-inch
Underground Classics, 1990s. Very Good ... $7.99
6 hard to get Primo produced tracks by D&D All Stars "1-2 Pass It" (rmx), Jeru "Me, Not The Paper", Big Shug "Crush", Special Ed "Freaky Flow" (rmx), Blahzay Blahzay "Danger" (rmx), and Bone, Thugs & Harmony "First Of Tha Month" (rmx). 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have small stickers.)

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Double ExposureTen Percent (UK pressing) ... CD
Salsoul/Charly (UK), 1976. Used ... $11.99
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 bourgeoning 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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DramaticsJoy Ride ... CD
ABC/MCA, Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
A nicely priced collection of work The Dramatics recorded for ABC in the late 70s – quite different than their earlier sides for Stax/Volt, with a smooth harmony approach that pushed them even further into the limelight than before! The group's got some excellent male leads that really make the songs sparkle – and the smooth Detroit production of the tunes works well on both the mellow and uptempo numbers. Titles include "Be My Girl", "Finger Fever", "After This Dance", "Say The Word", "Sundown Is Coming", "Welcome Back Home", "Shake It Well", "I Can't Get Over Youg", and "Richest Man Alive". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Edge Of DaybreakEyes Of Love ... LP
Numero, 1979. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A really beautiful album of harmony soul – and a set that we'd already love for its music, even if the group didn't have an interesting story! Edge Of Daybreak are part of a small sub-culture of 70s soul groups – an ensemble who existed behind prison bars, like Power Of Attorney or The Escorts – and like both of those groups, they've got an amazingly strong sound – one that goes way beyond their incarcerated status, and which should have made them (like the other two) worthy of greater attention in the outside world! The material was recorded in 1979, but it's got a fragile early 70s vibe – maybe because that was the last time these guys heard work in the mainstream – and the voices come together with a style that's proud, but quite heartbreaking at times too – a bit like The Whatnauts on their best ballad material. If you dig harmony soul, you'll find plenty to love here – especially if you like early 70s material from Philly and New Jersey – and don't even worry about the behind bars gimmick, because the record has way more to offer than that! Titles include "Let Us", "Eyes Of Love", "I Wanna Dance With You", "Bring Me Down", "Edge Of Daybreak", and "Your Destiny". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with heavy inner sleeve and insert.)

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El ChicanoEl Chicano ... LP
MCA, 1973. Very Good ... $5.99
Perfect proof that the New York Latin Soul sound of the 60s had moved to LA during the 70s! El Chicano are a wonderful blend of styles – from sweet harmony soul, to breezy West Coast Latin, to 70s electric funk, and a whole lot more. This early album's a wonderful slice of east side soul – and it's overflowing with great tracks, like the sweet soulful "Tell Her She's Lovely", the funky remake of "What's Going On", the jamming "Together", and the fusion-heavy "Enchanted Forest". LP, Vinyl record album

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EscortsAll We Need Is Another Chance ... LP
Alithia, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
The title and cover may seem a bit strange – but they make more sense when you know that The Escorts were all prisoners at the Rahway State Prison in New Jersey, where they were discovered by sweet soul producer George Kerr! Kerr really gave the group a great chance with this album – and recorded them live at the prison, in a weird tapestry of sound that interweaves great harmony soul numbers with some other bits that get at the grittier aspects of their life. The overall sound is right in the mode of Kerr's best productions – and sounds a fair bit like NJ soul of the Whatnauts/Moments era! Titles include "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", "All We Need (Is Another Chance)", "I'm So Glad I Found You", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", and "Look Over Your Shoulder". Killer stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam, light wear, and some aging.)
Also available All We Need Is Another Chance (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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EscortsAll We Need Is Another Chance (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Alithia/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. Used Gatefold ... $24.99
The title and cover may seem a bit strange – but they make more sense when you know that The Escorts were all prisoners at the Rahway State Prison in New Jersey, where they were discovered by sweet soul producer George Kerr! Kerr really gave the group a great chance with this album – and recorded them live at the prison, in a weird tapestry of sound that interweaves great harmony soul numbers with some other bits that get at the grittier aspects of their life. The overall sound is right in the mode of Kerr's best productions – and sounds a fair bit like NJ soul of the Whatnauts/Moments era! Titles include "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", "All We Need (Is Another Chance)", "I'm So Glad I Found You", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", and "Look Over Your Shoulder". Killer stuff! CD features the bonus track "Just Another Lonely Night". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available All We Need Is Another Chance ... LP 4.99

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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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Everly BrothersStudio Outtakes ... CD
Cadence/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A dream of a set for anyone who's ever loved the harmony sounds of The Everly Brothers – that compelling late 50s duo with roots in country, a reach towards rock, and an incredible style that really set them apart from the rest! All the tracks here are true alternates of gems from their early Cadence Records years – tunes that have different vocal approaches, unusual guitar parts, or other elements that really set them apart – and which, given the spare, stripped-down style of the songs, really give us a chance to hear the genius of the pair at work! Most of these numbers just feature guitar and vocals – harmonizing in that fantastic way that resonates with maybe the Capitol classics by The Louvin Brothers, moves into some sweeter pop modes, and maybe has some echoes of crossover style of The Browns too. The set features 34 tracks in all – with alternates of titles that include "Rip It Up", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Hey Doll Baby", "Keep A Knockin", "I Wonder If I Care As Much", "That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine", "Claudette", "Bird Dog", "Oh What A Feeling", "All I Have To Do Is Dream", and "Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet". CD

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General Franco Lee EzuteOnye Kata Obia ... LP
Get/Bongo Joe (UK), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
General Franco is alive and well – at least General Franco Lee Ezute, as the sound of his work on this record is so vibrant, it will keep his legacy alive for decades! The rhythms move fast, the guitar dances along at a similar speed, and Franco works with his Harmony Kings International Band in a really lively mode – brightly grooving, with a strong sense of resonance between everyone on board! The album features four long tracks – and the album's one of the group's most obscure, as it was only issued on the tiny GET label at the end of the 80s, when the scene was shrinking a bit. Titles include "Azuka Ego", "Late Ali Chukuma", "Onye Kata Obia", and "Olise Nekwu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Facts Of LifeMatter Of Fact ... LP
Kayvette, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A killer album of southern soul harmony from The Facts Of Life – a trio with one female singer, two guys, and a great sound overall! The album's actually produced by Millie Jackson – and has that great blend of modern and southern modes that she was hitting in her best mid 70s years. The sense of interplay and harmony between the singers is a bit like Soul Children at their height – and the album's also got some warm Muscle Shoals backing that really makes the whole thing come off right! Titles include "Did He Make Love To You", "We Can't Hide It Anymore", "I'm Way Ahead Of You", "This Ain't No Time To Sleep Apart", and "It's Only A Matter Of Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a small stain on one corner.)

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Fantastic FourBest Of The Fantastic Four ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
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
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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5th DimensionGreatest Hits On Earth ... CD
Arista, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
All the genius you'd ever want by this sublime soul harmony group – packed up on one CD! Lots of great songs by Jimmy Webb and Laura Nyro – and titles include "One Less Bell To Answer", "Save The Country", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "Stoned Soul Picnic", and "Up Up & Away". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Clare FischerFree Fall ... CD
Discovery, 1985. Used ... $14.99
Very groovy work from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a musician we first fell in love with from Cal Tjader albums in the 60s, and continued to love for his MPS Records material in the 70s! Here, Clare's working with the 2+2 vocal ensemble – a gently swinging male/female harmony group that has a similar sound to the Singers Unlimited – warm harmonies that have a sunny, breezy finish alongside Clare's keyboards and the grooves. The production of the tracks is similar to the smooth MPS mode used by that group and Fischer – and there's also electric west coast Latin backing from a Latin jazz group that features Fischer on keyboards. The sound is great if you dig Clare's later electric work – and titles include "Sextet", "Blues Bossa", "Novios", "Samba Claro", "The Quiet Side", and "Free Fall". CD
(Out of print.)

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Five SpecialFive Special ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The debut album from Five Special – a wonderful group who push an older harmony soul style firmly into the 80s groove generation! Decked out in skinny ties, suspenders, and soft linen jackets, Five Special manage to keep the vocals sweet while picking up the groove – working with producer Ron Banks to come up with a warm style that has some great touches of jazz at the bottom – a really sophisticated groove that holds up beautifully throughout, with almost a legacy of Philly group soul from the 70s, or some of the hipper Detroit productions too. Titles include "Do It Baby", "It's A Wonderful Day", "Why Leave Us Alone", "It's Such A Groove", "Baby", and "You're Something Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Flying MachineFlying Machine ... LP
Janus, Late 60s. Sealed ... $24.99
Groovy little pop rock tracks, with a good small combo sound, and a tight little arrangements with a larger ensemble. The group has a good late 60's pop harmony style, with the lead singer out front, and the other singers in the back – in the style of a band like We Five or something like that. Includes the track "There She Goes", which has a nice break at the beginning. LP, Vinyl record album

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Four FreshmenFour Freshman & Five Guitars ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Later pressing in a black and white corner.)

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Friends Of DistinctionReal Friends ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good ... $0.99
A stone early winner from The Friends Of Distinction – featuring a great set of pop soul tunes that really let the group shine in the harmony department! Vocal arrangements are by Jerry Peters – who really pushes the structure of the vocals, taking the singing to a level only hinted at on the group's previous album, combining 60s pop harmony with uptown soul production, given a bit of a smooth 70s touch. Titles include the hit "Love Or Let Me Be Lonely", plus "Any Way You Want Me", "Crazy Mary", "Long Time Comin My Way", "Just a Little Lovin", "It Don't Matter to Me", and "My Mind Is A Camera". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine, some wear, and aging.)

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FunkadelicFunkadelic ... CD
Westbound, 1970. Used ... $6.99
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a perversion of the deep-Motown styles of groups like The Temptations or Undisputed Truth – taken into even headier territory! The original 5-member version of the group includes Eddie Hazel, Mickey Atkins, Tawl Ross, Bill Nelson, and Tiki Fulwood – all working here with some mindblowing George Clinton production! Tracks include classics like "I Bet You", "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic", "Music for My Mother", and "What Is Soul" – and the album's the stuff that made these guys a legend right out of the box! CD
(Out of print original US pressing.)
Also available Funkadelic (remastered with bonus tracks) (UK pressing) ... CD 7.99

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FunkadelicFunkadelic (remastered with bonus tracks) (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound/Ace (UK), 1970. Used ... $7.99
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a perversion of the deep-Motown styles of groups like The Temptations or Undisputed Truth – taken into even headier territory! The original 5-member version of the group includes Eddie Hazel, Mickey Atkins, Tawl Ross, Bill Nelson, and Tiki Fulwood – all working here with some mindblowing George Clinton production! Tracks include classics like "I Bet You", "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic", "Music for My Mother", and "What Is Soul" – and the album's the stuff that made these guys a legend right out of the box! This hugely expanded version features 7 bonus tracks that include alternate 45 versions and non-LP cuts from the time. Titles include "Music For My Mother (instrumental)", "I'll Be You", "Can't Shake It Loose", "As Good As I Can Feel", and "Open Our Eyes". CD
Also available Funkadelic ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Gap BandGap Band IV ... LP
Total Experience, 1982. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Perhaps the ultimate album for The Gap Band – and sure, it was a hit, but the record still sounds great today, and the constant sampling of some of the record has kept it fresh in the crates for years and years. The band have lost the heavier funk sound of earlier years, and working in a slick 80s groove mode that they both helped to define and put on the charts with the tracks "Outstanding" and "Early In The Morning", both two killer grooves with a complicated instrumental feel, and some wicked harmony vocals over the top. Lonnie Simmons is still producing the band – and other tracks include "Lonely Like Me", "Stay With Me", "Talkin Back", and "You Dropped A Bomb On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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GladiatorsFull Time ... CD
Nighthawk/Omnivore, 1980. Used ... $8.99
Overlooked indie work by The Gladiators – the legendary Jamaican group who rose to huge prominence in the 70s, but who were back working on smaller labels by the time of this release! The set still has the trio at the top of their game – working in a laidback roots reggae mode that uses their harmony vocals to deliver a strong message in the music – at a level that's maybe even more pure than if they were working on a more commercial label. The set was recorded at the Harry J studios, with a down to earth vibe – and titles include "Ship Without A Captain", "You Little Rat", "Fussing & Fighting", "Rocking Vibration", and "I'm Not Crying". Also includes some version tracks – and material from their rare promo tour EP from 1983. CD

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Golden GateYear One ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
Tripped-out sunshine pop from the end of the 60s – the only outing ever from The Golden Gate, a group put together by the team of Billy Carlucci and Reid Whitelaw, who were probably best known for their bubblegum pop work over at Kama Sutra! The sound of this one's quite deeper than any simple pop, though – much headier stuff that clearly draws from the best post-Smile Beach Boys years, and the offbeat Four Seasons experiments of the time – fusing older east coast harmony styles onto a more expansive, ambitious instrumental groove, with really sublime results! Although quite unknown, the album's a true late 60s Sunshine treasure – one that's well worth tracking down, and filled with killer cuts that include "Contrary To Mary", "Ready Willing & Able", "High On A Melody", "Monday After Sunday", and "Diane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear.)

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Harpers BizarreAnything Goes ... LP
Warner, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Bizarre is right – and incredibly hip too! This was the group's second album – and while it has a lot of similarities with the first, it's also a lot deeper of an expression of their strange blend of harmony vocals, sweet 60s pop, and the nostalgia for the early 20th century that was running through the Burbank Warner scene that included a young Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Lenny Waronker, and other LA underground of the mid 60s. The whole record fits together beautifully – beginning with an old-timey radio kind of announcer, then sliding into sublimely crafted harmony tunes that include originals from the LA luminaries and the group, plus a few other surprising covers. Titles include the hit version of "Anything Goes", plus "The Biggest Night Of Her Life", "Milord", "Virginia City", "High Coin", "Jessie", "This Is Only The Beginning", and "You Need A Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing.)

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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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HEAL (LL Cool J, KRS 1, Run DMC, et al)Civilization Vs Technology ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $1.99
Another one of those early group projects, with production by KRS-One and D-Nice. Rhymes by Freddy Foxxx, LL Cool J, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, KRS, Ms Melodie, Run DMC, Harmony, Kid Capri and Big Daddy Kane. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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Hi-Lo'sSuddenly It's The Hi Lo's ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
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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Human BodyMake You Shake It ... LP
Bearsville, 1984. Near Mint- ... $33.99
One of the most obscure of the Human Body LPs from Roger and Larry Troutman – a sweet batch of electro funk that follows heavily in the Zapp tradition! The trio of Larry Hatcher, Ray Davis, and Billy Beck do a great job on the vocals – singing in a compressed harmony style that brings in a bit more soul than you might expect from a Troutman production of this vintage, stepping past the rhythmic cliches into warm territory that makes for a really strong record overall. Titles include "Keep Your Head Up", "Hit Me", "Tomorrow", "Make You Shake It", "As We Lay", "I Believe We Can" and "Please Help Me Find Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a promo stamp.)

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ImpactImpact ... LP
Atco, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
Plenty of Impact from this great Philly group – a soaring quartet who harmonize with some great Bobby Eli arrangements – at a level that shines as strongly as the best 70s work by Blue Magic or The Spinners! Impact never broke the big time as strongly, but they're a great group in the best 70s Philly mode – rooted in an older harmony style, but able to really take off with some sweet Sigma Sound styles – the sort of balance that few other groups managed to handle this well. The quartet features Damon Harris, who sang with the Temptations after Eddie Kendricks left in 1971 – and the group is a re-formation of The Young Vandals, who recorded briefly on T-Neck before Harris left for the Temps. Titles include "Happy Man", "Give A Broken Heart A Break", "Love Attack", "It Only Happens In the Movies", and "Winning Combination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole)

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ImpressionsLoving Power ... LP
Curtom, 1976. Sealed ... $5.99
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

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InfinityPut Everything In Place/Party Man ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Infinity have a really unusual groove here on "Put Everything In Place" – a mode that has a bassline upfront, but a bit more complicated than usual – with some nice changes that are also reflected in the harmony vocals that cascade around the lead of the tune! The track's still a groover – but that rare underground modern soul style that's really trying to do something new – and it's backed here by the more straightforward funk of "Party Man". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ItalsBrutal Out Deh ... CD
Nighthawk, 1981. Used ... $14.99
Superb harmony numbers from the tail end of the roots era. Sylvan Morris, Gladstone Anderson, Bingy Bunny, Bo Peep, Flabba Holt, RobbieShakespeare, Style Scott, Sly Dunbar, Bongo Herman, SkyJuice, Scully, Tommy McCook, Deadly Headly Bennet, and Bobby Ellis all lend a helping hand. 10 numbers in all, including "Brutal", "Herbs Pirate", "Run Baldhead Run", "Temptation", "Action", "Rastafari Chariot", "Truth Must Reveal", "Give Me What I Want", "Time Will Tell" and "Smile Knotty Dread". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie & RoyFree & Easy ... LP
ABC, 1957. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the grooviest records ever by the wonderful vocal team of Jackie & Roy – a sweetly swinging 50s session, with great LA jazz backings from the orchestra of Bill Holman! There's a breezy vibe to the whole thing that's years ahead of its time – not pop harmony vocals, but an approach that's strongly rooted in jazz, but also loosened up from the strict vocalese of the bop singers too. The cover's got Jackie & Roy playing on a slide at the sea – and that free and easy image certainly sums up the feel of the music – a lightly playful blend of jazz vocalese, ballads, and strong duet numbers, all sung with the usual Jackie & Roy charm. The set includes some great tunes, too – including "Pent Up House", "Free & Easy", "So It's Spring", and "Aren't You Glad You're You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Jesse JamesI Need You Baby/Home At Last ... 7-inch
Zea, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Nice single from Jesse that has him singing in two different soulful styles. We're partial to "I Need You Baby", which is a great harmony-style ballad, recorded with heavenly soul production that's just great. "Home At Last" is pretty good, too, but it's more of a bluesy number. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Jan & DeanRide The Wild Surf ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Plenty of surf number stepping out here – but often with that great second-chapter Beach Boys mode – that pre-Pet Sounds style that's often got some darker currents underneath! The pair are great in the lead, and get a bit of harmony support from The Fantastic Baggys – and some great instrumental assistance from Hal Blaine – who's really knocking it out of the park with a host of west coast wonderfuls – all produced by Jan with a nice echoey vibe! Titles include "Ride The Wild Surf", "Tell Em I'm Surfin", "The Restless Surfer", "Skateboarding (part 1)", "Surfin Wild", and "The Submarine Races". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisNew Life ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A wonderful start to the second decade of this ultra-hip group – an ensemble who started to reinvent the sound of the big band in the late 60s, then only picked up more and more energy once time went on! Thad Jones and Mel Lewis are a hell of a pair – not only great leaders for a session like this, but such warmly collaborative players that they're able to bring together something of a supergroup for the record – with players like Jon Faddis and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, Frank Foster and Greg Herbert on tenor saxes, David Spinozza on guitar, Pepper Adams on baritone, and Roland Hanna on both acoustic and electric piano – all key players in a much larger lineup that's almost too big to name! Tracks are long, and arranged with a great deal of depth – but never in a way that fails to swing – and titles include "Forever Lasting", "Little Rascal On A Rock", "Love & Harmony", "Greetings & Salutations", and "Love To One Is One To Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JonesesJoneses ... CD
Epic/Big Break (UK), 1977. Used ... $8.99
A killer for the Joneses – probably their strongest album all the way through, thanks to some great production and arrangements by Bobby Eli! This one's got the group taking the fragile harmony style of their earlier records, and filtering it through the Philly powerhouse groove to create a stronger, more high-stepping sound. A good mix of uptempo groovers and a few mellower tracks, and titles include "Who Loves You", "In Love Again", "Groovin' On Ya" , "Music To My Ears", and "Rat Race". CD

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King SistersNew Sounds Of The Fabulous King Sisters ... LP
Warner, 1966. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A set that recreates the sweet harmony style the first four King Sisters brought to the music world in the late 50s – but updates their sound wonderfully with some hip 60s flair! Ralph Carmichael handles the arrangements, and he borrows from a lot of the best sorts of 60s pop vocal modes – touches of bossa here, groovy jazz there, mixed in with the warmer strings that are usually the Carmichael approach! There's a bit of Jimmy Bowman-esque bass bumping along the bottom at times, which makes for an especially nice groove – and titles include "Goin Out Of My Head", "Girl Talk", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Call Me", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Bluesette", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", and "Don't Go To Strangers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout grommet.)

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KwickKwick ... LP
EMI, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Sweet 80s groove from Kwick – a quartet who were once known as The Newcomers, and recorded some Memphis singles for Stax – but who here reemerge more than fully-formed – leaping into the new decade with an amazingly rich sound! Given the group's previous work, the vocals here are really wonderful – trained on old school harmony modes, and refitted to some more contemporary rhythms – yet all in a way that never loses the depth that made them so great in the first place. Although never super-huge, the group have a quality level that rivals the best of their contemporaries in this mode from the time – making this debut a stone gem to rival the best from acts like Switch or Tavares. Titles include "I Want To Dance With You", "Can't Help Myself", "Serious Business", "Let This Moment Be Forever", and "Tonight Is The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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