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Dr Hook & The Medicine ShowBelly Up! ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later US pressing – C 32270.)

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HookWill Grab You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Uni/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The Hook certainly grabs us strongly with this fantastic second album – an overlooked gem from the LA scene, and one that does a perfect job of forging psychedelic instrumentation with more urgent hard rock energy! The record's one of those lost treasures that the Uni label issued at the end of the 60s – an incredibly well put-together album, which then seemed to get no push at all – even though there's plenty of searing sounds within that easily rival some of the more adventurous work on other American labels of the time. Lead vocals are by Buddy Sklar, fuzzy guitar is from Bobby Arlin (formerly of The Leaves), and titles include "Son Of Fantasy", "Turn Your Head", "Homes", "Everything's Groovy", "Garbage Man", "Dimples", and "Plug Your Head In". CD

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GZA/GeniusFame (radio, inst, album, inst w/hook) ... 12-inch
MCA, 2002. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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YungstarKnocking Pictures Off Da Wall (album, inst, inst w/hook, acapella) ... 12-inch
White Label, 1999. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Off "Throwed Yung Playa". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Eddie BoHook & Sling ... CD
Tuff City, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of funky New Orleans genius from the legendary Eddie Bo – an artist who made music in many different modes over the years in Nola, but who comes across here with a sound that's definitely in the funkiest side of his spectrum! There's lots of cuts on the collection that were only issued as funky 45s – the kind of deeply funky numbers with heavy drums that made Bo such an early favorite for the sampling scene, and which continue to give his work such a sense of urgency over the years! This isn't the slow-rolling, head-nodding side of Crescent City soul, and instead is its much funkier cousin – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Hook & Sling", "Check Your Bucket", "Funky Yeah", "The Thang (parts 1 & 2)", "If It's Good To You It's Good For You", "Sissy Walk", "Eddie's Rubber Band", and "Hey Mama Here Comes the Preacher". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Bo & The Soul FindersHook & Sling ... LP
Tuff City/Funky Delicacies, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great collection of funky New Orleans genius from the legendary Eddie Bo – an artist who made music in many different modes over the years in Nola, but who comes across here with a sound that's definitely in the funkiest side of his spectrum! There's lots of cuts on the collection that were only issued as funky 45s – the kind of deeply funky numbers with heavy drums that made Bo such an early favorite for the sampling scene, and which continue to give his work such a sense of urgency over the years! This isn't the slow-rolling, head-nodding side of Crescent City soul, and instead is its much funkier cousin – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Hook & Sling (parts 1 & 2)", "Check Your Bucket (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Yeah", "The Thang (parts 1 & 2)", "If It's Good To You It's Good For You (parts 1 & 2)", "Sissy Walk", "Eddie's Rubber Band", and "Hey Mama Here Comes the Preacher". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 2 Young BrothersCheck Out The Hook (dynamite dance, raging radio, dangerous dj) ... 12-inch
Groove Kontrol, 1991. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Masabumi KikuchiHanamichi – The Final Studio Recording ... CD
Red Hook, 2021. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The last recordings ever made by legendary Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – an artist we first came to love for his albums of the 60s and 70s – and who's still incredibly powerful here in his final years! The feel of the record is different than you might expect – Kikuchi is playing solo, with a great sense of space in his sound – almost as if as he's matured, he's realized that he can do a lot more with less – definitely the case as he chooses these unusual notes to embellish some very special readings of the tunes! The sound is like solo Paul Bley at his best, with maybe a current of Steve Kuhn in such a mode too – although Masabumi is clearly his own spirit, as you'll hear on titles that include "Summertime", "Ramona", "Little Abi", "Improvisation", and two variations on "My Favorite Things". CD

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VariousYour Hit Parade – The Memorable Radio Years 1938 to 1952 ... CD
Sandy Hook, 1930s/1940s. Used ... $4.99
Music from The Hit Paraders, Bea Wain, Andy Russell, Joan Edwards, Snooky Lanson, Doris Day, Lawrence Tibbett, Lanny Ross, Ginny Simms, Buddy Clark, Dick Todd, Dorothy Collins, Barry Wood, and Frank Sinatra. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000NEPA – Never Expect Power Always ... LP
Celluloid/Comet (France), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Landmark material from the legendary Nigerian percussionist! NEPA is a great little album from Tony Allen – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a chunky groove that's very much in the style of his 70s Afro Funk work! The title track is one of Allen's best cuts ever – a really anthemic tune with a punchy hook that's as infectious as it is political – and other tracks on the set are equally nice, touched with some slight electronic bits, giving them a cool Celluloid Electric Africa vibe! Titles include the long numbers "When One Road Close" and "NEPA (Never Expect Power Always)", in regular and dub versions – plus the great closing track "Olokun". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy AyersLove Will Bring Us Back Together (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A wonderful club cut from Roy Ayers! The track has a groovy jazz kick to it – with a similar feel to Roy's heavily sampled "Running Away", which was cut right around the same time. This one has an even better hook, though – with some great soulful vocals by Roy! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Polydor sleeve. Labels have a spot of pen.)

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Bliss BandNeon Smiles ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1979. Used ... $14.99
Neon smiles, and plenty of sublime sounds from Bliss Band – a real under-discovered group from the AOR scene of the late 70s – and one who should have been huge! These guys have it all – a great way with a hook, a tight way of crafting a tune, and this special sort of sound that stands apart from the chart hits of the period – yet somehow manages to have all the right elements firmly intact. It's 1979, and these guys aren't new wave or disco – and instead have this commitment to the kind of sharp songwriting and lyrical delivery that the best acts were using five years before and turning into superstars – maybe a moment that Paul Bliss and his group arrived to late to enjoy, although you'd never guess it from the quality of their work on this record! One to file proudly next to your Ned Doheny albums – with titles that include "Stagefright", "Hollywood", "Someone Else's Eyes", "Chicago", "We Never Had It So Good", and "If It Takes Until Forever". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Blue FeatherCall Me Up/Let's Funk Tonight (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... 12-inch
Mercury/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
Blue Feather may look a bit hokey on the cover, but they sound really wonderful on the record – a sweet, smooth, funky group who were one of the best on the scene in the early 80s! The vibe here is a lot like the best Brit funk of the period – all these riffing guitars, warm keyboards, and bumping basslines on "Call Me Up" – fitting the catchy lyrics wonderfully, and setting things up for some very cool keyboard sounds too! "Let's Funk Tonight" definitely lives up to the title – a super-groovy tune that runs for almost 10 minutes in length – hook-heavy lyrics upfront, but lots of room for bass solos and all these cool spacey keyboard sounds too – so much so that the tune is more instrumental than vocal! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(40th Anniversary Edition individually numbered limited to 750 – on heavyweight transparent blue vinyl!)

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✨✧ Jonathan ButlerJonathan Butler (2 CD expanded edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Zomba/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 20.99
A really breakout set from Jonathan Butler – a double-length album that really has the singer/songwriter taking off! Butler's really finding his best groove here – that mature blend of soul, jazzy bits, and a good ear for a hook – all done in that crossover careful style that helped Jonathan find a huge new audience up here in the Northern Hemisphere – and which continues to make this set one of Butler's best-remembered moments. Titles include "Lies", "Love Songs Candlelight & You", "Holding On", "I Miss Your Love Tonight", "One More Dance", "Barenese", "Overflowing", "Loving You", "Say We'll Be Together", and "Give A Little More Loving". 2CD expanded edition features some bonus tracks too – including "Holding On (Extended Version)", "Song For Jon", "Lies (Expanded Version)", "Thinking Of You (Instrumental)" and more. 24 tracks on 2CDs. CD

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Cabaret VoltaireCrackdown (grey vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mute, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 35.98 On June 17, 2022
Lots of layers of sound here – that raw electronic style of early Cabaret Voltaire, mixed with an increasing interest both in found sound samples, including some cool spoken bits – and in elements from a growing global soundscape as well! There's some unusual undercurrents to the music that almost reflect the Brian Eno/David Byrne experiments of the time – with elements that are much more exotic than before. And there's also occasional points that get a bit more tuneful – as if Mallinder or Kirk have finally decided they need a bit of vocals to hook folks into the music – although still at a level that's far from the electro pop of some of their contemporaries. Titles include "Over & Over", "Why Kill Time When You Can Kill Yourself", "Haiti", "Crackdownh", "Animation", and "In The Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
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DynastyYour Piece Of The Rock/Adventures In The Land Of Music/Second Adventure/Right Back At Cha (3CD set) ... CD
Solar/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
Four classic albums from Dynasty – served up here with bonus material too! First up is Your Piece Of The Rock – a set that has Dynasty working with snapping grooves with a nice sort of electro undercurrent –- all the handiwork of Leon Sylvers, who also plays bass and drums on the record – and really helps Dynasty find their groove! The tracks here are all quite long, and offer up plenty of space for the players to jam nicely – a group that includes Fred Jackson on saxophone, Gene Dozier on keyboards, and Oscar Brashear on trumpet. Dynasty are pretty good too – a bit more than just a club trio filling in vocals from time to time – and titles include "Satisfied", "Your Piece Of The Rock", "I Don't Want To Be A Freak", "When You Feel Like Giving Love", and "It's Still A Thrill". Next is Adventures In Music – almost a fusion of older sweet group soul with some of the more bottom-driven modes forged by the Solar label! The keyboards are upfront, the basslines strong, and the group is completely tight on the money – at a level that made them one of the strongest 80s proponents of the Solar Records groove. The title cut here is our favorite – a sweet stepper that bursts out with this blast of sound that's totally great – completely captivating, and filled with cascading sounds that really grab us. Other tracks include "Ice Breaker", "Something To Remember", "Day & Night", "Do Me Right", and "I've Just Begun To Love You". Next is Second Adventure – the kind of set that shows why the group went on to become one of the strongest things going in the second chapter of the Solar Records soul empire from LA! The album begins with a rock-solid punch, then continues strongly throughout – basslines, guitar riffs, and funky drums all right on the money – used in a way that's somehow fresher than most of the larger funk groups of the time – and with a nice balance between mellower moments that still seem to have a gentle kind of groove. The energy is wonderful throughout – and titles include "Give It Up For Love", "Love In The Fast Lane", "Revenge", "Here I Am", "A Man In Love", and "You're My Angel". Last up is Right Back At Cha – a set that's super tight and right on the money – that wonderfully catchy approach to 80s R&B that was the hallmark of Dynasty at their height! The tunes are a hook-heavy blend of funk and upbeat modes – all brightly glowing with that style that made Solar Records one of the leading lights of the Cali soul scene in the decade – and which gets some extra special treatment here from one of their most consistent groups! Titles include "That's The Way I Feel About You", "Check It Out, "The Only One", "Questions", "Straight Out", and "Does That Ring A Bell". 3CD set also features 9 bonus tracks – all 7" single mixes of hits from the albums! CD

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Earth Wind & FireSpirit ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A big hit for the group – and a great album of smooth funky soul! Spirit is a perfect example of the way that Earth Wind & Fire could tighten things up, yet still keep them real – holding onto the deeply spiritual side that first made them great – but also focusing their energy towards a wider audience that showed their influence for years! Of course, with Charles Stepney helping out on production, it's hard to miss – and he's one of the few cats who could handle a blend like this so well. The compression in the band's playing is impeccable – with just the right mix of spacey spiritualism, sophisticated jazzy playing, and a straight ahead love of the soulful hook. Includes the instrumentals "Biyo" and "Departure", plus the vocal tracks "Earth Wind & Fire","Burnin Bush", "Spirit", "Imagination", and "Getaway", all produced to perfection by Maurice White and Charles Stepney! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl is great, but cover has light wear.)

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Elbow Bones & The RacketeersNew York At Dawn (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Hot Shot (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Kind of a silly name for a group – but the record's pretty nice! Elbow Bones & The Racketeers were one of the many retro-soul groups working under the guidance of producer August Darnell – aka Kid Creole – who gave the group a style that was similar to his own unique blend of 80s club grooves, 40s swing, and 30s gangster cliches! Vocals are by Gichy Dan, Stephanie Fuller, and Dutch Robinson – and the set's unified by Darnell's good ear for a catchy hook – those quirky, groovy little numbers that always made the Kid Creole and Dr Buzzard albums so great! Titles include "A Night In New York", "Other Guys", "Our Love Will Always Stand", "You Got Me High", and "I Call It Like I See It". CD features a huge amount of bonus tracks – 7 more numbers that include "Night In New York (12" ext)", "Happy Birthday Baby (12" ext)", "Happy Times (12" ext)", "I Wanna Remind You", "Night In New York (single)", and "Happy Birthday Baby (single)". CD

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Barnaby FinchDigital Madness ... CD
Tower (Japan), 1986. Used ... $19.99
Includes the songs "(Don't Be So) Marxist In Bed", "Where's The Hook", "Don't Touch My Moustache", "What Came Before", "Sunset", "Hit And Run", and "Pulsar". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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FruuppModern Masquerades ... LP
Dawn/Long Hair (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Great work from a really overlooked group – one who have the skills of a prog act, but some of the sensitivity of a more folksy combo – which maybe is why they were such a perfect fit for the unusual sound of the Dawn label in the UK! These guys clearly have chops – the keyboard and guitar solos certainly testify to that – but they also space things out with some gentler, more personal moments – and here are also maybe a bit more hook-heavy than in the past, with a sense of almost crossing over with a few key cuts on the set. One of the catchiest numbers here is the great "Janet Planet", which has really cool production from Ian McDonald, who brings out all the best elements in the tune – and other titles include "Gormenghast", "Misty Morning Way", "Sheba's Song", "Mystery Might", and "Why". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jaki GrahamJaki Graham – 35th Anniversary Collection (Heaven Knows/Breaking Away/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Pop (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 40.99
A huge package of work from Jaki Graham – a set that features two full albums' worth of music, and even more than that in bonus material! First up is Heaven Knows – a really lovely little record from Jaki Graham – a set that's unabashedly turned towards the poppier side of the soul spectrum, but with the kind of care and class that made Jaki one of the standout acts of her generation! There's a mix of catchiness and maturity going on here – almost as if Deniece Williams and Phyllis Hyman got together and found a way to mix the best elements of their styles – carried forward with a style that has Graham shining equally well on the more playful numbers as on the serious ones. Titles include "Hold On", "The Facts Of Love", "Round & Round", "Heaven Knows", "Stay The Way You Are", and "What's The Name Of Your Game". Next is Breaking Away – a record with a wonderful balance between hook-heavy tunes and more serious moments – the kind of songs that offset Graham's chart appeal with a deeper presentation that echoes some of the stronger voices of the quiet storm generation of the 80s, while also pointing the way towards some of the crossover soul to come. Titles include "Set Me Free", "Breaking Away", "Still In Love", "Let's Get Blue", "Step Right Up", "Love Me Tonight", "Mated" with David Grant, and "Luv 2 Much". 4CD set features 34 more bonus tracks – all sorts of remixes, single versions, and other cuts from 12" singles and other sources from the time! CD

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PJ Harvey4 Track Demos ... CD
Island, 1993. Used ... $4.99
The self-recorded 4 Track Demos for the Rid Of Me LP, an album eventually recorded by Steve Albini as one of the most surprisingly raw major label debuts of the early 90s – at a time when the majors were signing indie artists and putting out bigger sounding, more accessible versions of them, PJ Harvey bravely went the other way – and it's well worth hearing that era of her work even more intimately. Her voice and lyrics here stand out more here, and it's aching, scary beautiful stuff. Includes "Rid Of Me", Legs", Goodnight", "Yuri-G", "Driving", "50ft Queenie", "Hook", "Snake" and more. CD

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Isaac HayesDon't Let Go ... LP
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Wonderful later work from Isaac Hayes – a gem from his Polydor years that has a good mix of mellow cuts and more upbeat numbers! The record has 3 long "quiet storm" tracks that take off on Ike's earlier expanded ballad style (forged on tracks like "Walk On By") – turned into late 70s late night jams with lots of stretched out production, breathy vocals, and seductive instrumentation. The best of these is "What Does It Take", which has a nice hook, and the other two are "Someone Who Will Take The Place Of You" and "A Few More Kisses To Go". Other tracks are a bit more upbeat – but Ike does a wonderful job with groovers at this point of his career – really finding a new outlet for his amazing vocals! Remaining titles include the club classic "Don't Let Go" and "Fever". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marilyn HaywoodThink About It/Mama's Baby (Ain't A Baby No More) ... 7-inch
Silver Fox, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Two excellent tracks from the Silver Fox studios! "Think About It" is a great cut with a catchy hook, and it features Marily Haywood's raw soul vocals set in some nice uptown-ish arrangements, with a cool vibes sound in the mix. "Mama's Baby" is more raw deep soul stuff – with fast choppy guitars, and heavy soul vocals from Marilyn. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jimmy Bo HorneYou Get Me Hot/They Long To Be Close To You ... 12-inch
Sunshine Sound, 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Like most of Jimmy Horne's best work, this is a nice dancefloor groover that sits somewhere between funk and disco. It's got tight Miami funk backing, and some good choppy guitar that goes well with the catchy vocal hook. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label on the b-side has some peeling & flaking - due to moisture. In a Sunshine Sound sleeve with some staining inside.)

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✨✧ HotlegsYou Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think Of It ... LP
Philips (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Early 70s sessions of Hotlegs – the group that hit the charts for brief moment thanks to the unforgettable, sparely drum-heavy, kinda Kinks-ian "Neanderthal Man" single – and later went on to shuffle the line-up a bit and reintroduce themselves as 10CC! We've heard and loved "Neanderthal Man", but it's with thanks to this stellar compilation that we're being hipped to the hook-laden, pop rock excellence their other '70-'71 recordings! Hotlegs is at its core the trio of Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme – all soon-to-be 10CC (Graham Gouldman actually plays bass on one song, too) – and the eclectic soft rock genius of that group is indeed on display here, albeit at a formative level! Witty and catchy, yet restlessly creative songs from players who were really just getting started! Titles include "Neanderthal Man", "How Many Times", "Desperate Dan", "Um Wah, Um Woh", "Fly Way", "Run Baby Run", "The Loser", "Today", "Lady Sadie", "You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think Of It", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sonic Series pressing. Cover has light wear and an import sticker.)

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Iron ButterflyUnconscious Power – An Anthology 1967 to 1971 (Heavy/In A Gadda Da Vida/Ball/Live/Metamorphosis/Fillmore East/bonus tracks) (7CD set) ... CD
Atco/Eclectic (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD ... $49.99 68.99
A monstrous assortment of work from Iron Butterfly – one of the key groups in helping the American scene move from psych to hard rock at the end of the 60s! First up are mono and stereo mixes of Heavy – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding bass right up from the bottom, to create a blueprint for hard rock imitators in years to come – none of whom were able to match these guys' simple, direct approach – and their optimistic sense of power in their music. Many numbers often have this vocal interplay that really works wonderful with the fuzzy guitar lines – and titles include "Possession", "Unconscious Power", "So Lo", "Look For The Sun", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of The Sun", and a nice fuzzy funk version of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". Next is the stereo mix of In A Gadda Da Vida – the album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years later! "In A Gadda Da Vida" was shortened to a single – with the big hook intact – but this classic album version runs for 17 minutes in length, and has the group doing all these cool jams with their instruments – all the animals in the garden of Eden talking to each other (or at least that's what our addled teenaged minds always thought!) Shorter tracks are mighty nice too – a heady, heavy brew of Hammond and fierce guitar from Erik Brann, on cuts all penned by group leader Doug Ingle. Titles include "Termination", "My Mirage", "Flowers & Roses", and "Most Anything You Want". Next is the stereo mix of Ball – a killer classic from Iron Butterfly – a group who always had way more to offer than their hits, as you'll find out when dipping into this full length set! The album's worth it alone for the organ lines – which kind of take off from the territory of The Doors, but are often more unusual – and mixed with vocals that can have an eerie sensibility, but without ever sounding indulgent! The music's not pop psych, but it's also never too full of itself – and titles include "In The Crowds", "In The Time Of Our Lives", "Soul Experience", "Lonely Boy", "Belda Beast", and "Filled With Fear". Next are mono and stereo mixes of Live – great live document of the heady power of Iron Butterfly – with titles that include "You Can't Win", "Are You Happy", "In A Gadda Da Vida", "Filled With Fear", and "In The Time Of Our Lives". Next is Metamorphosis – a record that's not a complete metamorphosis for Iron Butterfly, but one that definitely has the group stretching out with even more force and confidence than before! The group were maybe one of the few to come to hard rock via psych, instead of the blues rock path that so many others took at the time – and that difference is key here, as the songs really resonate with the potential for trippiness, but have this great sense of focus – one that makes the vocals sound even more potent than ever. There's still plenty of great organ work too – and titles include "Free Flight", "Shady Lady", "Best Years Of Our Life", "Slower Than Guns", and "Stone Believer". The set also features the 2CD 1968 Fillmore East set – an unreleased live performance from Iron Butterfly – one that captures the group at their late 60s height, in front of a very heady crowd at The Fillmore East! The recording quality is great – very clear, and different than the group's studio albums – with maybe even a bit more focus on the vocals of Doug Ingle, and the guitar lines of Erik Brann – in a way that lifts them out of the bottom sound a bit more, and presents the group in a whole new sort of focus! Plus, the brief patter from the stage also really helps us get an idea of how a trippy band like this could hold such great sway over a crowd at the time – energy that doesn't seem to stop at all, through the 2CD set's presentation of material from four different shows, on two nights of recording. Titles include "Are You Happy", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of Sun", "You Can't Win", "Unconscious Power", "My Mirage", "Her Favorite Style", "Possession", "Iron Butterfly Theme", and the mighty "In A Gadda Da Vida". CD set also features more tracks from singles, new remastering, a poster, and a big booklet of notes! CD

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✨✧ Isley Jasper IsleyBroadway's Closer To Sunset Blvd. ... LP
CBS, 1984. Sealed ... $9.99
The first breakaway effort from the trio of Ernie Isley, Chris Jasper, and Marvin Isley – a set that's got an even leaner groove than some of the Isley Brothers material from years before! The group really hit their stride right away – stepping out in a sweet array of funky rhythms that have some definite 80s touches on the beats, yet which still share all the best Isleys elements overall! Guitar parts are especially sharp – that carved in soul sound that showed up in most Isleys projects from the early 70s onwards – and the vocals have a great sense of warmth and soul, especially on the mellower tunes in the set, which turn down some of the more hook-heavy rhythms heard on other tracks. Titles include "Serve You Right", "Sex Drive", "Love Is Gonna Last Forever", "Kiss & Tell", "I Can't Get Over Losin You", "Look The Other Way", "Break This Chain", and "Broadway's Closer Than Sunset Blvd". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, PZ 39873, still sealed with a cutout hole, Nice Price sticker, and barcode sticker under the shrink.)

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (plus Sing Baby Sing) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. Used 2CD Gatefold ... $19.99
Two rare Storyville albums from the tremendous vocal team of Jackie & Roy – back to back in a single set! First up is the self titled Jackie & Roy – one of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a relaxed, open-ended approach to jazz vocals that already carries all the hallmarks of the Jackie & Roy style – wordless scatting on some tunes, playful lyrical interplay on others, and a focus on Jackie's ballad talents on some of the gentler numbers – all wrapped up in small combo backing that's sensitive, creative, and modern – yet never in a way that overwhelms the vocals. It's hard to match the poise, class, and cleverness of this one – and the album easily set a new standard for vocal jazz in the 50s! Titles include a few great early tunes by Tommy Wolf – the songwriter who would become so important for the pair – and backing is by Roy on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "You Smell So Good", "Listen Little Girl", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Bill's Bit", "Dahuud", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Lover". Sing Baby Sing is sublime work from the duo of Jackie & Roy – a guy/gal vocal team, but one with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! Both Jackie Cain and Roy Kral sing – and Roy also plays a mean piano, and writes a fair bit of the tunes too – really lively numbers that show off the bop-styled techniques they developed while working with Charlie Ventura – but with hipper, groovier lyrics – of the sort that are a key precursor to folks like Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg! Instrumentation on the set is great, too – a small combo with guitar from either Joe Rumero or Barry Galbraith – served up in a really great mix of tunes that includes "Season In The Sun", "Slowly", "Cheerful Little Earful", "Why Not Admit It", "You Are The One", and "Hook Line And Snare". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Jackie & Roy (Storyville) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Michael JacksonBeat It/PYT (Pretty Young Thing) ... 12-inch
Epic, 1983. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Fuzzy guitar, a catchy bassline, and a hook that just won't quit – all elements that made "Beat It" a runaway hit for Michael – and a cut that now sounds pretty darn great, all these years after it was clogging up the radio in the 80s! "PYT" is our real favorite, though – because it's got a lighter, jazzier approach – one that really shows the Quincy Jones touch in the studio, and which almost reminds us of some of Q's best work in the Dude era! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Bob JamesPlayin Hooky ... CD
Warner, 1997. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "Playing With Fire", "Mind Games", "The River Returns", "Organza", "Hook, Line & Sinker", "Glass Hearts", "Night Sky", "Do It Again", "Love Is Where", and "Are You Ready". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesBreaking Point/That Man Belongs Back Here With Me ... 7-inch
Argo, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Shoutin soul from Etta! "Breaking Point" is a great little hard-hitting tune – romping along with a catchy groove, and sung by Etta in a style that really gets the most out of the catchy catchy hook! "That Man" is more of a midtempo number – but it rolls along nicely with an organ in the backing, and Etta sings impeccably throughout! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black label pressing. Labels have some wear, small peeled spots, and a drillhole.)

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Jazz LtdJazz At Jazz Ltd ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
With Hal Carnes, Doc Cenardo, Harry Graves, Max Hook, Freddie Kohlman, Marty Marsala, Norman Murphy, Bill Reinhardt, Dave Remington, and Kenny White. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker in back.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangSomething Special ... LP
De-Lite, 1981. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a sweet and smooth talent with a real flair for putting over a modern soul groove! Deodato's approach is really great – smooth, yet soulful, without any tricks or gimmicks – and a real appreciation for lead vocals and a catchy little hook! The album features the group's party classic "Get Down On It", plus "Steppin Out", "No Show", "Pass It On", "Be My Lady", "Take My Heart", and "Good Time Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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MatchmakersBubble Gum A Go Go (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Vogue/Sundazed, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Fantastic pop from The Matchmakers – a group who only went by that name on some of their records – as they were more of a studio project from UK producers Mark Wirtz and Kris Ife, and also issued work as The Guards, Fickle Finger, Krimson Kake, Happy Confusion, Cellophane Mop, Father's Brown, and Astronaut Alan & The Planets! Yet despite all those many names – which all appear here in the credits for the songs – the group had a unified sound in their unabashed love of a good hook, and the genius production they received on their tunes – often in that groundbreaking style you'll know from other Wirtz work of the 60s, with a compressed quality that's a strong precursor to the direction UK rock production would take in the 70s – peppered with just a touch of the American bubble gum pop sound of the time. Titles include "Fantastic Fair", "Turn Me On"," Two Timing Man", "Wooly Wooly Watsgong", "Tell Me A Secret", "Goody Goody Goody", "Cellophane Mary Jane", and "This Time It Must Be Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(On pink vinyl and includes bubble gum!)

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Mobb DeepInfamy ... LP
Loud/Violator, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
Mobb Deep steps into a new millennium with a slightly bigger sound, but without losing the plot! Long-heralded for being gritty and raw in the best kind of way, Prodigy & Havoc had nothing left to prove on that front – so taking a slight left turn with a more introspective lyrical bent and some sweeter soul backing vocals on the hook is anything but a crime against their legacy if you ask us, it actually deepens it –- especially with the rhymes still in their cornerstone style on a lot of the tracks. 16 tracks in all, including "Get Away", "Bounce", "Hey Luv (Anything)", "The Learning (Burn)", "Get At Me", "Clap", "Crawlin", "There I Go Again" wiht Ron Isley, "I Won't Fall" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a promo sticker and bumped corner.)

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Mickey Oliver with Shanna JaeIn-Ten-Si-T ... LP
Mm, Late 80s. Sealed ... $4.99
The catchier side of the Chicago house scene in the 80s – served up here with plenty of beats, bass, and keyboards by Mickey Oliver – plus some occasional vocals from the the sweet-voiced Shanna Jae! Mickey's getting help on the record from Ralphi Rosario and Cheese – and the sound is kind of a distillation of the Trax Record groove, into a tighter hook-heavy approach – but one that's still got a fair degree of darkness in the mix! There's plenty of nicely stripped-down numbers here that make the album great – and effects on tracks include some great Speak N Spell vocals, plus scratching by Johnny "Wild Boy" on a few numbers! Titles include "I Like It", "Heart On Hold", "Pump Up The Beat", "In-ten-sit-t", "Never Let Go (Ralphi Rosario mix)", and "Mega Mix In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy!)

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One WayWho's Foolin Who ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A classic from One Way – who're still going strong in the early 80s! The group's ace in the hole was always the great work of Al Hudson – a fearless leader who kept things funky, and who wrote in some great hooks to tracks that give them uncommon strength. Case in point is the classic "Cutie Pie", which is the leadoff track here – with a funky bassline would be right at home on George Clinton's Computer Games – but it really takes flight thanks to One Way's deeper-sinking hook. The album is among their bigger hits of the period – but it's also proof that they were still going strong creatively, too. No foolin'! Lots of solid cuts, including "Runnin Away", "Who's Foolin Who", "Sweet Lady", "Give Me One More Chance" and "You're So Very Special". CD

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Shuggie OtisHere Comes Shuggie Otis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A classic album of bluesy funk – one that features the guitar of Johnny Otis' young son Shuggie, in a slightly tighter setting than he'd been getting on some of Johnny's own LPs! Shuggie here is still very much under the guidance of his dad – working in a mode that really emphasizes the fuzzier side of his guitar, in a style that was clearly an attempt to hook Shuggie up with the Hendrix audience. Not that that's a problem, though – as the record also features some stone funky playing too, as well as organ work by Leon Haywood, sax by Preston Love, and some other great studio work by members of The Crusaders! Tracks include "Hurricane", "Shuggie's Boogie", "Bootie Cooler", "Funky Thithee" and "The Hawks". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie ParkerVery Best Of Bird ... LP
Dial/Warner, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
An essential set of tracks – as it includes most of the best master takes from Parker's legendary Dial Recordings! The material is floating around a lot on CD these days, but this great set is just about the best way you can hook yourself up with the tracks on vinyl – as it includes superior packaging and nice notes! Titles include "Bird's Nest", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Cool Blues", "Relaxin At Camarillo", "Bongo Bop", "Ornithology", and "Moose The Mooche". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has light wear, promo stamp, light stain spots.)

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✨✧ Joey PastranaLet's Ball ... LP
Cotique/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
The title alone should make you want to pick this one up – as anyone with the guts to name a record Let's Ball back in the 60s really had something going! The album's one of the best of Joey Pastrana's early gems – a fierce little record that explodes with Latin Soul energy, and which also shows the more sophisticated side of Pastrana's work that would emerge in the 70s – some of the more complicated elements that would arise more in his move to salsa a few records later. Titles include the massive party cut "Hey Let's Ball – with some great lyrics, and a totally catchy hook – plus the slamming descarga "Mani Picante", the bassy groover "Jammin' With Joey", and the hip boogaloo "My Shingaling"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeannie ReynoldsCherries, Bananas & Other Fine Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Reel Music, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A great little album from Jeannie Reynolds – and her lasting contribution to underground soul! Jeannie's vocals are nice and deep – with hints of southern diva phrasing, filtered through some of the tighter soul styles coming out of Chicago and other points north at the time! Detroit talents LJ Reynolds, Tony Hester, and Don Davis produce – save for one song by Michael Henderson – and the big highlight is the slow groover "The Fruit Song", a sly seductive stepper of a track, with rolling congas, sweeping strings, and a very catchy hook from Jeannie. That number runs for about 7 minutes long – and the album also includes a number of nice shorter cuts, like "I've Still Got My Pride", "The Feelin' Ain't There", and "You Want To Get Your Hands On A Woman" – all wonderful numbers that will have you loving Jeannie as one of your favorite new discoveries in 70s soul! CD also features 4 non-LP bonus cuts – "Phone's Been Jumping All Day", "Unwanted Company", "Lay Some Lovin On Me", and "Love Don't Come Easy For Me". CD

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Diana RossEverything Is Everything ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 About June 22, 2022
A great early solo set from Diana Ross – a record that still has some great echoes of her work with The Supremes, but an even bolder frontline approach on vocals! Most tracks here still have other female voices backing Ross up – some un-credited Supremes-esque vocals that really help sweeten up the record, and make for a great transition from the earlier years. Production is by Hal Davis and Deke Richards of The Corporation – both of whom start pushing in some more sophisticated elements to the sound – lilting rhythms and soaring strings, but always used in moderation – so that most of the tunes still have that sweetly stepping groove that was associated with Ross' best work of the late 60s. There's some really great songs on the set – including the excellent title track "Everything Is Everything", which has a bouncing little hook, and the wonderful "Doobedood'ndoobe", an original by Deke Richards with a nice set of changes! Other titles include "I Love You", "How About You", "My Place", "Ain't No Sad Song", and "Baby It's Love". CD

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Scritti PolittiCupid & Psyche 85 ... LP
Warner, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An 80s classic from Scritti Politti – a group who'd worked their way up from the postpunk underground to the top of the charts, yet still managed to keep some of their leftist politics intact! The album's filled with catchy little numbers, but they also belie a deeper sensibility that folks sometimes miss – a quality that really set the group apart from Wham, Spandau Ballet, and other chart contemporaries – even though there's no denying the popular appeal of the hook-heavy tunes! Plus, there's a strongly soulful vibe on many numbers – that crossover to an R&B audience that ABC also had – as you'll definitely hear on their hit cut "A Perfect Way", and other tracks that include "Lover To Fall", "Wood Beez", "Small Talk", "Word Girl", "Hypnotize", and "A Little Knowledge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Scritti PolittiCupid & Psyche 85 ... LP
Rough Trade, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An 80s classic from Scritti Politti – a group who'd worked their way up from the postpunk underground to the top of the charts, yet still managed to keep some of their leftist politics intact! The album's filled with catchy little numbers, but they also belie a deeper sensibility that folks sometimes miss – a quality that really set the group apart from Wham, Spandau Ballet, and other chart contemporaries – even though there's no denying the popular appeal of the hook-heavy tunes! Plus, there's a strongly soulful vibe on many numbers – that crossover to an R&B audience that ABC also had – as you'll definitely hear on their hit cut "A Perfect Way", and other tracks that include "Lover To Fall", "Wood Beez", "Small Talk", "Word Girl", "Hypnotize", and "A Little Knowledge". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cupid & Psyche 85 ... LP 9.99

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Elliott Sharp's TerraplaneSky Road Songs ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2012. Used ... $6.99
An interesting project from Elliott Sharp – a set that mixes his older downtown sounds with some surprising rootsy elements – all in a blend that really helps his music stretch out strongly! Sharp's guitar work is still incredible – whether arch and arty, or acoustic and bluesy – and the album features a mix of instrumental workouts and vocal numbers – with lyrics sung by Tracie Morris, Eric Mingus, and Joe Mardin. Hubert Sumlin plays some guest guitar, and Curtis Fowlkes adds a bit of trombone – and titles include "Fade To Noir", "This House Is For Sale", "Endless Path", "Banking Blues", "I Blame You", and "Off The Hook". CD

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Nancy SinatraNancy Sinatra – Start Walkin 1965 to 1976 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 34.99
Maybe the grooviest collection of work we've ever seen from the lovely Nancy Sinatra – a set that features some of her hits, but also includes a lot more material that's much more obscure – and which shows that Nancy was a hell of a song stylist, far from the charts! The core of the work features Sinatra's fantastic collaborations with Lee Hazlewood – the producer who created a darkness in her sound that moved her far from simple pop – and who sometimes joined her in duets, with a mature, adult quality that was dripping with sensuality! The set also features some post-Hazlewood material, too – still very cool, and very groovy – a sublime blend of Cali 60s elements and slight country touches. Titles include "So Long Babe", "Sugar Town", "Kind Of Woman", "Machine Gun Kelly", "Arkansas Coal", "Down From Dover", "How Are Things In California", "Some Velvet Morning", "Hello LA Bye Bye Birmingham", "Hook & Ladder", "Happy", "You Only Live Twice", "Sand", "Lightning's Girl", "How Does That Grab You", "Paris Summer", "Jackson", "Lady Bird", and, of course, "These Boots Are Made For Walking". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jermaine StewartSay It Again (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
A breakout album from Jermaine Stewart – a set that has the singer working closely with Andre Cymone on most of the album's tracks, really bursting out with a catchy approach to 80s soul throughout the entire set! Jermaine's got a great way with a hook, and his delivery of the tunes alongside bassy bottoms and beats often has things transcending the simpler spirit of the lyrics – hitting the best crossover soul styles of the Prince generation, thanks to irresistible rhythms that push the vocals forward! Jody Watley also helps out on the set – co-writing a few of the tunes – and titles include "Don't Talk Dirty To Me", "Get Lucky", "She's A Teaser", "Say It Again", "Is It Really Love", "My Body", "Eyes", "Call It A Miracle", "My House", and "We Got To Be Love". This 2CD Cherry Pop version is loaded with a huge number of bonus tracks (20 of them!) – including the non-album tracks "You Promise" and "Imagine", "Places" and "Search", plus a bunch of single versions, extended remixes, and dub versions. 32 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Vanity 6Nasty Girl/Drive Me Wild ... 12-inch
Warner (Germany), 1982. Very Good- (pic cover)... $9.99
"Nasty Girl" is a nasty great number from Vanity 6 – a playfully catchy groover that starts with some slowly building handclaps, then runs into a great keyboard-heavy 80s rhythm! There's a strong undercurrent of Prince-styled funk going on – especially in the way that the title hook comes into the tune! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – Pic sleeve is included, but is heavily worn and damaged, with portions missing at the spine, and bent corners. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Gino VannelliPauper In Paradise ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
By this point in his career, Gino Vannelli was hardly a Pauper In Paradise – and with the perm in his hair, and shaggy rug on his chest, he was every bit the wealthy 70s modern man in his looks! But despite that mismatch, the album's a great one – mainstream pop with a surprising degree of soul – a blend that few others could hit this well and still retain a bit of credibility, but Gino seems to make it all work out quite well. Side one features some shorter hook-heavy tracks arranged by Gino and brother Joe – and side two features a longer suite done with Don Sebesky leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – one that really soars with some great Sebesky touches at times! Titles include "Black & Blue", "A Song & Dance", "Mardi Gras", "Valleys Of Valhalla", "The Surest Things Can Change", and "One Night With You". CD

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XLos Angeles ... LP
Slash/Fat Possum, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
One of the greatest records to ever come out of the west coast punk scene at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – incredibly well-penned and well-played – at a level that instantly leaves behind so many of its contemporaries! The themes of the tunes are fantastic – sung by Exene Cervenka and John Doe – as little tales of lust, greed, compromise, and decay – all set to the fantastic drums of DJ Bonebrake and the searing guitar of the great Billy Zoom! The quartet are amazing together – never missing a beat as they rip through classics that include "Your Phone's Off The Hook But You're Not", "Johnny Hit & Run Pauline", "Soul Kitchen", "Nausea", "Los Angeles", and "Sex & Dying In High Society". LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 remastered version.)

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VariousBorn To Be Together – The Songs Of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
One of the greatest songwriting partnerships of the 60s – featured here in a great mix of soul, rock, and vocal numbers from the time – including a fair number of unusual versions of hits from the team of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil! Weil's got a style that's sometimes a bit deeper than her contemporaries – and when mixed with Barry's strong sense of punch in a tune, has a way of bringing some surprising sophistication to pop music – little emotive moments that peek out from more hook-heavy numbers – but all without ever sounding lachrymose or overblown. As part of that quality, lots of these tunes have some great New York-styled production – that uptown balance of emotion and class – and as with other titles in Ace's excellent songwriter series, the notes alone are almost worth the price of admission – given all the historical detail, cultural commentary, and cool images. Titles include "New World Coming" by Mama Cass, "Love Is Only Sleeping" by The Monkees, "Angelica" by Scott Walker, "Looking Through The Eyes Of Love" by Gene Pitney, "Love Him" by Doris Day, "Good Good Lovin" by Bobby Hebb, "You Baby" by Len Barry, "Born To Be Together" by The Ronettes, "This Is A Love Song" by Bill Medley, "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" by The Happenings, "Shape Of Things To Come" by Slade, and "Proud" by Johnny Crawford. CD

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VariousLand of Sensations & Delights – Psych Pop Sounds Of White Whale Records (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Craft, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A very groovy look at a very groovy record label – LA powerhouse White Whale Records, home to some mighty fine sounds in the second half of the 60s! As you'd guess from the title, there's a slight current of trippiness running through this material, but it's often blended with a really strong sense of production and a nice ear for a hook – maybe a bit like A&M Records, who might be a comparison to some of the work here – as White Whale always had a careful ear for the up-and-coming, and gave them great freedom to do their thing, and the right sort of production and presentation to make everything come out groovy! And although White Whale had some hits back in the day, this material is definitely from the farther reaches of the label's singles – as you can tell from the set list, which includes "Vegetables" by The Laughing Gravy, "You Got The Love" by Professor Morrison's Lollipop, "My Door Is Always Open" by Rainy Daze, "Love Story" by The Brothers, "Superman" by The Clique, "Look At You Now" by Bazooka, "Won't You Say You'll Stay" by The Rockets, "The Proud One" by Buster Brown, "Goin It Alone" by The Bears, "Song #7" by Lyme & Cybelle, "Darlin You Can Count On Me" by The Everpresent Fullness, "Little Girl Little Boy" by The Odyssey, "I'll Be In" by The Answer, and "We Must Find A Way" by The XLs. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMotown Disco – Selected By Muro & T-Groove ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $29.99 36.99
A fantastic look at the funkier side of Motown in the 70s – and a collection that's not just straight disco, thanks to the mighty selection talents of DJ Muro and T-Groove! Muro handles all of CD1 – and mixes in some excellent soundtrack numbers with more familiar soul tracks – and also presents a few classic cuts in remixed versions too! T-Groove is on CD2 – which has cuts that are maybe a bit more iconic in the Motown club sound of the 70s, but still pretty darn great when heard together in this set. Neither CD appears to be mixed – tracks all appear discrete and standalone – and the package features 37 titles that include "You Made Your Bed" by Reuben Howell, "Books & Basketball" by David Shire & James Di Pasquale, "T Plays It Cool (unedited version)" by Marvin Gaye, "Erucu" by Jermaine Jackson, "Mirrors Of My Mind" by Jackson 5, "Date With The Rain (DJ Spinna refreak)" by Eddie Kendricks, "Ego" by Ozone, "Big Time (M+M big time 2016 mix)" by Rick James, "Treat Her Like A Lady" by The Temptations, "Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Joey Negro return of the mac mix)" by Willie Hutch, "He's A Friend" by Eddie Kendricks, "Down To Love Town" by The Originals, "Go For It" by Billy Preston & Syreeta, "Full Speed Ahead" by Tata Vega, "Let's Be Young Tonight" by Jermaine Jackson, "Heaven Must Have Sent You" by Bonnie Pointer, "Shoulda Gone Dancin" by High Energy, "Saturday Night Sunday Morning" by Thelma Houston, "Star Love" by Three Ounces Of Love, "Tailgate" by 21st Creation, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Machine, "Standing On The Verge" by Platinum Hook, and "I Need Your Lovin (M+M lovin all night long mix)" by Teena Marie. CD

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✨✧ Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... LP
GRP, 1981. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend of 70s fusion, bassy funk, and even tighter riffing – all put together with a greater depth and sense of soul than most other records of its type. Blackman's a GRP contemporary of Bernard Wright, Tom Browne, and Weldon Irvine – and there's bits of all their sound in the work here, but somehow Don does it even better – hitting these grooves, notes, and lines that seem to fall from the heavens – and which still stand as some of the hippest music of his generation. A record to file proudly next to your copies of Ramp and James Mason – and like those gems, the kind of record that only happens once in an artists career! Titles include "You Ain't Hip", "Yabba Dabba Do", "Heart's Desire", "Deaf Hook Up Connection", "Never Miss A Thing", and "Holding You Loving You", and "Since You Been Away So Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 90s Scorpio reissue with DCharles etch. NOTE – bottom half of cover has staining, waviness, & flaking due to moisture.)

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✨✧ Dalton & DubarriChoice ... LP
Hilltak/Atlantic, 1979. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A free soul classic from the Dalton & Dubarri team – smooth and sweet soul with a nice slick finish, and a real talent for coming up with a catchy hook! A few cuts get a bit disco, in a bad way, but there's plenty of great midtempo numbers that sound as great as the earlier work by the pair – possibly even better, due to increased production values. Titles include "Caught In The Act", "How I Hate The Nightime", "Sweet Sweet Sweet Thang", "Flyin Free", and "Keepin It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a foil Records Are Your Best Buy sticker.)

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✨✧ Flakes-11980 ... LP
Magic Disc, 1980. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice 80s club grooves, with a bit of a roller skate sound in the best moments. The highlight is the moogy groover "Sugar Frosted Lover", which has a good up-tempo two step sound, and a very nice hook. Other nice ones include a cover of "Hey There Lonely Girl", "Flakes Reprise", and "No One Can Love You Like I Do". Strange cover with a hand holding a spoonful of corn flakes coming up at you from inside the bowl of cereal. I guess that's where the sugar frosted lover. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has heat damage and skips during the first track on each side. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Gap BandOutstanding (vocal long version, inst)/Talkin Back (voc) ... 12-inch
Total Experience, 1982. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An 80s groove classic! "Outstanding" has some wonderful funky grooves and a killer 80s sound that's complete with very fat bass pedal grooves, and some tight keyboard work! The hook's a monster, and this rare single offers up 2 versions not on the LP! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerNever Get Out Of These Blues Alive ... LP
ABC, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked little album that has John Lee Hooker recording in San Francisco with a bunch of the other funky talents gracing the ABC/Impulse label at the time! Like other Bay Area work of the time, there's a nicely messed-up feel to the whole session – and plenty of funky moments bubble up from the bottom, thanks to a lineup that features Clifford Coulter on keyboards, Mel Brown on guitar, and Michael White on violin! More standard bluesmen on the date include Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, Robert Hooker on electric piano, and Elvin Biship on slide guitar – and titles include "Hit The Road", "Boogie With The Hook", "Letter To My Baby", and "TB Sheets". Van Morrison also duets with Hooker on the title track – "Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Includes the ABC/Dunhill inner sleeve. Cover has light ringwear in back, in fantastic shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years later! "In A Gadda Da Vida" was shortened to a single – with the big hook intact – but this classic album version runs for 17 minutes in length, and has the group doing all these cool jams with their instruments – all the animals in the garden of Eden talking to each other (or at least that's what our addled teenaged minds always thought!) Shorter tracks are mighty nice too – a heady, heavy brew of Hammond and fierce guitar from Erik Brann, on cuts all penned by group leader Doug Ingle. Titles include "Termination", "My Mirage", "Flowers & Roses", and "Most Anything You Want". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow Broadway label stereo pressing with LW etch. Cover has surface wear and aging.)

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

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✨✧ Fred McDowellFred McDowell Vol 2 (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw North Mississippi blues from Fred McDowell – some of best of the 60s – or any other era! Recorded on portable equipment in 1964 and 1965 sessions in Como and Holy Springs, MS and Berkeley, CA – and capturing the buzz of his guitar and grain in his voice so beautifully! A couple tracks feature a second guitar, and just one has additional voices, allowing McDowell to hook you on his own – and he doesn't let go. Fantastic stuff. Includes "I Ain't Gonna Be Bad No More", "Where Were You", "Do My Baby Ever Think Of Me", "Bull Dog Blues", "Red Cross Store Blues", "You Got To Move", "I Wish I Was In Heaven Sittin Down", "Frisco Lines", "I Looked At The Sun" and more. 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green vinyl limited to just 600 copies!)

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✨✧ Denroy MorganI'll Do Anything For You (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Becket, 1981. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic club cut that's almost in the Frankie Smith or Indeep mode. The cut's got catchy choppy guitar riffing, and begins with some spoken vocals that could almost be rap – but not really. The hook's a winner, though – and the cut is proof that underground soul was still going strong at the time. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Becket sleeve.)

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✨✧ PleasureJoyous ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joyous grooves indeed – the second album by this legendary 70s jazzy soul outfit – and a landmark album in the Fantasy Records Bay Area funk mode! The record will forever be remembered for the cut "Joyous" – a monster groover with a killer hook, strong funky playing, and a searing tenor solo that wails for about a minute before the vocals even come in! Wayne Henderson produced the record – and it's very much in the mode of work that he was doing for other groups at Fantasy, but also sounds a bit like later jazz funk groups, such as Breakwater or Smoke – tight, but never uptight – funky, but never with the kind of grit you'd find in the indie underground. The vocals are a bit in the Average White Band mode, and the instrumental playing is top-shelf all the way – a monster mix that's possibly carried off better here than on any other album by the group! The album includes 2 instrumentals, "Selim" and "Sassafras Girl", as well as the vocal tracks "Tune In", "Let Me Be The One", and "Can't Turn You Loose". CD

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✨✧ PrincePurple Rain ... CD
Warner, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly catchy tunes that are still delivered with a nice funky undercurrent. The whole Prince family is at the top of their game at this point – and titles include "Darling Nikki", "Let's Go Crazy", "I Would Die 4 U", "When Doves Cry", "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". CD

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✨✧ PrincePurple Rain ... LP
Warner, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly catchy tunes that are still delivered with a nice funky undercurrent. The whole Prince family is at the top of their game at this point – and titles include "Darling Nikki", "Let's Go Crazy", "I Would Die 4 U", "When Doves Cry", "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram European reissue from 2017, in the foil cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve and poster!)

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✨✧ ShoesBlack Vinyl Shoes – The Anthology 1973 to 1978 (Black Vinyl Shoes/Bazooka/One In Versailles/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great package of work from Shoes – one of the finest acts to come from the Illinois scene in the 70s – presented here with three full albums, and bonus tracks too! First up is their seminal Black Vinyl Shoes – an album that may well stand as the group's lasting treasure! The set's got a sharp-edged quality that still sounds pretty tremendous all these many years later – power pop, but without any commercial elements to smooth out its energy – served up with a raw, earnest quality that's neither punk nor hard rock – yet which deserved to be praised every bit as much as the best contemporary efforts in those genres too! These guys have a hell of a way with a hook, yet never hit you over the head with it either – and there's a lack of posturing that's really refreshing – a key difference between the sound of Shoes and their bigger Northern Illinois contemporaries Cheap Trick – an attitude that's different than, yet not that far off from the energy of The Replacements to come. Titles include "Capital Gain", "Boys Don't Lie", "She'll Disappear", "Fatal", "It Really Hurts", "Nowhere So Fast", and "Fire For Awhile". Bazooka is the long-lost first album from Shoes – recorded at home, and even rawer than any later releases – appearing here on vinyl for the very first time! The group are already pretty amazing at this early point – right on the money, and almost with more of a punkish vibe at points – although other tunes have them ripping out these mean guitar lines that are definitely way too ballsy for early punk. The songwriting is superb – amazing considering how young the guys were, and that the record was really just recorded for their own initial interest – and not a bigger company looking for a hit. There's also more darkness than in later years too – not everywhere, but at key points that make for a nice edge to the record. Titles include "Pinheads", "Love Took A Turn", "Rock Your One", "Along With Love", "New Meat", "I'm Brazen", "The Atlantic", "My Anisette", and "Educated". Last is One In Versailles – the debut album from Shoes – a cracker of a first record from any band, but a set that hardly made a dent at the time – given that it was only pressed in a limited run of 300 copies! That doesn't stop it from being a real moment of greatness, though – because the set sparkles with charm right from the very first note – nicely less polished than Shoes' later work, especially their major debut on Elektra – with a raspy intensity that really furthers the ideas wrapped up in the core of the tunes – and which almost comes across with the earnest yet relaxed quality of The Feelies in parts – even though this one was cut years before the emergence of that group! Titles include "One Night", "The Sun", "Banjo", "Eggroll Rock", "Do I Get So Shy", "Un Dans Versailles", "Kristine", and "Dance In Your Sleep". Comes in a box with a big booklet of notes – and 18 bonus tracks that include "Rock & Roll Freak", "My Husband's Home", "I'd Like To Take You Out Again", "Nothing Means More", "I Can Make It (demo)", "I Wanna Hide", "Okay (Bomp version)", "Tomorrow Night (Bomp version)", "Baby's Gone", "Ever Again", "Lucky Tail", "Capital Offense, "She'll Disappear (demo)", "I'll Take You Away (alt)", and "Like I Told You (second version)". CD

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✨✧ Lisa StansfieldYou Can't Deny It (ext long, ext short, sky king mix, percapella) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Lisa's greatest cuts, with a sweetly soaring hook that's a perfect example of the catchy grooves she could hit when she wanted to! Remixes by Gail Sky King – and the single is promo only. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Arista sleeve.)

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✨✧ Donna SummerCats Without Claws ... LP
Geffen, 1984. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big crossover moment for Donna Summer in the 80s – a set that features lots of keyboard-heavy arrangements from Michael Omartin – who produced the record at a level that really gets the most out of Summer's hook-heavy style! Donna's way past the drama of the disco years here – and does a great job of getting right down to business on most of the tunes – never pushing things too far past her vocal range, but adding just the right sort of punch to the lyrics alongside Omartin's catchy keyboards. Titles include "Eyes", "Supernatural Love", "Cats Without Claws", "Suzanna", "It's Not The Way", "There Goes My Baby", and "I'm Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with light wear and a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano/New Tristano ... CD
Atlantic, 1955/1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double-length set of work from one of the greatest pianists of the 50s – both of his Atlantic albums together on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Lennie Tristano, from 1955 – darkly imaginative work from the great Tristano – and one of the few full albums he ever cut as a leader! The record features the incredible track "Turkish Mambo" – which has Tristano overdubbed 3 times in this dark modal way that's totally amazing, and which will hook you into his playing immediately! A number of other tracks feature a quartet with Lee Konitz – always a good match for Tristano – and a few others have a great trio that's completed by Peter Ind and Jeff Morton. Tracks include "Requiem", "East 32nd", "You Go To My Head", and "Line Up". New Tristano is an incredible record by Lennie – one that features him playing solo piano, but in a way that's so inventive, so creative, so pyrotechnic, that Atlantic Records had to include text on the back cover saying "No use is made of multi-tracking, over-dubbing, or tape-speeding." The album's also one of the last (the last?) that Lennie ever cut – and although many other players are kind of faltering in last sessions like this, Lennie's sounding better than ever – ready to take on a realm of new challenges in the 60s. Titles include "Love Lines", "G Minor Complex", "Becoming", and "Deliberation". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ UltimateUltimate (1980) ... LP
Casablanca, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dynamic disco grooves from Ultimate – and a set that's got a stronger vocal approach than their previous effort – thanks to work by a trio of lovelies from the Philly scene, recorded here with a sound that's a bit different than some of their Casablanca contemporaries! The record's not nearly as polished as some of the rest – arranged by Michael Forte with a style that's certainly clubby, but with some hook-heavy modes that are a bit song-based too – almost crossover soul at the best moments, which is quite unexpected. Vocals are by Riti Saunders, Barbara Hernandez, and Deborah McGriff – and titles include "This Time I'm In Love", "Get To The Top", "Feel So Fine", "Now & Forever", and "Secret Agent Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Vicky DThis Beat Is Mine (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
SAM, 1981. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The beat is definitely Vicki's – even though the groove reminds us a fair bit of the Evelyn Champagne King song "I'm In Love"! But we can hardly complain about any sort of copycat soul – because Vicki's tune is plenty darn great too – lots of great 80s groove keyboards under the vocals, and a great crossover hook that just won't quit! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sam sleeve. B-side label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Funk – Rare Funk From Deep In The Crates ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best-ever compilations of funky work from BGP Records – and even better than their other Super Breaks sets! This one features some totally rare killers – not only from hard-to-find funky 45s, but also from obscure studio tapes that have never been properly issued! The set's a funky fanatic's dream, and pushes past the usual Ace/BGP line, into territory more reserved for the likes of Keb Darge and Ian Wright, on smaller labels. A large number of the tracks are from the catalogs – released and unreleased – of Westbound and Kent – and titles include "Gotta Get Me A Job" by Ann Alford, "Here Comes The Judge" by Larry & Tommy, "Soul Power" by The Houston Outlaws, "Freedom & Justice" by The Pace-Setters, "I Got To Have You" by Little Ann, "Soul Funk" by Chico & Buddy, "Skunk Juice" by The Pazant Brothers, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "Hook & Boogit (parts 1 & 2)" by Abraham & The Casanovas, "Motor City" by The Counts, and "Groove" by Dave Hamilton. 20 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Canned Heat & John Lee HookerHooker 'N Heat ... CD
Liberty/BGO (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
If you ever doubted the blues chops of Canned Heat, take a listen to this album – as the group are joined by the great John Lee Hooker, who they let stand strongly in the spotlight and almost make the album his own! Previous sets by Canned Heat were already pretty darn great – a huge cut above blues-inspired rock groups of the late 60s years – but with Hooker in the lineup here, the sound gets even more raw and sensitive – so much so that a number of these cuts almost feel like some of the early Detroit 78rpm recordings the older blues musician recorded at the start of his career – hardly the watered-down blues rock you might expect. Titles include "Burning Hell", "Send Me Your Pillow", "Messin With The Hook", "Boogie Chillen No 2", "Peavine", "Just You & Me", "Whiskey & Wimmen", and "I Got My Eyes On You". CD

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✨✧ Detroit EmeraldsI'm In Love With You/Feel The Need ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Detroit Emeralds' last two albums for Westbound – back to back on a single CD! I'm In Love With You is maybe our favorite album by this Detroit soul group. Why? Well maybe it's because of the great lime-green suits they're wearing on the cover, but probably because they've really got their act together on this one, and lay down a tight set of soul cuts, that have all the great harmonies of yesteryear, mixed with a sweet funky sound that's right on the Westbound tip! The album features the great breakbeat track "You're Getting a Little too Smart", which begins with some excellent drums – and it also includes the cuts "Shake Your Head", "You Control Me", "Without You Baby", and "Heaven Couldn't Be Like This". Feel The Need is an excellent bit of modern soul from The Detroit Emeralds – one of the few older Westbound groups who successfully made the transition to the label's smoother sound of the mid 70s! The feel here is really great – smooth, slinky, and seductive grooves – often done in a midtempo way that still lets the group's harmonies come through nicely. Titles include the monster groover "Set It Out", which has a killer hook, and a tasty midtempo groove that's about the best thing you'll hear from Westbound after 1976! Other titles include "Take It Or Leave Me", "Sexy Ways", "Love For You", and "Love Has Come To Me". CD

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✨✧ Fatback BandKeep On Steppin' ... LP
Event/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the last really hard-hitting funk album from The Fatback Band – and although their first record on the Event label, a set that cooks every bit as hard as their first few for Perception! The style here is funky 45 soul at its best – lots of hard crackling drums, funky rumpling bass, and enough choppy guitar to level a whole forest in one swoop! Lyrics are part of most numbers, but they're often in the bad-rapping or call and response mode of the People Music album – except for a few sweeter numbers which also sound pretty nice too! "Keep On Stepping" is a great little funky number – as are "Wicky Wacky", "Mr. Bass Man", and "New York Style". We also love the sweet soul track "Love", which has some great vocals, a great hook, and which sounds like a tune from their Feel My Soul LP! Other tracks include "Can't Stop The Flame", "Feeling", and "Breaking Up With Someone You Love Is Hard To Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stacy LattisawSneakin' Out ... CD
Cotillion/Collectables, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
80s pop soul at its best – a surprisingly nice balance of modes that's never too cloying, and which sounds a lot better than you'd guess from the heavily dated cover! Stacy's still working with Narada Michael Walden on this one, and the record's got a bouncy little groove on the best numbers – a hook-heavy approach that makes best use of Lattisaw's youthful voice, but in a way that's more soul-based than other crossover attempts at the time. We're most partial to the more grooving tracks on the set, but the record does feature a nice remake of "Hey There Lonely Girl" (titled "Lonely Boy)", plus the tracks "Sneakin Out", "Guys Like You", "Tonight I'm Gonna Make You Mine", "Attack Of The Name Game", and "I Could Love You So Divine". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ NERD (Neptunes)Nothing (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Star Trak/Interscope, 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The fourth full length set from NERD, and one that really shows the group at the top of their mainstream game – maybe more in the territory of catchy soul than before, and definitely heading in the direction that Pharrell would take in his solo work to come! There's a bit of hip hop in the mix, but the production is bumpingly upbeat, for tunes that are unabashedly hook-heavy – served up with help from Nelly Furtado and TI, on cuts that include "Party People", "Hypnotize U", "Help Me", "God Bless Us All", "Sacred Temple", "Wanna Jam", "The Man", "Hot N Fun", "Life As A Fish", "Nothing On You", "Victory", and "Perfect Defect". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PrincePurple Rain (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Warner, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly catchy tunes that are still delivered with a nice funky undercurrent. The whole Prince family is at the top of their game at this point – and titles include "Darling Nikki", "Let's Go Crazy", "I Would Die 4 U", "When Doves Cry", "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". This version features the new 2015 remaster of the album, done by Prince! LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 180 gram vinyl in original 1984 packaging design, with the poster that came with the original album!)

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✨✧ Scritti PolittiCupid & Psyche 85 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rough Trade, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An 80s classic from Scritti Politti – a group who'd worked their way up from the postpunk underground to the top of the charts, yet still managed to keep some of their leftist politics intact! The album's filled with catchy little numbers, but they also belie a deeper sensibility that folks sometimes miss – a quality that really set the group apart from Wham, Spandau Ballet, and other chart contemporaries – even though there's no denying the popular appeal of the hook-heavy tunes! Plus, there's a strongly soulful vibe on many numbers – that crossover to an R&B audience that ABC also had – as you'll definitely hear on their hit cut "A Perfect Way", and other tracks that include "Lover To Fall", "Wood Beez", "Small Talk", "Word Girl", "Hypnotize", and "A Little Knowledge". CD features bonus tracks – "version" takes on "Absolute", "Hypnotize", and "Wood Beez". CD
Also available Cupid & Psyche 85 ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ SecessionTouch (parts 3 & 4) ... 12-inch
Beggars Banquet (UK), 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A classic from the post-punk, post-disco days of the early 80s – and a stunning reminder of just how much that cold Factory Records sound crossed over in the old days! The cut's past New Order, part New York underground – and it's got a hook that's pretty darn catchy, even if the beats are kind of cold and forbidding. Produced by John Rocca, with a nice Streetwise electro groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve. Label on Part 4 has a small BPM sticker.)

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✨✧ Phil SeymourPrince Of Power Pop – His Very Best Plus 11 Unreleased Tracks ... CD
Boardwalk/Big Beat (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic sounds from the well-named "prince of power pop" – the mighty Phil Seymour, a singer who only gave us a few albums at the start of the 80s – but a singer who really helped to define a generation at the time! Seymour came onto the scene after the initial ripples of punk and new wave – and, in a way, his music was almost more of a basic return to standard rock and roll – but without all the overblown trappings of the 70s, in a way that really just focused on the singer and the song, and Seymour's incredible talent for putting over a hook! The sound is is relatively unassuming throughout, but the songs are plenty darn catchy – and are presented here in a well-chosen array of material from Phil's first two records for the Boardwalk label, plus 11 more tracks that were recorded at the time, but never issued. As usual with Ace/Big Beat, the presentation is great – lots of detailed notes, and plenty of music for your money – with titles that include "Suzie Glider", "Maybe It Was Memphis", "Baby It's You", "Precious To Me", "Then We Go Up", "Don't Blow Your Life Away", "Teaching Me", "I Found A Love", "Let Her Dance", "Stand Back & Take A Good Look", "I'll Be Waiting", "Looking For The Magic", "Now", and "Better To Me Than You". CD

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✨✧ Nancy SinatraNancy Sinatra – Start Walkin 1965 to 1976 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the grooviest collection of work we've ever seen from the lovely Nancy Sinatra – a set that features some of her hits, but also includes a lot more material that's much more obscure – and which shows that Nancy was a hell of a song stylist, far from the charts! The core of the work features Sinatra's fantastic collaborations with Lee Hazlewood – the producer who created a darkness in her sound that moved her far from simple pop – and who sometimes joined her in duets, with a mature, adult quality that was dripping with sensuality! The set also features some post-Hazlewood material, too – still very cool, and very groovy – a sublime blend of Cali 60s elements and slight country touches. Titles include "So Long Babe", "Sugar Town", "Kind Of Woman", "Machine Gun Kelly", "Arkansas Coal", "Down From Dover", "How Are Things In California", "Some Velvet Morning", "Hello LA Bye Bye Birmingham", "Hook & Ladder", "Happy", "You Only Live Twice", "Sand", "Lightning's Girl", "How Does That Grab You", "Paris Summer", "Jackson", "Lady Bird", and, of course, "These Boots Are Made For Walking". CD
(Digipak version – with 40-page booklet!)
Also available Nancy Sinatra – Start Walkin 1965 to 1976 ... LP 30.99

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✨✧ Nancy SinatraNancy Sinatra – Start Walkin 1965 to 1976 (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the grooviest collection of work we've ever seen from the lovely Nancy Sinatra – a set that features some of her hits, but also includes a lot more material that's much more obscure – and which shows that Nancy was a hell of a song stylist, far from the charts! The core of the work features Sinatra's fantastic collaborations with Lee Hazlewood – the producer who created a darkness in her sound that moved her far from simple pop – and who sometimes joined her in duets, with a mature, adult quality that was dripping with sensuality! The set also features some post-Hazlewood material, too – still very cool, and very groovy – a sublime blend of Cali 60s elements and slight country touches. Titles include "So Long Babe", "Sugar Town", "Kind Of Woman", "Machine Gun Kelly", "Arkansas Coal", "Down From Dover", "How Are Things In California", "Some Velvet Morning", "Hello LA Bye Bye Birmingham", "Hook & Ladder", "Happy", "You Only Live Twice", "Sand", "Lightning's Girl", "How Does That Grab You", "Paris Summer", "Jackson", "Lady Bird", and, of course, "These Boots Are Made For Walking". LP, Vinyl record album
("Velvet Morning" sunrise orange vinyl pressing!)
Also available Nancy Sinatra – Start Walkin 1965 to 1976 ... LP 30.99

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✨✧ Marvin SmithYou're Really Something Sadie/Who Will Do Your Running Now ... 7-inch
Mayfield, Late 60s. Fair ... Out Of Stock
Great lost soul from Chicago! Both cuts were written and produced by Curtis Mayfield – and "You're Really Something Sadie" is a total winner, with a great hook, and excellent vocals from Marvin, who cracks slightly in the emotional parts, kind of like Curtis. The track's also got a very nice Curtis funky soul sound, too! "Who Will Do Your Running" is an uptempo number, with more of a straight strong soul sound. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl appears dull with numerous marks – plays with some surface noise and crackle throughout. Labels have some wear.)

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✨✧ Luke Stewart & Jarvis EarnshawLuke Stewart & Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet ... LP
No Quarter, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pretty freewheeling work from a group headed up by bassist Luke Stewart and partner Jarvis Earnshaw – who plays both sitar and creates some loops on the set! At first listen, it's easy to hear Stewart's contributions – as well as those of Devin Waldman on alto sax and Ryan Sawyer on drums – as that trio really opens up with bold improvisational energy. But listening more closely, you can also hear the touches of Earnshaw – who comes forth in some of the gentler moments, and who also seems to be guiding the pulse of the group's direction. Titles include "Kenopsia", "Ecco", "Tibidabo", "Red Hook Blues Got Me Smiling", and "Where I Go I Am There". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny WinterByrds Can't Row Boats – The Unreleased Masters Collection 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Cicadelic, Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great collection of early work from Johnny Winter – singles and studio tracks from the few years before he burst on the scene with Columbia Records at the end of the 60s – served up in a range of styles that include psych and folk rock, in addition to Winter's more familiar bluesy sounds! The collection features 36 tracks, all sourced from the original tapes – and presented at a level that's much better than any other previous attempt to look at Johnny's early years – with 21 titles that appear here for the first time ever! There's almost more of an LA early 60s vibe to the music than you'd expect – hence the play on The Byrds in the title – and the psychedelic numbers are perhaps some of the most revelatory here. Titles include "The World Turns All Around Her", "Easy Lovin Girl", "Parchman Farm", "Pneumonia Blues", "Sloppy Drunk", "Comin Up Fast", "Livin In The Blues", "Birds Can't Row Boats", "Goin Down Slow", "Don't Drink Whiskey", "32 20 Blues", "Bad News", "Ballad Of Bertha Glutz", and "Hook You". CD

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✨✧ VariousFunky Funky New Orleans – Rare & Unreleased Recordings Of New Orleans 70's Funk (with download) ... LP
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of rare and unreleased New Orleans funk – from the golden days of the genre – and with work by some of the best producers in the Crescent City! Very hard and heavy funk, with choppy riffs and hard drums – plus, there's even a few cuts with nice electronics. Legendary cuts by Eddie Bo, The Gaturs, Louisiana Homegrown, Chuck Cornish, Sonny James and more. Includes the tracks "Chiller" by Louisiana Homegrown, "Soul Power" by Walter Washington and the Soul Powers, "Ali, Funky Thing" by Chuck Cornish, "Lighten Up" by Sonny Jones, and "I'm Mr. Big Stuff" by Jimmy Hicks. Plus, the LP also features two different mixes of Eddie Bo classics "Hook & Sling" (a much longer version) and "If It's Good To Ya, It's Good For Ya" (done here in a 5 minute version.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes album download card.)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Funky New Orleans Vol 1 – Rare & Unreleased Recordings Of New Orleans 70's Funk ... CD
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of rare and unreleased New Orleans funk – from the golden days of the genre – and with work by some of the best producers in the Crescent City! Very hard and heavy funk, with choppy riffs and hard drums – plus, there's even a few cuts with nice electronics. Legendary cuts by Eddie Bo, The Gaturs, Louisiana Homegrown, Chuck Cornish, Sonny James and more. Includes the tracks "Chiller" by Louisian Homegrown, "Soul Power" by Walter Washington and the Soul Powers, "Ali, Funky Thing" by Chuck Cornish, "Lighten Up" by Sonny Jones, and "I'm Mr. Big Stuff" by Jimmy Hicks. Plus, the LP also features two different mixes of Eddie Bo classics "Hook & Sling" (a much longer version) and "If It's Good To Ya, It's Good For Ya" (done here in a 5 minute version.) 13 cuts on the CD. CD

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✨✧ VariousSteppin Stone – The XL & Sounds Of Memphis Story Vol 3 ... CD
Sounds Of Memphis/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare and previously unreleased magic from the Memphis soul scene of the late 60s & early 70s – the third release in Kent's compilation series of gems from the Sounds Of Memphis and XL labels – possibly the rarest collection to date! The numbers here have a proudly southern soul groove at the core, but there's a breadth of styles and deep well of talent at play and this set really gets at the heart of it. Many of the tracks here are on par with the best known southern soul of the era and are as effective as the biggest hits – and we're hearing most of it for the first time! Soulful numbers from singers and groups alike – great stuff by The Minits, George Jackson, The Ovations, Erma Shaw, Willie Walker and many more. We keep thinking that the vaults will empty out, but Kent keeps digging more Sounds Of Memphis treasures – here's hoping it continues! 22 tracks in all: "If You Never See Me" and "Run Around" by Willie Walker, "Hook Line & Sinker" and "Lover Boy" by The Minits, "How Can I Get Next To You" (alternate vocal) and "Love Trying To Come" by George Jackson, "You're Slipping Away" and "Take A Look At Yourself" by Dan Greer, "Guessing Game" by Jimi Hall, "The Plumber" by The Ovations and more. CD

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✨✧ AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys – but this time around, there's an urgency that really grabs us – maybe because of the political climate in which the set was recorded, or maybe just because these guys always keep growing and maturing, where so many other similar combos are just content to stick in the same territory. The lead vocals by Duke Amayo are incredible – with a righteous power that demands to be heard – and the horns are more creative and colorful than ever, with some fantastic solos on the album's very long tracks. And of course, the grooves are great – that blend of riffing guitars and percussion that Antibalas have updated from 70s Afro Funk – on titles that include the three-part "Tombstown" suite, plus "Hook & Crook" and "Gold Rush". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Don BlackmanDon Blackman ... CD
Arista/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz funk masterpiece, and THE record by the legendary Don Blackman – the only one issued under his own name for many many years, and a famous little set that's been sampled endlessly over the years, and for good reason! The vibe here is one that's barely been matched again – a blend of 70s fusion, bassy funk, and even tighter riffing – all put together with a greater depth and sense of soul than most other records of its type. Blackman's a GRP contemporary of Bernard Wright, Tom Browne, and Weldon Irvine – and there's bits of all their sound in the work here, but somehow Don does it even better – hitting these grooves, notes, and lines that seem to fall from the heavens – and which still stand as some of the hippest music of his generation. A record to file proudly next to your copies of Ramp and James Mason – and like those gems, the kind of record that only happens once in an artists career! Titles include "You Ain't Hip", "Yabba Dabba Do", "Heart's Desire", "Deaf Hook Up Connection", "Never Miss A Thing", and "Holding You Loving You", and "Since You Been Away So Long". CD
(Remastered edition – completely new version taken from the original source master tapes!)

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✨✧ ControllersFor The Love Of My Woman ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from The Controllers – one issued a bit late to be part of the classic wave of group soul, but a set that's still overflowing with really old school harmonies! The Controllers really have a wonderful way of putting over a ballad – letting things build slow and mellow, trading lead parts and harmonies together in a way that really moves the message forward, while never overdoing things too much in search of a hook. And even when the instrumentation is contemporary, it never gets in the way of the vocals – and almost always lays back once the lyrics come in, even on the album's few groovers. Titles include "For The Love Of My Woman", "My Secret Fantasy", "Love Is On Our Side", "Play Time", "Sleeping Alone", "Knocking At Your Door", and "No One's Ever Loved Me More". CD

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✨✧ Dan GreerBeale Street Soul Man – The Sounds Of Memphis Sessions – 22 Lost Southern Soul Masterpieces From The Renowned Writer, Producer & Artist ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever tribute to this overlooked genius of southern soul – a set that brings together the rare early 70s singles from Dan Greer, plus a huge amount of unreleased work as well! Dan recorded these cuts for the Sounds Of Memphis label, in a style that really shows the changes in southern soul taking place at the time – that rich move forward you'd hear in the music of Sam Dees, Jimmy Lewis, and other key contemporaries who, along with Greer, really helped shake free of some of the 60s cliches of the genre – and stepped forth strongly with a sense of pride and power that's really amazing! The music's definitely got a Memphis vibe, but also echoes a bit of Nashville and Jackson soul as well – and Greer's slight lyrical twang is a really great fit for the slight bite in the way he puts his songs together. Titles include "Hook Line & Singer", "Shell Of A Man", "Thanks To You Girl", "How Does It Feel", "Bless You", "Voodoo Woman", "Share", "So Good To Be Young", "Any Moment Now", "Natural Reaction", "Only The Beginning", and "I'm A Lucky Guy". CD

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✨✧ Kool & The GangLadies' Night/Celebrate/Something Special/As One/In The Heart/Emergency (3CD set) ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A massive package of work from the mighty Kool & The Gang – 6 full albums from the 80s, served up here in a 3CD set! First up is Ladies Night – a shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played keyboards on the album. Deodato keeps a nice jazzy punch in the tracks, while still moving towards the slickly produced funk sound that was the group's main approach at the time of the record. JT Taylor's on vocals, and the album's even got a few mellow cuts – like the crossover easy number "Too Hot" – amidst the midtempo 80s grooves that really step out and make the whole thing move. Other tracks include "Ladies Night", "Hangin Out", "Tonight's The Night", "If You Feel Like Dancin", and "Got You Into My Life". The next album is Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a sweet and smooth talent with a real flair for putting over a modern soul groove! Deodato's approach is really great – smooth, yet soulful, without any tricks or gimmicks – and a real appreciation for lead vocals and a catchy little hook! The album features the group's party classic "Get Down On It", plus "Steppin Out", "No Show", "Pass It On", "Be My Lady", "Take My Heart", and "Good Time Tonight". As One is solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great production for the album – helping them to focus their energy and soar soulfully, but without resorting to any stiff gimmicks or cliches! There's a great groove running through most of the numbers here – a confident quality that's never too commercial, and which bubbles along nicely throughout. Titles include "Street Kids", "Big Fun", "As One", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho", "Let's Go Dancin", and "Pretty Baby". In The Heart is a sweet set that's part of a big early 80s run from Kool & The Gang – a time that saw the funk legends really hitting the mainstream, and winning over a huge new audience in the process! Given that the Gang virtually invented ensemble funk at the start of the 70s, they're perfectly poised here to move into modes that so many of their younger competition were trying – but never did so well – that blend of 80s elements and more sharply-fused funk instrumentation, all honed down into a tightly snapping groove. The real surprise, though, is the group's growing ability for ballads – which put records like this into hands of folks who never would have dug their funk a few years before. And while we might have had a few problems with that shift at the time, the passage of years has got the whole thing sounding pretty darn great to our ears – especially in comparison to so much weaker work from the time. Titles include "In The Heart", "Joanna", "Tonight", "Straight Ahead", "September Love", "You Can Do It", and "Home Is Where The Heart Is". Last up is Emergency – one of the key classics from the second chapter of the group – when their lineup and sound were a lot leaner than before, and they managed to cross over big to a much wider audience than before! The upbeat cuts show that the group were still kings of the funky dancefloor – and the mellower ones are equally great too – showing a rising ballad style that proved to be the group's big crossover card at the time – a way of putting over a laidback track, but with plenty of soul. This approach is heard to great effect on the album's great single "Cherish" – and other tracks include "Bad Woman", "Surrender", "Emergency", "Misled", "Fresh", and "You Are The One". CD

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✨✧ ShoesBlack Vinyl Shoes (150 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Vinyl/Numero, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Breakout sounds from Shoes – and an album that may well stand as the group's lasting treasure! The set's got a sharp-edged quality that still sounds pretty tremendous all these many years later – power pop, but without any commercial elements to smooth out its energy – served up with a raw, earnest quality that's neither punk nor hard rock – yet which deserved to be praised every bit as much as the best contemporary efforts in those genres too! These guys have a hell of a way with a hook, yet never hit you over the head with it either – and there's a lack of posturing that's really refreshing – a key difference between the sound of Shoes and their bigger Northern Illinois contemporaries Cheap Trick – an attitude that's different than, yet not that far off from the energy of The Replacements to come. Titles include "Capital Gain", "Boys Don't Lie", "She'll Disappear", "Fatal", "It Really Hurts", "Nowhere So Fast", and "Fire For Awhile". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SylvesterOver & Over/I Need Somebody To Love Tonight ... 7-inch
Fantasy/BGP (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A sublime clubby classic from Sylvester – a tune that's part soul, part disco, and plenty darn nice all the way through! The long 12" single mix often gets a lot of play – but there's maybe even more charm here to the shorter 7" mix, which really focuses in on the hook of the tune and Sylvester's great vocals! The flipside's also served up in a 7" mix – and the cut has these great electronics at the core, which hint at the direction the singer would take with Patrick Cowley in the 80s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonListen/I Don't Want To Be Alone, Stranger ... CD
Fantasy/Ace (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 of Johnny Guitar Watson's best albums ever – back to back on a single CD! First up is Listen – quite possibly the rarest of all Johnny Guitar Watson albums – and his first from the 70s – a mindblowing batch of trippy soul tunes that sounds far different than much of his later work! Johnny's not yet in the funky mode here – and he's working in a very cool flanged-out approach that has his vocals tripping lightly with his guitar – in a spacious soul mode that captures some of the energy of Shuggie Otis at the time. The overall sound is incredibly righteous – and the album's a delight throughout! Titles include "Lovin You", "If I Had The Power", "You Bring Love", "I Get A Feeling", and "You're The Sweetest Thing I've Ever Had". I Don't Want To Be Alone Stranger is sublime mid 70s work from Johnny Guitar Watson – a Bay Area blend of soulful production, jazzy playing, and bits of bluesy phrasing, with a hard-to-match quality that we'd put in the same camp as work by Shuggie Otis from the time. Johnny's vocals and guitar are amazing – very laidback and trippy, without all the silly stuff that you sometimes get on later records. "I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger" is a great stepper with a jazzy finish and a really catchy hook – and other good cuts include "Lonely Man's Prayer", "You Make My Heart Want To Sing", "Tripping", "Strong Vibrations", and "It's Way Too Late", a reworking (and real steal) of a song from Jon Lucien's great "Rashieda" album! CD

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✨✧ Center StageHey, Lady/Someday, Someway (You're Gonna Love Me) (Dispo pressing) ... 7-inch
Dispo, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A sweet bit of Chicago harmony soul – arranged by Donny Hathaway, with a very nice sound! Both cuts have a sweetly swaying approach – with one male voice in the lead, and other falling into the harmonies on the chorus, layered over each other wonderfully to build with the strong hook of the cuts. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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✨✧ LiminanasShadow People ... CD
Because (France), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Freaky fuzzy French pop from Liminanas – a group we've loved for years, and one who just seem to get better and better with each new release! The duo have a wonderful way of channeling so many different strands of older music, while also managing to come up with a sound that's all their own – maybe because the production and instrumentation is always nice and lean, which draws even more focus to the personality they bring to their music! The album bristles with elements that recall Serge Gainsbourg, Silver Apples, and the darker corners of Factory Records – but there's also some great guest help on board this time around – vocals by Emmanuelle Siegner, Anton Newcombe, Peter Hook, Bertrand Belin, Renaud Pictard, and The Pink Tiles – who all seem very much at home in the music. Titles include "Dimanche", "The Gift", "Shadow People", "Istanbul Is Sleepy", "Le Premier Jour", "Pink Flamingos", "Trois Bancs", and "Motorizzati Marie". CD
 
 
 



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