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Jerry ButlerAll Time Jerry Butler Hits (Trip) ... LP
Trip, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s issue. Cover has light ringwear and some edge wear.)

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Jerry ButlerBeside You/Never Give You Up ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(B-side label has a few small stickers and some pen.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Love ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great album follows up the sound of the Jerry's first for Philly International – a smooth mellow style that grooves in an all-adult mode that's a perfect setting for the aging Iceman's vocals! The Butler voice is always a wonderful treat, but cast amidst the warm and sophisticated arrangements of John Usry, Dennis Williams, and Wade Marcus, Jerry really finds a space to call his own – a way of reclaiming a style of soul he'd virtually invented in his early Vee Jay years, but which had gotten away from him during the growth of the genre during the 70s. Titles include "Don't Be An Island", "The Best Love I Ever Had", "We've Got This Feeling Again", "Reach Out For Me", "Tell Me Girl", and "Would You Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black border Mercury/Polygram with some light wear on a few corners.)

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Jerry ButlerGolden Hits Live (second cover) ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good+ ... $5.99
The wonderful thing about this one is that the album allows you to hear how great Jerry could be in any setting – even without the fabulous studio work that graced most of his classic hits. Jerry emerges here as a masterful entertainer, with a rich command of both his talents, and the audience in front of him. No schmaltz, though – and the record features nice versions of "Moon River", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Amen", "For Your Precious Love", and "I Stand Accused" – most clearly recorded live so that Mercury would at least have versions of them in the catalog to compete with the Vee Jay recordings. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and minor seam splits. Vinyl has a short click on "I Dig You Baby".)

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Jerry ButlerIce On Ice ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Killer stuff – as Jerry's getting the full early Philly treatment here, with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Roland Chambers, and production by a young Gamble and Huff! The sound isn't nearly as icy as the old Vee Jay days – but that's fine with us, as Jerry is nice and soulful on tracks like "Moody Woman", "When You're Alone", "I Forgot To Remember", "Brand New Me", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", and "Walking Around In Teardroops". Nice cover, too – with Jerry standing in a pile of fake diamonds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging, initials in marker, and a punch-hole, but is pretty solid overall.)

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Jerry ButlerJerry Butler (2 Record Set) ... LP
Up Front/Springboard, Late 70s. Sealed 2LP ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with a hole in back.)

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Jerry ButlerMr Dream Merchant ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Sublime soul from Jerry Butler – material recorded during his post-Vee Jay years, when he was really transforming his sound in ways that still made him one of the dominant male voices in sophisticated soul! There's a great balance between poise and emotion in the cuts – served up with excellent help from the young Gamble & Huff duo in the studio! Titles include the great title cut "Mr Dream Merchant" – plus other gems that include "Lost", "Beside You", "The Way I Love You", "To Make A Big Man Cry", "Mr Dee Jay", and "I Come To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some splitting on the top seam.)

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Jerry ButlerSouled Out ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good ... $4.99
A collection of work that Jerry cut for Vee Jay – issued on the Up Front label with a cover that's a bit trippy, but a sound that's pure early Jerry. We love this stuff, and we can never get enough of Butler's early "Iceman" recordings – records that would have a profound influence on soul music for years and years to come. The set's got some hits, plus few more obscure numbers, and it's a lot easier to find on wax than some of Jerry's originals from the early 60s. Titles include "Isle Of The Sirens", "Whatever You Want", "Where Do I Turn", "Come Back My Love", and "You Can Run, But You Can't Hide". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have some marker.)

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Jerry ButlerSuite For The Single Girl ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
A great little concept album – and one that really shows the continuing sophistication and growth of Jerry Butler's music in the 70s! The record is dedicated to the "single girl" of the 70s (portrayed with the sad little photo of a brown bag lunch and a Gucci purse on the cover) – the new professional woman in the workplace – a surprisingly popular theme for many other singers of the period, but handled here by Butler with way more poise and class than any of his contemporaries! Arrangements are by James Mack and Paul Wilson, who often bring a great mellow mode to the best cuts – almost a Leon Ware style of laidback sensuality. A few other tunes are groovers, but still fit in just right – and titles include "Suite For The Single Girl", "I Wanna Do It To You", "Music In Her Dreams", "Only Pretty Girls", "Let's Go Get Out Of Town", "Chalk It Up", and "Ms Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface and edge wear.)

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Jerry ButlerYour Precious Love (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/Overseas (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
An excellent Japanese collection – featuring sublime early solo work by Jerry Butler, plus a few early tracks with The Impressions too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Thelman Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry ... LP
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A nice record pairing the vocal stylings of Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler. Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include the Bee-Gee's "Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing", and "I Love You Through Windows". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, with a cutout notch.)

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Impressions & Jerry ButlerVintage Years ... LP
Sire, Mid 60s/1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Nifty 2LP set that brings together a motherlode of the Impressions' best material from their ABC years – plus some of Jerry Butler's nice solo material for Mercury from the same time, and a few Curtis cuts from the early 70s. Too much to mention here, but titles include "Keep On Pushin", "Gypsy Woman", "Need To Belong To Someone", "Woman's Got Soul", "Amen", "You've Been Cheatin", "Mr. Dream Merchant", "We're A Winner", "Moody Woman", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerSoul Goes On ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great record, and one that's more of a deeper soul effort than some of his other Mercury sessions! Jerry's back recording in Chicago, and the album has arrangements by Arthur Wright, and production by Cal Carter for the Fountain Productions imprint that would grace Jerry and Billy Butler's efforts over the next few years. The LP includes Jerry's fantastic hit "Never Give You Up", plus deep soul versions of a lot of earlier soul classics by Sam Cooke, Jesse Belvin, and Otis Redding – like "Respect", "Ain't That Good News", "Goodnight My Love", "Guess Who", "These Arms Of Mine", and "I've Been Loving You Too Long". Also features "Yes, My Goodness, Yes" – a nice tune that Jerry wrote with Bobby Womack! A nice groovy update of some legendary soul compositions, and a real treat from Jerry! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo copy. Cover has light wear and a mostly split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Gene Chandler & Jerry ButlerOne & One ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic collaboration between 2 of the godfathers of Chicago soul – recorded at a time when both of them had emerged as proven big-sales artists, and were given the freedom to experiment in different styles with side projects like this. Here, they're singing in almost a Curtis Mayfield-esque vein, with more of a political edge than their usual stuff from this time – and the album's a righteous batch of soul cuts that shows the growing sophistication and social conscience of the Chicago scene. Arrangements are by Tom Tom Washington and Richard Evans – and tracks include "Ten & Two (Take This Woman Off The Corner)", "You Just Can't Win", "One Hand Washes The Other", "The World Keeps Changing", and "Sho Is Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerGift Of Love ... LP
Vee Jay/Sunset, Early 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Gift Of Love", "September Song", "I Was Wrong", "Come Back My Love", "Butterfly", and "The Lights Went Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerSweet Sixteen ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A lost little gem from Jerry – recorded towards the end of his years with Mercury. The record's got Jerry working in a much hipper style than before, drawing off the pool of younger Chicago soul talents that he'd begun to collect on some of his earlier albums for Mercury – and the album features tracks by Leroy Hutson, Terry Callier, Marvin Yancey, and the team of Hanks and Grey. Richard Evans handled the arrangements, and they're a good extension of his work at Cadet – with strong bass-heavy soul grooves, augmented by strings and some great funky clavinet work. Titles include the funky classics "I'm Your Mechanical Man" and "You've Been Around Too Long" – plus "High Stepper", "Start Living It Up", "Sing To Me", "Take The Time To Tell Her", and "Playing On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)
 
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Teddy EdwardsFeelin's ... LP
Muse, 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
A great 70s comeback album from tenorist Teddy Edwards – done after a number of years away from the studio, but with a rock-solid sound that may well be his classics from the 60s! Teddy's tone is amazing on the record – more laidback and confident than on his earlier albums, and a lot more soulful as well – stepping out right from the start with a quality that's boldly personal, and free from some of the 70s cliches that others might have attempted in a set like this. Instead, Edwards is very much his own man – and very much in charge of an excellent group that includes Conte Candoli on trumpet, Dolo Coker on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Frank Butler drums, and Jerry Steinholz conga and percussion – players who come together with this warmly soulful quality that's surprisingly more than the sum of its already-great parts. Titles include "The Blue Sombrero", "Bear Tracks", "Ritta Ditta Blues", and "Eleven Twenty Three". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining and some waviness from moisture on the bottom half, moderate edge wear, aging, a small sticker spot, partial seam splits and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Betty EverettI Got To Tell Somebody/Why Are You Leaving Me ... 7-inch
Fantasy, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Obscure work by Betty Everett – but very nice! Both sides were arranged by Donny Hathaway, and produced by Betty's old boss at Vee Jay, Clarence Carter. "I Got To Tell Somebody" is a great little number – at about a midtempo pace, sung out proudly about Betty's new love, and set to arrangements by Donny that give the cut the right dose of honesty needed to carry it off. "Why Are You Leaving Me" is a sad weepy, written by Jerry Butler. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Grey & HanksYou Fooled Me ... LP
RCA, 1978. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A great little debut album from the team of Len Ron Hanks and Zane Grey – songwriters who'd scored earlier in the 70s with tracks for Jerry Butler and LTD, but who also strike up a pretty strong groove on their own! The pair are from Chicago, but are recording in LA – and their sound here follows almost the same move as Earth Wind & Fire's when they hit the west coast, adding smoother production to a tight ensemble funk approach, compressing the groove up a bit, for a more soulful sound. No surprise, then, that the record features EWF horns by Don Myrick, Louis Satterfield, and Rahmlee on many cuts – and although vocals are by Grey, but he's pretty heavily supported by backing singers on most cuts. Titles include "You Fooled Me", "Never Let You Down", "Way Out To Get In", "How Can You Live Without Love", and "Gotta Put Something In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, staining, and initials in pen on front.)

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Walter JacksonFeeling Good ... LP
Chi Sound, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The first of six "comeback" albums that this great Chicago soul singer cut during his second wave of recording during the late 70s! Walter had originally done some amazing work with the great Carl Davis at the Okeh label during the mid 60s – and this album marks a return to their collaboration – this time at Davis' own Chi-Sound subsidiary of 20th Century Records. Jackson here takes all the smooth sophistication of his early days, and transforms himself into an adult singer of soul songs – taking a route similar to that travelled by singers like Jerry Butler or Lou Rawls at the same time. Like Rawls, the style doesn't always work – but when it does, it's great. Titles include "Love Is Lovelier", "Words", "Too Shy To Say", "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", and a remake of "Welcome Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some edge wear, small sticker remnants, and some clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldCurtis In Chicago ... LP
Curtom, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Curtis Mayfield, and a heck of a lot of greatness from the Chicago scene of the early 70s – music that comes from a rare TV special that also features guest appearances from Leroy Hutson, Jerry Butler, and Gene Chandler! Don't confuse this one with the 2LP Curtis Live set issued around the same time – as this record's got a tighter, fuller sound overall – a great illustration of Mayfield's growing fame as a solo act – although a set that's also generous enough to also feature appearances from both the new version of The Impressions, plus the original trio lineup too! Titles include "Superfly", "Love Oh Love", "Preacher Man", "For Once In My Life", and "I'm So Proud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam splitting and light surface wear.)

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Freddie ScottMr Heartache – The Best Of The Columbia Recordings Plus ... CD
Columbia/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Massive soul from Freddie Scott – exactly the kind of set that has us wondering why he wasn't a bigger star back in the 60s! Freddie's style is very mature – never too polished, yet totally put-together – in a way that rivals other 60s male greats like Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson – both of whom are a good comparison for the sophisticated vibe that Scott's going for in his music here! Backings have a strong uptown soul mode – but also allow a lot of space for Freddie's own expressions, so that the strings really lay back, and the orchestrations never get in the way of his bad self – a perfect balance, thanks to the work of arrangers Garry Sherman, Belford Hendricks, and Robert Mersey. CD features material from Freddie's Columbia LP and singles, plus some Shout Records tracks too – a total of 23 numbers that include "Forget Me If You Can", "Just One Love", "I'm Too Far Gone", "My Arms Aren't Strong Enough", "Lonely Man", "Giving You My Heart", "Blow Wind", "One Heartache Too Many", "Let It Be Me", "For Your Love", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "There Goes My Heart". CD

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✨✧ SylversSylvers (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
TThe first album by The Sylvers – a soulful band made up of youngsters from the Los Angeles scene, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as a sweet blend of tenor and soprano harmonies, in a similar mode to the Five Stairsteps – but maybe with a deeper, grittier vibe overall! The record has a solid sound and a funky groove that gives you a hint at what stars the kids would grow up to be – as not only The Sylvers would go on to crack the charts big, but members Leon and Foster would do some pretty great soul work on their own. Jerry Peters did arrangements on the best cuts – with that slightly messed-up groove that he brought to his best 70s work. The record includes the great funky sample cut "Fool's Paradise", which has a great intro that steps along with a fierce bongo sample! Also includes some nice mellower soul material – like "Wish That I Could Talk to You", "I Know Myself", and "Chaos". All that, and Jerry Butler production too! LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU Release!)

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Jackie WilsonDo Your Thing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A very cool groove from Jackie Wilson – a record that still holds onto all the great vocal range of his roots, but also pushes into a hipper late 60s style that's pretty darn nice! Wilson's really at home in the setting – re-emerging as a more mature, confident singer with a lot better choice of material, too – none of the mis-steps of his early 60s Brunswick years, and instead the kind of cuts that put him in territory next to Gene Chandler or Jerry Butler. The arrangements are mostly by Sonny Sanders – with a bit of help from Johnny Pate and Tom Tom Washington – all cats who keep things in some really great territory, and actually bring a bit of funk into the mix as well. Titles include "To Change My Love", "Why Don't You Do Your Thing", "Light My Fire", "Helpless", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Hold On I'm Comin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Various70 Ounces Of Golden Hits Vol 2 ... CD
Compose, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Music from the Kingsmen, the Coasters, Gene Chandler, the Champs, the Beach Boys, the Dells, Tommy Roe, Jerry Butler, the Shirelles, Lee Dorsey, the Crests, DJ Thomas, Tommy Tucker, Gene Pitney, and more – 28 cuts in all. CD

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VariousDead Presidents Vol 2– Soul Classics ... LP
Capitol, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Nice promo-only double vinyl version of the second volume of the soundtrack to the film Dead Presidents. Like the first volume, this is a whopping batch of classic 70s soul tracks – including "Right On For The Darkness" and "We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue (Live)" by Curtis Mayfield, "I Got The Feelin" and "Ain't That A Groove" by James Brown, "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by The Undisputed Truth, "Cowboys To Girls" by The Intruders, "Keep On Pushing" and "(Man Oh Man) I Want To Go Back" by The Impressions, "I Was Made To Love Her" by Stevie Wonder, "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" by Sam & Dave, "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Jerry Butler and "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" by The Temptations. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with light wear and a small piece of clear tape on front.)

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VariousKeep The Dream Alive – A Tribute To Mayor Harold Washington ... LP
Ecobert, 1988. Sealed ... $7.99
An obscure late 80s soul effort – dedicated to the memory of (then) recently-departed Harold Washington – the first African-American mayor of Chicago! The set's a batch of message-oriented soul tracks – most dealing with Washington's legacy in some way – and the album was put together by the team of Charles and Curtis Colbert. Jerry Butler and Albertina Walker both make an appearance on the set – but most of the other singers are lesser-knowns from Chicago. Titles include "Words To Harold", "Carry On", "For The Love", "Thank You", "He Was The One", "Friend Of Mine", and "Keep The Dream Alive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy!)

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VariousMore Smooth Soul – 20 Classics ... CD
Time Life, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Music from Gene McDaniels, the Platters, Nat King Cole, Jackie Wilson, Brook Benton, Jesse Belvin, Joe Hinton, Jerry Butler, Ben E King, Sammy Turner, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousR&B Hitmakers! ... LP
Harlem Hitparade, Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
Includes selections by Jerry Butler & The Impressions, The Turbans, The Jesters, The Paragons, The Silhouettes, The Harptones, Lee Dorsey, Huey Piano Smith, Maurice Williams, and The Clovers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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VariousRadio Gold Vol 3 – The Way It Really Was ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Music from Betty Everett, Brenda Lee, Jerry Butler, Johnnie Ray, Roy Orbison, Johnny Otis, Fats Domino, Tony Orlando, Marty Robbins, Harry Belafonte, Guy Mitchell, and more – 30 tracks total! CD

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VariousRhythm & Blues Christmas ... CD
Matrix, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Johnny Adams, Brook Benton, the Drifters, Charles Brown, Jerry Butler, and Patti LaBelle. CD

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VariousSoul Story Vol 2 ... CD
Time Life/Rhino, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Music from Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Clarence Carter, the Staple Singers, Bill Withers, Ben E King, Betty Wright, Jerry Butler & the Impressions, Ray Charles, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTaste Of Soul Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... $12.99
Way way way more than just a "taste" of soul – and instead, a really heavy-hitting collection that's filled with rare material from Chicago's legendary Vee Jay Records! The set goes way past other Vee Jay hits collections, to include some killer tracks that were among some of the label's best singles – but which have been overlooked by other compilations. And sure, there's a few familiar tracks, but in the 25 title set list, there's more than enough rare bits to keep our ears happy! Titles include "Help Me Somebody" and "They Don't Know" by The 5 Royales, "Raindrops (unreleased alternate)" by Dee Clark, "Have Faith" and "My Heart Remembers" by Gene Allison, "My Adorable One" by Joe Simon, "Good Times" by Jerry Butler, "Oo We Baby I Love You" by Fred Hughes, "I Can't Get Away From Your Love" by Wade Flemons, "Who Knows" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "A Spanish Boy" by The Rubies, "Someone Is Stealing My Love" and "You Only Want Me When You Need Me" by Ivory Joe Hunter, and "I Can't See Your Love" by The Ballads. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terry CallierOccasional Rain ... CD
Cadet, 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Terry Callier's first album for Cadet – and the kickoff of one of the greatest three album runs that any soul artist ever recorded! This one's got a different feel than the later two, as it takes songs by Terry, and structures them with these little musical "seque" tracks in between every song, done in a sparer folksy style that recalls Terry's roots in the Old Town scene in Chicago. At the time, Terry was making the transition from folk artist to soul singer – and he'd been picked up by Jerry Butler and The Dells as a promising young songwriter, one of the best talents of the second generation of Chicago soul stars. The record's a stripped-down affair that features a small group with Charles Stepney on harpsichord and organ, Callier on guitar, and backing vocals by Minnie Riperton, Shirley Wahls, and Kitty Haywood. The album kicks off with Terry's great little pop ditty "Ordinary Joe" – probably the catchiest song he ever wrote – then rolls into more somber titles like "Occasional Rain", "Do You Finally Need A Friend", "Golden Circle", and "Blues For Marcus". A totally unique album – and a prime example of the genius that was coming out of Chicago at the time! CD

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✨✧ VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Chicago Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive tribute to the genius of soul in the Windy City – a wonderful compilation that really gets at the special sound Chicago brought into play during the early years of soul! The set is filled with key cuts from the Chi-town scene of the time – some of them lesser-known that the famous hits always associated with our hometown – and beautifully selected to really capture a moment when soul music was first starting to come together as a style! You can definitely hear roots from Chicago blues, gospel, and R&B in the cuts – but they're definitely all soul, all the way through – a killer batch of nuggets that manages to offer up fresh bits from some big names, and uncover some great cuts by some less familiar folks. The package features full track-by-track notes on the tunes by Bill Dahl – and titles include "Tragic" by The Sheppards, "At The Party "by Wade Flemons, "Hi Diddley Dee Dum Dum" By The Dells, "Tell Him" by The Drew-Vels, "I've Got A Girl" by Major Lance, "Senorita I Love You" by The Impressions, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" by Don & Bob, "My Heart Cries" by Etta & Harvey, "Isle Of Sirens" by Jerry Butler, "Enchanted Garden" by The Accents, "You've Got A Great Love" by The Chanteurs, "Father Knows Best" by The Radiants, "Let Em Try" by Rosco Gordon, "Behind The Curtains" by Jan Bradley, and "Puppy Love" by Barbara Lewis. CD

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✨✧ VariousHits From The Legendary Vee Jay Records ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
26 tracks in all – blues, soul, and more – with work by Roscoe Gordon, Jerry Butler, The Dells, Jimmy Reed, The Spaniels, Little Richard, Fred Hughes, and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ IndependentsJust As Long – The Complete Wand Recordings 1972 to 1974 ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best soul groups to come out of Chicago in the early 70s – a quartet that was overflowing with great talent, and who also went on to influence a lot of other 70s soul as well! The group features one gal singer, and three guys – the former the great Helen Curry, who'd recorded a few solo singles before joining up – the latter the team of Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancy, who'd go onto some crucial production work with Natalie Cole and other singers, plus the great Maurice Jackson, who issued some amazing work on his own! The four come together in a style that really sums up all the sophisticated soul currents taking place in the Windy City at the time – a bit of Brunswick group modes, touched with some of the loftier production styles of Curtom, given some of the fuller, warmer touches that you'd hear from The Emotions or Jerry Butler. The group only spent a few years together, and recorded for the Wand/Scepter label in New York – who often repackaged albums with a lot of overlapping tracks – which makes this collection the first true representation of everything they recorded at the time – served up with the usual stellar Kent Records notes and production. Titles include the Independents' amazing version of Leroy Hutson's "Lucky Fellow" – plus "I Just Want To Be There", "Baby I've Been Missing You", "Our Love Has Got To Come Together", "Leaving Me", "Just As Long As You Need Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Here I Am", "It's All Over", "One Woman Do Right Man", "The Same Old Way", "No Wind No Rain", and "I Love You Yes I Do (Tom Moulton rmx)". CD

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✨✧ VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Chicago Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A massive tribute to the genius of soul in the Windy City – a wonderful compilation that really gets at the special sound Chicago brought into play during the early years of soul! The set is filled with key cuts from the Chi-town scene of the time – some of them lesser-known that the famous hits always associated with our hometown – and beautifully selected to really capture a moment when soul music was first starting to come together as a style! You can definitely hear roots from Chicago blues, gospel, and R&B in the cuts – but they're definitely all soul, all the way through – a killer batch of nuggets that manages to offer up fresh bits from some big names, and uncover some great cuts by some less familiar folks. The package features full track-by-track notes on the tunes by Bill Dahl – and titles include "Tragic" by The Sheppards, "At The Party "by Wade Flemons, "Hi Diddley Dee Dum Dum" By The Dells, "Tell Him" by The Drew-Vels, "I've Got A Girl" by Major Lance, "Senorita I Love You" by The Impressions, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" by Don & Bob, "My Heart Cries" by Etta & Harvey, "Isle Of Sirens" by Jerry Butler, "Enchanted Garden" by The Accents, "You've Got A Great Love" by The Chanteurs, "Father Knows Best" by The Radiants, "Let Em Try" by Rosco Gordon, "Behind The Curtains" by Jan Bradley, and "Puppy Love" by Barbara Lewis. CD

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✨✧ VariousChristmas On The Town ... CD
Time Life, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Eartha Kitt, Jo Stafford, Jerry Butler, Jackie Gleason, Brook Benton, Kenny Burrell, Lena Horne, Julie London, Oscar Peterson, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Louis Armstrong, and others – 47 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIn The Naked City – Songs Of Urban Life 1962 to 1972 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at one of our favorite sub-genres of 60s soul – tunes that deal with the ins and outs of big city life, most of which were recorded as uptown soul tunes with really great production! It's hard to describe the charm of this work accurately, but the tunes are almost mini-movies, or sound snapshots of urban life at the time – often penned by Brill Building songwriters with a slight fantasy of life in the farther-flung boroughs of the city. Some of the tunes here are well-known, but lots more are obscure – really compelling tracks by singers who bring great life to the songs, and manage to make these little musical moments live on wonderfully over the years! Titles include "Nights In New York City" by Jan Bradley, "Street Talk" by The Tymes, "No Butterflies" by Walter Jackson, "I Love New York" by Marva Josie, "In My Apartment" by Dee Clark, "Big New York" by Chuck Jackson, "On Broadway" by The Cookies, "Concrete Jungle" by Arthur Alexander, "I Don't Want To Hear It Any More" by Jerry Butler, "Second Window Second Floor" by Clyde McPhater, "I Found A Daisy In The City" by Barry Darvell, "Song Of The Street" by Donald Height, "Strange Neighborhood" by The Imaginations, "Up In The Streets Of Harlem" by The Drifters, "City Of Fools" by Colette Kelly, and "That Old Neighborhood" by Eric Williams. CD

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✨✧ VariousPeople Get Ready – The Curtis Mayfield Songbook ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Curtis Mayfield is a hell of a singer – as most folks know from his work in the Impressions, and his later solo classics of the 70s – and he's also a hell of a songwriter too, one who was very generous with his magical material, right from the start! Back in the 60s, Curtis was sharing his songs with other up-and-coming soul singers on the Chicago scene – some of whom he was also producing in the studio, as well – and as the decade moved into the 70s, others were soon picking up Mayfield's tunes – both for their ability to deliver a personal message, and for the larger political agenda that was always in the music too! This really well-done collection brings together two dozen of Curtis' best songs, handled by other folks – mostly from the 60s and early 70s, but with a few surprises from later years too – all supported with a really great collection of notes and other information too. Titles include "Man's Temptation" by the Jackson 5, "Behind The Curtains" by Jan Bradley, "Rainbow (alt)" by Gene Chandler, "Monkey Time" by The Miracles, "I'm So Proud" by Main Ingredient, "Give Me Your Love" by Barbara Mason, "That's What Love Will Do" by The Gaylads, "Never Stop Loving Me" by Keni Burke, "I've Been Trying" by Jerry Butler, "Queen Majesty" by The Techniques, "It's All Over" by Walter Jackson, "Mama Didn't Lie" by The Orlons, "He Will Break Your Heart" by Freddie Scott, "People Get Ready" by Dionne Warwick, "Need To Belong" by Isaac Hayes, "Make Me Believe In You" by Patti Jo, "Let's Do It Again (single edit)" by The Staple Singers, "Look Into Your Heart (single edit)" by Aretha Franklin, and "The Makings Of You" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD

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✨✧ VariousReady Or Not – Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965 to 1978 ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from the great Thom Bell – one of our favorite arranger, producer, songwriters of all time – and a talent who really helped push the Philly soul scene much farther than most during the 70s! Bell was trained as a classical pianist as a kid – which might explain part of his ear for a special sort of tune – but by the time of this work, he was neck-deep in the soul scene – and working with a fantastic track record for bringing the best out of a very wide variety of artists! Bell was especially great with groups – he helped more than a few really stretch out their wings and grow – but as you'll hear here, Thom also handled a fantastic range of music in Philly studios – all with magnificent touches that really set the tunes apart from the rest – French horns, harpsichord, and especially that twangy sitar sound that worked so well with a harmony ballad. The set's got 23 tracks in all, and a massive set of notes on the man and his music – with titles that include "What I See" by Three Degrees, "Here I Go Again" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "You've Been Untrue" by The Delfonics, "Moody Woman" by Jerry Butler, "Something For Nothing" by MFSB, "One Man Band" by Ronnie Dyson, "Close The Door" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" by Johnny Mathis, "Look The Other Way" by Lesley Gore, "What Kind Of Lady" by Dee Dee Sharp, "It's The Same Old Love" by The Courtship, "Do You Remember Yesterday" by The Intruders, "Track Of The Cat" by Dionne Warwick, and "I Wanna Be A Free Girl" by Dusty Springfield. CD

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✨✧ VariousVoices Of America – Vocal Harmony Groups Then & Now ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Shai, the Dell,Vikings, Jerry Butler, Impressions, the Dells, the Main Ingredient, the Four Vagabonds, the Ravens, the Andrews Sisters, the Beach Boys, the Four Aces, and more. CD
 
 
 



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