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VariousFree Soul – The Treasure Of Malaco ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally wonderful collection of work from Malaco Records – an imprint that's best known for its southern soul, blues, and gospel recordings – but one that's also got a fair bit of modern soul in its catalog as well! In fact, Malaco was really instrumental in helping move forward the torch of southern soul at a time when other bigger labels like Stax, TK, and Atlantic were really losing steam – and the cuts here are the cream of the crop from a time when Malaco was turning out some amazing sounds that rival the best modern soul from scenes in Chicago, New York, or Philly! If you only know the deep soul side of Malaco, you'll really be stunned here – and the set does a great job of pulling out some lesser-known recordings from the label, in the best Free Soul tradition. Over 80 minutes of music – with tracks that include "I Can't Do Enough For You Baby" by Tommy Tate, "Groovin" by Power, "I Need Your Love" by Patterson Twins, "Girl Overboard" by Dorothy Moore, "Get Up & Dance" by Freedom, "You Used To Be Mine" by Mosley & Johnson, "Make It With You" by Ruby Wilson, "I'm For Real" by King Floyd, "Give Me Your Love" by GC Cameron, "When Can We Do This Again" by ZZ Hill, "Let Your Love Rain Down On Me" by Jewel Bass, and "Pillow Talk" by Fern Kinney. CD

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VariousLight Mellow Malaco ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
You might know Malaco Records as a hotbed of deep soul during the 70s – but as the decade progressed, the southern label also really opened up to some of the warmer, more sophisticated styles that were brewing up north – all to create a magnificent sort of hybrid that really helped move its music forward! The vibe is a bit hard to describe, but maybe imagine late 70s Philly soul with some deeper soul vocals – warm, but never too polished or commercial – and still very close to the best traditions of earlier soul music, while sounding a bit more mature. Artists here include some older southern soul acts from the 60s, mixed with up-and-comers in the 70s, and a few special acts that Malaco helped discover themselves – in a great set of 20 tracks that include "Sweet Life" by Frederick Knight, "Girl Overboard" by Dorothy Moore, "Trust In Me" by Natural High, "Sara Smile" by Latimore, "Let Me Be" by The Duncans, "Show Me" by Mosley & Johnson, "Come To Bed" by Denise Lasalle, "So In Love" by Freedom, "Groovin" by Power, "I Wonder Where The Love Has Gone" by Shirley Brown, "I Need Your Love" by Patterson Twins, "Just To Love Someone Like You" by Sho Nuff, "Take A Chance On Me" by Eddie Floyd, "Let Your Love Rain Down On Me" by Jewel Bass, and "When Can We Do This All Over Again" by ZZ Hill. CD
 
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ZZ HillGreatest Hits ... CD
Malaco, Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Cheatin In The Next Room", "Stop You From Givin Me The Blues", "Friday Is My Day", "Someone Else Is Steppin In", "Down Home Blues", and "Right Arm For Your Love". CD

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Bobbi HumphreyCity Beat ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $14.99
An under-discovered batch of jazzy soul from Bobbi Humphrey – an artist we love for her 70s work on Blue Note and Epic, still sounding pretty great here in the late 80s! The overall style of the album's a bit different than Bobbi's 70s work – more in a Patrice Rushen blend of 80s groove R&B styles and jazzy flourishes – and the whole set was done in collaboration with arranger Tommy James, who also plays a lot of keyboards on the set. Bobbi's flute work is as sweet as ever – especially on the mellower, more laidback tracks – and even her occasional vocals still sound pretty nice too! Titles include "Tropical Voyage", "Loop 12", "Come Get To This", "Days Of You & Me", "What The Heart Needs", and "City Beat". CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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Mississippi Children's ChoirNew Creation ... CD
Malaco, 1994. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Dorothy MooreDorothy Moore Album (aka Misty Blue) ... LP
Malaco/CBS (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A pivotal moment in the development of southern soul – as the album was one of the first really big hits to come out of the growing Malaco scene in Jackson, Mississippi. The style of the record is a mix of older female southern soul styles, plus some of the warmer mellow production that was coming out of the Alston/Miami scene at the same time. And although Malaco mostly moved into cheesy blues during the early 80s, this one's very much in a popular crossover soul style. Features the title hit "Misty Blue", plus "It's So Good", "Too Much Love", "Ain't That A Mother's Luck", "Enough Woman Left (To Be Your Lady)", and "The Only Time You Ever Say You Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing.)

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Dorothy MooreI Believe You/Love Me ... 7-inch
Malaco, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(UK solid center pressing on Epic with an orange label sleeve.)

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✨✧ Marvin SeaseWho's Got The Power ... CD
Malaco, 2008. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Sensational NightingalesTruth Shall Set You Free ... LP
Malaco, 1989. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ ShamwellDo It On The One (Fun In The Sun) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Malaco, 1981. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a large hole in one side.)

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Sho NuffTonite ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A southern funky nugget from Sho-Nuff – issued at an early 80s point when the Malaco label was open to other modes besides just blues and deep soul! The record's got a tight clubby crackle that feels like something from the New York indie scene of the time – a lean groove that's very post-disco – and which has snapping basslines and keyboard bits mixing well with the group's use of two different lead singers, each with a different range! These two voices rise together in a great way, then trade off too – which creates a playful lyrical vibe that really matches the upbeat spirit of the music. Titles include "Tonite", "It's Alright", "Smile", "Let's Love", "What Am I Gonna Do", and "Dancin Funn". CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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Sho-NuffStand Up For Love ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Sho-Nuff deepens their sound nicely for this second set for Malaco Records – still sticking in the lean club funk sound of their debut for the label – but also reaching a bit more on the lyrics and vocals too! Ballads show up a bit more than before, and almost evoke an old school group soul approach that's quite a surprise – especially when the higher-voiced lead mixes in with the deeper harmonies – creating some nice mellow moments that really stand out! There's still plenty of groovers – the kind of dancefloor numbers the group first started cutting for Stax in the 70s – and titles include "You Got Me Workin", "Queen Of The Night", "Don't Be Lonely", "Don't Use Me Up", "Sho-Nuff Groove", and "Choosin You". CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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✨✧ VariousBlues Is Alright Vol 3 ... LP
Malaco, 1980s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Music from Bobby Bland, ZZ Hill, BB King, Johnnie Taylor, Denise LaSalle, Little Milton, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandMembers Only ... LP
Malaco, 1985. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later gem from Bobby Blue Bland – done in a smooth style that fits the later approach of the Malaco label, but with a vocal style that hasn't dimmed a bit over the years! Bobby's still got that incredible rasp in his voice – that approach that easily made him one of the most soulful bluesmen of his generation – with a sense of sophistication and understanding of the music that holds true throughout the entire record. The vibe's a bit like some of Bland's late work for ABC – and titles include "Members Only", "In The Ghetto", "Heart Open Again", "I Need Your Love So Bad", "Straight From The Shoulder", and "Sweet Woman's Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with a short click on "Ive Just Got To Know".)

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

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✨✧ Greens IIIRazor ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three gals – all named Greene – coming together in a sweet 80s update of girl group modes! There's a style here that's definitely in the same territory as the Mary Jane Girls – lots of catchy lyrics and sweet bubbling electro rhythms – but the girls also have this really stripped-down style that's very much their own – and which makes the whole album feel like finding a batch of obscure indie soul 45s from the period – filled with tunes that might have made the big time, had they gotten a little more push and polish. Yet it's that lack of polish we like the best about the record, and which sets it apart from the mainstream pack – and titles include "Be Mine", "You Want My Body", "3D", "Falling In Love", and "Burn This Place". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Denise LaSalleRight Place, Right Time ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great back to basics set from Denise LaSalle – returning to her deep soul roots after some bigger, clubbier records for major labels! There's a nicely down-home vibe to the record – the start of LaSalle's presence on the bluesier underground of the aging chitlin circuit – but still not as fully bluesy as she's be a few years later. The album draws a bit from Miami soul modes of the previous decade, but also really lets that Malaco approach grow into its own with a strong singer like Denise – finding new confidence as the label was fast becoming one of the last soul labels left in America! Latimore does a great guest appearance on the title cut "Right Place Right Time" – and other tracks include "Bump & Grind", "Good Man Gone Bad", "He's Not Available", "Why Does It Feel So Right", "Love School", and "Your Husband Is Cheating On Us". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Dorothy MooreTalk To Me ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful record from Dorothy Moore – done at a time when the singer was not only one of the leading lights of the southern soul scene, but also maybe the heir apparent to styles that had previously been handled by giants like Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, or Shirley Brown! Many of the tunes here have an older origin – soul or pop songs of the 50s and 60s – but they're reworked in that hip Malaco blend of deep soul and modern soul modes – warmed up a little, but never too much – given contemporary instrumentation, but never in a way that's too commercial. Titles include "It's All In The Game", "Angel Of The Morning", "Something", "If I Could Feel That Old Feeling Again", "Crazy In Love", "Lonely", and "Talk To Me/Every Beat Of My Heart". CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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✨✧ PowerPower (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from the early 80s Malaco catalog – a set that's got more of a mid 70s funky soul feel overall, with just the right mix of upbeat cuts and ballads! These guys can actually harmonize wonderfully on the mellow numbers – with a compelling approach that's right up there with the best male groups of a few years before – but they're also tight enough to step out strongly on the groovers, all without losing their sharpness on the vocal tip – with a warm feel that's more indie club from the 70s than you'd guess from the label or the date. Titles include "Hott", "Groovin", "Old Fashioned Girl", "Betcha Didn't Know That", "I Can't Stop", and "My World". CD features two bonus tracks – DJ and instrumental versions of "Play It Again Sam". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorThis Is Your Night ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real killer from Johnnie Taylor – recorded on a return to the indie underground after years on bigger labels, but done with all of the care and class that Taylor picked up during his late 70s run on Columbia! As with Taylor's best from that time, there's a newfound love of the mellow cut here – delivered with this mature, masculine style that's really Johnnie's own – and which was his greatest contribution during this stretch – a way of blending older southern soul roots with styles that were tight, and often grooving in a laidback way – but never too slick at all. There's loads of great overlooked gems on the set – and titles include "She's Cheating On Me", "This Is Your Night", "A Love To Call Mine", "Lady My Whole World Is You", and "Good With My Hips". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Johnnie TaylorWall To Wall ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set that's got maybe more of a contemporary crackle than some of the classic work of Johnnie Taylor – but a record that also shows the ever-evolving style of one of the greatest voices in bluesy soul! The record steps off a bit from the territory that Johnnie hit so well on Columbia – as it features some great mellow-stepping ballads, and a few groovers that add in a touch of keyboards – in ways that bridge the space between "Your Love Is Rated X" and "Disco Lady" – but with more of an 80s vibe. There's less of an overall Malaco vibe to the set – the record is definitely Johnnie's own – and titles include "No Refund", "383 Emergency", "Wall To Wall", "When She Stops Asking", "Just Because", "There's Nothing I Wouldn't Do", and "Can I Love You". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Little MiltonFeel It ... CD
Malaco, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Little MiltonStrugglin Lady ... CD
Malaco, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Solomon BurkeHomeland ... CD
Bizarre, 1991. Used ... $2.99
A near-lost comeback effort from Solomon Burke – recorded at the start of the 90s for the mostly-rock Bizarre label, but a surprisingly well-done set overall! The mode here is often in that southern soul revival style used by Malaco heavily in the 80s and 90s – an approach that sounded a bit unusual for Solomon at the time, but which has a nicely aged appeal here. Instrumentation is sometimes modern – at least for the time – but given that Burke was hardly recording secular soul albums in the 80s, the record's kind of like the one he never got to make from that decade, with instrumentation that's sometimes a bit electric, but vocals that haven't faltered a bit! Titles include "Baby Please Don't Cry", "Try A Little Tenderness", "Make It Up To You", "Stayin Away", "Home Land", "I'll Be There", and "Love Ain't No Easy Place To Be". CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Bettye LavetteTell Me A Lie ... CD
Motown/Reel Music, 1982. Used ... $8.99
A rare set from legendary deep soul diva Betty Lavette – recorded as a one-off for Motown in the early 80s, but done in a deep soul style that has plenty of 70s touches! The feel here is almost in the Malaco mode – southern soul, but with some more sophisticated modern touches – an approach which takes Betty's great vocals and makes them come across with a warm, sensuous glow that's really great. And if you've got any doubts about the date of the record, or the label it's on, shelve them now – because this is a great record with plenty of wonderful mellow soul numbers that display a whole new side of Betty's talents – every bit as great as her earlier work for rootsier labels, and proof that she was always a shining star in the deep soul scene, no matter what the setting! Titles include "I Like It Like That", "Tell Me A Lie", "Right In The Middle", "Either Way We Lose", "Suspicions", and "Before I Knew Your Name". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Mississippi Fred McDowellI Do Not Play No Rock N Roll ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Very Good ... $24.99
An incredible record from Mississippi Fred McDowell – a set that was issued on a big label, but which has a wonderfully rootsy feel throughout – in a way that almost out-does any work from the indie blues labels of the time! The package was put together by Tommy Couch as an early Malaco production – but it's even more stripped-down than later blues work from those studios – as it features mostly just Fred on vocals and guitar, introducing himself and his music – then working through these incredible inflections on electric guitar, which are as far from the rockish sound of all the crossover blues that McDowell promises he won't provide in the title! Really timeless stuff, brilliantly recorded – with cuts that include "Red Cross Store", "61 Highway", "Jesus Is On The Mainline", "Kokomo Me Baby", and "Good Morning Little School Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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SilkSmooth As Silk ... LP
Prelude, 1977. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A surprisingly soulful album for the Prelude label, and a great batch of smooth mellow tracks produced by David Porter in Memphis and Malaco. The record's got some tight harmony vocals, and a rhythmic approach that's more mellow soul than it is uptempo disco – although that doesn't stop the record from having a few dancefloor stormers. Titles include "On Fire", "Party (parts 1 & 2)", "I Know I Didn't Do You Wrong", "Leaving Me", and "Live While You Can". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A look at Memphis soul music that goes way beyond any Stax, Goldwax, or Atlantic Records collections you might own – partly because all of the tracks here are from a time in the city when all those other labels had stopped recording! Memphis is usually remembered for a 60s/early 70s stretch when the city was brimming over with record labels, studios, and top soul talent – but that latter aspect of the scene didn't stop when the record companies went bust – and instead, it just went underground, as lesser-known artists kept on developing great new sounds and styles! As you'd guess from the title, most of the work here is in a modern soul mode – often with rhythms that have a bit of boogie or club in the mix, but also with some of that developing southern soul approach that was maybe more strongly associated with the Malaco label down in Jackson. The scope of music is great, and the set's got very detailed notes on this under-documented time in the history of Memphis soul music – to support a great tracklist that includes "Can We Melt The Ice" by Morris, "You Mean Everything To Me" by Sweet Pearl, "The Doctor" by LA, "Stone Crush On You" by OT Skyes, "What Does It Take To Know A Woman Like You" by Greg Mason, "Always" by Silk Satin & Lace, "Right Thing" by Kick, "Convict Me" by Libra, "Slice Of Heaven" by Cato, "I'm Choosing You" by Magic Morris, "No Seat Dancin" by Frankie Alexander, and "Keep It To Yourself" by Captain Fantastic & Starr Fleet. CD
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Stone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 32.99
Stone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 ... LP 28.99

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VariousStone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 31.98
A look at Memphis soul music that goes way beyond any Stax, Goldwax, or Atlantic Records collections you might own – partly because all of the tracks here are from a time in the city when all those other labels had stopped recording! Memphis is usually remembered for a 60s/early 70s stretch when the city was brimming over with record labels, studios, and top soul talent – but that latter aspect of the scene didn't stop when the record companies went bust – and instead, it just went underground, as lesser-known artists kept on developing great new sounds and styles! As you'd guess from the title, most of the work here is in a modern soul mode – often with rhythms that have a bit of boogie or club in the mix, but also with some of that developing southern soul approach that was maybe more strongly associated with the Malaco label down in Jackson. The scope of music is great, and the set's got very detailed notes on this under-documented time in the history of Memphis soul music – to support a great tracklist that includes "Can We Melt The Ice" by Morris, "You Mean Everything To Me" by Sweet Pearl, "The Doctor" by LA, "Stone Crush On You" by OT Skyes, "What Does It Take To Know A Woman Like You" by Greg Mason, "Always" by Silk Satin & Lace, "Right Thing" by Kick, "Convict Me" by Libra, "Slice Of Heaven" by Cato, "I'm Choosing You" by Magic Morris, "No Seat Dancin" by Frankie Alexander, and "Keep It To Yourself" by Captain Fantastic & Starr Fleet. LP, Vinyl record album
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Stone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 ... CD 13.99
Stone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 32.99

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VariousStone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99
A look at Memphis soul music that goes way beyond any Stax, Goldwax, or Atlantic Records collections you might own – partly because all of the tracks here are from a time in the city when all those other labels had stopped recording! Memphis is usually remembered for a 60s/early 70s stretch when the city was brimming over with record labels, studios, and top soul talent – but that latter aspect of the scene didn't stop when the record companies went bust – and instead, it just went underground, as lesser-known artists kept on developing great new sounds and styles! As you'd guess from the title, most of the work here is in a modern soul mode – often with rhythms that have a bit of boogie or club in the mix, but also with some of that developing southern soul approach that was maybe more strongly associated with the Malaco label down in Jackson. The scope of music is great, and the set's got very detailed notes on this under-documented time in the history of Memphis soul music – to support a great tracklist that includes "Can We Melt The Ice" by Morris, "You Mean Everything To Me" by Sweet Pearl, "The Doctor" by LA, "Stone Crush On You" by OT Skyes, "What Does It Take To Know A Woman Like You" by Greg Mason, "Always" by Silk Satin & Lace, "Right Thing" by Kick, "Convict Me" by Libra, "Slice Of Heaven" by Cato, "I'm Choosing You" by Magic Morris, "No Seat Dancin" by Frankie Alexander, and "Keep It To Yourself" by Captain Fantastic & Starr Fleet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing.)
Also available
Stone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 ... CD 13.99
Stone Crush – Memphis Modern Soul 1977 to 1987 ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ William BellRelating ... LP
Stax, 1973. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great return to basics for William Bell – and an album recorded with a warm, intimate quality that we really love! The vibe here is almost in the style of some of the growing Malaco work coming out of the Jackson scene – with a sound that's smooth, but somehow even more deeply soulful than before – lots of room up top for the lead vocals to come across with a sense of personal commitment – but also some full, rich backings that include organ, guitars, and even a bit of strings. Rhodes Chalmers Rhodes back William up on most tracks – and titles include "Lovin On Borrowed Time", "Getting What You Want", "Such A Fever", "Drinkin & Thinkin", and "Nobody But You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Clay HammondCome Into These Arms Of Mine ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from the equally-overlooked Clay Hammond – a sweet 70s groover that offers up a great mix of modern and deep soul modes! Clay's vocals are still every bit as great as on some of his earlier soul singles, but the arrangements push things into tighter territory that's mighty nice – a lot like some of the later Hi Records work from Al Green – or even better, like that great sound that Otis Clay hit at the end of the 70s! Like Otis Clay's best records from the time, Clay's vocals stay nice and real – wrapped up in a sweet mix of blues and soul – and although the backings often hit a warmer midtempo groove, they're never overdone or commercial at all – just a maturation of southern soul modes – in ways that kind of point towards the later Malaco scene, while avoiding any of its cliches. Titles include "Tuning Up", "Rap On Wood", "Don't Stop Your Love", "Come Into These Arms Of Love", "Part Time Love", "Love Won't Let Me Stay Away From You", and "Women Are Human". CD

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✨✧ Betty WrightBetty Wright Live ... LP
Alston/TK, 1978. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic live album from the great Betty Wright – and one of the few recorded documents of the way that classic soul singers would evolve the nature of their songs in a concert setting! Betty's recording for Alston/TK here, but the mode she uses is one that would grace countless performances to come from lots of her southern soul contemporaries, including many who would end up recording for Malaco in the 80s – this warmly personal, all-entertainment approach that really heightens the spirit of the singer way past their familiar songs and lyrics. Betty does some great monologue bits on the album – the most famous of which is on her 8 minute take of "Tonight Is The Night" – hugely superior to the studio version. There's also a great "Clean Up Woman Medley", in which betty sings that song and mixes it with bits of other 70s songs over the course of 11 minutes – showing that she's the one and only clean up woman! Other tracks include "Where Is The Love", "You Can't See For Lookin", "Lovin Is Really My Game", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Natural HighNatural High 1 ... CD
Chimneyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An obscure little modern soul groover – with a jazzy funk touch that you wouldn't expect from a record cut at Malaco Studios and released on the southern soul heavy Chimneyville imprint – usually home to much rootsier material! The group's got a soaring groove – with a lot of uptempo moments and few mellower ones – always exuberant, and filled with a sense of joy and power that really comes through right away! The groove is upbeat, and has the same sense of positive energy you'll find in the lyrics and tight instrumentation – and titles include "Dance To The Funk", "Come & Go Away With Me", "You Make Me So Happy", "Reachin Out", "Time Is Wasting", "Don't Be Lonely", and "Trust In Me". CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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✨✧ Bobby PattersonStoryteller (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Proud/Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A late rare gem from southern soul genius Bobby Patterson – the Texas talent who's best known for his work of the late 60s and early 70s, but who's featured here on a self-released album from the start of the 80s! The approach is a bit like the shift that Malaco Records was making in southern soul at the time – older, rootsier vocal modes matched with warmer, more sophisticated production and arrangements – never in a mode that was slick or commercial, but which helped singers like Patterson find a way to grow and get past some of the too-standard modes of the 60s. Bobby produced the whole thing – which was originally issued under the name of Bobby Story – and titles include "Charity Begins At Home", "Brick Layer", "Let's Do Something Different", "I've Got To Forget You", "I Fell Asleep", "I Got A Suspicion", and "If Every Man Had A Woman Like You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl limited to just 100 copies!)
 
 
 



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