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McKinley MitchellComplete Malaco Collection ... CD
Waldoxy, Mid 70s. Used ... $4.99
The complete Malaco recordings of McKinley Mitchell – an excellent singer/songwriter whose work was a key part of the southern scene in the 70s, but who rarely ever gets his due! McKinley had a really unique voice that shared some of the warmth of northern singers – including a few of the uptown crowd of the late 60s – but he also worked in a mode that was much bluesier, with more of the traces of the burgeoning Jackson scene, of which these recordings were a part during the 70s. The set features the full tracks from McKinley's one album for the label, plus singles – with a total of 16 tracks that include "When It Rains It Pours", "Open House At My House", "The Town I Live In", "The End Of The Rainbow", "Same Old Dream", "Slave For Your Love", and "Follow The Wind". CD

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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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✨✧ VariousMalaco Deep Soul Collection – Rare & Unreleased Singles ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heavenly set of southern soul – a package that pulls together a wealth of rare and unreleased singles from the Malaco label – that important Jackson, Mississippi imprint that took on the deeper sounds of the 70s – after the Memphis and Muscle Shoals scenes were losing steam! Some of the artists here are ones who would have ended up on Stax or Volt, had the labels still been going at the time – and instead found a great home on Malaco, a company who also had a great legacy of work in southern blues, and really knew how to bring out the best in a strong-voiced singer! Yet despite that side of the label, the music here is all-soul all the way through – not some of the soul/blues hybrids that Malaco could do well, and instead amazing deep soul, handled with a new sort of sophistication for the 70s! The sound is wonderful throughout – and the set features loads of cuts we'd never heard before – 18 titles that include "Overflowing" by Jewel Bass, "Ain't No Love For Sale" by Tommy Tate, "Sour Love Bitter Sweet" by Joe Wilson, "Lovin On Borrowed Time" by Anita Mitchell, "Got To Find The Nerve" by Hank Sample, "Two Of A Kind" by Dorothy Moore, "Once Upon A Love Affair" by Chuck Brooks, "That's How Much I Love You" by Eddie Houston, and "Talkin About Love" by George Soule. CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ VariousSouthern Soul Classics Of Malaco – Warm & Tender ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Warm and tender sounds from the legendary Malaco Records – one of the few labels to carry the southern soul torch after Atlantic and Stax dropped the ball in the 70s! The cuts here are the cream of the crop of Malaco – and showcase their great way of pushing older deep soul modes forward with a nice dose of modern elements – a style that was never slick or commercial, but which brought a new level of sophistication to the music that kept things going strong well into the 80s. Most of the tracks here are in a midtempo or mellow mode that fits with the "warm" in the title – and tracks include "Gonna Stay In Love" by The Duncans, "Friend Of Mine" by Tommy Tate, "Body English" by King Floyd, "Seeing You Again" by Ruby Wilson, "I Want You Back" by Fern Kinney, "This Is Your Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Night Like This In Georgia" by GC Cameron, "I Can't Stop" by Power, and "Think About It Baby" by Margaret Reynolds. CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)
 
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Art BlakeyParis Jazz Concert – Olympia 13 May 1961 Part 1 ... CD
Malaco, 1961. Used ... $7.99
Excellent lost live work by Art Blakey – playing here with one of the best-ever versions of the Jazz Messengers! The frontline is held down by Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Lee Morgan – the firey trio who put Blakey's group on the map as one of the best-ever hardbop ensembles of the 50s and 60s! The quintet is playing here before a very live audience, at the Olympia in Paris, during a time when the Jazz Messengers were having a very fruitful relationship with the city. This first volume features some excellent long tracks – including 12 minute versions of Timmons' "So Tired", Morgan's "Yama", and Shorter's "The Summit" – plus a version of "Close Your Eyes", which the group always did well! Includes 3 other tracks – all very nice! CD

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GC CameronGive Me Your Love ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful later album from GC Cameron – a singer you might know best as the early lead in The Spinners – sounding quite different here in a Malaco Records setting! The album's got Cameron slow-stepping through some great mellow soul cuts – warm, sensuous tunes that work perfectly with his vocal approach – produced with just a few southern soul inflections by the team of Tommy Couch and Wolf Stevenson. The overall approach is light years from Detroit – and titles include "Let's Share", "Hearts & Flowers", "Give Me Your Love", "No Lovin Til Friday", "Love Trap", and "Night Like This In Georgia". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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Greens IIIRazor ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
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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ZZ HillBluesmaster ... LP
Malaco, 1984. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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ZZ HillI'm A Blues Man ... LP
Malaco, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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ZZ HillRhythm & The Blues ... LP
Malaco, 1982. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jackson SouthernairesDown Home ... LP
Malaco, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and some pen.)

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Denise LaSalleIt's Lying Time Again ... LP
Malaco, 1987. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Titles include "It's Lying Time Again", "It Makes Me So Mad", "Love Break", "Footprints Of A Fool", "Your Pleasure My Business", and "You'll Never Get Your Hooks In Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a name in marker, and light wear.)

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Denise LaSalleRight Place, Right Time ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
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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LatimoreSlow Down ... CD
Malaco, 1988. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Traycard artwork is wrinkled from some water damage.)

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Little MiltonBack To Back ... CD
Malaco, 1988. Used ... $9.99
Little Milton's in some wonderful company here – recording at the best Malaco level of the 80s, which means an equal dose of deep soul and blues! Milton's voice has only gotten better over the years – and he's honestly a more expressive singer here than during the Chess years, really developed as a vocalist especially on the mellower numbers, which are completely sublime. There's still plenty of blues in the mix, and certainly some nice guitar – but the overall approach is more southern soul overall, as Milton really opens up on tunes written by greats like George Jackson, McKinley Mitchell, and the team of Banks & Hampton. Titles include "I Was Trying Not To Break Down", "Caught In The Act Of Getting It On", "Penitentiary Blues", "I Don't Believe In Ghosts", "The End Of The Rainbow", and "You Can't Trust Your Neighbor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Little MiltonCheatin Habit ... CD
Malaco, 1996. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Little MiltonMovin' To The Country ... LP
Malaco, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Produced by Tommy Couch and Wolf Stephenson with a classic Malaco approach! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dorothy NorwoodShake The Devil Off ... CD
Malaco, 1995. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(CRC pressing.)

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PowerPower (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Marvin SeaseWho's Got The Power ... CD
Malaco, 2008. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Booklet has some light wear.)

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David St. GeorgeVoices Of Dr Dave ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
An obscure electro set from the Malaco family of labels – one recorded in Philly, not down in Jackson – with a vibe that's a nice mix of southern styles and more contemporary 80s grooves! Dr Dave has this surprisingly rich vocal style that steps along nicely over keyboards and electric rhythms – catchy, upbeat, but still nicely down to earth – and kind of an indie reflection of some of the bigger soul modes of the time. The lean keys are especially nice – and often bubble along with their own warmth before David's vocals come into the mix – and his deeper soul approach grounds the tunes in this wonderful way on the midtempo numbers, with more class and care than you might guess. Titles include "Lovers & Strangers", "Urban Girls", "Be My Girl", "Since You've Been Gone", "Love Stimulation", and "24 Hour Love Affair". 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 ... $9.99
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 ... $14.99
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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Mel WaitersLet Me Show You How To Love ... CD
Malaco, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Booklet has two very slight tears.)

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VariousBlues Is Alright ... LP
Malaco, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shirley BrownSoul Of A Woman ... CD
Malaco, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Shirley BrownUnleashed ... CD
Malaco, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Little MiltonGuitar Man ... CD
Malaco, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ James BradleyJames Bradley ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual record for the Malaco label – and one that represents a time when the Mississippi deep soul powerhouse was coming to terms with some of the dancefloor changes of the time! Frederick Knight produced – and side one has him giving James Bradley a few surprising club cuts that almost feel more like Miami groovers of the time – balanced out nicely with some slower-steppers on side two, which really seem perfect for Bradley's mix of soul and sophistication! These cuts are wonderful – really overlooked gems that often sound little like Malaco work, and maybe more like some of the modern soul moments on labels like Capitol or Arista at the time. Titles include "Wrapped Up In Your Love", "I'm In Too Deep", "I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love", "Knowing You're My Everything", "Never Too Far Away", and "Let's Do It Together". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandAfter All ... LP
Malaco, 1986. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ DuncansGonna Stay In Love ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real charmer from The Duncan Sisters – a set that's got a cool, classy vibe right from the start – and this great mode that mixes some older female harmony styles with more contemporary grooves – creating a nice sense of balance throughout! Our favorite cuts are the mellow numbers – which have the duo hit this kind of glow as they come together over gentle grooves – but their style seems equally well suited to the album's more upbeat cuts, too – which still echo some of the best female disco styles of the 70s. Production is tight, but never in a commercial way – and the album's a bit different than the usual Malaco outing of the time – but in a good way. Titles include "Gonna Stay In Love", "Let Me Be", "Communication", "Take The Heat", "If This Ain't Love", and "Lovin You Baby". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Denise LaSalle24 Hour Woman ... CD
Malaco, 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Little MiltonAnnie Mae's Cafe ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from a time when Little Milton was really reviving his sound – at times almost going back to the mix of soul and blues in his roots, but in a different style than at Chess – thanks to the production style of Malaco Records! The label's warm southern glow is just right for the maturing Milton – who's equally great here on the ballads and slow steppers as he is the more blues-based material – on tracks that include include "I'm At The End Of My Rainbow", "Real Good Woman", "Breakaway Clean", "Copyright On Your Love", and "This Must Be The Blues". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Dorothy MooreDefinitely Dorothy ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dorothy Moore just keeps on getting better and better as the 70s move on – stretching past the more familiar southern soul modes of her earliest records, and picking up this hipper, more sophisticated style that should have easily gotten her much more widespread acclaim at the time! This late 70s album is filled with wonderful touches – some smooth LA-style arrangements at some moments, and some more stripped-down sweet soul styles at others – all at a level that shies away from all the traps that other soul singers were getting stuck in at the time – like soppy adult contemporary ballads or throwaway disco numbers. The record's got this really special, personal feel that seems to bring out a new depth in Moore's approach – and titles include "Lookin For A Lovin", "Rain", "Once Or Twice", "How'd We Ever Get This Way", "Can't Keep A Good Love Down", and "Sleeping Single In A Double Bed". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Dorothy MooreOnce Moore With Feeling ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mighty Malaco recordings from Dorothy Moore – one of the leading torch-bearers of the southern soul sound at the end of the 70s – and an artist who definitely knows how to keep things real! Backings are full, but never overdone – and although there's a slightly modern soul feel to some of the arrangements, they're never too slick or urban – more in that new level of sophistication that was hitting some of the southern singers of the time. Titles include "Special Occasion", "What Am I To Do", "Being Alone", "He Knows Just Where To Touch Me", "We Need More Loving Time", and "The Going Ups & The Coming Downs". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Bill Moss & The CelestialsI Ain't Gonna Sing No Rock & Roll ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
No rock and roll at all – and instead, a killer gospel set from this legendary group – one that features Bill's wonderful lead vocals trading back and forth with Essie Moss too! The style of the music is in that hip Malaco Records blend of deep soul and bluesy currents – which makes for a nice change from some more the more modern R&B that was showing up in gospel records during this period – and the overall approach keeps things nicely lean and very down to earth, but still very contemporary in the production and instrumentation. Bill lists his hobbies on the back as "playing Pac Man and other video games" – quite hip for 1983 – and titles include "The Problem Is", "The Memory Of Dr Martin Luther King", "I Won't Turn Back", "I Ain't Gonna Sing No Rock & Roll", and "Joy Is Waiting For You". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Tommy TateHold On ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real killer from Tommy Tate – perhaps the greatest record ever from this overlooked southern soul singer – and a real lost gem in the Malaco Records catalog! Tommy wrote most of the songs himself – and he turns out to be a hell of a writer, too – very much on a par with folks like George Jackson or Sam Dees on the scene at the time – and the production of the album is very laidback and open – allowing Tate's vocals to really grow, flow, and find their own sort of space – the kind of stripped-down deep soul session that was hardly being recorded at the time. The whole thing's great – a real feather in Tommy's cap, and the kind of record that could easily stand next to southern soul classics on Atlantic – and titles include "A Thousand Things To Say", "All A Part Of Growing Up", "Little Boy", "My Wife", "Friend Of Mine", "Do You Think There's A Chance",a nd "Hold On". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)
 
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Aubrey MannFeeling Good ... LP
Monica's (Canada), Late 70s. Very Good ... $4.99
Obscure album from Canada, with a sound that feels like late 70s modern southern soul – ala Malaco or TK – but which was apparently recorded in Toronto. The tracks have a basic bluesy approach, but are augmented by some slicker production, and electric keyboards – giving them more of a modern style. Aubrey does a number of monologues over tracks by other artists – like "It Ain't What's On A Woman" and "Love Is So Good When You're Stealing It", both by Jimmy Lewis. And he also does versions of "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now", "Here I Am", and "Hard To Handle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on mauve vinyl. Cover has some wrinkling at the opening, some pen on front, and half split bottom seam.)

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McKinley MitchellMcKinley Mitchell (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Chimneyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the few full albums ever issued by McKinley Mitchell – a deep soul singer with an equal amount of blues in his approach – and this great raspy approach to a lyric that's somewhere in between ZZ Hill and Bobby Blue Bland! The date of the album is 1978, but the whole thing has a vibe that could be years earlier – a really classic southern soul approach, with backings by a sweet studio combo that's clearly getting some great directly from James Stroud, who also helped with production. Things are nicely laidback and under-polished – and Mitchell's wonderful voice really gets to shine on tracks that include "Open House At My House", "You're So Fine", "The Town I Live In", "You Know I've Tried", "Run To Love", "Dream Lover", "End Of The Rainbow", and "Follow The Wind". CD features bonus tracks that include "Poverty", "Days Got Brighter", "Slave For Your Love", "Falling For Your Love", "Trouble Blues", and "When It Rains It Pours". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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Rose BrothersRose Brothers ... CD
Muscle Shoals Sound/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Modern Muscle Shoals material from The Rose Brothers – a male quartet with one foot in an older harmony soul mode, and the other firmly set into the bigger modes of the 80s! Mellower moments mix with electro elements on this debut album – with a vibe that's almost more east coast than Alabama, but which still retains a bit of a deeper soul vibe on the laidback numbers and ballads. Jimmy Lewis and Rich Cason produced – and Cason handled arrangements – on titles that include "I Get Off On You", "The Edge Of Goodbye", "Burglar", "One More Time", "War Zone", and "Freeky Lover" – and the Rick James-styled groover "Wall To Wall Freaks". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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Soul ChildrenWhere Is Your Woman Tonight ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
In their post-Stax years, the Soul Children became a trio, and were trying for a smoother group soul sound on the Epic label. Sometimes this meant that the tracks got a little uptempo, in hopes of a crossover hit – but mostly, it meant that they were taking advantage of some of the changing sounds of the south, and turning from a raw soul group into a smoother one. This session features production by David Porter at Malaco studios, with the kind of mellow slightly funky vibe that the studio was perfect at for a few years. Titles include "Take Me Make Me", "Head On Collision", "Where Is Your Woman Tonight", "There Always", and "You Don't Need A Ring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Betty WrightBetty Wright Live ... LP
Alston/TK, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
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

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✨✧ Linsey AlexanderTwo Cats ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Linsey Alexander carries the torch forward from a later generation of Chicago blues – not the down-and-dirty sound of the first arrivals in the city from the south, nor some of the first generation to get electrified – but maybe that later scene, when the music had really taken off, and blues singers like Linsey were able to add some brighter spirits and a bit of wit to their approach. As with some of the later blues from the south, such as Malaco Records releases of the 80s and 90s, Alexander's not afraid to crack a few jokes and drop some double-entendres into his songs – and he gets some nice small combo backing in the best Delmark Records mode. Titles include "Two Cats", "Facebook Woman", "Where Did You Take Your Clothes Off Last Night", "I'm In Love With A Woman", "Reefer & Blow", and "Comb Over Blues". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Mississippi Fred McDowellI Do Not Play No Rock N Roll ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Mosley & JohnsonPremium ... CD
Muscle Shoals Sound/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Premium sounds from the duo of Sam Ray Mosley and Robert Johnson – a pair who sound wonderful here on an album of well-chosen mellow tracks and ballads! The set's maybe the best the team ever recorded – modern in execution, but with lots of southern soul roots in the vocals – and a set of tunes that are mostly easygoing and never forced, which really seems to suit the duo well. A real charmer, with a vibe that's more old school than you'd guess from the date – and titles that include "Classy Blue", "You Used To Be Mine", "Cry For Freedom", "Honey I Do", "This Must Be The Blues", and "Just Because You're Mine". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Rose BrothersEverything's Coming Up Roses ... CD
Muscle Shoals Sound/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Everything's coming up for the Rose Brothers here – sounding better on this second set than on their debut, with a style that really shows the group coming into their own! The quartet have an approach that takes an older 70s group style, and finds a way to make it work within a contemporary soul vibe – surprisingly electric, given the Muscle Shoals imprint – but in a style that's still got a nice southern indie feel overall. The best cuts are the mellower and midtempo ones – which seem to dominate here – and the group have moved away from some of their funk and electro modes of before, a good choice. Titles include "Easy Love", "Celebrate", "Personal Touch", "Just Within Reach", "Fast Lane",a nd "I Wanna Be Your Lover". CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)
 
 
 



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