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Peter BenjaminsonMary Wells – The Tumultuous Life Of Motown's First Superstar (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago Review Press, 2012. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stunning look at the great Mary Wells – one of Motown's first female acts of the 60s, and one of the decade's most important early soul figures as well! Mary's work on record is very well-known, but the story behind the music is completely different, and surprisingly dark at times – a tale of a talented artist often caught between larger corporate forces, and personal antagonists as well – not to mention her own personal demons. Peter Benjaminson does a great job of getting at all these details without being overly sensational – and he works in lots of wonderful personal recollections from friends and colleagues who really help illuminate the more private moments. The book is over 300 pages, hardcover, with some black and white photos. Book

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BlinkyHeart Full Of Soul – The Motown Anthology ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99 31.99
A fantastic collection of work from Sondra "Blinky" Williams – a hell of a soul singer who recorded a fair bit for Motown Records at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – but an artist whose music ended up mostly spending the next few decades in the label's vaults! Yet Blinky never let the lack of success stop her from giving her best – as she's a fantastic vocalist, and one with an expressive range that easily matches some of the Motown greats of her generation – a list that would include Martha Reeves or Gladys Knight – but who also has these deeper, more righteous currents that make her a perfect singer for a Motown move into the 70s! Blinky only saw one full album issued at the time – a duo with Edwin Starr titled Just The Two Of Us – but this package features a fully conceived, yet never-released album – plus other singles, unissued tracks, live material, and lots more – a wealth of fully-cooked, powerfully-produced singles that finally give the singer her due. The whole thing is an amazing Motown discovery – 46 tracks in all, 28 of which appear here for the first time ever – with titles that include "Don't Leave Your Baby", "Heart Full Of Soul", "How Can I Go On", "Inside", "I'll Make It Up To You", "One Half Of Love", "Shine On Me", "For Once In My Life", "I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "People Make The World Go Round", "T'Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "I've Gotta Get You Back", "Mr Soul Brother", "You're The Loser Now", "One Half Of Love", and lots lots more. CD

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Michael JacksonSuperstar Series – Celebrating Motown's Twentieth Anniversary ... LP
Motown, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl Van Dyke & The Soul BrothersThat Motown Sound ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A heavy batch of Motown soul instrumentals – headed up by Funk Brother Earl Van Dyke! The set features backings that are often very similar to the vocal versions on Motown – but are topped with sweet organ solo work from Earl – who has this lean, mean style that's mighty nice – kind of a Jimmy McGriff groove that really fits the soul of the recordings! Most of the backings are exactly the same ones used for vocal hits, but the use of Hammond really transforms them nicely – making the whole record a sweet popcorn soul version of Motown – almost a bit grittier, with a nice sort of backroom jukebox flavor. Titles include "Try It Baby", "Can You Jerk Like Me", "Money", "Can I Get A Witness", "Come See About Me", and "All For You". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)
Also available That Motown Sound ... LP 24.99

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Earl Van Dyke & The Soul BrothersThat Motown Sound ... LP
Motown, 1964. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A heavy batch of Motown soul instrumentals – headed up by Funk Brother Earl Van Dyke! The set features backings that are often very similar to the vocal versions on Motown – but are topped with sweet organ solo work from Earl – who has this lean, mean style that's mighty nice – kind of a Jimmy McGriff groove that really fits the soul of the recordings! Most of the backings are exactly the same ones used for vocal hits, but the use of Hammond really transforms them nicely – making the whole record a sweet popcorn soul version of Motown – almost a bit grittier, with a nice sort of backroom jukebox flavor. Titles include "Try It Baby", "Can You Jerk Like Me", "Money", "Can I Get A Witness", "Come See About Me", and "All For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, aging and some splitting.)
Also available That Motown Sound ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ JR Walker & The All StarsMotown Superstar Series Vol. 5 ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jr Walker & The All StarsWalk In The Night – The Motown 70s Studio Albums (A Gasssss/Rainbow Funk/Moody Jr/Peace & Understanding/Jr Walker & The All Stars/Hot Shot) (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
6 Motown albums from Jr Walker & The All Stars – all long overdue for reissue! First up is A Gasssss – a gas of a record from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that has the magical Johnny Bristol producing – giving the group this really warm, soaring sound that's totally great! Walker still serves up plenty of strong tenor solos, but there's also some vocal currents in the mix – strong leads at times, but also some nice backups too – all of which really helps to keep things soaring! Titles a nice mix of Motown covers and original material – and titles include "I Was Made To Love Her", "Do You See My Love", "And When I Die", "Honey Come Back", "Holly Holy", "Riding High On Love", "At A Saturday Matinee", and "Groove & Move". Next up is Rainbow Funk – a record that definitely has Jr Walker & The All Stars picking up a bit of funk – but in a groove that still mixes things with that warmly soulful glow the group had right from the start! The basslines are definitely up a bit from before – although not rumbling in Norman Whitfield territory – and the sax solos get a bit more space to stretch out and bite on the longer numbers, but often with a bit of backing vocals to warm things up around the edges! Jr is great all the way through – Motown's very strong answer to King Curtis – and titles include "Right On Brothers & Sisters", "Way Back Home", "Feeling Alright", "Psychedelic Shack", "Pieces Of A Man", and "Teach Them To Pray". Moody Jr is a sweet early 70s groover from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that reunites the group with producer Johnny Bristol, who always has a great way of helping them set fire to their sound! Walker and company may have shot from the gate with a mix of R&B tenor and Motown soul – but the sound here is much more in the latter, more matured mode of the label – with strong deep soul lyrics on a number of cuts, which are balanced out nicely by Bristol's fuller production. There's plenty of sax solos too, of course – and titles include "Way Back Home", "Bristol's Way", "Don't Blame The Children", "Me & My Family", "Still Water Medley", and "Groove Thang". Peace & Understanding is a record that has Jr Walker and the group stepping out with some of the righteous touches promised in the title – partly in the choice of songs on the set, which are all nicely tucked into that strong mix of deep soul vocals and saxophone lines that had become the Jr Walker groove! The set features work from a number of different arrangers – all the hipper side of Motown in the early 70s, as the list includes, Willie Hutch, Gene Page, and James Carmichael – and tunes include two great originals, one by Hutch, one by Leon Ware. Tracks include "It's Alright Do What You Gotta Do", "Soul Clappin'", "Gimme that Beat (parts 1 & 2)", "It's Too Late", and "Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find". The self-titled Jr Walker & The All Stars album is maybe the rarest in the bunch – an obscure UK-only record from 1974, and one that has the group's usual approach warmed up by some more ambitious arrangements – a bit like the direction some of the vocal acts of the 70s were taking at the time! The production on most of the set is by Clarence Paul – and there's mostly a focus on the saxophone, not any vocals at all – which makes the set feel a bit like some of the Willis Jackson or Lou Donaldson work for Atlantic around the same time – or maybe even a bit like Hank Crawford on Kudu. Titles include "Boogie Down", "All In Love Is Fair", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Break Down & Sing", and "Dancin Like They Do On Soul Train". Hot Shot is a mid-70s stormer from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that glides along on a fuller set of backdrops than before, with Holland-Dozier-Holland production from Brian Holland returning to Motown – but in a hip 70s style that has strings and funk dancing along in a great way beneath the strong sax solos in the lead! There's a bit of vocals on the record, but the real strength lies in the instrumentation – especially some of the weirder, fuzzier guitar lines and keyboards. Titles include "Why Can't We Be Lovers", "Hot Shot", "Probe Your Mind", "I Need You Right Now", and "You Ain't No Ordinary Woman". CD

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VariousBritish Motown Chartbusters ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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VariousBritish Motown Chartbusters Vol 2 ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHitsville USA – The Motown Singles Collection 1959 to 1971 (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 4 CDs ... $15.99
An early entry into the CD box set format – and a classic collection that features 104 tracks by 36 key artists from Motown Records! CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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VariousMotown – Complete No 1's (limited edition 11CD collector's box set) ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 11CDs ... $149.99 169.99
An amazing package – one that comes in a tiny replica of the original home of Motown Records in Detroit! As you'd guess from the title, the 11CD set features every single Motown track that ever hit #1 on the charts – almost 200 classic songs, running from the early 60s right up through the 90s – with work by The Temptations, Four Tops, Diana Ross, Boyz II Men, The Contours, Rockwell, The Originals, Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes, Stevie Wonder, High Inergy, The Dazz Band, Rick James, Commodores, and lots more! The package also includes a photo book with classic images and notes – but man, what we dig most of all is that tiny house of hits packaging – a really amazing thing! Plus, this version of the set also features a bonus CD that wasn't in the original version – with 12 more tracks whose cover versions charted at #1! CD

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VariousMotown 60th Anniversary Mix – Mixed By DJ Lead ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $22.99
A really joyous celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Motown Records – a long set that features a continuous mix that includes 37 tracks from the full run of the label – most taken relatively straight, but given these cool old-style radio voiceovers as some of the tracks get started! DJ Lead provides a remix at the start, and scratches a bit here and there – but most of the tunes are delivered in the familiar mode you'd know – titles that include "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Rhythm Of The Night" by Debarge, "Square Biz" by Teena Marie, "Brick House" by Commodores, "I'll Be There" by Jackson 5, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye, "Video" by India Arie, "Don't Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards, "Bag Lady" by Erykah Badu, "Running With The Night" by Lionel Richie, "Please Mr Postman" by The Marvelettes, and "I Want You Back (DJ Lead rmx)" by Jackson 5. CD

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VariousMotown Chartbusters Vol 4 (UK pressing) ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in the embossed foil cover.)

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VariousMotown Cold Vol 2 – 1966/1967 ... LP
Motown (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $18.99
A great UK-only collection that features on a key Motown moment in the mid-60s – 32 tracks by artists who include The Elgins, Jimmy Ruffin, Temptations, Kim Weston, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Marvelettes, and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMotown Disco – Selected By Muro & T-Groove ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $26.99
A fantastic look at the funkier side of Motown in the 70s – and a collection that's not just straight disco, thanks to the mighty selection talents of DJ Muro and T-Groove! Muro handles all of CD1 – and mixes in some excellent soundtrack numbers with more familiar soul tracks – and also presents a few classic cuts in remixed versions too! T-Groove is on CD2 – which has cuts that are maybe a bit more iconic in the Motown club sound of the 70s, but still pretty darn great when heard together in this set. Neither CD appears to be mixed – tracks all appear discrete and standalone – and the package features 37 titles that include "You Made Your Bed" by Reuben Howell, "Books & Basketball" by David Shire & James Di Pasquale, "T Plays It Cool (unedited version)" by Marvin Gaye, "Erucu" by Jermaine Jackson, "Mirrors Of My Mind" by Jackson 5, "Date With The Rain (DJ Spinna refreak)" by Eddie Kendricks, "Ego" by Ozone, "Big Time (M+M big time 2016 mix)" by Rick James, "Treat Her Like A Lady" by The Temptations, "Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Joey Negro return of the mac mix)" by Willie Hutch, "He's A Friend" by Eddie Kendricks, "Down To Love Town" by The Originals, "Go For It" by Billy Preston & Syreeta, "Full Speed Ahead" by Tata Vega, "Let's Be Young Tonight" by Jermaine Jackson, "Heaven Must Have Sent You" by Bonnie Pointer, "Shoulda Gone Dancin" by High Energy, "Saturday Night Sunday Morning" by Thelma Houston, "Star Love" by Three Ounces Of Love, "Tailgate" by 21st Creation, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Machine, "Standing On The Verge" by Platinum Hook, and "I Need Your Lovin (M+M lovin all night long mix)" by Teena Marie. CD

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VariousMotown Memories – 16 Non-Stop Tamla Hits ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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VariousMotown Rare & Unreleased (blue vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Motown, Mid 60s-Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A treasure trove of rare Motown from some of legendary label's most classic acts – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Four Tops, Brenda Holloway, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, The Originals, Bobby Taylor, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye & The Jackson 5 – prime vintage late 60s to early 70s recordings that have barely if ever seen light of day! Motown recording artists put a lot of work into the recording side of their artistry back in the day, so there was a lot classic level material that didn't come out right away, some finding release on later compilations or on box sets, some STILL just now seeing release. Half of this dozen song collection have never come out in any form until now – including "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" by The Originals and stereo mixes of "For Once In My Life" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, "Pretty Little Brown Skin Girl" by The Temptations and "Touched By Love" by Bobby Taylor and more – plus the rarities "You're Walking Out With My Heart" by Brenda Holloway, "Which Way Is The Sky" by the Four Tops, "Let's Have A Party" by the J5, "The Boy From Crosstown" (Version 1) by The Marvelettes and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Opaque blue colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ VariousMotown Sings Motown Treasures – The Ultimate Rarities Collection 1 ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $16.99
Rare Motown treasures – bundled up in the kind of package that will completely recast your views on some of the label's hits! The format here is really great – as the set features familiar Motown tunes, sung by artists who aren't usually associated with the songs – making for a really unusual slant on the music! As the notes remind us, Motown was a label that was built on its songs as much as its singers – and on this set, you'll get a great helping of the best of both – and sometimes, not just the better-known Motown acts of the time. 18 previously unreleased tracks, including "Forever" by Martha & The Vandellas, "Stop In The Name Of Love" by Kim Weston, "I Hear A Symphony" by Stevie Wonder, "My Girl" by Marvin Gaye, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Underdogs, "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" by The Contours, "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" by Blinky, and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Jackson 5. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMotown Songbook – Original Versions ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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VariousMotown Sound – Collection Of Original 16 Big Hits Vol 10 ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and center split bottom seam.)

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VariousMotown Sound – Collection Of Original 16 Big Hits Vol 7 ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousMotown's Love Songs Vol 1 – In Love ... LP
Motown (Australia), 1970s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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VariousTamla Motown Presents 20 Mod Classics Vol 2 ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A cool 70s UK collection – one that features 20 tracks that played big on the mod scene in London during the 60s – with titles that include "Helpless" by Kim Weston, "First I Look At The Purse" by The Contours, "Lonely Lonely Girl Am I" by The Velvelettes, "When I'm Gone" by Brenda Holloway, "I'll Be Doggone" by Marvin Gaye, "Nowhere To Run" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and "Fingertips (part 2)" by Stevie Wonder. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marvin GayeEvery Great Motown Hit Of Marvin Gaye ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
In our humble opinion, just about every track that Marvin recorded for Motown is "great" – but since this set's focused on the hits, we're happy to accept their track selection, and admit they do a pretty good job of covering most of the big bases – early solo gems, duet classics, and some of the sublime 70s numbers that really made Marvin's music sparkle! Titles include "What's Going On", "Inner City Blues", "Trouble Man", "Let's Get It On", "Distant Lover", "Got To Give It Up", "Heard It Through The Grapevine", "That's The Way Love is", and "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Motown ... CD
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Christmas Motown in all of its glory – a huge collection that features a whopping 46 tracks in all – most of them Holiday classics from the earliest years of the label, plus just a few important Christmas tunes from more recent years too! Almost all the work here is by Motown superstars – and titles include "Silver Bells", "Children's Christmas Song", "Joy To the World", and "My Favorite Things" by The Supremes; "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Frosty The Snowman", "Up On The House Top", "Christmas Medley", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by The Jackson 5; "Let It Snow" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by The Miracles; "The Little Drummer Boy" and "My Christmas Tree" by The Temptations; "Christmas Delight" and "Merry Christmas Baby" by The Four Tops; "Someday At Christmas" and "A Warm Little Home On A Hill" by Stevie Wonder; "Jesus Is Love" by The Commodores, "Little Christmas Tree" by Michael Jackson, "A Joyous Song" by Boyz II Men, "Wish You A Merry Christmas" by Kim Weston, "Give Love On Christmas Day" by Johnny Gill, and "Christmas Presence" by Gerald Alston with Shanice Wilson. CD

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✨✧ VariousLamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An overdue look at the lost Lamp Records – a crucially important indie soul label on the Indy scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a company that was never as big as Chess or Motown, but did a similar job of documenting its city's musical scene! Indianapolis was always a very diverse city – and gave the world bigger funk and jazz luminaries like Wes Montgomery or Funk Inc – but like most cities of its size, Indy also sported a rich underground of great singers and bands who were really trying to make it big – all really great artists who were captured in deep detail by the Lamp Records label! Now Again/Stones Throw have given us a slight look at this scene in the past – most notably with their reissues of work by Ebony Rhythm Band – but this is the first really detailed dig into the label, with a huge amount of material that's only ever circulated on very rare original pressings. The work is a great mix of group soul, funky cuts, sweet harmony, and even a bit of gospel – and titles on this 2LP set include "Somebody Please" by The Vanguards, "You Made My Everything" by Words Of Wisdom Truth Revue, "Hum Bug" by Diplomatics, "I Didn't Know" by Funder Cooper, "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What, "Everybody Who Wants To Be Free" by Amnesty, "Can I Call You Baby" by The Pearls, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "High On The Hill" by Squidd, "Soul Heart Transplant" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "See The Lord" by Mighty Indiana Travelers, "Huh" by Tony Black & Revolution Compared To What, "I'm Only Human" by Embers, "It Swells My Desire" by The PHDs, and "More Than I Can Stand" by Moonlighters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000 – includes download with bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ VariousMotown Christmas ... CD
Motown, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the usual Motown Christmas set you might imagine – as the record features new material, not old Holiday soul classics – and many of the numbers are special duets recorded just for this project! The set list is impressive – way better than we were expecting – and although the cover art is a bit underwhelming, our hats are off to Motown for re-igniting the label's commitment to quality Christmas tunes! Titles include "Go Tell It On The Mountain/Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Gregory Porter & Anita Wilson, "The Christmas Song" by Ne Yo & Tasha Cobbs, "It's Christmas Time" by Smokey Robinson & Kevin Ross, "This Christmas" by Brian Courtney Wilson & Gene Moore, "Angels We Have Heard On Hihg" by Kierra Sheard & Chrisette Michele, "Mary Did You Know" by India Arie & Gene Moore, "O Holy Night" by Smokie Norful, "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Tasha Cobbs, and "Bethlehem" by Kem & Janice Gaines. CD
 
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✨✧ Gerald AlstonGerald Alston ... LP
Motown, 1988. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Brilliant solo work from Gerald Alston – the first album issued under his own name, after a strong legacy of work with The Manhattans! Alston's vocals are wonderful here – beautifully crafted, with a sense of maturity and feeling that most of his younger soul contemporaries couldn't match – polished with the kind of class that kept The Manhattans strong well into the 80s – but updated nicely with some of the more adult soul modes of the latter part of the decade. Production is by Stan Sheppard and James Varner, who know to keep things laidback to keep Alston at his best – and titles include "Stay A Little While", "You Laid Your Love On Me", "I've Waited All Night", "Activated", "We've Only Just Begun", and "I Come Alive When I'm With You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gerald AlstonOpen Invitation ... LP
Motown, 1990. Very Good- ... $2.99
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India ArieTestimony Vol 1 – Life & Relationship ... CD
Motown, 2006. Used ... $1.99
India Arie continues her sensuous journey in sound – working here in the same earthy blend of acoustic and electric elements that made other records so great, and showing that she's still one of the strongest voices in contemporary soul! The record's got a personal, intimate quality that's head and shoulders above most of the harder-hitting divas on the charts these days – and although other indie singers have attempted India's sound on their own recent records, Arie shows that she's still one of the few who can get a sound like this right. Gentle guitar and warm vocals float together in perfect tandem throughout the record – and the whole thing has a very cohesive approach that never seems to ruin the groove, even on the few obvious attempts at a hit! Titles include "India Song", "I Am Not My Hair", "Summer", "Good Mourning", "Private Party", "There's Hope", "These Eyes", and "Wings Of Forgiveness". CD
(Out of print.)

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Amiri BarakaIt's Nation Time ... LP
Black Forum/Motown, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
An amazing record that's as powerful as the political message of the title – the hippest record ever cut by Amiri Baraka, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Baraka delivers a long and complex set of poetic reflections on the state of Black America, spiritual awakening, and political redemption – set to musical backings that shift from funky, to jazz, to avant, and back again. Players on the set include Gary Bartz, Lonnie Liston Smith, Idris Muhammad, and Reggie Workman – and there's a host of additional players, percussionists, and vocalists that join Amiri in the delivery of his message. Titles include "Answers In Progress", "Peace In Place", "Bad News For Your Highness", "Was Gon Happen", "All In The Street", "Pamoja Tutashinda", and "Pull The Covers Off". One to listen to when you get past your Last Poets records! LP, Vinyl record album

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BJ The Chicago Kid1123 ... CD
Motown, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
BJ The Chicago Kid's second full length for Motown! BJ has a way of recalling classic Chicago soul in the earnest, emotional realness of his lyricism and relatively mellow style, which is a nicely grounding anchor given the modern overall aesthetic. It's a contemporary sound with a timeless soul at the center. BJ's years as a guest vocalist himself makes him such a great host for guest singers, MCs and producers on his own records, too – and this one features Anderson.Paak, Rick Ross, Afrojack and others with production by Danja, Cool & Dre, Karriem Riggins and more. Includes "Feel The Vibe" feat Anderson.Paak, "Champagne", "Get Away" feat JID, Buddy & Kent Jamz, "Tome Today", "Can't Wait", "Playa's ball" feat Rick Ross, "Too Good", "Close", "Rather Be With You", "Worryin' Bout Me" feat Offset, "Reach" feat Afrojack and more. CD
Also available 1123 ... LP 18.99

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BJ The Chicago Kid1123 ... LP
Motown, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.98
BJ The Chicago Kid's second full length for Motown! BJ has a way of recalling classic Chicago soul in the earnest, emotional realness of his lyricism and relatively mellow style, which is a nicely grounding anchor given the modern overall aesthetic. It's a contemporary sound with a timeless soul at the center. BJ's years as a guest vocalist himself makes him such a great host for guest singers, MCs and producers on his own records, too – and this one features Anderson.Paak, Rick Ross, Afrojack and others with production by Danja, Cool & Dre, Karriem Riggins and more. Includes "Feel The Vibe" feat Anderson.Paak, "Champagne", "Get Away" feat JID, Buddy & Kent Jamz, "Tome Today", "Can't Wait", "Playa's ball" feat Rick Ross, "Too Good", "Close", "Rather Be With You", "Worryin' Bout Me" feat Offset, "Reach" feat Afrojack and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1123 ... CD 11.99

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BJ The Chicago KidIn My Mind ... CD
Motown, 2016. Used ... $4.99
Solid hip hop soul by BJ The Chicago Kid – featuring support from a star-studded guest roster that includes Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Big Krit and more! It's fitting that BJ should get a high profile headlining effort of his own – on Motown, of all labels – after years of being a vital supporting player. In My Mind doesn't disappoint, with a soulfully resonant, slow burning mood on a lot of it – balancing relatable, accessible sounds with distinctive, personal songs. Includes "The New Cupid" with Kendrick Lamar, "A Woman's World", "Man Down" with Buddy And Constantine, "The Resume" feat Big KRIT, "Crazy", "Home", "Church" feat Chance The Rapper & Buddy, "Turnin' Me Up" and more. CD

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Blake & HinesBlake & Hines ... LP
Motown, 1987. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some stains around the edges.)

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Severin BrowneLove Songs/Snow Flakes ... 7-inch
Motown, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has small tears at the opening and a bit of pen.)

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BrownmarkI Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (radio, club, inst)/Stakeout ... 12-inch
Motown, 1988. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Charlene & Stevie WonderUsed To Be/I Want To Come Back As A Song ... 7-inch
Motown, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chris ClarkSoul Sounds (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Reel Music, 1967. Used ... $14.99
A great Motown album from Chris Clark – one of the few white singers ever signed to the label, and a great vocalist at that! Chris has a sound that's quite unique – halfway between Motown soul and some of the soul-inspired pop of the time – particularly that of UK singers like Dusty Springfield and some of her generation. There's a proud, bold sound here – all Motown in the backings, and often done with the kind of tightly-stepping grooves that have made some of Chris' singles big ones on the Northern Soul scene over the years. Titles include "I Want To Go Back There Again", "Day By Day Or Never", "From Head To Toe", "Sweeter As The Days Go By", "Do Right Baby Do Right", "Born To Love You Baby", "Love's Gone Bad", and "Whisper You Love Me Boy". CD also features a previously unreleased alternate stereo mix of "Do Right Baby Do Right" – and the overall package is amazing – with a 20 page full-color booklet that includes long notes on Clark's career, vintage photos, and even session details for the album! CD
(Out of print – and still sealed!)

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CommodoresAll The Great Hits ... CD
Motown, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
Includes "Oh No", "Sail On", "Lady", "Machine Gun", "Easy", "Riding High", "Three Times A Lady", "Painted Picture", and "Brick House". CD
(Out of print.)

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CommodoresMachine Gun ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Lionel Richie come back! All is forgiven! We'd said bad things about you for years until we heard this funky groover – The Commodores' first album, a tasty bit of funk that almost makes us want to forgive you for all of your later crimes! The whole thing's pretty funky all the way through – with a strong southern groove, touched with a bit of a Sly Stone party funk mode. Includes the killer break classic "The Assembly Line", which feels like it was lifted right off one of Sly's late 60s albums for Epic – plus "The Bump", "Machine Gun", "The Zoo", and "Gonna Blow Your Mind". Arrangements are by James Carmichael and Gloria Jones, who also did the production – and the album's a long way from "Three Times A Lady", trust us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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CommodoresNatural High ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A pivotal album for The Commodores – still very funky here, with a sound that stays true to their roots – yet also able to reach out into some of the mature mellow ballads that would make them a huge crossover act in years to come! James Carmichael arranges and produces here – really helping the group to find that key focus, and make some important use of the vocals of Lionel Richie. Mr R steps out strongly on the crossover hit "Three Times A Lady" – but the whole group more than holds their own on the funky killers "X Rated Movie", "Fire Girl", and "I Like What You Do" – as well as the great mellow groover "Say Yeah". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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ContoursDo You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) (reissue compilation) ... LP
Motown, 1962/1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An 80s collection of the hits off of one of the earliest albums on Motown – featuring some killer hard soul numbers! The Contours have a deeper R&B sound than some of their smoother Motown contemporaries – a great bridge between earlier group soul styles of the 50s, and the Motown modes to come – produced here with some wicked piano and guitar lines that ring out strongly in the middle. Vocals are wonderfully raspy – often peaking out into the red as they reach for a lead lyric – and titles include the classic "Do You Love Me" – plus "Shake Sherrie", "Just A Little Misunderstanding", "Whole Lotta Woman", and "It's So Hard Being A Loser". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico DeBargeKiss Serious ... LP
Motown, 1987. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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DonnieDo You Know? (radio, inst, call out hook) ... CD
Giant Step/Motown, 2004. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Promotional release.)

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FlightExcursion Beyond ... LP
Motown, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Four Tops7-Rooms Of Gloom/I'll Turn To Stone ... 7-inch
Motown, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strip.)

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Four TopsBest Of The Four Tops ... LP
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Very Good 2LP ... $6.99
A massive 70s 2LP set! Titles include "Something About You', "It's All In The Game", "Still Water", "7 Rooms Of Gloom", "Shake Me Wake Me", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I'll Turn To Stone", "If I Were A Carpenter", "Walk Away Rene", "Something About You", and "It's The Same Old Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Four TopsDon't Let Him Take Your Love From Me/Key ... 7-inch
Motown, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Four TopsLove (Is The Answer)/It's All In The Game ... 7-inch
Motown, 1970. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Four TopsLoving You Is Sweeter Than Ever/I Like Everything About You ... 7-inch
Motown, 1966. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Four TopsNature Planned It ... CD
Motown/Elemental (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Why did Motown ever let the Four Tops get away? This album was their last for the label – and it's an excellent one, filled with soul, sweetness, and some of the best arrangements the group had in their later years! The soul component is super-high – with tight group instrumentation that reminds us of the best Philly backing combos of the same time, but leaner too – as Dennis Coffey and Wah Wah Ragin are on guitars, Jack Ashford handles percussion, and Leonard Caston adds some nice funky keyboards. The real talent, though, is the group – and Levi Stubbs is in fine fine form on cuts like "She's An Understanding Woman", "I Am Your Man", "If You Let Me", "Nature Planned It", "Walk With Me, Talk With Me Darling", and "Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)". Even includes a great version of Todd Rundgren's wonderful track "We Gotta Get You A Woman"! CD
(Limited edition!)

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Four TopsRight Before My Eyes/In These Changing Times ... 7-inch
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Four TopsSimple Game/LA (My Town) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Four TopsSomething About You/Darling, I Hum Our Song ... 7-inch
Motown, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a red Motown sleeve, with a bit of pen.)

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... CD
Motown/Elemental (France), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the last albums the Four Tops ever issued on Motown – but also one of the best, and a set that really has the group taking off in a strong new direction for the 70s! Frank Wilson's at the production helm, and the set has all these cool little twists and turns that work perfectly with the magnificent harmonies of Levi Stubbs and the group – a mode that draws on all their vocal highlights from older years, but also refits them with a more spacious, more mature sort of sound! The approach is different than that used with the Temptations at the same time – less political, but still flowing with plenty of new ideas – handled by arrangers Jerry Long, Jimmy Roach, and David Van DePitte. The title cut – "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – is a perfect example of this – as the tune's got weirdly wonderful production, almost as watery as the cover image, and a bit of moog buried in there – which comes forward even more on the reprise of the song at the end of the record. Other titles include "Love Is The Answer", "Reflections", "I Wish I Were Your Mirror", "Bring Me Together", "LA (My Town)", and "Everybody's Talkin". CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Still Waters Run Deep ... LP 4.99

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Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the last albums the Four Tops ever issued on Motown – but also one of the best, and a set that really has the group taking off in a strong new direction for the 70s! Frank Wilson's at the production helm, and the set has all these cool little twists and turns that work perfectly with the magnificent harmonies of Levi Stubbs and the group – a mode that draws on all their vocal highlights from older years, but also refits them with a more spacious, more mature sort of sound! The approach is different than that used with the Temptations at the same time – less political, but still flowing with plenty of new ideas – handled by arrangers Jerry Long, Jimmy Roach, and David Van DePitte. The title cut – "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – is a perfect example of this – as the tune's got weirdly wonderful production, almost as watery as the cover image, and a bit of moog buried in there – which comes forward even more on the reprise of the song at the end of the record. Other titles include "Love Is The Answer", "Reflections", "I Wish I Were Your Mirror", "Bring Me Together", "LA (My Town)", and "Everybody's Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)
Also available Still Waters Run Deep ... CD 14.99

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Four TopsWithout The One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)/Love Has Gone ... 7-inch
Motown, 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a red Motown sleeve, with a bit of pen.)

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Four TopsYesterday's Dreams ... LP
Motown, 1968. Sealed ... $7.99
A mix of pop and soul – but in the hands of the Four Tops, just about any song takes on a new soulful life! The record features their minor hit "Yesterday's Dreams" – plus groovy versions of "Sunny", "Never My Love", "Daydream Believer", and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". Also includes nice lesser-known material like "Can't Seem To Get You Out Of My Mind", "Once Upon A Time", and "I'm In A Different World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a bumped corner and a cutout hole.)

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Marvin GayeFunky Space Reincarnation (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1978. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The closest that Marvin ever came to a disco single – a 12" version of this long funky track from the Here My Dear album, expanded to 8 minutes for the single, and featuring an instrumental version too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Motown sleeve, with a cutout notch.)

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Marvin GayeHere, My Dear ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a divorce, watch out!) Although the album was thought of as a no-brainer quickie at the time – and predicted to fail so that Anna wouldn't get any cash from it – the record is an extremely well-crafted one, filled with extremely personal songs that also have a warm soulful finish, in the style of Marvin's work on the LP I Want You (which is kind of a nice bookend to this one – as it was an extended love poem to the young girlfriend that caused him to split up with Anna!) Hard and soulful, the record's a searing testimony to the relationship between Marvin and Anna, and a painful document of the troubles between them – set to some mellow grooves that are easily some of Marvin's greatest of the 70s! The set's filled with great "lost" Marvin Gay songs, too – like "Sparrow", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "Anger", "You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You", and "Time to Get it Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing. Cover has a cutout mark in the corner.)

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Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (Original Master Recording SACD) ... CD
Motown/Mobile Fidelity, 1973. Used Gatefold ... $36.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". CD
(Out of print Limited edition hybrid SACD.)

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Collection Vol 3 – Rare, Live & Unreleased ... CD
Motown, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Disc three of a 4CD set.)

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $3.99
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". CD

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Marvin GayeYou're The Man ... CD
Motown, 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A mindblowing collection of work from Marvin Gaye – tracks recorded in the space right after What's Going On – many of which were never issued at the time! All this incredible material from 1972 has been brought together to create a stunning double-length album – one that features a few tracks that only ever saw issue as 45s back in the day, others that only later turned up as bonus tracks on CDs or box sets, and still others that appear here for the first time ever – all to show the incredible talents that Marvin was working with during this incredibly fruitful time in his career! Much of the material has the same righteous, socially-conscious spirit as What's Going On – and, if anything, the whole set provides a much-needed missing link between that album and the more sensual territory of Let's Get It On. There's definitely some of the spirit of that later album in place here too, as well as the instrumental complexity that Gaye would display on his soundtrack for Trouble Man – and the set even features a few Christmas tunes too. Titles include two versions of "You're The Man" – a killer 45 cut that we've loved for years – plus "Piece Of Clay", "I'm Gonna Give You Respect", "Try It You'll Like It", "You Are That Special One", "We Can Make It Baby", "My Last Chance", "Symphony", "I'd Give My Life For You", "Woman Of The World", "The World Is Rated X", "Where Are We Going", "I Want To Come Home For Christmas", "I'm Going Home (Move)", and the killer "Checking Out (Double Clutch)" – one of the funkiest tunes that Marvin ever recorded! CD

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Marvin Gaye & Diana RossDiana & Marvin ... LP
Motown, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly nice album – even if you're not a fan of Diana Ross! Given that Marvin and Diana are standing back to back on the front cover, we kind of get the idea that there wasn't as much sympathy in the session as on some of Marvin's classic duet sides from the 60s with Tammi Terrell – but the record's actually not that bad, though – thanks to a sweet smooth soulful style that's very much in the style of Marvin's Let's Get It On album. Of course, the overall project isn't nearly as sublime – but the record does feature arrangements by Paul Riser, James Carmichael, Dave Blumberg, and Gene Page that have a seductive quality that moves well past the vocal mismatch. Titles include "Stop, Look, Listen", "Just Say, Just Say", "I'm Falling In Love With You", "Include Me In Your Life", "You Are Everything", "Love Twins", and "My Mistake". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Marvin Gaye & Mary WellsOnce Upon A Time/What's The Matter With You Baby ... 7-inch
Motown, 1964. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and a bit of pen.)

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Garry GlennFeels Good To Feel Good ... CD
Motown, 1987. Used ... $14.99
An excellent mid 80s soul set from Garry Glenn – recorded for Motown, and sadly lost in the shuffle at the time. The record's a surprising gem – sophisticated, mature, and with a laidback quality that really gets past some of the cliches of 80s soul at the time. Garry's got a talent for songwriting and production that almost rival Leon Ware at the time – and even though the instrumentation has a bit of the tinniness of the times, the whole thing comes off with a wonderfully soulful quality – hitting all the right midtempo and mellow soul notes! Tracks are all originals, and titles include "Do You Have To Go", "Torch For You", "Running Away", "Feels Good To Feel Good", "Lonely Night", "Love Makes It Right", and "You Don't Even Know". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie HollandCandy To Me/If You Don't Want My Love ... 7-inch
Motown, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brenda HollowayEvery Little Bit Hurts ... LP
Tamla/Motown, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Classic heartbreaking soul from Brenda Holloway – one of the weepiest early records on Motown, as you might guess from the title! The style here is almost more New York uptown than Detroit at times – a fair bit like Maxine Brown with its mix of strength and fragility on the vocals, and scored by the Davis/Gordon team with a subtle sense of drama. Strings step in on most numbers, but never in a sleepy way – and there's plenty of nicely stepping tunes here that maintain a good sense of Motown rhythm, even in mellower moments. Titles include "Sad Song", "I've Been Good To You", "Every Little Bit Hurts", "Too Proud To Cry", "A Favor For A Girl", "Suddenly", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Can I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Brenda HollowayGreatest Hits & Rare Classics ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Great work from Brenda Holloway – one of the first strong female singers to work for Motown – even if she never stayed with the label long enough to get the same sort of fame as Diana Ross, Mary Wells, or some of her other contemporaries! Holloway had already recorded a bit before Motown – and she leaps into these cuts with a fully-formed style – a deep, rich vocal approach that rivals Maxine Brown at the same time – sometimes mixed with the same sort of strings and soul approach that Brown was using over at Wand Reocrds. The set features key tracks by Brenda that were issued at the time, plus some great rare numbers too – a total of 18 cuts that include "Operator", "When I'm Gone", "Who's Lovin You", "Where Were You", "Every Little Bit Hurts", "You Can Cry On My Shoulder", "I've Got To Find It", "Together Till The End Of Time", "I've Been Good To You", "I'll Be Available", "Starting The Hurt All Over Again", and "Hurt A Little Every Day". CD
(Out of print.)

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Brenda HollowayGreatest Hits & Rare Classics ... CD
Motown/Spectrum (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99
Great work from Brenda Holloway – one of the first strong female singers to work for Motown – even if she never stayed with the label long enough to get the same sort of fame as Diana Ross, Mary Wells, or some of her other contemporaries! Holloway had already recorded a bit before Motown – and she leaps into these cuts with a fully-formed style – a deep, rich vocal approach that rivals Maxine Brown at the same time – sometimes mixed with the same sort of strings and soul approach that Brown was using over at Wand Reocrds. The set features key tracks by Brenda that were issued at the time, plus some great rare numbers too – a total of 18 cuts that include "Operator", "When I'm Gone", "Who's Lovin You", "Where Were You", "Every Little Bit Hurts", "You Can Cry On My Shoulder", "I've Got To Find It", "Together Till The End Of Time", "I've Been Good To You", "I'll Be Available", "Starting The Hurt All Over Again", and "Hurt A Little Every Day". CD

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Thelma HoustonDevil In Me ... CD
Motown/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. Used ... $16.99
Thelma's one of those singers who must have been waiting years for disco to come around and help her find a reason to sing! Her career was slightly ill-timed in the beginning, coming along with a baroque soul beginning that was great, yet somewhat out of place in the early 70s. But enter a record like this – which takes Thelma's beautiful voice and fills it up with strings and disco rhythms – and you've got a well-done set that suddenly makes her whole sound make sense! Arrangements are surprisingly great, and relatively cliche-free on the best numbers – handled by Kim Richmond, James Carmichael, Greg Wright, and Michel Rubini. Titles include "I'm Here Again", "Triflin", "I've Got The Devil In Me", "Give Me Something To Believe In", "Memories", "Your Eyes", and "I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Devil In Me ... LP 4.99

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Thelma HoustonDevil In Me ... LP
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Thelma's one of those singers who must have been waiting years for disco to come around and help her find a reason to sing! Her career was slightly ill-timed in the beginning, coming along with a baroque soul beginning that was great, yet somewhat out of place in the early 70s. But enter a record like this – which takes Thelma's beautiful voice and fills it up with strings and disco rhythms – and you've got a well-done set that suddenly makes her whole sound make sense! Arrangements are surprisingly great, and relatively cliche-free on the best numbers – handled by Kim Richmond, James Carmichael, Greg Wright, and Michel Rubini. Titles include "I'm Here Again", "Triflin", "I've Got The Devil In Me", "Give Me Something To Believe In", "Memories", "Your Eyes", and "I Can't Go On Living Without Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)
Also available Devil In Me ... CD 16.99

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Thelma Houston/Rick JamesSaturday Night Sunday Morning/High On Your Love Suite/One Mo Hit Of Your Love ... 12-inch
Motown, 1979. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Reuben HowellRings ... LP
Motown, 1974. Sealed ... $2.99
Reuben's second album for Motown – the one in which they actually decided to put his face on the cover, and let folks know he was a blue eyed soul singer! The album's got the same tight southern soul approach as Reuben's first – and he's still working with Clayton Ivey at Muscle Shoals, getting a nice warm sound that suits his vocals well. Titles include "Rings", "You Know Me", "Constant Disappointment", "I Am What I Am", "I'll Be Your Brother", and "Go Ahead And Have Your Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinwrap is lightly shopworn. Cover has a cutout notch and bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Willie HutchFoxy Brown ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A monster! Foxy Brown is Willie Hutch's magnificent soundtrack for Foxy Brown – a Pam Grier blacksploitation film from the early 70s – and it's pure genius all the way through, a record filled with some of the best funky soundtrack cuts of the era! Willie's got a real Curtis Mayfield sound here – with a dope mixture of full orchestrations and heavy funk, guitar riffing away as drums snap tightly across the album's best rhythms! Includes the classic funky numbers "Ain't That Mellow Mellow" and "Give Me Some of that Good Old Love" – plus "Whatever You Do", "Foxy Lady", "You Sure Know How To Love Your Man", "Theme Of Foxy Brown", "Out There", and "Chase". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie HutchOde To My Lady ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent soul album from the great Willie Hutch! The record's got more of a vocal focus than some of Willie's other albums – and his rich voice is perfectly set up in some sweet and soulful arrangements that have a full sound and a classy finish, but still a raw edge that keeps things exciting. Willie arranged and produced the whole thing, again proving that he was one of the freshest talents at Motown during the 70s. Includes the Little Beaver-esque dope guitar cut "Ode To My Lady", plus "Party Down", "Love Power", "Talk To Me", "(I'm Gonna) Hold On", "You Gotta Give Love Up", and "Love Me Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has price sticker remnants.)

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Chuck JacksonAre You Lonely For Me/Your Wonderful Life ... 7-inch
Motown, 1969. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Michael JacksonBen/You Can Cry On My Shoulder ... 7-inch
Motown, 1972. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve.)

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Michael JacksonGot To Be There/Maria (You Were The Only One) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1971. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Michael JacksonRockin' Robin/Love Is Here & Now You're Gone ... 7-inch
Motown, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve.)

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Michael JacksonWith A Child's Heart/Morning Glow ... 7-inch
Motown, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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Jackson 5Corner Of The Sky/To Know ... 7-inch
Motown, 1972. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strips.)

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Jackson 5Get It Together/Touch ... 7-inch
Motown, 1971. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackson 5I'm So Happy/Sugar Daddy ... 7-inch
Motown, 1971. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Jackson 5Jackson 5 Greatest Hits (Quad mix) ... LP
Motown, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
The unusual mix of this classic album – produced originally for the Quad market, and different than the standard versions of these tunes! A testament as to how many hits the Jacksons produced in a short amount of time – this Greatest Hits was compiled only three years after the group's first record was released. It contains all the goodies you'd ever want by them, from arguably their best years. This excellent single LP contains cuts like "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", "Goin Back To Indiana", "Maybe Tomorrow", and "I Found That Girl". Beautiful stuff, never to be equaled. Michael, what happened? LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare Quad mixes – alternates of all the original tunes – and issued in the US for the first time ever!)

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Jackson 5Jackson 5 In Japan! (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Motown/Culture Factory (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
Early Jacksons in all their glory – presented here in a rare Japanese-only live album from the 70s! The set is great – totally kicking with all the best power of the early Jackson 5 – and served up with a spontaneous live quality that shows a whole new side of the group from their studio albums. The band is tight, and surprisingly funky at times – and judging from the quality of the vocals, the group really must have been something to see live at the time! Titles include "Lookin Through The Windows", "Got To Be There", "Superstition", "Ben", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", "Ain't That Peculiar", and "I Wanna Be Where You Are". Never issued in the US at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition with original poster and booklet!)

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Jackson 5Little Bitty Pretty One/If I Have To Move A Mountain ... 7-inch
Motown, 1972. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Jackson 5Maybe Tomorrow/I Will Find A Way ... 7-inch
Motown, 1971. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Jackson 5One More Chance/I'll Be There ... 7-inch
Motown, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of Young America sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Jackson 5Third Album ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good ... $9.99
The Jacksons' third album for Motown – and definitely one that has the quintet moving full steam ahead! There's a sense of perfection here right from the get-go – that really put-together quality the boys hit with their second album, thanks to great studio help from The Corporation and Hal Davis! Michael's vocals are beautiful, but so are the rest of the bros' – and titles include their sweet, sweet rendition of "I'll Be There", plus the groovy "Goin Back To Indiana", and other nice ones like "Mama's Pearl", "Darling Dear", "Can I See You In the Morning", and a tight version of "Ready Or Not (Here I Come)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small address sticker, a split spine, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Rick JamesCome Get It ... CD
Motown, 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Rick James' first LP for Motown subsidiary Gordy – an effort that was to provide the blueprint for his later success! James' trademark pop bass funk style is fully formed on this one already, and though we may once have thought little of the slick production and style, looking back this stuff has a good bit more substance than some of the other commercial R & B of the day! "Mary Jane" & "You & I" were the 2 big hits of this album, which also includes "Be My Lady", "Hollywood" & "Sexy Lady". CD

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Rick JamesStreet Songs ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and commercially – and actually got over far better than his more blatant attempts at crossover material on other records! The mix here is perfect – a true summation of all that made Motown great at the time, and the special sort of energy that made Rick one of the freshest mainstream talents at the end of the 70s! The record put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets, and for good reason too – given that the set includes the classic hit "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup up for the masses! CD also features the bonus tracks "Give It To Me Baby (12" mix)" and "Super Freak (12" mix)". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Rick JamesUltimate Collection ... CD
Motown, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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Gladys Knight & The Pips20 Golden Greats ... LP
Tamla/Motown (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsAnthology ... LP
Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Although Gladys Knight & The Pips didn't cut their first recordings or their biggest recordings for Motown, they did still do a pretty nice job at the label – as you'll hear on this nice 2LP set that brings together a nice batch of their best tracks. Includes their original version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", plus "The Nitty Gritty", "Tracks Of My Tears", "Every Little Bit Hurts", "Everybody Needs Love", "Neither One Of Us", and "Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsNeither One Of Us ... CD
SOUL/Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A key moment in the career of Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a record that opens the group up to a whole new sound for the 70s! When Gladys Knight started out as a raw R&B-ish singer in the early 60s, nobody would have expected her to have such staying power – and to become one of the 70s best interpreters of mellow ballads. This album's more than proof that Knight had plenty of staying power, and the title hit "Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)" went onto become one of the decade's biggest mellow soul tracks. It's backed up here by a number of nice tracks that have a harder soul sound, and which are arranged by some of Motown's best talents of the early 70s. Titles include "It's Gotta Be That Way", "This Child Needs Its Father", "And This Is Love", "Don't It Make You Feel Guilty", and a cover of "Who Is She To You". CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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✨✧ Gladys Knight & The PipsSilk N Soul (Natural Resources pressing) ... LP
Natural Resources/Motown, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Silk N Soul – a perfect summation of the genius of Gladys Knight on Motown – moving past the rougher R&B of the earlier singles on other labels, into a deep/sweet mode that really sets that stage for some of her best success! The album kicks off with Gladys' version of "I Wish It Would Rain" – one that's different from, but equally great as, the more famous recording of the tune by The Tempations – and then the album rolls into a mixture of 60s hits, both Motown and otherwise, all done by the group with a really unique approach on the best numbers. Titles include "Every Little Bit Hurts", "You're My Everything", "Goin Out Of My Head", "Groovin", "Baby I Need Your Lovin", and "Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gladys Knight & The PipsSuperstar Series ... LP
Motown, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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