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✨✧ OV WrightBottom Line ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Great work from OV Wright – one of the few singers who was still strongly carrying the Hi Records torch at the end of the 70s! Although Wright had sometimes been bluesier in the past, his late 70s Hi sides have a much mellower, mature sort of feel – a ripening of the seeds in his Backbeat label work, taken to nice new heights at Hi in the hands of Willie Mitchell. Mitchell's backings have a feel that's somewhat like his work with Al Green, but OV's style of singing is completely different – not as overtly sexy, but really personal in approach. Titles include "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "A Little More Time", "I Don't Know Why", "No Easy Way To Say Goodbye", "Let's Straighten It Out", and "The Bottom Line". CD

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✨✧ OV WrightInto Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this one – a perfect setting for OV's massive talent, and a great way for him to reach out to a wider audience too! The sound is impeccable – about as classic as you can get for Hi – and titles include a number of great Willie Mitchell originals – including "I Feel Love Growin", "The Time We Have", and "You Gotta Have Love". The set also includes a nice version of "Trying To Live My Life Without You", too! CD
Also available Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... LP 6.99

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OV WrightInto Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... LP
Hi Records, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this one – a perfect setting for OV's massive talent, and a great way for him to reach out to a wider audience too! The sound is impeccable – about as classic as you can get for Hi – and titles include a number of great Willie Mitchell originals – including "I Feel Love Growin", "The Time We Have", and "You Gotta Have Love". The set also includes a nice version of "Trying To Live My Life Without You", too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... CD 6.99

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OV WrightInto Something (Can't Shake Loose)/Time We Have ... 7-inch
Hi Records, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ OV WrightWe're Still Together ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
OV Wright's getting a bit smooth, but still sounding great – working here with really full backings from Willie Mitchell, at a level that's a bit more upbeat than his previous album at Hi Records! There's a bit more of a groove on these tunes, but most are still miles from the dancefloor – still in that time-tested OV Wright style, with echoes of earlier Memphis eras in the background, but a tighter, more mature approach upfront. Given the date of the record, the overall sound is surprising – more mid 70s Hi Records than anything else – but that's also the charm of the set, and proof that Hi could still hold strong when other labels were moving forward, perhaps a bit too quickly. Titles include "Mirror Of My Soul", "I'm Gonna Stay", "It's Cold Without Your Love", "We're Still Together", and "I Found Peace". CD

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✨✧ OV Wright8 Men & 4 Women ... LP
Back Beat, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early high point in the career of OV Wright – the kind of "cut above" work that really got him noticed right away – a subtle blend of soul, blues, and more sophisticated styles – a bit like Bobby Blue Bland at his best, but sung in a much more sweetly soulful tone! The backings are great – rich and full of feeling, and never in a cliched sort of way – and the tracks are all great too – mostly lesser-known numbers that get past too-familiar southern soul standards. Titles include "Eight Men & Four Women", "Why Don't You Believe Me", "Don't Want To Sit Down", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "Bachelor's Blues", "If It's Only For Tonight", and "You've Been Crying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, from 1989 – with obi!)

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✨✧ OV WrightTreasured Moments ... LP
Back Beat/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent Japanese-only collection – featuring some of the best 45rpm singles issued by the great OV Wright! The sound is nice and bluesy – as you'd expect from OV – and the reissue puts the tracks together with a sound quality that's almost higher than the original. Tracks include "Treasured Moments", "Working Your Game", "Missing You", "Fed Up With The Blues", "Slow and Easy", "What More Can I Do", and "Drowning On Dry Land". Nice stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ OV WrightRhymes/Without You ... 7-inch
Hi Records, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl looks dull and worn but still plays well.)
 
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VariousShaolin Soul Episode 1 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol Days (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
An amazing collection of some of the original tracks that Wu-Tang has sampled over the years! No over-used Puffy beats here – and the set's a great batch of rare soul tracks nicely pulled together! The set features 21 tracks – including "Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness" by Ann Peebles, "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright, "I'll Never Grow Up" by The Charmels, "Mellow Mood" by Barry White, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Children Don't Get Weary" by Booker T & The MGs with Judy Clay, "Little Ghetto Boy (live)" by Donny Hathaway, "Could I Be Falling In Love" by Syl Johnson, and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus CD of the entire album!)

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VariousUK Sue Label Story Vol 3 – Soul Of Sue ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Our favorite volume so far in Kent's tribute to the legendary UK Sue label – and a great little collection that's overflowing with soulful tracks from the 60s! The premise is a bit obscure to most American listeners – as the CD brings together tracks that were licensed to UK indie Sue Records, for English release in the 60s – but the music more than speaks for itself, no matter what the setting! Sue did a mighty fine job of moving past the hits, and brought a heck of a lot of great American indie soul over the Atlantic back in its day – as you'll hear in this fab 25 track set that includes the cuts "Gimme Gimme" by ZZ Hill, "Don't Mess With My Man" by Irma Thomas, "Stronger" by Thelma Jones, "Crying Days Are Over" by The Kelly Brothers, "What Did You Tell This Girl Of Mine" by OV Wright, "Believe In Me" by Jerry Butler, "That Did It" by Bobby Bland, "Incense" by the Anglos, "Your Red Wagon" by Donnie Elbert, and "Before It's Too Late" by Jackie Day. CD

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✨✧ VariousLove You Save – American Soul Music 1955 to 1972 ... LP
Cairo, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set of rare soul music – served up by the Cairo imprint of Mississippi Records – and done with a very similar approach to their other reissues of folk, blues, and world music! The set focuses in on rootsier sounds, especially from the 60s – with lots of deep soul gems from both big names and some more obscure artists – all packaged with a detailed booklet of notes, in the best Mississippi style! The style is almost as if Folkway Records put together their own soul collection, but with work from other labels – and titles include "In My Heart" by Barbara & The Browns, "Tired Of Being Your Fool" by Nelson Sanders, "It's Not That Easy" by Reuben Bell & The Casanovas, "Since You've Been Gone" by The Falcons, "Can't Stay Away (parts 1 & 2)" by Slim & Ann, "Don't Ever Leave Me" by Bob & Earl, "Go Now" by Bessie Banks, "I Keep Forgetting You Don't Love Me No More" by The Thornton Sisters, "Don't Mistreat Me" by The Queenettes, "Let Me Down Easy" by Betta LaVette, "Life Is Too Short" by Benny Spellman, "Lament" by Mamie Perry, "I'm Missing You" by Loretta Williams, and "Everybody Knows" by OV Wright. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episodes 1, 2, & 3 (3CD set) ... CD
Because/Import (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A special 3CD collection – one that brings together the first three volumes of Shaolin Soul – a great series inspired by the inventive approach the Wu-Tang Clan brought to the world of hip hop samples – that great sense of sound that had them going for tunes that had way more to offer than just a funky drum break! Instead, these classic soul tracks are overflowing with amazing musical elements – not just the great vocals of the singers or amazing energy of the grooves – but also some instrumental and production twists that really keep things interesting – and which have always made this series a standout. The set features 62 tracks in all – and titles include "Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness" by Ann Peebles, "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright, "I'll Never Grow Up" by The Charmels, "Mellow Mood" by Barry White, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Children Don't Get Weary" by Booker T & The MGs with Judy Clay, "Little Ghetto Boy (live)" by Donny Hathaway, "Could I Be Falling In Love" by Syl Johnson, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins, "I Hear The Love Chimes" by Syl Johnson, "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" by Ann Peebles, "It's Over" by Eddie Holman, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Jackson 5, "Honey Bee" by The New Birth, "I Keep Asking You Questions" by Black Ivory, "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday" by The Mad Lads, "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre, "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement, "Why Marry" by The Sweet Inspirations, "You're Getting Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Come Go With Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Simply Beautiful" by Al Green, "I'm His Wife" by Ann Sexton, "Takin It" by The Rimshots, "Gypsy Woman" by The Persuasions, "You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City" by Bobby Bland, "Groovin On My Baby's Love" by Freddie Waters, "How Can You Say Goodbye" by Sidney Joe Qualls, "If" by Jackie Moore, "Creation (epilogue)" by Jimmy Castor, "Tune Up" by The Dramatics, "It Ain't Long Enough" by Judy Clay, "Mercy Mercy Mercy" by Willie Mitchell, "In My Heart" by Barbara & The Browns, and "Hang On Sloopy (single version)" by David Porter. CD

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✨✧ Nick Hornby31 Songs ... Book
Penguin Books, 2003. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A love letter to modern music – written by the same author who gave us High Fidelity – certainly one of the greatest texts ever about the record store! Hornby's prose is always wonderful – and here, he really gets to the heart of his love of music – by serving up essays on 31 different songs that mean a lot to the author, often with the same sense of humanity that makes his fiction so great. Songs include "Rain" by The Beatles, "Born For Me" by Paul Westerberg, "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen, "Smoke" by Ben Folds Five, "Frankie Teardrop" by Suicide, and "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright – maybe not the most obscure batch of tracks, but all illuminated wonderfully by Hornby – at a level that has us going back to re-listen to the records. 242 pages, softcover. Book
 
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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieMusical Safari ... LP
Booman, 1961/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Later issue of a crack live set that was recorded in 1961, when Dizzy had a young Lalo Schifrin in his group, playing the piano, and providing these great arrangements that broke Dizzy out of the be bop bag, and into a more Afro Latin groove. Leo Wright's on alto and flute, and the set list includes "Desafinado", "Kush", "Pau De Arara", and "Lorraine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Betty Wright & The RootsBetty Wright – The Movie (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
S Curve/Expansion (UK), 2011. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Amazing, simply amazing – and a record that's way more than we were expecting! The Roots team up here with legendary Miami soul singer Betty Wright – in music that comes from a film project, but which really stands up brilliantly on its own – as a record that may well be Betty's best recording in decades! Questlove helped Betty with production, and the sound is a brilliant update on that 70s Miami Funk mode that first brought Wright to fame – lots of lean, snakey, TK-styled grooves – played by Roots members with a slight ear towards contemporary modes, but a damn keen appreciation for 70s soul all the way through! And although the set features a few famous guests – Snoop Dog, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, and Lenny Williams – it's Wright who really blows our mind here – a hell of a singer after all these years, nestled in a perfect set of tunes to make her sparkle all over again. Titles include "Old Songs", "Real Woman", "In The Middle Of The Game", "Surrender", "Grapes On A Vine", "So Long So Wrong", "You & Me Leroy", "Look Around", and "Hollywould". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies! First time on LP!)

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Monty AlexanderWith Love ... LP
MPS/PA USA, 1972. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Classic MPS session by funky pianist Monty Alexander! This one's filled with moody trio material, played by Alexander's tight little group with Senator Eugene Wright on bass and Bobby Durham on drums. Wright's basslines are nice and warm, and roll off in a groovy way with Alexander's tightly punctuated piano lines. The LP includes the tracks "Monticello", "We've Only Just Begun", "Love Story", and "Summer Of 42" – all done in nice groovy versions. The album was issued in Europe with the title We've Only Just Begun – but this is the US version, with a different title but the same cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Pausa.)

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Paul DesmondBridge Over Troubled Water ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
Paul Desmond serves up his own versions of some key tunes by Simon & Garfunkel tunes – with results that are simply amazing! The style here takes all the airy brilliance of the original S&G tunes, and turns it towards a more jazz-based mode – one that has some of the slight Brazilian undercurrents in the rhythms that you'll find on Desmond's previous two albums for CTI! The full arrangements are by Don Sebesky, who brings a great sense of balance to the set – and Herbie Hancock plays some great electric piano, in a group that also features Airto on percussion and Gene Bertoncini on guitar. But the real star of the set is Paul Desmond – blowing with that amazing tone of his – and sliding from tune to tune with effortless ease, in a way that really transforms these tunes in their instrumental readings. Titles include "Cecilia", "Mrs. Robinson", "America", "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright", and "Scarborough Fair" – all done with a sweet jazzy A&M approach! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (brick cover) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great little live set – ostensibly a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and Candido for this tasty set of three long tracks: "Kush", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Bop 'N' Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole with some staining on the back & an ink stamp.)

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Jackie MooreI'm On My Way/With Your Love ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Overlooked Columbia Records work from Jackie Moore – two great albums on a single CD! First up is I'm On My Way – a real standout album from Jackie, and a noteworthy comeback after some mellower southern soul recordings in the mid 70s! Jackie's recording here in a style that worked extremely well for Columbia at the time – who had also done successful "southern/modern soul" experiments with the likes of Johnny Taylor and Betty Wright, two of the more leading lights in the Columbia soul stable in the late 70s. Jackie's teamed up with the Philly talents of Bobby Eli, who produced the album, and did most of the arrangements – apart from a few tracks by Norman Harris or Jack Faith – and there's a modern soul glow to the record that really marks a new shift in Moore's music – a style that still has her going deep on the vocals, while stepping out in some warmer Philly rhythms. Titles include "This Time, Baby", "Wrapped Up In Your Lovin", "I'm On My Way", "Can You Tell Me Why", and "Let's Go Somewhere & Make Love". With Your Love is a killer from Jackie Moore – later work, with a smooth modern feel that's quite different than her first recordings! The album has Jackie getting a tight dose of Philly soul from Bobby Eli – who produced and arranged the album at Sigma Sound, and who also wrote a number of tracks on the album. The record's got the feel of some of Jean Carn's work from the time – a great approach, given the deep soul style of Jackie's vocals – and titles include "Just To Be With You", "Helpless", "Walk Away From Love", "With Your Love", "Don't Knock My Love", and a killer remake of "Love Won't Let Me Wait". CD

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Gene PageHot City/Lovelock ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of 70s soul classics from arranger Gene Page – back to back on a single CD! First up is Hot City – an excellent album of Barry White-styled instrumentals – put together by Barry's right hand man Gene Page, and produced by Barry himself! The record's one of the best that Gene Page ever cut – apart from his seminal blacksploitation soundtracks – and it's very much in the mode of White's Love Unlimited Orchestra albums from the same time, although perhaps with less of a string section – and more of an emphasis on funky drums at the bottom. Players are an all-star cast of LA studio groovers that includes David T Walker and Ray Parker on guitar, Ernie Watts and Wilton Felder on saxes, and Clarence McDonald on keyboards – and tracks are mostly originals by Page and White. Titles include "Jungle Eyes", "She's My Main Squeeze", "I Am Living In A World Of Gloom", "Satin Soul", and "To The Bone". Lovelock features Gene Page at the height of his 70s powers – using all the talents he forged as a background artist for other soul talents, and all the majesty he added to his soundtrack work – all focused nicely into a sweet set of warmly soulful grooves! The style's a bit clubby, but also has some wider depth too – maybe an undercurrent of fusion that comes from players like Lee Ritenour and David T Walker on guitar, Joe Sample and Sonny Burke on keyboards, and Oscar Brasher on trumpet – who find a way to work wonderfully alongside the albums vocals from singers Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Jim Gilstrap – all with a style that's not unlike some of the best Quincy Jones material of the time! As with Quincy, there's a sense of care and confidence that really holds the album together – on titles that include "Higher My Love", "Organ Grinder", "Into My Thing", "Wild Cherry", "Fantasy Woman", "Straw In the Wind", and "Together Whatever". CD

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Simon & GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled Water ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
Titles include "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "El Condor Pasa", "Cecilia", "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright", "Baby Driver", "The Boxer", "The Only Living Boy In New York", "Keep The Customer Satisfied", and "Song For The Asking". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Bobby Wright (Abu Talib)Blood Of An American/Everyone Should Have His Day (with zine) ... 7-inch
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $8.99
Two beautiful tunes from Bobby Wright, both recorded in the mid 70s with a subtle righteous power that's taken many years for the rest of the world to fully appreciate! "Blood Of An American" is a slow-moving track that mostly features the lead vocals over slow-drifting guitar – presenting a message that's as poetic as it is political – almost in Terry Callier territory, but even more intimate. "Everyone Should Have Its Day" follows in a very similar style – uplifting, but blue-tinged too – and this limited reissue single comes with a 16 page zine that features lots of information on Wright and his later years as Abu Talib. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a 16 page Melodies International zine!)

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BanBest Of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band ... CD
Warner/Varese, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Heavy funk from one of the coolest, grooviest bands on the LA scene at the end of the 60s – a freewheeling ensemble who were almost to that city what Sly & The Family Stone were to San Francisco! Yet unlike Sly Stone, Charles Wright was never as concerned with crossing over to the mainstream – and throughout the early run of his group, documented here, he really kept things sharp and gritty – music that was as important an influence on funky sounds to come as the 60s work of the James Brown Band, but maybe even more open and freewheeling overall. This collection brings together some key hits and other great nuggets too – and titles include "Do Your Thing", "Comment", "Love Land", "Express Yourself", "I Wake Up Crying", "Till You Get Enough", "Must Be Your Thing", "Your Love Meands Everything To Me", "I Got Love", "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do", "Spreadin Honey", "Nobody", and "Keep Saying" – plus bonus new recordings of "Happiness" and "Remember That Thing". CD

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Milton WrightKeep It Up/The Silence That You Keep ... 12-inch
Alston/Jazzman (UK), Mid 70s. Very Good (reissue)... $19.99
2 fantastic rare soul groovers! Milton Wright's "Keep It Up" is one of the most unique soul songs of its generation – a slyly grooving number with just a touch of funk and a really deeply smooth soulful vocal. A hint of moog and some unusual rhythms really makes the track groove! "The Silence That You Keep" is of similar vintage – a bit mellower overall, but still grooving – with a warmly acoustic undercurrent that reminds us of Bill Withers at his best! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 27 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Boogie, electro, and 80s groove – all sorted out nicely in this killer collection of ultra-rare cuts! As with previous volumes, this edition of Nighttime Lovers shows a side of the 80s that hardly got any play at the time – the more underground work by lesser-known artists, much of which was issued on the bigger labels, but failed to crack the charts! You'll recognize a few familiar names here, but even those are represented by under-discovered corners of their work – and in true early 80s spirit, most tracks here are heavy on beats and keyboards – yet still leave plenty of room for real soul vocals. Titles include "You Can't Have It" by Stargaze, "Back Up Against The Wall" by Rare Essence, "If My Lovin Makes You Hot" by Loose Ends, "Miracle Love" by Starpoint, "Just Chillin Out" by Bernard Wright, "Love In The Fast Lane" by Dynasty, "Knockin" by The Jones Girls, "Traffic Jammer" by Bar-Kays, "Devoted To You" by Cacique, "All Your Love" by Wreckin Crew, "Body Music" by Loose Ends, and "Rhythm Of Your Love" by Isabel Roberts. CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersWelcome To Love ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mellow work from Pharoah – a set of standards blown in a soulful late night style, with backing by William Henderson on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Ecclesion Wainwright on drums. The format is surprisingly captivating, largely because Pharoah's tone is always such a treat – and he sparkles with a majesty on the set that captures our ear a lot more than we expected! The whole thing's almost got the feel of some of Coltrane's earlier ballad work – and titles include "The Nearness Of You", "Nancy", "I Want To Talk About You", "Say It Over And Over Again", "Polkadots & Moonbeams", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD

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✨✧ TrusselLove Injection/Gone For The Weekend ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet funky club track, with a great jazzy style that reminds us a lot of work at the time by Don Blackman or Bernard Wright! The cut's got a groove that sort of mixes P-Funk and early 80s groove – with some very nice keyboards and riffing guitars, topped off by some wonderfully sweet harmony vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSmooth Grooves – A Sensual Collection Vol 7 ... CD
Rhino, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Taste Of Honey, Stacy Lattisaw, Klymaxx, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Dreamboy, Ready For The World, Anquette, Betty Wright, Champaign, Curtis Mayfield & Linda Clifford, Force MD's, and the Dramatics. CD

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✨✧ Honey ConeLove, Peace & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still be great even if the vocals were nothing special – but fortunately, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis bring plenty to the table too – a great sense of individual soul and all-together harmonies! Titles include "Who's Lovin Who", "Stay In My Corner", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Ace In The Hole", "Sittin' On a Time Bomb", and "A Woman's Prayer". CD features great bonus tracks too – "It's Better To Have Loved & Lost", "Ace In The Hole (single version)", "If I Can't Fly", "Somebody Is Always Messing Up My Good Thing", and "The Truth Will Come Out". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Tom BrowneMagic ... LP
Arista/GRP, 1981. Very Good- ... $1.99
A key bit of jazz funk from trumpeter Tom Browne – still grooving strong here, with a sublime mix of modern soul, funky jazz, and some of the 80s groove touches that showed up on the best GRP titles from the time! The album's got a smooth compressed groove – kind of post-Donald Byrd, with Tom taking solos over the top of most tracks, and occasional vocals , wither from a backing group, or an assortment of different lead singers. Players on the set include Bernard Wright, Dave Grusin, Bobby Broom, and Marcus Miller – and tracks include "I Know", "Midnight Interlude", "Let's Dance", "Night Wind", "Making Plans", "Thighs Hihg", and "Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Tom BrowneRockin Radio ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A classic killer from trumpeter Tom Browne – a smoking set that still has all the jazz funk touches of his earlier records, yet which also picks up a bit of an electro vibe as well! The move here is a bit like that taken by some of Browne's labelmates on GRP at the time – particularly Bobby Broom and Bernard Wright – and offers up a great mix of jazzy roots and some of the newer sounds hitting the streets in the early 80s – a vibe that's maybe one of the first moments when older genres of music were beginning to show an influence from hip hop! Maurice Starr handles most of the production, and really makes things tight throughout – but Tom himself does a great job of keeping things interesting with the solos, augmenting the electric vibe with some rock-solid acoustic playing. Titles include "Rockin Radio", "Angeline", "Brighter Tomorrow", "Never My Love", "Mr Business", "Cruisin", and "Feel Like Makin Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Tom BrowneRockin Radio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
A classic killer from trumpeter Tom Browne – a smoking set that still has all the jazz funk touches of his earlier records, yet which also picks up a bit of an electro vibe as well! The move here is a bit like that taken by some of Browne's labelmates on GRP at the time – particularly Bobby Broom and Bernard Wright – and offers up a great mix of jazzy roots and some of the newer sounds hitting the streets in the early 80s – a vibe that's maybe one of the first moments when older genres of music were beginning to show an influence from hip hop! Maurice Starr handles most of the production, and really makes things tight throughout – but Tom himself does a great job of keeping things interesting with the solos, augmenting the electric vibe with some rock-solid acoustic playing. Titles include "Rockin Radio", "Angeline", "Brighter Tomorrow", "Never My Love", "Mr Business", "Cruisin", and "Feel Like Makin Love". CD features bonus tracks – "Bye Gones (12" version)", "Rockin Radio (special 12" mix)", and "Cruisin (dub)". CD

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Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of New York ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good ... $8.99
New York's a mighty big place, but it's got a nicely intimate feel in this 60s set from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – one of the combo's overlooked gems from their years on Columbia! The music is all from the TV show Mr Broadway, but there's hardly a showtune feel to the set – and instead, the groove is almost in a hip Henry Mancini sort of mode, but delivered with a smaller combo feel. Tracks are somewhat shorter than the usual Brubeck outing, and balanced nicely between upbeat tracks and more sensitive ones – the former with some well-cut lines by Paul Desmond on alto sax, the latter often with a bit more piano from Dave. The rest of the group includes Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Mr Broadway", "Broadway Bossa Nova", "Sixth Sense", "Something To Sing About", "Spring In Central Park", "Lonely Mr Broadway", "Winter Ballad", "Upstage Rhumba", and "Summer On The Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)

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ChocolateclayChocolateclay (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cat/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
Sweet Miami funk from the team of George "Chocolate" Perry and Clay Cropper – one of the rarest TK albums from the time, and also one of the funkiest too! The sound here is slightly polished, but never too much – a bit more in the sound of bigger Florida groups, like Miami, with a tight groove overall, but still enough sharper funky bits on the edges! George plays bass and Clay handles guitar and keyboards – and the vocals seem to be sung by both parties, often in that slightly-flanged Miami style of the time. Titles include "My Uncle Funky", "Sweet Mary", "Cream Is Rising To The Top", and "Two Different Worlds" – plus the excellent mellow soul track "Free (I'll Always Be)", which has a nice sweet sound in the same vein as work by Milton Wright. CD

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Paul DesmondTake Ten ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1963. Used ... $3.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD

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Paul DesmondTake Ten ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Raul De SouzaTil Tomorrow Comes ... LP
Capitol/EMI, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Brazilian trombonist Raul De Souza was one of the best players to grace Capitol's late 70s move into smooth R&B-tinged fusion – and this record features some nice arrangements by Arthur Wright, in the same style that was used on other De Souza albums from around the time. The tracks are tightly produced, and mix in occasional vocal backing along with jazzy soloing. Titles include "Up & At It", "Self Sealing", "Pleasurize", "Fe No Me Nol", and "Til Tomorrow comes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Terry GibbsMallets A Plenty ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
A gem by vibist Terry Gibbs – just the kind of set that shows why Terry was one of the best known players on his instrument in the 50s! Gibbs has a clear, clean style here that's never too laidback, nor too prone to over-done flourishes – a style that was born in swing, informed by bop, and carried off beautifully by a quartet that includes Terry Pollard on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Jerry Segal on drums. Gibbs has a great sense of presence on the vibes – a tone that's strong and clear, but never in a way that has to try too hard to make itself known. Pollard's a wonderfully sensitive accompanist on piano, and gets plenty of her own solos in on the date – and titles include a number of great originals by Gibbs – including "Nothing To It", "Haunted", "Er Bee I", "Gibberish", "Soupy's On", and "Then It Happens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is oxidized on front, with gloss peeling around the edges, and a wide center split in the bottom seam.)

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Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly in the 60s. Rhythms are percolated by the piano of Schifrin, guitar of Bola Sete, bass of Chris White, and some well-chosen added percussion work – and the overall groove is one of the best American takes on the bossa jazz sound of the time, delivered with wonderful horn work from Dizzy on trumpet, Leo Wright on flute and alto, and Charlie Ventura on tenor! Even familiar tunes are transformed by the sound – and titles include "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", "Careless Love", "Taboo", "One Note Samba", "Pergunte Ao Joao", and "Chega de Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Virgil Gonsalves Big Band Plus SixJazz At Monterey ... LP
Omega, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the few albums ever cut by an under-discovered talent of the west coast scene of the 50s – baritonist Virgil Gonsalves, heard here in two different settings – both of them great! The record features some sextet tracks from Virgil, and some especially nice larger group numbers from an ensemble that includes Junior Mance on piano and Leo Wright on alto sax – the latter of whom gets in some of his best early solos here, really blowing in a way that adds a nice dose of soul to the set! And even though you may think by the instrument and the scene you may be able to guess the sound, don't count on it – because there's a tremendous amount of surprises here – thanks to key contributions on arrangements from group members Jerry Cournoyer and Danny Patiris, both of whom work with Gonsalves to blow apart the tunes and make for some plenty interesting solo space. Titles include "Sunday Kind Of Love", "Stablemates", "Moment's Notice", "Steresis", "Little Melonae", "Sharon",a nd "Oasis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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HeptonesParty Time ... CD
Palm/Mango, 1964. Used ... $12.99
A party time indeed! This is the follow up to Night Food, and a set that nearly equals its predecessot, as a great example of what Leroy Sibbles and the Heptones were capable of when teaming up with Lee Perry! Laid down at the legendary Black Ark, this set's one of the band's strongest LPs, with Sibbles' always great songwriting over a batchof tight roots rhythms laid down by Boris Gardiner, Winston Wright, Mikey Boo, Willie Lindo and others. 10 songs in all, including "Party Time", "Crying Over You", "I Shall Be Released", "Why Must I" and "Sufferer's Time". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Thelma HoustonDevil In Me/Ready To Roll/Ride To The Rainbow/Reachin All Around (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978/1979/1982. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Four classic Motown albums from Thelma Houston – plus bonus tracks too! 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 Devil In Me – 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". On Ready To Roll, Thelma is really using her amazing vocal range to match the dynamic energy of the songs on the set – exactly the kind of material that help her open up to her full potential! The expected clubby tracks are balanced by mellower, more personal numbers – and Thelma takes them all with the sort of care and confidence that always put her on the top shelf of mainstream female soul singers at the time! Titles include "Love Is Comin On", "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Strange", "Midnight Mona", "Can't We Try", and "Pardon Me". Ride To The Rainbow is a bold little set from Thelma Houston – produced with a strong disco finish, in a way that makes the best of her fierce diva vocals! The album's got a unity that's nicely appreciated – especially since some of Houston's other records could be a bit too unfocused or overblown – and the production by Hal Davis and arrangements by Arthur G Wright all have a strongly soulful quality that never steps too far out of line. Titles include a cover of "Love Machine", plus "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Ride To The Rainbow", "Paying For It With My Heart", "I Wanna Be Back In Love Again", and the excellent modern groover "Give It To Me". Reachin All Around is a record that really shows the great sort of growth that Motown experienced at the end of the 70s – a time when the label was really reaching out with some of its younger talent, and helping artists like Thelma Houston to find her groove! Some of the studio talents here are names you'd recognize from earlier Motown music, others are newer names – and together, they help Thelma soar with this wonderful energy – that mode that she brought to the disco generation, but very much alive and well here as she moves into a shifting array of styles and groove. Titles include "You Never Were My Friend", "The Best Years Of My Life", "Lies", "Little Bit Of Heaven & A Little Bit Of Hell", "Stormy Weather/I Can't Stand The Rain", and "Don't Wonder Why". Bonus tracks include "Love Masterpiece" and "If You Won't Let Me Walk On The Water". CD

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Don JulianSavage! ... LP
Money, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest blacksploitation soundtracks of the 70s – and one of the rarest too! The album's a crowning achievement for the mighty Don Julian – an artist who's best known for his earlier LA soul with The Larks, but who steps out here with a hip, hard-grooving sound that's really amazing – kind of a small combo take on the bigger orchestrations you might hear in other films of the time – served up with lots of heavy drums and sharp-edged guitar in the mix! The rhythm section is especially great – bad-walking along with a blend of bass, drums, and congas – and other instrumentation includes flute, sax, and trombone – plus guitars from both Arthur Wright and Julian. Titles include the massive 10 minute title cut "Savage" – plus "Lay It On Your Head", "Where I'm Coming From", "My Favorite Beer Joint", "It's A Sad Song", and "Janitizio". As the cover says – "On the Streets, Or On the Sheets, He's a Savage!". LP, Vinyl record album

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BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has GRT stickers on front & back.)

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Little MiltonWe're Gonna Make It ... LP
Checker, 1965. Very Good ... $14.99
A classic Chicago crossover of blues and soul – a wonderful album from Little Milton, and one that's cut with some of the same sophisticated overtones as work by Bobby "Blue" Bland at the time! The backings here are superb – arranged by Phil Wright and James Carter with a fair bit of larger, jazzier horns – which stand in nice contrast to Milton's rougher-edged vocals – all in a blend that's completely sublime! The rhythms echo a fair bit of the Chicago soul modes of the time – nicely stepping along with a really slinky groove – and titles include some great originals, like "Ain't No Big Deal On You", "Life Is Like That", "Can't Hold Back The Tears", and "We're Gonna Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Checker pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Blue MitchellAfrican Violet/Summer Soft ... CD
Impulse, 1977/1978. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Overlooked greatness from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – two 70s albums back to back! African Violet is sweet electric funk from Blue – recorded in a warm, largely arranged style that's reminiscent of the best Freddie Hubbard fusion work from the 70s – but which has an even tighter sound overall! The groove is great – kind of a Kudu Records vibe, and Blue's actually quite good in this format – stepping off with a bit more confidence than on his electric sides from Mainstream, and getting the benefit of some great tenor sax work from Harold Land on a few numbers! Mitchell's always one of those players who actually seems to stretch out more in a set where he's not the leader of a small combo – and his solos here are surprisingly strong, and filled with soul – as are those of Land and tenorist Herman Riley. Titles include "Sand Castles", "Ojos De Rojo", "Mississippi Jump", "As", "Square Business", and "Forget". Summer Soft is a later set from Blue Mitchell – but a great one too, and done in a fully-arranged soul fusion style that seems to bring out the best in his playing! The album's got a smoother sound than some of Blue's work for Blue Note or Mainstream – but the groove comes out surprisingly well, without any cliches or cheesiness – and Blue himself turns in some wonderful solo work for the record, blowing in an open-ended mode that's similar to Donald Byrd's style of the time. Other players include Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Cedar Walton on piano, Eddie Harris and Harold Land on tenor, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion – and arrangements for the set were handled by Phil Wright and Cedar Walton, the latter of whom brings in some of the tight funky feel of his own late 70s fusion sets for Columbia. Titles include "A Day At The Mint", "Summer Soft", "Try Not To Forget", "Love Has Made Me A Dreamer", "Evergreen", and "Funkthesizer". CD

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Jackie RossFull Bloom (80s pressing) ... LP
Chess, 1964. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the greatest female soul moments on Chess Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given that the label also recorded Etta James! Jackie Ross is a singer who's way more Chicago than most of the bigger names on Chess – and works here with that perfect blend of soul and sophistication that Chicago could boast at the time – a style that really paved the way for countless others to come in the latter part of the decade, and especially the 70s – at a level that almost makes Ross a precursor to Minnie Riperton or Denise Williams. And although the style is sophisticated, Ross still has this soulful punch – and there's a stepping groove that makes the record way different than polished female soul at Motown – thanks go great arrangements by Riley Hampton and Phil Wright. Titles include "I've Got The Skill", "Change Your Ways", "Don't Take My Love", "Everything But Love", "Wasting Time", and "I Wanna Hear It From You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA/Chess. Cover has a cut corner and a stain at the bottom.)

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TavaresSupercharged ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic batch of modern soul from this seminal 70s vocal group! By this point in their career, Tavares have already had great fame on both the radio and dancefloor charts – moving effortlessly between sweet harmony tracks and soaring disco grooves – maybe one of the few earlier groups who could make a shift so effortlessly, all without ever loosing the depth of their vocals! This set has the group working in a mature mode that falls out equally well on both side of the fence – with arrangements by Bobby Colomby, David Foster, and Benjamin Wright, and tracks that include "Bad Times", "I Don't Want You Anymore", "Paradise", "Why Can't We Fall In Love", and "I Can't Go On Living Without You". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Cal TjaderCal Tjader Quartet ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A rare little straight ahead set from Cal – not nearly as Latin as some of his other sides for Fantasy at the time, and done in a gently grooving way that's mighty nice! The group's a quartet (in case you couldn't guess from the title!) – with Gerald Wiggins on piano, Eugene Wright on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums – all swinging along with Cal in a gently soulful mode that offers some great interplay between his vibes and Wiggins' piano. Titles include "A Fifth For Frank", "Miss Wiggins", "A Light Groove", "It Never Entered My Mind", and "Fancy Bea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red vinyl pressing with deep groove. Cover has a piece of thin red tape on the spine, some aging, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandTogether ... LP
Warner, 1968. Very Good- ... $9.99
Mad mad funk, and the fantastic second LP by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – the group that proved to everyone that LA could be just as funky as any other city in the 60s! The record draws strongly from the group's indie roots in the funky 45 scene – and the album's filled with short tracks that bump along in jagged rhythms, offbeat arrangements, and some slight touches of sweeter soul. Charles Wright is leading the group on vocals, and taking a stronger presence on these soul-based cuts – but as before, it's the strength of the overall group that really makes the album great – especially the bass work of Melvin Dunlap and the funky drums of James Gadson! Titles include some killer original tracks by the band – like "Do Your Thing", "Giggin' Down 103rd", "Phuncky Bill", "65 Bars & A Taste Of Soul", and "A Dance, A Kiss, & A Song" – plus great covers of "Something You Got", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "Knock On Wood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Warner/Seven Arts pressing. Cover has a split spine, extending a bit into the bottom seam, and some light stains.)

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #52 – Sade/Flying Lotus – Fall 2012 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2012. Used ... $9.99
A pretty great multiple cover feature issue for Wax Poetics – this one with Sade on the front and Flying Lotus on the back – plus equally prominent features on Lenny Kravitz and Dam-Funk! Wax Poetics has always been a celebration of soul, funk, hip hop, jazz and otherwise crate diggers fodder – be they underground of not entirely forgotten heroes – or pop culture takeover engineers – and this issue personifies that as strongly as ever! It's also got pieces on Betty Wright, Gary Bartz, Quantic & Alice Russell, Cody Chesnutt, Thundercat, Jamire Williams, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Jamire Williams – plus NYC's 70s Roller Boogie scene and more – and as always, it's filled with great photographs of each and every figure! Magazine

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #46 – Jazz's Mad Men – March/April 2011 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Jazz's Mad Men get the full issue treatment from our friends at Wax Poetics – with a suave shot of George Benson on the front cover and funk era George Duke on the back – with pieces on Billy Cobham, Norman Connors, Tom Brown, Bernard Wright, Don Blackman, Lenny White, Marcus Miller, Weldon Irvine and Phil Cohran! That is one heck of an amazing issue – if we were to put together a list of legendary and overlooked jazz figures we'd want Wax Po to take a look at or revisit, it might look a whole lot like this issue! Plus, you get the always great Re:Discovery and Record Rundown, looks at Coltrane's Lost Recordings, Nostalgia 77 and more. Magazine

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Bobby WomackHome Is Where The Heart Is ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $4.99
An exceptional album from Bobby Womack's years at Columbia Records – and a record that brings together smooth and roosty styles wonderfully! When Womack moved to Columbia, he was doing it at a time when a number of other older deep soul artists (Johnny Taylor, Betty Wright, Tyrone Davis) were making the shift – pulling their sound out of the indie ghetto, and going for a more sophisticated approach that expanded their style without dampening their spirit! In the case of Bobby, the shift was perhaps near perfect – as the raspy Womack vocals are still wonderfully in place, but the increasingly great choice of songs, warmer style of arrangements, and completely professional presentation of the material really helps push Bobby to the next level. Material was recorded in both Muscle Shoals and LA – and the set includes some great Womack originals, plus a few more great numbers by Prince Phillip Mitchell! Titles include "Home Is Where The Heart Is", "Something For My Head", "A Little Bit Salty", "How Long", "Standing In the Safety Zone", and "One More Chance On Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a tracklist sticker, and a promo stamp.)

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VariousBaby I've Got It – More Motown Girls – More Rare Treats From Motown's Female Roster, Including 16 Previously Unissued Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A stunning selection of female soul from Motown – all of it rare, and much of it previously unreleased! The set is a great reminder not only of how much we still have to learn about the biggest soul label in the motor city – but also of the exceptional quality that Motown brought to their recordings – so much so that even long-unissued tracks like these can easily stand with the biggest hits from other 60s soul labels! The package is wonderful if you dig female soul – and maybe even if you just like vintage soul in general – and in addition to rare cuts by big Motown names, you'll also hear some lesser-knowns that show the way the company was always trying to reach out for new talent in the fertile world of Detroit music. As usual, Ace has provided very detailed notes that offer as much history as information on the music – and the CD features 24 titles that include "It's Been A Long Time Happenin" by Rita Wright, "There Are Things" by Ann Bogan, "It's Crazy Baby" by Liz Lands, "Baby I've Got It" by Brenda Holloway, "Honey Don't Leave Me" by The Lewis Sisters, "It's All Right" by LaBrenda Ben, "When Someone's Good To You" by Oma Page, "In My Heart I Know It's Right" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Sweet Talkin Guy" by The Marvelettes, "Cookie Boy" by Thelma Brown, "I Up & Think Of You" by Kim Weston, "There Was" by The Lollipops, "Keep Away" by Little Lisa, "Playboy (first version)" by The Marvelettes, "I Know You Don't Love Me No More (orig mix)" by Yvonne Fair, "In Your Heart" by Patrice Holloway, "You've Got Possibilities" by Barbara McNair, and "Bad News" by LaBrenda Ben. CD

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VariousGreater Jamaica Moonwalk Reggae/Reggay At Its Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A pair of wonderful lost albums – presented here with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is Greater Jamaica Moonwalk Reggae – a set that showcases the newly tight groove of the Kingston scene, courtesy of producer Duke Reid – with an especially strong emphasis on basslines and organ, with less of the full horns than you might have found a few years before! The set's maybe worth it alone for the fantastic funky number "Lock Jaw" by Dave Barker – but the whole thing's great, and other titles include "Only A Smile" by Glen Adams, "Drink Milk" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, "Moonlight Groover" by Winston Wright, "Stealing Stealing" by John Holt, "You Were To Be" by The Gladiators, "Quando Mi Amor" by The Ethiopians, and "Funky Funky Reggae" by Dave Barker. Reggay At Its Best is a fantastic showcase for the tenor talents of Tommy McCook – the saxophonist who was as important to the Kingston scene as Jr Walker was to Motown and Detroit – equally able to stand on his own as an instrumental lead, and really keep a strong soul instrumental spirit! Tommy blows with the Supersonics group – and titles include "Tribute To Don", "Live Injection", "Doctor No Go", "The Saint", "Bongo Nyah", and a version of "The Liquidator" – and the album also features a few non McCook cuts, "Joy Ride" by Karl Bryan and "Zylon" by Winston Wright. 2CD set features a massive 38 bonus tracks from the same time – all other Duke Reid numbers, with work by Tyrone Evans, The Melodians, The Silvertones, Errol Dunkley, The Gold Tones, Girl Satchmo, Vincent Gordon, The Righteous Flames, The Yard Brooms, and many others. CD

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VariousUK Soul Chart Album – 19 Modern UK Soul Chart Gems & Unreleased Masterjams ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Don't let the title fool you – as these aren't the common soul tracks you'd find on the pop charts – and instead represent a great slice of the UK underground scene – soul cuts that are tight and together, but nicely far from the mainstream! The set follows in the mode of the previous set on the Disco Soul Gold label – with elements that hearken back towards more classic soul years, but given a nice contemporary spin – lean, groovy, and very nicely done – more than a few groovers in the mix, but some nice mellower moments too! Titles include "Chill" by Tilly Grace, "For Always" by Ronny Wright, "Be Free (T Groove rmx)" by Yuma Hara feat Monique Dehane, "Your Love (Nigel Lowis chicacadelic mix)" by Kenny Thomas, "Cotton Candy" by Al Lindsay, "Where Will I Go" by Miracle Thomas, "Friday Night (soulful sounds mix)" by Regina Troupe, "Fall Back (UK soul bop)" by Rai, "Can't Love You More" by Tyra Levone, "Come On Home To Me" by Show Tyme, "Best Friend" by Regi Myrix feat Lina, and "I'm There Girl (Ed's R&B mix)" by Ed The Red. CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersMahogany Vibe ... CD
Roy Ayers, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Roy Ayers is back – and sounding as great as ever! Honest, this is his best CD in years – done at a stripped-down, back-to-basics level that's extremely wonderful – sort of a blend of the Polydor years and his later Uno Melodic recordings! There's a definite underground soul feel to the set – as Roy takes things over himself, and works in the owner/operator mode of the countless Neo Soul artists he's inspired over the years. The tunes are jazzy, mellow, warm, and overflowing with that wonderful Ayers magic that we've loved for years. A few titles are remakes of older numbers, but done here in whole new ways that make them a lot more than simple cover versions – thanks especially to help from guests that include Erykah Badu, Betty Wright, and Kamilah – as well as arranger/producer Eric Parham. Roy's vocals are as great as ever, the keyboards are excellent, and the album's proof that great artists never falter when given the right setting! Titles include "Pretty Brown Skin", "Mahogany Vibe", "Crystal Vibrations", "Unity", "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", "Ft Dupont Park", "Searching", "Long Time Ago", "Possibilities", "I Wanna Feel You", and "One Day". CD
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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJackpot ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dave Brubeck really hits the jackpot here – playing live in Las Vegas with his classic quartet that includes the legendary Paul Desmond on alto sax! Dave's studio records for Columbia are all pretty darn great – but sometimes, there's a little something extra in his live dates for the label – maybe a few more relaxed moments, or less overall concepts that give the group a bit more of a spontaneous approach – in ways that almost take us back to the early years on Fantasy Records. Dave opens up the set with a trio number, and a bit more bluesy vibe than usual – then Desmond comes in, and blows us away all over again with his impeccable tone and timing – alongside rhythm from Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums. Titles include "Win A Few Lose A Few", "Jackpot", "Rude Old Man", "Ace In The Hole", and "Out Of Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray BryantRay Bryant Trio (Prestige) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great early trio session from Ray Bryant – the kind of record that instantly shows why he caught such fire on the scene! There's a simplicity here that's almost invisible – a command of the keys that's strong, but not nearly as show-offy as some of Bryant's contemporaries. And given that Ray always managed to kick up a groove on the left side of the keyboard with his firm approach to rhythm, he's definitely a group player in the trio on the set – an excellent combo that features the wonderful Ike Issacs on bass and Specs Wright on drums. Titles include "Splittin", "Golden Earrings", "Sonar", "Changes", and "Daahoud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Status pressing with RVG stamp and AB etch. Cover has light surface wear and a small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Paul Desmond with Jim HallEasy Living ... LP
RCA, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Paul Desmond doesn't get any better than this – blowing his icy cool alto next to warm guitar lines from the mighty Jim Hall – a classic RCA Records pairing in jazz, heard to great effect on this classic album! There's a slight bossa groove to some of the rhythms, which is great for Desmond's sound – and the backing is also free of piano, so the guitar and alto hang together wonderfully by themselves – suspended in space, dipping and turning around each other beautifully! The pair get some very light rhythmic accompaniment from Connie Kay on drums, and either Percy Heath or Gene Wright on bass – on titles that include "That Old Feeling", "Easy Living", "Blues For Fun", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "When Joanna Loved Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Kenny DrewKenny Drew & His Progressive Piano ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Progressive piano from a young Kenny Drew – already swinging here with a sound that's unlike anybody else at the time! The album follows nicely from Drew's early work for Blue Note – and like those sides, the groove here is a mix of creatively compelling solo lines, and a slight soulful undercurrent in the rhythms – kind of a blend of bop inspiration and some of the more creative 50s piano modes, all wrapped together with just a hint of the generation of players to come. The group features Eugene Wright on bass and Charles Wright on drums – and titles include "Angie", "Bluesville", "Four & Five", "Lo Flame", "Chartreuse", "Kenny's Blues", "Many Miles Away", and "My Beautiful Lady". CD
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✨✧ Maynard FergusonMF Horn/MF Horn 2/MF Horn 3 ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1970/1972/1973. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Three albums that form the start of a bold new start for trumpeter Maynard Ferguson – and records that opened up a whole new groove for big band in the 70s! MF Horn is a brilliant album that owes a heck of a lot to Brit easy maestro Keith Mansfield! Mansfield produced the whole thing, and arranged with the help of Kenny Wheeler and Adrian Dover – and the whole record has the tightness of the best expansive Brit easy grooves from the time – setting Ferguson's brassy horn in some impeccable backings that have an amazing blend of jazz, easy, and rhythm – never failing to please our oft-jaded ears! Way more than just funky big band, with a really solid approach all the way through – and solo work by Kenny Wheeler and Pete King, in addition to Ferguson. Titles include the Indian groover "Chala Nata", plus "L-Dopa", "Eli's Comin", "Ballad To Max", and "MacArthur Park". MF Horn 2 is one of Maynard's key albums done with help from Brit Easy genius Keith Mansfield! Mansfield really helped Ferguson reinvent the sound of his big band at the end of the 60s – taking the sometimes modern, sometimes brassy sound of his earlier work and forging it into a tighter groove that often had a nice bit of bounce at the bottom – a slightly funky sound that made Maynard sound hipper than ever, and which also brought in a nice dose of electric keyboards and guitar to groove things up. Arrangements are by Kenny Wheeler, Mansfield, and Adrian Drover – and titles include "Give It One", "Hey Jude", "The Summer Knows", "Mother", "Spinning Wheel", "Shaft", and "Free Wheeler". MF Horn 3 is funky funky Maynard – and a sweet set of electric big band jazz that's got plenty of nice moments! The album features a core rhythm group that really goes to town – jamming in sort of a Clarke-Boland sort of way, with lots of propulsive changes that create a full-on and often funky groove – as Maynard and other horns blow like mad over the top, sending the album into screaming, soaring grooves that almost never let up. The record was Maynard's first US effort in a long time – and was produced by Teo Macero with a very electric-conscious sound that further enforced the hipness of the music! Titles include "Pochahontas", "Awright Awright", "Nice N Juicy", "SOMF", and "Mother Fingers". CD
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✨✧ Thelma HoustonAny Way You Like It ... CD
Tamla/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking Motown work from Thelma Houston – a great 70s set that catches the singer at the top of her groove! The album's polished, but never in a too-commercial way – and the grooves acknowledge the growing role of the dancefloor in mainstream soul, yet also mostly stay away from some of the disco cliches of the time – thanks to sophisticated work by arrangers Art Wright, Paul Riser, and Michael Smith! Although we should also point out that this is the record that gave Houston one of her bigger hits – the key crossover track "Don't Leave Me This Way" – nestled nicely amidst other great numbers like "Don't Know Why I Love You", "Any Way You Like It", "If It's The Last Thing I Do", and "Don't Make Me Pay". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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✨✧ ImaginationsImaginations ... LP
20th Century, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent group soul from Chicago – and no wonder, since The Imaginations were previously Brighter Side Of Darknes, a sublime falsetto harmony group who had a huge hit in 1972 with "Love Jones". This record's very much in the vein of that song – but also features a maturation of the group's emotions and harmonies, taking them into a mix of sophisticated love songs and righteous society tunes that puts them with the best of the early 70s harmonicists from the east coast. The album was produced in Chicago by Star-Vue Productions, and it's got arrangements by Tom Tom and Benjamin Wright that are very much in the mode of late Cadet and Brunswick work. Titles include "Because I Love You", "Ballad Of Matheia", "Love Diet", "God Bless You Love", "Me, Myself & I", "Searchin'", and "Talk About the World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo, including the 20th Century inner sleeve. Cover has a promo sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyMonday Night At Birdland (Volumes 1 & 2) ... LP
Vogue (UK), Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare non-Blue Note late 50s session that features Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan – and a stone cooker that feels like some of the best Jazz Messengers dates of the time! There's a chance that the session was possibly cut "under duress", like a number of other jazz albums on Roulette during the period – but that doesn't stop it from being a full-on, open-fire groover – lots of long tracks done in perfect hardbop formation! In addition to Mobley's tenor and Morgan's trumpet, the combo also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, Billy Root on additional tenor, Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Specs Wright on drums. This set features material from both volumes of the date, with titles that include "Walkin", "All The Things You Are", "Bag's Groove", "There Will Never Be Another You" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sun RaDiscipline 27-II (with bonus track) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Sun Ra's greatest albums of the 70s – recording during the same sessions that yielded the famous Space Is The Place record for Blue Thumb, and done with a very similar feel – an expansive configuration of the Arkestra in peak form! The range of expression is really incredible – from the spiritual soul jazz of "Pan Afro", to the lightly grooving June Tyson vocals of "Neptune", to the extended suite "Discipline 27-II", a stretched-out spacey number with vocal "dramatizing" by Ra, Tyson, Ruth Wright, and Judith Holton. That track's a particularly great one, with the kind of spiritual resonance behind the spacey approach that rarely comes through as strongly on other albums – but the whole set is wonderful, and judging how reminscient of it some of the best, similarly-minded underground jazz is decades later – the whole thing is an amazing testament to how strong Ra's influence is today. Reissued here on CD for the first time ever – with a bonus "Untitled Outtake". CD

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✨✧ Annie Ross & Pony PoindexterAnnie Ross & Pony Poindexter With The Berlin All Stars ... LP
Saba (Germany), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Annie Ross kind of dropped off the radar screen of most Americans after she dropped out of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – she still was cutting great music overseas, although not as often as before. This excellent set features her in the company of some great American ex-patriots – like Pony Poindexter (a longtime cronie of LHR), Leo Wright, and the great Carmell Jones. The group is extremely tight, and Poindexter's soulful alto and soprano solos make the album totally worth having, even if you're not a fan of Ross. She's pretty darn fantastic too, though, and her sweetly swinging vocals are filled with a warmth and maturity that you don't always find on her earlier recordings. The record includes a sublime reading of Miles Davis' "All Blues", with a stunning solo by Poindexter – as well as the tracks "Home Cookin", "Moody's Mood For Love", and "Twisted", done in a nice 7 minute version, much longer than the original. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Saba pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episode 4 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol Days ... CD
Because (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's Wu-Tang's world, and we just live in it – as we're reminded again by this great series of older funky cuts sampled by the group! As with other volumes, most of these numbers emerged at some point or another in Wu-Tang and related productions – but this set presents the full original songs, unmixed – a pretty damn great blend of 70s funky soul on its own, even if you've never had an ear for hip hop! Artists are a great mix of soul stars and underground legends – and titles include "What The World Needs Now" by Carla Thomas, "I Get High" by Freda Payne, "Get Myself High" by The Dynamics, "That's All Right With Me" by Esther Phillips, "Intimate Friends" by Eddie Kendricks, "Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl" by The Ambassadors, "Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do" by Betty Wright, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "I'm Your Mechanical Man" by Jerry Butler, "Have Mercy On Me" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Here I Go Again" by Jean Plum, "Let's Do It Again" by Staple Singers, "Only One Can Win" by The Sylvers, "Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad" by Della Humphrey, "Dead" by Carolyn Sullivan, "Trouble" by Brenton Wood, "Float On (single edit)" by Floaters, "I Wish You Were Here" by Al Green, and "A Good Man Is Gone" by Monk Higgins & Alex Brown. CD

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episode 4 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol Days (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's Wu-Tang's world, and we just live in it – as we're reminded again by this great series of older funky cuts sampled by the group! As with other volumes, most of these numbers emerged at some point or another in Wu-Tang and related productions – but this set presents the full original songs, unmixed – a pretty damn great blend of 70s funky soul on its own, even if you've never had an ear for hip hop! Artists are a great mix of soul stars and underground legends – and titles include "What The World Needs Now" by Carla Thomas, "I Get High" by Freda Payne, "Get Myself High" by The Dynamics, "That's All Right With Me" by Esther Phillips, "Intimate Friends" by Eddie Kendricks, "Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl" by The Ambassadors, "Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do" by Betty Wright, "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "I'm Your Mechanical Man" by Jerry Butler, "Have Mercy On Me" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Here I Go Again" by Jean Plum, "Let's Do It Again" by Staple Singers, "Only One Can Win" by The Sylvers, "Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad" by Della Humphrey, "Dead" by Carolyn Sullivan, "Trouble" by Brenton Wood, "Float On (single edit)" by Floaters, "I Wish You Were Here" by Al Green, and "A Good Man Is Gone" by Monk Higgins & Alex Brown. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul On The Real Side #8 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic 70s soul – not the big hits from back in the day, and not disco numbers either – but a really well-chosen batch of the kinds of tracks that most folks have missed over the years! There's a warm, upbeat feel to the whole set – tunes that are uplifting, but also have some deeper currents too – that special slice of 70s soul that grabs you right away, and leaves you feeling wonderful for long after you've given it a listen! This is the kind of work that we're plenty proud to showcase at Dusty Groove – and titles include "Overdose Of Joy" by Eugene Record, "Come Back Strong" by Sam Dees, "I'd Like To See More Of You" by The Mob, "Sad Girl" by Carol Anderson, "You Ain't Sayin Nothin New" by Virgil Henry, "Am I The Same Girl" by Salena Jones, "Save Your Love For Me" by Vivian Reed, "Standing Room Only" by Helene & The Brookside Orchestra, "Midnight Affair" by Sandra Wright, "It Really Hurts Me Girl" by The Carstairs, "Take This Hurt Off Me" by Big John Hamilton, "Promise To Myself" by Tony Borders, and "This Could Be The Night" by RB Hudmon. CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie Quartet – At Onkel PO's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The only thing better than small combo work from Dizzy Gillespie is live small combo work from Dizzy Gillespie – as the legendary trumpeter really takes off in a concert setting! This excellent German set from the late 70s is a great case in point – as the tracks are long and flowing, and really show the imaginative solo style that Dizzy can have when let loose in such a format – served up here at a level that's even groovier than some of his American live dates of the same time! The group gets nice and funky at times – with guitar from Rodney Jones as both a key rhythmic and melodic element, and bass from Benjamin brown, who seems to be playing electric – all given tight, sharp work on drums from Mickey Roker. Leo Wright joins the group on alto for four of the album's 13 tracks – and titles include "Unicorn", "Sunshine", "Brother K", "Blues", "Olinga", "The Land Of Milk & Honey", and the massively funky "Diddy Wa Diddy". CD

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✨✧ Various101 Stax – 101 Of The Greatest Tracks From The Legendary Record Label (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
5CDs, and a set that's overflowing with classic tracks from the legendary Stax Records – with an especially heavy emphasis on the label's genius moments from 1968 to the mid 70s! There's way too much here to list, but some of the more unusual tracks include "What A Man" by Linda Lyndell, "Gettin Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty, "Funky Robot (part 1)" by Rufus Thomas, "Circuit's Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "Gettin Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty, "Sweetback's Theme" by Melvin Van Peebles, "Help" by David Porter, "Starting All Over Again" by Mel & Tim, "I Could Never Be President" by Johnnie Taylor, "How Can I Be A Witness" by RB Hudmon, "What Goes Around Must Come Around" by Sons Of Slum, "Harlem Heaven" by Rance Allen, "Mother's Day" by 24 Carat Black, "Bump & Boogie (part 1)" by The Wrecking Crew, "Chains Of Love" by Jimmy Hughes, "Itch & Scratch (part 1)" by Rufus Thomas, "What's Usual Ain't Natural" by Eric Mercury, "Lovin You Lovin Me" by Sandra Wright, "What Do You See In Her" by Hot Sauce, "The Creeper Returns" by Little Sonny, and "It's Worth A Whippin" by Shirley Brown. CD

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✨✧ VariousBlue Note Trip 3 – Goin' Down/Gettin' Up ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1960s/1970s/2004. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The 3rd entry in the Blue Note Trip series – and quite possibly the best so far, thanks to a wonderful selection of electric 70s grooves! The set was put together by Maestro, who handled the other volumes in the series – and the collection brings together some wonderful funk and fusion classics from Blue Note's 70s catalog that really step out with a hard-strutting heavy sound – interspersed with a few tracks that are actually more soul-based numbers from the larger EMI catalog, a couple of surprisingly great recent tracks, and a few classic 60s numbers to round out the sound! 2CD set features 2 continuously mixed discs – with tracks that include "Freeze It Up" by John Lee & Gerry Brown, "The Final Comedown" by Grant Green, "The Adventure" by Sidewinder, "Sky High" by Donald Byrd, "Inner City Blues" by Reuben Wilson, "Always There" by Ronnie Laws, "Say You Will" by Eddie Henderson, "Pygmy (part 2)" by Billy Larkin, "Dance Lesson #2" by Karl Denson, "Black Pearl" by Jimmy McGriff, "90% Of Me" by Gwen McCrae, "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "Losalamitoslatinfunklovesong" by Gene Harris, "Why" by Cannonball Adderley, "New York Times" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Magrouni (Imhotep rmx)" by Erik Truffaz, "Madamoisselle" by Foxy, "Brother Soul" by Lou Donaldson, "Wind Parade" by Donald Byrd, and "Sweet Sublime" by Molly Johnson. CD
(Out of print, CD is copy controlled.)

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✨✧ VariousEccentric Soul – Outskirts Of Deep City (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An essential chapter of Miami soul – even if most of the work is appearing here for the first time ever! The set is a magnificent companion to Numero's Deep City collection of pre-TK Miami soul – but it's put together in such a way that it's almost a beautiful introduction to the south Florida sound on its own – served up in a batch of rare, unreleased tracks! The music is every bit as wonderful as you'd expect – Miami soul recorded at a time before cliches had started to hit that scene – and when the best artists down south were strongly resonating ideas from Memphis and Muscle Shoals with other elements borrowed from northern groups both funky and mellow. Numero have really outdone themselves with this one – and the collection is way more than a part 2 to their previous package – more of a brilliant set of soul tunes on its own, complete with a booklet that's as beautiful as the music. Titles include "One Little Piece" by The Rollers, "Don't Be Surprised" by Lynn Williams, "No Way Out" by Clarence Reid, "What's In The Lovin" by Helene Smith, "Mr Lucky" by Betty Wright, "There Goes My Baby" by James Knight & The Butlers, "Do What You're Doin" by The Rising Sun, "Do Your Stuff" by Perk Badger, "Masterpiece" by Deep City Band, "Nasty Dog (part 2)" by The Nasty Dog Catchers, "Thank You Baby" by Betty Wright, "Your Love Won't Let Me Leave You" by Snoopy Dean, "The Pot Can't Talk About The Kettle" by Helene Smith, "Show Me What You Got" by Frank Williams & The Rocketeers, "Don't Be A Fool" by Clarence Reid, and "Knockin At The Wrong Door" by The Rollers. 2LP version features a great 12 x 12 fold out color insert in the middle – and includes 4 bonus tracks – instrumental versions of "Play With Fire" by The Rollers, "True Love Don't Grow On Trees" by Helene Smith, and "There Goes My Baby" by James Knight & The Butlers – plus the cut "Frenchy The Tickler" by Johnny K Killens & The Dynamites. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the stickered outer sleeve.)

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✨✧ Prince JammyPrince Jammy In Lion Dub Style ... LP
Jammy's/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
We're not sure what "lion style" is, but we can definitely say that the album's heavy on dub – a darkly bubbling masterpiece with Prince Jammy at the controls – crafting his magic to grooves by a top-shelf set of Kingston musicians! Winston Wright plays lots of keyboards – organ, clavinet, and even some harpsichord – and the real energy of the rhythms come from the young Sly & Robbie – very much in their prime here, without some of those later modes when they were trying to recopy themselves for the mainstream. Chinna Smith throws in lots of riffing guitar to the echoey brilliance – and titles include "No Bride", "Jammy's In The Arena", "Black Trap", "The Big Apple", "Rough Voyage", "Uhru Express", "King Forever", "Tiger Dub" and "Mystic Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisTutu ... CD
Warner, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice collaboration between Miles and Marcus Miller from the latter part of Miles career. As much of the recording here is overdubbed, with many multiple instruments played by Miller, it doesn't have the improvised vibe of Miles' classic performances, but the songwriting and arrangements are head and shoulders above much of the contemporary jazz being recorded at the time, Miles is in great form, and the glossy production sits better with us now than ever before. Paulinho DaCosta, George Duke, Michael Urbaniak and Bernard Wright all make guest appearances. 8 tracks in all: "Tutu", "Tomaas", "Portia", "Splatch", "Backyard Ritual", "Perfect Way", Don't Lose Your Mind" and "Full Nelson". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisTutu ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice collaboration between Miles and Marcus Miller from the latter part of Miles career. As much of the recording here is overdubbed, with many multiple instruments played by Miller, it doesn't have the improvised vibe of Miles' classic performances, but the songwriting and arrangements are head and shoulders above much of the contemporary jazz being recorded at the time, Miles is in great form, and the glossy production sits better with us now than ever before. Paulinho DaCosta, George Duke, Michael Urbaniak and Bernard Wright all make guest appearances. 8 tracks in all: "Tutu", "Tomaas", "Portia", "Splatch", "Backyard Ritual", "Perfect Way", Don't Lose Your Mind" and "Full Nelson". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Spooky ToothSpooky Two ... LP
A&M, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Spooky Tooth have grown their hair since the cover of their first album – and they've also grown their sound a bit too – into a brew that's even headier and more powerful than before! The album's still got an undercurrent of soul – and begins with a fantastic drumbreak on the first cut – but these guys are also swirling their basslines, guitars, and keyboards into territory that's unabashedly hard rock – a mode that really has singer Gary Wright opening up with soaring vocals on most of the tracks! The album really represents that full turning of the UK scene from beat group modes into badass territory that's completely unique – a sound that Island Records was perfect to usher in for the group – and the whole thing's got an instant classic sort of vibe, and we've always wondered why it never had a greater place in the rock canon of the period. Titles include "That Was Only Yesterday", "Waiting For The Wind", "Feelin Bad", "Evil Woman", "Lost In My Dream", and "Hangman Hang My Shell On A Tree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has light wear and a tiny sticker in the top right corner.)

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✨✧ VariousMotown 7s Box Vol 4 – Rare & Unreleased Vinyl (7 x 7 inch box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Motown/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch ... Out Of Stock
The vinyl debut of 14 rare gems from Motown – all cuts that were only dug up much later than the time at which they were recorded – and which made brief appearances on a variety of different CD reissues over the past decade or so – but appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! Like most of the Motown music from back in the day, these tracks are total gems – and only didn't make it out for release because the label had so much greatness going on. Yet that shouldn't stop them from becoming excellent singles all these many years later – finally showing up in the format. This limited package follows in the same great spirit as the other Motown 7" box sets from the UK – and titles include "That World I Live In" by David Ruffin, "Baby A Go Go" by Barbara McNair, "Share A Little Love With Me" by The Monitors, "Don't Stop Loving Me" by Ivy Jo Hunter, "Sometimes I Have To Cry" by The Contours, "Sweet Thing" by Marvin Gaye, "Baby Come Home To Me" by Shorty Long, "Ain't You Glad You Chose Love" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Give In You Just Can't Win" by Tammi Terrell, "I Ain't Going Nowhere" by Thelma Houston, "Don't Be Afraid" by Bobby Taylor, "Can't Hold The Feeling Back" by Brenda Holloway, "Tell Me How To Forget A True Love" by The Spinners, and "Since You Came Back" by Rita Wright. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes bonus download of all tracks!)

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Bernard WrightFunky Beat (long, short) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Nice one from Bernard! "Funky Beat" was one of his big breakdance cuts, with a sweet choppy electro groove – and a very different approach than his earlier funk work! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Arista sleeve.)

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✨✧ Betty WrightBetty Wright Live ... LP
Alston/TK, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(Cover has writing indentations on the front.)

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Betty WrightDanger High Voltage (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive music from Betty Wright – an album that really has her coming into her own – and showing the world how great Miami soul can be, when it's done this right! The album's overflowing with key help from TK legends like Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid, Steve Alaimo, and KC – all of whom bring in a cool shifting set of grooves to really expand Betty's style – still with all the charm of her early hits, yet also showing a classy, sophisticated side that we never would have expected before – a vibe that's even more powerful than Gwen McCrae on her albums from the time. Titles include the classic "Tonight's the Night" – made famous in a later live take, but done here in the original studio version – plus the tracks "Show Your Girl", "Where Is The Love", "Everybody Was Rockin", "Love Don't Grow On A Love Tree", "Don't Thank Me Baby Thank Yourself", and "Shoorah Shoorah". CD features 5 bonus tracks "Value Your Love", "My Baby Ain't My Baby Anymore", "It's Bad For Me To See You", "Secretary", and "One Thing Leads To Another". CD

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Betty WrightExplosion! ... LP
Alston, 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Betty Wright explodes with soul on this sweet 70s classic – really stretching out past the simpler grooves of her roots, and showing the world she's got more than enough talent to be one of the standout soul divas of her generation! The record's also a great illustration of the way that Miami soul was growing up at the time, too – and sparkles with Willie Clarke production that help balance some of the new smoother modes with Betty's core down-home energy – captured perfectly here with a quality that makes the record southern enough to appeal to longtime fans, yet hip enough to get plenty of play up north too. Vocals get nice and complicated at times, almost jazzy with a Rufus/Chaka touch – and titles include "Do Right Girl", "I Think I'd Better Think About It", "Smother Me With Love", "Open The Door To Your Heart", "Life", "If I Ever Do Wrong", and "Don't Forget To Say I Love You Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Betty WrightLive ... CD
TK/Rhino, 1978. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles WrightDoing What Comes Naturally ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
A double album recorded for ABC after Charles left Warner Brothers and the 103rd Street Rhythm Band behind – but still very much an extension of that group's later stretched-out funky records! Nice long cuts with grooves that are a little bit more jazzy than his earlier 60's stuff. Tracks include the title cut, plus "You Threw It All Away", "1,2, 3, You & Me", and the extended "Nonsense", which takes up all of side 4. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is slightly warped but plays fine. Cover has half split seams.)

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John WrightMr Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Good ... $9.99
John Wright was one of a great run of soul jazz pianists to come out of Chicago in the 50s and 60s, and this LP is one of his four great recordings for Prestige – recordings which stand as the bulk of his jazz legacy, even though he continues to still play these days in Chicago! His style is amazing, and is a mix of soul jazz funkiness with some bluesier undertones – not nearly as cliched as some of his bigger contemporaries at the time, and captured here with some nicely rough bits around the edges. The group here is a trio with the great Walter Perkins on drums and Wendell Marshall on bass – yet the tunes often have an intensity that has us checking the notes to see if there's not any added players, because the strength of Wright's work on the keys often makes us imagine a larger group! Titles include "Our Waltz", "Everything's Gonna Work Out Fine", "Shake", "Strut", "Mr. Soul", and "Now Hang In There". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has clear tape on the spine and top right corner, ring & edge wear, split bottom seam, with a stain and names in marker on back.)

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John WrightNice N Tasty ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... $49.99
Very tasty stuff indeed – one of the few rare sessions cut for Prestige by Chicago pianist John Wright – a very soulful player who emerged from the Windy City at the end of the 60s! Wright's got a really fluid style here – one that nicely links some of the uptown class of Ahmad Jamal and Ramsey Lewis with some of the grittier, bluesier modes that had been coming from the south side for many years before! There's a sense of grace and poise here that goes way beyond simple soul jazz cliches – a sense of depth that's really great, even on the more blues-based numbers. The rest of the trio features Wendell Marshall on bass and JC Heard on drums – and titles include the Wright originals "Pie Face", "Yes I Know", "You Do It", and "The Wright Way" – plus versions of "Things Are Getting Better" and "Witchcraft". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has a cutout hole and a stain along the bottom right corner, only visible on the back.)

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Lefty Wright & His Rhythm KingsBoogie Woogie Piano (10 inch LP) ... LP
X/RCA, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Titles include "Boogie Mambo 1", "Cumana Boogie", "Parker Roll Boogie", "Boogie Mambo 2", and "Song Of India Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few small bits of tape.)

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Willie WrightI'm On My Way ... LP
Argo, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Soulful Chicago folk stuff by Willie Wright, a black performer from the city who recorded for Chess, and who's a key link in the tradition that spawned Terry Callier. (In fact, a number of the tracks on Terry's First Light CD are from a 1970 benefit for Willie Wright!) Willie sings in a deep soulful voice, and accompanies himself on guitar in this spare moody set. Nearly all of the tracks are public domain material like "Cotton Eye Joe" and "Sinner Man", with new arrangements by Willie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandExpress Yourself ... CD
Warner (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of messed-up LA funk – and one of the crowning moments in the career of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Charles and crew do an excellent job with all the tracks – most of which are more open ended than some of their earlier ones, and run on for longer than usual with some good trippy instrumental moments that really stretch out the groove from their funky 45 days. The album includes the stoner funk classic "High As Apple Pie", done here in two "slices", plus the classic "Express Yourself", a monster number that still sounds great every time we hear it – even though it's been used on commercials and sampled plenty of times over the years! Other tracks include "I'm Aware", "Road Without An End", and "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do". CD

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✨✧ Lizz WrightOrchard ... CD
Verve, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most deeply soulful sets we've ever heard from singer Lizz Wright – a record that has an even more acoustic feel than before, which really opens up the sound nicely! Given the depth of Wright's vocals, this shift is a really great move – one that lets her really stand out front of the backings and push things strongly with her well-noted dynamic range. Instrumentation is usually acoustic guitar, percussion, and a bit of piano – and although there's also some keyboards listed in the lineup, these are definitely kept on the back-burner to preserve the acoustic soul of the set. Titles include "Another Angel", "Hey Mann", "I Idolize You", "My Heart", "Coming Home", "Thank You", "Song For Mia", and "Strange". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Sandra WrightWounded Woman/Midnight Affair ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet-stepping bit of southern soul from Sandra Wright – the title track to her album of the same name, but a number that's more than worthy of a 45 of its own! Sandra may be wounded, but she brings an upbeat quality to the track that's great – this pride and positivity that's set to a soulful stepping beat that's almost in the territory of Betty Wright! "Midnight Affair" has a faster tempo and these great horns with the groove – and Sandra really soars on her vocals, alongside this sweetly tripping piano – which gives the track almost a New Jersey deep soul vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bernard WrightNard ... LP
Arista/GRP (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist Bernard Wright! Wright's working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk players that includes Bobby Broom, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller, and Don Blackman, whose funky style is very similar to Wright's. The record sort of picks up the groove where some of the Fantasy Records sessions of the 70s left off – mixing together jazz and soul into a captivating blend that's made even better by Dave Grusin's tight production. And despite what you might think about the crap that Grusin headed up later in the 80s, the early days of the GRP label were amazing years for jazz funk. Includes Don Blackman's sample classic "Haboglabotribin", a nice version of Weldon Irvine's "Music Is The Key", and the cuts"Just Chillin' Out", "Master Rocker", and "Bread Sandwiches". Great all the way through, though – and a record that still delights us year after year! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Betty WrightBetty Wright Live ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic live album from the great Betty Wright – and one of the few recorded documents of the way that classic soul singers would evolve the nature of their songs in a concert setting! Betty's recording for Alston/TK here, but the mode she uses is one that would grace countless performances to come from lots of her southern soul contemporaries, including many who would end up recording for Malaco in the 80s – this warmly personal, all-entertainment approach that really heightens the spirit of the singer way past their familiar songs and lyrics. Betty does some great monologue bits on the album – the most famous of which is on her 8 minute take of "Tonight Is The Night" – hugely superior to the studio version. There's also a great "Clean Up Woman Medley", in which betty sings that song and mixes it with bits of other 70s songs over the course of 11 minutes – showing that she's the one and only clean up woman! Other tracks include "Where Is The Love", "You Can't See For Lookin", "Lovin Is Really My Game", and "A Song For You". CD
Also available Betty Wright Live ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Lizz WrightGrace ... CD
Concord, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lizz Wright teams up with producer Joe Henry on a tribute to the grace of the American south – on a record that may well be her strongest to date! The set's got a warm core that really suits Wright's vocals – and the strength of her presentation here is so rich, she hardly needs any other instrumentation at all – a factor that Henry clearly acknowledges, as he uses the rootsy guitar and Hammond to just shade things in around the edges, while mostly letting Lizz shine center stage on her almost-timeless presentation of the lyrics! Bassist David Piltch may well be the secret hero of the record – as his acoustic instrument really matches the depth of Wright, and does a great job of shifting with each tune – guiding the proceedings, but never overwhelming them at all. Titles include remakes of "Southern Nights", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Wash Me Clean", "What Would I Do Without You", and "Grace" – plus the original "All the Way Here". CD

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✨✧ Sandra WrightWounded Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost southern soul album from the 70s – recorded down at Muscle Shoals by singer Sandra Wright, and originally intended for release on Stax Records – but never issued at the time! Sandra's a great singer – deep soul, but with a touch of class, too – and the approach here shows that maturing Muscle Shoals sound, recorded at the Broadway Studio by David Johnson – at a level that's a bit in the Ann Sexton side of the spectrum – a sparkling, sophisticated feel that almost reminds us of the best female soul coming from Detroit or Chicago at the time, but with a slightly deeper range. Stax issued a few singles, but never issued the full album – which makes this one even more of a treasure for collectors of that time! Titles include "Wounded Woman", "The Sha-La Bandit", "Midnight Affair", "I Come Running Back", "I'm Not Strong Enough To Love You Again", "Please Don't Say Goodbye", and "A Man Can't Be A Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Monty AlexanderWe've Only Just Begun ... LP
MPS, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Mellow warmth from the great Monty Alexander – one of his best for MPS, and a trio set cut with Senator Eugene Wright on bass and Bobby Durham on drums! The roundness of Wright's bass makes the best cuts on the album even better – as he rolls around with a subtle sense of soul that really helps Alexander step into the 70s nicely – getting past some of the stiffness of 60s albums and even hitting a few funky notes at times! Titles include the jazzy dancer "Monticello", a classic reading of "We've Only Just Begun", and the tracks "Blue Alexander", "Love Story", and "Summer Of 42". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Art BlakeyDrum Suite ... LP
Columbia, 1956/1957. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") that has Blakey and Jo Jones on drums, joined by Sabu Martinez on bongos and Charles Wright on tympani and gong. Ray Bryant snakes some soulful piano through the set and Oscar Pettiford is on bass and cello – and the overall feeling of the side is similar to some of Blakey's work in the format for Blue Note – like the albums Afro-Drum Orgy or Holiday for Percussion. Side two has straight hard bop, played by Blakey's 1957 combo that included Jackie McLean and Bill Hardman – and the group grooves hard on a classic reading of "Nica's Tempo", plus the cuts "D's Dilemma" and "Just For Marty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sony Music Special Products pressing.)

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Art BlakeyOrgy In Rhythm Volumes 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $9.99
A true orgy in rhythm from Art Blakey – a set that not only features his drums next to the kit of Art Taylor, but which also adds in a bevy of other percussionists – including Sabu Martinez, Patato Valdez, and Jose Valentine! Joe Jones and Specs Wright also bring in additional jazz drums – making for more drummers than you might even find in a high school band – all working together with amazing qualities in sound, sometimes even melodic amidst all of the rhythms. Lighter lyrical touches are provided by Herbie Mann's flute, and Ray Bryant throws in some great lines on piano – underscoring the grooves in a nice way. Both original volumes are super-tough to find on LP, and this cool CD brings them both together as a single release, for a total of 8 long tracks that includes "Elephant Walk", "Amuck", "Ya Ya", "Abdallah's Delight", "Split Skins", "Buhania Chant", and "Toffi". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BrubeckIn Europe ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $7.99
The classic group with Paul Desmond on alto – playing nicely on long tracks that include "Watusi Drums", "Tangerine", "Wonderful Copenhagen", and "The Wright Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the top seam & some light wear.)
 
 
 



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