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Otis ReddingDock Of The Bay ... CD
Volt/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $4.99
A very important crossover soul album – a huge hit for Otis Redding that was released after his tragic death in December 1967 – but it's also hard to say if it would have had the impact it did had Redding not passed while the LP was still in production. In a way, the record sort of set the stage for the mythologies of pop stars that would surround the tragedies in the coming years of the late 60s – with liner notes on the back by Jon Landau about the impact of Redding's work and passing on the rest of the music industry, which would be even more charged with meaning to folks buying the album at the time, who certainly knew that Redding had cut "Dock of the Bay" a few days before his death, and had missed its meteoric rise to #1 after his passing. And in fact, the album itself is more of a loose collection of tracks pulled from singles and other sources to cash in on Redding's passing – and includes odd numbers like "The Huckle Buck", which had previously appeared on a Stax promo album, or "Tramp", his famous funky duet with Carla Thomas. Other titles include "I'm Coming Home", "Ole Man Trouble", "Open The Door", and "Let Me Come On Home". CD

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Otis ReddingOtis Redding In Person At The Whisky A Go Go ... CD
Atco/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $6.99
One of many live recordings that Otis made during the height of his career – issued by Atlantic after his untimely death, and a great example of the kind of energy he was putting over while winning th crossover crowds! The backing's by a nice little combo, and the tracks have a good raw quality that's even harder than some of Otis studio recordings from the time. Titles include "Respect", "These Arms Of Mine", "Pain In My Heart", "Mr. Pitiful", and a very nice version of "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Otis ReddingSoul Album ... LP
Volt, 1966. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Classic stuff by Otis – and a very appropriately titled album! The record's from the prime mid 60s years of Redding's recorded output – before Atlantic started pumping out everything he ever recorded, and when the folks at Stax were using all their talent to put together a well-conceived full LP. You'll definitely hear that conception in full effect here – as the album's a beautifully sculpted batch of tracks that really defines the best that Otis could offer during the prime of his career. Includes classics like "Just One More Day", "Good to Me", and "Any Ole Way", plus "Treat Her Right", "Scratch My Back", and "634-5789". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Volt pressing! Cover has a split bottom seam, clear tape on the top seam, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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Otis ReddingStax Profiles – Otis Redding ... CD
Stax/Concord, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
A collection of work from Otis Redding's classic years at Stax Records – all hand-selected by guitarist Steve Cropper, who played on and produced most of Redding's sessions for the label! The package mixes familiar numbers with some rare alternate tracks too – making it way more than just a greatest hits set. Cropper picked 13 lucky numbers for the collection – including "I'm Sick Y'all", "I've Got Dreams To Remember", "Champagne & Wine (alt)", "Security", "Happy Song (alt)", "Mr Pitiful (alt)", "Shake", "My Lover's Prayer", "Good To Me", "A Woman A Lover A Friend (alt)", "Direct Me (alt)", "Satisfaction (alt)", and "A Change Is Gonna Come". CD
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Otis ReddingTell The Truth ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good+ ... $29.99
In the years after his death, when Otis Redding had approached near-deity status, Atlantic was digging through their vaults (recently swiped from Stax!) to find whatever they could to put together a record. Fortunately, most of the material they came up with was great – as you'll hear on this release of older stuff, put out by Atco in 1970. Otis is backed by Booker T & the MGs, with the Memphis Horn trio, plus a bit of extra keyboard work by Ike Hayes. Titles include "A Little Time", "Swingin On A String", "Demonstration", "Tell The Truth", "Out Of Sight", and "Wholesale Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, stains and a center split spine.)

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Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix ExperienceHistoric Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival ... LP
Reprise, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "Shake", "Respect", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" by Otis Redding – and "Like A Rolling Stone", "Rock Me Baby", and "Wild Thing" by Jimi Hendrix. LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Otis ReddingGreat Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads ... LP
Volt, 1965. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Otis Redding's best albums – especially to our ears, as we like his ballad work the best! Sure, Otis could get hard and a bit funky when he wanted to – but his real charm, and strongest suit, were always the heartfelt mellow tracks that he cut during his classic Stax years. Otis had a sweetly cracking style of singing that was like no one else – and although it shone through enough on the uptempo numbers, it's really best suited to the ballads and sad songs – of which you'll find plenty on this set! Tracks include "Mr. Pitiful", "That's How Strong My Love Is", "It's Too Late", "Woman, Lover, A Friend", and "Home In Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Volt pressing. Cover has some wear and a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Otis ReddingImmortal Otis Redding ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the last recordings ever made by Otis Redding – produced by Steve Cropper in mid 1967, but not issued by Atlantic until after Otis' tragic early death! The style of the tracks is very much in keeping with Redding's classic Stax work – and it seems that even more of the tunes on the set are original numbers, showing Otis' growing songwriting skills at the time, and making us wonder even more what might have happened if he'd stayed with us a bit longer. Titles include the single "The Happy Song", plus "Thousand Miles Away", "I've Got Dreams To Remember", "You Made A Man Out Of Me", "Think About It", "A Waste Of Time", "Champagne & Wine", "A Fool For You", and the killer funky number "Hard To Handle"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & tan label Atco pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Otis ReddingDock Of The Bay ... LP
Volt, 1968. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A very important crossover soul album – a huge hit for Otis Redding that was released after his tragic death in December 1967 – but it's also hard to say if it would have had the impact it did had Redding not passed while the LP was still in production. In a way, the record sort of set the stage for the mythologies of pop stars that would surround the tragedies in the coming years of the late 60s – with liner notes on the back by Jon Landau about the impact of Redding's work and passing on the rest of the music industry, which would be even more charged with meaning to folks buying the album at the time, who certainly knew that Redding had cut "Dock of the Bay" a few days before his death, and had missed its meteoric rise to #1 after his passing. And in fact, the album itself is more of a loose collection of tracks pulled from singles and other sources to cash in on Redding's passing – and includes odd numbers like "The Huckle Buck", which had previously appeared on a Stax promo album, or "Tramp", his famous funky duet with Carla Thomas. Other titles include "I'm Coming Home", "Ole Man Trouble", "Open The Door", and "Let Me Come On Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo Volt pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Jonathan GouldOtis Redding – An Unfinished Life (hardcover) ... Book
Crown Archetype, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
A huge book on the too-short, but very tremendous life and music of Otis Redding – a man who definitely lived an unfinished life, given that he died tragically in 1968 – but also had a chance to forever shape the sound of soul music in the space of less than a decade! The author takes a very deep dig into Otis' life – with access to never-tapped sources, family materials, and more – and provides a huge overview on all the many things that made Redding so special – not just the recordings, which we've loved for years – but also the way he handled himself and his business, and his never-ending energy to reach out to new audiences for his sound. The book is hardcover, 533 pages, and includes a few black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)
 
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Bar-KaysDefinitive Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Robinsongs (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
The only career-spanning collection we've ever seen on The Bar-Kays – and a set that does a mighty nice job of hitting all the right bases! The group first rose to fame as a funk combo on Stax in the late 60s – then shifted a bit after part of the group was killed in the same plane crash that took the life of Otis Redding – a tragedy that soon saw the group rising from the ashes, and sounding even better than before! Their sound was a huge part of the Stax Records funk sound of the early 70s – and the group took that groove over to Mercury once the decade got going – where they found a very welcome home, and the perfect environment to perfect their ultra-sharp talents. Unlike some groups who started out funky, then went smooth and commercial, The Bar-Kays never lost the qualities that made them great – and even when recording for a bigger label, with a bigger budget, they continued to turn out rock-solid rhythms laced with super-tight instrumentation – even at times when some groups were letting more machines do all the work for them. This 3CD set follows The Bar-Kays on that long musical journey, complete with a big booklet of notes that tell their full story – and the package features 46 tracks in all – including "Shine", "Up In Here", "I'll Dance", "She Talks To Me With Her Body", "Soul Finger", "Bar-Kays Boogaloo", "Sang & Dance", "Son Of Shaft", "Spellbound", "Cozy", "Freaky Behavior", "Traffic Jammer", "Nightcruising", "Animal", "Stuck By You", "Banging On The Walls", "Don't Stop Dancing To The Music", "Six O'Clock News Report", "Money Talks", "Holy Ghost", "Shake Your Rump To The Funk", "Cozy", "Whitehouseorgy", "Shut The Funk Up", and "Today Is The Day". CD

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Bar-KaysSoul Finger ... CD
Volt, 1965. Used ... $7.99
One of the best instrumental records to come out of Memphis, and a real kicker by the funky band that went down with Otis Redding in the tragic plane crash in 1968! The leadoff track is the group's amazing hit "Soul Finger", a stormin' instrumental with a wailing brassy sound that influenced a generation with its "charge" kind of groove. Lots of other nice ones, too – like "Bar-Kays Boogaloo", "Knucklehead", "Theme From Hell's Angels", and "Pearl High". The best of the best of Stax helped out, too! CD

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Solomon Burke, Don Covay, Ben E King, & OthersSolid Gold Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great collection of classic 60s soul from Atlantic Records – served up in a cover that's almost iconic! There's 2 tracks here by each of the greats recording for the label at the time – with tunes that include Solomon Burke "Got To Get You Off My Mind" and "Just Out Of Reach", Wilson Pickett "Don't Fight It" and "In The Midnight Hour", Joe Tex "I Want To (Do Everything For You)" and "Hold What You've Got", Don Covay "See Saw" and "Mercy, Mercy", Ben E King "Don't Play That Song" and "Stand By Me", and Otis Redding "Mr Pitiful" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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James CarrThese Arms Of Mine/Let's Face Facts ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
James Carr may not have cut the famous version of "These Arms Of Mine" – but he does a superb job here on the classic – really hitting the tune with his best deep soul energy, and maybe even a bit more sadness than on the Otis Redding hit! "Let's Face Facts" is fantastic, too – almost conversational in approach – that kind of hard-burning pure Memphis mode that made Carr's late 60s recordings such classics! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep some tracks a bit more firmly grounded in a New Orleans funk tradition, alongside some more modern production touches – and the album's got a compelling vibe that's partly pointed towards the boogie generation of the 80s, but with a heavier funk component overall! Titles include "Let's Go All The Way", "Like My Lady's Love", "Honey Bun", "Running On Empty", "Blue Jeans", and a version of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". CD also features 7" single mixes of "Honey Bun", "Take It Off", "Like My Lady's Love", and "Blue Jeans" – plus 12" mixes of "Video Queen", "Let's Go All The Way", and "Who's Getting It Now". CD

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Eddie HintonVery Extremely Dangerous ... CD
Capricorn/Reel Music, 1978. Used ... $6.99
A really great set of later southern soul from Eddie Hinton – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a nice 70s take on the classic 60s style of the genre – with powerful vocals from Hinton! The record's surprisingly rootsy for the time – and Eddie sings in a wonderful mode that has plenty of traces of Otis Redding and James Carr. The production has a modern touch, but never in a way that smooths out the real gritty soulfulness – and on these numbers, the album isn't out of step with some of the nice mid 70s work of Arthur Alexander or Paul Kelly. A genuine gem! Titles include "Get Off In It", "I Got The Feeling", "You Got Me Singing", "Yeah Man", Shout Bamalama", "Brand New Man", and "Shoot The Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lou JohnsonSweet Southern Soul ... CD
Water/Cotillion, 1969. Used ... $9.99
An incredible bit of southern soul – and one of the few records ever by deep soul singer Lou Johnson! The masterpiece was recorded at the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, at a time when the outfit was at the height of its powers – capturing Lou with a sweet-burning style that matches (if not betters) the best by Otis Redding or James Carr from the same period. Each song is a treasure, handled by Lou as if it were his own, and transformed completely by the amazing setting of the recording. Titles include "Tears Tears Tears", "Don't Play That Song", "People In Love", "It's In The Wind", "Rock Me Baby", and "I Can't Change". CD
(Out of print.)

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Syl JohnsonUptown Shakedown ... LP
Hi Records, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time were tightening up their bag too. The approach works especially well on the midtempo groovers – which have the bite of Johnson's vocals providing a great contrast tot he smoother grooves of the instrumentation – in ways that really deepen the feel of the tunes, but in ways that are very different than classic work from Syl. Titles include "Mystery Lady", "Blue Water", "Who's Gonna Love You", "You're The Star Of The Show", "Gimme Little Sign", and a 9 minute "Otis Redding Medley". LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior McCants/Johnny SoulShe Wrote It I Read It/Fall In These Arms Of Mine ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Super-rare soul from Junior McCants – a great singer who died at a tragically young age – which made King Records pull the single before it was ever released! "She Wrote It" is slow and sad – almost a deep soul tune, but with Junior singing in a style that's almost like east coast sweet soul! The flipside by Johnny Soul is very well-matched – the slow-burning "Fall In These Arms Of Mine" – a track with a deep soul vibe that matches the best late 60s work from James Carr and Otis Redding! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousCapital Revolution – Le Canzoni Che Hanno Cambiato Il Mondo ... CD
Universal (Italy), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
A 50th anniversary celebration of Italy's Capital Radio in 1968 – a set that combines familiar English rock of the late 60s with a huge amount of Italian pop as well! The mix of modes is great – and the 2CD package goes a long way towards illustrating the way that non-Anglo countries on the European scene were served some of the hipper British and American music of the time, in ways that effortlessly blend with more homegrown efforts of the era. Given that American radio was almost completely closed to non-English language tunes, there's a generosity to the spirit here that's really great – and which goes to show why Anglo rock dominated the globe so much in the following decade. Yet here, the time is 1968, the place the Italian scene – illustrated in a set of 42 tracks by artists who include Equipe 84, Caterina Caselli, Gianno Morandi, The Byrds, Beach Boys, I Dik Dik, I Nomadi, The Who, Lucia Dall, Temptations, The Band, The Rokes, Lugi Tengo, I Camaleonti, Buffalo Springfield, Velvet Underground, Otis Redding, Francoise Hardi, Giorgio Gaber, Fabrizio De Andre, Canned Heat, New Trolls, The Monkees, Serge Gainsbourg, and Mina. Even includes "I Sole E Di Tutti" by Stevie Wonder – an Italian version of "A Place In The Sun"! CD

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VariousStax 68 – A Memphis Story (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1968. New Copy 5CD ... $62.99 69.99
1968 was the world of revolution around the world – and to our music-trained ears, one of the greatest revolutions occurred at the legendary Stax Records! Before that year, the label had been working with Atlantic Records – who totally screwed them, and took away all their catalog – leaving Stax to start completely from scratch, and reinvent themselves as an even more righteous company in the process! Make no mistake, Stax was already a pretty great company before – the leading light of the Memphis soul scene – but in 1968, the company went back to basics, and also embraced new waves of funk and blues, freed up to go into some very groovy territory. This 5CD set documents that amazing time – by bringing together all the singles released in 1968, both a-sides and b-sides – along with a big booklet of notes and photos that not only talk about the changes at the label, but also the city of Memphis in the tragic year of 1968 – which also saw the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King. The package is overflowing with as much history as it is soul music – and features over 120 songs by artists who include Booker T & The MGs, Linda Lynell, Judy Clay, Harvey Scales, Otis Redding, The Memphis Nomads, Shirley Walton, Bar-Kays, Ollie & The Nightingales, William Bell, The Goodees, Mable John, The Epsilons, The Soul Children, Mad Lads, Charmells, Lindell Hill, Jimmy Hughes, Delaney & Bonnie, Dino & Doc, Daaron Lee, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Derek Martin, Johnnie Taylor, and many more! CD

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VariousStax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really started getting down and dirty, and hitting on all burners in the funk department. This tasty set features 21 tracks from those exiting years –many of them only ever issued on singles, and a few of them by some of the label's more famous LP artists – but all of them with a nice Memphis funky groove! Titles include "Turn Your Damper Down" by Rufus Thomas, "Broadway Freeze" by Harvey Scales, "Life Is Funky" by Round Robin Monopoly, "The Dryer" by Roy Lee Johnson, "She's My Old Lady Too" by Lee Sain, "Slipped & Tripped" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Brothers & Sisters" by Kim Weston, "Movin Dancer" by Bobby Holley, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "A Man Never Knows" by Chris & Shack, "Grab A Handful" by Art Jerry Miller, "I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man)" by Hot Sauce, "Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone" by Inez Foxx, "Sock Soul" by The Bar Kays, and "Getting Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty! CD
Also available Stax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... LP 19.99

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VariousStax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really started getting down and dirty, and hitting on all burners in the funk department. This tasty set features 21 tracks from those exiting years –many of them only ever issued on singles, and a few of them by some of the label's more famous LP artists – but all of them with a nice Memphis funky groove! Titles include "Turn Your Damper Down" by Rufus Thomas, "Broadway Freeze" by Harvey Scales, "Life Is Funky" by Round Robin Monopoly, "The Dryer" by Roy Lee Johnson, "She's My Old Lady Too" by Lee Sain, "Slipped & Tripped" by The Sweet Inspirations, "Brothers & Sisters" by Kim Weston, "Movin Dancer" by Bobby Holley, "Eli's Pork Chop" by Little Sonny, "A Man Never Knows" by Chris & Shack, "Grab A Handful" by Art Jerry Miller, "I'll Kill A Brick (About My Man)" by Hot Sauce, "Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone" by Inez Foxx, "Sock Soul" by The Bar Kays, and "Getting Funky Round Here" by Black Nasty! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... CD 11.99

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VariousStax/Volt Revue Vol 1 – Live In London ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good- ... $11.99
A legendary live set from the 60s all-stars of Stax Records – a performance in London in the late 60s, as the label follows Motown's lead on taking its big names overseas! The lineup is legendary, and most of the tunes are familiar by the artists, but get nice fresh versions here – sometimes a bit quicker, and sometimes a bit rougher – both of which makes a nice change from the iconic classics. Titles include "Green Onions" by Booker T & The MGs, "Philly Dog" by The Mark-Keys, "Knock On Wood" and "If I Had A Hammer" by Eddie Floyd, "Hold On I'm Comin" and "I Take What I Want" by Sam & Dave, "Shake" by Otis Redding, and "Yesterday" by Carla Thomas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has split top and bottom seams, and a cutout hole.)

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VariousStax/Volt Revue Vol 2 – Live In Paris ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The Memphis sound, working hard overseas – in a smoking live set that has some Stax Records stars working in Paris! There's a tightness here that arguably goes past the studio work by the singers – possibly because everyone's working in the same space, with the same backing group – and together have this intimacy that really makes the music sparkle. And sure, it's a bit rough around the edges at points, but in a good way – one that helps get past too-familiar modes in the tunes. Titles include "You Don't Know Like I Know" and "You Got Me Hummin" by Sam & Dave, "Raise Your Hand" and "But It's Alright" by Eddie Floyd", "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding, and "I Got My Mojo Working", "Let Me Be Good To You", and "Gee Whiz" by Carla Thomas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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VariousThat's Soul Vol 3 ... LP
Atlantic (Germany), 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $18.99
A very cool German collection of 60s work on Atlantic and Stax Records – with tracks by Percy Sledge, Sweet Inspirations, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley, Solomon Burke, and the Bar-Kays! LP, Vinyl record album
(In a cool quad-fold cover!)

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VariousThis Is Soul (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 21.98
A killer collection of deep soul from the Atlantic Records catalog – including a few tunes that they'd snatched from Stax in the early days of the label! The package here is one that was issued for overseas markets in the 60s – partly as a calling card for the new genius of Atlantic, and maybe also as a demonstration of the style of "soul" – which was a pretty new musical term at that point! Titles include "Land Of A Thousand Dances" by Wilson Pickett, "BABY" by Carla Thomas, "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley, "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)" by Otis Redding, "I Got Everything I Need" by Sam & Dave, "What Is Soul" by Ben E King, "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge, "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett, "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "Keep Looking" by Solomon Burke, "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You" by Aretha Franklin, and "Warm & Tender Love" by Percy Sledge. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe HaywoodWarm & Tender Soul ... CD
Playback, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever full length collection of work from Joe Haywood – a deep soul singer with Carolina roots, but who mostly recorded for Bobby Robinson's family of labels up in Harlem – on rare singles for Fury, Enjoy, and Rampage – all of which are collected here with other great work from Haywood too! Joe's a hell of a singer – very much in the mode of Otis Redding or Percy Sledge – with a hard-burning intensity that never seems to dim at all – and which gets some great southern-styled backings throughout on these excellent tracks from the mid 60s. In fact, the material really feels like the best coming out from Stax or Atlantic at the time – and we're hard-pressed to explain why Joe never hit the big time like some of his contemporaries. But thankfully, he's at least getting some overdue exposure on this full length collection – on titles that include "Hand In Hand", "Warm & Tender Soul", "I Would If I Could", "Debt Of Love", "In Your Heart You Know I Love You", "Strong Feeling", "Say You Will", "Let's Walk Together", and "Talk To Me Baby". CD

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✨✧ Percy SledgeWarm & Tender Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm and tender, but pretty darn rootsy too – a beautiful illustration of the sound that made Percy Sledge one of the deepest soul singers to record for Atlantic in the 60s! Sledge has this raspy power that grabs us right from the start – that quality that made his music resonate strongly with Otis Redding at the time, yet with a very different personality too – suffused in warm southern soul production by the great Quinn Ivy, who turns in some of his best work ever with the album! There's a rawness here that makes you feel like Sledge is going to break down at any moment – yet the album's held together perfectly too – with that special sort of magic you only find in a rare few albums this great. Titles include a great version of Dan Penn & Lindam Oldham's "It Tears Me Up", plus "I Stand Accused", "Oh How Happy", "Love Me Tender", "Warm And Tender Love", "Oh How Happy", "Sweet Woman Like You", "So Much Love", and "Heart Of A Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Carla ThomasQueen Alone ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The queen of Memphis soul – caught "alone" after a some earlier hit recordings as part of a duo with Otis Redding – but now on her own in the years after Otis untimely early passing! The album has Thomas strongly returning to the sound of her first few albums on Stax – a bold, full-voiced sound that has her reemerging as one of the first ladies of soul at the end of the 60s, and coming across with a sound that's a fair bit more mature than her earliest singles. The tunes include a great batch of original Isaac Hayes & David Porter compositions – the strength of which really hold the album together, and make for a no-filler set all the way through! Titles include "Unchanging Love", "I'll Always Have Faith In You", "Lie To Keep Me From Crying", "Stop Thief", and "I Take It To My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing with 1A matrix and CT stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear, splitting at the top left corner, and a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousEast Memphis Music – The Hits From The Stax Era ... LP
Irving Music, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual package – not a regular commercial compilation, but a set made for broadcasters, in the hopes that they would license Memphis soul for programs and ads! Features work by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Staple Singers, Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Booker T & The MGs, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Brown, Carla Thomas, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMovin On Up Vol 1 ... CD
Right Stuff, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice assortment of righteous soul music – tracks by James Brown, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Staple Singers, Otis Redding, The Impressions, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, and others! CD
(CD case has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ VariousOnly Rock & Roll 1965 to 1969 ... CD
JCI, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
20 tracks – work by Wilson Pickett, Shadows Of Knight, Isley Brothers, The Association, Jackie Wilson, Sonny & Cher, Sam & Dave, The Byrds, Box Tops, Otis Redding, Mitch Ryder, and others! CD

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✨✧ Charles BradleyBlack Velvet ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – in that there's some cuts here that were singles, mixed with unissued songs that really show Bradley on top of his game – working strongly with the Menehan Street Band at a level that really has us wanting more! Some of these tunes have a sharply righteous vibe – maybe even more edge than before from Charles – which makes the whole thing not just a completely essential addition to his catalog, but also a way of pointing towards a future that might have been. Titles include "Can't Fight The Feeling", "Luv Jones", "I Feel A Change", "Black Velvet", "Fly Little Girl", "Victim Of Love (electric version)", "Slip Away", and "Heart Of Gold". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousStax Of Funk Vol 2 – More Funky Truth ... CD
Stax/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mountain of funk from one of the greatest soul labels of all time! Stax is known round the world over for their soulful work – by singers like Otis Redding or Carla Thomas, and instrumental tunes by Booker T & The MGs – but the label was also quite a funky powerhouse – especially as the 60s drew to a close, and the management of the company got a lot hipper, and a heck of a lot more musically open-minded! This killer batch of tracks features 21 numbers from those days – including many obscure and funky tunes that only ever came out on singles, or which were recorded by artists that never made it as big as Stax stars from earlier years. The result of all that obscurity is an extremely fresh selection of tracks – plenty of down-n-dirty funky 45 numbers, played by hip Memphis combos, and featuring some really deep soul vocals. Titles include "Dark Skin Woman" by Sir Mack Rice, "Ain't No Sin" by John Kasandra, "Bump & Boogie" by The Wrecking Crew, "Shame On The Family Name" by Calvin Scott, "Cool Strut" by Bernie Hayes, "Bump Mean" by Sir Mack Rice, "Soul Machine" by Reggie Milner, "How Can You Mistreat The One You Love" by Katie Love, "Cold Blooded" by The Bar Kays, "Do The Side Saddle" by Rufus Thomas, "Stay Away From That Monkey" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Them Hot Pants" by Lee Sain, "Devil In A Man" by Stu Gardner, "Circuits Overloaded" by Inez Foxx, "From Toys To Boys" by The Emotions, "Got It Together (parts 1 & 2)" by Rudy Robinson & The Hungry Five, and "Crosscut Saw" by Albert King. CD

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✨✧ Jonathan Lethem & Kevin Dettmar, edsShake It Up – Great American Writing On Rock & Pop From Elvis To Jay Z (hardcover) ... Book
Library Of America, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jonathan Lethem has given us plenty of great writing on his own – and here, he teams up with Kevin Dettmar to co-edit a volume of seminal writing on rock, pop, and soul music of the past 50 years! This isn't one of those "best of the year" books, with content that will seem dated in a decade – and instead, this is a mighty rich volume, with an array of great articles that really hold up strongly – penned by some of the most insightful musical minds in recent decades. The book includes Lester Bangs on Elvis Presley, Stanley Booth on Otis Redding, Nat Hentoff on Bob Dylan, John Jeremiah Sullivan on Axl Rose, Jessica Hopper on Emo, Eve Babitz on Jim Morrison, Nick Tosches on Jerry Lee Lewis, Nelson George on Marvin Gaye, Robert Christgau on Prince, Greil Marcus on Christian Marclay, and lots lots more – 601 pages, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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✨✧ VariousSoulful Christmas ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little Holiday soul compilation – one that's heavy on gems from vintage years, but which also features a few surprising cuts of more recent vintage as well! The package was put together by the folks at Harmless, and it's got the same care as their excellent soul reissues – a very thoughtful lineup of 20 tracks that includes "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Ann Sexton, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by The Impressions, "Merry Christmas Baby" by Otis Redding, "My Gift To You" by Alexander O'Neal, "Christmas Time Is Here Again" by The Flirtations, "You & Me This Christmas" by Natasha Watts, "I Love Christmas" by Eugene Wilde, "Let It Snow" by Boyz II Men with Brian McKnight, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by The Whispers, "This Christmas" by Stephanie Mills, "I Want To Come Home For Christmas" by Marvin Gaye, and "Cold Cold Winter In The Ghetto" by Lonnie Hill. CD

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✨✧ VariousStax Does The Beatles (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Stax Does The Beatles – and they do a pretty nice job of it too! The collection's a much better one than you might expect from the title and cover – as the grooves here are all pretty darn soulful, and not just simple copycat modes of hits by the Fab Four – but even more importantly, the package features a number of previously unissued tracks from the Stax Records vaults – making it even more essential, even if you have some of the originals! The vibe here is totally great – a real transformation of The Beatles' original ideas – taken into heavier Memphis soul territory, which often gets increasingly righteous during some of the later recordings here. Previously unreleased titles include "Got To Get You Into My Life" by Booker T & The MGs, "Yesterday (live)" by Carla Thomas, "With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Bar-Kays, and an alternate take of "Day Tripper" by Otis Redding – plus "Help" by David Porter, "And I Love Her" by Reggie Milner, "Something" by Isaac Hayes, "Hey Jude" by The Bar-Kays, "My Sweet Lord" by John Gary Williams, and "Lady Madonna" by Booker T & The MGs. LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)
 
 
 



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