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✨✧ Sam LazarOrgan Grooves (Space Flight/Playback/bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Jasmine (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of Hammond jazz classics from organist Sam Lazar – back to back on a single CD, with rare bonus tracks too! First up is Space Flight – a tight batch of organ groovers with a raw R&B feel, recorded by the obscure St Louis organist Sam Lazar – with a very young Grant Green on guitar! The album's a bit different than Sam's other records for Argo – in that the tunes are all quite short, with a tight fast sound that's almost more R&B at times than jazz – a very unusual setting especially for Grant Green! The guitar is nice and loud – really racing to keep up with Lazar's fast work on the Hammond – and other members of the group include Willie Dixon on bass and Chauncey Williams on drums. Titles include "Mad Lad", "Space Flight", "Caramu", "Funky Blues", and "Big Willie". Playback is one of a few rare albums from Hammond player Sam Lazar – a lesser-known artist from the same searing generation as Baby Face Willette and Jack McDuff, but a musician who never full got his due! This record was done for the Argo side of Chess Records, and it's got a raw sound that's equal parts soul jazz and R&B – with Sam doing some great work on the keys, and the obscure tenorist Miller Brisker in the group too – a really great musician who works with lots of unique twists – and spurs Lazar onto new heights of playing, with maybe an even farther reach on the keys than his other albums. Lazar wrote most of the set, and the tracks include "Deep", "Fuzz Buzz", "S&S", "Scootin", and "Long Gone". A nice bit of soul jazz, with a deep rootsy sound all the way through! CD also features the bonus two-part 45rpm single of "Space Flight". CD

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✨✧ VariousEgo Trip's The Big Playback ... LP
Rawkus, 1980s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
On top of releasing some of the very best independent hip hop of the 90s, Rawkus Records did another great service to humanity with this – the double vinyl companion to Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists! They did a great job of including a lot of amazing old school tracks (1983-1989) that maybe not everyone knows about – but should, including some that are nearly impossible to find on 12", or just about any format, really. Every track here is solid, and most haven't been anthologized elsewhere, and besides, the set plays great from start to finish, with or without the book! Tracks include "Holy War (Live)" by Divine Force, "My Mic Is On Fire" by Lord Shafiyq, "Marly Marl Scratch" by Marley Marl featuring MC Shan, "Get Retarded" by MC EZ & Troup , "Get Down Grandmaster" by Grandmaster Caz, "Step Up Front" by Positive K, "This Cut's Got Flavor" by Latee, "Droppin' It" by Bizzie Boyz, "I'm Not Playing" by Ultimate Force,"Do It! Do It!" by Alliance, "Brooklyn Blew Up The Bridge" by MC Mitchski, and "Beat Bop" (full 10-minute version) by Rammelzee vs. K-Rob. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Ernie K DoeDon't Kill My Groove – The Complete Duke Singles 1964 to 1970 ... CD
Duke/Playback, Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
Great great work from the mighty Ernie K Doe – a legendary New Orleans singer who's best known for a few big hits – but who steps out here on some overlooked singles for Duke Records from the 60s! This material's not nearly as well known as Doe's records for the Minit and Instant label – and the cuts show Ernie to be a hell of a singer with an even deeper range than we knew before – not just the familiar Crescent City grooves, but also some slow-burning southern soul styles that are totally great! Given that Duke was the home of Bobby Blue Bland and Junior Parker, Doe gets some great treatment throughout – and the collection's a very important look at these lost years when Ernie may have hit his greatest heights ever. Titles include "Gotta Pack My Bag", "Until The Real Thing Comes Along", "Don't Kill My Groove", "Boomerang", "Little Bit Of Everything", "Looking Into The Future", "How Sweet You Are", "Little Marie", and "Later For Tomorrow". CD
(Still sealed.)

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DynamicsLights Out ... LP
Playback, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Overlooked genius from The Dynamics – a Detroit soul group of the 60s, and one who never fully got the fame they deserved, had they gotten some sort of bigger exposure on Motown! Yet that's what also makes these guys great, too – as they've got that tight sound that the Motor City could do so well at the time, but a looseness too – a more fluid approach to their music that really makes things interesting here – as the group work through some wonderful material on rare late 60s singles for the RCA and Cotillion labels, as well as an obscure 1977 final single for Columbia! The package is a much-needed look at these overlooked moments from the group – and are a great complement to their few full length albums – bracketing the years before and afterwards, with a treasure trove of group soul material. Titles included "Lights Out", "Love Me", "Ain't No Love At All", "I Want To Thank You", "Murder In The First Degree", "We Found Love", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Ice Cream Song", "What Would I Do", "Ain't No Sun", and "I Need Your Love" LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy C HammondMore Sex & More Soul ... CD
Mercury/Playback, 1977. Used ... $6.99
Classic 70s southern soul from Roy C – a brilliant follow-up to his excellent Sex & Soul album, but a great little record that more than stands on its own! Although Roy's roots are in New York City, his sound here is one that echoes strongly with the changes going on down in the Memphis, Jackson, and Miami soul scenes at the time – an approach to southern soul that still maintains the rootsiness of the vocals, yet which wraps them up in a warmer, more adult sort of mode – almost inspired by the work of Al Green, but a bit more down home. Titles include "From The Outside Looking In", "Sure Nuff In Love With You", "After Loving You", "Show Me Love, I'll Show You Pain", and "Great Great Grandson Of A Slave". CD
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✨✧ Roy C HammondSex & Soul ... CD
Mercury/Playback, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sex, soul, and lots more too – a sublime solo set from the great Roy C Hammond – recorded after his initial work with The Honeydrippers! The approach here is much more deep soul than his work with that group – very much in the best sort of Fame or Hi Records vibe – with a slow-burning sound that's a nice evolution past the earliest modes of southern soul, and which is perfectly suited to the sophistication of Roy's vocals! The set was the first in Hammond's solo run for Mercury Records – almost ignored at the time, but later the stuff of legend – thanks to writers like Peter Guaralnick, and others who've finally given Roy his due. The arrangements and instrumentation are wonderful – much more indie soul than you'd expect – on a par with the best early 70s material on Stax/Volt – and titles include "I Found A Man In My Bed", "Back Into My Arms", "Open Letter To The President", "Don't Blame The Man" and "I'll Never Leave You Lonely". CD

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✨✧ MomentsNot On The Outside, But On The Inside, Strong!/On Top ... CD
Stang/Playback, Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Beautiful! Not On The Outside is one of The Moments' best albums from the early 70s, and it's a masterpiece of east coast group soul in the best New Jersey tradition! The trio of Ray, Goodman, and Brown sing together with perfect harmonies, and the production has a raw edge that makes their voices sound even sweeter in contrast – that rough edge that really characterized east coast soul in the years before some of the bigger Philly productions started smoothing it out a bit. The record includes their big hit "Not On The Outside", plus "Hurts On Me, Baby", "Sunday", "Love On A Two Way Street", "You Make Me Feel Good", and "I'm So Lost". The On Top album continues the tradition – with 10 more killers including "Lucky Me", "All I Have", "I Lost One Bird In The Hand", "Sweeter As The Days Go By", "To You With Love" and "Candy Shack". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ PersuasionsMore Than Before/I Just Want To Sing With My Friends (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Playback, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pair of Persuasions albums on a single CD – with bonus tracks too! First up is I Just Want To Sing With My Friends – a great little record from the Persuasions – and a bit different than their earlier work, too! Unlike a lot of the group's other records from the early 70s – most of which are all-acapella – this one features the group's rich harmony vocals backed by some heavier funk arrangements. Far from wrecking their sound, this approach actually makes them sound a lot better – and pulls them more into a contemporary soul vein, and away from the roots and rock crowd – finally letting The Persuasions shine in the same galaxy as other 70s harmony soul groups! Titles include "Persuasions Theme", "I Just Want To Sing With My Friends", "A Lonesome Love Song", and "Island". More Than Before is a record that returns the Persuasions back to the all-acapella modes of their roots – a live recording by A&M Records, done with little in the way of added percussion or fanfare – which makes the whole thing feel as if the group were still singing on a street corner – although one that's also located in front of a very appreciative audience in LA! Titles include "Occapella", "Lay Back", "We're All Goin Home", "Gonna Keep On Tryin Til I Win Your Love", and "Beauty's Only Skin Deep". CD also features bonus tracks – the great "Darlin", a sweet soul remake of the Beach Boys tune – plus long and short versions of "One Thing On My Mind". CD

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DJ RogersHope Songs Vol 1 ... CD
Hope Song/Playback, 1982. Used ... $6.99
DJ Rogers returns to his roots, and cuts an album that's more in a straight gospel mode than his earlier gospel-influenced soul sets! Honestly, the results are so great, we like this one just as much as the best of his secular albums – and the record's got a cohesive feel that's totally wonderful – a smooth, modern soul approach to Gospel that steps off from DJ's Columbia years, and wraps his amazing vocals in some warm arrangements, light keyboards, and backing vocals that never dominate too much. The songwriting and pacing of the album is excellent, and titles include "All I Gave Him Was My Heart", "I Told Him I Would Sing", "He Makes It Allright", "Overcome", "He Cares For Me", and "All In Me". CD

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✨✧ VariousDisco Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Playback, 1975. Used ... $7.99
Way more funk than disco – and a set that really shows the grittier groove that was going down in the clubs in the years before Studio 54! Think of this one more as in the mode of funky 45s from the mid 70s – as the album's a compilation of groups we've mostly never heard of – like Hudson County, The People, TCB, The Third Time Around, and Brothers Soul, plus a few very early tracks from Con-Funk-Shun – a wonderful blend of funky numbers that has about 80% of the funk promised in the title, and only 20% of the disco! Many numbers are instrumental, often with great effects on the bass, keyboards, or production – and although there was clearly a bit more money spent in the studio than on your usual funky 45 outing, the groove is still very much the same. Titles include the in-demand "Bim Sala Bim" by Hudson Country, "Cookies" by Brother Soul, "Rice & Beans" by Madeira, "Don't Boom Boom" by Lilian Hale, "Party Is A Groovy Thing" by The People, "Bumpsombody" by Con Funk Shun, "Get It Up" by TCB, and "Soon Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" by The Third Time Around. CD includes a few bonus tracks – "What About Love" by Marboo, "Tommy's Groove" by The Gap Band, "Lady Lady Lady" by Boogie Man Orchestra, and "Stay With Me" by Tasha Thomas. CD
(Still sealed.)

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VariousHello Heartbreaker – Uptown Soul From Scepter, Wand, & Musicor ... CD
Playback, New Copy ... About February 21, 2020 (delayed)
... CD

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✨✧ VariousLord Have Mercy – The Soulful Gospel Of Checker Records ... CD
Playback, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A much-needed look at an under-exposed side of the legendary Chess Records – the label's incredible run of gospel records, most of which were every bit as great as their Chicago soul sessions! This package is the first to really dig into that rich history – and has a wonderful focus on the grittier, funkier, groovier side of the label's catalog – served up here in a mix of rare album tracks, from records that have never been reissued – plus more stunners from funky 45s, most of which have been overlooked by soul collectors over the years. And yes, there's a spiritual message to these tracks, but it's often delivered with a very secular style – both in the vocals and instrumentation – as you'll hear on "Lord Keep Me Day By Day" by The Gospel Six, "Trying To Get Ready" by The Violinaires, "Soon I Will Be Done" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Please Lord" by The Messiahs Of Glory, "Crying Pity & A Shame" by Salem Travelers, "It's So Good To Be Alive" by The William Singers, "Troubles" by Estella Burke, "The Whole World Is Watching" by Charlie Brown, "Same Old Bag" by Stevie Hawkins, and "Bless Me" by The Inspirational Singers. CD

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VariousWords – A Bee Gees Songbook ... CD
Playback, New Copy ... About February 21, 2020 (delayed)
... CD

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✨✧ Beginning Of The EndNassau Funk ... CD
Alston/Playback, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from Beginning Of The End – one of the coolest, grooviest, most unique funk groups of the 70s – and one who've got a real criss-crossing of styles in their sound! As you'd guess from the title, these guys hail from Nassau, in the Bahamas – but their sound is hardly the stale calypso of the earlier generation, or some of the more familiar island hybrids that were playing for the tourists. Instead, these guys completely reinvent funk from the ground up – adding in lots of their own special styles of rhythm and inflection, with elements that were learned from their home scene, but then refitted for a mode that's much more American funk overall – making these guys one of the few island acts to challenge the likes of Fatback or Kool & The Gang! The set's an extremely well-chosen batch of tracks from the group's few recordings – and titles include the classic "Funky Nassau (parts 1 & 2)", plus "Monkey Tamarind", "Super Woman", "Doin The Funky Do", "That's What I Get", "When Se Made Me Promise", "In The Deep Bahamian Boogie", "Fishman", "Pretty Girl", "I've Got The News", "Bluestrain", "Jump In The Water", "Gee Whiz It's Christmas", "Sleep On Dream On", "Trip To Nowhere", and "Come Down Baby". CD

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✨✧ Crowns Of GloryWon't It Be Grand ... CD
Peacock/Playback, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the deepest records issued on the Peacock label in the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given the soulful sound of the legendary gospel imprint! The Crowns Of Glory work here as a many-voiced unit, but one with a really intimate feel – often set to a spare groove, and with a single singer up front in the mix – who really inhabits the tune and makes it their own, while getting just the right support from the rest of the group. Lead vocals are by the great Billy J Shepherd, Debra Brody, and Len Martin – and the album's almost got more of a soul-style of arrangement overall – with a number of slinky, slow-stepping tunes that use this beautiful, subtle blend of Hammond and electric bass. Tracks include a great cover of "Ain't No Sunshine", plus "I Can't Thank Him enough", "Won't It Be Grand", "Worried Mind", "Lord Hold Me In Your Arms", and "I Don't Want To Do Wrong". CD

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✨✧ DellsLike It Is – Like It Was ... CD
Cadet/Playback, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible combination of the two sides of The Dells – a set that has them presenting older tracks and newer material – all with sublime arrangements from the fantastic Charles Stepney, who'd really been transforming their sound from the There Is album onward! Stepney brings in a wonderful blend of funk and strings – similar to the modes he was using with Ramsey Lewis and Rotary Connection – and The Dells respond wonderfully by really setting their vocals free – soaring to the skies with the kind of tremendous harmonies that have always made them one of our favorite soul groups of all time – and also mighty proud that we came up in the same Windy City scene as them! Even the older material sounds very hip in this context – and titles include "Nadine", "Darling Dear", "Come Out Come Out", "Off Shore", "Open Up My Heart", "Oh, What A Day", "Long Lonely Nights", and "I'm Not Afraid Of Tomorrow". CD

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✨✧ DellsSweet As Funk Can Be ... CD
Cadet/Playback, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful record from the Dells – with stellar Cadet production and arrangements by Charles Stepney! This one has a very cool way of putting the tracks together, so that there's these little "segues" in between each cut – short instrumental grooves that are actually quite funky. The full-length tracks are incredible, naturally, and feature the swirling soul style that often worked best with The Dells' majestic vocals, but which also has a bit of a Temptations-ish heavy soul groove at times. Nearly every cut was written by Terry Callier and Larry Wade – and tracks include "Windy City Soul", "Funky Breeze/Ghetto Scene", "Sweet As Funk Can Be", "Origin Of Funk", and "Be Bop Breeze". CD
(Still sealed.)
Also available Sweet As Funk Can Be ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ DynamicsLights Out ... CD
Playback, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from The Dynamics – a Detroit soul group of the 60s, and one who never fully got the fame they deserved, had they gotten some sort of bigger exposure on Motown! Yet that's what also makes these guys great, too – as they've got that tight sound that the Motor City could do so well at the time, but a looseness too – a more fluid approach to their music that really makes things interesting here – as the group work through some wonderful material on rare late 60s singles for the RCA and Cotillion labels, as well as an obscure 1977 final single for Columbia! The package is a much-needed look at these overlooked moments from the group – and are a great complement to their few full length albums – bracketing the years before and afterwards, with a treasure trove of group soul material. Titles included "Lights Out", "Love Me", "Ain't No Love At All", "I Want To Thank You", "Too Proud To Change", "Murder In The First Degree", "We Found Love", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Ice Cream Love", "What Would I Do", "Ain't No Sun", "I Need Your Love", "The Girl's Got Soul", "Love Sick", and "Dum De Dum". CD
Also available Lights Out ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Frankie & The SpindlesCount To Ten – The Complete Singles Collection 1968 to 1977 ... CD
Playback, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest groups to ever hit the Baltimore scene – and one who've never fully gotten their due, given that they recorded for a variety of different labels, on a career that never saw them issuing a full length LP! This set nicely corrects that fact, as it brings together cuts by the group from almost a ten year period – with a vibe that runs from late 60s harmony soul to some wonderful 70s moments that really have them stretching out, getting hip, and working through some new ideas. The group recorded much of this material in Philly and New Jersey – and get hip help from studio giants like Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, George Kerr, and Robert Banks – who create settings that are sophisticated, but really soar with the group's vocals – maybe a bit at a level that's like The Dells at their best. Titles include "Crazy About Your Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Count To Ten", "Memphis Underground", "For Your Love", "Tomorrow", "My Letter To You", "My Girl Is Made Of Candy", "There Is Beauty", "As Long As You Love Me", and "Making Up Time (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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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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✨✧ Loving SistersSisters & Their Sons ... CD
Peacock/Playback, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you don't love the Loving Sisters already, you'll definitely fall in love with them after hearing this amazingly soulful set of 70s gospel – material that really sets the group apart from most of their contemporaries! At a time when groups like The Emotions or Sweet Inspiration were secularizing modes that were borrowed from gospel, Gladys McFadden & The Loving Sisters flipped the whole thing over – and brought in lots of heavy funk and righteous soul currents from the early 70s mainstream – fusing it with their massive vocal approach, and coming across here with a style that's maybe even hipper than The Staple Singers on Stax Records. And this time around, the Sisters get help from their Sons – including Leonard Givens, who sings lead on one track – and other male voices who help deepen things even more underneath Gladys' lead. Titles include "I Can't Feel At Home", "Let's Ride", "We're Soldiers", "Cosmic Consciousness", and "Save The World". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Pilgrim JubileesCrying Won't Help ... CD
Peacock/Playback, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky soulful gospel – and one of the greatest albums ever recorded by the Pilgrim Jubilees! The album's got a heavy soulful sound that would make groups like The Dells or The Dramatics proud – really righteous, with full-on production that's in the best mode of 70s secular funky soul groups at the time – much more Chess or Curtom Records in approach than you might expect – and at a level that makes the set essential for any fan of funk or soul, not just gospel! And yes, the tunes have a bit of a spiritual message, but one that's soft-pedaled at most parts – and sung with these incredible deep soul vocals by Clay Graham, who could easily give Joe Tex or Bobby Womack a run for their money. Titles include "Crying Won't Help", "Call Him Up", "Are You Ready", "Feeling", "A Job To Do", and "Exit 100". CD

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✨✧ WhatnautsBest Of The Whatnauts ... CD
Playback, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from The Whatnauts – easily one of our favorite soul vocal groups ever! The trio work in the same sweet soul modes as more famous early 70s contemporaries on the east coast scene – like The Delfonics or Stylstics – but they've also got a special approach that's quite unique – sometimes more heartbreaking than just about any other group we can think of, but also sometimes a bit more tough, too – almost as if they're able to get in touch with all their emotional spectrum with effortless ease, and serve it up in a way that's completely unfettered from any too-commercial modes! They can blow us away on late nite ballads, then turn around and hit us over the head with deep harmonies on funky cuts too – all produced with a nice raw edge during their important years on the Stang/All-Platinum New Jersey soul label. This set brings together most of their best tracks from that time – including "Just Can't Lose Your Love", "I'll Erase Away Your Pain", "Blues Fly Away", "Try Me", "I Dig Your Act", "Soulwalking", "Let Me Be That Special One", "Why Can't People Be Colors Too", "Message From A Black Man", "Give Him Up", "Just Can't Leave My Baby", "I'm So Glad I Found You", "She's Gone To Another", "Tweedly Dum Dum", and "You Gave Me True Loving". 2CD set also features unreleased tracks – "Strolling" and "Genuine", plus GSF tracks "Instigating", "I Can't Stand To See You Cry", and "I Wasn't There" – as well as both vocal and instrumental takes of later singles "Still I'll Rise" and "Help Is On The Way" – and later Pic Hit singles "Party On", "All I Need", and "This Is It" – as well as an alternate mix of their classic "Girls". CD

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✨✧ VariousBless The People Everywhere – Gospel Funk Of Peacock & Songbird ... CD
Peacock/Playback, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The famous Duke/Peacock label was one of the most important forces in gospel music during the 50s and early 60s – home to some of the hippest, most soul-drenched acts – especially the male vocal groups that were helping transform the genre, and pave the way for lots of soul artists to come! Yet by the time of these sides, Peacock was also picking up a lot of influence back from soul music too – using funky currents to help sell a spiritual message – all at a level that never got in the way of the vocals at all, and in face only seemed to inspire the singers with a more righteous sound overall! Once the label merged with ABC Records in the early 70s, things got even cooler and groovier – but even on the cuts before those numbers, there's a funky soul vibe that resonates throughout this collection – and makes the whole thing one of the most badass gospel sets we've ever stocked. Titles include "Where Could I Go" by Pilgrim Outlets, "Try Again" by The Loving Sisters, "Generation Gap" by Paul Owens & The Capital City Star Singers, "Something For Nothing" by Carl Bean & Universal Love, "This Is Not The First Time I've Been Last" by Inez Andrews, "Voo Doo Ism" by Spirit Of Memphis, "Bless The People Everywhere" by Liz Dargan & The Gospelettes, "What's Wrong With People Today" by The Sensational Williams Brothers, "Games People Play" by The Salem Travelers, "Living A Saved Life Now" by Josh Albert Hailey, and "Crying Won't Help" by Pilgrim Jubilees. CD

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✨✧ Johnny BristolModern Soul Classics 1974 to 1981 ... CD
Playback, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Johnny Bristol first got his start at Motown – where both his songwriting skills and studio talents graced an excellent range of singles and album tracks in the late 60s – but as the 70s moved in, Bristol really became a strong singer on his own – with a fantastic sound that we'd rank right up there with the best of the period, even though Johnny never fully got his due! In a way, Bristol was a bit like Lamont Dozier – another background talent who turned out an equally fine range of records as a solo star – and like Dozier, Johnny always remained his own man throughout his solo years – never giving into easy commercial tricks, or overdone disco cliches. Instead, the man was pure class, all the way through – with an especially strong ability to hit a mellow soul groove that's maybe rivaled only by Leroy Hutson or a rare few others. This package collects together all the best of those solo cuts, most of them sweet midtempo steppers or warm mellow numbers – with titles that include "Lusty Lady", "Go On & Dream", "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", "Have Yourself A Good Time", "She's So Amazing", "I'm Waiting On Love", "Strangers In The Dark Corners", "Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me", "Take Me Down", "Till I See You Again", "I'm So Proud Of You", "Hold ON To Love", "Do It To My Mind", and "Woman Woman". CD

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✨✧ Black IvoryBlack Ivory Anthology ... LP
Playback, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... Out Of Stock
Amazing music from one of the coolest vocal groups of the 70s – a hip New York trio who never hit the heights of the Jackson 5 or Chi-Lites, but who are maybe even more important to our ears overall! Black Ivory started young – with a harmony style that was incredible for their age, and which was perfect for both funky numbers and late nite ballads, in a way that was similar to The Whatnauts – and as the 70s moved on, they also grew up and found a style that worked well for clubbier material – which they crafted in a way that was surprisingly strong, and far different from any of the disco cliches of the period. Even in the early 80s, they could hang around the farther reaches of the soul scene – keeping an indie harmony vibe strong when others were losing steam. All the best aspects of the group's sound are collected here – in an overstuffed, double-length package that includes the cuts "Walking Downtown", "Big Apple Rock", "Surrender", "I Keep Asking Questions", "Just Leave Me Some", "Wishful Thinking", "You & I", "Don't Turn Around", "Find The One Who Loves You", "I'll Find A Way", "Spinning Around", "We Made It", "Love Won't You Stay", "Mainline", "White Wind", and "You Are My Lover". LP features the track "What Goes Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frankie & The SpindlesCount To Ten – The Complete Singles Collection 1968 to 1977 ... LP
Playback, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest groups to ever hit the Baltimore scene – and one who've never fully gotten their due, given that they recorded for a variety of different labels, on a career that never saw them issuing a full length LP! This set nicely corrects that fact, as it brings together cuts by the group from almost a ten year period – with a vibe that runs from late 60s harmony soul to some wonderful 70s moments that really have them stretching out, getting hip, and working through some new ideas. The group recorded much of this material in Philly and New Jersey – and get hip help from studio giants like Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, George Kerr, and Robert Banks – who create settings that are sophisticated, but really soar with the group's vocals – maybe a bit at a level that's like The Dells at their best. Titles include "Crazy About Your Love (parts 1)", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Count To Ten", "For Your Love", "Tomorrow", "My Letter To You", "My Girl Is Made Of Candy", "There Is Beauty", "As Long As You Love Me", and "Making Up Time (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WhatnautsBest Of The Whatnauts ... LP
Playback, Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from The Whatnauts – easily one of our favorite soul vocal groups ever! The trio work in the same sweet soul modes as more famous early 70s contemporaries on the east coast scene – like The Delfonics or Stylstics – but they've also got a special approach that's quite unique – sometimes more heartbreaking than just about any other group we can think of, but also sometimes a bit more tough, too – almost as if they're able to get in touch with all their emotional spectrum with effortless ease, and serve it up in a way that's completely unfettered from any too-commercial modes! They can blow us away on late nite ballads, then turn around and hit us over the head with deep harmonies on funky cuts too – all produced with a nice raw edge during their important years on the Stang/All-Platinum New Jersey soul label. This set brings together most of their best tracks from that time – including "Just Can't Lose Your Love", "I'll Erase Away Your Pain", "Blues Fly Away", "Try Me", "I Dig Your Act", "Soulwalking", "Let Me Be That Special One", "Why Can't People Be Colors Too", "Message From A Black Man", "Give Him Up", "Just Can't Leave My Baby", "I'm So Glad I Found You", "She's Gone To Another", "Tweedly Dum Dum", and "You Gave Me True Loving". 2LP set features some great bonus material – their early 80s singles "Help Is On The Way" and "Still I'll Rise" – plus "Girls (J-Ski ext edit)". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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GearboxGearbox Automatic Turntable ... Turntable
Gearbox (UK), New Item ... $549.99
A little turntable, but with a mighty big sound – thanks to a vacuum tube that really improves the quality of the playback! In a world where so many small turntables are cheap and shoddy, the Gearbox Automatic is wonderfully overbuilt – a compact unit, but with a glass platter and belt drive – all built by Pro-Ject, including the tonearm – which is also fit with a great Ortofon cartridge! Although pricey, the unit is designed to open up, plug in, and play right away – with Bluetooth connectivity that will let you connect to any wireless speakers, or great RCA outputs that will let you plug into a full audio system for even better sound! The controls are simple and elegant – and the whole thing is encased in a clear body that lets you see everything inside. The turntable is also an unusual analog/digital hybrid – as it's internet-enabled, for track tagging and addition to your streaming services too. The unit has its own wifi network, which allows you to connect to your phone or device – so that you can see pop-up artwork of the album that's playing, and also add tracks from the record to your Spotify playlist as well. But even without all that digital mumbo-jumbo, the whole thing is totally cool – great sound, great design, and some higher-end audio components – but all in this very compact package! Turntable

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Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger-concept recordings to come, but which is still pretty lean and clean overall – and damn funky on most of the best tracks! Yusef plays a host of hip flutes here, plus tenor and oboe – and an almost equal star on the record is Kenny Barron, whose electric piano lines really make the album something special. The album begins with a long take on Barron's "Nubian Lady" which begins the record – and Kenny also contributed the tighter grooving "Jungle Plum". Other tracks include "African Song", "Queen Of The Night", "Poor Fishermen", "Below Yellow Bell", and a strange version of "Hey Jude" that goes on for a long time, and really messes with the volume – listed on the cover with the note "Do not adjust the playback level on your audio equipment – readjust your mind!" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and light aging.)

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✨✧ AR RahmanEssential AR Rahman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great vinyl collection of recent soundtrack material by one of the greatest talents on the Bollywood scene – composer AR Rahman – and a set that includes a fair bit of material that was never issued on vinyl at all! As with most other soundtracks of this nature, there's a variety of playback vocalists – in this case singers who include Rahman, Jonita Gandhi, Shweta Mohan, Srinivas, Minmini, Gyinmayi, Qadir Khan, Javed Ali, Jaswinder Singh, Alka Yagnik, and others – a nice change from some of the more old school vocalists who usually turn up on Indian soundtrack collections. Titles include "Lagaan", "Azhagiye", "Maa Tujhe Salaam", "Mental Manadhil", "Gurus Of Peace", "Mann Chandra", "Nenjukulle", "Rang De Basanti", "Chhoti Si Aasha", and "Tere Bina". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francisco LopezLive In 'S-Hertogenbosch ... CD
Bottrop Boy, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Includes blindfold for use during playback.)
 
 
 



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